Low Information Music Dumbing People Down — Hypnotizing America

2:05 “This song is the same thing over and over and over. … It doesn’t really go anywhere.”

27:10 “We’re in the era of limited dynamic range. Everything is compressed to the max. …the same velocity. Vocals are all autotune, so they’re all in the grid… computerized. Everything is in the exact tempo. It never moves, has no humanity. … It’s not people playing together.”

Related: Why Today’s Music Is So BORING. The Regression of Musical Innovation

How low information music contributes to the decline of musical aptitude.

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Maggie, former Alaska Zoo resident, dies at 41 — Laid down under a favorite oak tree with Lulu by her side

“She was really a wonderful elephant. A beautiful elephant with a rough history but an indomitable spirit. A big, big personality,” said Jackie Gai, Maggie’s veterinarian in her final years. “She had a beautiful face with long eyelashes. A very sweet and expressive face.”

Her new home was a sanctuary in San Andreas, Calif., run by the Performing Animal Welfare Society. Dr. Gai, director of veterinary services for PAWS, said Maggie flourished in her new habitat, with acres of hills to roam and mud to wallow in. And Maggie had a best friend: Lulu, a retired zoo elephant from San Francisco.

“They refused to be apart. Everywhere Maggie went, Lulu went, and vice versa,” Gai said. “So it’s just what I would say was the deepest of friendships.”

Gai said Maggie seemed to choose the place of her death. On Tuesday, Maggie lay down under a favorite oak tree. With Lulu by her side and a caregiver nearby, Maggie drew her last breath.

While African elephants in the wild can live to 65, Gai said Maggie exceeded the median life expectancy for a captive elephant.

“She was a good friend to her elephant friends, and she was lucky to have a caring zoo director who made the right decision for her,” Gai said. “And we are honored to have had the opportunity to care for her all these years.”

Gai said Lulu seems sad and is getting extra attention.

Maggie’s care was funded for several years by game-show host and animal advocate Bob Barker, who also reimbursed the Air Force for Maggie’s flight from Alaska.

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Kebu – ‘Fleeting Lights’

I LOVE Kebu’s new song: flowing forward in solid, unwavering, steadfast, in-peace, strong resolution — upward and onward!

Outstanding choice of analog tones: beauty & grit! Great for the soul! We’re on a journey, going somewhere wonderful, fighting darkness in Light together!

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Sebastian Teir. Finnish composer and keyboardist who creates instrumental, melodic synthesizer music. His music is heavily influenced by 70’s and 80’s synthesizer music as well as modern electro. Sebastian Teir alias Kebu makes his music using only analogue synthesizers.

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OVC: Control all videos – change video speed, volume, pop out the video and more! increase productivity!

Works on Facebook and MP3 audio too. Saves a lot of time!

It’s made to work in Google’s intrusive Chrome browser, but since Brave is based on Chrome, it can be used in Brave. While in Brave’s preferences, click on Extensions > Get more extensions/Open Web Store

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Video description:

Using OVC – One Video Control you are able to control all videos you are watching while browsing, both with a GUI and with Zen keyboard shortcuts.

you can:

Pop the video out of the browser, speed up, slow down, reset speed (x1), toggle super speed (x16), increase / decrease volume, toggle mute, skip forward and backward (both short and long skips), and toggle repeat.

it works on all major sites – Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp web, and many (many!) more.

you can finally control videos on Facebook and Twitter without clicking them.

You can finally change the speed of videos you get on Whatsapp,

I mean, everybody loves watching puppies videos, but it consumes a lot of time 🙂

With OVC it can take half the time, and even less!

Just scroll with the mouse over the speed area (or use the keyboard shortcut) and change it up to x16 times faster than normal.

Watching a tutorial, you can finally have the video in sight while implementing what the instructor says!

Just pop the video out of the browser (as simple as clicking a button or using the keyboard shortcut)  and place it in a convenient place, on top of you working area maybe?

This extension is here to save you time and change the way you interact with videos in the browser.

enjoy!

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Photo: Dave Bronson is the man – NWA captain!

Great Photo – Dave Bronson is the man! Anchorage needs an honest, pragmatic mayor at the helm!

Dave remembers me from when I worked the NWA 747 freighters he piloted. He told me he also had trouble not hitting his head on the main deck’s ceiling as we both had to climb the ladder to get up to the cockpit.

I told him I went up it too fast twice, and should have learned the first time. He said it happened to him too, and that the opening wasn’t designed for people over 6 feet.

Our 747F-100s were designed in the ’60s.

MARK FARNER: I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home – 1970) 2011 LiVE

From: Songfacts — Mark Farner (ex-Grand Funk)

Songfacts: How did you come up with that song? It seems so unusual – so long and it changes gears in the middle.

Farner: Initially the song came to me after I said my prayers one night and I put a P.S. on the end of my prayers. I asked God to give me a song that would touch the hearts of people that the Creator wanted to get to. I got up at 3 o’clock in the morning – I’m always getting up at different times of the night and writing things down. A lot of them are not songs but this happened to be one.

