Riverside/Avondale barter fest idea and Facebook group

I, at some point, want to start a barter fair in riverside, where with no entry fee you can register to display your items for trade only. Goers can brink some items in their bag to trade around the site. The idea being that ultimately items will recycle cutting down on waste and even small things of value, to you, could be more to someone else. So everyone’s happy. If you like to game that system, you can. Start with a framed photo you took, leave with a guitar. I haven’t been motivated enough to try this yet, party because I don’t know if taxes will mess me up, or when I could afford to pay any permits if needed. I would need some education and help. 

For now I created THIS FACEBOOK GROUP to trade with neighbors in the areas of Riverside and Avondale, with an OK for some places close enough. being that it’s online you can buy and sell as well. I hate to add people against their will so it will have to be shared by people who want it to work.                   Riverside/Avondale JAX [ BUY | SELL| TRADE ]

One Spark Movement Teaser

A awesome video about the One Spark Movement. I hope this keeps going. We need more energy.

One Spark Vimeo Page:

One Spark is a faction of innovators focused on encouraging idea generation and disruptive thinking in Jacksonville, FL. Learn more about One Spark at beonespark.com.

We’re just getting started and hope you’ll join the movement!

Many thanks to: Amy P., Paul F., Jack T., Peter R., Mike P., Ray D., Tony A., Jessica G., Jim W., and all others who helped make this possible.

Elton Rivas – Zero Confines (zeroconfines.com)
Varick Rosete – Varick Rosete Studio (varickrosete.com)
Dennis Eusebio – Thought & Theory (thoughtandtheory.com)

Yeasayer – Sunrise

Via MeshMag.com

JaxScene 2011

It’s been three years and nearly to the day that JaxScene was started by Tom P. Lots of posts for the love of the show coolest things happening in the city and making it better. No matter what JaxScene is to become from here on out, it will never lose the original idea.

This is a growing city and there’s twice as many art shows and other event since JaxScene first started; I certainly hope we did our part in letting people know where everything is and showing what happen during the events.

It’s been a lesson in the use of cameras, event planning, website design, and scene networking. There’s a lot to look forward to. There’s more to do and see. There will be more contributors and the possibility of Tom P. coming back.

I’ve been in contact with column writers, photographers, and people; already covering the scene. They now have a outlet. I plan to have a JaxScene very accessible to anyone who wants to contribute with only a few guidelines. If you’re interested yourself, don’t hesitate to email me at jaxscenedavid@gmail.com.

I don’t want people to think that jaxscene is about a elite few, myself, or just wanting to cover the rare, crunchy, or what is only considered to be cool by a certain group. If something inspiring is happening at a library, I’d like to know. If something different is happening at a venue that typically wouldn’t host such an event, that would be great too. I also wouldn’t mind seeing more events in support of a cause. Don’t worry though, I still like to see the party pics.

The relaunch is no doubt going to be slow at start. I myself still have to barrow cameras to use and still have to rile the new contributors. The reoccurring posts of things to do is still under construction. I want to have more use of technology when it comes to how I do the things to do posts. Nonetheless, I am inspired by the poll numbers.

For right now, I’m just happy with the new design. There will be slight changes for aesthetic effect and the restoration of links to our family blogs on the right.

OooooOOOoooooOOOOoooo the cooooloooouurrrsss…..

JaxScene hardly updated [web poll featured]

As you can see if you still visit this site, it’s sitting unused and out of date. This is because, among other reasons, a loss in interest.

If you want something bad enough, you know, you will set out to make it happen. I myself have been trying to keep it going but hiccup after hiccup I got burnt out.

The service of things to do was great but Facebook events make this sort of thing obsolete. The hope in continuing things to do was to list really obscure or neat events you just wouldn’t hear about unless you were in the know.

Which brings me to another point; you would have to be in the know. You would have to afford to be out daily getting involved and taking photos of it. I couldn’t do this for the longest because of severe money troubles.

It takes a team for any media outlet to survive. There were only small bit of contributors and as the time line fallows, proved tiring. Also, we had different ideas and sometimes they conflicted. We all had other things we concerned ourselves with.

It’s no question that the bread and butter of JaxScene was media. Our photo hits sky rocketed in 08 and still maintains visitors today. My ideas that fell flat were to expand to a podcast, audio interviews, JaxScene TV, and have enough contributors to be in many places to cover more.

But who has that type of energy right? With personal feats that I face, it’s hard to stay motivated, let alone to motivate others. Is there a place for JaxScene still in this city? Did it have something that other blogs that cover their scene didn’t have? Did it help anyone other than JaxScene members?

If JaxScene should be relaunched I think it should be very energetic. It should have the people and networking behind it. It should have more written articles. It should truly help others and bring in revenue for those working for it. JaxScene should be an outlet to any artist wanting a bigger audience. It should be a union with the power to host its own events. It should comprise of individuals who already change the scene around them to what they want to see happen.

It’s possible.

JaxScene is just us. A name with a large web hit count. It has been taken seriously by other big cities as indicated by emails from publications and music labels. I think we only scratched the surface. There are no real obstacles to something like a JaxScene blog here when even the people who say Jacksonville is whack also agree it will always need doers and movers despite what it looks like to others who don’t get it.

A relaunch is possible. A magazine is possible. Take some time to comment on what you think and take my poll.