April 16, 2014

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Imagine Dragons is Into Sports!

Imagine Dragons is an alternative rock band recently entering the public music scene in 2012 with its first official release of the album ‘Night Visions’. With the release of the group’s debut album came continual success, singles were topping the charts and Imagine Dragons and their song titles have started becoming a common household topic, most especially among teens.

rock-bandIn less than three years, the band has risen to the ranks of big-time pop rock bands. On radio, they dominate the Top 40 rankings, live appearances were being scheduled on air and in various festival and tour circuits. Indeed, band members have proven that they do belong to the music world. From the time ‘Night Visions’ came out, life has never been the same for the quartet. Engagements left and right occupy them, in fact, the group has been on tour from last year. If you haven’t watched them in concert yet, check http://www.musotickets.com/imagine-dragons-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for a date and venue near you.

It’s interesting that besides talk of music, group members can talk sports as well. Imagine Dragons talks with Radio.com recently and stuff about sports came out. Daniel Platzman, drummer for the band, confesses that he is a fan of Steph Curry, the player for Golden State Warriors. Daniel thinks if there is a song of theirs that fits Steph and the team, it would be ‘Underdog’. He is mesmerized with how Steph plays and with how he can navigate through blockages and land a sure shot.

NBA talks would always include LeBron James, he is a bona fide icon in the world of basketball. Imagine Dragons were happy and honored to hear that LeBron’s pre-game prep is to listen to the band’s hit song ‘Radioactive’. “That was really cool. Im a big fan of LeBron”, Dan comments, mentioning that he and his high school buddies watched LeBron’s documentary back then.

Wayne Sermon, the band’s guitarist, also talked about baseball, about loving the sport, and about how he roots for the Cubs to someday win the World Series. Wayne recalled how the band was given the first pitch of the game last year at Chicago’s Cubs, Wrigley Field. ‘It was exciting, it was a near disaster, but it went okay’, he said.

April 10, 2014

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Shakira and Blake Shelton Delivers Duet in ‘Medicine’

shakira1Columbian singer Shakira has had busy months, and this week has been even more busy. She has released her current album, self-titled, on March 25.  She has been coming out on TV shows to give interviews and do some promotion. Well, she definitely won’t find it hard to sell her latest album as she is widely recognized as a great artist.

She surely will gain more country music fans with this album and for sure, a lot of them will purchase a copy. Country music superstar Blake Shelton does a duet with her in one of the tracks. ‘Medicine’ is a collaboration between the two artists. Shakira will contend that co-judging in the TV reality show ‘The Voice’ is not their only common ground, Shakira points out that her music has touches of country in it, this recent song just shows it even more.

Shakira admits that she was nervous about requesting Blake Shelton to do a song with her. She was very anxious about what he would think, that’s why it was a big relief for her to hear Blake say that he liked the tune. The song was co-written by Shakira with Mark Bright and Hillary Lindsey, both from Nashville.

The pop star, who first met Shelton when she served as a judge on Season 4 of ‘The Voice,’ admits she was anxious sending the country music superstar a song she wrote, but thankfully, he was thrilled with the country-pop tune.

Shelton was really happy with the song, he says he is proud of their collaboration, very happy with the final product. Blake believes it’s going to be a hit. With the two artists performing the song, that’s not far from happening. Shakira herself has won numerous awards; to her name would be two Grammies, eight Latin Grammies, 5 MTV awards, 8 Billboard Latin Music awards, and many others. She has sold over 125 million records worldwide.

Blake Shelton is known to come out with chart topping hit songs. Many of his albums are certified gold. He is a 4-time ACM Awardee and a 5-time Grammy Nominee. Catch Blake Shelton live in concert. Check out http://www.musotickets.com/blake-shelton-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more details.

