Afternoon all, don’t you look nice? Your well groomed appearance is all the more impressive when the Friday aspect of the date is taken into account – have you had a trying week? Thought so. Still, it’s nearly over now, so why not spend this afternoon surfing the intertron?
Here are some links to get you started:
1. Johnny Dobson, aka The Edinburgh Man, has put together a podcast rounding up the best tracks of 2011. Alas, there were too many amazing tunes - so this is presented in two sections. Click for Part 1 and Part 2.
2. The Scottish Bloggers and Music Sites Awards were announced earlier this month on Peenko. A handy way of catching up on the best music released last year.
3. Meanwhile Ayetunes has put together a list of acts to watch out for in 2012. In a musical sense, rather than a criminal one.
4. Elsewhere, a debate on that well-worn musical debate: was Parklife by Blur about the sex industry ?
5. Sticking with Britpop legends for a moment, Nicola Meighan interviewed the legendary Cornershop for The Herald. Remember them? They were well good.
6. Somewhat ironically in light of the news that Cornershop are still around, Dorian Lynskey bemoans the death of indie music in The Guardian.
7. The very qualified Pop Cop discusses all this SOPA and PIPA malarkey.
8. Dear Scotland reveal the names of the 8 Scottish bands so far announced for this year’s SXSW Festival in Texas.
9. Last Year’s Girl tries to get through an interview with Ali Murray without talking about cake.
10. And finally, Matthew at Song by Toad asks people to help name his cats. Aren't they kyoot.
We hope this helps you get through. Have a great weekend, and remember this Sunday (22nd) we are opening The Third Door to Dan Haywood’s New Hawks, with support from Adam Stearns and the Glass Animals. More information to be found on Facebook. Hope to see you there!