Sweet track Sunday: James Blake making songs for...
Our sweet track sunday actually stretched out to be a full album: so here it is! The mood of James Blake in his new record ‘Overgrown’ is a dark existentialist reality looking straight down the barrel of the nature we make for ourselves in our everyday life. Blake breaks down barriers of artistic mediums within sound and film particularly in the tracks ‘retrograde’ and...
So basically just rearranging the words to form a new poem from the original? The cut-up technique is an aleatory literary technique in which a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text. The concept can be traced to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularized in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs, and has since been used in a wide variety of...
“Empowered” and “sexy” are not universally synonymous. That a woman is not a sex...– Rachel Edidin talks about portraying female superhero characters at Comic Alliance reblogging over here specifically for the mention of conflation of violence with sex. Seriously, drawing injured, dead, tortured, and abused women in “sexy” poses absolutely portrays violence as sexy, absolutely...
Sweet track sunday: Heroes by David Bowie
The inevitable is here - the day I would use this column to talk about this song and david bowie. Ok I’m sorry. I’ll try to make this interesting, I promise. I first became conscious of David Bowie sometime in the 5th grade. My friend Michelle was like, totally in him. In fact, her taste in music and film was uncharacteristically developed for someone who had not yet reached their...
Theme one: emergence mix by jon santos... →
https://soundcloud.com/vaeinzine/theme-one-emergence-mix-by Our first playlist for vaein was for the “emergence” theme but we’re a bit lazy here so it was late! Sorry guys. Victoria Kim – Talk Talk Murlo – Tru Yuh Body Remix Doctor Jeep – Sphinx (Champion Remix) Floyd Campbell – Catch Vapyrs Girl Unit – Club Rez Jaw Jam – The Truth (Lockah Remix) Kingdom – Bank Head Ango –...
Vaein Zine Soundcloud →
We here at vaein zine now have our very own soundcloud account! We’re going to have someone create a mixtape for every issue, and maybe use it to post other related things we like. Our first mix is already up, so go check it out!
grrrlfever: channeling beyonce Our girl Sarah welcomes you to our new theme/issue. We pray to the altar of Beyonce, our superhero.
THE INTERVIEW: Felicity Heath, top grrrl at...
After coming to the realisation that a career in acting was simply not what she was destined to do, multi-talented punk rock girl Felicity Heath made a plan. Jet-setting back to her home country of Australia, she put her head to the grindstone and began working on an idea of hers that had been brewing silently behind a headful of Cruella Deville inspired hair. No longer restrained by the...
Editor's letter theme 2: HEROES
Hey vaein readers! It’s been a long time. This is what I would be saying if we were old friends, sitting down for catch-up chat after years spent apart and reunited for the first time. Unfortunately, this is the internet, and such figures of speech are often seen as pretentious. However, I do hope you’ll join me for this brief spell and listen to this new exciting chapter of my vaein...
Australia's Favourite Daughter: eatslit: My... →
eatslit: My university is currently running a rape prevention campaign whereby they give out free ‘rape whistles’ to female students. I’d almost appreciate the sentiment had the uni representatives (all male) giving out the whistles not laughed while doing so. Maybe they understood how…
I shouldn’t be the superhero’s girlfriend, I should be the superhero.– Kristen Stewart [after being offered & turning down a part in a superhero movie]
No, our real problem is the subterranean racism that goes largely unremarked...– Waleed Aly: Curse of Australia’s silent pervasive racism (via clambistro)
Not one single hurtful thing ever got changed by someone grinning and bearing...
Radio Adelaide - Vaein Zine feature →
With such a wide variety of content available to us online, is there still a place for the independent publishing of zines? Dimitra spoke to the creator of an online blogazine that is combining the best elements of the web with the DIY culture of zine making. I was interviewed for radio adelaide about zines and how the online world has contradicted or, in our case, reinvented the meaning of zine...
Girl Gone Mild: How do people expect there to be... →
maybestefvangerven: How do people expect there to be healthy dialogues surrounding sexuality if we don’t discuss our experiences, both good and bad? Why am I often labelled as attention seeking for adding to public sexual discourse? Is seeking attention actually a bad thing? Isn’t engaging with anyone (particularly…