Archive for October, 2010

Bristol Palin in Mink and on set with Static Cycle's lead singer Jared Navarre for the band's "Inside This World Of Mine" music video. Photo Courtesy of Static Cycle

Bristol Palin in Mink and on set with Static Cycle's lead singer Jared Navarre for the band's "Inside This World Of Mine" music video. Photo Courtesy of Static Cycle

It was inevitable that PETA would be upset by the new Static Cycle video for “Inside This World of Mine” featuring Bristol Palin.  Here we have a quote from Bristol Palin, a statement from PETA and Static Cycle’s rebuttal. This is an excellent  song that should not be lost in the controversy.

As the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Bristol was thrust into the spot light without be asked. It is difficult to remember that she is not a politician and not as sophisticated as her mom.
BRISTOL PALIN

So how was she chosen for the video? “Well, they’re from Alaska and they (Static Cycle) needed someone to wear a mink hat and a mink coat, and I went down there and I wore the mink hat and the mink coat.” And, seeing that the Palin family goes moose hunting, it seems the band assumed Bristol wouldn’t have an issue wearing mink as some celebrities might. Source:‘DWTS’s Bristol Palin on PETA: ‘Let Them Attack Me’

PETA

This is PETA’s statement to CFM:

Bristol Palin is desperate for attention, and there’s no better way to get attention—albeit bad attention—than to wear fur. Animals on fur farms are suffocated, poisoned, gassed, and anally or vaginally electrocuted. Many often “wake up” while their skin is being ripped off their bodies. In the 21st century, people can choose to be cruel or kind. With so many fashionable, comfortable, and warm options available today, there is no excuse for wearing any animal’s fur.

STATIC CYCLE

In response to the criticism that Bristol Palin has received this week from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for wearing a Mink fur coat and hat in the music video of Alaskan rock-band Static Cycle for their new single “Inside This World of Mine” frontman Jared Navarre was offended.

“This country was founded by living off the land” he says. “And that tradition continues here in Alaska where many still hunt for food and clothing, fish, clear trees for lumber for houses, and drill oil to run the economy. We chose a fur coat for Bristol as a natural way to help portray her role as ‘mother nature’ – nothing synthetic. A nylon jumpsuit obviously would not have represented Alaska or the role. Bristol is of Alaska Native heritage and it’s culturally insensitive for PETA to come to Alaska and tell us what to wear.”

Regarding PETA Navarre adds, “For those who complain about using animals for food or to stay warm, I would like to challenge their convictions by dropping them off stark naked in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness and see what they do to survive!”

Rhythmic power alt-rock trio Static Cycle has been burning up the indie music scene in Anchorage, Alaska since 2007, rocking everything from local clubs to the Egan Convention Center. Over the past two years, the band has not only become the biggest band in Alaska, but also a nationally recognized act, touring 14 states in the U.S. (including dates in New York, Boston, Denver and L.A.) and sharing stages with major artists Daughtry, Drowning Pool, Seether, Puddle of Mudd, Eve6, Emery and 36 Crazyfists. The band recently brought its explosive mix of rock, hip-hop, R&B, pop and world music to headline the Alaska State Fair, a 12 day event whose lineup included Collective Soul, Shinedown, Kenny Rogers, Lonestar and Boyz II Men.

Where youngsters can learn to play instruments!

Where youngsters can learn to play instruments! It ’s another great weekend of events at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla with the Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp, Mike Mullis and his variety show and Southern Rukus Band! It will be music and fun all weekend!

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA -Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp is held four times each year to help teach kids how to play instruments such as hand drums, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals and more! The three-day camp is free. The only catch? Parent or guardian must be on the grounds while the kids are in class. Registration is Friday night with classes continuing all day Saturday. A cookout Saturday evening is one of the kids’ favorite events! Sunday afternoon the students present a concert that will just knock your socks off. Students leave with a sense of accomplishment and many have developed a love for playing music instruments or singing, just what they need to continue a life-long love of music. Kids 5-17 may participate.

Friday evening Mike Mullis will bring his variety show in the Music Hall. Mike, famous for his music, songwriting and performances, will keep the evening lively and filled with music and fun. He might even whip out a hoola hoop or two and ask for performers!

Southern Rukus Band

Southern Rukus Band

Saturday evening the fantastic Southern Rukus Band will have the house rocking as they bring Southern Rock, country and lots more for your dancing and listening enjoyment. This band is one of the favorites at the Music Hall and is definitely a crowd-pleasing group.

As always, the SOS Café and Restaurant will have available delicious culinary treats from the menu along with nightly specials such as prime rib, catfish, ribs and more at regular prices. The Music Hall opens at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, music begins at 8 p.m. Admission Friday and Saturday night is $5 per person with the $5 applied to your evening meal/beverage tab. You can’t beat that deal with a stick! Breakfast is available Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Friday evening Mike Mullis performs.

Friday evening Mike Mullis performs.

While you’re at the SOSMP, enjoy canoeing, hiking, golf cart rental, mini and disc golf, check out our live honey bee display, visit the rustic Crafts Village, The Store of the Village or you may also stop by the SOSMP’s brand new radio studio located in the Crafts Village where DJ Don Miller broadcasts his bluegrass program live from 5 – 7 p.m. every Sunday evening.

RV parking, cabin rental or primitive camping may be reserved or you can find out about the many upcoming events such as Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, IIIrd Tyme Out Bluegrass Band performance, Raid on the Suwannee Civil War re-enactment and Grand Ball, old tyme Thanksgiving dinner where you bring a covered dish, Old Tyme Farm Days and much more by contacting the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, going to the SOSMP’s website or emailing the SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com.
The SOSMP is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129.

Ya’ll come see us now, you hear!

Hero Initiative, the first federally recognized, non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, is planning to spend its Halloween weekend partying it up with special guests and artists at Long Beach Comic Con, October 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com for additional information or go to www.heroinitiative.org for tickets.

 

Friday evening, October 29 from 5 -7 p.m., we have few limited spaces left to join funny man, writer, and creator Jimmy Palmiotti along with Amanda Connor, Tom Jane, Tim Bradstreet, and the Reverend Dave Johnson for Booze and Banter at Long Beach’s Gladstone’s Restaurant. Go to http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290491091501 to reserve your spot. All proceeds will benefit Hero.

 

Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m., the Hero Initiative is hosting a The LBCC Official Costume Party at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 Pine Avenue, Long Beach. Prizes will be awarded in different categories: best superhero, best villain, best IDW character, best BOOM! Character, most creative, best Zombie and more! It’s going to be incredible fun, and your $10 admission benefits the Hero Initiative. Admission ticket also gets you one free beer and helps out our great cause. Tickets will be sold at the Hero Initiative booth, #300 and at Rock Bottom Saturday evening.

 

In addition, premiering this weekend is Heroine, a scent created specifically for The Hero Initiative by Black Phoenix Alchemy Laboratory with label art is by the fabulous Adam Hughes! Proceeds from every bottle sold go to The Hero Initiative. We will be selling Heroine, as well as the Dawn, Witchblade, Sachs and Violens, and Unknown scents at the booth as Wicked Goddess herself from BPAL will be at the Hero booth Saturday and Sunday to help you with your scent needs. Heroine will be available for $25 at the booth and will be $26 when it goes live on the Black  site in late November.

 

Also available is a limited edition exclusive print for Long Beach Comic Con by legendary artist Arthur Suydam. Prints will be available at our booth for $15 and you can get it signed by the artist himself all weekend in Artist Alley! (see attached) 

 

And you can save on a great Hero product: The Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project! It’s half off when you bring a coupon from our website at www. Heroinitiatve.org. Print it and bring it to our booth, #300. Limit two per person while supplies last!

