FILMSJANUARY 2017

(Mar­tin 1965) Crack in the World
(Ben­nett 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.430 ― The Masque of Man­dragora, Part 3
(Ben­nett 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.431 ― The Masque of Man­dragora, Part 4
(Rei­ther­man 1967) The Jun­gle Book
(Mayne 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.432 ― The Hand of Fear, Part 1
(Mayne 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.433 ― The Hand of Fear, Part 2
(McBrearty 2008) Mur­doch Mys­ter­ies: Ep.5 ― Till Death Do Us Part
(Mar­cel 1983) Pris­on­ers of the Lost Uni­verse [Riff­Trax ver­sion]
(Hard­cas­tle 2010) School of Com­edy: Ep.10
(Mayne 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.434 ― The Hand of Fear, Part 3
(Mayne 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.435 ― The Hand of Fear, Part 4
(Mal­oney 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.436 ― The Deadly Assas­sin, Part 1
(Mal­oney 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.437 ― The Deadly Assas­sin, Part 2
(Mal­oney 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.438 ― The Deadly Assas­sin, Part 3
(Mal­oney 1976) Doc­tor Who: Ep.439 ― The Deadly Assas­sin, Part 4
(Nesher 1982) She
(Kruse 2004) The Simp­sons: Ep.327 ― The Ziff Who Came to Din­ner
(Lan­dau 1990) Star Trek, the Next Gen¬er¬a¬tion: Ep.82 ― Future Imper­fect
(McNaughton 1970) Monty Python’s Fly­ing Cir­cus: Ep.22 ― How to Rec­og­nize Dif­fer­ent Parts
. . . . of the Body
(Thomas 1964) The High Bright Sun
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First-time listening for January 2017

28171. (May Kelso) “Because” [1899 Edi­son wax cylin­der]
28172. (Samuel Siegel) “Sto­ry­teller Waltz” [1899]
28173. (Len Spencer) “Whistling Rufus” [1899]
28174. (Vess L. Oss­man) “Whistling Rufus” [rag­time banjo] [1899]
28175. (Kendrick Lamar) Wel­come to Comp­ton [mix­tape]
28176. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: Andreas Christi famu­lus
28177. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: Sancta Maria, suc­curre mis­eris
28178. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: Clam­a­bat autem mulier Chananea
28179. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: O sacrum con­vivium
28180. (Cristóbal de Morales) Motet: Regina caeli
28181. (Cristóbal de Morales) Missa Quer­a­mus cum pas­toribus
28182. (Katy Perry) Prism
28183. (Umberto Gior­dano) Andrea Chénier [com­plete opera; d. Mat­acic; Corelli, Tibaldi]
28184. (Sasha) Essen­tial Mix, Jan­u­ary 15, 1994 — Stu­dio Ses­sion
28185. (Billy Golden) “Hot Time Med­ley” [1899]
28186. (Gia­como Meyer­beer) Margharita d’Anjou [com­plete opera; d. Parry; Mas­sis, Ford,
. . . . . Bar­cel­lona]
28187. (Arthur Sul­li­van) The Zoo, A Musi­cal Folly [com­pete operetta; d. Nash; D’Oyly Carte]
28188. (Andy Gram­mer) Andy Gram­mer
28189. (Kil­i­man­jaro Dark­jazz Ensem­ble) The Kil­i­man­jaro Dark­jazz Ensem­ble
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READINGJANUARY 2017

