Archive for November, 2007

Monu 8: Call for Submissions

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Bernd Upmeyer from Monu (Magazine on Urbanism) has alerted me to their current call for papers.  Issue #8 will be titled Border Urbanism: When cities are located close to borders, they often foster very specific economic features and urban anomalies, which can not be found in cities located in the very centre of a country. […]

Raggage, eh?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

A ‘wot do u call it’ moment from the early days of UK Garage. This DJ Magazine article from early 1997 was, apparently, the first and last word on ‘raggage.’ I was curious but skeptical. What kind of name was that? And why would I go for junglish house when I was having a hard […]

The Skull Disco winners are…

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

… Lesha from Indiana and Dissensian Red Crescent. Congratulations you two.  And thanks to everyone who wrote in.  I wish I had more to give away.

Unhome: Vadding the Man-made Unknown

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

A while back at BLDGBLOG: ‘Drains of Canada – An Interview with Michael Cook’ – fits well with my troglodyte bit (also John Eden’s sewering in Bow E3), and reminds me to do a tribute that I began but never posted two years ago. . . . “…a triad of paranoia, sleep deprivation and heavy […]

Lie to me

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Burial ‘Untrue’ (HDBLP02) – Out today! “It’s more about when you come back from being out somewhere; in a minicab or a night bus, or with someone, or walking home across London late at night, dreamlike, and you’ve still got the music kind of echoing in you, in your bloodstream, but with real life trying […]