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A Happy 2015

This goes to wish you all a healthy and safe new year. This site will remain in the air, although I hardly have any time to spend on it.
2015 will see some new releases, mainly remixes and deluxe editions by Universal. I will report those when I can find the time.

Look A Whole New Look..

Big Muff is back with a totally new design that was developed from the ground up. Navigation has changed considerably and so has the Home page.
Main reason for doing so is that I got bored with the theme I chose seven years ago.
Main goal is to provide a better user experience on mobile devices and tablets. Printing support has also improved.
In the first half of this year a LOT of new information has been added to this site from newspaper archives. Until now Dutch, Italian, Irish and Australian vaults have been raided. More to follow, of course.

This Is Going To Cost You..

Happy John Martyn day first of all. John would have turned 65 today.
There are plenty of presents available this year. The sampler Sweet Little Mystery; serving as a warming up for the massive Island Years box set. And as a byproduct the vinyl edition of the 1972 concert Live At The Hanging Lamp.
I have lots of thoughts about these releases but I the main thing is that John's legacy remains available.
The box set contains a lot of interesting material but also quite a bit more of albums we already own in several versions.
We will give it a spin when the ship comes running up the harbour.

A Brand New Guestbook..

The recent massive site upgrade enabled me to incorporate the old guestbook into the website. For visitors this offers considerable improvements.

  1. Privacy. Personal e-mail addresses are no longer displayed in public pages.
  2. Accessibility. All comments are indexed and have become searchable. With the internal search engine and through external services, too.
  3. Usability. It is easier to reply to a comment and both are displayed next to each other.
  4. Built-in spam protection. The process of posting comments is moderated in the background; spam is discarded, bona fide comments are placed. In case of doubt the user is asked to solve a captcha.
  5. Improved security. The guestbook no longer depends on a script dating from 1995 (first activated here April 2001), but on state of the art CMS-code.

You can find the brand new guestbook here and through the Misc menu.

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