10,000 hits on the home page!

Today, the web counter on the Rarebird's Rock and Roll Rarity Reviews home page finally surpassed 10,000 hits. The site has been online since 1999, but it bears mentioning that more than 8,000 of these visits were logged since mid-2004. For the first five years of my site's existence, it only had a counter on the links page. (You don't want to know why). And, after five years, that counter had only registered about 1800 hits. As I recall, I was actually beginning to think that no one was visiting the site anymore, simply because no one was visiting the links page. Finally, I installed a working hit counter on the home page around June of 2004, and learned that my site is visited nearly every day. In the nearly four years since, the home page has been visited more than 8,000 times, while the links page has only been visited about 400 times. I'll never know how many visits the home page got during the first five years, but there's no point in crying over spilt milk. It's nice to see the counter finally break 10,000.

You may have noticed that I haven't done much updating in the past six months, since I haven't posted to the blog in that time. My life has been a busy one lately, but I did find time to add a few reviews to the site in recent months:

Steve Winwood's Talking Back To The Night (1982):

John Hiatt's The Tiki Bar Is Open (2001):

Robby Krieger's Cinematix (2000):

The 2003 release Le Bataclan '72, which documents a live 1972 reunion concert by three members of the Velvet Underground:

And two Flying Burrito Brothers-related albums: Sons Of The Golden West from 1999, the last official FBB studio album; and Children Of The Fifties, a 2001 CD from a Gib Guilbeau side project called Brothers.


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