Under the hood I had to replace some crucial programs in order to keep the codebase safe and the website functioning. This was a pretty daunting operation so one might notice some dead links or lost tags in the upcoming weeks. On the whole though I think I pulled it off.
This site has migrated again to another service provider. This is always a risky move but if you see this message, it means the operation has been successful.
Big Muff is now built on better hardware, more modern software and faster servers.
The giglist keeps on growing and growing. Even today. One thing I noticed is that, once you are in a certain page, you have to use the back button to travel to the other decades.
But not any more! I added some extra buttons to enable fast transfers for today's impatient people.
Big Muff is back with a totally new design that was developed from the ground up. Navigation has changed considerably and so has the Home page.
Main reason for doing so is that I got bored with the theme I chose seven years ago.
Main goal is to provide a better user experience on mobile devices and tablets. Printing support has also improved.
In the first half of this year a LOT of new information has been added to this site from newspaper archives. Until now Dutch, Italian, Irish and Australian vaults have been raided. More to follow, of course.
The 2016 edition of the John Martyn Gathering in Yorkshire will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June. Location is the famous Green Dragon. The organizers promise three days and nights of John Martyn related activities. The program features some fantastic artists, special guests, and also an open mic stage and guitar workshops.
Weekend tickets cost 30 pounds. Which is 'cheaper than Glastonbury, and you're guaranteed to see everything.' This event is on a much smaller scale, of course.
Rooms can be booked directly at The Green Dragon (details below) and there's also a camping available.