Archive | May, 2010

NEW KIND OF RAPE

26 May
 
This is an article my friend Mandy sent me.  I hope this teaches everyone sumfin (haha)
 
A woman left her office after working hours and saw a little child crying on the road. Feeling pity for the child, she went to ask what happened. The child said ‘I am lost. Can you take me home, please?’ Then the child gave her a slip of paper and tells the woman where the address is.


The woman, being an average kind person, who didn’t suspect anything, took the child
there. When they arrived at the ‘child’s home’, the kind hearted woman pressed the door bell and she was electrocuted as the bell was wired with high voltage, and fainted. The next day when she woke up, she found herself in an empty house up in the hills, naked. Condoms were all thrown around with semen flowing. There were at least about 20 condoms! She has not even seen her assailants.

That’s why nowadays crimes are targeted on kind people like her. Next time if the same situation occurs, never bring the child to the intended place. If the child insists, then bring the child
to the police station.

Lost children are best to send to police stations. Please send this to all your female friends/colleagues, and your friends with girlfriends and friends with wives. It is better to receive this a thousand times than be a victim once!
 
Yes, folks! This is really a commercial. 

To keep my Identity and job safe I will just say that I am a Law Enforcement Officer. It is sad that we can’t even help children now!

 
Keep safe Ladies!
 

Please pass this on to family members. It is better to be informed.

NEW KIND OF RAPE

26 May
 
This is an article my friend Mandy sent me.  I hope this teaches everyone sumfin (haha)
 
A woman left her office after working hours and saw a little child crying on the road. Feeling pity for the child, she went to ask what happened. The child said ‘I am lost. Can you take me home, please?’ Then the child gave her a slip of paper and tells the woman where the address is.


The woman, being an average kind person, who didn’t suspect anything, took the child
there. When they arrived at the ‘child’s home’, the kind hearted woman pressed the door bell and she was electrocuted as the bell was wired with high voltage, and fainted. The next day when she woke up, she found herself in an empty house up in the hills, naked. Condoms were all thrown around with semen flowing. There were at least about 20 condoms! She has not even seen her assailants.

That’s why nowadays crimes are targeted on kind people like her. Next time if the same situation occurs, never bring the child to the intended place. If the child insists, then bring the child
to the police station.

Lost children are best to send to police stations. Please send this to all your female friends/colleagues, and your friends with girlfriends and friends with wives. It is better to receive this a thousand times than be a victim once!
 
Yes, folks! This is really a commercial. 

To keep my Identity and job safe I will just say that I am a Law Enforcement Officer. It is sad that we can’t even help children now!

 
Keep safe Ladies!
 

Please pass this on to family members. It is better to be informed.

NEW KIND OF RAPE

26 May
 
This is an article my friend Mandy sent me.  I hope this teaches everyone sumfin (haha)
 
A woman left her office after working hours and saw a little child crying on the road. Feeling pity for the child, she went to ask what happened. The child said ‘I am lost. Can you take me home, please?’ Then the child gave her a slip of paper and tells the woman where the address is.


The woman, being an average kind person, who didn’t suspect anything, took the child
there. When they arrived at the ‘child’s home’, the kind hearted woman pressed the door bell and she was electrocuted as the bell was wired with high voltage, and fainted. The next day when she woke up, she found herself in an empty house up in the hills, naked. Condoms were all thrown around with semen flowing. There were at least about 20 condoms! She has not even seen her assailants.

That’s why nowadays crimes are targeted on kind people like her. Next time if the same situation occurs, never bring the child to the intended place. If the child insists, then bring the child
to the police station.

Lost children are best to send to police stations. Please send this to all your female friends/colleagues, and your friends with girlfriends and friends with wives. It is better to receive this a thousand times than be a victim once!
 
Yes, folks! This is really a commercial. 

To keep my Identity and job safe I will just say that I am a Law Enforcement Officer. It is sad that we can’t even help children now!

 
Keep safe Ladies!
 

Please pass this on to family members. It is better to be informed.

ideas as opiates

14 May
 
Front Row: Local musican opens for Tears for Fears!

