Elvis Has Left the Building


33 Dimensions Newsletter
August 16, 2011

Elvis PresleyIt’s hard to believe that’s been 34 years since Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n Roll, passed away. Even though I was only eight years old at the time, I still remember that day in 1977 vividly. It was a hot summer day and I was riding my skateboard when a neighbor lady with curlers in her hair came running out of her apartment building shouting that Elvis had died. Soon a large group had gathered around, most of them skeptical, claiming that the news must have been part of some practical joke. Unfortunately, the news was true.

Beyond being the first real “rock star”, Elvis also played an important role in the evolution of American music. He came from Tupelo, Mississippi, right in the heart of the Delta blues scene as it proliferated through the 30s, 40s, and 50s. He took these influences and forged his own style, which sent ripples through America in the 1950s as well as Britain and the rest of the world a decade later. This opened the floodgates to some of the greatest music ever produced.

In honor of Elvis, 33 Dimensions dedicates this newsletter to the wonderful art form of music. Many of our clients are in the music industry and there will be much going on in the near future. So after a very brief business announcement, we’ll talk nothing but music.

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC

33 Dimensions Summer Special

As we’ve been advertising since May, 33 Dimensions has been offering a 33% discount on all services through Labor Day. Response to this offer has been tremendous and we appreciate all of you who have given us your business. However, due to this tremendous response, starts to new projects may be delayed a month or two as we give existing clients their due time and effort.

We will still honor the 33% discount on any new business agreed to between now and Labor Day, with the understanding that our normally quick production time will be stretched out a bit longer.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding on this matter.

Now, back to the music…

Client News (Rock and Roll Edition)

Susquehanna EntertainmentOn August 6th we launched the new website for Susquehanna Entertainment, an artist management and independent record company founded and operated by Terry Selders. Terry is also working with The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center in Mechanicsburg, PA, who will officially open their doors in late September in conjunction with a Master Class by guitar legend Steve Vai.

DAMES of PAToday (August 16th) is the official release date of The Invisible Man, the second solo album by Chris Nelson. A review of the album has been published on DAMES of PA, who brought reviewer Sigourney Soul out of retirement for the occasion. This follows a recent feature and review on the site of Hot Wing Jones and their latest album, Tanker A.

Modern Rock ReviewModern Rock Review recently published a profile on Mark Oliver Everett and Eels entitled The “E” Files. The site will celebrate its first birthday on October 10th with a bit of a “face lift” stylistically as well as an in-depth profile on one of Central Pennsylvania’s top musical talents, Darcie Miner.

Classic Rock ReviewAt the end of August, Classic Rock Review will complete its 20th anniversary look at the albums of 1991 and move on to the 45th anniversary look at 1966, a year that included Pet Sounds, em>Revolver, Blonde On Blonde, and many more true classics.

Imaginary LinesRumor has it that ideas are being tossed around concerning a new Imaginary Lines album in 2012. This, despite repeated pronouncements from the project’s leader that their 2009 comprehensive collection, Imaginary Lines 33, would be the final output by the band. Stay tuned.

Another band working on new material is The Badlees. Their website’s song of the month for August is “Four Leaf Clover” from their 2002 album Renew. Future updates to the Badlees site will include bios of each band member, a timeline of their long career, and, of course, any news about a new album or future shows.

Cygnus WaveA benefit concert called Sound Off for Veteran’s Day will take place on Friday, November 11th (11/11/11). Planning is in the initial stages and further information will be provided in the near future at: Vets.CygnusWave.com.

33 Dimensions is currently developing our biggest online musical initiative to date, called The River of Rock. This is still in the works but will be forthcoming sometime over the winter 2011-12. This initiative will work with many elements of the music industry to promote, document, and celebrate original music and art from Central Pennsylvania, past, present, and future. Stay tuned for much more on this in future newsletters.

33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034


One Small Step for Man

Moon Landing, July 20, 1969Today is the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when Americans proved to the world that we can accomplish anything once we set our mind to it. There is no doubt that small businesses today face a sluggish economy and much uncertainty, but this may also be an opportune time to take advantage of low-cost solutions such as those we provide at 33 Dimensions.

One Giant Leap for J.D. Cook

I cannot express how proud I am of my son, J.D. Cook, who just this morning let me know that he has finally completed writing his debut novel The Village Green. He started this novel three years ago while still in high school and he is now 20 and headed into his junior year at St. John’s University in New York.

For those of you close to our family, you may recall the many short stories and the few novellas he wrote through his adolescent years, starting way back at age 10, a full decade ago. But this is a really big deal to us – a full-fledged, bona fide novel! It exceeds 60,000 words in length and (yes, I’m obviously bias here) it is an excellent and entertaining read.

The novel does still need to be edited and, perhaps, processed through some peer review, so there is still a ways to go before it becomes an actual “book”. We are hopefully optimistic that it will be published and available by the end of 2011, maybe just in time to add to your Christmas list. In the coming months, check out BigBlueBullfrog.com (currently under construction) for much more information on The Village Green.

Remember to please support local businesses, local music, and in this case, local authors!

Ric Albano
President and CEO
33 Dimensions LLC

Client News

Susquehanna EntertainmentWe are happy to welcome our latest client, Susquehanna Entertainment, for whom we are currently building a website. The company was founded and is operated by Terry Selders, offers management services, and is also a record label with many new projects in the works.

True Fear ProductionsThe Tru Fear Productions site has been updated in the past week. The Carnival of Fears is a haunted attraction, featuring original characters, effects, and animatronics, which will be held in Mountaintop, PA from September 30th through Halloween, 2011.

DAMES of PADAMES of PA recently published articles that featured Chris Nelson and The Briggs Farm Blues Festival, and they will soon be posting a feature on Hot Wing Jones and their brand new album Tanker A within a few days.

Modern Rock ReviewThis week Modern Rock Review will be publishing a feature on the New York-based power trio Fools On Sunday. Upcoming features will profile Eels, Darcie Miner, and Lenny Kucinski.

Classic Rock ReviewClassic Rock Review continues to feature reviews of the best albums released in 1991 (now through the end of August). The most recent reviews include The Dylans, both Use Your Illusions by Guns n’ Roses, and Mama Said by Lenny Kravitz.

Big Blue BullfrogAs mentioned above, Big Blue Bullfrog is currently under construction and will be the central place for info on J.D. Cook’s novel The Village Green. The site will also be reformed as a “thinking man’s site” – a place to discuss art, music, culture, philosophy, politics, and NFL football.

33 Dimensions
P.O. Box 126
Highspire, PA 17034


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