 

At our booth, J. Scott Campbell will be sketching Saturday from 2-3 p.m. But be advised! He’ll only be doing three sketches! In order to get one of his coveted creations, raffle tickets will be sold all day Friday and Saturday until 1 p.m. at $1 each. Three winners will then be selected who will then be able to purchase a Campbell sketch for $250. There is no limit on how many tickets you can purchase, but purchasers must be present at the Hero booth Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to redeem sketch.  All proceeds will go to The Hero Initiative. Booth Schedule is as follows:

 

Friday Oct. 28  (Show hours 1-8pm)

3-4pm Joe Benitez

530-630 Whilce Portacio

 

Saturday Oct. 29 (Show hours10-7)

10-11:30 Tim Sale

12-2 Danny Miki

2-3 J. Scott Campbell

 

Sunday Oct. 31 (Show Hours 10-4)

1030-1130 Howard Chaykin

1130-1230 Trent Kanigua

 

Art attached: Heroine by Adam Hughes, Suydam Print, The Ultimate Spider-Man #100, Jimmy Palmiotti

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

From Glass Eye Pix, the maverick production company responsible for recent independent genre movies THE LAST WINTER, I SELL THE DEAD, and THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, as well as the forthcoming STAKE LAND and THE INNKEEPERS comes a new venture in the macabre.

Inspired by the classic radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock, Boris Karloff , Peter Lorre, and Orson Welles, TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE is a half hour downloadable audio program featuring notable thespians including Vincent D’Onofrio, Ron Perlman, Angus Scrimm, Shea Wigham, James Le Gros, Joe Swanberg, and Kevin Corrigan.

Hosted by Glass Eye Pix CEO Larry Fessenden, each thirty-minute episode is written and directed by one of today’s horror auteurs including Joe Maggio (BITTER FEAST)¸ JT Petty (THE BURROWERS, SOFT FOR DIGGING), Graham Reznick (I CAN SEE YOU, THE VIEWER), Paul Solet (GRACE), Ashley Thorpe (THE HAIRY HANDS, SCAYRECROW), Simon Rumley (THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, RED WHITE AND BLUE), Jeff Buhler (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, INSAINTARIUM), and Sarah Langan (Author of THE KEEPER, THE MISSING).

Conceived during a fog-drenched car ride by Fessenden and frequent collaborator Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, effects supervisor on THE ROOST and THE LAST WINTER), this project continues the mission at Glass Eye Pix to celebrate individual voices in the arts and to reassert the broad palette of moods that comprise the horror story.

Says Fessenden: “We thought it would be a great opportunity to get into production, work with some of our favorite people and meet some new ones with a project that was relatively affordable. I’ve always loved radio and audio books. We wanted to try our hand at the format. I’m amazed at what people came up with. Feels pretty special. Like addicts, we’re already looking to Season two.”

McQuaid adds: “Season One has been a tremendous pleasure to work on. Larry and I wanted to gather stories from all walks of life; let each tale stand on it’s own merits, as well as complement the entire season. Listeners will be transported far and wide, from distant moons to misty moors, by stories told with a wide range of styles and sensibilities. The challenge for Larry and I, and all the filmmakers we reached out to, was to close our eyes, let go of our visual technique and concentrate purely on sound and performance.”

Never one to skimp on fanfare, Glass Eye has commissioned the wildly talented Gary Pullin to design the logo and website and a unique poster for each tale, evocative of illustrated one sheets from the 60’s or pulp comic covers from Marvel and EC. Each Tuesday for ten weeks a new episode will be unleashed, and with it, another Pullin original. All the graphics will be available for collectors through the TALES merchandise store.

Today, to celebrate the launch of this new Glass Eye Pix venture, a very special video from the notorious animator Voltaire will be released, featuring the TALES theme music by award winning composer Jeff Grace (STAKE LAND, MEEK’S CUTOFF, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL)

Rushed into release for the Halloween Season, the first episodes of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE will only be available through the website ($1.99 by paypal or credit card), but will soon be downloadable from itunes, Amazon and other outlets. In December, all of Season One will be presented in a deluxe CD package just in time for Christmas. Plans are ongoing to get the show onto the radio where it belongs, and look for the TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE i-pad app very soon.

TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE — SEASON 1

MAN ON THE LEDGE by Joe Maggio (BITTER FEAST)
With Vincent D’onofrio (MEN IN BLACK, FULL METAL JACKET)
IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? by Sarah Langan (Author of THE MISSING, and AUDREY’S DOOR)
With Joe Swanberg (A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE)
THIS ORACLE MOON by Jeff Buhler (INSANITARIUM)
With Ron Perlman (HELLBOY, I SELL THE DEAD), Doug Jones (PAN’S LABYRINTH, HELLBOY)
THE CONFORMATION by Paul Solet (GRACE)
JOHNNY BOY by JT Petty (THE BURROWERS, S&MAN)
With Shea Wigham (BOARDWALK EMPIRE, SPLINTER), Amy Seimetz (A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE)
THE GRANDFATHER by Graham Reznick (I CAN SEE YOU, THE VIEWER)
With Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM, I SELL THE DEAD)
BRITISH AND PROUD by Simon Rumley (TRED, WHITE AND BLUE)
THE HOLE DIGGER by Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, WENDIGO)
With James Le Gros (THE LAST WINTER, ZODIAC), Kevin Corrigan (THE LAST WINTER)
TRAWLER by Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead)
With AJ Bowen (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE), Larry Fessenden (HABIT, I SELL THE DEAD)
THE DEMON HUNTSMAN by Ashley Thorpe (THE HAIRY HAND)
With Michael Cerveris (Sweeny Todd (on Broadway), STAKE LAND, “Fringe”)

For more information and the latest news, please visit www.talesfrombeyondthepale.com
Follow on twitter: @talesbeyond

"Judge Kimba Wood's ruling cited internal LimeWire documents showing a knowledge of all the infringement taking place through LimeWire's software -- and little done to stop it." cnn.com

"Judge Kimba Wood's ruling cited internal LimeWire documents showing a knowledge of all the infringement taking place through LimeWire's software -- and little done to stop it." cnn.com

This is an official notice that LimeWire is under a court-ordered injunction to stop distributing and supporting its file-sharing software. Downloading or sharing copyrighted content without authorization is illegal. Source Limewire.com

The end of an era. The court found that the file sharing service was guilty of copyright infringement.
The RIAA stated, “It is patently obvious that the rampant illegal conduct that LimeWire intentionally induced…” LimeWire was found liable for massive copyright infringement a few weeks back.

There was a little bit of buzz that World of Warcraft creator Blizzard might finally announce its newest online role playing game at its Blizzcon convention in Anaheim, Calif. this year. Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard, took the stage at the closing ceremony of Blizzcon 2010 to finally put the rumors to bed.

Blizzard didn’t disappoint, “announcing” a number of new games at the closing ceremony of Blizzcon 2010 just before Tenacious D took the stage. Whether fans were pleased with the announcements is a completely different story altogether.VentureBeat

Mike Mullis will host variety show Friday, Oct. 29 Costumes, Trick or Treating, games and more!

Mike Mullis will host variety show Friday, Oct. 29 Costumes, Trick or Treating, games and more!

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – Make your plans now for the big Halloween weekend music and costume party with Big Engine Band and the Mike Mullis Variety Show Oct. 29-30 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla!

If you like music, dancing and fun, this will be your weekend! The famous Mike Mullis will be bringing his variety show Friday night, Oct. 29, to the Music Hall with fun, games, music and more for adults and kids! On Saturday, Oct. 30, Halloween Eve, Big Engine Band will have the house rocking with Southern rock and rock ‘n roll. Be sure to bring the kids, trick or treating begins at dark! A 9 p.m. Music Hall costume contest will have first, second and third place winners! Oh, this is going to be some kind of fun!

Pack up the family, get the kids’ and adults’ costumes in the suitcases and make arrangements now to spend the weekend at the SOSMP enjoying this beautiful fall weather, the great outdoors, evenings at the Music Hall enjoying the entertainment and get yourself some R & R time!

