This is an interview with Amos Burke about Glasgow in the ’90s, handrails, Americans and the humble discipline of flatland. It was conducted over e-mail over a few months in the early portion of 2017, and was originally published in the second issue of Red Steps.
Thanks to Dan Jukes for the recent photographs and thanks to Amos for putting up with my constant mither.
It might sound a bit naff, but it’s always interesting to hear what inspired the people who went on to inspire people.
What music did Prince listen to? What books did Faulkner read? Or, on a slightly more relevant subject for this here website, what riding videos did Steven Hamilton watch when he was young?
Whether he’s leaping over sizeable suburban chasms, forging forth into unknown front-wheel-based territory, or just cruising down the street in a crisp pair of shell-toes, Steven Hamilton has always seemingly excavated from an expansive quarry of influences.
With all this in mind, Central Library hassled Steven for thoughts on a few videos he was into in his formative years…
This interview originally featured in the first issue of Red Steps a year or two ago – but seeing as Wozzy says some pretty good stuff in it, I thought it was worth whacking onto the internet for the cheapskates to read.
Interview and photos by Sam.
Most people with internet connections will have probably seen this by now, but most people should probably watch it again. A true masterpiece from the mysterious mind of Jimmy Nezza.
R.I.P. Mark E Smith.
In this informative and educational article, Croatian night-grinder and Huscija don-dada Lord Leopold takes us on a scenic stroll through the videos that got the most airtime when he was growing up…
“It was hard to decide which ones to mention so I decided to list those that I watched the most. These were all downloaded from Google Video, they took ages, and were all in the shittiest quality.”
If you’re reading this then you may already know of the man named Loz Taylor. Maybe you bumped into him once whilst sheltering from a summer downpour in an NCP car-park or perhaps you once found him leafing through the contents of your wheelie bin in search of Mr Kipling Fondant Fancies and day-old pastry delights.
But who is the real Loz Taylor—the man behind the myth? What are his living arrangements? And how come he isn’t he allowed in the Co-Op anymore?
Read on for a few answers…
Interview and photos by Sam – originally printed in the second issue of Red Steps.