The latest episode (number 12!) of Mobius Mixdown is out Download the whole set as one big Mp3 here. All the track names are in set list below as well as some more info about joint Palestinian-Israeli internet radio station All For peace.
Mobius Mixdown Vol. 12
1. Ween, “Voodoo Lady”
2. Peaches, “Suck and Let Go”
3. Kimya Dawson, “5 Years”
4. Funki Porcini, “16 Megatons”
5. Tom Waits, “Step Right Up”
6. Charles Mingus, “Boogie Stop Shuffle”
7. Ladytron, “Seventeen”
8. Medeski Martin & Wood, “Anonymous Skulls”
9. Tortoise, “Salt The Skies”
10. Nitin Singh, “Indian Secret”
11. Sam Prekop, “The Company”
12. Dufus, “Wrinkle”
13. Stereolab, “The Man With 100 Cells”
“A central aspect of the conflict between the two people arises from the distance and alienation between them. Common sense dictates that the more we know each other the less we will hate, be angry at and fear each other. A large portion of each of the two populations does not know the other side at all, except for what they learn through the local media, which do not always paint a picture truly reflecting the other side. In fact, the media generally emphasize only the negative aspects. Showing the true face of each side will assist in grappling with these obstacles, which have been built up over the years of the conflict, and will assist in opening hearts towards the better days to come.
One of the items most lacking in the Middle East is hope. The loss of hope is also the greatest threat to both peoples. Both populations have undergone periods almost impossible to bear in recent years, and many people have ceased believing that the situation can change. The existence of a sane voice, which invites its listeners to become part of an involved group of citizens who are not willing to forgo a better future, can assist by serving as the ray of light at the end of the tunnel.
Even if today, at the height of the bloody conflict between the two peoples, it seems as if the current reality will never change, we must not forget the possibility of another alternative – a more optimistic one, which sees the possibility of an end to the conflict. Therefore, it would be most proper to prepare both peoples for the morning after the conflict. After all, genuine peace will be achieved and based on a strong bond between both peoples and not their leaders – and this bond must be established and strengthened already today.”