Well, well, well. We nearly let the day slip past without acknowledging an unexpected milestone: Slicing Up Eyeballs, the very website you’re now perusing, turned 10 years old today. With an asterisk, of course, considering that ill-fated hiatus we took from May 2015 to February 2017.
Just a quick note for you “Dark Wave” listeners out there: This weekend’s usual Sunday night show is being pre-empted by New Year’s Eve programming on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave, but we’ll be back on the air with the darker side of classic alternative at the usual time in the New Year, starting on Jan. 7.
We end the year at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ by looking back at the past 12 months — or in this case, the 10½ since our relaunch — to see what’s been of most interest to you, our readers. In 2017, that included news about R.E.M., Morrissey, The Cure, Depeche Mode and more. Check out our full Top 20 list right here.
Hello. If you’re a regular visitor to Slicing Up Eyeballs, you may have noticed that the site had been down for more than a day, and has now reverted to an old, pre-resurrection backup. We’re currently working with our hosting company to get things fixed.
As mentioned yesterday, Slicing Up Eyeballs founder/editor Matt Sebastian is guesting on the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast, and following Monday’s discussion of this website and ’80s college rock, come today’s episode about “Dark Wave,” the show he hosts every week on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave channel.
Slicing Up Eyeballs founder/editor Matt Sebastian is the guest on today’s episode of the excellent Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast, a five-day-a-week show hosted by Jim Lenahan and Patrick Foster that’s billed as “two (not so) ordinary men talking about their lifelong obsessions with music.”
Mildly popular music-news outpost Slicing Up Eyeballs creaked back into action late this evening, promising to renew its stream of posts about ’80s college rock acts — old music for old people, as it were — and the like. Here’s our founder answering a series of frequently asked questions.
Promotional clip teasing the third episode of Denis Leary’s new “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” sitcom, airing July 30, 2015, on the FX television network, in which one of the charactes makes a reference to a certain music blog that is no longer with us.
On Feb. 20, 2009, Slicing Up Eyeballs launched onto the web not with a bang but a whimper, debuting with a simple 91-word declaration and a headline cribbed from an R.E.M. song that Google Analytics now tells me was not viewed by a single person that day.
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 what’s become a procrastination-abetted tradition, we’ll take this first day of 2015 to cast one last glance back at 2014, counting down what people have been reading on Slicing Up Eyeballs over the past 12 months. This time around, it’s news about The Cure, Annik Honoré, New Order, The Replacements and more.
We interrupt our (somewhat sporadic of late) regular programming for a bit of housekeeping: Slicing Up Eyeballs is taking a bit of vacation, and likely will be incommunicado for the next two weeks. Apologies in advance for the lack of news, but we’ll be back and ready to resume our regular news coverage and features by Oct. 20.
Put a some Eyeballs in your phone: Yes, Slicing Up Eyeballs is available in app form, for both iPhones and iPads, and Android devices. It’s the easiest way to stay on top of the latest album and reissue news, tour dates, streaming music and video content both new and delightfully vintage.
Today we debut our long-overdue web store — aka the Slicing Up Eyeballs Merch Table — and, to inaugurate it, we’re introducing a selection of three different buttons, one bearing the Eyeballs logo plus two featuring era-appropriate illustrations of cassette tapes.