Extended Intermission

December 6, 2008

Hello. I know it’s been a while since the last post. Truth is I don’t really feeling like doing this at the moment. I probably will start again but I don’t know when. Sorry.

DO NOT use these scans for any commercial purposes. Please respect the copyright of the writers and photographers. Respect me for taking time to scan these things in.

As I’ve said before I think many of the writers and the photographers are happy for me to scan in the pages and post them as long as it’s for personal non-commercial use. I’m not making any money out of this and don’t intend to.

From now on covers are only going up at 72 dpi to prevent them being exploited commercially. If I hear that these scans are still being abused commercially then I’ll just stop.

Intermission

September 19, 2008

Taking a short break. Normal service resumes in a week or so.

As I’ll be into my 6th month of this blog soon I thought it might be fun to leave you with some stats.

Here’s the top 10 most popular posts to date

  1. “Dear Backlash” – Wing Commander Stubbs
  2. My Bloody Valentine live at ULU Feb 25th
  3. Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994) N.M.E. cover
  4. About
  5. Stuart Maconie interviews The LA’s 1990
  6. David Bennun interviews Plastic Fantasic
  7. Taylor Parkes interviews The Boo Radleys
  8. Sinead O’Connor N.M.E. cover 1988
  9. The Stud Brothers interview Radiohead
  10. Everett True interviews The Sundays

I never realised that using WordPress to blog would tell me what people type into Google to find this site – does this happen in blogger, typepad etc? Anyway it’s a fascinating barometer of where interest lies.

Here’s the top 10 search terms typed into Google that result in a visit to this blog

  1. kurt cobain
  2. archived music press
  3. sinead o’connor
  4. melody maker
  5. stone roses
  6. “andrew mueller”
  7. the sundays
  8. justine frischmann married
  9. my bloody valentine
  10. taylor parkes

Sinead O’Connor at No. 3 is a surprise to me and Heat magazine should get on the phone to Justine’s agent pronto cos there’s clearly a lot of interest.

There’s also the really bizarre searches which are lost on a daily basis…I still remember one visit from the search term “caitlin moran porn” though. That’s some mighty niche porn! Oh and who knew there was a www.caitlinmoraninteriors.com ?

Intermission

August 14, 2008

I’m at Edinburgh Festival. Chill. Normal service will resume shortly.