26901. (Andrew Tay­lor) The World of Ger­ard Mer­ca­tor
26902. (Olivier P. Nieuwen­huyse et al) The 8.2 Event in Upper Mesopotamia [arti­cle]
26903. (Daniele Con­versi) Eth­no­rad­i­cal­ism as a Mir­ror Image of State Cen­tral­i­sa­tion: the
. . . . . Basque Par­a­digm in Franco’s Spain [arti­cle]
26904. (Neha Dhavale et al) Lin­ear and Appo­si­tional Growth in Infants and Chil­dren from the
. . . . . Pre­his­toric Set­tle­ment of Ban Non Wat, North­east Thai­land: Eval­u­at­ing Bio­log­i­cal
. . . . . Responses to Agri­cul­tural Inten­si­fi­ca­tion in South­east Asia [arti­cle]
26905. (Jef­frey M. Hur­wit) The Athen­ian Acrop­o­lis ― His­tory, Mythol­ogy, and Archae­ol­ogy
. . . . . from the Neolithic Era to the Present
26906. (Lydia Pyne) Open Sourc­ing Lucy, the World’s Most Famous Fos­sil [arti­cle]
26907. (Jesse Bulling­ton) The Folly of the World
26908. (Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome) The Trauma of Cap­tiv­ity and Chal­lenge of Free­dom:
. . . . . Niger­ian School­girls Walk­ing the Tightrope from Boko Haram Cap­tiv­ity to Free­dom
. . . . . [draft arti­cle]
26909. (Szy­mon Zdziebłowski) The First Pol­ish Archae­o­log­i­cal Research Project in Burk­ina
. . . . . Faso [arti­cle]
26910. (Jenny Hagen­blad et al) Farmer Fidelity in the Canary Islands Revealed by Ancient
. . . . . DNA from Pre­his­toric Seeds [arti­cle]
26911. (Steve Coll) Pri­vate Empire ― Exxon­Mo­bil and Amer­i­can Power
26912. (Tor­ben Bjarke Ballin) The Brodgar Point and Its Affini­ties ― An Update [arti­cle]
26913. (Johnny Marr) Set the Boy Free
26914. (Mikheil Abra­mashvili) South Cau­ca­sia and the Aegean before the Arg­onauts [arti­cle]
26915. (Silke Reeploeg) Coastal Cul­tures in Scot­land and Nor­way: Nar­ra­tives, Affin­ity, Con­tact
. . . . . [arti­cle]
26916. (Tim Win­ton) Eyrie
26917. (B. Zipfel & L. R. Berger) Shod Ver­sus Unshod: The Emer­gence of Fore­foot Pathol­ogy
. . . . . in Mod­ern Humans? [arti­cle]
26918. (Jen Sook­fong Lee) The Conjoined

FILMSDECEMBER 2016

(Enright 1941) The Wag­ons Roll at Night
(Ander­son 2003) The Simp­sons: Ep.298 ― Spe­cial Edna
(Mal­oney 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.406 ― Planet of Evil, Part 1
(Mal­oney 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.407 ― Planet of Evil, Part 2
(Lewis 2003) The First World War: Ep.7 ― Block­ade
(Mal­oney 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.408 ― Planet of Evil, Part 3
(Mal­oney 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.409 ― Planet of Evil, Part 4
(Scheerer 1990) Star Trek, the Next Gen¬er¬a¬tion: Ep.80 ― Legacy
(Kirk­land 2003) The Simp­sons: Ep.299 ― The Dad Who Knew Too Lit­tle
(Rich 1962) The Dick Van Dyke Show: Ep.35 ― Hus­tling the Hus­tler
(San­ti­ago & Wynorski 2014) Water Wars
(Gor­don 1962) The Magic Sword [Mys­tery Sci­ence The­atre ver­sion]
(Rus­sell 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.410 ― Pyra­mids of Mars, Part 1
(Rus­sell 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.411 ― Pyra­mids of Mars, Part 2
(Thomas 1964) Hot Enough for June
(Rus­sell 1970) Dance of the Seven Veils
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First-time listening for December 2016

28062. (anon.) Per­sonal Mes­sage from a Grand­fa­ther to his Grand­child [1894 wax cylin­der]
28063. (Dan W. Quinn) “Down in Poverty Row” [1997 wax cylin­der]
28064. (Will F. Denny) “Change Will Do You Good” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28065. (John Philip Sousa Band) “Dark­ies Temp­ta­tion” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28063. (Len Spencer) “Sleigh Ride Party” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28064. (Cal Stew­art) “Uncle Josh at a Raines Law Hotel” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28065. (Len Spencer & Roger Hard­ing) “Upper Ten and Lower Five” [1897 wax cylin­der]
28066. (Mod­est Mus­sorgsky) Boris Godunov [1869 ver­sion] [com­plete opera; d. Gergiev;
. . . . . Putilin, Tro­fonova, Bulyceva, Lucuk]
28067. (Yous­sou N’Dour) Dakar – Kingston
28068. (Drake) Noth­ing Was the Same
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READINGDECEMBER 2016

