Learning Adobe Premiere Rush

My full time job is on the administrative staff of The Clubhouse Network (the corporate side, of sorts). On Saturday, I was helping support staff on the member-facing side (the retail side, if you will), The Flagship Clubhouse. While spending time with members and mentors, I was charged with creating something. The space places an emphasis on creating, not consuming. Additionally, we use the words “mentor” and “member” because everyone is a student. Everyone should be learning at any given time. (more…)

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Hot Chocolate and Holiday Sweaters

You might think it’s too early for ugly sweaters, but I’d remind you that Hanukkah is just a few weeks away.

Why am I wearing this sweater? Because I’m raising money for the Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage. Safe Passage provides safety, hope, and justice for families who have lived with domestic violence. Donate to my run today!

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Not News: BossToneS Hate Nazis

This was originally published at Boston Ska (dot) net

If you disagree with these words and this sentiment then please do not continue to support The Mighty Mighty BossToneS – we don’t like you and you don’t understand us.

This was commentary that The Mighty Mighty BossToneS shared on an Instagram post following a video clip of President Barack Obama asking “How hard can that be? Saying that Nazis are bad?” Well, it’s 2018 and making sure people are still saying “Nazis are Bad” is news. And I’m here talking about it because it’s a big deal that bands like the Bosstones are telling their Nazi-sympathizing fans to fuck right off. (more…)

Songwriting and Work Ethic Wisdom from Irving Berlin

Berlin has said that he “does not believe in inspiration,” and feels that although he may be gifted in certain areas, his “most successful compositions were the “result of work.” He said that he did most of his work under pressure. He would typically begin writing after dinner and continue until 4 or 5 in the morning.

This is wikipedia so I take it with a grain of salt, however, the sentiment still speaks to me. I would never dare compare my songwriting to that of Irving Berlin. However, I’m acutely aware that songs that don’t materialize out of thin air. (more…)

WATCH: The Interrupters Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

This post originally appeared on Boston Ska (dot) net

Apparently I’m now just an Interrupters fan blogger, truth be told, the band is having a great year. They’ve released their third album (read an in-depth review here), released a few music videos, traveled with Warped and Punk in Drublic festivals, seem to be getting interviewed in Billboard, and generally can’t be stopped! (more…)

REVIEW: The Perceptionists Perform Intimate Set with Members of Dub Apocalypse at Lizard Lounge

There was too much talent on the tiny stage at Lizard Lounge last night. I’m sure this is often the case given the size of the venue and the sheer volume of talent in the Boston area. Nonetheless last night was something special.
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Vans Warped Tour Announces Lineup for Final Summer

This post originally appeared on Boston Ska (dot) net.

“This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.”

The Vans Warped Tour recently announced the lineup for their final summer tour. The list of bands is pretty underwhelming. Acts of note include Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake, but none others with immediately appeal to the ska audience. (The Interrupters are appearing on select dates not including Massachusetts). The tour visits the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on July 27. (more…)