Archive for February, 2013

How long do you have to have your permit?

February 28th, 2013

Question by Samantha B: How long do you have to have your permit?
Okay so November 7th it will be 6 months and i fersure can get my license after that.
But there is this concert i AM DYING to go to and its november 9th.
well you see the seventh is a friday and the ninth sunday so i was wondering if i could get it maybe thursday?

Best answer:

Answer by tumbleweed
IT depends on where you live

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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LCI Radio – French Connection #4

February 28th, 2013

Some cool Internet Radio images:

LCI Radio – French Connection #4
Internet Radio
Image by rsepulveda
(cc) Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA SCHULZ
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LCI Radio – French Connection #4
Internet Radio
Image by rsepulveda
(cc) Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA SCHULZ
Attribution, Non Commercial, Share Alike

LCI Radio – French Connection #4
Internet Radio
Image by rsepulveda
(cc) Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA SCHULZ
Attribution, Non Commercial, Share Alike

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Washington DC: Washington Monument framed by Haupt Fountains

February 28th, 2013

Check out these Washington images:

Washington DC: Washington Monument framed by Haupt Fountains
Washington
Image by wallyg
The Haupt Fountains, built in 1967, sit in President’s Park South, commonly called the Ellipse, a 52-acre park located just south of the White House fence. The fountains, built in 1967, were part of First Lady Claudia Taylor (Lady Bird) Johnson’s Committee for a More Beautiful Capital. Part of her dream was to "frame the White House in water." Each fountain is made from an enormous slab of granite 18 feet square, nearly a foot thick, and weighing 55 tons. The granite was quarried in Morton, Minnesota, from rock more than 3.5 million years old. These rainbow granite monoliths were a gift of publishing magnate Mrs. Enid Haupt.

The Washington Monument, a large white-colored obelisk at the west end of the National Mall, is constructed of marble, granite and sandstone and was built as a memorial for George Washington. Designed by Robert Mills, construction began in 1848, but not completed until 1884, 30 years after Mill’s death, resulting from lack of funding and the Civil War. A difference in shading (visible at 150 feet) delineates the two phases of construction. Its cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848; the capstone was set on December 6, 1884, and the completed monument was dedicated on February 21, 1885. It officially opened to the public on October 9, 1888. At the time of its completion it became the world’s tallest structure at 555 ft 51/8 in, a title it inherited from the Cologne Cathedral and held until 1889, when the Eiffel Tower was finished in Paris. It is still the tallest structure in DC and due to a 1910 law restricting new building’s height from being no more than 20 feet greater than the width of the street they’re on, probably always will be.

Despite momentum for an appropriate memorial in the new capital following Washington’s death, progress was finally made in 1833–the centennial of his birth. The Washington Monument Society began collecting donations and announced a design competition in 1836. Mills, who had designed the Washington Monument in Baltimore, was selected with a design that called for a 600-foot obelisk, topped by Washington in a chariot, and surrounded with a circular colonnade, but an exorbitant price tag of M.

In 1849, after 4 years of non construction, to combat escalating costs after 4 years the Society encouraged states and territories to donate memorial stones, which came pouring in from all sorts of organizations, businesses and foreign nations, often bearing inscriptions with no relevance to Washington. After the anti-Catholic, nativist Know-Nothing’s stole a block donated by Pope Pius IX and took control of the Society in an election many claimed to be fraudulent, Congress rescinded the 0k contribution they had promised. The Know-Nothing’s eventually ceded control in 1858.

It wasn’t until after the Civil War, in 1876, that the Congress appropriated another 0k to complete the monument. After renewed conversation around design, the Society abandoned Mills’ colonnade and altered the obelisk to conform to Egyptian proportions. Construction resumed in 1879 under Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Lincoln Casey and was completed within 4 years.

In 2007, The Washington Monument was ranked #12 on the AIA 150 America’s Favorite Architecture list.

Washington Station Renewal – After
Washington
Image by cta web
Renew Crews visited the Washington station (in the Dearborn Subway) recently to make improvements.

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SXSW: Johnathan Mcreynolds

February 28th, 2013

SXSW: Johnathan Mcreynolds
Event on 2013-03-16 14:15:00

"You know how some kids, at the age of 4, stand in front of the mirror and sing knowing that one day, they'll be a star performer…yeah…not me…I, and probably no one around me back then, would believe that at 23, I'd be signed, have a nationally released album and ministering through music."

Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Jonathan was blessed with an immediate love for and connection to music. This love was converted into a Bachelor of Music degree from Columbia College in 2011. Immediately after graduation, he found himself on the fast track to national exposure. Within 10 months he had toured across the country, signed with Light Records and this past September, released his debut album "Life Music," which debuted at #3 on the Billboard gospel charts, appeared in the top 100 of all genres, and was touted by iTunes as one of the Best Gospel Albums of 2012. This was following the release of the top 20 single "I Love You," which will be included in the celebrated WOW Gospel compilation in 2013.

He credits his college experience and a plethora of influences from John Mayer to Stevie Wonder, Rascal Flatts to Musiq Soulchild, India Arie to James Morrison for resulting in a cross cultural and cross generational appeal and compositional approach. In addition, he is respected as a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, keyboards, drummer), teacher, mentor, and musical director.

at George Washington Carver Museum – Boyd Vance Theat
1165 Angelina
Austin, United States

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Cool Drug images

February 28th, 2013

Check out these drug images:

Lexington Drug Soda Fountain – IMG_5452
drug

Image by catchesthelight
I read about the old soda fountain at Lexington Drug in Lexington, NC as a must-see and from the look of the color theme here, I made the right decision to try their homemade orangeade – fresh and good.

World AIDS Day 2 – Re:Vision Drug Policy Network
drug

Image by Re:Vision Drugs
"Go through needles, not drug users" was our slogan to promote harm reduction.

Polly got really ill – Eaten drugs in the park
drug

Image by CTRLF5
Polly ate something on her early morning walk, and wouldn’t get out of bed at all, even for a treat. I carried her from her bed upstairs to the sofa, and she was out of it like this and shaking.

Took her to the vet, done blood tests and nothing out of the ordinary.

The vet thinks that she ate some drugs in the park, some tossers stash, or threw them away. We have no idea what drugs it was, or how much she ate. She is a bit of a scavenger but we usually catch her with bones, this time she was too fast.

Have to keep an eye on her all night.
At 9pm, she finally drank and ate something for the 1st since 8am, but still not gone to the toilet.

Poor think is really freaked out, had to keep Shadow away from her, he doesn’t know whats up with her.

Vets 1st thing in the morning.. will know if she is OK then.

So if you live in London, it doesn’t matter what the parks are like, keep an eye out at what the idiots around throw on the ground.

Vicoden: side effects and treatments

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Penney’s transistor radio

February 28th, 2013

Check out these Radio images:

Penney’s transistor radio
Radio
Image by holdit.
Interior view, 1960’s Penney’s transistor radio, notice the air variable capacitor.

Penney’s transistor radio
Radio
Image by holdit.
Travel case, 1960’s Penney’s transistor radio. DSC_0061

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Cool Government images

February 28th, 2013

Some cool Government images:

The Island Hall – Alderney
Government
Image by neilalderney123
This Island Hall on Alderney was built as the Government House in 1790 with the profits from "privateering" 😉 . It is still the seat of government here.
I have tried to photograph this wonderful building a few times, but this afternoon light, and only one car made it work!
3 exp hand held HDR
View on black
View my stream LARGE on DARKR it is worth it.
If you want prints of my work see my Profile

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Duplicate Original
Government
Image by woodleywonderworks
genuine government issue rubber stamp, found in the office teardown – reminds me of one of my favorite posts from Kevin Kelly

