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Adam Smith

Adam Smith

ADAM SMITH FELLOWSHIPS

MERCATUS CENTER

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. As such, Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

The total award of up to $10,000 includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Fellowship winners are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies. Smith Fellows are also eligible to apply for conference and research support.

In order to apply to the Smith Fellowship, please click the “Apply Now” button on the website (see below) and complete the online application.

The application includes:

A 1-2 page cover letter explaining:

Your graduate school career to date,

Your research and your research interests,

Your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy, and

What you hope to get out of the program.

A current resume/CV

If you have any questions, please email SmithFellowship@mercatus.gmu.edu.

Graduate Student Programs is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline to apply to the Smith Fellowship is March 15, 2015.

Website and more information: http://grad.mercatus.org/content/adam-smith-fellowships

 

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Neoliberalism

Neoliberalism

CONFERENCE ON NEOLIBERALISM

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY

The faculty members of the Department of International Relations at Istanbul University, are preparing a conference titled “Political Science in Contemporary World: Neoliberalism, Crises and Social Resistance Movements: Theorizing and Experiencing Politics“.

The conference is scheduled from 10-12 December 2014 in Istanbul. It will be the second of the annual conferences organized by our department.

This year’s conference will focus primarily on late neoliberalism and neoliberalization paths: their impact on various aspects of social formations such as state forms, social classes, social resistance movements, political regimes, rationalities of government and gender regimes.

Prof. Jamie Peck will be the keynote speaker of the conference.

The deadline for submitting abstracts was September 5, 2014 but it has been extended for three weeks.

The web address of the conference is as the following: http://www.politsciconference.org/

We look forward for your submissions.

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/conference-on-neoliberalism-at-istanbul-university

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R.C. Smith

R.C. Smith

THE RHETORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY

By ERNESTO LACLAU

NEW IN PAPERBACK

Co-author of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy shows how rhetoric constitutes the social order: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1652-the-rhetorical-foundations-of-society

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The essays collected in this volume develop the theoretical perspective initiated in Laclau and Mouffe’s classic Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, taking it in three principal directions. First, this book explores the specificity of social antagonisms and answers the question “What is an antagonistic relation?”—an issue which has become increasingly crucial in our globalized world, where the proliferation of conflicts and points of rupture is eroding their links to the social subjects postulated by classical social analysis. This leads Laclau to a second line of questioning: What is the ontological terrain that allows us to understand the nature of social relations in our heterogeneous world?” This is a task he addresses with theoretical instruments drawn from analytical philosophy and from the phenomenological and structuralist traditions. Finally, central to the argument of the book is the basic role attributed to rhetorical tropes—metaphor, metonymy, catachresis—in shaping the “non-foundational” grounds of society.

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ERNESTO LACLAU was Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Government, University of Essex, and Distinguished Professor for Humanities and Rhetorical Studies at Northwestern University. He authored, amongst other works, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (with Chantal Mouffe), New Reflections of the Revolution of Our Time, The Populist Reason, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality (with Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek), and Emancipation(s).

Sadly, ERNESTO LACLAU died in April 2014. Read Robin Blackburn’s obituary here: http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/1556-ernesto-laclau-1935-2014

ERNESTO LACLAU’s last interview with La Nacion: http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/1575-ernesto-laclau-s-last-interview-with-la-nacion

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“What needs to be politically articulated at the present time is the possibility of a leftist populism. This is what makes Laclau’s long-awaited book so important. Arguably, populism has always been the governing concept in Laclau’s work and in On Populist Reason, he lays out his position with great power and analytical clarity.” – Simon Critchley, Praise for On Populist Reason

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Paperback, 256 pages / ISBN: 9781781681701 / May 2014 / US $26.95 / £16.99 / $32.00 (Canada)

Hardback, 256 pages / ISBN: 9781781681718 / May 2014 / US $95 / £60.00 / $108 (Canada)

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK

THE RHETORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY is available at a 40% discount (paperback) on our website. Purchasing details here: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1652-the-rhetorical-foundations-of-society

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Socrates

Socrates

LECTURESHIP IN POLITICAL THEORY, UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX, UK

Closing date

26 May 2014
The Department of Government is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to conduct research and teaching in the field of political theory at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The successful candidate will also supervise undergraduate projects, M.A. and PhD dissertations, and contribute to the successful administration and management of the Department. We welcome applications from candidates working in any field of political theory, but we are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to teaching on our new degree in Political Theory and Public Policy.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in Political Science or an allied field, or be close to completion. You should have demonstrable potential of excellence in both research and teaching in political theory and/or public policy. The generation of external research funding is essential to this post.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority group, as they are under-represented at this level.

