Papadosio & EarthCry’s Anthony Thogmartin Talks 2nd Annual Seed To Stage Academy Ableton Live School

first_imgPapadosio and EarthCry multi-instrumentalist Anthony Thogmartin has announced the second annual Seed to Stage Academy Ableton Live school, set to take place from April 2nd through April 5th in Asheville, North Carolina.One of the first events of its kind, attendees can expect a four-day immersive Ableton “wizard school” where beginner or advanced musicians can gain hands-on training on the popular digital audio workshop software with Thogmartin and Papadosio’s Sam Brouse.As Thogmartin explains, “I’ve been wanting to open up the different styles of music, and Sam is one of the best compositional artists I know. Sam is going to be teaching songwriting and composition. Him and I both are going to be writing classes for it, and this year, songcraft and live performance are going to be one of our main focuses,”After teaching Ableton Live lessons for around a decade, Thogmartin has completely tapped into the programs various capabilities, constantly solving problems by syncing different components with his band members. He recently started up a “Seed to Stage” YouTube channel where he frequently posts educational videos about Ableton Live for at-home musicians.“Not everyone can watch a video and learn that way. The Academy is very hands-on, and there’s two different classes you can take at once. We have advanced classes and basic ones happening simultaneously. The first three days, we have beginner and advanced two-hour classes in the morning. In the evening, we have a three-hour period called ‘Group Shred Time’ where we have tables set up and people bring their gear and can get one-on-one time with us for specific projects they are working on,” says Thogmartin.This immersive event allows students to tailor their learning experience to gain unique hands-on training with Ableton Live software, receive insider industry knowledge, and master the mindset of a successful career in music in the heart of West Asheville. Students will be able to significantly expand their knowledge on the software and kickstart their career at Ambrose West, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art PA system, sound absorption panels, and multiple breakout rooms. On the fourth day, students can choose to play a 15-minute set to open up for EarthCry’s CD release party at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, April 5th.As Anthony Thogmartin notes, “I would encourage people to want to perform on the fourth day. It gives everyone a chance to perform in front of a crowd, get some photos taken, and hopefully get some social content for their career. This is an all-inclusive, one-stop shop to get your music career started. Music can be anything. If people knew what was possible with the tools that we have and the freedom of being able to record yourself at any time, the possibilities are endless. There’s just so much more that we can do. Technology doesn’t have to be so rigid. It can be fluid like the mind is and that’s what we’re trying to foster with this event.”You can find more information on the Seed to Stage Academy and secure your spot via the official event website.last_img read more

Fundraiser benefits local woman battling stage four cancer

first_imgThe event had live entertainment, fifty-fifty raffles and free drinks. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Friends and family of a local woman participated in a benefit Saturday to help in her battle with cancer. Annette Rohman was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Organizer Kelly Philhower said, “She’s here right now with all of her family and friends, she’s happy and she’s overjoyed at the love and support everyone has shown over the last few months in organizing this and putting it together.” center_img People spent the day at Beer Thirty to raise money to help Rohman cover her medical expenses. Organizers hope the event can help raise awareness about colon cancer.last_img

Florida man breaks into home and makes himself breakfast

first_imgA Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a resident’s home and began making himself breakfast.The incident was reported Tuesday around 4:00 am.The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the resident told them that he woke up to find the  suspect in his kitchen making breakfast. When the suspect noticed the resident, he then told the resident to “go back to bed.”The resident then contacted the police and the suspect fled the scene.Authorities were able to track down the suspect in a wooded area behind the home. The suspect has since been identified as 19-year-old Gavin Crim.It was reported that Crim, who is a Marine, entered the home through an unlocked backdoor. Authorities believe that the alcohol may have been involved.last_img

