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Eventide Audio Flash Sale – Breathe life into dull mixes with Punctuate

Saturate is the Spectral Clipper algorithm made popular in the Elevate Mastering Limiter. Saturate’s two controls belie a sophisticated signal processing engine which allows it to overdrive a signal without effecting the tonal balance no matter how hard you push it. Add up to 24 dB of overdrive without creating a “tubby” or muffled sound. Additionally, the SHAPE control allows you to smoothly morph between hard clipping and the mathematically smoothest curve possible. Use Saturate to overdrive individual tracks or your entire mix.

Breathe life into your mixes with Punctuate, a multi-band transient modulator by Newfangled Audio. Tailor the attack of a whole range of instruments, busses, and whole mixes without messing with the entire frequency range. Punctuate allows you to:

Turn the drums up or down in an entire mix.
Turn up just the kick drum, without effecting the bass
Pull hi-hats out of the snare mic
Turn up the snare crack, while turning down the thump
Bring instruments like acoustic guitars and pianos forward in the mix, or push them back

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Science Behind Saturate – Any audio signal can be broken down into a number of sine waves at different frequencies. When you overdrive that signal the higher amplitude low frequencies can often swamp the midrange and higher frequencies that your ear is more sensitive to. Because of this, signals under heavy overdrive can lose some of their finer detail and sound “tubby” or “muddy”. This is because the lower amplitude sine waves of the midrange and high frequencies are being removed by the saturator when the low frequencies are at the top and bottom of their swing. This causes shifts in the tonal balance which are dependent on the frequency content of the signal.

Saturate uses a special Spectral Clipper technology that adds this finer detail back into the saturated signal. The signal is still saturated based on the curve, but the sine waves at different frequencies are treated independently, meaning that the large low frequencies don’t crowd out the finer detail frequencies, and that the tonal balance at the output is the same as the input – with only harmonics added.

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Talking Hendrix News For the Week of August 16, 2019

What’s coming up this week…..

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Our guest this week is a singer/songwriter along with being a Grammy and Academy Award Winner his name….Franke Previte and he wrote two of the biggest songs to grace a soundtrack that has sold over 55 million copies to date and the soundtrack is Dirty Dancing, the two songs are “I’ve Had the Time Of My Life” and Hungry Eyes”, which have been featured in a numerous amount of commercials. Franke has a new collection of his music out from his band Franke and the Knockouts and it is out for purchasing through all media platforms and physical copies can also be purchased it has been released by Friday Music Record Label and contains all his previously released music plus demos and unreleased live performance tracks a collection surely not to be missed if you’re a fan of Franke and the Knockouts. Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in memory of Patrick Swayze

Meanwhile we’ll now catch you up to date on what Franke is currently doing and that’s a musical production of his own called “Calling All Divas” which is currently traveling and if you’re interested in seeing what it’s all about you can go to the website: www.callingalldivas.com where you can see it’s coming to and you can also see a few clips of the show. Some of the ticket sale proceeds are going towards the following charities Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in memory of Patrick Swayze, Breast Cancer Foundation and the ASPCA.

