Slicing Up Eyeballs turns 3 today, having launched so very inauspiciously on Feb. 20, 2009, with a simple mission to provide ‘the latest info on new albums, reissues, upcoming reunions and tour dates.’ More than 2,000 posts later, this site has become so much more than that, thanks to you, the readers.
Three years, 2,172 individual posts, 3.8 million total pageviews. But out of all that, what are the most popular headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs since this site launched on Feb. 20, 2009? Well, as you can see from the list below, they involve news about Nirvana, The Cure, U2, The Smiths, Daniel Ash and Depeche Mode.
Well, here we are — the end of another calendar year, and time to see what folks have been reading on Slicing Up Eyeballs over the past 12 months. The verdict? A lot of Nirvana, U2, Pixies, Joy Division and The Cure, each of which scored multiple headlines in the year’s Top 20 list.
You can once again show your undying love for all things Slicing Up Eyeballs by plastering our stickers all over your… well, anything you want. That’s because we’ve gotten a new pile of stickers on hand, and we’re giving ‘em away to help promote the site and spread the love of ’80s college rock.
Slicing Up Eyeballs guest-hosted tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave, and our hand-picked set featured Soft Cell, The The, Fields of the Nephilim, The Lucy Show, 1,000 Homo DJs, The Chameleons, Gary Numan, Dalis Car and much more.
If you’re a satellite radio subscriber, be sure to tune in to tonight’s of “Dark Wave” on Sirius XM’s classic-alternative station 1st Wave — Slicing Up Eyeballs is filling in for regular host Swedish Egil, and has hand-picked three hours of dark-wave, industrial, post-punk and other moody music.
Some exciting news on the radio front: Slicing Up Eyeballs will guest-host Sunday night’s installment of ‘Dark Wave,’ the weekly show that explores the ‘darker side of alternative’ on satellite-radio network Sirius XM’s classic-alternative station 1st Wave.
Well, it’s about time: After nearly 2½ with the same basic look, Slicing Up Eyeballs was due for a makeover. So today we debut Version 2.0 of the website — or, rather, the beginning of Version 2.0, since the redesign is still very much a work in progress. Please let us know what you think.
Hey, what do you know: Turns out exactly two years have passed since Slicing Up Eyeballs: The Legacy of ’80s College Rock launched, and here we are — 1,276 posts and 1.7 million pageviews later — still chugging along.
Yes, you, too, can show your undying love for all things Slicing Up Eyeballs by plastering our brand-new bumper stickers all over your… well, pretty much anything you want. That’s because we’re giving away fistfuls of free stickers to help promote the site.
The Cure dominates this year’s list of most-viewed stories, claiming five of the top 10 spots — including the No. 1 position, occupied for the second year in a row by our initial 2009 report on this year’s 3CD deluxe reissue of ‘Disintegration.’
Just a quick reminder: Slicing Up Eyeballs will debut a brand-new weekly specialty show Tuesday night on Strangeways Radio, a commercial-free web outlet devoted to ‘taking alternative back.’
We interrupt our regular programming for a bit of exciting news: In two weeks, Slicing Up Eyeballs will debut a new weekly specialty show on Strangeways Radio, a commercial-free web outlet devoted to ‘taking alternative back.’