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  3. Yeasayer Event on 2016-05-21 21:00:00 with Young Magic
    Since the release of their critically acclaimed 2007 debut All Hour Cymbals, Yeasayer has been around the world and back again. While their first record was conceived in total artistic isolation, constant touring forced Yeasayer to finally engage with their contemporaries.Inspired by musicians hell-bent on sonic experimentation as well as those more comfortable in a pop context, Yeasayer find their domain spanning across the musical spectrum. Studied, road worn, and eager to begin phase two, Yeasayer retreated to upstate New York to begin work on their new album titled ODD BLOOD.If All Hour Cymbals was Yeasayer's attempt at global and ambient cultural mash-up then ODD BLOOD takes place in an off-world colony sometime after the Singularity. Glimmering reverb haze is eschewed and replaced by a cavalcade of disorienting pitch effects and flickering ectoplasmic wisps. Instead of layered vocal harmonies the processed vocals congeal into blots and blobs of otherworldly chatter. Many organic elements are left behind and replaced by sounds and rhythms that inspire the body as much as the mind. At times Yeasayer sound as if they would be at home playing live in scene from Blade Runner or inside one of Oscar Neimeyer's concrete modernist temples from the 1960s.ODD BLOOD is an album divided into two halves; the first being top heavy with pop songs, while the latter full of the playful and strange.Side One. The album begins with "The Children," a twisted chopped and screwed stomp, full of sub bass and spooky keyboards. Distorted vocals create hidden hooks and it's immediately clear: this isn't the same Yeasayer. After the rubble clears the album leaps into Yeasayer's version of the pop anthem with "Ambling Alp," "Madder Red," "I Remember," and "O.N.E." Yeasayer have plunged into the craft of pop music, and the exercise has paid off.Side Two. The second half of ODD BLOOD is slightly more experimental in nature. Sci-fi musical jams ("Mondegreen"), maniacal rants ("Grizelda"), and paranoia ("Love Me Girl") show the band exploring more paranoid motifs, yet never deprive the listener of hooks and ear candy.ODD BLOOD plays out at a blistering pace, yet it never sacrifices depth or content. It is immediately evident the band has advanced in songwriting as well as sonic craft. Lyrically, it is a more mature and honest album than the first, as the band demonstrates a confidence to explore more personal themes alongside vividly depicted tales. One thing is certain: Yeasayer are accomplished audiologists who are willing to pilfer decades of pop sensibilities and cultural history to create something that is uniquely their own. at Exit In 2208 Elliston Place Nashville, United States
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  6. The Sonics Event on 2016-06-02 20:00:00 with Barrence Whitfield and The Savages, The Woggles
    Since the beginning of garage rock, the northwest sound, grunge, or whatever anyone calls it, the Sonics set the precedence and the pace, and the sound that gave to every musician and band that followed the inalienable right to take rock to the edge of the universe, to explore the possibilities, to get out of the rut, experiment, and to scream your guts out, that you have arrived, and to continue that thought.The Sonics have remained the most recognized sounds ever listened to by aspiring musicians and multitudes of fans around the world.The band in its early stages, began in Larry and Andy Parypas living room with a couple of Sears bought guitars and an early unidentifiable bass. Their mom played some guitar and would encourage the boys to get it together. She loved rock, and was an early inspiration.But it was in early 1963 where the band came together, with skin basher Bob Bennett on drums making them sound like cannons with each beat, and later on, the addition of gut wrenching screamer songwriter piano player singer Jerry Roslie and fellow musician friend, sax player Rob Lind, forming the original Sonics. Originally from Tacoma, Washington USA, the SONICS are claimed worldwide to be the first punk band, or garage, or hard rock, or alternative, setting the stage for all that would follow. The Sonics are still based in the Northwest USA.The Sonics songs and precedent music creations began in 1964, with a visit from Etiquette Records co-owner Buck Ormsby, following a friend of the band plea that he check out the group. The meeting took place at a rehearsal in Bob Bennetts garage. Not too impressed with the performance of cover songs, asked if they had any originals. A killer riff was played, but the lyrics didnt work. Two visits later and a change in lyrics, the song The Witch was born. The Sonics first 45 single was released on Etiquette Records in 1964. Because of the power unleashed by the Sonics recording and unprecedented sound for the times, many stations were hesitant to play the record. Etiquette had an in with several A stations and also what were called B stations. The B stations were a bit easier and open to new sounds and especially local and regional groups recordings. They began the assault on the publics brain with the first plays of The Witch which took off like a bullet sending it screaming up their charts. This became the launch that helped force the A stations to give it a shot. Overnight, after six months of promoting the Sonics first single, they became the band to see, the new sensations, the bad boys of rock.The new enlightenment, and the bands acceptance by music fans and DJs, demanded the bands first LP. Here Are the Sonics was recorded in Seattle, Washington late 1964 and released early 1965 to raves. This established the Sonics as one of the mostprogressive and popular rock bands in the Northwest. Originally released as a replacement for the original B side of The Witch the Sonics original Psycho became another brutal musical attack on the establishment and had to be played on all radio, again reinforcing the fact the Sonics were not going away. The bad boys of rock were raising hell with their new found glory, while hordes of fans would pack ballrooms and dancehalls waiting to see their new heroes. Etiquette Records planned for the next album, commandeering a small grocery store front studio in Tacoma Washington to record various Etiquette artists including the Wailers Out Of Our Tree single and LP.The classic The Sonics Boom LP recorded in late 1965 and released in 1966 was the final Sonics album recordings on the Etiquette label. Both albums feature the most daring and dynamic rock music ever put to 2 track tape. The Sonics Boom simple black and white album cover is one of the most recognizable work of LP art in the world.The original photo was taken by Northwest premier photographer Jini Dellaccio and used in the jacket designed by Zane Baker. The Sonics 60s recordings have remained the most recognized sounds ever listened to by aspiring musicians and multitudes of fans around the world.The Sonics left Etiquette Records in 1966 to join with Seattle label Jerden Records. Soon after recording their first LP with the label, the original band decided to retire from the scene. Going their separate ways they individually kept performing in various music endeavors but the flame was dampened. Following their early retirement from being the SONICS they left a legacy and decades of fans who continued to spread the word and the music. Still revered, in late 2007 the Sonics regrouped and reignited on the scene in Brooklyn, New York headlining two sold out shows at the Warsaw.The Sonics return has sparked international promoters, journalists, reviewers, festival organizers and hordes of dedicated and new fans to embrace the group who's music has thrilled and inspired so many for so many years.Following in 2008 the Sonics performed theatres and festivals:in London, Barcelona and Bilboa Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, and Vitoria, Spain. They returned to Seattle to headline their sold out concert at Seattle's Paramount Theatre where they performed their last '60's concert in1973. The Sonics headlined the Ink & Iron Festival in Long Beach, CA June 6 '09. The Sonics accepted an invitation to perform at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2009 in Austin, Texas in March,2009 at Emo's. SXSW is Attended by music industry, including over 1000 music groups and artists from all over the world performing nightly during the event. Aclaimed as one of the most memorable concerts since SXSW began, they were invited to headline at NXNE in Toronto June '09, performing on the main outdoor stage in Yonge-Dundas Square.Original members of the Sonics included Bob Bennett, Drums; Larry Parypa, Guitar; Jerry Roslie, keys and lead vocals; Rob Lind, sax, harp and vocals; Andy Parypa, bass;The Sonics today includes: Jerry Roslie keys, lead vocals, Rob Lind, sax, harp and vocals; Larry Parypa, guitar bkg vocals, Dusty Watson drums; Freddie Dennis bass and vocals . Drummer Dusty Watson is the newest member of the Sonics. Dusty has toured and recorded with 60's surf music legends Dick Dale, The Surfaris, Davie Allan and the Arrows, as well as Agent Orange, Lita Ford and Seattle's own Supersuckers and Boss Martians. His big bass drum and machine gun snare rolls give the Sonics that bombastic sound reminiscent of Bob Bennett's attack, which helped launch the band in the very beginning. Dusty's approach to drumming is exactly what the Sonics are all about, pure rock and roll energy. at College Street Music Hall. 238 College Street New Haven, United States
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  8. The Black Dahlia Murder Event on 2016-05-22 20:00:00 with Fallujah, Disentomb
    The problem of dropping a record as career-defining as 2013's Everblack is that the bar is set so high following it up is a galling task. That The Black Dahlia Murder's response to such a challenge comes in the form of the devastating Abysmal serves to once again demonstrate why they are considered one of the most vital bands in contemporary death metal. "Once the record started to come together we knew it was going to be something special," states vocalist Trevor Strnad. "It's more urgent, it has more dynamics, it's a more emotive record, and it has a more raw, angry sound to it. It's still million mile-per-hour death metal, but when you invest so much thought and emotion into what you're creating you end up with a record that does stand out, and we can hold our heads up high and say yeah, this is our best work."Since 2001, the Michigan quintet have focused their efforts on writing music that embraces all the finest qualities of melodic death metal yet does not shackle them, giving them room to constantly evolve and grow as musicians. With Abysmal the band have once again progressed while retaining the signature sound that has won them their devoted legion of fans, and making it clear that their best is not in their past. "I still love Everblack and everything we achieved when touring it, and in fact going into that record we faced a massive challenge in following up Ritual (2011), which had also been huge for us. Having two records in a row connect with fans in such a way was amazing, but definitely piled on the pressure going into this new one, because we don't want to let them down, and we don't want to let ourselves down. But we learned a lot in making those two records, and we brought that into Abysmal. We know we can take people's heads off playing super fast, but that doesn't always give listeners something to really chew on. We've learned to focus on creating some drama, interesting dynamics, and most importantly really investing time in thinking about how different parts of songs will make you feel." While crushingly violent, Abysmal is certainly a long way from being a two-dimensional blast-fest. Often evoking potent melancholy or icy unease, tragedy and apocalyptic gloom also insinuate into the songs alongside the all-out fury, for make no mistake, while this record boasts a variety of dark and atmospheric moods the band have perhaps never sounded so downright pissed. The likes of "Re-Faced" and "Threat Level Number Three" are purpose built to incite chaos, and some of the fastest material the band has ever unleashed explodes from the likes of opener "Receipt", "Asylum", and the haunting title track. This can largely be credited to drummer Alan Cassidy, who joined the band in 2013. "With both Alan and Max (Lavelle, bass) new to the band there was a lot of speculation ahead of dropping Everblack, and though we knew we had a great record it was nice to prove the naysayers wrong. This time out Alan was really able to stamp his identity on the record, and yeah, there was a point where Brian (Eschbach, guitar) said level with me dude: just how fast can you go? And Alan unleashed this thing and we were like okay, let's go faster than we've ever gone then!" Strnad laughs. "But it's not just that, he's injected so much style into everything. He writes really interesting fills, and he cares about having variety and really speaking with what he's doing, and he was involved with the song writing more than any other drummer has been in a long time." Strnad is just as keen to sing the praises of Lavelle, who also made a more substantial contribution to the record than he did to its predecessor. "We look back on every record and say we need more bass, and Max is a really prevalent part of things live, so we wanted to have that come across more, and he totally nailed it. It's definitely a dirtier bass sound than we've ever had too, which sounds more wild, more live, and adds to the punch." Guitarists Eschbach and Ryan Knight bring a cavalcade of riffs to the table, upping the stakes in technicality, melody, and sheer blunt force trauma, letting intoxicating flavors of black metal and NWOBHM creep into the vicious assault, and Knight's soloing is at a point where Strnad believes his name should rightfully be thrown in amongst the genre's most prominent shredders. "With every album we allow a bit more time for him to solo and just totally own it, and when he nails it he's really at that Megadeth Rust In Peace level. I do think he deserves to be spoken about in the circles of great metal guitar players. Marty Friedman should buy Ryan a beer, I think, and I genuinely don't see that as something really out of the ballpark."Of course, Strnad's own contributions are a vital aspect of every TBDM album, and he once again delivers, both in regards to his lyrics and caustic vocals. While his lyrical inspiration remains primarily rooted in horror and the macabre, on Abysmal the theme of hell is prominent, whether it be a literal hell, figurative, or personal one. "Stygiophobic", for instance, which is a slower, crunchy, doom-inflected dirge, sees him focusing on those who are irrationally afraid of hell. "These people spend their every waking moment thinking of going to hell, and every time they go to sleep they see all their friends burning in hell, and this obsession has become a debilitating psychological condition, which is awful, and interesting." Alongside this, on the scathing "Threat Level Number Three" Strnad goes inside the mind of a "recidivist rapist molester, who has been chemically castrated, focusing on his internal dialogue as he's trying to reenter society." He explores more fantastic subjects, such as the cruelty and violence of Vlad The Impaler - the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula - in the more melancholic "Vlad, Son Of The Dragon", and he also reflects on issues that have affected him more personally, allowing himself some form of catharsis, most notably on "Receipt" and the title track. However, while despair, isolation, and thoughts of suicide haunt these songs, on burly closer "That Cannot Die Which Eternally Is Dead" he pushes the band's perseverance in the faces of those who might consider counting them out. "What I'm saying in that song is that we can't be stopped by normal means. No matter what kind of challenge or roadblock we face we'll just keep coming, and I think by now our fans know that."In tracking the record, the band re-enlisted producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel) and former bass player Ryan Williams, who also helped engineer Everblack, their intent to get away from the overt sonic sterility affecting far too many contemporary metal albums. This is a prominent factor in why the record sounds as angry as it does, the band focusing on capturing a raw, live sound that doesn't always strive for absolute perfection. "We wanted a sound that would show we're actually human beings, and not just computers playing death metal. We were not going to resample the drums, sound-replace or quantize anything. We didn't want to have the exact same drum sound as every single freaking band seems to have right now, and that's why essentially going backwards was going forwards for us. The guys have the chops to do it, so it's not like we need to lean on Pro-Tools to make an album, and I think it's the most energetic thing we've done since the very first record, Unhallowed (2003), which had a similar live feel." As always, artwork was of great importance in expressing the band's vision, and this time they turned to Russian artist Daemorph, who is known for his work in the brutal death metal community. "Again, I was a little unsure quite how we would follow up Everblack, because the artwork Nicholas Keller did was incredible. But we told Daemorph we wanted something that really looked like hell, and he went above and beyond. The first time I saw it I was like yep, that's hell, and I know I definitely don't want to go there!"At this stage in the game, with typically modest aspirations, Strnad is more interested in maintaining their longevity than shifting records, and if the band never gets any bigger than they are right now he will "die happy a hundred times over". However, this does not mean there is anything even vaguely resembling an end in sight. "We're still young at heart and I feel like the evolution of the band still has a long way to go. I don't see a ceiling on what we can do, and there will be no end. It's just going to be a constant ongoing fight to make better music and be a better band, and it's always going to be time to kick ass." at The Frequency 121 W Main Street Madison, United States
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  10. The Lacs Event on 2016-05-19 19:30:00
