This blog is defunct! Check out my new music blog at Sonicrampage.org.
If you have HBO, you really should be watching The Wire. It really is the best thing on television at the moment. The third season is showing right now, and the first season has just been released on dvd. It's an absolutely superb story of policework and community interactions in Baltimore, one of the most murderous cities in America. Well worth checking out if you haven't had the chance yet.
The Central Asia piece is on its way, I've sat down to finish it as I am not working tomorrow, it's just taking longer than anticipated.