I know some of you have experienced less than excellent response from my websites petecogle.com and angeldustrecords.com over the past few weeks. I have noticed this and have been trying to improve the performance with a number of cacheing, minify, and a variety of other tools, with some limited success. However the fact remains the site is unusable around the time the US wakes up. As a significant proportion of my listeners are in the US, this is just not good enough, and who wants to download albums from a netlabel who’s website does not respond?
So it’s out with the old (GoDaddy) and in with the new (uk2.net). I shall be using the Christmas/New Year season to build up new sites at the new location and then migrate the domains over. As ever, I hope this will be a seemless transition, but you just never can tell what might happen.
Is there anything you’d particularly like to see/don’t want to see, at the new site? Wish me luck! [email protected].
I’ve just been watching the unreleased documentary of John Peel (pbuh) “Going Home”. You can also get your hands on a copy by sponsoring the John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts. It’s a great cause.
Made in The UK is now 4 years old. In celebration Rowley talked to the current collaborators and got them to chose a track they liked that was played by another host on MIUK. Three other hosts liked tracks I’d played on the show, so have a listen…..
The Clockwork Quartet: The Doctors Wife, London
Heifervescent: Figure 8, Stockport
The Pocket Gods: This is now, St Albans
Orkestra Del Sol: This is Honkstep, Edinburgh
Matt Stevens: Ghost, London
Jon Gomm: Passionflower, Leeds
The Vaselines: Sex With An Ex, Glasgow
In Isolation: Virus, Nottingham
Strait Laces: Where The Wolf Roam, Belfast
MIUK will be taking a break until the new year, see you then.
WithTracks by… El Haijn, Lord Cry Cry, Red|-_-|Box, Indidginus, Alphabets Heaven, The Widdler, Liquid Stranger, Celt Islam.
I’m not American, but the UK government does have the nasty habit of repeating the same mistakes as the US. Blocking sites on the internet is against freedom. It’s the sort of thing that “repressive” regimes do.
Remember the Arab spring, when it was “oppressive” to shut down the mobile phone networks, when protesters vented their rage in Egypt? Remember the British MPs who advocated the Blackberry messaging network should be shut down during the UK riots in August?Do they know what duplicity means?
Freedom of speech is a given requirement of democracy. Shutting down access to sites is just another form of Orwellian doublethink. If you can, do something. Go to http://americancensorship.org and tell them to stop.
Some of you may recall the memorable interview I did with PK from Peppermill records back in March 2011. Not only did he give us a fantastic insight into the world of tree-planting musicians, he also told us about his new sister-label called King Deluxe. PK, among others, was the inspiration for me starting Angel Dust Records.
Well King Deluxe is now celebrating it’s one year anniverary, and have released a two set album featuring 25 tracks. The first set contains previously-released highlights from the first year in operation and the second album contains remixes from some of their most talented friends. The artwork for King Deluxe has always been amazing, and this is no exception (see above), being ceated by HR-FM.
You can get both albums from bandcamp, and they are well worth collecting. Checkout both sets below: