Direct Control, Night Fever, Citizens Patrol, Government Flu @ Occii, 10/1/11

I got to this show early, unlike my usual style, because I wanted to see all the bands. Another reason I was early is because this show happened to be in Amsterdam, on one of the four days I was in town. I tended to get lost in this city because every street has an … Continue reading Direct Control, Night Fever, Citizens Patrol, Government Flu @ Occii, 10/1/11

Interview with HR

The following interview was conducted in the living room at Hole in the Sky in 2011, a few hours before HR, the mercurial frontman of Bad Brains (or as he likes to call them, the Human Rights Big Brains Band), headlined Ain't Scared Fest.  Footage from that gig can be seen here. I blew it … Continue reading Interview with HR

George Orwell: “Politics and the English Language”

Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language – so the argument runs – must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows … Continue reading George Orwell: “Politics and the English Language”