Thursday, July 9, 2009

All of the No Doubt 2009 tour concert posters (link roundup)

Now I feel really dumb about wasting time earlier this month rounding up photos. Here's a handy poster featuring all of the No Doubt 2009 tour concert posters. Spotted at Us and Them. I didn't see a listing, but the Us and Them webstore is full of great concert posters.

And a few more links:

1. Kim Severson has an article in the NY Times about butchers:

Now there is a new kind of star on the food scene: young butchers. With their swinging scabbards, muscled forearms and constant proximity to flesh, butchers have the raw, emotional appeal of an indie band. They turn death into life, in the form of a really good skirt steak.

And it doesn’t hurt that some people find them exceptionally hot.
Read on and judge their sexiness for yourself.

2. As part of a much longer post giving advice to aspiring musicians, Trent Reznor gives tremendous advice about website design:
Have your MySpace page, but get a site outside MySpace - it's dying and reads as cheap / generic. Remove all Flash from your website. Remove all stupid intros and load-times. MAKE IT SIMPLE TO NAVIGATE AND EASY TO FIND AND HEAR MUSIC (but don't autoplay). Constantly update your site with content - pictures, blogs, whatever. Give people a reason to return to your site all the time. Put up a bulletin board and start a community. Engage your fans (with caution!) Make cheap videos. Film yourself talking. Play shows. Make interesting things. Get a Twitter account. Be interesting. Be real. Submit your music to blogs that may be interested. NEVER CHASE TRENDS.
Words to live by. And I find it very interesting that the horrendous websites for advertising agencies break almost every single one of these rules. Via.

3. Washington DC politics are better than pro wrestling. Mario Barry was accused of stalking Donna Watts-Brighthaupt. His team called an 11pm press conference to accuse her of being mentally unstable. She showed up in the middle of the conference and started yelling that they were lying. Video link. Via.

4. Garbage collectors are apparently on strike in Toronto and garbage is piling up everywhere.

*Previously: On "Plastic Chef," competitors compete to make the most-convincing fake food.

*Buy concert posters at eBay.