October 10th Local blog/news roundup plus things to do


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    September 14th events and Local blog/news roundup

    • ABOVE: Local band SUNBEARS finished wrapping up the shooting of their latest music video for their single “Give Love A Try”, last First Fridays in Five Points. People were openly invited to attend and be apart of a non-permitted “guerrilla” video shoot. Looking forward to seeing it. Check back here for photos from that event by Tom P.
    • Speaking of music videos, Jack Diablo and EU presents Jacksonville Music Video Revival, a calling for videos. “The JMVR began last year as a pet project of Jack Diablo and EU Jacksonville with the intended purpose of showcasing local filmmaking and musical talent and the hopes of stimulating a “revival” of the art from here in Jacksonville. Many music videos have been made since then and we are pleased to offer an outlet for them to be seen by the public.”. Read this post for more info and how to get involved. I think this is a push in a awesome art direction. Last Year’s interview with Jack on Urban Jacksonville. Here’s pictures by Tom P. from a previous JMVR night, August 2010.
    • www.mizunousa.com created an ad about running featuring music from local band Crash the Satellites, directed by Patrick Barry. It was pretty cool and a great choice of song. I tried to name the recognizable places the runner, Rick Patterson, was at in Jacksonville. By the way Rick, your arms will get too warn out running that way.
    • Terriblerentersinjax.com continues posting and I got to say it’s sort of my guilty pleasure. It’s enticing like reality TV in the way that you get to hear some dirt at the expense of someone else, whether warranted or not. It’s drawn controversy for posting such raw info on bad renters, including pictures of them and the damages they’ve caused. They have taken criticism that they’re being one sided, but it’s more of a place for these landlords to blow off some steam from cases that ended unsatisfactorily. A place for renters to blow off steam has been a suggestion and bringing this resulting post.
    • Not too long after the new local bicycling advocacy group; The Jacksonville Bicycle Coalition. site went live came a stream of posts about bike riders being struck by vehicles. Some being hit and runs and most leaving the rider seriously injured. This post highlights some of these recent incidences. Visit to read more and get involved where you can to make it safer to ride in Jax.
    • Words That Make Your Heart Tingle“, a post on Jax Underbelly blog about feedback from fans concerning the former venue Underbelly’s in five points. Who knew it meant this much. Well, lets get Underbelly 2 going!!
    • Birdie, the creator of some local web comics we love at JaxScene is taking a break, or even a farewell, not too long after a revamping of his comic Frog VS Toad. I enjoyed the new look of the characters and hopefully he will get back into it. But everyone’s got to stop and refocus. We know this all to well.
    • Art: BEAST EVERY WEEK & Fly’s Tie Project.

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      August 20th events and Local blog/news roundup

      • ABOVE: I’m sure you have heard by now, it’s trickled throughout facebook (lol @ Christian Mendez) and the blogosphere. There is a project to revamp and deliciousify 5 Points Theatre restoring it to it’s former glory and then some. Check out the project page to help and receive incentive here http://www.ulule.com/5pointstheatre. But really, the real incentive is how much you will enjoy it when it’s done. Read more in depth at Urban Jacksonville.
      • A Help Save Five Points Coffee Shop Facebook event was started to mobilize a effort to help the shop to stay open despite unforeseen expenses threatening to close the place down. Inside you’ll fine what ideas they are collaborating on as far as donations and a August 28th event with live music. to get involved contact them or visit the Facebook page link above. Don’t have Facebook? Yeah right. Just kidding here’s an alternate link to get info and updates on the event 5pointsof5points.com.
      • Bike Jax Blog posted a article showcasing a new local bicycling advocacy group; The Jacksonville Bicycle Coalition.“Fighting for Our Right-of-Way: A Duval-based order advocating for the rights of cyclists. If these mean streets are wearing you down, join us. United WE make a difference.”
      • Just in: The bike club SkidMarks started a mobile on site bike repair service. Text your name and number or call 458-SKID. 6 members are ready to help as late as 3am. It’s part of a on going project for on the spot help with more to come.
      • Posted on Money Jungle Safari blog; ‘G. Jerome Jones on Hip-Hop’, touching on some history as well as the local hiphop scene resources that helped it grow.
      • Jacksonville Suns starting pitcher Graham Taylor slide fail on YouTube. Lols.
      • I’m happy to see new user posts on our JaxScene Tumblr Page. Join in on the fun, visit the link to see what email you send your photo to. Post some cell pics from events you’re at or what you’re seeing around town.

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        Jaxscene Tumblr Reboot

        In the past I’ve loved the 50+ photos submitted to our Tumblr feed, live from people hanging out and around the scene. In it’s popular days we saw on the moment live shows, obscure hangouts, traffic accidents, cool street art, personal blurbs from some of our fans, and event breaking news. And it got interesting what else we got because it’s totally anonymous and anyone can post. The only reason such a neat idea fell out, was that it was spammed constantly by bots. Because to submit to our Tumblr live on the spot, you would send it to our email listed in plain text on the right side of our Tumblr page, which was easily read by spam bots.

        Not realizing that having the email listed as a image would stop this, I regenerated an email and again listed it as text. I eventually gave up and buried it.

        Now this time, it’s back up and the email is a image. All posts will be moderated for nudity or obviously abusive posts. So now it’s over to you. Post what’s going on. It can be text, photo, even video. Posts will be live right on the column to the right on this site.

        Save the email in your phone 

        View the Jaxscene Tumblr here or click the feed on our sidebar.