- -Wow, so much has
happened in 2 days, it's scary. We got the proof for the
liner notes, cover, back cover, etc. This is the final stage
before actually printing the graphics. This is terribly
exciting. We've made subtle changes to the website.
Nothing major. One great thing is that I got the order cds
thing back up!! This means that orders can now
continue!!! As I said earlier, we are now making 2000 CDs
and as of today, we have just over 1000 orders, so......ORDER
YOURS TODAY!!! Oh, we really wanna welcome Marissa Maley to
the project. She wanted to remain anonymous but changed her
mind and we wanted to recognize her. WELCOME TO THE TEAM
MARISSA!! You can find her stats on the 'people involved'
link. I promise I'll get a pic of her up soon!!
Alright guys, stay tuned, the fun stuff is starting to happen
- -So here's the
deal...we are definitely making 2000 CDs. At this point,
we're not sure of the cost. Some things have changed in
accordance to that. Good news is, THE CDs ARE BEING PRINTED
AS I TYPE THIS!!! YAY!!! Who would have thought this thing
would actually happen?!?!? Hey, Full Range, I finally got my
lazy ass up and put you guys on the bands involved list.
Sorry it took so long, major life crisis for me recently. I
just want to mention to everyone that Myke Armstrong is the
man. He made a new cover for the CD and the liner notes and
they are spectacular. If you wanna know more about this
badass, go to the people involved section and check out his
stats. Thanks Myke!! Oh, there's something wrong with the order cds form. I
haven't been receiving any orders since the server that it sits on
went down. I'm in the process of fixing it so bear with
us. Peace out for now guys...REMEMBER, 3-11-01, A DATE THAT
WILL LIVE IN INFAMY!!!!
February 1, 2001
- -Well, this is the
final time that we are going to change our minds. We are
going to put the final count of CDs to 2000. We have a
wonderful sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous, which is
cool. Anyway, 2000 CDs, that's all, that's it. The CD
is gonna cost 5$ with $1.30 US shipping and 4$ International
shipping. Go to 'order cds' to place your order. Peace
- - We have taken
all the pre-orders that we are taking. Last check we had 957
pre-orders and they have kept coming in. We've had to stop
at 1000. We are also still looking for a sponsor for the
CD. If you are interested, please email JR
for details. Thanks again guys!!
January 9, 2001
- -At the moment, we
are in the process of finding out if there will be 500 cds, or
1,000. The prices will vary per amount of CDs we decide on or
can afford. It all depends on if I can find a sponser willing
to temporary donate $3,000. All sponsers get full reimbursment,
their name in the cd linear notes if they act fast, and a free copy
of the tribute album. If anyone is interested, contact me at:
JrBarnett311@aol.com ASAP! But as far as the prices for
the CD's go, I'm expecting the price to be around $6.55 or
something. That would include the cd and shipping (unless you're
international, then it'll be a tiny bit more). I will email everyone
I recieved a preorder from with instructions on when to send payment
and all that information. Check back here in a few days to see
if I made an announcement doing so, if you didn't get the email, then one, you
weren't one of the 500, or I didn't get the preorder at all. But I
won't send that email out until I know for sure if it's going to be
500 or 1,000 cds available.
For those bands that have been given the green light for the album,
if you have not sent your band photo's and/or thankyou's, do so now
before it's too late. If you don't, your face and thankyou's will
not be known by those who get the cd. Also in the news of the 311
Tribute Album, we have finally settled on a cover for the album, I
really love it. Our own Lauren Potts did it all with my little
dude that I drew around the time we came across the title name for
the album (which is: Standing on the shoulders of giants: A 311
Tribute). So if
you want a peep at it, go here. Tell us
what you think of it, but don't get too compfy with it, acording to
Lauren, she said she has a few changes here and there, she'd like to
tool around with, but this is the giffs of it. (Link
We wanna welcome Laura Saffer to our quaint little project!!
She's doing the CD Layout!! THANK YOU LAURA!!!! We also wanna welcome 3 new bands to the project. These will
be the last 3 that will be added. Thank you to Haze, Chump and
Relese. You guys rock!!!
