Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

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David Byrne has done a podcast that has this amazing mix of 1970s – 1980s Middle Eastern disco. More shows here

Great interview with scientist Carl Sagan from the 1980s

The accordion nowadays features in Roma community begging scams and the musical repertoire of North Korea. As a kid I can remember my Uncle Noel being able to play one, he had apparently learned music by ear. They are fiendishly complicated devices to look at. I found this video about the last accordion repair shop in New York fascinating.

Great wide ranging interview with RuPaul

And finally an interview with Steve Jobs on Japanese TV. The questions are thoughtful and the pace of the interview more relaxed than in the West. More on Steve Jobs here.