Hope You Like It

Well, here it is… the brand new design. I know it’s not much, but I hope you dig it.

I’ve added some new sections, and reorganized other parts of the site. For example, you can find all of the Cornerstone photos in the Gallery now, and I’ve added all of the band photos taken at Cornerstone to the band photos section. This allows me a lot more flexibility when it comes to updating and organizing all of the photos on Opus (about 700 or so, and growing).

You’ll also notice that the Cornerstone pages are not up right now. I’m still in the process of getting the articles ready for the new backend; they should be ready to go shortly.

And there’s still more to come. I’m working on a few more sections that should be ready to go in the coming weeks.

And on top of that… there are new album reviews.

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad to see 2001 go. Too much defeat, too much sadness, to much anxiety, too much brooding. It’s hard to see so many things that you place value in — music, relationships, websites, faith — become sources of discouragement day after day, week after week. You see certain things, people, and values slip away, and you realize that you haven’t done, or aren’t doing anything, to stop it. And when you finally say something, it all comes out in a mad rush that does more damage than if you’d said something when things started going wrong. Or maybe nothing’s wrong, and you’re just overreacting.

Unfortunately, 2002 hasn’t start out much better. I spent to first day of the new year alone with a headache and a queasy stomach (and I only had one cup of champagne the night before). Oh yeah… I think I might’ve lost one of my best friends. On the plus side, I did get to watch marathons of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Twilight Zone.

So why am I telling you this… or better yet, why are you reading this? I don’t know. Sometimes it’s easier to write a message for a faceless crowd, than face those in your own town. Wow, I think I’ve got an emo song there.

So, all this is to say that Opus is back and with a new look. And since it doesn’t look like I’ll be going out very much for awhile, there will probably be more where this came from.