Today’s Tabs feature some lovely looking earrings (which just so happen to resemble the logo of super-smart Canadian punks Fucked Up), a home recorder’s gift guide, Mongolian stir fry, and an attempt to quantify and measure fan loyalty.
- It’s that time of the year when gift guides become pretty useful. We were gonna do one, but now that Disc Makers has published this handy dandy one for home recorders, well, we don’t have to!
- As we’ve been saying all year, we’re excited to see what happens when businesses and bands start partnering at a hyperlocal level, and it looks like that’s finally starting to happen. Because if a Mongolian Stir Fry chain hosting a social media-based tour contest doesn’t qualify as hyperlocal, then we don’t know what would.
- Our buddy Jon Ostrow over at Mic Control has posed a very interesting question over at Mic Control: how do you measure your fans’ dedication? There are, of course, many different kinds of fans, who each will regard your music differently, but Ostrow is after something you can use as a measuring stick. Go in, and offer your two cents!
- Finally, as an added bonus cut/totally obvious reminder: don’t steal people’s credit cards and use them to buy your single on iTunes. Because when you get caught, you come off looking like a real asshole.