Mr Burns pretty much gave me a blank check and put me on my own here. Of course he wants me to do all of the work and so I have been trying to figure out what I am going to do about a lot of different things. In essence I am a walking branch of the company here. The production facility is not coming with me, but I have the ability to make deals and sign contracts for Mr Burns. I had to find high speed internet in my area and set up an office. I still have to figure out whether or not I shall eventually have to have a secretary, but I do not have a budget for one and so I just get my messages answered for me at the real office. Mr Burns’ secretary is less than thrilled with this idea. Read the rest of this entry
My husband’s company gave us a three year transfer to England if we wanted and we decided that it would be the best thing to be able to do. I knew that with my teenage daughter that we would have such a great time while we were over there. There were a lot of people that wanted to help us find things to do there but we wanted to try and do it on our own when we were together on the weekends. My husband went to motortrade.blog.co.uk and found that there were a few good deals on cars where he would be able to go in and buy it in cash then we could get around on our own, as finding public transportation at times was getting hard to do. There were a lot of things that my daughter wanted to do, and that was also to learn to drive while we were living over there.
I thought that it would be a great idea for us to go and teach her how to drive, even though it was on a different side that we were used to. They had a lot of cards that were only available in stick drive and we thought that was really important to teach her. I did not even know how to drive a standard car so we thought that it would be best to go and spend some time together while we were looking at them. We found a cute car that was not a brand that we had heard of before but knew that it was going to be affordable, good on gas, and a lot of fun to be able to drive around the country side as we got to get around where we knew it was going to be really great.
My brother had his house remodeled by a company that does interior remodeling in bergen county nj. His house is really beautiful now. I can hardly believe it is the same house. It looks so different inside. Though there was not an increase in the available square feet in the home, it obviously has more room to do things. The experts at the renovating company helped him and his wife to make much better use of the space they had. Awkward angles were eliminated. False walls and unused space were integrated back into usable space.
My wife and I wanted the same thing for our home. Our kids are grown, and we now live in a smaller cottage style home. We liked the downsizing from the big home where we raised our kids, but we really wanted to make this home ours. The only way to do that was to renovate it according to what we wanted. Read the rest of this entry
Reliant energy in texas is one of the best options you can go with. They offer exceptional quality power with very little to no interruption of service for pretty much unbeatable rates. I have talked to several of my friends down in texas and they all tell me that at least for their area this is the company to go with. They are always friendly and non agressive when it comes to sales. If there is a descrepency with your bill they will always try to side with you unless you are just blatantly wrong. Read the rest of this entry
My son and his friends were talking about how when they play video games against each other online that they noticed a lag when a few of his friends were playing with them. The friends that were lagging were saying that they must have a slower internet speed and that is the reason why they were slower to appear. One of the lagging kids said that his parents only wanted to pay for the cheapest internet and that if they could, they would get rid of it all together. Read the rest of this entry
I have been sort of walking this young couple through the process of trying to buy a house. They love my place and I would like to sell it to them if things are going to be worked out to a mutual agreement. However they really just have no idea what they are doing and I will have to help them with all of the stuff they need. The house is perfect for two young people in fact. I downsized to this place after my kids moved out and now I am going to a condo. home insurance specials are one of the things that they need to be looking at it I am thinking, because it looks like they are sort of on the border line when it comes to their ability to make this deal. At least they will have a lot of trouble with the initial costs of the sale. Read the rest of this entry
I did not mind pay-as-you-go mobile deals, but I do a lot of texting and have found myself using a lot more minutes lately. I think it will remain that way for the foreseeable future. I figured that one of the better SIM only deals would be best for me. Something with an annual contract that I can pay for month to month. There are different companies out there that provide SIMS for mobiles, I was looking for one that had unlimited voice and text with a liberal amount of data for a low monthly rate.
I own my mobile, so obviously I just need the SIM to get it going. Read the rest of this entry
I spent the afternoon up at the piece of land where I am going to build my vacation cottage. It is going to be a place where me and the boys can go hunting. First off I need to clear the land, although I obviously do not want to overdo it. I just want to have enough land to build a log cabin type of abode and to have a clear view from the porch. I have been talking to a guy who has a tree service in asheville nc, which is about half an hour away from this piece of land. I figure that if he gives me a good price I would be more than happy to let him do that part of the job. Read the rest of this entry
I am going to start trying to get into shape in the near future. I have not been concerned enough about my health in recent years, but I have decided to change that. I want to live a healthier lifestyle, and reduce my risk of disease. I know that I will need to start eating more healthy, but I also want to start to exercise again. I have been browsing, www.adjustabledumbbellsbuy.com, to try to find a set of adjustable dumbbells to buy for my house.
