Marc Marot has resigned as MD of Universal/Island Records after 10 years, following the promotion of former Polydor MD Lucian Grainge to deputy chairman of Universal Music UK. So what, you may ask. Well, I think Marc Marot was the only good thing left at Island. Of course all record company people are vile, but Marot seemed a real mensch. He personally made sure Island UK had a website (back in 95, the look of the site is still similar) when no one else had heard of the ‘web’. He also personally answered all the e-mail sent to Island at the time. And he linked to my then fledgling Gavin Friday site from Island’s site, long before my site was ‘official’. That makes him a good bloke in my book. I wish him well.
Jason wonders why I’ve listed his site among other sites that ‘look better’ than his. He’s not the only one to ask that. Well… I thought and I thought long and hard and in the end decided I’m only going to list sites that I actually read and use. Content is king, remember. :-) Of course some people say ‘design is content and content is king’. When it comes to logs, I’ve noticed I like the ones that have a distinctive voice the best and I prefer those with less tech news and more culture and personal info.
My employer (VARA) organised a movie preview for it’s members and I had my name put on the guestlist. Why not enjoy the perks, eh? So I got to see American Beauty, a film I’d been looking forward to a lot. Though I enjoyed the film, it didn’t impress me as much as I hoped. Perhaps because I’d seen Happiness a few weeks back? I would have preferred a little more reality – all the characters seemed charicatures. I know Spacey and Bening are both tipped for the Oscars, but to be honest I think Spacey’s done much better and he was only rehashing the role he had in Swimming with sharks. Same maniacal mannerisms.
Google says only 17 pages link to prolific.org. That’s pathetic.
Everybody’s done this already: Rob’s amazing poem generator. I thought I’d let it loose on prolific.org to celebrate our new look:
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U2 haven’t even released the song yet and it’s been covered: ‘Mnemonic’ have posted their version of ‘Ground beneath her feet’ (lyrics by Bono & Salman Rushdie) on their website, as part of a ‘university research project about music distribution on the internet.’ I think it’s just a cheap way to get some press.
James Smith (?) if you’re reading this, I think your AT&T operator doesn’t realise she’s calling a voicemail number.