I’m a bit amazed that the Web site, Spinner is an AOL property, because it is such a great site, and because AOL was so resistant to adapting to what the Web became.
“Spinner” is big and brash, and – most importantly – is not overloaded with modules and flashing ads and distractions.
Just a nice, clean, three-column layout with plenty of white space so I can actually look around, and find interesting things.
My favourite discovery at “Spinner” is The DL Show, which has a catalogue of short, clever videos starring musicians who are promoting albums.
You must watch the episode in which Debbie Harry teaches at the Punk Rock Pre-School, and explains the origins – and future – of punk rock.
As a colleague wrote to me: “This is how to do a music page.”