Purpose of neon carrot
Neon Carrot was originally intended to give
a day-to-day (or at least a week-to-week) "travel & life
in India" account to family and friends. For two years the
site lay "dormant" and we started putting up real content
only by spring 2003. Now that we've moved back to the UK (end of
july 2004) a day-to-day account of life in India is obviously not
possible. Nonetheless we'll try to keep the site going. So be warned:
no promises with regard to our previous dedication!
Who is it for and who not
Neon carrot is first of all for us (selfish
people we are): to have a project, to keep us occupied (not that
we really have a problem with that, honestly), to find an outlet
for our creativity (hey, don’t laugh). But then it’s
also for friends, family, strangers, people who’ve just got
home from India and feel "homesick", people who want to
go and seek some information, people who never want to go but are
interested, people we’ve met and would like to meet again;
people we’ve met and would hate to meet again can stuff it
up their… (it’s not for them).
Apart from providing some information and some
articles describing the places and events we’ve been to, we
want to do what every other travel site does, which is showing our
pictures. NOTE: although Woody is a photographer this is NOT intended
as a photographic site (if you want one go to insightphotos
or to fotografika);
the images on display are almost exclusively taken by our small
automatic digital camera (nothing fancy, certainly nothing professional).
They are purely our snap shots, a simple means to show a place or
to trigger some memories.
If you’re interested in using any of
the images on Neon Carrot for your own purposes, click here.
Kirsten Mar 03 / updated Aug 04
Why Neon Carrot ?
On a dark night of creative madness....
The Neon Carrot domain name came about on one
of those nights where we should have been out getting healthily
drunk, but had recently come back from India and had so little money
that even a bottle of wine would have been stretching the mark.
What we did have was an old Apple Macintosh PowerBook, a microphone
and a nice little piece of software that allowed us to manipulate
noises and add a load of effects. On top of all this we were feeling
both creative and bored.
The idea was that we each thought of a stupid
phrase, recorded it in a silly voice and then chucked it through
every filter we could get our hands on, then adding some additional
sound effects provided by slamming doors and abusing Kirstens guitar.
BBC radio 4 provided some additional surreal interest. Poverty,
it seems, is the mother of invention.
Most of the credit for the necessary inspirational
insanity was provided by Simon Ashmore, who provides proof he hasnt
got any more normal with every email he sends.
When it came time to buy a domain name for
this site, we wanted something catchy and not at all literal. The
sound file from 1997 still hung around a folder of a newer Powerbook
( having survived migration through three apple macs in between),
and provided the inspiration needed.
Just click below and you'll hear the astonishing
outburst of creativity:
(224kb mp3 file)
Sadly that winter was the last
time we were bored and penniless enough to produce these mad tracks;
we stopped being poor and went to the pub instead.
Woody Mar 03