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Fiach Moriarty -‘Revolution’

I love Fiach’s new album, The Revolution…

Contrary to the sentiment of Gil Scott-Heron’s 1970 album, here Fiach Moriarty sings that “The revolution will be televised.” To be sure The Revolution will garner its share of radio airtime as Moriarty offers up here a set of catchy pop tunes like the title cut and modern folk numbers like “The Mother,” a quiet reflection of a mother losing her sons to conscription set to delicately-picked acoustic guitar. Moriarty is back to a pop sound, using ringing guitars, chiming keys and layered vocals on “Don’t Want to Let You Down,” a sunny song that surprises a bit by ending suddenly right when the chorus and groove really hit their stride, a classic technique that leaves the listener wanting more. Moriarty is from Dublin, Ireland but most American listeners will not be able to discern an accent; likely that’ll be the furthest thing from their minds while bopping along to the effervescent, Matchbox 20-like “Raindrops” or chilling to “Oil and Water,” a jazzy and mellow duet with fellow Irish singer Wallis Bird. The collateral damage of war is a recurring theme throughout The Revolution and Moriarty ends the record with “Won’t Lay Down,” a folk tune that is ultimately disrupted with loud, dissonant keyboards, perhaps mirroring how peacetime can turn to deadly chaos without a moment’s notice. Listeners don’t need to hear the message here to enjoy The Revolution though; Moriarty has a wonderful voice and has crafted here an excellent venue to showcase it.

What’s on your mind tonite…?

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  • dubinsky
  • Andy_Lewis
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, LN pups…! https://youtu.be/2KmmpD1hJeM

  • dubinsky
  • Pluto

    My topic contribution actually includes a video, this time.

    My response to an essay today, entitled: “How Easy would it be to get Americans to agree to Nuke Russia?”:

    Americans have changed drastically in the twenty-first century.

    The desperation of this dying empire has increased and intensified domestic brainwashing and propaganda to a level that is monumental. Americans are the most dangerously misinformed and delusional people on this planet.

    “Imperial Decay” β€” an eight-minute visual experience β€” is one of the most effective and interesting presentations I’ve seen that explains the US Empire’s desperation and the American people’s dilemma.….[continued below]

    https://youtu.be/eLG5Hx1eceY

    I am finding it more and more difficult to even write about it. My singular goal has been to push back against the propaganda. But I am a lone voice taking on an tsunami. My objective was to stop the US’s international murder-sprees, but the people are in denial about the fact that everything they think they know about the US and its place in the world is a lie.

    “Imperial Decay” changed me, or rather, reminded me that it’s time to go. Further discussion seems wasteful, physically and morally.

    There will not be a revolution, at all. The American people don’t deserve one.

  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, Pluto…! Pretty damn depressing, eh…?

    Btw, did you see this little tidbit… Israel experiments with ‘dirty’ bomb

    A series of experiments have been conducted by Israel to examine the
    effects of and damage caused by so-called “dirty” bombs, a combination
    of conventional explosive and radioactive materials. The tests were part
    of the “Green Field” project over the past four years at the nuclear
    reactor in Dimona. The project supervisors insisted that the objectives
    were defensive rather than offensive.

    According to Haaretz, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the
    USA concerns grew about the possibility of terrorist gaining access to
    “dirty” bombs, as threatened by Al-Qaeda at the time. Such threats have
    not materialised. Israel, however, has been conducting the tests to see
    what might happen in the event that such a weapon is used.

    In 2006, the Israeli Ministry of Health issued instructions about the
    treatment necessary if dirty bombs were deployed against targets in the
    country. The experiments started in Dimona in 2010 and ended last year;
    their findings were published in scientific circles. Twenty bombs
    weighing between a quarter kilogram and 25 kilogram mixed with
    “Technetium-99m”, which is used in the pharmaceutical industry, were
    built for the programme of tests.

    It was discovered that there was a very high rate of radiation in the
    centre of the explosion as well as small amounts dispersed by the wind
    in the surrounding areas. However, the conclusion from the research
    suggests that the fundamental danger associated with such bombs compared
    with “regular” munitions is connected more with the psychological
    impact on the public.

  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

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  • dubinsky

    if you like Moriarty’s revolution song, maybe you remember the danceable version

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBVPjMzyDD0

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Hmmm…! That didn’t work out quite as planned but click on the ‘What is TTIP?’ link to watch…!