26963. (Bliss Car­man) Far Hori­zons
26964. (Evan­ge­los Kyr­i­akidis) Some Aspects of the Role of Scribes in Pylian Palace
.… . Admin­is­tra­tion [arti­cle]
26965. (Vong Sot­heara) The Role of Khmer Monks dur­ing 16th-19th Cen­turies [arti­cle]
26966. (Tser­ing Shakya) Mak­ing of the Great Game Play­ers ― Tibetan Stu­dents in Britain
.… . Between 1913 and 1917 [arti­cle]
26967. (Her­bert Jenk­ins) The Gyl­ston Slan­der [story]
26968. (Miroslav Bárta) Pre­his­toric Mind in Con­text: An Essay on Pos­si­ble Roots of Ancient
.… . Egypt­ian Civil­i­sa­tion [arti­cle]
26969. (Adam Gaudry) Review of Metis and Med­i­cine Line by Michel Hogue [review]
26970. (Mil­jana Radi­vo­je­vić) Invent­ing Met­al­lurgy in West­ern Eura­sia: A Look Through the
.… . Micro­scope Lens [arti­cle]
26971. (Maria Mag­dolna Tatár) New Data About the Cult of Čing­gis Qan’s Stan­dard [arti­cle]
26972. (Sheri S. Tep­per) Grass Read more »

FILMSNOVEMBER 2016

(Zacarías 1978) The Bees
(Mar­tin 2010) Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Ep.64 ― Mur­der on the Ori­ent Express
(Ben­nett 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.386 ― The Ark in Space, Part 1
(Kramer 2002) The Simp­sons: Ep.282 ― The Old Man and the Key
(Ander­son 2002) The Simp­sons: Ep.283 ― Tales from the Pub­lic Domain
(Mulc­ahy 2005) Mys­te­ri­ous Island
(Palmer 2011) Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Ep.65 ― The Clocks
(Ben­nett 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.387 ― The Ark in Space, Part 2
(Ben­nett 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.388 ― The Ark in Space, Part 3
(Ben­nett 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.389 ― The Ark in Space, Part 4
(Moore 2002) The Simp­sons: Ep.284 ― Blame It on Lisa
(Rich 1962) The Dick Van Dyke Show: Ep.32 ― The Two Faces of Rob
(Strick­land 2013) Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Ep.66 ― Ele­phants Can Remem­ber
(Ben­nett 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.390 ― The Son­taran Exper­i­ment, Part 1
(Ben­nett 1975) Doc­tor Who: Ep.391 ― The Son­taran Exper­i­ment, Part 2
(Pil­lai 2016) Mid­Somer Mur­ders: Ep.105 ― Habeas Cor­pus
(Marsh 2010) Spud
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First-time listening for November 2016

