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Assume the position. Lend me your face, lend me your face... 
Assume the position. Lend me your face, lend me your face, lend me your face... there are now two types of bands in this world - the real ones and the ones that think all they need to do is put up a My Space page up and wait for the world to come to them – “hey dude, check out our tracks”, “hey dude vote for us”, “hey dude thanks for the support”. Lot of hopeless helpless clueless bands out there in FaceSpace land. My Space is a useful back up tool, it isn’t your front line though, it takes a little bit more than putting up a page and spamming everyone else’s in-box asking for a vote or a listen, no band ever got big via Murdock land, that’s all just a myth put out by the people who sell the advert space on there... 

Assume the position.  Lend me your face, lend me your face, lend me your face...and the rat race music life where paint doesn’t flow and whatever happened to the great British summertime? Don’t ask me, all lost in the red shadow of the crucible or some such thing, and it was all going so well, sun shine and buzz and bite and all there on the plate when the rain came down and it all turned to mud and suddenly no one cared much. It was all there! May as well put out Jonas Brothers records, it really was almost impossible to mess that one up. Where were we? Fighting the demo mountain and the knot weed and making sure the runs in he stockings didn’t get any bigger and counting down the days until Fight Like Apes are back in town, that and counting out one hundred and taking two hundred and fifty short steps and congratulating ourselves for not getting exciting about any of these overpriced corporate festivals that are disintegrating weekly before our eyes – take it all back and do it yourselves, see you at Bonkersfest next week... Lend me your face, the position has been assumed, a beautiful position, all there waiting for the strike... it is all about You 

These are the things that have been in our ears this week, please explore and if it sounds interesting then just hit the links and make your own minds up, our reviews and thoughts are mere signposts designed to guide you to the things you might like to feast on yourselves... don’t you just love the instant hit of the www. 

IS THIS WHY YOU BOOKMARKED ME?
July 19th - Bonkersfest - Day festival celebrating being bonkers - with two stages and other entertainment and events. Put on by Mad Pride and others. 12 noon-9pm, at Camberwell Green, London SE5 

And looks who’s playing! GERTRUDE, NOUGHT, POWERSTEPPERS (Colin from Zion Train), LUKE BARLOW BAND (with Alex Ward so that has to be worth checking out), oh and F**K OFF BATMAN – the genius monosynbolic bat-manic free rock outfit who only have the same one line to all their songs, can you guess what it is yet?  Oh there’s load of good people/bands/things/performance, this looks like the festival of the year

The Camberwell Green Fair appears to have first happened in 1279 with its range of stalls, dancing and general merry-making, and a motto "Mad Doings in Camberwell". As one historical source puts it, "For these three days the residents of Camberwell were compelled to witness disgusting & demoralising scenes which they were powerless to prevent". In 1855 recently arrived, wealthy residents of the town (normals) clubbed together to buy the Green, ending the fair and turning Camberwell Green into a public park. And now more 'Mad Doings in Camberwell' one that retains the merry-making, joy and celebratory aspects of the original event. "Bonkersfest!", which this year takes place on July 19, celebrates madness, creativity and eccentricity. A day of bonkers celebrations for everyone on their local village green featuring live music, poetry, drama, art and sound installations.

www.madpride.org.uk or www.bonkersfest.org
 

THINGS TO GET SHOUTING  ABOUT?
CRAP ARREST OF THE WEEK 

FOR WRITING A WORD IN THE SAND... 

Last Sunday at a demo outside Sequani, the animal testing lab in Ledbury (See SchNEWS 634), one protester at the peaceful demo wrote the word 'scum' in the sand outside the premises, then rubbed it out.  Amazingly on Wednesday, police visited her house and arrested her for criminal damage for violation of the sand! They didn't have a warrant, so were made to wait while she had a shower, and then took her in. She is now out on bail, but protesters say that the motive to arrest her was to get information about some of the other protesters – fortunately the arrestee is unlikely to have gone against the grain(s)... For more about the demo see www.sequani.wordpress.com (SchNews)
 
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 Here's who got played on last weekend's show...

