Legendary singer-songwriter Bobby Womack releases his latest album, The Bravest Man in the Universe this June via the uber hip XL Recordings. By way of a preview, XL has just offered a mini film directed by Jamie-James Medina about the making of the new album. The Making Of The Bravest Man In The Universe is live on YouTube now and we also present a stream for “Please Forgive My Heart”.
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Fiona Apple‘s amazingly long-titled new album, The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do releases this June 19th and she is releasing new single this week in pre-promotion. Lead-off album track “Every Single Night” will hit iTunes tomorrow, but it’s on Soundcloud today.
“Ninety-five percent of what Americans eat, you can’t pronounce and you can’t make it in your kitchen,” observes Joel Salatin. The owner of Polyface Farms, Salatin repeats in Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms what he’s said elsewhere—in his books and in the movies Fresh and Food, Inc.—namely, that the US government’s efforts to regulate small farmers’ food production are not just misbegotten, but also dangerous. With Farmageddon, first time filmmaker Kristin Canty brings more evidence to bear, in the stories of farmers who have been harassed by federal and local agencies (the FBI, the USDA, and the FDA, as well as assorted sheriffs’ departments). Linked through their handling by the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund’s D. Gary Cox, these cases include unannounced raids, inspections that turn into seizures, sheep killing, and, in the case of Jackie Stowers (owner of a private food co-op), the armed invasion of the farmhouse she shares with 10 kids and her husband.