…That Dubversion has (sadly, but probably inevitably) given up the blogging ghost over at Pounding System while Martin has continued to reach new heights of ting and ting including a blogclash with Kid Shirt on the subject of obscure TG and PTV compilations “23 Drifts to Guestling” and “Mission is Terminated”. Oh yeah and he sent me a soundclash tape, more about which later when I’ve heard it.
…Bangoutoforder has reached its gory conclusion with the much anticipated reprint of the author’s excellent overview of the power electronics scene. Nina over at Infinite Thought has been bigging it up (along with da loaf, which remains equally enigmatic).
…Sinister people hanging around the playground at Clissold Park. Not lusting after kids this time, but their parents:
“Excuse me, are you a single parent?”
“No.” [wtf? are you a benefits snooper or Daily Mail or what?]
“Well, do you know any single parents who might be interested in taking part in a programme for Channel 4?”
“No.” [with added “fuck off out of the playground before I report you, you parasitical scumbag!” stare]
Their leaflet was strewn around the park caff (on pink paper):
“… the makers of ‘Supernanny are looking to talk to fun loving single mums… successful, financially independent single mums… to see what YOU think of it as a concept…We’re looking for strong independent single mums who are fun loving – think Sex and the City types.”
…That, on a more positive note, local trouble makers Hackney Independent have produced a new newsletter exposing the subterfuge behind Foundation Schools.
…That this Friday’s Sick & Twisted includes an live set from the awe-inspirig LFO Demon, whose “Rave for Communism” I have previously raved about in no uncertain terms, and who is also responsible for the raggacore site and Sprengstoff label:
FRIDAY 12 AUGUST
LFO DEMON (live on stage 11.15)
From Berlin with breaks! LFO Demon has been producing manic breakcore for some time now and it’s our pleasure to have him at S&T.
DJ BROKEN YOLK 10.00 – 11.15
Listen as Yolk spins warped breakcore and raggacore mentalisms.
ROKKON 12.00 – 1.30
Also arriving from Berlin is breakcore / raggacore monster Rokkon. HE is part of Berlins ragacore.com crew and also runs Mindbender Records.
ALEX B -1.30 – 3.00
If it’s not deranged, he won’t play it. From the hardest gabba to the most
tortured breakcore and even some fine metal, Alex B will let it rip the air
plus the fantastic SICK AND TWISTED record stall stocking a fine selection
of vinyl, cd’s and t-shirts.
UPSTAIRS @ THE GARAGE, 20 – 22 HIGHBURY CORNER, LONDON
OPP. HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON TUBE/BR, 10pm-3am
info – sickandtwisted at ntlworld dot com
Coming up – holiday snaps, a fantastic competition to win some vinyl, and maybe some thoughts on internet discussion forums. Also more Papa Levi, reviews and probably a lot lot less.