I think that they would be a good addition to the house, and really help for me to start exercising again. I like the idea of lifting some weights, doing some bicep curls, and other exercises. I think that the adjustable weights have a number of advantages other traditional types of dumbbells, and that they would help for me to progress with my strength training more quickly.
Having a wide range of options, would allow me to start out at a lower weight, and then work myself up to heavier weights, as appropriate. I want to look into what sort of weight ranges I can get for different adjustable dumbbell systems. I am thinking that something that starts out at around 20 pounds would be appropriate for me. I don’t see myself working with less than 20 pounds to begin with, but I know that I would not want to start out at 35 pounds either. I need to ease myself into working out, and getting into shape, in order to reduce my risk of injuring myself in the process. I would like to be able to adjust them pretty high, in terms of how much total weight they will go up to. Maybe I am just being overly optimistic about how strong I will get though.
I am going to have to find someone who can take care of a pretty nice bit of building construction management in nyc. I have sold off the old business location and for the moment I closed up shop. The real estate was worth more than the business and I got a great price for it. Of course one of my rivals bought out the business, along with the inventory and he gave most of my people jobs. I did not want to put people out on the streets with no work, even though this was the best thing for me. In fact the ones who did not catch on there were ready to retire pretty much. We had a high preponderance of very experienced workers, people who had been with my father from the beginning quite often. Read the rest of this entry
Summer is already here, skipping spring with all the furor of a tornado’s roar. Already our country is being battered about with storms wrecking the south, heat waves in the west breaking records and setting fires while us in the east watch on with a sense of dread and relief that it hasn’t happened to us yet. Yet. It’s going to, no doubt, and I’ve already prepared by servicing my air conditiioning in bergen county nj. Every year I remind my neighbors that they really should do the same themselves. Read the rest of this entry
When my uncle lost his battle with cancer, my aunt was not able to handle a lot of the funeral details because of her intense grief. They helped my mom raise me, so I am very close to her. I offered my assistance, and she gratefully accepted it. I handled most of the details at the funeral home and cemetery. I was told that we would have time to select a marker at the grave site, and I figured she may want to help with that part. I showed her a company that sells monuments in nj a few weeks after the funeral. Read the rest of this entry
The modern household is one of the best places that are ever available for human beings in their documented history. Unlike the case of our forefathers who were much more exposed to the forces of mama nature, the modern man is pampered with the new developments in science and technology has provided her. Air conditioning, room heating, water pipe lines, sewer lines etc. make life a lot easier for us than our forefathers. But, these facilities can break down at any time of the day or night. Then you will need the services of a plumber in morris county nj to come and fix the problem for you.
It is always good to have a reliable plumber a phone call away from you to arrive immediately and fix your emergency plumbing problems. This is equally true about homes and businesses. In case of businesses, the problem is much more severe. If there is an emergency situation, then the possibility of closing the entire business operation is a real threat. If such a situation arises, then the losses accrued by the owner can be too much. Read the rest of this entry
I currently live in the first home I’ve ever owned on my own before. I still have a lot to learn about home ownership, and there are things I’m learning on a daily basis. I had no idea that it was possible for a drain to become backed up so quickly. I found myself looking for help online, searching for sewer cleaning in westchester county. I was able to find a reputable company rather quickly. I decided to read some of the reviews, and they were all favorable. People talked about how they had really great customer service and were always on time. That’s exactly what I needed.
I was able to have someone come out to my home the very same day. When I opened the door he greeted me with a smile. He was polite and courteous, and professional as well. I told him exactly what the problem was, and he got right to work. In less than an hour he had not only fixed my sewer problem, but he had packed up all of his things and cleaned the surrounding area. That’s what I call exceptional service. You wouldn’t even know that I had sewer and drain issues by the time he left. I think him for his help and he went on his way.
The very next week I found myself needing assistance again. It was a completely unrelated issue, probably due to the age of the pipes in the house. I called my trusty sewer service again, and they came back to save me from my plumbing nightmare. It was a different technician this time, but he was just as friendly and professional. Once again, he finished the job relatively quickly, and by the time he left everything was in working order. I’m really impressed with the quality of service I have received on both occasions.
The shingles on my roof at pretty messed up, and apparently they have been letting water into my house for quite some time now, which is quite a major problem. I am pretty sure that some of the underlying boards are rotten now, and they will need to be replaced. I need to find a great company that specializes in roof repair in queens and also does their services for pretty cheap prices, considering that I do not have a whole lot of money to spend right now.
