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Jeremy the Bug

Year of LIGHTS 2011

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Hey Everyone,

as you know, LIGHTS is going to be in the studio recording her NEXT album. This time for me is essential as i will be thinking long and hard about all of next year and the kinds of stuff i want to do with/ for you. So, im trying to involve YOU in the process. My questions to you are:

what do you want to see next year?

What cool sites have you seen that you think we should use?

Any apps or cool stuff you've seen people do that you want to see us do/ use?

Any band sites you think that are awesome?

Features you want to see on IAMLIGHTS.com?

Content you'd like to see? (i already have ustreams and video blogs down)

please no comments about who to tour with/ where LIGHTS should play. Its too early for that : )

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A browser-based MMO chatspace/game on the iamlights.com based on the audio quest universe? i think so! it would be like habbo hotel or gaia online or club penguin or something except Lights-esque! that would be sweeeeeet

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A browser-based MMO chatspace/game on the iamlights.com based on the audio quest universe? i think so! it would be like habbo hotel or gaia online or club penguin or something except Lights-esque! that would be sweeeeeet

Audio Quest is a no go- with every record comes a new t heme/ artistic direction and AQ doesn't really fit. Though, im sure whatever the new direction is its gonna be awesome.

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Hi, I mentioned this to Kayla a short while ago...but a Lights history piece on the main page would be cool! For example: Today in Lights history: Emo's, Austin, TX 2008...

Here's an example of a major touring band that has it featured on their site:

Depeche Mode

Another feature that might be cool to have is a poll. There can be a sidebar where fans can vote for things like: merch pieces, her next video, favorite new song, etc. Although we already have it on the forum, it would be interesting to see it on the site as well.

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To reiterate and expand upon my facebook comment:

-Next album should be released on vinyl, or in at least some way promoted with that format. Even a single disc (45 rpm) included in a pre-order package (I've seen this a lot) would be neat. The format seems to be running rampant in alt/scene musicians recently and it's a way to have a strong feeling of tangibility in the digital age.

-A live DVD+CD would be awesome. I know it's an old cliche for a band to release something like this, but having HQ video/audio quality of her live would be stellar.

-A dedicated photographer on her next tour to get tons of stellar shots, maybe group shots if she does meet n greets, sightseeing stuff etc. Ie, a way to catalogue it.

-I'm not really that good at offering website suggestions, though. The most I can come up with is a way to allow linking between your iamlights profile and the forum one.

-LIGHTS in rock band 3. This would not be difficult at all, rock band network allows any bands that wants in. http://www.rockband.com/rock-band-network

Also, here's my two cents on the video chats:

I wouldn't say anymore live chats because it was difficult enough back with the ustream ones because so many people spammed with ALL CAPS and what not. That was even back before the Listening had gotten much exposure. I fear to know what it would be like today. It just becomes impersonal at a certain point. But since you've noted it as a suggestion, I would say go with stickam. Stickam lets 6 people start video streams with whoever's talking so it'd be pretty cool to get one of those spots. Barring that, maybe make it restricted to forum members only. I hate to be so exclusive but it'll be damn chaotic if it's just a free for all. I've done these things with Tay Jardine of We Are the In Crowd and Hey Monday as well, and it's just kind of pointless.

This is gonna be such a kick ***** year, though. So much in store : )

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- A Captain LIGHTS game or comic book would be so awesome! (Or this but with the new theme if that's possible ;) )

- A live DVD from Lights' next tour would be the best!! I would watch it every day :3

- And I just found this on Nelly Furtado's fb page: http://www.facebook.com/nellyfurtado?v=app_173005869383964 Maybe something like this or equal to this? A Lights related game would be so awesome :D (keytar hero extension?)

However, I can feel 2011 will be an amazing Lights year, can't wait for all the new things to come :)

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I DMed you a while back about maybe using StageIt.com for a live show. You can actually restrict how many people can log in to the performance by restricting the number of virtual tickets (which can be free or pay) and there is even a tip jar. I know that people might get upset about not getting in, but it would make a better experience for those who could. Maybe use it for a pre-tour teaser show or the like.