Be sure to come back and listen next week as we will have two legendary blues artists Joe Louis Walker & James Montgomery will be our guests next week.
So don’t forget to join us this Friday night from 10-11:30 p.m. eastern time on
www.bostonfreeradio.com
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Upcoming Concert Dates and News….
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Tuesday August 13th Shawn Colvin The Kate Old Saybrooke, CT www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Tuesday August 13th John Mayall Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA www.iheg.com
Wednesday August 14th Janis Ian & Livingston Taylor Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT www.ridgefield.playhousect.org
Thursday August 15th Satisfaction International Rolling Stone Show The Kate Old Saybrooke, Ct www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Friday August 16th Joe Louis Walker Trio Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA www.iheg.com
Friday August 16th Rock The Yacht: Featuring AMBROSIA, John Ford Coley, Elliot Lurie, Peter Beckett South Shore Music Tent Cohasset, MA www.themusiccircus.org
Saturday August 17th Ultimate 70s Feat. Poco/Atlanta Rythm Section/Pure Prarie League South Shore Music Tent Cohasset, MA www.themusiccircus.org
Saturday August 17th Foghat Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA https://boston.eventticketscenter.com/paradise-rock-club-boston-tickets/
Sunday August 18th The Beach Boys Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT www.ridgefield.playhousect.org
Tuesday August 20th Rufus Wainwright Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT www.ridgefield.playhousect.org
Tuesday August 20th Delbert McClinton The Kate Old Saybrooke, CT. www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Wednesday August 21st Janis Ian The Kate Old Saybrooke. CT www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Wednesday August 21st The Alarm Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA https://boston.eventticketscenter.com/paradise-rock-club-boston-tickets/
Thursday August 22nd Janis Ian The Kate Old Saybrooke, CT www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Friday August 23rd James Montgomery Natick Performing Arts Center Natick, MA www.natickarts.org
Sunday August 25th Squeeze/KT Tunstall South Shore Music Tent Cohasset, MA www.themusiccircus.org
Friday August 30th James Montgomery Band & Peter J. Newland Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA www.iheg.com
Saturday August 31st Temptations/Four Tops South Shore Music Tent Cohasset, MA www.themusiccircus.org
Friday September 6th Davy Knowles The Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA www.iheg,com
Tuesday September 10th Roger McGuinn The Kate Old SAybrooke, CT www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Wednesday September 11th Pure Prarie League The Kate Old Saybrooke, CT www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Friday September 13th Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience The Kate Old Saybrooke, CT www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Friday September 13th Riders On The Storm: Doors Tribute Band Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA www,iheg.com
Friday September 13th Tom Rush The River Club Music Hall Scituate, MA www.theriverclubmusichall.com
Saturday September 14th Jonathan Edwards Natick Performing Arts Center Natick, MA www.natickarts.org
Friday September 20th The Box Tops The Kate Old Saybrooke, Ct. www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Friday September 20th Vanessa Collier The Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA www.iheg.com
Saturday September 21st Graham Nash and Friends The Gard Arts Center New London, CT www.gardearts.org
Saturday September 21st The Bacon Brothers Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT www.ridgefield.playhousect.org
Tuesday Septemebr 24th Graham Nash and Friends Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT www.ridgefield.playhousect.org
Thursday September 26th Journeyman: Tribute To Eric Clapton The Kate Old Saybrooke, CT www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Friday September 27 Journeyman: Eric Clapton Tribute Natick Performing Arts Center Natick, MA www.natickarts.org
Saturday September 28th Completely Unchained: Van Halen Tribute The Kate Old Saybrooke, CT www.katharinehepburntheater.org
Saturday September 28th Journeyman: Eric Clapton Tribute The Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA www.iheg.com


Along with Mike Greenblatt there will be some bands performing on an outdoor stage before Ringo goes on that night one band included on the outdoor stage is Grammy-nominated band American Nomads who will be taking the stage at 5:00 p.m. and will perform until 6:30 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock American Nomads have a new single written to pay homage to the Woodstock era and that song is entitled “1969” the link to their youtube video of this song will be at the end of this article. On August 17th at Bethelwoods you can catch Santana an original alumni member of the 1969 Woodstock festival and he’ll be joined that night by the Doobie Brothers as a supporting act,
and to close out the weekend of festivities at Bethelwoods will be another original Woodstock alumni member none other than John Fogerty on Sunday, August 17th. There is so much you can do and see at Bethelwoods besides see the great weekend of shows there like you can check out the museum of the original Woodstock festival. If for some reason you can’t get to the festivities there is always some other options like the new 3-cd version of the complete Woodstock music out to buy in stores or digitally right now or there is the big full and complete version of all the performances that were at Woodstock and that’s called Woodstock 50: Back To The Garden and that is 38-CDs along with the director’s cut of the movie a book of the history of the festival, and much much more so be sure to go out and get into that hippie mode and play that Woodstock memorable
music.

Link to the current single with over 20,000 views on youtube and counting and has also been just recently released to 2,000 radio stations please check out this song it will put you in the mood for some classic Woodstock music for sure:

If you want to learn more about Mike Greenblatt’s book Woodstock 50: Back To Yasgur’s Farm you can check out the show we recently did with Mike and hear all about the book and some great stories about the festival by clicking the link below from our archived shows:

https://archive.org/details/TalkingHendrixSpecial30GoingBackToYasgursFarmWithMikeGreenblatt5102019
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Last Week’s Talking Hendrix Show Link:
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https://archive.org/details/talkinghendrixshow190imsointoyou1969onaslowride892019

Talking Hendrix Show 190 I’m So Into You 1969 On A Slow Ride 8-9-2019

Medley: Slow Ride/Maybellen/I Just Wanna Make Love To You/Honey Hush/I’m So Into You/Spooky. Beautiful Lady/A Revelation Is Gonna Come/1969
Foghat/Atlanta Rhythm Section/American Nomads
Talking Hendrix Exclusive Mix 2019

Interview with Susan Darmiento from American Nomads was conducted on 8-6-2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Interview with Bryan Bassett Of Foghat was Conducted on July 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.

