Links tagged with “thewire”
The Wire: A Brief History Of Grime Tapes
Some streams/MP3s of recordings of early(?) grime sets on pirate radio. I’m enjoying the first one so far. (via Shaun at Ruby Pseudo)
The Wire: The ASDA mix - a Moon Wiring Club exclusive
Fun, free mix of 1970sish British TV music type hauntology malarkey.
The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: Issues
Search the page for links to seven articles (and an introduction) by Simon Reynolds from 1992-2005 on the “hardcore continuum”.
TV drama: The Shield versus The Wire | Television & radio | The Guardian
Chris Petit from 2008, for the bit on The Shield. “The Shield is reprobate, founded on moral ambiguity, driven by violence, lacking the core of good guys who police Homicide and The Wire … [it] is more like science fiction in its prediction of anarchic alienation and breakdown.”
David Simon - Vice Magazine
Once you’re past the interviewer’s introduction, this is good, aside from being split over several pages. Grr. Particularly liked the explanation of the Ancient Greek vs Shakespearean difference between The Wire and most other TV/film.
BBC News | Entertainment | BBC Two to show US TV’s The Wire
Showing every night!? Sheeeeeeeeeeeeit, why does BBC2 screw up every single decent US show it gets its dumb hands on?
The Believer - Interview with David Simon
Creator-Writer-Producer of ‘The Wire’ interviewed by Nick Hornby. (via Kottke)
Journal.nonesuch.com: Nonesuch to Release Music from Five Years of “The Wire”
Sounds good… and only six weeks to go until the fifth season begins.
Profiles: Stealing Life: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
Long article about ‘The Wire,’ the show which is so good it ruins all other TV for you. (via Kottke)
Heaven and Here
Unofficial ‘The Wire’ weblog. Quiet at the moment, hopefully will start when the next series begins.. (via Said the Gramophone)
Interviewing the man behind The Wire. - By Meghan O’Rourke - Slate Magazine
Interesting interview. Sees the show “as a 66-hour movie” and “a Greek tragedy, but instead of the gods being petulant and jealous Olympians hurling lightning bolts down at our protagonists, it’s the Postmodern institutions that are the gods” (via Kottke)
The Ten Thousand Things
I was following this eclectic MP3 blog a while back and somehow missed that Blake Leyh is also music supervisor on ‘The Wire’, which you must watch if you haven’t already.