9.25.2016

RETRO KIMMER JOINS EDITH PAIR AND HER TOUR MICHIGAN COMPANY!

Edith Pair Owner of Tour Michigan Based in Charlevoix, Michigan

I would love to introduce my newest clients Edith Pair Owner/Guide and Alex King Director of Operations/Guide. Many of my readers will recognize Alex (Al King) The famous drummer of Nikki Corvette and the Gorevette band. He is a dear friend of my family and he introduced me to the lovely Edith! Thanks Al!!


Just a few weeks back My Mom (right) and her friend Carol (left)) accompanied me to Charlevoix, Michigan to experience Edith Pair's Mushroom House Tour in person!We had a lot of photos to shoot and thankfully Alex helped me with that task! 


I joined the team as their Promotion/Media Maven! I am overhauling the web page and helping promote Edith's Tours and her Fabulous Art as well globally...

Check Edith's ART PAGE HERE


Welcoming you to the Park Avenue section of homes is a 7 ton boulder placed at Park Avenue and Grant Street.


The Half House aka The Honeymoon House


The Half House aka The Honeymoon House

Edith's very cool GEM TOURING CAR

Mushroom House Tours offer walking and driving in GEM car tours of the legendary architect/engineer Earl A. Young's famous Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix, Michigan. We have been guiding tours for the past 7 years and would love to take your group!


Amazing stonework by Earl Young















Alex King and I shot all of these photos and they are going to be captioned soon. For now I just wanted to share a bit of this gorgeous tour that Edith Pair guides so beautifully.


9.03.2016

WHAT TO WEAR ON YOUR FIRST DATE


What to Wear on Your First Date: A Few Style Tips

The first date is always the most important. Whether the relationship can continue depends highly on the experience you and the person you’re meeting have on that first date. The first date is even more important when the two of you have been communicating online. Transitioning from online dating to an offline relationship is an important step to complete.

Wearing the right clothes could make the difference between a successful first date and a failed one. The look you sport will define the first impression you make. To help you prepare for your upcoming first date, here are a few style tips to consider.

Comfort First

The first date is often awkward as it is, so there is no need to make the situation worse by dressing in something you’re not comfortable wearing. Comfort should always be your first priority. That said, you shouldn’t go too far with comfort and show up to your first date wearing a tracksuit either.

A nice mini dress for women or a simple pair of jeans and shirt for men are great choices to consider. You can stay comfortable wearing these outfits and still look stylish to create a positive first impression. Make sure you look tidy too. No matter what outfit you choose to wear, wrinkles and stains will definitely ruin the first impression you’re trying to make.


Stay Classy

It’s always tempting to show the best parts of yourself on a first date. A slightly revealing neckline or perhaps a tight pair of jeans to show off those thighs of yours are great on other occasions, but they may not be the best picks for a first date. Of course, how sexy you should be depends highly on what you’re dating goals are.

In most cases, however, staying classy and wearing an outfit that shows the good side of you without revealing too much is the way to go. You should also avoid other extremes when dressing for the first date. Heavy makeup or outfits that reveal too much skin are among the things you may want to avoid.

Be You

Don’t wear an outfit that you wouldn’t normally wear to other occasions. First dates are about making a good impression, but that doesn’t mean you should be anyone else but yourself. Besides, wearing an outfit you wouldn’t normally wear will only make you feel uncomfortable on the date.

Don’t hesitate to add small touches that scream “you.” You can, for example, wear your favorite anime scarf to the date. You still have to make sure the scarf works well with the rest of the outfit, but small touches like this can help make the date more enjoyable and personal.

Meeting someone new for the first time can be quite daunting, especially after weeks of dating online. With the tips we talked about earlier, at least you don’t have to worry about what to wear to make a good first impression. Stay comfortable, stay classy and stay true to yourself; you’ll have a fantastic first date and plenty of great stories to tell afterwards.

8.19.2016

TOP 10 DAVID GILMOUR SONGS


Retrokimmer and great guys at Ticket Select have sorted some of the best British classic songs of the year that are making waves round the world. And with no exceptions one cannot do this without talking about the Top 10 David Gilmour Songs of his new album. This amazing English singer, guitarist and songwriter has blessed us with some great songs. Check out his top 10 solo hits.


