Friday, April 8, 2011

Stained Glass Preorder Giveaway

Just a quick update before the weekend.  I've decided to do an awesome giveaway for all those who preorder the upcoming Kayo Dot - Stained Glass vinyl.  There will be two prizes total, a grand prize and runner up.  Every preorder of the vinyl will count as an entry into the drawing.  There will be two colors for this pressing, so if you are a collector and like to get both colors, you will get two entries!  Everyone's name will be entered into for the selected winners.  Here are the prizes:

Grand Prize:
-The ORIGINAL cover art, signed by Toby Driver
-One test pressing of the album

Runner Up:
-One test pressing of the album

So get ready everyone, this may be your one and only chance to get your hands on an original piece of Toby Driver's artwork.  More details such as preorder launch date and photos of the actual piece will be posted in the coming weeks. 

Monday, April 4, 2011


I just got an "invite" from a friend on facebook that helped clear up a recent issue.  Apparently when the new facebook was rolled out, everyone's news feed settings were changed to "friends and pages you interact with most".  Which means if you didn't comment on someone's page in the first few weeks after switching to the new facebook, you haven't been receiving their updates.  I've got almost 80 followers but I'm not sure if everyone has been getting my posts, so here's what you need to do to fix it:

"Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post and here's why:

The "New Facebook" has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you've recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!

HERE'S THE FIX: On the homepage click the "Most Recent" title on the right of the Newsfeed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select "Edit Options", click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages" (you can also access the "Edit Options" link at the very bottom of the facebook homepage on the right) Note: Business pages do not have a newsfeed however page owners should adjust the settings on their personal accounts.

The good news is: now you can now view all of your friends and fans again. The bad news is: YOU ARE STILL INVISIBLE to a large portion of your list. You must get the word out to ALL of your friends and fans by inviting them to this event or creating one of your own so they can read the post and adjust their settings. To invite your friends: Click on "Attending" at the top and then you will see an option to invite your friends at the top left. It’s public so everyone who logs onto facebook can view it and even the friends who can’t see your posts WILL see the event invitation. You can also tweet about it, create a blog post or send out an email to your subscribers in hopes of reaching them all."