Neil Finn

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Backwards and forwards

A lot has happened in this last week. Unfortunately, we have had to postpone shows which no one in Fleetwood Mac would ever take lightly. It’s very upsetting, but good health is the most important thing and the music can’t keep happening without it. Sorry to all of you who were making plans to be there. We will make it up to you. 

So much wonderful response to my last post about the news. I wrote replies to many of you on the comments section, does that work, did you find my replies? I couldn’t respond to everybody but so appreciate how much thought you put into it. I am looking at the sources you suggested, might have a few links on the site once I have found the good oil. 

I do like George Monbiot in The Guardian, unflinching in his values and managing to portray our planet’s existential dilemma without hopelessness. 

I wasn’t really suggesting we ban cars, just wanted to show you how good I look on a horse (35 years ago!) 

More to come on that front…… meanwhile……

Back in 2001, I developed a website called NilFun. Rakai Karaitiana was the talented designer who helped me make some fun ideas happen. Most of the interactive pieces he did in Flash, which was a problem for some viewers, but there were some really interesting and humorous things on the site, musical games, audio visual artworks. Aside from these, we also did several webcasts from my basement - an hour or two of unscripted music and chat and lots of laughs with friends manning cameras. People were emailing in from around the world: “I’m in Stockholm, it’s 3am and snowing outside, watching you and loving it.”

Although that website had a limited lifespan, it was always my intention to use some of the experience we gathered to fashion a new and better place for people to come and explore and share music, visual treats and ideas. I have kept my fascination with live streaming well fed most recently with the album Out Of Silence, but as for the bigger picture, somehow life kept throwing (mostly good) distractions in my way and I let things lie for many years.

But now with more focus and space to think, I am hoping some of these threads can be picked up. In the meantime, I am giving you links to a sample page of NILFUN goodies to explore and directions for how these will work on which browsers. Some of you may have trouble getting these pieces to work, so apologies in advance It took me couple of days on my laptop to open up the work.

Take a look if you can. There was a video for the song Rest Of The Day Off from around the same time that shows me on the computer interacting with the website, and a great shot of me swinging our dog Milla round with a piece of seaweed on the beach.

Have Fun

Neil