Sunday, 10 January 2016 16:12

Seize the Power – The Black Panthers

Anybody with a rudimentary knowledge of American History will recognize the image of the Black Panther - black beret, black leather jacket, holding a gun and looking mean. But what did they actually stand for? What did they do? What did they actually achieve?
Published in Culture

I have been a fan of Purple Heart Parade since their Manager, 5th wheel and sound-man extraordinaire, Stephen De Sarasola, pointed me in their direction around the happening of Eindhoven Psych Lab 2014. 

Published in Music
Sunday, 20 September 2015 14:07

Bohemian Paradise – The Beat Hotel, Paris

“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.”

Oscar Wilde
Wilde may not have been an American, but he was good (and his words and work are still a source of inspiration). Oscar Wilde died penniless at the Hôtel d'Alsace, Paris, 30th November 1900, three years after being exiled from England.

Published in Culture
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 19:11

The Leather Boys

Mention The Leather Boys and it’s likely only a few would associate the phrase with a milestone in British gay cinema.
Published in Film
Monday, 31 August 2015 11:20

Brief History of Greenwich Village

The area which is now Greenwich Village was once marshland and 16th century Native Americans referred to it as Sapokanikan ("tobacco field").
Published in Culture
Unnoticed by many, lovingly appreciated by those who know, for men of a certain age, means or style, John Smedley knitwear can lay credible claim to being the Don of fine gauge knitwear.
Published in Culture
Monday, 31 August 2015 10:28

Soul Train - The Hippest Trip in America



Few television series were as innovative and influential as Soul Train.
Published in Video of the Week

It's August/ September time, which means London Pysch band, One Unique Signal (OUS for short), head for their annual European tour. 
Published in Music
Sunday, 23 August 2015 10:32

Nick Churchill on Clarks Desert Boots

As cultural icons go, the Clarks Desert Boot (other brands are available, but don't be fooled, there's only one that matters)
Published in Culture
Sunday, 16 August 2015 14:23

A Brief History of British Music Shows

The Old Grey Whistle Test (1971- 1987)
The BBC2 television music show ran from 1971 to 1987. Unlike other contemporary music programs OGWT featured non chart music with a preference for serious rock music and album songs.
Published in Film
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