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Luckily, towards the house my melancholy was limited, since I never grew up there, my parents only began to buy it when I was twenty — using the proceeds of their council house to begin their ascent.
It had a great back-garden that house, small but on the top of a hill overlooking a park. To the left distance, past the allotments the town began.
Beyond the park and to the right, lay the housing estate where I grew up and its school where my dad worked. On beyond the water meadows that for a while forestalled further development, the subtle yet enigmatic, North Bucks landscape stretched out to ranges of low hills traversed by lanes well known to me and my friends from endless cycles. In summer, some of this view would be obscured by the huge sycamore tree at the end of its garden — a benign presence, a sentinel.
Though I only knew that house via extended visits, my loyalty to it and its to me , its fabric stays vivid in my mind, luckily detached from my actual growing up — enabling it to remain more a mentor than a lost childhood companion. When I dream of it however, it can leave behind on waking an overwhelming nostalgia, a sickness for home.
When we are growing up, homesickness is implied or thought to be pathetic. As if we should leave home without a tinge of it. As if to feel it, is to still be a child. Perhaps because I left home at sixteen my sense of homesickness was profound for years. Whether I was in Devon, Wales, Lancashire or travelling abroad, I always felt in exile — and could never pinpoint the central source of this. It could be landscapes, buildings, country or the past.
It was so general, that no one person, place or thing, could have satisfied it. In a way this feeling remains with me to this day. Next, if necessary, I might pass on to the fantasy England of The Avengers — something wholly outside but recurrent in my life. Is it so absurd to dwell on a place that does not change, that cannot change?
At the base of my exile is London, changing so fast that one can only embrace it or turn away. That town beyond the green belt to which, from London, my parents relocated — that also will soon be unrecognisable. Worst of all, are all those post-war hopes that came to nothing — the libraries and NHS barely clinging on. Holy Christmas! Is this the true profundity beneath the season? Is that why truth is found within the searching audience as much as in any art? Forget the Pagan, the Christian or the gluttony of Materialism, forget the over-eating and drunkenness.
It stands in for our lost sense of home. Unlike the unearthly light of midnight snow. First broadcast on the 25 th of December Supposedly the red-ribbon around the oranges, symbolises the blood Jesus shed when he died for us. In view of all the religiously-stirred conflict in the world, perhaps the less said about being united in blood the better?
And ace synthesizer player Larry Fast. Well, Billy Sherwood came on board. He used to solo with it on tour. Yeah, definitely. Well, you should. Her and the rest of the band cover some other stuff. Apparently they are all progrock musicians I should know of. I remember the video. Jon Anderson singing as he appears to stand in the sea.
Embarrassing stuff, however well-intentioned. A classic bad video. I hope there are some more famous Yes songs here? Yeah, loads. Radical new versions all round I expect? What did they do? Rap prog? Reggae dub deconstructions? Alternative arrangements? Some experimental reimaginings? Well, Jon Davidson and Billy Sherwood were keen. Umm, no. Watching the passing stream train men, cigarettes on their lips. Poised, we pounce on discarded waste, and smoke. Smug, grinning into Turkish coffee, thick as the furrows on the workers brows.
Bitter as the news. We slide into warm seats. Pecking at half empty plates. Parasites on the backs of days in industrial toil. Choosing instead a famished liberty over songs of slavery. In haste their waste is fuel for our fires. An abandoned breakfast writes a manifesto. Fortified, we sit, pushing dreams through misted windows, onto mirrored, rain sodden streets. Elena Caldera.
Our debut event was the launch of the International Times. Guest writer Harry Mason explores the publication and why the Roundhouse was the perfect venue for its launch. Gigs from Bob Dylan and the Stones would come later, but for its debut the Roundhouse opted for the launch of underground magazine the International Times. It was a bold choice, but one that was carried out with aplomb. It was a fitting choice, however, with the Roundhouse and International Times going on to become two pillars of a British cultural revolution.
The IT , as it was dubbed, became emblematic of changes in music, film, writing and thinking that were occurring at the time. The proto-punk IT was determined to up-end what was expected of the British press, printing art, poetry and polemics that still have the power to shock. Modern readers can now look back at the first, tentative usage of terms like New Wave, an advert for the art installation where Yoko Ono and John Lennon first met, and early write-ups for Jimi Hendrix and The Who.
They can discover how the IT railed against the Nixon establishment post-Watergate, and conducted investigations into the effects of LSD in protest against stringent anti-drugs legislation.
Police raided the IT offices numerous times, and eventually shut the magazine down in after the printing of gay personals ads. The International Times stands as a testament to the daring counter-culture of its time. Much like the Roundhouse itself, it epitomised the spirit of dissent, creating a tradition of tearing down old conventions to break new ground. It was a convention-defying but ultimately era-defining phenomenon. Lorca as a graphic novel — Lorca. Can we, for example, pinpoint when Allen Ginsberg stopped being a beatnik and became a hippie?
