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02/28/2006: "changes."

You've probably noticed that there hasn't been much posting on here recently, for various pressing reasons not worth getting into right now. But there are some big changes afoot, for the dwindling readership that still pays attention to such things:

-The Original Soundtrack is getting a total redesign/overhaul/makeover over the month of March, to make it easier to read and use. There'll be a lot of weird new content, too.

-I just bought a new digital camera to replace my clunky old one (which broke down suddenly, in Dresden, in the middle of the night--long story), so there will be a lot more in the way of visuals on here soon.

-In a fit of utter music-crit-geekiness, I recently managed to acquire almost every issue of NME from 1978 to 1982 (back when it was awesome and not the sad joke it is now), along with some issues of New York Rocker, Sounds, and other mags and music papers from the time period. These are currently sitting in a Manhattan storage unit, along with every issue of the Wire from about 1990 to 2000, almost every issue of Why Music Sucks, original issues of Re/Search, a giant box of punk and various fanzines I can't bear to throw out, etc. It seems like a horrible waste to keep these music-journalism treasures in storage where no one can read them, so I'm going to be experimenting with putting excerpts of the old, decaying '70s stuff here, with the help of a scanner.

-I've started up a new group blog about food and music, which will be unveiled in the coming weeks, with the portentous title "More Songs about Food and Revolutionary Art" (with thanks to Carl Craig). Also known as "Beet Research." Watch this space!

Replies: 3 Comments

Hooray for snagging the magazines! I'm glad you were able to snag a set.

Any chance you can restore the RSS feed while you're doing the site redesign?

Chris Barrus said @ 03/02/2006 12:40 PM EST

I'm really looking forward to the old mags - I will always regret throwing out some of mine when I left home.

Frances May Morgan said @ 02/28/2006 10:36 AM EST

Welcome back, and good to hear. Never suspect that no one is ever going to read and enjoy, especially all those ancient music mags.

af said @ 02/28/2006 09:18 AM EST

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