Category Archives: Conversations

Interview: Gabriel Gassi

With a handful of remixes scattered across social media, Stockholm-based singer-songwriter/producer Gabriel Gassi has quietly built himself a solid reputation. Working around his studies, Gassi’s intelligent ear has allowed him to Continue reading Interview: Gabriel Gassi

Interview: Greek Poet Yannis Livadas – ‘The instrument of poetry is not the poem; it is the poet. In truth, poems are the parasites of this consummation.’

Yannis Livadas is a contemporary Greek poet, born in 1969. Both in his poems and essays, Livadas constitutes the idea of experimentalism based on organic antimetathesis- the scaling indeterminacy of meaning, of syntactic comparisons and Continue reading Interview: Greek Poet Yannis Livadas – ‘The instrument of poetry is not the poem; it is the poet. In truth, poems are the parasites of this consummation.’

The Beat Tapes: An Interview with Richard Grant

Earlier in the year, I wrote an article discussing Jack Kerouac and Beat culture. The Beats were instrumental in the construction of counterculture, championing the alternative as well as the personal and societal other. The pivotal schism however was the warping of youth culture, sending countless adolescents on near-blind Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with Richard Grant

Cheering for the Anti-Hero: An Interview with Vaud & The Villains

Leggy dancin’ dames. Wayward, womanizin’, drunkard preacher men. The fugitive daughter of a famed European circus knife thrower. Just a brief snapshot into some of the colourful characters that join self-proclaimed charlatan Andy Comeau aka Vaud Overstreet on stage. Comeau initially moved to Hollywood, chasing Continue reading Cheering for the Anti-Hero: An Interview with Vaud & The Villains

The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 2)

Part two of my interview with Beatdom editor David S. Wills saw me asking about the more personal side of pursuing the Beat lifestyle. As well as writing extensively about the Beats, Wills has experienced it firsthand and seen much of the world on his travels. The Beat Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 2)

Interview: Diskopunk – ‘Harald crowd surfed on a sitting lawnmower while he was playing some super fast and sweet licks on his chromed bagpipe. The lawn mower also caught on fire eventually.’

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Diskopunk are a charmingly-sweet hybrid of disco and post-punk and the latest band making waves in Sweden, perhaps the most eclectic hotspot for music in the entire world. In a country that has produced ABBA, Zara Larsson and of course the irrefutable

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British Fashion, Burlesque & Ballerini: The Peculiar Muses of Nicolle Bairsto

‘Sam Hunt, The Band Perry, The 1975, Needtobreathe…And the ‘Burlesque’ soundtrack! (It’s great for car karaoke). But I listen to whatever I can get my hands on.’ Inspiration comes from odd, unexpected places. Throwaway sentences or maybe lending an ear to an advert on TV in the background Continue reading British Fashion, Burlesque & Ballerini: The Peculiar Muses of Nicolle Bairsto

The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 1)

I completed this interview with Beatdom editor David S. Wills earlier in the year to help inform an article I wrote about the legacy of Jack Kerouac in the 21st Century with a sense of the academic. Unfortunately I couldn’t feature Wills’ quotations in the article due to the Continue reading The Beat Tapes: An Interview with David S. Wills (Part 1)

Marathon Man: Eddie Izzard on why you should Vote ‘Remain’ in the EU Referendum

This article was originally published by The Galleon and written by Vendor’s Jordan Osborne on June 13th 2016. Find the original link here

The crucial celebrity endorsement. It’s hard to ignore the charm of the media-trained A-lister, especially if you’re going into a referendum or an election unsure of which campaign to side with. In some ways it’s problematic; Continue reading Marathon Man: Eddie Izzard on why you should Vote ‘Remain’ in the EU Referendum

No Labels: Talking Music, Gender and Sexuality with Kera Armendariz

‘I have a tendency to act manically in my decisions at times. Musically speaking I run hot, or cold and never in the middle,’ says Kera Armendariz, lead singer of Los Angeles-based group Kera & the Lesbians. ‘I feel a lot of my song writing is simple, but it’s the dynamics that really embellish the tunes.’
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