It really feels that way after seeing Magazine last night. Recently or upcoming we have Simple Minds, ABC, Wire, DAF, Durutti Column (Windsor), Throbbing Gristle, Vic Godard, Ultravox (the wrong lineup, but still considering if I should go), Yellow Magic Orchestra, Grace Jones and probably many more visiting London. I get to pick and choose some 28 years later.
I wish NME, Sounds and Melody Maker made all their archives available online.
If all goes to plan, the Polaroid factory in Enschede, Amsterdam, will soon be making film again thanks to its new owner, an eccentric Austrian artist and businessman named Florian Kaps. Mr Kaps, 39, has dedicated the past five years to instant photography. He set up Polanoid.net, the biggest Polaroid gallery on the web, and the first ever Polaroid-only art gallery in Vienna, called Polanoir.
Yup, that’s the Financial Times talking to Devoto. How times change.
Decent quality, taken just a few meters to the left of where we were standing.