Song Info (from Beatlesongs):”Revolution 1″ (more commonly known just as “Revolution” was 100% written by John while The Beatles were in India in early 1968. It was released as the B side to the “Hey Jude” single on August 26, 1968, and got as high as #12 during its eleven-week stay in the Top 40. Paul didn’t like the song. “In the lyrics, Lennon comes out against violence on the single version but is equivocal on the White Album‘s slower version, following ‘count me out’ with ‘in’.”
UPDATE: Mandy is our mug winner! I picked the winner old-school style: printed out the names and had Megan choose one at random. Mandy – get me your address!
The date on the last redesign of my website was February 23, 2005. Five years ago? Really? Seems unlikely. I was really, really into green and gray at the time. Actually, I kind of still am. In fact, one room in my house is painted in a similar green as was in that design.
Anyway, if you’re reading this, that means the newest design is live. As before, I had a lot of help from Brian, who was once again very good about dealing with all of my “What about this?” and “Hold on, I changed my mind about that” nonsense.
The main reason for the redesign is that Blogger no longer supports FTP publishing. My choices were to stick with Blogger but use one of their URLs or switch my blogging software, which is what I ended up doing. While switching all that, I’m also changing my hosting situation to Dreamhost via the aforementioned Brian. Lots of changes!
I’m very pleased with the new logo, and I have Rock Band to thank for it. A screenshot of my character in the game got edited down into the glasses-and-goatee you now see, and it’s almost exactly what I had envisioned at the outset, even though I had no idea how to produce it.
Most everything transferred over pretty well from Blogger, and there’s a pretty good chance that most of the links to stuff still work, even. And, since the archives are actually working now and seem to be a little bit better organized, now’s a perfect time to catch up on all the stuff you’ve missed in the now-7 years I’ve been writing. Yikes. That’s crazy to me, too.
Don’t neglect to scroll all the way to the bottom – all the links that used to be on the sides are down there now, and I’d hate for you to miss the store or something. And make sure you update your feed readers – the RSS feed has changed.
To celebrate the new design, let’s have a little giveaway. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite topic here on the blog and I’ll pick a random commenter to receive a MadMup.com mug or T-shirt with the new logo on it. Let’s make the deadline 6p Eastern this Friday. Multiple comments won’t increase your chances, so don’t try anything funny.
Now here’s hoping (once again) that a redesign sparks more writing.