Florida Man Fatally Shoots Himself While Playing with a Gun

first_imgBROOKSVILLE, Fla. – The Hernando County Sheriff is calling the shooting death of a Florida man a ‘horrible accident.’The victim was playing with a gun while waiting for a haircut and fatally shot himself on Thursday, according to sheriff’s deputies.The man sat down on a bucket outside his bedroom door while he waited for another man to cut his hair. He started playing with a handgun which accidentally went off, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.The man was already dead when sheriff’s deputies arrived.The sheriff’s office hasn’t identified the victim or what kind of weapon was involved.last_img

Inside Conditions–The Ostrich Syndrome

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEThe Ostrich Syndrome is defined by as: A peculiar condition marked by the person making absolutely nonsensical statements displaying pure stupidity and lack of common sense, see if this makes sense.According to the page 2 mailbag the following are the top ten sports scandals ever. The list is ranked according to the number of letters received.1. 1919 Black Sox Scandal.2. Soviet Union beats United States in 1972 men’s Olympic basketball final.3. SMU Football receives the “death penalty.”4. Roy Jones Jr. loses decision after pummeling South Korea’s Si Hun Park in light middleweight final at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.5. Pete Rose betting-on-baseball scandal.6. Danny Almonte Little League age scandal (26 letters).7. Skategate I, starring Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.8. University of Minnesota hoops academic cheating scandal.9.1993 Florida State football “free shoes” scandal.10. Jim Thorpe loses his pentathlon and decathlon Olympic gold medals.[The “dishonorable mentions” were:1. Skategate II: Canadian pairs and Russian pairs end up sharing gold medals.2. Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler.3. Brett Hull’s skate in the crease as Dallas beats Buffalo in 1999 Stanley Cup finals.4.  Tank Black-Florida scandal.The New England Patriots/Bill Belichick “spygate” scandal did not even merit a mention? Did or any other sports news outlets receive negative feedback from readers, listeners and viewers and toss those “letters of dissent” into the nearest trash can as a part of the “editorial process?”Who knows, I darn sure don’t but this is some weird sh–.  Let’s kick off the analysis of yours truly regarding the so-called “worst scandals” beginning with  10. Jim Thorpe loses his pentathlon and decathlon Olympic gold medals.One of the people that submitted letters to the mailbag was Steve Averett  of Charlotte, N.C., who had this to say about the Jim Thorpe travesty. Tough choice, but I’m going with the Jim Thorpe scandal. Thorpe was systematically and maliciously discriminated against entirely because of his ethnic background. I consider him to be the greatest athlete in U.S. history. If Thorpe’s medals had not been stripped, he would have had a more illuminating legacy and would have certainly opened the door for a greater number of American Indians to achieve their dreams. The message that was sent at the time was heard loud and clear: American Indians will not be allowed to win, even when they’re the best.  Perhaps our country would have had a Lakota Nobel Prize winner, a Sioux World War II general, or a Cherokee congressman had Thorpe gotten the respect he deserved. Instead, White America chose to stain his image and paint him as a “cheater,” merely because the man played a few games of minor-league baseball. Why should doors have to be opened for American Indians or any other group have to be opened in order to be treated equitably and for them just to function normally within our society? This country was forcibly taken from Native Americans, who would be foolish or naive enough to even consider that they (Native Americans) would ever be treated fairly in the world of sports, business, medicine or any other segment of American society by the now White minority.   How can anyone in their right mind whine about the “Black Sox” scandal which happened about 95 years ago but whisper in hallowed tones regarding the biggest cheaters uncovered.When Brady changed a play at the line of scrimmage based on deciphering stolen defensive signals he was just as guilty as Bill Belichick and the other participating “masterminds” and “videographers and film makers” who devised and carried out the scheme in the first place.  If you and your friends go to a “Mickey D’s” to grab a “Big Mac” and they decide to rob the bank next door and you drive them home, you are going to presumed to be just as guilty as they are.On May 16, 1994 Sports Illustrated published an article written by Sonja Steptoe and E.M. Swift titled  “Anatomy Of A Scandal” regarding certain members of the Florida State football team receiving various “illegal” gifts and favors. The subtitle read: Florida State won the 1993 national football championship, but because of unsavory agents; rule-breaking players and its own lack of vigilance, it ended up a loser. The most brazen episode was a midseason, two-handed, shelf-clearing, 90-minute shopping spree by members of the Florida State team that would go on to win college football’s national championship.Running shoes galore. Team jackets of all colors. Dozens of hats, t-shirts, shorts and gloves. Winter coats that the players could wear to South Bend for the big game against the Fighting Irish. Some $6,000 worth of merchandise in all, armloads and armloads, large cartons crammed full, every item purchased on the credit card of Raul Bey, a Las Vegas businessman who was in a loose partnership with a street agent named Nate Cebrun.The article described the incident a “brazen episode.”  What could be more brazen than illegally stealing your opponents’ defensive and offensive signals, game after game, season after season and year after year. These young athletes were not “legally” paid one dime yet the Patriots prospered from their ill gotten gains.Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter us at our mobile app at read more