Big Engine Band

Big Engine Band

Big Engine Band is a super-charged, fully blown Rock ‘N Roll machine, playing over 300 shows a year for hundreds of thousands of fans! Their nitrous fueled, guitar driven, high-energy music leaves the uninitiated singing along with their fists in the air to Big Engine’s catchy choruses and instantly memorable lyrics. This Jacksonville band is in demand everywhere they go. The band’s well-known hits are “That Girl’s a Freak,” to “Wasted” and their theme song, “Party Like a Rock Star.” While reigning over the Florida club scene and playing all over the Southeast, these road warriors maintain a rabid cult following with bikers and gear heads alike from their many appearances at rallies like Sturgis, NASCAR and NHRA events all over the country. In between tours, the band has released two albums. Be sure to be on hand Saturday, Oct. 30, when this band will shake the rafters!

Mike Mullis, singer, musician, songwriter, entertainer, is famous for his Gator Chomp song about the Florida Gators. He holds down the Friday night, Oct. 29, entertainment slot. Mike has opened for .38 Special, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery/Gentry, Sawyer Brown, Travis Tritt, James Otto, Josh Thompson, John Conlee, Billy Dean. He has performed with such artists as Tommy Cash, David Houston, Johnny Russell, Charlie Louvin, Melba Montgomery, Sonny James Band, Razzy Bailey, Del Reeves and Becky Hobbs. He’ll keep you listening, singing along, dancing and enjoying the games and fun as you relax from a long week at work.

Music Hall doors open at 6 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 – 30. Admission Friday and Saturday night is $5 with the $5 applied to your evening’s meal and beverage tab at the SOS Café and Restaurant. The SOS Café and Restaurant is always open for lunch and dinner during special events and features delicious food from the menu and specials like ribs, steak, prime rib, catfish and much more. Breakfast is available Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m.

While you’re at the SOSMP, enjoy canoeing, hiking, golf cart rental, mini and disc golf, check out our live honey bee display, the Crafts Village, The Store of the Village or just sit back and relax while you watch the tea-colored Suwannee River make its way past this spacious resort. You may also like to stop by the SOSMP’s brand new radio studio located in the Crafts Village where famed bluegrass radio DJ Don Miller broadcasts his bluegrass program live from 5 – 7 p.m. every Sunday evening.

RV parking or cabin rentals may be reserved by contacting the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, going to the SOSMP’s website at

www.musicliveshere.com or emailing the SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com. You may even want to purchase a beautiful, modern cabin onsite to call your home away from home in this premier campground of many festivals! Contact Matt Spencer at 239-896-4261, he’ll be glad to assist you!The SOSMP is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129.

For more information about reservations, this event or the many other wonderful events planned for 2010-2011 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla, please call 386-364-1683 or go to

www.musicliveshere.com. You may also email the SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com. Ya’ll come see us now, you hear!

World's Largest Gummy Worm

World's Largest Gummy Worm

The video below shows some things you can’t and/or shouldn’t do with the World’s Largest Gummy Worm.

This “sugar high” piece of candy has a smiley face, a ribbed body, weighs 3 pounds, is 26″ long and 5″ around.

The World’s Largest Gummy Worm is 128 times more massive than a traditional gummy worm.  World’s Largest Gummy Worm is the most delicious 4,000-calorie candy worm in existence.

STOP!! Vadar Time

Vader Dances to MC Hammer You Can't Touch This Dance: Star Wars weekends 2009 Disney

Vader Dances to MC Hammer You Can't Touch This Dance: Star Wars weekends 2009 Disney

You need to watch the video twice. Once for the Darth Vader dancer and again to really appreciate the moves of the Stormtroopers. These dancers have to be very talented to move like that in these uniforms.

36 ultra hi-res photos taken with two Hasselblad cameras at this year's Glastonbury Festival in England were stitched together to create a 1.3-gigapixel image. Of the 70,000 people captured, over 7,000 dirty revellers have tagged themselves on Facebook.

36 ultra hi-res photos taken with two Hasselblad cameras at this year's Glastonbury Festival in England were stitched together to create a 1.3-gigapixel image. Of the 70,000 people captured, over 7,000 dirty revellers have tagged themselves on Facebook.

The Guinness World Records™ have confirmed that Glastonbury Festival’s 2010 communications partner, Orange, has succeeded in setting the new world record for the Most People Tagged in an Online Photo.

The photograph, which was taken to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary, took place at the famous Pyramid Stage during half-time in the England vs Slovenia World Cup match on the first day of the event. VIA Orange Newsroom

Facebook users are still tagging themselves. If you were there and haven’t tagged yourself go here it is not too late to be part of the record.

Since 2000, October 22 has marked International Caps Lock Day, a day of festivities, fond recollections of departed television pitchman Billy Mays, and, of course, leaving your computer on non-stop, permanent CAPS LOCK. Repeated typos optional. Note that June 28th is also an International Caps Lock Day of sorts, since it marks the date that Mays died in 2009; however, October 22 has the longer history of commemorating caps lock appreciation. Only on the Internet.

The Next Web dug up a semi-serious (!) explanation for the day, as laid out by founder Derek Arnold some time ago:

International Caps Lock Day is in fact a testament to the small mindedness of certain Western individuals: the majority of the world’s population writes in scripts which have no concept of letter casing. Therefore it is advised to laugh at anyone who invokes this day as an excuse to dismiss local typographical conventions: they are simply making an ass out of themselves.

Of course, in real life, capitalizing everything may annoy the crap out of everybody, so use caution. Unless you’re this guy. (Language NSFW)

If you’re lazy about capitalization, you can always run text of varied cases through this case-converting script and marvel as your lollygagging lowercases convert into cromulent capitals. Source  Geekosystem

Peter Rowan Bluegrass BandSPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – You’ve been waiting anxiously and it’s about to happen – the 14th Annual MagnoliaFest will be held Oct. 21 – 24 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla! This event draws some of the finest artists in America and brings thousands of music fans to the famous Suwannee River to soak in this four-day festival of music.

18 South

18 South

Artists this year include 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali, Sam Bush Band, Wet Willie, Railroad Earth, Keller & The Keels, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Donna the Buffalo,

Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale, The Lee Boys and Oteil Burbridge, Cornmeal, Joe Craven, Col Bruce Hampton & Quark Alliance, Seth Walker, 18 South, Grayson Capps, Randall Bramblett & Tommy Talton, The Mosier Brothers,

Turtleduhks

Turtleduhks, Dread Clampitt, Tornado Rider, The Rowan Cunningham Band, Caroline Aiken, Mike & Ruthy, Bobby Miller & The Virginia Dare Devils, Grant Peeples, Brittany Reilly, Two Foot Level, Annie Wenz, Nikki Talley, The Galen Kipar Project with Lyndsay Pruett, Glass Camels, Quartermoon, Tom Nelly, Sloppy Joe,

Tennessee Firearms, Suwannee Sound Syndicate, Mickey Abraham’s Traveling Acoustic Ensemble, Farther Along: The Music & Life of Gram Parsons, Scramble Campbell and Tania & The Magic Moon Traveling Circus.

Grayson CappsThe Thursday – Sunday festival fosters an “intentional music community” offering numerous displays, activities, arts and crafts, food and other vendor exhibitors geared for the entire family. The festival, sister to Suwannee SpringFest held each spring at the SOSMP, is designed to be enhanced by the beautiful, natural settings at the SOSMP.

The Lee Boys and Oteil Burbridge

The Lee Boys and Oteil Burbridge

The best description of the music is Americana or Grassroots, which includes a flavorful, rich blend of new and traditional folk, bluegrass, newgrass, roots rock, alternative country, singer/songwriter, rhythm & blues, Cajun and Celtic music plus a few things that defy description. The festival is famous for it’s Saturday morning New Orleans style walking parade complete with beads and costumes. Come prepared to participate!

