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Posted: August 3rd, 2004, by Marceline Smith

Some new links I have added that you may not have noticed:

Oxfordbands weblog: You might think a blog on a local music website would be cliquey and bitchy and very boring for outsiders but this is looking rather good, and not just because our own Stuart Fowkes actually blogs there (rather than just pretending to as he does here). Nice way to find out about some new bands as well. If only every town had one of these. I’m sure if Glasgow did it would quickly disintegrate into Mogwai/Franz Ferdinand abuse central so well done Oxford!

Guardian Gamesblog: I’m fairly impressed that the Guardian considers gaming to be of such current importance that it deserves a whole blog. What with this, the online blog and the Music and Food monthly magazines, the Guardian is quickly becoming my best work timewaster. It’s also got Aleks whatshername what used to be on Bitz writing for it, sad geek boys. I await her reports from the Edinburgh Games Festival with some interest to see if it’s worth going this year. Last year we just waited 20 minutes to throw some pigs around in Wind Waker and then sneered at the N-Gage.

JGram World: You may know Jason from his columns here at diskant or his marvellous No Pictures zine but he now also has a weblog where you can learn more than you ever thought you wanted to know about him. It’s better than Eastenders! Hopefully Jason will be blogging here soon too.

also worth a look for sure is our Asking For Things blog where we’re getting everyone who bought our record to tell us about the random object they got in their box. I’m really enjoying it so far.

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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