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10 blogs in Simon Reynolds' blogs.

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

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    Bad Company
    I think I've probably played games less than 20 times in my life. (Unless we're counting Pong, which my granny had for some reason). Despite unfamiliarity with the whole area, its idiolect and lingo, I โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 63 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

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    The Days Before the Deejay Was Cool
    For decades now, deejays have been lavishly paid superstars, headlining huge raves, doing residencies in Las Vegas... Those not tempted by this prospect could pursue the alternative career path: becoming a cult figure, revered for โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 1,648 words
  3. FAVES / UNFAVES
    CHEESY WOTSITS. By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

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    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

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    The Pathos of Obsolete Reference Books
    The library at the academic institute where I work part-time recently had a massive chuck-out. Scanning the tomes strewn across the tables, I was struck by the high proportion of reference books - encyclopedias, dictionaries, โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 1,022 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

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    Dropped Away, Part 2 - the 1985 consensus
    Okay, let's see how things had shifted, in terms of the canon, slightly more than a decade after the 1974 appraisal by the critics of the New Musical Express (said to be the first time โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 3,363 words
  6. PANTHEON
    By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

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    Charles Shaar Murray - Ohio Players (live in 1975) - NME - December 24 1983
    This review made an impression when I read it in the Christmas 1983 issue of NME. The concept of this page "The Ghost of Live Past" is reviews not of concerts from the preceding week โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 387 words
  7. RETROMANIA
    "this person's not had enough of useless memories" - John Lydon, possibly misheard. By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

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    authentically derivative
    "I feel like myself when I'm Morrissey"
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 9 words
  8. ReynoldsRetro
    "there are immaturities, but there are immensities" - Bright Star (dir. Jane Campion). By Simon Reynolds. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More info

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    Grindcrusher - March 23 1991
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 6 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

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    The Hite of Fashion
    Recently I watched this fascinating documentary The Disappearance of Shere Hite, about the sex researcher and best-selling author. I only had a vague sense of Shere Hite prior to watching the doc. Faint memories of โ€ฆ
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 1,115 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

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    2024-02-29 22:35
    " Spasms of wonder, of discovery"Virginia Woolf, on James Joyce's Ulysses
    By SIMON REYNOLDS, 10 words