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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

Set the Controls for the Heart of Rock-n-Roll
Edwyn Collins rocks Double Denim at the Moseley Folk Festival
Edwyn Collins headlines Birmingham's Moseley Folk Festival in Double Denim
Flying ashtrays, fighting dogs
Chris Connolly excerpts some Flying Ashtrays and Fighting Dogs from his novel-in-progress...
Behind the Counterculture #23: Nerys Hughes
National Health Care, the Metric System and Now This
The infectious twitterings of Broken Social Scene are so good that I almost don't want to make fun of Canada anymore
Van Damme Takes Over
Van Damme is straight up taking over in Marrakesh's Place Djemms el Fna
Some of our favorite things...