A CRAFTY CIGARETTE

TALES OF A TEENAGE MOD

A CRAFTY CIGARETTE

TALES OF A TEENAGE MOD

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In November 1992 Romper Stomper was released, a film about a gang of Neo-Nazis skinheads, led by then rising star Russell Crowe as Hando, with Daniel Pollock as Davey, his right-hand man. With Cackles (Daniel Wyllie), Bubs (James McKenna), Champ (Eric Mueck) and a handful more making up the numbers in Hando’s gang. Yet the one man that Hando bows down to, as do the rest of the gang, is the older, more brutal and more organised Neo-Nazi skinhead, Magoo, (John Brumpton), a nickname given to him as he wears glasses.

Thursday, 01 November 2018 10:35

Board: Your Favourite Games That Went Digital

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In most British households are piles of ageing boardgames waiting to be played. They might be squashed into the cupboard under the stairs, in a spare room or hiding in the attic. They come out once a year for a bit of family board gaming and you remember how much fun you had playing them together.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:31

Three of the Best British Political Films

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The best political films are those that hit close to home while delivering an engrossing narrative through fully-formed characters. There is so much room for experimentation within the genre - although, in most cases, if the film veers too far into surreal territory, it loses much of its political significance. There are many British filmmakers who have taken inspiration from domestic politicians to create powerful pieces of cinema, and we've chosen three of the very best today.
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:02

The Magnus Force: Can You Bend It Like Beckham on ZANI ?

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Researchers at Queen's University, Belfast have suggested the human vision system is unable to predict the trajectory of a curving ball through the air. If true, this means goalkeepers are handicapped and rely on chance to save rocket shots from sharpshooters like Zlatan Ibrahimović or Lionel Messi. 
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:27

The Story of the Sonny Boy Williamson's on ZANI

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John Lee Curtis (Sonny Boy) Williamson was born near Jackson, Tennessee in 1914. He played the harmonica starting with country blues before developing a unique urban blues. Singularly he developed the harmonica as a lead instrument influencing a large number of blues harmonica performers, including Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells, Sonny Terry, Little Walter, and Snooky Pryor among many others.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:17

The Last Train to Ska

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I can’t say for certain when I developed my love of Ska music. There was no defining moment when I heard “Willow Tree” by Alton Ellis and my world was turned on its head. My coming of age was in the dark and distant nineties, a world of MDMA fuelled warehouse parties and the guitar bands of Manchester.
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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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