All right, people, quit dropping off the face of the earth.
The latest hit to my favourite links is Monkeehub. Laith Bahrani began Monkeehub as a portfolio site which quickly became a freaking web icon. Laith is the man behind the awesome video to the brilliant "The JCB Song" by Nizlopi. He's also behind the incredible video to Radiohead's "Creep."
Now, every domain I know to be Laith's is only a domain parking page. Monkeehub is down and has been for a few weeks. Low Morale is down as well. And Everloving is actually timing out completely. He's not logged in to MySpace since June, I think ... and he also hasn't had anyone leave him any comments since then, either.
This dude is simply too talented to suddenly drop off. Running a Google search showed scores of articles about him and interviews with him.
So ... anyone know what's going on with Laith? Is he so busy he forgot to pay the hosting bill? Is it rampant xenophobia which has made him deny access to Amuricunz?
Seriously, I need my Monkeehub fix.
I've heard through the ether that the issue is simply a crashed server and, of course, crashed backup server. Laith Bahrani has apparently been working on an involved project and hopes to get the server issues worked out soon and get his wonderful presence back on the web again.
*phew* I'm glad that's all it was.
As for the rest of you, consider yourself on notice. No more disappearing.
hi and thanks for the heads up on Laith.
He and i worked closely together on the JCB Song project [i run the label and yes, i used to drive diggers a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...]
i haven't heard from Laith in a while and when i got this alert i emailed him, it bounced back.
if anyone has any news of his movements could they let me know please
kieronOctober 10, 2008 6:04 AM
I worked closely with Laith on JCBSong, and he's one of my closest friends. Yes he has vanished off the face of the earth... well no actually he went to Portugal for a month for some R&R after doing ridiculous hours on his latest project (keep your eyes peeled on TV) Whilst he was away his shit hosting went up the spout, including his server backup, and his emails. Since he's been back, he's been enyoying the peace and quiet of no emails.
I'm sure it won't last too long, I'll make sure he gets some kick ass hosting this time.October 17, 2008 4:54 AM
I just stumbled across Laith Bahrani's flash video for Creep and since you guys seem to know him personally, I was wondering if you could tell me how long that took him to create. It is amazing. Thanks!
ChrisOctober 20, 2008 10:23 AM
Monkeehub is still broke :(
I love you Laith, please come back?