It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing this for three years. The big news this year is that we’re having a real birthday party. It’s very important that everyone comes to this or else we may never get to have another one! The other reason it’s important is that we are donating all of our profits from the event to the Elliott Smith Foundation, which helps abused children. So bring everyone you know. It’s a good cause.
• Friday, February 20, 2004 • 9pm.
• Readings between the sets • lots of giveaways…
• $8 • 21+
So come on out. It’ll be a great time.
And thanks, everybody, for three years of great interaction. The participation of the readers is what makes Glorious Noise worth doing. It’s also what sets us apart from a lot of other sites out there. Our readers are smart, fairly well-behaved, and surprisingly good looking!
It’s funny to look back at the stuff from when we first started out. We seemed to have been very concerned about Britney Spears back then. I think I freaked out my friends when I started wearing a bootleg Britney shirt that I got off ebay. They were ready to have an intervention, I think. I stopped wearing it when someone pointed out that I just looked like a creepy old pervert in it, ho ho. Truth hurts.
We had our first birthday a week after we celebrated getting 30,000 unique visitors. It took us an entire year to attract the same number of people who stumbled across GLONO this week searching for “Janet Jackson’s breast” (no shit, I’m serious).
By the time of our second birthday, we were already taking ourselves very seriously. We are, after all, professionals. We promised you that a redesign would be trickling in. Well, it took an extra year, but here it is and it’s still not finished. Let us know what you think of it. The main idea was to improve the readability, so let us know if it’s easier on your eyes. Also, not to get too geeky on you, but we’ve only tested it on a limited number of browsers and operating systems, so if something doesn’t look right, let us know.
So thanks again, everybody, for spending part of your busy day with Glorious Noise. We really do appreciate it.
And to all you lurkers, who have been faithfully reading but have never posted, I’m calling you out. Don’t be afraid. We’re nice. And if any motherfucker is mean to you, the GLONO Posse will ride them out of town on a rail. So get in here and speak up.
“Free your mind and your ass will follow.” — Funkadelic
Very special thanks to Kenan Hebert of Gigantic for helping to choose the perfect link color. Also, The Morning News, Zeldman, Gawker and other nicely designed sites for some inspiring ideas and tips!