of the OI band Hard Times
he accepts to pause, we have a short and friendly chat about original skinheadism, kippas and old school french tattoo artists
better believe Avi knows what he talks about
I hope most people will agree that Adam and the Ants were much better before they started to dress as pirates. He looked great as were the songs. Lady, Whip in My Valise, Deutscher Girls and so on. Here’s a version of Beat My Guest should you need it. And I found someone who makes replica badges too.
is Flemish for the 11th commandment and if you like your booze mixed with mild blasphemy this is as good a place to get pissed as any. Hundreds of religious artefacts surround you and cherubs swing from the ceiling. There’s an even better bar in Sevilla, Bar Garlochi, complete with incense and choral music and a house cocktail called The Blood of Christ but Antwerp’s closer to home and I’m not complaining.
Rue du Flandre, 114
Here is a post from SB contributor Alix Lambert, telling us about how she got interested in working on (and with) criminal behaviors.
A pretty thrilling introduction to her recent book “Crime“.
I was recently asked the question: Why are you interested in the criminal mind? I found myself flummoxed (…ok, maybe I just want to use the word “flummoxed” here). Upon reflection, I don’t know that I am interested in the criminal mind per se. I am definitely interested in the human mind – and in what all too often gets referred to as “The Human Condition.”
When I was interviewing people for my book “”Crime”” which explores the intersection between art and “Crime” by juxtaposing interviews with people in the real world of “Crime” – criminals, members of law enforcement, victims, lawyers, etc., with artists who represent “Crime” in their films, acting, writing, music, etc. – I usually started by asking: What is your first memory of “Crime”? I am interested in how we form our ideas about criminal behavior. I think I was starting to scratch at the desire to find a thread through someone’s (mine, yours, anyone’s) life that leads us to where we are today. Just defining “Crime” at all is an immeasurable task. Are we talking about simply the breaking of a law? Well, there are absurd laws that still exist to this day. In Illinois it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language of Illinois is “American.” In Ocean City there still exists a law that says that pinball machines are not to be played on a Sunday.
“”Crime”” runs the gamut from small and amusing: when I complimented my Aunt on her matching, silver salt and pepper shakers she announced with some measure [...]