A Boat Lies Waiting
Straight from his Rattle That Lock album, Gilmour gives us a spectacular piano music. As he sings in this wonderful song called "A Boat Lies Waiting,” which comes off a Floyd signature, Gilmour brings back that consoling harmonies of David Crosby and Graham Nash on this track.


5 A.M
5 A.M is a very soft melodic piece and is one of the best tracks off this fourth solo album and I personally like the cool and relaxing feeling it brings while listening to it. Expect to be thrilled by the awesome display of Gilmour’s talent.


The girl in the yellow dress
On his Rattle That Lock album, comes another hit you would love to hear – a song he titled “The girl in the yellow dress”. As the songs starts and you hear David Gilmour singing the first verse, you just know what to expect from this great singer. The feel of the song gives you certain hype and leaves you with an aura of happiness.


Today
If you want to feel the power of voice and great guitar combined on a great song, “Today” is the song to listen to. Makes me feel like going to the sea to just relax. He displayed his mangiest quality as a singer and a guitarist on this song.


Face of Stone
“Face of Stone” is another masterpiece you must listen to from Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock album. You can just feel the song from the synchrony between his voice and the instrumental. You can almost feel the soul of his vocals as he tries to pass along his message.


Dancing Right in Front of me
For all those that are fans of great love songs, Gilmour gives us a wonderful love song he titles “Dancing Right in Front of me”. In this song, you will see the great lyrical ability of David Gilmour. This is a great pick anytime.


In Any Tongue
“In Any Tongue” is the title of this energetic guitar filled splendour from Gilmour. I was so taken by the richness of the lyrics that I put this on repeat all day. This song has to be among his best hits.


Beauty
The ladies cannot go through the Rattle That Lock album without mentioning “Beauty”. If you listen closely, you will feel the clarity of the strings as they play on the soundtrack and also as you listen closely to what Gilmour is saying in this song, you will want to just sing it to your lady anytime.


A Boat Lies Waiting
"Something I never knew, in silence I'd hear you". The rhymes already tell you what to expect on this track. This is straight off the track, “A Boat Lies Waiting”. When you want to relax, this song will take you where you want to be.


And Then…
And finally comes another great song from David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock album titled “And Then”. This song makes me remember a lot of his old classics that caught my attention. You can never listen to this song and not marvel at Gilmour’s vocal dexterity. This is a sure pick on hit top 10 songs.


Now you can see why David Gilmour is still one of the most talented singers and songwriters of all time. And here is your chance to experience David Gilmour concerts in London. With all these wonderful songs off his fourth solo album, you don’t have a choice but to just love his amazing talent!!


6.20.2016

FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS WITH SUMMER SOLSTICE!


Watch for a full-looking moon on the eve of the June solstice (June 19, 2016) and a full moon on the solstice itself (June 20). From what we’ve been able to gather (sources below), this is the first full moon to fall on the June solstice since the year 1967, which some recall as the year of the Summer of Love, a social phenomenon centered on San Francisco, London and other places around the globe. There’ve been a number of near misses of full moons on June solstices, however. And we are indeed talking about the June solstice, not solstices in general. In fact, there was a full moon eclipse on the December solstice in 2010. READ MORE

The exact time of the next full moon is:
Monday * 20th June 2016 * 01:02:24 pm
Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Moon sign: Sagittarius 29° 32'

Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:
WELLINGTON = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 11:02:24 pm (NZST)
SYDNEY = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 09:02:24 pm (AEST)
TOKYO = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 08:02:24 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 07:02:24 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 06:02:24 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 04:32:24 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 03:02:24 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 02:02:24 am (MSK)
BERLIN = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 01:02:24 pm (CEST)
LAGOS = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 12:02:24 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 12:02:24 pm (BST)
RIO = Sunday Monday 20th June 2016 * 08:02:24 am (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 08:02:24 am (CLT)
NEW YORK = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 07:02:24 am (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 06:02:24 am (CDT)
CALGARY = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 05:02:24 am (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 04:02:24 am (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 03:02:24 am (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Monday * 20th June 2016 * 01:02:24 am (HAST)

6.05.2016

IGGY POP LIVE AT BASEL PREMIERES JUNE 12 7PM MICHIGAN THEATER ANN ARBOR!


Sun, Jun 12 7:00 PM Ann Arbor

Michigan Theater - Auditorium


There’s a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk – every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from Pop and his late ’60-early ’70 band, the Stooges. Iggy Pop, an outstanding artist known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics, sings at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, where he was honored with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.