    People still cant figure out what to call the music we do, said Brian Rooster King, looking at his longtime collaborator Clay Uncle Snap Sharpe. We just get in there and write about what we want.Sharpe nodded in agreement before comparing The LACS latest and most radio-friendly album Outlaw in Me to a mix CD of their favorite music burned on a laptop.The duo has been together since 2000 and Outlaw, which is their fifth album since signing with Average Joes Entertainment, is a watershed effort from The LACS that sonically broadens their musical scope and blends together every genre from traditional country and southern rock to rap and spoken word.But its their true-to-life lyrics that paint a series of authentic compositions depicting the life of a pair of hillbillies from South Georgia. We love writing about stories that weve lived, said King, of their biographical 12-song effort that could prove to be a breakthrough of sorts.Sharpe added, You wont hear us singing about Bentleys because we dont know nothing about that. All we know are our stories and our familys stories growing up. Its how we relate to music. Its like Johnny Cash. We love him because every song of his kind of told a story and you could tell it was real. Thats how we want to be.Label it however you choose. They call it country.Baxley, a slow-moving rural town of just over 4,000 residents, where Sharpe grew up a country boy, is a place where everyone knows everyone elses business and newcomers are known as outsiders. Theres one elementary school, one high school and, until recently, only three red lights. No we got a fourth and a Wal-Mart, said Sharpe, so, yeah, were stepping up.Both his parents worked and, as a young boy, hed tag along with his old man and spend summer days hanging out on construction sites, while listening to a local country radio station. Those early formative years is when Sharpes love of country music developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s.However, it wasnt until he was 20 when a then-18 year old King moved with his family from Waycross to Baxley that The LACS first met up. They liked a lot of the same music Garth Brooks and George Strait, Pink Floyd and Metallica along with Tupac and Nelly and as quickly as they befriended one another they started writing lyrics as if they had been kindred spirits since childhood. King was a self-taught guitarist and the two fast-friends pooled their money together to buy a cheaper version of a beat box they still use when they perform on stage today.In 2001, they saved up another ,500 to pay for 40 hours of studio time half of which they spent recording their first self-titled album and the other half of the time was used to mix and master and 1,000 copies of the CD to sell in parking lots and parties.Over time they built up a cult following of fellow rednecks and hillbillies and eventually drew the attention of Average Joes.We found out there are people out there just like us, said King, who along with Sharpe were at the forefront of a popular blend rap and rock with the traditional themes of sad country break up songs. Sharpe added, This is not an overnight thing. We were doing this when it wasnt the cool thing to do. This is real to us. This is what we live.Last fall they released their fourth album and this spring the prolific songsmiths are already back with yet another studio album, which features the first single God Bless a Country Girl. Its a fun little song, said King.Sharpe and King have matured personally and especially professionally since the first time they plugged a microphone into a boom box, which still says a lot about their authentic writing process. Then and now, The LACS enter the studio with half the album written and then finish the second half of the writing process while recording the first half.Their fans, who both King and Sharpe describe as rowdy, loud, hardworking rednecks, have come to expect songs about the south beer drinking, mud bogging and more drinking that remind them of their own lives.Sometimes we lower that music to get the message across, said Sharpe, of the lyrical content versus the delivery, which easily transitions from country crooner Craig Campbell (Back to Georgia) and Josh Thompson (Tonight on Repeat) to rapping with Crucifix on the title track Outlaw in Me. King added, You listen to our album and real country folks are like, Hell yeah, when they hear the lyrics.Whether theyre performing or recording cuts like Might as Well Get Drunk, River Life or Stomp, those are the stories southern influenced poems, if you will of their lives.Back to Georgia, which gives fans and listeners a look at their lives off the stage, is a favorite of theirs, while Tonight on Repeat proved to be a new challenge as songwriters. Its the closest thing The LACS have to whats being played on the radio today, while still staying true to their distinctly southern roots, which is why Out Here is for the more hardcore country audience.An added bonus on the album are Great Moments in Redneck History, sharp-witted comedic skits featuring Brian and Clay in every day redneck banter. Brian and I have prided ourselves on putting out real music that we lived, Sharpe concluded, and not just writing about some topic because it was a No. 1 for somebody else. at The Castle Theatre 209 E. Washington Street, Unit One Bloomington, United States
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  12. Hank Green @ Slim’s (Mon.) w/ Driftless Pony Club, Harry and The Potters, Rob Scallon, Andrew Huang Event on 2016-05-23 19:00:00 Door 7 / Show 8 Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers will play ska, punk, metal, pop, folk, and maybe some polka...it won't be stylistically cohesive but it will be a very good time. Between them, the band has over 800,000,000 YouTube views, which is why it can be a little hard to get tickets to their shows. Hank has been making educational and entertaining videos with his brother (best-selling author John Green) for more than seven years and has played everywhere from middle school auditoriums to cruise ships to Carnegie Hall. Driftless Pony Club has been a band for over thirteen years. They met in college and have been making music in the style of Modest Mouse, Superchunk, and Archers of Loaf ever since. They are led by Craig Benzine aka Wheezywaiter who has over 500,000 subscribers on YouTube and occasionally make music and other videos themselves. Driftless Pony Club has toured to nearly all fifty states and have played over 500 shows and all hope you come out and say hi. Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band. They answer the question on everyone's mind: "What would happen if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team and started his own DIY punk band." Since 2002, they have played nearly 800 shows for people of all ages in libraries, rock clubs, bookstores, and basements all over the world. They were profiled in the 2008 documentary, We Are Wizards and appear on a Trivial Pursuit card in Sweden. Multi-instrumentalist & Youtube star Rob Scallon started his music career in 2008 by uploading his original song "Summer unto Youtube. Since then Rob's racked up about a quarter million subscribers on YouTube and countless millions of views on his videos showcasing his skills on multiple instruments and genres. His endorsements include Schecter Guitars, Kala Brand, Cleartone Strings, Cecilio musical instruments, Fastback Studios, and Guitar Pro Software. In the words of Kala "If it’s got strings, Rob can do amazing things with it." Andrew Huang plays a lot of instruments, but he is best known for coaxing surprisingly listenable music out of more unusual things like balloons, pants, water, and this one time, meth lab equipment. TICKET INFORMATION  • Slim's is an ALL AGES (6+) venue. • No refunds or exchanges are permitted, except in the case of headliner cancellation or date change. Opening acts are subject to change. • There is an 8 ticket limit per customer unless otherwise stated. • NEVER buy third party tickets (Craigslist, StubHub, etc.) for over face value. Scalped tickets may not be honored. • Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Slim’s Presents. • IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not see your order confirmation, click here to access the Eventbrite help center. • If you are having any other technical ticketing-related issues with your order, click here to contact Eventbrite. For general show info, click here. at Slim's 333 Eleventh Street San Francisco, United States
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  14. THE MAVERICKS Event on 2016-05-22 20:00:00
    The world has too much strife, racial and social divides being fed 24/7; its non-stop. It turns normal, loving people into brainwashed zombies who cant come together. Maybe its the hopeless romantic in me, but Id like to make a place where all people can come together. Raul MaloIt sounds like lofty hippie speak, something the Grammy winner jokes about, but Raul Malo, the son of Cuban immigrants, and his musical comrades believe in bringing people together often in the name of good times and great music which is the most universal language of all.One of the things we love about our shows is we get all walks of life, all ages, all colors, all politics, all genders, all religions, frontman Malo states.From their earliest shows as a garage band playing the punk clubs on Miami Beach, The Mavericks have had a skill for getting people to groove. Drawing on a mix of classic country, cow-punk and standards, Malo and company left South Florida, bringing their rhythmic fervor and Latin machismo, along with Malos lush baritone, to the world.In 2013, after numerous years as a band, multiple gold and platinum albums, world tours, breakups and reformations, The Mavericks recorded their critically-acclaimed album IN TIME and re-introduced music lovers to the bands genre-defying melting pot of pop music.With the new release of MONO, The Mavericks find themselves making the most relevant music of their career.The experience of making this record was quite unique. We had the luxury of a very finely tuned band and the energy from the last two years of touring under our belts. We all believed that it was going to be special and I think we would all agree that, our record MONO best represents what our band does live, expresses guitarist Eddie Perez.While in the studio to record the new album, the band realized that their songs required a different approach. They felt drawn toward the idea of creating an album that shines through its songwriting and instrumentation in a singular mindset without relying on stereo tricks of modern recording so the idea of recording in mono was born. Drummer Paul Deakin explains, As is often the case with The Mavericks plans, the idea to mix the record in mono came about spontaneously. During the recording process we would go into the studio around noon and listen to vinyl records for some extra inspiration. At some point, someone noted that almost all of the recordings we were listening to were mixed in mono. Our producer Niko Bolas said, off-the-cuff, we should mix this record in mono. And we thought, we cant get away with that so of course we had to.Longtime keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden adds, Most of these songs were recorded live in the studio with very little overdubbing. Some people might even be surprised to know that the tracking vocal is the vocal you hear on the record. Raul didnt go back in and re-sing anything.With MONO, the band embraces cultural and musical diversity. Malos songwriting builds on the compositional craftsmanship of early-twentieth-century musical elegance yet demonstrates his skill for writing music that is progressive and timeless. From the thrusting opener All Night Long to the pensively sheer Fascinate Me and the chaotic thrill of (Waiting for) The World To End, the band seamlessly shifts gears.Elements of ska play a prominent role in songs like Summertime (When Im With You) and one of the most rockin tracks, What You Do To Me, which Perez believes has all the energy and style that best represents what its like to be at a Mavericks show. Its a stylish frenzy of electricity and relentless backbeat. This is definitely one of my favorites on the record.The seductive swing of Stories We Could Tell, the vintage country shuffle of Out The Door or the randy blues of The Only Question Is, show the bands instinctive affinity to a variety of musical styles.During the writing process, I found myself wanting certain things. When you hear Cuban or world music of any kind, you may have no idea what the singer is saying, but you can feel it. That was what I wanted: to evoke a feeling so you could feel it! When youre ready to go out, you put on this album and it creates a vibe, a mood for your night, says Malo.What Am I Supposed To Do echoes the soulful sounds of The Four Tops or The Spinners while Pardon Me and Let It Rain (On Me) mine the desolation of road life and stand as MONOs most somber tracks. McFadden explains, Let It Rain (On Me) is my idea of a perfect song. Its hard to write a very simple, catchy song, but Raul has always had a knack for that. Its why recording the album in mono actually works. Only a great song can stand tall in a single channel mix, not dressed up with all kinds of bells and whistles that a stereo mix would have. Its really why this record works in mono so well. Not many acts could pull that off. Not many would even try, is my guess.When we went in to record this record, we were very resolved: wed been through the time on the road, making the last album, living together as friends and as a bandWe have nothing to lose, and only the music to gain, says Malo.In conjunction with the release of MONO, The Mavericks kick off their MONO MUNDO TOUR with dates in Boston, Philadelphia and New York City before heading to Europe and continuing the rest of this exciting year making music all over the globe.THE MAVERICKSRaul Malo: Lead Vocals, Electric + Acoustic Guitars, Piano & PercussionPaul Deakin: Drums, Percussion & MarimbaEddie Perez: Electric + Acoustic GuitarsJerry Dale McFadden: Piano, Organ & Celeste at Knight Theater 430 South Tryon Street Charlotte, United States
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  16. Apocalyptica Event on 2016-05-21 20:00:00 with 10 Years, Failure Anthem, Sakara, Seven Spires, Merithius, In The Red, Intoxicated Rage, Attraction To Tragedy
    APOCALYPTICAEicca Toppinen, Paavo Lotjonen, Perttu KivilaaksoThere aren't many rock bands on this planet that wouldn't like to be regarded as unique. Of course, in these times of nostalgia and endlessly recycled ideas, very few actually deserve that description. Finland's Apocalyptica deserve it more than most. Utterly original in every respect, these classically-trained merchants of genre-shattering metal sound quite unlike anything or anyone else in musical history. Formed in the early '90s Apocalyptica chose an entirely individual path from day one. A few years earlier, while students at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, these young virtuosos joined a cello band that specialised in playing music by everyone from Bach to Hendrix. However, Eicca Toppinen and his three comrades had something louder in mind. All fans of heavy metal, they decided to form their own band. Toppinen wrote some unique arrangements of songs by Metallica, Slayer and other metallic legends and the group embarked on a series of shows at student balls. As their services became more and more in demand, Apocalyptica took the bold step of playing a gig at a bona fide heavy metal club... "We got to play at an after-Christmas party for metalheads at Teatro Heavy Metal Club in Helsinki in 1995," recalls Toppinen. "There were three other bands and every band was doing covers. It was one of the first shows when HIM played. They were covering Type O Negative, we were covering Metallica. It was really scary to go there and play in front of metalheads. We didn't know what was going to happen. We thought they might kill us! But they really freaked out and had a great time." Lurking in the audience at this soon-to-be legendary gig was one Kari Hynninen of Zen Garden Records, who was so bowled over by the band's ingenious interpretations of metal anthems that he instantly offered them a contract and the chance to release their 1996 debut album, 'Plays Metallica by Four Cellos'. "He called us and asked us if we wanted to make an album," says Toppinen, shaking his head with bewilderment. "For ourselves, we never thought we could make an album out of what we were doing. It was just for fun, some therapy away from practising all those shitty scales! So when the first album was released, we didn't expect much. If it had sold 1,000 copies in Finland that would've been great, but it sold over one million copies worldwide!" Apocalyptica were an overnight success in their native land, embraced by a surprisingly large audience that contained both die-hard metal fans and chin-stroking classical aficionados. It might seem a peculiar combination, but for the band the two genres have a logical and natural relationship. "There's a primitivity to be found in both metal and classical music," says Toppinen. "It's more hidden in classical music, but it's very powerful and strong. If you listen to the symphonies of Shostakovich, when he's really going hard it's comparable to Pantera or Sepultura. Also, people in both worlds love good musicians." Inspired by their sudden and surprising rise to prominence, Apocalyptica spent the rest of the '90s riding a towering wave of creativity and earning themselves a formidable reputation as a jaw-dropping live act. In 1998 they released their second album, 'Inquisition Symphony', a second batch of cover versions that this time included songs by Faith No More, Pantera and Sepultura. It also featured the band's first original material: three songs that revealed that there was far more to Apocalyptica than novelty. By the time the Finns reached their third studio effort, 2000's 'Cult', they had decided to move away from cover versions and produced nearly a whole album's worth of fresh material that set the band's wild and compellingly diverse blend of disparate genres in stone once and for all. Now reduced to a trio Apocalyptica were determined to establish themselves as a powerful creative force. "Writing our own songs brought a new dimension to the band," states Toppinen. "We already knew what we could do with cover versions and it wasn't interesting anymore. We needed to write new, fresh music for the instruments. We didn't think 'We need to do this to be credible', we just wanted to keep it interesting for ourselves and not to repeat the same shit." With their reputation soaring, Apocalyptica entered the new millennium with another major step forward when they collaborated with legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo on their fourth studio album, 'Reflections' (2003). "We were playing at a metal festival in '97 in the Netherlands and Dave was giving a drum clinic," recalls Toppinen. "He came up to us and said 'Can you play some Slayer as well? Would you like to play with me?' so we said 'Sure!' We played 'South Of Heaven' live together with him, and after that he said 'Whenever you need a drummer, call me.' We've been friends ever since." Realising that Lombardo's rhythmic muscle had given their sound a new lease of life and enabled them to veer off in numerous new directions, Apocalyptica enlisted their own full-time drummer, Mikko Sirn, for 2005's self-titled opus. Easily the strongest album of their careers, 'Apocalyptica' saw the band strengthen their song writing skills and invite some guests into the studio, including HIM frontman Ville Valo, Lauri Ylnen of The Rasmus and, again, Dave Lombardo, all of whom helped metal's premier bow-wielders to reach a wider audience than ever before. And so to 2007, and Apocalyptica's brand new album, 'Worlds Collide'. Produced by long-time Rammstein muse Jacob Hellner, this is plainly the pinnacle of the Finnish ingnues steadily accelerating upward ascent; a dazzling collection of stunning mini-epics that touches upon every aspect of the band's history while introducing countless new ideas and unexpected detours to their unmistakable sound. Or simply put: a collection of great rock songs. Work began on the record back in August 2006, and since then the 40 or so songs the band wrote for the project have been whittled down to a concise and flawless dozen, including collaborations with Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor (on first single 'I'm Not Jesus'), Lacuna Coil's sublime Cristina Scabbia, 3 Days Grace vocalist Adam Gontier and again their long time friend and collaborator Dave Lombardo. "It's been really exciting," enthuses Toppinen. "For the last two albums we were producers, song writers, everything. This time we opened the door for different singers, a producer and even some co-writers. We've allowed other elements to come into Apocalyptica's world. It's been really interesting and exciting." When Apocalyptica took centre stage as special guests at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki, millions of music lovers around the world were blown away by the sight and sound of a band that create an ear-boggling spectacle wherever they go and who wear their uniqueness as a badge of ho*nour. With the release of 'Worlds Collide', Apocalyptica are poised to conquer hearts and minds all over the globe. "We have tried to deliver a world class album," concludes Toppinen. "For us, it's an exciting time. We have great people working for us and I'm absolutely thrilled. For the first time in 11 years I feel that the whole team is working together. With that team we should be able to wake up all the people that knew about Apocalyptica but wouldn't have bought a ticket or bought the album before. We want to spread the word." at The Palladium Worcester 261 Main Street Worcester, United States
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Registered French Bulldog Pups For Adoption

