(LAUNCH) issue #10 MILLENNIUM MEGABUS – on Zoom!

SPAM Issue #10: MILLENNIUM MEGABUS LAUNCH


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This service is our last and it’s gonna be the ONLY DESTINATION in town, hey, maybe the only destination this side of the millennium. Hop on board for SPAM’s FINAL zine launch. While we’d originally planned for this to happen at our beloved Poetry Club, circumstances have taken this bus for a major swerve into Zoomland. Nevertheless, we’re still here to bring you the ingredients for a proper SPAM party: high-quality poetry, film, choons and other post-internet shenanigans.


Expect ON TIME // OFF-PEAK // LOW CARBON PLEASURE // ACCELERATION // POST-INTERNET POETICS // LUXURIOUS ONBOARD VISUAL & SONIC ENTERTAINMENT // PETRO-MELANCHOLIA // NUMTOT WHOLESOMENESS // SYNTH NIRVANA  // TRANSPORT UTOPIA // && SWEET SWEET TECHNO.


Issue 10, MILLENNIUM MEGABUS, is our biggest and best yet (imagine megabus gold but as hyperobject) and we’re throwing a party to mourn the death of SPAM zine while celebrating the infinite ride that is SPAM Press.


How it works: we will open a *password protected* Zoom call from 8pm till late. The Zoom link and password will be released via email at some point after registering for the launch on Eventbrite. You’re welcome to come and go, keep your video on or take a break, as you like throughout. There will be plenty of interludes plus music and video to recreate the authentic ~queuing for your Red Stripe~ experience. We encourage sweaty bedroom dancing to recreate the musky aromas of an IRL megabus, not to mention dressing up and checking in on the chat throughout. Tell us how yr feeling :)


Music will be streamed through platforms other than Zoom to avoid lags; we’ll post links in the chat on the night.


A few days prior to the event we will publicise approximate set times so you know when to tune in. The poetry will begin at 8.15pm, so don’t miss out.


Recommended dress code: BLUE COLLAR SMOULDER / NUMTOT HOTTIE / MEGABUS CHIC


Recommended donation: Entry is FREE however we ask that you consider making a PayPal donation of £3 or more. We will split this between performers and a charity donation to Trussell Trust.


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>>POETS<<


Allie Kerper

Jessica Faith Cooper

Eloise Birtwhistle

Rosa Jones

Mauricio Baiocco

Lydia Unsworth

Katy Lewis Hood

Nasim Luczaj

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Chris Timmins

Andy Barr

William Fleming

Dan Power

Andrew Spragg

Julia Rose Lewis

Kat Sinclair


>>INTERACTIVE TRANSPORT QUIZ<<


SPAM founding editor-in-chief will take you on a wild ride through the spiralling climes of transport trivia. There may be prizes.


>>FILM SCREENINGS<<


Marc Johansen (alchemical filmmaker, artist, gardener, musician)

cooljinzo AKA Taylor Stewart (Glasgow’s beloved auteur, also aka Romeo Taylor)


>>MUSIC<<


Double Discone

Double Discone are two loose freewheeling French guys that landed in Glasgow and hit the ground running. With a case load of analogue synths and drum machines in tow they've been transmitting a unique sound wherever they show up. Their raw electronic sound and energetic, incendiary live sets has seen them perform dozens of shows on the underground DIY scene.


SIGNALEMENT

Being courteously disloyal to Acid Småland’s quasi-domesticated flagship, the rhythms of the final hours will be joyfully thrusted into the heart of postmodern degeneracy. Akin to our beloved long distance service, this sensual deprivation into the dead of night might induce symptoms of nostalgia, surrendering, longing and nausea. Expect delayed gratification and endless fuel.


Boosterhooch

Long suffering Subcity Radio Queen, ‘it’s too hot to sleep’ veteran and SPAMphleteer Boosterhooch will push you into the next dimension with her hot pink records.


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Tickets available via Eventbrite. 

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