Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Which way to go?


Time for a discussion about how this blog's existence can aid the RR community in their Never Ending Quest for Great Music (and all the other stuff besides) 

Is this good for sharing the stuff that would be frowned on over at GU? By this I mean mp3s, mixes, podcasts, nudity, mash-ups etc? 

Do folks want to do regular or irregular posts on topics that interest them?

Does this blog have to be restricted to music? 

It is possible that anyone can join the Overspill Team, and the act of posting itself is very very easy! 

Comments, please!


Blimpy McFlah said...

Come on everyone - pile in!

Steenbeck said...

This is bizarre, because I spent a lot of time yesterday trying to make a blogspot blog for RR. I gave up because I was trying to invent an e-mail to give them and I foolishly used 2008 as the fake birthday, and then I had to give parental permission and a credit card, etc. Thank you, Blimpy McFlah, I'm excited about this. I think you'd have to give the e-mail and password for us to also post, but after that it should be easy enough. Woohoo!!

Blimpy McFlah said...

Welcome Steenbeck!

That was quick!

I don't know what inspired me to do this today, but it's happened!

I'll figure out how to get multiple authors on this blog, and post it up.

Any thoughts on how we can use this thing?

Blimpy McFlah said...

Okay, if anyone wants to be able to post on this blog, email rr (at sign) broughton3.plus.com, and I can add you as an author.

You will be sent an email that tells you how to get started.

Simple, really!

el derino said...

Nice one Blimpy! In answer to your questions, I'd say...yes. Or to be slightly more helpful, it should work for everything really - particularly for sharing music, but also for anything else people want to talk about and keeping the conversation going after the GU blog closes. Definitely room for non-music stuff too - come on, you couldn't imagine keeping the cookery tips off, now could you...

Blimpy McFlah said...

Welcome el derino!

I'm all for the cookery tips! It wouldn't be right not having them.

Steenbeck said...

I'd say use it for anything that doesn't detract from RR. I'm sure we'll still follow plenty of tangents over there, but I've been excited about animation or design links that have nothing to do with music, and it would be nice to share them. And we can have a list of other blogs/websites we like, such as the ones that you and AlexaK listed when I asked about ways to find new music. And obviously, it would be great for sharing mp3s, but you might have to explain to everyone how to do that, since you seem to have more savvy than most of us.

Blimpy McFlah said...

Hi steenbeck,

i'm still figuring out the best way to deal with the mp3s without paying for hosting.

i've added you as an author, so you should get an email, to allow you to start posting here.

treefrogdemon said...

The problem for me with this is...I already spend most of Friday thinking about music instead of working. Oh dear, and I don't do self-restraint very well.

Maybe some of the discussion will be health-related? (I work for the NHS)

Proudfoot said...

I think tangential is the key.If you were interviewing a footballer who was really into music then that would come out somewhere in the interview. Those 'What's Rocking Sport' columns, however, are superimposed and boring. I'm sure most of them toss off whatever songs they last heard on the radio or that the physio is currently using to 'motivate' the dressing room. Likewise, it would be a strange and wonderful world if a retrospective on the Velvet Underground revealed the Warhol clique were mad Sheffield Utd supporters, but it would be a brave journo indeed who asked Lou Reed, apropos of nothing at all, where he was watching the next Blades game. I love the digressions on RR but it would be a shame if we were asked in advance what this weeks tangential topic would be.

goneforeign AKA anthonybrennan said...

I posted something here yesterday and I don't see it plus there's a message below that's telling me that I'm posting as 'goneforeign' and I should use a different account, what does that mean?
Re. all the policy questions, I would suggest that 'anything goes' which of course includes music, food, film, books etc. Overspill is overspill. I'd like to see a directory of email addresses so that we could also contact each other outside of the blog, that might seem counterproductive but there's been many times when I've wished I could send off a quick question that might not always be relevant to the group or the topic at hand.

Blimpy McFlah said...

Hi gone foreign, probably not best to put up a big list of people's personal emails on the web, will have a think of a way round this!