9. Blue – Derek Jarman

Also a film, consisting entirely of a blue screen only. Recorded four months before he quietly slipped away, Derek Jarman’s autobiographical tale of coming to terms with his own imminent demise. Inevitable dark thoughts surpressed with a passionate fighting spirit. Sad, poignant, beautifully narrated. Everyone should have the chance to make a film or record before they die.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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