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locked and lost

the larval monuments lurk unlit
beneath their laddered guards
as gaping grounds of labour
ooze corrupt towers of glass

stolen glints from half-blank windows
dust and grime and protective film
wraps the dirty concrete newborn
of a city locked out and spent

the king hits of impotent rage
fall short of the puppet's masters
but strike all young dreams down
to leave only a mother's grief

wars of words whip around us
into polls and posts and papers
but none of that will find a fix
for empty seats or brooding streets

we brought this down upon ourselves
allowing spiteful polls and slogans
a nation voting from the bottom up
gets not needs but just desserts

our bloody beginnings are denied
whether native or convict or settler
despite the stone beneath our feet
collecting the wear of future past

was humanity lost or never here?
did our hearts and hands ever share?
for the way was lost along the way
and we wonder where to find it



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2015 mix tape

So this year Grooveshark and This Is My Jam both bit the dust, so I'm going to try a YouTube playlist. Hopefully that will last a bit longer ;)

  • Ministry - Thieves. Saw Ministry live :)
  • Leftfield - Universal Everything. First great album of the year.
  • Mr Scruff - Music Takes Me Up. One of those bouncy little riffs that sticks with you.
  • Thievery Corporation - The Forgotten People. And another bouncy little riff.
  • The Delta Bombers - Tin Can Boogie. Feel like I should be sitting in a basement bar drinking whisky. This is a good thing, btw.
  • Phosgore - Here Comes The Pain. Jokingly said we should play this during personal training.
  • Regurgitator - Fuck You Sweetness. Hadn't looked into the Gurge's back catalogue for a while after we missed their sydney gig due to illness. This one's a cracker!
  • Iron Maiden - Wasted Years & Caught Somewhere In Time. \m/
  • The Bravery - Above and Below. For a while it was hard to get The Bravery's stuff due to various record label fuckery; but I finally heard something other than their self-titled album... and there's some great stuff!
  • Sim Gretina - Friend Like Me (Sim Gretina Remix). Straight up due to ALADDIN MAGIC CARPET PRANK - YouTube.
  • Professor Elemental - Under Command of the King & The Inn at the End of Time. Both are on YouTube but "unavailable"... you can always check back in on #ProfessorElemental - YouTube later I guess.
  • Tycho Brahe - Savage. Tycho dropped part three of Triplex :)
  • B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone. Obvious reasons.
  • Motorhead - The Ace Of Spades. Obvious reasons.

Kick this off and it should play through:

(2015 mix tape - YouTube)

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