For further details see: http://gs12.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_essex01.asp?newms=jj&id=77249

 

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Communisation

COMMUNISM SPECIALIST GROUP OF THE POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

http://psacommunism.wordpress.com/

Communism was one of the defining political movements of the twentieth century. Of unprecedented international scope and cohesion it retains its interest for scholars working in fields as diverse as political ideology, social and political movements, comparative party politics, the politics of collective memory and totalitarian studies. The aim of the Communism Specialist Group is to promote the study of twentieth-century communism and facilitate scholarly exchanges across both national and disciplinary boundaries.

Among our activities we maintain a blog providing news of current events, publications and work in progress and a register of members and their research interests. We also organise an annual day conference as well as occasional seminars and panels at the PSA Annual Conference.

Membership of the group and attendance at its events is free to PSA members. The group also supports the journal Twentieth Century Communism: a journal of international history and members of the group can subscribe to the journal at the reduced rate of £15 p.a.

Non-PSA members who wish to be added to the group’s mailing list should contact the group’s convenor. Non-PSA members are also welcome to attend any event organised by the group on payment of a small charge. The standard non-members’ subscription rate to Twentieth Century Communism is £20 p.a.

If you would like to be added to the group membership list; would like further details of the group and its activities; or would like to circulate information to group members please contact the group convenor, Kevin Morgan: kevin.morgan@manchester.ac.uk.

 

Published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/communism-specialist-group-of-the-political-studies-association

 

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The Black Rock

WORLD CONGRESS OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL SCIENCES – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ADPOL-2012

29 November -02 December 2012

Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa, Antalya, Turkey

Dear Colleagues

We would like to invite you to submission proposals for the “World Congress of Administrative and Political Sciences” which will take place on November 29 – November 02, 2012, at the Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa in Antalya in Turkey.

We made a special agreement with the Queen Elizabeth Elite Suite Hotel & Spa for you. While you have been sharing ideas with your colleagues coming from all over the world at the conference, you can catch a wonderful holiday opportunity with your family or partner with prices start from “all inclusive” 35 € (all meals, soft and alcoholic beverages will be unlimited) . Furthermore, it is free of charge for your children!

Let’s meet the historical and holiday city inAntalyainTurkey. 

Best regards

Professor Dr. Andreea Iluzia IACOB

President of the Conference

Abstract submissions due: June 30, 2012.

Start here to submit abstracts to this conference
Step one of the submIssIon process

For more information please visit the conference official web site:
www.adpol.org
 
IN COLLABORATION WITH:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Pretoria University

John Hopkins University

Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Ankara University

Turkish Informatics Association

Elsevier Publication LTD.

ScienceDirect

Thomson Reuters

 

PUBLICATION OF THE PAPERS

All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428) by ELSEVIER and will be indexed ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).

All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals. 

 

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

All submissions are subject to a peer-review process.

Full and Short Papers

Reflection Papers

Posters/Demonstrations

Exhibits

Tutorials

Panels

Roundtables

Workshop

Virtual Presentation

Product/Services Presentations

 

TOPICS

Agriculture Policies Law and Economics
Apartment Management Local Government and Urban Politics
Business Administration Management Information Systems
Business Law Management Science
Change Management Management Theories
Civil Society Management Marketing Research and Strategy
Communications Management Office Management
Construction Management Operations Research
Corporate Governance Organizational Behavior & Theory
Cost Management Organizational Communication
Decision Sciences Policies
Development Planning and Policy Political Sciences
Economic Development Political Sciences and International Relations
Economic Methodology Political Sociology
Economic Policy Political Theories
Economic Systems Politics
Economics Policies Product Management
Education Policies Production and Organizations
Educational Management Production/Operations Management
Entrepreneurship Public Administration
European Union Policies Public Administration and Small Business Entrepreneurship
European Union Relations Public Choice
Finance & Investment Public Economics and Finance
Financial Economics Public Policies
Global Business Public Relations
Government Management Public Responsibility and Ethics
Growth; Aggregate Productivity Regulatory Economics
Healthcare Management Resource Management
Healthy Policies School Management
Higher Education Management Strategic Management Policy
Household Behavior and Family Economics Stress Management
Human Resources Management Supply Change Management
Information Technology Management Systems Management
International Business Systems Thinking
International Economics Taxes (related areas of taxes)
International Finance Technological Change; Research and Development
International Management Technology & Innovation
International Relations Time Management
International Relationship Total Quality Management
Labor Economics Tourism and Hospitality Management
Labor Relations Travel/Transportation/Tourism
Law Welfare Economics

