Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Hampton Hotels. All opinions are 100% mine.
If it's free, then it's for me, maybe. And that is what comes to mind when I see something that reads Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes. And I would guess by the wording of that phrase, that those Hampton Hotels are having some sort of sweepstakes where you can stay at their hotel for free. And they are. You can enter to win a free weekend stay at any of their Hampton Hotels at their website. And what better way to take one of those weekend vacations to one of those weekend hotels, than for free. And when one is traveling with friends, those vacations can be even more funner. And what's really cool is that they have so many hotels in so many destinations and countries, that one could take a vacation to places like the Bahamas, Brazil, Barbados, Egypt, France, Ethiopia and more. And these weekend stays are given away daily to a winner and their three friends. And what's really awesome, is that the grand prize winner can win an entire hotel for a weekend. What? An entire hotel for a weekend? Now that sounds like a lot of rooms for someone to sleep in for two nights. And now with the age of all things internet, booking one of those hotel room reservations can be just a website visit away.
And in blah blogger thoughts on this day. Whatever happened to those good old fashioned check out registers, ringing, pull the hand lever with those numbers that roll around in those windows on the top of them like those lottery number windows, cast iron steel cash registers of the past. It seems like the shopping, buying and selling transactions that I encounter in those merchant stores these days and times all involve those computerized and digitalized cash registers that seem to break down on a daily basis, to where I keep hearing sales clerks say things like "The computers not working", or "The server is down", or "You can't purchase this item because the computer is not working", or "Please wait til I reboot the cash register so that you can purchase that item", or "The credit card machine is not working", or some other phrase to where it seems like I can't even shop anymore. And it could be the age of the rfid tag barcode, save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast globalism conspiracy thing, maybe. What's that all about in these high tech technology all things electronic buy and sell days?
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Anderson Cooper 360: The News that Defines Our Time
Thanks for the post from Nora Mccoy
Probably the benchmark of quality newscasting, Anderson Cooper 360 is one of the freshest takes on traditional television news on Direct TV in New York. The program revels in the character and personality of all of its anchors. Anderson is one of the most charismatic anchors in the industry, having a personality that bleeds through the screen and an insightful and often humorous signature candor. The stories, whether about current events or human interest, are always thoroughly researched and presented with care. The extensive coverage of the Hurricane Katrina was particularly touching and poignant. I have never seen news that touched an emotional zenith, especially on a major news network. Beyond the content, it's easy to respond to the graphic design of the show, continuing the CNN network's crisp, colorful and information packed style. The style of the show absolutely showcases a good HD television set with its powerful and innovative graphical sense, which I get to enjoy even more fully using my satellite television connection. I believe the show holds a weight and relevance that will be the definitive chronicle of our time. Anderson Cooper and his news team should feel proud of what they have accomplished and how they have advanced the television news medium.
And somehow I came across one of those MSN.com headlines yesterday that read something like "Facebook Feeling Unfriendly Toward 'Social Network'- NYTimes.com". And this headline had something to do with Facebook not being happy with its portrayal in the Movie about Facebook, The Social Network. And as one of those internetaholics and facebookaholics, I have been watching the trailer for this movie that's supposed to be in theaters October 1st, ever since. And so that YouTube video for this trailer is posted above. And that YouTube video spoof of this Facebook, The Social Network Movie trailer is posted above also. And that is one hilarious video. Have a great social media, movie and beyond day.
Monday, August 23, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hey bloggers, and unless you have been in one of those caves and stuck in the stone age for the past ten years or so, you may have realized that just about everyone on planet earth, or at least a lot of people on earth are walking around with one of those hand held portable devices for communications, so much that one has to now watch where one is walking down the street in order to avoid walking into someone else staring at one of those devices in their hand as if in a trance. And then there is the Blackberry, sometimes known as the crackberry for it's addiction to those communications features it has. One must have heard of that telephone slash all things internet and more device my now I would guess. And now with that Blackberry one can get a Boost Mobile and Re-Boost phone plan where one can become one of those socialmediaholics on it and use those social media network websites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube and all things web 2.0 social media user generated content. And Boost Mobile's program has different payment options where one can pay by phone, online or in person, and other people can make those payments for that Blackberry phone as well. And from what I have also seen throughout my travels here on planet earth, is that those phones seem to have lots of seemingly superman miraculous like features on them as well, and the activation process of getting that internet on them seems to be easy as well. And now with the invention of all things high tech internet and beyond, finding one of those Blackberry phones can be just a website visit away.