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  3. Registered French Bulldog Pups For Adoption Event on 2016-01-08 08:30:00 Registered French Bulldog Pups vet checked ,registered , vaccinated and disease free contact now via Text to (231) 570-4827 at Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, United States
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  5. Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour Event on 2016-01-09 10:30:00 Brought to you by Like A Local Tours: Enjoy this tour instead of brunch! It’s so much food! What a great way to explore, learn and enjoy some of New York’s best and most unique food stops! And see two of New York’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods: Flatiron & Union Square. On this tour you will enjoy 6 full portion tastings including a very famous, classic New York burger. This tour begins with tastings at Caffe Lavazza and Eataly, Mario Batali’s epic artisanal Italian food emporium. After experiencing Eataly, we explore Madison Square Park and learn about its incredible history as well as take in some contemporary outdoor sculpture art. Then, you are rewarded with a burger from arguably one of the best burger joints in New York: either Shake Shack (the original location that started it all!) or award-winning Schnippers Quality Kitchen! Non-meat eaters will enjoy a veggie sandwich. Next we stop for history and photo opportunities in front of the famous Flatiron Building. We continue on to the chic Obica Mozzarella Bar for delicious amazing Roman pizza and then to Beecher’s Cheese, where believe-it-or-not, they make cheese right in the middle of Manhattan! Here we enjoy a quick tour and one of NYC’s best grilled cheese sandwiches. Then we walk through Union Square and the Union Square Farmer’s Market (Saturday only). The last stop is either City Bakery for their famous hot chocolate and pastries or Bread’s Bakery for their famous chocolate babka warm and fresh from the oven! Our TripAdvisor Reviews: “Eat Like a Local Tourist in My Own City by Jodie Gould” There are many tours to choose from when you visit New York City, but when you combine a native New Yorker’s favorite activities, eating and walking, with a smorgasbord of history, you’ve got Like A Local Tours, a new and welcome way to admire what our city has to offer. “A fantastic, fun adventure in the heart of NY!!” We had such a good time with Robert, our guide, in the Flatiron District. The area we covered was very reasonable (not too much walking, just enough). We learned amazing history about the Gilded Age, the toy district, architecture, Madison Square Park and the first two Madison Square Gardens, etc. The food we sampled was delicious; we even went back to a couple of the places for more, after the tour. And then bought several babka’s from Breads to take back to the West Coast. Robert is knowledgeable and very personable. This was a real treat! We’ll try one of their other tours on our next visit to NY. at Eataly Vino 200 5th Ave. New York, United States
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  7. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Skating Event on 2015-11-27 00:00:00 Send Email

