This website was created due to the lack of documentation about Slowdive on the internet (a notable exception is the excellent slowdivedatabase), particularly in the areas of interviews, newsletters, demos, and the extant tapes of their live shows. I have collected many pieces of information over the past 13 years, and I have access to some rather rare materials. I am also a scholar by trade, and felt my skills could produce something very interesting and somewhat unique, at least for the subject matter. Due to all this, I thought it best to collect everything I have into a sort of Slowdive Digital Museum. I chose the title “Souvlaki Space Station”, and the accompanying url, because it is one of the better known Slowdive songs and I felt it to be an apt title for such a digital museum.
No comment system exists in this site, as I felt it took away from the museum feel. Plus I’d have to combat the spambots, who would try their darnedest to muck up the place. Come here to read, see, and hear things related to Slowdive that you cannot find anywhere else.
I do run the site entirely in my free time, so do not expect me to produce material at a feverish pace. Like many people, I have a career and a family that take up most of my time. If you would like to contact me with something in regard to this site (information or media related to Slowdive, for example), you can email me at [john] at [souvlakispacestation.com], without the brackets, of course. Your contributions will be both noted and appreciated.
Please note the following: when transcribing materials or reproducing textual materials, I keep them completely intact – all typos are retained, but noted as such in my transcriptions (i.e. [sic]). Other necessary contextual notes or substitutions are added in brackets.
As in a real museum, there will be no advertisements for things like cola, backpacks, or computer software bombarding you at every new turn. This site will remain completely ad free, ad infinitum.