6.22.2022

FUN RETRO ACTIVITIES YOU CAN ENJOY


Even though we live in a golden age where technology appears to be the order of the day and fun activities are subjective to individuals, retro activities will always be a classic. Retro activities such as games are one-of-a-kind, comforting, nostalgic, and straightforward. It's nearly impossible not to yearn for the arcade era when game enthusiasts of all ages were enthralled by some of the best retro titles.

If you're looking for something to do with your friends, family, or on your own time, you can always revisit the retro world, like fun games and a casino night out. Without further ado, here are some of the best retro activities considered old classics but always fun to play.

Mall Madness

This is a classic 3D game board from the 90s. Mall Madness involves players racing around a 3D mall to complete their lists. What makes it more interesting is that, in addition to racing against other players to complete your shopping list, you also win the game by being the first to get to the parking lot after the spree. The 3D board game features an electric hub that announces clearance, conducts retail transactions, and other prompts.

Trivial Pursuit

Trivial pursuit is also another old gem worth exploring. To play the game, players use colored wedges to test their knowledge of several topics, like entertainment, sports, nature, literature, and even geography. Nowadays, trivial pursuit comes in various fun editions where players can select specific topics of their choice, like a song, movie, or even a book.

Sonic the Hedgehog


This classic video game will never stop being a favourite for many. The Sonic the Hedgehog video game, published in 1991, is still thrilling to play. This retro game can be played alone by a single player and still get the feel of the arcade era.

Casino Games

Another relic that evokes many memories is retro casino games. So, you could have a casino night rather than having a game night. You don't need to be there in person to experience live casino games; all you need to do is visit Jackpot, and you'll be transported back in time. Additionally, thanks to the internet and smart devices, you can win real money from a jackpot casino right from the comfort of your home, just as you would in a brick-and-mortar casino.

Jenga

Jenga is a block tower game that requires its players to have steady hands. It involves players taking turns removing wooden blocks from a neatly arranged tower without making it collapse. The game can even be more fun if you try writing Truth or Dare challenges on each block. You can purchase or make life-sized pieces and then stack them on a sturdy table.

Uno


Uno is a fascinating card matching game that is always fun to play. All you have to do is create your strategy and points, then sabotage your friends with cards like "skip", "reverse", "wild", and "draw two". However, watch out for the scary "draw four" card. You can also get rid of the cards in your hand by matching numbers and colors.

Twister

Twister is a fun game of physical dexterity that will definitely make you laugh. So, how twisted can you get while still on your feet? Gather your family or friends around and spin the wheel to discover who amongst you can accomplish this task. If you have plenty of players, try using two boards or making a board yourself.

Sorry!

Sorry! is a game where each player is racing to get home. The players are given four pawns to move across the game board from the starting point to the home box. The game is called "Sorry!" because you'll devise mischievous ways to stop your opponents from getting home.

Mafia

In this fun game, you cannot trust anybody. The game aims to find the members of the mafia before they murder a player. You can choose to spin it up and create your own unique storyline. However, some of the most important characters are the mafia, the detective, and the doctor. Eyewitnesses can also be added to make the game more fun and exciting.

Monopoly


This list would not be complete without Monopoly. Though there are many versions currently, some of them include the "Golden Girls", "Sailor Moon", "Fortnite", and several other variations. To play the game, choose your game piece carefully, then take turns moving around the board, buying properties, making money, making business deals, and staying out of jail. You can relax and enjoy the world of monopoly.

Retro activities are undoubtedly fun and an exciting way to keep your friends and family physically engaged and separated from technology. The games listed above are super creative and will help tighten all players' bonds. So, today, either during your next family or alone time, try one of them.

6.14.2022

NEW NIAGARA DETROIT ART SHOW OPENING JULY

               

EDO Gallery is proud to present Niagara Detroit returning after 10+ years from showing in Detroit. Returning with her bold originals and prints, including a new print of Diana Ross called “STOP”, very appropriate for this post-pandemic show! Plus an exciting new collaboration with Shepard Fairey - limited signed prints will be available. Niagara will be signing prints at the show. Very limited supply.

Danny Kroha (Demolition Doll Rods and The Gories) and DJ Alr!ght spin rock and exotic punk tunes.

Indoor-outdoor spaces to explore. Reservations are strongly suggested. 248) 556-5775


EDO has brought in a lot of our favorite Detroit artists and musicians: Leni Sinclair, Tom Weschler, Jackson Smith, Vinny Dombroski in the Orbitsuns, Slaw, and now the amazing Niagara!

