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MY PRIMAL WOUND: MOUNT ST. HELENS MUSE

MY PRIMAL WOUND: MOUNT ST. HELENS MUSE

My primal wound
Gushes forth
Like a maddened volcano

Spilling and spewing out
It’s red-hot, lava-like blood
Down the sides
Of it’s own mountaintop

From far away,
What a wondrous, miraculous sight to behold
This awesome manifesto
Of heart’s inner core

My life’s desire
Cresting on waves
With determined healing

Fate cries out
Freedom! Hope!
Come now and birth thyself
Into flowing, glowing rivers
Of silver crusted, molten rock

Force thy yearning self
Through this soft ripened cervix
Of my heart

I am tired, torn, and beaten
Almost completely worn-out

Yet suddenly now quickened
Bearing down on fiery eruptions
Of crowning heads held high
In liquid amber golden flame

My voice screaming out
An urgent alarum
In anguished sounds
Near threshold pain

Can a country,
Be brought forth in a day?
Or a nation in a moment?
Who will welcome,
This grand arrival of emergent newborn life?

Come now, Love
Writhe thy pulsating self
Through this groundswell, birth canal

Vigorously perforce thyself
Through this raging-hot
Smouldering-rimmed
Ring of Fire

Thrust thy meek and mighty self
Into hallowed presaged destiny

Mother’s womb is gone
Child now is born
Breathing has begun
Angels sing their songs

Victory swords are drawn
This battle will be won
Time now has come
For we have seen the dawn

Tell me,
Would we die a certain death?
If we could feel the burning spot?
In God’s own manifold soul.

Jennifer Steel
October 2004
Isaiah 66:8 (NIV)

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FREE LEONARD PELTIER!

If Tom Morello believes in Leonard Peltier’s freedom, then so do I.

“Because No Lie Can Live Forever”; An Open Letter.

THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE: COMPLEX POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (my story)

THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE: COMPLEX POST- TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (my story)

NO! I am not bipolar.

I have been diagnosed with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), a result from my experiences, being raised in a war zone, called family.

I am bemused and perplexed by this diagnosis of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

How can it be a disorder, when it seems a primal reaction, to severe trauma and stress? Fair to say, that not everyone reacts to trauma, in the same way. 

From my own experience, the hard part of having PTSD, is when I get stuck in the trauma mindset and can’t get unstuck. Meanwhile, the traumatic event has long come and gone.

This is how my body physiologically reacts, during times of panic and stress:

my adrenaline spikes up high, above and beyond, an average person’s adrenaline peak; it plateaus at a high range, then takes a long time, for my body to gradually return, to a healthy state of rest.

PTSD is an odd disorder. It is mentally and physically painful. It is chronic and does not get better with time, without the care of others, who understand PTSD.

The diagnosis of Complex PTSD is helping me, like a road map, to navigate where I am, where I am going and how to get there.

Within the context of Complex PTSD, I am learning to be strong, when weak; humble, when proud; and persevering, when all I want to do, is give up and die alone.

It is a great comfort, for me to research, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), identify symptoms and know that, YES, this is what is going on for me!

If you have been to hell and back, you will not be surprised, to find yourself feeling a wee bit off or odd, nutty or crazy, mental or insane, lost or out of it or whatever it is, you may want to call, how you are feeling.

You, do not need a diagnosis, to understand yourself better, but it sure does help me.

I have no magical cure for PTSD, but I can ease some of the symptoms, when I practice these following points:

 • Plant seeds of compassion and understanding

 • Weed out useless thinking

 • Fertilize healthy thinking

 • Feed helpful habits

 • Practice patience

 • Laugh and Play

• Sleep and Rest

• Eat and Drink healthy

• Breathe

 • Be a friend

I have a framework, I can now build on, to create the legacy, I want to leave behind. Step by step and moment by moment, I am becoming a gentle soul.

I made a commitment to myself and others, to not harm or injure myself, without talking to someone, first.

I made a commitment to myself and others, to talk with and not ignore the person, who shows subtle signs of suicide or outright says, they want to end their life.