- Sunday December
another band!! Welcome to the team Mass Coexistence, we're glad to
have you! As of today, we have 14 more CDs available for
pre-order. So don't wait, get it now. If we go over, the last
few people will not be able to recieve a CD. We will let you know if
you don't make it. Sorry it has to be this way, but we could only
get 500. This thing is gonna happen! I can't believe
it!! PEACE OUT FOR NOW!!
- Friday December
I have good news and I have bad news. Good news is, we have 440
pre-orders in so far. Bad news, we're capping it at 500. That
means that if you have not already pre-ordered your copy of the CD, you
need to do so NOW!!! Aight, we also have to ask if there is anyone
that would like to sponsor the making of the CD? We at the 311
Tribute Album Project are not rich by any means and are asking for someone
or several to sponsor us. Email JR @ JrBarnett311@aol.com
if you are interested. If you do decided to sponsor the CD, you WILL
be paid back in full. We just need the money upfront to get the CDs
out. Thanks again for all your support!! PEACE!!
-We added 4 more
clips!!!! I wanna welcome a new band as well! Thanks for
signing on Self Center Project!! Also, I talked to Peter Raspler today and the new
311 album is coming out really well in the studio so far!! He
said and I quote, "you haven't heard the best yet."
I don't know how excited you guys are, but I know that I am
elated!! I cannot wait for this new CD. Anyway, go in
there and check out the clips!! Let me or JR know what you
- -Man, have we got
some updates for you guys!! Here's what we have. I
wanna say HELLO to some new bands that we've got on the
project. WHAT'S UP TO: Hempus, Nine Foot Zero, LXIX,
Superpunch!, and Delta 9!!!! Welcome to the project.
Even more exciting than adding new bands, we now have CLIPS FROM
THE CD!! I couldn't believe it either! Go to the
'listen to clips' link and check 'em out! Let us know what
you think of the clips by emailing us! We wanna know what
you love and what you hate. Things are shaping up rather
nicely here! Looks as though 3-11-01 is going to be a
reality!! THANKS FOR ALL THAT HAVE HELPED US THROUGH ALL
THIS!! LOVE YOU!!! Peace out for now!
November 25, 2000
-Well guys, it seems
as though the voting booth for the poetry section was fairly cheat
proof. I wanna say congratulations to Aurora for her poem
"Rhythmic Evolution." She was the winner of our
poetry contest and will subsequently be included in the CD booklet
for the 311 Tribute CD. I don't know if you guys know this or
not but The 311 Tribute CD Site is now featured on 311's official
site (311music.com) under the "Happenings" and we are also
featured on CDnow.com. This is amazing news for the staff
here!! We were so excited!! I wanna personally thank
Joan O'Reily as well as Peter Raspler for making this happen!!
THANKS GUYS, WE COULDN'T DO THIS WITHOUT WONDERFUL SUPPORT!!
And to the bands involved: DEMOS, DEMOS, DEMOS!! We need
them!!!!!!!! Talk to JR, let him know the status, but we need
those demos. Thanks, and PEACE for now!!!
- -Well guys, I must
apologize for not having updated in a month. I've been busy
as crap at work lately. Anyway, we've got some stuff added
to the site. We want to welcome 2 brand new bands to the
scene. Thanks Shaft Zero and Southside Hero for your
contributions. Also, we've added a place for you to vote for
your favorite poem on the site. Basically we didn't have
enough room in the CD cover to put all of them in so we want you
to pick your favorite. I made this voting booth
un-cheatable. You can only vote once. Lets's see, oh
yeah. BANDS, GET YOUR DEMOS IN BEFORE DECEMEBER OR YOU WILL
NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE CD! Sorry to be so harsh but it's
getting to be crunch-time and we need to pick up the pace.
So, unless otherwise instructed by JR, you have until Dec.
1. Lemme think...I believe that's it for now. PEACE!!!
-Once again, we are
humbly asking for anyone to help us out here at the ole 311 Tribute
CD Site. Basically now that things are rolling along, we need
to start making this CD known to the general public. We wanted
to hold off so that the Unity List members had first take at the
pre-orders. It's now time to go global. If you'd like to
help advertise, go to the link on the site entitled 'advertisements'
and see how you can help. Thanks a lot guys, this project
would be nothing without your help!! PEACE!!
