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The compilation is now released!

This is Revolution of Our Times, a Fediverse collaborative compilation benefiting the Sue The Abuser crowdfunding campaign, which helps the victims of Hong Kong police brutality seek justice. All money collected goes to the campaign! Please share and enjoy! ✊

I feel like Ben Shapiro is just a really elaborate performance artist experimenting with just how far human idiocy can go before people stop paying attention.

"Grindcore, the related genre of Death metal"

I'm about to delete this book help

"Glenn Danzig's Misfits (...) later changed their name to Samhain (...) and then changed names again to Danzig"

I can't take this book seriously anymore.

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Hey, I forgot to tell you, but I already switched the comp to free download. We didn't get a sale in a while and it seems that the crowd funding campaign is over - or at least wasn't updated for months now - so I went ahead and switched.

Everyone remember to donate at least a buck or two to the Internet Archive, it's matched 2-to-1 until... The end of the year?

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Maybe it's time for people to finally stop blaming everyone and everything when something doesn't go as expected. No, Fox didn't "elect Trump". Sun didn't " cause Brexit". It was people, free people, exercising their freedom to vote. No matter how you feel about the result, this IS democracy.

Shit, I don't even believe in American concept of "freedom of speech", but come the fuck on. Turn out to vote next time to make the world more to your liking. Don't sit at home and pass the blame.

I'm really annoyed by this recent wave of "media are bad for our democracy" takes from all sides. Yeah, freedom of press is AWFUL for democracy and freedom, of course.

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"Recommended if you like: Joy Division, Throbbing Gristle"

I mean, yeah, maybe if you like both at the same time... Not sure what would either group's fanbase get from a noise rock album...

How the FUCK have I never heard Cold River Songs before?!

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"Hans Rollmann similarly notes how Simon Ford, author of the first significant COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle study Wreckers of Civilisation (1999), gave P-Orridge carte blanche to paint h/erself as Throbbing Gristle's preeminent instigator and artistic ringleader."

To be honest here, it seemed like Genesis was the only person willing to work with Simon on the book, and he does freely admit that it's all history as told TO him, by press, fans, and others...

"Lottie Brazier comments on how Marie Losier, director of the 2011 documentary The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, allowed her subject to dictate the turf of the storytelling and whitewash any mention of past exploitation"

I actually still never seen that movie, even though I funded it on Kickstarter...

I still remember when I saw thru Gens shit back in 2011. It was pretty shitty to lose a hero, but who needs heroes like that, anyway

Oh there's a new book about Joy Division that came out this year

Pretty much, I have to pretend I dont want to kill myself actively just to not ruin Christmas for everyone who cares about me. Fucking holidays.

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#BlackFriday ideas

Search for those with mental health problems and stay with them, take care of them (and yourself if you're one of). They suffer in the "festive" days, when everyone is with families or crazy about shopping. There's folk who don't have functional families, are often terribly psychologicaly damaged, and/or are extremely poor.

Look for neurodivergents and lend an ear, get a warm tea, have a lough, create little temporary pockets of community.

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In honor of "fuck black friday", Varusteleka has raised their prices by 40% for today.

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