Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Just heard another tape of CFGM from 1981. Unidentified announcers counted down the top songs from various years on a weekend, just like on the tapes I have of CFGM from 1986. A few more tunes I'd never heard before.

Friday, December 26, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Anticipating WQEW's format flip.

Picked up WAAO Syracuse tonight.

Picked up Global 24 on 9395 again last Saturday and Monday.

INTERNET STUFF

Glad the list of categories on Wattpad is more visible again.

All the companies who emailed me Christmas Day trying to sell me things (none linked to this blog) can eat a superheated bag of disease-infected heroine needles.

Joined Skillpages. Hope it works out for me.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

NEW LIFT ASSIST DEVICE IS PRACTICAL, SAFE, AND AFFORDABLE


There is a new invention making some serious buzz in the healthcare and people living with disabilities space. Its called the Liftmate, a very convenient device that helps lift people with mobility issues from place to place. The Liftmate is lightweight and is very versatile. You can use the Liftmate to help your loved one get out of bed, get in the car, and conveniently position for cleaning and changing.

The Liftmate is practical, safe, and affordable. The Liftmate consists of two parts which includes a base that weighs 25 pounds and a top section that weighs 8 pounds. The Liftmate can perform a seat to seat function that is used when getting in and out of a car, bed, or wheelchair. You can even go from a seated position to a standing position since this creative device gives ample torso and butt support. There is even a chest lift option that allows for toileting and clothes changing. The Lifemate also folds up allowing for easy transport.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Computer Program Helps Protect Your Communications Online


 
 

 
 

British Columbia, Canada This month the creators of The Scramble Program started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help them continue development and testing of the Scramble Program and allow them to make final adjustments before release.

 

The Scramble Program allows you to better protect the messages and text you submit online. It is common knowledge that Commercial entities like Google, and government entities like the NSA often collect, store and analyze individuals open text communication tweets, facebook comments and messages, e-mails, and text messages.

 

A message containing scrambled words is still readable by the human brain. But analyzing it automatically in the data centers of commercial and government entities will require much more computer processing. Scrambling a message is not going to completely protect you against snooping, but at least it will significantly slow down the collection of information.

 

About The Scramble Program

 

This unique computer program allows for three levels of scrambling complexity. Stage one is a basic/simple level of complexity, stage two is an intermediate level, and stage three is a complex/advanced form of scrambling offering the most protection. The Scramble Program can handle not only English language but it works in the same way with other languages and other alphabets. The Scramble Program will be compatible with all major operating systems including: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

 

For more information you can Visit the Scramble Program campaign page here.

 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

HAPPINESS

Though the ultimate way to be happy is through a proper relationship with Jesus Christ (Acts 2 38) there is another important component to happiness I have found.

I owe this piece of wisdom to my dear, departed grandmother who said, "Happiness is liking the people you're with", which I took to mean liking the people with whom you have to associate on a daily basis.

I have found this to be so true in my life. If I don't have a group of people, or even that one person in my life among all the malcontents, nut-jobs and loosers with whom I get that positive charge from being around, my life tends to be miserable. However, if I have that bit of intelligent conversation with someone on the street or, more importantly, with a person in my life at the time, I find that just makes my day. If someone is a great person to be around and we just click, those moments with them you remember in future become that much more precious.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MORE VITRIOL

And this bloody Trayvon Martin thing. First of all, the guy had been sent down to Florida because his mother couldn't deal with him anymore. In addition to this, the previous Friday he had been suspended from school for possession of marijuana. So I guess, in the nigger community, the reward for being suspended from school is going to a basketball game. Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman.

Also, I can't get over president Monkeyboy's moronic comment, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon." Yeah, and if Michelle was capable of giving birth to floorlamps your son would look like a floorlamp.

Now, to the story surrounding the Sony pictures hack and specifically "The Interview."

First, how would the U.S. government react, if say, a Russian filmmaker had made a movie about a plot to assassinate Martin Luther King? Or how would the CBC react if Sony had made a film about a plot to assassinate Pierre Trudeau? My gosh, the West constantly goes around poking people in the eye and then wonders why those people get mad.

I really don't know what to make of the whole Russian situation. I highly doubt anyone in the Ukraine ever wanted to join the failing European Union, something which, funnily enough, I haven't heard much about lately. Thus, I'm mostly leaning toward thinking the U.S. and EU are the aggressors in this situation and these areas of the Ukraine are rushin back to Russia which they originally belonged to anyway. As far as any other aspect of this crisis, there are just too many lies for me to know what to think, but whatever is happening, you can bet that unseen third party is behind things.

As far as the battle with ISIS is concerned: First of all, if these kids want to go over there and fight for Islamic State, let them go, then don't allow them back in the country.

It took eleven years, but the U.S. government finally got Canada into the Iraq war.

ISIS is a direct result of multiculturalism. We say it's OK for these immigrants to keep everything about their culture, then we wonder at these Moslem kids getting radicalized and wanting to go back to their homelands to fight. I wonder how many naferious organizations of all stripes are being funded by organizations for immigrants and the like?

On the lighter side, professional wrestling is truly the faggiest thing ever. It is one big soap opera for men where the wrestlers talk in the ring for 20 minutes before doing a five minute combination of boxing and ballet with each other, all the while in their underwear.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

AN OBITUARY FOR SOMEONE

This is about someone who used to live around here I knew personally.

This guy was a nigger in the true sense of the word; see the Chris Rock routine. All he was interested in was drinking, fighting and fooling around.

The first thing he ever said to me was, "I got right hammered off them things one night."

This guy was stupid. He was totally uninterested in people or anything going on around him.

He also had a criminal record as a pedophile.

This guy died of cancer a couple years ago.

He took up with this local white girl and they spawned. They had a niglet together who can't even eat without dropping crumbs on the floor at an age when children are supposed to know how to eat properly. This niglet is also undisciplined and annoying in many other ways.

Also, I would like to talk about the Ferguson situation. Cops aren't trained to deal with potential criminals and troublemakers gently. If you steal something from a store, get caught by a police officer, then try to punch the police officer, bad things are going to ensue, so all these protesters, whether they are white, black or otherwise, should really all just shut up.

Also, of course Darren Wilson resigned. Guy's probably terrified of what would have happened to him if he'd continued on the beat.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Was picking up Global 24 on WRMI 9395 last Saturday with a fair signal. They were broadcasting a talk show originating from KTKK, followed by music and also including Feature Story News.

Glen Hauser sure has a bad cold.

Wonder if I'll be able to pick up WRCR when they switch frequencies and increase power?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Just finished listening to another tape of CFGM from 1983. The first side consisted of recordings featuring announcers including Dan Ryan and what appears to be his morning show. The signal fades out after awhile.

