Links for 8/18/18

Wealthy investors are buying Long Beach’s old low-rent buildings and evicting everyone, making them homeless


 

Deep in the LHI tape archive hid a mysterious tape marked “Woodchucks.” The tape held a “lost” instrumental surf album recorded by Lee Hazlewood in the early 1960s. Some of the songs have been recorded by The Astronauts, Jack Nitzsche, Dick Dale and His Del-Tones, Takeshi Terauchi, The Ventures, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), The Trashmen, The Challengers and The Surfaris. Lee’s original recordings have never been released. Bask in the reverb drenched twang of Lee Hazlewood’s original versions for the first time ever!

Lee Hazlewood – Cruisin’ for Surf Bunnies


 

Being near a body of water makes us calmer and healthier, science shows


 

Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic’

How did we get here? Seriously

Seeing how companies like Facebook are driving the potential of information technology into the ground here are two videos on the background of the industry.

link to Richard Barbrook: Californian Ideology 20.2 on vimeo

link to Sleeping Through a Revolution – Jonathan Taplin on vimeo

Further reading at The Jacobin.

P.S. ‘One Has This Feeling of Having Contributed to Something That’s Gone Very Wrong’

P.P.S. The Revolt of the Public: Martin Gurri

P.P.P.S The American Conservative and free speech without public spaces