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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Subject:And we did it!
Time:8:57 am.
Congratulations, my friends.  You got the Touring Music Collective to 250 votes in the http://missionsmallbusiness.com grant project!   We are now officially in the running for a $250,000 grant, thanks to your kind efforts.  
If you haven't voted yet, you can still do so until June 30th by going to the Mission Small Business website, logging in with a facebook account (either yours or friends'), and searching for "Touring Music" under business name (base location Redmond, Washington.)   
I am thinking that some extra votes certainly won't hurt our chances of getting the application noticed... especially if we could get up to 500 or so, since very, very few entries have managed to get over 400.
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Monday, June 25th, 2012

Subject:The coolest opportunity I've had all year...
Time:2:18 pm.
Hello, my friends.  I got a gentle reminder to post this to LJ, since not everyone is on FB... 

Our little music collective has applied for a $250,000 grant, and you can help us qualify for it.

I just need 250 votes in the system at http://missionsmallbusiness.com to get into the running, but I think a few extra votes would show them just how much this could affect our little Touring Music Collective ( Sj TuckerHeather DaleAlexander James Adams, Marian CallWendy Rule, Tricky Pixie, GB Mojo, The Traveling Fates, and maybe a little help for Frenchy and the Punk.) Like, vote, then share this link, spread the word.

How do you vote for us?  Go to  http://missionsmallbusiness.com and log in with a facebook account, then search for "Touring Music" in the "Business Name" field.  You shouldn't need a city or state, but I used our office address in Redmond, Washington as the base location.  That might help if it doesn't come up with a basic search for some reason.

If you don't have a facebook account, you can help spread the word by asking friends and family to vote on your behalf.

All votes must be in by June 30th.  That's only a few days away.

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Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Subject:SJ Tucker's music video hits the top 100!
Time:1:39 pm.
Great news! We've made a splash on youTube with SJ Tucker's new music video. We cracked the top one-hundred today for music favorites.

If you haven't seen it yet, check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA9wM81WgS0

We stand a real chance of getting bonus youtube coverage if we get enough hits in the next couple hours. Please help us spread the word and get this thing going viral. Facebook, twitter, LJ, myspace, and all the other social tools can help us bring up the view counter.

Thank you all for your help.
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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Subject:New SJ Tucker music video!
Time:5:24 pm.
Mood: excited.
SJ Tucker's first ever professionally produced music video is now live!


It was produced by Ben Dobyns of Dead Gentlemen Productions and will be included as bonus content on their re-release of the DVD for Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising.

Please help us spread the word and get this thing going viral.

Linked at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA9wM81WgS0
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Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Subject:Live Streaming Strowler Nights Seattle
Time:7:25 pm.
We are now streaming live at Strowler Nights!

http://www.strowlers.com/events/strowler-nights/live-stream
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Friday, October 8th, 2010

Subject: Check it out!
Time:8:04 pm.

We are now streaming live from StrowlerCon: http://www.strowlers.com/events/strowlercon/live-stream
From 7pm Eastern Standard Time, until after midnight.

We're doing it each night:  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

UPDATE:  The archive of the video streams is here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/strowlercon

FYI: The archive of the video stream for StrowlerFest is here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/strowlerfest
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Friday, September 24th, 2010

Subject:From a fan of StrowlerFest - as a message to the world
Time:4:02 pm.
This is from one of our core folk in St. Louis, who wanted me to post where everyone could see it:

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I live in Colorado.  On the far side of Colorado, in fact.
 
Nonetheless, I drove 16 hours each way to go to StrowlerFest. 
 
While I was there, I:
. . . volunteered non-stop
. . . did a lot of massage
. . . danced my feet into little stubs
. . . spun poi
. . . attended workshops
. . . made amazing new friends
. . . was introduced to magnificent artists I wasn't familiar with before
. . . dressed to the nines and received lovely compliments for it
. . . witnessed Muppet burlesque
. . . drank homemade mead from a horn (really!)
. . . slept little, but didn't get sick!
 
And you know what?
 
I had such a good time I'm doing it again.
 
Yes.  I'm coming to Boston for StrowlerCon.
 
