Oct 27, 2008
Thanks to all who participated in the first ever BDM contests. To those who entered songs/stories, we applaud you for your talents and willingness to put it out there in front of others. To those who voted we also say thanks for making the contest a success.
We had just over 100 votes for the week and feel like the turnout was pretty good considering. We have already been contacted about doing another so there is probable opportunity to see it happen again in the near future.
Oct 23, 2008
You still have a chance to get your voice heard. Voting in our inaugural Best Cover/Story contests is still open. We’re counting on you to make sure we dish out the right prizes to the right contestants.
Over the coming weeks you might see a few changes around here. I’ve just finished reading a book that has given me some ideas for the site. Hopefully they will come to fruition and you will see the benefits. Add any suggestions you might have in the comments below and we’ll at least mull them over with our upcoming changes.
Make sure you grab our RSS feed to stay current on the latest from bdm. Not familiar with RSS? I wrote about it elsewhere a while back.
Enough time has been given to listen to, and vote for, Arman Srsa for our user submitted artists section. At the time of post, Arman has a 70% rating and just makes his way in the door. Congrats, Arman. Keep up the good work. We look forward to hearing your future sounds.
Oct 18, 2008
Time to make your voice heard. We had several great submissions for the contest and now it is time to start the voting.
Updated: To cast your vote, click on the links below to our polls. We will keep the voting open for 1 week and at the end of the week we will contact the first, second and third place winners for each category.
As promised, winners to receive free music in either digital format or CD. Their choice.
Vote: Best Cover
Vote: Best Story
Thanks to all who participate.
Sep 10, 2008
Got a few votes here and there for some contests. From comments and emails its almost split on ‘Stories from the road’ and ‘Best cover.’
Contest #1: Stories from the road - Write up your best story/tale from the most current Jack tour (including the world tour from the spring). Post it in the comments below or email it in. We’ll collect them all and set them to a vote.
Contest #2: Best cover (Jack or other bdm artist) - Video or audio. For video, host it on Vimeo or YouTube and then post the link in the comments. For audio, email us and we’ll host it here.
We’ll try to compile and keep track of all submissions in one general area. Users to vote and top three in each category will get free schwag. Submit your own stuff. Don’t go to YouTube and find some cover done by somebody else. Keep it legit.
Aug 27, 2008
We want to make it up to you. With free stuff.
Before that, thanks to those of you who have sent in tabs, I am in the process of getting them added.
I’ve got CD’s I’m ready to send out. New stuff and rarities.
What type of contest should we have?
- A best Jack cover contest?
- Saddest story on why you need some new music?
- Best story from the latest Brushfire tour?
You name the contest in the comments, vote amongst yourselves and we’ll keep an eye on it. This does require a little classroom participation, which we have had very little of from you so far.
Once we decide the contest, we’ll kick it off and start giving out the free stuff.
Some things I might have to share… [Read more]