Saturday, November 28, 2009

Voyagers!: Into the fire

This is my most recent attempt at a 'serious' fanvid. I wanted to go back to my earlier video making roots and use a song I really liked with meaningful lyrics. Unfortunately, a lot of my other ones had been removed in the past due to music rights. I hope this one stays up.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Yet another Voyagers! Can Can

I love using this song, and while I was home with the flu last week I made 2 Voyagers! videos, this was the second one I did on a whim. This is my 3rd Voyagers! Can Can mix. It's great for practicing on my editing and splicing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Green light!

Just a quick shout out that Voyagers! Guidebook is back online and back on track. It looks like everything is accounted for and there's no missing data...except for what's not up there because of my laziness or any mistakes I have yet to correct because they didn't catch my eye. Much as I'd like to, I'm not at my site 24/7.  Thanks to everyone who visits all the time, you know who you are! I appreciate all your comments and support!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Voyagers down! :(

Being at work for a few hours today, I was unaware that my host website, simply, 'webs' formerly, 'freewebs' (that's debatable!) has been down for most of the day. They give reasonable explanations on their Facebook page-
Thankfully, no data was lost. That would have been the ultimate NIGHTMARE for my ultimate picture site... Although looking on the bright side, it would have given me a chance to revamp the entire website...but STILL..nightmare! The nice thing for them to do is refund us a bit if it is going to be down more than a day, because I know I pay yearly to keep my site up.
All I ask is for your kind patience, this will most likely clear itself up by tonight or tomorrow.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

So sorry to see you go, GeoCities

On October 26th, 2009, after months and months of warning bells and whistles,Yahoo closed their main web-building site GeoCities. I personally never used GeoCities to make websites, but it was the big thing earlier in the decade where budding website designers could practice and create their colorful Fan tributes, RPG pages and more. It was a lot of fun back in the days.

What does this mean for Voyagers!/Jon-Erik fans? It means that we have lost the wonderful website, "Fans of Jon-Erik Hexum" The link here, will take you to a dummy page, but I will post it anyway, for posterity.

I'll never forget the familiar picture that scrolled down, and the blurb underneath, telling us to set our VCRs to tape the E! Entertainment Mysteries and Scandals that was to air sometime in 1998-99. I think I've long since forgotten how to set a VCR!

All of us know that this website hadn't been update' since perhaps the late nineties. But that wasn't the point. Jon had died in 1984, so everything there was to read on him had already been in and out of print. This was one of the first websites I ever discovered that helped me to learn about the tragic would-be mega-star.

The website owner obviously put a lot of love and care into their site. It seems they carefully typed out every article they posted, or scanned to text, because there were no original scans of these articles, as I have in my albums. They had a vast collection of informative and fluffy articles, sometimes I had to dig to find them, and that was all part of the fun.

How many of you have copied and even tried the famous recipes posted for 'Hexum's Berry Blueberry Pie' 'The Alabama Flyer' or the Artichoke Chicken? I hang my head in shame because I have yet to do so!

This was the first website where I was absolutely thrilled to hear Jon before he was 'Hollywood'. Where he was just 'Jack' the Radio DJ, for WJIM. We all know and love the clip, which reminds me, I will keep the memories flowing by putting it up on my site.

"Auhhhh take a trip down to Margaritaville with Jimmy Buffett here on JIM, I'm Jack Hexum..."

"Fans of Jon-Erik Hexum" was probably one of the oldest sites for Jon-Erik left on the Internet, if not the first, before the Official Fan Club website and way before mine.

*Upated-2011: You can now visit the brand-new Tenafly Guy that gives viewers a fun, personal look at the man behind the celebrity. The man named, Jack. This is my sister site run by KC. Jon-Erik Hexum Uncovered has been taken down off the web.

That being said, I know I will miss perusing 'Fans of Jon-Erik Hexum,' because it was through this site, that I truly became one.

There still is hope...on a little site called the Internet Wayback machine, I was able put in the old address and find the cached site again! It's still out there people, floating in the vast universe of the World Wide Web.

Fans of Jon-Erik Hexum-Archived