 
Michael Wainwright got a chance to play with Tears for Fears.
August 11/09

Michael Wainwright
Special to Jamilton

St. Catharines singer, songwriter and musician Michael Wainwright didn’t quite know how to react when he was offered the chance to be the opening act for Tears For Fears in California earlier this year.

“Being a huge Tears For Fears fan, working with them was a ridiculous and impossible thought,” he said. But the opportunity to share a stage with one of his favourite groups was no fluke. Wainwright’s years of honing his craft as a working musician and recording artist, as well as the professional contacts he made along the way, put him in a position to not only open for Tears For Fears but to join them as a backup member of the band as well.
 Click on here fraidy  Michael on MySpace

Once the news had sunk in, Wainwright decided to take advantage of the experience ahead of him, and he used every viral technique at his disposal to do just that.

Wainwright was born in Warrington England, a small working-class town outside of Liverpool. As a young boy he relocated to St. Catharines where he began playing guitar when he was 12. He founded the band Flat Broke in high school along with his brother Paul. Since the mid-1990s, Wainwright has also played guitar, assuming the role of John Lennon in The Caverners, a Beatles cover band.

In 2002 he released his first 6-song EP, co-produced by Niagara Falls producer and studio owner Dean Malton at Groundloop Productions. The track Radio On placed second (out of 5,000 entries) in Toronto’s Mix 99.9 13th Annual Songwriting Competition.

Wainwright met producer Charlton Pettus in 2004 and began recording songs which eventually became the album Wainwright, released in February 2008 on Town Records. Guest musicians include Russ Irwin (Aerosmith) on keyboards, Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) on vocals, and Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers, Dixie Chicks) on drums. The album also features guest singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno (a John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner) on two tracks. Wainwright was mastered by Ted Jensen (Norah Jones, Metallica) at Sterling Sound. The album artwork was created by legendary artist Alan Aldridge (Beatles, Elton John).

“I’ve been fortunate enough not to ever have had a day job. Singing in cover bands has not only paid the bills but has given me the opportunity to develop my stage craft. I’ve been writing songs since I was 10 yrs old. I used to send demo tapes to record labels when I was 12 — racing home from school to see an envelope from A&M records was a thrill even if it was just a form letter saying ‘thanks but no thanks.’ I was persistent and kept on writing and writing — I’ve written hundreds of songs.

“I had a manager in NYC who fell in love with the new Tears For Fears record Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. He called me to say I should buy it and suggested I should work with their producer. Being a huge Tears For Fears fan, working with them was a ridiculous and impossible thought. My Manager went on to say he knew their producer’s wife. So we sent off a CD to him (Charlton Pettus) and before I knew it I was in the studio!

“When I was confirmed as the opening act for Tears For Fears I definitely got my thinking cap on. I consider myself a unique multi media artist and I knew i needed to make a big impact with this amazing opportunity i was given to showcase my music.
“Last year I started Guitar and a Car Tour. Its a YouTube series I shoot and edit myself. Basically I traveled all over california/NYC/Nashville/Toronto and recently the UK, performing at open mic nights. Most of the time there’s no one there! But as you can imagine I met some amazing and fascinating people. Every night had its own unique cast of characters. It has almost 200,000 views on youtube to date. I am fully transparent. I think these days you need to be.  

CLICK HERE! Go on scaredy  Guitar and a car tour on You Tube

“Back to Tears For Fears. I wanted to do more than just sing my songs. I understand my audience. They didn’t know me or my songs, so I needed to do something extra. I decided to hold a contest, looking for a female vocalist to sing my duet Someone Like You. I got hundreds of emails and video auditions. I was lucky enough to have a singer in each town the Tears for Fears tour played.
“I wouldn’t pick necessarily  the best singer (who cares about that these days? Everyone can sing.) I chose my singers by their personality. I wanted the audience to instantly fall in love with them and support them. I would email my winner and say “come the the box office and get your free tickets and I’ll call you up to the stage.”

“Thats it … no rehearsal … thousands of people … the pressure was on. Every single singer was amazing in their own way and the audiences loved them. Giving someone else the spotlight and an opportunity they may never have had made everyone feel great. (I’m a genius! Ha.)

