HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, SNUBDOM.COM!
October 28, 2010
AM I RETRO YET? Pictured below: The very first doodles of how I wanted this website to work & look like back in 2000. It was launched 10 years ago this week for Halloween. I never took any training in web design, I just assembled what I wanted from what I was seeing already out there on the internet back then. A designer I showed it to for advice told me my template was better & more clearly laid out than most professional proposals he sees. Now snubdom's dated-looking as can be but what do I care? It still does what I need.
Pictured below: The original thumbnails that preceded the above template.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, SNUBDOM.COM!
Well, whattaya know, this week means I've been maintaining Snubdom Dot Com for 10 fucking years. I originally started it up to promote my weekly Motion Picture Purgatory comix, & my band The American Devices' 20th anniversary show Halloween weekend of 2000. The "blog" part of it (Random Blather) started out being updated once a week, then monthly, then whenever the hell I felt like it (when I had something new to promote or when I felt the urge to go on a rant). I used to have a subscription tab on the front page that would send me the email addresses of whoever wanted to get weekly updates emailed to them if anyone chose to fill it out. I had close to a hundred subscribers I would email once a week until my computer crashed last month & I lost all their addresses. Not a single person contacted me to get put back on the list, so goodbye subscription tab.
Ever notice the little one-inch art samples that've been preceding all my Motion Picture Purgatories on this site only starting in the past few years? I began putting those above each strip so that whenever I linked a page to Fęcesbook it'd have a legible image to project within their site, so I could try to draw more people to my comix with these tiny previews (large images look like crap after they automatically shrink them down to their specifications). Ever since Fęcesbook, now Snubdom Dot Com seems more to me like an archive or repository for text, image files, movies & MP3s I can safely put links from into FB to bypass their crotchety old guidelines & Big Brother censorial tactics. Because everybody's on Fęcesbook now. Everybody. Everybody but a handful of tight friends I know who still find it creepy.
I have to admit, I do like the interactive aspect of FB that sites such as Snubdom Dot Com unfortunately can't provide. Instant comments to whatever you post are addictive. But I've had stuff removed from FB several times with warnings from them that I could have my account canceled without them even telling me what the offending material was & why. So if you want the Disney version go visit me on Fęcesbook, but if you want the real thing keep visiting this site from time to time where the shit stays permanent.
Yerz Snubdomly, Rick Trembles
SPECIAL BONUS: For having stuck with Snubdom all this time (whether it's been for the past ten years or thru this particularly long-winded page) here is your reward; a cover of a song from The Beedles' White Assbum called Ass My Guitar Gently Weeps by Rick (American Devices) Trembles & Chris (Nutsak) Burns! Rick sings for a bit, then Chris sings for a bit, then both sing together, then everybody starts "weeping." Chris arranged it. Both of us play dueling guitars. For ordering info on how to get the whole 18-song 2-dollar CDR (recorded by Chris on 4-track behind Schwartz's Smoked Meat in our old Plateau-Mont-Royal apartment circa 1993 with various friends & musicians from the scene back then), contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Click HERE to listen to your free MP3 of Ass My Guitar Gently Weeps!