Tickets

Advance –

Single day advance tickets are $50 (Thurs), $60 (Fri), $75 (Sat) and $40 (Sun), parking not included. Advance tickets for all four days $165 and includes all sales tax and handling fees and primitive camping; Student Show and Camp Pass $75 for all four days (available advance only), must be 13 or older and have a current picture student ID, includes primitive camping. Magnolia Gem Advance VIP Festival Ticket is $369.28 and includes backstage access and more. Grandifloria Magnolia Patron Sponsorship Package is $650 and includes meals, reserved seating, your name listed on the festival program as a patron, backstage access and more. Printable tickets can be purchased online at www.musicliveshere.com, click on events, MagnoliaFest and tickets. Gate Prices

– four days is $195 and includes primitive camping; three-day (Fri – Sun) weekend tickets available Friday $180, primitive camping included; Gate Saturday and Sunday is $145, includes primitive camping. Upgraded camping can be purchased by calling the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, emailing spirit@musicliveshere.com or by going to the website at www.musicliveshere.com.While you’re at the SOSMP, enjoy canoeing, hiking, golf cart rental, mini and disc golf, check out our live honey bee display, visit the rustic Crafts Village, The Store of the Village, ice cream parlor or just sit back and relax while you watch the tea-colored Suwannee River make its way past this spacious resort. You may also like to stop by the SOSMP’s brand new radio studio located in the Crafts Village where DJ Don Miller broadcasts his bluegrass program live from 5 – 7 p.m. every Sunday evening.

RV parking or cabin rentals may be reserved by contacting the SOSMP at 386-364-1683, going to the SOSMP’s website at

www.musicliveshere.com or emailing the SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com. You may even purchase a beautiful, modern cabin on site to call your home away from home in this premier campground of many festivals! Contact Matt Spencer at 239-896-4261, he’ll be glad to assist you!The SOS Café and Restaurant is always open for lunch and dinner during special events and features delicious food from the menu and specials like ribs, steak, prime rib, catfish and much more. Breakfast is available Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Music Hall will be open only to MagnoliaFest ticket holders during MagnoliaFest.

The SOSMP is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Ya’ll come see us now, you hear!

RADIO OR CALENDAR ITEM

14th Annual MagnoliaFest to feature 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Jim Lauderdale, Wet Willie, Railroad Earth, The Lee Boys and Oteil Burbridge, Keller and the Keels, 18 South, Turtleduhks and more!

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – You’ve been waiting anxiously and it’s about to happen – the 14th Annual MagnoliaFest will be held Oct. 21 – 24 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla! This event draws some of the finest artists in America and brings thousands of music fans to the famous Suwannee River to soak in this four-day festival of music.

Artists this year include 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali, Sam Bush Band, Wet Willie, Railroad Earth, Keller & The Keels, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, The Lee Boys and Oteil Burbridge, Cornmeal, Joe Craven, Col Bruce Hampton & Quark Alliance, Seth Walker, 18 South, Grayson Capps, Randall Bramblett & Tommy Talton, The Mosier Brothers, Turtleduhks, Dread Clampitt, Tornado Rider, The Rowan Cunningham Band, Caroline Aiken, Mike & Ruthy, Bobby Miller & The Virginia Dare Devils, Grant Peeples, Brittany Reilly, Two Foot Level, Annie Wenz, Nikki Talley, The Galen Kipar Project with Lyndsay Pruett, Glass Camels, Quartermoon, Tom Nelly, Sloppy Joe, Tennessee Firearms, Suwannee Sound Syndicate, Mickey Abraham’s Traveling Acoustic Ensemble, Farther Along: The Music & Life of Gram Parsons, Scramble Campbell and Tania & The Magic Moon Traveling Circus.

The Thursday – Sunday festival fosters an “intentional music community” offering numerous displays, activities, arts and crafts, food and other vendor exhibitors geared for the entire family.

Advance tickets begin at $40 and range upward. Printable tickets can be purchased online at

www.musicliveshere.com, click on events, MagnoliaFest and tickets.The SOS Café and Restaurant is always open for lunch and dinner during special events and features delicious food from the menu and specials like ribs, steak, prime rib, catfish and much more. Breakfast is available Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Music Hall will be open only to MagnoliaFest ticket holders during MagnoliaFest.

The SOSMP is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Ya’ll come see us now, you hear!

For more information about reservations, this event or the many other wonderful events planned for 2010 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla, please call 386-364-1683 or go to

www.musicliveshere.com. You may also email the SOSMP at spirit@musicliveshere.com.

Static Cycle Free Music Download

PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): BRISTOL PALIN (mannequin prop in center) with lead singer / guitarist JARED NAVARRE of Alaska-based alt-rock band STATIC CYCLE at the Ice Museum in Chena, Alaska. PHOTO COURTESY: StaticCycle.com

PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): BRISTOL PALIN (mannequin prop in center) with lead singer / guitarist JARED NAVARRE of Alaska-based alt-rock band STATIC CYCLE at the Ice Museum in Chena, Alaska. PHOTO COURTESY: StaticCycle.com

Static Cycle is an excellent band!

Their free download “Inside This World of Mine” has some kick ass guitar work from Josh Witham. Dennis Miller brings it on with the kind of HOT, strong and relentless drummer that every band needs! Jared Navarre’s voice is strong enough to jump to tough and ruthless without wavering.

You need this download!

I know what you are thinking. “Losillë, where are these guys on the Man Candy scale?” Good question.  You can find them on several levels of the scale. You won’t be disappointed.

You can get Static Cycle’s download from their website. Turn your speakers down  the auto play is fairly loud. You don’t have to join Static Cycle’s mailing list to get the free download, it would be nice if you did.

Take a second to watch their video teaser at the bottom of this page. It features Bristol Palin in a sort of “Beauty and the Beast” moment. She is surrounded by ice and carrying a red rose kept a live in a dome thingy.

I give Static Cycle’s download  my highest rating, This Music Doesn’t Suck!

Losillë

While the competition heats up week after week on “Dancing With The Stars,” Bristol Palin found a clever way to keep super cool: starring with Static Cycle in a music video for Inside This World Of Mine,” the symphonic rock driven debut single by the Anchorage based power trio’s upcoming EP, Part 1: Hydrate. Keeping up with her on again, off again boyfriend and father of her baby Levi Johnston—who recently made his music video debut in a clip with Brittani Senser—the daughter of former Alaska governor and VP candidate Sarah Palin joined the band for filming at the world renowned Ice Museum in Chena, Alaska. The band shot additional footage on an actual ice glacier also located in Chena. Bristol stars in a Mother Nature type role, wearing a mink coat and mink hat and sporting ice on her eyebrows and eyelashes. She’s also seen clutching a rose under glass. A snippet of the video recently appeared on Entertainment Tonight,” causing the expected media stir. “We met Bristol through family and mutual friends, and she was as excited about starring in our video as we were to work with her,” says Static Cycle lead vocalist and guitarist Jared Navarre, who also hails from Wasilla. “We all had a great time doing this shoot, and she looked absolutely gorgeous!” Static Cycle will be opening for Daughtry on Wednesday, October 20 at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. The band has been burning up the indie music scene in Anchorage, Alaska since 2007, rocking everything from local clubs to the Egan Convention Center. Over the past two years, the band has not only become the biggest band in Alaska, but also a nationally recognized act, touring 14 states in the U.S. and sharing stages with Seether, Puddle of Mudd, Eve6, Emery and 36 Crazyfists. In August, the band performed at the Alaska State Fair, a 12-day event whose lineup included Collective Soul, Shinedown, Kenny Rogers, Lonestar and Boyz II Men. The band breaks the mold not only with its eclectic music, but also with a unique marketing approach where their debut will be released in two EP installments, digitally and in CD format, rather than as a single full length project.

Moksha members: John Heishman (Bass, Vocals) Jeremy Parks (Guitar, Lapsteel) Patrick Gray (Drums) Brian Triola (Organ/Keys, Vocals)

Moksha members: John Heishman (Bass, Vocals) Jeremy Parks (Guitar, Lapsteel) Patrick Gray (Drums) Brian Triola (Organ/Keys, Vocals)

I contacted  Moksha for more information to add to this press release but they did not respond. Losillë

Groove band Moksha won the award for Best Alternative Progressive Band at the Vegas Rocks! Awards show at the Las Vegas Hilton. The Vegas Rocks! Award show was hosted by the publicity queen Sally Steele and featured appearances and performances from the legendary Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, lead guitarist Lita Ford of The Runaways, and hip-hop legend Flavor Flav.