March 20, 2014

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Justin Moore Talks about Music and Life

justin-mooreHit maker Justin Moore was recently interviewed about his current tour, his love of country music, and his personal background. He comfortably opened up about his roots. Coming from Arkansas, he grew up with country music and has always been a fan; but with regards to doing it himself and going into music, he got started at seventeen years old; he was a junior in high school then. The town he is from only has about three hundred people actually, and the prospect of becoming a music star is not that realistic. His father saw how gifted he was and encouraged him. Moore remembers the time when he was about to go to college, his father asked him if he wanted to go into music for a profession. It was then actually that he realized that he indeed could become a country music artist for a living.

Justin Moore says country music is very close to his heart. He grew up with it; out of six radio shows, only one of them wouldn’t be country. Country music is life in reality, it touches and sings about real people, talking about what people do, where they’re going, what they are facing, their struggles, hopes, and dreams. Blue collar people especially can relate to country music.

When it came to writing songs, he was unsure at first. He wondered what kind of music he had to make that will please people, and that would be easily understood and accepted by them. He thought that if he wrote about personal stuff, about things that came from his own heart and experiences, the public wouldn’t be able to relate. His growing experience in the music industry now proves otherwise. He observed that the more honest he is thru music and the more personal he became in making music, people could relate more. If the message was personal to him, then it’s personal to the millions of people who will get to hear it.

On his new album, ‘Off the Beaten Path’, he comments that his roots are indeed traditional country. However, through the album, he is able to experience and showcase personal growth in craft and song interpretation. He desires to grow his fan base and with the new album, the subtle evolution of ‘Justin Moore’ will pleasantly surprise country music fans.

See and hear more of Justin Moore, go to a concert venue near you. Check http://www.musotickets.com/justin-moore-concert-tickets-tour-dates/ for more info.

March 17, 2014

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Kelly Clarkson: The Original Idol

kcAfter her success as the first ever American Idol, Kelly Clarkson went on to become one of the biggest artists of today. Her final song during the competition, “A Moment Like This” topped the US Billboard Hot 100 instantly. From there, she has released more albums that raked millions of dollars in total sales. In fact, the Idols following her have not really made a mark in the music industry except for a few of them. Claiming to be the original American Idol, Kelly has definitely made her mark in the music industry.

Biggest Hits

Among her most popular singles are “Breakaway,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Never Again,” and “My Life Would Suck Without You.” These songs along with many others have made it through various hit charts and have even become anthems. Most of her songs talk about love, independence, heartbreak and moving on. Due to the message of her songs along with its rhythm, Kelly was able to sell millions of albums worldwide. She has in fact solidified her status as one of the artists with the most number of albums sold. She has been certified with platinum records many times. Other than her success as a recording artist, her super skills were also acknowledged by various award-giving bodies including Grammy, MTV, Billboard and many others.

Life Before and After Idol    

Kelly never had a formal vocal training prior to American Idol. She knew it would be a tough call to battle it out in the nationwide search for the next singing superstar considering how talented her opponents were. However, week after week, she has proven that she can really rise above the others. In fact, after her victory as American Idol, she has also gone to become the runner up in the World Idol. Despite all her achievements as a singer, she has also become very passionate in helping others. She has partnered with Save the Music Foundation, Save the Children Foundation, UNICEF and many others.

If you wish to watch her live, you better follow her concert schedule. For now, you can also watch Daniel Tosh’s shows by booking tickets at http://www.danieltoshzone.com/. 

March 2, 2014

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Troubled Pop Singers and Their Influence to Teens and Tweens!

1380065995_miley-cyrus-justin-bieber-zoomThe problem in social media is that it has a tendency to embellish the odd. Controversial issues are viral. Serial killers become famous. Rape victims become instant movie icons. The actress with the drug problem is more talked about than the actress who has her head on straight. The social badass kid gets more attention than the kid who is an achiever. There are always exceptions to this tendency though, but most of the time the person who stands out more than others, are the ones who manufacture drama. Sad truth is, if a certain star does something good, it takes a troop of PR professionals to put it into the mainstream media. But if that star gets into trouble, or if something tragic happens, it would be all over the celebrity gossip sites in a matter of minutes (or seconds, thanks to Twitter and Instagram.) More advertisement means more people buying it. The more it’s being talked about the more it becomes famous. And famous is what’s “in” and our young ones think it’s all acceptable. It’s because they are remarkably different, and so as our beloved pop stars.