Interview Conducted with Rodney Justo of Atlanta Rhythm Section was Conducted on August 1, 2019, at 12 noon p.m.
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Guest Coming Soon…
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Joe Louis Walker
James Montgomery
Matt Kennon
Brooks Forsyth
Darrell Curly Jones
Alley Colleen
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Our Mission Statement…
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Talking Hendrix is a journey through Jimi Hendrix’s music catalog common and rare pieces of his musical diversity, along with interviews with artists who’ve played, worked or were inspired by Jimi’s expertise styling of guitar playing. The show also contains music that was out during the pop culture scene that Jimi was involved with or inspired his musical stylings or just was on the charts at the same time he was on them as well. Host Ed Wrobleski a Massachusetts native has been a fan and following Hendrix’s music since the age of 8 and has completed over 200 shows that have been posted up on mixcloud.com and
archive.org, Talking Hendrix now also broadens our horizons with versatile guests that may not just have a connection with Jimi’s music but also may have somehow secretly followed his career in other mysterious ways the artist, songwriter, or author themselves may have not even realized.
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If you like our show then you should check out Voices of time with Alan James Patterson on Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. if you want to hear some of Alan’s older shows than join him on his facebook group and you can find some of his previous shows up on mixcloud posted on the page at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/225608664513521/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
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Do you like the free form type of formatted show??? then you should listen to the syndicated radio show “Anything Anything” with host Rich Russo aka “The King Of Free-form Radio” on Sunday nights on your local airwaves if you can’t find him on your local radio stations then you can go to Rich’s website and listen to the show on mixcloud.com Rich’s official website: www.richrusso.net where you can also find information on previous shows of Rich’s and check out his other show called “The Jersey Guy” which can be heard on Sirius XM radio on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Channel.
if you can’t find a radio station in your local area that plays “Anything Anything” you can still listen to the show
on Sunday nights from 10:00 p.m. – Midnight eastern standard time by going to Rich’s website and finding your closest radio station online
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If you like our show that focuses mainly on Jimi Hendrix for the most part, then if you’re a Pink Floyd fan then check out “Floydian Slip” which is a syndicated weekly one hour show on Pink Floyd with host Craig Bailey. For more information on what radio stations you can hear this show on go to www.floydianslip.com to see where you can hear this fully informative show on Pink Floyd.
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TMRZoo.com Woodstock 50th Anniversary Special

Mike Greenblatt On The Pop Explosion – AUDIO INTERVIEW

An Interview with Mike Greenblatt July 18, 2019
DIFFERENT TEXT INTERVIEW FROM THE AUDIO

We’re talking to Mike Greenblatt author of Woodstock, Back to Yasgur’s Farm, a hardcover book from Krause Publications

JV: Mike, isn’t it interesting that there are so many 50th Anniversary Celebrations these days, and what does that say about music in 1969 compared to music in 2019?
MG: The sounds of ’69 had legs. Much of today’s music is disposable. I doubt anyone will be listening, for instance, to what is #1 right now on the Billboard Hot 100: “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, in 2069.

JV: When did you start developing the ideas for Back to Yasgur’s Farm?
MG: 2017

JV: How did you work with your editor, Paul Kennedy, did he merely edit or were there knock-down drag-out moments to put this in or take that out?
MG: Paul isn’t the type of editor to fight with. He was usually right. This being my first book at 68, I chafed against some of his edits but he did a miraculous job with the pictures, the lay-out, and, yes, making my story more readable. Sure, he took out my JFK quote (Kennedy predicted the rise of the counter-culture in his 1961 inaugural speech), the details of the encounter I had with the naked girl in the lake, Joplin trying to seduce Springsteen and a few other tidbits I liked, but that was his job. And he did it masterfully.

JV: This is a celebration of an important time in history, different from political books and fiction, but the book has potential to go beyond music fans into the mainstream market, how does an author get that point across in this day and age of the internet?
MG: It’s not easy when everything can be had at the flick of a switch. Still, the tactile sensation of holding a good hard-cover under your arm wherever you go is something I’ve done all my life and taught my kids early on and will never go out of style

JV: From what you saw from the front row, is Woodstock 1969 a moment that can never be captured again.
MG: Well, it was a few hundred people back, truth be told, but considering there were about 499,800 behind us, it was like the front row, for sure. And no, Woodstock was a cosmic accident that could never be replicated.

JV: Has the mega-concert become redundant after Monterey Pop, Isle of Wight, Altamont and Woodstock?

MG: Never. Mega-Concerts will always be events of the highest order if done right. Today, that manifests itself into Coachella, Burning Man, Lollapalooza, the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and, my favorite, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which I attended in 2015 and felt that Woodstock rush.

JV: Did you attend Mar Y Sol or any of the Isle of Wight events to compare them to Woodstock?

MG: The only fests I have attended since Woodstock were New Orleans, Montreal, and a few all-day things like that Allman Brothers/The Band/Grateful Dead 1973 day in DC that I’ll never forget. Sure, comparisons to Woodstock were inevitable but, in the end, they’re all their own animal with truly nothing to do with the scope of Woodstock.

JV: Or maybe a better question, have you seen the current Isle of Wight to compare to Woodstock and how the times are different (…or in the world of music, have they stayed the same?)

MG: I have not.

