Monthly Archives: March 2010

All Of SPIN Magazine Online

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Hey, remember when music magazines meant something? When they were important and relevant? Before the internet came along and soundly kicked the crap out of them, showing them up as the stilted, outdated, bloated relics they really are? Yeah? Fun wasn’t it?  Journalists were almost as important as the rock stars themselves – reviews echoing in your mind as much as the last gig you went to.

Now you have embittered bloggers like me spouting vitriol on a thousand cookie cutter blogs, each trying to outdo each other on spite and bile levels. – Which, to be honest is still fun, but doesn’t quite have the same romance.

But fear not! For the Gods of the internet themselves – Google – have put every single issue of seminal American indie magazine SPIN online so you can relive those days when a single 100 word review could crush the dreams and careers of hopeful alt. rockers. Go have a read.

Tube Map Of Rock

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For music nerds there is nothing more satisfying than grouping bands together based of their collective genres. For design nerds there is nothing more satisfying than complex data being shown in a novel and user friendly way. These two nerd sub sets collide on this – the Rock ‘N’ Roll Metro Map.

See a massive version here!

Nerdcore UK!

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Nerdcore – the geeky offshoot of rap and hiphop, more concerned with witches and trolls than bitches and hoes – where the size of your RAM is far more important than the size of your gun has thus far been a very American institution. But things change.

Thanks to a man named  Milk Plus and the homeless of London (yes, really) The UK now has a Nerdcore scene to call it’s own.

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Lego Sequencer!

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Japanese music hacker / designer / all round mad scientist Yoshi Akai has created something rather cool – an 3 channel 8 step sequencer that works by putting LEGO blocks on a big LEGO grid.

It’s pretty amazing!

This Is Why Kurt Cobain Killed Himself

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