    The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is open mid-November through mid-March, weather permitting. View magnificent works of sculpture while skating in the open air and enjoying music from the state-of-the-art sound system. The ice-skating rink is closed at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1.

    at National Gallery of Art Constitution Avenue NW Washington, United States
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  9. Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi Event on 2016-01-10 13:00:00

    On Sunday afternoons visitors are encouraged to visit Rienzi's gardens and capture their oasis-in-the-city beauty from behind the lens! Snap photos of the colorful flowers, lush green spaces, interesting architectural details, and eclectic statues. Share your experience with us on social media by tagging your pics #rienzigardens.

    Admission to the gardens is free. No professional photography or tripods, please. For questions, call 713.639.7800.

    at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet Houston, United States
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  11. Flavors of Laguna Food Tasting & History Tour Event on 2016-01-09 10:30:00 Enjoy Flavors of Laguna, where you can join us on a Food Tasting & Historical Tour in beautiful Laguna Beach, CA. We capture culinary delights mixed with an intricate cultural experience and we bring it to you in a 3 1/2-4 hour walking tour (Tour time varies). You will experience tastes that are unique to "The Village" in Laguna Beach and that represent the "True Laguna" experience. The village tour is a delightfully casual cultural experience that you are sure to remember for days to come. A Food Tasting & Historical Tour in Laguna Beach is a great event for family, friends, visitors, traveling, and looking for the perfect place for that special occasion. It is perfect for local residents, tourists, first dates, corporate events, birthday/bridal parties, girls/guys day out, family outings and more! Where should I park?Parking can be challenging in Laguna Beach, mainly because most meters have a 3-hour limit. It is because of this that FOL does not recommend parking at a meter. We recommend parking in an all day lot. There are a couple in the vicinity, the closest one being on Laguna Canyon Rd (133) & Forest. This lot charges during the summer and is 5 blocks from the start of the tour. There is another all-day lot for a day at about 250 Broadway, next to Romeo Cucina. Lot prices are subject to change and often change with seasons. Use caution parking at other all day lots, as many of them have 3 hour limits. Adult - .00 Child 7-12 - .00 Child under 7 - Puyallup Home and Garden Show Event on 2016-01-08 00:00:00 Puyallup Home and Garden Show is happening on 08 Jan 2016 at Washington State Fairground Puyallup, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Household Consumables industry.

    Book a stall at 10times.com! at Washington State Fairground 110 9th Avenue SW Puyallup, United States.00 at Dawson Cole Sculptor Garden (behind the main gallery) 326 Glenneyre St, Laguna Beach, United States
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  13. " I Choose You" - A Theatrical Adult Prom Event on 2016-01-10 17:00:00 What does it mean to be Chosen? The dictionary states “to be chosen is to be carefully selected or marked for divine favor or special privilege.” What special privilege have you been chosen for? Who are you allowing to choose you, and who are you choosing? Cindy A. Strawbridge of Destined2Be Productions has penned another influential and inspirational drama premiering January 2016. While this event will have an adult prom theme it will not focus on dates, romance, or crushes… but you will have to attend in person to find out its plot. You are invited to get your gown or your tux ready as formal attire is requested, but not required… and meet us at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on Sunday, January 10, 2016. See you there!!!!!!!!! at Wyndham Garden York 2000 Loucks Road York, United States
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  15. Jay And The Americans @ Busch Gardens Tampa FL Event on 2016-01-11 11:30:00 Three shows every day 11:30am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm. Free concert with Park Admission. One of the best rock n roll vocal groups of the 1960s & 1970s, Jay And The Americans with Twelve Top Ten Hit songs including "Cara Mia", "This Magic Moment", "Only In America" & "Come A Little Bit Closer". The group features three original members, Sandy Deanne, Marty Sanders, Howie Kane, the magnificent voice of Jay Renecke, and the fabulous USA Band. Get ready to sing along with all the million selling hit songs! www.jayandtheamericans.net at Busch Gardens 10165 North McKinley Drive Tampa, United States
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  17. Westside Community Garden Open Discussion Event on 2016-01-11 19:00:00 Let's Build A Community Garden! Please join us for an open discussion to move forward with the planning and construction of a community garden on the Westside of Roseburg. at First United Methodist Church of Roseburg 1771 West Harvard Ave Roseburg, United States
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I’m Passionate About Stained Glass

There aren't many people who have a love of stained glass like I do. Even my wife, who generally likes it, think I'm a bit to obsessed with it. I wanted to change all of the windows in our home to stained glass, but she wouldn't go along with it. We came to a compromise and she agreed to having the shower door turned into a stained glass door. A company that makes custom glass in Somerset County, NJ provided us with a wonderful stained glass door. It looks like I'm in the middle of a church whenever I take a shower.

My infatuation with stained glass started when I was a kid. My parents would take me to church, and I was always on the verge of falling asleep. In order to stay awake, I would look at the glass in the windows. I stared at the glass so long that I started to admire its beauty. I asked my parents if we could get stained glass windows just like the church, but they said no. The best they could do was give me a piece of stained glass in a small wooden frame. I still treasure that glass frame and have it sitting on my desk.

Now that I'm an adult, when I go to church, I can stay awake on my own without the help of the stained glass. I still take a second or two to glance over at the glass while the sermon is being given, but no one notices that I'm doing it. I even told the pastor how much I liked the windows of the church. We had a 15 minute conversation about nothing but stained glass. I think I was beginning to bore him, and at one point he was just nodding and smiling.

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Looking for a House to Buy

Kate and I have been saving our money for a long time and we have been looking for a house that is in our price range. We found a place that was a bit too good to be true and of course there was a pretty big problem. The guy who owned the place was not all that eager to explain it at first, but then he realized that we were going to bring in a house inspector. He told us that he had had to call in a company that did termite removal in New York City to get rid of a really serious termite infestation. I was dressed in fairly nice clothes at the time, so I was not too enthused about crawling under the house. However I could tell from what he told me that the pests had done a really significant amount of damage to the house. When I had the inspection done the guy brought back pictures. It was obvious that a good bit of the subflooring would have to be replaced, especially under the bath tub. Obviously when you fill a tub with water and a person you are putting a good deal of load on the structure and if the structure has been eaten up by bugs, it is not really going to hold up to that load for an indefinite timespan. It took a little while for me to get a quote on how much it would cost to have it fixed. Obviously I was not going to buy the house without knowing for certain how much it would cost to get the problem fixed. It was obvious that it was going to be expensive, but the location of the place was close to ideal for both of us and we decided to see what it would entail.

