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Been neglecting the blog of recent, a lot going on it seems all the time and a lot of stuff.
I’m not sure at what point stuff became important to me, I remember I had (have) a collection of 70’s Corgi Formula 1 cars that had to get put back in their boxes, I enjoyed looking at them in their boxes as much as I enjoyed playing with them a couple of years later I had a little Honda Monkey bike, this I worshiped, I tore around the yard on it like I ruled the roost, I didn’t rule any roost but the freedom and adrenaline that little bike gave me was second to none.
Much later I would discover skateboards and still have that G&S Fibreflex that I love so dearly but alongside this I found music.
Music opened my senses to art, politics, design, fashion, ethnic diversity, food, sport!
I love this little book, I need not say much more than that, I travel with work and have started looking for climbs close to where I am, I dunno maybe it appeals to the bird watcher within me. Concisely written, enough details to make it valuable and pocket sized, this is a great concept. In my head, I already envisage the Scottish Volume, maybe I should write it? All in all, of the rides I have undertaken that are contained in the book the description is pretty fair. Nuff said, go buy your own copy.
It’s summer I buy shirts and think my life will change forever, when in reality I wear shirts for a couple of months, nothing changes and the same thing happens next season. Green is the colour.
I know nothing of this, I was drawn to the cover, which if you have ever worked in a bike shop or had a thoroughly unhealthy obsession with bicycles you should be drawn to, handlebars held on a chipboard by long screws, we all know this. Inside, it’s got all the hallmarks of something offering something but tragically delivering not a lot. But hey its first issue, a time to establish the design ground rules and mark out your territory, I will buy the 2nd issue. A tip of the hat to production value, this is a ten bob fanzine in a 5 quid wrapper; hence I guess the £4 price ticket. Must do better but more appealing than most of the competition.
Now this is a weakness, having followed it since its first issue, I now feel this is a part of me, I guess if I am rational this is the hook that the educated publishers gameplan involves. Waxpoetic though, remains a stalwart in its field. Always informative and always beautifully executed, bringing info on great sounds and even greater records from around the world. I hope it continues, I can’t believe I have made it to 41 issues of a publication without missing one.