Moksha's Album Mammal or Machine

Moksha is touring to promote their rave reviewed album Mammal or Machine, which is currently #6 on Jam Bands’ Radio Charts.  Moksha will rock out in their home turf of Las Vegas at the Winchester Cultural Center for a special performance on November 19.

www.mokshatime.com.

EVENT RECAP:

November 19

Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 455-7340
www.accessclarkcounty.com/depts/parks/locations/pages/winchester-home.aspx

$10 at the door
All Ages

SAW 3D star Costas Mandylor To Appear

Exhibition to Include Collection of Props From All 7 SAW Films

Show to Run October 29-31st, 2010

 The traps will come alive this October at Long Beach Comic Con, MAD Event Management confirmed today, with the inclusion of SAW 3D, the final installment of the most successful horror series in box office history.  The show, which runs from October 29-31st at the Long Beach Convention Center, will feature props, wardrobe and memorabilia from the film series. 

Franchise star Costas Mandylor, who has played Detective Mark Hoffman since his first appearance in SAW III, will appear on Saturday, October 30th, in a special appearance to sign autographs for fans.

The first theatrical feature to be shot exclusively on the cutting-edge SI-3D digital camera system, SAW 3D, which Lionsgate is expected to release nationwide on October 29th, brings the horrifying games of Jigsaw to life like never before. The film stars Tobin Bell, Cary Elwes, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell and Sean Patrick Flanery.  SAW 3D is directed by Kevin Greutert, written by Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, and produced by Oren Koules, Mark Burg and Gregg Hoffman.  SAW 3D is a Lionsgate Release. Twisted Pictures Presents a Burg/Koules/Hoffman Production.

 “When planning a convention we strive to give fans something they will remember forever.  In partnering with Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures on this unforgettable weekend, we can give fans just that,” said event planner Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management.  “We are thrilled to welcome Costas to Long Beach Comic Con and to have these iconic films showcased.”

For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices & packages and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.

Tickets will also be available at select comic book and hobby shops in the Los Angeles area. 

 

About SAW 3D

This October, one of the biggest, most successful horror franchises in movie history arrives in theaters in vivid, chilling 3-D with the release of Lionsgate’s SAW 3D.
As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror… 
The first theatrical feature to be shot exclusively on the cutting-edge SI-3D digital camera system, SAW 3D brings the horrifying games of Jigsaw to life like never before. The film stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, with Sean Patrick Flanery, and Cary Elwes.  SAW 3D is directed by Kevin Greutert, written by Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, and produced by Oren Koules, Mark Burg and Gregg Hoffman.  SAW 3D is a Lionsgate Release. Twisted Pictures Presents a Burg/Koules/Hoffman Production.

 

Photos Copyright Suzanne Eggebrecht/CFM

Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Kristin Bauer van Straten

SUPERSTARS, SCI FI AND SUPERHEROES UNITE AT SPIKE TV’S “SCREAM 2010”

Warner Brothers’ Mind-Bending Blockbuster “Inception” The Night’s Biggest Winner With Virtuoso Director, Christopher Nolan, In Attendance

“Green Lantern” Wins “Most Anticipated Movie” With Star Ryan Reynolds Accepting Honor From Costar Blake Lively

Bill Murray Makes Surprise Appearance As “Ghostbusters” Dr. Peter Venkman

“SCREAM 2010” Premieres Tuesday, October 19 At 9 PM, ET/PT On Spike TV

Marilyn Manson

Three months and 800 million dollars in box office receipts since its release in July, Warner Brothers’ “Inception” proved to have penetrated the psyches of moviegoers worldwide as it garnered six awards at Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010,” the first and only event honoring the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror. 

Cary Elwes

With its acclaimed screenwriter and director Christopher Nolan on hand, the psychological science fiction thriller took home acting awards for its stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Science Fiction Actor), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Best Supporting Actor) and Tom Hardy (Breakout Performance), “Fight Scene of the Year” for its unforgettable Anti-Gravity Elevator battle, “Best Science Fiction Movie” and, the night’s top honor, “The Ultimate Scream.”  The star-studded, one-of-a-kind event was held at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

Sean Patrick Flanery

 

Future blockbuster “Green Lantern” won the award for “Most Anticipated Movie,” with Ryan Reynolds accepting the award from costar Blake Lively in a spectacular moment.  

One of the night’s highlights featured comedic icon Bill Murray, who surprised the audience as he appeared onstage in full “Ghostbusters” Peter Venkman garb, complete with proton pack, to receive the award for “Best Horror Film” on behalf of “Zombieland” to a rousing ovation from those in attendance.  “Zombieland” also won awards for “Best Ensemble” and “Best Cameo,” the latter of which was won by Murray.  

Christopher Lloyd

Sigourney Weaver emerged from a giant alien egg to accept the first ever “Ultimate Scream Heroine” award from her director in “Aliens” and “Avatar,” James Cameron, who also dubbed her “Queen of Sci-Fi” for her work as Ripley in the “Alien” Quadrology.  Cameron walked away with “Best Director” and “Best 3D Movie” honors for “Avatar.”

Jorge Garcia

The festivities also featured tributes to two of the most influential franchises of all time, “Back To The Future” and “Lost.”  Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and the DeLorean received a thunderous standing ovation as they were reunited onstage in honor of the 25th anniversary of Marty McFly’s first foray into time travel.  Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to “Lost” show creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, as well as stars Henry Ian Cusick, Jorge Garcia, Harold Perrineau, Malcolm David Kelley, Ian Somerhalder and Francois Chau as they gathered onstage for a final farewell tribute to the landmark science fiction series.   

Harold Perrineau

Spike TV also debuted world premiere and exclusive never-before-seen footage from highly-anticipated theatrical releases, including “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1,” “Scream 4,” “Paranormal Activity 2,” “Super” and more.

The fifth annual “SCREAM” event featured appearances by the industry’s biggest stars including David Arquette, Alan Ball, Kristin Bauer, Halle Berry, Neve Campbell, Don Cheadle, Wes Craven Rosario Dawson, Aaron Eckhart, Gregg Fienberg, Megan Fox, Chris Hemsworth, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Marilyn Manson, Stephen Moyer, Kelly Osbourne, Anna Paquin, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Emma Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Alexander Skarsgard, David Spade, Kristen Stewart, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley and Rainn Wilson.

Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2010”  airs tonight at 9pm on Spike TV.

Malcolm David Kelley

Aaron Eckhardt

 

Jackson Rathbone

Sarah Silverman

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is presenting “Primetime TV Crimefighters” on Monday, November 1st at the Academy headquarters in Burbank, CA.  Actors from your fave TV Crime shows will be in attendance at a panel to talk about their careers, the stories behind their current series and how crime shows on television have changed over the years.

Scheduled to appear are MATT BOMER (White Collar) • NATHAN FILLION (Castle) • THOMAS GIBSON (Criminal Minds) • ANGIE HARMON (Rizzoli & Isles) • MARG HELGENBERGER (CSI) • BORIS KODJOE (Undercovers) • MARY McCORMACK (In Plain Sight) • MATT PASSMORE (The Glades) • TIM ROTH (Lie To Me) • SKEET ULRICH (Law & Order: Los Angeles).

For those who aren’t members of the Academy, there will be a live webcast of the event taking place on www.emmys.tv and www.emmys.com.

Photos copyright WBTV

“The Vampire Diaries” Season 2 Cast Tour of selected Hot Topic stores kicked off  Saturday, October 9 in the Dallas metropolitan area, with series stars Ian Somerhalder and Candice Accola appearing at Hot Topic Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas.

Candice Accola and Iam Somerhalder

Series stars Ian Somerhalder and Candice Accola participated in a Q&A Session and signed autographs for the hoards of fans in attendance.  Attendees were also treated to a live concert performance by alternative pop/rock band Sounds Under Radio, whose track “All You Wanted” can be heard on The Original Television Soundtrack: The Vampire Diaries, released today.

