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Amber Nash and Jordan Neff met at an Oktoberfest party four years ago and within weeks were personally involved and professionally linked in a ukelele-centric Folk/Bluegrass duo that they dubbed "Shiny and the Spoon." For a spell, both Nash and Neff were roll-called as members of Magnolia Mountain, but they broke ranks last year to concentrate on SATS and the most immediate result of that increase in time and energy is "Ferris Wheel," the duo’s debut full-length CD.
At first blush, Nash and Neff seem like a standard issue Folk duo, but SATS is far from typical. “Snowflake,” the lead-off track on "Ferris Wheel," is an example. While strummed acoustic guitar intro and lightly touched upright bass suggest a familiar structure, Nash’s tremulous upper register vocal is more reminiscent of ’60s AM radio Pop chicks and contemporary Indie Folk/Rock chanteuses. But the pair quickly slides into a swirling atmospheric soundscape and “Snowflake” begins to breathe with a compelling and melancholy sigh that transcends their chosen genre.
Not every song on "Ferris Wheel" follows this template, but it stakes a sonic claim that exponentially expands Shiny and the Spoon’s parameters. At Ferris Wheel’s midpoint Nash and Neff offer their spectacular Indie Folk version of a-ha’s Synth Pop hit “Take On Me,” and continues on “Run,” which mixes Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and a mariachi interlude. On “Killin’ the Flower,” Nash croons with the traditional modernism of k.d. lang while evoking Charlie Rich's piano bench.
"Ferris Wheel" truly establishes the duo as acolytes of the dusty past and visionaries of a bright future.
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Paranormal Kool Aid continues our series of Investigative Team Interviews with William Payne of Hopkin's County Paranormal Society, Dawson Springs Kentucky. They investigate paranormal claims, activity to try to determine if there is a logical explanation for the claims and are favorites on the lecture circuit.
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Rae Spoon is a transgendered musician and author who lives in Montreal. They have toured extensively over the past twelve years in Canada as well as internationally (Europe, the USA and Australia). Having started out as a country artist and later composed more experimental/electronic material, Rae has always kept songwriting at the forefront of their music.
I Can’t Keep All Of Our Secrets is Rae’s most recent release. A pop/electronic album about the complexity of grief, it focuses on a particular experience of loss—Rae wrote the album in the wake of a friend’s sudden death. With palpable emotion, the songs map the topography of loss and of attachment that extends beyond death. Musically, I Can’t Keep All Of Our Secrets is Rae’s most electronic album to date. Its heavily programmed production, analog synths and distorted electric guitars mark Rae’s musical progress from electronic experimentation to the establishment of their own style in the genre.
Rae’s first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in September 2012. The book, which honours the brief moments of hope for a world outside of the narrator’s evangelical family, is a collection of short stories heavily inspired by coming of age queer in Alberta. Through realizing they must escape where they are from, the book’s narrator begins a journey towards finding acceptance and a safe home.
Rae was long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize in 2008 (superioryouareinferior) as well as nominated for two CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards in 2010. They won the CBC Galaxie Rising Stars award in 2004. Rae’s personal essay Femme Cowboy can be found in the 2012 Lambda Literary Award–nominated anthology Persistence.
Over the past 30 years, I must have studied enough on my own to become a Rhodes Scholar but I attained no degrees, short of the minimum requirement–a high school diploma–in 1974. More than this degree in society’s de-education of my intelligence was too much to bear. The price for a further dulling of intelligence required I assume too many others’ degrees of BS, BMs, acidic PhDs of borrowed knowledge. Thus after a number of interesting adventures, nervous breakthroughs and jumps into the unknown, I currently, and somewhat cheekishly, go by the title “Rogue” scholar.
I define myself this way because I am in rebellion with education in general. I see it as the root cause of perpetuating fossilized traditions and human misery. I specifically rebel against the famous dictum ‘those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.’
I propose that those who teach the lessons of history have done a lousy job and therefore have doomed us to repeat the lessons of history.
We teach each new generation to repeat the past and call it the future and that past is full of false promises, aggression and war. The costumes and technology may change but essentially the same fearful, judgmental, aggressive and warmongering human pathologies are spoon fed to the young until they turn green with it and believe as they are told that this color of prejudiced perception is ‘normal.’ If war, and aggression is to end, then programming each new generation to repeat the past has to end. I therefore strive in my books on past and future history to expose the taken-for-granted flaws in perception.
I have written 18 books and counting on the tradition of prophecy; in other words, the ancient fascination half baked with true paranormal intuition, topped with good educated guesses. They have been printed and passed out 1.3 million copies published in 19 languages.
Tom Hopkins carries the standard as a master sales trainer and is recognized as the world’s leading authority on selling techniques and salesmanship. Over 5 million people on five continents have attended Tom’s high-energy live seminars. Tom personally conducts 30+ seminars each year traveling throughout the world. He is the author of 18 books, including “How to Master the Art of Selling™,” which has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide. His latest book is titled, “When Buyers Say No” and is receiving phenomenal reviews from sales professionals
Dr. Bruce Weinstein professional ethicist and amateur spoon player and known as The Ethics Guy. His new book is called THE GOOD ONES: TEN CRUCIAL QUALITIES OF HIGH-CHARACTER EMPLOYEES. It shows employers how to find people of high-character to work for them. It also shows job candidates how to ace their job interviews by using a technique none of their competitors are likely to use
Tom Kolditz Professor in the Practice of Leadership and Management and directs the core Leader Development Program at the Yale School of Management. A Professor Emeritus from the US Military Academy, he was responsible for Leadership, Psychology, Sociology, and Management programs at West Point for 12 years, and served as the founding director of the West Point Leadership Center. A highly experienced leader, Brigadier General (retired) Kolditz has more than 26 years in P&L level supervisory positions, serving on four continents in his 34 years of military service. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and is a member of the Academy of Management
BERNIE SANDERS MAY BE A SPOILER 4 HILLARY - BUT JEB IS JUST PLAIN SPOILED ROTTEN
The Spoiler & The Spoiled: Independent Bernie Sanders Has Entered The 2016 Race For The White House - He Could Be A "Spoiler" Of Sorts For Hillary Clinton. On the Other Hand, Jeb Bush, When & If He Enters The GOP's 2016 Race For The White House Is Just Plain SPOILED! Silver Spoon In Mouth. Hillary This, Hillary That. F*ck ---- She Ain't Bush By A Country Mile. JEB Is Gentry-Born & A Day Late & A Dollar Short. The Bush Family Is Finished. The Clintons @ Least Have Ideas & A Proven Track Record. Jeb is A Mouse Trying For The White House. Ain't Gonna Happen, No How, No Way! We're Not Even Sure If His Testacles Have "Dropped" Yet.