For the rest of my life, I will live in a state of mental Triage. I daily and hourly, assess my mental health, moods, emotions, mindsets, and physical strength.
I use self-care, as a daily tool, to prevent illnesses and guard against pre-mature death.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, has also helped me, become me.

For more information on PTSD check out: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_post-traumatic_stress_disorder  

Thank you for being here. Thank you for letting me share. Be gentle with yourself.

You are loved. You are safe. You are secure.

There is hope. To be continued.

Jennifer Steel,
Burnaby, BC,
CANADA

Original Post: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on September 11th 2013.

Second Revision: There Is Always Hope on September 15th 2014.

Third Revision: There Is Always Hope: Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (my story) on October 12th 2014.

 

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STOP DROP ROBOT: TOMAHAWK

STOP DROP ROBOT – SHEFFIELD, UK

Stop Drop Robot, aka SDR, is an electronic rock band, that hail from Sheffield, UK.

I chatted with Sam Christie, frontman for the band, Stop Drop Robot and drummer, Dan Battye, about the success of #SDR24. Here’s what they had to say!

STOP DROP ROBOT – TOMAHAWK.

STOP DROP ROBOT: TOMAHAWK


STOP DROP ROBOT – TOMAHAWK

Stop Drop Robot, aka SDR, is an electronic rock band, that hails from Sheffield, UK.

From Stop Drop Robot bio on SoundCloud:

At 12pm on August 30th 2014 Stop Drop Robot set out on an online publicity stunt;

inviting fans to stay up with them through the night as they attempted to write, record and produce a new single.

As if that task was not daunting enough the band also created and release a music video within that time frame.

This is the single they created, uploaded at 4.27am on August 31st 2014; 16 and a half hours into the project.

The song itself is about how musicians sometimes feel undervalued or underestimated by their contemporaries.

I chatted with Sam Christie, frontman for the band, Stop Drop Robot and drummer, Dan Battye, about the success of #SDR24. Here’s what they had to say!

Q1.
@hurdygurdygurl: @stopdroprobot how are you all feeling after #SDR24?

@stopdroprobot: @hurdygurdygurl good , new music coming your way

@hurdygurdygurl: @stopdroprobot that put a big smile on my face!

@stopdroprobot: @hurdygurdygurl 4 track EP

@hurdygurdygurl: @stopdroprobot yeah!

Q2.
@hurdygurdygurl: @stopdroprobot do you have a few words about #SDR24 for the upcoming blog?

@stopdroprobot: @hurdygurdygurl it was great fun, an ambitious project from the start and we had a blast, our fans seemed to love it

@hurdygurdygurl: @stopdroprobot I am almost recovered myself :)

Q3.
@hurdygurdygurl: @stopdroprobot what was your fav part of #SDR24?

@stopdroprobot: @hurdygurdygurl we had a lot of laughs but when the track started coming together we really loved what we had come up with

@hurdygurdygurl: @stopdroprobot any major behind the scenes catastrophes? Or near misses?

@stopdroprobot: @hurdygurdygurl no, we had our game plan and we executed it very well

@hurdygurdygurl: @stopdroprobot you got the song writ in no time; recorded, edited, produced and uploaded to SoundCloud within 16.5 hrs, that’s a fine feat!

Q4.
@hurdygurdygurl: @StopDropDan how are you feeling after #SDR24?

@StopDropDan: @hurdygurdygurl feeling pretty well rested now, and just about back down to earth after it! Thanks for asking :) hope you liked the track!

@hurdygurdygurl: @StopDropDan Tomahawk is powerful. And catchy!

@StopDropDan: @hurdygurdygurl yeh it does have a catchy chorus. Glad you like it!

@hurdygurdygurl: @StopDropDan Looking forward to the new tracks, too!

Thank you, Sam and Dan, for the chitchat!

It took a good twenty plays, on SoundCloud, to puzzle out the pieces of the words, to Tomahawk.

But, with Sam’s help, I nailed it! Here are the lyrics to Tomahawk by SDR! Enjoy.

