swearing makes you more believable

it's true! everyone knows that though.

The authors called the distinction "significant", saying: "Testimonies containing swearwords were perceived as more credible than swearword-free testimonies. Hence it is concluded that swearing increases believability of statements."
They added: "One likely reason is that swearing can be construed as a sign of emotional involvement and thus as a sign of sincerity.
"If one wants to appear credible, it is recommendable to utter an occasional swearword. Although this seemed to be true for statements of suspects and victims, it is not necessarily true for all statements. For example, it seems unlikely that a swearing member of parliament is perceived as credible."

for fucks sake.
they don't tell us anything about the gender of the swearers, or of the swearees. that might be interesting.


new epsilon

from here. actually i don't know how 'new' it is, i just know i never heard it before.
epsilon: the cruel no answer
epsilon: love is in arrears

i like the first one best.

i hate breakcore

i stumbled across 'i hate breakcore' the other day and promptly got myself an account. among other interesting things, they have a searchable archive of slsk breakcore room quotes. it has the following drawbacks: it's impossible to tell how big the archive is or view it in its entirety (searches apparently trawl 'last 500 quotes'). quotes are brief, specific, and decontextualised. and entries are dated by when they were posted, as opposed to when they occurred. nonetheless, it does seem, as it says on the tin, to be the 'largest online repository for breakcore quotes'. hopefully it'll keep growing. i'm interested in the ethical status of such repositories for research purposes, for probably obvious reasons. same with this one of noise room interactions, or even the mediadefender corpus (let alone the actual noise room or the actual breakcore room). are these things in the public domain or not? what counts ethically as legitimate material for research/analysis?


france to cut pirates off


Thanks to a ground-breaking industry agreement backed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, internet users in France that download unauthorized music and movies could find their internet access cut off by the government.
according to the times:
The proposals, which would put France at the vanguard of the global fight against digital bootlegging, follow a policy review by Denis Olivennes, the chairman of Fnac, the retail chain.
Illegal internet downloads have caused a plunge in Fnac's music sales in recent years. It has been estimated that a billion media files were downloaded in France last year.

the bbc says:
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the deal was a "decisive moment for the future of a civilised internet".
Net firms will monitor what their customers are doing and pass on information about persistent pirates to the new independent body. Those identified will get a warning and then be threatened with either being cut off or suspended if they do not stop illegal file-sharing.
The agreement between net firms, record companies, film-makers and government was drawn up by a special committee created to look at the problem of the net and cultural protection.
Denis Olivennes, head of the French chain store FNAC, who chaired the committee said current penalties for piracy - large fines and years in jail - were "totally disproportionate" for those young people who do file-share illegally.
In return for agreeing to monitor net use, film-makers agreed to speed up the transfer of movies to DVD and music firms pledged to support DRM-free tracks on music stores.
The deal was hailed by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the global interests of the music business.
"This is the single most important initiative to help win the war on online piracy that we have seen so far," it said in a statement.



tunefreak ep, przyczepili dinozaura do plota, on illphabetik here. the only tunefreak stuff i've come across that isn't on compilations. i really like illphabetik, they're the people who put out (among a great many other cool releases) the amenathon.


terror in the crypt

aka crypt of the vampire. 1963. christopher lee. based on le fanu's carmilla. scary.


a review

on this rather attractive blog - which happens to be run by lfo demon. the original page in its entirety:

