The Seattle Times has been featuring live webcasts of performances by local musicians, usually in timing with local music festivals. Last week, music blogger Andrew Matson had lined up two artists to perform — Truckasauras and Justin Deary, lead singer of the band Whalebones. Seattle Times’ Bob Payne tells Poynter: “The Times had originally planned to stage the webcast outdoors on the grounds of the festival. However, due to some concerns about the dependability of the venue set-up, we had to scramble for a new locale less than 48 hours before the event. That’s when Times videographer Danny Gawlowski came up with a great idea: Why not shoot the show down in the Times basement, amid the abandoned and dusty old printing presses? Heck, that space hasn’t been used for anything in years.” (The Times now prints all of its editions at a suburban facility.) The bands ended up performing in the basement, and 7,600 viewers tuned into the live show.