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From the desk of the diskant Overlord – February 6th

Posted: February 6th, 2007, by Marceline Smith

Things are very very very very busy with me at the moment. As if I didn’t have enough things to do with diskant, a record label and a band, I am frantically busy crafting things for my very own stall at the DADA/Miso Funky Market on the 10th. It’s quite a jump from my usual leisurely brooch-making to creating a whole stalls-worth of saleable things. Only four days to go and I think I might just make it. If you’re around, do come and say hello.

Before that, I also have to squeeze in a short jaunt to London which cost us an entire £1.42 in air fares. Yes, I do feel guilty about the environmental effects but it’s February and it’s COLD and I haven’t had a day off since the 1st of January. Plus there are many Japanese foodstuffs and cute things needing to be purchased and sometimes Glasgow just won’t do.

Things aren’t being completely neglected on on diskant though with The Spencer McGarry Season featured in Talentspotter and a whole bunch of reviews over on the review blog. I’ve also wiped the slate clean and will be restarting my interview slackness stats from today. The previous lot have had enough reminders that I can’t be bothered pestering them any more.

It being a new year, my thoughts are being dragged unwillingly towards a redesign. I’ve been having to brush up my CSS skillz lately as it seems to be the way the web is going with almost everything I use for web development (Blogger, WordPress, Shopify etc.) using CSS more and more. So, I may be looking for some reader feedback soon to see what’s most in need of work. But first I will have to find the time…

Current listening: Margaret Berger, Asobi Seksu, Joanna Newsom, Errors, Shigeru Umebayashi, Cat Power.

diskant interview slackness stats: Interviewees: 0, Me: 1

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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