It's another quick and dirty project from Brad Labs, cleaned up a bit from my implementation of it. But it's been working very nicely and I'm super happy to have the data for live show planning purposes instead of relying on Eventful as a middle-man.
Since I've been going geo-crazy lately, here are some data pictures (wheee!!):
Red markers for anyone who subscribed and entered their location in the past couple of days.
album sale locations
Blue markers for a couple years of album sale data.
subscribers and album sale locations
Not shown: Antarctica -- not big fans of mine apparently.
If you want to stand up and be counted, you can sign up on the Live page.
Now, if you would like to, you can mark down your location on the Brad Sucks Live page so I can hassle you if I happen to be playing in your area (scroll down to the map).
It's something I've been wanting to build for a while -- a replacement/alternative for Eventful.com and it was pretty easy with Google Maps.
Eventful's nice and I'll continue to use it, but since it doesn't give the artists access to their subscriber's email addresses it's a lock-in bullshit proposition and I can't fully trust it.
I'm now also asking new mailing list subscribers to mark down their location and will be doing so for new BFF members as soon as I get around to it. It's all optional of course -- I know giving out locations creeps some people out, but think about how traveling to another city and nobody coming to my show creeps me out.