damn, making a website is so satisfying! made a lil front page for rf5.org to present a more pro approach on the outward channel. and i put all the events at the bottom because i love it when bands list every single show they ever played on their stupid homepage. uh, dial that back to “when bands had webpages”. funeral cone just played their 100th show and dan made a little zine that listed all the shows they played, so cute…. i like telling people that my track record speaks for itself, but if you’re going to do that you have to make sure people know your track record in advance.
right now the events list cuts off at 2010, at the start of Mothers News, and doesn’t include music stuff, which i’m on the fence about including… might clip in some legacy shit from the little archie years tho.
nb: website looks cool on phone, bark at me if it looks too fucked on yr phone
also nb: prob gonna blast at will and be a mess till things take shape. no rules on a website personalle
buddy news from yesterday:
frankie’s doing a series on tcj about risograph printers, and he interviewed mickey zacchilli, it’s great: http://www.tcj.com/risograph-workbook-1/. as someone who is disdainful of expense, i really appreciate her comments on getting into riso because it was cheap and weird (and is no longer cheap or especially weird). man, mickey’s the REALEST!
christopher dropped 2 new records on a website, they are both really good! one is as “Universal Cell Unlock”, one is as “Overpass”: https://channel69.bandcamp.com/. so good…
i am restarting this personal website!
the first time around (1999 – 2009) this webpage was a catch-all for all my activities- in addition to daily writing, it was a bulletin board for events, an online storefront, a gallery, and a primary entry point for people interested in my various projects. in hindsight i think that doing it this way was too stressful– i should’ve treated the writing and the announcement stuff as different things. as long-time readers know i went through waves of posting and not posting, and i think a big part of it was this. it was the difference between the breezy and welcoming and emotionally open feeling of writing to a set of (potentially infinite) friends and well-wishers, and the feeling, not cold but a little more reserved, of constantly introducing myself or explaining myself.
so from now on, there will be a public front page (still in the works as of this post) that will list events and projects, and then a more removed (though not “private”) side entrance (this), that will… well, i’m not sure yet what this space is “for” yet. just gabbing a little, project notes, pics, notes to self… i don’t know. it’s kind of embarrassing i didn’t think of breaking things along these lines like this 10 years ago, but bear in mind i started this well before social media. 🙂
ahhhhh i’m overexplaining this… i loved writing on this website! and i know that having this sort of space is good for my mind, to write and think things out. so i’m getting back into it. hopefully the old comment crew comes back. leave a comment! sign the guestbook!!!!!!! add me to your rss reader!
painting on the top by tom bubul