The Speed of Sound – Shut All The Clubs
the second time NP/ME Style has had the opportunity of working with The Speed of
Sound, we provided the background pictures for their heart felt writing about the
loss of privately owned and council run venues across the country, which limits
the stages bands can perform on.
All The Clubs points out the sad fact that these valuable culture social
meeting places are being shut down and bulldozed to make space for developments
of flats, corporate buildings, restaurant chains and the ubiquitous coffee
houses and designer celebrity ‘chef’ restaurants.
song alludes to a time when these spaces had a personal identity within their
community along with the people that inhabited them. Culturally now we seem to
live in a world that is all the same, every town centre mirrors the last. The
high streets are full of the same corporate companies all with their special personal
relationship with the tax man!
happily loaned some pictures that we had taken to be used in this video:-
strange fact is that these pictures were taken in a derelict house that we
demolished to build two new five bedroom luxury homes. It should be pointed out
that the demolished property had been condemned and could not be rebuilt, so we
believe like The Speed of Sound that if you are going to redevelop then it
should be done with an eye for style that works within its surroundings,
complies where possible with modern ergonomics, but overall maintains some
character of its own!
is inevitable that our urban environmental needs must change and be upgraded as
time moves forward and modern life dictates a different pace and style of
living. But do we really need to rape and pillage, architecturally speaking, our
towns, cities and villages of their identity?
Style likes all types of design as long as it is done well and considered within
its surroundings, but I totally empathize with The Speed of Sound lyrics in Shut
All The Clubs. Please let us all be individual and leave some doors
open giving us an element of freedom and choice. Letting us breathe the fresh
air of individuality!
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