6 Feb 2008
10 Year Cerysmatic Factory Party People 
On Friday 21 March, at South in Manchester, come and celebrate 10 years of Cerysmatic Factory. Yes, it's the Cerysmatic Factory 10th Birthday Party! Dave Haslam (XFM) and DJ Shred from NYC are your DJs for this very special night on Another Planet. Contact me for £3 guest list entry up until 20 March.

Looking back, the site has changed in so many ways over the years...

- there have been 4 major designs (the first one was pretty crap to be honest!)
- the blog started in 2003 and there have been 1703 posts (including this one)
- cerysmaticfactory.info was born as a domain in 2004
- the news feed started in 2004 and since 2006 has been enhanced by FeedBurner
- the Message Board started in 2004 and before that there was the Guestbook (RIP)
- the front page and other pages were enhanced by del.icio.us in 2006
- the current design launched on 24 January 2008, the 30th Anniversary of Factory itself

The site's gone from strength to strength from the dim dark days of the late nineties (as evidenced by many webstats I could bore you with) but throughout it has been the support of you, the readers and contributors, which has made it what it is. Cheers to everyone and extra special thanks to OMNY and moist. Without whom, etc...


Cerysmatic Factory
10th Birthday Party
Friday 21 March 2008
10pm - Late

Dave Haslam (XFM)
DJ Shred (NYC)

4a South King Street
M2 6DQ

£5 / £4 / Contact Cerysmatic for £3 guestlist entry




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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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