At Rebel Rebel, Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, NY

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At Rebel Rebel, Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, NY

(c) 2014 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence

At Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg

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At Rough Trade NYC, Williamsburg

(c) 2014 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence

Mute Swan(s)

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Mute Swan(s)

Michael Gira’s Swans have signed to Mute and the label will release the first fruits of this partnership in May.

At Whipsnade Zoo yesterday I caught a small exhibition of nature photographs. Seeing the words ‘Mute’ and ‘swan’ in the description of this piece made me smile.

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(c) 2014 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence

Mute Tote Bag (2011)

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Mute Tote Bag (2011)

Mute tote bag, purchased at Short Circuit in 2011.

Primary use: for carrying bagels from Brick Lane back home on the train.

Renegade Soundwave ‘Women Respond To Bass’ badge (1990)

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Renegade Soundwave 'Women Respond To Bass' badge (1990)

Email from Gary Asquith (Rema-Rema, Renegade Soundwave), 27 March 2014

Hello Mat,

I noticed on your pages somewhere that you had a memorabilia section. So……..

Here’s my Women Respond To Bass Badge and my World Cup Willie badge from the 1966 World Cup. I’m not too big on badges, but I have some punk rock bands and……..?

Willie was our lucky mascot for 1966, and the Women Respond badge was a giveaway at our American tour dates in 1990.

Later. G

Photo courtesy of Gary Asquith.

Fad Gadget-inspired Licence Plate?

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Fad Gadget-inspired Licence Plate?

Spotted in Orlando, FL April 2012.

(c) 2012 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence

Laibach, Village Underground 12/03/2014

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Laibach, Village Underground 12/03/2014

Reviewing this for This Is Not Retro with photographs by Andy Sturmey.

(c) 2014 Mat Smith / Documentary Evidence