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KALEIDOSCOPE MAN – THE INTERVIEW: MARK ROBBINS

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Kaleidoscope Man is currently in-production and coming soon. Check-out Kaleidoscope Man production blog at: http://www.kaleidoscopeman.com/production-blog/

I asked friend and filmmaker, Mark Robbins, how he met Simon Cox, director of Kaleidoscope Man, and here is what he had to say.

Hello Jennifer, nice to meet you. Congratulations on your new appointment.

I’m really happy for you and of course the KMan Team keeps growing.

I went to school with my good old friend Simon Cox, we also shared a house in London, which is where I lost touch with him when I moved away, for 20 years.

It was Facebook that hooked us up again.

I have two other friends on FB that got me interested, their names are Cox and Simon, weirdly enough, totally different people.

It had to be a pointer, I had heard facebook gets you back in touch, so I tried it.

Soon after the initial shock!! Simon asked me to help him make his movie, Kaleidoscope Man.

He showed me what he was doing and it blew me away!

My little buddy was so talented! And I could see his dream.

I remembered that I opened a Twitter account but not really understood it. So, I went back to it to learn! Ha ha… still learning!

My favourite part about promoting KMan is being accepted by & working closely with the most amazingly talented passionate people, who see the same movie.

It’s a big movie that you can follow the making of it online, and join in with fb, twitter, pinterest, instagram, vimeo, youtube,

I love to try new creative eye catching ideas out. There’s a scene in KMan where Thomas Dunn’s Dad Brian tells him, “Whatever you do, be Spectacular!”.

The advice from luminaries in the industry is do something big!

I started on KMan as an associate producer, now I’m a co-producer, working with the amazingly talented co-producer Heidi, from the other side of the world!

How did that happen? Heidi’s guidance and inspiration are invaluable!

I have tried to make promoting KMan fun!
That’s what Simon and I are all about; we can’t stop laughing when we’re together.

I have to prioritise on the spur of the moment, especially with Twitter, it’s live all the time now 24/7.

But what a ride!!

When we’re in between crowdfunding campaigns, we’re reaching out to people making friends, building an audience for Kaleidoscope Man.

Thanks for the interview, Jennifer!

 

Interview: SERVERS leave with us

SERVERS – LEAVE WITH US an interview with the band, SERVERS.

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“We set out with the intention of releasing a solid album that would hopefully stand out from the crowd,” say SERVERS of their sonically stupendous debut album “Leave With Us”, released with little fanfare in February of this year.

The following 12 months saw the Barnsley based band hailed by the music press, play some fierce headline shows and support LA metal band My Ruin on their last ever tour of the UK in August. Add in charity singles, visually stunning videos, a sound like no other band around and an imminent final gig of the year, and we’ve got plenty to talk about.

So we sat down with the self-styled kings of cult to do just that…

SBA: 2014 has been an amazing year for SERVERS following the release of Leave With Us in February. What have your most memorable moments been?

SERVERS: Wow, tough one, there have been…

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THE HOLLOW ONES: A HORROR THRILLER FILM

DIRECTED BY: JEREMY LUTTER 
WRITTEN BY: BEN ROLLO

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If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.

If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise!

The cast and crew, of The Hollow Ones, filmed for 19 days,

in the woods and other areas of Maple Ridge, Surrey and Langley, BC, Canada.

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This feature film is being made by a team of award-winning filmmakers.

Director: Jeremy Lutter, (Cannes Not Short on Talent, TIFF KIds, etc.)

Cinematographers: Nelson and Graham Talbot, (who just had their Doritos commercial air, during 2015 Super Bowl; the first Canadian commercial, in history, to do so.)

These folks bring to the table, a plethora of skill, talent and expertise,

that is sure to make, The Hollow Ones, a very, scaaaaaaary Feature Film.

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The Hollow Ones, is a horror thriller film, about evil fairies, based on the 15th century folklore of Changelings.

You can be part of it. Here’s how.

The filmmakers need help to make, The Hollow Ones, as scary, as possible!

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It take time and money, to turn a lovely, 11-year-old girl, into a scary monster!

Blood, make-up, and monster effects, such as: building an underground lair and other special effects are required,

to increase the on-screen scariness, on The Hollow Ones.

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The Hollow Ones started an Indiegogo campaign on: Tuesday, February 10th, 2015. The campaign ended (at midnight) on: Friday, April 10th, 2015. The campaign was successful, even surpassing the goal of $10,000CAD.

THE HOLLOW ONES CAMPAIGN IS NOW IN-DEMAND MODE ON INDIEGOGO.