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behind the scenes in the studio!

media player on iamlights!

-A live DVD+CD would be awesome. I know it's an old cliche for a band to release something like this, but having HQ video/audio quality of her live would be stellar.

-A dedicated photographer on her next tour to get tons of stellar shots, maybe group shots if she does meet n greets, sightseeing stuff etc. Ie, a way to catalogue it.

This is gonna be such a kick ***** year, though. So much in store : )

I second all of these ideas :D

Also, I do like the idea of a ustream, but I'm thinking that it would be easier to send in questions a head of time and have it planned - and that way it wouldn't be as hard when trying to figure out what everyone is asking (Especially considering how many more fans there are)

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-A live DVD+CD would be awesome. I know it's an old cliche for a band to release something like this, but having HQ video/audio quality of her live would be stellar.

behind the scenes in the studio!

i second these

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Hmm..let's see here....

on IAMLIGHTS we should have a page to download video blogs/music videos/LIGHTS and Jbug wallpapers :3 that would be stellar.

Hey...I only know 1 kind of app..AN IPOD APP!! Maybe a LIGHTS keytar hero app for iPod, iPad and iPhone! That would also be stellar.

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Definitely a new site design. With the coming change of her style, unfortunately your sweet nebula needs to be changed </3

I would like to see a redesigned photos page. The current one is kind of hard to navigate through, and it would be better if you had a page where you could view ALL photos in the site by sorting. Also the tabs that separate each section kinda annoy me seeing as they're all in different pages, so you could possibly try to incorporate all photos into one page and separate them by each tab.

I'm liking the idea of a live CD/DVD tour. New fans will definitely jump onto that to experience what it's like to be at a Lights concert. I know for a fact that the crowd is very interactive with her too. Fist pumps, singing along, and even lining up WAY early in general adds to the experience :D

Behind the scenes is a great idea as well. It goes deep through Lights' roots while she records. I would like to get to know more of all the stuff she does while she works on song in the studio! :D

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media player on iamlights!

definitely this! so we can listen while browsing the site

and leave it on in the apple store... ;)

I DMed you a while back about maybe using StageIt.com for a live show. You can actually restrict how many people can log in to the performance by restricting the number of virtual tickets (which can be free or pay) and there is even a tip jar. I know that people might get upset about not getting in, but it would make a better experience for those who could. Maybe use it for a pre-tour teaser show or the like.

that sounds like a great site :)

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I've mentioned a lot of these and more over on the Facebook topic, but...:

-She should record one of her songs in Simlish for the next Sims 3 expansion (the one after the upcoming 'Outdoor Life' stuff pack; rumor has it that it may be the Sims 3 equivalent of Sims 2's Seasons, so if that's true 'My Boots' might be an appropriate song to Simlish-ize!) (Also while on the subject of Sims 3, what about Lights Branded Content for Sims 3, like what a handful of other music artists have put on the Sims 3 Store?)

-She needs to have her own episode of 'World of Jenks' with Andrew Jenks!

-Andre "BlackNerd" Meadows has a new web series on Youtube called "Awkward Talks With Girls" in which he conducts funny interviews with girls in the 'geek culture' side of the entertainment business. Would be great to see him do one of these with Lights! BlackNerd's YT page: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackNerdComedy

-Since she's big on video games (and very attractive!) she should be featured as a "Gamette" on BusyGamer's site, much like Hailey Bright, Katrina the 'Action Flick Chick', and Ciji 'StarSlay3r' Thornton were. More details on applying for BusyGamer Gamette: http://www.busygamer.com/blog1/?page_id=1230

-Finally (although you did say it's too early to say where Lights should go), it would be nice to see her be a musical guest at certain geek-friendly (comics/gaming/anime/etc) conventions, such as one of the Comic-Cons, or the A&G Ohio con near where I live (http://www.aandgohio.com)

Just a few ideas that I would've liked to see. There might be more I could think of later on, but these can do for now.

