September reading links

Who Makes The Nazis is a new blog which is “Keeping an eye on the neo-fascists currently burrowing their way into a subculture near you…” off to a good start with yet more on Tony Wakeford, but also some more general ruminations on the neofolk scene which are very well argued. I especially liked the …

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Keith Allen in Gay Rasta Scandal

Or: Pseudo Gay Rastas part one Sex Boots Dread – Tickle Tune (Rinka, 1980) A nice bit of traditional toasting over the Pick Up The Pieces riddim: Me think about the lion as him rest upon the sand Me tink about the help that me have from white man And me want to crying Becah …

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Top Ten Hackney Films – Heckler issue 3

Issue 3 of the borough’s scurrilous subversive freesheet is now available online. All your news and analysis as well as a crucial rundown of cinematic masterpieces which have been shot in Hackney. Available around and about, but you can download a pdf here. Pdfs of previous issues also available, including “Top Ten Hackney Tracks” and …

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interview with The Hackney Citizen

On Saturday a young man was shot in London Fields, caught in the cross-fire of what can safely be assumed to be a gang related confrontation. The shooting took place during a community festival. In an uncanny echo of the “Day Today” “Dead Pigeon” sketch, Jules Pipe (the elected New Labour Mayor of Hackney) pointed …

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election selection correction dejection

I’m grateful to my old mucker Merrick for dropping by with his thoughts on the election. We’ve argued the toss about politics for well over 15 years now and I’m pleased that it looks like continuing until we are shouty old men. I’m sure that Merrick is correct that, nationally. people avoided the Greens and …

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election selection corrections

Basically turnout was high and Diane Abbott’s vote increased massively. Plus the Greens did much worse than I expected, and I overestimated the prospects for the Indepedents. There’s has been some consternation about a few hundred people getting locked out of polling stations last night. Whilst that’s unfortunate it’s unlikely to have made much of …

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ELECTION SELECTION CONNECTION

Thanks to the three prospective MPs for Hackney who have taken the time to comment below. It’s definitely to their credit that they seem to be seeking people out to have a conversation with, even cynical gits like me. This is for them: A superb bit of live MC bizness recorded at the last Trash …

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ELECTION SELECTION

Like a lot of people, my default position when it comes to electoral politics is abject cynicism. This hasn’t been helped recently with the knowledge that the next decade is going to be completely screwed up, post- banking crisis. So it’s easy to say “don’t vote – it only encourages them” and in fact I …

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Agit Disco 20 by Neil Transpontine « A G I T D I S C O

Agit Disco 20 by Neil Transpontine « A G I T D I S C O Neil is involved with the Transpontine and History Is Made At Night blogs. Agit Disco is Stefan Szczelkun’s collaborative series where people make a compilation of their favourite political music and then write a commentary. Neil’s contribution is great: …

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