The River of Rock, Volume 1

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
October 10, 2012

The River of RockWelcome to the debut issue of the River of Rock newsletter!

This will be the single source for the latest information on all our affiliated rock and entertainment websites. To start, we’ll publish this monthly (on the 10th of each month), but do plan on expanding our content sources and publishing frequency in the future. We’d also like to establish affiliates with more musical artists, writers, merchants, and anybody else related to this industry.

If you’d like more information on becoming an affiliate or just would like to offer some feedback , please email me at info@33Dimensions.com. I hope you enjoy this new feature.

Ric Albano
Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Rock n Roll

Modern Rock ReviewToday is the 2nd anniversary of the official launch of Modern Rock Review on 10/10/10. Two years ago, the site kicked off with a first-of-its-kind profile of The Badlees, which examined their career on the 20th anniversary of their own debut EP in 1990. Since that launch, the site went on to do extensive profiles on Rush, Mark Oliver Everett, Lenny Kucinski, and Coldplay, along with many more articles, album reviews, and blogs.

Today the website also announced J.D. Cook as the new Executive Editor.

   Modern Rock Review website   Modern Rock Review on Twitter   Modern Rock Review on Google Plus    Modern Rock Review on Facebook

 
Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review started off as a specialized section of Modern Rock Review in 2011 but has become its own distinct website with a clear mission. The site’s primary purpose is to review significant, historic rock albums in a systematic way, by dedicating particular periods to focus on particular feature years in rock n roll. Right now the year being featured is 1987, which will continue to be covered through October 28th with the album of the year feature on U2’s The Joshua Tree. Starting in November, the site will review albums from 1972.

1987 Album Reviews
Hysteria by Def Leppard
In the Dark by Grateful Dead
A Momentary Lapse of Reason by Pink Floyd
Kick by INXS
Tango In the Night by Fleetwood Mac
Cloud Nine by George Harrison
Appetite for Destruction by Guns n’ Roses
Big Generator by Yes

   Classic Rock Review website   Classic Rock Review on Twitter   Classic Rock Review on Google Plus   Classic Rock Review on Facebook

 
Big Blue BullfrogIf you like entertainment, movies, video games, sports, literature, philosophy, politics, and yes, music, then Big Blue Bullfrog may be the site for you. This site was started in 2007 but was revamped to its current status in the Fall of 2011, and in that year has grown to be a cultural phenomenon. The site is currently reviewing the first five Resident Evil games, in honor of the release of the sixth, and the NFL features Tuesday Morning Tailback and
The Giants Blog are published weekly.

   Big Blue Bullfrog website   Big Blue Bullfrog on Twitter   Big Blue Bullfrog on Google Plus    Big Blue Bullfrog on Facebook

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


3rd Anniversary

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
March 3, 2012

Leap of FaithThank You for 3 Great Years!

I remember how pleasantly surprised I was when I found that the domain name for “33Dimensions” was still available on the morning of March 3rd 2009. Partially due to the fact I was producing an album called Imaginary Lines 33, and partially due to the date itself, I had just thought up the name and thought it fit with all the diverse projects on which I was working. I had known for a while that I would eventually tie everything together into one clean “organization” based on website design, music production, and creative arts. But it wasn’t until that Tuesday morning three years ago when, as I was getting ready for work, I came up with this odd name which made so much sense to me that I immediately registered the .com, .org, ,net, and .info domains and started building this business.

However, starting a small business is no small task and finding that precise moment to take that “leap” from a full-time established job to a full-time brand new business owner is something that takes many calculations and re-calculations. When I started actively building this business in March 2009, I estimated that I could be ready to do it full time in about 6 months (in fact, my target date was 09/09/09). In reality, it took over two years of trial, error, and success, but that day did come last April.

One of the most rewarding things about running this business is being able to apply my experience to other small business owners who are getting started and are at the same place I was a short while ago. Working with small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs has been and will always be our primary mission at 33 Dimensions, even 30 years from today when we celebrate our 33rd anniversary.

Ric Albano
Creative Director
33 Dimensions LLC


Writers Wanted!

We have an immediate need for article writers on several of our sites. Most articles are >500 words but assignments can range from and simple blogs, posts, or tweets to multi-thousand word essays. Subjects include a wide variety, especially rock and pop music, but also current events and politics, sports, movie reviews, video game reviews, lifestyle, and philosophy.

