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Posted: June 21st, 2002, by Marceline Smith

Hey, feeling a lack of indiepop and socialism in your life? Well, lucky you cos there’s a new issue of Tasty zine out right now to fill that gap. This here issue is number 16 and is a Jubilee special which means a pull out interview with Billy Bragg and some moaning about how horrible old people are [oh, hang on, that’s actually not about the Queen, hoho!]. The Billy Bragg interview is particularly good as there’s very little of the ‘ahhhhh, Billy Bragg, socialist songsmith of the people’ and instead they take him to task over the slight dubiousness of the anti-Jubilee but pro-English sentiments of his new record. Left nationalism, hmmmm. That aside you also get good chats with Milky Wimpshake, Comet Gain, Chris T-T and The Icicles. They’re not convincing me that British Sea Power are good though. There’s also record reviews and a briefing on the Italian General Strike. And all wrapped up in a good old communist styled cover. Convinced enough to send em your cash? Well, you don’t have to because it’s FREE! That’s, er, socialism for you. So drop them an email, tell them you’re special friends of diskant and I’m sure they’ll sort you out. One way or the other. Or you can just read it online. So, no excuses, get on with it.

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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