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Rock 'n' Roll writing about Pop Culture Matters

begins

Writers Alarcon and Lamontpaul founded outsideleft in 2004, an internet age ago. Conceived as a fanzine firmly in the corner of the kind of pop culture fewer people care about. Rock 'n' Roll writing about Pop Culture Matters was the mantra and a journey began to change some small part of the world they inhabited.

outsideleft?

An outside left is a winger, an outlier, an alchemist, a nonconformist, the last name on the team sheet a thriller of the masses in pink leather boots, a sure and sometimes unreliable source of inspiration and now an online magazine of sometimes ill-repute. one outside left once claimed to have spent a fortune on women and booze, and the rest, he said, he just wasted. we know what he meant.

since then

outsideleft got its thumbprints on the web on clung on. lots of writers have come and mostly gone on to better things. for others their brush with outsideleft was enough to convince them that the romance of rocknroll writing was not all it might be. mercifully for us all. corporations took over the internet. phones took over the internet. tablets took over from phones. your digital assistant possibly found this for you and is reading it to you. corporations took over from people. most people stood still while thinking they were moving. a lot of people began to look backwards over their shoulders instead of forwards and thought they liked what they saw. things didn't go as planned.

there were four chronicles of our content out there

although due to our ineptitude, now only three that you can collect.
The First Annual Outsideleft Hardy Annual - a collection of articles from year one of outsideleft.
Darkness Racket and Twang (Essential Listening from the Fringes of Popular and Unpopular Music) - Alex V. Cook (paperback/kindle)
Everyday I Atrophy - Chris Connolly

and now and next

we don't know yet

Are The Gates the emperor's new clothes all over again?
Outsidebooks #4: In Pete's Doherty's Crack Den, Tara Telephone, and Pseudo-City
Joe Ambrose follows the fellows from the Daily Mirror down deep into Pete Doherty's Crack Den... And reads some good stuff too...
Reading Burroughs Reading
The Road to Interzone Author Michael Stevens Interviewed by Paul Hawkins
Red Square
Joe Ambrose sees Trafalgar Square turn red for the trotting out of the Olympic torch
It's Kirk Lake Week at Outsideleft
It's Kirk Lake Week at Outsideleft. Why not?
Dead Possum, Hospital Bracelets and Loops - A Good Trip with Panda Bear
Panda Bear breaks from the collective to watch the wheel's go 'round and 'round on his latest record.
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