The New Gawker Layout Sucks

I have nothing to add to that headline up there. I just wanted to say that in big headline print.  What a fucking trainwrek. Anyone want to recommend good blogs that are similar to Jezebel, Lifehacker and Kotaku? I can barely visit those anymore. Too many stupid big pictures and horrible design elements crowding up everyhing.

How come more blogs can’t have amazing layout like mine?

That was sarcasm, by the way.

The Shamen
Destination Eschaton (Basement Boys 12″ Dub – Destination Chant)
Destination Eschaton (Basement Boys 12″ Vocal – Destination Discoton)
Destination Eschaton (Beatmasters 12″ Vocal – Destination Meccaton)
Destination Eschaton (Hardfloor 12″ Dub – Destination Komotion)
Destination Eschaton (Hardfloor 12″ Vocal – Destination Krefeldton)
Destination Eschaton (Shamen Acid – Escacid)
Destination Eschaton (Shamen Deep Melodic Techno Mix – Destination Islington)
Destination Eschaton (Sounds Of Life Vocal Mix)
Destination Eschaton (Vission Lorimer Acid Mix)
Destination Eschaton (Vission Lorimer Dome Mix)
My my, that is a lot of remixes of a song (71 minutes worth!) that I didn’t even know existed a week ago. My experience with The Shamen is pretty limited, but people whose opinions I respect dig them, so I should really check out their stuff more. I dig the hell out of some of these remixes, mostly the ones with the vocals, even though I have no idea what this song is actually about. I did some research though, and apparently “eschaton” means “the end of the present world.” So “Destination Eschaton” would be about the end of the world? Wow. That’s some deep shit for a house track. From the tone of the track though, I think they mean transcendance to something higher, instead of “the end,” kind of like the end of Defending Your Life perhaps? I try to tie everything in my life to Albert Brooks comedies.

More by The Shamen in my next post!


7 Responses to “The New Gawker Layout Sucks”

  1. Fictional Queen says:

    I don’t know about other Gawker sites,but Jezebel must have just wanted to drop all pretense and become completely shitty!

  2. Homer J from UK says:

    The Shamen-good group(especially b4 Mr C took over),i think original member of the duo(Colin) drowned while on holiday abroad. I always regret not seeing them on the ‘Synergy’ tour in 1990,when they were at their best ! They played locally in 2 places i lived aswell,so it’s not like i didn’t have the chance ! Doh !.
    Look out 4 the following albums-‘Entact’ & ‘Radio 1 Sessions’,both on CD now(but ‘Entact’ is better on 12” limited edition doublepack).
    Singles-Progen(original 12” remix with mix of ‘Light Span’ by ‘Renegade Soundwave’ & C mix F+ of ‘Progen’),,Make It Mine(especially original 7”),Hypereal(Remixes),aswell as original Land Of Oz Progen 12”. Some of the US 12”s of ‘Make It Mine’ & ‘Move Any Mountain'(later release of Progen) r not bad,but contain alot of filler aswell.
    Good luck in finding them,& the 12” of ‘Omega Amigo'(one i only saw once & regretted leaving).
    If i could send them as mp3s in emails i could have sent u all but the last one mentioned above,L.T. But i don’t have a PC,just fone !

  3. XIII says:

    There is nothing wrong with your layout! Clear, consise, no bull$hit!!! Love the music you post! Love the commentary!

  4. bernie lomax says:

    I just dropped Gizmodo. Which, I truly believed for lagging behind Engadget for a while…but recently, probably starting 2 months ago, was really outproducing them. Now? Back to Engadget. I can’t deal with the Gawker design, I can’t even use the page. It’s ridiculous.

  5. Miss says:

    Who likes NAVIGATING a site when you could have so much fun just figuring out HOW to? Don’t you dream of being the indulgent twat re-designing the page?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hoo Hoo Haw Haaaa Gawker/Gizmodo (Same site), that front group for the young scientology crowd (Yes, Denton the owner mostly hires scientologists)got screwed today when Google changed their algorithm to put Gawker, Gizmodo and all of Denton’s crap sites into the lowest search levels. (Google people HATE Scientologists).. I love it!

  7. Lost Turntable says:

    You’re an idiot. You do know that Gawker has hosted several videos exposing Scientology’s insanity right?

    What are you smoking?

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