July 25th, 2011 | Published in Blog
Horrible title. Horrible, horrible title…
Moving on – and back to the discussions provoked here and elsewhere by Simon Reynolds’ Retromania – I’ve just been alerted to the fact that Reynolds’ book references an article on Lil Wayne and MP3 culture by Matthew Cole, published in a web-mag I used to run with my friend the poet and editor Adam Burbage (read his work here, here and here). If I’m honest I’d completely forgotten about the piece. Re-reading it now, I’m struck by how good it is, and how it preempts some of the themes of Reynolds’ book. It’s a long essay, but if the themes of the Retromania struck any kind of chord with you then it’s well worth a read.
Retro-waynia? Really. Christ.