On the other side, there are clips from a Stan Campbell Saturday afternoon shift during a hall of fame weekend. The time of the recordings runs from about a few minutes after noon until sometime after 4:00.

Just as with the previous tape, the music spans several decades.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Listened to another tape last night of CFGM Toronto, this one from 1981. The tape began on November 28 and encompassed the subsequent few days. The names of the announcers were unknown as the tape mostly consisted of music and the only complete breaks were a few between song talks. As far as music, there were songs from 1946 all the way up to the time when the tape was made. Just wonderful!

Friday, December 12, 2014

THIS SUNDAY DECEMBER 14 'THE AMAZING JAM' AT THE BLACK DOG IN STIRLING

It’s time to get together again for another session of the  Amazing Jam....
This Sunday,  December 14th from 2 pm until 5
At  The  Black Dog, 227 West Front St. in  Stirling.
*And,    here’s a heads-up to check out the new Facebook page ‘BV Amazing Music’ for    postings about music and events in this  area....
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing music... 
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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 appreciated. 
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon  (December 14th). 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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A TRUE BACKUP BATTERY PACK ON YOU ALL THE TIME


Its called Keycharge, a simple and elegantly designed battery charger that fits on your keychain that makes any dying smartphone come back to life in a snap. Keycharge now makes it possible to keep your cell phone charged without having to carry all those extra accessories. Think of the flexibility and mobility you will have!

The inventors of this creative device first came up with the idea for Keycharge when they couldn't find a backup charger for their smartphones that was compact, smart, simple, and elegant enough for everyday use. Everything that was on the market was too large to conveniently take with you everywhere. So they created something that you wouldn't have to worry about forgetting, a true backup juice pack that you would always be able to have on you all the time. Never worry about a dead smartphone again, with Keycharge you will always have a reliable source of energy with you whenever you’re on the go.

This month the inventors of Keycharge started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help them start procuring raw materials, finish production planning, and start the manufacturing of the Keycharge. So be a part of this groundbreaking new and innovative product and visit the Keycharge campaign site here, where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new product.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Love those Suberu commercials featuring Hockey Night in different countries.

Heard an episode of "Grapeline Radio" the other day where Don Cherry hardly said anything.

The latest Numeris numbers are pretty interesting.

Heard part of an interesting drama on BBC Radio Four today about a custody battle.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Picked up WBNF Binghamton a few weeks ago.

Picked up AM 920 from Rhode Island tonight.

Boy, CBC is sure hanging Gomeshi out to dry.

So many changes in the radio industry, even in the past few weeks, such as the Wall Street Journal Radio Network announcing it is going off the air.

Can barely get Global 24 Radio on WRMI 9395.

Noticed CINA has a phone number where you can listen to them now.

Reception on WTWW 9475 and 5830 has been really bad lately.

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREAT DEVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OR HOLIDAY.


Lingmo is a simple, affordable Bluetooth language translation device that will let you communicate and understand in over 30 languages. Lingmo International’s mission is pretty simple, they set out to make a device that pairs up with your smartphone or tablet so users can communicate easier in any language no matter where in the world.

Imagine going to any country and being able to communicate and understand the locals to order a simple coffee or meal. You might be either on holiday or at that all important business meeting. Lingmo can also be used to answer phone calls or be used as headphones to listen to your favorite songs. Because of its small, light size you can take it wherever you go with ease.

This month Lingmo International started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help them complete the moulding, final design, production, packaging and shipping of the Lingmo. Every cent will be used to make Lingmo a reality. So be a part of this groundbreaking new and innovative product and visit the Lingmo International campaign site here, where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new product.

This sounds really neat and useful; science fiction made reality. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

BV AMAZING MUSIC - FACEBOOK PAGE

Hi all,
With the gracious assistance of my technical advisor I have finally managed  to put up a Facebook page for ‘BV Amazing Music’. If you’re on Facebook I  encourage you to check this out. Maybe you’ll even ‘like’ it and (God help us  all) maybe you’ll even ‘friend’ it (or maybe this can only be done to a person,  not to a ‘page’....) I don’t know much about this stuff. Anyway, please check it  out and get this thing rolling. I promise the page will grow and improve as soon  as I begin to understand it a bit better.
See you today (6 pm @ the Stirling Train Station), I do hope....
James

Thursday, November 13, 2014

FLEXIBLE TABLET STANDS MADE IN THE USA.


We launched Tab-Legs in the summer of 2014 on our own website, and Amazon.com and celebrated a warm welcome to market. Tab-Legs are flexible stands that support for your tablets and phones.

The Tab-Legs stand is specifically designed for the places people use their tablet the most; your sofa, recliner, bed, and on an airplane. We wanted to create a stand that could improve peoples posture and let them sit comfortably in these locations.

Currently our last boutique batch of Tab-Legs is being produced by our manufacturer in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tab-Legs are made here in America, and we have helped create jobs in our local economy: Palm Beach, and Broward County Florida. Your pledge will help secure these jobs, and create more. Sales steadily increased until we were completely out of product.

This month Tab-Legs started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help them start keep up with manufacturing demands. So be a part of this groundbreaking new new product, and visit the Tab-Legs campaign page here,where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new product.

This sounds like a neat invention. Plus, it's always good to find out about a product made in North America. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

DISCOVERING ACTS


Just finished a Crossway Bible Guide to the Book of Acts and decided to share some thoughts.


Chapter 2


The reason Luke lists so many different places from which Jews had come for the Day of Pentecost is to provide a record of all the areas where the Gospel went immediately.


Verse 38 makes clear baptism is necessary for salvation; not merely a public confession of faith.




Chapter 12


Herod was keeping them in jail until he had celebrated Easter. Herod was pagan and Easter is a pagan holiday.


Chapter 17


It wasn’t that the apostles were being falsely accused of saying Christians should overthrow the government. Rather, the apostles were truly preaching obeying God rather than Caesar. What the authorities found so displeasing about early Christianity was precisely that there were people saying there was an authority higher than them.


Chapter 20


A verse in this chapter is often used to try to prove the day of worship was changed from the Sabbath to Sunday by the early Christians. No such thing was ever done. This is truly a case of “where too much is proven, nothing is proven.” Just because there was a meeting in Troas on the first day of the week to fellowship and break bread does not indicate the changing of the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. Luke is simply telling us the day on which the subsequent events took place.


The early church, except for the Alexandrians, continued to observe the Saturday Sabbath throughout the first century.


Chapter 23


The thing I was most curious about, Paul’s behavior toward Ananias after being struck, was not explained in this section of “Discovering Acts”, although it could have been a cultural thing. Paul well knew he was under the new covenant but as a Jew he still had respect for the cultural institution of the old covenant high priest.


