23 May 2008

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.


  1. Anonymous9:30 PM

    Egotistical bastard.

    Prince Asbo

  2. Anonymous1:34 PM

    notice you also got a shoutout in the 2562 album insert....

  3. i did? cool!
    i've only got a cd-r promo with no artwork as the mo'.