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Evening Machines — October 5th


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One of my favorite folk singers is Gregory Alan Isakov.  Gregory Alan Isakov emigrated to US from South Africa and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He is now a Colorado-based Indie Folk artist who makes music and is a full-time farmer.  His music is a combination of Indie and folk, featuring instruments like banjos and guitars into his songs.

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Gregory Alan Isakov released six albums since this year.  His latest album was with The Colorado Symphony in Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony.  Many of his hit songs can be heard of in shows like Suits, Californication, Rectify, The Blacklist, and even Girls (which features my personal favorite song ‘Amsterdam’).  Fans nationwide go to see this famous folk singer whenever he is in the area.

When he is not making music, Gregory Alan Isakov goes out on his nationwide tour every year.  This year he has other plans in store for audiences.  Fans can be happy to know that Gregory Alan Isakov plans to release a new album this year.

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The new album is called Evening Machines and it will be released on October 5th.  This album features twelve new tracks to listen to.  You can listen to the track ‘Chemicals’ online to get a taste of the album.

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This is really exciting news!  I saw Gregory Alan Isakov last year in Boston and he was absolutely amazing.  He played every famous song and more, giving the crowd quite a show.  The best part was when he broke into the starting notes for ‘Amsterdam’.  Gregory Alan Isakov played such an awesome show that summer.

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I’m really looking forward to Gregory Alan Isakov’s Evening Machines.  The featured song ‘Chemicals’ was already great to listen to and I’m sure that his other songs will be even better.  Fall is looking to be even better with the release of Gregory Alan Isakov’s new album being released.

If you’re looking for some good Indie Folk music, be sure to check out Evening Machines by Gregory Alan Isakov on October 5th.

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Netflix Title Request Page


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Netflix has some interesting tricks featured within its service.  Some tricks help you find more content you haven’t discovered before while others help put an end to the annoying buffering.  If you do a little digging around the program, you will be able to take full advantage of what Netflix has to offer.  Just goes to show you that Netflix has a lot more to offer these days.

Just a month ago, a hidden feature was discovered.  This feature was discovered within social media and provides more interactivity with its audiences.  The hidden feature that was discovered is a title request page.

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That’s right folks – Netflix has a title request page for its audiences.  Millions of users are able to request up to three titles to submit for Netflix.  Whether it is a TV series or movie, any title is up for grabs.

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This feature was discovered from a fan’s tweet about not finding Chelsea Peretti’s One of the Greats on Netflix.  Netflix replied with, “You know the drill” and linked to the title request page.  Chelsea Peretti then responded with, “LITERALLY NO ONE KNOWS THAT DRILL”.  Its an answer that echoes across many Netflix users worldwide.

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The tweet shocked audiences nationwide about this intriguing feature.  Providing something like a title request page increases interactivity among its audiences.  Not only is there more interactivity, but the feature becomes more personal to the users.  Users can choose THEIR favorite titles they want to see on the streaming service.  These users enjoy the thousands of titles to choose from and they are looking to expand the digital library.

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With that, you end up making Netflix even better.  Audiences can now take full advantage of this amazing feature.  Three titles can be selected of your choosing.

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If you want to binge-watch one of your favorite shows or want to track down a movie, head over to the title request page on Netflix here at https://help.netflix.com/en/titlerequest.

Roger Waters’ ‘High Hopes’ for Assange


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Pink Floyd is a timeless band that has been around for decades.  Founding members like Roger Waters continues to tour around the world.  He plays his familiar tracks, both from his Pink Floyd days and his solo albums, for the Pink Floyd Fanatics throughout each of his concerts.

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Waters was always vocal about his political views throughout his work.  Albums like The Wall and The Final Cut played on themes about the harsh realities of war.  He even showcases these themes during his worldwide tour.  Just recently, Waters put on quite a light show for the audience in Berlin.

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Before the concert started, a neon red text was projected onto a black backdrop.  The text read, “Resist the attempted silencing of Julian Assange”.  Many fans took to twitter to discuss Roger Waters’ stunt before his show.

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This text refers to Julian Assange, the man who created Wikileaks back in 2006.  Wikileaks dealt with a political PR nightmare in 2010 when it published a series of controversial leaks from Chelsea Manning.  Ever since then, Assange has been living in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.

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Roger Water always admired Julian Assange and it was an intriguing way of showcasing his political views.  Years after making music with Pink Floyd and he still has a large audience base.  It goes to show that classic bands like Pink Floyd still have a place for the modern world.

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Musicians like Roger Waters are important in the entertainment world.  They help create a revolution that help make a difference in the world.  Roger Waters certainly isn’t just ‘another brick in the wall’; rather, this noise he makes ‘Echoes’ on this very earth.

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This ‘Fearless’ PR stunt went well with the audience, being that they are tweeting about this electric show he put on.  Any buzz generated about Pink Floyd is astonishing after establishing themselves decades ago.  He certainly gives us ‘High Hopes’ about where our world should be heading in the near future.

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Kudos to Roger Waters for that intriguing performance.  It certainly is a show worth remembering for years to come.  Who knows what other messages Waters will showcase for his audiences at his next concert.

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We will have to find it over at ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’.

Google’s First Coding #GoogleDoodle


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Google provides some nifty ideas for web design.  Their logo, which has been transformed to what’s known as a Doodle, turns into an interactive feature during a certain event.  Some Doodles have a game that users can play while others feature a small video about the person featured.  Whatever the case may be, there’s always some special event worth highlighting.

