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Backallie Music Awards
Sunday January 15th!
You read about the Backallie Music Rock Music Awards before, and Ernie has been nominated for best “oh shit moment”! Thank you all for your help, we hope to see you at the awards show. We won’t be performing, but many other awesome local bands will be!
Check out their flyer…
Backallie Music 2nd Annual Rock Music Awards!
Buy your tickets now! We’ll see you there! Wish Ernie luck & hit up the Backallie Music Facebook Page and show your support for all of the nominated bands!
Rock n’ roll!
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
Also, it told me this…
Who were they?
Your most commented on post in 2011 was Concert Stereotypes
These were your 5 most active commenters:
- Dave | 26 comments
- omawarisan | 20 comments
- Sam | 17 comments
- valleyofsteel | 11 comments
- Jennifer is Always Sick | 10 comments
So, thanks to all of you for being the top commenters this year! Most of my blogs are meant to encourage discussion. Hopefully here, though more likely on Facebook or Twitter. (These numbers may be skewed, if you didn’t login to WordPress or use the same Gravatar email address, Facebook, or Twitter to comment consistently.)
I really feel that this is a great outlet for me. It helps calm me down, & give me something positive on which to focus. I really do appreciate all of the people out there taking the time to read, comment, and even subscribe. Most of you are my friends in some capacity, and I’m glad that you continue to be interested in whatever I happen to be ranting about.
So, what do you want more (or less) of in 2012?
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I found this rather amusing:
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We have some shows coming up. You ought to attend. We’re a good time. I promise.
The Punk Rock Sock Hop Invades Pittsburgh! Sat.11/05/2011
This is going to be one crazy show… bands, magic, a DJ spinning 50’s tunes, zombies, contests, prizes, and probably even drunk chicks. You can get free admission and some other goodies from Pittsburgh Punk Rock with very minimal effort (if he extends the contest). This benefits Free Ride Pittsburgh, and is a Pittsburgh City Paper Critic’s Pick for this weekend! Click the flyer for details, links to all the other bands & entertainment!
Locksley, Ernie and the Berts, & The Mondze! 11/15/2011 @ The Smiling Moose!
Click the flyer for details, to see videos from all 3 bands, the link to buy tickets, and check the comments for the link to a free EP called Ghosts from Locksley with a fun Halloween theme! Erin saw these guys in concert, and wanted to bring ’em here to the ‘Burgh. You’ve heard the song “The Whip”. Lets show them some love! Help spread the word.
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4th out of the 5 top individual earners!
So, we had a great time on Sunday at the Pittsburgh Food Allergy Walk! I was honored to receive a certificate for being a top individual fundraiser, and glad I could help. I was also asked to perhaps take part in getting the word out next year, and maybe be in on some of the planning. My online chatter was picked up by this year’s volunteer chair Uwe Winzen, as well as the founder of EpiMoms (I’m a terrible person, I forgot her name already). How cool is that?
(I say next year, we get the 501st Legion out there! – Looks like they appeared at some other cities’ food allergy walks!)
Campaign Progress - Goal: $50,000.00 Achieved: $39,333.05
As of right now, the site states that we raised $39,333.05 toward the $50k goal. I head a number in the $40 range on Sunday, but perhaps they’re still tallying cash & check donations made the day of the walk. With online & offline donations, I raised $560.55 and Bethany raised $106.85… so we raised a total of $667.40. We quite literally could not have done it without the support of our friends & family.
I did notice that I was in the minority… all the walkers received a ribbon: Blue for people with food allergies, green for friends & family supporters. I didn’t see too many people my age or older with blue ribbons. It seemed to be a core of families who had small children & young teens with food allergies.
It was fun to finally meet & see a performance from Kyle Dine after talking via Twitter & Facebook. After all, we do represent the #FoodAllergyDudeArmy. Kyle does great work educating kids on what to do regarding not taking food from just anyone, getting an adult to read labels, and speaking out right away about reactions… as well as letting them know they’re not alone. I also got to personally thank local celebrity Sally Wiggin for her generous donation! She called me a sweetheart. ❤
I have some photos up on Facebook, and hope to send them to FAAN so they can be placed in their Flickr photostream. Hopefully others will comment on the day’s events at the Pittsburgh Food Allergy Walk Facebook Page.
Got a nice little video thank-you from FAAN too:
One of the coolest things I took away from the day was talking to Chef Regis Holden from Eat ‘n Park about their food allergy policies & procedures. He told us how he worked with Bill Moore, their Director of Safety and Security, to develop practices from marking the order, to looking up all of the ingredients with possible cross-contaminants, to this awesome little purple kit with a sterile sanitary contaminant-free cutting board, knife, tongs, and other tools. Chef Holden also spoke of yearly allergen training video refreshers, and of how he had just recently heard good things about the Eat ‘n Park on Banksville Road which is nearby. I may just have to go see for myself, and blog about their process and my adventure!
Thanks again to everyone who gave us donations, and to the walk organizers. I think we did some good work for FAAN!
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All kinds of stuff going on with your favorite band. Check it out…
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So, I’m checking out my WordPress stats (it’s like an addiction now), and I see this link:
I clicked it, and it was asking for a login. Huh? I did a quick Google search and found this: Pittsburgh’s Most Valuable Blogger Awards 2011
After much deliberation and careful consideration of many nominees, CBS Pittsburgh has narrowed the field of Finalists down for this year’s MVB. Voting for finalists is open now through September 9th. Let your voice be heard – vote now!
I’m in the list! So, to whoever nominated me, thanks! You forgot to include “obviously insane” in the description:
The topics are enjoyable to read & are written in a way that is highly entertaining, while containing favorable opinions & insight.
Vote for me! Please?
I’m in the Dining/Entertainment category. They have a badge up there, and they say to use it, so I will. And, here’s where I’ll beg for your votes. It looks like you can vote once a day in each category. Apparently, you have from now to Sept. 9th to vote. So, please… be obnoxious with your voting! Vote daily for yours truly, and spread the word!
I have to warn you, if I win it’s just going to encourage more goofiness. Fast food joints will most likely not be amused.
Also… in all seriousness, I was looking through the other nominees. Use this as an opportunity to check out some other cool local blogs! I see Only In Pgh is up, & I love that blog. No one nominated Secret Agent L? None of the blogs listed on UrbanSpoon Pittsburgh are up against me in the dining category? There are a bunch of cool ones there!
Twitter has opened me up to the wonderful world of bloggers out there, both near & far.
You dropped this...
Check out the contest, vote for your favorites, and tell me in the comments below which blogs I should be following & why. (After you vote for me, of course.)
Thanks again to the nominator (whoever you are) and to any potential voters!
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