Monday, 26 February 2018

Vintage drum kits from the 1920s and 1930s


Thursday, 22 February 2018

It’s Time to End ‘Trending’

Augie March - When I Am Old

Only filmed here at Exile Towers a couple of weeks ago featuring long time resident Uncle Jack

'I had a brother'

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A familiar face from 1978

Was just re-watching the Clash film Rude Boy the other day for the first time in maybe 20 years and this familiar face popped into view

Kodwo Eshun: Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture

Kodwo Eshun delivering the inaugural Mark Fisher Memorial Lecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. 19th January 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

John Perry Barlow R.I.P.

Principles of Adult Behavior

Be  patient. No matter what.
Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him in the same language and tone of voice.
Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
Expand your sense of the possible.
Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
Tolerate ambiguity.
Laugh at yourself frequently.
Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
Give up blood sports.
Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
Praise at least as often as you disparage.
Admit your errors freely and soon.
Become less suspicious of joy.
Understand humility.
Remember that love forgives everything.
Foster dignity.
Live memorably.
Love yourself.

(Written in 1977 on the eve of his turning thirty)
Pictured above with Bob Weir

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
Nothing to tell now/ let the words be yours/ I am done with mine.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Aht Uh Mi Hed Mix

01 Terry Callier - Live With Me
02 Banbarra - Shack Up
03 Tim Buckley - Get On Top
04 Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black (Instrumental)
05 Bernie Worrell - Rentstrike (DJ Smash Remix)
06 Herbie Hancock - Hang Up Your Hangups
07 Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen - Selfish Gene
08 Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
09 Lady Margo - This Is My Prayer
10 Chairmen Of The Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
11 Dr John - Right Place, Wrong Time
12 Flora Purim - What You See
13 Cher - Walk On Gilded Splinters
14 Esther Phillips - Home Is Wher The Hatred Is
15 Opals - You Can't Hurt Me No More
16 The Staple Singers - You've Got To Earn It
17 Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman
18 Betty Davis - Your Mama Wants Ya Back
19 Chris Clark - I Want To Go Back There Again
20 The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
21 Curtis Mayfield - Now You're Gone
22 Hall & Oates - She's Gone
23 The Temptations - Ain't No Sunshine

Love lost & found
It's been a while...