It is impossible? For our fond appreciation — Happy Birthday, Ted! A Private Birthday Party is one of those gems that give us a new look on the past. The first slide he pulled featured someone wearing an elaborate kimono costume and full makeup. In the next slide, a family photo of a young girl and her cocker spaniel. Outside of a handful of family photos and a couple of images showing nondescript city buildings, the rest of the slides contained a mix of posed portraits and party scenes from drag balls and clubs throughout the s and 60s.
In , Michael Boles experienced a similar series of events. While helping a friend move into a new residence off of Troost in midtown, Kansas City, he discovered dozens of photographic slides scattered freely inside of a shoebox. Dated throughout the 60s, the mix included family photos among over images of drag queens and drag show attendees. Both sets of recovered slides had clearly been shot by the same photographer, who seemed to have a familiarity with the crowd at each event.
With over slides between the two discoveries, Heishman and Boles teamed up to form the Private Birthday Party collection. Both local personalities and nationally acclaimed drag performers, including Skip Arnold and G. Allen can be seen in the slides performing their acts and posing with friends. By highlighting these performers in addition to photographing party scenes, outtakes, and portraits of attendees, this collection is a rare and important look into mid-century drag culture.
The police would occasionally break up these events and harass everyone, so they would keep them under wraps most of the time. Perhaps, above all others, this survival attribute applies to us especially. The original words Darwin used give food for thought in the world today. This species grow before leaving the nest; intelligent design urge they eat their own mummy, changing her body into a trickling soupy food. The programme makes us unwilling to want change.
We are fed up handing over our fragile survival to serve Military and Industrial intel. How to fillet a butcher that sells rib-eye that has not been hung and matured for 39 days. How to build an eco-coffin on day release from palliative care. How to eat Kendal Mint cake whilst abseiling down The Shard. David Crystal Illustration Nick Victor.
Zooicide is a powerful book that will attract a good deal of attention from both pro-zoo and anti-zoo people, along with those in the middle-of-the-road. Zooicide unabashedly takes the position that zoos as we know them have to go.
Stephen: We did it because zoos are one of the great, tragic, and largely unrecognized arenas of animal cruelty. Everywhere there is a zoo, mothers take their children and fail to recognize — because of all the happy, happy graphics and slick messaging — that the animals are mostly living painful, bored, frustrated, lonely, and shortened lives.
Marc, you and a few others have been saying this for years, but telling the story in pictures is especially effective. Sue Coe: I started the zoo images in response to the murder of Harambe the young gorilla. Another zoo accidentally gassed his sister and mother. His entire family was destroyed by zoos. Marc: Why do you think that a combination of prose and graphic artwork is a good way to reach people and to change their minds and hearts about zoos, the focus of this book?
We especially wanted people to understand that zoos are the way they are because they depend upon the exploitation of animals for the sake of profit.
Just as working people are exploited and used up in factories, warehouses, and offices so that a few people can get very rich, animals are exploited to promote corporations, increase real estate values, sell products and burnish the reputations of trustees and boards and make then richer!
Sue Coe: Yes, I agree with Stephen. Making figurative art opens up a dialogue. It takes time to make art, time to stand in front of wondrous animals, looking, and drawing, it slows time down, which is imperative to understanding reality.
Life drawing always attracts people who are intrigued and curious, and conversation begins. Put the camera phone away, and take a humble pencil and a piece of paper, and see what you can draw. Stephen: Zoos do not protect endangered species. By making them objects of entertainment, they may serve the opposite function.
The biggest threat to animals is habitat loss. So, what do zoos do? There oughta be a law. Sue Coe: Yes, although I might differ with Stephen about the educational aspect. Children are being educated by zoos to perceive non-humans as mere props to entertain them. They and their caretakers are being educated to perceive animal bodies as either food or toys that can be purchased.
This is a falsehood, that reduces each prisoner, to a thing. Marc: What do see as the future of zoos—what sorts of reforms are needed and what will they become? Stephen: Zoos should become hospitals or shelters for sick or orphaned animals, including individuals I call liminal, wild animals — those who live among people, like squirrels, pigeons, foxes, coyotes, bears, and raccoons.
The more people learn about the incredible cognitive capacity of animals, as well as their powers of empathy, the more they will demand an end to zoos as we know them. One day, there will be no more zoos and no more meat eaters either!
The health of our planet and our souls demands it. Sue Coe: I would like to see all zoos, like slaughterhouses, turned into museums. The energy of the architecture and space is very negative. It would be like suggesting maximum security prisons should morph into hospitals and nursing homes. Zoos could become housing for the 1 percent of humans who profit from exploitation? The Koch and De Vos families already have their names stamped on the cages, so that is where they can live out their lives, and we can stroll past and gaze at them, take selfies, and marvel at how such creatures ever roamed free.