Chapter 24


Ananias’ charges against Paul are excellent proof of the saying “the Jew cries out as he strikes you.”


SO WHAT HAPPENED?


So what, exactly, went wrong? How did we get from the early church lead by the apostles to, 2000 years later, having over 43 thousand different denominations in Christendom. Granted, the church that existed at the time the events in the Book of Acts occurred had its fair share of problems, too. There is no perfect church and there is always going to be some division among those who call themselves believers. However, I would like to offer the main theories concerning what I believe happened to bring us from there to here, so to speak.


Firstly, the pagans were let in the church. Emperor Constantine, realizing persecution of the church was only causing it to grow, changed tactics. He pretended to convert to Christ, then offered to have buildings constructed for the believers who had previously met in house churches. In exchange, all the believers had to do were things like observe pagan festivals, albeit attaching a Christian meaning to them, among other things. This has led to such practices as the observance of Christmas and Easter and worship on the first day of the week.


Secondly, the Nicolaitanes were let into the church. This group, mentioned in Revelation 2 6, believed it was permissible to do whatever one wanted. This has led to such teachings as “There’s nothing you can do to make God love you more”, “the Law has been done away with” or “you don’t have to do anything as a Christian; our salvation is not of works.”


Thirdly, the spiritual descendants of the Pharisees were let into the church. These people, commonly called legalists, have introduced a whole bunch of extra-Biblical rules to church life over the centuries and have caused individual churches to place emphasis on things about which the Bible has relatively little to say or which aren’t among the weightier matters. Most people reading this probably know the kind of people to whom I am referring so there’s no need to further elaborate on this point.


Fourthly, we have let the physical descendants of the Pharisees, the people we call Jews today (though not every single person called a Jew is necessarily among this group), into the church. Jews, by and large, follow the teachings of the Babylonian Talmud and the Qabala, which twist all the Old Testament laws to the point where, like the Nicolaitanes, everything is permissible. These modern-day Pharisees have had great influence in the Christian world, particularly in the seminaries.


Fifthly, most churches today don’t tell unbelievers how to get saved. Nowhere does the Bible say “accept Jesus Christ as you’re personal savior.” Neither does someone get saved by blindly repeating the prayer of a televangelist, or by any of the other multiple ways sinners are told to become Christians these days. Acts 2 38 is quite clear about what one has to do to become a Christian.


Sixthly, most Christians these days don’t reach out to their own culture before reaching out to another. The apostles preached in the synagogues and among the Jews before going to the Gentiles of a particular city, not only because the Gospel is “to the Jew first and also the Greek”, (although this was of course the most important reason), but because the apostles were of that selfsame culture so they understood how to present the Gospel to the Jewish people (those of the tribe of Judah) better than they would have understood how to present to any other group. Today, a lot of Christians get saved and they immediately want to go on the mission field to Africa or India or some other far off land. However, they haven’t taken that vital step in fulfilling the great commission which is to present it to the people they’re most familiar with and with whom they associate before taking it to another kind of people.


Seventhly, of course, is the reason that you can’t very effectively reach your culture if you don’t understand it. Most Christians these days, particularly of course the “churched” believers, don’t understand the mindset of our society because they’ve most often grown up around other church kids. They don’t understand how the world thinks and acts, not least the kind of people who are around them, to say nothing of Hindus, Moslems, Pantheists, and the like.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9 'THE AMAZING JAM' AT THE BLACK DOG IN STIRLING

This Sunday,  November 9th 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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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 appreciated. 
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon  (November 9th). 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

Monday, November 3, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Have been listening to WRAS-HD2 Atlanta the last few days while eating my lunch and have really been enjoying it.

Don't know why Evanof put CHRF Montreal on 980 AM instead of 990, since now their signal will have to compete with CFPL.

91x has switched airtimes for "The Woodsongs Old-time Radio Hour" and "The Search." This makes sense since the artists featured on "Woodsongs" fit more with what Greg Schatsmann plays on "Sunday Coffee House."

Noticed "Word For The World" is no longer on WWCR Saturday afternoons at 1:00 Eastern. Incidentally, I get a kick out of Doyle Stanley, who airs from 1:45-2:00 p.m. Eastern on WWCR.

GETTING CREATIVE WITH LIGHT


The SoulLight LED started as a 3D printed light emitter, from there it was redesigned so that it could be mass produced and assembled with ease. The Soul Light is an LED module that is safe, efficient, low-cost, compact, reconfigurable and visually appealing for any application.

A SoulLight owner can choose to decorate their living space with a variety of colors including: White, Red, Orange, Green, Blue, and Violet. The SoulLight can be powered off of any 12V power source, and multiple SoulLights may be connected in parallel with a high power 12V supply.  Blend colors together in space, or combine the brightness of many SoulLights to make a fantastic beam of light.

This technology is the future of art and photography science, and will revolutionize the cameras of tomorrow. In the future, light will be sampled quickly in frames of color that are repeated in time and averaged. By imaging different colors, the curiosity camera performs the inverse process of Multi-Spectral Technology that SoulLights LED uses in illuminating different colors of light in the environment.

This month SoulLight LED started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter will help raise funding in order to create a high volume mold that enables consumers to decorate their space with light at an even more affordable price. So be a part of this groundbreaking new and affordable decorative light, and visit the SoulLight LED campaign page here, where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new product.

 

Friday, October 31, 2014

THE WORLD'S FIRST TRULY COMMERCIAL 3D PRINTER


Rapide Lite is the future of 3D printing, a printer that will outlast the rest. The Rapide Lite is made entirely from high quality machined aluminum components. Rapide Lite will be produced in either a kit, or assembled version, and comes in 3 different sizes. This will allow the consumer to choose which model best fits their needs and budget.

The Rapide Lite 3D Printer offers the consumer a solid sustainable foundation for entry into the exciting world of rapid prototyping. Rapide Lite has been matched to the best open sourced software available. Users will be able to choose the software that best fits their needs. Rapide Lite is also compatible with, PC, Macintosh, and even Linux. Rapide Lite is ideal for the office, designers, architects, for schools, or at home. Rapid Lite is the worlds first truly commercial quality desktop 3D printer to offer high resolution, and rapid prototyping to the masses at an affordable price.

This month Rapide Lite started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help them start production of the Rapide Lite 3D Printer. So be a part of this groundbreaking new and affordable high quality 3D printer and visit the Rapide Lite campaign site here, where you can become eligible to receive great perks from the creators of the this new product.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

FIRST KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO OFFER A FREE COURSE


This course will be the most complete Social Media Writer Course available anywhere. While anyone can learn to be a Social Media Writer, if you want to earn more than $20 an hour, you have to know your stuff.

