anyway, i've just added pdf versions of my extended history of the cut'n'paste genre, which was published by (the now sadly defunct) big daddy and grand slam magazines between 2002-3 (see below to get the downloads). the articles got an incredible response, were translated into japanese (for collider magazine) and variously (maybe appropriately) 'bootlegged' across the interweb. however, the full piece was never seen again, and due to the emails i *still* get about one part or another, i thought it was time to make it properly available once more.
thinking back to the number and range of artists i interviewed for the history - steinski, albert cabrera of the latin rascals, danny krivit, omar santana, coldcut, dj shadow, dj format, kan takagi of major force, amongst others - i remember what a true labour of love it was, and at the same time, how little i wanted to deal with it after it was finished. a certain artist wanted a 'part 4' to dispute some of the information his partner had given me in interview; more positively, others encouraged me to expand it into book format. but to me the final edit had been glued firmly into place, and the reel was back in its tin where it belonged.
the pdfs lack the pictures which appeared in the magazines, but i'll endeavour to get some of them up here before too long. in any case, the folk at the mags managed to get most of the captions wrong if i remember correctly! but god, do i miss those publications. remember the sub-line for big daddy? 'in depth hiphop, funk, soul, graffiti and b-boying culture'. not to mention the weed review pages! i stopped buying magazines after it got f***ed. and no bloody wonder.