Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rock ROW80 Station is Live!

What is Rock ROW80 Station?
For starters, it's a blog experience featuring some of the best rock n' roll photography on the planet, great music, videos, contests, giveaways, guest posts, and a blog hop, culminating in a world-wide Twitter and Turntable party on October 5th! 
As for the rest of it, well... lets just say some of the best is yet to come. Stay tuned for updates, and, you know, the rock! Slip on down the slideshow to read the original email. (And, you know, for mo' rock.)
Oh, and by the way- it might get a little loud in here. Rock ROW80 Station is live 'til October 5th!

(This is all original photography by Tribble Studios, in conjunction with artist-in-crime Vicki Keire. In other words, I either took it, helped take it, helped pay for it to be taken, or laundered the photographer's sweat-soaked clothing. And ya'll KNOW how I feel about laundry. All musicians were paid in pancakes.)
Some details from our sponsors:

  • Theme: "Rock the Row"
    However you want to work that in is great. I leave it to your outrageously creative imagination!
  • Date: October 5th, 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM ET in the U.S.
    This also happens to be the first day of check-in so there should be a ton of ROW80 fun happening around the blogosphere.
  • Party will be held at the #ROW80 hashtag.
    Fire up your Tweet Deck or HootSuite and let's get jiggy with it. 
  • (Also- and this is not official, just a fun on-the-side thing- I plan to snag a Turntable room for us. If any of you have DJ status or experience with Turntable, please get with me to plot our coup d'etat. Playlists are appreciated, from anyone and everyone. Otherwise, just bring your virtual dancing shoes! If you're unfamiliar with Turntable, check it out here. I recommend Neil Gaiman's Room of Odd- because he's Neil and he's, well, odd. Like his books but in music form.)
  • Photo Competition:
    You can start now...we won't tell. Start digging for or taking photos that reflect the theme. We'll do our best to gather them and decide on the best to spotlight in a post at the ROW80 blog. Once the readers vote, the 1st place winner gets a copy of Kait Nolan's latest book, Red, in e-book format!!
  • Friendly Blog Competition
    We will also post a mash-up of favorite ROCK THE ROW posts at the Row80 blog. 

There's also going to be dancing! Jenny made a "Rock The Row" playlist! All these details can be found at her ROW80 post. Co-host Nicole Basaraba's post can be found here.