Almost every young pop singers or bands nowadays are famous for dressing provocatively and singing lyrics that convey adult subjects like love, sex and violence. It’s somehow a big issue for an adult to behave in this manner, but is it okay for teens and tweens? Interview any teen pop singer and they will claim they are empowering young people by setting an example to them that they can be anything and do anything. There is completely nothing wrong about encouraging the youth about loving and being themselves. Pop artists have all the means to influence their followers. But, are they really helping them?

Let’s take Miley Cyrus as an example, real name Destiny Hope Cyrus. She is known as the lead role in the famous Disney Channel TV series Hannah Montana. She started as a sweet, wholesome young actress and was idolized by many young kids like her. She maintained a decent career all throughout her teenage years. Until recently, when she turned 21, not much of a rebellious age, she generated controversy in a sexually explicit public image while promoting her fourth album Bangerz (2013). In the album there’s “We Can’t Stop”, where she dressed herself as a flirty teddy bear as if to show her transition from wholesome to sensual. Also there’s “Wrecking Ball” where she rides a wrecking ball naked like a carousel. Her music videos became instantly viral because it’s sexually provocative, totally different from the Miley Cyrus they used to know. Is it because of her breakup with Liam Hemsworth that she decided to let loose? However, most of her fans still follow her absurd ways.

Then here comes Justin Bieber who recently had been in a double legal trouble. Last January 23 early this year, he was arrested for drag racing with R&B singer Khalil Sharieff, after police spotted them racing two luxury cars on a residential street at 4.09 AM local time, with two other vehicles who are seems to be used to hunk off the area. He was then charged by Miami Beach police for driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired Georgia driver’s license. He once again spiced things up a bit by smiling on his first ever mug shot in Miami-Dade County jail. After being released he was then faced with an assault charge in his hometown, Canada. He admits that he has been smoking a ton of pot constantly and taking prescription drugs. He ignores his mother’s plea to go to rehab, says he doesn’t need it.

Sadly, but these pop singers are handing over a negative idea that the young should embrace misery as a way to be different. They are showing examples of how young women should exploit their sexuality even if it results in being a pedophile’s wet dream or a victim of rape. They demonstrate to young men that it’s okay to get intoxicated by alcohol, and drugs. Swearing and assaulting people is just a norm. Most of their songs broadcast too much kissing, nudity and lust that make the listeners to think that sex is like a candy freely given to every fling. Hence, children sing along as 50 Cent sings “Candy Shop”. A song that is so innocent looking and is catchy to the kids they will think the song is just all about that. (It talks about sex by the way.)  Many other songs like Justin Timberlake’s “Strawberry Bubblegum, John Mayer’s “Your Body is a Wonderland” and more other singers use candy words and children’s story-related lyrics to attract those innocent young viewers/ listeners.

They are passing on a large influence to everyone, especially to the young. Did you know? Study shows that kids as young as 5 years old are mimicking the provocative behavior of inadequately dressed pop stars? They learn to pout and thrust by watching music videos. At school prom, there were junior primary school students who were also dancing “exotically” in an attempt to copy their music idols – including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Kylie Minogue. They commit into relationship flings because Taylor Swift does very good in making love songs about her past relationships. For the innocent viewers, it’s acceptable and cool to stick out your tongue to everything because Miley Cyrus does it and she’s famous. For the guys, they think its okay to wave a middle finger to everyone who pisses them off because that’s how Justin Bieber does to his annoying paparazzi.

These pop stars may be setting a bad influence more than they are empowering the youth. Thinking of it in a different perspective though, as wise citizens and mentors of the future generation, we should look at these young troubled pop stars as a big screen picture of how the youth will be if they continue making wrong decisions. Let them realize the right and the wrong. Let them know that some people walk down the paths forged by others, just to try them on for size, and some discard them for a trail they blaze on their own. Encourage them to be remarkably different, in a good manner.

