From Flying Lotus to Def Leppard: The 119th LA Weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians that we’ve been writing about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from Flying Lotus and HoneyLuv, hip-hop from GirlzLuhDev, rock from the Rolling Stones and Def Leppard, soul from Soul II Soul, and so much more.

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From Flying Lotus to Def Leppard

Also this week:

Print star Diamanda Galas told us that, “A lot of the soldiers with mutilated faces were used as research opportunities by surgeons at that time who were developing plastic surgery. A lot of them, they could have let die and they should have let die. But they didn’t because they felt them to be, to refer to Dalton Trumbo’s book, Johnny Got His Gun (famously the subject of Metallica’s “One”), useful living mangled flesh. In Trumbo’s book, you start out with this description from this guy who is dislocated. He doesn’t know where he is, he doesn’t know what’s going on and can’t see anything. By the end of the story, he finds out that he’s just a torso with no arms and no legs. He can’t hear. This has happened, and if you look at places like the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, you can see as early as 2007 there have been big arguments about this. There are people coming back from Afghanistan living in places with mold and no windows, and they’re put in these places because they have nowhere to go. No one’s going to take care of them. But we don’t see that in the news.”

























































































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