This fantastic performance features many of Iggy Pop’s top hits, including I Wanna be Your Dog, The Passenger, Lust for Life and many more. Advance tickets and festival passes are available at the Cinetopia Film Festival website. 

6.04.2016

CINETOPIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016!!!

http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/2016-program/

Cinetopia International Film Festival is here again! They have ten days of film screenings, special events, celebrities, filmmakers and film fans experience excellent cinema at venues throughout the Detroit region.


Thanks to the help from their Cinetopia partners at the Arab American National Museum, Cinema Detroit, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, College for Creative Studies, the Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience, the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, the Maple Theater, Redford Theatre, Campus Martius, New Center Park, Ford Resource and Engagement Center, and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, together with the Michigan Theater and the State Theatre in Ann Arbor, movie lovers now have approximately 120 screenings from which to choose over the festival’s ten days!



6.01.2016

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5.03.2016

HOW DISNEY CAPITALIZES ON IT'S RETRO FILMS

The Jungle Book (2016)

With the latest live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, Disney has proven once more that it can pretty much dominate Hollywood whenever it chooses. According to ABC News, the film just won the box office for the third straight week since its opening, and has made close to $700 million worldwide already. It's a pretty immense achievement for a studio that's eyeing another film entirely, Captain America: Civil War, as its big earner for 2016.

But really, The Jungle Book is only the latest in a seemingly innumerable series of Disney projects that has built on prior successes for the studio. It's a pattern for the studio that's paid off time and time again, as demonstrated by some of these examples.

The Jungle Book

We'll go ahead and stick with The Jungle Book to begin with. Most people see this film as a remake of the 1994 live action project directed by Stephen Sommers, and that's fair enough. But there are other bits and pieces of Jungle Book material from Disney that go back even further.


Most notable is the 1967 animated film, which was the first cinematic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's book, and which was rehashed in several specific scenes in the 2016 movie. For instance, who doesn't remember an animated Mowgli seated on the belly of Baloo the bear as they drift down a river? The scene was brought back to life beautifully in this year's version.



Films aside, there was also an early-'90s Jungle Book game (which you can see on YouTube) that told the story in much the same fashion as the '67 movie. Simply put, this story works and Disney knows it. The 2016 version may be viewed as a bold visual achievement harnessing the power of modern special effects, but it's primarily a rehashing of something we knew and loved.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)

In a way, this 2003 film was an entirely original project, other than that it was based, technically, on a ride at Disney World. However, there are clear roots in the 1950 Disney movie Treasure Island, which was one of the studio's first great live-action adventures.

Robert Newton was so thoroughly praised for his role as Long John Silver that he went on to play the infamous pirate in a spinoff sequel and even a TV series. No doubt some of the folks at Disney envisioned a similar type of success for Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow character 53 years later.


Treasure Island still endures in pop culture in numerous ways. Children still read the book, adults recall the story, and it too has its own game. There's a "Captains Treasure" slot among the options at Gala Bingo that boasts colorful designs of pirates, islands, and treasures. And it all brings classic piracy tales to mind as you hunt your own treasure in the form of slot winnings.

But if you had to relate it to a single project, it would probably be Treasure Island. In much the same way, Pirates Of The Caribbean has become the standard in pirate-related fiction for the modern era, having led to sequels, games, novelizations, and so much more.

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

A lot of people may not realize just how old the Alice in Wonderland story is. Lewis Carroll wrote the book (technically called Alice's Adventures In Wonderland) in 1865, which makes it older than both The Jungle Book and Treasure Island. Thus, there's been plenty of time for adaptation, and the first movie based on Carroll's work was actually a silent film that came out in 1903.

But while a ton of different studios, TV stations, and filmmakers have gotten their hands on the Alice story over the years, it's fair to say the 1951 animated Disney movie brought it to the mainstream in the most meaningful way since the book was written. It's astounding how well the '51 movie has held up over the years, as it's still considered to be a fun animated movie for kids today.

 
And sure enough, Disney brought Alice back in a big way with the 2010 film, which quickly became the definitive live-action version. And, as noted by the Life section at USA Today, the sequel is on its way May 27, 2016. Basically, Disney revived a 60-year-old project in 2010 and made a franchise out of it.

There are more examples to consider, surely, but these three illustrate the point rather well. For all its genius and creativity, Disney is perhaps mostly a master of taking it's older, successful projects and spinning them into new movies built for modern audiences.
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