Fitties on the Radar


first_imgA new social networking site styled after FitFinder has been launched, less than six months after FitFinder’s founder Rich Martell was forced to pull the plug on the original website. The new website has the same functionality as the original, although it is currently limited to Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield and York. The websites, described by Martell as “localised anonymous microblogging”, allow users to anonymously post both a location and a description of attractive people they have seen.The original FitFinder website became hugely popular, gaining 2,000 users in its first few hours and 20,000 within a week. Martell, a student at UCL, was forced to take the website down after the university disciplinary officers fined him £300 and threatened to “take disciplinary action” after accusing him of “bringing the University into disrepute.”Cherwell contacted Dominic Wroblewski, the man behind Fitradar, to ask him if he thought that Fitradar would share the same fate.Wroblewski, a Computer Science student at the University of Sheffield, said that he was “a little worried” but hoped that “my University is more lenient when it comes to a website such as Fitradar than UCL.”Wroblewski said that he wanted “to bring back FitFinder, but hopefully improving on it.”FitRadar has already drawn conflicting opinions from Oxford students. “I think Fitradar is an abomination,” said Joe Stenson, a second year English student at St John’s.Wroblewski acknowledged that he has received mixed responses, saying that “the initial feedback has been positive”, but that a number of people have said that his idea was “a little creepy”. Admitting that while there are currently not many to choose from, Wroblewski said that one of his favourite posts was “St Hilda’s College: Male, Blonde hair. In the bar busting some JLS moves, I had to do a double take, could’ve sworn it was (a pale) Aston.”“Posts like these actually make me laugh out loud and I hope that the rest of the public can enjoy the fun with me.” As for FitFinder, Martell previously assured Cherwell readers that “When I’m sure my degree is safe in my hand, then …we’re going to improve the site”. Protests against the loss of Fitfinder have been coordinated online, with one petition gaining over 3,000 signatures on the first day.The current homepage for the FitFinder website promises that “something special is coming”. In the meantime, the future of Fitradar remains to be seen.Fitradar is currently appealing for donations from users to “help the website expand to other locations and universities”. The website pledges to use any paypal donations to “pay for better servers and quicker loading times.”Wroblewski also added that there are possible plans to create accounts to make the website more acceptable to authorities, assuring that users will still be anonymous, but linked with a registered account.last_img read more

Listen To A Glorious, 27-Minute Version Of “Ghost” From This Day In 2000


first_imgThe song “Ghost” has long been a fan-favorite of Phish fans, and many will argue that the version performed on May 22nd, 2000 is one of the best of all time. Coming towards the end of a six-song second set at Radio City Music Hall, this type of jam is striking at the reason that fans get into Phish. The band draws you in with the sing-song lyrics, then kicks into gear with some jamming. In this particular version, it’s Mike Gordon and Page McConnell that take the lead in the initial jam, a slow-building funk jam with some cosmic synth accentuation. Spacey cow funk at its finest.If it ended there, it would nonetheless be a satisfying jam. When Trey Anastasio turns on the heat about 15 minutes in, all bets are off. Anastasio is shredding until there’s no tomorrow, starting off with a pentatonic groove before riffing on some new progressions and taking the group in new directions. It’s some disco funk, somehow both ambient and energizing at once.Give the major jam session a full listen below, courtesy of astavely56.Setlist: Phish at Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY – 05/22/2000Set 1: My Soul, Chalk Dust Torture, Billy Breathes, Heavy Things, Back on the Train, Split Open and Melt, Sparkle > Horn, Bathtub GinSet 2: Bouncing Around the Room > David Bowie, Sand, The Mango Song, Ghost > Rock and RollEncore: Bug > Golgi ApparatusThe Phish Baker’s Dozen run is coming up and Live for Live Music has all of your late night needs covered! Come get down with us at:7/21-22: The Werks @ American Beauty NYC – Tickets7/21: The Motet @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets7/28-29: Dopapod @ Gramercy Theatre – Tickets7/28: James Brown Dance Party @ Highline Ballroom – Tickets7/29: Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club – Tickets8/5: Spafford @ BB King Blues Club – Ticketslast_img read more