Who runs this site?
This site is solely run by me, Renee Barrera. It says “posted by starbright31” for each post because that’s my screen name for most online discussion forums. If you’d like to know more about me, go here.
I made this site around April 2006 after I discovered how wonderful WordPress is, and a few weeks after my fourth We Are Scientists show. I was posting a lot of pictures and articles at another forum that’s not even remotely related WAS and I realized that I should make my own site.
Are Chris and Keith aware of this site?
Yup! This is me being ridiculously proud of what was on the front page of the Sci-Cave years ago:
And as of December 2008, What’s the Word has been linked on the main navigation menu for the official site. Thanks, guys.
I have to stress that while this site is recognized by We Are Scientists, it is NOT an official website. This site is mine and I am the only person that posts content here (unless stated otherwise). This site does not express the opinions of We Are Scientists, Chris Cain and Keith Murray, unless specified. Everything on this site is checked for accuracy unless but if anything’s wrong- I am usually contacted about it and I’ll edit things accordingly. I don’t work for the guys, their management staff, their publicity people, etc. This is all the work of someone who really loves these two guys and the music they make.
If you’d like to contribute any news, or if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to email me at reneebarrera [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also leave a comment on any of the posts or pages at this site and I’ll be happy to respond to you.
I would also like to remind everyone reading this that What’s the Word is not a place for you to leave personal comments for Keith and Chris to hopefully answer one of these days. Hit the guys up on the We Are Scientists Sci-Cave/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram etc. for your sexual favors, marriage proposals, demands for child support, or all other personal stories and etc.
A very special thanks to these regular contributors to What’s the Word: Mahsa Borhani (for your designs and work in interviewing the guys!), Laura Cook (for all the time and effort in ripping/uploading/scanning SO MUCH WAS stuff for me that I could’ve never accomplished), Zoe (for all your magazine scans you’ve sent me), Adrian Stone (‘cuz you’re my hero), Jennifer Ruidera (for all the photos you’ve contributed), Joanne Atherton and Tracey Hooper (for also hooking it up with loads and loads of photos and videos at the UK shows I wish I could be at). Without the contributions I’d be sorely lacking content for this site. Thank you for all that you’ve done and continue to do! And last but certainly not least, my friend Megan Small, who I owe the world to because WAS would have never been on my radar without her good taste in music.
One last note- if someone from any major media outlet wants me to take down links to download certain We Are Scientists performances, interviews, etc. please let me know and I will take it down at your request. I have a vague understanding of copyright laws and I’m aware that much of the material that’s available to download here breaks some rules. Same goes for any photographers that want me to take down any of their photos I’ve posted. Don’t sue me, bro. Thanks!