November 5, 2016

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Tips on Hiring a Live Band for Your Event

live-musicWithout a doubt, musical entertainment can add a lot of fun in an event, that’s why many hosts choose to hire bands for live entertainment. Guests can enjoy live music, crowd interaction and that personal touch especially if the performers accept song requests. Before hiring a live band, consider these tips to make a wise choice.

Consider recommendations

Cover bands might be different from your favorite band, so look for a versatile band that will make your event successful. Start by getting recommendations other event planners. These people might have hired bands and they are more likely to experience dealing with performers. They can tell you which cover band is suitable for your function. If some of your friends have hired bands before, you can also ask them for recommendations.

Check online

You can find almost anything online, including cover bands that offer their services for various functions. If there are reviews, read them and check out individual sites if there are any. Watch their video samples or visit their social media pages for feedback.

Contact the band

Once you have made a shortlist of the bands you are considering for your event, contact some of them. Send an email and see how they respond. Do they respond well? Do they provide complete information? These are good indications of their professionalism, giving you an idea of which band may work best for you. Speak with the manager, agent or bandleader and ask their availability or whether they have performed at a function similar to yours.

Watch them in action

Know their schedule and do your best to watch them play beforehand. Many professional Australian cover bands are booked throughout the year, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to watch them. If they have many bookings, that could be a good indication that they play well.

Talk about special songs

If you are holding an event for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, birthday, wedding or any other occasion, it is best to be vocal about song choices. Be honest with the band that you want them to include special songs on the repertoire, because that is probably the reason why you hired their service in the first place. Make sure to discuss the theme of the party with the band manager or leader.

Check the pricing

The number of band members and their experience may influence the price of hiring a band. Their prices may vary, but you can ask event planners so you can have an idea. Make sure to talk about it first before booking the band.

Whether you are looking for Adelaide cover bands or anywhere else in the country, their professionalism is as important as their talent. Gather as much information as you can about them if you don’t want your party to fail. Make sure to communicate easily with the leader and ask them for former clients or references. This should help you decide easily if it is best to book this band or not.

October 1, 2016

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How to Choose the Right Pianos and Keyboards

The influence of music is truly life changing because of the way it produces an impact to an individual which makes his mood and his perception towards life change. There are so many different types of music genres and each of these creates a catharsis wherein you will be mesmerized as to how a musician orchestrated his composition, bringing an individual to a new level of experience. Music affects a person’s being in so many ways and without musical instruments there wouldn’t be a thing called music.

 

A piano or a keyboard became an essential instrument for homeowners who are musically inclined. It is also a good display of attraction like in a hotel and restaurant which also gives people entertainment as well. Quality is important for every musical instrument if you want to purchase, and choosing the best is what every customer is looking for in a music store. Of course, there are so many stores that you can see in your local area such as the Adelaide Music Shop that can provide the right music instruments for you. Look for a shop that believes that every person has a deep connection to a particular instrument because this brings out the best in you as you either perform or just simply play when you feel like it.

 

In choosing a piano or a keyboard there are few things that you need to consider before you’re going to commit in purchasing:

 

Do your research- Once you have chosen which type of instrument you want to purchase, the next step is for you to go to the music shop for further explanation from a skilled sales clerk.

 

Instrument Quality- No matter how reputable a music shop is, if they are selling or retailing music instruments that are not even in good and high quality, then it is not worth your money to invest for that particular instrument. A quality instrument can be defined as to where it is made from. Yes! That matters also because there are certain countries who make world class music instruments.

 

Trying other different types of piano and keyboard- You may be raving about one instrument but trying one another piano or keyboard that is in the music store benefits you to feel the difference that’s been recommended for you by the sales clerk. It may give you an opportunity to weigh your decision on which one are you going to buy.

 

The budget- Investing for a music instrument is something that is not cheap. Most of them are expensive, especially a piano or a keyboard. If you opt to buy cheaper ones, perhaps look at the website for second-hand piano and keyboards that may be available.

 

Music is best derived when it is produced heartily and with the right kind of musical instrument.

