Archive for May 3rd, 2009

Ben Harper – Use Me

Take a look at Ben Harper and band perform the old Bill Wither’s song ‘Use Me’ which is taken from the Channel 4 – Live at Abbey Road series.

What I particularly love about this track, apart from the excellent execution of the tune with the cameras full-on, is the sheer exuberance of the musicians at the end of the take.

In all professions, in all walks of life sometimes all the ingredients somehow blend together reaching heights that are greater than the sum of their parts – this is one of them.  The sheer adrenalin, the sheer joy of achievement ……..Watch the reaction of the percussionist at the end of the take.  Its uplifting stuff.

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Wanted! – New Value System in Politics

The emergency Budget was seriously misconceived and our existing politics are incapable of resolving our problems. We are in dire need of political realignment and valued-based politics that eschews cronyism  – so says Professor Ray Kinsella.

Read his thought-provoking article here  – We’ve screwed up and that’s the truth

Cargo ships are big pollution culprits

Excellent article here by Stephen Price highlighting the massive pollution caused by cargo ship’s diesel bunker fuel which contains 2,000 times more sulphur than the stuff you put in your car and according to the World Health Organisation the tiny soot particles generated by shipping fuel was responsible for 60,000 deaths worldwide through heart and lung failure.   Read on


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