JV: Hearing the Jimi Hendrix guitar on a version of the song Woodstock by Stephen Stills, Joni Mitchell’s version, the soundtrack version of the Crosby Stills Nash & Young song, the Deja Vu album version, do you think the reference to
Yasgur’s Farm helped immortalize the 1969 event?

MG: No, there were many many reasons why Woodstock has been emblazoned in our brains. The song is just window-dressing.

JV: Were you reporting about the concert when you were at the event, and did you get to the front row at either stage?

MG: No, it preceded my journalism career by four years. There was only one stage at Woodstock and the reason we got so up front is only because we were there a day early.

JV: What was it like with an overpowering avalanche of people the promoters were not ready for – and how did you navigate getting to see the artists you wanted to catch perform?

MG: We saw it all. The only artists we missed were when we were sleeping. Jefferson Airplane, for instance, came on at 7:00 in the morning. I had fallen asleep after Sly & The Family Stone’s sent ended at 5:00 in the morning, and, thus, slept through The Who and the Airplane. Then, at the end, we left during Blood Sweat & Tears at 2:00 in the morning because we hated that stupid “Spinning Wheel” song and missed the last three acts. I apologized to Graham Nash 49 years later and he accepted my apology. Plus, we were wet, cold, hungry, thirsty and had to go to the bathroom. We physically couldn’t stay any longer.

JV: How did you amass 300 or more photographs? And where did they come from?

MG: You’d have to ask Paul Kennedy that. He made a deal with Getty Images, I believe. Plus, I submitted some photos and other photographers did as well. He did a great job.

JV: Genya Ravan and Ten Wheel Drive, Tommy James and the Shondells and other artists were invited to play, look at how history now is because they didn’t. Had they and other artists – say Hank Williams Jr. – performed as part of those three days, do you think music history might be different?

MG: I have a page in the book called “Invited To The Dance But…” For one reason or another, Roy Rogers, Donovan, The Beatles, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel, The Jeff Beck Group, Iron Butterfly and a fascinating list of others all had their reasons which we list. But no, the lineup may have changed, but the history would’ve stayed the same.

JV: Why do you think a Boston band like Quill got lost in the shuffle while others rose to superstardom through the magic of Woodstock??

MG: Because Quill was totally underwhelming and sounded like a bunch of guys banging on pots.

JV: There’s an $800.00 boxed set of the concert from RHINO and a more modest $129.00 version in release, and a 50th Anniversary concert – will you be at the 50th Anniversary show, perhaps a good place to sell the book?

MG: I will be back on Yasgur’s Farm where The Museum Of Bethel Woods now stands August 15, 16 & 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. selling, signing and smiling. The proposed Watkins Glen concert that’s been off-again and on-again is now, I believe, off-again.

JV: What do you think of the $800.00 box?
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8510773/woodstock-69-50th-anniversary-box-set

MG: I reviewed the 10-CD box in Goldmine magazine and found it revelatory as the microphones were left on for all three days in between bands and there’s things in that box not in the movie or in any soundtrack. The $800 box seems a little excessive. I mean, sure, I wouldn’t mind owning it, but who has that kind of money to spend on a boxed set? Certainly not me.

JV: Your timing couldn’t be better – have you thought of working with Rhino to have some kind of media tour for the phenomenal boxed set and your book?

MG: I would if they asked me.

JV: Barry Tashian kept a diary during his tour with The Beatles in 1966, did you keep a diary during 1969 while at the concert and after? Did you collect clippings from the newspapers and magazines back in the day?

MG: I did not.

JV:Would a Woodstock live on YouTube be a viable platform in some coming year, or was it the experience of being in the inclement weather part of the overall feel that is essential to the memory?

MG: The latter but I would love to see such a platform.

JV: What would you have changed at Woodstock if you had a magic wand and could run the show your way – be it crowd,
sound, weather, or how the artists appeared on the stages?

MG: Just the weather.

JV: Where did you interview Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone?

MG: New York City.

JV: What would you think of a virtual reality Woodstock concert in 2069 for the hundredth anniversary where a supercomputer can recreate the event with original voices, holograms and even audience members like you from the film to interact with people?

MG: I would love it.

Thanks for your time, Mike

You’re welcome. I will send you a list of my upcoming appearances, be it live, radio or television today.

Mike Greenblatt

July 29 WDIY “Lehigh Valley Public Radio” Pennsylvania “Folk Classics” 7-9 pm
July 31 NYU Bookstore New York City “Late Bloomers” panel 6-7:30 pm
August 12 Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema at the ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem PA 6:30
August 15, 16 & 17 Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel, NY 2-6 pm
September 12 Friar’s Club New York, NY with Gene Cornish of The Rascals

TMRZoo.com Woodstock 50th Anniversary Special
RICHIE HAVENS TALKS TO JOE VIGLIONE

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Morley Celebrates 50 Years with a Commemorative Chrome Bundle

Morley, makers of pedals, switches and Ebtech® audio solutions, is celebrating 50 years in the effects pedal business! Bill Wenzloff of Morley states; “The origins of Morley pedals goes back much earlier than 50 years, however 1969 was the year we started seriously making guitar effects under the Tel-Ray name that led to the creation of Morley brand and line of pedals. We are all proud to be part of such an iconic brand name. We will also be celebrating in various ways throughout 2019, this special Chrome Bundle is just the kick-off.”

