Monthly Archives: October 2013

Going Out – Recommended: November

rsz_image0011 copy So autumn is tearfully kicking us out the door whilst winter’s outside waiting for us, spreading its bitter long arms; the last thing you want to be doing in November is standing in the cold… But you can’t stay in! It’s not christmas yet and there’s still so many great spoken word/music events to see! ...

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The language we want our children to speak, is one that does not speak for them

Slang-wordle2-300x186 When Harris Academy in West Norwood banned the use of slang it was more than words being restricted but, rather, singularity. Many praised the action, hoping their schools would do the same. Would schools in the North, I wondered, ban their local colloquialisms? Would Cornwall, Scotland or Kent? Words ingrained in culture specific to their ...

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The Hollywood High School: Don Jon’s Lesson in Objectification

hot-funny-joseph-gordon-levitt-gifs-working-out   The objectification of men in cinema is not one I considered until watching Don Jon – Joe Gordon Levitt’s directional debut, of which he wrote and stars in. Levitt (500 Days Of Summer / Dark Knight) claims he was inspired by being in an industry where objectification is rife and was bemused by his ...

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Review – Caleb Klaces – Bottled Air

Bottled_Air               The theorist Marshall McLuhan, the man who predicted better than any other person the texture of our modern, media-saturated world, was particularly notable for throwing out ideas that were superficially simple to grasp, but became more head-scratching as you engaged with them. One of the most notable of ...

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Video of the Week – Benin City – Wha Gwan

BCWG1 copy 3     A simple but visually arresting video for one of the most bittersweet, gut wrenchingly poignant tracks of the year. Wha Gwan is all about friendship thrown to the wayside, or “underneath the bridge” as featured vocalist Sarah Williams White hauntingly chants. Upbeat and nostalgic all at once, Benin City have gifted us with ...

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Album Review – Bells Atlas – Bells Atlas

bells-atlas Bells Atlas eponymous debut album is an infectious collection of rippling guitar lines, boisterous percussion and laid back vocals, carving out an inventive and personable sound which the band describe as ‘Afro-Indie Soul’. The tag is a little unfulfilling, but it does point toward the kind of genre-splicing, culture crossing aesthetic that they lounge in, ...

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Review – Bang Said The Gun – Mud Wrestling With Words

9781909136199   Bang Said the Gun runs in the long tradition of pub poetry. Similarly to the poetry scenes before it, such as that of The Liverpool and Medway Poets, Bang said the Gun has gone quite some way to ousting the tired and fusty image that has grown on poetry and is restoring its position ...

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“I’m crazy,” I joke. Because you’ll say it, if I don’t

depression1 I collect dates. I remember them, as if a scrapbook in my head. I can tell you the exact day I moved house, or went for dinner somewhere unexceptional on a whim. I can recite the date on which I met colleagues for the first time. I can tell you on which date my friends ...

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Video of the Week – Lulu James – Sweetest Thing

LuluJames_SweetestThing_Video   We love this glitchy, electro reggae track Sweetest Thing via Lulu James and this is our favourite video and song yet from her. Get all mournful for summer with this sweet but edgy offering from one of the more interesting female vocalists out there. instagram wall for events...

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Aja Monet – Journeying

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset Every journey is a pilgrimage of some sort. Traveling is building an altar towards the heart. If our bodies say anything about who we are, we must move into spaces as we desire. I recognize how my presence alters a room or how a room alters my presence. This is a valuable spiritual sharing. Where ...

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Music – Hejira – Litmus Test

hejira_jpg_630x1333_q85   Check out this new video for Litmus Test which combines the music video medium with a live recording of the song rather than a backing track. Hejira – Litmus Test - via Nowness. We love this slightly creepy in a good way track from experimental band Hejira. The band’s backgrounds span the globe, ranging from Chile and Ethipioa to ...

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Poejazzi Live Sessions – Anna Lena & The Orchids

maxresdefault-1-1 Poejazzi Live Sessions - Anna Lena & The Orchids performs View Of My Sanity...

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Poejazzi Live Sessions – MAXIXE – Magnets

maxresdefault-2 Poejazzi Live Sessions - MAXIXE performs Magnets...

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