  • dubinsky

    why not do a little editing on that, tuttle?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2l-F1ElJMc

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky
  • Pluto

    Israel wasted its money. There was a longer study right next door, where the US dumped tonnes of its depleted uranium on the Iraqi people. The effects are clear:

    http://www.democracynow.org/images/story/82/22782/splash/Iraq-Birth_Defects-2.jpg?201506040950

    http://owndoc.com/uploads/2013/02/depleted-uranium-children.jpg

  • dubinsky

    don’t let the absurd abuse of science or the lack of any evidentiary basis dissuade you from talking about depleted uranium

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Are you truly dismissing the mountains of evidence on DU usage, dubs…? Really…?

  • dubinsky
  • Pluto

    I am much amused that Obama’s latest strategy to sell the “Fast Track” is his public claims that:

    “China is thinking about joining the TPP….”

  • TalkingWarrior

    That was suitably depressing, Pluto, and, sadly, spot on. It does seem that, having recognized – through veils of propaganda – the bloody obvious, what does one do?

    Do we flee to, hopefully, safer climes, as did many, many Jews long before Germany’s “final solution” could ensnare them?

    Or stay and try to save . . . The Empire, or the country at least. Then the question becomes just how do you intend to pull that off? By voting? Writing screeds that will, at best, only reach an educated few? Picking up a gun from the many in your armory? Claymores? RPGs? Your very own “dirty bomb(s)”?

    I think these are questions that only each of us can answer on our own, then act in accordance with our answer.

  • dubinsky

    there is no accepted scientific evidence that DU is mutagenic except if a person contacts it at the time that a DU munition is detonated, AFAIK.

    if you can find some aceeptd evidence that says otherwise, please produce it.

  • jane24

    Sobering stuff. History proven to repeat itself. Most won’t see this coming.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Naturally, you’re parroting the standard BS TP’s… How the World Health Organisation covered up Iraq’s nuclear nightmare

    Ex-UN, WHO officials reveal political interference to suppress scientific evidence of postwar environmental health catastrophe

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    They refuse to see it coming, jane…! 8-(

  • Pluto

    Donny is your typical wingnut: “Science? Eewwww…!”

    There are papers galore, published by research scientists all over the world. Even the US serial killers are currently being treated for handling it during their deployment.

    One of many papers at the NIH:

    Environmental pollution by depleted uranium in Iraq with special reference to Mosul and possible effects on cancer and birth defect rates.

    Iraq is suffering from depleted uranium (DU) pollution in many regions and the effects of this may harm public health through poisoning and increased incidence of various cancers and birth defects. DU is a known carcinogenic agent. About 1200 tonnes of ammunition were dropped on Iraq during the Gulf Wars of 1991 and 2003. As a result, contamination occurred in more than 350 sites in Iraq. Currently, Iraqis are facing about 140,000 cases of cancer, with 7000 to 8000 new ones registered each year. In Baghdad cancer incidences per 100,000 population have increased, just as they have also increased in Basra. The overall incidence of breast and lung cancer, Leukaemia and Lymphoma, has doubled even tripled. The situation in Mosul city is similar to other regions. Before the Gulf Wars Mosul had a higher rate of cancer, but the rate of cancer has further increased since the Gulf Wars.

    Just another depraved US war crime. Nothing to see here.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Aloha, TW…! I feel safe and sound here on the most isolated rock in the World…! πŸ˜‰

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Fallujah experienced more DU rounds expended than Mosul did, Pluto…! 8-(

  • dubinsky

    there’s no solid link to DU munitions…. read it

    ” The focal point of their scientific study was three sites near Mosul: Adayah, a landfill for radioactive waste; Rihanyah, a former research centre for nuclear munitions (disused since 1991); and Damerchy, a small village on the Tigris River (about 10km north of Mosel), which was a scene of fighting in the 2003 conflict. Particularly high levels of uranium were found at Rihanyah where storage ponds of liquid and solid waste from uranium processing are still a source of radioactive pollution. The accumulation of uranium in wild plants (principally the shrub Lagonychium farctum) was noted in Damerchy, where it is thought to have entered the food chain and is linked to the death of numerous head of cattle.”

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521105557.htm

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    From a DoD study…

    Depleted Uranium (DU)
    Munitions
    n
    Emerging environmental concerns include:
    –
    A significant exposure to DU among
    children playing in the impact sites by
    ingesting heavily-contaminated soil,
    –
    Slow leaching of DU in local water
    supplies over years,
    –
    Consuming DU contaminated food
    sources (animals and plants).

    http://gulfwarvets.com/du%20briefing%20col%20wakayama.pdf

  • dubinsky

    scientific evidence, tuttle, not political bullshit.

    please stop polluting the music thread with twaddle.

    let’s have a nice time.

