Its not news that horror rap is meant to be eerie. Its one of the few musical genres out there that can be understood by its name. That said, what else is there to songs like Twiztids “Spiderwebs” and ICPs “Riddlebox”? What about to words like those in Boondoxs “Seven” lyrics? Surely these song titles and lyrics (especially the lyrics to Boondoxs “Seven”) cant strictly be about what their titles imply. Lets take a closer look.
An excerpt from Twiztids “Spiderwebs”:
Im tangled in the spiderwebs and cant get out
Its like youre breakin my heart when you open your mouth
Its like youre so excited when youre bringin me down
Clearly, Twiztids “Spiderwebs” is about a girl and heartbreak. The Spiderwebs that Madrox and Monoxide Child are talking about in Twiztids “Spiderwebs” are a device used to describe just how tangled they feel in this messy relationship. Twiztids spiderwebs in this case dont really exist at all, which actually is a pretty common occurrence to stumble upon when analyzing horror rap songs.
For another example besides that of Twiztids “Spiderwebs”, lets examine ICPs “Riddlebox” song. If we were to look at the entire ICP Riddlebox album wed find many examples of this same occurrence, probably too many to discuss.
An excerpt from ICPs “Riddlebox”:
Turn the crank
And experience whats in store for you
Deep with the mighty Riddlebox
The ICP Riddlebox Jokers card has to do with determining the fate of your afterlife. Will Juggalos spend eternity in eternal peace up in heaven? Or will they spend it burning down below? ICPs Riddlebox will be the decider, and such is the core subject of this song. ICPs Riddlebox (both the album and song) wouldnt be worth much if they were about a simple Riddlebox, now would they? Because Twiztid doesnt have a mythology to back them up, the meaning of Twiztids “Spiderwebs” is less obvious to fans.
By turning the ICP Riddlebox into something with magical powers, theyve not only sparked interest amongst Juggalo listeners, but simultaneously turned the ICP Riddlebox into part of Insane Clown Posse and horror rap lore.
Finally, lets take a look at lyrics to a horror rap song that on the surface appear to not be eerie at all, lyrics to Boondoxs Seven.
A look at Boondoxs “Seven” lyrics:
A demon spawn child of a bastard son
Seven born at seven and the seventh child fathered one
The point of seven in the Boondoxs “Seven” lyrics isnt as obvious as the meaning of Twiztids “Spiderwebs.” Yes we can see that seven makes a repeated appearance in the chorus lyrics to Boondoxs “Seven,” but what is the significance of the number seven in Boondoxs “Seven” lyrics? Could the use of this number in Boondoxs “Seven” Lyrics be meant to display the character in this song is perfectly evil? The number 7 is used to mean luck and power around the world
If you are one of those people who like to take your time and put pen to paper then you will now how important it is to have a good quality writing instrument. Not only will a good quality pen glide whilst you write, it will feel natural and comfortable in your hand as you do so. That is why if you are serious about writing you should consider a Conway Stewart pen. With expertise in pen manufacturing reaching over 100 years you really can be sure of Conway Stewart pens.
Conway Stewart pens first came about in 1905, the business was founded by Frank Jarvis and Thomas Garner. For the next 50 years the Conway Stewart pen company enjoyed much success manufacturing fountain pens in the UK. Unfortunately good luck ran out for Conway Stewart pens in 1975. The arrival of the popular ball point pen meant business all but dried up. But the UK had not seen the last of Conway Stewart. In the 1990s the company was revived and is now once more a successful writing instrument manufacturer. The Conway Stewart pen company now specialises in making highly desirable luxury writing instruments. Conway Stewart pens have now taken their place at the high end of the pen and writing instrument market.
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Sig Sauer’s early model the 1911 is better known as the Sig Sauer 1911 Traditional. While Sig Sauer Mosquito is the recent and modern firearm range that is ruling the pistol market. Both the traditional 1911 and Sig Sauer Mosquito models are among the acclaimed pistols for military warfare and small scale hunting. They are weather resistant and especially the Traditional 1911 Sig Sauer pistols feature the legendary techniques and making that makes Sig Sauer a global name. Sig Sauer 1911 Traditional and Sig Mosquito have some important differences.
