Eine pays tribute to Grenfell

A post about the recent Grenfell tower disaster.

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This week Ben Eine paid tribute to the victims of June’s horrible fire at Grenfell Tower with a new mural at the Village Underground in Shoreditch.

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The mural takes the emotional words of Ben Okri’s poem “Grenfell Tower, June, 2017” and displays them on the 120 square metres of prominent wall space in East London. Ben Eine’s style is instantly recognisable due to his consistently rising international popularity over the last decade and a distinctive lettering style that covers many of London’s outdoor spaces.

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“As a Londoner,” Eine said, “with deep roots in the city’s subculture, I am proud and privileged to be involved in this important and historic initiative.”

“Our hope for this mural, which we’re painting in response to the Grenfell fire, is that it will help keep this discussion alive and bring the victims and survivors out of the shadows so that they can receive…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

A great post about punk in the 80's and well worth a read for any music fans.

Although released the year that I graduated from high school, this song takes me a shorter way back to when one of my kids was in high school. “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” was released by the Clash in 1982. While I was familiar with the song, I wouldn’t have much interest in the song or the group performing it until my own kid became hooked on punk rock for a good portion of his teen years.

clashMy son’s interest in punk rock introduced us to an entirely new culture- one that I, personally, would have been happy to skip. Along with his interest in punk rock bands, his clothing changed. He was ahead of the trendsetters, creating his own skinny jeans long before boys wore them. He and his friends would take their jeans apart and piece them back together for a tighter fit, meticulously hand-sewing them…

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