You should too.
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Monday, August 30th, 2010

Subject:Seeking general volunteers for StrowlerCon
Time:1:31 pm.
 We are seeking volunteers for StrowlerCon in Boston! If you would like to help us produce and manage this event, scheduled for October 8-10, 2010 (Columbus Day Weekend) please visit this link: http://bit.ly/cqFRp3

We have several levels of rewards in exchange for volunteer work, including discounted or fully refunded admission, access to the VIP hospitality suite for snacks and food, a potential invite to an exclusive VIP gathering at the event, and even full meals for the truly dedicated volunteers.

We are also working on a program to help figure out transportation, crash space, and room sharing within the hotel, so that our volunteers can save money on accommodations. If you are interested in any of these things, or have special needs, please let us know here: http://bit.ly/cqFRp3

[... edit... added event dates]
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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Subject:SNAFU Update for StrowlerCon Boston
Time:5:34 pm.
We just figured out that the hotel registration code for StrowlerCon Boston has been broken for some time, and a lot of our folks have been unable to reserve their hotel rooms.

We now have a new hotel registration link, so it is possible to reserve your hotel rooms - which we recommend that you do right away.

Click here to reserve your room at the event hotel for StrowlerCon - Remember that it's Columbus Day holiday weekend, October 8, 9, and 10 - and we have full concerts running every night - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - and you don't want to miss any of it.

Please help me spread the word about this change, and let people know that the problem has been fixed - We don't know how long it's been broken, so we don't know how many people have been turned away.
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Monday, August 16th, 2010

Subject:StrowlerFest Special Announcement
Time:5:14 pm.
StrowlerFest in St. Louis is now THREE nights of music, Friday the 10th, Saturday the 11th, and Sunday the 12th of September.

Weekend passes to StrowlerFest are now $45 - but you can get 10% off of your event registration using a discount code you can find the e-mail announcement s00j  just sent out.   What, you didn't read her e-mail annoucement?  You should go do that now.   And become her fan on facebook.

We have an unbelievable lineup of music for the weekend -- in addition
to a unique opportunity to see Tricky Pixie and the Traveling Fates at
the same event -- We'd like to specially point out:

DreamTrybe is coming together for a very special reunion show,
Wendy Rule is flying in all the way from Australia, and
Sharon Knight is joining us from San Francisco,
and lots more of our amazing musical friends - find details at strowlers.com/fest

We are very, very excited about this event, and I hope that you're excited too!

We are adding daytime activities at the event hotel (open to all event
attendees), including workshops and panels on singing, juggling,
dancing, and more!

We are currently expecting contributions from St. Louis' premier
astrologer, a virtuoso vocal coach coming in all the way from Chicago,
and more workshops ranging from drumming to aromatherapy to costuming
to holistic healing.

Time is short if you'd like to stay at the hotel on site:
Westport Chalet, 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146.

You have only until August 20th (this Friday) to take advantage of the block of discounted hotel rooms we've reserved for folks that will be traveling to join us for the event.

go to: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/strowlerfest
or call (314) 878-1500 or (800) 822 3535 and ask for the StrowlerFest discount rate



 
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Subject:SJ & K @ Heaven -- on fire
Time:8:38 pm.
s00j  and I were recently invited to perform with Ignition Fire at a club in downtown Seattle. They're good friends of ours, and we had a lot of fun. They uploaded video from the show, and I'd like to share this one with you.

In this clip, we spin partner poi, do a cute acrobalance trick, and generally jam out to "We are Shangri-La" -- an electronica song inspired by Black Rock City that s00j  wrote, produced and recorded.   You can find a high-quality version of the song at our Fire & Strings music site.



You should check out Ignition Fire when you get a chance. They have regular shows in the Seattle area, and both s00j  and I look forward to joining them again this summer.

Specifically, you should attend their next "Dark Carnivale" show at Heaven nightclub in downtown Seattle on Thursday, May 6th or catch them at the Astaroth Games in Granite Falls, WA, next weekend (April 23-25).
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Subject:Our biggest SJ Tucker projects for 2010
Time:2:19 pm.
We are now pleased to announce several very big projects in the works for 2010.  These include releasing her next album, finding our next touring vehicle, transcribing and printing sheet music for her songs, and manifesting the next SoojKon-style events, in answer to repeated demands for another rendition of the "Trains of Heaven" adventure.

In case you haven't seen the e-mail...Collapse )
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Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Subject:Giving Thanks
Time:2:46 pm.
Amongst all the other wonderful things I am grateful for this year, I am grateful to Amber and Mitch, our dear friends from St. Louis who surprised us at a show in Indianapolis earlier this month. This video demonstrates only a tiny example of how awesome they are, and how happy they've made me.