TOMAHAWK lyrics
by: Stop Drop Robot

Nervously I stand
A driven man
I build my house
On rock and sand

I bite my tongue
I grit my teeth
I keep the monster underneath

Apprehensively I walk
I’m the resourceful kind
Our paths have seemed to intertwine
They put us down
But we endure

We keep our thoughts on something pure

Chorus:
With my tomahawk
I’ll rob you of
Everything tonight
You’ll need kryptonite

I want scalps
I want blood
That won’t save your life
You meet death tonight

Anxiously I watch
I lay and wait
The futures ours to destroy or create

I make my plans
I plot my schemes
We take our sounds
To new extremes

Enthusiastically I run
I’m the free spirit kind
Building bridges in my mind
We’re under estimated
But we withstand

We run head first through no mans land

Chorus 5x

Never defeated 4x
With my tomahawk

Thank you, Stop Drop Robot, for permission to post, these lyrics.

Stop Drop Robot:
Sam Christie – vocals
Nathan Bailey – bass
Matt Ross – guitar
Daniel Battye – drums

Check out Stop Drop Robot’s music and give them a shout, so they can get to know you. I am sure, you will become fast friends!

SDR BANDCAMP http://stopdroprobot.bandcamp.com/

SDR FB http://www.facebook.com/stopdroprobot1

SDR GOOGLE https://plus.google.com/103135545660833943740

SDR SOUNDCLOUD http://www.soundcloud.com/stopdroprobot

SDR TWITTER http://www.twitter.com/stopdroprobot

SDR WEBPAGE http://www.stopdroprobot.com

SDR YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/stopdroprobot

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Leonard Peltier Markz Seventy Yearz

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FREE LEONARD PELTIER!

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:

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Friend —

Greetings my Friends, Relatives and Supporters

I want to send you all this personal message on what is now my 70th Birthday. I really want to thank you all for your years and years of support and love, I would have never made it this long without your love and support.  As you can imagine, it has been a VERY long path. At times, more difficult than I could have ever imagined.  I don’t regret any of it for one minute.

It has been my honor to stand up for my Native brothers and sisters and all good peoples of the world.  I am very proud to have fought what we call “the good fight” for our future generations. For me, there is no other way.  Unfortunately, we have…

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BC TEACHER’S STRIKE 2014

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SUPPORT BC TEACHERS. SUPPORT BC EDUCATION.

Rally the troops. Speak out loud. This battle, between BC Government and BC Teachers, has been going on, long before I graduated high school, in 1984. 

It didn’t seem to matter, what political party, was in office! What matters right now is: WE HAVE A VOICE. WE HAVE MANPOWER. WE HAVE THE WILL.

I am a registered BC voter. I am a life-long BC resident. I support BC Teachers. I support BC students. I support BC education.

Would, The Honourable, Christy Clark, our BC Premier, do what is right for our BC teachers and students, NOW!

Please read and share the following work of Lizanne Foster: IF NOT THE RULE OF LAW, THEN WHAT INSTEAD? http://teachteens.org/2014/09/05/if-not-the-rule-of-law-then-what-instead/

#BCteachers #BCstudents #BCpoli #CANADA

Respectfully, 

Ms. Jennifer Steel, Burnaby, BC

PS. Thank you, Lizanne Foster, for your passion and writing! It is contagious. I hope it spreads!

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Charter

It took Canadians over 150 years before we gained all the political structures that underpin a true democracy but it has taken the BC Liberals just 12 years to undermine the very foundations of  democracy in this province. Are we citizens going to watch the unravelling of all the work that was done so that future generations (that would be us) would benefit from having a representative, responsible government? Are we going to simply forget that our autonomy from Britain was hastened by the sacrifices of Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge?

Are our memories so fragile that we have forgotten that it was just  32 years ago that we got the Charter of Rights and Freedoms after a long struggle to repatriate the constitution?  Do we take those fundamental rights for granted and just allow the current government to do as it will, regardless of what the Charter guarantees?

