Lots of exciting things are afoot at Ten Tracks, but if we told you about them now we’d have to kill you. Which is why we’ve made a list of ten other things for you to think about to help keep your mind off it.
1. The Fruit Tree Foundation are inviting artists to help design the cover art for an EP featuring James Yorkston, Withered Hand and Rod Jones – by playing a game of consequences. More information can be found in this article on The Skinny website, but be quick because the deadline is 5pm on Thursday.
2.The BBC are considering cutting Ally McCrae’s Introducing in Scotland show, which goes out on Radio 1 every Sunday night. This is the only show giving less well-known Scottish bands national exposure, so naturally the Internet is furious about it and has made a petition. You can sign by clicking here.
3. There are so many amazing Scottish music blogs out there we thought it was about time someone linked them all together. Our first attempt at doing that involves a paper.li page which scrapes together recent posts from Twitter and arranges them a bit like a newspaper. Have a look and tell us what you think.
4. Speaking of great Scottish blogs, Peenko turns three this week. Why not head over there and wish him many happy returns?
5. You might remember that back in June we challenged you to make a music video in a month. Well, volunteers from The Forest Café have decided to go one better - by getting people to make a film in 48 hours. Details on how to enter (and when/where you can go to watch the results) are here.
6. Rob St John and Ian Humberstone released a new split single yesterday, as Song by Toad explains here.
7. You now have 74 days to go before Christmas. Use them wisely.
8. If reading that last one made you want to kill us, have a look at this list of super fun Hallowe’en events in Edinburgh to calm yourself down.
9. Assuming that’s cheered you up, you might want to enter the competition being run by Old Town Tattoo to get your own design inked upon your person for free.
10. Finalement, if you’re interested in the finer things in life, such as literature and independent bookshops, you’ll love the West Port Book Festival which takes place from Thursday – Sunday in various venues around Edinburgh’s Old Town. To find out more or procure tickets (everything is free but most events are ticketed) visit their website.
That’s your lot for now. Go and play outside or something.