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Archive for February 7th, 2008

Someone who once in his or her life put out a fanzine will know this situation. You get promotional copies of records by labels you never heard of before. In my case it’s even more strange since we at Dear You Zine always pouint out that we don’t want and don’t need any promotional stuff because we rather tend to buy the records. Yes, we review what we like and we buy what we like. Believe it or not. But so much effort that those promo guys put into their work should not be in vain so I decided to review the stuff here. So whoever wants to read this, feel free. The labels name is Blacktop Records, it’s from some small town north of Cologne in the middle of nowhere and the bands are all at least hardcore-ish. Here we go: (more…)

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It is common practice for the North American professional sports leagues to hold exhibition matches and even league games in foreign countires to promote their business overseas. The NFL played their opening match in London, the MLB will play two matches in Tokyo and the NHL is considering to send some teams to Europe for promotional purposes. So it comes as no surprise when the English Premier League announced that they are thinking about having regular season matches played in foreign countries to expand their fanbase. (more…)

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There is a long history in football matches between Germany and Austria dating back to the time in between the World Wars when Austria had a great team which by 1938 had to be integrated into the new German “Reichself” after the annexation of Austria. This team failed miserably in the 1938 World Cup and ever since have games between those two nations been very explosive and exciting. (more…)

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