October 4, 2000
Well, demos are coming
in and and things are taking shape. The March 11th, 2001 release
date still looks good to go. For those bands that have their grace
periods, Remember you have til Nov. 1st. For those bands that
are unsure of where they are at this point, you need to contact me
immediatly at: JrBarnett311@aol.com.
We can arrange a grace period for you as well, but if the bands
lolly gagging around can't do it, tell me now because we have at
least 10 other bands that want to catch a ride on this train.
Thanks to those who have sent their demos, and for those who haven't
please contact me and tell me where your band is at. Thanks!
- -As the wheels of
the NAME THE CD CONTEST grind to a halt, I have but one thing to
say...CONGRATULATIONS TO MITCH (whatever his last name
is)!!!!! YOU WON OUR CONTEST!!!!!! So I suppose that
you get a CD entitled "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: A
Tribute To 311"!!!!!!! That being said, we still want
your ideas about what the cover should look like. Once
again, I want to make this clear, THIS IS NOT A CONTEST!!!
Send your ideas to LManer311
or JrBarnett311. I
think that's it for now, once again, CONGRATS MITCH!!!
-Alrighty, I have an
important announcement to make. Whoever wins the NAME THE CD
CONTEST gets themself a FREE COPY OF THE 311 TRIBUTE CD!! I
know, I know you're saying to yourself, DAMN these guys are
generous, LOL!! Anyway, go vote for your fav cause he/she will
win a free CD. Deadline for voting is next Tuesday, September
19th. And please guys, no cheating. Also, for those of
you on the Unity list, you already know this, if not I've got
another announcement. If you think you've got a great idea for
the cover of the Tribute CD, send it in!! We'll take your
ideas and suggestions and incorporate it into a design!! I do
wanna say that THIS IS NOT A CONTEST. We just wanna see what
you guys had in mind. Send your ideas to myself (LManer311) or
JR Barnett (JrBarnett311). Deadline for cover art submissions
is November 1, so get your butts in gear :o) Aight, I think
that's it for now!! PEACE!!!
-I opened up a voting
booth for you guys to decide what you want this album to be
called!! Go in there and vote for what you like. You can
only vote once per day so make sure you really like the name, lol.
The link is 'vote for the cd name'. Also guys, thanks for all the pre-orders that you are sending
in. We have gotten a great response so far. For those of
you who want this CD and haven't pre-ordered, go ahead and put your
name down so we can reserve a copy for you. Once again, thanks
to all that have responded so far and I can't wait to make this
thing happen!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE, LOL!! PEACE!!!!
- -Okay here's the
deal guys. The pre-order form was not working correctly,
much to my dismay. Anyway, if you have already submitted
your request for a pre-order, DO IT AGAIN. We did not
receive any pre-orders so far because the form wasn't working
properly. For those of you who haven't submitted your
request yet, get on it!! Hehe. Go to the 'pre-order
your cd here' link and take care of business, lol. Aight
gang, peace out for now!!
-Well I put
up a place for you guys to put your name down on the list as someone that
wants one of these great CDs. Go to the 'pre-order your cd here'
link and fill out the online form and send it in. Basically, we need
to know how many people want it and where they're coming from. Hope
to hear from you soon!! PEACE!!
September 5, 2000
-Well guys, things
are still chugging along but there is one really exciting thing I'd
like to re-announce!!! THE CD NAME CONTEST. That's right
folks, don't think we forgot!! For those of you who have sent
in names, I've put 'em up on the link to the left. For those
of you who haven't sent in anything and know about the contest, SEND
SOMETHING IN!!!!! For those of you who have no idea what I'm
talking about, you have an excuse, lemme explain. Aight, we're
letting the fans name the CD. Email me your ideas and I'll put
em up!! Look at the 'name the cd contest' link to the left to
view what others have come up with!! KEEP THE NAMES COMIN'!!!!!
