5/20/02 -- Track listing for the CD Box set!! - Big
Big Truck has posted a track listing for the Limited Edition box set!! See
Drool! Dear lord, look at all those lovely tracks. ;_; How will I ever wait a
month for my box set to come in? I'll get right on adding those tracks to my description
of the box set on the CDs page. . .
5/19/02 -- Don't Panic! - Everything's okie dokie, don't worry. I don't
yet understand why Gearhost pulled the plug on me, but I'll find out and get everything
up and running. In the meantime, this mirror site (http://www2.jazzmess.com)
has most everything that the original does, except the video downloads.
5/13/02 -- UK fans, rejoice! - Some news today coming from EK's BeBlog:
Good news for UK Bebop fans from AbsoluteDestiny:
"I just thought I'd tell you in case it might interest some of the UK readers
of SDTCR, I've just received some information from Columbia Tristar about UK bebop
"We've never had a release of the show over here and it appears that Columbia
Tristar are bringing over both the movie and the series on DVD. The promo I got
today showed a Cowboy Bebop Session #1 DVD."
5/10/02 -- MP3s down for the month - That is, all the MP3s except
the 36 most popular, which are on a different server and haven't yet overloaded
the bandwidth on that server. Rather quick, the way bandwidth goes around here!
Anyhow, sorry about the inconvenience folks, if the song you wanted has been taken
down you'll have to get it next month.
5/8/02 -- Cast petition and William H. Macy as everybody - Due to the fact
that Columbia/Tristar has yet to announce the dub cast for KOHD,
and spurred on by the response to an e-mail that I sent to Wendee Lee, I've decided
to put the link to the original cast petition back on the front page. If you haven't
already signed it, please do so. Also, if you were wondering why many of the links
on Wendee Lee.com don't work (as I was), the
gracious Ms. Lee says that the site is still under construction. In other news,
since I absolutely adore starting obviously false internet rumor, here's something
for everyone to chew on, courtesy Mike Toole of Anime Jump: Cowboy
Bebop: the live-action movie (take two) (thanks to BBT
for pointing out this gem). If you haven't seen "take one" of this little farce,
check the miscellaneous page, under "This is a joke
poster, do not believe it!"
5/4/02 -- Alea iacta est - Bandwidth relief measure number two is in place.
That is, I got a secondary hosting account (with a different host) that give me
another 30 gigs of bandwidth, making a total of 60 gigs That probably isn't enough
for as much as we've been using, however. There is a third bandwidth relief measure,
but I hesitate to mention it because it hasn't been finalized yet. Anyway, for
now things are semi-OK. Once I upload some of the MP3s to the new host and Gearhost
transfers my sub-domain to the new host we'll be set. I want to thank all of you
who sent in suggestions for what I should do about my bandwidth problem, especially
Christopher Macdonald of Anime News
Network, whose suggestion was the one I went for and P Coakley, who recommended
an inexpensive secondary host for me to use. Everyone's support really means a
lot to me. :)
5/2/02 -MP3s UP! - All the MP3s (except for the remixes) are up and running.
I'm still working on a more permanent solution, but for now I'll just take the
songs down (for the month) after we reach a certain point with the bandwidth.
4/29/02 -- Hey, good news! - Not about this web site, though. :) I need
to get more on the ball, there was a big news bite from Sakuracon and I didn't
even think of posting it here. Bad web mistress, bad! I guess you could say I've
been preoccupied. . . Anyway, on to the news from Anime On DVD's report of the Bandai panel:
"With the success of Bebop, there will be more items available starting in the
fall, including resin busts and figures, Zippo lighters, and Ein dog dishes. There
will also be a Ein plush toy." Can I get a w00 h00 from the audience?
4/24/02 -- Argh. Never mind. - I guess I shouldn't have been so optimistic.
The remixes are still going down, probably permanently. Sorry, I tried. We'll
see what happens after I get out of some of the mess I'm in at the moment.
4/24/02 -- Things are looking up. - I've figured out a way to (maybe) keep
all of the MP3s up. I'll use the remix MP3s as a testing ground. The remixes are
the only MP3s that work right now; go and download one of them. If you have any
problems downloading them (too slow, doesn't download all the way, doesn't work
period, etc.) let me know immediately. If this solution proves to be reliable,
I may be able to keep all the MP3s up 24/7. Thanks to those who sent me suggestions!