Twelve…

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STOP DROP ROBOT: #SDR24

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STOP DROP ROBOT – #SDR24

Stop Drop Robot, aka SDR, is an electronic rock band, that hails from Sheffield, UK.

Breaking News:

Stop Drop Robot, have just announced, an online publicity stunt:

Starting at 12PM BST on Saturday, 30th of August; SDR will have 24 hours to write, record, produce and promote, the release of a brand new single.

In addition, the band will also be filming, editing and uploading a music video.

Expect video updates, throughout the day, as we invite you, to spend 24 hours with Stop Drop Robot. #‎SDR24‬

Give the band, Stop Drop Robot, a shoutout this week, using the hashtag, #SDR24.

Join the fun, online at: http://www.stopdroprobot.com.

Meet the band and other SDR fans, all day and night long, on Saturday, August 30th, 2014.

SDR would love, to get to know you and you will become fast friends and fans!

Stop Drop Robot:
Sam Christie – vocals
Nathan Bailey – bass
Matt Ross – guitar
Daniel Battye – drums

SDR BANDCAMP http://stopdroprobot.bandcamp.com/

SDR FB http://www.facebook.com/stopdroprobot1

SDR GOOGLE https://plus.google.com/103135545660833943740

SDR SOUNDCLOUD http://www.soundcloud.com/stopdroprobot

SDR TWITTER http://www.twitter.com/stopdroprobot

SDR WEBPAGE http://www.stopdroprobot.com

SDR YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/stopdroprobot

Comments welcomed.

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STOP DROP ROBOT: MURDER THE DRUMS ft JOE GREEN

STOP DROP ROBOT – SHEFFIELD, UK

Stop Drop Robot, aka SDR, is an electronic rock band, that hail from Sheffield, UK.

Photo courtesy of Lady Corvid G: http://www.twitter.com/CorvidLadyG
Lady Corvid G and Drummer Dan, at Stop Drop Robot’s wicked set at the opening night, of Players Bar, Wakefield, UK, on August 15th 2014. http://www.twitter.com/PlayersWakey

STOP DROP ROBOT – MURDER THE DRUMS ft JOE GREEN

Stop Drop Robot, aka SDR, is an electronic rock band, that hails from Sheffield, UK.

I asked frontman, Sam Christie, a few questions about the band and the song, Murder The Drums ft Joe Green.

Here is what, Sam, had to say!

Q1.
@hurdygurdygurl:
These lyrics are a mouthful. How do you keep the beat, when singing on stage?

@stopdroprobot:
I’ve been singing for along time, so had a lot of practise. Dan, our drummer, is very reliable and makes it easy, for the rest of us, to stay in time.

Q2.
@hurdygurdygurl:
I noticed that Dan, can sure play drums! I have always, had a love for percussion.

Sam, what instrument do you like to play, other than voice?

@stopdroprobot:
Bass guitar is great fun and easy to play. If I wasn’t a singer, I’d be a bassist, they have an easy job.

@hurdygurdygurl:
Ha! Yeah, bass is def cool! Sure I can quote that, without ruffling feathers?!

@stopdroprobot:
Yeah lol

Q3.
@hurdygurdygurl:
I like Matt’s strong stage presence, what do you enjoy most, about Matt, on stage?

@stopdroprobot:
Matt brings the noise, we love him.

Q4.
@hurdygurdygurl:
Yeah, Matt is a good guy!

And super Nathan?
I love Nathan’s voice and how I hear Ringo, when he speaks. Or am I imagining things?

@stopdroprobot:
Haha maybe :D they are both drone, the north of England.

Q5.
@hurdygurdygurl:
Hmmm. I love it.
I like your voice alot.

What do you remedy your throat with, on the night you sing?

@stopdroprobot:
I like to drink cider, lager, Jägermeister and plenty of water.

Q6.
@hurdygurdygurl:
Thirsty, I bet!

What Sheffield music legacy, have you recently, embraced?

@stopdroprobot:
Sheffield is a great place. A lot of great bands have come before us and we hope to add to our city’s electronic sound and advance it further, so it sounds modern and exciting.