August 30, 2016

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Importance of Bathroom Plumbing and Renovations

renoIs your bathroom getting boring? Has it been for years and it needs new touch ups? When was the last time has it been maintained by a plumber? Your bathroom is one of the second rooms in the house that is mostly visited and indeed aside from having a clean home, you need to flaunt how you have manage to organize your bathroom as well. Aside from the best decors displayed in your bathroom, it is also important that you should keep your equipment well maintained and at the same time at its best quality. If you think that your bathroom needs a lot of attention then it is about time that you implement a good plumber to assist you in terms of any needs whether for repair or re-installment.

Looking for plumbers in your local area for bathroom renovation Adelaide, check out Sam at http://www.samdunnplumbing.com.au/bathroom-renovations/ should have the expertise in managing and giving you the best services. It is through their assistance that your needs are guaranteed. Before starting to have your bathroom renovated and call for plumbing services it is important that you assess some key points .A call for Plumbing services – If plumbing is important to you that means that you are concern with the well being of your family’s health as well as the longevity of your bathroom equipment.

Plumbing harness the safety and health of your bathroom such as the water resources, the involvement of hygiene- these are mostly taken for granted for the reason that most homeowners does not know how to initially do the check up of the bathroom equipment and there is poor knowledge when it comes to having it at least maintained by a professional for about every three years.

Innovative ideas has reduced the amount of cause for repairs with the extent of help from plumbers- at some point technology has led many equipment in becoming more higher end thus making things more convenient and easy to reach out. To assure the quality service there are equipment models for bathroom purposes that are made for the purpose of easy installment and maintenance is less needed.

As per bathroom renovation that involves plumbing, regardless of the type of design and style that you want for your bathroom, plumbing works is always in tandem with renovating. So it would be best that you have hired contractors and professional plumbers to do all the housework for you. Creating a distinctive and with elegance or depending on how you want your bathroom to look like is really up to your choices. Just make sure that everything goes well also.

You can never tell as to when your equipment in your home will last as long as you are putting importance with the need to have proper maintenance. Imagine if you are not, there is inconvenience when it comes to bathroom use, perhaps the water system is too low or none at all, toilet becomes dirty. Of course you would not want to experience that kind of living. Keep your home well-kept and maintained at all times.

May 15, 2014

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Bruno Mars Performs in Manila

bm1Bruno Mars is currently on tour, promoting his latest album ‘Moonshine Jungle’. The tour will have him performing in Asia, specifically in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Taipei, South Korea, and Japan. Tickets are all sold out in Singapore, HongKong, Korea, and Japan. Other concert tour details may be seen here: http://www.musotickets.com/bruno-mars-concert-tickets-tour-dates/.

The Thailand and Philippine schedules were already fulfilled. In Thailand, Bruno was seen exploring shops and local food places. Mars was all out in trying native delicacies. The concert in Manila was also a huge success. Filipinos know Bruno is half-Fil, born to a full-Filipino blooded mother, Bernadette Hernandez. Filipinos love Bruno Mars so much because he is a ‘kababayan’ (countryman) and he is undeniably a gifted musical artist.

For the concert in Manila, Bruno sang sixteen songs during his set. Filipinos enjoyed every performance, and was supportive of Bruno’s every rendition. The venue at Mall of Asia Arena was filled; it was already standing room only. Tickets have actually sold out weeks ago but Filipinos kept buying even though it meant standing the whole night. Well, everyone was up on its feet anyway. It’s hard to sit down with such energetic and emotionally packed performances from Bruno and his crew.

Bruno covered the following songs: ‘Just the Way You Are’, ‘MoonShine’, ‘Natalie’, ‘Treasure’. ‘Billionaire’ (mash-up), ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’. He showcased his Motown and R&B style with a mash-up of ‘Candy Rain’ (by Soul for Real) and ‘Pony’ (by Ginuwine) with ‘Our First Time’ (his song from album ‘Doo-Woops & Hooligans’).

He also rendered his original version of ‘Marry You’ and even said ’Hey Manila, I think I wanna marry you! Filo fans in the audience of course were very much delighted. He invited the crowd to sing with him, acknowledging that Filipinos are known for being singers and karaoke singers.

