I must’ve been visited by my creative muse once again, because the last couple of days has seen a rise in creativity coming from yours truly. How so? Well, the new LJ pic should be the first clue – yes, it’s different. It’s a version of the image that’s on my website at shockqueen.com – I had to change it – it was an OLD pic, and I needed something more recent. Yes, I did a virtual makeover online, then applied photoshop, but at least I’m there – right?
So I then make little versions for here, for customerssuck.com, for hhplace.org….I probably should make more various ones, but that would require someone actually coming with me to take pictures, and I don’t think there is anyone around here who is up for that challenge.
I did a re-make of my Mari Iijima Fan Club site, and set up some more CD listings to add to it, as well as making some major cosmetic changes to the whole site layout. It looks good, but I doubt I’m finished with it yet. I think there is more to do, but I’ve yet to come up with a better menu/title system just yet. I’ve been making the site for the past 10 years, and I’m very happy to do it. I don’t do it for profit, but for the love of the music! I have very few artists in my collection that I own more than a couple CD’s of, and this is one of them (the other two being Nina Hagen and David Bowie). Once I find music that has really good energy to it, I want to get as much of it as possible. Thankfully, I’ve had gracious friends who helped me tons acquiring all my Mari stuff, as most of it is pretty hard to come by.
One of these days, I’m going to get a real turntable for my stereo – or just buckle down and get a USB one for my computer so I can convert all of them to digital format, which wouldn’t be a bad thing, considering again, most of my stuff is pretty hard to replace. Thank goodness I don’t still have stuff on 8-track or reel-to-reel – that would be a bitch to do! I’m figuring a way of piping the audio output on my computer to my stereo, which happens to be on the other side of the room, and I don’t think they make RCA cables that long…..at least…..I don’t THINK so. I may be wrong on that one.
I still need to go back and do more drawing, but since I’m writing more and doing stuff on the computer more now, maybe that’ll kick back into gear too. I think I have to be in that state of mind where I’m happy with myself before my creativity kicks in – and it’s just getting started. I may finally finish some stories I’ve been thinking about, so right now just about anything is possible!