6.12.2022

FULL STRAWBERRY SUPER MOON WILL SHINE BRIGHT ON TUESDAY

 

The exact time of the next full moon is:

Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 7:51:48 am (EDT)

Moon sign: Sagittarius 23° 25'

The Full Moon on June 14, 2022, will be near its closest approach to Earth, making it a Supermoon. 

The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Historically, names for the full or new Moons were used to track the seasons. Today, we think of Moon names as “nicknames” for the Moon. Learn more about Full Moon names here.

Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:

WELLINGTON = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 11:51:48 pm (NZST)
SYDNEY = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 9:51:48 pm (AEST)
TOKYO = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 8:51:48 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 7:51:48 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 6:51:48 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 5:21:48 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 3:51:48 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 2:51:48 pm (MSK)
BERLIN = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 1:51:48 pm (CEST)
LAGOS = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 12:51:48 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 12:51:48 pm (BST)
RIO = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 8:51:48 am (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 7:51:48 am (CLT)
NEW YORK = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 7:51:48 am (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 6:51:48 am (CDT)
CALGARY = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 5:51:48 am (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 4:51:48 am (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 3:51:48 am (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Tuesday * 14 June 2022 * 1:51:48 am (HAST)

6.11.2022

5 TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN MINECRAFT SERVER


Minecraft's single-player gameplay is one of the most relaxing experiences a gamer can have. The player is into a river of joy when defeating the Ender Dragon for the first time. 

However, the player soon discovers that playing with other players is twice as much fun. Minecraft servers have been in operation since the game's release in 2011. There are numerous servers for the game, each with a unique experience and a plethora of game modes. 

The best thing about minecraft servers is they get created by any player. Here are some pointers for players who want to start their servers.

1. Use the Essentials plugin at your own risk:

The Essentials plugin is popular among both players and servers. It includes many cool features such as teleportation, chat and nickname customization, the ability for moderators to control all server performance, mute, jail, temporary privilege ban, and more. Along with commerce and business, there is also an economic system.

However, it is strongly advisable that gamers no longer use this plugin. It is due to a variety of factors, including:
  • It includes plugins that gamers will not always require.
  • The plugins created using it interfere with other plugins.
  • Many of the necessities plugin's capabilities can destroy any statistics packs.
  • Errors are common.It corrupts instructions and renders many of them inaccessible.
2. Servers can benefit from plugins:

Minecraft has a plethora of commands that can get used to add a variety of features to an online server. On the other hand, plugins get used to automatically add new features to a Minecraft servers, such as creating roles or team prefixes. Plugins enable the creation and modification of helpful commands.

3. Test everything:

It is one of the crucial tasks for any server owner. The host downloads and installs a variety of specific functions when creating a new server. These features can include plugins, data packs, and a variety of other add-ons. 

As a result, it's critical to examine this add-on fabric in a secure environment, such as a single-participant international, to discover any bugs or system flaws that may arise from them.

4. Sub servers are essential:

Sub servers are private servers that moderators, administrators, hosts, and guest players can use. The players must first navigate the prime server network to join a sub server. Never join these sub servers directly from the server list. Secondary servers enable hosts to distribute players across multiple locations, reducing the load on the primary server.

5. The host must create their content:

There are numerous plugins and data packs available for Minecraft servers. However, there is a good chance that these plugins or data packs will interfere with the host server's configuration and design. As a result, players should think about creating (coding) their data packs and plugins.

While Minecraft players can run the server and edit feature settings. While the server is online, this can cause a lot of disconnects and issues such as server lags, crashes, or crashes that can cause players to crash their items, die, lose progress, and so on.

5.20.2022

MARVIN GAYE SAVE THE CHILDREN DESIGN CHALLENGE WINNER


MARVIN GAYE
What’s Going On 50th Anniversary Celebration
“Save The Children”
Music Video Created Using Winning Submissions
from a Fiverr Design Contest

Arriving May 20, the Video features Acclaimed Producer SaLaAM

Remi's Recently Released “Save The Children” Remix
MAY 20, 2022 (Los Angeles, CA) -- For the grand finale of the year-long celebration for Marvin Gaye’s landmark What’s Going On album, Motown and UMe turned to his fans to help create a unique video of Grammy®-nominated producer SaLaAM ReMi’s remix of the album track “Save The Children.”
 
