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Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:24

The Evolution of Gaming: From Board Games to COD

Written by JR Hartley

Board games have been around for a long time. Probably longer than you expect. From early games of chance and skill to advanced online gaming and VR, from poker backrooms to online Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments, this is the journey of gaming — and its early roots to its role in society today.

Monday, 11 December 2017 18:48

A Short History of Procol Harum

Written by Cameron K
Robin Trower (lead guitarist), Gary Brooker (vocals) and Chris Copping (bass) played in an r &b group called The Paramounts in Southend. The group had a minor hit with a cover version of Leiber and Stollers Poison Ivy in 1964.
Monday, 11 December 2017 18:26

Creepy Underground Castle of The Real Dracula

Written by Video of The Week
Those two dungeons could have been underground grain storage pits. There is no underground water up high on that mountain so water would not have endangered the stored grain of food there. Not every dark room is a torture chamber, folks! 2 hours ago. Vlad was raised by Turks and he developed his taste for blood ...

Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:13

Seven Day Fool – Jason Disley Reviewed

Written by Matteo Sedazzari
Seven Day Fool is the debut novel by Torquay based, Manchester born, writer and poet Jason Disley. I met Disley a few years back via FaceBook when I stumbled upon a ‘friend’ posting several poems. I was instantly engaged, as his words were soulful and moved like jazz music, a real modern day Beat poet as legend Allen Ginsberg.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 17:29

When Positive Energy of Madness met Danny Rampling November 1989

Written by Matteo Sedazzari
In the winter of 1989, I was privileged and honoured to interview Danny Rampling, for my then fanzine, Positive Energy of Madness. It was about two weeks after he had closed his ground-breaking club Shoom. In my eyes at the time, and even today, the end of Shoom was Acid House’s equivalent to The Jam breaking up at the end of 1982. As Shoom, like the Woking Wonders, meant so much to a lot of people. Personally, I found Shoom inspiring, beautiful and wonderful. I was very late to the Shoom party, yet I was welcomed with opened arms, moving, truly moving as I would dance the night away with a beaming smile on my face.
Monday, 04 December 2017 18:41

Eastern Barbers -Blue Flakes- Latest Single

Written by Johnny Flashton
‘Blue Flakes’ is the latest single from South East London brothers EASTERN BARBERS, and you can certainly hear the influence of these surroundings on the track. While not making a direct political statement, Ross and James Fernandez writing style is a form of documentation, and it just so happens that their immediate surroundings depict acute gentrification and the loss of the local community.
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