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September 15, 2006

For voyeurs of pseudo-nonfictional music journalism…

Filed under: now playing: anything — lexifab @ 2:24 pm

…the Lexicon on the hitherto-underexplored subject of ‘The Sounds of Lightning: The History of Punk, Emo and Hardcore Bands in the New Salisbury Region 1975-2000’ is now up and running at the New Salisbury Press site.

There’s not much up there yet (except for one slightly rules-stretching entry and an initial crossing of academic swords in the comments) but expect to see it swell to gargantuan proportions over the weekend as the scholarly punk afficianados of the New Salisbury scene set themselves to the chore of documenting this all-important topic.

In fact, expect to see it explode – there are a dozen contributors! If everyone were to stick it out to the end of the alphabet, that would mean over 300 topics will have been covered. Which will, I am rather sure, be more than anyone ever wanted to know about this particular subject.


  1. Sorry, didn’t mean to be rules-bending! I guess I ought to read them… 🙁

    Comment by Dr Clam — September 15, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

  2. Don’t feel too bad about it – it was just a case of having a few citations excess to requirements. I figure by the end of the exercise we will have quite a few hanging references, which will need tidying up. Chris is planning some contributor’s guidelines which should help clarify things…

    Comment by lexifab — September 15, 2006 @ 3:42 pm

  3. I saw the entry before I read this and my first thoughts were…”surely I don’t have to reference that much!” Quick flick to the rules…”phew”. Second thought “How are we going to bog up all the holes if everyone puts in 10 references?” Though I could always cite one of Chris’s citations, that’d squeeze the number of phantoms down a bit.

    Comment by Jenny — September 15, 2006 @ 6:15 pm

  4. btw, how do i view everyones biographies? All I see under staff is Toby Virtue. I don’t even see me. Should I?

    Comment by Jenny — September 15, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

  5. Not until you’ve written it. Toby (me) Virtue is the only one in there so far, but everyone should go in and create their alter-ego.

    And yeah, the rule about the number of citations is there to control the hanging references (if I understand the maths correctly, and that is by no means guaranteed).

    Comment by lexifab — September 15, 2006 @ 6:25 pm

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