This limited edition chrome bundle will be limited to 300 pcs worldwide. It contains a special run of a chrome mini Power Wah, chrome ABY, a commemorative booklet showing a few interesting products over 5 decades, a retro Morley Man Sticker, and a few other special items. Everything is packaged in a beautiful collector’s box. Each chrome bundle will be numerically serialized #1 to #300 (Street Price of $399).

This special chrome bundle is available for pre-order right now and is scheduled to start shipping mid-November. It is a fitting tribute reminding us where we have been, where we are now and offers a glimpse into our future.

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2020 Pro Bowl Presented by Verizon Returns to Orlando

The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, will return to Orlando for the fourth straight year on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 PM ET, the NFL announced today.

The 2020 Pro Bowl, presented by Verizon, will be televised on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC. Additional distribution on digital and audio platforms will be announced at a later date.

“We’re thrilled to return to Orlando for the fourth year in a row and bring the Pro Bowl experience to the city of Orlando, our fans, players and partners,” said PETER O’REILLY, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business & League Events. “We’re happy to provide not only a week-long celebration of football, but also to extend the celebration of the NFL’s 100th season throughout this year’s Pro Bowl.”

Fans in attendance can watch and cheer on the Pro Bowl players as they enter the stadium on the Pro Bowl Red Carpet, bringing them closer than ever to the NFL’s All-Stars. Family-priced sections, concession deals and “Kid Zone” activities will be available inside the stadium. Pro Bowl rally towels will also be distributed for fans to root for their favorite players. Additionally, fans will be able to enjoy a post-game fireworks show to cap off the celebration. On the televised broadcast, viewers will be treated to unique player access including mic-ed up players.

Tickets for the 2020 Pro Bowl will go on sale later this year. Fans interested in purchasing tickets may register at http://www.nfl.com/2020probowl for presale opportunities. Season Ticket holders for all 32 teams will automatically be included in the presale, and all previous Orlando Pro Bowl ticket buyers will receive priority access to purchase tickets.

On Location Experiences – the Official Hospitality Partner of the NFL – will also be offering exclusive Pro Bowl ticket packages once again to fans in 2020. Packages can include pregame hospitality, roundtrip gameday transportation, hotel accommodations and an opportunity to step onto the Camping World Stadium turf during pregame warmups. Various ticket packages will be available at www.nflonlocation.com/probowl prior to the public ticket on sale.

The NFL will provide fans of all ages with unique opportunities to be a part of festivities associated with PRO BOWL WEEK. The NFL will host events across the Orlando area, bringing new experiences and activities while commemorating all levels of football – from youth to the NFL’s best.

Pro Bowl Week festivities in Orlando will include the NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIPS, which will culminate live on ESPN/ABC on Pro Bowl Sunday during pregame; the announcement of the prestigious DON SHULA NFL HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort – which annually hosts more than 100 entertainment and sporting events – will once again be football headquarters during the week leading up to the NFL’s All-Star game. The sports complex will be home to the NFL PRO BOWL EXPERIENCE, which is a free football festival, and fans will also have fan access to AFC and NFC TEAM PRACTICES. In addition, Pro Bowl Week will include the return of the PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN, testing the athletic prowess of All-Stars from each conference in unique competitions.

The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will be telecast on Thursday, January 23 in primetime on ESPN with re-airs on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ABC.

“Orlando has embraced hosting the Pro Bowl the last three years and we’re excited to welcome NFL fans from around the world, as well as the league’s best players, back to our city this January,” Orlando Mayor BUDDY DYER said. “We are grateful for our partnership with the NFL and believe that the league’s decision to again return a marquee event like the Pro Bowl to Camping World Stadium further strengthens Orlando’s status as one of the nation’s premier sports destinations.”

“We are thrilled the Central Florida community continues to be the NFL’s number one pick for the Pro Bowl,” said Orange County Mayor JERRY DEMINGS. “Football is a family sport, and no area is as family-friendly as Orlando. We look forward to finalizing the plans for Pro Bowl 2020.”

“Over the past three years, the Pro Bowl has been an exciting and impactful annual experience for Orlando residents and visitors alike,” Florida Citrus Sports CEO STEVE HOGAN said. “The Central Florida community has embraced this tremendous, family-friendly event from day one, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the NFL and its players, coaches, families and fans back.”