Also, we will be holding a contest in which we’ll judge submitted reviews of Michael Jackson’s album Thriller. In addition to having their review published on multiple websites, the winner will receive a cash reward and publication in a future newsletter. Deadline for entry is March 31st.

If you or anyone you know is interested in any of these opportunities please email us at info@33dimensions.com and we will give you many more details.


Client News

 
Classic Rock ReviewAs we mentioned last time, Classic Rock Review has migrated to a new, permanent home at ClassicRockReview.com. Earlier this week, the site wrapped up its profile of the year of 1977 by featuring that year’s album of the year, The Stranger by Billy Joel and began its profile of the year 1982 with a review of Van Halen’s Diver Down yesterday (March 2nd).

 
Modern Rock ReviewYesterday was “Van Halen Day” on a couple of our sites as Modern Rock Review did a review of that band’s latest album, A Different Kind of Truth by author Blaise Greco III. The site is planning upcoming features on artists Harper and Foo Fighters.

 
Big Blue BullfrogBig Blue Bullfrog recently completed a countdown of The Top 10 Films of 2011 and will run a new four-part series called The Philosopher’s Stone starting next week. Also, the site’s editorial staff will officially endorse a candidate in the 2012 Presidential Election on Monday.

 
We will be making a lot of updates to The Badlees Website in preparation of what will be a very active 2012 for the band. Much more on this in the next newsletter.

 
DAMES of PAStarting Monday, DAMES of PA will count down their Top Five Albums of 2011 by Pennsylvania artists, with a new album revealed each day through Friday. During the following week of March 12th, the site will count down the Top Five Songs by Pennsylvania artists. These Top Five countdowns have been a March tradition for the site since its origin in 2009. However, this year’s countdown will be the last new material published on DAMES of PA, as its function of covering Pennsylvania-based music and events will be taken on by a brand new web site called Keystone Rock Review, which we plan on launching in April.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Super Bowl XLVI

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
January 31, 2012

Super Bowl XLVIBig Blue Returns to the Big Game

Hey, how about those G-men! (that’s the New York Giants for you non-football fans). At the time of our last newsletter on Christmas Eve, they were 7-7 and on the verge of being eliminated. Then with big wins over the Jets and Cowboys, they “snuck” into the playoffs at 9-7. Then the real fun began – a huge win against Atlanta in the Wildcard round, a flawless performance in Green Bay in the Divisional Playoff, and an overtime head-knocker against San Francisco in the NFC Championship. Now the Giants face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday, Feburary 5th, in a rematch of the thrilling game four years ago which the Giants won 17-14. Now my intent here is not to isolate Patriot fans, but the “big blue” in our fast-growing site BigBlueBullfrog.com did originate from the Giants. Enjoy the game everyone!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


New Web Packages for 2012

We have put together a couple of economical web packages for new sites. Each package includes initial design and a year of domain registration and hosting. We will design your site using a content management system (CMS) which will allow you to make easy updates to your site anytime, anywhere, and without any deep technical knowledge.

Basic Packages starting at $599.00 USD
Economy Packages starting at $399.00 USD

We also have great rates for redesigning, upgrading, or maintaining current websites as well as all the other services we offer. For further information call (717) 829-4224 or submit a request here.


Writers Wanted!

As our sites continue to grow, we have expanded to cover many subjects and areas for which we need talented writers and editors to sustain the content. These subjects include new and classic rock music, current events, movie reviews, game reviews, lifestyle, sports, philosophy, politics, editorials, and business copy. The actual literature required ranges from simple blogs (or even “tweets”) to multi-thousand word, in-depth profiles. Anyone interested please email us at info@33dimensions.com for further information.


Client News

 
Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review has migrated to a new, permanent home at www.ClassicRockReview.com (it had been at Classic.ModernRockReview.com for the first year of its existence). The site is currently exploring albums from the great year of 1977.

 
Cygnus WaveCygnus Wave Records has added song pages for all of its artists, which each include lyrics, song information, and the ability to listen to each song in total. Since 2005, Cygnus Wave had seven album releases.

 
Big Blue BullfrogBigBlueBullfrog.com is benefitting greatly from the Super Bowl run of the New York Giants. The site also continues to expand and currently features an exploration of the musical sub-genre Nerd Rock and is offering strong coverage of the 2012 Election, with a correspondent on the ground in Florida tonight covering that state’s primary.