1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta)
2: SCORCH TRIO – Olstra (Rune Grammofon)
3: PORT O’BRIEN –  I Woke Up Today (City Slang)
4: PERSIA – Mic (demo/download)
5: FIGHT LIKE APES – Lend Me Your Face (Model Citizen)
6: PEDRO –  I Am Keeping Up (Mush)
7: VILE IMBECILES – Puncture Me In Touch Buster (Tea Vee Eye)
8: THUMPERMONKEY LIVES – Scrodingers Cat Lives (demo)
9: FORGOTTEN – Conquer (download)
10: DEADHEAD – Heavy Metal Thunder (Displeased)
11: TEQUE –  State Of Payne (Download)
12: FIGHT LIKE APES – Lightsabre Cocksucker Blues (Model Citizen)
13: SIGOR ROS –  Gobbledigook (download)
14: DAVID BOWIE  - Andy Warhol - Live (EMI)
15: FLYING LUTTENBACHERS– Trauma 4 (ugExplode)
16: MY TIGER MY TIMING – This Is Not The Fire (demo)
17: CR AVERY –The Boxer Who Just Returned From London (Bongo Beat)
18: ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMIES – The Boxer (Fat Wreck)
19: JO GABRIEL – Masque Of The Red Death (Ephemera)

Links and details of all those tracks can be found over here

Meanwhile just along the dial Magz Hall presents the You Are Hear Sonar Special 2008 with live highlights from Ove Naxx, Dj Scotch Egg, Pan Sonic, Skweee Showcase, ZX Spectrum Orchestra, Matmos, Pram, Coh and Bass Clef. Find out more and enjoy via www.youarehear.co.uk
 
RIDING FOR THEIR LIVES - Critical Mass had their usual last-Friday-of-the-month cycles to reclaim city streets for bikes last Friday (28th), but several used the day to remember activist Marie Vesco, who was killed on the A23 during the cycle ride from London to Brighton on the way to the 'Carnival Against The Arms Trade' Smash EDO demo on June 4th (See SchNEWS 634). 

In London, 600 cyclists including friends from the London activist community which Marie was heavily involved with chose to ride to Brixton, where she was involved in serving free food with Brixton Food Not Bombs. A minutes silence was held for her. 

Meanwhile, in Brighton, they held their own memorial ride. They were met at the start point in force by vast numbers of Sussex police, not there to add their condolences, but apparently expecting a full on riot. Van loads of cops, a CCTV unit and a motorbike cavalcade escorted the solemn ride to the Home Farm Rd factory, where another 40 or so cops with dogs were waiting to 'welcome' the mourners. 

The cyclists held a minute's silence for Marie and rode off back to town to let the cops pick up their overtime checks and hopefully avoid running anyone down on the drive home... 

In Manchester cyclists mourned Marie, as well as Norman Fay, who was hit by a car on June 20th while riding to a York cycle rally. 

The next Critical Mass events happen on July 25th across the country see www.schnews.org.uk

If you missed the news on Marie Vesco then read Organ 261 here - we didn't really know Marie, her death disturbs me, a clearly beautiful young person who chose not to be part of this uncaring consumerist me me me society and instead wanted to be part of a positive difference, someone prepared ot get out and do something - we should never forget someone like Marie, we should celebrate her, we should be inspired by her.... aren't the government encouraging us to reclaim our food this week? 

www.critical-mass.info
www.criticalmasslondon.org.uk
Indy Media article on Marie - www.indymedia.org.uk
Indy Media article on the Smash Edo protest Marie was gonig to - indymedia

Marie's Campaigns: 
Whitechapel Food Not Bombs -  www.londonfnb.org/whitechapel/home.html
Brixton Reclaim Your Food - http://wordpress.com/tag/reclaim-your-food
 

ORGAN FORUM - CONTACT AND SWITCH THE OTHER
ORGAN FORUM  - we've gone back and added an old school back to basics Organ forum this week for general Organ talk, interaction and for you to post your news and generally get involved and make of it what you will, we'll trial it and see and if it proves to be a healthy forum then we'll expand it and see, we had enough of Social network Face Space sites own by big corporations removing our words and taking down our blogs and controlling what we say or what you say. A forum is only as good as you make it.- join here

  DEMO TIME
We're just going to tell you about the very very best once a week, no more time for the average, only the most exciting - we're very very selective, when we tell you it's good then it really is goooooooood