Sig Mosquito is a semi-automatic pistol that is blowback operated and chambered to fire the .22 LR cartridge. The design of this series resembles that of P226, another popular series of Sig Sauer pistols. But still, the Mosquito models are smaller in size. Being a modern firearm, every initiative is taken to make them user friendly. The polymer frame of the weapon make them absolutely hardy and weather resistant. Even in rugged terrain, the pistols remain scratch-free. Also for the advantage of the users, the controls and operation are just like full-sized pistols. There is a decocking lever, safety lock, hammer fall and 10 round of magazine calibre. They are also available in a variety of models and most importantly colors. The accessory rail on all the models allow easy mounting of sight devices.
The special editions of Mosquito model are green, pink and even crimson in color. The two-tone frames are both black and stainless steel colored. The Mosquito Sport is known for its 4.9 inch barrel and high accuracy. Standard Mosquito has a polymer frame, adjustable rear and Double action/single action trigger mechanism. Mosquito with threaded barrel is wear resistant in every way. There is facility for a threaded barrel adapter with 28 thread pattern. Safety features for the users are decocking lever, auto drop and lock of barrel and slide and magazine safety.
Compared to the Sig Mosquito, the 1911 Traditional models are chambered to fire both the .22LR, .40 S&W and the 9 mm cartridges and they have also offered a platform for development of newer models. There are five models in 1911 Traditional that includes Reverse Two-Tone, Compact Stainless, Traditional Match Elite Stainless and Two-Tone Match Elite and the Tacops. Great tolerance and close combat are two benefits of these models that make them hunter friendly. The Compact Stainless model has custom grips, better controls and be used with night sights. The Tacops is a more revised version with nitron finish, grip safety and match-grade barrel. While these model have mostly concentrated on accuracy and durability, the user comfort has been taken care of in Sig Sauer Mosquito versions.
Fun to make and a great accompaniment to the classic carol Jingle Bells, just shake to the beat. Who would have thought that rubbish and junk could sound so festive?
Al you need to make a jingle bells musical instrument is…
16 metal bottle caps, paint, brass nails, sandpaper, hammer and some scraps of wood.
First paint the out side of the bottle caps a nice metallic colour. Spray paint is quick and easy, but applying paint with a brush is just as good.
When the paint is dry, use a large nail and hammer to make a hole in the centre of each cap. Have the cap sitting face up as it would do on the bottle, that way the rough edges are created on the inside of the ‘bell’.
The bells are fixed to a piece of wood, roughly 2cm by 3cm and 28cm long. Give the wood a good sanding so that it doesn’t have any rough surfaces. You could paint or varnish the ‘handle’ if you wish to.
Working on one side of the handle at a time, attach the capes in pairs with the insides of the caps facing one another. Push a brass nail in the holes of the caps and offer it up to the wood.
Place the first set of bells 5cm away from the end. Don’t hammer the nail in too far into the wood. The bells need to move freely on the nail and clatter together.
The second set should be 8.5cm away from the end.
The third set should be 12cm away from the end.
Now turn the handle over to attach bells to the other side. Use scraps of wood to prop up each end of the handle so that it is clear off the workbench. Otherwise you will spoil the bells that you have already attached.
Add bells in pairs in the same way as you did on the other side, but this time the first set of bells 1.5cm away from the end. Add the other sets of bells so that they are level with the bells on the other side of the handle.
Then turn the handle over to attach the remaining set of bells. Again use scraps of wood to prop up the handle.
And there you have it, a set of jingle bells. Young children should be supervised when playing the jingle bells.
