The Imagine Nation

“Under the present system of mass education by classes too much stress is laid on teaching and too little on active learning. The child is not encouraged to discover things on his own account. He learns to rely on outside help, not on his own powers, thus losing intellectual independence and all capacity to judge for himself. The over-taught child is the father of the newspaper – reading, advertisement – believing, propaganda – swallowing, demagogue – led man – the man who makes modern democracy the farce it is.” – Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies (1927) Culture Industry is a term …

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Iron Man Records releases to be included in British Library Sound Archive

Something happens while you are orbiting the Nation’s capital on the M25 for 25 hours in a van with a dangerous madman jumping around and shouting instructions from the back seat. James at British Library Sound Archive has been in touch, he wants to catalogue and archive all the releases on Iron Man Records. The music will become part of the nation’s audio & cultural heritage and it will be available (on a restricted access server) to anyone holding a British Library readers pass (writers, researchers, fans etc.). You have to go in person either to London or to the …

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Podcast: Iron Man Records special presented by Paul E.D of Music World Radio

Music World Radio, November 23rd 2009 DJ Paul E.D presents an Iron Man Records Special. Paul works through the history of the label and reviews and plays a selection of songs from each of the releases to date. Listen free Here: http://paulsmusicworld.podomatic.com/player/web/2009-11-27T15_16_14-08_00 Iron Man Records releases Included in the show: IMB6001 I.O.D. : Mundane Existence CD mini lp 2000 Buy It http://www.last.fm/music/I.O.D/Mundane+Existence Fav tracks: Scene not heard, Euromisery, Jobseeker, Sign From The Gods, Filth, play: jobseeker IMB6002 P.A.I.N featuring Howard Marks : Let Me Grow More Weed CD single 2000 Buy It http://www.last.fm/music/P.A.I.N+Featuring+Howard+Marks/Let+Me+Grow+More+Weed fav tracks: Road Rage, Let me Grow …

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Birmingham Punx Picnic 4th-5th-6th September 2009

Birmingham Punks Picnic 2009 ***ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT ST. MARY’S HOSPICE*** Friday 4th September The New Inn, Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9BU.  No.50 bus out of city centre drops you right outside.  First band 8pm.  £6 entry. DRONGOS FOR EUROPE DOOMSDAY HOUR (USA) FUK WARPRAYER VINCENT AND THE ONEPOTTS Saturday 5th September 12-6pm Picnic in Cannon Hill Park – loadsa fun & games!! Then on to The New Inn again for the evening’s entertainment.  First band on at 6pm.  £8 entry. GBH RUNNIN’ RIOT BEGINNING OF THE END SEPTIC PSYCHOS DREAD MESSIAH HOMEBREW THE BLACK MARIAS THE USUAL SUSPECTS (Belgium) …

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