The video recording of ‘An update with Simon Reynolds @ Incubate 2012′ is now available on Vimeo. Simon Reynolds kicked off Incubate’s DIY Conference with a keynote speech on the context and background of Do It Yourself in pop culture.
Simon Reynolds is a British music critic currently living in Los Angeles. He is author of the books Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984 and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture. In 2011, Reynolds published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. As a freelance journalist since the late Eighties he has contributed to magazines such as The New York Times, Spin, The Guardian, The Wire, Mojo, Slate, and Frieze. He also maintains a number of blogs centered around his primary online outlet, Blissblog.
Please take note: the first minutes of the speech have been removed due to poor sound quality. Also, this conference wasn’t broadcasted on our live stream, so this’ll be the first time you can watch it if you weren’t there.
An update with Simon Reynolds was recorded by Victor-Zorro at NWE Vorst, Tilburg.