Not that it matters—Gorillaz is a virtual band. It doesn't
quite exist. Its four members (2D, Murdoc Niccals, Russel Hobbs,
and Noodle), designed and drawn by Hewlett, are fictional. The group
inhabits Kong Studios, high on a mountain in Essex, northeast of
London. There are no mountains in Essex. The band exists enough to
make music, to produce videos, to remix, and to be remixed.
Albarn (music) and Hewlett (art) are the spirit behind Gorillaz.
Their first outing, five years ago, remixed the whole idea of what a
band could be. The iconography was grabbed from everywhere—sci-fi,
anime, rock videos—while the music was a hip hop-based
cut-and-paste of poppy melodies, old horror movie themes, and any
sonic style available. The debut album, Gorillaz, sold an impressive
6 million copies worldwide, making it the most successful album ever
by a virtual group.
Like I keep saying, satire just can't keep up in today's world …
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
It is assumed that every brand name, slogan, corporate name,
symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
protected and/or trademarked entity, the sole property of its
owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.