Archive for July, 2011

And the pay is terrible.

Friday, July 29th, 2011

What It’s Like To Interview A Celebrity, from Lovelyish.

Rock critic survives to 92.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Cleveland rock critic Jane Young died on Monday after 38 years at the job, from 1964 until 2002. Yeah, guess I have to keep rocknerding now until at least age 83.

FUC51.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Aggressive ahistoricality is a problem, but so too is the dead hand of nostalgia, follow the subjects of the nostalgia back when it wasn’t nostalgia as I might have (from afar). FUC51 ran through last year, ranting about the Manchester music scene being firmly fixed in 1988, yellow and black stripes with everything as the last echoes of Saville, New Order as the local Beatles. I’d still quite like one of those basses, though. And this with this is an instructive slice of history.

Update: This is a new low in … everything, really. “in the name of christs fat cock just step away from the mic and get a job in Currys or something.”

Fighting aggressive ahistoricality.

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

It’s always heartwarming when someone gets really pissed off and channels it into documenting something that sorely needs it. Kirrily Robert is about to start a project to document the lost past of Australian music. You realise there are ten-year-old records that are effectively orphan works?

Needed: co-conspirators. Preferably ones in the same country. And a good name for the project.

Update: Mailing list.