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cover of the book Net, Blogs and Rock 'n' Roll

A while ago AHFoW was sort of featured in a book, Net, Blogs and Rock ‘n’ Roll by David Jennings - the world has moved on a lot since 2007 but David’s book is still an insightful and interesting read and a snapshot of the world trying to come to terms with music in the digital age - something that it is still struggling with 14 years on!

I’ve told this story before but this time I’m telling it with a PDF - not of the whole book - just the chapter that involves me - you can probably find the book for peanuts if you want a copy (or look around here).

Anyway – here’s what I wrote last time…

The author of the book, David Jennings , has been a member of the Galaxie 500 mailing list for a number of years, and being one of the few list members from London is one of the select members I've met in person more than once. About a year ago David mentioned that he was writing a book and asked if he could interview me for it, I obviously answered "yes" although I wasn't entirely sure just what I had to offer.

We met in the Crown and Sceptre in Shepherds Bush, had a couple of drinks and just chatted. It never seemed like an "interview" more of a chat with someone I felt comfortable chatting with. I cycled home afterwards trying to figure out how anything I'd said could be considered of interest to anyone. A few weeks later David had written the interview into a chapter of a book and sent the chapter to me to check the facts. Chapter 3 is my chapter which discusses fan communities and uses The Galaxie 500 mailing list and A Head Full of Wishes as its example.

David has written up that interview more fully on his blog.

So here then is my chapter

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Another video I’ve just come across while doing some site housekeeping is this clip from Dean & Britta’s show for the RAA back in May of last year.

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On Valentine’s Day in 1994 while promoting Bewitched, Dean Wareham and Sterling Morrison popped into the Modern Rock Live studio in NYC to be interviewed and perform a live version of Great Jones Street. I’ve shared the live performance before but this includes the interview with Dean & Sterling, and a phone-in segment.

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At the beginning of 2001 Luna played a series of dates in various venues across NYC and I convinced Hazel that she would like a weekend break in NYC in February. We arranged to leave the boy with his grandparents and to stay with Bob in NYC for the weekend and we came over.

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I’ve just come across this video that I don’t think I shared before. It’s Luna playing Bob Dylan’s Most of The Time during soundcheck at Escenario in Santander before their show there in 2017.

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This video of Damon & Naomi’s full set from their show in Barcelona in 2018 has just arrived on Facebook. They were touring Europe with Thalia Zedek and she joins them for a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me to The End of Time and Tom Rapp’s Translucent Carriages

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Dean Wareham and Cheval Sombre poster
Dean Wareham and Cheval Sombre poster
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