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10 blogs in Simon Reynolds' blogs.

  1. blissblog
    By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    Futuromania events - Brighton June 20 7pm / Rough Trade West, London June 23 3pm
    Two upcoming Futuromania eventsBrighton, Thursday 20th June Dead Wax Social - 18 A Bond StreetHosted by Resident Doors open 7pm / event starts 7.30 pmIn conversation with Fiona Sturges+ book signing. Tickets here London, Sunday โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 60 words
  2. Energy Flash
    "My purpose was simple: to catch the feel, the pulse of rock, as I had lived through it. What I was after was guts, and flash, and energy, and speed" - NIK COHN. By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    It Began in Anglika (slight return)
    1980!The theme to Tomorrow's World - popular BBC show devoted to new technologies, gadgets, inventions, appliances, breakthroughs etc etc. Now, along with bolstering the counter-narrative about technotronica's origins, this BBC Radiophonic creation is also a โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 99 words
    CHEESY WOTSITS. By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    four favorite riffs
    Not actually my four absolute favorite riffs (Lord alone knows where I'd start with that) but four of my favorite riffs, commented on for The Wire's Greatest Riffs feature of 2004 KING SUNNY ADE -- โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 718 words
  4. Found Objects
    Hauntological dumping ground. By Keith Seatman, Simon Reynolds, et al. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    Daily Doodle
    A sketchbook page.
    By Wastedpapiers, 5 words
  5. Hardly Baked 2 - my drivel blog
    replacing Hardly Baked โ€ฆ "Really awful is more interesting to listen to than pretty good" - Eno. By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    Old Wave / New Wave
    the cusp of a changeover, dramatised in same-page juxtapositions in this June 4 1977 issue of Melody MakerThe band on the right is UFOA cover of the Love song! 1967-in-1977!Astonishingly faithful cover, in fact.Interestingly. in โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 143 words
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    "this person's not had enough of useless memories" - John Lydon, possibly misheard. By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    retro and proud of it
    The Retro Critique refuted, by a Melody Maker reader, November 2 1996Well, it's a point of view, and on its own terms, watertight. And as for us elitist-miserabilist-obscurists... I feel seen. Although I had stopped โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 118 words
  8. ReynoldsRetro
    "there are immaturities, but there are immensities" - Bright Star (dir. Jane Campion). By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    Steve Albini RIP
    Shocked and shaken by the way-early death of Steve Albini. Saddened too.People I've met through this music thing are thinning down in number, it feels like. I interviewed Steve three times.The first time was with โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 2,686 words
  9. Shock and Awe 2
    successor to Shock and Awe โ€ฆ the blog of the Simon Reynolds book about glam and artpop of the 1970s and its aftershocks and reflections to this day. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    The Second Glam Renaissance (Romo versus Yob Rock)
    Nothingelseon has just come to the end of a heroic run of archival activity - scanning and making freely available the almost-entire print run of Melody Maker and NME from the late '70s through to โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 1,222 words
  10. Thinkige Kru 2
    successor to Thinkige Kru โ€ฆ vintage thoughts from others, vintage thoughts from me - varying degrees of profundity. By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

    2024-06-09 01:17
    โ€œAnd you have absolute power, absolute control, over everything in those worlds. Pigs can fly, forests can walk. The river can sing and flow uphill. At your command the world could blow itself to ice โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 44 words