Short Acerone interview in local music and lifestyle magazine - 247.
I first noticed this mag pop up during art student days in Exeter in early 2001. It is amazing to think that just 10 years ago email, digital cameras, scanners, iMacs and Photoshop were all pretty new technology that i was experimenting with. A new world of communication began to open up that was literally at our fingertips that was quicker and more direct than ever before. But whilst its convenience is to be celebrated it cant complete with the real thing; a hand written letter, the image on photo paper, a 12" vinyl cover. There is something more satisfying about holding what you're looking at, and that cannot be conveyed through the monitor. Magazines feel and smell good.
So keep an eye out for this months 247 magazine, pick up two copies and give one to a friend... Or just take a look at the digital version here
Few people are surprised any more by a reggae artist's untimely death, not even when it is as bizarre as Smiley Culture's seems to be. My biggest fear is that this icon of British reggae rap will end up as a mere footnote in the annals of rock'n'roll.
Say Smiley Culture and pop pickers of a certain age will go, "Wasn't he the one-hit wonder who did that record Police Officer? My kids love it and so does my mother ..."
They don't know the half of it.
Very well worded tribute to Smiley Culture by Dotun Adebayo HERE