I am hoping to get the roof repaired soon, because it is winter, and apparently the process of snow freezing on the roof, and then melting, and freezing once again, is really contributing to the damage that is taking place on my roof. I guess that a lot of that sort of damage occurs in the actual shingles, and it is allowing water to get between the shingles, and to get trapped in the underlying wood. Read the rest of this entry
I recently bought a new home on a huge lot. I love my home and everything about it, and I especially love how much space I have surrounding my home. In my old home, I didn’t really have to worry about trimming trees because I didn’t have much land. Now that I have this great property, I need to find tree service in nassau county. I thought that the Internet would be a great place to start my search. I didn’t realize that there would be so many options out there. I found that one website in particular was extremely helpful, so I decided to explore it a little bit more.
The company I found specialized in all different types of tree services. They could help me with tree pruning, tree trimming, general landscaping, and tree removal. Basically if I had any tree-related needs, they would be able to assist me. Read the rest of this entry
I own a building in the Big Apple and I have a lot of tenants that depend on me in case something goes wrong with the building. Everyone in the building rents from me and I have a super that will take care of day to day maintenance but I knew that I was going to have to hire a roofing contractor in manhattan ny that was going to be able to come to my roof and tell me how much it was going to cost to fix it. I own a building in the financial district so all of my tenants work near the old World Trade Center area and I had the roof done right after they came down due to all of the garbage the ruined the roof but it was over ten years ago and I knew that my insurance would cover it due to the bad storm we recently had.
I had a few people come and give me estimates but as soon as it got out that I was going to be paying for a new roof the tenants started to talk about other things that they would like to have on the roof. So I told them that if I made a nice patio on the top that they could host parties on with lounge chairs then they would be responsible for cleaning up after themselves and they agreed that they would like to have some sort of outdoor space. I even had a woman tell me that she wanted a pool but I told her that was not going to happen because of permits and the expense that it would cost and that I would not be doing that in my lifetime, she said that she just wanted to try and ask me.
I’ve put on a lot of muscle in the past year. I started at the beginning of last year, doing a workout routine with lots of weight lifting. I wasn’t getting very good results with my workout. My body was becoming more tone, but I wasn’t putting on much muscle. I tried adjusting my workout some, but I still got the same results. A friend of mine recommended that i try a product called pure muscle pro. I hadn’t heard of the product before, and I was a little reluctant to try it because of this.
I did some research on the product that my friend recommended. It’s not that I didn’t trust my friend, I just didn’t want to try any products without learning more about them first. Read the rest of this entry
Hosting on land is a thing of the past, we use offshore hosting these days and it works wonders on the problems that we used to have. You see before you would have to find a country with negative relations to the us and then convince them to host your server there and it was just a big pain in the neck. But now we use offshore hosting, and it is just so much better than anything that we have ever had previously. Read the rest of this entry
- Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Event on 2014-01-18 19:00:00
with Featuring Ronnie Baker Brooks and Hazel Miller
Since their formation in the mid-’80s, Big Head Todd & the Monsters have continued to evolve and explore, moving beyond their Colorado club circuit roots to become one of the mostadventurous, respected and durable bands in America. Through constant touring and a zeal to travel down new musical avenues in the studio, BHTM (as their dedicated fans call them) have honed their collective stew of influences into a trademark hybrid sound that’s immediately recognizable. Now, with Black Beehive, their maiden release on Shout! Factory (February 4, 2014), the quartet has made its most personal and poignant album to date, a collection of new studio tracks that, says co-founder and figurehead Todd Park Mohr, “allows us to truly reach our audience through the language of the blues.” Recorded at Butcher Boy Studios in Chicago, Mohr’s hometown of the past seven years, and produced and mixed by Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Steve Jordan (whose previous production credits include John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke and Robert Cray), Black Beehive arrives a quarter-century after the group’s debut album, Another Mayberry, first put Big Head Todd & the Monsters on the map beyond their home base. Today, the original trio—Mohr on guitar and vocals, Brian Nevin on drums and vocals and Rob Squires on bass and vocals—along with keyboardist/pedal steel guitarist Jeremy Lawton, who joined in 2004, are still opening themselves to new possibilities even as they further explore their roots. “It has some contemporary elements that bridge a gap between alternative pop and traditional blues,” says Mohr about Black Beehive, whose title refers to the late British soul singer Amy Winehouse, the inspiration behind the album’s title track. The band approached the recording in an old-school organic fashion, playing