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 boxes and boxes full of cassette tapes, DAT tapes, VHS tapes and CDrs that contain interviews, recordings of live shows and other things, along with a good deal of printed material. One day in 2011 it dawned upon me that it would be a good idea to collect everything I have into a sort of Slowdive Digital Museum in order to preserve this stuff for posterity and share it with Slowdive fans around the world. 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.
I pay for this site out of my own pocket and I run it entirely in my free time (and entirely pro bono), so please 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. In addition, the majority of my materials are still packed away in storage and may take a few years to uncover and archive on this site. 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.
There is no comment system here, as it would diminish the intended museum feel of the site.
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 are no advertisements for things like cola or computer software bombarding you at every new turn. This site will remain completely ad free, ad infinitum.
I hope you enjoy your visit here!
-John (museum curator)