www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/01/better_than_fre.php

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Eli Cook

February 28th, 2013

Eli Cook
Event on 2013-03-14 20:30:00

Eli Cook
Hill Country DC
03/14/2013 08:30 PM EDT

Eli Cook

Eli Cook grew up on the blues: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, the Wolf, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Mississippi John Hurt. He first picked up the guitar when he was fourteen, and began his own performance career playing vintage blues, gospel shows, and revivals in Nelson County, Virginia when he was fifteen. (Braving the Blues, Lynchburg News and Advance, Jan. 9, 2003, by Theresa Boyd) His first electric trio, The Red House Blues Band, was formed in 2002 while a junior at Monticello Highschool. Eli was called a 'blues phenomenon' by reviewers in near-by Charlottesville: "Featuring fast-fingered guitar and a powerful voice beyond his years, Cook doesn't need any Robert-Johnson-style pact with the devil to take him to the top." (Eli Cook's Red House Blues Band, by Matthew Hirst, C'ville Review, 12/10/2003) In 2004 internationally reknowned blues bassman Steve Riggs joined Eli's rhythm section, a veteran of the blues circuit who had played and recorded with Muddy Waters, Jimmy Vaughan, and many others, and under whose tutelage Eli recorded Moonshine Mojo, his first full-length recording, which has become a collector's item today. The following year Eli returned his attention to classic acoustic blues. Influenced by the songs of R.L.Burnside, Bukka White, and Son House, he recorded Miss Blues'es Child at The Sound of Music Studios In Richmond Virginia in a single autumn day, playing a borrowed 12-string and his own old Gibson, accompanying himself with a kick-drum or a tambourine tied to his boot. Patrick McCrowel, a talented friend from Greene County, stopped by to sing harmony and pick banjo on a few cuts, spontaneous and unrehearsed. Eli called it "…blue, blue, blues;" reviewers called him "…a young gun with an old soul…storming through banged-up slide guitar romps, tackling the storied form with the mean streak of his generation's metal men." Independently released in 2005, Miss Blues'es Child was released internationally by Valley Entertainment on the Sledgehammer Blues label in 2007. Meanwhile, Eli was putting together a new power trio to play and record his original work: a young, wildly talented local drummer, Jordan Marchini, who was playing for the gothic metal band Bella Morte, and a hard-rock/progressive bassist, Eric Yates, who could execute and elaborate on the complex and difficult basslines Eli's music required. They began performing and recording in January of 2006, and released the finished album, ElectricHolyFireWater, in January 2007. (Nothing to Be Blue About, The Hook, 2007) By now, Eli's musical reputation was spreading. His band, christened ElectricHolyFireWater, opened for legendary guitarist Johnny Winter, Room Full of Blues ,and Shemekia Copeland. He chose African percussionist Darrell Rose to perform with him on The Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, electrifying an audience of 300 with his own special brand of African Rhythm and American Blues, and he opened for B.B. King solo at The Paramount Theatre in February of 2007. But already he was in the studio working on his next solo recording, a personal musical effort that would take three years to complete. During that time, his Double-Barrel Blues Show, an hour of acoustic vintage blues, followed by an electrifying night with his band, became a staple at Madam's Organ, the most elite blues club in Washington, D.C. He opened solo repeatedly for Blues Master B.B.King on the east coast. His band and acoustic shows stunned the audiences at Floydfest, and he performed annual sold-out concerts of obscure Classic Hendrix Works. In October of 2009 Cook released his fourth recording "Static in the Blood" a lush, R&B studio recording with roots deep in gospel and blues and elegant guitar work of every hue and shade. The album is a paradise of contemporary styling all done the unmistakable Eli Cook way. Citing influences as diverse and as Kid Rock and Jay Z, Eli continues to introduce the Blues to the listener of the new century. Today, Eli Cook performs nationally, and Miss Blues'es Child, first released more than 5 years ago, has taken permanent residence on the internet radio blues charts.

Venue Information
Hill Country DC
410 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
http://hillcountrywdc.com/

at Hill Country BBQ
509 Seventh Street NW
Washington, United States

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Nice Washington Bands photos

February 28th, 2013

Some cool washington bands images:

Charlie Musselwhite Band, WMBF 2008
washington bands
Image by LostBob Photos
Charlie Musselwhite Band
Budweiser Stage, Saturday Downtown House Party
Western Maryland Bluesfest
Hagerstown, MD
May 31, 2008 – P5310025

Charlie Musselwhite Band, WMBF 2008
washington bands
Image by LostBob Photos
Charlie Musselwhite Band
Budweiser Stage, Saturday Downtown House Party
Western Maryland Bluesfest
Hagerstown, MD
May 31, 2008 – P5310026

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Dance with Qawal

February 28th, 2013

A few nice dance images I found:

Dance with Qawal
dance

Image by SanforaQ8

**Azerbaijani Music & Dance Group

Location : Kuwait
Camera : Nikon D3S
Lens : Nikon 400mm

N-Studio Official website
YouTube Channel
FaceBook
Mobile: +965 66 383 666
E-Mail: N_Studio@Live.Com

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lights dance
dance

Image by the trial
you have to move – let the beat become your own, feel the light run through your skin…

and move…

dance…

live.

Dancing Man
dance

Image by jwinfred
This gentleman danced by himself for hours during the Delta Blues Fest in 95 degree heat.


Amazing Videos

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