JOCKS & NERDS the quarterly magazine of Style/History/Culture hit the streets last week.
The much anticipated Autumn issue Of Jocks & Nerds is out now with a cover featuring the Zulu Nation’s Afrika Bambaata and articles on Moondog, Lonnie Liston Smith, film maker Kenneth Anger, Paris In The 20s, Sonny Liston, Mo’ Wax’s James Lavelle, typographer Ken Garland and designer Christopher Nemeth.
As ever the photographic content is excellent and the range of features will keep this reader going up to Xmas. The scribblers who have contributed to this handsome publication include Chis May – who was, for me, a major source of inspiration during the 70s when he was a scribe for Black Music magazine; Paulo Hewitt – who I’ve known since he worked for the NME; Chris Sullivan formerly of The Wag and Blue Rondo A La Turk; Mark Webster who is both broadcaster and journalist and Andy Thomas who wrote for Straight No Chaser and today contributes to Dazed & Confused and The Quietus. Basically, it’s all quality stuff that’s imbued with a broad cross cultural perspective.
I also make my Jocks & Nerds debut in this issue with a feature on James Lavelle. I met James when he was 17, gave him a column in a Straight No Chaser called Mo’ Wax Please and watched him bring Mo’ Wax records to life. However, I lost touch with him around the time ‘Psyence Fiction’ and this interview was an opportunity to explore beyond Mo’ Wax and UNKLE and shed light on the projects that have led to the next year’s Mo’Wax – Urban Archaeology exhibition/book and to him curating Meltdown 2014 on the Southbank.
Also, Mark Webster catches up with Dr. Bob Jones to chat about his Sound Of The Drum Project with http://www.stererophonic-supply.co. Nice
All in all, Jocks & Nerds is a top read. It’s 192 pages + and it’s free! Yes, that right. Seek it out.