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RIP Malcolm McLaren

He was the puppet-master, the agent provocateur, who managed to project not just a band or a song or an image, but an idea into the larger public consciousness. He understood the power of media, of promotion, and how to fuck with them to your own advantage. He and the Pistols were like a semtex charge on the foundations of the music industry…

Rockin’ Postage

Britain’s Royal Mail kicked off the new year by launching a set of postage stamps featuring iconic album covers including Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd…

Lemmy: The Movie

Still rockin’ into his 60’s, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister is now the subject of new documentary – Lemmy: The Movie…

The Conet Project – Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations (1997) • Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline (2007) • Elvis Presley – The Essential Elvis Presley (2007)

‘Seven, zero, nine, eleven…Seven, zero, nine, eleven…’; ‘Alpha, charlie, lima, delta…Alpha, charlie, lima, delta…’ Then, after a few minutes, they disappeared. This was weird. ‘What the hell is it?!’, was on the lips of many listeners. They became known as Numbers Stations, and no official explanation had ever been given when Akin Fernandez came across them in 1992. So the industrious radio addict started to log the frequencies and the times and the messages of these enigmatic occurrences. And more importantly, he recorded them…

SEX, DRUGS AND NOSTALGIA: Another Gen-Xer (proudly) shows his age…

It all comes down to timing, I guess. We each have films that can stop us in our tracks and bring about the immediate symptoms of acute adolescent nostalgia. Depends when you were born, and which movies were around when you were 14, 15, 16. The word ‘impressionable’ means nothing to you when you’re a teenager, but as you get older, you come to understand it’s meaning quite profoundly…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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