first_imgLAW ENFORCEMENT TO ESCORT CHAMP FROM AIRPORT TO SANTA ANITA’S BARN 5 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2015)–Twelve days after providing one of the most dramatic moments in racing history, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah will return home to Santa Anita on Thursday, June 18. Owned and bred by Ahmed Zayat and trained by Santa Anita-based Bob Baffert, American Pharoah is due to arrive from Louisville via Tex Sutton charter at Ontario International Airport at approximately 10 a.m., and he will then be vanned with a six-unit law enforcement escort to The Great Race Place, with an estimated time of arrival of 11:30 a.m.“Along with the rest of the country, we were in awe of American Pharoah’s performance in the Belmont last Saturday and we’re honored to be able to welcome him back home here to Santa Anita,” said Keith Brackpool, Santa Anita Chairman. “We’d like to congratulate Mr. Zayat, Bob Baffert and Victor Espinoza on winning America’s first Triple Crown in 37 years and we want to thank them for sharing this magnificent horse with all of us.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile won Santa Anita’s Grade I FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 27 and was subsequently sidelined due to a foot injury, causing him to miss the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1.Headquartered at Baffert’s Barn 5 over the fall and winter, American Pharoah began his assault on the elusive Triple Crown with his first recorded breeze on Feb. 4, a crisp three furlong move in 36.20. Under Baffert’s stewardship, “Pharoah” would go on to register a total of six Santa Anita works prior to taking the Grade II Rebel Stakes by 6 ¼ lengths at Oaklawn Park on March 14.In all, American Pharoah had eight works at his Santa Anita base in advance of winning the first leg in the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, on May 2.“From day one, we couldn’t miss any time with him,” said Baffert this past Wednesday morning. “We went three eighths, three eighths, five eighths…We hit every mark and he just thrived. The timing of everything was perfect.”American Pharoah will be greeted by his trainer and jockey, along with an anticipated throng of invited media at the Baffert Barn upon his arrival Thursday. It is also expected that the Triple Crown Champ will parade for the public on Santa Anita’s main track between races on June 27.last_img read more

Old-timers Hockey returns to FSJ

first_imgThe Old-timers Hockey Challenge returns to Fort St. John on Saturday March 21st. This year, the Legendary Hockey Heroes team is expected to include Hall of Famers Glenn Anderson, Bryan Trottier and Billy Smith, as well as Doug Bodger, Cliff Ronning, Igor Kravchuk, Dave Williams, Gaston Gingras, Dave Ellett, Gary Leeman, Tony Currie, Jimmy Mann, referee Ron Hoggarth, and more. The former NHL stars will take on the Fort St John Emergency Services Hockey Team, at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement – Tickets are $20 each, or $60 for a family pack of four. They are now available at Ernie’s Sports Experts at the Totem Mall. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will go to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St John. As an added feature, all fans with an Oldtimer’s Hockey Challenge ticket are invited to bring their skates and participate in the Horse Power World Pool Legends Pre Game Public Skate, with some of the Legends, the day of the game, between 3:00 and 4:00pm. -players are subject to change, see for more info.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fort Nelson to change time one last time this March

