11.26.2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2015


Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, 
turn routine jobs into joy, 
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward

11.23.2015

FARGO SEASON 3 GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM FX!!


A little more than halfway through the second run of FX’s limited series Fargo, the cable net has ordered a third season. Season 1 of the drama from creator Noah Hawley based on the Coen brothers’ 1996 movie won three Emmy Awards including Outstanding Miniseries, and the current sophomore season has been widely praised by critics. No cast or premiere date for Season 3 was announced, but executive producers Hawley, Warren Littlefield, Joel & Ethan Coen, and John Cameron will return.

FX president John Landgraf has been public about his views that there is too much TV out there, but those opinions thankfully haven’t caused him to scale back on the quality programming his network puts out. The most recent evidence of this is the network’s decision to bring Fargo back for another round, and audiences can start anticipating a presumably dark and oddly hilarious Season 3 next year.

Though it was hard to tell what to expect from Fargo’s small screen debut when it was first announced, creator Noah Hawley’s approach to the material was about as engrossing and perfect as possible. Season 1 was critically acclaimed as all hell, and earned a ton of award nominations, but Season 2 has really upped the ante, and is currently one of the most lauded shows of the 2015 season, at least according to every website that matters. There’s just something about super-violent crimes and northern accents that people love to get into. READ MORE

FULL MOON NOV 25 2015


This year, the Full Moon rises on November 25, 2015, right in time for Thanksgiving!

From dusk on this night to dawn on November 26, the moon will follow the path of the May sun across the sky tonight. Watch it rise in the east as darkness falls on November 25 and set in the west around sunrise the next morning. At midnight, when the sun lurks beneath our feet, the moon will assume the position of the May noonday sun. We in the North America, often call this full moon the Beaver Moon or Frosty Moon.
 

The exact time of the next full moon is:
Wednesday *25th November 2015 * 05:44:15 pm (EST)
Moon sign: Gemini 03° 20'
 
Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:
WELLINGTON = Thursday * 26th November 2015 * 11:44:15 am (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Thursday * 26th November 2015 * 09:44:15 am (AEDT)
TOKYO = Thursday * 26th November 2015 * 07:44:15 am (JST)
BEIJING = Thursday * 26th November 2015 * 06:44:15 am (CST)
BANGKOK = Thursday * 26th November 2015 * 05:44:15 am (ICT)
DELHI = Thursday * 26th November 2015 * 04:14:15 am (IST)
DUBAI = Thursday * 26th November 2015 * 02:44:15 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Thursday * 26th November 2015 * 01:44:15 am (MSK)
BERLIN = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 11:44:15 pm (CET)
LAGOS = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 11:44:15 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 10:44:15 pm (GMT)
RIO = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 08:44:15 pm (BRST)
SANTIAGO = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 07:44:15 pm (CLT)
NEW YORK = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 05:44:15 pm (EST)
MEXICO CITY = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 04:44:15 pm (CST)
CALGARY = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 03:44:15 pm (MST)
LOS ANGELES = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 02:44:15 pm (PST)
ANCHORAGE = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 01:44:15 pm (AKST)
HONOLULU = Wednesday * 25th November 2015 * 12:44:15 pm (HAST)

11.20.2015

BRAND NEW MUSIC BLOG FOR DETROIT BAND EVA UNDER FIRE!


I just finished creating a new music blog for EVA UNDER FIRE...This band is from Detroit and are creating a whole new scene! Not your average band by a long shot...Each one of these band members has their own very unique world view...read their bios HERE 


http://www.evaunderfire.com/


Creating blogs is fun and I love making them! I have made hundreds of custom blogs in my 7 years promoting online. My rates are VERY affordable and with my assistance you will be rocking the internet with your band, hobby, business, personal journal and many more ideas custom fit for you! We can help you with setting up other networking sites as well.

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PRINCESS ELIZABETH MARRIED PHILIP MOUNTBATTEN NOV 20, 1947


In a lavish wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, Princess Elizabeth marries her distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten, a dashing former prince of Greece and Denmark who renounced his titles in order to marry the English princess.


Princess Elizabeth, heir to the British throne, was 21 years old. Philip Mountbatten, age 26, had fought as a British naval officer during World War II and was made the duke of Edinburgh on the eve of his wedding to Elizabeth. The celebrations surrounding the wedding of the popular princess lifted the spirits of the people of Britain, who were enduring economic difficulties in the aftermath of World War II.