  • Pluto

    The US can’t be saved, politically. In any case, why throw your life away for the dirt under your feet? Of course, I’m post-national, so I wouldn’t lift a finger for anybody’s “country” or mound-of-dirt. The idea is neurotic.

    That being said, there’s nothing wrong with staying in the US. It is completely isolated by vast oceans and it is strategically impossible for any army to attack β€” which is a known known among military strategists. The Department of Defense is a cynical misnomer. So its relatively safe except for the jack boots and brown shirts of domestic law enforcement, who who consider American civilians to be “enemy combatants.”

    Once empire finally dies, there will be plenty of money to spend domestically.

    For me, it’s different. I have extraordinary standards.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky

    for Mandy and Spencer

    who today became parents of baby Bette.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCjhm-qLERQ

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Wtf…? Who the f*ck put you in charge, dubs…?

  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • Pluto

    Robert Koehler blogs about the DU situation in Falluja:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-koehler/the-suffering-of-fallujah_b_663545.html

    “Thus last November, a group of British and Iraqi doctors petitioned the U.N. to investigate the alarming rise in birth defects at Fallujah’s hospitals. ‘Young women in Fallujah,’ they wrote … are terrified of having children because of the increasing number of babies born grotesquely deformed, with no heads, two heads, a single eye in their foreheads, scaly bodies or missing limbs. In addition, young children in Fallujah are now experiencing hideous cancers and leukemias.'”

    Koehler continues:

    “The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has just published an epidemiological study, “Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005-2009,” which has found, among much else, that Fallujah is experiencing higher rates of cancer, leukemia and infant mortality than Hiroshima and Nagasaki did in 1945.”

    Although Iraqi civilians have born the brunt of this awful weapon, American soldiers that served in the Gulf and Iraq War are also suffering from the fallout of depleted uranium.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *wow* The epitome of sheer asshattery…! I’m in awe of your supreme sense of Exceptionalism, dubs…! It’s truly magnificient the depths you’ve sunk too…!

  • dubinsky

    a blog ! that proves it!

    what neither you nor anyone else has done is produce a rigorous study that links DU munitions to the mutations reported in Iraq.

    radioactivity in Iraq is from several sources and DU is not the likely one …… the Iraqis polluted the place by dumping radioactive material

  • dubinsky

    is this the fdl music thread or ain’t it, tuttle?

  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    How many times do you plan to link the same tube, dubs…? *gah*

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky

    one fewer.

    sorry for the duplication

  • dubinsky
  • TalkingWarrior

    But I am a lone voice taking on a tsunami.

    A much appreciated voice, at least by me.

  • TalkingWarrior

    It’s been my impression that LN FDL is both a music and “open topics” thread. That’s why, after the music intro, whoever’s hosting always asks, “What’s on your mind tonite?” – an invitation to discuss whatever’s on one’s mind.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    That’s how I roll, TW…! πŸ˜‰

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx2dsw6H7A4

    Nasrallah is planning on leading Syrian Shia into Lebanon to complete his subversion of Lebanese sovereignty,

  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky

    thanks, S.

    I haven’t yet begun to really feel like a grandparent…… that’ll probably happen when I got to hold her.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky
  • Andy_Lewis
  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
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  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    High time for the Guillotine all around, eh Andy…?

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • dubinsky
  • starrynight

    she left a mark. got herself a song

  • dubinsky

    Some people ain’t no damn good
    You can’t trust ’em, you can’t love em
    No good deed goes unpunished
    And I don’t mind being their whipping boy
    I’ve had that pleasure for years and years

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G68ziTDKGn8

  • Andy_Lewis

    It’s never really a good time for that. But no one’s listening…

  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Hmmm…! πŸ˜‰

    https://youtu.be/JBzPZCFbKjY

  • dubinsky
  • dubinsky

    Ahram Online looks at President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s economic policies during his first year in office

    GROWTH

    Egypt’s GDP is projected to grow roughly four percent at the end of the current fiscal year compared to 2.2 percent in FY 2013/14, the year that saw the ouster of Mohamed Morsi and the ongoing violence that followed, according to Minister of Planning Ashraf El-Arabi.

    The government is aiming for a six percent growth rate by FY 2018/19 through a medium-term economic plan that includes cutting the budget deficit from 12.6 percent of GDP in 2013/14 to 8-9 by FY 2018/19.

    DEBT

    Egypt’s external debt dropped to $39.58 billion, or 12.5 percent of GDP, in the three months ending 31 March, from $45.1 billion, or 15.8 percent of GDP, in the same period a year earlier, according to the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) May statistical bulletin.

    The central bank attributed the decline in external debt partly to the repayment of $3.5 billion of loans and credit facilitations, according to state-run news agency MENA.

