So anyway, I was on one of those family outings to the big soulless out-of-town shopping mall. Casting my ultra-critical eye over the dross in the music section at Waterstones bookshop, I came across the updated/expanded edition of Simon Reynold's "Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture ". I'd been meaning to check it out anyway, yet, even though it was reasonably priced, I couldn't help but wonder if it was worth £8.99 to read a few extra chapters covering developments in the ten years since the first edition. Yes, of course I wanted to read them, after all Simon's been inspiring me with his writing for nearly 25 years. But still...I could buy an album with that sort of money.
So then I said to myself: right, if he's mentioned me in the 'Acknowledgments', I'll buy the damn thing.
Suffice to say, I did buy the damn thing, and I recommend you do too, especially if you never bought the first edition.
In the meantime, keep an eye on the Energy Flash blog, which Simon's been updating on a frequent basis recently.
Currently listening to this. Incessantly.