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- Rowland's still got the
Ebright Commune's site
up and running. It's still quite a lot like this one -- a fair
amount of miscellany -- though it's far more media-centric
than my own site (the book and album reviews here notwithstanding).
- Elson and Eliza run Rocket
Bureau, which actually is (in contrast to this one)
an aesthetically pleasing and clever site. I have no idea what
"Totally Calzone" means....
- My former bandmates, now known as
Stone Blue (and, as I
understand it, playing with a somewhat different sound) have a
site up and going, maintained by
- Another ex-bandmate -- and drummer extraordinare --
is now playing in Zen.
I even worked with
(at the time) for one miserable day at (ugh...) Voter Revolt.
- Alex Campbell has played some mean guitar in a whole lot of Long
Beach-area bands over the years (including one of mine). He's put
together the Subspecies
site, a collection of things musical, philosophical, social,
- I bumped into
Canada ages ago on the
Dar Williams mailing
list; she's since become one of my favorite people to talk to about
things musical and literary.
- I met Noah Wardrip-Fruin in
(gulp) fourth grade. He's gone on to become quite significant in
this medium, teaching non-linear media at NYU and such. More than
anyone from my (distant, anyhow) past, I keep bumping into him online.
History and Comparative Cultures: A Thematic Analysis is a wonderful
textbook written by the man who pointed me in the right direction
intellectually, Steve Wallech. If you're doing any introductory
instruction in the area(s), I highly recommend looking into text
as a possibility. It explains a lot of complex information very
lucidly. And maybe we can get the damned thing back in print.
- Cosma's Home
Page has a load of interesting stuff on it. I don't agree with
him that often, but he's got a broad intelligence that makes what
he has to say worth a damn.
- Bradford McCormick is an
intensely intelligent fellow who works in the ever-narrowing chasm
between Computer Science and Social Science, albeit with an
orientation to applying all of this good stuff to education. If you're
feeling ambitious, check out his dissertation,
Matrix of Supervision of Psychotherapy.
- Alias is the great listmom.
- MC is a "dungeon master in leather
SM gear, spikes everywhere, tattooed & pierced, ready to tie down, fist &
whip your partner with a squid while listening to Laibach at full volume."
- Dave Fisher cites Richard
Hell and Imhotep as influences.
Jones-Evans has a nice big collection of stuff online that helps
the lazier among us feel good about ourselves, as he hasn't
touched the damn site site '97.
- Evan Kirchhoff is (co-)running
Comrade Software these
days. Worth noting is his
- Miromi is...well...one
of a kind.
- Mike New's got
his own collection of stuff online, including a bunch of
evidence that not all people who're a little geeky are
homely (no, fortunately, my mug isn't represented).
- Deb Richardson
remains wonderfully artistic, but has gone on to become
important, founding the
Open Source Writers Group and
Ritter welcomed me to FC years and years ago with a "Welcome
to my killfile, twit" after a short argument about the future of
intellectual property. In the interest of fairness, he's also the
first FCer to have given me feedback on this site.
- I don't think Fran
and I have agreed on anything in recorded history, but I find her
wholly admirable, nevertheless.
- Taylor, even in this
room, is a CSS/DHTML savant.
Reference and Online Style:
References for Bassists:
- Bass Player is probably
the premiere magazine for bassists. At the very least, it's the one
with the best market penetration. My endorsement: I read it cover
to cover every month. Their web site isn't too bad, either.
- Bass Frontiers is
the up-and-comer. The magazine's getting really good and they may
have the best web presence of all the bass publications that exist
outside of this medium.
- Bassics is the third
of the triumvirate of big bass magazines out there. Their web site's
showing steady improvement.
- The Bottom Line is a
wonderful mailing list. It's where great ones like Tony Levin and
less great ones like...well...me...can compare notes.
Bass Gear Review Page has a ton of user-submitted information
on a variety of gear.
- Billy Sheehan is the
undisputed (okay, not particularly disputed) king of
straight-ahead bass pyrotechnics.
- Bunny Brunel is
on the cutting edge of contemporary jazz bass. An inspiration to
More music links:
- The Internet Underground Music Archive.
- Replacing the much-missed National Midnight Star, there is now a real,
genuinely useful official Rush site.
- Tom Neff does a wonderful job with his
Dar Williams site. It's
clear, concise, and has lots of good information on the latest and
greatest folk songstress (I like her, anyhow).
- The War Against Silence
is a repository of some of the best rock criticism I've ever read.
Glenn McDonald has a tremendous grasp of the history of popular music,
including the esoterica of progressive music. I like him more than
Lester Bangs, let's say. In a review of Marillion's "Afraid of Sunlight,"
he also rips out what I think is the greatest
quote in the history of rock criticism.
- The Canterbury music scene is documented in great detail on
resources on Soft Machine, Gong, and their offshoots.
Other sites that are actually about something:
- After having diligently slaved away at
Sociology, I'm back
for a second round as a grad student.
- View Askew
Smith might be the best filmmaker at work today.
- A map of
in the Greater Los Angeles area. If you want to see some of the world's
worst traffic documented on an ongoing basis, this is the place...you'll
find me in the worst of it, up by where the 405 and 10 meet.