Huddle for 100 will come to life during NFL Pro Bowl week through volunteer events in which all Pro Bowl players will give their time towards bettering Orlando and its surrounding communities. Huddle for 100 is the NFL’s initiative to have 1 million people volunteer 100 minutes of their time – with an end goal of 100 million service minutes by Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to celebrate the League’s 100th season. In addition, players on the winning Pro Bowl team will be eligible to receive a grant provided by the NFL Foundation to support the high school or youth football programs of their choice.

The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will follow the traditional AFC versus NFC format and feature 88 of the best NFL players – 44 from each conference – as determined by a consensus of votes by fans, players, and coaches. Both teams will be led by offensive and defensive NFL Legends who will serve as captains representing each conference.

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2020 Pro Bowl Presented by Verizon Returns to Orlando

The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, will return to Orlando for the fourth straight year on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 PM ET, the NFL announced today.

The 2020 Pro Bowl, presented by Verizon, will be televised on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC. Additional distribution on digital and audio platforms will be announced at a later date.

“We’re thrilled to return to Orlando for the fourth year in a row and bring the Pro Bowl experience to the city of Orlando, our fans, players and partners,” said PETER O’REILLY, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business & League Events. “We’re happy to provide not only a week-long celebration of football, but also to extend the celebration of the NFL’s 100th season throughout this year’s Pro Bowl.”

Fans in attendance can watch and cheer on the Pro Bowl players as they enter the stadium on the Pro Bowl Red Carpet, bringing them closer than ever to the NFL’s All-Stars. Family-priced sections, concession deals and “Kid Zone” activities will be available inside the stadium. Pro Bowl rally towels will also be distributed for fans to root for their favorite players. Additionally, fans will be able to enjoy a post-game fireworks show to cap off the celebration. On the televised broadcast, viewers will be treated to unique player access including mic-ed up players.

Tickets for the 2020 Pro Bowl will go on sale later this year. Fans interested in purchasing tickets may register at http://www.nfl.com/2020probowl for presale opportunities. Season Ticket holders for all 32 teams will automatically be included in the presale, and all previous Orlando Pro Bowl ticket buyers will receive priority access to purchase tickets.

On Location Experiences – the Official Hospitality Partner of the NFL – will also be offering exclusive Pro Bowl ticket packages once again to fans in 2020. Packages can include pregame hospitality, roundtrip gameday transportation, hotel accommodations and an opportunity to step onto the Camping World Stadium turf during pregame warmups. Various ticket packages will be available at www.nflonlocation.com/probowl prior to the public ticket on sale.

The NFL will provide fans of all ages with unique opportunities to be a part of festivities associated with PRO BOWL WEEK. The NFL will host events across the Orlando area, bringing new experiences and activities while commemorating all levels of football – from youth to the NFL’s best.

Pro Bowl Week festivities in Orlando will include the NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIPS, which will culminate live on ESPN/ABC on Pro Bowl Sunday during pregame; the announcement of the prestigious DON SHULA NFL HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort – which annually hosts more than 100 entertainment and sporting events – will once again be football headquarters during the week leading up to the NFL’s All-Star game. The sports complex will be home to the NFL PRO BOWL EXPERIENCE, which is a free football festival, and fans will also have fan access to AFC and NFC TEAM PRACTICES. In addition, Pro Bowl Week will include the return of the PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN, testing the athletic prowess of All-Stars from each conference in unique competitions.

The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will be telecast on Thursday, January 23 in primetime on ESPN with re-airs on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ABC.

“Orlando has embraced hosting the Pro Bowl the last three years and we’re excited to welcome NFL fans from around the world, as well as the league’s best players, back to our city this January,” Orlando Mayor BUDDY DYER said. “We are grateful for our partnership with the NFL and believe that the league’s decision to again return a marquee event like the Pro Bowl to Camping World Stadium further strengthens Orlando’s status as one of the nation’s premier sports destinations.”

“We are thrilled the Central Florida community continues to be the NFL’s number one pick for the Pro Bowl,” said Orange County Mayor JERRY DEMINGS. “Football is a family sport, and no area is as family-friendly as Orlando. We look forward to finalizing the plans for Pro Bowl 2020.”

“Over the past three years, the Pro Bowl has been an exciting and impactful annual experience for Orlando residents and visitors alike,” Florida Citrus Sports CEO STEVE HOGAN said. “The Central Florida community has embraced this tremendous, family-friendly event from day one, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the NFL and its players, coaches, families and fans back.”

Huddle for 100 will come to life during NFL Pro Bowl week through volunteer events in which all Pro Bowl players will give their time towards bettering Orlando and its surrounding communities. Huddle for 100 is the NFL’s initiative to have 1 million people volunteer 100 minutes of their time – with an end goal of 100 million service minutes by Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to celebrate the League’s 100th season. In addition, players on the winning Pro Bowl team will be eligible to receive a grant provided by the NFL Foundation to support the high school or youth football programs of their choice.

