Please help Linescratchers AND Fictionist!

Here’s your chance to help Linescratchers and one of our featured artists, Fictionist.

Fictionist has advanced in the Rolling Stone cover contest, and they’re having their own contest to help get them votes.  The winner of the Fictionist contest (the person or people who generate the most votes) will win $1000 and two tickets to Bonnaroo.  Linescratchers has asked the boys’ permission and is allowed to enter.

What can Linescratchers do with the winnings?  We could possibly…

  • Help pay for the web hosting for our site
  • Put on an awesome concert
  • Have a sweet awards ceremony with awards for the 2011 Linescratchers Awards
  • Something else
  • And we could still do something with the tickets, we’re open to ideas from you guys

That’s why we’re asking YOU to help Linescratchers generate votes, and those votes will help one of our very own featured artists get on the cover of Rolling Stone AND play at Bonnaroo. This is a win-win-win situation.

So, if you want to help us out by voting CLICK HERE and follow the instructions!

And if you want to help us out even more, copy and paste the following link on your Facebook, Twitter, or in an email to your friends:

http://www.fictionist.com/rollingstone/ZWO

Please help Linescratchers AND Fictionist!

Linescratching Post for the week of March 28, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 5, Week of March 28, 2011

In this issue: Some linescratchers break up! The Pearl and the Beard make the rest of us feel like worthless lumps! Gladys Knight takes on Vegas and Amtrak! The Aquabats! make the rest of us feel like real go-getters! Low does some stuff! I include a bowdlerized Jawbreaker reference! and more!

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Linescratching Post for the week of March 28, 2011

The Linescratching Post for the week of March 7, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 3, Week of March 7, 2011

In this issue: SCANDAL EDITION! Ken Jennings defies electoral consensus in a forbidden fantasy! Mayan Fox gets me stonkered! Colby Miller gives away the milk AND the cow for free! Alan Sparhawk unleashes his retribution! The Neon Trees meet Glee! The Steelwells win an award (uh, a scandalous award?) All this, plus Yo Gabba Gabba might get canceled, Fictionist compete with food delivery for attention from BYUTV, and an obligatory Archuleta Army update!

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The Linescratching Post for the week of March 7, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of Feb 28, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 2, Week of February 28, 2011

In this issue: Gladys Knight, The Aquabats!, bands and people with rather more tenuous connections to Mormonism, a story about a ward talent show that you’ll not soon forget, Porter Rockwell, Spencer W. Kimball, and much more.

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Linescratching Post for the week of Feb 28, 2011

“Teach Me How To Jimmer” official video

Young Sim sent this to me two days ago and put it up on YouTube yesterday.  Within a day it’s gotten tens of thousands of views.  I give you “Teach Me How To Jimmer” by the Feel Good Music Coalition, featuring Quinn, Kai, Kalin, Definit and Young Sim, and edited by Nic Goodfellow.

“Teach Me How To Jimmer” official video

It’s not easy being Cove Reber.

In 2004, a 19-year-old Mormon singer from Vista, California, sent in an acoustic demo tape to a band that was, in his mind, already legendary. Saosin had only released one EP, Translating the Name, but it became so popular through touring and careful use of online social networking that the EP sold tens of thousands of copies. Not long into 2004, however, vocalist Anthony Green, who was feeling homesick and dissatisfied with the direction of the band, left to form Circa Survive, and a nation-wide audition then took place to find a new singer.

When Beau Burchell, guitarist of Saosin, first heard Cove Reber’s audition tape, he thought Anthony was playing a trick on them, because Cove’s vocals sounded so much like Anthony’s. It was no joke. Cove, though young, already had experience playing in local bands Mormon in the Middle and Stamp Out Detroit, and his vocal similarity to the Saosin’s founding singer got him hired. For Cove, it was a dream come true to be hired by a band he looked up to so much. Fan reaction was mixed. Continue reading “It’s not easy being Cove Reber.”

It’s not easy being Cove Reber.