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24/7 Bad Seed TV: The Love and Terror of Nick Cave

For four decades, Nick Cave has been at the edge of music, putting his spin on everything from punk rock to lovesick ballads—much of it with his band the Bad Seeds — assembling a body of work that is astonishing for its range, power, and feeling. Then unspeakable tragedy and grief had their way with him, and his music had to change yet again

 

A stream of videos, concerts, interviews, film, and more from the world of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, playing on random shuffle 24 hours a day. New footage added regularly.

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Arakmaja: A Moroccan Surf Documentary

Arakmaja is a documentary about Morocco’s surfing culture. This journey introduces us to people and stories sharing one common thread: the genuine passion for the art of riding waves.

 

A journey lived through Redouane’s surfing and through the words of pioneer Randolph Benzaquen and shapers Thierry Delbourg and Tarik Zrilida. Morocco has been, for the last half century, a mystical destination for generation of surfers. While in the last years mass surf tourism has exploded, small family businesses and passionate local surfers like the Regragui’s still embody the genuine essence of a young and vibrant surfing culture.

 

Presented by The Surf Tribe
Directed by Gianluca Fortunato

 

Sounds:
Armenian Dream - Intro
Babylone - Zina
Assaf Ayalon - Words
Nass El Ghiwane - Ah Ya Ouine
Carlos Maria Trindade & Nuno Canavarro - Blu Terra
Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points - Mimoum Marhaba
Riccardo Marino - At Sunset

20 Min

KMFDM: Paradise

If you’re looking for an upbeat and optimistic commentary on today’s social injustice and dodgy politics, then KMFDM’s latest release, Paradise, is definitively not for you. The somewhat cheekier cuts on their previous album, Hell Yeah!, are obliterated here as the band reaffirms its societal rage with the same combination of coarse lyrics, aggressive beats, and industrial-strength irony that characterised (and arguably sunk) their 2003 effort, WWIII.

Paradise’s menacing sound is similar to that Bush-hating extravaganza, and it’s also fitting that the “lord of lard” himself; KMFDM alumni Raymond Watts, makes his return here on the graphic “Binge Boil & Blow”; 16 years after he last lent the band his talents on — you guessed it! — WWIII.

Fortunately, Paradise sounds nowhere near as dismal, despite the current US presidency providing the usual embarrassing one-liners for the band to sample on another reckless opener, this time called “K.M.F.”. This explicit track contains the band’s familiar cliches and self-referential humour, but added bite comes from guest rapper Andrew “Ocelot” Lindsley, who delivers a delectably venomous performance here that’s somewhat reminiscent of the reggae stylings KMFDM was dabbling with thirty years ago on UAIOE.

That same freshness doesn’t really extend to the rest of the album (Ocelot’s contribution is brief), and I think this will be the biggest sticking point with Paradise. One of the charms of KMFDM’s music is their ad nauseam repetition of self-styled propaganda and catchphrases, but the results of that approach arguably don’t land as well here. Take the track “Megalo” as a good example; it’s an ample remix of the classic cut “Megalomaniac”, but it’s not blessed with the same impact that the original track had in 1997, however relevant the central themes (and awesome lyrics) continue to be.

Whereas much of Hell Yeah! poked fun at recent political trends and brain-dead slogans (“Fake News” anyone?), Paradise begins as something significantly more scathing and confrontational. The several tags in the Amazon download tell the story, and you need only listen to the title track itself to see how coarse everything can sound at times:

This planet is / A paradise / A paradise / For assholes (!)

Again, the vulgarity doesn’t plumb the same unpleasant depths that WWIII did, but Paradise may still be among the band’s least accessible modern albums because of it.

Other tracks like “No Regret” and “Disturb the Peace” continue the police state motif with suitable brutality — the former track there even references frontman Sascha Konietzko’s side project, Excessive Force — although space is made for some campier numbers like “Automaton” and the especially fun “WDYWB” that sees another long-time contributor (Cheryl Wilson) return in top form. If only the album didn’t finish on such a limp note. Indeed, I can’t find much love for the concluding “No God”; a track with little momentum and lyrics that go nowhere interesting.

Overall Paradise is a solid album for KMFDM to end the era on. It brings enough heavy beats and self-referential generosity for established fans to enjoy, even if it lacks the wow factor that Hell Yeah! had before it.

P.S. Is it just me or was anyone else predicting this album would be called “Trump”? …

 

Nobody
Knows nothing
Shit happens
On a global scale
Conglomerate
Of blood-suckers
Unchecked, unhinged
Beyond the pale

Get your motherfuckin' head on straight
A worldwide, rat race
Idiots try to cut our voice
Drowning in the swamp
Of white noise

Entitlement
Breeds fraud
Learned men who got it wrong
Color, gender, faith, outlaw
We're all human in the eyes of God

This planet is a paradise
A paradise for assholes
This planet is a paradise
A paradise for assholes

Out to pilfer
Ransack sham
Flim-flam
Above the law
Worldwide
Giant scam
More grandiose than the mafia

Linked up like a chain of fools
Fanatical torture tools
Star-spangled neon light
Free spirits who hug the night

Crooked cops come out to play
They draw blood, discriminate
How can anyone know their worthhen every day is murder in the first?

