Some online writing deserves more than a quick scan. Save these up for that next pensive poo – they’ll be more fulfilling than that Lidl special buys supplement.
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. Producer Zoid was lovingly reunited with his boxes of records after years. For him they’re not reminders of flavours of the month, but the wage labour poured into affording them in a golden era of techno. Share a toast with him to the glory of good vinyl.
Delhi and Culture Shock. Former Indymedia.ie badman Chekov Feeney came out of hiding with this bizarre online publishing project. He’s telling his life story in a serialized fashion over the course of a year, melding it all with the evolution of his politics. It’s not all book talk, in this episode he finds himself stunned by Indian poverty and set up by some cops. Get the pop corn, it’s riveting stuff.
The Cultural Impact of Occupy Gezi. What do you mean you’ve had too much Turkey lately? This isn’t your Christmas dinner. Sit down with this for a crasp on the creeping conservatism that sparked the Gezi movement.
Does Legal Prostitution Really Increase Human Trafficking In Germany? Not according to these two academics. Newstalk had a week long inquiry into sex work this week, tearing the argument away from Turn Off The Red Light and putting legalization on the table. It’s time to get up to speed on the debate.
Rubber Soul: Memories of a 1981 Trainer Fanatic. The romance attached to football violence escapes me, the casual fashion taste is is more understandable. It’s London, Thatcher’s in power and fascist skins are on the streets. One bloke captures the essence of a good pair of trainers.
Invisible Man. Some writers dig around for old disco gems on Youtube and think it’s fruitful. Wax Poetics went one step further and unearthed one of the genre’s greatest producers after his disappearance from the game years ago. They even got an interview. We doff our hats.
Need a mix to go with them? How about this old BBC radio show where Andy Weatherhall dives into the tunes that inspired Screamadelica.