Which means, it is not too late to make, The Hollow Ones, scaaaaaaary!

Every dollar pledged, will be used, to make this film, more scary.

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Everyone on set is working, at a reduced rate or donating their time.

I will gladly match my time and money, to the hard work of this talented and dedicated, cast and crew.

If they create it, the least I can do, is join them on the journey, to make it scary and bring it to the big screen.

BE A HOLLOW VICTIM

Join the journey to bring, The Hollow Ones, to fruition on the big screen.

Can’t wait to see this scary movie, with my eyes closed and the sound off.

EEEEEKS!

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Help make, The Hollow Ones, more scaaaaaaary!

Make a pledge, while this campaign, is still In-Demand on Indiegogo.

Find your freaky perks at: http://www.igg.me/at/Hollow

HURDYGURDYGURL’S BLOG – A YEAR IN REVIEW – 2014

THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Thank you WordPress.com!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

WARRIOR UP! ON BURNABY MOUNTAIN – a call to action

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WARRIOR UP! ON BURNABY MOUNTAIN.

STANDING STRONG IN SOLIDARITY.

SUPPORTING THE PROTECTORS OF OUR LAND.

CLEAN WATER. NOT DIRTY OIL.

RECLAIM CANADA!

excerpts from the call to action by Amy (Ta’ah) George

– Burnaby Mountain

– November 2014

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On Thursday, Rueben George, watched over Amy George, as her and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, along with other indigenous leaders were arrested for crossing the police line at the lower Kinder Morgan drilling site on Burnaby mountain.

Amy George is a 71-year-old Tsleil-Waututh elder, a pipe carrier, a sundancer and a spirit dancer. She is also the daughter of Chief Dan George, and the mother of Rueben George, a Sundance Chief, and longtime critic of the Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion proposal.

Elder Amy George crosses the police line into the police-protected Kinder Morgan work site. Photos by Mychaylo Prystupa. Elder Amy George crosses the police line into the police-protected Kinder Morgan work site. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa.

Prior to the arrests, a host of First Nation leaders made speeches denouncing the Albertan oil industry and its impacts on people living downstream of the oil sands.

“Warrior up!” people shouted,  as Amy George, denounced the…

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MY PRIMAL WOUND: MOUNT ST. HELENS MUSE

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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 fiery 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 softened, 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

Perforce with vigor
Through this smouldering hot
Raging and 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)

COMMENTS ARE WELCOME.

For more information on Mount St. Helens: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_St._Helens

Photo image of Mount St. Helens. Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

I have been working on the poem, MY PRIMAL WOUND: MOUNT ST. HELENS’ MUSE, for over ten years. And it still is not complete. But, this is the best draft, so far. I get caught up in not knowing where to put commas and other punctuation, so it looks like I did my best to make this poem, punctuation free.

I would like some visual art to go with this poem. I am looking at a few artists right now and will be asking someone to do a commission piece. More on that to come. I am also interested in an audio piece to go with this poem. Something orchestral. I have someone in mind and will be making a request for a commission piece shortly. More on that to come.

If you are moved by this poem and have any suggestions for it’s dynamic life, then please contact me.

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

You are not alone.

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.

First Revision: There Is Always Hope on September 6th 2014.

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

Thank you for sharing your support and comments.

Leonard Peltier Markz Seventy Yearz

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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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STOP DROP ROBOT: MURDER THE DRUMS ft JOE GREEN

STOP DROP ROBOT an electronic rock band, that hail from Sheffield, UK!

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 a long 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😀 they are both drone, the north of England.

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

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😀

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.😀

@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 there’s all these blood suckers trying to run it

don’t it just make you sick to your stomach

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

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

STOP DROP ROBOT HAIL FROM SHEFFIELD, UK.


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

STOP DROP ROBOT is an electronic hard rock band, that hail from The Steel City, Sheffield, UK. I got hooked on the first song, I ever heard by Stop Drop Robot, ‘Running Tricks’.

 I listened to ‘Running Tricks’ and watched the music video. I got hooked like a junkie.They say that the first one is free. So, it is. I spent loads of time, searching for more and more of my wonderful new drug, Stop Drop Robot.

 I followed the band on Bandcamp, Facebook, iTunes, Pinterest, Soundcloud, Spotify, Twitter and Youtube.I searched Google for whatever I could find. My addiction to Stop Drop Robot was serious, right from the get go. I needed a non-stop supply. I needed a fix and I needed it now.