In April, Universal Music Enterprises and Fiverr, an online marketplace for professional freelance services, held the Fiverr x Marvin Gaye: “Save the Children” Design Challenge, which asked Fiverr artists to listen to SaLaAM ReMi's “Save the Children” remix and then illustrate a 2D child character inspired by their interpretation of the song. The submissions revealed a remarkable range of animated creativity that included traditional cartoons, graffiti, anime, doodles, abstract sketches, and more.   
 
The winning entries have been imaginatively integrated into the vibrant “Save The Children” video, with all the contributing artists being mentioned on a credits screen. The video, now live on the Marvin Gaye YouTube Channel, follows on the heels of the recent 2022 Webby Awards victory of the “What’s Going On” animated video in the Diversity & Inclusion Video Category.

5.17.2022

OUR PAL KAREN ANN HUNTER HAS A NEW RELEASE!


Singer Karen Ann Hunter To Release New Single “Sweet Love Of Mine” Dedicated To Her Husband Legendary Guitarist Steve Hunter

Produced By Steve Hunter - Released May 31st 2022

Karen Ann Hunter could have coined the phrase “Paying my Dues.”

For over 50 years and from the age of 17 her life has been filled with music and artistic endeavors.

Beginning with band work in the UK covering hotels, bars, jazz clubs and tv, moving on to a wide range of experience as a session singer. Her first label signing was with disco king Giorgio Moroder in Munich, Germany in 1976, this included a single release called “Dr Funk (with Smiley)” plus a session for Giorgio on one of his own disco hits “I Wanna Funk with you Tonight.”

Back in the UK Karen got signed to a producer and through Chas Chandler’s record label and under the name Yuka with her own song “Who Would Believe a Young Man” had ‘record of the week’ on BBC Radio 1, and she did a number of high profile TV advert sessions. In 1984/85 she sang background vocals on two tours with Gary Numan. Then came two children but the jazz gigs continued.

In 2004 under her maiden name Karen Taylor she released an album of her own songs called “Kickin’ Up Dust,” an eclectic mix of jazz and blues.

She performed live on the Paul Jones BBC Radio ‘Best of British Blues’ show and regards Paul as a longtime supporter of both her and her husband.

In 2007 Karen married renowned guitar player Steve Hunter (Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper) and moved to the USA. Regarding her singing career as over and now very happily married it was her husband that encouraged more writing and recording.

In 2010 Steve produced an album for her called “Empty Spaces” and since then his encouragement has brought forth many new recordings. Also in 2010, Karen recorded backing vocals for the 2 Cellos' hit “Supermassive Black Hole.”

Now living in Spain, Steve and Karen continue to record both covers and new compositions. In April this year, Karen released a cover of the Gary Numan song “Don’t Call My Name” for charity along with other ex-Numan musicians and some loyal fans.

On May 31st Steve and Karen celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary, she has written this song “Sweet Love of Mine” as a declaration to the love of her life Steve Hunter.

Watch the video for Karen Hunter’s “Sweet Love of Mine”:
YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCRk90OK4TJ_uhPo3Z10fxFw

For more information:
HEARNOW - artist page: https://karenannhunter.hearnow.com/sweet-love-of-mine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karen.a.hunter.3

5.06.2022

YOUR GUIDE TO ROULETTE EQUIPMENT


If you’ve decided that roulette is your game of choice, regardless of how much experience you have with it, it’ll do you well to understand the equipment that you need to start enjoying this game to its absolute fullest. Of course, while the game of roulette itself might be quite simple (in theory), there are many different bits and pieces that you can acquire when it comes to allowing you to play the actual game, so you might find this stage to be overall more complicated.

Taking the time to research your options here might illuminate new ways of playing the game that you hadn’t expected. You might have simply thought that you’d have to visit a casino to experience this game, but you might find that your options are far more varied.

Your Very Own Smartphone

The first thing that’s important to understand when it comes to talking about roulette equipment is the role that your smartphone can play. In the modern age, activities such as roulette have been digitized, and the online forms that have emerged present you with a far more convenient alternative to their physical equivalent. Of course, there are arguments to be made on either side about which is ultimately superior, but a large part of that answer will be subjective, meaning that you won’t know for sure until you try it.

So, where to begin? 

Making searches such as online roulette real money might be a good place to begin, and it’s important that you find an outlet that you can trust before you begin properly – but once you have, you know that you’ve got a way of connecting with your hobby whenever it is convenient to you.
 
The Wheel

If you do have your heart set on the physical variant of this game, the most important piece of the puzzle will quite definitely be the wheel itself. It might be that you expected this to take the form of an enormous table that will dominate whichever space you ultimately decide to place it, but fortunately, you might be able to find several more manageable variants that are also portable. 

