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Roundup November, 5 2011

Selectism | Around the Web #music #sports #mecca #motocycles


01. Hajilive: You Tube Live from Mecca.

Views from inside Mecca. Stunning view. (youtube)

02. 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 does naked the right way

“You can go ahead and tear down that poster of the Triumph Street Triple R. The 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 has officially debuted, and the bike promises to bring naked performance to a new level. Essentially a de-bodied F3 Supersport, the Brutale 675 packs 113 horsepower and tips the scales at a feathery 358 pounds dry. MV Agusta has also equipped its naked warrior with a ride-by-wire system that boats four preset engine maps as well as a user-customizable tune. Eight-mode traction control is also part of the package. The 675 cc three-cylinder engine utilizes some pretty trick engineering..” (autoblog)

03. The Rise of the Female Distance Runner

“… So what exactly were the “long distances” writer John Underwood was referring to? A mile and a half. For even the most recreational of racers set to compete in this Sunday’s 2011 ING New York City Marathon, that would barely even constitute a warm-up.” (grantland)

04. The Essential… Jeff Mills

“As he prepares to play Turin’s Club To Club festival this weekend, we salute the work of the Detroit native who, as both DJ and composer, revolutionised electronic music over the course of the 1990s. To those of you familiar with Mills’ work, the next 10 pages will simply jog your memory, and prompt you to fish out those prized, well-worn Axis and Purpose Maker 12″s from the depths of your collection. To those of you who’ve yet to fully acquaint yourself with the master, this is your indispensable route in.” (fact)

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