Marc: Could you also briefly apply your views to other arenas in which nonhuman animals are used and abused? Stephen: Sure, we have already touched on the question of meat eating. It is a vast and unspeakable horror that has to end. And I mean has to end because apart from its incredible cruelty, it is unsustainable in a rapidly warming planet.
And of course, there is animal experimentation for biomedical and other research. For the most part, this cruelty which I have seen with my own eyes is scientifically unnecessary. It is just inertia and special interests that keep this practice going.
Sue Coe: I am against all animal exploitation, and each area requires much research. I have focused the majority of my work on farmed animals, because that is where we can have the most impact, in creating vegans, and making the connections to other social justice movements.
In Zooicide we wanted to highlight how some animals are more equal than others. I have one image of a fried chicken concession stand, a few feet away from the wild bird exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. Imagine smelling the corpses of your own kind being served up in the same prison area. Stephen: The same thing was said about slave emancipation and the liberation of women. Young people are very receptive to the Abolitionist Approach.
Baby steps are for babies. Bold steps are for those who want to create change. Corporate nonprofits are reluctant to educate about Abolition because they need a large donor base. How people do this is up to them, but they need to hear the truth first, not some garbled, watered down messaging to make humans feel its compassionate to click on Donate Now, so someone else can do our activism for us. We have also been talking about a book on American fascism, which is destroying human and animals lives and quickly foreclosing a future for both.
The creative process is too labor intensive to know what the end result will be, it has to be more than a project to which we already have the answer, it has to be a discovery. Stephen: Sure, if you want to protect animals and habitats, boycott zoos and go vegan. Saving one is worth any effort, saving hundreds is a miracle. Going vegan, and creating a culture of non violence, for the world of our friends and families, including our non human family, disrupts the dominant narrative, from the slaughterhouse to our house.
We have a lot of power in being creative, living on much less, sharing stuff, something the ruling class fears. They want us in a constant state of war, competition and fear, more profits for them, that way. We will evolve eventually, into non human animals and discard the ideology of profit before all life. Images of animals in captivity truly capture what their lives are like.
Agree or not with what Sue Coe and Stephen Eisenman offer, I hope it receives a global audience on both sides of the aisle because there is much food for thought in the images and the text.
I would like to see much more discussion of the notion of captivity itself, and the assumptions underlying decisions to keep animals in cages of all shapes and sizes. This was glossed, at best, at the meeting at the Detroit Zoo. At the very least I would also like to see all zoo administrators agree that forcing animals to breed, shipping them around as breeding machines a practice which is stressful and entails breaking up groups and forming new ones at the whim of the humans , and killing healthy animals should be off their agendas.
Surely we can do and must do much better as zoos morph and become significantly more resident-friendly. Frog, Tubby Hayes, and much, much more. Jeff Nuttall. Certainly, it would be hard to dispute.
In 21st-century Britain, on the other hand, the art of rebellion has been so thoroughly institutionalized that no real dissident art is possible. Instead we have a constellation of cultural stars who shock without shocking anyone, mock authority that gave up the ghost long ago, and delight a generation of avant-garde grandparents.
The transformation is so liberal, so encompassing, that it excludes no one and distresses no one. Like coalition politics, it squares every circle. But far from liberating us to enjoy the wonders of our avant-garde age, this universal modernism is just sinking British culture into mediocrity. Britain was more exciting when it was more dull. Now the greyness has been glassed over, and modern British culture seems oddly pointless.
This is the dome that protects the dome, Donald. Taupe fabric, it is good with the real and the fake, which some call a toupee. Symmetry, Donald. These are big fuckers, for big fuckers. Frame We could talk about parasol frames, Donald, but that would be opening up the metaphor too far. Some people can only embrace the figurative in small snippets.
Like rain. China manufactures many frames — just think about that, Donald. Search for nickel, brass, fibreglass or tempered spring steel. Russia is an important source of nickel — you may have good contacts there. If we had a nickel for every lie told…. Rivets Nickel plated steel miniature micro mushroom head umbrella rivets — did you notice the tautology in that description, Donald?
You will have noticed the potential to strike a deal on ordering. The rivet, by the way, is used where the ribs connect and bend, like breathing and life and holding all that is precious together. If you discard an umbrella at the top of a flight of stairs, it will hold with good rivets. We are only as strong as what we hold on to together, Donald. Shaft Imagine the fun satirists could have with this word: as a verb — that is an action word, Donald. You will have had plenty of experience, they will joke acerbically, and there will be dirty, filthy, barbaric allusions and innuendos.