The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Cast Tour continues next Saturday, October 16, in Chicago at Hot Topic Westfield Fox Valley Shopping Center in Aurora, Ill., and concludes in Miami on Saturday, October 23, at Hot Topic Shops on Sunset. For more information, click here: http://community.hottopic.com/events

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW Network.

Len Monachello

Len Monachello front man for All Night Chemist

The ladies and I love to bring gorgeous men to your attention. Monachello is gorgeous AND he is talented, a can’t miss combination.
Before I started writing my review I a found this definition of good music from  Monachello, “Anything that you(the listener) can connect with, the groove you feel, the lyricism, the tone of the guitar. You need to have some kind of physical or mental reaction.” It perfectly describes the music in this download and says it all.
Download All Night Chemist Here. Losillë

Hypnotic sounds, unforgettable melodies, and intricate arrangements equals a musical potion that makes the saying “better living through chemistry” ring true. All Night Chemists is the brainchild of front man and multi-instrumentalist Len Monachello, who wrote, recorded, and produced their self-titled debut album.

Brooklyn-based, Len was one-quarter of the band Thisway. Signed to Reprise Records, their debut album was released in 1999 and produced by David Kahne (Fishbone, Tony Bennett, Sublime, Paul McCartney). Heralded as “a signpost to alternative pop perfection in the new millennium”, Thisway brought their Brit-Pop inspired music to the US and Europe by touring with bands such as Supergrass and Echo and the Bunnymen. Their sophomore effort was recorded in Liverpool, England with producer Ken Nelson (Gomez, Badly Drawn Boy, Coldplay) and remains an unreleased, undiscovered treasure.

Len’s passion for music may have been determined at birth. Len’s father, an accomplished musician, gave music lessons from their Long Island home and ran his own music store (building custom cabinets for Kiss, Peter Frampton & Foghat). He taught Len the guitar when he was 4. “Music just seeped into my life,” Len says. “My parents never forced me to play. This left me to find my own way on the instrument, which is probably why I love it so much. I learned songs from my parent’s Beatles and Cream records and then started digging deeper into their collection, scratching the hell of out everything, till they finally put the albums on cassette for me, to spare them any more abuse.”

In addition to the guitar, Len learned to play drums in the school marching band and taught himself piano on an old upright in Woodstock NY said to have been played by Rick Danko of The Band. “Throughout college I continued to play and composed mostly instrumental guitar pieces on a four track. When I moved to NYC and started playing in bands, my approach to songwriting became more focused.” Len’s collaboration with other singer-songwriters, including Thisway band mate Brandon Wilde, helped him hone his craft as a songwriter and expand his vocals and musicianship as well. “I started writing more as Thisway was winding down. I wrote “Silent” when Thisway returned from Liverpool. I set up my own studio to demo songs and then went overboard producing them. One song led to another and I realized I had an album. I always have songs at different levels of completion, which allows me to rotate the tracks and come back and finish them. The production evolved with the songwriting. It’s hard to resist adding the parts I hear before the actual song is written.

All Night Chemist has released two full-length records. The self titled debut(2005) and Spots(2007)
All Night Chemists’ songs have been featured in the televison shows Men in Trees, Life is Wild, and Reaper. The song “Point of View” was featured in the 2007 film “Ornaments”.
The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their third record

Photo-Judith Schlieper



John Lennon, always living in our hearts and through his music.
John Lennon would have turned 70. Forty years later his message is still relevant, “All we are saying is give peace a chance”

John Lennon,  a member of the Beatles, the most-famous pop group of all-time and one of the greatest song-writers of all time , would have turned 70-years-old on Saturday Oct. 9th.  The day is being marked on Google and Google UK with an animated doodle fashioned after Lennon’s doodles .

Imagine All the People John Lennon

Imagine All the People John Lennon

To see Lennon’s large collection of doodles put  “John Lennon art” into Google search.

Come enjoy the good life, canoe and camp out!  SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA -

Come enjoy the good life, canoe and camp out! SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA -

A large number of canoe enthusiasts will begin the 3rd Annual Fall Paddle Florida event Oct. 14 on a 123-mile trek down the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. The event begins at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) located in Live Oak, Fla. Nestled along the banks of the Suwannee River, the SOSMP is Florida‘s premier music park and campground. Paddlers will push off from the boat ramp at the SOSMP in small groups as they head south on the river towards their destination of Manatee Springs State Park. Paddlers will travel through Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties for eight days during this adventure.

The annual paddle event includes the opportunity to hike, bird watch, take in all that nature has to offer along the banks of the famous Suwannee River, camp, swim in clear springs and also allows participants an opportunity to get to know the real North Florida and all the wonderful places, people and things it offers. That includes the SOSMP where music reigns supreme four nights each week, during various large music festival such as Magnolia Fest, Wanee and Bear Creek Music and Art Festival and where the South‘s largest country music festival, the Suwannee River Jam, is held each April.

SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA

Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park - Voted Best Live Music Venue in Florida for 2009

Many of the paddlers will spend the night at the SOSMP before beginning their leisurely trip along the majestic river. During the trip paddlers will spend each night camping at designated sites. After a day on the river with lunch on the banks and supper under the trees each evening, paddlers will be entertained by some of Florida’s finest – from bluegrass and blues to Florida history and humor woven into songs by such notables as Lars Anderson, Katherine Archer, Franklin Baker, Big Cypress, Mike Devlin, Garrison Doles, Willie Green Bluesman, Magda Hiller, Patchwork and others. Paddlers are encouraged to bring their harmonicas and join in by the campfire each night!

For more information about primitive camping, RV sites or cabin rental at the SOSMP, call the SOSMP at 386-364-1683; email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to the website at www.musicliveshere.com. You may also contact bill@paddleflorida.org for more information about the paddle.

  SUPERSTARS ALIGN UNDER A FULL MOON FOR SPIKE’S “SCREAM 2010”

OCEANIC FLIGHT 815 TO LAND AS CAST AND CREATORS OF “LOST”

 RECEIVE A FINAL FAREWELL

 

Kristen Stewart, Megan Fox, Alexander Skarsgård, Mickey Rourke, Chris Hemsworth And Marilyn Manson Added To Roster Of Celebrities To Appear

 “Lost” Castmembers Harold Perrineau, Henry Ian Cusick And Jorge Garcia To Attend Along With Show Creators Carlton Cuse And Damon Lindelof

“SCREAM 2010” To Also Feature Musical Performance By Grammy And Academy Award-Nominated Recording Artist M.I.A. And Premieres

Tuesday, October 19 At 9PM, ET/PT

 Months after millions of viewers were riveted by “Lost’s” finale, fans will be given the opportunity to bid a final farewell to the landmark series, as “SCREAM 2010” brings together the show’s cast and creators, including Jorge Garcia, Harold Perrineau, Henry Ian Cusick, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, for a tribute to the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.  More cast will be announced shortly. The two-hour event premieres on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT). 

 

Namaste, new recruits. My name is Dr. Marvin Candle and this is your 2010 Scream Awards Orientation. It’s your job to monitor the awards show from the scientific observatory known as “The Tube Station,” or, in layman’s terms, your living room. If you’re on Twitter, I urge you to monitor all the breathtaking developments that occur at the 2010 Scream Awards by Tweeting at the @spike_tv account using the hash tag #scream. And remember, new recruits, to tune into the 2010 Scream Awards on October 19th at 9PM, 8c. The fabric of space and time depends on it.

LINK: http://www.spike.com/video/scream-2010/3480157

The show will feature a musical performance by Grammy and Academy Award-nominee M.I.A., as well as appearances by Kristen Stewart, Megan Fox, Mickey Rourke, Marilyn Manson and Chris Hemsworth.  These luminaries join a host of previously announced “SCREAM 2010” talent, including the reunion of Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue onstage in honor of the 25th anniversary of the original “Back To The Future,” the presentation of never-before-seen footage “Scream 4” by franchise creator Wes Craven and stars David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere, Academy Award-Winner Sir Anthony Hopkins introducing world premiere footage of his upcoming supernatural thriller “The Rite,” and an exclusive first look at “Paranormal Activity 2.”