On February 6, 1952, the death of King George VI sent Elizabeth to the throne, and Philip ended his naval career to concentrate on his new duties as consort of the British monarch. Elizabeth and Philip eventually had four children–Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. READ MORE

*NEW BOOK* GOLD IN THE COFFINS BY DOMINIC CERTO


Donnie DeAngelo was a force to be reckoned with in the jungles of Vietnam. Faced with explosions that came close to taking his life, he was a young Marine filled with passion and purpose, willing to do whatever was necessary to eliminate the enemy. Now, years later, he is faced with a darker enemy at home—the wolves of Wall Street.

In Gold in the Coffins, bestselling author Dominic Certo reveals the story of a tight-knit band of retired Marines who bonded during a bloody tour of duty. After returning from decorated combat service in Vietnam, Donnie became the CEO and founder of a successful upscale restaurant chain that he builds into a major corporation.

When he and his combat-weary comrades are persuaded to take their company public, they enter a treacherous journey through the battlefields of American business. Faced with bankruptcy, jail, and an even darker demise, the three friends are forced to take on the system they once fought to defend.



In this taut tale of greed, murder, and revenge, readers discover:

The struggles of survival and readjustment as veterans strive to attain the American Dream and transition to civilian life.

How experiencing extreme tragedies can make you stronger, more committed to succeed, and establish unbreakable bonds.
How the American system is broken, often exploiting the people who believe in it and defend it.

How the integrity of loyalty and courage is earned, developed, and strengthened over time

NEW ON NETFLIX: MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES !!


Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell's Kitchen. More Info

Jessica Campbell Jones Cage is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, the character first appeared in Alias #1 (November 2001) as a former superhero who became the owner and sole employee of Alias Private Investigations.

Jones has since starred in two ongoing series (Alias and The Pulse). Alongside her husband Luke Cage, she became a member of the New Avengers during Marvel's 2010 Heroic Age campaign.

At various points in her history, Jones has used the aliases Jewel, Knightress, and Power Woman. Krysten Ritter plays Jessica Jones in the Netflix Original Marvel Cinematic Universe Jessica Jones television series.


AMAZON'S INDIE FOR THE HOLIDAYS!


Making the most wonderful time of the year even more festive, Amazon today announced the availability of Indie for the Holidays, a new collection of holiday music exclusively available to stream on Prime Music and purchase on Amazon. Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan have unlimited ad-free access to newly-written or recorded holiday songs from artists including YACHT, Rogue Wave, Lisa Loeb, Langhorne Slim, Tuxedo, Ivan & Alyosha, The LeeVees & Matisyahu, A Silent Film, Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff and many more.

Prime members can listen to the new collection of holiday songs via the Amazon Music app on Fire devices, Amazon Echo, iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets, or on the Web at www.primemusic.com, with tracks available to download for anytime, anywhere listening. For more information on Indie for the Holidays visit: www.amazon.com/indiefortheholidays

Newly-written songs:

A Silent Film—“Christmas at Our House”
ARCHIS—“Winter Time”
Bhi Bhiman—“Who’s Up There?”
Esmé Patterson—“If I”
Family of the Year—“NYE”
Fruit Bats—“Christmas with You”
Ivan & Alyosha—“Being Home For Christmas”
James Apollo—“Go Trim Another Tree”
Kill Hannah—“This Is Our December”
Lisa Loeb—“Champagne (I’m Ready)”
Moon Taxi—“It’s Only Christmas”
Oscar—“It’s Christmas Again”
Reverend Horton Heat—“Donuts in the Snow”
Robert Pollard (of Guided by Voices) —“What Begins on New Year’s Day”
Rogue Wave—“Christmastime”
Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff—“Surviving Christmas”
The LeeVees & Matisyahu—“Outside of December”
Turin Brakes—“New Year’s Day”
Tuxedo—“Holiday Love”
YACHT—“Christmas Alone”

New renditions of holiday favorites:

Amason—“O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Anna von Hausswolff—“Birthday Boy”
Avid Dancer—“Jingle Bells”
Born Cages—“Ave Maria”
Langhorne Slim—“Deck The Halls (With Boughs of Holly)”
SOAK–“The Christmas Waltz”
Wild Child—“Silent Night”

Throughout the holiday season, Amazon will also be debuting official videos, including Front Row Live Holiday performances and one-on-one conversations with featured artists. More information on all the great artists on Indie for the Holidays can be found here: amazon.com/indiefortheholidays.

