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I’m visually impaired, which doesn’t affect me much day-to-day. I do, however, find the near-total darkness of, say, room 2 at Low Life, hugely enjoyable but tricky to navigate without assistance. I’m not sure I have the time to write or research this at the moment but i’d be very interested to hear about the experiences of dancers with disabilities.
An interview can be any length really. I’ve got some that are only about 1500 words, but then the Andy Votel was edited down to 6,000 words from a 12,000 word transcript. An hour’s interview will usually yield between 5,000 and 7,500 words on a raw transcript. I’d rather read a really interesting or funny 1,500 interview than a long, but boring, epic conversation.
Things we’re looking for specifically:
LOST HEROES. People who have passed away and were underrated, undervalued or under the radar. A chance to big up your favourite local DJ, or someone in the industry that has been forgotten or a brilliant musician that maybe didn’t get the praise they deserved.
CLASSIC CLUBS. Speaks for itself, but clubs or club nights that no longer exist that changed your life. We’ve got a few already, the Body & Soul one on the site now, I did one on the Warehouse in Leeds, Frank’s got one on Sound Factory.
i always wanted to write some words to accompany the photos i put up on my discotechnic tumblr about the architectural and artistic aspects of nightclubs - i got sent a bunch of floor plans and photos by a saint regular, which to my knowledge hadn’t been published on the web before, so that might be a good one to start with - if i could wangle an interview with the architects that would be amazing, they’re still in business iirc - i might even capitalise some letters for the occasion
It’s honestly almost impossible to do it. I’ve been working with my publisher White Rabbit to try and get a translation of this off the ground.
Half these interviews were actually conducted in English, plus Ibiza should be an easy sell to a UK publisher, but even this is proving very difficult, because of the expense of the translation. We’re hoping to find some European (or EU) money to help fund it. As much as I’d love to see a translation of that book, I fear it’s way too niche to stand a chance. Would love to get a piece on it in English for the site though!
I’m wondering with the help of Jorge socarras who lives in Valencia and is a mate if we could translate some of the texts my spanish is b1 any maybe luis Costa might allow some of the translation … watch this space