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I'm Michael, I've written a few reviews for [SIC] already (Vessels, Arc Lab, Jeniferever). I've been writing reviews for just over two years now, feel as though I'm getting better. My claim to fame is I was once quoted in Wire Magazine!
To put it simply, and I'm sure everyone will be the same, I couldn't live without music. Absolutely no chance! When I'm at work (I work in construction btw), where I can't listen to anything, I feel as though I'm missing out on something. It's a horrible feeling. Favourite bands/artists include Radiohead, Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Sonic Youth, Kyuss (long term) and more recent Port-Royal, Our Brother The Native, Her Name Is Calla and far too many more to mention.
I run a netlabel called Phantom Channel, I do PR work for a Scots post-rock/electronic imprint called Herb Recordings. I used to have my own blog and I support Glasgow Celtic.
Think that about covers it
I've also written a few reviews for [SIC] to date, see The National, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver for some generous words. I've been writing reviews properly for around two years too, but they've been a casual hobby for a few more years than that.
I'm of the tender age of 17, but like you Micky, music ranks highest in my priorities, commitments, everything basically. It's been a passion in different forms. From when I was ten and parted my love with Will Smith, instead heading towards the nu-metal drones of Linkin Park, then onto Muse, then my taste gradually matured into something a little more eclectic and let's say...tasteful.
My favourite band is Radiohead.
My least favourite band is Scouting For Girls.
I run my own blog at http://mfmic.blogspot.com
I'm in a two-piece experimental band, we've made six whole albums.
I'm a keen photographer.
I support Liverpool FC.
I've been in a long-term relationship for more than two years.
Gosh, I'm spilling my guts here. Anyway, that is pretty much all you need to know!
Belated hello all. I'm Si and although part of the [SIC] team have not exactly been prolific as yet with only one review, (Big eyed family players) and a dodgy top ten, (loathe top anythings). About me...well I am locked into emplyment with the NHS originally as a nurse, now something far less laudable but have always been involved in music as a member of various bands with varying degrees of failure. I stil play and do session work when I can but spend most of my spare time going to see live music with my partner Jo, who is an artist and Dutch. The only word I know in Dutch is 'Bollocks'.
No genre hangups music wise, love everything thats passionate and musicians that clearly love what they do. Low and A Silver Mount Zion have been known to make me cry...stereophonics have been known to make me cry out and want to kill everyone.
O never ceased to be amazed by the quality of music I see and the passion and comittment of the small independent label, weekend promotors, small venues etc. Anyone who cries at the death of music as we know it is clearly not looking in the right places.
I loathe government policy on live entertainment and will stand up be counted given the slightest opportunity, often to the embarassment of those around me.
I listen to music constantly when I can..am still addicted to buying vinyl despite those advising me otherwise. I have no intention of digitalising my music collection and IPODS make me feel a little nauseas. Maybe I should move with the times but frankly I'm bloody stubborn.
Thats it really.
Hello all. My name's Rob and I've been writing for [sic] for only about 6 weeks now. I started writing reviews at the beginning of this year with several aims, the main one of which to be able to share my enthusiam for great records. Now aboard the good ship [sic], I feel fortunate to have been afforded a soapbox from which to share that enthusiasm.
My favourite bands alter on a moment-by-moment basis, but perpetual favourites include: Beck, Joy Division and Bowie. My first gig was Sleeper at the Manchester Apollo in approx 97. Everyone I know is in a band, except me. I'm 26, and sponge-like when it comes to music - always happy to learn, and always on the look out for recommendations.
I'm not here purely to heap praise where it is deserved, but also to tell it how it is. Some reviews will therefore not be recommendations, rather warnings. I feel it is important to see both sides of the coin. All too often, it seems some publications and sites focus only on high-scoring reviews, and, where it is merited, mine will too.
So that we're clear, my ten-point reviewing scale is as follows:
2- truly terrible
5- average, with strong reservations
8- very good
9- strongly recommended
nb. I may award half points on occasion when the mood takes me
See you around the site.
Hello! I've been throwing stuff as SIC for a few months - not sure what exactly what of mine is up on here, but a few, I've been writing reviews for over a decade, done more than a smidgen of stuff elsewhere and managed to get chucked off Drowned In Sound for daring suggest that Radiohead weren't The Dogs Bollocks.
Anyway, can't guarantee I'll pop into the Forum too much, but here I am!
Hi, I'm Brett Spaceman, co-founder and editor. I hope everyone can be made to feel welcome. I wonder how long we'll last without a Flame War (and that's just me and Colin!)
[sic] should be a place for uninhibited expression. Readers and writers alike. So say your thang with pride. Respectfully, but with pride. Tolerance is the watchword.
Me I like indie, new-wave, post-punk, electronica, post-rock and oh, anything good really. And indie, new-wave, post-punk, electronica, post-rock likes me! (joking)
I've never been thrown out of anywhere but I have made a dignified exit at one or two places. I still love my first mag, Evilsponge. Great people there. Good times. And the only publication I regularly take is The Big Takeover.
Have fun here, that's all.