Friday, May 31, 2013

Audioculture launches today!

Ruaumoko poster for Tangata Records, 1991. Designed by Philip Kelly, designer of Audioculture's site

For the past few months I've been writing a bunch for Audioculture, along with a collection of other writers.  The site will initially have 250 pages, with another 300 pages planned to be added soon. Audioculture is the beginnings of trying to capture stories about our music and  musicians, before they disappear.

10am today marks the launch with a collection of tales about musicians, labels and scenes, that will grow and get added to over time. It's not the compete story, it's just some of them. There's gaps that will need filling (that won't happen overnight, but it will happen).

But this is a very important landmark.

Someone has attempted to document online our musical tales for future generations. I take my hat off to Simon Grigg for this incredible effort. He and site editor Murray Cammick have done a fantastic job. Congratulations to them and the team working behind the scenes on it. I feel honoured to be a part of it.

It's a thing of beauty. Dive in.

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