Musicians Tom Verlaine, Rob Schwimmer, Shahzad Ishmaily, Kenny Wollesen & The Himalayas; Artists Barnaby Furnas, Marc Dennis & Alexi Worth; Author Jonathan Lethem, Performance Artists including Sarah Small’s ‘Tableau Vivant Series’; and Steampunk Salon Saloon among the many artists, musicians, dancers, performers and writers participating…Family Programs, Street Performers Galore.
The DUMBO Arts Festival is pleased to announce a partial artists line-up for its new, expanded festivities, which will be held on September 24th, 25th and 26th. The DUMBO Arts Festival will take over the waterfront community of DUMBO – its galleries, storefronts, performance venues, studios, and parks. More exciting names are expected to be announced over coming weeks.
The Festival will be an action and activity-packed extravaganza with something for everyone, including world-class visual and performance art, live music, street performers, music workshops, drum circles, dance, walking tours, as well as, for the first time ever, family programming.
Visual artists including Barnaby Furnas, Marc Dennis, Sean Capone, Jennifer Williams, Bernardo Siciliano, Ed Purver and Alexi Worth will display their work along with many other artists; musicians Tom Verlaine and Billy Ficca will perform with Patrick Derivaz and The Himalayas will march their music around the streets as just a few of the many musical offerings and performances during the three-day festival; author Jonathan Lethem will be reading and signing Chronic City at this exclusive paperback launch party; Sarah Small’s ‘Tableau Vivant Series’, Steampunk Salon Saloon’s neo-Victorian Punk soiree, and Marc Dennis’ Cricket Cuisine are among the art and spectacle available to festival-goers. Children’s programming, including kite flying, The Acrobuffos, Yogi Beans, Jane’s Carousel, Marquis Studios’ workshop, storytelling as well as music workshops and performances for kids will also be a part of the DUMBO Arts Festival.
Music (Performances, Workshops, &/or Demos)Avram Pengas, Bill Hamptom, Brad Farberman, David Gate, Dean Bowman, Dolphy Hazel, Duncan Emck, Gregory Grene, Jan Bell and the Maybelles, Jesse Lenat, Knox Chandler, No Surrender, North Sky Cello Ensemble, NYC Subway Girl, Rob Schwimmer, Rubn Kodhel, Sadowsky Guitars, Sei Koizumi, Shahzad Ishmaily, Soh Daiko, Strung Out String Band, Sam Zygmuntowicz and more.
Visual Arts (installations & open studios)Miya Ando, Alex Aparzev, David Baskin, Allison Berkoy, Ranjit Bhatnagar, Suzanne Broughel, Davide Cantoni, Nana Deleplanque, Barnaby Furnas, Marty Greenbaum, Dolphy Hazel, Vitaly Komar, Pevel Kraus, Mary Mattingly, Eileen Mislove, Chris Mottalini, Ed Purver, Carol Salmanson, Vadim Schaeffler, Bernado Siciliano, Leonard Ursachi, Seth Wulsin and more.
Performance Art, Tableau Vivant, Steampunk & SpectacleAcrobuffos, Floating Kabarette, The Himalayas, Olek, Steampunk Salon, Stephanie Bok and more.
Gallery ExhibitionsA.I.R. Gallery, Amos Eno, BAC Gallery, Central Booking, Dumbo Arts Center, Henry Gregg, Klompching Gallery, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Rabbithole Studio, Smack Melon, Umbrage Gallery and more.
White Wave Dance Festival & more
Literary EventsAmir Parsa, Cave Canem poetry reading, Joshua Wolfe and company, Melville House, Powerhouse Arena presents, Jonathan Lethem and more.