It was clear that night that Bruno Mars is a special music idol favorite in the Philippines. Bruno Mars also states that performing in the Philippines is special for him. His roots are Filipino and performing in front of ‘his own’ makes his renditions more special and deeper in meaning.

May 7, 2014

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Ben and Jerry’s Musician-Flavored Ice Cream

Ben&Jerry’s precisely knows how to grab an audience attention as they attach delicious treats with our favorite TV shows, movies, actors–and musicians. The trend started in 1987 with Cherry Garcia in honor of the late great Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia, the most latest addition is an ode to 30 Rock’s lead role, Liz Lemon.

So hold on your taste buds—we collected a list of 4 great Ben&Jerry’s flavors that got their name from some of our pop culture favorites.

John Lennon’s Imagine Whirled Peace
In 2008, they created an ice cream to celebrate the life and activism of the late Beatles icon John Lennon. Based on his songs “Imagine” and “Give Peace a Chance,” its flavor is a blend of caramel ice cream, sweet cream mixed with toffee cookie bits and a fudge peace signs that symbolize John Lennon outlook on life.

Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler
This ice cream inspired by country singer Willie Nelson is the epitome of down-home southern taste. The concoction combines peach ice cream with pieces of cinnamon shortbread and completed with a peach swirl. Part of the proceeds goes to Farm Aid, the charity concert co-started by Nelson.

Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road
Came as a celebration of the musician’s first-ever performance in Vermont in 2008. Named after his 1973 song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” it includes chocolate ice cream, peanut butter cookie dough, butter brickle and white chocolate chunks. Proceeds also went to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Unfortunately,  the flavor was only created as a limited batch and is currently discontinued.

Queen’s Bohemian Raspberry
Dedicated to rock band Queen. The ice cream is composed of vanilla ice cream with fudge brownies and  raspberry swirls. Hinting back to the title, Ben&Jerry’s packaging shows their  cow mascot wearing a crown and uttering with the lyrics “Galileo! Galileo!” on it as a reference to Queen’s song “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The ice cream raises money for Mercury Phoenix Trust, which fights AIDS worldwide and was established in memory of the lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Do you want to make your own ice cream concoction like the taste of Ben&Jerry’s at home? Start by getting ice cream essentials at http://www.icreamguru.com/

May 1, 2014

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Classy Customized Shoes by Gwen Stefani

Singer Gwen Stefani has specialized a line of shoes that promises to deliver on comfort, as well as style but falls within a budget. Being heavily pregnant with her 3rd child, she partnered with ShoeDazzle on her new accessories line. The line include handbags, too.

Never wanting to give up her wild style, even with the upcoming arrival of her new baby, she has refused to let go her glamorous collection of footwear. She said in an interview: ‘The big challenge is to get a shoe to look as sexy and be at comfortable height…and I think we did that with the sandals.”

Following the footsteps of some celebrity fashion designers, like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Moss, to endorse cut price lines nowadays, the “gx” collection comes almost as a bargain compared to her L.A.M.B bags and shoes, some of which sells up to $500. Priced in between $70 to $111 the “gx” by Gwen Stefani collection comes with 7 handbags and a variety of 24 footwear styles reflecting the ‘punk, pop, street and tribal’ elements of Stefani’s style that has proven to be so popular with fashion fans.

Stefani admitted that designing accessories hasn’t been an easy thing to do , ‘To see a sketch then to try to visualize what it’s going to end up being and how it’s going to work on the foot, it’s not an easy project.’ As self-confessed ‘tomboy’ and not too much of a bag lady by nature, Stefani confessed that she did not even start wearing handbags ’til her mid-30s, and said that the handbags from her “gx” collection are more casual than the  “gx” shoes, and said, ‘I love a softer bag that almost has a backpack feel.’

Not a newbie to the game — Stefani first broke into fashion in 2002, designing accessories in partnership with LeSportsac, and then launched her own brand L.A.M.B in 2004 –  she seems to be getting the pretty hang of it. ‘I know what I’m doing more now,’ she said in an interview

Busy balancing a growing family, specializing bag and shoes are not the only fashion projects Stefani currently has up her sleeve.

