Archive for October, 2006

Rainbow Room, Hollywood, CA

Posted: Oct 16, 2006

Rainbow Room Bar & Grill, Hollywood CA
9015 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-4232
West Coast Songwriter’s Showcase, show starts at 8p. $7 cover

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Rainbow Room, Hollywood, CA

Posted: Oct 16, 2006

Rainbow Room Bar & Grill, Hollywood CA
9015 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-4232
West Coast Songwriter’s Showcase, show starts at 8p. $7 cover

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DAY 101 – thank God it’s over and i can get back to work…

Posted: Oct 15, 2006

I’m back.

Hope you didn’t forget about me. I had to take out a calendar and count the number of days since I’d posted a new entry to the journey. Finally passed Day 100 and I just realized it’s crazy how fast life is going by right now.

Let’s talk about Bix. It’s over. Thank God, ’cause this contest was killing me!

If you’re just tuning in, I was a Top 10 Finalist in the Bix.com “Second Chance” contest. It was basically a follow-on to the American Idol tryouts, except everything was online. You audition, then try to get people to vote for you. Winner takes all — and in this case it was a $50,000 cash prize. Pretty cool concept, and I must say I had a blast over the last month promoting it.

But it took everything out of me. Spent all my free time, my music practicing and writing time, and of course my “Nick’s Journey” time promoting the contest.

Seriously, I exhausted every avenue of promotion I could think of. Turned myself into a marketing machine. Blasted Myspace and google repeatly with messages and articles about the contest. Got featured in 2 newspaper articles (one front page!), Gavin Degraw’s fan site, and even mentioned in a Microsoft e-zine of 600,000 some-odd subscribers. All of that to garner over 11,000 page views of my contest entry! All of this in 2 weeks time…

Now I’m the one who’s exhausted.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped me get votes. To all those who posted and re-posted bulletins, called/begged friends to vote, you guys are Superfans. To my new friends from Bix, I really do appreciate all your help from the bottom of my heart. We gave it a great run, but in the end, just couldn’t pull enough to take the prize.

That is, if you think winning the $50,000 was the only reward… It wasn’t.

(You know who you are. 😉 )

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Lighthouse Cafe, Hermosa Beach, CA

Posted: Oct 15, 2006

The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach
30 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-9833
Show starts at 8:30. Hermosa Pier. No cover. 21+

UPDATE:
Click here for the Audio from the show!

The Lighthouse Cafe on Hermosa Pier

UPDATE:
Click here for the Audio from the show!

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Welcome Cafe, Redondo Beach, CA

Posted: Oct 7, 2006

C&D’s Welcome Cafe
1808 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA
(310) 316-9270
8PM, No Cover – Tips welcome; All ages

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Nick is a Top 10 Finalist in the Bix.com Second Chance Contest!

Posted: Oct 2, 2006

Another BIG step in the journey today.

I finished 2nd place in the Audio competition, which put me into the Finals! Now 9 other finalists and I will battle it out at Bix.com until Saturday, Oct. 14.

It’s now more important than ever to vote! If you haven’t done so already, please go to www.Bix.com and vote for your favorite!

If you want step-by-step instructions with screenshots, just click here.

Thanks so much! You guys are the best. 🙂

-ND

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