“I also used Twitter to engage the audience. I wanted everyone to know what this experience was like for me. I didn’t want people to sit there and just watch me sing. I wanted them to be a part of it with me. I would take pictures backstage and tweet about all the inner workings of the tour. I would have people in the audience adding me to twitter and emailing me during the show! it was immediate and added another dimension for the audience to be a part of.

twitter.com/wainwrightmusic <http://twitter.com/wainwrightmusic&gt;

“All of this was very calculated before I started the tour. I only had 30 minutes each night to sell myself. I used every angle I could think of. Facebook gave these new friends of mine a deeper and more personal look into who I am. As i said I’m fully transparent. Check out my bad Christmas sweater party pics.

“I gained hundreds of new friends. Not only could they look into my life but it was place where they could share pictures and videos of their Tears For Fears experience. fans would comment on other fans postings. It was infectious.
“Twitter and Facebook were used differently — Twitter for the immediate communication and Facebook for the deeper connection.

“I met so many great people and they all seemed to comment on the same thing. They’d say, ‘It’s really great to watch you perform, you look like you’re having so much fun up there.’  I do. I truly love performing. How could you not be having the time of your life? Musicians nitpick over all the fine details of the music, which most of the time go over people’s heads. People see music. If you’re truly having fun, so will they.

“On stage when I was singing with Tears For Fears, both Roland and Curt would mention I was twittering! And looking for love! Curt began twittering about it. His tweets mocking me about striking out with the ladies were kinda embarrassing at first but then I realized the fans were supporting me and were encouraging. All of a sudden had hundreds of pimps! Again, it gave fans a deeper more personal look into my life. It was quite funny actually.

“Advice for other artists? I’d have to say do anything and everything you can to get people to fall in love with you. An audience is a girl you want to date, it’s not enough to just sing to her, you have to get her phone number, too.”

If you have a story to tell about your musical career, and you want to submit it to Jamilton’s Front Row feature, email us at Jamilton@thespec.com In the header field of the email, include the phrase "Front Row"

 FUCK! Did I ever love these guys in the 70s & 80s and still do as you can see from my playlist, folks! Way back when one of the band members was actually a suspect over in England for being a serial killer, believe it or not!

ideas as opiates

14 May
 
Front Row: Local musican opens for Tears for Fears!

 
Michael Wainwright got a chance to play with Tears for Fears.
August 11/09

Michael Wainwright
Special to Jamilton

St. Catharines singer, songwriter and musician Michael Wainwright didn’t quite know how to react when he was offered the chance to be the opening act for Tears For Fears in California earlier this year.

“Being a huge Tears For Fears fan, working with them was a ridiculous and impossible thought,” he said. But the opportunity to share a stage with one of his favourite groups was no fluke. Wainwright’s years of honing his craft as a working musician and recording artist, as well as the professional contacts he made along the way, put him in a position to not only open for Tears For Fears but to join them as a backup member of the band as well.
 Click on here fraidy  Michael on MySpace

Once the news had sunk in, Wainwright decided to take advantage of the experience ahead of him, and he used every viral technique at his disposal to do just that.

Wainwright was born in Warrington England, a small working-class town outside of Liverpool. As a young boy he relocated to St. Catharines where he began playing guitar when he was 12. He founded the band Flat Broke in high school along with his brother Paul. Since the mid-1990s, Wainwright has also played guitar, assuming the role of John Lennon in The Caverners, a Beatles cover band.

In 2002 he released his first 6-song EP, co-produced by Niagara Falls producer and studio owner Dean Malton at Groundloop Productions. The track Radio On placed second (out of 5,000 entries) in Toronto’s Mix 99.9 13th Annual Songwriting Competition.

Wainwright met producer Charlton Pettus in 2004 and began recording songs which eventually became the album Wainwright, released in February 2008 on Town Records. Guest musicians include Russ Irwin (Aerosmith) on keyboards, Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) on vocals, and Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers, Dixie Chicks) on drums. The album also features guest singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno (a John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner) on two tracks. Wainwright was mastered by Ted Jensen (Norah Jones, Metallica) at Sterling Sound. The album artwork was created by legendary artist Alan Aldridge (Beatles, Elton John).