I got up and I wrote it, and as I’m writing it, I’m between the state of subconscious and conscious. I’ve got one foot in dreamland and my pen is writing these words down. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. It was kind of weird, I thought, as I was writing it. I didn’t sit there on the edge of the bed and read it over and over, I just wrote it down, and when I got to the end of it, I just folded it over and put it on the nightstand. There it was.

Well, in the morning, I got up, I was drinking my coffee, I was looking at the horses out in the pasture, and I got my feet kicked up. I thought, I’ll grab my flattop here. I had an acoustic George Washburn, a resonant guitar from my kitchen – everybody would grab it when they came here. I started playing. Wow, that’s nice, what the heck is that? Then I made that C chord. I made a mistake. I was going for the G and it was a little short and I hit the C. And I looked down because that chord spoke to me in such a way. I’ve never heard that come out, that inversion of the C. I thought, Wow, that’s a cool chord. Then I thought maybe with those words in the other room, maybe that’s a song, so I grabbed the legal pad and laid it down on the table next to my coffee and I just started strumming. “Everybody…” And it just started coming out. …

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Petra: ‘Let Everything That Hath Breath’ (Praise the Lord)

I became a Christian in 1974 while reading the Paul and Silas jailer story in Acts 16 mentioned in this song. It was clear to me they had what I wanted. I was trying to find the true source of being able to love others — the one true religion that worked, which I hadn’t found while studying in the Lutheran school system K-12. While in my senior year, I don’t know why, but I decided to start reading the Bible in Acts 1, which I still think is a great place to start.

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Let everything that has breath praise the Lord
Let every creature under God’s sun praise the Lord
Let all the mountains, let all the valleys
Let all the hillsides sing of His glory
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord

Israel had a war to fight but the Lord showed them the secret
He said the battle this day is mine, but you must listen how to do it
Put your singers first in front of the rest
Let them praise and sing to me
And you will see the salvation of your God
And watch your enemies flee

Paul and Silas were thrown in jail
For preaching the gospel of Christ
Though in chains they praised His name singing songs in the night
Just then an earthquake shook the place and the chains and the doors were loosened
Then the jailer ran in scared to death and that day he found salvation

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Petra Classic (Greg X Volz lead): Back To The Rock Live Reunion Concert – Nashville 2011

[Note to myself: this 1080p version is just as sharp as this 360p one. The cover pulls up for sharing on this one, so I’m posting it.]

Refreshing, first concert in 25 years with all five of the 80’s line-up (with Greg X. Volz as lead singer)!

Wikipedia’s band history

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Back To The Rock is the twenty-second studio album by the band Petra, released in 2010 and which marks the band’s return with the classic 80s lineup (Bob Hartman, Greg X. Volz, John Lawry, Mark Kelly and Louie Weaver) .[1] The repertoire consists of a reinterpretation of 10 hits from Petra’s eighteenth phase plus two new songs. [2] The album also features a live version (Back to the Rock Live) released in 2011 on CD / DVD. [3]

Set List
“Bema Seat” – 03:43​
“Clean” – 02:51​
“Angel of Light” – 04:14​
“Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows” – 03:56​
“Godpleaser” – 04:29​
“Second Wind” – 04:20​
“More Power to Ya” – 03:21​
“Let Everything That Hath Breath (Praise The Lord)” – 04:00​ (Greg X. Volz)
“Grave Robber” – 04:37​
“Adonai” – 04:16​
“Back to the Rock” – 04:27​ (Greg X. Volz)
“Too Big To Fail” – 04:11​
fonte: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to…

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Wim Hof Cold Showers in Alaska — My Experience

I’ve been taking cold showers for at least a year. Alaska’s tap water is ideal at 41°F in winter and 46°F in summer.

My feet used to get cold outside, but now I can wear summer shoes (with screws for traction) with one pair of regular socks comfortably in slightly below zero Fahrenheit

My hands still get cold though, which I’m finally now theorizing may be because my arms and hands don’t spend much time in the cold water, which I’m going to now change, whereas the feet are in cold water during the entire shower.

As a child, playing outside for hours in Minnesota, and downhill skied without a mask. I frostbit my fingers, toes and nose, and thought they’d never improve.

My toes seem back to normal now at age-63, thanks to Wim Hof and Alaska’s cold tap water!

Life giving therapy that costs nothing!

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Daniel Rodriguez: ‘I’ll Walk with God’ — “I’ll never walk alone while I walk with God”

I’ll Walk with God from this day on.
His helping hand I’ll lean upon.
This is my prayer, my humble plea,
May the Lord be ever with me.

There is no death, tho’ eyes grow dim.
There is no fear when I’m near to Him.
I’ll lean on Him forever
And He’ll forsake me never.

He will not fail me
As long as my faith is strong,
Whatever road I may walk along.

I’ll Walk with God, I’ll take His hand.
I’ll talk with God, He’ll understand.
I’ll pray to Him, each day to Him
And He’ll hear the words that I say.

His hand will guide my throne and rod
And I’ll never walk alone
While I walk with God.

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