DEMO OF THE WEEK
LE GALAXIE – Excellent three track blow by blow play by play demo from the very impressive Irish instrumental synth ‘n guitar band. Caught them almost by accident the other day when we had gone to see someone else and they instantly demanded attention with their musical personality and their infectiously good sound. This extremely good demo tells us they’re equally as fine in a recorded state. A crisp clean filmoid sample-flavoured (not too sample-heavy, nothing that imposes) synth pop band who feel like a New Order meets and 80’s pop version of a Tangerine Dream rock beast,  hints of Zombi or John Carpenter without ever forgetting they’re a pop band rather than going for Zombi’s prog rockness. Three fine tracks; infectious, melodic, crisp, clean, full of bite and transparent machines of new. A brave new futurist world, and rich crisp melodies that’ll stick in your head, a full lush sound with an alt.rock edge and a slight geeky in a very cool way kind of feel. They bleed the blood of androids, well worth your time both live and in this recorded state...  www.myspace.com/lemusicgalaxie

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SUSAN GEORGE BOOTH - Some kind of road pizza of a mess right now, feels like it fell out of the back of the box of the delivery persons noisy moped on the way over here. There is something somewhere there on the tarmac along with all the spilt tomato sauce and glass-filled cheese topping and alt.rock riffs and Raging Against The Melvins and take my hand and relax... There clearly is a decent band trying to pick their way out of the early ideas here. No idea who Susan George Booth is but we can tell you this SGB are five self confessed “clean cut London boys” who every now and again hook it up and threaten to come up with something potentially good. They have us curious and that third track Simple Buble (their spelling) is crossing the line in the sand in a rather positive way (see we do listen to all the tracks, and we listen several times, no just grabbing thirty seconds of the first track around here). SGB are trying to do something a little different, on the evidence of this early demo it isn’t quite working yet, signs are there though, there’s something cooking here. “Boston Terrific” adds another potential dimension - beautiful legs, beautiful legs, beautiful eyes, beautiful eyes and a little bit of Fall-like angular bite added to a potentially awkward Shellac-ish thing. Something might just be happening here, I think we’ll be back for more, curiosity is pricked and we better take ourselves off to a gig and things -  www.myspace.com/susangeorgebooth

THE MARCHES – Five tracks that could well form the basis of a debut album, five slices of simple yet sophisticated excellently crafted beautifully produced creamy dreamy pop. Bit of a Lightening Seeds feel – just very fine gentle dreamy pop songs, fine voices, clever melody, St Etienne flavours. They lapse in mellow to dub for one song and lose the vibe a little. This is good though, four out of five songs hit the sweet spot - clever production, classic alt.pop and all rather food – no sign of any contact details or a hint of a website or anything else with the disc or info sheet. Oh look, tracked down their My Space page, they’re from Stoke on Trent – www.myspace.com/themarchesuk

Last week's demo of the week -  PERHAPS CONTRAPTION

Previous demo's of the week - BLACKLANDS / THE SANS PAREIL / THE HUNGRY I / DEAD LEAF ECHO / I-DEF-I / DANGER INVITES RESCUE / A CUP OF TEA / NARRATION / HOT DAMN / KOPEK / DIE DIE DENEUVE / BOMB FACTORY / KONTAKTE /ATLAS / THE HAROLD WARTOOTH

DEMO REVIEW ARCHIVES

NEW ALBUMS WE’RE LISTENING TO THIS WEEK
This week the best new things we’ve been listening to were... 

ALBUM OF THE WEEK
SCORCH TRIO – Brolt! (Rune Grammofon) – A free spirited instrumental progressive jazz-blues-improv-rock trio from Norway and a third album from the respected outfit. Brolt opens with a rather fluid ear-grabbing ten minute pace-setter called Olstra. Classic 70’s flavoured high-wire progressive jazz that’s good enough to be compared with Hendrix when he and his band really got in the zone and left all the showman stuff behind. Yes, good enough to name drop people like Hendrix, Zappa, Coltrane, Mingus and all recorded live to analogue tape in a studio in one thrilling take. Set up and ready to go with vintage microphones and a three piece where bass, drums and guitar are all treated equally (and all played as equally well – top class musicianship that never has to prove anything or show off in any tiresome look-at-me kind of way). This is seriously good, never once does it become mere self-indulgence, they play on the edge and hold attention with rewarding ease all the way through. Raoul Bjorkenheim (guitar), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (bass and electronica) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) are three musicians with a quite a reputation now and with playing like this then easy to see why - there’s an energy here, a flowing creative freedom and something rather special happening – some kind of vital musical chemistry and a highly recommended album – www.myspace.com/scorchtrio or www.runegrammofon.com
 