Q7.
@hurdygurdygurl:
So good, so far!

What is the up-coming gig, you mentioned, with other local bands?

@stopdroprobot:
Top secret :p :D

Q8.
@hurdygurdygurl:
C’mon man! Top Secret, does sound like it could be, an awesome event name!

If I had a band, I would name it, Free Sex. How did you, come up with your band name?

What exactly, is a Stop Drop Robot?

@stopdroprobot:
You would have to ask Nathan lol he came up with our name. :D

@hurdygurdygurl:
Will do.

Thank you, Sam, for being available, to chat about the band.

Murder The Drum’s ft Joe Green is Lady Corvid G’s favourite SDR song, with her encouragement and Sam’s help, I nailed the lyrics.

Here they are! Enjoy.

Murder The Drums ft Joe Green lyrics by Stop Drop Robot

Can the drummer get some
Ladies and Gentlemen
Give it up 4x

Well, these 4 walls are closing in
Yeah and it’s been that way
Ever since time began

What do they want from me
What have I done to them

All they left me withs a fractured imagination
See the crowds take a shot at me

Cus when I murder the drums
It feels
Like I am second to none

It heals
All my open scars
hammer a nail
into the coffin marked your preconceptions
See the stars realign for me

You know it’s funny
Oh how we laugh

when I hold the drumsticks in my hand

I decide my own destiny
I decide where the beat needs to be
I decide not them

well out there theres all these blood suckers trying to run it

don’t it just make you sick to your somach

I’ll show the puppeteers where to shove it
on the day they crown me king
 
Thank you, Stop Drop Robot, for permission, to post these lyrics.

BREAKING NEWS:

Stop Drop Robot, have just announced, an online publicity stunt:

Starting at 12PM BST on Saturday, 30th of August 2014; SDR will have 24 hours to write, record, produce and promote, the release of a brand new single.

In addition, the band will also be filming, editing and uploading a music video.

Expect video updates, throughout the day, as we invite you, to spend 24 hours with Stop Drop Robot. #‎SDR24‬

Give the band, Stop Drop Robot, a shoutout this week, using the hashtag, #SDR24.

Join the fun, online at: http://www.stopdroprobot.com. Meet the band and other SDR fans, all day and night long, on Saturday, August 30th, 2014.

SDR would love, to get to know you and you will become fast friends and fans!

Stop Drop Robot:
Sam Christie – vocals
Nathan Bailey – bass
Matt Ross – guitar
Daniel Battye – drums

SDR BANDCAMP http://stopdroprobot.bandcamp.com/

SDR FB http://www.facebook.com/stopdroprobot1

SDR GOOGLE https://plus.google.com/103135545660833943740

SDR SOUNDCLOUD http://www.soundcloud.com/stopdroprobot

SDR TWITTER http://www.twitter.com/stopdroprobot

SDR WEBPAGE http://www.stopdroprobot.com

SDR YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/stopdroprobot

Comments welcomed.

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STOP DROP ROBOT: C.O.N.F.E.S.S.I.O.N.S.


STOP DROP ROBOT – SHEFFIELD, UK

I started listening to this Electronic Rock band, STOP DROP ROBOT, that hails from Sheffield, UK.

I got hooked, like a junkie, on my first song, ‘Running Tricks’.

Looking for more, I GOOGLED ► STOP DROP ROBOT.

I followed STOP DROP ROBOT on social media, wherever I could and as fast as I could!

SOUNDCLOUD, became my close friend, as I got my daily fix of non-stop, STOP DROP ROBOT aka SDR.

I got to know SDR’s frontman, Sam Christie, via TWITTER.

I asked Sam, to give me a paragraph, about what the band is up to and here is what Sam had to say!

“We have a new 4 track VP coming out,
(4 related music videos), which tell a story.”

“The story is about life as a human, but is told using the water cycle as a metaphor, eg. rain = birth, river = youth, ocean = adult life and evaporation = death.”

