About Representing the Mambo
This particular artistic endeavour began when one of us, got embroiled in an argument on his work’s email marketplace about the British riots in the summer of 2011. A long, slightly gauche response was written to a crowd of knuckle-draggers that were talking bollocks about what the causes were and what the political response should be. The article pissed a lot of people off, but also got a lot of praise.
Following this unexpected success a lapsed leftist got thinking and decided that this could become the beginning of something special. Representing the Mambo was born.
DC, who brings to the table his specialist interest in the Beautiful Game (we mean football obviously) is the joint administrator of the site and regular contributor. His articles are the well written ones.
Other contributors are coming on board and we hope to create a diverse, non-partisan, well-informed progessive space where people angry about the world but not particularly interested in the po-faced norms that characterise so much left-wing discourse can sound off. We also think that football, as the main interest of so many working class people everywhere, and the prism through which they often perceive the world around them needs to be taken seriously.
We also want to encourage informed discussion about other important cultural issues (like music) and the dross that passes itself off as popular entertainment.
We apologise in advance for the frequent foul language.
We will run a liberal comment policy and obviously encourage debate. But right-wing trolls don’t really interest us and from time to time we will just tell you to fuck off. We are also more than happy to provide a platform for any interesting articles if you wish to submit them to us.
Clearly there are endless left-wing blogs on the web and we are just one of many. But we hope to carve out a niche and stand against the mainstream, ‘common-sense’ consensus on the Right and Left.
Feel free to contact us, if you have anything to say or even wish to contribute, and be a part of journalistic history:
We intend to be making appearances on twitter and facebook shortly. Not because we have any interest in them, but because we want people to read what we say and respond enthusiastically, or angrily.
We all have fairly similar worldviews but the opinions expresed within an article are the opinions of the author, and no one else, unless we suggest otherwise.