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It isn’t just the traditional holidays that are featured; other events that Google points out are birthdays, anniversaries of historic events, and other special occasions.  There’s always something special going on and you can count on the popular search engine to give you the latest updates.  Today’s unique Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of kids coding language with an entertaining game featuring six-leveled quests.

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‘Coding for Carrots’ is the first ever coding doodle where players guide a cute bunny around six challenging levels.  You must select each movement, dropping directions for where the bunny will move next.  The later stages introduce loops and the players collect medals for discovering the shortest solution for each puzzle.  Players must collect all of the carrots to make it to the next round.

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The game was designed by combination of three teams: Google Blockly team, the Google Doodle team, and researchers from MIT Scratch.  It was created for Computer Science Education Week to celebrate 50 years since kids programming languages were first introduced (since 1967).  While the game may be short in nature, it was intended to celebrate a half-century milestone in computer coding.

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Coding has been around for decades (even before video games!) and continues to be a popular tool for creating computer software, websites, and even apps.  The progressive shift towards a flourishing mobile market has made coding much more relevant these days.  Kids are utilizing codes to create an app that has games, music, social media, news, weather, or another entertaining feature.  Fifty years later and kids are still excited about computer programming.

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This was a really cool idea from Google!  I’ve tried my hands at coding, but I wasn’t too crazy about the long process (I’ll just stick to playing on the computer rather than computer programming!).  Coding requires lots of work, but the hard work pays off once your creation works perfectly.

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We’ve come a long way with coding since 1967 and our new designs are more incredible than ever.  Every year we’re blown away by the huge amount of creativity oozing through those codes.  Sure, it may seem like just lines of letters and numbers; but hidden beneath those lines contains something truly extraordinary.  There’s a pot of gold waiting at the end of the long, windy code line.  Once you reach the final end point – the REAL end point when the whole code works – the program works and you got yourself a truly unique product for the digital market.

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It’s interests like coding that people can create something BEYOND the typical design.  Designers have done beautiful things with the coding language and they continue to push the boundaries of the technological realm.

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What does the future hold for coding?  We’ll have to sit and wait to see what gold coders find in their computer program.

Gravitating Gravity Blankets!


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Every now and then I run into some unique products that provide some surprising benefits.  Products such as the Himalayan Salt Lamp or meditation app help consumers relieve the daily stress and anxiety they feel every once in a while.  In this rapid and chaotic age of technology, many people are feeling more stressed than ever.  This stress can cause problems with sleep, eating habits, work, social well-being, and overall health.

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Sleep is one of the most important tasks of our biological agenda.  Getting enough shuteye is key to making the most out of your day.  Losing even a few hours and your day is sure to go sour due to a lack of energy.  A good bed, some comfy pillows, and a warm blanket will help put you into a good rest.  If the typical bedding products haven’t been getting you to sleep well, then there’s always…The Gravity Blanket.

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The Gravity Blanket is a revolutionary weighted blanket aimed at helping with stress, anxiety, AND sleep.  It started as a Kickstarter idea back in April 26th and reached its financial goal in just one month (over 23,000 pledges donated over $4.7 million so far!).  Entrepreneur John Fiorentino initiated the project and his work has been featured in businesses like Mashable, Fast Company, Elle, Yahoo! Health, and many other media channels.

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Here’s the science – the Gravity Blanket is known as a weighted blanket, a special type of blanket that’s engineered to be 7-12% of your body weight.  This aspect relaxes the nervous system through simulating the feeling of being held or hugged (FREE HUGS!).  Wrapping this warm blanket will help increase melatonin and serotonin levels while also decreasing levels of cortisol.  Increasing both melatonin and serotonin are key ingredients for improving your overall mood as well as promoting a restful sleep.

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Better sleep is the main USP (unique selling product) for the Gravity Blanket.  Gravity will minimize any body movement so you will fall into a deeper REM cycle much easier.  With the perfect combination of ultra-soft microfiber and weighted feel, you’ll be sure to fall right to sleep instantly.

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But the science doesn’t stop there!  Gravity utilizes the power of proprioceptive input (also known as ‘deep touch pressure stimulation’), a beneficial therapeutic method where you stimulate pressure points on the body.  These pressure points are linked to improve sleep, relaxation, and even mood.  Initiating these pressure points will reduce cortisol levels and produce more serotonin.

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Gravity Blankets won’t be shipping out until January 2018, but you can still get your pre-order in today.  If you’re looking for a warm blanket with amazing therapeutic effects, the Gravity Blanket is something you should look into.  You can wrap yourself into a deeper sleep with the comforting Gravity Blanket.

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This is really neat stress-combating product idea!  It reinvents the idea of a warm blanket by adding comforting pressure points that help you fall into a deeper sleep.  The therapeutic effects weren’t what threw me into learning about this product, but rather, how they were incorporated with a blanket to make it weighted.  Turning the blanket into a weighted blanket makes the product that much more enjoyable and desirable as well.

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In the end, the Gravity Blanket is a perfect case where a common product (a blanket, in this case!) was rejuvenated with fresh ideas to create something truly amazing.  The wheel was being reinvented, redesigned to take a unique shape to form some other purpose.  This should be a way of how we look at products or services.  Searching for original ideas means going back to the drawing board and understanding what made them so incredible in the first place.

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That’s why the Gravity Blanket knocked it out of the park as a unique product.  It was redesigned with some more benefits for the consumer to enjoy.  Who knows what other product will be cooked up in the near future.  Hopefully it will help combat the daily stress and anxiety we go through in life.