The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will follow the traditional AFC versus NFC format and feature 88 of the best NFL players – 44 from each conference – as determined by a consensus of votes by fans, players, and coaches. Both teams will be led by offensive and defensive NFL Legends who will serve as captains representing each conference.

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The Average Length of Foreplay and Its Importance

The Average Length of Foreplay and Its Importance

Adamandeve.com (www.adamandeve.com), America’s most trusted source for adult products, is interested in everything related to sex – from A to Z. Because foreplay is an important part of the entire sexual experience, adamandeve.com would like to share some surprising statistics on this sexy, but often overlooked part of the act, with their latest infographic.

This informational bulletin provides data on the average length of foreplay and its importance for men and women, as well as what constitutes foreplay for different people and cultures.
“Adam & Eve is pleased to provide this overview on foreplay,” says Chad Davis, Marketing Director for adamandeve.com. “It’s surprising that something so important to the sex lives of adults gets so little attention – and we hope to change that.”

This infographic can be viewed in its entirety at www.adameve.com/t-infographic-foreplay

SOURCE Adamandeve.com

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Adamandeve.com Share Foreplay Information

 

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Miller Lite Hosts Battle Of The Bands Ahead Of Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

Leading up to this year’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Miller Lite and Lightning 100 have teamed up to host a battle of the bands — pitting 25 local artists against each other for the chance to perform on stage at the annual festival.

Taking place every Wednesday at The 5 Spot at 8 p.m., fans 21+ will be able to enjoy live local music and vote for their favorite artist each week, with the finals occurring on August 7. Along with voting through their favorite band, fans will also have the chance to receive free festival tickets and other prizes just for showing up.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off as the official sponsor of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival by supporting local musicians,” said Tony Bugher, spokesperson for Miller Lite. “Nashville continues to be the premier destination for incredible, live music, and we’re excited to be a small part of it with the battle of the bands competition.”

All finalists will enjoy a Miller Lite prize pack and the winning act will receive a $5,000 cash prize in the form of a trust from the J.W. Couch Foundation to go toward advancing the band’s musical aspirations, in addition to winning a slot on the ASCAP Shady Grove Stage to perform during the festival weekend.

Created in 2015 by Brandt Wood, Michael Whelan and Kevin Griffin — co-founder of the band Better Than Ezra — the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has continued to grow year-over-year. The 230-acre farm that has hosted the festival in Franklin since its inception currently has six stages and hundreds of local artisans, restaurants and food trucks — creating a truly unique and authentic experience for all attendees. This year’s festival runs September 21–22, with doors opening at 10 a.m.

“This festival has come such a long way in a really short amount of time and that’s due in part to the incredible partnership we’ve forged with Miller Lite to support our Play At Pilgrimage Contest and spotlight local bands throughout the Summer to a larger audience,” said Wood.

About Miller Brewing Company

Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick J. Miller when he purchased the Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee, a city he chose as the best place for a brewery given its access to great water. Miller Lite, the original great-tasting light pilsner beer, (MillerLite.com, Facebook.com/MillerLite, @MillerLite on Twitter, YouTube.com/MillerLite) was introduced nationally in 1975 and is among the top-five selling beers in the United States. The brewery’s oldest enduring beer is Miller High Life (MillerHighLife.com, Facebook.com/MillerHighLife, @MillerHighLife on Twitter). Known as the Champagne of Beers, it was introduced in 1903 and still is brewed with the same yeast strain that Miller carried in his pocket from Germany. Miller Genuine Draft (MGD.com, Facebook.com/MillerGenuineDraft, @Miller_Global on Twitter), introduced in 1986, is the original cold-filtered, packaged draft beer. Miller Brewing Company is part of MillerCoors, the U.S. business unit of the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at Facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

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Travel Oregon and Deschutes Brewery Collaborate to Create “Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA”

For the millions inspired by Travel Oregon’s whimsical Only Slightly Exaggerated advertising campaign, the tourism commission continues to bring the animated video’s enchanting illustrations to life in the real world. First there were posters and murals. And today, there is…wait for it…beer! Travel Oregon and Deschutes Brewery are launching Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA to celebrate and capture the flavor of Oregon’s breathtaking beauty with this seasonal summer beer release.

“We love the Only Slightly Exaggerated campaign— the artwork is so whimsical and fun,” says Veronica Vega, Director of Product Development for Deschutes. “We’ve paired the campaign with our newest seasonal, inspired by that same sense of magic.”

Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA was created using the profound Sabro hop, grown in the Northwest, that has a unique quality that gives the beer an exceptional “slightly exaggerated” flavor combination of bourbon barrel, coconut and tropical notes. “It’s surprising that a hop could bring these characteristics to a beer,” said Vega. “We paired up the unique coconut character of Sabro with tropical hops to create something distinct from our other citrus led IPAs.”