Family Programming (Music, Arts & Crafts, Storytelling & more)The Acrobuffos, Christine Norrie's storytelling, face painting, Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre , Great Small Works, Kite flying with Galapagos, Louis Miranda's music, Powerhouse Arena and Makedo crafts event, White Wave Dance, Yogi' Beans Yoga,
and many, many, many more. Have a great music, art and more day.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Hey Bloggers, or whoever could be reading this blog. And it is not so often every so often that I find myself blah blogging about polizei on this blagh, yet this is one of those posts where I find my self blaghing about the polizei in that neighborhood of Bushwick or is it Williamsburg, in that city of New York, to be found in that country of America. And so I found myself at this Surreal Estate 3D-13 Dimensional Dance Party & Friday the 13th Affair that I had blaghed about on this blog a few days before. And for some reason or another, this Surreal Estate 3D-13 Dimensional Dance Party & Friday the 13th Affair actually turned into a Surreal Estate NYC 3D-13 Dimensional Dance Party & Friday the 13th Affair, NYPD pepper spray, tear gas raid. And those photos that I posted above seem to speak for themselves. And that performance schedule on that day that I posted below seems to speak for itself. Have a great music and more day. And what if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State?
Dimensional Dance Party & Friday the 13th Affair
(Not for those with a Superstition Condition)
Friday, August 13th, 2011
Complimentary Sangria Served Before Midnight!
Free 3D Glasses!
Some may say, “Don’t go out on Friday the 13th!”,
Wear a Pair of 3D glasses and you’ll see things a different way…
Surreal Estate proudly presents an inventive evening of sonic seduction amongst the optically peculiar.
Enjoy perplexing perspectives, original outlooks, and focus yourself on fun.
We’ve arranged the ultimate in groovy, funky, deep, & dirty to hypnotize us head to feet…
A night for wriggling, waving, and misbehaving to irresistible tasty beats.
***Located in the Chill Underground***
The Hookah Lounge - Back by Popular Demand!
Dazzling UV Décor compliments of Ocular Delight
Mystifying VJ sets from digital eye candy master Levitation Theory
Sal P (of Liquid Liquid and Ectomorph)
“Truly Transcendent Futuristic Disco”
DJ Ivan Yamazaki (Dance Classics and Acid House)
The Russian (D.O.D. Crew, Worcester MA)
Liquid D&B Set
Opt to become part of the spectacle with our body-painter’s glowing handywork!
Mesmerizing Fire & Dance by Victor (Psybotik, Dream Catchers) NYC
“A cooking audio gumbo”
Funk, jazz, and hip hop mixed with brass band traditions,
and spiced with African and other world rhythms...
Music for the People!
DJ TV Party (Oldies & Doo Wop Dance Party)
Late Night Open Jam & Drum Circle
With special guest “Big Tasty” of Big Tasty’s Funk Party
***Third Floor 3D Lair***
The third floor of the Estate opens at midnight for an electrifying afterhours and psytrance rendezvous!
Sound Engineering provided by Industrial Bass & Boom (NYC)
KnoB (Full On Psy)
NYC psyheadz are no stranger to this wizard : )
Third Ear Syndrome (Puerto Rico/NYC)
And More TBA!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
and these all seem to be videos and articles that I have sent to myself in some sort of frantic, newsaholicness and blogaholicness that one day I may watch and read all of those videos and articles. And oh, there's also "Yahoo! News Story - A 2nd garbage patch: Plastic soup seen in Atlantic - Yahoo! News", "The Buzz Log - China Earthquake Raises Questions, Concerns - Yahoo! Buzz" and "The Buzz Log - Invasion of the Giant Squids - Yahoo! Buzz" sitting in that email inbox as well. And the titles of these news articles seem to speak for themselves. And am I ever going to get around to reading all of these articles in the age of the MTV ten second nanosecond attention span, a million pieces of information every half a second overload high tech everything information generation age. And so goes on this days random thought in the bloggerspere here on planet earth. Have a great news and more day.