Ich hatte völlig vergessen, das hier zu bloggen: Andrew Whelan, Betreiber dieses Blogs, hat an der Universität Dublin eine Dissertation über die Interaktion im Breakcore-Raum des Filesharing-Netzwerks Soulseek geschrieben. Der Ansatz läuft unter "ethnographischer Milieuforschung" und als eher empirische geschulter Mensch habe ich doch so meine Zweifel am Sinn dieser Arbeit. Da könnte man ja auch Arbeiten über Kneipengespräche schreiben. Kann man ja auch gerne, nur was soll da der Erkenntnisgewinn sein? Ähnlich sinnentleert geht es dann auch in Teilen der Arbeit zu, wo aus Chat-Gesprächen auf teils untergalaktischem Niveau Standpunkte (etwa Fragen zur Ästhetik von Samples) eruiert werden. Möglicherweise bin ich aber auch nur angepisst, da ich selbst solche Unterhaltungen miterleben durfte und sie in nicht gerade guter Erinnerung habe.
Als problematisch sehe ich an diesem Ansatz ist, dass den Unterhaltungen nachträglich Sinn verliehen wird - fast möchte ich sagen: Sinn hineininterpretiert wird, wo ursprünglich keiner ist. Wenn ich etwas über Ästhetik wissen will, dann erscheinen mir im Zweifelsfall Gedanken von Adorno doch relevanter als die eines betrunker Vollhorstes in einem Chatraum.
Neben den Chatgesprächen wurden in der Arbeit auch Texte über Breakcore verarbeitet, etwa von DJ/RUPTURE oder LFO DEMON (ehe man sich versieht ist man selbst das Objekt wissenschaftlicher Forschung).
Trotz dieser Skepsis gegenüber der verwendeten Methodik ist die Arbeit ein erfrischend anderer Zugang auf den Topos. Im Vergleich zu der Wüste, die im deutschsprachigen Raum zu Cultural Studies herrscht, werden hier Phänomene auf der Höhe der Zeit verhandelt.

Coprolalia and Shibboleths als pdf
Eine Auflistung aller Kapitel einzeln

2 Responses to “PhD Thesis on Breakcore”

  1. henning Says:

    über die kneipe wurde schon viel geschrieben (z.B.: http://www.amazon.de/Die-Kneipe-Franz-Dröge/dp/3518113801/ref=sr_1_1/303-2539281-6632212?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193929907&sr=8-1 )…
    warum soll das denn kein erkenntnisgewinn bringen?!

  2. Kneipen und die darin stattfindenden Gespräche können natürlich Objekt wissenschaftlicher Forschung sein und untersucht werden - mir kam es in der obigen Arbeit aber so vor, als würden dort Positionen aus dem BlaBla abgeleitet, die so nicht gefallen sind. Die Frage ist eher, was das Forschungsinteresse ist. Aber vielleicht kann ich zu dem Thema gar nichts sagen, da ich voreingenommen bin und selbst in der Arbeit auftauche. Besser andere Milieus untersuchen und nicht die, in denen man sich selbst befindet.

i can't read german, but i know how comically mangling babelfish can be, and it doesn't disappoint in this instance:

I had completely forgotten to bloggen here: Andrew Whelan, operator of this Blogs, wrote a thesis at the University of Dublin over the interaction in the BREAK core area of the file sharing network Soulseek. The beginning runs under "ethnographischer environment research" and as rather empirical trained humans has I nevertheless so my doubts about the sense of this work. There one could write also work over tavern discussions. Can one also gladly, only which there the realization gain should be? Similarly sense-emptied it happens then also in parts of the work, where from Chat discussions on partly under-galactic level points of view (for instance questions to the aesthetics of Samples) are eruiert. Possibly I am only angepisst in addition, since I was allowed to see such maintenances and her into not straight of good memory have.
As problematic I see at this beginning am that sense is later lent to the maintenances - nearly I would like to say: Sense is in-interpreted, where none is original. If I want to know something about aesthetics, then in the case of doubt thoughts of Adorno appear to me nevertheless more relevantly than betrunker full refuge in a Chatraum.
Beside the Chatgespraechen in the work also texts over BREAK core were processed, approximately of DJ/RUPTURE or LFO DEMON (before one provides oneself is one the object of scientific research).
Despite this skepticism in relation to used methodology the work is recreating other entrance on the Topos. Compared with the desert, which prevails in the German-speaking countries to Cultural Studies, phenomena on the height of the time are negotiated here.