together in the studio, which Mohr describes as “a big open space,” and sticking to the basics. “I played resonator guitar on almost every song and most of the album is kind of simple: guitar, slide guitar, drums and bass,” he says. “We only had two guests on the album. One was Eddie Shaw, who was Howlin’ Wolf’s harmonica player for many years, and Ronnie Baker Brooks, who played guitar. And Steve Jordan played on almost every track—various things, percussion, rhythm guitar.” Jordan, whose incredible career began when he joined Stevie Wonder’s band as a teenager, later going on to perform in the Saturday Night Live band, Paul Shaffer's World's Most Dangerous Band on Late Night with David Letterman, and backing John Belushi and Dan Akroyd when they toured as The Blues Brothers, has an unbelievable production roster but is also well-known as a drummer. A member of the John Mayer Trio, Jordan also toured and recorded with Keith Richards and the X-pensive Winos, joined Eric Clapton for his 2006 European tour, and has also worked with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, James Brown and more. Mohr first met Jordan through the legendary guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who died in 2011. “We were planning to have an 80th birthday party for Hubert,” says Todd, “and Steve was the musical director. When Hubert passed away it ended up being a tribute at the Apollo Theater: Eric Clapton and Billy Gibbons and Keith Richards—there were probably 35 incredible musicians at this thing. I was immediately awestruck by Steve’s command of the material and his understanding of it and his ability to get it done on short notice with all these people. I thought this guy would be an unbelievable producer for me to work with. I sent him some demos and he was up for it.” As he began writing material for the album, Mohr drew from both his own life experiences and events in the news. The title track was written following Winehouse’s death. “I love her voice andher performances, and obviously her shenanigans were part of her persona,” says Mohr. Several other songs were also ripped from the headlines, including “We Won’t Go Back,” which Mohr penned about the 2010 Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East, and “Fear, Greed and Ignorance,” whose topical lyrics declare that it’s those three dishonorable traits that are “driving you America off the edge of the road.” Not every track is quite so pointed, however. “Hubert’s Dream,” is a nod to the late Mr. Sumlin, while album opener “Hey Delila” is Mohr’s tribute to another blues giant, Memphis Minnie. “I happened to acquire a great example of her instrument, which was a 1941 Spanish National resonator guitar. Plus, she has an incredible life story,” he says. “Everything About You” is dedicated to NASA, who called upon BHTM to awaken the Discovery space shuttle crew with their song “Blue Sky” in 2011, marking the first time live music was ever used for that purpose. Among the album’s other tunes, “Josephina” and “Seven State Lines” are what Mohr describes simply as “blues-based themes,” while “I Get Smooth” is “a comedy piece.” The cautionary tale “Travelin’ Light” is the story of lovers who “threw away our hearts and fled” and the moving “Forever Bonnie” is based on a true story of a “gentleman who got a love letter delivered to him 53 years later by the Postal Service.” Black Beehive also includes, as a bonus track, Big Head Todd & the Monsters’ burning take on the Jimmy Reed blues classic “Baby What You Want Me To Do,” a song that Jordan requested they cut. For BHTM, Black Beehive serves as both a reaffirmation of the band’s roots and a step into the next 25 years. Founded as a trio in Boulder, Colorado in 1986, Big Head Todd & the Monsters quickly built a strong reputation on the local club circuit. As word of their soulful and intense live show traveled around the nation they found themselves filling larger and larger venues. BHTM have now played Denver’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre more than 20 times, and are embedded in the fabric of Colorado’s music scene. Beginning with Another Mayberry in 1989, critics noticed what audiences at BHTM live shows already knew. The All Music Guide praised the “subtlety of Mohr’s lyrics” and his “individual world view.” But it was the follow-up, 1990’s Midnight Radio, that truly established the band as a creative force to be reckoned with. Its popularity led to a major label contract and the release of the platinum-selling Sister Sweetly in 1993. With subsequent albums such as 1994’s Strategem and 1997’s Beautiful World, the band earned a place among the top names on the jam band circuit, solidified by 1998’s Live Monsters, the first official concert recording by Big Head Todd & the Monsters. Riviera was released in 2002, followed by 2004’s Crimes of Passion, of which The London Times stated "American rock doesn't get anymore classy than this." Later that year, Live at the Fillmore was released to critical praise. All Music Guide called the release, the band’s first with Jeremy Lawton, “loud, proud, and full of righteous raw ambience.” The band, which has always proudly controlled its own business dealings and marketing, gave away 2007’s All the Love You Need through their email list, radio stations, and magazines. Their ninth studio album, Rocksteady, followed in 2010. Said Examiner.com, “With Rocksteady, the Colorado boys prove they can sprinkle in a plethora of differing music styles and still rock.” 2011’s 100 Years of Robert Johnson, the album preceding Black Beehive, found the group paying tribute to the pioneering bluesman while performing as Big Head Blues Club (along with other notable blues legends, including B. B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Cedric