Knowing this and understanding that you might be able to pack everything that you need to play this game in a small bag or case means that you can begin to introduce this game at parties or similar gatherings.

The Betting Mat

While the wheel itself provides the core of the game, the betting mat is still an essential piece of the puzzle. While this is something that could potentially be recreated through your own means, such as with a pen and paper, going the extra mile and having that air of authenticity to the whole experience could be something that actively enhances it for everybody involved. 

If you find that this is something that you want to play with during social occasions, doing everything that you can to make it a positive and engaging time could help to ensure its success. When you’re thinking about the betting mat, make sure you don’t forget the chips.

TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE FULL FLOWER MOON MAY 16 2022


The next full moon will be:
16 May 2022 * 12:14:12 am (EDT)
Moon sign: Scorpio 25°18'

May's Full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 12:15 A.M. (EDT) on Monday, May 16. This means that it will reach its peak on the night of Sunday, May 15, in more western time zones. Venture outdoors on the night of the 15th to get the best view of the bright full Flower Moon!
In other time zones:
WELLINGTON = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 4:14:12 pm (NZST)
SYDNEY = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 2:14:12 pm (AEST)
TOKYO = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 1:14:12 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 12:14:12 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 11:14:12 am (ICT)
DELHI = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 9:44:12 am (IST)
DUBAI = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 8:14:12 am (GST)
MOSCOW = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 7:14:12 am (MSK)
BERLIN = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 6:14:12 am (CEST)
LAGOS = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 5:14:12 am (WAT)
LONDON = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 5:14:12 am (BST)
RIO = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 1:14:12 am (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 12:14:12 am (CLT)
NEW YORK = Monday * 16 May 2022 * 12:14:12 am (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Sunday * 15 May 2022 * 11:14:12 pm (CDT)
CALGARY = Sunday * 15 May 2022 * 10:14:12 pm (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Sunday * 15 May 2022 * 9:14:12 pm (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Sunday * 15 May 2022 * 8:14:12 pm (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Sunday * 15 May 2022 * 6:14:12 pm (HAST)

4.26.2022

HOW TO KEEP YOUR MONEY SAFE WHEN GAMING ONLINE


How to Keep Your Money Safe When Gaming Online

Millions of people across the country love playing games online. While some people love playing purely for a thrill, others part with their money to get the ultimate experience. When playing with real money, you need to ensure your details are kept safe online. The last thing you want is for your financial details to be placed into the wrong hands. Whatever online games you play, here are some handy tips on how to keep your money safe and away from cybercriminals.

Choose Reputable Platforms

When playing online games, it is vital that you find the right kind of platforms, especially if you want to spend money. You want to ensure that you aren’t getting scammed, after all. This applies to all types of gaming, but especially in the casino world. 

When you are looking to wager real money in casino games, you should compare different gambling sites at gambleonline.co. You can look at whether you get any additional bonuses for choosing this site. 

Most importantly, though, you can learn who is reputable and trustworthy. There are always new online casinos popping up, but you can look at comparison sites that have already separated the good ones from the bad to make this easy. Always check out ratings and reviews from other players before deciding on a gaming platform. That way, you can be confident your details are kept confidential.
 
Use Strong Passwords

If you enjoy gaming online, you should always make sure to use an array of passwords. Some gamers make the mistake of using the same password for their accounts and online banking. This means should a cyber criminal gain access to your gaming account, they won’t have too much trouble logging into your bank account either. 

You don’t want to lose money, so make sure to use strong passwords that are hard to crack. A general rule of thumb is to never use ‘password’ as your password!

Never Use Public Wi-Fi


For those who are always on the go, you may want to play online games to pass the time. Whether you’re in a café, hotel, or on public transport, you should refrain from using public Wi-Fi to play. This is because you can never be too sure about who is around you and see what you’re doing. It’s wise to stick to your cell phone data instead or wait until you’re home to play online games.
 
Be Careful Who You’re Talking To

One of the great benefits of online gaming is the opportunity to engage with people from all four corners of the planet. When conversing with a player, you need to be wary about what you disclose. You may not think there’s any harm in sharing your name and where you live, but cybercriminals can piece these details together and potentially gain access to your account. Therefore, keep your wits about you when playing and you should have a good experience.
 
Install Anti-Malware Software

No matter how careful you are when online gaming, all it takes is to click a dodgy link and find your device has been infected with malware. To stop malware from destroying your computer and stealing private information, it’s recommended to install anti-malware software. This will add an extra layer of protection to your online gaming.