Tim (aka the Slipperman)

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Hmm maybe something like a featured fan of the week chosen randomly? or something for us older members?

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Hmm maybe something like a featured fan of the week chosen randomly? or something for us older members?

I think I like that idea, not that we're expecting anything, but a little perk for the old guard would be nice :)

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I've mentioned a lot of these and more over on the Facebook topic, but...:

-She should record one of her songs in Simlish for the next Sims 3 expansion (the one after the upcoming 'Outdoor Life' stuff pack; rumor has it that it may be the Sims 3 equivalent of Sims 2's Seasons, so if that's true 'My Boots' might be an appropriate song to Simlish-ize!) (Also while on the subject of Sims 3, what about Lights Branded Content for Sims 3, like what a handful of other music artists have put on the Sims 3 Store?)

-She needs to have her own episode of 'World of Jenks' with Andrew Jenks!

-Andre "BlackNerd" Meadows has a new web series on Youtube called "Awkward Talks With Girls" in which he conducts funny interviews with girls in the 'geek culture' side of the entertainment business. Would be great to see him do one of these with Lights! BlackNerd's YT page: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackNerdComedy

-Since she's big on video games (and very attractive!) she should be featured as a "Gamette" on BusyGamer's site, much like Hailey Bright, Katrina the 'Action Flick Chick', and Ciji 'StarSlay3r' Thornton were. More details on applying for BusyGamer Gamette: http://www.busygamer.com/blog1/?page_id=1230

-Finally (although you did say it's too early to say where Lights should go), it would be nice to see her be a musical guest at certain geek-friendly (comics/gaming/anime/etc) conventions, such as one of the Comic-Cons, or the A&G Ohio con near where I live (http://www.aandgohio.com)

Just a few ideas that I would've liked to see. There might be more I could think of later on, but these can do for now.

Tim (aka the Slipperman)

I kind of have to disagree :o

I don't think Lights should do sims, if it happened I would still like it, but she's a busy person and there are wayyy better things she could focus on. Otherwise all your suggestions are good and would make me happy, but I feel like Jbug and the whole Lights team is doing a great job on that type of stuff already. :) She does a lot of muchmusic/mtv stuff and as great as it would be to "see more into her life" if think she should definately stay away from reality TV after the whole "The City" shenanigans.

I want to see more vlogs :( I know it takes time, but I miss the old school vlogs! The "are we there yeti" one was awesome though and hopefully we'll have more like that in the future :) Also some new wallpapers and such would be awesome. The extras page should be a place of magical extras that give you that "awhhhhh yeah" feeling. haha vague enough for you? I'll be happy with another year as great as this, so..... no pressure ;D

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Are there any official LIGHTS stickers?

If not then having some LIGHTS stickers would be cool, maybe even some iPod skins of Phone skins.

I like the idea of the record also being released on Vinyl and a live CD/DVD would be great as well.

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Behind the scenes in the studio is a legit idea.

UStreams are also legit and i would like to see LIGHTS collaborate and make a short song with one of her fans -cough- me -cough-

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Audio Quest is a no go- with every record comes a new t heme/ artistic direction and AQ doesn't really fit. Though, im sure whatever the new direction is its gonna be awesome.

If we do something like that, I am becoming very proficient with the Unreal engine - both in making characters, and making things look amazing, and I would love to actually work on a video game about Lights Music, and after I graduate, I might have tonnes of time on my hands to work on something like that. Just point me in the right direction for the art direction. :D!

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Perhaps the iamLIGHTS layout could be changed. It looks fantastic, but a new year calls for a new look?

Maybe you can make an app that let's people view LIGHTS' tweets, YouTube videos, announcements on iamLIGHTS, etc. all in one app. This is just for convenience.

A CD/DVD of behind the scenes / live shows would be so rad.

Maybe the fan section under photos can be a bit more moderated? I have seen a lot of really talented drawings of LIGHTS and amazing wallpapers. It would be sweet if I could look at all of them on one neat page.

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