The collaboration was born at the brewery’s original Public House in downtown Bend, Oregon in 2018 with Travel Oregon’s first launch of the Only Slightly Exaggerated campaign. “We’re thrilled to see this collaboration come to fruition. What started as a limited-run beer to celebrate the launch of a new campaign, will now be available to IPA-lovers in 32 states,” said Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon. “It’s all about getting in front of potential visitors—we want them to fall in love with Oregon products and seek them out when they return home.”

The Only Slightly Exaggerated campaign launched to viral success in spring of 2018, doing something no tourism brand had ever done: animate their state. New iterations came to life in the fall of 2018 with the creation of the Oregon Mural Trail, and releasing limited-edition posters and postcards to engaged fans. In spring 2019, the second animated video was released to more excitement and success. A new concept of the campaign is in development and will be launching in fall 2019.

Look for Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA in stores in early August. This seasonal brew is 6.0% ABV with 50 IBUs and will be available in 12-ounce, six and 12 pack bottles. The beer will be distributed in 32 states and available in all major retail outlets, convenience/liquor stores (depending on state), as well as restaurants and bars on draft. To find the nearest Deschutes beer near you, try their helpful beer finder.

About Travel Oregon
The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors’ experiences by providing information, resources and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians’ quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the state’s $12.3 billion tourism industry that employs more than 115,000 Oregonians. Visit TravelOregon.com to learn more.

About Deschutes Brewery:
Deschutes Brewery, family and employee owned since 1988, is one of the quintessential beers of the Pacific Northwest. Founded on the guiding principles of true craftsmanship, ultimate quality, and extraordinary consumer experience, Deschutes Brewery is recognized for defining beers such as Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Fresh Squeezed IPA and the non-stop release of pioneering small batch experimental and barrel-aged beers. Deschutes can be found at its brewpubs in Bend and Portland, Oregon, Tasting Rooms in Bend, and Roanoke, Virginia and at accounts across the country. Visit Deschutes Brewery’s beer finder to find a Deschutes beer near you.

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Guitar Gear Review: Hathor Pickups J90 Bridge

Guitar Gear Review: Hathor Pickups J90 Bridge

The J90 is a humbucker sized P90 style pickup from Poland-based Hathor Custom Shop.  When I first dealt with Dariusz, I could tell we both spoke the same pickup language.  It’s easy to get lost over many of the drool-worthy pickup offerings from Hathor.

Out of the box, the J90 is a good-looking and well-made pickup.  The raw nickel cover is very cool and I appreciate the attention to detail.  A nice feature would be the rounded mounting feet, allowing the J90 to better fit in to some of those pesky hard-to-fit direct mount bodies out there.

For this evaluation, we are looking at the bridge model.  I loaded up the J90 into a double-hum test guitar with a vintage-hot output humbucker in the neck.  This J90 bridge came with a 3-wire lead allowing options for being paired with a single coil or a humbucker.

The Alnico 2 based J90 is a nicely well-balanced pickup.  Being sensitive to right-hand technique, this pickup delivers a lot of versatility.  Highs can be snappy and they can be sizzling.  Mids tread a line that covers some growl and some snarl.  The low end has punch and it has depth, while avoiding mud.

Hathor J90 Open Cover
Hathor J90 Open Cover

There’s a nice musical quality to the J90 that makes me want to keep playing.  It’s great for rhythm playing, and it also steps up to the table for lead work.

Throwing down with some chord playing and it’s all there.  The J90 has clarity and presence and balance and precision.  It is just at home with pedal root 80s riffing as with more detailed jazz style fingerings.  The character of the voicing allows the pickup to have the girth to hit you in the chest and the detail to come through the mix.  And that’s also why the J90 is good at lead playing.  The harmonically rich nature is like icing on the cake.

Considering how it pairs up, the J90 bridge was mated with an Alnico 2 neck hubucker.  Transitions were smooth with no indication of the J90 being overpowered by a humbucker.  Middle position tones with the humbucker are totally as expected and good options for blues rock options.

How about some specs:

Series – 9.131 K
Inductance – 6.070 H
Magnet – Alnico 2

The staff at Hathor are easy to deal with and have a real passion for pickups.  For coming almost halfway around the globe, the shipment was here in about 10 days with tracking the followed the entire trek.  I am without a doubt looking forward to trying more Hathor pickup.

For reference, this J90 bridge pickup evaluation was conducted with a Fractal Axe-Fx II XL+ featuring Celestion Impluse Responses.  Real cabs used are a Peavey 6505 cab and Marshall 1960B cabs loaded with Celestion A-TypeV-TypeG12-65s, Peavey Sheffields, and Mojotone BV-25Ms.

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Darth Phineas is a long time music industry insider who provides his readers with unbiased reviews on musical instrument and guitar gear. You can read more of his reviews and check out industry news on his Facebook community Darth Phineas, Twitter or his website is darthphineas.com

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