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Archive for October, 2001

Corporate pens

Posted: October 3rd, 2001, by Marceline Smith

anyone want to send me additions to my corporate pen collection? they’ve got to be advertising huge corporations or ‘hip’ design/internet companies. so far I’ve got a solid silver Windows 2000 pen [okay, it’s actually some kind of crappy metal painted silver], a Microsoft MSDN plastic pen, a purple Macromedia pen and an astounding pen from Learning IT [they’re not a corporation but the pen has a mini yellow highlighter in the lid!]. send more to me at the address on the contact page. I’ll love you for it.

I’m going to go buy lots of new records today after being stuck in the house for the first four days of my new paycheck. I’ve got four in mind but I don’t think I should buy them all. not with the new Fugazi album coming out very very soon. I really want the Ride boxset though…

Umm, hello

Posted: October 2nd, 2001, by Stuart Fowkes

Will post something interesting that’s come out of my own brain and everything soon, but for now, everybody should read this piece of genius writing: God reiterates ten commandments


Posted: October 1st, 2001, by Marceline Smith

I got pointed in the direction of Nat from OXES old Baltimore Rowdy Collective website. It’s very very funny and stupid [“We talked in the destructo voice”] but in their list of Rowdy Slogans is one Break Stuff [the name of our stupid Trail of Dead site]. I always thought we just stole that off Fred Durst and he was going to come round and kick my ass one day but no, we also stole it off a bunch of crazy psychos. Nice one. However if I ever get killed I’d like you all to point the finger at Fred Durst, those OXES boys were no trouble when they stayed round our house.

I think we need to make up some slogans for Break Stuff though. The BRC ones are great: Education is for the Stupid; Don’t Eat, Die; WHHHHYYYYY!! and, my favourite, Crying. . . Heard it Before.


Posted: October 1st, 2001, by Marceline Smith

I got a letter from Central Trains today enclosing a £28 travel voucher in apology for cancelling my train home from the leeds festival and making me walk three miles in the middle of nowhere. Result! The letter reads like it was written by a team of over enthusiastic robots so everything is said three times in a slightly different way. I actually had no idea what the point of the letter was until the last sentence about the travel voucher. Now I have to find a reason to travel somewhere in the Central Trains region. Hmmmm…

Incidentally, I never said Chris Leo from The Lapse was a sex god. I said he was ‘not unnattractive’. I should be going to see bis, Melt Banana and Les Savy Fav this week and I can’t decide which one I’m most excited about. I’ve possibly already reached my excitement pinnacle for the day though after discovering me and david finally got a mention in the news page on trailofdead.com. About time like.