ALBUM OF THE WEEK 2
THE REAL McKENZIES – Off The Leash (Fat Wreck) – Now I suspect to really appreciate the glory of the McKs you need to have been there down the front in the reeling pit, beer in hand, being bludgeoned by a flying bagpipe and a men in a kilts armed with guitars  – been a love thing since it happened to these ears, the Real Mckenzies rule! Last time they put out an album one holier-than-thou cooler-than-you snobby London scenester punk zine dismissed then as nothing more than just another Pogues meets some band from Boston wannabe Irish punk/folk band – don’t make that mistake, no no no, The Real McKenzies are the real Caledonian Canadian sons of Scottish soil punk rock deal. The real spirit of Nova Scotia Scottish Canadian do not mess punk rockers in kilts and armed with pipes and riffs and North American Celtic folk, you have to love the Real McKenzies and their blisteringly infectious punk rock delivered with frontline energy and attitude. Yes, once you’ve seen them live, you’ll love their albums for what they are, and you’ll know they couldn’t be anyone else but the Real ones with their tales of lunch stealing mangy hounds and too many whiskies and... Once you’ve shared a live room with their mangy sound they’ll be with you for ever and ever.  They’re from Vancouver and they’re deeply rooted in their Scottish heritage, they’re a full on Ceilidh of a punk rock party, they have substance though, they have things to say, they’re dealing with things past and present, personal and political, this isn’t just a throwaway thing. Front man Paul McKenzie has a towering (early days of Fish, back when he was lean and...?) presence both on stage and on record and they’ll have you drinking and reeling and drinking some more with their infectious punk pop and their Ten Pole Tudor flavours.  Flithy driving street punks fulled up on scotch whisky, unbridled energy and kilt clad music for the masses – part Bad Religion/Green Day, part Robbie Burns and there’s nane that’s blest of human kind but the cheerful... Ah look, thirteen more infectious singalong here’s a bottle and an honest man songs, catch the moments at they fly and come not aye when sought - yep, they dropped another bomb of an album, equally as good as all the other three , I love ‘em to bits and if you ever go and see them live then so will you  - www.realmckenzies.com or www.fatwreck.com

Here's a bit from the pit and some hand held You Tube chaos

Here’s a bootleg quality You Tube slice of part of a Real McKenzies concert in Croatia filmed by Backpack Rock webzine that will give you an idea of the live energy (you vegetarians may not like the Croatian descriptive questioning of haggis though...) 

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28 DEGREES TAURUS – How Do You Like Your Love? (Self Release) – All kinds of delicate alt.psychedelia and creamy fuzzy shoegazing going on here. A three piece from Boston (USA) and some genuinely different flavours. A kind of female voiced Chapterhouse meets a mellow Siouxsie for Sonic Youth/Kim Gordon disciples – melodic drones, hints of Eastern spice, horny warmth, seductive waves and endless seas. Energetic textures, ambient analogue cleverness and sounds that never let go of the fact that they’re there for the songs. Karina has a beautiful voice, just right, not quite a whisper, something to feel, crashing when she needs to. Jinsen plays guitar, Kyle handles drums while guests add Moogs, Cellos and Thermin. The texture is lo-fi, one suspects not deliberately so, the production values add rather than distract – the whole thing is delicately seductive – the moments, phases, phrasing and timing, a whole fuzzy warm feeling, rather good... – www.myspace.com/28degreestaurus

