About Banana and Louie (dot org)

banana-and-louie.org had its origins circa 1994 as a free Fortune City site (remember Fortune City? And those wonderful, cryptic URLs?) containing seemingly random Beach Boys items. Why? Because at the time there was a plethora of Beatles web sites, but not much in the way of Beach Boys. It was a combination of fulfilling a need at the time for Beach Boys content and an exercise in learning web development. Something must have worked because (in a roundabout way) the site did get the attention of at least one Beach Boy, and I now work as a web site developer for a living.

It would help to add some disclaimers. First off, opinions expressed on this site are just those: opinions. Opinions are there not to express fact but to state how I, or any other content writer, feels about something. Second, I want to be as accurate as possible. I will cite sources where possible, and if I can't cite a source, I'll provide as much support as I possibly can.

As with the original intent of the Fortune City site, I'm currently using this site as an exercise in building my web development skills -- specifically, enhancing my PHP skills and learning how to use Drupal. So you'll see a lot of things change over time. Hopefully that will include making the look and feel of this site a bit more Beach Boysy. But I must emphasize: I am a developer, not a designer!