Also set to attend are Harvey Dent himself, Aaron Eckhart, “Avatar’s” Sigourney Weaver, “True Blood” creator Alan Ball and castmembers Sam Trammell, Kristen Bauer and Rutina Wesley, “Jackass 3D” crew members Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, the stars of AMC’s forthcoming original series “The Walking Dead,” Sarah Wayne Callies and Jon Bernthal, and many more.

“SCREAM 2010” will present awards in 33 different categories.  Christopher Nolan’s summer science fiction blockbuster “Inception” leads the way with nominations in 14 categories, including “The Ultimate Scream,” “Best Ensemble,” and “Fight Scene of the Year.”  “Kick-Ass” was nominated in 13 categories for a total of 17 nominations, while Tony Stark’s adventures in “Iron Man 2” garnered 13 nominations.  HBO’s “True Blood” had the most nominations of any television series with 10. 

Now through Friday, October 15, fans can vote for their favorites, as well as view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of the event, by visiting scream.spike.com.

Photo copyright CBS

Article by Suzanne Philips

Actor Masi Oka has left the “Heroes” universe for the beautiful beaches of “Hawaii 5-0”.  Beginning October 18th, Oka will play Medical Examiner Max Bergmam.  The character was a child prodigy playing the piano and Oka says that while he studied piano, “I can’t play by ear.  If you give me the sheet music I can do it but I can’t play it by ear”.   The character of Max Bergman is a bit of a departure from his previous role.  “Max is in his own world.  He plays the piano to help him think.  He thinks logically through the music.  He is really a bit of a mad professor.  It takes him about 5 minutes into a conversation to realize there are actually other people around!”

Hawaii 5-0 has consistently been tops in the ratings since it’s debut and Masi says he is “happy to be a part of the CBS family.  The cast and crew is really amazing.  I knew Daniel Day Kim from around but haven’t gotten the chance to work with him.  About 80 percent of the crew I know from somewhere else.  Scott (Caan) and Alex (O’Laughlin) actually do banter off-screen just like they do on camera!”

Does working around the blood and bodies make Oka squemish?  “Actually, yes.  When I see blood I am like – AAAH! I always try to stay away from the medical shows, not only because of the blood but because the medical jargon is really difficult to pick up.”  Another challenge?  “Putting on the latex gloves!  It’s the hardest thing.  I would always have 2 fingers in one finger opening and have to go on with the scene.  It’s hard to get them on smoothly.  They should teach a special seminar on how to put on the gloves.”

Oka was working on the film “The Dutchman” with Kurtzman and Orci when they asked him to do “Hawaii 5-0” and he was happy to do it.  “With any remake, you have that Nostalgia factor.  The show is pretty violent but it’s also very smart and sexy.  You have a beautiful location that is actually a character in the show.”

Check out Hawaii 5-0 on Mondays at 10:00 pm on CBS and for more info check out www.cbs.com/primetime/hawaii_five_0/

Article and photo copyright Suzanne Philips

You would think that creating the “CSI” franchise and all the extras that go with it would be enough of a challenge for Anthony Zuiker.  But he is clearly always looking to tackle something new and has begun to conquer the world of publishing with his series of “Level 26” thrillers.  The first book, “Dark Origin” debuted last year to overwhelming fan acclaim and the second book in the series “Dark Prophecy” is generating a lot of buzz.  Readers are looking forward to the October 14th release of the book, and Anthony Zuiker was kind enough to take a few moments out of his busy day to talk exclusively with CFM News about what readers can expect this time around.

Anthony Zuiker

CFM News: What made you want to write these books and how did it differ from writing for the “CSI” television shows?

Anthony Zuiker:  I wanted to take the multiple mediums of literature, motion pictures and social communities and merge them into one. This is how the digi novel was born.  In the spirit of taking an interactive crime novel and allowing the person to read the novel cover to cover without ever logging into a website and having the traditional experience much like a James Patterson type novel exists. But here, the reader has the option that every 25 pages, if you wish, you can log into Level26.com and enter a code that unlocks a 5 minute motion picture scene which bridges you visually from one chapter to another.  There are about 20 of them in the book.  Sometimes it’s a love scene or a horror scene, sometimes if you call the killer, the killer calls you back.  That kind of thing for book one.  On top of that, you are invited to join a social community where you have direct access to the creator, reading daily blogs, submitting content for future novels and really activating a community all in one place.

Writing a novel is really, really different from writing a teleplay.  I was responsible for not only writing and directing the 5 minute motion picture scenes, which in the case of “Dark Prophecy” totals a one hour  motion picture, I also had to write an 80-page outline and really develop and produce the book with the novelist who is  much more proficient in novel writing than I am. On top of building a site from scratch and servicing a website – all three of these mediums into one.  And it’s the normal manuscript submission, notes, feedback and getting it to a place that it’s accepted by the publisher.  In terms of television, we have 8 writers, 4 researchers sitting in a room with bad snacks and thinking of ways to take a piece of inspirational forensics or a telling narrative storyline about one of our characters and crafting an episode that is “CSI”-centric.  That takes about 2 or 3 days to put on a board and then we will type up an outline that is about 8-9 pages long.  We get notes from the studio network then write a draft which is about 52 pages long.  We shoot 8 ½ day shoots and it takes about 3 weeks for post and color correction and scoring and mixing.  It’s a very laborious process in terms of television where you have 400 people working on a show and you have 5 people working on the digi-novel so that’s the difference.

CFM:  The upcoming book is highly anticipated.  Readers are wondering what to expect from the “Steve Dark” character in this second book in the “Level 26” series?

AZ:  We have made a lot of modifications from book one to book two.  Book one was very, very dark – very sexually deviant.  The cover was very masculine.  We had 20 out of context cyber-bridges.  Steve Dark sort of took a back seat to Sqweegel, our forensic serial killer.  We wanted for book two “Dark Prophecy” to be Steve Dark’s coming out party.  The book takes place 5 years later.  Steve Dark is no longer in indentured servitude to the government.  We are going to – through the course of chasing our tarot card killer who is leaving tarot cards around the country and killing people in the same dramatic fashion – Steve Dark is going to take a casual interest but then take a very serious interest in catching the tarot card killer.  And metaphorically as the cards and the killings roll out, those same cards will tell the story of Dark’s life when he gets a private reading from Hilda (played by Justine Bateman inside the movie).  This book is a cover to cover crime thriller that is very Steve Dark-centric.  The one hour motion picture is a separate storyline of his personal journey through his private reading.  You can draw parallels between both mediums.

CFM:  We understand that the Sqweegel serial killer character is going to show up on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” this season?

AZ:  That’s true.  Yes he is.  We ended in book one with Steve Dark going to Rome and finding a black Sqweegel suite in the Fountain de Trevi (the Three Fountains).  We decided to take that black suited Sqweegel – or “Black Sqweegel” if you will – and decided to launch him on “CSI”  which will air October 14th with a little bit of a different evil philosophy of why he kills.  We will have some of the mythology from book one come alive in the show.  The hook is, how do you catch a forensic proof killer?  Once that episode ends on October 14th, the same day that “Dark Prophecy” drops in bookstores nationwide, the villain in the “CSI” show storyline will continue in the book.  I think it will be a real treat when you have that kind of literary to broadcast to literary done by the same creator.

“Dark Prophecy” should prove to be another fascinating read in the “Level 26” series.  Head to your local bookstore on October 14th to pick up “Dark Prophecy” and don’t forget to watch “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” on that same day at 9:00 pm on CBS to catch a glimpse of “Sqweegel” in person!

CFM would like to thank Anthony Zuiker for taking the time to speak with us and Rogers and Cowan for all of their help!

