Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kris Needs Acid House Mind Map

I met Kris back in 1999, he'd just completed a book about Ibiza and very unhappy. The crutch of his sadness was the fact that most of the book was dedicated to Kris and his girlfriend of the time. By the time the book cam out they'd unfortunately split up and Kris was on a mission of self destruction. Not to say he hasn't been there before, Kris is actually more like a rockstar than a journalist, everything about him says 'i can stay up for five days and still play the shit out of this guitar, bring in the new girls' Kris has been there seen it and done it... He came to watch me do a book reading and got so pissed beforehand he spent the rest of the night on his back... That said the man knows his music history and at some point created the map you see below... No doubt Kris is happy as ever today...





Wikipedia says...

Kris Needs (born 2 July 1954) is a British journalist and author, primarily known for his writings on the music scene from the 1970s onwards. He became editor of ZigZag Magazine in August 1977, at the relatively young age of 23, and has written biographies of numerous rock and dance stars including Primal Scream, Joe Strummer and Keith Richards.  In the late 1970s he fronted a band 'The Vice Creams',[1] appearing in John Otway's Aylesbury Market Square free concert.  He started in journalism, while living in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, with the Thame Gazette, a weekly newspaper in Oxfordshire.  Needs and Wonder Schneider formed the band Secret Knowledge and released the 1992 club hit "Sugar Daddy" on the Sabres of Paradise label. The track also appeared on their 1996 electronic album So Hard on Deconstruction Records; Needs and Schneider wrote all the material, occasionally with artists such as Ashley Beedle and Jah Wobble...



1 comment:

Evan Raymonds said...

Mind mapping is a fun and creative task done in order to visually illustrate the ideas you've or gathered from a brainstorming session. Doing this on a whiteboard is the ideal use case along with your work mates or the team working on the same project. However, sometimes your team may not in the same location as you. You can still collaboratively do the mind mapping using a mind map software . Its web based and real-time so the whole team can brainstorm online.