So whatever happened to the Rip it Up footnotes? Well, I finished them ages ago--the ones for Part One anyway--but have basically been in limbo on account of my web guy's extensive commitments. Recently he disappeared into complete radio silence. So I decided to do them as a blog. Not as easy-on-the-eye or as user-friendly as the old Rip It Up site, but the material is there, and reasonably easy to navigate.
Rip-notes for Part Two to follow... at some point.