New Page: Crew

Although a site about Hawkwind collecting doesn’t really need pages on bios and gigs I’ve felt compelled to add them as it didn’t feel complete without them. Having said that there are plenty of other sources for this info in much more detail and I’m not going to compete with these.
Anyway, here’s a shortish summary of the good ship Hawkwind’s crew to date.

New Page: Upcoming Gigs

OK, this one may take more effort than I’m anticipating, but I’ll give it a go! The Upcoming Gigs page is what it says on the tin, but not just Hawkwind – I also want to include the wider ‘Friends & Family’ acts and even Tribute bands (if there are any). Let’s see how it goes – contributions welcome!

I also want to add a page here covering the 2,000 or so past gigs Hawkwind have done over the last 50 years. That would have been a mammoth task but luckily someone has already done the leg work. I’ll add a link when I’ve tracked down the latest version and checked with the owner.

cheers, Steve

New Page: Friends and Family

Took a bit of the Christmas Day time-out to work on one of the new pages I wanted to add – a Friends and Family section under releases. This lists many of the Hawkwind related titles that didn’t make it onto the main discography. There’s some great albums in there and, as usual, probably many more to add. Anyway, enough captured to list it I think. Enjoy!

Lesson Learned

So just realised the slick routine I thought I had for processing my images for the site was generating very large .png files rather than the smaller .jpg files I was expecting. I only just noticed I was racing through my space allocation and some pages were slow to load. So now I’m going back through the pages and converting and re-uploading the images, which is a tedious pain but serves me right for not checking.

I’ve found an app to help with batch conversions and I’ll work through the uploads over the next couple of days and get it right for future pages. Learning WordPress was one of the reasons I started the site so a few hiccups are to be expected I guess.

New Page: CD Releases

Well I can’t watch TV at the moment as we’ve got the decorators in so I’ve had a bit more time to work on the site. I’ve converted one of my reference lists into a quick UK CD checklist that lists the different releases of the main studio albums. Always on the lookout for remasters and special editions! If you spot any errors or omissions please point them out in the comments. Thanks, Steve.