Kanye West performed new material at a surprise New York show last night. -
Click the link above to read about the hour-long performance - which included an Auto-Tuned love song for Kim Kardashian - and see the full set list.
No sooner had I posted that last thing that I walked outside and saw this. Which is a ridiculously invalid argument against the importance of bands having a functioning web presence, but still, timely nonetheless.
This article. Pure truth. Preach. Update yo shit, friends.
10 reasons why you and your website are stuck in the past
1. You own stock in Adobe, and you’re waiting for Flash to make its big comeback. And while all other web designers have abandoned Flash, you’re loyal as a dog. An old, half-blind, narcoleptic dog that’s developed a bad limp.
2. Following your dreams got to be a bummer, so you quit pursuing your art back in 2006 and got a real job as a bean-counter. There are lots of beans to count too, so even though you now have the money to pay some web genius to make a great archival site for your music / writing / paintings / etc. (RIP!), your mind is always focused on that next bean.
3. You think your website is like some damn Van Gogh hanging in a museum. You won’t stoop to optimize it for mobile devices. If people want to see your website in all its glory, they should view it the way God intended — on Explorer!
4. You LOVE bold text, blinking fonts, visitor tickers, and anything with flames. 2003 was your big year, and ain’t nobody gonna forget it!
5. You assume everyone who visits your site — and all their office co-workers — are ready to rock out to the music that auto-plays the second your homepage stops loading. And speaking of loading…
6. You think your website is like Splash Mountain at Disney World: the longer the wait, the more fun the ride. That’s why you never bothered to make your site load faster. Anticipation is half the fun. Along those same lines…
7. You like mystery — and the more clicking someone has to do, the more mysterious you seem. That’s why you’ve stuck with that pointless arty landing page for the past 5 years, even though it doesn’t have any news announcements, event dates, or blog posts.
8. Your website looks like THIS.
9. You were in your physical prime in the 90′s. So that glossy, B&W headshot of you with the perm/hockey-hair/flattop should suffice for a while longer. It might also land you that gig as an extra on daytime TV.
10. Incredible paradigm shifts in the way we create, commodify, and market intellectual property aren’t going to shift you! No way are you going to let visitors hear more than 30 seconds of your songs; or read more than the first couple sentences of your book; or view large, hi-resolution images of your artwork. Your customers will decide they want to buy your products “just ’cause.”