When playing online games, you’ll want to know your money is safe and secure. To do just that, all the tips above can help keep you protected.

3.14.2022

SENTIMENTAL JUNK: NEW LP FROM GUITARIST TOM GUERRA!


“Sentimental Junk” is the fifth solo album from songwriter/guitarist Tom Guerra, and it marks its debut on the indie label Thin Man Music on March 22, 2022. 

Prior releases include 2020's “Sudden Signs of Grace," ”American Garden” (2018), "Trampling Out the Vintage” (2016), and “All of the Above”  (2014). 
 
According to Guerra “this is a back to the roots thing for me...my last album featured a lot of acoustic tunes but this record reflects my renewed love affair with the electric guitar and the pent-up energy that being in lockdown for two years brings.” 
 
The first single off the album, “California’s Got to My Girl” is an R&B-based vocal duet with legendary Boston musician Jon Butcher. Recalling the golden era of Seventies soul, the track is already getting regional airplay. 
 
Said the Grammy-nominated Butcher, "As someone lucky enough to have rubbed shoulders with some of the finest players in the world, I am proud to call Tom Guerra a friend and fellow brother-in-arms. I highly recommend "Sentimental Junk" as a must-hear for anyone digging on guitar music... Like me!" 
 
In addition to the ten new original songs contained on "Sentimental Junk,” the record features a cover of “Clean Cut Kid,” a 1983 Bob Dylan song. Said Guerra “I loved Dylan’s ‘Clean Cut Kid’ though I was curious to see how it might fare with a   harder, straight-ahead rock and roll arrangement.” 
 
Longtime collaborator Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Billy Idol, The Yardbirds, etc.) not only contributes bass to this effort but also arranged the horns and strings on two of the songs. 

According to Aaronson, "Tom is a great songwriter. He has great pop sensibilities, and I really like his way of crafting a melody. He is a sensitive and keen observer of the human condition as one will hear in his lyrics." 
 
Several tracks on the new album are harder-edged, guitar-based rock and roll numbers, and "Eyes of the World," Guerra’s tribute to Leslie West, features a reunion with his longtime Mambo Sons bandmate, singer Scott Lawson Pomeroy. 
 
Other tracks, including “Think for Yourself,” “A Song for Mark Easton” (written about Tom's bandmate who died of Covid-19), and the aforementioned “California’s Got to My Girl” have strong roots in blues and R&B. 

Recorded two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, Guerra (former Mambo Sons guitarist and Vintage Guitar Magazine writer) says that he finds writing therapeutic. “Being stuck inside for a couple years made us all a little restless, and I think that energy comes across on this record. It’s a good feeling to write, and people need music, especially during times like these.”   
 
-Peter Gerstenzang, Writer, NY Times 

ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT DURING LOCKDOWNS


During the lockdown periods, most of us turned to online entertainment to keep ourselves occupied and entertained whilst spending long periods at home. Many online platforms become popular during the lockdowns with online entertainment providing us all with something to keep occupied with just as casinò non aams provided casino users with an exciting platform to play on during the pandemic.

Different forms of entertainment

When it comes to finding forms of entertainment there are many different ones to choose from with gaming consoles and streaming tv series being amongst the more popular options to be used. Online gaming has been on the rise in recent years with more of us looking at it as a great way to keep entertained whilst being at home. the online entertainment industry is currently at a record high with more of us than ever before using different forms of online entertainment.

There are new forms of online entertainment often being added to the systems that are already available to ensure that we are getting a variety of different things to choose from. Tv shows that are on Netflix, as well as films available on Amazon Prime, have become popular platforms for many of us to visit whilst being at home or when we are travelling around to different places. The online entertainment industry now has more options than ever before to ensure that we are never short of options to choose from.

Online games

Online games have always been a popular thing for many of us to participate in but during the lockdown periods, online gaming become busier than ever before with millions of us turning to online games to keep us entertained during the long periods we spent at home. when spending long periods at home led us to find ways to keep entertained whilst being at home and online gaming become a great way to have fun whilst being at home.

Entertainment at home has become a popular part of our daily routines with it being seen as a popular way to keep entertained and occupied whilst spending time at home for long periods which is what we had to endure during the lockdown periods. The lockdown periods led most of us to find ways to keep occupied at home with either online games or other forms of online entertainment.

Online entertainment helped so many of us during the lockdown periods.

2.24.2022

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MOVIE TIE-IN VIDEO GAME RELEASES?


