The Changing Same is a blog primarily dedicated to acts of rememberance; memory, nostalgia remembering, the past etc.
The two main prisms I use to examine these concepts are popular music and science fiction, firstly because they are two of my passions (another, football – or more accurately NUFC – has a co-authored blog dedicated to it at www.molethewall.wordpress.com), but secondly because the notion of ‘looking back’ and the relationship that has with the present is an inherent feature of both art forms.
So, all posts will have some connection to some element of remembrance. Yet my aim is to present the act of memory in a less sentimental light; to show it as a thoroughly contemporary act – memory always being mediated in the present – indeed, as a forward-looking practice.
…and there will be some acerbic reviews of shit music now and then!