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greengalloway

As all that is solid melts to air and everything holy is profaned...

Monday, January 03, 2011

Tom Vague is a genius.


I have just been reading through the edited highlights of Vague on Tom's newish website Vaguerants and - what an awesome body of work Tom has produced over the years. From discovering punk at tech college in Salisbury in 1976 and Vague number 1 through to Vague 64 'Anarchy in the UK 1910/11' what a long strange trip it has been. Whoosing through Tom's work, the earlier editions are now part of history and then the later work becomes history.

Reading Tom's take on the Londonisation of the Notting Hill area you really feel the aliveness of the past, there is a vibrancy and immediacy which other 'local' histories never have. Most of the later Vagues are available from Housmans, so don't just take my word for it - read'em yourself.

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