-Okay so maybe I
lied about that unnamed band being the last cause we just added
another and these guys kick ass, I've heard some of their
stuff. They're called Joy Ride and they're out of the island
of Guam. They should prove to be a major asset to the
Tribute CD. Also, I want to announce the "NAME THE
TRIBUTE CD" contest. That's right folks, the album name
is up to you guys. Email your ideas to myself, LManer311,
or JrBarnett311, the
producer. Also, to all the bands, don't forget to get those
demos and pictures in the mail. We need 'em soon so we can
start putting this thing together!! Peace out!!!!
sorry it's been so long since the last update, it's been pretty wild in
the ole life of LManer311, lol. Anyway, we gotta 2 more bands,
G.R.A.S.S. and the other had not decided on a name, thanks a lot for
helping guys!! The band with the undecided name is the last band
that will be on the album, however we will be accepting alternates in case
a band falls through. For those bands that made it, start sending in
your pics and demos!! Also, I added 2 more poems but we still don't
have enough. Please keep 'em coming!! Aight, I think that's
gonna do it, PEACE!!!!!
pics and demos to:
15380 W. Lyons Rd.
Westville, IL 61883
- Friday August
poetry section!! Come check out what people had to say about the way
311 makes 'em feel. We can ALWAYS use more poetry, please don't
hesitate to send more. And by the way, these poems will go in the CD
booklet!!! I also wanna give a big ole 'what up' to our new band on
the list, Proverb!! Man these cats can play some 311, lol!! Peace!!
- Monday July
- -We just got 3 bands
added baby!! Aaaaaaawwww yeah, lol. Welcome aboard
District 5, Grey DJ, and Sinergy!!! Can't wait to here you
cats on the CD. Pretty soon I'm going to add the poetry I've
received to the page. I ADDED A CHAT ROOM!!!! Now you
cats can talk and whatnot, it's so fun!! LOL!! If you can't
tell, I'm really excited about this CD and this page!!! Sign the book, KEEP VOTING, and stay positive,
- Wednesday July
involved just got a face lift, literally, lol!! Go there and check
out what our crazy mugs look like. I cut the picture but in Lauren's
photo, to her left, viewers right is the guitarist from Incubus. How
dope is that? Ask JR to tell you his funny story about Mike, lol.
Check out the new stuff and KEEP VOTING!!! And don't forget to sign
the guestbook, keep us motivated!!
- ATTENTION BANDS INVOLVED
We STILL need some
pictures of you guys so we can add to the CD booklet. Please send
your pics to JrBarnett311 so
that we can continue with the graffix layout!!
- Tuesday July
added!! Give your props to Brodies for jumping on board.
We added some new FAQ's to the ole list. Check em out so you
can be that much more informed. Sorry it took so long for
updates, I've had a crazy weekend.
- Friday July
added!! Thanks Go!Shogun and DJ Skittles for helping us out!! I also wanna
thank Ryan Korth for joining the production team! We've added a band
progress report page where the bands tell you guys how they're coming
along. Also for all you cats that aren't in a band, we are going to
have a poetry section in the CD booklet!! Start writing a few
stanzas now!! Keep topics to 311, Unity, Brother/Sisterhood, and other
positive natured things. Email the poetry to LManer311
or JrBarnett311. That's it
for now so, check out
the new stuff, sign the guestbook and continue to vote!!
ATTENTION BANDS INVOLVED
We need some
pictures of you guys so we can add to the CD booklet. Please send
your pics to JrBarnett311 so
that we can continue with the graffix layout!!
- Thursday July
launched. Go here, add your name to our list and we'll make
sure you know what's going on at all times. Guestbook added,
SIGN!!!!!! Counter added at
the bottom of this page. We also added some bios for the
people that are involved in making this project happen. Check
out the new stuff, more things to come. Soon we will be adding
some pre-pre-pre-recordings of the songs from the bands.
- Wednesday July
involved added. Go there and check out who's involved in this whole
operation. This list is very short. We need more people.
Also, if you are helping and aren't on that list, lemme know, I just took
over the site and I have no clue who all is involved!!
- Tuesday July 18, 2000
booths open for business!!!! So go there and cast your votes for
what you wanna hear on the 311 Tribute Album!!!