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Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Subject:SJ Tucker on KAOS FM right now!
Time:8:15 am.
I'm listening to an interview of s00j  right now on KAOS Radio in Olympia, WA via their streaming channel.

You can listen, too:  http://kaos.evergreen.edu/

The interview should run for a while - possibly until 10.

Yeay for broadcast radio with s00j  on it!

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Subject:Well, if hammerdancer made a post...
Time:1:24 am.
I guess I should post something myself.

Thus:  Let it be known that during our upcoming visit to the Pacific NorthWest, I shall be running a roleplaying game.  Not just ANY game, mind you:  A Lost Girls Pirate Academy role playing game.  I am envisioning a cross between Calvinball and TOON, where the players will indulge in a series of adventures of the like you would expect from the fantasies of pre-teen lost girls who've done far too much reading for their own good - pirates, faeries, ghosts and goblins, lost cities and ancient mysteries brought to light.

It's been a long time sinces00j and I have had a chance indulge in a game outside of the fast-and-loose superhero game we've been playing on our cross-country drives. 

If anybody's interested, I'll post details on the playing-card based system I'll be using (inspired by the system presented in Deliria, by satyrblade) and the base concepts the game will be based upon (where the players are the Storytellers and I will play the part of Moderator).

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Subject:This delegation thing... wow. I need more practice.
Time:4:34 pm.
I love you all so very much.

I'm sorry it took me so long to get things sorted out - I realize that some of you had only a small window of opportunity and limited time with which to help.

I had no idea that it would take so much work to figure out what could be delegated, to whom, and how -exactly- to delegate each task. 

There's still a short list of things I have left, that I plan to delegate to specific people, but I have to do even more preparatory work before I can delegate those things.

If I haven't messaged you directly, but you're interested in helping us with some s00j-related, long-term projects, here are two that anyone can volunteer to help us with, even on an occasional basis.

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With these shared efforts, we'll be better prepared to bring s00j to the next level of her career without destroying what little brain I have left.
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Subject:I need help
Time:2:13 pm.
I am totally overwhelmed, swamped, under water, in the pants, etc.

I am specifically taking time out this week to delegate a long list of projects that need doing - or to attempt to do some of them myself.

Many of you wonderful people have offered me help of one sort or another, but I simply cannot remember who said what, when, or where.  

Please, if you have volunteered to help me in the past, or are interested in volunteering now, please, please, please let me know.

There are things I need researched, there are people and places that need to get called, there are packages that need to be assembled, and I have a whole mess of miscellaneous notes that I haven't had time to make sense of or put into any sense of order - in which there are dozens of lists of other things that I've needed to get done.
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Monday, February 9th, 2009

Subject:The world is a baffling place.
Time:9:45 pm.
I was supposed to go to oklahoma city tomorrow to start the testing process required so I can donate bone marrow to my brother for his leukemia treatment.

I just found out that my plan has been nullified because ALL of the relevant doctors at the required hospital have taken the week off.

So, the upside is I get to spend valentine's with my sweetie in jackson, TN.
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Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Time:6:49 pm.
Ravens in the Library - Add to CartFolks, you are not going to believe this. In case you didn't see it on saveours00j ... I would like to announce:

RAVENS IN THE LIBRARY:
MAGIC IN THE BARD'S NAME

This is a limited edition collection of stories and art dedicated to the health of S.J. Tucker, including short fiction by a variety of famous and semi-famous authors, including: Neil Gaiman, Charles de Lint, Storm Constantine, Terri Windling, and Catherynne Valente. There will even be artwork by Amy Brown!  (full details are here)

I am so very thankful to satyrblade and damiana_swan for making this a reality.

Go, pre-order this book.  It's going to be amazing, and it's coming out on Sooj's BIRTHDAY, February 22nd!  (probably)

Then, when you order the book, tell your friends.  Tell them about it.  Everybody must know about this.

This anthology is the ultimate marker of how much s00j  is loved by the world.  And both Neil Gaiman and Charles de Lint are in on it!

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

Subject:Fundraising progress report
Time:9:44 pm.
progressOk, folks: Update!

In the first week of the Give a Healthy Dose of Sooj fundraiser, combined with the efforts of the Save Our s00j Livejournal community, we have managed to raise:

...wait for it...


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