GHOSTED / PHANTOM FLOAT – Home (Self Release) – Good looking DIY flavoured split CD album, kind of feels like there’s going to be something good here from the off, when new bands make an effort in terms of their artwork and packaging it does make a healthy difference.  Phantom Float are from the Bay Area, they describe what they’re doing as “the spawn of Slint and Deftones” and I guess that isn’t a million miles from the mark – not that obvious or clear cut though and closer to a Slinty thing really. Intelligent U.S alt rock intentions and more considered quiet than all out noise - pulling teeth out of mouth and smiling today - this is good. Meanwhile over there we have Ghosted. Ghosted are from Oakland – San Francisco’s Bay Area as well then, they compliment Phantom Float well with their alt skate rock slackerness and their creative cutting edge, This is good too! Two good bands tag teamed together and getting out there with a DIY split album and some healthy attitude that more than has the music to go with it - spoken half truths and ships blown away and some healthy American alt.rock. Two bands and a split album well worth checking out. - www.myspace.com/phantomfloat /
www.myspace.com/ghostedband

ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMIES – Have Another Ball (Fat Wreck) - The punk rock supergroup (members of NOFX, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters and Foo Fighters) with another bag load of covers. Classic 70’s US rock (and a version of Elton John’s Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me) done in that distinctive Me First heads down race you to the end punk pop way. Nowhere near as good as their country covers album of a couple of years ago, still worth a good go though – highlights include a version of The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel), Country Roads (John Denver), Mother And Child Reunion (Paul Simon again). All good clean wholesome punk rock fun – www.fatwreck.com
 
Last week's album of the week - VILE IMBECILES / THE LAST PEOPLE ON EARTH

Previous album's of the week - CAPILLARY ACTION / THE PSYKE PROJECT / PEDRO / LAYMAR / WIRE / HEAR, O ISRAEL / GRAND MAGUS / RUDE MECHANICALS / OPETH / TORCHE / HAIL OF BULLETS / THE NOTWIST / EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL / JO GABRIEL / PROJECT SERENDIPITY / QUEEN ELEPHANTINE
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ALBUM REVIEW ARCHIVES

  LIVE 
Ah look... come back in a moment.... 
Live previously - FIGHT LIKE APES / LE GALAXIE / ZAG AND THE COLOURED BEADS / WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY / VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR / FOUNDINGS / UNCLE PEDRO / EPIDEME / THE ENABLERS / IMPERIAL LEISURE / DAS WANDERLUST / YOU SLUT! / TRUCKERS OF HUSK / THE BOBBY McGEE’S / DR SLAGGLEBERRY / AIRBOURNE / SPIT LIKE THIS / MOUSE / GRANTURA / TO THE BONES / DäLEK

LIVE REVIEW ARCHIVES

  SINGLES
Single time...

SINGLE OF THE WEEK
FIGHT LIKE APES – Lend Me Your Face (Model Citizen) - When she screams about how she’s “achin’ from fuukin too much” in that Dublin way of hers then you know things are just about perfect. Butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth mind you, and she’s innocent innocent innocent innocent.... and at the risk of repeating things around here, Fight Like Apes are just about the best thing out there right now. Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues is over on the b-side, it was once a Mclusky song before The Apes took it and made it their very own and with such raw explosive style and I see what she means, raw organs from overplaying and hey you get more grace, I’m reduced to a frothing fan now – this is why we do this throbbing organ thing. Lend Me Your Face is the lead track and she’ll cut you with glass and you won’t have such a pretty ass then and you know what, you’d let her! MayKay is her name and she leads a band who are poised and ready and flying should be fearful of them – are you coming? See this band, they can’t possible keep this electricity up forever, they’ll surely fall off their highwire soon? Thing is, for all the danger and the screaming and the putting you in a cast and casting off all your memories and all the gusto that’ll make you flip and the filling you up with petrol so you take off like a jet, thing is, they have all that but more importantly they make perfect synth driven bass-throbbing heart-swelling indie pop and they blast you with the emotion on it all and the sound really does well up inside of you and look I’m gushing again, and cover you eyes and while they tell you the news, I love this band, they absolutely rule and wonderlust and I’ll shut up now - hit that button! Play it again! Are you cummmmmming!  - www.myspace.com/fightlikeapesmusic
 

Last week's single of the week - THE BRUTE CHORUS / PORT O’BRIEN

Previously - VESSELS / VILE IMBECILES / GIANT PAW / DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN / AIRBOURNE / THE MASS / GRANTURA / BLACK MOUNTAIN / CARIBOU / KILL THE CAPTAINS / THE KINGSIZE FIVE / THE OUTSIDE ROYALTY

SINGLE REVIEW ARCHIVES

'THIS WEEK’S FREE DOWNLOAD...
Now if we did it every week then would you appreciate it? Well would you? 