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How a VPS Can Save You Money for Your Website and Other Online Needs

Affording a good server is only part of the issue when you want or need a quality server online. A dedicated server for my little but growing website would be great, but there was no way I could afford the major expense. Shared servers can be hit or miss in quality. You need to be careful. However, in looking for the best VPS, I found something that was not only affordable but perfectly useful for me too.

A VPS is a Virtual Private Server. If you have a website online or do anything else on the Internet where other people need to access your files, programs or any other data, you need to make that data available to them quickly. You could buy a computer and hook it up to your own Internet service to act as a server, but Internet service providers thwart that by limiting upload bandwidth. Sure, you can download mega files and stream movies into your devices, but uploading is slowed. Your Internet would be crippled even if only a few people were trying to access your data at the same time.

This is why having the best VPS online is helpful. A VPS is a bunch of individual operating environments active on a single computer. Instead of needing a separate computer for each incidence of an operating system and its installed programs, there can be a bunch of them running at the same time. The processors and RAM are so sufficient that the speed of access the public experiences seems like they are getting stuff from a dedicated piece of hardware connected to the Internet backbone.

You know how you can log onto your computer and then switch to another user with your stuff still ready to go when you switch back over? Well, a VPS is kind of, but not exactly, like that except that both users could be active at the same time. A VPS can have a lot more than two separate instances of an operating system running on a single computer at one time. Each user has full access to tweak the OS to make a website run. They can install and uninstall programs. No other user has access to your files. Being that one computer is used for so many, it saves money. Unless you got a major website that needs a dedicated server, this is a way to save a lot of money.

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Getting Fit the Navy Way

I've tried plenty of workout programs in my day, but none of them have come close to being as good as the Navy seal fitness program. In my quest to become fit, I've ordered nearly every DVD, tried every device, and gone on every diet known to man, and none of them have really worked. All of these different methods haven't been cheap either. I have an uncle who is in the Navy, and one day he stopped by my home for a visit. My uncle is always in great shape, and I asked him how he does it.

My uncle told me that the Navy keeps him on a strict workout plan and diet that keeps him in fighting shape. I never really thought about it before, but people who are in the armed forces are all in great shape. The armed forces has a great way of taking people who look like ordinary citizens and molding them into the pinnacle of physical fitness. I asked my uncle if he could help me get fit like him by showing me some of the things that the Navy does to keep him in shape. My uncle was more than happy to help me.

Being in the Navy, my uncle has a special way of doing things. Instead of helping me in the same way that a personal trainer would, he behaved like a drill instructor. He yelled and pushed me to get through the workout. It was like I was a private in the military. By the time he was done with me, I had gone from a flabby tub of lard to a lean, mean, exercising machine. My uncle eventually had to leave and go back to the base, but he told me to keep up with my training.

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We Needed Peace from Creditors

I owe a lot of companies money, and they make sure that I am aware of this fact on a regular basis. I have requested that they stop calling me so much, but they tell me that it is their job to try and reclaim the money that is owed to their company. Some of them act as if I borrowed it directly from them! They can get quite rude, and they have had my wife in tears. I wanted to get bankruptcy lawyers in san diego but I was not sure how to do it, or if I even had the right to do it.

When one of the credit card companies flat out lied to me and then started harassing me with multiple phone calls throughout the day and long into the night, I knew I had to do something to put a stop to it. They were making our lives a living nightmare, and we just wanted peace. I was able to find a website that had a lot of the answers I was looking for, and I have to admit that it really opened up my eyes to just how abusive some of these companies were being.

I was able to read about the rights I have as a consumer. I wanted to pay every penny that I owed, but losing my job meant that as impossible to do. I wasn't being lazy or a thief. I was just experiencing extreme financial difficulty, but that didn't mean I had to lose my respect along with everything else. I was able to file a claim on the site, and someone was in touch with me not long after that. That was the beginning of change in our lives. We started getting fewer calls, and we even had one charge dismissed altogether because of violations. I am so glad I found this site because it gave us the peace that we do desperately needed.

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Hoisting the Flag of Digital Freedom

We all know that torrenting is one of the most fundamental methods to downloading content. The problem with torrenting is that it has long been haunted by the spector of Pirate Bay, Napster and other third party torrenting tools which have been used to download everything from books to movies to the latest albums. While this can be certainly illegal there is nothing wrong with utilizing torrenting by itself - it is the most likely method to download large sized files quickly. Even Blizzard, a gaming company famous for the likes of World of Warcraft, has resorted to this method when updating their games.

It wasn't very long ago that we saw TPB being shut down once again in a meager effort by multi-national corporations placing pressure on the local government to bring them to heel. For some time now TPB has served as both the digital and the physical foundation for the progression of freedom on the World Wide Web. Despite being founded on a platform that has been known to be associated with stealing digital content, it hasn't stopped them from creating a legit political party that has been voted into office multiple times. They now actually hold political clout when it comes to dictating and creating policy.

Still. This hasn't stopped multi-national corporations from doing everything that they can to place pressure on TPB and have it shut down. This latest shut down is just one in a long string of shut downs. I have no doubt that this msot recent reincarnation will see the return of a more permanent PB. Without a doubt they continue to hoist the flag of freedom for the Internet, even if it means that the freedom has to be associated with actual piracy, but I believe that it's important for them to continue existing.

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I have been living in an apartment in Austell GA for the past couple of months and I was basically happy there. It was mostly convenient to where I was working, but that changed up a little and I decided that I needed to find a place on the other side of the county. Of course you can not live any place in the Atlanta area and not have trouble with traffic. The entire world must be driving through this city each morning and again every afternoon. Of course you have to hope it never snows too, because that is a real disaster. The city government never seems to have a plan for that and you can be sure that no one around here has any idea how you drive on anything that is not a dry piece of pavement. You get snow or ice on the ground and it turns into the apocalypse in this city.

In truth I am not too far away from where they are going to build the new stadium for the Atlanta Braves. Of course it seems a bit ridiculous seeing as how the stadium that they have now is perfectly fine and was only built about 18 or 20 years ago when they had the Olympics here in Atlanta. Of course that was probably a poor idea all things considered and it likely cost us five times as much as they claimed it would and the evidence does not suggest that anyone got a big benefit out of it. At any rate the place I am living now is a little rented house and I am paying less than I was with a much nicer place. The great thing is that this is a quiet little neighborhood and there are ways in and out if you are keen.

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I am not desperate for one of those pay day loan type of deals, but I need to borrow something around a thousand dollars for a couple of months. I am actually thinking about one of those places that has online cash in advance. Of course this place wants you to fill out an application for a loan, but they do not tell you what the terms are, that I can tell at least. Obviously I do not know if I want to borrow money from this place unless they explain to me what the deal is. In fact I want to sit down and read the fine print. I am sure that after you fill out the application they will tell you what the deal is about, but I would like to know if I would find it an attractive offer before I take the time to fill it out.

Of course I would not use a real email address if I did fill out the form and I am not sure I want to be giving out a lot of information randomly on the internet. I really worry about identity theft, because it is bad enough if I borrow money at a rate that may or may not be high. It is best not to be telling every person about what you are and all of that sort of thing. I obviously would not be giving out the stuff that really lets you know too much about me. If a thief has your social security number they can do all sorts of things with it. In fact it seems awfully odd that the one number is all that important in our society. In the future I am sure they will invent something which is a lot better than that.

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Pet friendly places should be easier to find. So many people have dogs and cats now. Many families have more than one of each. I was just out of college and looking to move out of the apartment over the garage of my parent's home in the suburbs. I was searching for Dallas apartments that would allow me to bring my big dog with me. I have a full-blooded Mastiff. She is almost 200 pounds. We are about the same weight actually. Many places will allow you to have a dog, but they have a weight limit of only about 20 pounds or so.

My dog is friendly and quiet. She does not bark, and she is very kind. She absolutely loves to be around kids. She likes to play, but she is big and scares people because of her size. That is, until they get to know her. We go for lots of walks every day. She is my buddy, and I could not leave her behind with my parents even though they want to keep her. I work from my computer at home for an online firm. I make decent money, and I do not have to leave for hours at a time. I actually like to work outdoors at a local park, and I take my dog with me. She hangs out under the shady trees at the picnic table with me and my computer.

Finding Dallas apartments that would take us both was a worry for me. However, after finding a website about apartments that seemed to be specifically for younger people and their families, I found our new home. It is pet friendly, and they welcome me and my dog. She is actually a celebrity at the apartments now. I have no problem finding a babysitter when I have to be gone for any length of time.

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I have been in Singapore for a few days now, and I am going to be here for another two weeks. I am on a vacation with my husband, and I am really glad that he decided to take me to Singapore. It is a place that I have wanted to go for much of my life, and I really enjoy traveling in general. Hopefully, I can find a tcm singapore clinic in the near future, because I would very much like to take a visit to one, before I leave the country. It is something that has always interested me, and I would like to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine on a first hand basis. I think that it would be a good experience for me to learn more about the culture here, and to take it all in. Not to mention, I am actually interested in the curing powers of this type of medicine. Blog this! Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
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I am going to try to sell my house in the near future, but before I can do that, I feel I really need to fix and clean the place up a lot. It could really use it too. I am going to do as much of it as I can on my own, but one thing I will do is to hire carpet cleaning in Gold Coast and have them come to my house to professionally clean all of my carpets.

The carpets are not that old, and so I do not want to have to pay the expense of having them replaced before I sell the house. But at the same time, they are not in a sterling condition anymore. So I am hopeful that if I have them cleaned by a professional, that they will look good enough to be a nonissue in the selling of the house. I am going to cross my fingers, because there are actually a few stains in the carpet, in a couple of places, that have me worried. I am not sure if they will come out, but I would think that a professional carpet cleaning company would know more about getting rid of stubborn stains than I ever will.