If you are unemployed or a full time student, take your first step to become a CERTIFIED SOCIAL MEDIA WRITER. Back this project with a $1 contribution, and you get FREE TUITION to the ONLINE COURSE, access to the Certification exam, and our Social Media Writer's Toolkit. The toolkit will help you find a job and impress every hiring manager you meet. There is a catch, if you choose this pledge, we would like you to add your comments to this page telling us what you would like to learn in the course. Or share our Kickstarter project with a friend so they can reach the goal of raising $5,000.

To be a great Social Media Writer today, you will need practical skills that help you write better content in less time. Every module in this course will provide you with a practical skill, tool, technique or style to improve the quality of your content while reducing the time required to create and publish it. In addition to receiving a Volo Academy certification, graduates of this course will also receive a Social Media Writer's Toolkit. The toolkit includes a few extra power tools to make writing even easier, help you find writing jobs before they are advertised, and even ace your next job interview.

This month Carl Dietz started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. His crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter will help him achieve his goal of completing the 20 instructional videos that summarize the material in each module. So be a part of this innovative new online course and visit the Social Media Writer Course campaign site here, where you can become eligible to receive perks from the creators of the this new educational course.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND T102’S UV PROTECTION


James Prattas has been leading a five year project in progressing the T102, a product designed to introduce natural solutions to a global problem. We are all exposed to UV radiation, Satellite Signals, Wi-FI, and many other environmental toxins in our modern life. Our goal is to provide a safe new proven scientific alternative to minimize UV radiation and the resulting skin cancers and melanomas.

The science and technology behind these incredible shirts consist of magnetic T1O2 Titanium particles that are combined with Nano-Rutile TiO2, and Nano-Anatase TiO2 under a very high temperature above 1000 Degrees.Then the proprietary magnetic particles are bound into the material fibers by a process which uses Tesla electric current to stabilize the bonding. Inside the yarns of different materials, the Titanium particles remain permanently bonded, and will never wash out. The material is Odorless.

Through the innovative use of crowdfunding on Kickstarter, James Prattas is exposing his much needed product. We would love to share more content and pictures with you! There are so many benefits to wearing T102 you must see for yourself what the T102 is all about on Kickstarter, here.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2138929014/james-prattas-company-t1o2?ref=nav_search

This sounds so cool!

Monday, October 27, 2014

SHOW OFF AND HAVE FUN WITH THE NEW CLIQMAPS APPLICATION, AND MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY


Cliqmaps will serve as the first social platform to influence as much presence offline as it does online. They want to fuel events that establish a sense of social bond worldwide to capture content from their Cliqmaps app. Cliqmaps will bring people together to share experiences, and show off their unique style.

Cliqmap’s focus is to implement an intelligent but simple design into their app, allowing for a lot of possibilities, and also making it user friendly. By combining the use of google maps with an advanced but simple to use video editing software, the Cliqmaps app will allow groups to showcase their skills like never before. Cliqmaps truly shows devotion to its community by giving every single dollar that they raise over what their asking, and using it for a reserved community event that acknowledges the Veterans and transient youth of northern San Diego.

This month Cliqmaps started raising funds through the innovative use of crowdfunding. Their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo will help them achieve their goal of spreading the word about their new application. Money raised to help this small startup company will go towards establishing the infrastructure, marketing, and development of the Cliqmap phone app. Click here to check out the Cliqmap campaign page.

Cliqmaps sounds like it could be used for some very Orwellian purposes, but it also seems like it could have many good uses as well. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

AVAILABLE NOW: ZULU WAVE'S AGGRESSIVE AND GENRE-DEFYING DEBUT ALBUM "JAGORILLA"


"Guitarist/singer Michael Barrow is a magnetic frontman, commanding the room’s attention as he slays through solos, vaults off drum risers and amplifiers, and literally leaps, thrashes and careens around the stage. Bassist Bryan Schanck matches him in energy and force, the two pushing against each other in instrumental duels or writhing on the stage floor as they solo while keysman Ariel Cortes builds the wall-of-sound atmospherics and Danny Piechocki batters his kit."- Creative Loafing

 

 

Zulu Wave's African-inspired experimental sound defies strict genre categorization, instead a thrilling and energetic mish-mash of influences. Their debut albumJAGORILLAis available today. According to the band, a jagorilla is a fantasy mix between a jaguar and a gorilla. That fantastical mix defines the feeling behind the album: aggressive, mysterious, hard to describe.

 

Frontman Michael Barrow came to the US from South Africa after spending much of his youth in Zimbabwe. After having some success with his previous band, he wanted to continue to build on that in America with all of the new opportunities that were available. Using Craigslist, along with a little bit of trial and error, the first few variations of Zulu Wave were born. Even back then, it was hard for people to describe what the band was doing, and the band continued to experiment with their sound. The music is a mix of Michael’s African backgrounds and love of noise and experimental music, along with the rest of the group's more traditional musical experiences.

 

After some time, the band settled into their current lineup (Michael Barrow on vocals/guitar, Danny Piechocki on drums, Brian Schanck bass, and Ariel Cortes on keys) late in 2013 and immediately started work onJAGORILLA. For the band, JAGORILLA is a personal experience, being the culmination of years of work. Zulu Wave's story is one of constant evolution, developing an aggressive new sound that doesn’t easily fit into the usual genres, and that will continue to change in the future.

 

Zulu Wave'sJAGORILLAis available today. Check it out now.

Straight-up rockin with great melody changes.

Monday, October 20, 2014

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

This movie was a pack of lies without even a happy ending. The scene in Greenwich Village in 1961 wasn't as it is portrayed in this film. People helped each other out and didn't look down on each other for the style of folk they played. "Getting somewhere" wasn't the most important thing on people's agendas, but I guess these Hollywood types can't envision such a mindset. Also, the man whom this film is based on was not beaten to death by the husband of a female singer. On the contrary, he was active until his death in 2002 and lived into his sixties.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

THIS SUNDAY 'THE AMAZING JAM' AT THE BLACK DOG IN STIRLING

This Sunday, October  19th 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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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 appreciated. 
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon  (October 19th). 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

Monday, October 13, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Had lots of good FM dx through August and September. I frequently picked up WJPT, CJLF-3, CIUT, WGMC, WRVO, and WDCX. I even picked up Sunshine 89.1 from Orelia once.

If they extend the FM band downward, lots of people are going to have to buy new radios.

Picked up 99.3 County FM clear as a bell tonight with songs including "Let's Groove Tonight, and Rod Stewart's "Having A Party." Hopefully there'll be lots of interesting stuff coming from this station in the near future.

