If you are a home music recording enthusiast (and I know you are) check out TapeOp.com
where you can sign up for a free subscription of Tape Op, a zine dedicated to music recording. It was started by Larry Crane
and is apparently very popular with those in the know:
Many believe the magazine is successful with bands and recording purists alike because, unlike other recording industry magazines, it doesn't hype or push new "gear" or technological advancements. It is simply a labor of love to be shared by those interested in recording.
So several of my friends are either surrecting or resurrecting
personal sites, which makes me happy. Now if I could just convince K
to start that political commentary blog...
Anyway, Jon of the now defunct
Rock and Roll blog Fake
is back at it with Freakbeat.
Hopefully he will soon
be writing more on Rock and Roll, his area of, shall we say,
"expertise", and less about his underwear. Did I mention the Signs of Gravois
section of the freakbeat site? It features some neat photos taken of
classic commercial signage from the un-re-developed city of St. Louis.
Derek has also re-engaged himself with online writing, this time at odegards.com/derek
that den of narcissism known as pixelpony.com
. Did I mention he has
become engaged? To my sister-in-law that lives in our basement?
Also, everyone's best friend John has built his first (I think)
personal site (which I will ink to ASAP). John introduced me to e-world and aol sometime in 1991,
got me a job here in NYC in 95 doing computer support (though I had
zero experience with computers), handed me a floppy disk from INCH
that had a company dial-up account
and all the neccesary software to get K's Mac online, thereby launching
my carrer on the Web. Did I mention that John and his wife are expecting
And did I mention that my friend Matt is funny