Kidzapalooza update

For those who have been keeping up with this blog, you’ll know that I have a bit of a vested interest in the upcoming Kidzapalooza Festival in Chicago, USA (the family friendly version of the famous Lollapalooza rock festival, created by Perry Farrell and Tor Hyams), due to my being the Kidzapalooza web designer.

Now that I have that disclaimer out of the way, here’s a reminder for those who are going to be in the Chicago area over the next week or so – Kidzapalooza kicks off on August 1st and runs to August 3rd and it’s going to be an absolute blast!  They’ve got a great line up to entertain the kids (and their parents) including The Paul Green School Of Rock AllStars, Tiny Masters of Today, The Jimmies, Suzy Brack & the New Jack Lords and more.  They’ve also got some other special guest appearances from G Love, Perry Farrell, Jeff Tweedy, Rogue Wave and The John Butler Trio – who are going to perform some kiddie-friendly sets during their breaks from the Lollapalooza stage.

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Designing for entertainment

Tor Hyams

Part of the reason I’ve been AWOL from this blog for so long is the amount of web design work I’ve taken on. I was intending to wind down that side of the business, but then some really interesting projects came along and before I knew it I was sketching and planning and … well … designing.

Two of the five sites have now launched – www.tor.net (official site of LA-based musician/producer/performer and good friend, Tor Hyams) and Kidzapalooza.com (official site of the popular kids’ rock music festival founded by Tor that runs alongside the famous Lollapalooza Festival annually in Chicago, founded by Perry Farrell). Continue reading “Designing for entertainment”

Photography, technology and witchcraft

Sally McLeanToday has been (as the nice lady I spent an hour on the phone to at Telstra – our main telco here in Oz – put it) “like a full moon day”. And she’s not wrong. Mis-communication, fiddly details that seemed to take forever to sort out and difficulties with just about every communication device I have – which is quite a few.

But, as a burnt sienna half moon rises above the trees in my back garden (made that colour from the smoke of the bushfires currently burning about 20km away – please God, let everyone be safe who is dealing with those fires), I realise that it must not be the little star that orbits our planet causing all the trouble, but indeed, something else entirely different. Like maybe one or more of the rocks zipping around our solar system and aligning in a non-friendly way, perhaps? Whatever it is, I’d like it to stop now, as I’ve had enough of the dramas and near-disasters. Continue reading “Photography, technology and witchcraft”