It’s time to take another detour from our usual Live Music Experiments and explore the exciting world of self-tracking. Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting with Fitbit and the emerging trends of Quantified Self. Like our other curious detours into community management, social business and road running, I’ve started to discover some pretty cool stuff with this Fitbit […]
I got another cool tool to share with you that I discovered while I was at the Community Manager Unconference. During my adventures I had the pleasure of meeting Nick Kellet co-founder of Listly. I told him about our community of live music fans here on Live Fix and after hearing about the […]
Continuing our exploration into community management I’d like to share another story with you. My view from the jury box in the Hatton W. Sumners Courtroom during the Socialmedia.org Dallas Blogwell conference made it seem like Level 3′s case study was on trial. And the good thing about this big brand social media trial was that Level […]
Ah, memories. They are the essence of our concert experiences. And long after the show is over, our memories allow us to live in the glory of the moment forever. But what does it look like when we actually use a concert memory to experiment with our brain’s process of memory recall? Let’s find out!
Today I received an official letter from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn telling me that he has signed the bill that I told you about in January. So what does this mean for us?
This isn’t a usual post about live music, but I still wanted to share this news with you since it’s very important to what we do here for you at Live Fix. Please read on.
When I think of eager concert fans in 2010, I think of the photo above that Colleen took during a climaxing moment at the Wrecking Ball Punk Fest in Chicago. Those fans where some of the most relentless, hungry and addicted live music fans I saw all year long. And when I think of those […]
It’s always a pleasure to pass along tools and tips that have helped make me a better live music blogger, thinker and creative person. And one person who’s helped me do so is Seth Godin. Though, I’ve never met the guy, I have read his books, and his blog is one of my favorite to […]
It’s no accident that the “Rockstar” metaphor is one of the most cliche and ubiquitous metaphors in social media marketing, music writing and life in general. But sometimes the rockstar metaphor works, and as a result, the myth of the rockstar can teach you a lot about stage presence and how to rock the main […]
Continuing our series on on blogging how to’s and tips, here’s a review I wrote for Website Magazine of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
Each year of live music has its special moments. Its peaks and valleys. Its surprises and disappointments. And while I gathered my thoughts for this special Thanksgiving Day post, I took a look back at 2010 and realized that when it comes to live music, I have a lot to be thankful for.
Yesterday, Colleen and I ran in the Hot Chocolate 5k in downtown Chicago with 30,000 other crazy people in 30 degree weather. Like most 5k races, it was a mixture of pleasure, competition, and self-determination. Even better, it was just like writing a concert review or a blog post. Read on to see how you, […]
Is Your Music Blog… pushing boundaries… helping people… changing minds… reflecting who you really are… starting new conversations… letting loose and having fun… putting the spotlight on others… asking the important questions… following a clear mission… taking risks… or does your music blog only feeding the hype machine… playing by the rules… flailing and wandering… […]
Continuing our series on blogging tools and gadgets for concert fans, I’d like to share with you a review of the Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5. Read on to see how you can use it for your blog, or to tell your own concert stories.