27999. (Duke Elling­ton) After All
(Anony­mous 4) Dark­ness into Light: The Bride­groom & other works by John Tavener:
. . . . 28000. (John Tavener) Ves­pers hymn: O lux beata trini­tas
. . . . 28001. (John Tavener) Jube domine/Lection: In prin­ci­pio erat ver­bum
. . . . 28002. (John Tavener) Come and do Your will in me [arr. Tavener]
. . . . 28003. (John Tavener) Com­pline hymn: Christe qui lux es et dies
. . . . 28004. (John Tavener) Lec­tio Ysaye prophete/Lection: Surge illu­minare Jerusalem
. . . . 28005. (John Tavener) As One Who Has Slept
. . . . 28006. (John Tavener) Noc­turn hymn: Medie noc­tis tem­pus est
. . . . 28007. (John Tavener) Lec­tion: Vidi civ­i­tatem
. . . . 28008. (John Tavener) The Lord’s Prayer
. . . . 28009. (John Tavener) The Bride­groom
. . . . 28010. (John Tavener) Hymn for the New Light: Inven­tor rutili
28011. (J. Cole) Cole World: The Side­line Story
28012. (Jaroslav Krcek) Bubek & Hun­gar­i­cus [18th C gypsy dances]
28013. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) Mass in C m: Kyrie [d. Heltay; s. Lott]
28014. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) Don Gio­vanni, k.527: Com­menda­tore scene [s. Still­well,
. . . . . Tom­lin­son, White]
28015. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) Zaide: “Ruhe Sanft” [s. Lott]
28016. (Wolf­gang Amadeus Mozart) Requiem: Introi­tus, Dies Irae, Rex Tremen­dae Majes­ta­tis,
. . . . . Confu­tatis, Lacry­mosa [d. Heltay]
28017. (Stoned Jesus) First Com­mu­nion Read more »

READINGNOVEMBER 2016

26932. (Bene­dict de Spin­oza) A Theologico-Political Trea­tise [tr. R. H. M. Elwes]
26933. (Bene­dict de Spin­oza) A Polit­i­cal Trea­tise [tr. R. H. M. Elwes]
26934. (Mehmet Özdoğan) In Quest of a Miss­ing Era in East­ern Thrace ― Dilemma of the
.… . 4th Mil­le­nium [arti­cle]
26935. (Erd­mute Alber & Heike Drot­bohm) Intro­duc­tion to Anthro­po­log­i­cal Per­spec­tives on
.… . Care [arti­cle]
26936. (André Nor­ton) The Time Traders
26937. (Cur­tis Run­nels & Mehmet Özdoğan) The Palae­olithic of the Bospho­rus Region, NW
.… . Turkey [arti­cle]
26938. (Sarah Cabalion) Buveurs de lait et ama­teurs de viande ― aperçu des pra­tiques
.… . ali­men­taires actuelles des Touaregs de la Tagaray­garayt, Aza­wagh, Niger [arti­cle]
26939. (Tim Win­ton) Dirt Music
26940. (Gary M. Fein­man & Linda M. Nicholas) The Late Pre­his­panic Econ­omy of the Val­ley
.… . of Oax­aca, Mex­ico: Weav­ing Threads from Data, The­ory, and Sub­se­quent His­tory
.… . [arti­cle]
26941. (Remke Kruk) Harry Pot­ter in the Gulf: Con­tem­po­rary Islam and the Occult [arti­cle] Read more »

Monday, November 28, 2016 — A Letter to my Member of Parliament, Bill Morneau

To: Bill Morneau, House of Com­mons, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0A6

Re: Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau prais­ing Castro

I voted for the present gov­ern­ment. I voted for you. I had vis­cer­ally despised Harper, and I fell for your party’s hokum about “sunny days” and restor­ing Canada’s demo­c­ra­tic val­ues after the grim repres­sive­ness of the Con­ser­v­a­tive admin­is­tra­tion. Naive me.

This rid­ing includes Canada’s prin­ci­pal Gay neigh­bor­hood and busi­ness com­mu­nity. Among my friends was a man who suf­fered ago­niz­ing tor­tures in the con­cen­tra­tion camps that Cas­tro threw thou­sands of gays into. He is now, mer­ci­fully, dead, and does not have to hear a Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter prais­ing his tor­turer. He was under the impres­sion that he had come to a democracy.

Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau’s inane, syco­phan­tic blather prais­ing a mass-murderer, slave-holder and exploiter is no dif­fer­ent from Trump’s cring­ing praise of Putin, Ronald Rea­gan call­ing the geno­ci­dal butcher Rios-Montt “a man of great per­sonal integrity”, or Mar­garet Thatcher claim­ing Augusto Pinochet as a “true friend”.

This clearly demon­strates that our sup­pos­edly “demo­c­ra­tic” lead­ers have no com­mit­ment to, or respect for democ­racy, what­ever their party.