So for now, I will just rely on the carpeting cleaning company to do their job and see what the result is. If it is not good enough, then it might just have to do anyway. Because I do not see myself paying to have the carpets cleaned and then turning around having the carpets replaced in the house. That would be a counterproductive way to do things and it would cost too much money as well. So I just have to bank on the carpet cleaning being sufficient for my needs.

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Found a little place at the beach, although it would be too much for me to manage by own. In my last place I had to check out the fine print on the electric company rates to make sure that I had enough money to pay the power bill every month. It is not so tough to figure that out in the long haul, as you can be sure that we need to do things so that we can use the power wisely. This is a three bedroom house with a huge deck out on the beach near Corpus Cristi. It is not example Spring Break central, but there are a lot of good looking girls in bikinis out on the beach. In fact this is going to save me money, because I was renting a one bedroom apartment on the far side of town which was about twenty minutes away from work. This is less than half as far to the office and we are splitting the expense three ways.

Ian and Billy came up with the idea. The two of them had been sharing a place, but they figured that they were getting a raw deal and they started to work at finding a place where they could go to the office very easily and live near the beach. Of course this is not the most beautiful house in the world. It is in need of a good bit of work, but we do not own the place. We could not have afforded to rent the place if it had been perfect. In fact I suspect that the landlord is a bit too lazy to do the little bit of work that he would need to do if he really wanted to maximize the potential to earn rent on it.

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Moving into My First House

I have decided that I am ready for it and I have really had it with living in apartments. Aside from the fact that you are paying rent and that money never comes back, I always seem to live down the hall from two maniacs. I have found a little house and in a few days I am going to be moving into my first house. It is not as big as the apartment I am living in, but it is fine for me. My Mom bought me a gift, she says it is the best electric frying pan that you can buy, a Presto. Of course I like to cook and this electric skillet reminds me of Sunday afternoons. We would come home from church and the whole family would get together. Obviously my mom did not cook fried chicken every Sunday, but that was a big thing when she did.

She would fill up two of these electric skillets with chicken, then she would make gravy in them after she had made the chicken. She always made mashed potatoes and vegetables. A lot of the time we would get corn on the cob from the garden or the farmer's market. Mom would sometimes fry up some yellow squash. It was really pretty awesome. We would eat in front of the TV on NFL Sundays, but most of the time we would all sit at the kitchen table and eat. Usually there would be around two dozen of us there. I could not get that many people into this house. It is perfect for a single guy with a girlfriend and a couple of friends, but it would be like a can of sardines if you tried to have a large family over. Of course I have plenty of relatives, but the family gatherings will have to be elsewhere.

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I Needed to Choose a Power Company

I knew that I was going to have to make a choice for my electricity company, but I had no idea which company to go with. There were quite a few that are available in my area, and I had no idea how to tell which one was the best for my needs. I was talking to a friend of mine at work about this, and she told me to go to choosetexaspower.org for some help in making my decision. She explained that it is a website that has all of the different electricity companies on its site, and there is information about each company too.

I thought that would be helpful for sure, so I went to the site that night when I got home. It was my last week at my rental house so I knew that I had to make a choice quickly. Otherwise, I could end up living in a house with no electricity. I looked at the site and was relieved to see that there was even more information there than I had originally thought would be. I was happy to see that there were detailed descriptions of all the different companies, but there was another section that I liked even better.

It gave me the questions that I needed to be aware of so I could make the best choice possible. I hadn't even thought of some of them, so this really came in handy. I would not have thought to ask about any potential deposits or what would happen if I was unhappy and wanted to break a contract. I also knew after reading it to ask about the prices per kilowatt hour as well as payment options. I felt ready to make my choice after reading this site, and I had the power on before I moved into my new home!

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Just Got Moved in to My New Place

Working on a plan to get this old house fixed up, in the meanwhile I am going to let these two tradesmen live in it. The two of them are in their slack part of the year. Every winter work slows down for these guys and they have to figure out some way to make it through to Spring. I looked in to getting cable, from this site. http://www.cable-tv.com/comcast/north-carolina/raleigh/, but I got this plan to let them stay at this place and fix it up. I even got them a satellite package, or they are sharing the same one I have. I figured that they were big sports fan and normally they would not be able to watch the games. So I got one of the better direc tv packages. It costs about 75 bucks a month plus a bit more for each additional receiver. Obviously you need the receiver to pick up anything and that goes for each TV you have.

However they obviously do not know where the receiver is. At least if they do it is not something that they keep up with. A lot of people have the satellite tv system because they have an RV and if you have an RV, then you can stick an extra receiver in it and you have tv any place you go. My Dad was the one who first showed me that. He and his fishing buddies wanted to be able to swear at the tv and drink beer in front of a camp fire and they got hold of an old Camper trailer, parked it up at the lake and stuck a satellite dish on the roof. Of course they had to bring the receiver and the tv with them every time, but that is not a big deal once you get in the flat screen tv age.

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A Show Moves to Paid TV

When a favorite show of mine moved from regular TV to cable and satellite, I was devastated. I had been watching the show for many years for free, but now I would have to pay to watch the show. It annoyed me to no end, but an exclusive deal was signed to have the show moved to a certain channel. A lot of other people weren't happy either, but the network claimed it would mean less censorship on the show. I didn't want to get cable, so I researched the offerings for Direct TV for North Bergen.

I had relatives and friends who had cable and satellite, and from their experiences, I know that satellite is better than cable. There are more channels to watch, especially ones in high definition. The prices are also lower with satellite providers as well. If I had to spend money to watch the show, I would rather spend as little as possible.

I called the satellite company and they installed a dish and boxes in my home. I was able to watch the show again, and sure enough, there was less censorship on the show, a lot less. When the show was on regular television, they used to block out certain words that couldn't be said, and use mosaic filters on things that couldn't be shown. Now all of that is gone, and the show feels a lot more unrestricted. I guess the move was a good thing after all. I still don't like that I had to pay to get the show, but I'm happy how the show turned out, and I'm happy that I don't have to pay as much as some other people who have cable. I just hope nothing else happens to the show. If they make the show an Internet exclusive, I will be mad.

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Can a Company Really Care

Moving to Temple suddenly due to work has been both rewarding and slightly bit traumatizing, I can admit. When our plant shut down most of us were given very little warning; two or three days beforehand. I'd like to think that upper management knew that the plant was being shut down but in reality, that is most likely not what happened. Surprisingly enough, nearly everyone that worked the department with me was given a new job in Temple assuming we were willing enough to take it! Heck yeah, I was! With reliant energy in temple serving as my electric company, I knew that I was in good hands. It helps when you have a family member who works for the company being able to get you into some the more difficult and attainable programs. Y'see, I've been working hard on being able to tell my children and my grand kids that our family has done it's part in making the world a better place. It might not be much but we did something and to do that, I need an electric company that cares.

Reliant Energy seems to certainly care. It might seem strange to say that a company is capable of 'caring', since it's made up of individuals who might care, the bottom line is to expect that a company is looking more for profit than anything else. Without any profit they wouldn't be sustainable entities. Without money, they could not produce any innovation or maintenance on their equipment. It's smart of them to appeal to residents like myself who have a 'green thumb' and are looking to make the world a little bit more green to help make up for all the damage that our species has caused to it. Sure, the Earth will keep on spinning but what about us?

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Best Foods for Gout Issues

... the formation on gout and other natural remedy for gout treatmentI thought I just had some sort of regular arthritis but it turns out that I have been dealing with gout for some time and I am not all that thrilled about the revelation. At least, now I know what is going on with my body. It has already taken quite a toll on me, and that is something that I want to prevent from getting worse going forward. I am pretty upset with myself for letting it get this bad. I want know is pineapple juice good for gout? Because I drink a lot of pineapple juice, and I need to know if it is helping my problem, or if it is making it worse. That would be a helpful thing to know, but it is only one of the many dietary questions that I now have.

I want to change my diet to decrease my chances of further gout problems as much as I can. I wish I had known sooner, because I don't know what part of the damage may have been prevented, if I had changed my diet before it got this bad. Right now, my left arm is pretty severely emaciated. I use it a lot less than I used to, and that has resulted in a severe loss of muscle tone. It is pretty frightening to see the asymmetry between my two arms in the mirror.

But I guess it could be worse. I could have the problem with both arms at the same time. But I am glad that isn't the case. I need to try to come up with a proper diet for dealing with this problem going forward. I do not enjoy the idea of being a cripple for the rest of my life because of gout. But it is definitely a possibility if something doesn't change.

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Using Slim Fast Thanks to a Coupon Offer

Toilet Tissue infographicsI have tried so many different ways to lose weight. I tried to just not eat as well as exercise more, but my schedule is too chaotic to make that happen on a regular basis. I have tried diet pills, supplements, and other things, and I was about to give up on losing those 20 pounds until I found some Slim Fast coupons on a site that I regularly visit for other coupon savings offers. I had never considered Slim Fast because I did not want to pay full price on something I wasn't sure would even work for me.

With this coupon deal though, I decided to go ahead and try it. I figured I had nothing to lose but a few bucks with the savings, and I am so glad that I made that decision. I was able to get a really good deal on the Slim Fast because of the coupons, and it arrived later on that week. I started using it the same day that it arrived, and I could tell a difference within just a few days. Using the Slim Fast is what started me on my path to a healthy lifestyle, and it also helped me to lose weight that I had been unable to lose up until I started using it.

The really nice thing about this is that I would not have even tried it without the help of the savings that I got from that coupon offer. Now, anytime I want to try something new, I always check to see if there are coupons available for it online. More times than not, I am able to find something that will give me some kind of savings on whatever I want. Saving money and trying new things is just one of the many benefits of using coupons found online!

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Working Together over a VPS

For my business, I use a Windows VPS to share work with my colleagues. My colleagues don't live in the same location as I do, with one of us living all the way on the other side of the planet. It's important that we can get work done quickly and share our progress in an instant. Using the VPS, we can exchange files, and even edit files as a group, rather than simply passing the file from person to person and waiting for a response from them. Using this method, we save a lot of time that would usually get eaten by transmission and communication.

My colleagues and I were working on a big project for another company. The company was launching a new smartphone game and they wanted us to develop most of the code for it. Normally something like this would be done by having a lot of people in one building, coding until the midnight hours. Now, we can just use the VPS and do everything from the comfort of our homes. When you have a maximum level of comfort, you can really get work done better. I do some of my best work from my bed with a glass of lemonade by the nightstand.