Whatever Happened to Movie Tie-in Video Game Releases?

The gaming industry has undergone several phases during its tenure, and many gamers across the world look back on them with a certain amount of rosy-flavoured nostalgia. Many people will remember a time in the 2000s when movie tie-in games were all the rage, though they have since declined in recent years. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it is interesting why these types of games suddenly just disappeared. There will be very few people who say that these video games are bad, and in fact, many of these movie tie-in games were exceptionally good – Spider-Man 2 is a great example of this.

In recent years, the video game industry has grown by an incredible amount, likely due to online gaming which is without a doubt the most popular activity in the gaming world. Similar growth can also be seen in other industries, such as gambling and this rise can be attributed to the presence of online gambling sites such as Juicy Vegas casino, though there are many more options for players to access online.

In the past, the film industry and video game industry were romantically intertwined. Many blockbusters out of Hollywood would also drop with a video game adaption to either market the film itself, or to give people more content to experience within that universe. A good example of this is the Harry Potter movie tie-in games, and there has been one game for every movie in the franchise. This used to be the world order, but for some reason during the late 2000s, movie tie-in games simply faded into obscurity.

Interestingly, this was a time when the video game industry had one of the most creative outbursts ever, as original franchises such as Bioshock, Mass Effect and much more were birthed around this time. Given the outrageous success of some of these series, it likely became clear to developers that it was better to spend more time creating new games than making those tie-ins for movie studios.

When the actual process of developing video games is understood, it becomes even clearer why movie tie-in games died out. Many might be familiar with the concept of ‘crunch’. In the gaming industry, this is a period close to the release of the game where developers are expected to work overtime to get the video game finished on time. As developers would have had a set time to work on movie tie-in games, often within a year, this meant that these games would have had to be rushed often, resulting in subpar products. For developers, it was far easier to create their games on their own time which could explain the shift from movie tie-ins to original titles.

Given the nature of movie tie-in games, it should be clear why they no longer appeal to people. The vast majority of them are inherently single-player only, and these arrived during a time when online gaming was beginning to become immensely popular with gamers with titles such as Call of Duty being released around this time. While there are many more reasons why movie tie-ins have faded, it is clear that they are unlikely to ever come back, except the odd few like 2019s Jumanji.

2.22.2022

MEMOIR OF A RASCAL: FELIX CAVALIERE'S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY!


MEMOIR OF A RASCAL –

FELIX CAVALIERE ANNOUNCES AUTOBIOGRAPHY

NASHVILLE, TENN., February 22, 2022: Music lovers of yesterday and today recognize that distinctive voice and that iconic intro in an instant: One, two, three! Sharing his stories—from his first classical piano lessons in his childhood home of Pelham, New York, through his years topping the charts, and to his inductions into the Rock & Roll, Songwriter, Vocal Group, Grammy and Musicians Halls of Fame—celebrated songwriter and singer Felix Cavaliere is pleased to announce his autobiography, “Memoir of a Rascal,” releasing March 22 via Ingram Spark. Cavaliere’s career, which spans over a half-century, is a testament to rock ‘n’ roll: he writes about being galvanized by the new sound legendary disc jockey Alan Freed bought to WINS radio in New York, the pain of losing his mother when he was only 13, his wild ride with Joey Dee and The Starlighters, taking the stage at the famed Hamptons, New York club The Barge and becoming the King of Blue-Eyed Soul© with one of America’s early rock bands. Few artists can claim they defined a generation; Cavaliere’s message of peace, love and happiness endures in his music and is likewise threaded through his autobiography, a reminder to never stop listening for the world’s beauty.

“Memoir of a Rascal…From Pelham, NY To The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame” features a forward by famed rock ‘n’ roll deejay Cousin Brucie. The cover is an original photograph by Linda McCartney taken during The Rascals’ New York City’s The Phone Booth concert. Cavaliere’s gregarious writing is enhanced by heartfelt memories of the magic of the Rascals, his spiritual journey and guru Swami Satchidananda’s life-changing influence, and professional accomplishments like being named to the Musicians Hall of Fame. A bold memoir that touches laughter, loss, lawsuits and love, “Memoir of a Rascal” is a firsthand account of rock ‘n’ roll history from a man recognized as one if its most celebrated artists—but who also sees himself as one of the genre’s biggest fans.

Fans can also expect Cavaliere’s new album, “Then & Now,” to arrive at the end of summer 2022.

