Housekeeping — February 21, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Slicing Up Eyeballs turned 6… yesterday. And we forgot our own birthday

Morrissey cake

Well, that’s embarrassing: We missed our own birthday. Exactly six years ago yesterday, Slicing Up Eyeballs launched with nothing more than a simple 91-word post announcing plans to provide “the latest info on new albums, reissues, upcoming reunions and tour dates.”

In the six years since that wholly inauspicious launch on Feb. 20, 2009, we’ve somehow managed 4,534 posts and garnered 12,753,147 pageviews from 4,207,863 unique visitors representing 227 different countries, ranging form the U.S., U.K. and Canada (obviously) all the way down to Tonga and the Falkland Islands, which account for a total of one visitor apiece over the past six years.

Plus this site has spawned weekly shows on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and Strangeways Radio, a (somewhat) monthly mixtape series, our ongoing Best of the ’80s polls and more.

So, once again, thank you so much for stopping by and helping celebrate this great musical era. None of this would matter if nobody cared, so please accept this very sincere thanks for commenting, voting, sharing — just participating in any way you see fit.

It’s been fun.

 Matt Sebastian, founder/editor


Oh, and if you’re a fan of what we’re doing here, there are ways to help spread the word:




  1. Many happy returns!

    Thanks for a useful resource.

  2. Thank you so much for keeping us informed.

  3. I’ve come to wish you a “Happy Birthday”

  4. Scott Stalcup

    Has it only been six years? You’ve kept me sane during doctoral studies and severely in the red regarding album purchases, and yet I wouldn’t have it any other way. Happy Birthday, You Big Sexy Website.

  5. Happy belated Birthday!

    Over the years Slicing Up Eyeballs is the only way I would have known anything about some of my favorite bands and artists. So I’ve caught shows I never would have and gotten albums I would have to have stumbled over otherwise.

    Here’s to another great 6 years!

  6. Rick O Case Ick

    I just hate Morrissey.

  7. Happy sixth birthday and here’s to many more.

  8. Love the site! Thanks for keeping us informed. Happy Birthday to Slicing Up Eyeballs!!!!

  9. thank u I check u every day some great surprizes !!

  10. Many Happy Returns, guys!

    You’re one of the very few sites I visit on a daily basis.

    Keep up doing a great job!


  11. congratulations, one of my favorite sites ever! great work, keep it up.

    cheers from Spain

  12. Happy 6th birthday, young one! And here’s to many, many more!

    As always, heaps of thanks for all that you do, Matt!

  13. Happy Birthday!

  14. Happiest of birthdays to you, despite whatever Moz says. You’re always a ray of good information and alternative music joy in the in-box, and that’s something to celebrate. Here’s to many more years!

  15. Happy Birthday!!!! Slicing Up Eyeballs is a very informative website with lots of cool & fun information, I always enjoy coming on here & reading all of the totally cool updates :D

  16. Jim vandegrift

    Happy Birthday! Here is wishing you many more!

  17. Happy bday to Slicingupeyeballs. Love your site and I learn so much about the alternative underground on this site! Here’s to another year!

  18. Hello!!! Today is David Sylvian’s birthday!!!!

  19. No, no, thank you for creating such and amazing website. It’s my go to source for great music info!

  20. Cool. I love Slicing Up. It’s my go to for all things musical. Happy Birthday!!

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