Francine, by ZZ Top

ZZ Top (Photo: Chris Delmas Agence France-Presse)
ZZ Top (Photo: Chris Delmas Agence France-Presse) – from Le Devoir

The American rock band ZZ Top was formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas, by Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals). By the end of that year, he was joined by Frank Beard (drums), and in 1970 by Dusty Hill (bass and vocals); the band’s membership remained then the same until Hill’s death in July 2021. Per Hill’s wishes, ZZ Top continued with Elwood Francis, the band’s long-time guitar tech, and they are still active now. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Nuit brune

Aleksandra Waliszewska
Aleksandra Waliszewska

Il y a 5 ans et 10 jours, Poets and Lovers paraissait sur la toile, après 3 jours de gestation. Depuis, le blog a surmonté des attaques, des tentatives de censure, des changements forcés d’hébergeur et des défaillances de la gestion informatique ; il reste debout, tandis que Pigtails in Paint, Graham Ovenden et Garage Press ont disparu, faute de continuité dans l’organisation. La solitude du site, visible à l’extérieur, se manifeste aussi à l’intérieur, où les commentaires se font rares et les collaborations et contributions restent inexistantes. La source des articles finit par se tarir. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Sleeping beauty

Sulamith Wülfing - Three angels
Sulamith Wülfing – Three angels – from Etsy

After 5 years and 5 days, this blog still lives, having recently overcome new obstacle. Earlier this year, the person in charge of the technical management of the four sites Pigtails in Paint, Poets and Lovers, Graham Ovenden and Garage Press faced a personal emergency and had thus to give up that work. The four sites fell into different hands. At the beginning of this month, the company hosting Poets and Lovers moved it to another server, but due to error in the update of DNS records, the site was unreachable. After correcting it, the security certificate was faulty and had to be replaced. Finally, the contents uploaded to the new server was from an earlier backup, so the latest posts and images were missing, I had to restore them; this was done 4 days ago. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…