Coprolalia and Shibboleths as pdf
A listing of all chapters individually

2 Responses tons of “PhD Thesis on Breakcore”

  1. henning Says:

    over the tavern one wrote already much (e.g.: http://www.amazon.de/Die tavern Franz Droege/dp/3518113801/ref=sr_1_1/303-2539281-6632212?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193929907&sr=8-1)…
    why no realization gain is to bring?!

  2. unkultur Says:

    Taverns and the discussions taking place therein can be and examine naturally object of scientific research - it seemed to me however in such a way in the above work, as if positions were derived there from the BlaBla, which is so not fallen. The question is rather, which the interest of research is. But perhaps I cannot say nothing at all to the topic, since I am partial and emerge even in the work. Better different environments examine and not those, in which one is.

as it happens, i like the analogy to 'tavern speech'. this is the indispensable lfo demon article discussed in the thesis, it has since been expanded.


mc chris

mc chris: peer gint.
mc chris can be found here (including acapellas and a tune called 'harry potter').




“As a living, socio-ideological concrete thing, as heteroglot opinion, language, for the individual consciousness, lies on the borderline between oneself and the other. The word in language is half someone else’s. It becomes “one’s own” only when the speaker populates it with his own intention, his own accent, when he appropriates the word, adapting it to his own semantic and expressive intention. Prior to this moment of appropriation, the word does not exist in a neutral and impersonal language … rather it exists in other people’s mouths, in other people’s contexts … Language is not a neutral medium that passes freely and easily into the private property of the speaker’s intentions; it is populated – overpopulated – with the intentions of others”.

Bakhtin, Mikhail. 1981. The Dialogic Imagination, edited by Michael Holquist (trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist). London: University of Texas Press: pp. 293-294.

rabelais, carnival (bakhtin) etc.:

didn't really work, but i've wanted to do a carnival loltheorist for ages. maybe i'll have another go.

habermas. somehow it seemed suitable with emo kids, not sure why.

hebdige, birmingham school etc.:

as you can tell, i am photoshop n00b.


best grind vocalist

of the last 25 minutes:
cemetery rapist: my cock engulfed in carnage

yes, that's the name of the band, and yes, that's the name of the tune. you probably don't wanna know what the album is called.



1000 times

the following occurred on the 29th of last month:

[Luminette] and also in the breakcore folder, Shitmat --> full english breakfast
[Mmm] haha
[Mmm] good breakcore
[Luminette] this motherfucker didn't even do it
[Luminette] swear
[Luminette] none of the shitheads who come in here trying to sample stuff
[Luminette] even follow through with things
[Luminette] if you try to help them experience some breakcore
[Luminette] it's any room, any music
[Luminette] raw shit
[Luminette] and stuff
[Bob@Work] Coprolalia and Shibboleths: musical and textual interaction in the Breakcore room
[Bob@Work] Coprolalia and Shibboleths: musical and textual interaction in the Breakcore room
[Bob@Work] http://www.archive.org/details/coprolalia_and_shibboleths
[Bob@Work] wtf
[Luminette] watz
[Luminette] just looked
[Luminette] dunno
[Bob@Work] http://ia340928.us.archive.org/1/items/coprolalia_and_shibboleths/A_Whelan_Vita_07.pdf
[Luminette] probably some niggas tryin to get more people to come see me here bc i'm really cool
[Bob@Work] http://231074.blogspot.com
[Sherpah] lol
[Bob@Work] i feel like a guinea pig
[Bob@Work] http://ia340929.us.archive.org/1/items/coprolalia_and_shibboleths/13-bibliography.pdf
[Bob@Work] Bibliography
[Luminette] i should be in charge of DJing ALL music
[Luminette] if only I had like 10 other me's
[Luminette] to stay in charge of hunting and supplying me with the premium material i need
[Bob@Work] i probably shouldn't be in charge of anything
[Gestalt] big dj's offen have assistants that prelisten to records for them
[Gestalt] but that would never be anyone here
[Luminette] well
[Luminette] i'm that big of a deal
[Luminette] but i don't approve of other peoples tastes
[Luminette] people just suck at music
[Luminette] all of you included, i'm sure
[Luminette] no offense but you hear good things and think they're shit, and often hear shitty things and think they're good
[Luminette] so i can pretty solidly say as much
[Gestalt] whatever wanker
[Luminette] i need me clones
[Luminette] to do the hunting for me
[Luminette] hey- it's not my fault you suck at music
[Bob@Work] i hope so
[Gestalt] what have you done that doesn't suck
[Sherpah] lol
[Sherpah] kids.. ;)
[Sherpah] u wanna hear music that didnt suck ? u should have gone to the ELEVATE FESTIVAL last WE
[Luminette] what haev i done that doesn't suck
[Luminette] what DON'T i do that doesn't suck
[Luminette] i exhude a visible aura of greatness, man
[Luminette] unless i keep it hidden
[Luminette] which i do almost always
[Luminette] so as not to draw unwanted attention
[analblast] you exude an unpleasant odor of shit
[Kaszi46] good morning to all:P
[analblast] morning
[Bob@Work] hi there
[Sherpah] lol Lumi :)
[Gestalt] I see nothing
[Gestalt] except shit talking
[Bob@Work] it's not shit talking, it's coprolalia
[Gestalt] corprolalia = shit talking
[Bob@Work] shhh
[Gestalt] that's the whole premise of that thesis and why it would never be accepted by any legitimate academic institution
[Luminette] is it progression if a cannibal uses a fork?
[Gestalt] no he's still a cannibal
[Gestalt] and most canibal's use forks
[Luminette] it was a point of vegan/vegetarian propaganda
[Luminette] :)
[Bob@Work] vegans really do have a healthy diet
[Bob@Work] which is why i only eat vegans
[Luminette] whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* Disconnected
* Entered room Breakcore
* Disconnected
* Entered room Breakcore
* Disconnected
* Entered room Breakcore

