Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little; May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was a Black Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. He was also founder of the Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. During his life, Malcolm went from being a drug dealer and burglar to one of the most prominent black nationalist leaders in the United States; he was considered by some as a martyr of Islam and a champion of equality. As a militant leader, Malcolm X advocated black pride, economic self-reliance, and identity politics.
Formed in mid-2008, Sound of Rum are a South London based live hip-hop & jazz trio with excentral tempest on vocals, Archie Marsh on guitars and Ferry Lawrenson on drums. They have just recorded their debut album Balance. Download album at www.soundofrum.com
Bernard Cornwell OBE (born February 23, 1944) is a prolific and popular English historical novelist. As a child he was adopted by a family by the name of Wiggins. After he left them he changed his name to his mother's maiden name, Cornwell. Cornwell is most famous for his Sharpe series of novels; later made into a popular Television Series featuring Sean Bean as the eponymous hero Richard Sharpe.
Geneva-born Nicolas Julliard decided to become Fauve in 1999. His previous non-career moves include various participations in unknown bands such as Grammar & Use and Illford. Fauve explores the margins of songwriting, blending pop, minimal electro, Broadway melodies, easy-listening and bossa-nova. French magazine "Les Inrockuptibles" awarded him a spot in their annual compilation CD "Ceux qu'il faut découvrir". That was in 2004, when Fauve was known as Sombre. Since then, Fauve has collected enough material to produce his first album, released in spring 2006 by Gentlemen Records.
Schnebel has become one of the many important postmodern composers through a unique craft, challenging our definitions of music, its limits, and even its unusual sound capabilities from humans themselves. But before developing into a professional expresser of music as an art form, Schnebel underwent vigorous studies in various fields. He began with a general private music study with Wilhelm Sibler from 1942 until 1945, when he started piano lessons with another Wilhelm(!), Wilhelm Resch, and lasted with him until 1949 at the age of 19.
Monty Python is a comedy troupe of 4 Englishmen (John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle), 1 Welshman (Terry Jones) and 1 American (Terry Gilliam), best known for their legendary and influential sketch comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (which ran for four seasons from 1969 to 1974). The troupe also wrote and starred in the films "And Now for Something Completely Different" (1971), "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975), "Monty Python's Life of Brian" (1979), "Monty Python Live At The Hollywood Bowl" (1982) and "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" (1983).
Member of the British comedy group Monty Python, Michael Palin is the inventor of the threat "If you don't cooperate, I will get nasty and start using some Dutch words". He wrote and appeared in the "Do Not Adjust Your Set" show in the 1960s with Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Eric Idle, before the quartet was eventually joined by John Cleese and Graham Chapman to form Monty Python. Michael is known as the nicest Python.
Originally a spoken word/sparse noise project formed by Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV) and Bryin Dall (4th Sign of the Apocalypse, Loretta's Doll, A Murder of Angels, Of Unknown Origin, Dream Into Dust) in 1998. The group was later joined by Larry Thrasher for live shows and some recordings, followed in 2004 by PTV III members Lady Jaye P-Orridge and Morrison Edley (Toilet Boys).
Eugene Robinson, is a polymath in the best of all possible ways, jacking all trades and mastering a ton. While his articles have appeared in GQ, The Wire, EQ, Harp, Plan B, Grappling, the LA Weekly, Huh, Vice Magazine, SF Weekly, Raygun, Code, Decibel, Art Forum, Corporate Computing, Highways, Mac|Life, Hustler, Hustler's Busty Beauties, Skullgame.com, and a handful of European music magazines, Robinson is also a habitue of stage and screen.
http://www.onelifeleft.com One Life Left is a podcast focusing on Video Games based in London, UK
They normally don't talk a lot about games, and their news isn't exactly NEWS but that's the joy of OLL. People involved: Ste Curran used to be Editor-at-Large at Edge Magazine, where he was predominantly responsible for writing wordy, over-earnest features, living life as RedEye, and acting like a petulant teenager. He now works as Creative Director at games studio Zoë Mode. He’s written three books about videogames, most recently ‘Game On!’ with his Triforce co-authors.