11.19.2015

NEW GIFT: KIMMER'S AUTOGRAPHED GHOUL POSTER!!

Received my  GHOUL autographed poster!! LOVE THIS!!! Event organizer Bill Miller sent me this from the Ghoul show at Brownie's on the Lake...I just have to go out there next year and meet THE GHOUL!!! Thanks so much!!! STAY SICK & SCRATCH GLASS xk

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: NEW RELEASE AND WINTER TOUR!

http://www.trans-siberian.com/

Since its formation, TSO has been a touring juggernaut, leaving crowds of all ages speechless after being introduced to the wonder of the group’s music and on-stage spectacle year after year.

To date, TSO has played an excess of 1,600 shows for more than 12 million fans, cementing itself as one of the world’s biggest rock arena acts. TSO will hit the road again next month for its Winter Tour, based on the group’s cherished Yuletide story “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” featuring such lasting crowd-pleasers as "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24," "O’ Come All Ye Faithful," "Good King Joy," "Christmas Canon," "Music Box Blues," "Promises To Keep," and "This Christmas Day."

Starting on Nov. 18, TSO began the 2015 Winter Tour to 60 cities across North America to perform 100 shows before ending on Dec. 30. TSO is constantly striving to provide new experiences and audiences can be assured the best is yet to come in 2015.

http://www.trans-siberian.com/

Critically-acclaimed progressive rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra will release its highly-anticipated new studio album, Letters From The Labyrinth, on Nov. 13 through Lava Records/Republic Records. Known for elaborate production and thematic CDs, with Letters From The Labyrinth, TSO has crafted a bold, conceptually provocative album that pushes the proverbial envelope once again -- this time with what TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O'Neill calls TSO's "first hybrid album.” In addition to being available at brick and mortar and online retailers, each 2015 Winter Tour concert ticket sold online will come with a digital copy of Letters From The Labyrinth.



Letters from the Labyrinth, TSO’s first full-length album since 2009’s Night Castle, is a major change for the way Trans-Siberian Orchestra creates new works. It is the first album not built around a completed story. Instead it is a collection of completed songs, which have left the safety of the studio where they were born, and the story will emerge from their combined journeys. The overall concept is based on Night Castle and a dialogue between the wisdom of the past and the hopes for the future, via a correspondence between a child and an old friend of the child's grandfather.

Letters From The Labyrinth deals with subjects as broad as humanity’s journey through the ages ("Time & Distance (The Dash)"), and as specific as the fall of the Berlin Wall ("Prometheus"), the world banking controversies ("Not Dead Yet") and bullying ("Not The Same"), which O’Neill co-wrote with his daughter. Produced by O’Neill at his Night Castle Studio in Tampa, FL, the forthcoming album also features Halestorm vocalist and frontwoman Lzzy Hale on the stirring “Forget About The Blame (Moon Version).”

LETTERS FROM THE LABYRINTH: TRACK LISTING
1. “TIME & DISTANCE (THE DASH)”
2. “MADNESS OF MEN”
3. “PROMETHEUS”
4. “MOUNTAIN LABYRINTH”
5. “KING RURIK”
6. “PRINCE IGOR”
7. “THE NIGHT CONCEIVES”
8. “FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME (SUN VERSION)”
9. “NOT DEAD YET”
10. “PAST TOMORROW”
11. “STAY”
12. “NOT THE SAME”
13. “WHO I AM”
14. “LULLABY NIGHT”
15. “FORGET ABOUT THE BLAME (MOON VERSION)” FEAT. LZZY HALE -- BONUS TRACK

THE RAZ BAND NEW RELEASE FEATURING BADFINGER'S JOEY MOLLAND!


Rock Legends “The R​AZ​ Band​” Releases New Album Featuring Badfinger's Joey Molland and Drum Legend Joe Vitale!

Los Angeles - The R​AZ Band have been toiling in the rock and roll vineyard for longer than you might think. ​Dedicated to the coolest place to ever grow up, ​t​he release of Madison Park introduces ​T​he RAZ Band to ​a wider ​mainstream audience ​a​nd ​is their breakout album. Band leader Michael ​Raz Rescigno says: “​I'm excited to get our newest album​,​​ ​'Madison Park' out. ​

It's a​​ diverse​ collection of music from the last ​few years of our lives. With the tremendous production of​ ​band​ members Joey Molland and Joe Vitale, ​we ​​are looking forward to​​ ​sharing ​our mus​ic with the world.”