“I’ve been fortunate enough not to ever have had a day job. Singing in cover bands has not only paid the bills but has given me the opportunity to develop my stage craft. I’ve been writing songs since I was 10 yrs old. I used to send demo tapes to record labels when I was 12 — racing home from school to see an envelope from A&M records was a thrill even if it was just a form letter saying ‘thanks but no thanks.’ I was persistent and kept on writing and writing — I’ve written hundreds of songs.

“I had a manager in NYC who fell in love with the new Tears For Fears record Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. He called me to say I should buy it and suggested I should work with their producer. Being a huge Tears For Fears fan, working with them was a ridiculous and impossible thought. My Manager went on to say he knew their producer’s wife. So we sent off a CD to him (Charlton Pettus) and before I knew it I was in the studio!

“When I was confirmed as the opening act for Tears For Fears I definitely got my thinking cap on. I consider myself a unique multi media artist and I knew i needed to make a big impact with this amazing opportunity i was given to showcase my music.
“Last year I started Guitar and a Car Tour. Its a YouTube series I shoot and edit myself. Basically I traveled all over california/NYC/Nashville/Toronto and recently the UK, performing at open mic nights. Most of the time there’s no one there! But as you can imagine I met some amazing and fascinating people. Every night had its own unique cast of characters. It has almost 200,000 views on youtube to date. I am fully transparent. I think these days you need to be.  

CLICK HERE! Go on scaredy  Guitar and a car tour on You Tube

“Back to Tears For Fears. I wanted to do more than just sing my songs. I understand my audience. They didn’t know me or my songs, so I needed to do something extra. I decided to hold a contest, looking for a female vocalist to sing my duet Someone Like You. I got hundreds of emails and video auditions. I was lucky enough to have a singer in each town the Tears for Fears tour played.
“I wouldn’t pick necessarily  the best singer (who cares about that these days? Everyone can sing.) I chose my singers by their personality. I wanted the audience to instantly fall in love with them and support them. I would email my winner and say “come the the box office and get your free tickets and I’ll call you up to the stage.”

“Thats it … no rehearsal … thousands of people … the pressure was on. Every single singer was amazing in their own way and the audiences loved them. Giving someone else the spotlight and an opportunity they may never have had made everyone feel great. (I’m a genius! Ha.)

“I also used Twitter to engage the audience. I wanted everyone to know what this experience was like for me. I didn’t want people to sit there and just watch me sing. I wanted them to be a part of it with me. I would take pictures backstage and tweet about all the inner workings of the tour. I would have people in the audience adding me to twitter and emailing me during the show! it was immediate and added another dimension for the audience to be a part of.

twitter.com/wainwrightmusic <http://twitter.com/wainwrightmusic&gt;

“All of this was very calculated before I started the tour. I only had 30 minutes each night to sell myself. I used every angle I could think of. Facebook gave these new friends of mine a deeper and more personal look into who I am. As i said I’m fully transparent. Check out my bad Christmas sweater party pics.

“I gained hundreds of new friends. Not only could they look into my life but it was place where they could share pictures and videos of their Tears For Fears experience. fans would comment on other fans postings. It was infectious.
“Twitter and Facebook were used differently — Twitter for the immediate communication and Facebook for the deeper connection.

“I met so many great people and they all seemed to comment on the same thing. They’d say, ‘It’s really great to watch you perform, you look like you’re having so much fun up there.’  I do. I truly love performing. How could you not be having the time of your life? Musicians nitpick over all the fine details of the music, which most of the time go over people’s heads. People see music. If you’re truly having fun, so will they.

“On stage when I was singing with Tears For Fears, both Roland and Curt would mention I was twittering! And looking for love! Curt began twittering about it. His tweets mocking me about striking out with the ladies were kinda embarrassing at first but then I realized the fans were supporting me and were encouraging. All of a sudden had hundreds of pimps! Again, it gave fans a deeper more personal look into my life. It was quite funny actually.

