The coin was pushed into the slot and it rattled away to its unknown destination flicking levers and triggering switches as it went and the machine was suddenly alive.
Published in Culture
Monday, 22 February 2016 14:11

The Battle of Orgreave (2001)

A documentary by Mike Figgis about Jeremy Deller's reenactment of the Battle of Orgreave, a crucial set-piece confrontation that took place during the Great Miners' Strike of 1984-5."I believe the '84-'85 struggle isn't a closed book,
Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 14 February 2016 15:51

Noel Coward – Mad About Him

Lately I've become obsessed with Noel Coward's Mad About the Boy.
Published in Culture

IN the 1980s, cricket was violent, thrilling, angry, captivating and utterly fantastic. When the mighty West Indies played England at Lord’s in June 1980 with Ian Botham, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell
Published in Video of the Week
Monday, 08 February 2016 19:56

Husky Loops Chat to ZANI

Husky Loops is a young Italian band, Pier Danio Forni Jr, Pietro Garrone and Tommaso Medica from Bologna,
Published in Music

“Under the eaves the swallow is resting / Set the controls for the heart of the sun” (Pink Floyd, ‘Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun’, A Saucerful Of Secrets, 1968).
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“Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda / And Titania, Neptune, Titan / Stars can frighten…” (Pink Floyd, ‘Astronomy Domine’, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, 1967).
Published in Film
Sunday, 09 August 2015 15:16

The Dullest Person I Have Ever Meet

The Vinyl Junkie
Now, I love an expert as much as the next person. I revel in others’ depth of knowledge
Published in Culture
Monday, 03 August 2015 19:18

The Brummagem Boys

In post-First World War England (1914-1918), crime was rife and threatening to spiral out of control.
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‘Come in from school / My head buzzing with rules’
Jook, ‘Crazy Kids’, 1974.
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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..


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