The album ​is ​dedicated to the ​New Jersey ​town where ​Raz and his musical partner Hutch grew up. Raz recalls, “Madison Park was a great place to grow up and we have many happy memories from that time of our lives​.​ With that in mind we​ ​created an album that when someone hears it for the first time, the music already feels familiar. Songs that make you smile. ​Music​ that you'll want to listen to over and over.”​

​This is ​the first Raz ​album created with music legends Joey Molland (Badfinger) & Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh/Crosby, Stills & Nash/The Eagles) as ​full ​band members. While​ they've been recording​ together​ for years, this is the first album that was planned to be a​ RAZ​ ​Band album and not a RAZ album, hence, “The RAZ Band”.

Tracks:
$1.50 For Your Love 4:44
What Love Can Do 3:10
The Road of Love 3:43
Say Ya Love Me 3:01
Time Marches On 2:58
You're My Love 3:15
Searching Forever 3:41
You're The Magic 3:38
The Paths That We Take 5:19
Start Your Engines 3:27
You Don't Know A Thing 2:32
Barbara Operator 4:50
High School Reunion 2:40
Love Me Do 3:00
Shoot Em Up 3:25
When Dogs Fly South 5:13

DAVE WAKELING AND THE ENGLISH BEAT COMING BACK TO DETROIT!


New York, NY – As UK's legendary ska/punk/pop/soul band ENGLISH BEAT readies its first new studio album in over three decades (set for release in 2016), Dave Wakeling and band will be on tour throughout the US (with one Canadian date) till year's end including Nov. 29th in Ferndale at the Magic Bag,

 
Stanley T. Madhatter and I saw Dave and the Beat there a few years back and it was just fabulous!..I loved that show...One of the best concerts I have ever seen. By all means...go see this band...

Current Line Up

Dave Wakeling
Lead Vocals/Guitar

Matt Morrish
Sax/Vocals

Kevin Lum
Keys/Vocals

King Schascha
Toaster

Brian "Nucci" Cantrell
Drums

Brian Klemm
Guitar/Vocals

Jeffrey Connor
Bass/Vocals

Full dates below...

Dave Wakeling photo by Bryan Kremkau

Nov 20 The Haunt Ithaca, NY
Nov 21 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Nov 22 Daryl’s House Pawling, NY
Nov 23 City Winery New York, NY
Nov 25 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Nov 26 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
Nov 27 Music Box Supper Club Cleveland, OH
Nov 28 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY
Nov 29 Magic Bag Ferndale, MI
Dec 01 City Winery Chicago, IL
Dec 02 City Winery Chicago, IL
Dec 03 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Dec 04 Gothic Theatre Englewood, CO
Dec 05 Rawkus Colorado Springs, CO
Dec 07 Belly Up Aspen, CO
Dec 08 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 10 The Bartlett Spokane, WA
Dec 11 Venue Vancouver, BC
Dec 12 The Showbox Seattle, WA
Dec 13 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Dec 15 MIM Music Theatre Phoenix, AZ
Dec 17 Korova San Antonio, TX
Dec 18 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
Dec 19 The Carver Theatre New Orleans, LA
Dec 26 Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
Dec 27 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA

11.18.2015

FESTIVUS CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS


For 30 years, South Oakland Shelter (SOS) has been ending homelessness for individuals and families in crisis. With an emphasis on homeless prevention, sustainable housing solutions, and career development, SOS implements strategies and programs that provide realistic options for homeless and at-risk people seeking stabilization and self-sufficiency.


http://www.festivustix.com/

Join The Howling Diablos for a Festivus Benefit Concert for South Oakland Shelter Saturday, December 19th indoors at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Enjoy great music, food & drink, and Festivus fun & games...

* Music: The Detroit Cobras, Howling Diablos and Royal Blackbirds!

* Food & Drink: $4 Detroit beer and cocktails, food trucks and indoors concessions

* Fun & Games: Feats of Strength Competition, Festivus Pole Unveiling, Celebrity Airing of Grievances, and more

* Holiday Market: Festivus T-Shirts, Festivus Poles and Festivus-In-A-Box

The concert is a benefit South Oakland Shelter to support their work with the homeless.
MORE INFORMATION ON EVENT HERE

GLOBAL SPIN AWARDS RECAP PHOTOS!

