28 April 2007 - Much to my surprise, somebody has nominated the Smirks Against Travolta page at StumbleUpon.com - it has been visited over 800 times in the past couple of days! This makes April 2007 the site's busiest month ever...and most people will have the impression of The Smirks as an oddball anti-Travolta band. So that's alright.
23 Mar 2007 - Some new information about 1978 concerts - new information about the Free Trade Hall on 11 March, Rafters on 30 June and Alexandra Park on 15 July
14 Sep 2006 - labelled the site with most wanted Smirks material.
12 Sep 2006 - We have a page which gives brief and current information about Simon, Neil, Mog and Mike.
10 Sep 2006 - all the MP3s are now in directories for each type of music. Style sheets should give the site a consistent look and feel, even though that look and feel may be a bit odd for a while.
8 Sep 2006 - Started work on a major update of the site. I've noticed that over 80% of the people visiting have broadband, and that some of the MP3 files are corrupted. So, I've encoded all the MP3 files again, put tags on them that identify where there come from and loaded them all into new directories. Work is also starting on changing the site to use cascading style sheets, so that I will be able to change the design of the site if I decide to do so. This will take me a little while to complete.
2 Sep 2006 - really did load the photos page this time...
1 Sep 2006 - new photos including the Oxford festival, fixed some links that didn't work
31 Aug 2006 - it's been a long summer...just got sent the Peel session and that kicked me into action. Also redeveloped the gigs page into pages for each year, thanks to the images and extra information I've been sent...again, many thanks to all concerned.
10 Apr 2006 - updated some lyrics, split up the interview pages, wrote some stuff to keep Streets fans just a moment longer.
31 Mar 2006 - The Smirks newsletters from 1978 and 1979 have just been added here.
28 Mar 2006 - A new pile of cuttings arrived last week, and I've started incorporating them in to the site. You'll see some ticket stubs and some new reviews of Rosemary. I've also added a fascinating throwaway about Beserkley that some music journo wrote. A couple of other things: a deleted file that Google remembers has been reinstated with a pointer to where the content really is, I've put a couple of pictures at the top of the front page so that first-timers aren't faced with a page of straight text, a few typos have been cleared up. I still have a few articles to add, along with some material I can't find an obvious place for. There are also possible leads for some more music.
6 Mar 2006 - After the flurry of activity last month, just a few notes and typos corrected. The main change is the introduction of the Flash player which plays the songs in on click without needing to load Winamp, Real or anything else. So far, this is on the main page, the album page and the live page, but I will add it sitewide. Mog's notes on the record of the week have been added, along with a line or two of Rosemary.
19 Dec 2005 - changed the headings of the lyrics pages to be more compliant with Google Music
14 Dec 2005 - raised the profile of Joe And His Mates on the front page, so that it is treated like the single it almost was. Removed the Java chat room that isn't working properly.
13 Dec 2005 - following on from the move of the site, fixed some links, added a 403 page, added a favicon so that when you bookmark the site you see a smirk-on-a-stick and I don't get a logfile filled with rubbish. Also updated some words for American Patriots - thanks Bluey.
6 Dec 2005 - Got carried away with the new facilities available and added a chatroom.
6 Dec 2005 - added MP3s of the two radio interviews, fixed a couple of images that got missed in the move, fixed a couple of typos and added a 404 page.
5 Dec 2005 - finally added the Smirkology album. Blew out my New Zealand web space, got some space in the UK (OK) and transferred the whole site across the world. Also updated some song names. Without hearing both, how was I to know that "Everybody" and "Joe And His Mates" were actually the same song?
3 Dec 2005 - added more gig dates, thanks to Mog; posted some live material, tanks to Jim and Mark
1 Dec 2005 - added Bernhardts pictures, thanks to links page and a woeful gigs page
22 Nov 2005 - added Captain Mog's songs, some information about Simon, the interview and a full song list.
18 Nov 2005 - finally got round to doing something with the site. All the songs from the first four singles are not in MP3 format - looks like Real Audio wasn't so popular with the great mass of people using the site. Plans for the short term: split the lyrics onto their own pages, have some memories around the place.
5 June 2003 - added photographs page, thanks to Mark, including pictures of the band at The Rock garden in 1980 and a few logos. Replaced the picture of the Travolta badge on the front page with Mark's better one.
8 May 2003 - added what's new page, scant information about the last two singles and album, page of fronts and backs of sleeves.
3 May 2003 - updated some words - thanks to Richard K