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BOG - The Residents Official News Blog (informally known as the BOG; originally titled The Residents Official News Blog and Website Wrapper, and later, The Residents Official News Blog and <the residents blog>) was an official news blog dedicated to the activities of The Residents, maintained by Big Brother of The Cryptic Corporation beginning in August 2003 and ending following a website redesign in or around September 2010.

The BOG was The Residents' primary means of communication during the years it was active, and detailed the release and touring cycles of many of their popular albums from this period, including Demons Dance Alone, Animal Lover and The Bunny Boy.

History

The BOG (in its various guises) functioned as the primary online presence of The Residents and The Cryptic Corporation, beginning in August 2003 when the group acquired the residents.com domain name from fan "tzoq", administrator of the now-defunct fan website RZWeb.[1] The blog was maintained by the site's administrator Will Rothers, who wrote the blog under the pseudonym Big Brother.

The BOG continued officially until the redesign of the website in April 2008, although despite these changes (and the installation of new blog software following a crash) the website would feature a news blog on its home page for some time afterward, which was still occasionally referred to informally as the BOG.

After the redesign and expansion of the website (and installation of new blog software following a crash), the blog was simply titled "<the residents blog>" (according to the website header of the site's main page).

Following another redesign around September 2010, the format of The Residents' home page was changed, removing the news blog from the home page altogether and replacing it with a news page dedicated to short headlines and cross-posts from the Mama Ralph Twitter account.

A similar feature would later launch following yet another redesign in January 2017, with the creation of the News Machine page, which continues to perform a similar function to the present day.

Blog entries

Official News Blog and Website Wrapper (August 2003 - March 2004)

2003

2004

Official News BOG (March 2004 - April 2007)

2004

2005

2006

2007

Official News Blog (April 2007 - April 2008)

2007

2008

The Residents Blog (April 2008 - September 2010)

2008

2009

2010

See also

External links and references

  1. Big Brother, "RZWEB has a new address.", The Residents' Official News Blog and Website Wrapper, August 28th 2003
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