Jane Birkin

Je t’aime… moi non plus

The Secret World of Serge Gainsbourg
Vanity Fair (2007)

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Linda Cohen

linda cohen5BIO
Linda Cohen was a Philadelphia-based guitarist, who made three albums of instrumental music for classical guitar, augmented with various electronic instruments and effects. Sadly, she passed away recently, but was well-known in Philadelphia both as a musician and a guitar instructor. (Her obituary can be seen here.) Other members of the Philadelphia music scene help out on all her recordings: notably, Craig Anderton and Michal Kac of legendary psych group Mandrake Memorial, as well Charles Cohen, a modular synth player who is well-known to anyone familiar with the Philly underground scene of the past few decades. Leda was followed by Lake of Light (1973) and Angel Alley (1982); of the three, Leda seems to be the most sparse, with the warm nylon-string guitar of most tracks being subtly augmented by bass or synth sounds which remain in the background. Like of Light is available at this Soundcloud page. Although the arrangements of Lake of Light are sometimes more engaging, I think the songs of Leda are stronger, ultimately making it a more enjoyable album. Calm, reflective, psychedelic, and slightly melancholic music, reminiscent of Führs & Fröhling. http://muddycandy.blogspot.com/2013/07/linda-cohen-leda-usa-1972.html


Leda (1971)
A1: Arroyo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFLIqS84Vlk
A2: Promenade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPPQsSqRGG4
A3: Leda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF2qY8lim00
A4: Madman Samba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW6YL1s2AKU
A5: Wisteria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aWeQtthWBw
A6: Valentine Suite https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGS43I2IjdM
B1: Fantasia Inca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jh8V4YDvOY
B2: The Dust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Z0TOxVZis
B3: Two Themes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2FFbwbzQ4M
B4: Untitled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hL7emXESvI
B5: The Old Castle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcJrDfVSsnQ
B6: Sixth Sense https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA2ef8IINkQ

Lake of Light (1973)
A1: Growing Back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPUO4nA1buc
A2: Sunshower https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ho5j3S7rcc
A3: Nouveau Riche https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u6l_aQIwxk
A4: In Just Spring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GUa0jdZkIs
A5: Lake Of Light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34PDp_H8t7U
A6: Zambra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3M57v_yjG0
B1: Clap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIR1XxRx49o
B2: Monongahela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXTrmE_krJE
B3: Half Piece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI6NLovhlQk
B4: River of Eggs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWsAwdzR1Ks
B5: Horizon Jane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOOj4evH6w8
B6: Concerto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEsroeBwhqQ

Angel Alley (1989)
A1: Tommy Troller
A2: Midday Moon
A3: Pink Flamenco
A4: Angel Alley
A5: Guitar Suite #2
B1: The Minstrel Boy (Refried)
B2: Dark Rain
B3: Meridian
B4: Still The Bell
B5: Liaison
B6: The Susannah Variations

Kac & Cohen at The Tin Angel in Philadelphia 2007

Linda Cohen – Remembered – 1947-2009 (with Michael Kac)

linda cohen michal kac

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The Most Fucked Up Place On Earth

Take Me To Pitcairn Island

Trouble In Paradise: The Pitcairn Story

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McGrady on the Regional Water System

Interview on WCQS

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Game Plan 2017

Can anyone spot the fatal flaws in this Democrat strategy?

Game Plan 2017

Our Shot – Episode 1: The 2017 Opportunity
Facebook Townhall Video
Hosted by Rep. Graig Meyer

NC Democrat Party Pipeline Project
The Pipeline Project is the North Carolina Democratic Party’s new program to recruit, train, and support candidates running for local office in the 2017 Special Election.

Court Order
It is ORDERED that: 1. The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina is given the opportunity to draw new House and Senate district plans for North Carolina House Districts 5, 7, 12, 21, 24, 29, 31, 32, 33, 38, 42, 43, 48, 57, 58, 60, 99, 102, and 107; and Senate Districts 4, 5, 14, 20, 21, 28, 32, 38, and 40, through and until 5 p.m. on March 15, 2017.

NC Legislators Serving In the 28 Districts



(1) The 28 districts to be redrawn are all Democrat districts, except one. If they are redrawn in any way similar to existing districts, only the Democrat incumbents will have to run for re-election. Are the Democrats recruiting candidates to challenge their own incumbents?

(2) It is the Republicans that will have the task of drawing new maps for 27 Democrat districts and 1 Republican district. The Republican majority is not going to draw themselves out of power. If anything, Republicans will draw new maps that will result in picking up seats.

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Warriors and Citizens

by General Jim Mattis and Kori Schake

a preview

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Civitas SDR Lawsuit

Civitas Files Federal Lawsuit Against NC State Board of Elections
Demi Dowdy | Civitas Institute | November 22, 2016

AUDIO: The Mark Shiver Show: Francis De Luca on the Civitas lawsuit filed with the NC State Board of Elections regarding the validity of same day registrations

AUDIO: The Pete Kaliner Show: Francis De Luca on the Civitas lawsuit filed with the NCSBE regarding same day registrations

Recount request, lawsuit add uncertainty to governor’s race
Associated Press | November 22, 2016

VIDEO: Civitas sues, cites concerns about same-day registration
News & Observer | November 22, 2016

Civitas Institute seeks expedited hearing in NC ballot lawsuit
Associated Press | November 23, 2016
A conservative-leaning group has asked a federal judge for an urgent hearing on its lawsuit demanding the state verify addresses of voters who use same-day registration. The leader of the Civitas Institute filed a motion Wednesday for a preliminary injunction and an expedited hearing on the lawsuit filed this week.


The Strained Relationship Between The News & Observer and Facts
Sister Toldjah | American Lens | November 23, 2016
With all the talk about “fake news” as of late, as well as the credibility hit the mainstream media took in the aftermath of the surprise victory of Donald Trump, you’d think news outlets would be taking concrete steps to make improvements in the accuracy of their reporting. Restoring the trust between readers and journalists by reporting the facts would be a priority, one might conclude. Such doesn’t seem to be the case with the Raleigh News and Observer (N&O).

Partisan Press Gets Caught Lying
@RaleighReporter | November 23, 2016

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