I stuck this site on the web one day simply because I thought Roy Clayborne was a great entertainer and a great guy. I really didn’t know if anyone would find the thing, contact me, etc. Actually, quite a few people visit and I’ve recieved a lot of emails. Embarrassingly, I had not devoted a great deal of time to this site and I am trying to make it a bit better, at the moment. I had really just thrown the original site together, in a hurry – and, wow…my intentions were good but it looked pretty awful! Anyway, at the moment this site is kind of in a state of disarray. but, bear with me – it will be better when I’m done with this “makeover”. And, heck, at least it looks a bit more presentable. All things in time, as they say…..
A couple of years ago I’d done a search for Roy on the web and didn’t find very much. I did find an interview with one of Roy’s one former sideman who spoke of Roy’s show in pretty derisive terms (everybody’s a critic, right?). I was a bit irritated by what I’d found and felt as thought it didn’t do justice to an exceptional entertainer. Since I’m always puttering with the web I thought, “Hell, I’m gonna slap a little tribute site together…”. I certainly didn’t do it to make money, and, I really didn’t know if anyone would ever actually see the darned thing. To my pleasant surprise, numerous old band mates and friends have shot me emails and thanked me for the site. They’ve shared funny stories, via email, and just shared various recollections of days gone by. I even had a nice chat with Roy’s son, Taylor, via telephone. I don’t have a lot of spare time – nor spare energy – but the site which I’d originally assembled was pretty abysmal and I’d never gotten around to adding any interesting “stuff” – nor making it look very good.
Spruced up, and, a bit more interactive
Anyway, I resolved to find some spare time and give the thing a new look. More importantly, I wanted to make it interactive so that folks could share a story, have a chat, etc. Instead of simply coding a web site I’ve used WordPress so that folks can make a comment, share a story – whatever.
How can you contribute?.
You can do any of the following:
- Since I’ve moved the site over to WordPress you can comment on any of the posts, or, pages by simply using the comments section beneath the articles.
- If you’ve got a fun “Roy story”, a suggestion, a question – whatever – you can, also, use the contact form to send it to me via email. By the way: I get lot of emails from people with whom I worked that have to do with Roy, in a general sense, but which are really just personal messages. Emails that I recieve via the contact form are confidential and are not published, here. Unless you say, “Hey, here’s a great story – put this on the web” it’s just between you and I.
- WANTED: Pics and Videos – if you’ve got some cool pics, or videos, of Roy Clayborne please contact me via the contact page. I will provded you with a password protected upload page whereby you can just browse you computer, and, upload the material.