At the end of the day …. The Piano Guys Series #6!


~~April 14, 2014~~

The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of Jon SchmidtSteven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek.

They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of popular songs and classical music. Schmidt and Nelson’s music is accompanied by professional-quality videos shot and edited by Paul Anderson. 

Today we are featuring “Cello Wars” from their first CD. 

In this Star Wars Parody that took six months to complete, two opponents battle each other by playing the cello with their special light saber bows. These are real musicians playing a compilation of the original Star Wars themes.

“OUR VISION IS TO CREATE MUSIC AND VIDEOS THAT INSPIRE & UPLIFT.
WHATEVER WE DO, WE PUT OUR HEART AND SOULS INTO EVERY NOTE AND FRAME.”

“The Piano Guys have another great addition to their roster. This time they’ve chosen to cover Star Wars in all of its Force-fed glory.

In this epic Duel of the Fates, Sith and Jedi battle with their hokey religion and ancient weapons, but with one minor addition … cellos!!! With no further ado, I present to you “Cello Wars”.

This video is almost too awesome. Darth Vader break out his accordion. Who doesn’t love a little Cantina music in the middle of the day? How about the Chewbacca interludes? There’s only one thing this clip needs, and it’s not more cowbell … it’s more Wookie!”

~~SOURCE~~

http://www.unleashthefanboy.com/movies/you-underestime-the-power-of-cellos/1853#!D7vW1

~~SOURCES~~

http://thepianoguys.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Piano_Guys

https://www.facebook.com/PianoGuys

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/the-piano-guys

http://floridatheatre.com/event/piano-guys/

“Music is probably the most common language everyone on earth understands. It’s somewhat in our blood, and we feel a plethora of emotions when we hear music depending on what the song expresses. Lyrics are of course not necessary to feel music, and that is why music is such a universal language. We have seen a massive increase in modern music such as hybrids and remixes between drum & bass, dance and others. Sometimes the remixes can even become more successful online than the original song, so it’s no wonder some people are continuously digging into the mash-up bag to come up with new stuff.

It seems the The Piano Guys have done the same, and they have put their own personal touch on the Star Wars soundtrack. In this really hilarious yet impressive video, you will be introduced to the Star Wars theme song through the awesome take by cellos. There is of course a little twist to the whole thing, but I won’t reveal what that is. I can say this much … Keep an eye on the video at around 2:00, and you will know what I am talking about.

This is yet another one of those videos that I am sure will go viral (if it hasn’t already) in an instant. As always, we want to share these geeky things with you. You really need to check this one out if you are a huge Star Wars fan. It’s called Cello Wars, and it has some rather impressive special effects in it as well. I find it hard to dig up something that will challenge this video in terms of creativity, but as we all know, there is always someone out there who will take things just a little bit farther.”

~~SOURCE~~

http://www.bitrebels.com/entertainment-2/cello-wars-a-star-wars-musical-saga-told-with-cellos/

~Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel – ThePianoGuys~

~~Story behind the song~~

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away…

We bring you CELLO WARS! A result of 6 months of production … our most ambitious undertaking by far! Why Star Wars Cello? Because of our unending admiration of George Lucas, John Williams, and the most EPIC movies and film score ever created. The idea originated when Tel Stewart was editing THE CELLO SONG here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry4Bzo….

As a joke he decided to add light sabers to Steven Sharp Nelson’s bow during the outtakes. Fans cried out for more. Al van der Beek and Steven Sharp Nelson storyboarded the song and the video concept while they were scouting locations for MOONLIGHT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRVvFY ….

But it was Steven Sharp Nelson’s son Eli that was the true inspiration for the project — his enthusiasm for Star Wars, light sabers, and watching his daddy wield one while playing cello fueled the project continually.

We announced CELLO WARS on September 19, 2011 thinking we’d be able to deliver on our promise within a few weeks. We had NO IDEA. 70 days later, more than 7,000 frames, 72 audio tracks, 24 hours of filming through the night in front of a green screen, the most props and costumes we’ve ever used, several broken bows and strings, and over 1,000 hours of editing and rendering — we felt like we had taken on the entire EMPIRE!

Tel Stewart is THE MAN. He is the reason this worked. He is the man behind the green screen — behind the editing bay — behind all the cool effects. He had to edit every single frame in order to make the light sabers work (a total of over 7,000 frames)! We now have a Piano Guys Hall of Fame and he was recently the first inductee.

Original music composed by the AMAZING John Williams
Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios
Steven Sharp Nelson: Electric Cellos/Vocals/Percussion
Al van der Beek: Vocals/percussion
Starring Steven Sharp Nelson and his Doppelganger (Jedi/Sith),
Al van der Beek as Darth Vader
Paul Anderson as Chewbacca

Costume Designer: Alison Morris http://www.legendaryattire.com

(An AMAZING Costume designer!)

Special thanks to Video Copilot (http://www.VideoCopilot.net) for the education and training they provide on their website. (Go buy Optical flares! It is amazing) Their tutorials are so good. If you want to get into what Tel did here go watch all their stuff.

