There is no purpose that cannot be gained from travelling away from home. Sometimes I feel the need to move on.
The waiting was over, rumours were dispelled and no doubt many bank balances and computer systems were hit hard as the Warehouse Project (WHP) revealed its much-anticipated 2012 season line-up Continue reading
The French now fear the ‘Anglo-Saxon’. But while they may host the world’s greatest cycling event, they can’t provide an answer to the question which hovers on everyone’s lips: what will we listen to while out riding our bikes?
Two ‘lost generations’? Steep rise in women and young people claiming JSA in Greater Manchester
Protest held in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square against proposed cuts to army battalion numbers
Festivals: moving back to the city.
Rochdale Council Elections 2012 round-up: Labour joy continues in Rochdale as party snatch 17 of the 20 seats contested
Somewhere along the rocky road to stardom, things got all rowdy, laconic and electronic. Guitars were thrown out proverbial windows and The The became the most knowing band name there ever was.
Essentially a catch-22: money to buy food and no music to dance to VS. music to dance to but no energy for throwing shapes
Then there was the merch stall…
A road revolution: What prospects are there for urban cycling safety in Manchester?
Happy Mondays: Long-running reforming rumours confirmed
An attempt at coming to terms with Friendly Fires’s schtick.
Would it be helpful for everyone if music just stopped being made for a bit?
An attempt at quantifying what it is they actually play.
If Sankey’s reawakened the industrial DIY aesthetic of Manchester’s clubbing scene, establishing itself, quite literally, away from any of the competition, then WHP took that idea and ran with it across town.
Attempting to link dance-punk with New Labour education policies
NT#5 – The Sun Edition with The Midwich Assembly. Featuring Crowded House, The Dirty Projectors, Mudhoney, Len, Kenton Slash Demon, Weezer, Caribou, Roy Ayers, Mercury Rev, Nicolas Jaar, Jolie Chérie Continue reading
NT#4 With the Midwich Assembly. Featuring Freddie Mercury, Cousins, Fever Ray, The Weeknd, Janelle Monáe, David Bowie, The Middle East, Lloyd Gabriel, Fingerprintz, Gang Gang Dance & more. NervousTension: music Continue reading
When I look back on my own childhood, the social aspect of it at least was filled with an unnerving amount of shit.
Music of all genres and literature from underground authors See NervousTension page for episode info. Alternatively, download directly here: NT#3
Music of all genres and literature from underground authors Click NervousTension tab above for info. Alternatively, download directly here: NT#2
Music of all genres and literature from underground authors. Click above tab for episode details. Alternatively, download directly here: NT#1
I came home after University.
I chat to Alex King, the lead programmer for the 22nd International Leeds Film Festival.
And so, like a woman in the final throes of giving birth, the hotel steeled itself for the final day of the party conference.
As the conference juggernaut steamrolls into its third day, the general tenor centres, amidst all of the eating and boozing, on what exactly Ed is going to say.
While across the road the words on everybody’s lips are ‘Miliband’, ‘next Chancellor’, and ‘cuts’, in the hub of the smaller conference facilities and fringe events its ‘booze’ and ‘food’.
It’s 16:45, five minutes before the new leader is announced across the road, and a call goes out that the meeting booked for the shadow cabinet has just been canceled.
Slug trails lit up by street lamps. Too much tequila and bourbon over 48 hours; too little sleep. And so I start walking.
Counting down to the physical renaissance.
Analogue photographs before Instagram ruined all the fun.
Epiphanies and other things on the day I went to work for a TV medium.
Beginning graduate unemployment in 2010
Vizinczey’s In Praise of Older Women is a very good read.