I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. We’re simply over the rainbow.
Do you feel lucky?
Prol’s experimenting with the look of the site – trying hard not to succumb to a standard weblog style.
Got this off barbelith: tubehell, a virtual community for London’s commuters. I empathise.
There’s this Morrisey song called ‘We hate it when our friends become successful’. (He wrote it about the band James). Well, Derek was a star before I met him… but look at him now! (He’ll probably say ‘it’s the site, not me’.)
Does anybody know who designed this men’s wear site? Love the sparse look.
Quote: “I’m not confident that these pigs will be as healthy as pigs without the hormone. Animals as a whole are less plastic than plants. When their systems are disturbed by genetic engineering, their whole system can go out of whack.” You’re damn right there! Our MUC‘s the biggest anyway. And he was brought up on apple peels soaked in Guinness. So there. Oink.
Prol prefers the hamsters.
Altavista goes Europe. UK, Germany and Sweden.
Closed to the public since 1963, the Cave of Lascaux is Europe’s most famous pre-historic cave. Or so they say. I think I was taught about the Altamira caves in Spain at school. Anyway, get used to the dark and discover…
Jeffrey Zeldman doesn’t like “dull personal commentary with a side order of self-importance”. I guess he has a point. But then he doesn’t have to read those sites now, does he? I think he’s meaningful and original enough to make up for the dull majority of us. Personally, oftentimes I find the “meaningless daily details of their lives” quite charming. That’s LIFE. Let’s face it, most of life is meaningless and dull. To start with, we spend half of it sleeping, and most of the rest of the time waiting for the other rest of it… and then there’s lots of time spent in the jacks as well. Maybe I’m just narky because I used to enjoy keeping a journal of my sad and uninpiring life on line. These days I only bug some friends with it through an e-mail list. No need to torture the rest of you. (No worries, I love JZ, I do, I do!)
Film lovers are sick people. (François Trufaut). Film 100: the 100 most influential people in film.
Marc Klein of Pixel:Industries always makes the shiniest stuff. But just what this is or is going to be I’m not sure yet.
Trent Reznor = Bruce Springsteen. Says the NME.
One of Ireland’s greatest talents, from Cork no less, finally returns to the boards in his first interview in ages. A new album’s in the making.
I used to be a big fan of this guy, and even started a site back in 1995 (the first ever site about him) which got me a lot of publicity. As any site did at the time, I suppose!
Animals make different sounds in different languages… or rather: each language represents them differently. Sounds of the World’s Animals.
C’mon Ireland, give the boy a chance.
Hypochondriacs of the world rejoice, it’s Tony Blair’s latest publicity stunt. Find out what’s wrong with you at the NHS’s website. With soothing explanatory audio clips.
Songs from the last century. It’s what I want for Christmas. Preferably sooner than that.
Better late than never: support eviltoy.com.
Sexy vibe: Cerys & Tom dumbfounding the teenyboppers at Smash Hits’ ‘poll winners’ party, with their raunchy ‘Baby, it’s cold outside‘.
Classy site with lots to see and do: muted.org.
Jean Philippe’s site looks fabulous. Navigation relies on the back button a lot.
New on this site: Prolific Vibes. To listen to Prol’s selection of tunes in streaming mp3, click on the ‘VIBES link in the menu to your right.
Saw Suede last night at the MCV in Utrecht. Must be the 4th of 5th time I’ve seen them. I don’t know what Brett was on, he seemed rather hyper. The great thing about Suede is, you know what to expect, and they deliver. A little change would do them no harm. Support came from Belgian band Arid, featuring a singer with a Jeff Buckley/Ian Astbury complex and a band stuck in the 70s. Singer should ditch the band, go solo.
Talking Belgian bands… all you ever want to know you’ll find at the Belgian pop and rock archives.
Dutch public broadcaster (and my employer) VARA says it is looking into the possibilities of going commercial. I read about this in the papers. [ D ]