Guest column by T of Vegas
Hmmm, anti-authoritarian views and addressing social concerns and issues related to the government and public affairs? Tick! DIY ethic? Tick! Attire that deliberately deviates from society’s norms? Tick! Rebellion against watered down arena rock and disco? Having started off as a subculture that eventually became absorbed by the mainstream? So far for the commonalities. Musically, differences are obvious, however, it was long before mainstream acts like Run DMC started merging both styles that a cultural exchange was first established by acts like Grandmaster Flash or Afrika Bambaataa. Pioneers who initially started to incarnate at underground venues that were also frequented by punk kids and eventually found prominent exposure through Malcom McLaren’s Buffalo Gals and the evolution of the ...
Afterimages Wreckages of the pastEternally damned to repeat it.Exploded views incinerated by the electricity of truthPierced by the arrow of time keeping everything from ...
As the good ole shock jock Plato so eloquently put it, music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of ...
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Japan. A near flawless culture of hospitality, design, cuisines, architecture, and a wonderful sense of ritual that pervades its society. A country ruled by meticulous and supreme organization, people respectful to the point of being invisible with an innate sense of courtesy. Vibrant, ever-changing streetscapes and fantastic food. A country where you can determine your location by the colour of your miso soup – you’re in the east if it’s dark and salty, in the west half if it is sweet and light. A country daring me to find anything that is not completely desirable. I vividly remember the ...
I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It ...
SPB contributor T is a global traveler. In visiting countries he’s a fan of music (that is the Scene ...
FRUITION. ( . . . ) I can hear it fading / fading like gas. ( . . . )I am having a hard time figuring out what you came ...
CURE MY HEART FROM BEATING.(...)every time I close my eyes I pray for your demise(...) Did you know that ...
INNER SANCTUM. line has been drawn / headed for the big death / your everywhere is my nowhere / some things are better ...
Chaos, contradictions, and confrontations are a rite of passage. Charles Dickens said that we begin to forgive a place as ...
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