In the olden days there was the zine. A photocopied melange of thoughts and images cut out with stanley knives, and flung together in an act of love making to both words and whatever part of culture, society or politics they tried to give meaning to. Here at Soundtracksforthem, we’re really just a zine too.
Although, a zine where the maker has replaced the Stanley knife with Photoshop’s polygonal lasoo tool. Hands that once, may have been messy with glue are now eyes sore from poring over php code. Most drastically, the old distro table of xeroxed booklets has been trumped by Word Press and the internet.
Before this incarnation of Soundtracksforthem, the old site claimed to specialise in iconoclastic takes on culture, politics, and more shite from the underbelly of your keyboard. Whatever the success (very little) of that brave cocky claim, this much was true: it was a group blog, conceived as a group effort in the Winter of 2004 but left still born, with largely one contributor.
It was always at its best with a surge of different contributers, regardless of their post churn out rate. This site has always encouraged more contributers, and a diversity of content, yet it running it mainly fell on one person.
As of January 2011, the site was re-jigged to encourage more regular writing. On one side there’ll be more brain farts, quick rants and whatever road kill we find on our prowls around the super-highway. There’s little point expecting the daily blasts and hoots that characterise other manically obsessive blogs from us, though our best will be done.
On the front page slider – we’ll be sticking up some of our better content, full of featured articles and interviews worth rescuing from being pushed down to death in the linear stomach of the blog. That’s stuff hauled direct from the vaults for your pleasure.
In one way this started as a venture for mates without any print outlet, and a site for contributors to archive writing that may have smeared hands with ink somewhere along the way
Sitting perfectly with this is the Suburban Superheroes podcast series, two deranged Aliens firing transmissions back to their home planet for the pleasure of earthlings.
I’d love to hear your ideas for content to include on the site. If you have an article, interview or other written content, then please don’t hesitate in getting in touch. Politicos, record labels, general madsers, wierdo artists, music producers, bands, deejays, can get in touch to arrange interviews, reviews and shots.
And anyone with their hands on the filthy lucre, and interested in watching us prostitute a piece of sidebar HTML for cash are most encouraged to get in touch for a digital love in. Though, we doubt that will happen.
So with all that said, send on your wishes and aspirations through our contact form. And please, we don’t do birthday parties. Thanks.