you don’t want to bring the arms house

My arm is proper fucked up, so consider this something of an intermission. While I figure out what to do about that, some short posts with audio will be the order of the day. I did a talk at the Audio Poverty conference about blogging, fanzines, music journalism and occulture:

It’s sans powerpoint but …

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Eden + Eshun + Rupture + Awesome tapes = Audio Poverty

Audio Poverty » AP Archivism. At the Audio Poverty Festival in Berlin I moderated a panel discussion featuring Kodwo Eshun, DJ Rupture, Brian Shimkovitz (awesome tapes from Africa). It was great, and rather than have me review it here, you can now download an mp3 of the whole thing via the link above!

more zines

So, not a great day to fly to Berlin but at least I can sit out the delays at the airport by doing a bit of blogging (on a borrowed laptop I hasten to add). It makes me feel quite the sophisticated international traveller, I can tell you. History Is Made At Night on Zines, …

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John Eden meets Simon Reynolds by the zine rack at Compendium

ReynoldsRetro Completely unexpurgated* interviews conducted by Simon Reynolds for his Guardian piece on zines.. Featuring (in order of appearance) ME (Woofah and my long distinguished history of zine-nerdery) , ELODIE AMANDINE ROY (Applejack), JON DALE (Astronauts), MIKE MCGONIGAL (Yeti/Chemical Imbalance), JOLY MCFIE (Better Badges) *i.e. includes my own typos and half finished sentences because I …

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licking stamps, listening to ipod

…was mainly spent in the post office and drinking (tho not at the same time). It amazes me how many people come out of the woodwork this time of year who have no idea about post office etiquette. Like, yes, you have to bring your own box for the things you are sending – and …

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Woofah #3 is being printed

Right now! I am very excited about this, but don’t want to give too much away before it arrives. In the meantime please treat yourself to a “behind the scenes” feature about the world’s best Reggae/Grime/Dubstep fanzine courtesy of Beyond The Implode: A Day In The Life of a Woofah Contributor

Dot Rotten meets Blackdown and Saxon uptown

We featured Young Dot in Woofah issue 1’s feature on upcoming Grime MCs, but we missed something then which fits so nicely into the Woofah worldview that I’m kicking myself now. Young Dot subsequently mutated into Dot Rotten, and killed off his former incarnation with the excellent “RIP Young Dot” mixtape. It’s one of my …

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