first_imgOn March 8, 2015, the residents of the Northern Rockies Regional District and Fort Nelson will move their clocks forward one last time in order to stay the same time as Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.During the November Municipal Election, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality asked residents in a non-binding option poll if the region should adjust their time zone so they stay on Mountain Standard Time year round.  Residents voted 75 per cent in favour of the change., which Council adopted on December 8, 2014.“Residents were loud and clear about their desire to change how time is observed in our community,” said Northern Rockies Mayor Bill Streeper. “Staying on the same time all year round will allow us to harmonize with our neighbours to the south, which will benefit local businesses, especially those involved in the natural gas industry.”- Advertisement -Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and the rest of the B.C. Peace follow Mountain Standard Time year-round and do not observe Daylight Savings Time.last_img read more

Lampard: ‘What will be will be’

first_imgFrank Lampard shrugged off speculation about his future after his brace gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory at Everton.The England midfielder is approaching the end of his contract, with the Blues reportedly unwilling to offer him a new deal.He said: “We haven’t been talking about it in the last couple of weeks and I’m just concentrating on playing.“Playing games gives me enough satisfaction, then what will be will be.”Chelsea recovered after going behind to Steven Pienaar’s early opener at Goodison Park.Lampard admitted: “It was very hard. This is always one of the most difficult games of the season.“We went 1-0 down but after half an hour we started getting into the game. Once we got a foothold we got a goal at a good time.“It was always going to be very close and we did ride our luck at times. We have to keep believing this season – there is a long way to go.”See also:Lampard the hero in Chelsea 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Evolutionists Orchestrate Media Blitz Campaigns

