Pragmatism not idealism

keeping in contact with old friends It was twenty years ago today, went one of the contenders for greatest album ever. It was twenty years ago today since I and my friend Nathan made the eager after-school trip to MVC in the Brooks Centre in Winchester to buy Radiohead's brand new album,¬†OK Computer. It was …

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“I wanna see some history”: the Sex Pistols at Club Lafayette

I've been reading, on and off, Greil Marcus' fascinating, rambling account of May 1968, punk, dada, and a bunch of other things besides,¬†Lipstick Traces: The secret history of the twentieth century. It's a liberating experience, when most history books are focused on a reasonably discrete set of dates, themes or spaces, to be carried along …