 
Modern Rock ReviewThe Latest Modern Rock Review feature is an article on Americana legend Steve Earle. The site, which got a recent facelift for 2012, will soon be doing features on rock bands The Black Keys and Foo Fighters, as well as a review of the latest album by Van Halen.

 
Dollars for DianeDiane Kovaleski turned 35 yesterday (January 30th). In 2007 at the age of 30, Diane suffered a major stroke which the doctors initially said she would not survive for more than a week. But Diane is a fighter and she carries on despite her maladies. Back in that first year, a benefit called Dollars for Diane was established by her friends and family to raise funds for Brain Injury Research and a scholarship for Diane’s young daughter. In 2010, Pennsylvania musicians donated their songs create the Dollars for Diane Compilation CD, which is still available for only $5, which gets donated to this great cause.

 
The Badlees are planning a big year in 2012, which may include two new albums – a “Best of” collection and a whole new album of original material – plus a DVD documentary of the band as well as a major motion picture featuring their music. The band has also begun booking live dates for 2012.

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Christmas 2011

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011Merry Christmas Everyone! We wish you all love, peace, and happiness along with good health and fulfilling prosperity. Thank you all for your support and encouragement through the year.

Have the happiest and safest of holidays!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


Client News

 
Big Blue BullfrogToday Big Blue Bullfrog completed their 12 Rock Songs of Christmas countdown, which revealed a new song each day between December 13th and 24th. You can listen to all the songs at the site to help get into the Christmas spirit.

 
Please be sure to support all our clients, including:

Modern Rock Review    Classic Rock Review    Cygnus Wave   DAMES of PA   The Badlees   Susquehanna Entertainment

We strive for the growth and success of all our customers!

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


Thanksgiving 2011

 

33 Dimensions Newsletter
November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We have so much to be thankful for this year, not the least of which being the privilege to run a creative, great, and rewarding business full time. Our Wounded Warrior Project event on Veteran’s Day was a great success thanks to the time and dedication of so many people including the musicians, volunteers, and participants who donated to this great cause with much time, effort, and resources.

Speaking of musicians, my wife and I caught a great show in Wilkes-Barre last night. It was a special unplugged “storytellers” show, performed at an old cathedral, featuring The Badlees and we sat in the third “pew” from the front and enjoyed these incredible talents for less than the cost of the normal ticket surcharge of a mainstream concert performer. Local music rocks!

But most of all, I am thankful for my friends and family. My wife, who is constantly there helping with all these initiatives, my twin sons who just turned 14 earlier this month, my eldest son, who recently established a chapter on his campus of the “Super Men’s Group”, which fights against the abuse of women, and a special shout out to my father, who celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday.

Thank you all for supporting us this past year and have a great Thanksgiving!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC


Black Friday Special

33 Dimensions can’t miss out the fun of “Black Friday” so we will be offering special discounts on personal websites. We don’t advertise much of the personal websites we’ve developed because they are, well, personal. However, we have developed a variety of sites ranging from family history sites to personal tribute sites to fantasy football sites to exclusive sites for groups and organizations.

Many people are surprised at how quickly developed and cost-efficient these sites can be. Act now and we can get something up and running by Christmas, which would make a very unique and special gift for someone.


Client News

 
Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review Classic Rock Review has been rolling along, with over 60 album reviews already this year. Right now, through the end of 2011, the site is examining albums from 1976 with a review of Presence by Led Zeppelin being published later today. Also, the site has expanded to add special features, yesterday looking at blues legend Robert Johnson, who recorded the first of his legendary tracks 75 years ago on November 23, 1936 (the same day my father was born).

 
Modern Rock ReviewThe Latest Modern Rock Review features were reviews of our Wounded Warrior Benefit and the album Conversation (in) Pieces by Autohypnosis. In early December, the site will publish an in-depth profile on Lenny Kucinski before going through a major site upgrade for 2012.

Big Blue BullfrogBig Blue Bullfrog continues to expand with new features such as the New York Giants Blog by J.D. Cook and The Soul of the Nation by Sinclair Soul. The site has also welcomed several new writers to the shop, offering an ever-expanding diversity of thought to the “thinking man’s blog”.

 
As mentioned above, The Badlees played a special show last night in Wilkes-Barre. The band also has many special plans for 2012, including two new albums – a “Best of” collection and a whole new album of original material – plus a DVD documentary of the band as well as a major motion picture featuring their music.

 
33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034
info@33dimensions.com

 


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