Monday, March 20, 2006

A load of Drivl...

... in a good way. Ben Folds' drummer, England's very own Lindsay Jamieson, and bassist, USA's very own Jared Reynolds have set up a website entitled, you guessed it, Drivl, and being the good little fan that I am, I thought I'd flag it up over here (they're very good people, talk to me on MySun - I'm sorry, MySpace - and stuff, so it's the least I can do). On one level you just submit anything you want, as long as its relevant and irreverent, as they say...
Passionate intercourse on the Web. Get your mind out of the gutter. WeÂ’re talking hot, procreative brain action here, baby, the kind that wins you points, prizes, and maybe even fame. This is your chance to spout, shout and champion the things that you believe in. Likewise, you can also take the piss out of the things that you don't. It's a beautiful thing to know that you can whip ass by using just your mind and a few other weapons such as words and images.

The points and the prizes refer to the other side to the site (the side which seems more intriguing to me) where a theme is set up, and then people compete to write/draw the best piece/poem on it. Everyone who signs up can rate the submissions, so it's all democratic, but I feel that marking down a rival piece would be somewhat frowned upon. If you've no time to write something, go to Picstorm (add a quote to an existing photo) or Quotestorm (add a picture to an existing quote. I did a haiku which is currently in third, not that I'm pushing for votes or anything....
Anyhoo, take a look, see what you think, and if you submit, let me know :)

4 comments:

patrische said...

Lindsay Jamieson - great drummer. Used to love seeing him playing banana with Homer/The Homer Lounge/Departure Lounge/Tim Keegan's Departure Lounge at the 12 Bar about seven years back.

Let me know if you wanna hear some...

Noted he had hooked up with BF, but never tracked back to when SFS obviously, but the EPs too...?

Blimey - 8 letter verification...'zskzpulw'!!!

AnnaWaits said...

Yeah I absolutely love his drumming with Ben on SFS and the eps, but I've gotta confess to being something of a Johnny-come-lately fan, so yes I'd love to hear some!

patrische said...

OK, I'll delve in the depths of the collection and dig out said artefacts...

Watch Holyhoses for revelatory postings - Homer were a much unnoticed and undervalued band and Lindsay was notable - I seem to remember him giving my mate's girlfriend the horn...

AnnaWaits said...

Delightful! :)