Month: July 2016

Hang the DJ

Going to parties is for the young. I always get a bit depressed when I see posters for ‘over 40’s’ parties. It’s not meant to be; people of my generation should sit at home and watch TV. Young people go to parties because they are young, because they are looking for sex, and because they…


Community Singing

It has been said before: companies like Apple and Google are founded on classic hippie ideals like love, happiness and belonging. These companies want to sell big for more than just revenue and profit, they want everyone, all of their users, to be part of their network and feel togetherness. Of course it is not…


Sunday Morning

The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) is one of the most influential albums ever released. It initially sold a handful of copies but, according to Brian Eno, every single buyer started a band himself. Contrary to popular belief it is not that difficult to listen to, at least not by today’s standards. Some of its…


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