“I know fans have been asking me for years to finish my autobiography,” Cavaliere said. “This is for the fans. It’s a blessing to revisit memories and hopefully, my story can inspire the next generation of singers and songwriters.”

With No. 1 songs like “Good Lovin’”, “Groovin’”, “A Beautiful Morning”, “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long”, “People Got To Be Free” and “How Can I Be Sure”, The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s. For Cavaliere, making people feel good is fundamental to his illustrious career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame. 

As a solo artist, Cavaliere connected with a new generation of fans with his hit “Only A Heart Sees” in 1979, and in 2008 Cavaliere worked with Steve Cropper on the Grammy-nominated “Nudge It Up A Notch.” In 2019, Cavaliere was inducted into the Musicians Hall Of Fame. Cavaliere is a 2022 recipient of the Free Speech in Music Award presented by Middle Tennessee University and in April embarks on a Legends Live Tour with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees in select markets.

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals 2022 Tour

February 26 | The Casino @ Dania Beach | Dania Beach, Fla.

March 28-31 | Flower Power Cruise

April 1 | Southwest Florida Events Center | Bonita Springs, Fla.

April 2 | Center @ Anna Maria Island | Anna Maria Island, Fla.

April 8 | Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino | Niagara Falls, N.Y.

April 9 | Rams Head On Stage | Annapolis, Md.

April 23 | American Music Theatre | Lancaster, Pa.*

April 24 | Keswick Theatre | Glenside, Pa.*

May 12 | Count Basie Center | Red Bank, N.J.*

May 14 | Patchogue Theatre | Patchogue, N.Y.*

June 3 | Palladium Times Square | New York, N.Y.*

June 4 | Lynn Auditorium | Lynn, Mass.*

June 10-12 | Blue Note Hawaii | Honolulu, Hawaii

July 16 | Meadow Brooke Theatre | Rochester, Mich.

More dates are being announced soon.

*Legends Live Featuring Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees

2.21.2022

HOW TO BECOME A FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER


How To Become A Fine Art Photographer

Photography has become a significant career path, especially after social media took off. That is because everyone wants to create the best aesthetics. As a result, there are all kinds of photographers now, including fine art photographers.

However, unlike photography genres, you can’t put fine art in a box or define it. So, if you want to know how to become a fine art photographer, you have come to the right place. Here is what you need to know about it.

1. Set A Concept

The basis of fine art photography is the concept you capture your pictures around. That is why you must create a strong concept and then create your photographs around it. Remember that the concept can be anything from an emotion to an idea.

The idea is to create images that impact your audience and move them in the ways you want. If you want the best fine art photography journey, you must create a concept around which your photography will revolve. It will also create consistency within your aesthetic and photography.

2. Take Inspiration

Photography is an art form, and all such things have the inspiration behind them. That is why look around you and take inspiration from the most ordinary. For example, Rick Ryan Art takes inspiration from Californian sunsets, which led to the sunkissed coconut painting.

So, you can take inspiration from everything around you or other painters and photographers. Many people also utilize their experiences as an inspiration source. Once you have your inspiration, incorporating it into your fine art photography will become easy.

3. Keep Improving Your Skills

While having a passion for fine art photography is fantastic, you also need the right skills. That is why you must keep up with the new trends and upgrade your skills with time. It is crucial to invest in your craft so you can make the most out of it for a long time to come.

The best part is that there are many online and physical fine art photography classes and courses you can take. So, be on the lookout for such courses and take any chance you get to enhance your skills.

4. Stay True To Your Creative Style

All the best fine art photographers have a signature style they are known for. That is why you must find your creative style and stay true to it if you want to make a name for yourself. The key is to find something unique and original that speaks to you or says something about you.

So, you must let your personality show through your work and then let the work speak for itself. Even allowing your emotions to affect the photography process will show in your work, and your audience will be drawn to it.

Final Words

That was your complete guide on how to become a fine art photographer. These are the top four tips you must follow to create the best work. Once you do, you will make a name for yourself in no time.

2.15.2022

FULL SNOW MOON FEBRUARY 16 2022


According to the Farmers Almanac, the name of the moon dates back to the 1760s when Captain Jonathan Carver, said after a visit with Native American tribes, the moon was dubbed the “Snow Moon,” because “most snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.”

Like many other full moons, this one has a variety of names. It’s also known as the Storm or Hunter Moon; the Wolf or Candles Moon; the Bald Eagle Moon or Eagle Moon; Bear Moon or Black Bear Moon. The Dakota called this the Raccoon Moon, and certain Algonquin peoples named it the Groundhog Moon. The Haida named it Goose Moon, the Farmers Almanac reported.