it's like a reflexive loop. thesis has hit 1000 downloads! as shown here. for some reason i was looking forward to this milestone. i don't really have a way of telling, but hopefully it hasn't just been one guy downloading an index over and over again or something.

oink r.i.p.

as shown on mtv! at the beeb. also see slyck here, indicating that media defender were monitoring the site. oink, invite only, is/was more 1337 and further up the p2p foodchain from me; i actually only heard about this story from someone on slsk. ars technica on the stampede for the new oink. these ppl are, apparently, affiliated with oink and reporting on what's happening from inside. the pirate bay evidently intend to step into the breach with a replacement site here, 'boink'. shockingly, demonoid is also down at the moment, and seemingly for the forseeable future. hurrah for big content.


oh dear

as of yet the variety of artists available on the tooth tunes toothbrush is not as wide as one might hope.


the noise wiki.
some great stuff here too (it actually seems to be avant gardening's site).


nothing here but dialogue from the slsk noise room.



migrant ict use

we had a project researching migrant use of the internet for civic and political purposes. here's some of the reading that was relevant to it:

Ackah, William and James Newman. 2003. “Ghanaian Seventh Day Adventists on and offline: problematising the virtual communities discourse.” Pp. 203-214 in The Media of Diaspora, edited by Karim H. Karim. London: Routledge.

Adeniyi, Abiodun Gabriel. 2007. Nigerian diaspora and the virtual construction of identity. Text of paper prepared for the Institute of Communications Studies (ICS) post-graduate conference holding 18.05.2007. Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds (http://www.personal.leeds.ac.uk/~icsfsp/papers_files/files/Abiodun_Adeniyi_paper.doc).

Androutsopoulos, Jannis. 2006. “Multilingualism, diaspora, and the Internet: Codes and identities on German-based diaspora websites.” Journal of Sociolinguistics vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 520-547.

Antonova, Slavka. 2000. Women Immigrants in Montreal and Internet. Studio XX (http://projets.studioxx.org/projets/TaT/english/analysis.pdf).

Belausteguigotia, M.. 2003. "The Zapatista Rebellion and the Use of Technology: Indian women online?". Indigenous Affairs 10 (2): 18-25.