Even though it's fall and we're at the point where it should be different, WBCQ 9330 still comes in better than 7490.

Whatever happened to Dan Duvall and "Revelation Ready" on Sonpower Radio?

Have really been enjoying 98.1 The Bridge Lethbridge.

Have also been listening to BBC Radio One lately. They have so many great songs from bands and singers I've never heard of.

Monday, October 6, 2014

ARTS CENTRE OPEN MIC TAKING A FALL AND CHRISTMAS BREAK

Hello to All
Well the Fall weather has certainly arrived and the chill in the air is a sign of what is to come. We have had a very successful year of Open Mic events attracting many new musicians, and have had a great deal of fun while providing some great entertainment. I would like to thank the guys from Kingstown New Mississippi (Roger, Dave , and John) for their hard work as the house band, and also thank everyone that has participated in the event. A special thanks to the Madoc Lions Club for their support, and the Municipality of Centre Hastings for providing the facility and equipment!
After talking with several of our regular musicians it has been decided to break for the fall season as many of us have a full schedule of performances/gigs in the coming months along with other professional and family commitments. Yes and before we know it the silly season (Christmas) will be upon us.
With this said, the next Support The Troops Open Mic event will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015, indoors at the Art Centre Hastings. Registration will be at 1 p.m. with the music starting at 1:30.
I will be in touch with everyone in December with a reminder of the event. Have a great Thanksgiving, Halloween, and a super Fall!
Sincerely
Cliff Andrews

KIMONO, 13 YEAR PROG-ROCK VETERANS, ARE BACK WITH A NEW SINGLE

kimono are back with the new single Specters, which will be released on the Bostonian record label, Theory of Whatever records.  The 7” 45 vinyl single will be released in the U.S. on November 11th, for $8.99, and is now available for pre-order at http://tow.is/shop.  It includes a B-side cover of the Icelandic band Þeyr’s Rúdolf.  And all records will include a digital download. 
kimono will be playing Iceland Airwaves '14, and the single will be available there as a pre-release, it is possible to reserve a copy for pick-up at the festival via www.tow.is/shop
Kimono are 13 year veteran prog-rockers with 3 albums under their belt.  They have worked with the likes of Damo Suzuki of Can, Aron Þór Arnarsson, Engineer for Of Monsters and Men, Gunni Tynes of múm and Einar Örn Benediktsson’s (of the Sugar Cubes) band Ghostigital. 
In Late 2013 they released a 20 minute long instrumental album, Aquarium, which was accompanied by daylong concert series featuring musicians from Icelandic bands such as Jónsi, Of Monsters And Men, Muck, and Futuregrapher.
This release is the first for the Boston based Theory of Whatever records, and is kimono’s first direct U.S. Release.  The single is the first track off their upcoming album that will be released in 2015 and accompanied by a North American tour.

Friday, October 3, 2014

KXLU FUNDRAISER STARTS TODAY!

KXLU 88.9 FM LOS ANGELES KICKS OFF ANNUAL FUNDRAZOR
ON OCTOBER 3RD
So Many Wizards, Dirt Dress, and Corners
Perform Live In-Studio During The Week
Loyola Marymount University radio station KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles kicks off its annual fundraising drive on Friday, October 3rd, at 10 a.m. The drive continues 24-hours-a-day for ten days, with live in-studio performances by Los Angeles favorites So Many Wizards, Dirt Dress, and Corners at 7pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday respectively. Those interested in pledging their support should call the station's pledge line at 310.338.KXLU (5958) any time, or donate online at www.kxlu.com from October 3rd to the 12th.
A variety of KXLU premiums will be offered to those making pledges, including KXLU t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, Nalgenes, throw blankets, baseball hats, and an extensive range of CD and vinyl compilation packs.
This year KXLU is proud to offer Live Volume 11 featuring live performances from artists such as Ty Segall, Colleen Green, Father John Misty, Zig Zags, Dum Dum Girls, FIDLAR, Cherry Glazerr, and more, all recorded in studio. The compilation has been pressed on a limited run of vinyl records.
KXLU offers a diverse and eclectic programming schedule which includes genres such as punk, garage, and alternative rock, classical, opera, world, electronica, country, hip hop, metal, salsa, jazz, soul, as well as a variety of other specialty programs and live broadcasting of LMU's sporting events.
The annual Fundrazor is a crucial event for the nationally recognized college radio station. During these 10 days, KXLU raises its operating budget so it can remain a free form, student-run, commercial free radio station.
This year’s Fundrazor is especially poignant for the station as it recently updated its live production studio set up, is presenting its first Alma Del Barrio Salsa Fest on Oct 26th on campus with Son Mayor headlining and will host its second annual KXLU Fest in the spring. All Fundrazor donations go directly to KXLU so the station can continue to offer free events such as these to the public and sustain its operations.
KXLU is committed to maintaining consistently high programming standards throughout its schedule by striving to give underrepresented artists and musical genres, which do not have a voice on the traditional mainstream circuit, an alternative and supportive forum in which to showcase their talent. KXLU broadcasts live 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Programming schedules, as well as the station's live web stream, may be accessed via the web at www.kxlu.com. A free KXLU app is also available to iPhone, iPad and Android users.

Friday, September 12, 2014

DISCOVERING JOSHUA


Just finished reading the Crossway Bible Guide “Discovering Joshua” by Charles Price. I had a few thoughts and decided I’d post them here.

 

Chapter 2

 

One big mistake Christians make is to think that Rahab sinned when she lied about not knowing the whereabouts of the Israelite spies. Rahab was doing the right thing in this case.

 

The Bible contains several instances where lying is deemed acceptable. The Hebrew midwives lied in Exodus and were blessed for it, there was acceptable lying in Judges, David lied once, and even Jesus lied about not going up to the Feast of Dedication.

 

Of course, nobody considers the fact the spies would have had to lie about the reasons for seeking out Rahab’s house. Obviously, the spies wouldn’t have told the Cananites their true intentions. Here is how I picture the conversation going:

 

Spies: Hey, you know where a couple weary travelers can find a good time?

Cananite: Yeah, Rahab, she’ll put you up for the night. She’ll see you get taken good care of.

Spies: Thanks.

 

Chapter 6

 

The part of the wall on which Rahab had her house must have remained standing, falling after Rahab and her family were safe.

 

Chapter 7

 

Though Achan’s sons and daughters being put to death along with Achan does seem harsh, for one thing his children were probably grown. For another, they were probably accomplices in Achan’s sin. Here is how I picture it going down:

 

Daughter: (Sees Achan burying stolen goods) Hey Dad, what are you doing?

Achan: Oh, I’m just burying this stuff.

Daughter: Isn’t that from Jericho?