People can be so mean sometimes. Some people all of the time. It is the nature of shafting. A good umbrella can drape and conceal much of the shaft, but it is always there. Stick: Solid, Fit-up, Tube The Solid is usually made of wood [beware the innuendo-mongers again, Donald] and this is traditional and can be elegant and may contribute to climate change so there are some competing realities in there for you to consider.
The Fit-up makes one think of subterfuge and obfuscation and investigation and stitch-up, but this is just a two-part wooden stick and so do not let the wordsmiths twist things with their deep and seductive language- even if honest.
They are poets, and when they open like an umbrella, so much about truth can be unleashed and protected by its honesty. The Tube is made of steel. Rust belt steel? It is easy to paint an illusion of purpose. Book Review. I am pleased and impressed that they have now published this inspirational book. That such a text is being produced is in itself an expression of hope.
It is a most promising development in some of the least promising circumstances. Influenced by the philosophy of social ecology, the Internationalist Commune of Rojava seeks to identify and address the intimate connection between social relations under advanced neoliberalism and unsustainable modes of production.
Thousands have been displaced and killed since the invasion and occupation. In March, Anna Campbell tragically became the eighth British volunteer to die fighting with Kurdish militias in the current conflict. Kurdish critics have alleged that some of the earliest acts of Turkish state aggression were targeted environmental destruction, such as the disruption of water resources and damage to the olive groves for which the canton was renowned, and in part relied.
The latter principle has attracted the least attention and achieved least progress to date. Into this situation have stepped the Internationalist Commune of Rojava. The Make Rojava Green Again campaign is a hands-on response to the considerable challenges facing the cantons of Rojava. As well as awareness raising and fund-raising, there are immediate priorities for practical action.
The aim of the Academy is to provide a focus to organise and implement ecological projects, to promote education and to coordinate international solidarity for the benefit of the region. At the same time, the Internationalist Commune is aware of the problems that confront them.
In addition to ongoing conflict and the threat from the Assad regime, both Turkey and the Kurdish Regional Government have embargoes in place against the social revolution in northern Syria.
Also, Rojava will still be in part dependent upon oil, which it has little capacity to process cleanly, for the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, Make Rojava Green Again offers a positive vision of the ongoing social revolution taking place in the area. At a moment when the launch of Extinction Rebellion suggests that a resurgent ecology movement is appearing at home, these under-reported initiatives are a great inspiration.
Given the immense scale of the ecological challenges facing us, it is often difficult to know where to concentrate efforts. So here are two suggestions. First, your own community, and second, global solidarity initiatives such as this one! This book will help to raise the profile of some hopeful green shoots of change. You can read the Make Rojava Green Again now, because it is freely available to read as an e-book here:. Stephen E. In the midst of a devastating civil war, Kurds in Northern Syria, are building a multi-cultural society based on feminism, ecology, and direct democracy.
How can these ideas lead to a lasting peace in the Middle East? What are their implications for radical politics in the West? What is it about the social structures of Rojava that inspires the fierce loyalty of its defenders and its people?
The book will be available to buy and all proceeds from sales of the book support the work of the Internationalist Commune. More information here:. Entry is free. On a hilltop, under an oak in southwest Madison County, a tombstone is adorned with harmonicas and coins left by visitors. Aside from songbirds and gusts of wind that rustle the leaves, it is a quiet place, far removed from the boisterous nightclubs of south Chicago in the s.
He made his name in Chicago as a musician, singer and songwriter and is regarded as the first great blues harmonica player. Sonny Boy was born years ago today near his grave. Artists still record his songs and at-tempt to duplicate his magic with a harmonica.
Hearing the news was the most shocking moment of his young life. A lady stuck her head out of a window and asked who I was looking for. He got killed. He was going to show me how to play the harmonica like he did. He got a harmonica and tried to play like his idol. When he discovered that Sonny Boy lived nearby, he recruited a cousin and friend to go with him to try to meet Sonny Boy.
Budapest Danube River. All Recommendations. Danube River Cruises in Budapest. Wine Tasting in Budapest. Christmas Markets in Budapest. How to Spend 3 Days in Budapest. Ashley in Budapest: An Insider's Guide. Jewish Heritage Walking Tours in Budapest. Northern Hungary. Western Romania. Upper Austria. Among the items on show are menorah, centuries-old Jewish gravestones, hand-engraved Torah scrolls, and rare manuscripts. With this ticket, visitors can explore the synagogue and museum at their leisure, and see the Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial, which is inscribed with the names of hundreds of thousands of Holocaust victims.
The Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in Hungarian history and Jewish culture. The museum is wheelchair accessible. Free Wi-Fi is available at the museum. Wear conservative clothing avoid sleeveless tops, short skirts, or shorts to ensure access to the synagogue.
Scarves and hats mandatory for men are available at the entrance. To get there, take the M2 Metro Line to Astoria station. The Great Synagogue is less than five minutes from the station on foot.
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