As we peruse and cruise the inner recesses, nooks, and crannies of the web, we’re constantly flagging sites, news items, and useful tidbits that have almost nothing to do with porn, a-hem, and that we feel will be of interest to you.

The Society of Professional Audio Recording Services Online
There are two types of people in the world: those who whine and those who try to stop the whining. The folks at the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) are throwing their lot in with the latter by geting analog tape back in the pipeline as quickly as possible and keeping tape “available and affordable as a creative tool for our profession.” Check it out.

National Recording Preservation Board
GEORGE MASSENBURG and PHIL RAMONE, as members of the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress, are trying to do for music what the Film Board did when they preserved Citizen Kane: identify, list, and preserve culturally significant audio recordings. You want to help? Of course, you do.
In this magical modern world where you can have too much of everything as soon as you want it, two things remain in short supply: time and money. Sonicbids’ whole trip is based on the understood assumption that you will not have enough of either. Hooking up working musicians (you know any of those?) with people who want them to work for less than a 5 spot and 20 minutes, makes damned good sense to us.