Founder of GSA Shawn Prez

Entertainment heavy hitters gathered at The Fourth Annual Global Spin Awards last night to celebrate and honor the most dynamic and talented DJ’s around the world, both past and present. Special guests ranged from host Swizz Beatz, Mark Ronson, Alicia Keys, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, T-Pain, Jonathan Cheban, TImberland and more.

DJ Envy

Afrikaa Bambaataa “The God Father” of Hip-Hop and innovative spin master, Mark Ronson, were both honored at this year’s show for The Lifetime Achievement and Breaking Barriers awards, for their accomplishments, passion and all around influence on the art of DJing.

Swizz and Jesse Jackson

The Global Spin Award show will air on REVOLT TV on November 24, 2015 at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST.

Prez Alicia Keys Swizz
Mark Ronson

Swizz Surprise

11.13.2015

PRAYING FOR PARIS ‪


UPDATE: Police: At Least 120 People Killed in Paris Attacks, Hostage Crisis Over

- 120+ killed in multiple attacks
- 200 injured
- 8 attackers dead
- worst bloodshed at a rock concert

Paris, our prayers for peace, protection, and healing are with you. God bless everyone everywhere, and peace on earth.

If you're in Paris and need a place for shelter use the hashtag #PorteOuverte to find Parisians willing to help!

Eagles of Death Metal members & Tuesday Cross not hostages, according to French band Red Lemons (who are also OK)

11.12.2015

STEVIE WONDER SAXOPHONIST RYAN KILGORE BRINGS MUSIC ED TO DETROIT!


Stevie Wonder’s lead Saxophonist, Ryan Kilgore, is taking time away from the Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life tour to visit band students at local schools in Knoxville.

Hundreds of students in cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Knoxville, and San Antonio have already enjoyed personal jam sessions with the highly acclaimed musician.


Kilgore, founder of the Kilgore Music Foundation, has a strong passion for youth, and music education. On his school visits, Kilgore performs several songs from the Stevie Wonder tour, and songs from his own solo jazz project Just Walk. The students also get critique sessions with their instruments, and insider industry advice.


Kilgore picked up the saxophone at the age of eight. By the age of 14 he was booking weddings. The fourth generation sax player attended Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA on a full scholarship. As a drum major, he was selected to star in the 2002 blockbuster movie Drumline with actor Nick Cannon.


Kilgore has toured with media mogul Tyler Perry stage plays; He’s also worked with legendary producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.


 Joe Louis Arena / 8:00pm
19 Steve Yzerman Dr
Detroit, MI 48226
 Saturday, November 21, 2015 

11.11.2015

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 COMING MARCH 2016!!


After spending most of their time focusing on their troubling teenage daughter, Toula and Ian are facing marital problems while also having to deal with yet another Greek wedding - this time, even bigger and fatter.

Director: Kirk Jones
Writer: Nia Vardalos
Stars: John Stamos, John Corbett, Alex Wolff
Full Cast & Crew

My Big Fat Wedding 2, slated for a March 2016 release, showcases Toula's college-aged daughter, Paris (Elena Kampouris); rekindles the spark between Toula and Ian; teases another spirited Portokalos wedding; and chronicles all kinds of inter-generational awkwardness along the way.

11.02.2015

KIMMER'S MEETING WITH PEN MEDIA IN THE PENOBSCOT BUILDING


Just got home from a marathon meeting with (l-r) Billy Wilson, Jeff Holme, and Deondre Charelle. We we at Pen Media Center talking about what else...Promoting Detroit MUSIC...


Jeff Holme: The Director of Pen Media and Detroit Music Station!


Mr. Billy Wilson (Motwon Alumni Association) took time out of his busy schedule to come downtown to join me at this meeting! Thanks Billy!


Deondre Charelle (guitarist) is up for the first ever VJ position on the new Detroit Music Station project....lovely studio, beautiful space...call Jeff for more info 313-949-5855. Visit DETROIT MUSIC STATION


Being that we were high atop the legendary broadcasting facility the Penobscot building downtown, I just had to up top and shoot the amazing views for Detroit fans around the globe......What landmarks can you fans spot?















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