PREVIOUSLY - VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR / SIGOR ROS / VASECTOMY EGGS NAILER / FAT WRECK, ME FIRST... / THE DANDY WARHOLS  / SKIN GRAFT RECORDS / WIRE / BUTTHOLE SURFERS  / CARDIACS / STUMP, KEV HOPPER / PUSSYCAT TRASH

'RE-ISSUE/best of OF THE WEEK
Don't think we heard anything worthy of this spot this week... we're not just going to have something here just for the sake of it.... 

PREVIOUSLY - DEAD HEAD / DAVID BOWIE / STUPIDS / AMEBIX / BLONDIE / THOR / STUMP / KOENJIHYAKKEI / SEBADOH / THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS  / SUN EATS HOURS / LEGION OF PARASITES / ALABAMA 3 / AHLEUCHATISTAS / WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY / DEEP PURPLE / CANDLEMASS / MORVISCOUS / CURRENT 93

  MEDIA, VIDEO, PRINT AND....
SPIRITWO videoeyes
Lend me your face...

PREVIOUSLY - JUNK SALES:SLAVES OF NEW YORK / BITTER PIE / SF ZINE FAIR / GIANT PAW – ART CARD SERIES / L. GABRIELLE PENABAZ @ FIERCE / ZINE: LIGHTS GO OUT #1 / LESS THAN JAKE / THE WEDDING PRESENT / PELICAN / GIANT PAW / AURAL INNOVATIONS  / PARALLEL WORLDS, PARALLEL LIVES TV documentary / NEVER MIND THE SEX PISTOLS: AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY – DVD / THE ZINE DIRECTORY / BATH BOMB / NEMESIS TO GO #4 / DVD: MIGHTY ROBOT: SLEEP WHEN YOU ARE DEAD

THE END BIT...
...And Finally...

SNAP HAPPY 

In West Sussex, according to hired goon "Town Centre Wardens", it is illegal to have a camera with you if you start snapping away in public! Last Saturday, on the 12th anniversary of Worthing's first CCTV cameras going up, a small group of Game-for-a-Laugh Worthing locals had a tongue-in-cheek tour of the spies in the sky, taking photographs of these unwelcome landmarks as they went (watching us watching you watching us...) 

Dave Phillips from top Worthing newsletter the Porkbolter explained: "It was all very light-hearted and easy-going until we reached Holder's Corner in Montague Street and these wardens came storming over to tell us we weren't allowed to take photos in a public place!" These burgundy-attired security guards (paid for by local businesses), refused to give their names and had no visible ID (unlike police), and (naturally) couldn't quote the non-existent law. An outraged campaigner picked up the megaphone and alerted shoppers to what was going on, and one of the goons grabbed the megaphone and tried to steal it! With a bewildered crowd assembling, the wardens eventually sulked off to their office - but the intimidation tactics may well have worked with less spunky artists. 
 More info: www.eco-action.org/porkbolter/Burgundybullies.html 

Video of incident: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeTIv9UkY8c

* In fact, there has been a spate of camera crackdowns going on around the UK recently. From Gloucestershire to Hull to Ipswich to London and beyond, everything from threats of terrorism charges to paedophile paranoia has been used by Police to lean on unsuspecting amateur snappers, forcing them to cease and desist or delete their pictures - despite them being quite within their legal rights. 

So, here it is, yer SchNEWS guide to photography: 

* Picture taking on private property (except where no pics is a condition of entry) is.LEGAL. 

* Taking pictures of people in public, with or without permission is LEGAL, so long as you aren't obstructing the highway (although over-concentrating on young children's changing rooms for sustained periods is likely to make you unpopular). 

* Snapping 'prohibited' places like army bases, nuclear sites, courts etc is illegal, but while s.58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 makes it an offence to "possess a document or record containing information ... of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism", a recent court of appeal decision has narrowed this to require proof of a demonstrable intent to commit terrorist acts as
well. 