Video produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart
All filming, effects and editing by Tel Stewart

We used the following John Williams Star Wars Movie Themes (in order of appearance)
The Imperial March (Empire Strikes Back Theme)
Duel of the Fates (From Episode 1)
May the Force Be With You
Star Wars Main Theme
Cantina Band (from Episode 4)

All FIVE melodies enter one by one at the end and stack on top of each other until all of them are being played at the same time.

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

We ALL are ONE!! 

Pharrell & Ellen Surprise Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences Students with $50K


This is good news!!! Yay …

GOOD BLACK NEWS

041014-11133-detroitachievementacademy-750x435 Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences ( DAAS ) students have a lot to be happy about today. In addition to dazzling web viewers with their  now-viral rendition of Pharrell’s hit single , the kids got a huge gift from Ellen Degeneres today: $50,000!

According to DAAS CEO Maurice G. Morton, 80 percent of the schools’ students live at or below the poverty line, and 98 percent of them qualify for free or reduced lunch. While many schools have shuttered their arts programs, DAAS uses music and art to ensure their students stay engaged and motivated to learn.

Like many inner-city schools, DAAS is strapped for cash. The school has been attempting to raise money to help the choir get to Disneyworld for a performance, but Ellen intervened, giving DAAS a $50,000 check courtesy of Shutterfly.

After hearing the news, DAAS students were, well, extremely happy. They even performed…

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“Inside the Divine Pattern” … Anthony Douglas Williams!


~~April 14, 2014~~

Exposing Animal Abuse Around the World

~Not a single creature on earth has more or less right to be here~

~When humans act with cruelty we characterize them as “animals”, yet the only animal that displays cruelty is humanity~

~Animals don’t make me cry, what humans do to animals does ~

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 ~If animals could speak, mankind would weep~

~Animals have hearts that feel, eyes that see, and families to care for, just like you and me~

~When we love an animal as our family, we begin to understand animals are our family~ 

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~Humans need to be humane for the sake of humanity~ 

~Animals have few rights, but every right to fear man~

~Mankind is a dark shadow that lingers over many other animals. We were intended to be a bright light over them~

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~Other animals are not our playthings or simply our pets. They are living beings with feelings and emotions. They require love and companionship. Just like you and me~

~Animals should not require our permission to live on earth. Animals were given the right to be here long before we arrived ~

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~~Full Read/Credit/Source~~

http://www.animal-voices.com/news/anthony-douglas-williams/

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~~SOURCES~~

http://www.animal-voices.com/news/anthony-douglas-williams/

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17608630-inside-the-divine-pattern

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~~Inside the Divine Pattern 11:11, Ancient Secrets, Spiritual Changes~~

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~~Uploaded on Sep 30, 2008~~

Ancient secret knowledge, mysterious scientific discoveries, and prophetic signs are revealed in the book Inside the Divine Pattern.

Understand the significance of numbers and the time of 11:11.

This video is a visual introduction to the book’s 36 chapters.

Great changes are happening. Listen. Learn. Love All.

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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Total lunar eclipse in North America


A happening tonite!!!!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA is called NASA – Skywatchers’ Delight – Multiple Lunar Eclipses expected in April 2014.

From eNature Blog in the USA:

Watch The Moon Disappear Before Your Eyes—Don’t Miss Tonight’s Total Lunar Eclipse!

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 by eNature

There’s a total lunar eclipse happening across all of North America LATE tonight and early tomorow morning (the 15th). A total lunar eclipse occurs when the full Moon passes through the dark inner core of the Earth’s shadow, which is called the umbra.

North America hasn’t experienced a total eclipse of the Moon since 2011. But that dearth ends in the early morning hours of April 15th (or late on April 14th for the West Coast), when the full Moon passes through the umbra and all but disappears. In fact, we’re due to see three more eclipses over the next two years, a…

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Brazil: Police Evict 5000 Occupiers At Gunpoint


The brutal reality of life coupled with the brutality of those in power!!!
SMH …..

The Free

Americas, Brazil

tear gas at rio eviction of 5000At 4 am on Friday, 1,500 BOPE killer cops took under siege a building, in northern Rio, which had been occupied by homeless working people, teargasing and attacking people in their sleep.  Another person was executed during protests against the military occupation of Mare, on Saturday.

Residents believe that 2 kids and an old man have been suffocated to death in the military assault. Dozens have been injured, some lost their eyes.

Residents believe that two children and an old man have been killed – it is not known who are their names, or if they were killed due to the teargas or the smoke from the building set on fire during the forced eviction.  27 people had been arrested when they defended against the police attack.

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The Boypoet’s Award Ceremony

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Very well done!! I really appreciate your mention … and feel honored that you’ve included me!! Reblog!!

The Boy Poet

Over recent months my blogs have received several lovely and touching awards from my beautiful friend Doctor Rex, author of the blog It Is What It Is. Thank you dear Horty from the bottom of my heart.

Whilst I really appreciate the kind thoughts behind these awards I am left in a quandary of who to nominate when playing it forward. I follow a whole myriad of blogs featuring poetry, cooking, music, art and every other aspect of life you can think of – just how do I choose a few from so many excellent blogs. In the end I did make a list based on a tried and tested method of names picked from a hat as each blog I follow because I enjoy reading it, love the content and appreciate the hard graft the blogger has put into bringing each post to the reader – to choose…

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