 

ACCOMMODATION

We were special agreement with the Hotel for the conference participants only. The all-inclusive room rate (per person); triple 35 Euro, Double 35 Euro and single 48 Euro. For more information please visit the conference official web site:  www.psysoc.net. if you make hotel reservation, historical places tour is free for you in 01 December 2011 (Perge, Aspendos & Side). For more information: http://www.adpol.org/accammodation.htm

Deadlines & Important Dates

Abstract Submissions*: June 30, 2012

Full Paper Submissions: September 30, 2012

Early Hotel Reservation: October 15, 2012

Early Registration: October 15, 2012

Conference Dates: November 29 – December 02, 2012

Camera-ready for Elsevier: December 20, 2012

* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in four (4) day.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

The abstracts can be one-page long (200-300 words). The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations (These elements may need some adaptation in the case of discussion papers: Background, Purpose of Study, Sources of Evidence, Main Argument, and Conclusions). Please note that some elements are optional in abstracts. 

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VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION

Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.

 

WEATHER

The winter is mild and rainy in Antalya. Nearly 300 days of the year is sunny and one can swim from April to November. In Antalya in the day time, the average weather at the end of the November is high 24°C and low 16°C.

TRAVEL AND VISA

The direct and regular flights are available to Antalyafrom most of the countries of the world in April. You can find concerned flight companies’ names from the web-site of Antalya International Airport (AYT). http://www.antaliaairport.com/en/index.asp . Some countries citizens will need a visa for Turkey which can be easily obtained directly from the immigration office in Istanbul Airport. Please visit Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs guide for visa information www.e-konsolosluk.net/Visa/Visa_Welcome.aspx.  

 

We will provide you FREE transfer services from the Antalya Airport– Hotel –Antalya Airport transfer.

PERGE, ASPENDOS & SIDE TOUR (December 01 or 2, 2012)

ANTALYA SHOPPING – OLD CITY& MUSEUMS TOUR (EVERYDAY)

Start here to submit abstracts to this conference
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For more information please visit the conference official web site: www.adpol.org         

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Heraclitus

PHILOSOPHER KINGS?

HOW PHILOSOPHY INFORMS REAL POLITICS TODAY

A new series of 5 weekly lectures by major practicing politicians, in May – June 2012, on Thursday evenings. With responses from leading political philosophers. Held in Lecture Theatre 2, University of East Anglia, Norwich

Free admission: All welcome. [Please note: starting-times of talks vary.]

 

May 10: 5.15pm  Jon Cruddas MP, “The good society”.

Response by Dr. Liz McKinnell, Philosophy, UEA

 

May 17: 6pm  Lord Maurice Glasman, “Labour ideology”.                 

Response by Professor Alan Finlayson, Political, Social and International Studies , UEA

 

May 24: 6pm  David Willetts MP, title tba.

Response by Dr. Alex Brown, Political, Social and International Studies, UEA.

 

May 31: 7.30pm (time tbc)  A major Green speaker, tbc.

Response by Dr. Rupert Read, Philosophy, UEA.

 

June 7: 6pm  Baroness Ros Scott, “Localism”.

Response by Professor Molly Scott-Cato, Roehampton Institute. 

 

For further information, contact: Series organiser Rupert Readr.read@ uea.ac.uk  01603 592079

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‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Cedric Robinson

CEDRIC ROBINSON PUBLIC LECTURE

Dear friends and colleagues

It is with great pleasure that we announce an upcoming event with Cedric Robinson, Professor in the Department of Black Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Public Lecture with Cedric Robinson

Staging Black Radicalism
Tuesday 29 November 6.30pm
Queen Mary, University of London
Art Two Lecture Theatre
Mile End Campus – map available here: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/about/howtofindus/mileend/

Cedric Robinson is the author of Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition, Terms of Order: Political Science and the Myth of Leadership and Black Movements in America. He is also the author of numerous articles on US, African and Caribbean political thought; Western social theory, film and the press. His most recent work includes The Anthropology of Marxism, a monograph study of the historical and discursive antecedents of Marxism, and research into anti-Facism in Africa and the African Diaspora in the 1920s and 1930s.

Co-organised and sponsored by: Centre for Ethics and Politics (Queen Mary, University of London) Centre for Cultural Studies (Goldsmiths, University of London)

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Frances Fox Piven

FRANCES FOX PIVEN BOOK EVENT

Book Reception: Frances Fox Piven, Monday, October 10th, 2011, 6:00-8:00PM, 25 Broadway 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004

The sociologist and political scientist Frances Fox Piven and her late husband Richard Cloward have been famously credited by Glenn Beck with devising the “Cloward/Piven Strategy,” a world view responsible, according to Beck, for everything from creating a “culture of poverty” and fomenting “violent revolution” to causing global warming and the recent financial crisis. Called an “enemy of the people,” over the past year Piven has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign of hatred and disinformation, spearheaded by Beck.

