WTM #1026: Mark Stewart and the Eternal Distractions


Wreck ThiS MeSS ~ Radio Patapoe ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies
25 August 2008 // 17.00-19.00
Bol Baby Bol [rock n roll] > Kishore Kumar vs S. Janaki [1]
OUT OF CONTROL > Luke Solomon [2]
No Flag > Dub Trio [3]
Intro > Mark Stewart [4]
Rise Again > Mark Stewart [4]
Amphipet > Death Comet Crew [5]
Loner > Mark Stewart [4]
Fuck What You Heard > Dub Trio [3]
The Puppet Master > Mark Stewart [4]
Indlela Yababi> Electricity vs Fire Eater [6]
Hey Hey My My Into The Black > Neil Young [7]
Into the Black > Ben Sharpe [8]
Strange Cargo [yodel sample?] > Mark Stewart [4]
Social Ills > Godessa [8]
Pirate Days > Culture [9]
Fred is Dead > Tone Deaf Junkies [8]
Kung Fu Fighting > Adrian Sherwood vs Carl Douglas [9]
Intro “Free” > Tackhead vs Adrian Sherwood [10]
Mind at the End of its Tether > Tackhead vs Adrian Sherwood [10]
What’s My Mission Now > Tackhead vs Adrian Sherwood [10]
Secret Suburbia > Mark Stewart [4]
Ghost > Tackhead vs Adrian Sherwood [10]
Mind at the End of its Tether #2 > Tackhead vs Adrian Sherwood [10]
1/2 Cut for Confidence > Tackhead vs Adrian Sherwood [10]
Almost Human > Mark Stewart [4]
Chaing Gang > Sam Cooke [11]
Lessons Learned From Rocky 1 to Rocky 3 > Cornershop [12]
Freak Circus > Mark Stewart [4]
Introduction to World’s Greatest Christian Leaders > Paul Harvey [13]
Mr. You’re A Better Man Than I > Mark Stewart [4]
IBM MT/St : “The Paperwork Explosion” > Raymond Scott [14]
Soca Yodel >  Culture B [15]
Radio Freedom > Mark Stewart [4]
[1] Kishore was an amazingly gifted entertainer and yodeler.
[2] The Darkest Secret, Rekids, 2008. Artful techno.
[3] Another Sound is Dying, Ipecac, 2008. Not really dub but I guess that’s the pomo joke just like the Black Girls are not black and not female.
[4] EDIT, Crippled Dick Hot Wax, 2008. Like electro-shock for the gifted.
[5] DCC This is Riphop, Troublemanunlimited.
[6]Extreme Music from Africa, Susan Lawly, 1997.
[7] Rust Never Sleeps, Warner vinyl, 1979.
[8] Capetown Beats, Jarring Effects, 2008. Track is an homage/response to Neil Young.
[9] Kung Fu Fighting Remixes, Echo Beach, 2005. Better than Kung Fu Panda.
[10] Tackhead Sound Crash: Slash & Mix on On-U, 2006.
[11] Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963, RCA vinyl, 1985.
[12] Handcream for a Generation on Wiiija.
[13] Opus Spongebobicum, Flux, 2008. Thematic fetishism goes strangely awry but that’s not bad.
[14] Terminally Unique, Mutablemusic.
[15] Soca + yodeling!
• Why organized religion is like organized soccer/football: hooliganism! Never mind the purges, the crusades etc. Several years ago there was a brawl between rival Catholic factions. Now news [great photo] of brawling rival Armenian vs Greek Orthodox monks having it out in the streets of Jerusalem. What side does god take in these situations. He probably gives both red cards and makes them preach in empty stadiums as punishment.
• U.S., Britain at Bottom in Child Welfare Survey By David McHugh. Old AP article 2007 that came to the surface / The United States and Britain ranked at the bottom of a U.N. survey of child welfare in 21 wealthy countries that assessed subjects from infant mortality to whether children ate dinner with their parents or were bullied at school. The Netherlands, followed by Sweden, Denmark and Finland, finished at the top of the rankings, while the United States was 20th and Britain 21st, according to the report released Wednesday in Germany by UNICEF, the U.N. children’s agency.
One of the study’s researchers, Jonathan Bradshaw, said children fared worse in the United States and Britain — despite high overall levels of national wealth — because of greater economic inequality and poor levels of public support for families. “What they have in common are very high levels of inequality, very high levels of child poverty, which is also associated with inequality, and in rather different ways poorly developed services to families with children,” said Bradshaw, a professor of social policy at the University of York in Britain.
“They don’t invest as much in children as continental European countries do,” he said, citing the lack of day-care services in both countries and poorer health coverage and preventive care for children in the U.S. The study also gave the two countries low marks for their higher incidences of single-parent families and risky behaviors among children, such as drinking alcohol and sexual activity. Britain was last and the United States second from last in the category focusing on relationships, based on the percentage of children who lived in single-parent homes or with stepparents, as well as the percentage who ate the main meal of the day with their families several times per week. That category also counted the proportion of children who said they had “kind” or “helpful” relationships with other children. The report’s authors cautioned that the focus on single-parent families “may seem unfair and insensitive” and noted that many children do well with one parent.
“But at the statistical level there is evidence to associate growing up in single-parent families with greater risk to well-being — including a greater risk of dropping out of school, of leaving home early, poorer health, low skills and of low pay,” the report said. On average, 80 percent of the children in the countries surveyed lived with both parents. There were wide variations, however, from more than 90 percent in Greece and Italy to less than 70 percent in Britain and 60 percent in the United States, where 16 percent of adolescents lived with stepfamilies.
The study ranked the countries in six categories, based on national statistics: material well-being, health and safety, education, peer and family relationships, behaviors and risks, and young people’s own subjective sense of well-being. Both the United States and Britain were in the bottom two-thirds of five of the six categories. The United States finished last in the health and safety category, based on infant mortality, vaccinations for childhood diseases, deaths from injuries and accidents before age 19, and whether children reported fighting in the past year or being bullied in the previous two months.
* Many of these are courtesy Black Sifichi & Laurent Panou in Paris.

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