Friday, May 15, 2009

The printed word

In a move to counter the decline of printed music writing *, tomorrow will see the release of a fanzine-inspired magazine simply named FAN (wordplay, indeed), to which I'm a contributing writer. My first conrtribution concerns Arfican-American punk and "indie" rock, in some ways a commentary to the argument that modern rock has become the domain of white middle class boys/men. It's true, admittedly, but then again most areas in culture, popular and not, are dominated by white middle class boys/men. I attempt to argue that that's no reason to forget the contributions to punk rock from people with different backgrounds, and that using background as a sort of meassure of quality is problematic, to put it mildly. Anyway, here's the cover of the above-mentioned magazine.

* Since the question's been put to me; yes of course that line was intended to be a bit tounge in cheek.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Da blirre vel både Death og Bad Brains, tenker (håper) jeg? Kanskje også The Influence og Pure Hell? Gleder meg sykt til å lese det, og det hadde vært gøy, dog feil kanskje, å nevnt gitarist Jello B. Afro fra White Flag.

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