We were able to get the coding done for the company and they were impressed with it. They had an entire marketing team ready to start showing commercials for the game. Once the success of the game was ensured, they planned to make it into an entire franchise by creating a television show, a movie, toys, clothes, and so on. They had some really ambitious ideas for this game and everything that would spin off from it. For their sake, I hope they don't fall into the trap that many other companies do when creating a franchise.

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It’s What Happens Between Before and After

How many of us are still in the toddler stage when it comes to accomplishing things? A toddler, rather than walking around a chair in the middle of the room, will climb on it, fall off of it, climb on it again, cry when the chair falls over, climb on the chair again after an adult has picked it up and finally make it over the chair! There is an easy way to do things and a hard way. Which would you rather choose? Even the best Shakeology review s lead us down a path to what we think is the easy way out - nothing is ever simple, even if Shakeology is a great program itself we have to look beyond the results.

Judging by the fact that the profits from the $4.98 Staples Easy Button benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs by up to $1 million a year, I would say that we are looking for simple and easy.Lofty ideas, challenges, desires or something that you hope to accomplish can feel impossible to achieve. So many of us get stuck with step number 1. Where do I start? What do I do?Ideas, options, alternatives, intuitive "hits" come from our right brain hemisphere. It's where we do our big picture thinking, brainstorming and creating.

To put those ideas into action, we have to switch over to the left brain hemisphere. That is where our logical thinking and manifesting energy lies. Results distract us. Advertising always fashions for us a story that rarely shows the steps toward the result that they show us. The hunks and babes with their cut bodies - we see the before and the after but rarely anything of the in-between. It's no wonder that many of us have difficulty manifesting the ideas that we carry around in our minds, locked by doubt and uncertainty!

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Building Your Own Wind Generator

Everyone seems to be going green these days, and a good way to get in on the trend is to start using power generated by wind. In some cities you can specifically choose to purchase wind power for extra money, but that's not everywhere and over time, the cost builds up. A good way to solve this problem is to build your own wind turbine. For a one-time investment of less than $150 you could provide all the energy you and your family will ever need. You can even find Reliant energy plans that could incorporate your natural energy!

Wind power has been used as early as 5,500 years ago to propel sailboats and ship. In Persia, windmills have been used to grind corn and draw water as early as the 7th century. The use of windmills spread to Europe through Islamic Spain.In the United States, windmills were used to draw water for farming to those areas where water was scarce. It was also used to pump water for steam engines. It was also used to generate electricity for remote areas.Today, wind power is responsible for about 25% of the country's energy resource. Europe owes 55% of its energy to wind. And more and more countries are turning to this source to lighten up dark nights in their countries.

You can use any strong knot free wood but spruce or cedar are probably best, along with any hardwood. Just use the materials you have at hand that are strong and inexpensive.Used TV towers can be used as a wind generator tower as outlined in the plans too, you will also find there free sources of deep cycle batteries. When your DC motor arrives simply assemble all of the parts and put it up on your free tower. The very first time you see your wind generator blades spinning and producing power for your home you won't be able to stop smiling.

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The Internet Provider That Was Right for Me

When I started looking at different Internet providers, I thought it was going to be hard to choose the one that I wanted to go with. It was really important to me because I was not planning on getting a television service subscription when I moved, so I needed to have a reliable and quick Internet service so it could handle all of the streaming that I would be doing since that is how I planned to watch my favorite TV shows. It ended up being an easy decision though once I found out about Frontier FiOS Internet.

This Internet service provider has so much going for them that it was really the only choice I could have made. While I did want whichever service I ended up getting to be able to handle streaming videos without a problem, it was not the only consideration that I had. I also wanted the service to be reliable, because my former service had a lot of outages due to outdated equipment. I needed an Internet service provider that has updated and modern equipment that would not keep going out during bad weather or heavy usage.

Everything I read about Frontier FiOS let me see that they were extremely reliable and the streaming is very smooth. I also liked that the connection is fast and that I did not have to sign a contract to get this service. I thought I would pay a higher price because of that, but I ended up paying a low fee. The even more surprising part is that it will not be raised for three years. I get a price guarantee for my current rate for at least 36 months, and that is when I knew I could stop looking for an Internet provider because I had just found the one I wanted.

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Thinking About How to Do Social Media Promotion

In fact my boss and I started to talk about this the other day. We were over at his place watching a ball game and some ad came on the television. At the end of it there was this thing asking you go on Facebook or instagram to do something. We got to talking about how in theory you should be able to very cheaply and efficiently market on Social media. Of course you need to gain a critical mass in the beginning and we wonder if you need to try to buy instagram followers just to get your numbers up to the level where they need to be. Obviously if you want this work you need to reach the people and you have to get people to follow you. In fact we are thinking that instagram is perfect for us, because we can give the people a lot of visuals. It is something which we are thinking about how to do well.

The thing is that you have to be clever if you want this work. We are thinking about how you make this worth people's time. Of course people are generally killing time when they are on social media, so you want to figure out if you can turn it into some sort of game perhaps. A contest of some sort is what we were thinking about, obviously we would want it to involve using our products. That is not something which is obviously easy to do, but if you are smart you can work out the details and make it in to something that people would be interested in. Of course you can fund it all with your advertising budget and in fact we think we can find someone else to help with a prize to promote themselves.

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I Guess I Have Won the Girlfriend Lottery

When I started dating this girl I did not really think she was any different fom the other girls I knew and she did not act differently. She did not dress like Paris Hilton or act like a snobby rich girl. At any rate it turns out that her Dad owns this huge agricultural enterprise, I guess you could call it a farm, but it is more of a factory for producing pork. She has one of those luxury apartments in Columbia SC. It has all sorts of amenities and I love the fact that there is a gym. Of course when she asked me if I wanted to move in with her I thought that meant that she wanted to have me move in and share the rent and the cable bill and the bill for the Internet. She did not think of that and laughed when I asked her what I would owe on half of that place.

I am not quite sure how I feel about that, but I know how my Dad feels. I did not tell him that I was leeching off her, but he surmised it and he gives me this ugly look. He did not want to say anything though, because he knows I got to make my own way in this world. My brother is as jealous as he can be and he wants to drive her car. When I met her she just had this Toyota Camry and it was not very nice. However apparently when she turn 21 she got access to a bunch of money from a trust fund and then she got this cute little BMW two seater. They make them up in Spartanburg, which was something I had to remind my Dad of after he made a comment about it.

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I Never Imagined Putting Together a Party for My Girls

Birthday Party InvitationMy wife had planned to have a really nice birthday party for our twin daughters this year. The girls had been talking about it with their mom for many months. I usually do not pay attention to these types of plans, but I could certainly hear the three of them talking about excitedly while planning on many occasions. I simply knew very little about things like themes, kids party invitations and all the other things that take place with parties for young people. While I was happy for my girls, I decided to let them do all the talking and planning.

We got a call last summer about my wife's mother breaking her hip. My wife rushed out to be with her, but she soon realized that because her mom lives alone, she would need to stay there awhile to help her mother out around the house. She felt that it would take a least a couple of months before it would be safe for her mom to be on her own.

Our girls were disappointed that their mom would not be back home in time for their birthday party. As soon as they learned about it, they came to me to ask if I would help plan the party with them. My wife assured me that I could do it, but I wasn't so sure! I had trouble putting frozen veggies on the stove, much less planning a party for two girls.

Knowing how the kids were looking forward to their party, I could not let them down. Besides, I could always call my wife and get her advice when I needed her help. She helped out as much as she could over the phone by helping with coming up with designs, colors and so forth. I put the party together at home and the girls were really proud of me. They had fun with their friends and we created a lot of memories that day.

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Falling Behind As an Adult

When you're buried beneath what can feel like a mountain of debt with your life crumbling around you, it is far too easy to feel as if you need to give up hope completely. I've been there myself - the constant phone calls and harassment from the credit companies and the third party collectors who are doing their dirty work for them and collecting the money. Nobody had told me about debt consolidation or how it could help me. If I had known about it years ago, I wouldn't have spent so much of my time running away from that debt instead of facing it.

I freely admit that I do not have any notion of fiscal responsibility. Even the idea of trying to save money is kind of a foreign concept for me. I don't have it in me, I wasn't raised around it and I certainly never learned about it. I was raised by a family that didn't value money, that didn't have to struggle for their lifestyle until they finally did run out of money. When that happened, everything fell apart. They had no idea what to do or how to save or how to even take care of themselves. These were the role models that I was raised by.

Their failures in these years are what lead to my own failures. Things have certainly become better and I am glad for it but I hope that public schools begin to actively teach finances to students because it is clear that parents cannot be dependent upon to teach them the lessons that are going to be the most valuable for them. It's necessary to understand these fundamentals of financial responsibility as a child enters into adulthood or they may face mistakes that leave them falling far behind.

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Making the Switch to a Better Provider

My cable company ended up having a fight with one of my favorite channels, and they lost the right to air that channel to its customers. Since a lot of my programming was on that channel, I decided to look at my options. I came across http://satellite-direct-tv.com/directv-ultimate-package.html and knew within minutes that I was going to switch over to Direct TV. Not only did they have the right to air the channel I wanted to watch, but there were so many other great things about them too.

I had never considered satellite service before because I had always heard the rumors that it would not work if there was even a hint of a storm or bad weather. When I started looking at the benefits of getting satellite television service, I saw that this information was just a myth. I had a clear line of sight, so I knew I would have no trouble getting a signal. I also realized that if the weather is bad enough to where I don't get a good signal, then chances are I wouldn't be able to get cable service either.

I am a huge sports fan, and I saw where I would be able to get more sports options with Direct TV too. My wife likes to watch movies, and there are a lot more movie choices too. We were able to get three free months of premium channels, but even when those are canceled, we still have a lot of movie channels available to us. The programming options are just amazing when compared against what we were getting with cable television, and it made the decision to switch even easier for us. I never realized how much we were missing out on until we made the switch to a better television service provider.

