Zakia Uddin

When not reading, writing, or studying, Zakia has occasional proper fun that might include music, clothes, dancing badly, films and art. Sometimes the fun is more than occasional. She runs a book club based in Hackney, and has had a dazzling array of haircuts and jobs. Other telling things might be her addiction to tea, problem pages, late fines, mirrors, baking, trying on ridiculous over-sized highly flammable second-hand jumpsuits, twisted romantic comedies, and experimental bleep-bleepy lo-fi

Joe Meek
Music Longread

Joe Meek: sound pioneer

Tone deaf, paranoid and unable to read music, Joe Meek somehow became one of the most important music producers of the 60s yet lived in shame. Here is his tragic story

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