Nowadays it seems that the best viewing is on the internet, not TV. Though Vice magazine tends to be mostly fashion and trendsetting, Vice TV happens to be worldy and informative. It’s mostly comprised of documentaries but incorporates artists as presenters and programmers. [see also the Portable Film Festival]
I first came across David Shrigley‘s funny and disturbing postcards a little while back. More recently I discovered a book of his that looked like a record full of lyrics for songs entitled The Empty Sleeve. Cool! He’s since asked musicians to make songs from these lyrics for a new project called Worried Noodles.
In the UK there is a thriving underage rock scene; bands of kids releasing 7-inch vinyl and being signed by labels. Recently there was an underage festival in London that perplexed the journalists because no-one over 18 was allowed in. How to review it? But 5,000 attended and it was a huge success.