Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category
A short documentary about pirate radio in the 80s featuring DBC fm.
You can watch more docs in this series on radprog’s youtube channel.
Listen to my most recent ISYS show for NTS radio here. Terry Farley talks music, dancing and youth culture…
My boyfriend plays this record to me nearly everyday. I love it and look at how fantastic the video is – I didn’t even expect it to have a proper music video. I’m not really into the whole ironic “I love acid/rave/keith haring and smileys on everything” phenomenon but those are some jazzy visuals and the styling is so bad it’s good…
On Wednesday I went to Postmodernism: Style and Subversion – 1970-1990 at the V&A, nere are some of my favourite things from the exhibition.
Ray Petri ‘The Harder They Come, The Better” 1985
Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance, 1988
Grandmaster flash, clip from Wildstyle, 1983
Devo – Whip It, 1980 – ‘Energydome’ hats by Gerald Casale
Klaus Nomi – Lightning Strikes, 1982 – I was particularly impressed with his suit, which they had on display.
Grace Jones Maternity Dress, Jean Paul Goude, 1979
Venus In Furs, from Because We Must – Charles Atlas, 1979. Outfits by Leigh Bowery & Mr Pearl
Kraftwerk – Man Machine, 1978
Buzzcocks – Orgasm Addict, 1977
Karl Lagerfeld in his Memphis Furnished apartment in Monte Carlo, 1981. Photo by Jacques Schumacher
Portland Building – Michael Graves, 1985
Mercedes Coffin, Samuel Kane Kwesi – Ghana 1993
IDOLS – Love this – from ISYSArchive.tv
New exhibition at the V&A museum opening 12 April 2011, including work from Pieter Hugo, Kudzanai Chiurai (‘Untitled I’, 2009, above), David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi and many more.
I haven’t been to a wedding since I was seven, when I went to 2 in the same year. So I’ve only been to 2 weddings, but this year I have 3 to go to and I don’t know what to wear. I’m not a fan of dresses but I think I’d quite like to wear one, but dresses are boring, especially formal ones. My boyfriend suggested that I make one, and I realised I have a stockpile of African batik fabric hanging around that I could use. And that’s when I came across this…
All images from: http://www.adireafricantextiles.com/