Month: December 2011

Embroidery in Childhood

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1 “Empathise with the maelstrom,” he would cry through the tenement windows, flying down concrete steps five at a time, hammering on doors, howling through keyholes, careering through grim corridors dripping with garish sprayed on colour and tangled tricolour streamers. “Empathise with the maelstrom; we’re freemen of this city!” Flashing blue lights, amid the dashing dancing neon, reflected in broken glass windows, searchlights, lighting the grey concrete towers as hamstrung youths caught in the headlights wait […]

A Conversation With Nick Lowe

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Nick Lowe is a songwriter pure and simple. He’s been a pop star too and a record producer, in fact if you were to put together a flow chart of the development of English pop music during the late 70’s and early 80’s, the lines, trunks and arrows, would consistently point in his direction, such is Nick’s influence over Punk and New Wave music. From his roots playing the Camden gin palaces coining the rambunctious Pub Rock […]