Mercury Prize 2007 – And the winner is…

Posted by Bob at 22:24 on September 4, 2007

The Klaxons – WHY?! Better than the tripe that won it last year? Not much… They decided to wreck the podium when collecting their award, you think they’d know how a microphone works…i.e. don’t put it right in your mouth!!

The Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future

I was hoping for Bat For Lashes, which is one of my favourite albums of 2007. Saying that, I’m always weary of the bands I like winning the prize due to ‘the curse‘ and all… so lets hope The Klaxons aren’t affected by it…

Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold

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New design!

Posted by Bob at 00:06 on February 25, 2007

I’ve finally got around to making a custom design for the blog. It now looks like the podcasts site. This was originally planned for the main rawkstar site design, which I created a few mock ups for about a year ago… Now it’s live on the blog and the podcasts page it shouldn’t be long before it’s on the forum and the main site!

Anyway, any comments or criticisms just tell me here! Same goes for any bugs/oddities you spot.

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Happy new year!

Posted by Bob at 16:24 on January 6, 2007

A belated happy new year from rawkstar!

Well i’ve been busy tweaking the design of the site, which will go mostly unnoticed but the world of music hasn’t gone unnoticed, and 2007 should see the return of some of our favourite bands.

The bands we’re looking forward to hearing from this year are:-

The Smashing Pumpkins – Yes, Billy Corgan and friends have got back together to reform the Smashing Pumpkins, as yet the actual reunited lineup is still unknown! Will D’arcy return? Links: smashingpumpkins.com / MySpace.

Idlewild – They’ve already announced a tour, single and album

I’ll also have to put in the news that Muse will be one of the first bands to play the brand spanking new Wembley Stadium, no less than 2 nights as well!! The first night sold out in a matter of hours and the 2nd night only has the seats about a mile from the stage left.

The BBC have also put up their upcoming bands for 2007 list, check it out!

Anything/anyone else you’re looking forward to seeing/hearing new material from in 2007? Tell us in the comments!

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Section 54

Posted by Bob at 01:06 on August 8, 2006

I’d like to announce the launch of Section 54 Mk. II.

It has a fancy new design and a lot better organised that the previous incarnation. So without further delay, visit section54.com NOW!!!

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Site downtime…

Posted by Bob at 00:13 on July 29, 2006

Update: More downtime today (31st July), seems to be all sorted out again though…

As you may have noticed, rawkstar availability has been sporadic of late, but it’s back up again!! My webhost have had a few power problems and other webhost type problems lately.

Hopefully the site will stay up and be accessable again (without excessive page loading times… e.g., waiting a minute for each page to load) as opposed to what it’s been like the past week!

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Blog Design

Posted by Bob at 15:15 on June 25, 2006

I know the current colour scheme doesn’t fit the rest of the rawkstar site, I will change it to the ‘red’ scheme at some point! I’m really just posting this to see what 2 Quickies look like together :). Also, I’m tempted to not show the quickies on the rawkstar.net homepage (in the recent blog entries list), what do y’all think?

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Quickie

Posted by Bob at 13:25 on June 24, 2006

As you may notice, I’ve changed the theme the rawkstar blog uses. Now it has these small entries called ‘quickies’ (wordpress people call them asides, I prefer calling them quickies). So, you may now see more random small comments from the team here!

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iTunes & Mini reviews…

Posted by Bob at 21:12 on January 24, 2006

Starting today, I have decided to take it upon myself to review the latest free download from the iTunes UK music store *every week.

First review is of ‘Tina Dico’. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Who?!”, well I was thinking the same… infact, judging by the other free tunes I’ve downloaded in the past, you’ll be saying that [“Who?!”] every week!

Anyway, pop over to the rawkstar main page and click the latest mini review “Tina Dico – In the Red”. – Enjoy.

*Every week unless I forget, or can’t be bothered… or as with the last 2 weeks the songs have been too bad to feature on rawkstar… and not that I’m lazy.

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Design update

Posted by Bob at 01:30 on January 21, 2006

I’ve (slightly) updated the design of the site, I plan on tweaking the design a bit more over the coming weeks so keep an eye out for any errors that creep in!

Your views on the design are appreciated, if you spot any odd happenings with the layout etc, just comment here or use the contact form on the main site and tell me what’s happening and in what browser. I have tested the layout in all the latest browsers I can (Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 6 and Opera).

-Edit 23rd Jan.-
Spot the recent change and i’ll give you some free mp3s to download 😛 (or not…).

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rawkstar.net joins the blogging bandwagon!

Posted by Bob at 19:17 on January 14, 2006

Yes, I’ve gone and done it now… I set up a rawkstar.net blog for the team to pass on their thoughts of the moment on the world of music e.t.c. and me to ramble about webby things.

I know it doesn’t look very nice at the moment, but I will redesign the site when i get around to it – It’ll look more like rawkstar.

Fantastic.

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