“I explored the stalls (around 30 in all) and I was genuinely blown away by the craftsmanship of the medals, swords and other items that were on display. I hadn’t expected this at all, I have no interest in anything related to war or the army, especially modern warfare and the tyranny it brings to the people it’s supposedly there to ’liberate’ and protect.
Yet here I was in awe of the hidden treasures that seemed to be littered everywhere I looked; one of 500 swords issued to Napoleon’s officers, an Indonesian ritual blade, a Masonic sword, tools of death and resurrection for collectors and historians alike. Like a kid in a candy shop, I embraced my inner nerd and became completely absorbed…” – Terry Obiora
We’re pretty chuffed that The Insomniax have been featured on the Dazed Digial & Collective Sound of London Playlist – a selection inspired by the Flyknit Collective series of creative workshops recently held at Nike’s east London 1948 space.
With tracks chosen by Dazed’s Rod Stanley, Tim Noakes and Terence Teh, the guys are keeping good company with the likes of Sbtrkt, Burial, Linton Kwesi Johnson and The Clash. Press play people.
Sometimes you just have to suck it and see. With camera in hand, Terry Obiora did just that. Here are some of the results, along with a few words from Mr. Obiora himself:
“I had been aware of the Military Fair at the end of my road for quite a while and had often had intentions of popping in to have a peek at this group of collectors of all things military. In all honesty, I expected it to be peppered with a smattering of gun nuts and Nazi over-enthusiasts. So, when my son popped in to the Fair on route to meeting his mates to go skate boarding, I immediately received a call from him urging me to come and check it out. I was pleasantly surprised…”
Mixtapes; I love them. Let me re-phrase that; I love good mixtapes.
The Mixtape Club is a website dedicated to “the art of the mixtape”. Each contributor is asked for his or her favourite album and album artwork. Each month features ten people, with ten tracks and ten album covers.
The site is stocked with great music and design. Needless to say I’ve now become a regular visitor.