Sharif Iman The Once Homeless Performer, Who Was Encouraged Over The Years By Everyone From Brian McKnight To Renowned Country Producer Frank Rogers, Is About To Impact AC and Hot AC Radio With His Pop/Rock Debut Album’s Uplifting Title Track, “Shine”

Sharif Iman The Once Homeless Performer, Who Was Encouraged Over The Years By Everyone From Brian McKnight To Renowned Country Producer Frank Rogers, Is About To Impact AC and Hot AC Radio With His Pop/Rock Debut Album’s Uplifting Title Track, “Shine”

I checked out Iman’s music and this is what I found.
“Broken” is a beautiful song that I missed on the first pass of the tracks. This is seriously good PMS music ladies and you might want to add it to your “chocolate days” music list! The recording volume on this one is very low and I had to use a headset. The song is worth the extra effort.

“Over You” is my favorite track. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!  It is very dreamy and wraps it’s self  around your mood. It gently touches on that part of your heart that is just a little too painful to fully acknowledge. If you only listen to one song this would be the one.

“New York” is my second favorite. No deep thoughts here. I just like the way it sounds.

Iman has a voice that does everything he asks of it and I give his music my highest rating, “This Music Doesn’t Suck”

Check out his MySpace to hear some great tracks. The song you won’t hear is the one mentioned in this article, “Shine”. I did send send a request that he add it to the player. Edit: Shine has been added to Iman’s MySpace player.

His website offers a free download when you sign up for his newsletter. I signed up but didn’t get a response so I am not sure if  the link is not working or just slow.  Losillë

Back when singer/songwriters still thought that being signed to a major label was the ticket to fame and fortune, Sharif Iman (pronounced Ee-mon) was brought to Nashville by renowned country music producer Frank Rogers, soon after Rogers heard the up and coming performer at a small club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Rogers, who would go on to helm projects by Nashville greats like Brad Paisley, Darryl Worley and Trace Adkins, told Iman he had the “X Factor” and could someday be a major pop/rock artist. With Rogers’ hands-on assistance, Iman honed his songwriting craft and quickly landed a co-publishing deal with EMI, signing him as a writer while helping him develop as a rock artist.

A dream come true, right?

Not quite. When the group who signed him moved on from EMI, so did Iman, in his own direction, packed with valuable lessons, a strong direction and a determined will to outlast anyone.

Other publishing deals came his way, but he was dissatisfied with these arrangements. The music industry was shifting fast during this period and Indie labels and artists were rising in the changing tide. Iman realized this was his time to stay free of contracts, reflect, re-power his tools, write, watch and wait…for his opportunity to shine.

But he was broke, soon had little more than his guitar and began that well-trodden journey of struggle for years as an aspiring artist in a town filled with great talent coming and going. Iman always had the option of returning home to Leesburg, Virginia, but knew if he did, he’d be giving up on his dream, giving up on himself.

He chose to be homeless at times, finding beauty in all the connections the community had to offer, and wanted to share his journey of freedom and musical purity with anyone he touched. Nashville fed him, embraced him, loved him. And he loved back with his time, his helping hand, his heart, soul and his music. Iman’s spirit was infectious and he felt his “family” growing at every turn and decided to remain in Nashville. The big, gentle man, “The Chocolate Soul Child,” as many began naming him, wasn’t going anywhere and certainly wasn’t going to give up.

As a prolific writer of hundreds of songs, it was only natural for the powerful, indie pop/rock album, Shine, to be Iman’s national debut project; a musical journey echoing with hope, embracement and freedom. He was determined to share his inspiration and determination, and possibly awaken the same lying dormant within his listener.

His soulful, infectious title track “Shine” and its accompanying video share this light of hope and connection. It’s a hard-hitting musical autobiography: “Said I wouldn’t quit till I reached the top/Well here I am and I’m still grooving/I’ve been working so hard, and I’ve been waiting so long…to Shine.”

It reminds us we can never give up, and that our own life journey is connected to a much larger world family. No wonder it’s receiving advanced airplay in the Midwest and will soon be impacting AC and Hot AC stations nationwide.

Nothing was going to stop Sharif Iman from living out his dream. It was easy to give up a professional soccer career or even a roof over his head to pursue his first love–music. “I was never going to find myself looking in the mirror at 50 or 60 asking, ‘What If?’ Scarier than not knowing how my musical dream would pan out was the prospect of not seeing this dream through to fruition. I’m glad I stuck it out.”

“Shine is my debut album on the national level, and that’s making all the difference,” he adds. “What makes these songs stand out from my previous work is that I’m sharing many of the emotional and spiritual breakthroughs in my life. I’ve become a more mature and transparent writer, much happier with who and where I am, and the 13 songs on Shine  reveal the raw ways I got a grip on my life and became satisfied in my own skin. I’m excited that songs like “Shine,” “Let It Go” and “Wake Up” are inspiring people to make their own breakthroughs and keep pursuing their dreams, but on a musical level I also think this is an album that people can really have fun with. It’s a ‘roll your top down, have a good time, life’s gonna be alright’ album.”

Iman’s musical dream began at age two when he saw his brother Mark playing the guitar, loved the sound and began plucking at the strings. Growing up in Reston, Virginia, his heroes were Michael Jackson, Prince and The Police, and he knew he wanted to be an artist in the fullest sense of the word. He began writing songs at age eight and hasn’t been able to stop. He later took opera singing and diction lessons. His range as a singer was from liberal baritone 2 to tenor 2. He loved opera, but while attending Coker College in South Carolina, he focused on performance and spent many of his college years homeless, crashing in dorm rooms and writing on his acoustic guitar in the hallways at 2 a.m.

Making enough from part-time jobs to secure studio time, he recorded his first project and began pounding the pavement, passing out flyers for some local gigs he did in and around Florence, including Apple Annie’s, local coffee houses and private parties.

He soon hooked up with Swirl, a group with a Hootie and the BlowfishEdwin McCain vibe that became regionally popular. While playing acoustic guitar and working on his songwriting, Iman secured work at venues like the Hard Rock Café and House of Blues and performed everywhere from Charleston to Hilton Head to different venues in Virginia and Myrtle Beach, where Frank Rogers first heard him. Choosing to leave the band after a successful five year run was hard, but Iman had never abandoned his aspirations of becoming a solo artist and had to take the chance on Nashville.

While Iman performed at local clubs like the Exit Inn, Rutledge, The End and 12th and Porter and worked day jobs painting and soccer training, he continued receiving encouragement from artists like Brian McKnight. He stayed highly focused on writing and recording projects for years, fine-tuning his sound before embarking on Shine, the debut album he’s chosen to bring to the world. “Shine features the awakened spirit of my life and artistry right now and I’m ready to share it and share it far and wide!”

In fall 2009, Iman’s passion and faith in his dreams served him well when Liz Fox of Nashville-based Fox Music, LLC discovered his music online. She immediately recognized his tremendous talent and signed Iman to her Indie label with a plan to create his national, debut album he’s been ready to share. David Wilson and Mark Lambert of Nashville respectively were brought on to produce and master Shine.

Iman’s longtime friend and colleague, Catherine Highfill, met him soon after he moved to Nashville. When she saw his was homeless she invited him to move into her home with her family and would encourage him with, “Sharif, you have it—it’s just a matter of time.” At that time Highfill had a PR agency located on music row and they both felt one day they would work together. They reconnected just before he began working on the project and during the making of Shine, they inked a management deal.

“I think that my life these days is so surreal, and having the opportunity to finally share my music with people around the world is an amazing experience,” he says. “I didn’t give up when everyone told me I should, and I didn’t give into those strong doubts we all can have at key times in our lives. People are ‘getting me’ and giving me that opportunity to ‘Shine.’ I want to write songs of hope and also give fans of pop and rock works of substance, like a buffet for their spirit. I want my album to help change the atmosphere of a person’s life so that they listen and understand that while life is often a hard walk, there is always hope. I want them to taste just some of the freedom I have found.”

A deeply spiritual person who is intent on giving back, Iman is passionate about his involvement in Nashville-based Project: AK47, an NGO dedicated to rescuing and restoring the lives of children in Asia, Africa and Latin America who otherwise would only know lives of violence and exploitation. Those involved help save child soldiers who have been brainwashed by drug lords to rape and murder and are subject to physical, sexual and mental abuse. The organization has reached out to musicians like Iman to help increase awareness of the group and to assist with fundraising and financial support.