“Advice for other artists? I’d have to say do anything and everything you can to get people to fall in love with you. An audience is a girl you want to date, it’s not enough to just sing to her, you have to get her phone number, too.”

If you have a story to tell about your musical career, and you want to submit it to Jamilton’s Front Row feature, email us at Jamilton@thespec.com In the header field of the email, include the phrase "Front Row"

 FUCK! Did I ever love these guys in the 70s & 80s and still do as you can see from my playlist, folks! Way back when one of the band members was actually a suspect over in England for being a serial killer, believe it or not!

ideas as opiates

14 May
 
Front Row: Local musican opens for Tears for Fears!

 
Michael Wainwright got a chance to play with Tears for Fears.
August 11/09

Michael Wainwright
Special to Jamilton

St. Catharines singer, songwriter and musician Michael Wainwright didn’t quite know how to react when he was offered the chance to be the opening act for Tears For Fears in California earlier this year.

“Being a huge Tears For Fears fan, working with them was a ridiculous and impossible thought,” he said. But the opportunity to share a stage with one of his favourite groups was no fluke. Wainwright’s years of honing his craft as a working musician and recording artist, as well as the professional contacts he made along the way, put him in a position to not only open for Tears For Fears but to join them as a backup member of the band as well.
 Click on here fraidy  Michael on MySpace

Once the news had sunk in, Wainwright decided to take advantage of the experience ahead of him, and he used every viral technique at his disposal to do just that.

Wainwright was born in Warrington England, a small working-class town outside of Liverpool. As a young boy he relocated to St. Catharines where he began playing guitar when he was 12. He founded the band Flat Broke in high school along with his brother Paul. Since the mid-1990s, Wainwright has also played guitar, assuming the role of John Lennon in The Caverners, a Beatles cover band.

In 2002 he released his first 6-song EP, co-produced by Niagara Falls producer and studio owner Dean Malton at Groundloop Productions. The track Radio On placed second (out of 5,000 entries) in Toronto’s Mix 99.9 13th Annual Songwriting Competition.

Wainwright met producer Charlton Pettus in 2004 and began recording songs which eventually became the album Wainwright, released in February 2008 on Town Records. Guest musicians include Russ Irwin (Aerosmith) on keyboards, Curt Smith (Tears for Fears) on vocals, and Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers, Dixie Chicks) on drums. The album also features guest singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno (a John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner) on two tracks. Wainwright was mastered by Ted Jensen (Norah Jones, Metallica) at Sterling Sound. The album artwork was created by legendary artist Alan Aldridge (Beatles, Elton John).

“I’ve been fortunate enough not to ever have had a day job. Singing in cover bands has not only paid the bills but has given me the opportunity to develop my stage craft. I’ve been writing songs since I was 10 yrs old. I used to send demo tapes to record labels when I was 12 — racing home from school to see an envelope from A&M records was a thrill even if it was just a form letter saying ‘thanks but no thanks.’ I was persistent and kept on writing and writing — I’ve written hundreds of songs.

“I had a manager in NYC who fell in love with the new Tears For Fears record Everybody Loves A Happy Ending. He called me to say I should buy it and suggested I should work with their producer. Being a huge Tears For Fears fan, working with them was a ridiculous and impossible thought. My Manager went on to say he knew their producer’s wife. So we sent off a CD to him (Charlton Pettus) and before I knew it I was in the studio!

“When I was confirmed as the opening act for Tears For Fears I definitely got my thinking cap on. I consider myself a unique multi media artist and I knew i needed to make a big impact with this amazing opportunity i was given to showcase my music.
“Last year I started Guitar and a Car Tour. Its a YouTube series I shoot and edit myself. Basically I traveled all over california/NYC/Nashville/Toronto and recently the UK, performing at open mic nights. Most of the time there’s no one there! But as you can imagine I met some amazing and fascinating people. Every night had its own unique cast of characters. It has almost 200,000 views on youtube to date. I am fully transparent. I think these days you need to be.  

