Category: BiNS

SPAM solution — send your PR direct by FAX

We’ve been getting a lot of PR spam recently by email, and it’s getting too much. The solution – FAX. Any Press Releases sent to 0871-218-1591 (cost 10p per min) will automagically be posted on BiNS. Happy PR. NB. this…

Wanted: Critical friends

Birmingham has a problem, I think. It doesn’t have enough people doing enough to point out the good and the bad. There’s lots of stuff going on, sites like Created in Birmingham and LiveBrum will take care of you finding…

Summit To Eat

A piece of classic Brum I spotted today on the Dudley Road. Legendary record shop/barbers Summit now has a takeaway too. The’ve called it: (with apologies for the appalling photo) “Summit To Eat”. Yay.

Digging your scene

They’re building a new library, it’s going to be shorter than they first said (but still contain the same amount of space – how so?). But despite the planning app not having been submitted as yet, digging has commenced. It’s…

BBQ Wear

For our BBQ summer, you need a new BiNS T-shirt. And these are now made and shipped from the Midlands, keeping it in the family. We’ve teamed up (well they do all the hard work) with the people behind Bostin…

The history of BiNS

Sort of. At WxWM2 (a gathering of Brum interweb interested types) I did a brief talk about how I came to start BiNS — it was improvised and I wandered wildly off topic. Thanks to the wonderful guys at Rhubarb Radio…

The Big Paws Listen Again

Have been remiss posting this, but here’s the listen again link to this week’s Big Paws in which the banal mundanity of existence is contemplated, and there’s an awful joke about Stephen Hawkins. News of this week’s show, hosted by…

Why The Big Paws?

Rhubarb Radio has kindly consented to allow your very own BiNS-ers Jon & Jules to have a show — on the internet radio and everything. It’ll be what you’d expect from us — intelligent, amusing, cool, and featuring ELO (maybe).…