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Everything's Swirling no.1 fanzine
Everything's Swirling no.1 fanzine

In 2017 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the birth of Galaxie 500 I produced a fanzine (with the help of lots of folk) called Everything’s Swirling - it had photos, sketches, poems and reminscences - it was a bit rough and ready (but … fanzine) but I was proud of it.

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Kitten Frenzy no.2 cover
Kitten Frenzy no.2 cover

The fantastic fanzine Kitten Frenzy was the work of fab Glasgow band Urusei Yatsura’s Graham Kemp. Issue no. 2 was released in Winter 1993 and had a lovely obituary of Galaxie 500

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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!

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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.

This was the duo’s first full set livestream from their living room.

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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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Luna mission patch
Luna mission patch

Between February and December 2019 the ever wonderful Sonic Cathedral released 11 7” singles as by a range of fantastic artists. People who subscribed to the whole set received an extra bit of artwork and a special something with each release.

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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.

For the second show, 20 years ago today, Dean said he’d put me on the guestlist but for some reason I wasn’t on the list - or they couldn’t find the list. Bob and I were then taken downstairs while they tried to arrange something. We loitered, and chatted with a Brit in the backroom staff and finally we were supplied with comps.

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The latest episode of the The Rock Star Biography Podcast has a lengthy discussion of Dean Wareham’s 2008 memoir Black Postcards.

Join Christian and Martha as they explore Dean’s Black Postcards, wherein Dean narrates the tragic demise of the former group, the mild success of the latter, and how falling in love with one’s new bassist doesn’t strengthen marital vows. LISTENER DISCRETION ADVISED: listening to this episode may cause Galaxie 500 memorabilia to cover your walls, and it isn’t cheap.

My well thumbed copy of Black Postcards
My well thumbed copy of Black Postcards

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Nico, 13 Most Beuatiful
Nico, 13 Most Beuatiful

13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests will be getting screened in Melbourne, Australia as part of the PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography. This will be screened with the recorded scoundtrack *not* a live performance

The screening, as part of PHOTO 2021’s launch weekend, will be on 21st February at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren at 4pm - tickets are $10 and must be booked in advance

Between 1964 and 1966 Warhol shot approximately 500 rolls of film of which mostly were portraits of acquaintances, friends and celebrities visiting his iconic studio The Factory. Shot with a stationary Bolex 16mm camera the subjects were asked to simply sit in front of the camera for a 3-minute timeframe. The subject and camera remained almost motionless creating a seemingly ‘living portrait’.

In 2010 American musicians Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips were commissioned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to compose music to accompany 13 selected films from the series.

Screening: 13 Most Beautiful Songs for Andy Warhol Screen Tests

13 Most Beautiful trailer

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