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STOP DROP ROBOT – SHEFFIELD, UK

I got to know Stop Drop Robot frontman, Sam Christie, via Twitter. We bantered back and forth for a few months. I got to know the band and their music. I asked Sam to give me the low down, on what Stop Drop Robot is up to and here is what he 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 Heilbron, (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 Karl Heilbron’s webpage. It is user-friendly and fun! Just like Karl Heilbron, himself. http://www.karlheilbron.com

‘Running Tricks’ is the first Stop Drop Robot song, I ever heard and I was determined to nail the lyrics. I tried my best and with the help of Sam Christie, here they are.

€’RUNNING TRICKS’

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

Soon, I became fast friends, with fellow Stop Drop Robot fan, Lady Greer.

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

Subscribe to Lady Greer on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/corvidladyg

Stop Drop Robot is:

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

I am hooked on Stop Drop Robot. I love their music and I like their style. Don’t just take my word for it, checkout Stop Drop Robot for yourself. Give the band a shout. I am sure you will become friends fast.

SDR WEBPAGE http://www.stopdroprobot.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for stopping by. Leave a comment. Say hello. Rock on.

STOP DROP ROBOT: ‘RUNNING TRICKS’ IS MY FAVE SDR SONG

STOP DROP ROBOT HAIL FROM SHEFFIELD, UK.

STOP DROP ROBOT – SHEFFIELD, UK

Stop Drop Robot, aka SDR, an electronic rock band, hail from Sheffield, UK. RUNNING TRICKS is my fave SDR song, so far. I’m looking forward to a bright and healthy year of music, coming from Sheffield, UK music scene!

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

A Conversation with Director Simon Horrocks

More about Simon Horrocks and his film Third Contact, hopefully coming to twenty cities in CANADA/USA, this summer 2014!

Sarah Myles

The last time we saw a revolution in independent film, producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein were leading the charge with Miramax Films – taking small, critically acclaimed ‘arthouse’ movies such as Sex, Lies and Videotape and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, and investing in their distribution to wider audiences. Although their championing of independents from around the world gave us greater access to the work of Almodovar, Tarantino, Soderbergh and Smith, among many others, they eventually came under fire for driving the budgets of independent filmmaking up.  Though they had helped to raise the profile of the independent film industry in general, young, self-funded auteurs were still struggling to reach their audience.

The movie-making game is rigged against independent movies. Every aspect of filmmaking, from production financing to distribution, is pre-disposed to favour studio pictures. That being the case, small projects are marginalised at…

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MUSIC – RUSH: THE CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR 2013

RUSH IS AWESOME!

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RUSH: THE CLOCKWORK ANGELS TOUR 2013 – VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA

RUSH: The Holy Triumvirate of Canada’s progressive-rock trio is Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.

RUSH got it up and kept it up, for over three hours of Rock + Roll, in Vancouver, BC, CANADA, on Friday, JULY 26th, 2013. The Clockwork Angels String Ensemble were on stage with the band, as well. They held their own, keeping us entertained, on our feet moving to the music!

Neil Peart’s drum kit was massive! I swear, Peart’s percussion equipment, took up over half the stage! It looked dynamite and so did he. Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee were energetic, comedic and genius! Lifeson and Lee ripped it up, loud and proud, on their cool guitars and bass!

The visuals on the big screen were colourful, Beatle-esque and told a story. The lasers, lights and pyrotechnics were almost completely insync, with the audio, by about 99%. Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart are a perfect holy triumvirate! This band was having as much fun on stage, as we were having in our seats!

RUSH, did not disappoint, on the contrary, RUSH, fed their hungry guests, until all were satiated. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. The finale of the evening show was inevitable and bitter-sweet. But, when it came time for a wrap and for the guests to go home, the band just kept on playing!

We stood in our seats, for an unforgettable encore of TOM SAWYER and 2112, which I had to take home in a doggy bag. Geddy Lee’s voice strained, as he belted out the last of the songs. He sang it, as if he may never get the chance, to sing again.

This is what I truly appreciate about the band RUSH – these boys have big balls!

The Clockwork Angels Tour 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, CANADA on Friday, July 26th was flawless, fluid and fun! We had the time of our lives, getting strung out on the West Coast, with RUSH the band and The Clockwork Angels String Ensemble!

Good times. Great music and memories for life! Let’s do it again. Thanks!

Jennifer Steel Burnaby, BC
CANADA

RUSH OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.rush.com/

RUSH OFFICIAL TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/rushtheband

RUSH rock and rolled the whole night at Rogers Arena!

