Shane Meadows

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By Richard Hawley in New Events on Thursday 4 October 2007

I just worked with British film director Shane Meadows on two videos, which was a real honor. Shane is a great film director. His last film — This Is England [above] — was one of the best I’ve seen in years. [watch the trailer]

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The hand that held you down

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By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 4 October 2007

There’s a world-weariness about Two Gallants frontman Adam Stephens. It reveals itself in the Tom Waits-like raspiness that permeates his gin house drawl and in the talkin’ blues narratives that he weaves around his simple acoustic fingerpicking. They are the new superstars of the West Coast scene, majestic showmen in homespun rags. Listen to the […]

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Glass Harmonica

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By Richard Hawley in New Products on Thursday 4 October 2007

The Glass Harmonica is an amazing instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin. I wanted to put one on my new album but time and money ran out. One day I hope to feature one. They are really delicate things and have to be assembled and unassembled every time you move them.

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Jenny Mortsell’s pencil obsession

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 4 October 2007

We thought we’d check in with our favorite HB Jedi, Jenny Mortsell. Is pencil the only medium you feel comfortable working in? ‘It is what I use most now, but I also like doing printmaking, screen-printing and etchings’.

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