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Music Therapy

Ok so maybe a small bit of ipod pushing, but this video further proves that music therapy is a serious health profession that helps many people when nothing else seems to.

We warn you, This video is seriously emotional

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How to deal with people who cut in line

I thinks its fair to say we have all been in this position a couple of times in our lifetime, I know I certainy have and by God, it infuriates me to the point of self-combustion. Can someone please please please tell me what’s the rush?

I think we can all learn something from Larry David on this topic and I may just put some of his techniques into practice the next time we pull the van over to the next available services station whilst trekking up and down the length and breath of UK and in need of a coffee/hot chocolate top up.

Much Love

Kane x

 

Photography Pt 6

Here’s a couple of shots I took from strolling in the park just before the brief bout of snow we encountered quite recently.

I love the way the flower looks all frosted and wintery, mind you it was pretty baltic that morning.

And finally I will leave you with a shot which I quite like of Peppo, whilst he was   laying down some ivory in the home studio one afternoon.

Toodle Pip

Kane x

Oil Diggers pockets….

Well it’s come to this time of the four year cycle once again. That means it’s time for Obama and all of the opposing republican candidates to start making some good friends with deep pockets to try and win the U.S presidential race. For the Republicans I’m sure that the oil companies will certainly come to the rescue once again. If they do manage to win, let’s hope this time it won’t result in a war mongering lunatic getting in to office, that’s right George Bush please take a bow.

 

A lecturer once told me, “The U.S presidential race is a nastiest game around, whether you’re republican or democrat, no one gets to the top of the ladder over there without scratching so many backs, that by the time you’re in the hot seat, you owe a lot of people, a lot of things. And these people want to be paid back with interest, PRONTO”.

 

With quite a few of the caucuses behind us and the governor ofMassachusetts, Mitt Romey back in the lead for the Republican Party nomination, there have been a few casualties and a few campaigns derailed along the way. They have come in a variety of ways, from sex scandals to not knowing what you would do when you get in to the White house, with this last one being my personal favourite. In the nationally televised debate, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry, who coincidentally sounds like a WWF wrestler was asked what organisations he would scrap if he got the top job. Here is Ricks answer below. Absolutely brilliant…

 

 

Whatever happens between now and the 6th of November I think the world better be hoping that Obama gets his second term. He might not have lived up to every promise he made but I do honestly believe that he has tried to, and will continue to do so, that’s a lot more then many of his counterparts have ever done (and probably the republicans)

 

4 more years!!!!!

 

Gordo

Photography (Part 5)

I decided to go trudging through some of the photo’s I have taken whilst being back in Dublin seeing as I had no camera for my last visit bar my iphone. I managed to stumble across this one which I really love and had completely forgotten about. It was orginally much brighter but seeing as it is a statue which is depicting the famine of Ireland from 1845-1852 I thought it best to alter the photo ever so slightly.

I decided to boost the colour and then turn it to black and white which has given the face of the statue to me a far more gaunt and haunting look and for some reason completely unbeknown to myself added a gold or bronze kind of tinge.

CHUCK NORRIS FACTS

This Chuck Norris Facts over the top parody thingy is going around at the moment…some of them are pretty good…

When Alexander Bell invented the telephone he had 3 missed calls from Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris can play Xbox with a Playstation controller

All this talk of Chuck Norris being so tough is bullshit, if he was so tough he would come in now and smash my head on this keybo;app;efauruepiuhytgiukjgh

Chuck Norris can feel sound

Chuck Norris doesn’t read books, he stares at them till they give him the information he wants

The Delta Force is not a movie, it’s a documentary

Chuck Norris already found the “X” on the map

Chuck Norris flosses with bicycle chains

If Chuck Norris hits himself, he’ll create an infinite loop by countering each blow, a paradox no one can solve…except Chuck Norris

 Disclaimer! In real life Chuck Norris is a creationist which is a very polite way of saying he’s a delusional man who only has sex in the missionary position.

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Photography (Part 4)

By now im quite sure you will have most certainly got the hang of what your doing (with your camera) and what kind of stuff you enjoy shooting. I’ve been trying more often to go to busy little spots that I feel are kind of special.

One of those for me would be walking through Camden Market on a saturday just seeing whats happening. I know Camden Market doesnt really sound all that exciting but for me when taking photos its absolutely perfect with sheer diversity in the area. You can go from one end of the spectrum to the other in the blink of an eye or the turn of a corner. Here’s a shot I took on one of those very outings for a “ahem” cheeky chinese.

Much Love

Kaner x

DRIVE THRU PRANKS

I came across this guy a little while ago whilst looking for some “drive thru pranks”. Since then I’ve been absolutely hooked to his YouTube channel.

The array of characters he has created for different scenario’s is amazing. I would be very surprised if he wasn’t brought to a TV screen near you real soon.

So without further a do, I give you EdBassMaster.

For anyone who wants to view his channel please visit the following:

http://www.youtube.com/user/edbassmaster

Much Love

Kane x

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MINI DJ

I’m a huge fan of street performance and heres one I came across recently. Not your typical performance but brilliant nonetheless and it has me LMFAO. This cat certainly knows how to move to that techno groove.

Much Love

Kane x

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IRISH TOURIST BOARD AD

Check out this ad for the Irish Tourist Board. They came along and filmed one of our shows in Belfast.

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DIE HARD 12

John McClane, now theres a name that sends a cold shiver down the spine of any plotting villain. Steven Seagal was just a cook but Bruce Willis was just a cop.

With a “Yippi-kayae” and a hearty “Welcome to the party pal”, I give you Ben Stillers mock up of a potential Die Hard 12.

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PHOTOGRAPHY (PART 3)

Ahoy there, photographites!

May I wish you all a very Happy New Year and welcome back for the third instalment of my so called PhotoBlog.

I’ve always had a bit of a penchant per se for trying to snap shots of twinkling lights and so forth. I have found they add a kind of warmth to a shot – this explains why controlled lighting is always used in proper photo shoots. That way the photographer can see the shot beforehand and tailor the lighting to his needs to achieve the shot.

I took this in a small ale house while back in Dublin over the Christmas period. It is only taken on an iPhone as my camera was out of action due to a battery issue – bloody batteries! – but still gets the desired effect.

Small ale house in Dublin

Here are two shots I took from a short tea and biscuits break during a rehearsal before heading back to Ireland for a brief tour.

In the first of these shots I love the way the black and white squares open it up and soften it at the same time. I found the use of black and white shots on the day to be the best as the lighting in the room itself is fantastic. It cast some beautiful shadows that brought the shots to life, as seen in the second one of Ross tipping his cowboy hat which we found in a cupboard.

Black and white squares

Ross in his cowboy hat

Keep snapping!

Much love,

Kane

ELVIS PRESLEY

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8th 1935, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954, working with Sun Records who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience.

Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was one of the originators of rockabilly. An uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues, from which he ultimately became one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century.

That’s even without discussing the trademark leg rattle thing he had going on that would sent people into a feverish frenzy.

Here’s one of my favourite performances from “The King”. I really hope you like it.

Kaner

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Oh the sheer irony of it.

We all know what a brilliant addition to an online business Google Analytics etc have become. But then theres also what the consumer sees on the opposite end of the spectrum. Well, now some genius has decided to make a real life Google Analytics vid.

Usually you would be pulling your hair out at your computer but instead you might as well just chuckle to yourself or even laugh out loud. I know I did.

Truly Brilliant.

Kane