Thursday, July 17, 2014

HOT MUSIC FOR YOUR JULY THIS SUNDAY AT THE ARTS CENTRE

Hello To All
Just a reminder that we will be having another Support The Troops open mic this Sunday at Centre Hastings Park. It will start 1/2 an hour later (registration at 1;30, music starts at 2 p.m.) as another event is taking place in the Art Centre.
Please see attached poster. Come on out. Bring friends and family and enjoy all that the park has to offer. The Lions Club will be on site with a BBQ and refreshments available.
Hope to see you there!
Sincerely Cliff Andrews

Saturday, July 12, 2014

ADVENTURES IN FOOD

Tuesday night I made a salad for dinner containing greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onion, cheese, and Polish sausage.

Wednesday night, I made the same thing except with boiled eggs instead of Polish sausage.
Thursday night, I made hamburgers and put bacon, cheese, onion, and mustard on them.
Last night, I cooked a steak, cut it in half, sprinkled pepper on it, and put cheese on it and placed the two halves on two slices of bread. Then on two other slices of bread, I put a piece of onion. I then put the sandwiches in my sandwich maker and grilled them. Best thing I've ever eaten!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

*JULY 13! SUMMERTIME! -- THIS SUNDAY AT THE BLACK DOG -- EVEN MORE 'AMAZING MUSIC'...

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This Sunday, July  13th from 2 pm until 5....
At  The  Black Dog, 227 West Front St. in  Stirling.
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing music... 
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Summertime and the music is easy.... This Sunday  afternoon  at The Black Dog in Stirling. We’ll be playing music there for about 3 hours. Welcomed by both staff and the patrons in the lounge and  restaurant, our music is greatly appreciated; people always ask to know when we  will return!
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon (July  13th). Time is from 2 pm until 5.
The  format is a ‘song circle’ with the lead changing from person to person among the  group. Everyone has the option to offer a tune when their turn comes around, or  pass to their neighbour if they’d rather. Depending on the music, the mood,  choice of instruments, etc. some will choose  to support whoever is leading a song, others may prefer sit out and listen.   DSCF1663
We invite you to come out and join us, making music with old friends;  for sure, there’ll be some new faces too.
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Remember....
“Bring your instruments, your  voices and your music. It’s  all unplugged  and it’s all good! Guitar, bass,  harmonica, banjo,  mandolin, ukulele,  fiddle, accordion,  flute, celtic harp – the list goes  on.
“There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of  musicians. A place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced  players alike. A  good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together.  People in their teens all the way through  proto-geezers. Maybe even an DSCF1647sincipient-geriat or two....
“The  blues does not rule. Any  acoustic music from punk to  polka!”
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(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the parking  lot....)
Hope to  see you Sunday afternoon in Stirling.
James

Thursday, July 3, 2014

AVAILABLE NOW: LISTEN TO "CRY CRY CRY" FROM EDEN MULHOLLAND'S NEW EP BODY FIGHT TIME, OUT NOW!

I wanted to give you a head's up about Eden Mulholland, whose take on the pop music of the future comes complete with strange voices, ripped apart rhythms, momentary flashes from ethereal orchestras, and all with a complete disregard for genre boundaries. It may well be that Eden’s less conventional path in music -­‐ he formerly was a contemporary dancer -­‐ has helped shape his experimental approach to composition.

 

His latest EP, Body Fight Time (available digitally now) continues with that theme of intense musical experimentation. Originally written for contemporary dance productions, the songs in the EP were reimagined throughout the last four years into standalone songs at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, New Zealand, and still carry a strong visual influence.

 

"This is what I love about live dance performance, I can feel my body have a physical response to the way dancers move, as if I could get up and do it myself." Mulholland explains, "I want to play music that can make you feel something with body and ears."

The lyrics to this song aren't the best but the music makes it a pretty good rocker. 

AMBASSADORS TO THE WORLD

By Chris Wright. Licester, UK: Intervarsity Press, 1998.

This is a wonderful book that illuminates Deuteronomy and harmonises the Bible.

Loving God: The three things mentioned in the passage quoted in this chapter often go together. We forget God, then we (knowingly or unknowingly) serve other gods, then when bad things happen as a result of turning away from God we blame Him for those things.

Confronting God: This is why I don't agree with dispensationalism. It wasn't because the Israelites were such great people that they were chosen by God, but rather it was only due to God's sovereignty. As Paul makes clear in Romans, not all who are of Israel are Israel.

Imitating God: God had a reason for each and every law that He gave.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

A host on WIND, Chicago was recently suspended for using racial slurs in a discussion of the Washington Redskins controversy. The host said he was just trying to have an "intelligent, adult conversation" about the matter. He should have realized there's no room for intelligent, adult conversation on talk radio.

Have been listening to Radio Prague the past couple days while having my lunch. I've caught bits of the Spanish program, the Russian program, the German program, and Czech newscasts.

Think I picked up WRVO very faintly Sunday night.

Was picking up WDCX Buffalo Sunday morning and afternoon.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TAKE A LISTEN TO BROOKLYN BASED PSYCHEDELIC DREAM POP BAND BALLENCER'S DEBUT LP TIPSOO


The Brooklyn-based psychedelic dream pop trio Balancer has come a long way since their initial formation back in 2012. The band met while they were all studying in Boston and knew from the start that the three of them were going to make music together. In late 2012 they debuted their EP House in the Clouds without any real expectations; they just wanted to share their music with the rest of the world and in February of this year they independently released their LP Tipsoo.

 

 Balancer’s members Francisco Valentin (voice & synth), Felipe Piedrahita (guitar & synth), and Gabriela Jimeno (drums & samples) are all originally from Puerto Rico and Colombia. When they first began creating music as a group they would hide away in their dingy Boston basement practice studio on a daily basis for hours on end and just play without saying a single word to each other. With each session they brought together their visions and energy to create a sound that was highly influenced by electronic, psychedelic, pop, and alternative rock music.

 

 Their music drew inspiration from many things, specifically their native countries, dualism and foreign dimensions.  They released their second EP Transitions in the summer of 2013 and decided to do things a little differently for their LP. That same summer they launched a highly success kickstarter campaign that helped fund the production of their latest album. They spent most of July thru September recording their LP Tipsoo at the Amati Sounds tracking room, which is a studio located in what used to be a hundred year old abandoned barn that was transformed into a studio by their engineer and producer Garrett Reynolds in Maple Valley, Washington.

 

 The band's full LP was titled after Tipsoo Lake where the band went to see a meteor shower while they were recording in Washington.

 

Tipsoo is available now.

Single "The Age Is a Gift" is appropriately psychedelic and dreamy. Great for those late summer nights when it's too hot to sleep.


TOUR DATES

7.10.14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint



Check out Ballancer here.http://www.soundofbalance.com