Everything that has inspired me in some way to make Fitter Happier is described below. This is the first site I've ever made that didn't bore me after like 2 weeks!

A great deal of things have inspired me to make Fitter Happier - Radiohead. It wasn't just one big thing that made say "Hey, the world needs a Radiohead website titled Fitter Happier." It was just a bunch of smaller things that led me into this direction.

I think more than anything, I'd just completely fallen in love with Radiohead's music to the extent that it was all I'd listen to. I wanted to make some kind of personal tribute to this amazing band, and webdesign was something that interested me (though I was never much good at it in previous attempts). So I combined two of my current interests and made a website about Radiohead.

Another inspiration, or maybe motivation, was that over the year, I'd discovered a fair bit about this band, from all kinds of places. But I felt there wasn't just one site which could offer the Radiohead fan everything. I was convinced I could do this, and so I set about doing it. I think there are some great Radiohead sites out there, but you have to surf around a lot to get everything. Green Plastic Radiohead offers the pretty layouts, Follow Me Around has the frequently updated news, Climbing Up The Walls had the more in depth news, and it doesn't take itself too seriously (which is rare for Radiohead sites, I've noticed o_o). At EASE had the vast archives of information. I wanted to put this all together. I'm nowhere near there yet, but I'm getting there. I think I've improved upon some of these sites in ways, and this site is only a few months old. A lot of the others have been going for years.

The idea for the name of the site wasn't quite as simple as a few sites out there with 'It was my favourite song'. I wouldn't really consider Fitter Happier to be a song. It's a piece of music. I chose this track for the title of the site because the lyrics to this song sum up best what the band were trying to say in their album OK Computer. That's my favourite record of all time, and the feeling it gives you, the entire message it's trying to put across is said best with the lyrics to Fitter Happier. That's why I chose that track for this site's title. The lyrics to Fitter Happier are:

Fitter, happier, more productive
Not drinking too much
Regular exercise at the gym
(3 days a week)
Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries
At ease
Eating well
(No more microwave dinners and saturated fats)
A patient better driver
A safer car
(Baby smiling in back seat)
Sleeping well
(No bad dreams)
No paranoia
Careful to all animals
(Never washing spiders down the plughole)
Keep in contact with old friends
(Enjoy a drink now and then)
Will frequently check credit at (moral) bank (hole in the wall)
Favours for favours
Fond but not in love
Charity standing orders
On Sundays ring road supermarket
(No killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants)
Car wash
(Also on Sundays)
No longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows
Nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate
Nothing so childish - at a better pace
Slower and more calculated
No chance of escape
Now self-employed
Concerned (but powerless)
An empowered and informed member of society
(Pragmatism not idealism)
Will not cry in public
Less chance of illness
Tires that grip in the wet
(Shot of baby strapped in back seat)
A good memory
Still cries at a good film
Still kisses with saliva
No longer empty and frantic like a cat tied to a stick
That's driven into frozen winter shit
(The ability to laugh at weakness)
Healthier and more productive
A pig in a cage on antibiotics

It's all about how life isn't really life anymore, it's just a day to day cycle. How we're becoming more robotic and less human. Our lives revolve around schedules, full of stress, run by machines. How it's considered strange to be human.