Listen to Musak is a personal web site full of things that I find interesting. I hope others do too but it is designed to reflect my life. I have previously written more about why I write it.
I adopted the name Musak when I first went online back in 1993 on the Monochrome bulletin board. I have used it elsewhere online ever since. There was no other real reason for it except that it wasn’t taken, although I have grown to love it ever since. Subsequently, I purchased the domain and moved many web pages that I had elsewhere here.
I live in South West London, England – Earlsfield to be exact – and have lived here since I came to London in 1993. Occasionally the size of this city gets me down (along with the commuting nightmare) but really I love it. You’ll find lots of references to London’s transport system scattered throughout the site – it’s one of my daily pains. Every new politician promises to ease transportation problems in London and none of them do; it’s one of the many reasons I have started to lose respect for politicians.
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I first developed a web site back at the tail end of 1993, not long after HTML was released and the IT Manager at the company I used to work for decided the internet might change the way we do business. In the end, it perhaps had a greater effect on my working life than on the business. Very little of that content survives although some of these pages have their roots back then.
Together, I guess you could call these a blog. According to Blogger, a blog “is a web page made up of usually short, frequently updated posts that are arranged chronologically?like a what’s new page or a journal”. To be honest, I tried the daily-blog routine on another site (twice) but each time gave up after three months or so. Most of that content was deleted and is consigned to a recycle bin somewhere. Other people’s blogs are much more interesting and I have found some fascinating writing on the web. The blogs I read the most are listed here.
The Man of the Moment project is something of a reason to update the site with a list of attractive men.
I categorise content which is useful if you want to see the kind of things I write about.