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EXPLOSION! – National Geographic Photo Contest – 2012 Winner

THIS PHOTO IS NAMED EXPLOSION AND IS THE 2012 WINNER OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO CONTEST.

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EXPLOSION! is the winner of the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest.

A Quick Guide Through My First Protest: #NoDAPL #StandingRock #WaterIsLife

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Standing with those that Pray at Standing Rock today. And always.

Systematic Dopeness

So this is my experience on September 27th 2016, thank you for taking the time to read..


“Wake up young warriors! Remember why we’re here!”

is what I woke up to. I sit up and and look around to see who was waking up the camp. They turn down another road in camp and continue with the inspiring words. I throw my shoes on, see a buddy of mine Thomas and he asks me am I headed to the front lines.

” Hell Yeah!”

I replied.

We notice that no later than 3 minutes after the voice woke the camp up that an airplane started to circle the camp. Hmmmm we wondered if there was someone who informed them that we were mobilizing.

I pull up to the gate and see all the cars heading out with us.

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As we wait, I pray for safety for all those protecting the…

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What does an inquiry-based, first week of school look like?

Back to school?

Inquiring minds want to learn and grow.

Super ideas for teachers on the first week of school.

Making Good Humans

During this year’s staff orientation, we used inspiration from two blog posts (sowing the seeds of inquiry & 10 things to do on the first day of school) to move towards a more inquiry-based, first week with students.

Here is a glimpse into what it looked like in classrooms from KG to Grade 5…

Students helped set up their learning environment:

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Students helped choose what to do for the first week:

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Students explored the school:

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Students’ questions were honoured:

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Students and teachers learned about and connected with one another:

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Students and teachers discussed what it means to be ‘students’ and ‘teachers’:

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Students shared what they want to learn about in the coming year:

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Students thought about and shared their learning preferences:

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Students explored the learner profile, PYP attitudes, key concepts and action:

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Student constructed essential agreements:

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Students reflected:

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Students played:

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The week was a success! The feedback…

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Imperial Metals Out Of Ahousaht Territory

‘Imperial Metals Out Of Ahousaht Territory’ by Ancestral Pride.

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by Ancestral Pride, April 26, 2016

Out of concern for protecting Ahousaht territory from harmful resource extraction such as Imperial Metals copper mining on Chitaapii. Myself and my son Chico did a day hike up the southern peak of Catface mountain starting from Cypre Bay. As Imperial Metals is interested in three massive areas on Chitaapii, Hecate zone, Cliff face and Irishman creek.

Imperial Metals wants to utilize the Cypre Bay location as it has the infrastructure to place a work camp, first aid station, barge landing, air plane landing and boat dock.

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Throw Beck Thursday: James and a Buddy Go See Rush Circa 1981

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Geddy Lee, Neil Peart and Alex Lifeson is the band, Rush. ‘Moving Pictures’ is an iconic album. Rock on.

Why It Matters

beckNinth grade was a very strange time. I was a member of The Guys In Black Tee Shirts Who Jam, but I wasn’t hardcore enough for Prevo, or prevocational school. I played Advanced Dungeons and Dragons thanks to my thirty year old yard work boss and most recent father figure, not to mention the AD&D weekends at Winthrop College with my older sister’s crowd.

But at school I didn’t fit in with the AD&D smart kids, either.  They approached me like some sort of lab creature in an Army jacket. Be nice to it. Laugh at its jokes. It fights eleventh graders, even if it loses.

Which is to say that not much had changed about my social standing since we left Colorado. I was persistently a misfit, like it or not. I wasn’t disliked for the most part, I just wasn’t quite right for clique membership. Too crude for this…

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Birthday Schmirthday — Let the Good Times Roll for Harry Nilsson’s 75th!

It is going to be a grand 75th birthday bash, to honour the late great Harry Nilsson and his many works of talent.

By Lyn Leister Fans of the late Harry Nilsson are buzzing about plans for an enormous party to celebrate what would be the singer-songwriter’s 75th birthday on June 15.

Source: Birthday Schmirthday — Let the Good Times Roll for Harry Nilsson’s 75th!

Dear Facebook: You’re Boring Me

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Cheryl Colan, Flickr Creative CommonsDear Facebook: You’re Boring Me, an op-ed by illustrious ‘Why It Matters’ author, James Stafford.

James has a way with words, and more oft than not, he hits the nail, right on it’s head. So, to speak.

Again, James says it best. Good article. Worthy of a read.

Why It Matters

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My social media feed consists of roughly 40 percent marketing and promotion, 10 percent photos and cat videos, and 50 percent bitching and moaning.

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