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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

Hair & Make-Up: Das Boat! The House of Boateng
After one episode of the House of Boateng, we're hemmed in for the season.
MCM EXPO 2010 - Sex and Violence, Free Hugs and Silence
New recruit Luke Skinner attends the Music Comic Media Expo in London's Docklands... the horror, the horror.
The Anarchist and the iPod
Yearning for the unpredictable, Malcolm Macdonald suggests sacrilege...or at least leaving the iPod at home once in a while...
Crystal Meth, Death and Defining Moments
I can finally reveal my 4-month secret relationship with the greatest album of the 2000's
300 Words From London: Plague Songs
A live manifestation of an album of plagues - boils, frogs, hail and darkness to name but four. Lake was there, let him tell you about it.
NIN: Free Work's Alright If You Like Vibraphones
When the aliens inspect the Earth's nuclear-ravaged landscape in the distant future, the only sign of our existence they'll find will be "NIN" spray painted on a knockoff biker jacket, and Ghosts I-IV will still be playing.
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