How is it that a distinguished university professor, past president of the American Sociological Association, and recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her work on behalf of the poor and for American voting rights, has attracted so much negative attention? For anyone who is skeptical of the World According to Beck, here is a guide to the ideas that Glenn fears most.

Who’s Afraid of Frances Fox Piven? is a concise, accessible introduction to Piven’s actual thinking (versus Beck’s outrageous claims), from her early work on welfare rights and “poor people’s movements,” written with her late husband Richard Cloward, through her influential examination of American voting habits, and her most recent work on the possibilities for a new movement for progressive reform. A major corrective to right-wing bombast, this essential book is also a rich source of ideas and inspiration for anyone interested in progressive change.

Frances Fox Piven is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the author of the bestselling Poor People’s Movements, Regulating the Poor, and Why Americans Don’t Vote (with the late Richard A. Cloward), as well as The War At Home, Keeping Down the Black Vote, and many other books. She lives in New York City.

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Smoke Monster

MONSTERS OF THE MARKET

Please get your library to order this title!

http://www.brill.nl/monsters-market

Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism
David McNally

Monsters of the Market investigates the rise of capitalism through the prism of the body-panics it arouses. Drawing on folklore, literature and popular culture, the book links tales of monstrosity from early-modern England, including Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, to a spate of recent vampire- and zombie-fables from sub-Saharan Africa, and it connects these to Marx’s persistent use of monster-metaphors in his descriptions of capitalism. Reading across these tales of the grotesque, Monsters of the Market offers a novel account of the cultural and corporeal economy of a global market-system. The book thus makes original contributions to political economy, cultural theory, commodification-studies and ‘body-theory’.

Biographical note:
David McNally, Ph.D (1983) is Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto. He is the author of five previous books and has published widely on political economy, Marxism, and contemporary social justice movements.

Readership
All those interested in Marxism, cultural studies, global political economy, as well as students of literature, folklore and popular culture.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction

1. Dissecting the Labouring Body: Frankenstein, Political Anatomy and the Rise of Capitalism
‘Save my body from the surgeons’
The culture of dissection: anatomy, colonisation and social order
Political anatomy, wage-labour and destruction of the English commons  
Anatomy and the corpse-economy
Monsters of rebellion
Jacobins, Irishmen and Luddites: rebel-monsters in the age of Frankenstein
The rights of monsters: horror and the split society

2. Marx’s Monsters: Vampire-Capital and the Nightmare-World of Late Capitalism
Dialectics and the doubled life of the commodity
The spectre of value and the fetishism of commodities
‘As if by love possessed’: vampire capital and the labouring body
Zombie-labour and the ‘monstrous outrages’ of capital
Money: capitalism’s second nature  
‘Self-birthing’ capital and the alchemy of money
Wild money: the occult economies of late-capitalist globalisation
Enron: case-study in the occult economy of late capitalism
‘Capital comes into the world dripping in blood from every pore’

3. African Vampires in the Age of Globalisation
Kinship and accumulation: from the old witchcraft to the new Zombies, vampires, and spectres of capital: the new occult economies of globalising capitalism  
African fetishes and the fetishism of commodities
The living dead: zombie-labourers in the age of globalisation
Vampire-capitalism in Sub-Saharan Africa   
Bewitched accumulation, famished roads, and the endless toilers of the Earth

Conclusion: Ugly Beauty: Monstrous Dreams of Utopia
References
Index
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Jodi Dean - The Communist Horizon

JODI DEAN – THE COMMUNIST HORIZON

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Jodi Dean – The Communist Horizon
Public Lecture – Open to all. No registration
Thursday 19th May, 6.30pm, Room B34, Birkbeck Main Building

The antagonism that cuts across capitalist countries is increasingly apparent. Dominant ideological forces can’t obscure it. So they name it and they name it communism. The communist horizon is our horizon.

Jodi Dean is Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She has authored or edited ten books, including, most recently, ‘Democracy and other Neoliberal Fantasies’ (Duke 2009) and “Blog Theory’ (Polity 2010). She is the co-editor of Theory & Event.

Julia Eisner
Institute for the Humanities (BIH)
Institute for Social Research (BISR)
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX
T:  (0) 20 7631 6612

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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