first_imgHow can all the science media outlets launch simultaneous reports about evolutionary claims within minutes?  It’s how science reporting is done these days.Science reporters are in cahoots with evolutionists.  Certain “discoveries” about fossils or whatever can be “embargoed” against public release, while “insiders” get the scoop and prepare their media stories.  As soon as the embargo is lifted, out come the stories, ready to sway the public before “outsiders” even had a chance to look at the raw data.  Is this any way to do science?It happened today with a double punch.  Science Magazine published two evolutionary whoppers: (1) the first common ancestor of mammals has been found, and (2) new dating of the Chixculub crater proves a meteor killed the dinosaurs.  Analysis of those claims can be taken up separately later, but notice how these over-hyped, confident-sounding headlines, complete with graphics and artwork, appeared instantly all over the media as soon as Science posted its February 8 issue:BBC News: “Earliest placental mammal ancestor pinpointed.”Science Daily: “New Evidence Suggests Comet or Asteroid Impact Was Last Straw for Dinosaurs.”Science Daily: “Largest-Ever Study of Mammalian Ancestry Completed“Science Daily: “Most Comprehensive Tree of Life Shows Placental Mammal Diversity Exploded After Age of Dinosaurs.”PhysOrg: “Most precise dates yet suggest comet or asteroid impact was last straw for dinosaurs.”Live Science: “Meet Your Mama: First Ancestor of All Placental Mammals Revealed“Live Science: “Asteroid Impact That Killed the Dinosaurs: New Evidence.”New Scientist: “Meet Our Earliest Common Mammalian Ancestor.”These are just samples.  Usually, the rest of the major newspapers and media outlets pick up on the stories from these and a few other sources, and reproduce them verbatim except for slight changes to headlines, subtitles and artwork.  Only later, commentators take the material and add their opinions, without the advantage of surprise attack.The media spin machine works like this: university media departments prepare press releases along with the scientific papers authored or co-authored by their own researchers.  Naturally, they have a vested interest in making their researchers and professors look good, to reflect well on the university.  These press releases are embargoed till the paper is published (sometimes a little before), but are visible to science reporters until the agreed on date for public release.  Amalgamation services like EurekAlert (an arm of the AAAS) gather the press releases  from multiple universities and labs; their links become feeds for inside reporters.  EurekAlert explains the Embargo Policy:When applied to published material, an embargo is a prohibition against publicizing information before a certain date. By placing an embargo on the dissemination of research that is scheduled to be published, EurekAlert! can release information early, giving journalists the time necessary to write accurate and well-researched articles on a given topic. By respecting the embargo, journalists assure themselves of continued access to information in advance of publication.Material is posted by registered public information officers (PIOs) from institutions, universities and peer-reviewed journals, and is subject to the specific embargo times, dates and policies set by the PIOs and/or EurekAlert!. Journalists with approved access to this directory are bound to honor all the embargo restrictions. Material that has passed its embargo date and time is considered public information and is released to the public homepage for viewing.Packaging services with “approved access” like PhysOrg and Science Daily process these feeds, adding subtitles and additional artwork not provided by the original press release, but otherwise reproducing the press releases without alteration.  This gives “insider” reporters like Charles Choi at Live Science and Jason Palmer at the BBC additional time to add material and write up the stories in their own words (usually without skeptical criticism).  For instance, Live Science was already prepared with a slide show called “Mammals Through Time” and a Live Science Contest called “What Would You Name First Mammal Ancestor?” that appeared simultaneously with Science Magazine’s publications.As a result, the public is inundated with media campaigns like this one before anyone has the chance to analyze the raw evidence.  Since most academic institutions and the AAAS that runs EurekAlert are strongly pro-Darwinian, as are most of the secular science reporters, the pro-Darwin forces can blitz the world, gaining a strategic advantage over skeptics.Now you see how it’s done.  With all due respect for researchers who need to guard their intellectual property, this system stinks.  This is manipulation, not science reporting.  In a perfect world, all writers—not just those in one ideological party—would have equal access to the data.   There would be an open debate and discussion about the evidence before one ideology gets the advantage.  “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question,” Charlie said.  Instead, Darwin Party operatives can blitz the territory with bold headlines from biased writers (university press offices) before critical thinkers have their say.  Those critical thinkers, including but not limited to creationists or intelligent design advocates, are left trying to clean up the mess, usually not getting anywhere near the coverage. It’s all rigged.How can this unfair system be fixed?  It won’t be easy.  An army of articulate, well-educated commentators can complain to the organizations, write comments to the stories, and blog about the situation.  Most likely complaints will fall on deaf ears due to the power of these institutions.  Do you think for a minute that the AAAS would grant “approved media” status to ICR or the Discovery Institute? The system puts Darwin skeptics in reactive mode, trying to undo the damage of the media blitz.The growth of open-access journals with internet peer review and public comment will help.  In the meantime, though, readers like you need to understand how the Darwin machine works.  This is not about science; it’s about manipulation, and it began in Darwin’s own day.  If you read Janet Browne’s excellent biography of Charlie (Charles Darwin: the Power of Place) you learn how he got the power of place.  His aggressive X-men founded the journal Nature expressly for the purpose of promoting the new materialistic, secularist philosophy “as science.”  Nature and other new journals, by mixing legitimate science reporting with Darwinism in a new and refreshing way, using clever writing, made Darwinism sound like a hot new trend.  The propaganda soon overpowered traditional methods of disseminating real scientific discovery, as Browne says:Nevertheless, it was to Darwin’s friends that the first wave of positive responses must be attributed. For it was obvious that Darwin’s theories were as useful to them as they were to his theories. Over the following decades, Darwin’s defenders came to occupy influential niches in British and American intellectual life. Together, these men would also control the scientific media of the day, especially the important journals… Darwin’s opponents failed to achieve anything like the same command of the media or penetration of significant institutions. (p. 129)Charlie’s little Victorian myth was not so much a scientific revolution as a media coup, and his critics are still struggling to gain back some equal power of place.  One can only hope that the power of evidence will have the last word. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more