CLICK HERE! Go on scaredy  Guitar and a car tour on You Tube

“Back to Tears For Fears. I wanted to do more than just sing my songs. I understand my audience. They didn’t know me or my songs, so I needed to do something extra. I decided to hold a contest, looking for a female vocalist to sing my duet Someone Like You. I got hundreds of emails and video auditions. I was lucky enough to have a singer in each town the Tears for Fears tour played.
“I wouldn’t pick necessarily  the best singer (who cares about that these days? Everyone can sing.) I chose my singers by their personality. I wanted the audience to instantly fall in love with them and support them. I would email my winner and say “come the the box office and get your free tickets and I’ll call you up to the stage.”

“Thats it … no rehearsal … thousands of people … the pressure was on. Every single singer was amazing in their own way and the audiences loved them. Giving someone else the spotlight and an opportunity they may never have had made everyone feel great. (I’m a genius! Ha.)

“I also used Twitter to engage the audience. I wanted everyone to know what this experience was like for me. I didn’t want people to sit there and just watch me sing. I wanted them to be a part of it with me. I would take pictures backstage and tweet about all the inner workings of the tour. I would have people in the audience adding me to twitter and emailing me during the show! it was immediate and added another dimension for the audience to be a part of.

twitter.com/wainwrightmusic <http://twitter.com/wainwrightmusic&gt;

“All of this was very calculated before I started the tour. I only had 30 minutes each night to sell myself. I used every angle I could think of. Facebook gave these new friends of mine a deeper and more personal look into who I am. As i said I’m fully transparent. Check out my bad Christmas sweater party pics.

“I gained hundreds of new friends. Not only could they look into my life but it was place where they could share pictures and videos of their Tears For Fears experience. fans would comment on other fans postings. It was infectious.
“Twitter and Facebook were used differently — Twitter for the immediate communication and Facebook for the deeper connection.

“I met so many great people and they all seemed to comment on the same thing. They’d say, ‘It’s really great to watch you perform, you look like you’re having so much fun up there.’  I do. I truly love performing. How could you not be having the time of your life? Musicians nitpick over all the fine details of the music, which most of the time go over people’s heads. People see music. If you’re truly having fun, so will they.

“On stage when I was singing with Tears For Fears, both Roland and Curt would mention I was twittering! And looking for love! Curt began twittering about it. His tweets mocking me about striking out with the ladies were kinda embarrassing at first but then I realized the fans were supporting me and were encouraging. All of a sudden had hundreds of pimps! Again, it gave fans a deeper more personal look into my life. It was quite funny actually.

“Advice for other artists? I’d have to say do anything and everything you can to get people to fall in love with you. An audience is a girl you want to date, it’s not enough to just sing to her, you have to get her phone number, too.”

If you have a story to tell about your musical career, and you want to submit it to Jamilton’s Front Row feature, email us at Jamilton@thespec.com In the header field of the email, include the phrase "Front Row"

 FUCK! Did I ever love these guys in the 70s & 80s and still do as you can see from my playlist, folks! Way back when one of the band members was actually a suspect over in England for being a serial killer, believe it or not!

The Punishment To Fit The Crime

1 May
 

B.C. gay basher gets 17-month sentence!

A Vancouver man who pleaded guilty to gay-bashing has been sentenced to 17 months in jail for what a B.C. Supreme Court judge deemed a hate crime.

Michael Kandola lashed out at Jordan Smith, who was holding hands with another man as they walked on a downtown Vancouver street in September 2008.

Smith, then 27, suffered jaw fractures. The victim and witnesses said Kandola, then 20, uttered a string of homophobic slurs during the attack.

Smith had to have surgery and his jaw was wired shut for six weeks after the attack.

Calling Kandola’s actions vicious, unprovoked and cowardly, B.C. Supreme Court Judge Joel Groves said hatred of Smith’s sexual orientation was a motivating factor in the attack, and for that reason, he was meting out a harsher penalty.

Kandola was originally charged with assault, but the Crown soon changed the charge to aggravated assault causing bodily harm.

Graves said Kandola will get credit for the five months he already spent in jail, meaning he will spend 12 more months behind bars if he serves the full sentence.

 I wonder if he’s going to be bending over to pick up the soap if it ever slips out of his hands during his long stay.