Achan: Well, yeah, it is.

Daughter: Well then, that garment is supposed to be destroyed, and that gold and silver is supposed to be brought before the Lord and put in the treasury for Him.

Achan: Oh come on, honey. That whole city was filthy rich. The treasury has more than enough wealth. They won’t miss this stuff. And this garment, it’s of extremely good quality. Just look at it. We’ve destroyed everything else from Jericho and put all the rest of the precious metals from there into the Lord’s service. He’ll overlook me keeping this stuff.

Daughter: Well, I guess you’re right. All right, Dad, just as long as you think it’ll be OK.

 

Chapter 8

 

Though God’s command to destroy everything in Ai may seem extreme and harsh as well, this command illuminates how sin contaminates and affects everything, including animals and inanimate objects.

 

Chapter 9

 

This chapter confuses me. I realize one of its lessons: that we may still have to live with the consequences of sin even after we repent, but it seems to me that, since making the peace treaty with the Gibeonites in the first place was a sin, they should have killed them all in the end anyway rather than having to abide by the treaty. I don’t understand why men of Israel were punished in later years for killing Gibeonites, since to my way of thinking they were only carrying out what God had told them to do in the first place.

 

In Old Testament times, promises were taken a lot more seriously, but what constitutes a promise? These days, we often casually say that we’re going to do something for someone, but we usually don’t really mean it, or else it’s something we’d like to do for that person if we can find the time. If we were living in Biblical times, Would we have to keep every single little thing we had idly promised someone?

SEPTEMBER 14TH -- THIS SUNDAY AT THE BLACK DOG IN STIRLING

This Sunday,  September 14th from 2 pm until 5
At The Black Dog, 227 West Front St. in  Stirling.
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing  music...
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 appreciated.
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. 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 to sit out and  listen.
We invite you to come out and join us, making music with old friends; for  sure there will be some new faces too.
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.
“Could be only 4 or 5 of us, or there may be 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 to proto-geezers. Maybe even an incipient-geriat or  two....
“The blues does not rule. We play any acoustic music from punk to  polka!”
(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the parking lot....)
Hope to see you Sunday afternoon in Stirling.
James

Thursday, September 11, 2014

ADULT CLOTH DIAPER ROUNDUP

First, out of British Columbia, it's Babykins, so-called because they used to sell cloth baby diapers.

Next, out of Oakville and serving across Canada, it's Healthwick, which has reusable and other kinds of products.

Finally, serving the United States, it's Parent Giving, which has reusable and other products, as well as many other items for the aged.

LISTEN: NEW TRACK "FENCES" FROM ELECTRONIC ROCK DUO MAGIC BRONSON'S UPCOMING RELEASE


Magic Bronson played the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon and their last release, the Nor'easter EP, spent five weeks on the CMJ Top 200 charts. Since then they have been hard at work writing, recording, and producing their debut full-length record in a vintage studio in the woods of Northern California.

 

Magic Bronson will be on tour this month to promote their upcoming albumset to release on November 4th on War Cry Records. From their live bass and looping effects to jumping and flailing on stage, Matthew Lieberman and Michael Nicastro's live energy is definitely not to miss!

 

TOUR

Sep 19th Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon w/ Big Data

Sep 20th Las Vegas, NV @ Gold Spike

Sep 28th Los Angeles, CA @ The Roosevelt (Spare Room) Burning Ear Showcase w/ Pr0files

After listening to a bit of this album, I can say I find the lyrics catchy, thought-provoking and well-written. The music is catchy as well and makes you feel glad you listened.

SONG IN MY HEAD

Here's another post from Gill.

Over the last couple of days a song by Allan Jackson has floated around my head like a raft on a stormy lake.  I am uncertain of the title, but it goes "where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?`

  On That Day

In 2001 I was 21-years-old, and living here in Hamilton, I was engaged to be married, and feeling old before my time.  I slept in that morning, and awoke at eight-forty-six unaware of events outside my room let alone in the world at large.  I went about my have-to-dos, all the while semi-noticing that there was a quiet heaviness around me.  I also was starting to be in the grips of a migraine headache.

  New York Is Burning

Like I said my day was plotting its course, and my migraine was trailing along like an annoying sibling.  My intended burst through my apartment door to let me know that something horrible had happened.  At first I didn't believe him, because he had been known to tell stories, but when I changed stations later, I realized he was telling the truth.

  Since Then

I broke the engagement, moved to another suburb of Hamilton, and am happy to say my life has plotted out a different and better course.

  Question

So to quote the song, where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?

Ms. Gillie off for now

Monday, September 8, 2014

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Friday, September 5, 2014

CHECK OUT CONTINENTAL'S SINGLE FROM NEWEST RELEASE MILLIONAIRES AVAILABLE IN OCTOBER


Milliionaires is the second full-length release from this unique father and son lineup consisting of Rick and Stephen Barton.

 

You may recognize a familiar sound from Rick Barton as he was the guitarist and founding member of Dropkick Murphys. Continental's sound is an upbeat blend of country, folk and punk rock with personal yet relatable lyrics and just the perfect amount of sweet shredding guitar.

"1000 Miles" has a great alt-country feel to it. 

 

NEW YORK SHOEGAZE DREAM POP PROJECT CHANCIUS DUE TO RELEASE BANDO LP SEPTEPTEMBER 23RD


A veteran of the New York music scene, Chancius honed his live performance skills playing to crowds in the New York City subway system where he first started selling homemade demos. Fans of his music began to recognize him on the street as the subway musician with the striking vocals and memorable song lyrics. It was at this point that Chancius lent his vocals and song writing skills to the electro-rock outfit Automatic Duo. During his tenure as front man, Chancius toured towns and cities up and down the east coast. His soon to be released LP Bando is an 11 song an album that tells a tale of self-discovery and the meaning of being human in the 21st century.

 

 Throughout the album, the echoing influences of David Bowie, The Killers  and Flaming Lips can be heard weaved into Chancius' original songs. The single “A Piece of You Wherever I Go” is a catchy upbeat tune filled with dreamy guitar harmonies alongside mid-century battle styled drumming patterns. The track's lighthearted lyrics call to mind the everyday things that we tend to take for granted.

 

 Bando is an alternative rock concept album (a sci-fi opera if you will) centered around a character who in the process of cheating death, discovers what it means to survive beyond. The album's examination of what humanity means allowed Chancius to step out of his comfort zone when it came to writing and recording all the material. Instead of solely relying on his guitar to bring his songs to life, he decided to bring in his guitar as an accent piece after he had laid down multiple instrumental parts. “I wanted there to be some kind of continuity," says Chancius, “which meant looking at the story that I wanted to tell as a whole and then deciding what pieces needed to be fleshed out and in what order did they work the best in”.



