Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Let's Push Things Forward.

It’s day two, the sun is shining, and SME headquarters is looking a mess already. Which is why we want to get some kind of routine going - some sort of order to the blog so you, our lovely readers, know what to expect. Here’s a run-down of what we plan to do:

Mondays: A preview of what’s going on in the coming week. Mainly gigs we’ll be at and nights we’ll be ripping up. In the nice way of course.

Tuesdays – Saturdays: What we’re feeling about anything and everything music wise that is thrown our way. We’ll be covering student bands, local bands, non-local bands that happen to be gracing our presence, things on Fresh Air that have caught our attention, anything else that we’re loving... everything. There might be some more routine to this as we progress, but it’s hard to tell right now.

Sundays: A round up of what we’ve loved about the week, what’s hit the spot and what hasn’t really floated our boats.

Today we’re also going to let you know what web-based gadget type things we’ll be using. Ooh lucky you.

Firstly, we have a bit of a soft spot for the University of Edinburgh radio station Fresh Air www.freshair.org.uk, and we wish that more people would tune in. We’ve heard complaints that it’s too indie, but if it’s you that’s complaining then we urge you to GET INVOLVED and turn things around. One thing that SME want to do is get you mixed up in it all. We’ll be picking out some of our favourite shows over the next few weeks and doing some profiles in order to get you inspired, so get excited.

We’ll also obviously be using a lot of MySpace sites www.myspace.com. After much deliberation we think MySpace is the easiest way to share info about bands. However...

...if there’re any songs that we just have to share with you then we’ll probably use Hype Machine http://hypem.com.

FINALLY, if there’s any reviews we want you to read that we haven’t done ourselves then we’ll probably link to The Journal www.journal-online.co.uk/articles/arts+and+entertainment/music. However, we're also good friends with Student music section, so would urge you to pick up a copy of that every Tuesday too. We like to keep things student-based. We’re thinking about linking our own review-based blog to this, but until we make the team bigger it doesn’t look as though it’ll be that comprehensive. If you’ve any reviews to share with us however, send ‘em this way and we’ll see what we can do. Again, this is a way for you guys to get involved, so dooo it.

Right, that’s about it for now. Apologies it’s taking us some time for getting the site up properly, we’re super excited about it all but want to make sure we do things properly. There’s some good stuff in the pipeline, we promise, so watch this space.

Peace and love, xxx

PS. Thanks for all the feedback so far – keep the car running!
P.P.S. Although we don't like to admit it, we're having some HTML troubles. Any help much appreciated.

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