    ————————

    al ahram is no less trustworthy than the govt-owned RT

  • TalkingWarrior
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    *heh* Looks like ya did it poifectly, TW…! πŸ˜‰

  • TalkingWarrior

    So I discovered. πŸ˜‰

  • starrynight
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Speaking of al-Sisi and Egypt, dubs…! Obama: Sisi is taking Egypt away from democracy

    What a traitor, eh…? Egypt Mends Fences with Hamas

  • dubinsky

    here’s one that she wrote………

    We were so close, there was no room
    We bled inside each other’s wounds
    We all had caught the same disease
    And we all sang the songs of peace

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4KHEsqAZVA

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    C’mon, starry, I’ve taught ya better than that…! πŸ˜‰

  • TalkingWarrior

    Time for me to say g’night, folks.

    Mahalo, CT, for posting and hosting still another night! πŸ™‚

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Always a pleasure, TW, despite the trollish dickheads interceding from time-to-time…! πŸ˜‰

  • starrynight

    forgive me?

  • dubinsky

    can’t much take Egypt away from democracy ’cause there never was any or anyone in power there who was interested in it.

    ===

    yeah, use Breitbart as a source.

    http://rs1img.memecdn.com/forget-to-mention-morons_o_863318.jpg

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    I’ll always forgive ya ,starry, as long as I have some inkling what you’re trying to link to… FaceDL Download Best Videos Doesn’t quite cut it…! πŸ˜‰

  • TalkingWarrior

    Never forget: Don’t feed trolls.

  • dubinsky
  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Oh snap, I’m so insulted, dubs…! πŸ˜‰

  • dubinsky

    I ain’t insulting you, tut.

    …unless you seriously believe in Breitbart.

    and if you do, I can’t insult you.

  • dubinsky

    Robbie Robertson is a hell of a musician.

    nice one.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Sorry, I’ve been slipping lately, TW…! It is mighty hard when they’re in your face day-after-day…! 8-(

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    Do you have any glimmer of what media I scrutinize daily, dub…? I challenge ya to count all the different sources I’ve utilized on this thread alone, muchless, what I’ve cited in the last 24 hrs…! Get a f*cking grip on reality…! 8-(

  • starrynight

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90-O6c20PLkRobbie Robertson Talks About Sonny Boy Williamson (Language Warning) – YouTube

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    A Lullabye for the pups… https://youtu.be/KD65CjW_P5A

  • http://www.sysax.com/server/ py2w12

    Nice post. Thanks!

    windows xp ftp server

  • dubinsky

    don’t care what you scrutinize, you’re still posting crap from crap sites…… some people pick diamonds out of the shit, you ain’t picking too many diamonds.

    and still I really can’t believe that you would be serious about quoting something in Breitbart……

    you really are cheating yourself and anyone who takes your crap seriously when you quote a distortion in Breitbart of a Haaretz story.

    no one trained you as an historian if you are as sloppy as that in your methodology. you take the ten minutes and check the original …or you make a fool of yourself.

    ” Top Egyptian intelligence officers met recently with senior Hamas officials from outside the Gaza Strip to discuss the poor relations between Egypt and the Strip’s Hamas regime, senior officials of the Islamist organization confirmed on Tuesday.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/.premium-1.660452

    they met…nothing was mended. the borders aren’t opening and Hamas remains listed as a terrorist group….and Hamas will still kill Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai if they can.

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle

    One last toob for the nite… https://youtu.be/_nS-QeM2ne8

  • starrynight

    sweeet dreams all

  • starrynight

    i’m not a troll, i,m not a troll, i’m not a troll

  • starrynight

    language warning. we think we have to edit mark twain

  • dubinsky
  • starrynight

    come on dub, pick up your game

  • starrynight

    well if you can prove that those body parts belong to one person. i’ will resend my past comment

  • http://firedoglake.com/ CTuttle
  • starrynight

    good god, please don’t,don’t,don’t

  • starrynight

    tuttle you have done good

  • starrynight

    well, a thought crossed my mind, i’ve never seen a bauld indian, we’re talking native, american. what’s with that

  • starrynight

    heh, like a little angst with my thread

  • starrynight

    more sane

  • starrynight

    oh, one more thing. if you want to start a revolution i’m in

  • dubinsky
  • starrynight

    long time no see

  • Atomsk

    And of course the USA deserves all the benefit of the doubt. No one else does, just you. Because you never lied!

  • dubinsky

    guessing and hoping to blame either the uS or other party is witless…..

    either someone will investigate and use fact and science to determine the causes ..or not