If you know me well, you know that one of my passions is the band Weather Report. In fact, my sister is quite fond of reminding me of what an inconsiderate teenager I was blasting their music out of my bedroom.
Some years ago I created a website I called the annotated discography. It’s been the most informative website about the band ever since. But lately it was suffering from neglect and no longer formatted correctly on modern browsers. So I took advantage of my holiday break from Apple to revamp the site. It’s now built on WordPress, which has a number of advantages. It looks good on modern browsers, and even adapts to the iPhone. I like that. This site has been in continuous operation since 2001 and has been cited as a reference in three books (that I know of) and in the liner notes for various albums. In the process, I’ve gotten to know many of the musicians whose music I have enjoyed for 30-40 years(!), including Joe Zawinul before he died in 2007. You can check it out here.