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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

The High Priest : Chapter and Perverse (part 1 of 3)
Paul Hawkins - at last - comes home to outsideleft with a book length, feature film length interview with the high priest of the alternative comedy circuit, The High Priest
grafting sausages grill the best man at eskimo themed wedding ceremony.
Paul H revisits Claremont Road with with long gone rockers Del Amitri
I'll KISS KISS Your BANG BANG
Our new film scribe watches (and reviews) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang so you don't have to.
Septuagenarian Stew
Say goodbye to Frank Gehry's Serpentine Gallery pavilion
Office Shenanigans
Last week, I'm standing at the urinal in the fourth-floor men's loo at work, as one does after drinking two large cups of dark roast coffee, and I'm looking around at the stark white walls surrounding me.
Cross-terranean Post-Postmodern Tone-sick Blues Part 3 - Iron & Wine
Cook's third trip to the tainted well of modern psychedlia finds him swooning to the sublime brook-babble of Iron & Wine
Some of our favorite things...