Cultural Imperialism Bingo Card

If you think colonialism is dead… think again. Globalisation has indeed made the world smaller–furthering the dominance of the West over the developing world, shrinking and devaluing local cultures, and uniformising everything to Western values and Western ways of life. This is a pernicious, omnipresent state of things that leads to the same unfounded things […]

Dissociates – Kick and Shove (video)

So as we all know, because I mention it every six weeks or so, and because it’s on the submissions page which everyone obviously reads before adding my email address to their mailing lists, I don’t do press releases or puff pieces. What I do, or what I used to do before I ran out […]

Beating the Hack

Have you heard of the Pharma Hack? It’s a fairly widespread problem among PHP-driven websites, particularly those powered by WordPress or Joomla. I’m a WordPress user myself, and Nostalgia For Infinity, the Wrecktheplacefantastic bandsite and Arcadian Rhythms are all powered by the platform. About a fortnight ago AJ, one of the writers for Arcadian Rhythms, […]

Nostalgia For Infinity: state of the blog address, Jan 2012

So, yeah. It’s been a month since my last proper update here on NFI and this has given me plenty of time to think about what I want to do with the blog. I’m still not 100% sure; I’m a fickle man and I tend to drift between my hobbies, moving focus from one to another […]

How to Annoy Old Punks in Four Easy Steps

Take classic hardcore punk song from 80s Have it covered by a squeaky clean pop singer (Bonus points if he/she is cuter than most punk rockers) Fill entire cover band with guys from 80s hardcore punk bands Get quote from original singer approving of the cover version

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to slack off and get totally crunk

Okay, that’s only, like, a part of it. A few well-deserved beers and whiskies will be involved, but actually now that I’ve run up to the end of the old era of reviewage I’d like to take a brief holiday from NFI. This will probably only last a week, perhaps two at the most. Once I’m […]

I thought it was the left that unthinkingly supported “resistance armies”

This morning’s delectable “no, just no” news comes courtesy of bloated, gout-riddled windbag Rush Limbaugh: “Now, up until today, most Americans have never heard of the combat Lord’s Resistance Army. And here we are at war with them. Have you ever heard of Lord’s Resistance Army, Dawn? How about you, Brian? Snerdley, have you? You […]

“Alert The Internet, Ph.D!”

There have been no genocides targeting people who like Dungeons & Dragons. Liking comic books does not mean you are at a vastly higher statistical risk of domestic violence or rape. Playing video games will not result in your being legally disallowed to marry your partner, and nobody has suggested a constitutional amendment restricting the […]

That’s It… Goodbye

Okay, okay, so the title is a little more melodramatic than it needed to be. I really couldn’t resist the temptation to reference one of the first music reviews I wrote here on Nostalgia For Infinity. It felt entirely appropriate. As the astute will have probably gathered from the above, I’m wrapping up my music […]

I’m on holiday!

Yep, between June 12th and 27th I am away on holiday so if you email, leave comments etcetera expect to wait a while for a response. Especially because I’m straight back to work when I return and will be jetlagged, overworked and stressed to uberfuckery for at least a few days. However I’ve also racked […]