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Choosing Satellite over Digital Cable

Grilla de Canales DirecTV Venezuela Marzo 2011Choosing what kind of television package has never felt so difficult and frustrating. I love Television. I love being entertained by HBO and Showtime, which is why I don't settle just for Netflix in my home. And yet, I want to be able to have the content when I want it since I'm paying for it. Having to deal with both Comcast and Time Warner has been nothing but one giant headache after another. Is it really a surprise that I called Direct TV for help? Over and over again I would attempt to bring up my OnDemand, a service provided by both those companies, and you would not believe the amount of issues I'd have in simply trying to pull up a single show that I would want to watch. Sometimes it would load and fail half way through. Sometimes it wouldn't load at all. Sometimes the television service would just be completely out forcing me to call them, again, and go through hours of tech support until they finally would just surrender and send a tech out.

What kind of company is like this? Why would they offer such incredibly awful service when they are charging so much? At least with satellite I have been able to actually get the shows that I want, when I want them. And this shouldn't feel like excellent service - it should be just the way it is. If a company offers you a service, then it needs to work consistently. There's no reason to have to go through constant hoops in order to get the quality of service that I am paying hand over fist for. Luckily, too, satellite is somewhat cheaper than home cable appears to be - at least in my area! I definitely will be telling all of my friends about the good experience I've had with Direct TV.

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Looking at Ways to Cut Down on the Expenses

This morning Meg and I have been trying to figure out how we can afford to get into a house. We found a place in Crosby, TX and we are trying to talk the guy down to some place where we can work a deal. Of course we still need more money after we get done with the down payment. You got to find the best deal on electricity, which seems to be Reliant from what I can tell from the research. This page http://www.texasenergycompanies.net/reliant-energy-texas/c/crosby.html is where I am getting the numbers and I am not really sure if they are written in stone or not. Of course to start with we have to get our stuff out of this place and in the new place. If Meg had her way we would leave a lot of this stuff on the curb out in front of the house and then she would whip out the credit cards and max them all out buying new stuff.

Moving would probably be more painful than expensive. I have the ability to borrow a truck from a couple of different places and maybe a lawnscaping trailer too. In fact that is the best way to do it in my opinion. If you have a big truck with a box on the back it is a real pain to get the heavy stuff in it and out of it. If you have a trailer, then you use it for the stuff that is heavy or hard to handle while you put the lighter stuff in the back of the truck. A landscape trailer is pretty much right at ground level and it is really easy to get stuff on it and off of it. That is a big deal with the big pieces of furniture.

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Started to Plan the New House

I am looking at the important facts on internet right now. For instance I am going to figure out which texas electricity companies in northlake serve this piece of property, what types of tv and internet services are available there and how affordable these things would be. I found a great piece of land which is pretty close to highway 38, but not too close. It is about five or six miles from the Texas Motor Speedway and that really is not a big deal to me except for the fact that it means you might have days when the best idea would be to stay at home or to stay well away from home. I am sure the traffic is pretty bad when they have the races and of course the people go to the races and they drink a whole lot of beer, then some of them get behind the wheel of a car and act like those NASCAR drivers on the way home.

The thing I do like is that this is a very short distance to Grapevine lake, so if I want to I can take my john boat to work with me and sneak in a bit of fishing on the way home or maybe even fish for a couple of hours before I go in to work in the morning if that is what I feel like doing. Of course I work in Grapevine or right out on the edge of the town and so that means that this place is more than just a bit convenient for me. The wife is not as sold on the idea, but if it makes sense then she will see that it does and if it does not make sense, then she will see that and not let me forget it.

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I Stopped Eating Fast Food

I am about 40 pounds overweight. I am pretty active, so I know a lot of people are probably wondering why I am not skinny. Well, activity means pretty much zilch if you are eating the wrong things, like I was. I had coffee and donuts for breakfast. For lunch, I would eat fast food. Sometimes, I would have that for dinner too. A late night snack of several hundred calories was also a regular thing. I knew I had to change though, and that opportunity came when I found an Ideal Shape coupon code online.

I had been hearing good things about Ideal Shape from my a couple of my friends, and I could actually see changes in them. They did not appear as if they were suffering either. They both told me that they did not feel like they were deprived of any food, which was my biggest worry. They said there are a lot of different options with Ideal Shake, from meal replacement shakes to snack bars and supplements. They told me to go to the site and look at the wide variety of things I could get, which is what I did.

I knew as soon as I started looking at the site that I wanted to try it for myself. In addition to eating a lot, I am also the type to use coupons. That is why I was such a fast food junkie, because those coupons are easy to get. I figured that I should be able to find some coupons or codes for Ideal Shake products too, and I was right. The site I found had a lot of different ones, and i was able to use one that saved me a nice amount on my first order. My only regret is that I did not do this earlier!

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Getting a Boost with SEO

Many of the bigger companies can afford to have a company do SEO work for them and give them higher ranks in search engines and bigger page views, but I can't afford that. I just opened my own business last year, and it took nearly everything I had to keep the business going. There's only so much money for me to through around, which is why affordable small business SEO was the only option for me. It is commonly accepted that the quality you get is proportional to the amount you pay for something, but that wasn't the case with the SEO I used.

The SEO service that I used was well known for working with small businesses to get the same results as bigger companies. Many business owners consider them to be champions for the underdogs, because they take something that has the odds stacked against it, and puts it on a higher level. A major holiday was coming up, so I needed as many customers as possible. It didn't take long for their SEO work to give me more customers, and the traffic from that holiday weekend was the highest that I had ever seen for the website of my business.

I still use the SEO service, even though I've grown since I first started using them. They continue to give me good results, and whenever I have a new promotion or launch a new product, people flock to my website in droves to have access to it. For many months, I've been able to make the top 10 ranking on many search engines. Other smaller companies have come to me, asking for advice on how to get to my level, and I tell them that what they need is a good company to give them an SEO service.

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I Found an Easier Way to Save Money

It used to be that I would spend months looking for every little bit of information I could find about the big sale that happens on December 26 on an annual basis. I lived for saving some money, but it was a lot of work to keep up with. But now, things are much easy because I can keep up with online Black Friday deals 2015 by simply taking minutes to see all the big discounts that will be offered for the even more interesting sale day that happens right after Thanksgiving each year now.

I do not exactly remember when the big Black Friday sales began, but I know it was at some point in the last few years or so. Talk of it began to spread like wildfire, and by the second year, everyone I know was paying attention to find out what they could get on sale. It is so much more simple to be able to buy discounted things online, rather than needing to go wait in line at a variety of stores.

Just to give an example of what I used to do for the day-after-Christmas sale, I used to make a list of the things that I wanted to buy. Then I would have to note the times the sales started. Then I had to think of which things that I could not live without. Those were the stores that I would arrive at first. If I knew an item would be especially popular, I would have to show up about 3 hours before the store's sale time started. Then, I had to rush inside the store, and hope that item was not all sold out by the time I could find where it was in the store. But now, I can simply buy all the sale things that I want online and it only takes seconds to do.

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The First Live Fight Night

I am a big boxing fan, but nothing kills my love of boxing more than having to pay high prices to watch the fights over my satellite connection. I don't even watch the pay per view fights, I just wait for them to come on the movie channels. Even though this saves me a little money, the prices for the movie channels are still pretty high on satellite. The prices for Qwest compared to Direct TV were much lower than I expected them to be when I started looking around for a replacement to my satellite service.

I did some thinking, and decided that it was best for me to part ways with the satellite provider before the next big fight. I contacted Qwest and signed up with their service, but there was something that I didn't expect. Because I was a new customer, I was given a credit of $50 that I could use for any purpose. I thought about using it to rent some movies, but then I thought of a better idea. Rather than waiting to watch the next fight on the movie channels, I could use the credit to watch the fight live from pay per view.

To celebrate this viewing of the fight, I invited my friends over to watch it with me. I told them all to bring as many snacks as they could, because the fight card for this fight was going to be pretty long. One friend brought a few pizzas, and another one brought some beers. He always brings the craft beers because he doesn't think the corporate beers are good enough. One friend brought his popcorn popper, with a giant tub of popcorn kernels and some butter. I was glad that everyone brought so much, but I wasn't looking forward to cleaning up.

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Good Deals on Consumer Electronics

No matter how much older I get, I cannot imagine myself ever being prepared for the coming of the colder seasons that herald the coming of the holidays. For many Americans this is the beginning the shopping season - when the best deals become available! This is usually when I start updating my electronics and this year is not going to be any different; I'm already looking forward to the Cyber Monday tv deals for 2015. It's great that these deals have moved from the typical Black Friday madness as I absolutely refuse to ever go back into a brick and mortar ever again on Black Friday.

I love consumerism as much as the next shopper. What American doesn't enjoy getting a great deal? We're all shoppers by nature thanks to being raised in nation of advertising and we've got the money to spend. Usually I wait a couple of years before updating my electronics. This is the time of year to do it because you can find great brand name deals on sale. Often enough you're more likely to find off brands that are tagged at even lower prices. Is it worth it? I've bought off brand electronics with no problems for several years now.

It's true that this is the time of the year that the stores are working to get themselves back into the black; thus the name Black Friday for all intents and purposes. This could be taken to mean that the stores are going to do what they can to make a profit at the cost of the consumer but I like to believe the majority of the big named stores will offer legitimate deals. When it comes to electronics, it doesn't take very much research on behalf of the shopper for them to decide whether or not they're getting a good deal.

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A Better Home Than We Could Offer

Making the decision as to where to live depends on many things including health, move-ability and finances. We just recently went through this experience with my father-in-law. After my mother-in-law passed away two years ago, he was able to stay in his house and take care of things. He quickly deteriorated out of loneliness and age and it was soon apparent he wouldn't be able to stay in his own home and we had begun considering senior home care in Nassau County. Unfortunately before anything was done about it he fell and broke his hip forcing the family to find better living conditions for him. After surgery he was moved to an assisted living center where he found companionship, activities, and decent meals three times a day. He did stay in his room for much of the time but came out for meals and a few activities.

This worked well for about five weeks and then he became restless and unhappy. We moved him to a very nice retirement home that was beautiful, a real resort. He had amazing food, a swimming pool, exercise classes, art classes, physical therapy even church was held in the facility. We thought he would thrive there, but sadly he didn't. We thought he would enjoy peers, friendship and companionship but all he wanted to do was go home. After many family meetings and much deliberation it was decided my father-in-law would move in with his daughter. He has taken advantage of services for assisted living in Nassau and has thrived for the first time since his wife passed on. Every senior has different need, different financial concerns and different personalities. He didn't need all the social activities, he just wanted to be with family in a familiar place. He just wanted to be home and that is a great place to be.

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