Bernal, Victoria. 2006. “Diaspora, cyberspace and political imagination: the Eritrean diaspora online.” Global Networks vol. 6, no. 2: 161-179.

Bonini, Tiziano (2011) "Media as home making tools: life story of a Filipino migrant in Milan",Media, Culture and Society, 33(6), 869-883.

Chan, Brenda. 2006. “Virtual Communities and Chinese National Identity.”Journal of Chinese Overseas vol. 2, no. 1: 1-32.

Cotter, Gertrude. 2004. A Guide to Published Research on Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Immigrants in Ireland. Integrating Ireland (http://www.integratingireland.ie/pdfs/13_Guide%20to%20Published%20Research%20on%20Refugees,%20Asylum%20Seekers%20and%20Immigrants%20in%20Ireland.pdf).

Cullen, Paul. 2002. Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Ireland. Cork University Press.

Danet, Brenda and Susan Herring (eds.). 2007. The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dent, A. S. (2012). Piracy, circulatory legitimacy, and neoliberal subjectivity in Brazil. Cultural Anthropology, 27(1), 28-49.

Diehl, C. , and M. Blohm. 2001. "Apathy, adaptation or ethnic mobilization? On the attitudes of a politically excluded group". Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 27(3): 401-420.

Ejorh, Theophilus. N.d.. Immigration and Citizenship: African Immigrants in Ireland. UCD Migration and Citizenship Research Initiative (http://www.ucd.ie/mcri/immigration_and_citizenship.pdf).

Forte, Maximilian. 2002. “‘We are not Extinct’: The Revival of Carib and Taino Identities, the Internet, and the Transformation of Offline Indigenes into Online ‘N-digenes’.” Sincronía: An Electronic Journal of Cultural Studies. Spring. http://sincronia.cucsh.udg.mx/CyberIndigen.htm

Forte, Maximilian. 2003. “Caribbean Aboriginals Online: Digitized Culture, Networked Representation.” Indigenous Affairs: Special Issue on Indigenous Peoples and Information Technology. No. 2: 32-37.

Forte, Maximilian. 2006. “Amerindian@Caribbean: The Modes and Meanings of 'Electronic Solidarity' in the Revival of Carib and Taino Identities.” In Kyra Marie Landzelius, ed., Native on the Net: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples in the Virtual Age, pp. 132-151. London: Routledge.

Fung, Anthony. 2002. “Identity politics, resistance and new media technologies: a Foucauldian approach to the study of the HKnet.” New Media & Society vol. 4, no. 2: 185-204.

Georgiou, Myria. 2003. Diasporic Communities On-Line: A Bottom-Up Experience of Transnationalism. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Marriott Hotel, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2003 (http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p111957_index.html)

Georgiou, Myria. 2003. Mapping Diasporic Media across the EU: Addressing Cultural Exclusion. London School of Economics and Political Science (http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/EMTEL/reports/georgiou_2003_emtel.pdf).

Hinrichs, Lars. 2006. Codeswitching on the Web: English and Jamaican Creole in E-mail Communication. Amsterdam: Benjamins

Ho, Chheng-Hong. 2007. "Negotiating Motherhood Using ICTs in Taiwan-US Transnational Households". Internet Research Annual, Volume 4, 2007, Peter Lang Publishing; edited Mia Consalvo and Caroline Haythornthwaite.

Hughes, Gerard, and Emma Quinn. 2004. The Impact of Immigration on Europe’s Societies: Ireland. European Migration Network (http://www.esri.ie/pdf/BKMNEXT057_Impact%20of%20Immigration.pdf).

Kanat, Kilic. 2005. “Ethnic Media and politics: The case of the use of the internet by Uyghur diaspora.” First Monday vol. 10, no. 7 (http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1259/1179).

King, Tony. 2003. “Rhodesians in hyperspace: the maintenance of a national and cultural identity.” Pp. 177-188 in The Media of Diaspora, edited by Karim H. Karim. London: Routledge.

