Friday, January 16, 2009

One Year

by me.

Few days ago I made some changes to my traffic statistic service and it stopped counting the hits on this blog. I had to start a new count from zero.
I thought to myself that this can be a chance to write about the statistics so far and after I checked the dates I noticed that the service stopped symbolically exactly one year after it started. I really didn't remember it's been a year already...

Isn't that a real sign?

The count is from January 17 2008 to January 16 2009. The blog started at January 12th but statistics started only on the 16th. At that point there were 5 posts already as at the beginning I really did posted a song a day as planned...

So here it goes:

133 Posts

1,300 Visits (exactly!)

908 Unique visitors

2,349 Pageviews


2 Minutes and 17 seconds average time spent by a visitor

59 Countries (top 10 are: Israel, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, France, Australia, Denmark and Thailand)

71 Referral websites (which where the source of more than 50% of the visits)

464 Visits from search results of 368 different keywords

The most successful keyword is "erika kessel" which sent 11 visitors :) (Thanks ek)

The next 3 successful keywords are different spell outs of the sentence "are you lonesome tonight laughing version"

Top 4 posts:
1. Are You Lonesome Tonight (the laughing version)
2. official black google
3. Classic moments - Lego style
4. we are not athletes

Most visitors in one day: March 29, 2008 - 106 visitors (which went mostly to the official black google post).

Hopes for next year: Much more good songs and posts, much more comments (that's your job!) and more visitors.

I am sometimes sorry that I posted such great songs at the begining of this blog when I had no readers at all (except one actually). So I will take advantage of the one year celebrations and the recounting of the traffic statistics, and will symbolically re-post the first song I posted on this blog - American Breakfast by Supertramp.


I would never think I will post something about the fight in Gaza in my so not political blog, but at the end I gave in.

Between the so many videos I saw about this subject, I picked this video not because it is the best in showing how right is Israel's side or how wrong is the picture that the Palestinians are trying (and succeeding) to show to the world, but because that from all the bad things that a war in general in this in particular brings, this is for me the worst.

I get really sad and really pessimist when I see these pictures (and trust me there are much worse pictures of this behavior, this is just the only English speaking video I found on the subject).
I get the feeling there is no way we can ever have any kind of peace or serenity when we are facing this kind of people with such no humanity or value for life. Not even for their own children and babies.

UPDATE - I guess putting one video made it much easier to give in and put another. I added one more video which I felt I had to. I know it is dramatically edited but nevertheless it is all true. We want peace (to both sides), we want no civilians to be hurt (on both sides) while Hamas is aiming directly to civilian populations from within civilian populations (even when there are so many army populations now around the Gaza strip...). I hope this whole thing will end quickly and in a good way to both sides, as I hope this will be my last political video in this blog.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


by The Killers.

Also check out the official videoclip featuring the most beautiful white tiger.