Should Celebrities Matter?

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Hero Worship vs Gratitude: The Knighthood of Tom Baker       by Xerxes Praetorius Horde   One thing that has always made me extremely uncomfortable, and for years I didn’t understand why, was the unconditional “deification” of celebrities. It made me feel very awkward when someone would start talking about another human being, usually […]

A Lifetime Warranty on Music?!

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by Lee Cumberland Canada’s New Jacobin Club, in case you haven’t heard of them, are a theatrical art-rock ensemble with a small but cultish following of fans from all corners of the globe. Their colourful stage show filled with costumes and sideshow stunts attracts members of every subculture imaginable – steampunks, metalheads, goths, burlesque enthusiasts, […]

The New Age of Artistic Sincerity

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by Xerxes Praetorius Horde It’s finally here. For decades now, big business with proven fool-proof recipes for the perfect tasting burger have dominated the economic landscape of the food industry. They have the money to set up shop anywhere, advertise to anyone and sell their product at an astronomical mark up. They control what people […]

The Tale of the Big Fish and the Small Pond

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Commercialism and the Last Refuge of the Fringe Arts Communities Earlier this year I witnessed an arts revolution of sorts unfold live online. It will be remembered at least as a footnote in the history of an international music scene that is rapidly becoming commercialized. To make a long story short, one moderately successful musician […]

Halloween With the NJC!

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Vote for your favourite NJC tracks! The Absinthe Affair on Nusaken Radio wants YOUR help in programming the 2016 Halloween Edition featuring the New Jacobin Club! Its very simple – and everyone participating will be entered to WIN a copy of the upcoming 7″ vinyl picture disc reissue of “A Lesson in Mortality,” the NJC’s […]

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