 Chancius’ album Bando will be available September 23rd.
 



 
 

 Lyrically, "A Piece of You Whereever I Go" is excellent and musically it is wonderful.
 
Visit Chancius' website here.http://www.chancius.com

Saturday, August 30, 2014

DX LOG 8/30

88.5 WRUR Rochester with what appeared to be theme program.

89.1 WBSU Brockport with music, ID, weather forecast, then more music.

89.5 CIUT Toronto with end of "Clave", ID, promo for "Caribbuni", and into next program.

90.1 WGMC Rochester with polka show. Said happy birthday to a listener.

91.5 WSEN Syracuse with "The Great American Songbook."

94.3 WIYY Syracuse with commercials and remote.

95.1 WBRU Rochester with classic rock song.

96.5 WCMF Rochester with anncr and block of Van Halen songs.

98.9 WBZE Rochester with Tom Petty "Mary Jane's Last Breakdown", commercials and U2 "I Still haven't found what I'm looking for."

99.1 CHRI Ottawa with Christian children's program.

99.5 WDCX Buffalo with contemporary Christian music, then financial advice show.

100.5 WDVE Rochester with promo for morning show, commercials, remote, and music.

101.3 WRMM Rochester with commercials, ID and music.

102.5 WTSS Buffalo with music.

102.7 WLGZ Rochester with music, anncr, weather forecast, commercials, and The Browns "Three Bells."

102.9 Rochester with "Jungle Jam and Friends."

103.3 WEDG Buffalo with music, anncr and No Doubt "I'm Just A Girl."

105.3 Kiss FM Ottawa with commercials and music.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Glad "The Ongoing History of New Music" is coming back. Don't know how well it will be received by today's audience, though.

Brent Seltzer and Meg McDonald seem like jerks.

Lots of format changes In Canadian radio in the past week.

Also, lots of American talk show hosts leaving to start their own online ventures.

The following were the CBC Radio summer shows I enjoyed over the past couple months: "What a Waste", "Live Through This", "Head to Toe", "The Bugle and the Passing Bell", "How to do It", and "Newshounds."

Jim Wright kind of seemed to be phoning it in last Sunday.

Some of the Radio Monaco programs CBC has been broadcasting overnight seem interesting.

Was listening to Premier Radio, a Christian station from the UK, a few weeks ago. Seems kind of derivative and commercial in some ways, but it still has some interesting programs and features from what I could tell.

Am enjoying Michael Herzog on RBN. Hopefully, Michael Rivero's switching networks works out well for him.

The reception on 9475 has been bad the last little while.

Glad WWCR's stream doesn't drop out every fifteen minutes like it used to.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TRICKSTER'S QUEEN BY TAMORA PIERCE


Prologue

 

The brown-skinned raka are preparing to fight the white-skinned luarin. Throughout the winter, the raka have been kidnapping tax collectors, destroying fields, bridges and food stores, and killing officials. This is reminiscent of Communist-led revolutions in Africa, although it seems, due to the presence of rice patties, the world in which this series is set is meant to be more of an Asian setting.

 

The gods of the Copper Isles are Mithros (a thinly vailed attempt to disguise the name of the ancient god of the mystery religions Mythrus) and the Great Mother Goddess, also present in all the ancient mystery religions and the pagan version of Christianity known as Catholicism.

 

1

 

Stormwings, metal birdlike creatures patrol Rajmuat Harbour. This could be suggestive of some transhumanist war machine. Stormwings live on human pain and fear, much like the children of the devil in real life.

 

When the citizens of this world die, they go to the Black God, similar to the god Hades of Greek mythology.

 

6

 

Darkings are tiny creatures that come from the Dragon (symbolic of Satan) and help out humans. Could this be an illusion to certain New Age philosophies that it’s all right to ask the devil to help you?

 

17

 

A character makes a remark about the Luarin being foolish for expecting gods to be rational and says they would be better to worship the trickster gods. Could this be saying that white people should worship the capricious and unreasonable Eastern gods rather than the God of the Bible.

 

19

 

The Stormwings prey upon children, much like the children of the devil.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Don't Miss Rökkurró's new single + video "The Backbone"


The album will be their first partially English-language album.

 

Rökkurró are:

Axel Ingi Jónsson - guitar

Árni Þór Árnason - guitar

Björn Pálmi Pálmason - drums, piano

Helga Ragnarsdóttir, keyboard

Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir - vocals, keyboard Skúli Agnarr Einarsson - bass

 

In 2010 Rökkurró released the studio album Í Annan Heim (produced by Alex Somers of Jónsi fame) to an unexpected wave of critical acclaim - not just within their native Iceland but internationally. The album spent a staggering 100 weeks in the Icelandic chart’s Top 30, while international media such as NME, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, CMU Daily and KEXP Radio championing the band.

The fade-in of this song is just incredible. The song also has a relaxing, mystical quality, mixed with just the right amount of aggression.
 
The album will be available in October.
 
Check out the video for The Backbone here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3wO3Ul0fg 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TRULY CANADIAN

Now, for the first time in a long while, here's Gillie!

  Perceptions

When most folks think of Canadian's they often think of the kindly person who is humble to a fault, but is that true?

  Fact

Although some are fundamentally the stereotype, many fall way short.  Example in the spring of 2005 I was standing at a crowded bus stop after working at a sheltered workshop, when some random stranger pushed me head first in to a light standard.  I assumed that I would immediately be helped, however I was shocked to hear one of the bystanders say, "she's handicapped.` Other members of the crowd chuckled and made comments about me being with out a worker.

  Too Many Hall Passes

Recently supposedly Christian youngster Justin Bieber was seen in two videos using the N word.  It was dismissed, because he has mostly black friends.  In my opinion, however they gave him a pass because he was Canadian.

  It's Your Call

Whether or not Canadian's need an image overhaul, or you think Canadian's are the original idea of the unassuming people say what you think.

Ms. Gillie heading off again

Friday, August 8, 2014

STREAMING TV

Have started to get into watching television on the internet. Unfortunately you can't stream much TV in Canada, I assume due to copyright restrictions and the like. You can stream Global if you are a subscriber to Shaw Cable or Shaw Direct satilite service, which I am not. You can stream my two local CBC affiliates, CKWS and CHEX, but only during the evening newscast. I tried to stream Star Ray TV from Toronto once but it didn't work.

I can't of course stream American TV networks due to certain restrictions.

However, I can stream many foreign broadcasts. Just the other day I was watching UCB Television from the UK via Christian Tuner. Via the same platform, I have streamed Australian Christian Channel as well.