“We are being produced by legendary producer, Karl Helibron, (tupac, Rhianna, TLC, Rage Against The Machine) and are hoping to put out the videos, in random order, over the next course, of the year.”

Checkout SDR on Karl Heilbron’s webpage http://www.karlheilbron.com

With the help of Sam Christie, I nailed the lyrics, to ‘Running Tricks’.

€’Running Tricks’ Lyrics by Stop Drop Robot

Intro: beatboxing by drummer Dan Battye

You see me.
I got this mighty fine girl, you’ll see.

The kinda girl, who makes a boy like me, crazy.

But, I got this feeling in my gut, that she be running tricks.

And it’s just my kinda luck.

So sure.
I got a friend of mine, to follow her.

To see, if there’s another man.
Make my baby pussy purr.

After a week, I get the message from the street.

She’s not working on her feet.
She’s working in on down the street. Cause.

She be running tricks.
She be running tricks alot. x4

Tricks. x5

Yes, she’s running tricks.
And I am running. x4

Your mind.
Do you find?

You wondering, is she only mine?
Do you believe?

She can’t deceive?
Or does it haunt you in your sleep?

And the way, that she say, ‘I love you’.
Sounds different, today.

Are you blind?
To the signs?

Or were you just scared of what you’d find.
If she’s running tricks?

RAP section:
You’ve been running late, you know.
Who run the show?

If you be running tricks.
You’ll reap what you sow.

SDR explode.
From the get go.
With maximum bassline,
out of minimum cash flow.

Was it fate or fear that brought us here?
Well we be mp3
by the dozen this year

If you’re running tricks
You better stay more clear

Cuz, I’ll turn a trick into a tear
If you’re running…

She’s running tricks. And I am running. 5x

Thanks to Stop Drop Robot for permission to post the lyrics to ‘Running Tricks’.

I followed Stop Drop Robot on Twitter and soon became fast friends, with fellow SDR fan, Lady Corvid G.

Follow Lady Corvid G on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/corvidladyg

Lady Corvid G has some decent videos of Stop Drop Robot LIVE!

Checkout Lady Corvid G’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/corvidladyg

Get a taste of some good Sheffield sugar and enjoy the ride.

Give a shout out to the lads from Stop Drop Robot:

Sam Christie – vocals
Nathan Bailey – bass
Matt Ross – guitar
Daniel Battye – drums

Support Stop Drop Robot, however you can; they will appreciate you, for sure.

I am hooked on SDR, but don’t take it on my word, check SDR out for yourself… xoxo

SDR WEBPAGE http://www.stopdroprobot.com

SDR GOOGLE https://plus.google.com/103135545660833943740

SDR BANDCAMP http://stopdroprobot.bandcamp.com/

SDR FB
http://www.facebook.com/stopdroprobot1

SDR TWITTER
http://www.twitter.com/stopdroprobot

SDR YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/stopdroprobot

SDR SOUNDCLOUD
http://www.soundcloud.com/stopdroprobot

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STOP DROP ROBOT: Meet frontman Sam Christie

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STOP DROP ROBOT – SHEFFIELD, UK

Stop Drop Robot, aka SDR, is an electronic rock band, that hail from Sheffield, UK.

Meet Sam Christie of Stop Drop Robot – Sheffield, UK! Sam Christie has the Band, the Company and Proceeds Go to Macmillan Cancer Support. Comments welcomed.

Originally posted on Watch This Face:

Words: Rachel Wright

Yorkshire Musicians Eclectic has set the bar high for events companies across Yorkshire, not only putting on big shows and events, but doing the majority of them in aid of the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sam Christie

Sam Christie

Sam Christie founded the company YME a year ago when he decided to start putting on his own events for his band, Stop Drop Robot.

“I just started it… We started a band, we were sick and tired of playing these same gigs where you’re trying your hardest to promote them and no one shows up.

“We set out to run some really cool events, and we set out about it a bit differently because we’re all in bands ourselves and we thought we were lacking when we played gigs. We wanted to sort out the situation that when you play a gig you know there’s going to be…

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STOP DROP ROBOT: Running Tricks Video

STOP DROP ROBOT – SHEFFIELD, UK

Stop Drop Robot, aka SDR, is an electronic rock band, that hail from Sheffield, UK.