This planet is a paradise
A paradise for assholes
This planet is a paradise
A paradise for assholes

Pulling strings
Behind the scenes
The outcome justifies all means
Win for the win, no matter the cost
Third from the sun
A paradise lost

This planet is a paradise
A paradise for asshole

It's time to liberate
Prejudice, your rotten escape
The whole world is on the brink
Just say what everyone thinks

This planet is a paradise
A paradise for assholes

Get your motherfuckin' head on straight
A worldwide, rat race
How can anyone know their worth
When every day is murder in the first?

This planet is a paradise
A paradise for assholes
Paradise, a paradise
Paradise for assholes

3 Min

Best Ever Food Review Show : RARE Tribal Food of Namibia

I travel to unique parts of the world on the hunt for the best food each country has to offer and share these stories with you in my videos.

Hey, I’m Sonny! I’m from the US but currently call Vietnam home. I’ve been living in Asia for 10 years and started making food and travel videos to document my experiences. People either enjoyed my undeniable wit or enjoyed watching me eat interesting food like sea penis, and thus Best Ever Food Review Show came to be.

Best Ever Food Review Show is the first food review show exploring the unique foods of each country with a fresh point of view and a punchy delivery, encouraging empathy and understanding of other cultures along the way. From the best street food to the most insane food markets to...well...yes, sea penis, nothing is off limits (except cucumbers. Cucumbers are off limits).

I can’t wait to see where this food journey takes us. Don’t forget to subscribe, so we can connect through food and travel and become Bestys!

View my channel  https://buzztv.international/best-ever-food-review-show/

 

22 Min

Life of Pie: Pizza and Bikes Can Fix Anything

Friday night at the Hot Tomato is not for those in a hurry. Hungry customers grip pints of beer and compare notes on the day’s rides in lines that spill into the parking lot. Music pumps and the staff whirls behind the counter, tossing floury dough, yelling requests to the kitchen, giving each other shit. The vibe is undeniably fun and the (eventual) pizza is killer.

Owners Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller are now fixtures in the Fruita community, but they admit that Fruita was not their first choice when they arrived back in 2002. Laid out along the Colorado River just east of the Utah state line, it was historically an agricultural region, populated by fruit farmers and ranchers, and later extractive industries like mining, oil and gas. At the turn of the century, it was considered one of the most conservative towns in the state.

But the young couple had to face facts. Durango—another MTB Shangri-La farther south—and even neighboring Moab, Utah, were just too pricey. The two were broke and needed a place where they could extend their dirtbag phase. Fruita was cheap, exploding with new single track, and—while it wasn’t obvious then—it had lots of blue sky above it, literally and figuratively.

 

 

Keller (a photographer) and Zeuner (a former BMX and downhill racer) settled in and took jobs at the bike shop, amazed that they could work one job instead of three, pay their bills and still have time to ride. It was during those years they saw a swelling river of tourists coming in to ask where they should eat. “We were so naïve,” says Keller. “We thought, Hey, we’ll open a restaurant, hire a few people and ride bikes all the time.” Both women laugh. “Suckers!”

When they opened their New Jersey-style pie shop, the welcome wasn’t overly warm. Zeuner and Keller recall one local who hated mountain biking, hated the fact that they were gay, hated that they were opening a business, and hated most of all that one of his daughters wanted to work for them. “But over the years he’s become a regular,” Zeuner says. “He shows up with his kids and grandkids. We’ve been here long enough, people know that we’re just nice people.”

“We’re not very in-your-face about anything,” says Keller. “But we’ve also never tried to hide the fact that we’re in a lesbian relationship and by sheer virtue of that, I guess there’s always been a little bit of subversive activism at the Hot Tomato.” By design, the restauraunt and the “tomatoes” who work there welcome everyone, liberal #vanlife shredders and conservative ranchers alike. “Inclusivity is not a given,” says Zeuner. “You have to train people. We want to accept every person who comes through our doors. Genuinely accept them.”

Owning a business and riding whenever possible leaves little free time, but Keller and Zeuner manage to make some to build trails and stay involved in the town’s outdoor recreational development. They try to help like-minded upstart businesses from being pushed out of Fruita’s increasingly expensive market and offer affordable rent on a few lots they own behind their shop. “We want more community-minded businesses here before we have too many people in town to be able to serve them well,” says Zeuner.

Life of Pie, a film by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel about Jen Zeuner, Anne Keller and the mountain bike community in Fruita, Colorado, will premiere in May.

12 Min

Fishpeople: Lives Transformed by the Sea

 

To some, the ocean is a fearsome and dangerous place. But to others, it’s a limitless world of fun, freedom and opportunity where life can be lived to the full.

A documentary presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy, Fishpeople tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea.

From surfers and spearfishers to a long-distance swimmer, a former coal miner and a group of at-risk kids on the streets of San Francisco, it’s a film about the transformative effects of time spent in the ocean - and leaving behind our limitations to find deeper meaning in the saltwater wilderness that lies just beyond the shore.

49 Min

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