elcome to the Digital Meltd0wn Music Blog. The aim of this blog is to introduce the readers to music that is out of print, commercially unavailable, released under a creative commons license, or with approval by the featured artist. The majority of the music posted here would be considered underground. Don't let that fool you into thinking that the music featured here might be any less enjoyable than that of the mainstream artists you hear on the radio, as this couldn't be further from the truth.
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I recently missed out on the chance to write about Record Store Day, which ocurred on April 18th, so I'm making up for it by informing you of another great event. Free Comic Book Day will be celebrated by thousands of comic book stores around the world on Saturday, May 2nd. One of the goals of Free Comic Book Day is to reach out to those individuals unfamiliar with the comic book specialty market, not to mention a comic book shop. So, every year those behind Free Comic Book Day launch a massive promotional campaign that heralds the event and spreads the good word of comics to potential readers everywhere. Participating stores will allow you to choose one free comic, of which there are 30 available titles to select from. I don't have any exact details as to which titles the 30 will consist of, but I would imagine there will be several Free Comic Book Day exclusives. As with any event of this nature, participating stores will be offering great deals in addition to the freebies.
While I have Record Store Day on my mind, I should mention that I was able to score a number of albums and split EPs that were released exclusively for Record Store Day. I will be sharing some of the better releases here on Digital Meltd0wn within the next few days. You can find a full list of the promos that were released for Record Store Day here - http://www.recordstoreday.com/NewsItem/1408. Please let me know if there is an album on the list that you would like to see posted here on DM.
Hugh Jackman, star of X-Men Origins: Wolverine talks about Free Comic Book Day, and the importance of comics in fighting illiteracy. This is followed by a theatrical trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.