It is with dismay that we pass on the news of the death of Resonance104.4fm contributor Simon Bannister. As “The Pooh Lord” he made the highly idiosyncratic song cycle “Cyber Chutney Arse Duck” for us a few years back. A talented guitarist and poet with a wild sense of humour and finely honed skills as an arranger and producer, he seemingly took his own life.
Our condolences to his family and friends.
A repeat of one of his shows went out this morning and I imagine we’ll run the whole series some time over the summer as a testament to his singular artistry.
Nominee, Sony Radio Academy Awards 2010 “Station Programmer of the Year”
Runner-up, PRSF New Music Award 2008
As featured in the Independent on Sunday’s Happy List Ed Baxter
Resonance104.4fm – winner of the Radio Academy’s Nations and Regions
Stacy Summary: We look at the latest scandals of the enemies of box-office futures, the octogenarian issuing threats and Goldman: the Movie, starring Divine? Or Tony Blair? In the second half of the show, Max talks to fund manager Michael Krieger about the dangers of a failed presidency.
Americans will soon by subsistence-clicking and gambling food stamps for game credits on Zynga gaming and virtual currency provider; fully convertible into dollars at 7/11 for individual slices of processed cheese.
Convicted ex-Enron Corp. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling, claiming a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling entitles him to a new trial, asked an appeals court to release him from prison on bail while he pursues an appeal.
Stacy Summary: I know there has been much interest and many questions re: the Gulf of Mexico spill, especially in relation to the many statements from Matt Simmons (who is short BP). Here the Oil Drum responds to the statements in an excellent piece.
We have organized a large internet movement against IMF and corrupt government
Part of this website is available in English
* In 10 days over 35.000 signed!
* 50 Greeks are working on the project 24/7
* We translated our petition in 14 languages!
* Over 75 blogs joined us
* We have a video on our website explaining the movement (in English too!)
I’am one of the founders (Unemployed 35 years old web designer with a little daughter ..7 months old)
Please support us! Comment our movement on youtube. We love you! Help us get rid of the IMF. My country is dying ! None of our famous journalists helps us….why?
High temperatures, which rose to a record 37.4 Celsius (99 Fahrenheit) yesterday in Moscow, have damaged 32 percent of land under cultivation and forced Russia to declare states of emergency in 23 regions. Grain prices may double this year because of the drought, according to the Grain Producers’ Union.
Inflation may quicken to 8.1 percent by the end of December, compared with the government’s annual forecast of 6 percent, according to Yaroslav Lissovolik, Deutsche Bank AG’s head of research in Moscow. That will put pressure on Bank Rossii to raise its benchmark rate by year-end for the first time since December 2008, said Natalia Orlova, Moscow-based chief economist at Alfa Bank.
Higher rates “may cause a correction in short-term sovereign bonds and, later, in long-term sovereign bonds,” said Evgeniy Nadorshin, senior economist at Trust Investment Bank in Moscow.
Peat fires cover Moscow in smoke (photo from Nasa)
Richard Bluestein in now on board to direct/edit this project. The format is for each economist to answer 10 questions supporting their thesis. These will then be cut together into a mashup and posted to YouTube.
Both Steve Keen and Peter Schiff have agreed to participate in this. A bit of a delay – for the next two weeks, Peter is focusing on his senatorial campaign (if you live in CT. I suggest you vote for him).