Cool new graphics!

Hello my Jetthead babies!

The great Mikey Nichols, aka @jettrocker, is now working his magical talents to give us premium graphics for this site. I’m very excited and honored, especially since I suck at graphics big time. Thanks Mikey!

I’ll be showing you his masterpieces all weekend, and I wanted to start with the awesome Halloween banner he made for us. Do you like it? Give him some love!

And check out his awesome interpretation if Joan as a vampire — kinda makes the Cullen clan look like a pack of Chihuahuas, huh?

Joan Jett as a vampire, courtesy of Mikey Nichols

Happy Anniversary “Born to be Jetthead”!

Today my baby turns ONE! YAY!!

To celebrate, and to thank you all for your love, support, and encouragement all year, I have redesigned the site and added some features that I think you’ll enjoy. I hope you like it.

1. The most obvious change is, of course, the new layout. I found one at WordPress.com that allows me to rearrange my sidebars at will, and it gives me more areas for widgets, including four footer sections, where I have moved all the boring crap like searching, archives, disclaimers, and such. And if I get tired of the dark background, I can switch to a light one anytime. It’s a good theme if you like to tinker.

2. New feature: JETTHEAD CALENDAR. In my new sidebar area, I have included a feed to my Google calendar,  in which I have started to add  all kinds of Jetthead-related dates, like upcoming concerts, birthdays, anniversaries, and anything else important to my OCD mind Jettheads. It will only show current and future dates. Click on any calendar entry  to view more information about it.

3. The Runaways Concert Archive has been updated (finally!) with dates from 1976-1978, courtesy of our good buddy Mikey (@jettrocker). I will update The Blackhearts’ concert archive with more dates soon. I need to redesign the navigation first. It sucks.

4. I have updated all of my static pages — About, Glossary, and Concert Archive — with their own custom header graphics, added some new pictures, and changed the layouts to full-width without sidebars.

This year has been phenomenal, because of you. Running this site is a lot of work, but I am having a lot of fun!

I will have more anniversary goodies for you throughout the week.

Thank you so much!!

New Feature Alert! Concert Archive

I’ve always thought it would be nice to document every live Joan Jett concert that has ever happened, including The Runaways. As of this writing, that’s over 34 years’ worth of shows. It will be a constant work-in-progress that will probably never be complete, but I have to try, right?

Take a look around and tell me if you like it, or if it can be improved: https://born2bjetthead.wordpress.com/concert-archive/ (There’s a tab for it at the top of the site also.)

I welcome all fan submissions to update the list. Ideally, I would like to include set lists, other performers, memories of the show, pictures, and anything else you can think of. You can leave comments on the concert archive pages themselves, or you can email born2bjetthead@gmail.com with “Concert Archive Update” in the subject. Thanks!