Visiting a band's website

Can you help me brainstorm in regards to the direction for The Scarlet Paradigm website?

Other than upcoming shows and links to our other online pages, we don’t have lots of content (yet).

I’d like for us to post creative stuff (e.g. short videos, random artwork) to fill in gaps between the shows. Without that, it feels pointless to spend time or money[1. We don’t have money. Boo.] on a Flash intro page or website.

I could just make a simple intro page with a random image script. But, I think an intro page is a waste — it’s one extra click.

Ultimately, we (the band) need to talk about what we want on the website. But, I’d like to bring data to the guys — and that’s where you can help:

Why do you visit a band’s website?(polls)

Do you like a splash page before a band’s website?(answers)

Quick update

I’m done with Macroeconomics! So, I thought this would be a good time to share what’s happened the past few weeks that I haven’t written about.

Other than the posts you’ve seen about my taking photos at a few concerts, I photographed an event for Dennis Carpenter, took corporate headshots for the directing attorneys at work[1. Thanks to Michael Kang for a crash course in Strobist technique (off-camera lighting). I’ll post one or two of them when I can.], and went on the Worldwide photowalk at Venice Beach.

Until the fall semester starts for me on September 1st, I’m just working, relaxing, and hopefully going on some random photowalks sprinkled with a few concerts. Photo passes, please? 🙂

As for The Scarlet Paradigm, we’ve got a show tomorrow night in Montrose. It’ll be Bill’s birthday and we’ll be playing two new songs in our set. “Great, grand treat of the day!”[2. Billy Madison reference. Rest in peace, Chris Farley.]

[TSP] Show at the Whisky – February 28, 2009

The Scarlet Paradigm at the Whisky (Photo by Michael Kang)
The Scarlet Paradigm at the Whisky (Photo by Michael Kang)

We (The Scarlet Paradigm) have another gig at the Whisky (West Hollywood). It’s a late one, but we’ll make it worth your time. People seem to love us, too, so come out!

Our set is next Saturday, February 28th, 2009 at 11pm, but bands start performing at 8pm. (More details and tickets)


Are you a photographer? First of all, the venue is camera friendly. We’d love to see any photos you take of us!

I could also use some company walking up and down Sunset for some street photography. (Hopefully some Flickr friends will join us.) We just have to be at sound check at 3:00pm, so we’ll probably be done around 4-4:30pm. That’s a lot of time to kill. Let me know if you can hang out, yeah?

The Scarlet Paradigm at Whisky A Go Go – 2/11/2009 9:30pm

Our band, The Scarlet Paradigm, has a show coming up.

Oh, and this one is ALL AGES. Can you dig it?!

Please buy your ticket now so we don’t have to worry about our pre-sale quota — a necessary evil as we work our way into the big time. Once we sell all these, I’ll remove the “Buy Now” link and you can just buy it from the box office the day of the show. Update 2/10/2009 – We did it! Thanks everyone! Don’t let that stop you from coming to the show, though. Let’s pack it out!

The Scarlet Paradigm is a Los Angeles rock band rooted with progressive, metal, hard, and punk rock influences. Formerly composed of the members of Phantom Scream since 2005, TSP has been equipped with a new singer since July 2008.

Looking back at 2008

Our band went from Phantom Scream to The Scarlet Paradigm by losing our singer, then finding a new one through Craigslist.

I’ve made lots of photography friends through Twitter, Flickr (specifically the Los Angeles group) and (where it basically started at the end of last year).

I feel way more confident with my photography. Taking photos every day for the whole year helped immensely. Although it’s nothing to write home about, I’ve been able to monetize a little[1. Of course, that’s the definition of an amateur.].

Wicked year, right? 🙂

In a more detailed list format:


The band

Update 1/4/2009: Cody told me that I forgot to include going to Las Vegas just to take photos. My bad!