Friday, October 31, 2014


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


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.


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.

This sounds so cool!

Monday, October 27, 2014


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


"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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


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... 
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.
“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!”
(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the parking  lot....)
Hope to  see you Sunday afternoon in Stirling.

Monday, October 13, 2014


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


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  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
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


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 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 A free KXLU app is also available to iPhone, iPad and Android users.