Web site updates: The Knockin' On Heaven's Door
news page has been updated with some tidbits from BBT, newly back from ACen. I also
added something about the Cowboy Bebop trailer that's been released by Columbia.
Another thing. . . I've been thinking and thinking about this one; I know that
Melissa Williamson is protective of her privacy. But at the same time, I say to
myself, "surely she realized that she would be photographed if she went to an
anime convention, and that that photo would appear online?" If you know where
to look, you've probably already seen her photo. I'll decide whether to post the
4/23/02 -- OK, now we're screwed. - Looks like the bandwidth upgrade
is paid for on a monthly basis, which means I cannot afford it. This also means
that I have upwards of $100 in overage charges for my bandwidth. I really don't
know what I should do. . . I have about $60 saved (which was supposed to go towards
the next billing cycle for this website - luckily that's far enough in the future
that I can cross that bridge when I come to it) . . . I guess I can wing it for
the rest. Damn. Anyway, this means that things are going to be run a little differently.
First of all, the MP3s will not be back up until May. When they do go up, the
remixes will have been permanently retired. The procedure for the remaining MP3s
will go as follows: towards the end of the month, if I find I am getting close
to my bandwidth limit, the MP3s will be blocked from download until the following
month. It's the best I can do; the only other alternative is to remove the MP3s
entirely, and I really don't want to do that.
In brighter news, I updated a few things on the site. First, I added a page to
the merchandise section describing the various import
publications for Cowboy Bebop. I also have a translation of what's said on the
Knockin' on Heaven's Door teaser trailer
from the Metropolis DVD - if you didn't know, the teaser trailer appears on that
DVD. I was kind of hoping that they'd put the main trailer on that DVD. I was
also wishing that Columbia/Tristar would have made their own trailer by now, using
the American voice actors; no such luck. Anyway, I'll have that short little translation
up sometime today.
4/19/02 -- Overage charges ;_; - I always suspected that this website was
going over my bandwidth account limit, but since I never got an e-mail from Gearhost
(they said they would e-mail me if it happened!) I thought I was safe.
Today I get an e-mail from Gearhost stating my overage charges for the past couple
of months. On the upside, they offer a bandwidth upgrade - my problem is that
I don't know if the bandwidth upgrade is yearly or monthly. If it's yearly,
then I can probably scrape by. If it's monthly, I'll have to institute some measures.
I'm starting by temporarily taking down the MP3s (by far, the largest sucker of
bandwidth on the website) until the whole situation is settled. I also would like
to beg you, as an act of mercy, to NOT directly link to images from this website
for message board avatars and the like. I have tried looking for a script to block
people from 'hot-linking' images, but so far I've been unsucessful due to the
fact that I'm running on a Windows NT server. If you want to use one of the images
on this website for an avatar, I don't mind as long as you upload it to your own
server. There are enough free servers around that you don't need to steal my bandwidth.
Thanks again to all those who have donated, you've saved my hind quarters once
4/16/02 -- Sessions pages updates, new downloads - The sessions pages have
a slightly different format; each section of info (edits, references, etc.) has
it's own page now. Also, after a bit of work and a lot of scrounging, I have some
pretty complete English & Japanese cast lists. I finally know who does the English
voices for Carlos, Antonio, and Jobim! Joy! ^_^ I always had a suspicion that
George C. Cole did one of the ol' coots, but I couldn't make myself believe it
because his Vicious voice is so different. Oh, almost forgot, I also added some
very high quality MPEG versions of the Knockin' on Heaven's Door trailers, courtesy
of RFBlues. The MPEG of the main trailer is
a pretty big sucker, so it might be up only temporarily; get it while you can.
4/10/02 -- CowboyBebop.com completely uploaded! - Now you can go over the
complete CowboyBebop.com archive, both in Japanese
and English. There are some interesting things there, if you're willing to look.
4/9/02 -- Even more website updates - I added an info page for Knockin'
On Heaven's Door (basically a news page, for now) to the Episode
Guide, as well as individual info pages for the video downloads. I also finally got around to adding the
teaser trailer to download. Hopefully the KOHD
page will help answer people's questions about the latest North American news
on the film. Oh, one thing I forgot to mention is that I changed the URL for the
CowboyBebop.com archive to http://www.cowboybebop.org. It rolls more
trippingly off the tongue, don't you think? I have more of CB.com uploaded, but
not much. The English section is still the only one that really works.