Looking for a specialized shoes for plantar fascitis? Go check http://www.kewlrunners.com/ for a wide selection of shoes.

April 26, 2014

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Facts about Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive substance normally smoked, snorted, or injected. It comes by various names: Big H, Brown Sugar, Hell Dust, Nose Drops, and Skag. Once taken in, the substance enters the human brain at a very quick pace. The effect is a slowing down of thought and reaction patterns. Decision-making ability is impaired. Memory loss is a common side effect.

Heroin is a high cause of drug abuse deaths. Users often resort to crime and violence. Other effects of heroin are nausea, some vomiting. Heart functioning slows down, as well as the breathing, in instances these two effects cause death. The user may become oblivious to pain. Pregnant females can suffer from a sudden abortion.

Injecting heroin increases the risk for contracting Hepatitis, AIDS, and other diseases brought about by the use of infected needles. Once contracted, the sufferer may pass on the disease to a sexual partner and to his or her newborn.

Kurt Cobain was a user, taking heroin for stomach pains. He often had sessions together with Courtney Love, feeding each other’s addictions. Both have overdosed on numerous occasions. Kurt turned suicidal, eventually dying from a gunshot wound. Love continued with the addiction.

Nikki Sixx also overdosed on numerous occasions, declared legally dead in some instance, for at least two minutes. He was revived via 2 adrenaline shots onto the heart. A song “Kickstart to the Heart” was a by-product of this experience. Nikki is a bassist for metal bands. He later wrote an autobiography about his addictive ways.

John Frusciante, a talented member of Red Hot Chili Peppers, was a user. He was outed by band mates because of his addiction, after which, he played guitar for others. John died from the addiction. Keith Richards was uncontrollable. Attempts to have him rehabilitated were to no avail. His career suffered major loss because of this addiction. Sid Vicious was a bassist for Sex Pistols. He also had sessions with his girlfriend, Nancy. In one instance, He stabbed Nancy while under the influence. She died from the incident, and Vicious later committed suicide via heroin overdose.

Heroin use is very dangerous. Commit your loved one to therapy now. See http://www.inpatientdrugrehabtalk.com/ for more help.

April 26, 2014

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Musicians Raised by Single Parents

Something that keeps a single mother’s morale up is the fact when kids being raised by single parents succeed in life. Here are some of the successful music artists who was raised solely either by their mother or father.

  • Mariah Carey — had little contact with her father ever since her parents’ divorced when she was three.
  • Eric Clapton — he never knew his real father. He grew up knowing that his grandparents were his real parents and his mother is his sister.
  • Enrique Iglesias — he was raised by his nanny, Elvira Olivarez
  • Mary J. Blige — was left by her father when she was four
  • Alicia Keys — grew up without a father.
  • John Lennon — grew up without a father and lost his mother at the age of seventeen.
  • Marilyn Monroe — also grew up without a father.
  • Tulisa Contostavlos —  her musician parents split up when she was nine.
  • Kelly Rowland — her mother left her alcoholic father.
  • Barbra Streisand — lost her father when she was two, her mother struggling to make ends meet in 1940s New York.
  • Christina Aguilera — her parents split up when she was seven and she lived with her mother and sister at her grandmother’s house in Pennsylvania.
  • Alicia Keys — was raised solely by her mother in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York.
  • Ashley Walters — was raised by his mother in Peckham, London.
  • Madonna — lost her mother with breast cancer and her father raised them in Bay City, Michigan, on his own.
  • Jarvis Cocker was raised up in Sheffield by his mother from the age of seven after his father left them and moved to Sydney, losing all contact with his son.
  • Justin Bieber — her mother had him by 17, raised him as a single mother in low-income housing.
  • Selena Gomez– her parents got divorced, her mother was working hard to provide a better life for her.
  • Costadinos Contostavlos — Dappy’s farther died when he was a teen before he got into music

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