another punky book, another punky launch and discussion...
simon reynolds' and friends' discussion on post punk and books at boogaloo the other day was great wasn't it.
let's do again sometime. specifically, let's do it again this wednesday. but at the horse hospital, not boogaloo. and amy spencer, not simon reynolds:
[ultra lo-fi charmers lesbo pig are playing this event and you really should see them]
Wednesday May 11th 2005 7:00pm til late
MARION BOYARS PUBLISHERS INVITES YOU TO A LAUNCH NIGHT FOR DIY:
The Rise of Lo-fi Culture by Amy Spencer
At last a well-informed study that champions the unsung heroes and heroines of the DIY scene. DIY: The Rise of Lo-fi Culture traces the origins of the DIY ethic to the sci-fi zines of the 30s, the self-publishing of the beats, the skiffle movement of the 50s and of course the all-empowering punk scene of the 70s. Through interviews with key writers, promoters and musicians Amy Spencer charts radical movements such as Riot Grrrl, Queercore and the ever-flourishing zine-scene. The central message: if you can’t find the cultural experience you’re looking for boycott the mainstream media and create your own alternative…
Sure, i'll be there, this sounds great, thanks....
but Maher Shalal Hash Baz are playing at Barden's that night... and it will be damn fine!
Has anybody read this? It looks like it could be really good...