Sunday, December 7th, 2003
This Boy Is Exhausted
The GTA Bloggers Christmas party went off last night at Accordian Guy’s place, and it went crazy late. I am wiped and a little hungover today, but it was a good time and nice to meet some of the people who previously had just been names on emails in my inbox (from the mailing list, y’understand) or comments in the blog. Thanks to Joey and Rannie for organizing and hosting it.
I may well be the only person left in the world who cares, but Nottingham’s favorite rock machine Six By Seven have regrouped from even more label and personnel problems and are recording their fourth album, Down Here On The Ground. They hope it will be out next Spring. Their revamped website also features a very cool discography section that offers a sort of “director’s commentary” on each and every one of their releases.
I’m going to put a plug for 20 Hz. What is 20Hz? In their own words:
A massive online community of girls and boys chatting together for a better future for independent music, arts and culture in Canada. It’s the buzz on the streets taken to a higher level; it’s word of mouth elevated to a way of life; it’s everything you’ve ever needed to connect with independent, people-powered culture.
Wondering when and where all the underground events go down in your hometown?
Want to make new friends interested in the same independent music as you are?
Need contacts to book a cross-Canada tour for your band?
The recently revamped 20hz.ca website was formed by a union of the popular Secret Arcade network and the 20hz print magazine (first edition, Winter 2004). It features messageboards for every major city in Canada and everywhere in between. Discussions flourish on everything from the best albums of the year to who’s going to be the next big thing, from poster art design to favorite movies, from favorite breakfast cereals to the politics of body hair, from … You get the idea.
So basically, message boards intended to host and grow the Canadian indie scene. Check it out.
np – The Waxwings / Low To The Ground