Kuntsman, Adi. 2009. Figurations of Violence and Belonging: Queerness, Migranthood and Nationalism in Cyberspace and Beyond. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Leung, Linda. 2005. Virtual Ethnicity: Race, Resistance and the World Wide Web. London: Ashgate.

Leurs, K. & Ponzanesi, S. (2013). Intersectionality, digital identities and migrant youths. In C. Carter, L. Steiner & L. McLaughlin (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Media and Gender. London: Routledge.

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Leurs, K., Midden, E. & Ponzanesi, S. (2012). Digital multiculturalism in the Netherlands: Religious, ethnic, and gender positioning by Moroccan-Dutch youth. Religion and Gender, 2 (1), 150-175.

Leurs, K. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Mediated crossroads: Youthful digital diasporas. M/C Journal, 14(2), http://journal.media-culture.org.au/

Leurs, K. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Communicative spaces of their own. Migrant girls performing selves using Instant Messaging software. Feminist Review, 99, 55-78.

Lien, Pei-te. 2006. “Transnational Homeland Concerns and Participation in US Politics: A Comparison among Immigrants from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.” Journal of Chinese Overseas vol. 2, no. 1: 56-78.

Liu, Fengshu. 2009. "It is not merely about life on the screen: urban Chinese youth and the Internet café." Journal of Youth Studies vol. 12, no. 2: pp. 167-184.

Mainsah, H. (2011). Transcending the national imaginery: Digital online media and the transnational networks of ethnic minority youth in norway. In E. Eide & K. Nikunen (Eds.), Media in motion: Cultural complexity and migration in the Nordic region, (pp. 201-219). Surrey: Ashgate.

Mainsah, H. (2009). Ethnic minorities and digital technologies. New spaces for constructing identity. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Oslo University, Norway.

Mandaville, Peter. 2003. “Communication and diasporic Islam: a virtual unmah?” Pp. 135-147 in The Media of Diaspora, edited by Karim H. Karim. London: Routledge.

McLaughlin, W. Sean. 2003. “The use of the Internet for political action by non-state dissident actors in the Middle East” First Monday vol. 8, no.11 (http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1096/1016).

Meredyth, Denise, Julian Thomas, Scott Ewing, and Liza Hopkins. 2006. Wired High Rise: A Community Based Computer Network. Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne (http://www.sisr.net/publications/0603wiredfinal.pdf).

Miller, Daniel and Don Slater. 2001. The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach. Oxford: Berg.

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Oiarzabal, Pedro J. (2013). The Basque Diaspora Webscape: Identity, Nation, and Homeland, 1990s-2010s. Basque Diaspora and Migration Studies Series, No. 7. Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno.

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Oiarzabal, Pedro J. and Ulf-Dietrich Reips. (Eds.) Special Issue “Migration and the Internet: Social Networking and Diasporas.” Journal of Ethnicity and Migration Studies, Vol. 38, No. 9 (2012): 1333-1490.

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see also the bibliography maintained by Ismael Peña-López, also ICT use and connectivity of minority communities in Wales. this special issue of taja is also good, as is this one of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, and this special issue of Social Media and Society on forced migration and digital connectivity. last updated 24/4/18. the project produced a paper which we placed here.



some tunes by me from when i am moab, they're pretty good, some of my favourites, at least they're short.
moab: beatless home
moab: hacksaw lady
moab: disclaimer
and there's plenty more where that came from. i know it might look like i'm actually giving this music that i worked so hard to produce away, for nothing, or maybe i am desperately trying to raise interest in my artistic output. but this is not the case. i have worked out (in a jeremy bentham style) that these tunes are worth, mathematically and legally, that's right, $9,250 each, and i trust the fans to do the right thing. otherwise i'll just spamigate you for the money. best at high volume, cheers.

(re-uploaded 14/07/08)


shell to sea

shell to sea.
you can be sure of shell.


the audio from the whitehouse gig in dublin last month here. yes, wma, that's what the thing records as. it's been sitting on my computer for about a month. the gig was pretty good, but for some reason william bennett wasn't there. so that wasn't so good. note to philip best: lewd gestures do not a live gig make.