Can’t wait to see this 🙂

MV5BMTM4NjYxMzMyN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTMxNTA4OA@@._V1_SX214_J.J. Abrams has been named as the director of the new Star Wars movie. Here’s his newest installment from the other holy grail of science fiction, Star Trek. This is a can’t miss for all the Trekkies out there, opening May 17, 2013.

 

 

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When it comes to streaming music services, I seem to have a deadly touch.

The first victim was Napster–not the original, copyright-infringing version, but the legitimate, Best Buy-owned version that offered free monthly MP3 downloads plus unlimited streaming music. Napster couldn’t find a business model that stuck, and in late 2011 Rhapsody gobbled up Napster’s subscribers and shut the service down for good. By then, I’d already jumped from Napster to MOG, which is technically still alive but floundering. MOG’s new owner, Beats Electronics, is now building its own streaming service with Beats branding. The fate of MOG is unclear, but it doesn’t look good for the service as we know it.

I’m worried that Rdio, of which I became a paid user in December, may be the next one to fall. On Tuesday, the company announced that it’s expanding its free streaming service to more countries, but with similar…

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I find it hard at times to explain what I do and to try and keep it short and sweet, but being able to do that so others understand the concept without blabbering on, can be troublesome.
Thanks for sharing you’re approach, it has giving me a better idea of how to deal with that now. 😉

LET’S TALK ABOUT talking about yourself

Hey everyone!  Thank you so much for your awesome response to the little survey we did a few days ago.  I am so excited about this new series!

Let’s dive right in!

Some people are just so great at talking about what they do and why they do it. They can reel people in and get everyone around them invested in their dream in mere moments.  You people, go away.  This post is not for you.  (no, really, you can stay…  just don’t laugh).

Personally, the hardest part of my job is telling a total stranger what I do.   There is usually a limited amount of time, they have no clue where I’m coming from, and it just feels kind of weird.  I mean, how many bloggers/artist/designers/stay-at-home-moms do you run into every day?  It’s an unusual “job” and I have a hard time being clear and far too often I…

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New Music Monday – Attention Thieves

The Rock Chic

Fact: Bands from South East England are seriously overlooked. I would know. I’m a Home Counties kid myself, growing up with the likes of Hundred Reasons and Reuben. I’ve seen many a good band disappear, never getting the recognition they deserve.

attention thieves

One band that look set to break the trend is Reading natives Attention Thieves. The four piece formed in 2008 and have already had praise from the big rock magazines – Kerrang, Rock Sound and Big Cheese. They’ve even bagged themselves a play on Radio 1 after an impressive set on the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds last year. Oh, and they’ve won a Best Grunge/Hard Rock Group award from a  radio station in Washington, DC.

Their sound is straight up British rock, with a post hardcore streak down the middle and a few punchy, punky choruses thrown in for good measure.

The band are releasing…

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