Site Updates

By JoCo March 7, 2006

Since everyone’s crazy for acoustic versions of things, I’ve put a bunch up along with what was in the old “Other Experiments” section as part of a new virtual album. As usual, every song is streamable and buyable, with a few freebies in there because I love you. Just scroll to the bottom of the Songs page.

I’ve also done a little reorganizing – there’s a section on the right called “The Good Stuff” that lets you get quickly to Baby Got Back, Flickr and info about Thing a Week. If you want to point some friends to any of that stuff you can point them there. And the Flickr page now has a few different file options, including one that’s good for iPod videos.

On a slightly technical note, I’m experimenting with some mod_rewrite stuff that lets me redirect some mp3 requests to actual pages. I like being linked, but when it’s a direct link to the mp3 there’s no guarantee that the listener will ever see my site – you see, I want people to see my site so that they can at least have the option of buying some music from me. I’m trying to do it without breaking anything, but if you have trouble with a link or a stream that used to work and that is now broken, please let me know.


Ochen K. says


When I click on the happy faces on the songs page, I'm directed to the lyrics page. That happy face (I call him Jimmy), Jimmy used to link to the mp3. Now, nothing, as far as I can tell, links to the mp3.

Ochen K.

JoCo says

Aha! Good one. The lyrics pages for the freebies should now have a link to the mp3 (next to a picture of Jimmy). Thanks Ochen...

Glenn says

Awesome idea on the rewrites. Now I can post the .mp3 URLs for my friends that wouldn't follow the links otherwise!

jpez says

I'm not a faf the the orange links -- reminds me too much of non-existent articles in Wikipedia.

jpez says

faf = fan. Oops.

Skip says

Joy! I snapped up both albums on Amazon... and about to buy the acoustic versions of other songs here. Let me wax rhapsodic about the joys of Mandelbrot... busily cc: your blog address to fellow geeks here at Apple...thank you thank you.

Josh says

Hey! this is the same awesome system Brad Sucks uses. Check him out
don't go to brad Bad Mistake.

Wilson Fowlie (aka CuriousMind) says

Just so you know: the 'info' link for You Could Be Her (Think a Week II) seems broken, as of this writing.

I mention it only because I care.

JoCo says

Josh: yes, I stole a lot of site design ideas from Brad. That's how I roll.

Wilson: thanks - should be fixed now.