First Dog on the Moon (Andrew Marlton) is an Australian Walkley Award winning political cartoonist and satirist. His cartoons appear regularly in The Guardian.
First Dog on the Moon also has his own website, which you can check out here.
This cartoon first appeared in The Guardian’s online edition on 21 July, 2014
this beautiful and moving poem about Gaza is by my good friend Samah Sabawi. Samah has kindly given me permission to reproduce it. It has already been posted on my Live from Occupied Palestine blog, but I also wanted to share on Red Butterfly Effect.
Samah is a Palestinian-Australian poet and playwright, who writes regularly for a range of media websites on Palestine and human rights. She is currently preparing for the premier of her latest play, Tales of A City by the Sea, which is a Palestinian story of love, separation and resistance set in Gaza. The play will premier in November in Melbourne.
Samah tweets at @gazaheart and you can check out her website, Tales of a City by the Sea by clicking here.
in solidarity, Kim
Taeyang from my favourite Korean idol group, Big Bang released his first song of his new album on June 3. A few weeks later, his label YG Entertainment announced they would be embarking on a Cover Project where its artists would do covers of songs by other artists on their label. The first one being a cover of Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips.
While I am a big fan of Akdong Musician and have been playing their new album PLAY non-stop for weeks, it is actually Tablo’s reimagined version with new lyrics, which is my favourite so far. This is not surprising given I have been a long time fan of Tablo and Epik High, with them probably being my all time favourite Korean hip hop group (with Drunken Tiger and Soul Dive coming just after them).
In the last day or so, Eric Nam, who originally came to public attention by covering kpop songs on youtube, has released an english language version of the song. I doubt any of my favourite Korean indie rock groups will release a version of the song, but if they did I am sure they would also do an amazing job!
TAEYANG – original release
TABLO – Reimagined version (with new lyrics in english by Tablo)
ERIC NAM – english version of original Taeyang version