Big news in these parts, as I’ve redone the submissions process.Â You can now click the link labeled “Submit!” in the nav bar to submit anonymously!Â Of course, the standard procedure is still in place, and you can see that on the “Contributions” page.Â So, get to it! 🙂
Apart from that, we’ve got a few surprise contributors in the works for the relatively-near future, and, as ever, we’re on the lookout for new contributors.
That’s all for the moment.Â I leave you with this fantastic bit of vintage Radiohead:
And so is this site. It has been a very long vacation, and I certainly do apologize. As some of you may know, I’m a postgraduate student in English. As fate would have it, the birth of this site coincided with the first year (of three) of my Ph.D. program. Consequently, the summer coincided with my frantic rush to ready a chapter for my “upgrade” meeting. (The time when a baby Ph.D. student becomes a man/woman.) (1) As you can imagine, this has made it very difficult to keep a handle on anything apart from early-modern printing (my “area of expertise”).
Just holding for laughs.
So, having vanquished that chapter (mostly), I wanted to let you all know that I’m planning on getting things started up again in the next week or so. Please let this serve as yet another request for contributions, and a thank you for being so patient with me during this time. And, of course, for being readers of my site!
Greetings from San Francisco! I’m out here for a bit of vacation, and to see a few Smashing Pumpkins at The Fillmore. I’ve already been to two, and they have been amazing. I am looking forward to posting lots of photos and some videos, just as soon as my Internet connection is reliable. If I don’t get it done before the 1st, then I’ll have it done by the 3rd. Hopefully, however, I’ll get something up soon. So, what this boils down to is this: keep looking!
In the meantime, here’s a tease (go ahead: click on it!):
Update (8/4): Slight delays in processing the material have made for delays in production. While waiting for the report (in the next few days), have a look at the photos and videos from the event (over in the sidebar). Thanks!
I just wanted to keep you aware of what’s going on in these parts. As you’ve noticed, we’ve have had two new contributors – Nicholas and April – and we’re very grateful to have them. As ever, if you’re interested in contributing, please let me know! The more the merrier! We’ve also received notice from a number of kind websites who have sent us a great quantity of traffic. Certainly, the greatest volume has come from summerskiss.com. There have been many others, though, and I’m exceptionally grateful for all the mentions this page has received. If I haven’t reciprocated, do let me know. And as ever, thank you very much for stopping by – this site wouldn’t work at all without you.
So, what’s on the horizon? As ever, more guest contributions! There are one or two people I’ve been stalking for a while, now, and I hope to shame them into contributing in no time! (Watch this space for public shaming.) This is also going to be a month of gig reviews – or, at least, many more than we’ve had to date. I’ll be seeing a few Smashing Pumpkins shows out in San Francisco, and will bring you reviews as they happen. They’re letting us photograph, videotape, and audio record the performances. With luck (and money!), we’ll have a multimedia blitz for you. Also, there is a mystery gig review coming by the end of the week. Who knows what that could be? You? This bear?
I just wanted to take a moment to point out some of the changes around here. First, We’ve introduced a “Tales from Beyond!” section which aggregates data from the RSS feeds of sites that we like. ( Huh? ) So, if you’re looking for something else to read, or somewhere else to go, why not have a look? Also, there are two different sets of links in the sidebar: One highlights work by our authors, and the other contains links to music blogs – and oeuvreblogs – that we’re fans of, as well. (Did we leave you out? Let us know.) Please take the time to visit – we’re sure you’ll be glad you did!
We’ve also introduced a couple of changes to the way RSS feeds are handled around here. The first change involves the length of the feeds, which have now been altered to provide “full text” instead of excerpts. We’ll experiment with this feature over time, but I imagine it will be nicer for those reading through feed readers. (Please do comment on this, if you have an opinion!) Also, you can now subscribe to updates by e-mail using Feedburner. There’s a link in the sidebar, or you could click here.
In addition, we’ve added a little page outlining the process by which one becomes a contributor. We’re very eager to widen the scope of this site, and hope that you will take advantage of this! Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice, as we really want to make this work.
Lastly, both Chris and Jon have started their own oeuvreblogs. Jon’s focuses on The Cure, and Chris’ focuses on Nine Inch Nails. Go show them some love, eh?
That’s all for now. Our errant contributors should be coming home to roost in no time, so keep watching! And thank you all for your support thus far – we’ve loved sharing our stories with you, and look forward to reading your own.