It is Finished

I thought it would take a lot longer, but the change over to fully WordPress is complete. The old comments were basically listed above where newer comments will go – I think I got most of them. I was also able to update a lot of the pages and add some missing pieces along the way. Now on to fixing other random pages, and completing the various stories about Knott and his bands that I started with the Lifesavors.

I haven’t heard anything about new Knott music in a while. Dead Artist Syndrome’s Prints of Darkness is getting a deluxe CD and vinyl re-issue sometime this year. No news about any of the other projects on the Upcoming Releases page (which was also updated in the re-design). Also no updates on the documentary as well. As soon as I hear anything, I will let you know!

Am I Winnin’ Something?

I probably sound like a broken record always talking about the website being down and needing to be fixed. To be honest, it is going to be a long time before I can get everything fixed that is wrong here. I was able to find a fix for the comment problem, and started working on the Blonde Vinyl section…. and that took forever. The part of the main website that needs to be fixed is much, much larger. So, I decided to put a stop gap in place while I keep fixing. The comments may not work on the older pages on the main site, but at least I should be able to keep the spam out with the new Captcha. You can see the direction it will all go in the future by looking at the Blonde Vinyl section.

It’s been weird hearing the occasional bit of gossip about why this website was “gone” (never gone, just down for repairs) from people that don’t even know me. I think it is important to reiterate that this is just a fan website, with no official connection to Michael Knott or anybody connected with him. I don’t know Knott or anybody around him, and have never even met any of them. I can’t speak for him, get messages to him, or tell you inside information about him. Heck, what few people even remotely connected to Knott I did have some connection with have pretty much cut all ties with me for, well, I never really could find out why. Could be no reason. People just ghost some times.

Most of the small number of people that follow this website have been very cool about my need to take it offline and regroup. But there has been some negative push back. Enough of it for me to say this: I don’t owe it to anybody to keep this website up. It is just a hobby, and if it goes down it is basically because I have a life like everyone else and I have to pay the bills as well. This website makes me no money. It actually costs me some money and too much time. Only two people in the whole world have spoken to me personally about the website being down, and neither of them would have anything negative to say about me. So if you do hear someone saying something negative about me, they are gossiping at best, lying at worst. I would encourage you not to participate in what they have to say. Again, this is my website that I do on my own time, and I have every right to take it down or put it up based on my needs, and no one else has any right to get mad at me for that. If they do, that is their issue that they need help with.

Oh, and I guess I should point out none of this pertains to Michael Knott himself. He has been laying low for a while as well, so I don’t even know if he is aware this website was even down or not. Like I said, my somewhat loose connections with him have disappeared. Hopefully not for good, but out of my control. I just get emails occasionally saying “did you know so-and-so is pissed the Knottheads site is down?” and my reaction is: “Why? Why are they wasting emotional energy on things they can’t control?”

But, hey, the website is back up now, and those that claimed it would never be back up because I was getting back at somebody for something… well…

I know – hard to believe all this drama over a simple website.

Site Updates and New Music on the Horizon

Several pages have been added or updated – you can see the list on the bottom of this page. There are also several projects on the horizon for Knott, some that are new and some that have been in various stages of development for years (or decades). The new issue of Down The Line magazine will have an interview with Matt Hunt of Retroactive / Bombworks / Born Twice that touches briefly on two interesting releases for the future. Stay tuned for some announcements in the future.

Gallery Section is Updated

So I finally got around to moving the gallery into the new theme. The good news is that it works great, the bad news is that you can’t comment on individual pictures. Maybe that will come in future updates of the software I am using. So we are now mostly in the new theme (finally). At some point I need to tweak things a bit and get an updated design for the Blonde Vinyl tribute, but my first priority will be to get all of the new stuff that I have amassed over the past year of updates on the site. There is some cool stuff in there.

I could also use some better pictures of some of the classic Knott T-Shirts. Anyone out there that can help, please let me know.

On the new release front, from what we hear the new Lifesavers album (Heaven High) is still coming this year. There are also rumors of some cool re-issues. The Hail Mary Studios lists Even Star and a second Hidden From Blackout album coming out this year. And some of the people that were involved with Losing Angel have been posting on Facebook about mixing some of the songs from those sessions. Hrmmm…. what could that mean? I guess we will see šŸ™‚ And to top all of that off, LS Underground/Lifesavers bassist Joshua Lory has been working on new Western Grace songs (some of which were considered at one time for the Lifesavers new album). 2012 could be the new 2000 for Knott fans.

New Site Partially Up

Been quiet around here, but the good news is that the new site design is up and running. The news and discography sections have been moved over to the new look, but if you click around on any other areas you’ll still see the old look. As I get time, I’ll get the whole site moved over. And I alsoĀ apologizeĀ if anything doesn’t work – let me know if anything breaks!

The news section is now run by a blog, which should also make the updates autopost to Facebook (and hopefully soon to Twitter). You can also comment on the news posts if you would like.

I’m also currently working on some biographies for various bands. See the new Lifesavers for a peek at what that will look like.

After that? Hopefully some other new features and some updates on current Knott-related projects.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

New Section: The Gallery

Up until this week, Knottheads on H was hosted by a service with some nice but ultimately limiting bandwidth limits. Therefore, image sizes had to be kept small. Now, thanks to shiny new hosting by BluHost.com, I don’t have to worry about those limits. So I have now installed a ZenPhoto image gallery to replace the art gallery and images gallery with one section. Most images have been moved there. If you have something you want to add to the gallery – please send them in. Also, ZenPhoto lets you comment on each image. Where I could remember, I tried to credit who sent in the image that I uploaded. Some of the submitted images I drew a blank on, so if I forgot to credit you – please let me know!

Gallery link: http://www.knottheads.com/gallery/

New Knottheads Site Launched

You are now looking at the new Knottheads look. A little bit of reorganizing has happened – everything that was on the site is still there – it just may have gotten moved in to the Archives section. There is also some new stuff in the Archives section, including a gigography and list of articles tat Michael Knott has appeared in. These are far from complete or totally accurate, so please feel free to send in updates, additions, and corrections.

Just a Reminder: This is a Fan Site

Thanks to everyone for their support and for spreading the word about this site. Mike Knott fans are a dedicated bunch. Feel free to quote whatever I put up here – I try not to put up anything that I don’t have permission to post, or something that is just hearsay or rumors. But if you do quote me – make sure you don’t call me the “official” Michael Knott site. I see that occasionally on eBay auctions, the occasional blog, some other random places, etc. Just make sure you are calling me the knottheads fan site. Or, if you are quoting someone that I quote in the news, feel free to leave me out and just say “So and so said…” But this is not the official Michael Knott site. See michaelknott.com or one of the many official Knott-related MySpace pages in the link section.

Discography page finally finished!

I know I said that I wasn’t going to put site updates in this area, but this is a big update: the discography page has been finished! Everything in there now has a page. I have also designed it so that you can see the whole discography, or choose any one of several categories to filter by. I just need to finish the updates for the Blonde Vinyl Tribute area and the archives on this site will be finished. Hopefully, I will also have some interesting updates soon about new collaborations with other websites or new areas for this site.

Discography link: http://www.knottheads.com/disc.php