Some links for you:
- Lynsey Hanley: Burnham's minor works | Guardian – Brummie's take on Burnham's idea about UK capitals of culture: "You can see Birmingham now at the front of the queue, hoping to boot Manchester back into the age of Engels. They'd have to employ people to hurl themselves in front of microphones any time they get near a real Brummie about to dismiss it all as a load of rubbish. (I remember the 1986 Olympic bid and the Super Prix as only a native can.)"
- Fused Magazine – SXSW Music Delegates wanted – Fused are looking to take music types with them to South by South West in Austin Texas in March. There's some funding available. Deadline 20th Jan.
- Cutting an Effective Indie Trailer | the Workbook Project – Slightly off-topic for me (although am a huge film fan so maybe not) but a useful guide on how to edit a movie trailer. Top tip: trailers that give away lots of plot work best.