If you find it difficult to obtain bottle caps, you could ask an adult to approach a public house or bar, they have no use of the caps. You could also maybe write to a local brewery requesting some bottle caps. Alternatively look in the winemaking department of Boots or Wilkinsons for new bottle caps.
degree product photography is a so delicate and involved topic because products come in so many shapes and sizes. Some may be very reflective, some may have dimensions that will prevent you from simply dropping them on a turntable, and some may have features that can be only highlighted when shot from a specific angle while hanging from the top and with a certain
The more constraints you have in your 360 photography setup the less options you get at your disposal for creating smooth 360 product views. It’s also very important to be able to quickly assess how your product appear from different angles with a given setup before you start on the actual production of 360 product images.
So before you go ahead and spend your hard earned money on a computerized equipment (which is invaluable if you do this commercially), here’s a simple guide for building a DIY turntable that will likely solve some of your product photography needs. The good news? It will only cost you a trip to a hardware store (Ace Hardware or similar), $40 and an hour of your time to get it all assembled together!
What you need:
2 x 23″ disks of round plywood – $28
1 x 12″ Lazy Susan Bearing – $6
1 sheet of white paper enough to cover the top of plywood disks
So the turntable will be built using two disks of round plywood and a lazy susan bearing attached between the disks to provide a smooth and steady movement. The bearing is tough enough to deal with weights of up to 400-500 lb or even 1000 lb depending on a brand, so the weak link is the plywood. If you go with Shepherd’s bearing, they come with pretty good assembly instructions. The key is to find and mark the center on the plywood disks. This is pretty simple as long as the disks are perfect circles:
First, you will need to find something that has a 90 degree corner like a piece of a white paper sheet. Place the right-angle corner of the sheet at any point on the edge of the plywood disk and mark the other two points where it crosses the edges on the plywood. Then draw a straight line between the two marks and connect the marks with a straight line. Now repeat the same procedure using another point on the plywood. The intersection between the two lines is the center of the disk.
The rest of the assembly is pretty straightforward – just follow instructions on the bearing package!
Now that the major work is done, you need to decide how many frames your 360 product views will be comprised of. Usually, 20 frames per view gives a nice balance between the total size of the images/download speed and the smoothness of your product rotations.
So to get 20 product shots, the turntable should be able to rotate in 18 degree increments. The key is to mark the top plywood disk in such way that you can easily identify the increments. One approach is to put numbered marks on the side of the disk. Since you already have found the center on the top disk, creating the 18-degree marks is pretty simple with a protractor.
The final step is to attach a piece of white paper on the top of the plywood disk where you will be placing your products and put a measuring mark on the bottom plywood base. Now put your camera on, align it with the measuring mark on the bottom and the center of the rotation, then place your product on the table and you are good to go.
Happy 360 Product Photography!
Today, marketing can decide the success or failure of a business. How the business is marketed plays a major role for the business. Some people perceive that advertising on the radio is too expensive for a small business and even for some medium-sized businesses. This is not true. In fact, advertising on the radio is very affordable and has proven itself a great way for delivering advertisements to a targeted audience.
Majority of People Listen to Radio – About 95 percent of people in the United States listen to the radio regularly. Most people wake up in the morning to a radio, listen to it in the car on the way to work and back home, listen while working and might listen to some late-night radio talk shows.
Reaching Your Prime Audience – Radio programs, morning shows and listener call-in shows offer a wide audience base for a company to advertise their services and products. Not only do you have a wide audience base, but radio advertising is an effective way to reach your prime audience. Each radio station has its own demographics it appeals to. Some are conservative, and some are liberal. We have sports stations, religious stations and children’s stations. This divides the listening world into specific groups, making radio advertising easy to selectively target your customer base.
Choose the Right Times to Advertise – Along with different groups of consumers, the radio world is broken up by listening times as well. Most adults listen to the radio in the morning on their way to work and again on the way home. Most of the younger listeners will tune in after school and late afternoons. If your business offers sporting goods for kids, it is wise to choose an advertising time in the late afternoon on children’s or sports stations.
Cost Effectiveness – Radio is a very cost-effective way for you to advertise. A spot on the radio can cost less than some advertisements in newspapers and magazines. Your radio advertisements can also be compared to a larger competitor’s ad since there is no real cost of competing with them visually as there is with a television ad.