Reportedly, you can also stream Kenya's public television broadcaster.

There is of course Jump TV, a site which I have been to a few times but have never explored in depth.

There are other ways of streaming television broadcasts but I haven't looked into them yet.

Update: After checking the websites of both CKWS and CHEX just now, you can stream CKWS's evening newscast but apparently CHEX's is not available.

GOOD DX TODAY

Caught a few of my favourites on FM today.

This morning around 8:30 I picked up WDCX Buffalo with Keylife, Discover The Word and into Alistaire Begg.

Then I went flipping around and landed on what I believe was WEAR. The station on this frequency used to be a Family Radio afiliate, but it would seem that station has been sold to the Family Life Network.

Next, I picked up WRUR Rochester and listened to it for a few hours. The signal was fairly weak but audible. I listened to this station while working on the computer. I didn't care I couldn't make out most of the music and talks; I just felt good knowing it was on in the background. At one point, though, I think they were playing blues music.

Finally, I caught Jazz 90.1 Rochester with Michael Buble, male anncr and then into old jazz recordings. Something else I'm glad I tuned into.

JOHN PIPER-GOD'S RESPONSE TO HYPOCRISY

In the King James, the word used in verse 4 is "despisest." When we condemn others while doing the same thing as those we are judging, we despise those characteristics of God mentioned in this verse.

AUGUST 10 THIS SUNDAY THE 'AMAZING JAM' @ THE BLACK DOG IN STERLING

What has 3 strings (only 3 strings!), is easy to  play (oh yes!) and sounds better than a kazoo?
Come and find out....  
This Sunday, August  10th 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 (August  10th). 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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

THE SUMMER DXING SEASON IS UPON US

Been doing a fair amount of FM dxing the last few days. I haven't caught anything on long skip from Florida and that area of the United States because frankly I've been less interested in that the last couple years. However, I have been dxing, looking for and finding many of my favourites from upstate New York and regions of Ontario.

Picked up WRUR Rochester yesterday with "Ooby Dooby."

Picked up 89.1 The Point a few times and even used it to go to sleep Monday night.

Picking up Jazz 90.1 Rochester fairly regularly. I was listening to it for about yesterday morning for a while and for about 45 minutes last night.

Picked up WIYY Syracuse yesterday morning during the morning show.

Picked up WCMF Rochester Saturday morning with a block of Ozzy Osborne tunes.

Picked up WDCX Buffalo Saturday morning with Christian contemporary music and anncer, then into financial advice show.

Finally, the main jewel in the crown. I picked up CFRC Kingston Monday night with funky jazz show, commercial for music festival and grammar feature. I would have fallen asleep to that one but it faded out.

BEAT THE HEAT WITH SOME COOL MUSIC AUGUST 17 AT THE ARTS CENTRE

Sunday, 17 August 2014
All Musicians, Types of Music and Guests Welcome
Art Centre Hastings Centre Hastings Park Madoc, On
House Band Kingstown New Mississippi
Registration starts at 1 p.m.
Music starts at 1:30
Come and enjoy the park and all it has to offer This is a Family Friendly Event
Bring your lawn chair and your friends!!!!!!
Donations will be accepted in support of the “Military Family Resource Centre”
Free Admission
 Bar B Q and Canteen Services provided by The Madoc Lions Club

Monday, July 28, 2014

DANIEL CHAPTERS 7 AND 8


First, we see in Chapter 7 verse 3 that the beasts come out of the sea. The sea represents the people, or nations, of the earth, as explained in Revelation 12 and other chapters of Revelation.

 

The key to understanding who the four beasts of chapter 7 represent is found in Daniel 8 1. Daniel says the vision he had in chapter 8 was “after that which appeared unto me at the first.” Thus, we can infer that the four beasts in chapter 7 include Medo-Persia and Greece, just as the vision in chapter 8 does. “The first” could also be referring to the vision of chapter 2, which would lend even more credence to the beasts of chapter 7 being Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome.

 

Concerning the Roman Empire, the prophecy in chapter 7 has two fulfillments. Prophecy often has multiple fulfillments as opposed to just one as many people believe.

 

The first fulfillment took place many centuries ago and involved the ten nations of the western Roman Empire. Three of the tribes were destroyed and the little horn that came out of that western Roman Empire was the Roman Catholic church.

 

This leads to the second fulfillment of this prophecy. In this case, the ten horns represent ten world regions the worldly powers that be are planning to divide the world into. The ten world regions, I believe, will be:

 

North American Union;

Central-South American Union

Caribbean Union

Northern European Union (as Daniel 2 says the nations of Europe “shall not cleave one to another”);

Mediterranean Union;

Russo-Middle Eastern Union

Asian Union

African Union

Australian Union (consisting of Australia and New Zealand merged);

Union of Island Nations

 

Subsequently, three of the regions will be merged with others. From what I’ve heard, I think these will be the Central-South American, Caribbean, and Northern European unions merging with the North American Union.

 

More information about the division of the world into these regions can be found various places on the internet. Also of course, entities such as the African Union and the Asian Union have been mentioned in the news before, although at this time these unions are just political in nature.

 

The little horn represents the Vatican, which will control these ten world regions and make war with the saints as verse 21 of chapter 7 says. This of course parallels with Revelation 13.

 

Verse 25 says, “and he shall speak great words against the Most High and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and think to change times and laws and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

 

As anyone who has studied the teachings of the Catholic church is probably aware, Catholicism has spoken very blasphemous things against God. Any student of the history of the Roman Catholic church will also be aware that it has persecuted Christians for many centuries. However, the Catholic church has also thought it had the authority to change God’s times and laws as well. Laws it has changed include removing the second commandment from its version of the ten commandments and the addition of requirements such as confession and other rituals.

 

The Catholic church has also tried to change times. The Bible would seem to point to Jesus being born in about 2 B.C., based on verses about who was governor when certain things happened. Yet, Catholicism teaches Jesus was born in 1 A.D. and died in AD 33.

 

As for time, times and the dividing of time, most prophecy scholars agree this signifies a time of three and a half literal years. When this verse is paralleled with a verse that uses the same terminology in Revelation, I believe this phrasing is pointing to a final three and a half year period of time popularly known as the Great Tribulation.

 

As for chapter 8, we are told right in this chapter of Daniel that the vision concerns Medo-Persia and Greece. It tells of Alexander the Great and the dividing of his empire into four after his death. Verses 9-14 and 23-26 are speaking of Antiachus Epiphanese (or however you spell it) and his persecution of the Jews. His blasphemous actions against God are spoken of in 1 Macabees. The 2300 days represent the literal period of time Antiachus had control of Jerusalem. A man on YouTube named Barton Aaron Porter has a good explanation of this.