I used to feel "too old to rock and roll, and too young to die" until I discovered the World Wide Web way back in February 1997!
I used to think I was alone in the universe
in my passion for music trivia, but the Web has shown
me that I'm actually just one of many!
In 1997 there was no Google, Wikipedia, YouTube or MySpace. And also no ADSL! It seems unbelievable to me now that there was even life before the Internet, as computers and the Net are such an integral part of my life, both for income generation and for relaxation.
I have two sons, Michael and Christopher, who are my pride and joy; besides them, I have two main passions in my life: Music and Technology. I am in the very fortunate position to be able to earn income from both of these loves. I also enjoy reading fantasy novels, like David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey and Raymond E Feist, but I haven't found a way to get paid for that yet!
Unfortunately I have no talent in playing a musical instrument or singing (I do play a mean air guitar solo, though), so I have been collecting and cataloguing musical information since I was about 7 years old. I call myself a vagabond because I wander around the world of music picking up scraps of information from all over and everywhere... the internet, magazines, music shops, radio, TV, people, etc. I like nearly all types and genres of music. Pop, rock and roll, blues, classical, jazz, reggae... whatever, but my heart really lies with ROCK! Classic, vintage, brilliant, unforgettable R-O-C-K (and especially South African Rock).
Since I established this site in October 1997, a number of the sections here have actually needed to be expanded into websites of their own!
A quick quiz to see if this is where
you really want to be:
Do you think Rodriguez's
Cold Fact is one of the best albums in the
world...ever? Never heard it? Rectify that now!
Do you know (or even care) how many
live versions of Smoke On The Water have been officially released by Deep
Purple? I've lost count ...
Do you feel that South Africa's Legends of Rock, like Hawk and Freedoms Children, deserve more recognition? They sure do!
Have you ever bought an album just
for the Roger Dean cover? I know I have.
Do you know which songs appear in
the film version of Pink Floyd The Wall that
are not on the CD? Find out here...
Use the links on the left to browse around and enjoy. If there are no links on the left, then please click here.
Any reasonable comments to
This website is part of the
South African Rock Encyclopedia.
Design and concept ©1997-2007 Brian Currin.
Originally designed in 1997 using Netscape Navigator Gold 3.04 and WebPen95 with a lot
of help from a book entitled
"Web Publishing For Busy People" (Osborne books)
by Christian Crumlish and Malcolm Humes. Redesigned late 1998 using HTMLpad, Sheet Stylist and Paint Shop Pro.
Later maintained using
Arachnophilia, Photo Impact, Style Master and various other gadgets and utilities.
Currently maintained using mainly AceHTML 6, Photo Impact and various other programmes.
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