Intimate Advertising – One of the best benefits of using advertising on the radio is how it affects the listeners. Radio is often perceived as being an intimate way of advertising because most people are alone when they listen to the radio.
People tend to pick their favorite radio programs and stations and develop a personal relationship with them. Because of this, people are very accepting of the radio advertisements versus other types of advertisements. Radio advertising is an opportunity for a business to connect personally with their consumers and increase the chances of making a sale.
Peter Wendt is a writer and researcher living in Austin, TX. He has been interested in radio advertising for a long time, but nowadays he trusts to handle it for him.
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired all U.S. rights to Snoot Entertainments Battle for Terra, a 3D animated adventure feature film with the vocal talents of Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Justin Long, Amanda Peet, Chris Evans and Dennis Quaid.
The feature directorial debut of acclaimed short filmmaker Aristomenis Tsirbas (The Freak), Battle for Terra is the first in a series of animated features produced by Snoot. The announcement was made by Roadside Attractions Co-President Eric dArbeloff.
Battle for Terra turns sci-fi convention on its head by telling its story from the perspective of the aliens whose planet is invaded by humans fleeing a dying Earth. The film made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has since thrilled festival audiences worldwide.
The film has been honored for its environmental awareness themes and stunning animation with the Silver Griffin Award at the 2008 Giffoni Film Festival; the Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at the 2008 Ottawa International Animation Festival; and the Crystal Heart Award at the 2008 Heartland Film Festival. In preparation for the U.S. release, the Los Angeles based creative team has rendered the entire film in stereoscopic 3D using a proprietary in-house process. Lionsgate and Roadside will open, Battle for Terra in wide release, in both 3D and 2D formats, on May 1, 2009. Stuart Fords IM Global will handle international.
We at Roadside could not be more excited to be releasing Battle for Terra noted dArbeloff. Not only is it a thrilling piece of entertainment for younger audiences, its themes of tolerance and environmental awareness will resonate with viewers of all ages. Anyone interested in 3D animation and digital artistry will be stunned.
The deal was negotiated by Lionsgate President of Theatrical Films Tom Ortenberg, on behalf of Lionsgate; Co-President of Roadside Attractions Howard Cohen and attorney Greg Bernstein, on behalf of Roadside Attractions; and by Snoot President Keith Calder, CAA and Erik Hyman and Susan Williams of Loeb & Loeb, on behalf of the filmmakers and Snoot Entertainment.
Many people have a dream of becoming a singer or a band member. They want to enter in the music industry, share their talent and show their passion for music. However, the first question that comes in their mind is “where should I start?” Obviously, they should create their own music or sample of composition. Generally, it takes a lot of time as people need to practice more to present their best one with great lyrics and wonderful beats. Music studio is a best place to practice as it will help in giving the best output than home recording studio. Some studios also offer specialising services like mixing of voice, voice over recording, audio mastering, etc.
There are a few things that everyone should consider while choosing the best music studio to get completely satisfying results. An important part of the recording procedure is audio mastering. Getting music mastered by the right person is more important to increase the overall quality of the music. The qualified engineers, who have learned song mastering in their own way and time, are responsible for editing and fine finishing to the recorded music. You will understand the importance of audio mastering once you hear final recording done by professional and the recording done by you.
Nowadays, audio mastering and voice over recording is no longer expensive, due to the evolution of digital mixers and digital mastering software. They have made visiting a music studio more affordable and setting up one easier. Despite the digital manipulation, it is still a lengthy process and should be done by only editing the music. For getting perfection, years of practice must be needed. Thats why, it is important to choose the right recording place with an established reputation for producing quality recording through qualified on-site recording engineer.
While choosing a music studio, you should also consider equipment like mixing console, studio monitors, multi-track recorder, and others that are required to do a good job. Many studios use the utmost quality analogue and digital softwares to finalise your mixes and to give it the commercial standard. There are many studios available in Melbourne, which provide the great services. You can find the best one by browsing the internet or taking help of your friends who have already practiced at one of them.