Burnside, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Sumlin, Ruthie Foster, and Lightnin’ Malcolm). The band toured behind the album with a few of the guest artists, marking some of the final performances by both Edwards and Sumlin. Mohr paid tribute to Sumlin in 2012 when he served as a featured artist at his tribute show at the Apollo Theatre.With all of that history behind them, it would be easy for Big Head Todd & the Monsters to play the nostalgia card and fall back on past glories, but that’s of no interest to them. BHTM still performs, and devoutly loves, the material that first brought them to their fans – material they now approach with a fresh, seasoned perspective. “As a writer and as a human being there’s a big difference between being 21 and 47,” says Mohr. “Having said that, I think a lot of those compositions are still lyrically sound, even though it’s hard for me to imagine that I would have had the experience to write about the stuff I did. Obviously, I think the band has gotten better over the years because when you develop yourself you continue to improve, and I think we have improved musically. As a writer, I’m really pleased with where I’m at right now.” “A lot of it had to do with my experience with the Robert Johnson project,” he adds. “That had a large impact on how I looked at music. For a large portion of my career, I’ve been trying to reproduce the success of Sister Sweetly, just as a touchstone of ‘this is a pop song, or rock-pop.’ Pop songs have pretty narrow rules when it comes down to it. Generally you need a chorus and a bridge. The blues material from Robert Johnson’s day, the prewar blues, was so fascinating to me because of the fact that it is pop music but there are no choruses. It’s a different way of having repetition and themes and a different goal for a pop song. The music is shared by everybody because it’s passed down through tradition. The whole spirit of what one is going for is radically different than pop and that really became exciting for me because I could see a new way to reach people.” When Big Head Todd & the Monsters launch their extensive national tour behind Black Beehive in January—which will continue through the summer and hit most major markets—they will be honing the album’s ageless blues along the way, and simultaneously affirming their own longevity. It’s clear that they possess a rare musical wholeness that has not only survived for 25 plus years, but still has them looking forward to creating music together night after night. “The other guys have shown great support of my songwriting and what I’m able to do, and all of the band members bring a lot to the plate, both musically and as a unit,” says Mohr. “No one ever expects a band to last this long. We’re very, very lucky.”
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- X Factor Live 2014
Event on 2014-03-17 19:00:00
at The Brighton Centre
Brighton, United Kingdom
I am sort of living in two cities right now, trying to get my Dad’s business sorted out for him. He would never have willingly left his house and moved in with us across the Delaware River in the Philly Suburbs, but it just got to the point where he could not argue any more. I just got finished dealing with the guy who I hired to replace the heat pump and remodel the bathroom. Of course he subcontracted part of the job to a plumber in morris county nj, but then he tried to short the guy on the payment. Read the rest of this entry
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When I made a product in my garage using a thermoplastic injection molding machine, I started to sell it at local flea markets. A friend told me I should sell it online. It is made of a tough polymer and will last indefinitely. I saw a need and made a product to fill it. I spent a little money for the small machine to make it, but I knew nothing about selling it online. My friend told me I should check out what Frank Kern says about selling your products online. I figured I would give it a shot.
I did not want to continue with the flea market circuit in my area. I got a bit weary setting up and tearing down and all of my weekends being spent selling my product. I wanted to at least make as much as I was at the outdoor markets with online sales. I started to learn how to get it done.
We have decided that we are going to need a lot of new stuff. Of course Meghan has a great job and just got a raise and now that we have gotten settled in the house our monthly expenses are actually a great deal less. The house we bought is very efficient, meaning that it is cheap to pay the utility bills and the house payment is a lot less than what we were paying in rent. I am going to need to find an excellent resource to do the research though, because it turns out that new furnishings are really expensive. At least if you want the good stuff it is going to be that way.
Money. It’s everything. It defines our life whether we want it to or not. No matter what we do or where we live in the United States, it is money that is driving us in some way. My parents were very aware of this while I was growing up which lead them to dabble in quite a few side projects to help pay the bills. My dad liked to use his dewalt dw745 cutting saw to make all sorts of fantastical wooden toys – one of his favorite projects was a train set that was carved in the shape of a name. These were huge hits at the flea market where they had an open boot. From balloons to mop dolls and wooden toys of all shapes and sizes, my parents were able to make enough money to help feed us, clothe us and keep us all happy! I loved going to the flea market with them whenever I got the chance.
The sights, the smells, the crowd of people bustling throughout as they rummaged through table after table haggling deals, bartering and trading.