So if you don't own an Al Qaeda manual and shed full of fertiliser, and  only intend to blow up an art print to A3, stick up for yerself and expose the authorities' clumsy attempts to intimidate everyone's civil liberites away though illegal bullying - but don't get too flash cos they'll probably give you a bang and a wallop... 

Schhhhhneeeeews? What's that? - go see - www.schnews.org.uk

libcom.org is a resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions.

Meanwhile to download (free) and watch a selection of SchMOVIES short films click
here - www.schnews.org.uk/schmovies
 

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PAST ISSUES....

ORGAN 264 - VILE IMBECILES, THE LAST PEOPLE ON EARTH, BODIES OF WATER, ALGHAZANTH, TEASING LULU, THIS IS RADIO FREEDOM, BLAZE BAYLEY, EMPYROS, PLASTIC HEROES, THE BRUTE CHORUS, PORT O’BRIEN, VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, DEAD HEAD, junk stalls, bath bombs... 

ORGAN 263 - FIGHT LIKE APES, LE GALAXIE, CAPILLARY ACTION, PEDRO, THE PSYKE PROJECT, SERPENTONE, MOTORPSYCHO, SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB, ALLA, HARVEY MILK, ZENITHAL, L.A. GUNS, VESSELS, LESS THAN JAKE, DAVID BOWIE, STUPIDS, NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS, THE 1990'S, HONKEYFINGER, SOUNDSHOK, TV SMITH, RICHARD LLOYD, THE DODOS, JAPANCAKES, SOULFLY, GLORIA CYCLES, VASECTOMY EGGS NAILER, SIGOR ROS...

ORGAN 262 - LAYMAR, WIRE. THE ROTTED, COLDPLAY, VERJNUARMU, THE COKE DARES, STONE GODS, URN, VILE IMBECILES, ROYAL TREATMENT PLANT, JESSE MALIN, AMEBIX, BLONDIE, PERHAPS CONTRAPTION, DOUBLE HANDSOME DRAGONS, KANEDA, WAVES UNDER WATER, SOSUMI, IRVINE WELSH PRESENTS THE BOOK SLAM, BITTER PIE and the SF ZINE FAIR

ORGAN 261 - MARIE VESCO, RESONANCE FM IS TEN, BLACKLANDS, STRAY DOG CAFE, HIGHTOWN CROWS, WE THE FACELESS, HEAR O ISRAEL – A PRAYER CEREMONY IN JAZZ, GRAND MAGUS, Q WITHOUT U, FREE KITTEN, MAMBO MANTIS, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, GUNSLINGER, BLACK LIGHT BURNS, CALABRESE, SIX REASONS TO KILL, GIANT PAW, DARK CAPTAIN LIGHT CAPTAIN, THOR, CROCUS, HADDONFIELD, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, FAT WRECK..... 

ORGAN 260 - RUDE MECHANICALS, OPETH, BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES, THE SANS PAREIL, RABBIT SEASON, LITHURGY, TASHA FIGHTS TIGERS, RING, MOSS, ZERO HOUR, TREES, MOCKINGBIRD, AKPHAEZYA, THE MORE I SEE, HISTORY OF GUNS, AMBERIAN DAWN, NUESTROS DERECHOS, ZAG AND THE COLOURED BEADS,  WIZARDS OF TWIDDLY, STUMP, THE DANDY WARHOLS, THE HYENAS, AIRBOURNE, NO 2 PAY 2 PLAY.... 

ORGAN 259 - TORCHE, THE HUNGRY I, 86 MENTALITY, KOENJIHYAKKEI, SEBADOH, ARNDALES, THE MASS, AWESOME COLOR, THE GRESHAM FLYERS, ROBIN SAVILLE, BO-PEEP, BULBUL, CRYSTALLION, SPIRITUALIZED, SKIN GRAFT RECORDS, the SAY NO 2 PAY 2 PLAY campaign and more

ORGAN 258 - HAIL OF BULLETS, THE NOTWIST, HAYMAN WATKINS TROUT & LEE, 36CRAZYFISTS, YAK, VENOM, FAUX PRIDE, GRANTURA... 