The best music studios are those which offer audio mastering and all the professional touches needed to make a dramatic difference to the impact and quality of your recording. Having a recording done at a professionally mastered recording studio raises the possibilities of success to a great extent, by understanding the potential your recording has and finalising it with voice over recording.
There are certain functions or events that come at once in entire life. Everyone wants to enjoy his life or those memorable events. Earlier it was not possible to live that moment but today is the world of gadgets. Today we have got cameras and have got professional photographers, who can help us preserve those valuable moments.
Now a days people are making their carrier in this field because this field is full of knowledge, fun and money. Event photography business is expanding just like spiders web if you like camera then you may go to event photography field. As the name defines, Event photography is said to be taking pictures or recording video in an event. Events are divided into definite categories such as wedding event, corporate event, social and charity events.
Is there any wedding event in your house or in your family? Have you decided something about photography? Trust me event photography will make your event full of excitement, anticipation and of course memorable. I know wedding is a function full of preparations. A lot of preparations have to be done but that doesnt mean you forgot hiring an event photographer. Event photographer is must especially in a wedding function. If you have not hired an event photographer then hire it now but make sure he is professional in his work.
Event photography is also proving very helpful in expanding business. Now you are thinking in what way. Well, take an example suppose you are organizing a business event and hired an event photographer. Stills that are taken at the party will be at the page of the newspaper next day. Why business parties are organized? Just for making contacts and why contacts are made? Contacts are made for expanding business and expanded business will result in lots of money. As your contacts increases your sales will also increases. Due to the stills taken you will be known to each and every business person wants to be friends of yours. Social and charity events are also becoming very popular these days. Many Celebrities attends charity and social events just for being on page3. Celebrities and the charity event organizer both wants publicity and for that they call event photographer.
Photographs taken at the party will act as a plus point for business as well as for social events if the pictures taken are good enough. Wedding is an event that comes at once in life and everyone wants to keep it alive. It will be alive if pictures are taken by professional and experienced event photographer and it is same as in the case of social and charity events. Hire an event photographer who has good market value as well as experience. If there is any event in your surroundings and you are in need of an event photographer then you can log onto events-photography.com. The service quality they support is simply unmatched. Moreover you will not find a better and affordable deal than that any where.
I am based in the UK and we get the X factor, which is the same as American Idol except for the age limit. With the X Factor, there is no age limit. In the UK, we also get to watch American Idol on ITV2. The best part of these programs has got to be the auditions. Here you will find some of the finest comedy ever seen on television, but does it produce the finest singers. In my opinion defiantly not.
Yes, there are some good singers, but no better than I have seen in clubland over the past thirty years. As a keyboard player I have worked with thousands of singers some totally rubbish some are ok, you know, a nice singer. Then you have the good singers, well rehearsed, and well dressed a bit of polish to the act. Then you have the WOW what a singer. I can count them on one hand in over thirty years of working in clubland.
Now this is just my humble opinion of course. I am not a singer; Ive just worked with lots of them. Granted I work in back street clubs and pubs and American Idol has the best equipment, musicians, producers, promotion and the whole world to sell it to, but a singer is a singer right. The only difference is the environment one is a pie and a pint the other is caviar and champagne.
So maybe the title of this blog should read, Does the X Factor and American Idol Produce Great Television? absolutely, one hundred percent YES. Now be honest, how many of you are not that bothered about watching or dont bother to record the show once the auditions are over. All right some of you, but thats only because Simon Cowell is dishing the dirt.
I know some of the singers that applied for the X factor and they didnt even reach the auditions stage. Not because they are bad singers, if they were bad they would probably reach the auditions. The reason is, they are not good enough to make it all the way and they are not bad enough or funny enough to make good television.
I certainly wish all the singers that have won these competitions the very best. Will they be top selling artist? I havent seen much evidence of that in the UK. I must conclude that the X factor and American Idol create great television and make millions of pounds/dollars and give an extraordinary opportunity for a few not great, but good singers.