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by Carys
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Indietracks
Topic: Indietracks 2016 photos and memories
Replies: 94
Views: 17809

Re: Indietracks 2016 photos and memories

"Urban"? "Tolerance"? Seriously? Do you have no idea how problematic this post is? Tolerance in respect to liking Urban music which I'm no fan of. Sorry. I'm no expert but isn't Urban made by white musicians as well as black? I have no tolerance for heavy metal either which is predominantly made by...
by Carys
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: How D'ya Like Them Grapples - A Wrestling Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 4996

How D'ya Like Them Grapples - A Wrestling Thread

*BUMP* does anyone here go to shows in London? I've been to a good few Progress shows but haven't been to one for ages now. If you count the hipster wrestling in Peckham that I went to tonight, then yes. http://www.halfnelsonwrestling.com/#!tickets/c1o5 Also probably going to the Colt Cabana live r...
by Carys
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: Grants, scholarships, funding
Replies: 3
Views: 4748

Re: Grants, scholarships, funding

Good luck humblebee. I had forgotten about that earlier post of mine, but did get the 'academic excellence' scholarship for my MA in the end, which was nice. Sadly, I ended up withdrawing all my PhD funding applications, though, thanks for being quite mad at the time. I honestly don't believe I woul...
by Carys
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Is indiepop racist?
Replies: 65
Views: 10464

Is indiepop racist?

I'm going to be honest: my knowledge of African politics is slim to non-existent. I believe Morocco was colonised by Spain and France, and Zimbabwe by Britain? So whatever the current political climate in these countries, white colonialism surely needs to be factored in? But yeah: I'm prepared to ad...
by Carys
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Is indiepop racist?
Replies: 65
Views: 10464

Re: Is indiepop racist?

I'm just saying that it's possible to experience racism whatever colour you are. If some disagree and deny what happened as racism then that's fine, I do understand their viewpoint. Not sure I agree with this. I believe racism is rooted in power structures, and is systemic oppression. It's the powe...
by Carys
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Is indiepop racist?
Replies: 65
Views: 10464

Re: Is indiepop racist?

I don't think anything can truly be labelled as racist or discriminatory unless it has been deliberately formed or founded on the back of some of those exclusionary and hateful principles and ideas (i.e. the B N P, EDL, Britain First, the far right skinhead movement etc). I really do disagree with ...
by Carys
Fri May 22, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Is indiepop racist?
Replies: 65
Views: 10464

Is indiepop racist?

BAME is the preferred terminology where I work (and in old jobs too), so it's what I'm used to using in professional UK contexts. I believe POC is used much more widely in the U.S. However, I reckon because a lot of people tune into trans-Atlantic political discussions through social media, the term...
by Carys
Mon May 18, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity
Replies: 47
Views: 4423

Re: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity

Has anyone ever drawn up any sort of guidelines about accessibility/inclusivity at gigs? The sort of thing promoters could try and adhere to.
This is along those lines... http://www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk/ ... t-practice
by Carys
Mon May 18, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity
Replies: 47
Views: 4423

Re: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity

- Consider letting carers accompany disabled people for free / offering concessions. I like this one. I was vaguely aware that cinemas and theaters offer this sort of thing but had never thought or heard about it in the context of d.i.y gigs. I'm definitely going to introduce this. Yeah, cinemas ha...
by Carys
Sun May 17, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity
Replies: 47
Views: 4423

Re: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity

@tonieee Not specific places so much as people. I've definitely had raised eyebrows for drinking soft drinks, and regularly get the whole "You're not drinking? Why not? Oh go on, let me get you one? Just one?" from well-meaning friends. I reckon all-ages gigs are usually better for this. I mean, it'...
by Carys
Sun May 17, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity
Replies: 47
Views: 4423

Re: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity

And just to be clear, making a gig accessible doesn't just have to be about step-free gubbins. Stuff like indicating the capacity of the venue really helps me (I struggle in crowds) and fostering an environment where people aren't chastised for not drinking alcohol can help too.
by Carys
Sun May 17, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity
Replies: 47
Views: 4423

Indiepop: a celebration of diversity

@Trev Yeah, don't get me wrong - I'm not sure there are many either. But it should still be one of the considerations. Even if the venue isn't fully accessible, a few steps may be better than lots of steps, for example. And in terms of seating, it wouldn't be too hard to have a few chairs available ...
by Carys
Sun May 17, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity
Replies: 47
Views: 4423

Re: Indiepop: a celebration of diversity

Thanks for starting this thread. I'm wondering how other places promote the idea of inclusion/safe spaces. Maybe we could take tips from places where this is already working well? While we're on the subject of diversity, I think there's also an issue around access for disabled people. The vast major...
by Carys
Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: glamorak
Topic: Tattoos
Replies: 28
Views: 18339

Re: Tattoos

Latest tattoo!

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by Carys
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: random music talk
Topic: Mis-heard lyrics
Replies: 38
Views: 11778

Re: Mis-heard lyrics

There's a bit in Catfish by Waxahatchee where I thoughts she sang "Second guessing Stan Lee / You laugh at me". Turns out and says "Second guess instantly".
by Carys
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1590
Views: 225630

Re: what book are you reading?

Have you read Militant Modernism by Owen Hatherley, Pete? Might be up your alley...
by Carys
Sun Mar 22, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: anorak hobbies and pastimes
Topic: Running
Replies: 353
Views: 89446

Re: Running

Thanks! I can't believe I managed it! My next one is in seven weeks...
by Carys
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: anorak hobbies and pastimes
Topic: Running
Replies: 353
Views: 89446

Re: Running

Good luck, RITH. I have my first half marathon on Sunday - eep!
by Carys
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: London is great
Replies: 2076
Views: 200488

Re: London is great

Whatever happened to pub club? I miss you guys.
by Carys
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: glamorak
Topic: Tattoos
Replies: 28
Views: 18339

Re: Tattoos

I got a new tattoo yesterday. I'm naming him Morris...
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