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David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany

This looks very interesting – David Stubbs, Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany. West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But … Continue reading

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In a Miles Davis Way

I missed the formal opening a few days ago, but on the way to the opening plenary of LeftForum today, I made a detour to the newly named Miles Davis Way – the block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive on W … Continue reading

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Mapping the songs of Tom Waits

Interactive map of locations in the songs of Tom Waits.

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My favourite albums of 2013

People seemed to like last year’s list, so here’s another one. I picked up a few 2012 albums early in the year, some from other people’s lists of their favourite albums. Notable among these were Thomas Koner, Novaya Zemiya; Shearwater, Animal Joy; Kreng, Works for Abattoir Fermé … Continue reading

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Albums of the year

Well, my favourite ones… in no particular order North Atlantic Oscillation, Fog Electric Anathema, Weather Systems Steven Wilson, Get All You Deserve (live) Scott Walker, Bish Bosch Somnarium, Voices in the Dust Flying Colors, Flying Colors Storm Corrosion, Storm Corrosion … Continue reading

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The Anarchist Turn – Simon Critchley

The Butler videos I linked to earlier are part of a wider conference. Below is Simon Critchley’s introduction, which around 4 minutes in raises the question of anarchist geographers/ies and calls for ‘new maps’.   More videos from this conference … Continue reading

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Biking in the City

Only just got round to reading David Byrne’s Bicycle Diaries, which isn’t quite what I expected. There is stuff on cycling, but of a very particular kind, which is resolutely urban, definitely not about speed or exercise, but as a … Continue reading

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