ORGAN 257 - EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL, BLACK MOUNTAIN, CARIBOU
Plus MATT KINNISON, DROP LEAF ECHO, KELMAN, A HUMAN, PAUL HANDYSIDE, SENNEN, MAINLINE, THE EXPLORERS CLUB, MOONSPELL, PLANET OF ZEUS, ANIMAL ALPHA, BEEHOVER, MAX SHIRE, SKINLAB, IHSAHN, EARLY GRAVE, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, A NEW DAY, NADA SURF, KELLEY STOUT, BUTTHOLE SURFERS, THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS, BACK TO THE PLANET...

ORGAN 256 - JO GABRIEL, TIME HAS COME, THE IKE REILLY ASSASSINATION, ART ATTACK, THEY CAME FROM THE STARS I SAW THEM , SPARKS, WEDNESDAY 13, I-DEF-I, DANGER INVITES RESCUE, GONE TIL WINTER, MAYBESHEWILL, P.PAUL FENECH, BLUES AND SNAKE, DRESDEN DOLLS, TO BLACKEN THE PAGES, CARDIACS, BLACKWINDS, KILL THE CAPTAINS, A SILENT FILM, SCHITZO FUN ADDICT... 

ORGAN 255 - THE KINGSIZE FIVE, THE OUTSIDE ROYALTY, PROJECT SERENDIPITY, MARY HALVORSON and WEASEL WALTER, ZOMBIE ZOMBIE, LANGHORNE SLIM, THEATRES DES VAMPIRES, NOZZLE, GRAVE, VILE VILE CREATURES, SENSER, TRISTRAM CARY, A CUP OF TEA, O, THE SUN PAULO, EARTHLING SOCIETY, WHITESNAKE, NO QUARTER GIVEN, THE HOTTNESS, DESTINITY, SATHANAS, DRESDEN DOLLS, SPARKS, BLACK ARC, AFD SHIFT, OPETH, STUMP, KEV HOPPER, SUN EATS HOURS..... 

ORGAN 254 - NARRATION, HOT DAMN, QUEEN ELEPHANTINE, ANSUR, LEGION OF PARASITES, TRICLOPS!, DIVINE CHAOS, BIRDEATSBABY, DEAD OR AMERICAN, PUSSYCAT TRASH, ART ATTACK, MAYDAY, CRASH ROMEO...

ORGAN 253 - C.R AVERY, THE INDELICATES, KAREN DALTON, JO GABRIEL, FLOGGING MOLLY, KOE, ELVIRA MADIGAN, THE HELLACOPTERS, EVERON, ALABAMA 3, VAN DER GRAAF, PULLOVER, GLASSGLUE, THE DOMINO STATE, SKANKT, PUSHBIKE ARMY, SPIRIDION... 

ORGAN 252 - PAS CHIC CHIC, TRIBUTE TO NOTHING, PSYCHOCHARGER, SIDEBLAST, NAVEL, KOPEK, RIOT NOISE, ANDI SEX GANG, BURNING SKIES, HERRSCHAFT, BARELY BREATHING, MELEEH, HAYMAN, WATKINS, TROUT & LEE, ROYAL TREATMENT PLANT, NATIONAL RECORD SHOP DAY, L.Gabrielle Penabaz...

ORGAN 251 - FOUNDLINGS, MATTHEW RYAN, HEADQUARTERS, FRIGHTENED RABBIT, AHLEUCHATISTAS, MAN MAN, 4ft FINGERS, LIQUID SKY, PG.LOST, AKAHUM, JENX, EFTERKLANG, GRAMMATICS, RORY McVICAR, THE AUTHOR, COMPUTER CLUB, PURE REASON REVOLUTION, RECORD SHOPS, SHADOW ARMY... 

ORGAN 250 - THE ENABLERS, LADYHAWK, DIE DIE DENEUVE, JUNKYARD CHOIR, YOUNG HEART ATTACK, IMPERIAL LEISURE, UNCLE PEDRO, EPIDEME, FLU.ID, AYIN ALEPH, LEFT LANE CRUISER, BEATUNDERCONTROL, VOODOO SIX, NAVVY, SILVER ROCKET, LIGHTS GO OUT ZINE... 

 
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