Top 15 signs you're a True T61'er

15. You hate the dimensions and constraints of the Tunebox feature.

14. You've already signed up for the Max Bumps blog.

13. You know who Hidari is and have bought their album, although you don't speak a word of Japanese.

12. You sent Christmas cards to James and Sam last year.

11. You check your Listener Status on the Leaders Board more than once a day

10. You have at least 15 different posts on your Comment Wall from Glenn Case ending in "Rock"

9. You have become that annoying friend who loves all this music from Artists no one has ever heard of

8. There is not a single living plant still alive in your house.

7. Your dog has given up on being walked and has taught himself how to open doors and go outside to pee.

6. You have a secret crush more than one sixtyoner, whom you have never met, but whose icon you look forward to seeing on every song bump you make.

5. You keep vanity checking your posts in the Forum or on song comments, to see if anyone has a comment with @yourname on it and then resond back immediately.

4. All your real life sentences end with "Max Bumpage" a la: "Dude, I just got a raise! Max Bumpage!"

3. Meth addicts stop by your house to implore you to please seek some help!!!

2. You keep saying to yourself "I will stop spending so much time on this site, once I hit level xx"and you do that for every level.

... and the number 1 way you know you're a 61'er is:

1. You cannot make any decisions in real life any more, without checking to see if AnnieB or Batface89 support it through their bumps.

Get to know a fellow 61'er: timyjl

Here's the first in our thousand part series, Get to know a fellow 61'er (Yeah, I'm a big Colbert fan!) If you'd like to participate, here are the instructions.

  1. Your 61 Listener ID: timyjl
  2. Current Favorite Band: 3 way tie: Guster, Muse, Levi Weaver, CJizzle… But seriously there are far too many to choose.
  3. Band you most wish would post music: Melophone.
  4. Your musical guilty pleasure: Weird Al's Amish Paradise.
  5. How did you hear of The Sixty One: Dee eye double guh dot com.
  6. How much less productive are you since you've joined?: 72.8% ± 3.49
  7. What is the biggest change you'd make to the61 site? A complete robustification of the tunbox concept. UI based notification for wall posts and tbx, tbx history, larger compose field, address book of subscribers, other, etc.
  8. The listener you'd most like to meet in person: Big Ears aka grandesoreilles because I would hafta go to Scotland to do so. and I always thought I would be dead sexy in a kilt. But everyone I have played wall tag with really.
  9. What do you think of Second Life Avatars for musicians and users? Sorry, not so much.
  10. What sort of stuff would you like to see on this blog?: More users.

Artists of Scotland

Aye, I heerd Ying Tong by SambaYaSamby thes afternoon. The percussion is pure minted.

We were noticing the interesting World sound coming out of Scotland (of course, you know ZUBA, not to mention all of the more mainstream music coming from the Haggis Isle.

Here is a smattering of the Scottish offerings at The Sixty One.

Summer Music Festivals in the U.S.

You can catch so many great artists you've heard on The Sixty One at big music festivals this summer (and loads that you don't hear at The Sixty One). Here are four of the bigger festivals in the US this summer.


Location: Indio, CA
Dates: April 25-27

I'd really love to go to Coachella, but I won't make it this year. Santogold is playing! Hot Chip, Manchester Orchestra, My Morning Jacket, Love & Rockets!?, Black Mountain, Annuals, The National and so many more bands.


Location: Manchester, TN
Dates: June 12-15

Many bands I've seen are playing Bonnaroo. Artists you may have heard at The Sixty One include State Radio, Tegan & Sarah, Ghostland Observatory, Chromeo, The Felice Brothers and Vampire Weekend. Lez Zeppelin are playing!

Rothbury Music Festival

Location: Rothbury and Double JJ Resort, Rothbury, Michigan
Dates: July 3-6
Website: Rothbury Festival

This is the first year for the Rothbury Festival in West Michigan. The line up is impressive and features such 61 artists as State Radio, Tea Leaf Green, The Dresden Dolls and lots of artists I'm dying to see.


Location: Chicago's Grant Park
Dates: Aug. 1-3

Lollapalooza is a festival I've attended many times. I went to the first five and then to the last two years in Chicago. They haven't announced the lineup yet, but you bet your sweet ass I'll be there.

Any Database Programmers Out There?

Once we find a permanent domain name for the site it would be great to have a database of shows by artists on The Sixty One, sortable by artist, city and date. If you're intested, please contact Batface89 by Tunebox or a post on my wall. This would be volunteer for the love of music and The Sixty One.

Actually, I could use a good programmer for my regular job - someone who knows rails, phpMyAdmin and MySQL. We've been looking for someone for a while. We pay, of course.

Same Song, Different Artist: Hallelujah

The song Hallelujah was originally released by Leonard Cohen in 1984. It has been covered numerous times but was most notably (and beautifully) covered by Jeff Buckley for his 1994 album, Grace..

Several artists at TheSixtyOne have also covered the song. Which do you prefer? Leave a comment below.

Suzen JueL

Frogg & Jaycatt

Big Chicken Dinner

On The Rocks

Get to know your fellow 61'ers

You know those annoying questionnaires you get from friends from high school you don't particularly like to answer? Here's another you probably won't like!

If you'd like to participate, cut and paste the following and add your own answers. Email to and we'll feature a different 61'er every few days, or whenever I get around to it. Feel free to be as elaborate as you like with your answers. Web space is cheap.

  1. Your 61 Listener ID:
  2. Current Favorite Artist:
  3. Artist you most wish would upload music:
  4. Your musical guilty pleasure:
  5. How did you hear of The Sixty One?
  6. How much less productive are you since you've joined?
  7. What is the biggest change you'd make to The Sixty One?
  8. Who is the listener you'd most like meet in person?
  9. What do you think of Second Life Avatars for musicians and users?
  10. What sort of stuff would you like to see on this blog?

Why a Fan Blog for The Sixty One?

I am an addict of The Sixty One, but there are some features lacking and no good place for a community forum to just talk about music, 61 terminology, other 61 listeners and whatever else. Get to know your fellow 61ers! I'd love to have an interview with Sam and James, interviews with artists and lots of play lists.

We will have a core group of 10-20 listeners and maybe a few artists who really know their music and can talk the talk. If you have more ideas, please post a comment below. The blog is your oyster.