As new websites crop up every day, Spill was something else that I haven’t seen done (well) before.
I’ll save a post about what made Spill.com so well-liked for another day and give it the time it deserves, but the skinny of it: Spill.com was a movie review site that carried the motto, “If it’s crap, we’ll tell you!”
Since 2006, the site expanded into a slew of podcasts and even had enough demand to dedicate a portion to video games. Well, the owner of the site (Hollywood.com) officially shut down Spill, leaving many audio and video media completely gone. There hasn’t been so much treasured media lost since burning of The Library of Alexandria! Ancient Egyptians cherished podcasts, right…?
No need to fret! The site’s creator, Korey Coleman, tells fans, “It’s ain’t goin’ down like that!”
As Korey explains, he’s giving Kickstarter a chance to bring that something-something that Spill had – and a little more. Of course, part of shading the off old skin is leaving a few things behind, too. Chris Cox (aka Cyrus) already mentioned he wouldn’t come back full time to Korey’s new site, as it’s not full-time paying gig. That’s okay; you can still get your Chris (and other past Spill contributors) fix at Oneofus.net. Martin Thomas (aka Leon) has already jumped on board to Chris’ and Korey’s new project. No word yet on that rascal robot called “Co-Host 300,” but you know he can’t be too far from where ever Korey is at – Most of the former Spill crew were based in Austin, after all.
The Kickstarter goal has already been reached, but considering that Korey has to build a new site from scratch to reach the level that Spill offered, $30,000 is pretty damn modest. So, the new goal is now $100,000 – and as if this post this campaign is just a few thousand dollars short of that goal with a just over two weeks to go. Not bad, Spillos!
If you want to pledge or want to see what all the fuss is about, check it out here (click). And look forward to what we at idol notes have to share what made Spill, well, Spill – soon.