EST: Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 11:56:30 am
Moon sign: Leo 28°00'

FULL MOON TIMES AROUND THE WORLD:

WELLINGTON = Thursday * 17 February 2022 * 5:56:30 am (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Thursday * 17 February 2022 * 3:56:30 am (AEDT)
TOKYO = Thursday * 17 February 2022 * 1:56:30 am (JST)
BEIJING = Thursday * 17 February 2022 * 12:56:30 am (CST)
BANGKOK = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 11:56:30 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 10:26:30 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 8:56:30 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 7:56:30 pm (MSK)
BERLIN = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 5:56:30 pm (CET)
LAGOS = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 5:56:30 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 4:56:30 pm (GMT)
RIO = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 1:56:30 pm (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 1:56:30 pm (CLST)
NEW YORK = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 11:56:30 am (EST)
MEXICO CITY = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 10:56:30 am (CST)
CALGARY = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 9:56:30 am (MST)
LOS ANGELES = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 8:56:30 am (PST)
ANCHORAGE = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 7:56:30 am (AKST)
HONOLULU = Wednesday * 16 February 2022 * 6:56:30 am (HAST)

1.15.2022

FULL WOLF MOON JANUARY 17 2022



Monday * 17 January 2022 * 
Detroit 6:48:30 pm (EST)
Moon sign: Cancer 27°51'

The Wolf Moon is on the horizon! On Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, the first full moon of the year will shine brightly in the sky, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac. According to the publication, the January full moon gets its name from a number of places, including "Native American, Colonial American, and European sources."

Full Moon Times in Other Cities

WELLINGTON = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 12:48:30 pm (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 10:48:30 am (AEDT)
TOKYO = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 8:48:30 am (JST)
BEIJING = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 7:48:30 am (CST)
BANGKOK = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 6:48:30 am (ICT)
DELHI = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 5:18:30 am (IST)
DUBAI = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 3:48:30 am (GST)
MOSCOW = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 2:48:30 am (MSK)
BERLIN = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 12:48:30 am (CET)
LAGOS = Tuesday * 18 January 2022 * 12:48:30 am (WAT)
LONDON = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 11:48:30 pm (GMT)
RIO = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 8:48:30 pm (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 8:48:30 pm (CLST)
NEW YORK = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 6:48:30 pm (EST)
MEXICO CITY = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 5:48:30 pm (CST)
CALGARY = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 4:48:30 pm (MST)
LOS ANGELES = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 3:48:30 pm (PST)
ANCHORAGE = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 2:48:30 pm (AKST)
HONOLULU = Monday * 17 January 2022 * 1:48:30 pm (HAST)

1.13.2022

THE BIRTH OF CACTUS~ NEW RELEASE JANUARY 21


Historic First-Ever Live Concert From Classic Rock Legends CACTUS Finally Sees An Official Release!

Los Angeles, CA - This is where it all began for the quartet dubbed “The American Led Zeppelin” - on a 1970 bill that also featured the likes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Grateful Dead, and Steve Miller Band. Vocalist Rusty Day, guitarist Jim McCarty, bassist Tim Bogert, and drummer Carmine Appice, collectively known as Cactus, made their auspicious debut in their very first public performance that night. 

Fortunately, this stunning and historic show was captured on tape and has now been unearthed from the archives and released in all formats!

The Birth Of Cactus 1970 finds the freshly minted quartet ripping through some of the key tracks from their landmark debut album including “Parchman Farm,” “Feel So Good” and “No Need To Worry” plus some smokin’ hot blues numbers.

The performances are not only supremely confident but also fluid and dynamic as each member locks into the groove and relentlessly rides it.

Drummer Carmine Appice had this to say about the concert recording, “I remember doing that first gig, hanging out with Hendrix who was a friend of Cactus. We got on stage and the energy level was off the charts! All the songs kicked major ass. We were so excited to get Cactus going and this show helped. Crowd was great and we did ROCK!!”

The Birth Of Cactus 1970 will be available on digipak CD and on PURPLE vinyl everywhere on January 21st!

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=birth+of+cactus&post_type=product

Stream/download the digital version: https://orcd.co/cactus_the_birth_of_cactus_1970

Track List:
1. One Way...Or Another
2. Sweet Sixteen
3. No Need To Worry
4. Medley: Let Me Swim / Big Mama Boogie / Oleo
5. Feel So Good
6. Parchman Farm

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

addtoany