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From the desk of the diskant Overlord – October 14th

Posted: October 14th, 2006, by Marceline Smith

I’m not sure what’s happened but I am suddenly awash with brilliant ideas. I am famed for having approximately 14 brilliant ideas a day, and intend at some point to open an Ideas Consultancy, but few of these ever relate to diskant. However, this week I have thought of literally 5 great new things for diskant and I will hopefully find some time to create them sometime soon. All will be revealed soon (unless end of year poll time looms first) but here is the first:

Exciting news!
Believe it or not, the diskant newsletter will soon be resurrected and will be entirely awesome. Turning up once or twice a month, it will let you know about all the new interviews, features and reviews on the site, what’s up on the blog, some tips on cool events and websites you should check out and whatever else we think you might want to to know about including EXCLUSIVE NON-WEB CONTENT*. Wowee. You best sign up now if you’re not already a member. You can do so here.

Possibly my new-found enthusiasm is due to the fact that it’s quite clearly Autumn now and this brings happy anticipation of jumpers, snow and the annual joys of Instal and Audioscope, not to mention my first jaunt to Winter ATP. I’m glad I kept half my holidays for the end of the year as once I run out of things to anticipate it will be practically next year. By the looks of things this could be a Grand diskant ATP Reunion and we’ll maybe even manage some kind of report back, as these have been sadly absent since, well, I stopped going. Look out for some Instal reportage next week once we’ve had our fill of noise.

I have also been reading an awful lot of books recently so I will try and put together some recommendations for next time.
Current listening: Squarepusher, Trail of Dead, Dananananaykroyd, Girls Aloud, Joanna Newsom, The Rapture.

diskant interview slackness stats: Interviewees: 2, Me: 3

* This may just be some jokes about pie but, you know…

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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