What Really Happened in November! We're recapping the most popular stories we published in Outsideleft in the past month. Good to see Gorillaz go top. That Alarcon's One-Time Little Englander Goes Global with Gorillaz is our wordiest piece in a while is reassuring too, since words are where it's at for me. Also, told Britpop like it was and if you don't believe us, check the band Heavenly's interview in Quietus for a similar conclusion this morning too... Rob Pursey: Britpop is where what we would’ve called ‘indie’ went corporate. That was what was fundamentally wrong with it. And the fact that it ended up in Downing Street and in the form of Cool Britannia and was entirely co-opted, it felt like it had gone off down the wrong road. You could pick out individual bands who were really good, but as a whole it was the posturing of indie-ness without having the slightest shred of indie-ness, let alone punk-ness, about it. For me that was what was grotesque about it.
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Meanwhile. The most widelyread stories of November 2022 looked like this.
Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."
Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV
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