The new site has a working shoutbox again, as well as something that resembles a skin. Not sure if it works on IE6 - let me know k thx? Skinning is going to be pretty comprehensive this time - look, it even has an xml file! Enterprisey! Using this method you can inject stuff into the <head>, which might prove useful.

I'm listening to Love at the moment. Unfortunately, from first impressions, it sounds like what it is: a circus soundtrack. The rough edges are all polished off; it's too smooth. There are some pretty clever mash up moments - that The End/Hard Day's and Get Back moment is a favourite - but there are already some fantastic mash ups. In fact, their body of work is probably the most mashed up and remixed of all popular musicians - I mean, And Justice for All My Loving! Sure, it's good to hear something official, but I get the feeling that if you gave a bunch of people like Danger Mouse the same access to the masters that Martin had, they could turn out something much more interesting.

Although, I guess artistic merit wasn't really the aim of this album; the whole thing is about as 'arty' as the Cirque du Soleil itself (the wannabe French bastards - good South Park episode); if I want to see rollerblading and breakdancing set to The Beatles I'll, well, I don't know what I'll do. Maybe kill myself. And I don't want to think about what they'll perform to Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!.

All of which is a deep shame. No SMiLE (fantastic!) here.


You won't have to worry terribly much about going to see Love, being as its in Las Vegas, and sold out for the next 3 years.
We must be vigilant against the possibility of franchises.