New Music: Stop Drop Robot – Running Tricks, plus new Video. Comments welcomed..

Reblogged: Dispatches from The Swamp – the ‘little of this, a little of that’ edition

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Reblogged: Dispatches from The Swamp – the ‘little of this, a little of that’ edition

Originally posted on Dispatches from the Swamp:

  • This week has been long and difficult. It relates back to the bullying/mobbing I went through in 2010/11. It is clear that I am still suffering the effects of PTSD. It makes me anxious and defensive. I am always on guard for an attack or snide remarks. There were a few of those yesterday but for the most part it was ok. I am really trying hard to understand that what motivates people to be mean to me has nothing to do with me and is much more a reflection of who they are and what is going on for them. I took the high road yesterday and chose to ignore the crap.
  • I am sure by now everyone has heard that cats are serial killers or mass murderers. Cats are predators who have always hunted. While cats may kill a large number of birds and rodents, larger predators like…

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WHAT IF JESUS WAS GAY? Revisiting Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption

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It’s a warm and fuzzy film, with profound moments, downplaying the hoopla in the hope of sparking a human connection.  Forget the material.  JUST GO THERE! – Gia On The Move

Originally posted on Gia On The Move:

Terrence McNally’s ”Gay Jesus Play” Feature Documentary is now available on iTunes!

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Breaking Glass Pictures just released Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, a feature documentary focusing on Terrence McNally’s controversial off-Broadway play “Corpus Christi,” which imagines Jesus as a gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas.  The documentary follows the troupe, Terrence, and audience around the world on a 5-year journey, where voices of protest and support collide on one of the central issues facing the LGBT community: religion.

The play originally opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1998 to intense protest and bomb threats. Terrence McNally is a four-time Tony Award winning playwright, famous for Broadway hits Ragtime, Master Class, and Love! Valour! Compassion!

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“Playing with Redemption and the I AM Love Campaign add a new dimension to the conversation that my play continues to provoke, and I look forward to CORPUS CHRISTI starting many…

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Music Monday: Stereo Off! It’s “Bullet Time”

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I like the sound of the band Stereo Off. Check it out!

Originally posted on Gia On The Move:

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Brooklyn-based electro-rock quintet, Stereo Off, release their video for “Bullet Time,” the first video from their debut, five-song EP, New York (2014).

Stereo Off’s video for “Bullet Time”was written, directed and edited by the band’s own Niall Madden (bassist, rhythm guitar) and features frontman Sebastian Marciano (vocals/keyboard) on the run in a mafioso-esque cat-and-mouse chase, complete with a zombie dance party.

The black and white film overlay adds to the overall vibe of the song and plays the video much like an old school movie. On this “zero-budget” video project, the band gathered friends to utilize a DIY approach to finding actors and filming locations. News Whistle says “this band is moving fast towards golden indie shores” and after checking out the video, I’m sure you’ll agree!

The DIY nature of the video has caught the eyes of various film festivals including the New York Indie Film Festival and Coney…

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Leonard Peltier: Happy 70th Birthday!


HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY, LEONARD PELTIER! September 12, 2014. We celebrate your birthday month, with renewed strength, gentleness and grace!

MY LIFE POSTS
by: Jennifer Steel

Spent 10 days in solitary confinement
Charged with uttering a threat

Sentenced with probation
What I learned is to value not squander
FREEDOM

Got to thinking behind those walls
Got me thinking beyond those walls

Do they think of me inside these walls?
As much, as I, think of them?

My other crimes are of the heart:

• superbia
• avaritia
• luxuria
• invidia
• gula
• ira
• acedia

SALIGIA: a mnemonic acronym, in Latin
For the seven deadly sins!

Pray for all those in hospitals, jails and prisons.
Visit them.
Write to them.

September 15, 2014

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry. Freedom. Justice. Democracy. Photo courtesy: Nanette Long.

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