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Saturday, October 27, 2012

National Geographic, Photo of the Day (25/10/2012)

National Geographic, Photo of the Day (27/10/2012)
Botafogo Bay, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic

October 27, 2012

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Yachts bob in Botafogo Bay, cradled between the beach and the tall rock known as Sugar Loaf.

See more pictures from the October 2012 feature story "Playing Rio."


Ray William Johnson is leaving Maker Studios :O


As you probably saw in one of =3 latest video that Ray William Jonhson appeared in his apartment announcing that he is no longer filming in Maker Studios. This is what happened...
Ray William Johnson, owner of the most subscribed channel on YouTube, will end his relationship with Maker Studios, one of YouTube’s largest partners, Johnson said on Wednesday.
Johnson (above) dropped the announcement at the beginning of the latest video for his “=3” series, which was filmed from his apartment and lacked the slick production of the Maker-produced videos.
“In the near future =3 will no longer be part of the Maker Studios network, so I’m going to film here for a while,” Johnson said. “Even if I don’t have the proper equipment at home, even if I have to film butt-ass naked in a back alley, you guys are going to get an episode, goddamnit!”
Johnson is still under contract with the network, but production of his channel has moved out of Maker's Culver City headquarters. Johnson also tweeted on Wednesday that his channel would leave the network, regardless of how long it takes.
"The transfer process for the =3 channel to leave the Maker network is beginning soon, but this process can take a while," Johnson wrote to Benny Luo, CEO of New Media Rockstars.
Johnson’s announcement has sparked a back and forth between Maker and its most prominent partner, with Maker denying that Johnson has left.
A spokeswoman for the company said in a statement to TheWrap: “Ray is still a part of the Maker Network, however with the recent decline in viewership on =3 it made sense for him to go back to producing the show himself. Maker providing a full production staff of 12 people including a team of writers no longer was a viable option for =3. Maker fully supports Ray’s decision to go back to producing the show on his own for the time being and we wish him continued success. We will continue to support Ray through this transition.”

Regular viewership for his channel has declined, but Johnson rejected the notion that viewership was why Maker would no longer produce his videos. He tweeted at Benny Luo, CEO of NewMediaRockstars, to tell him that Maker asked for a stake in Johnson's channel, which has close to 6 million subscribers and more than 2 billion views. Johnson expressed no interest in giving up any ownership and claims Maker then halted production.
Though he films “reaction videos,” which respond to other viral videos on the web, Johnson has been targeted as one of the YouTube stars with crossover potential. Already managed by 3Arts, Johnson signed with WME in June.
WME referred questions on the matter to 3Arts, which was not immediately available for comment.
This public dispute foretells a series of disagreements between YouTube creators and the networks they join. Those looking to make YouTube content creation a profession typically sign with a network, which sells advertising for them and handles marketing and distribution when necessary.
However, the fiduciary relationships between networks and creators vary, and are subject to change as one’s popularity rises and falls.

Source : thewrap.com
I saw two videos after that from TheLionsDenNews and ForeverAlonePrick which i found them very interesting. Its really good to know what happens when the fun of making videos on youtube becomes business and how contracts may try to use you as a product. Check these videos ;)





Well, Ray knows that no matter what we keep following him and enjoy his shows as long as he is real and love what he does ;)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ερασιτεχνική Σκηνή "Γιάννης Αλεξάκης" παρουσιάζει: Αφιέρωμα στον Δ. Ψαθά, 3 και 4 ΝΟΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2012


Μετά από τις τρεις επιτυχημένες παραστάσεις του έργου του Δ. Ψαθά 'ΖΗΤΕΙΤΑΙ ΨΕΥΤΗΣ' στο Auditorium στην Αθήνα και στην Αίθουσα της Ενορίας ΑΓ. Λουκά, στο Παλαιό Ηράκλειο, η Ερασιτεχνική Σκηνή "Γιάννης Αλεξάκης" επιστρέφει με ένα αφιέρωμα στον μεγάλο Δ. Ψαθά παρουσιάζοντας τρία υπέροχα μονόπρακτα. "Γαλάζια Χελώνα", "Κηφισοφών", Τρελοί της εποχής"
Σας περιμένουμε για δυο βραδιές γεμάτες ...Ψαθά!
Δηλαδή γεμάτες καυτή σάτιρα και πολύ γέλιο, με 3 μονόπρακτα έργα.
Κι αν δεν έχετε ξανακούσει τους τίτλους,
να είστε σίγουροι ότι δε θα τους ξεχάσετε ποτέ!

ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ 3 και ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ 4 ΝΟΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2012
Αίθουσα Auditorium

Σίνα 2-4, Αθήνα (Σταθμός ΜΕΤΡΟ Πανεπιστήμιο)
Ώρα: 19.30
Γενική είσοδος: €8,00 (από 12 έως 92 ετών)

Ελάτε να περάσουμε καλά, να γελάσουμε και να ξεχαστούμε λίγο από την δύσκολη καθημερινότητά μας.

Δείτε φωτογραφίες από τις περσινές παραστάσεις  Photos και Facebook 1, Facebook 2 και Facebook 3
Περισσότερα για την Ερασιτεχνική Σκηνή "Γιάννης Αλεξάκης" επισκεφτείτε :


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ray William Johnson. Last week's episodes of =3


Ray is back! Check out last week's episodes of =3







National Geographic, Photo of the Day (25/10/2012)

National Geographic, Photo of the Day  (25/10/2012)
Mustang Province, Nepal

Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic
October 25, 2012

Mustang Province, Nepal

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Dusk falls over the temples and homes of Tsarang, once the region’s most important town. In Mustang, where the centuries have not disrupted the traditional rhythm of life, the caves offer clues to a time when the remote Himalayan kingdom was a hub linking Tibet to the rest of the world.
See more pictures from the October 2012 feature story "Sky Caves of Nepal."

Take a visual tour of Nepal » 

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Source : nationalgeographic.com

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thailand through Discovery Channel

I just found on youtube an amazing video-documentary about Thailand from Discovery channel. Great work, photography and beautifully directed by one of the best channels in the world.
Unfortunately there is an annoying logo which appears in the middle of the screen, sorry about that. Still this great documentary really worths a try. Enjoy :)


© Discovery Channel

Psy Trance Party - AmphidromiA pres. Martian Arts & Audioform, 27-10-12, Athens, Greece


DANCE YOUR DREAM AWAKE...DREAM YOUR DANCE AWAKE!!!
Venue - 7 sins, At Themistokleous & Gamveta 5 Athens
Doors open - 00:00
Entrance - 6 euro
Οι amphidromiA σας προσκαλούν στο πρώτο τους Winter Season
Warm Up Party στο 7sins club (Θεμιστοκλέους & Γαμβέτα 5 Αθήνα).

Μετά το μοναδικό fest στα Βασιλικά Ευβοίας...καλωσορίζουμε το Φθινόπωρο με τον δικό μας τρόπο... γεμάτο Psy μουσικές, καλή διάθεση & super θετική ενέργεια...στο πρώτο απο μια σειρά events που θα ακολουθήσουν!!!
amphidromiA would like to invite you, to it's first Winter Season
warm up Party, we would like to welcome the Fall
with all of you at the venue 7 sins, At Themistokleous & Gamveta 5 Athens,with a diverse and various Psychedelic Sounds, which will be provided by 5 Djs', filling the atmosphere with mind freeing sounds and energy..... so dont miss out the first season party of many others coming your way brought to you by Amphidromia....( τὰ Ἀμφιδρόμια)

Xtra sound-decoration-video projector

Line up:
Martian Arts live act
(Neurobiotic / Mutagen / Goa productions)

Audioform live act
(Blacklite Records)

+ residents:

Miss Lina ( Life892 )

Dr. Insekt ( Predators)

Spiros Tsot ( Life892 )

Martian Arts ...

https://www.facebook.com/nectarios.meidanis

Nectarios Meidanis was born in 1978 in Athens, Greece. He is certified in Advanced MIDI implementation, Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Advanced Acoustics, Hardware/Software Integration, Advanced Sound Design and Digital Signal Processing. He started making psychedelic trance in the Unison and Disco Hooligans project, producing and writing the music for all the Disco Hooligans tracks.
Two album's and a remix to Sheyba's Classic, Trance Africa Express on Canadian Ektoplazm, which have a combined of 50000+ downloads, 3 EPs on acclaimed Neurobiotic Records, an EP on HyperFlow Records and a bunch of remixes on Etnica, Deedrah, Pleiadians, Arkanoydz the project, as a duo, has been terminated.

He now makes psychedelic trance music as Martian Arts focusing on getting the good ol' vibe with new production techniques and has played in France, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Russia and is currently collaborating with legendary UK group, ManMadeMan.


Audioform (a.k.a. pAn )...

http://www.facebook.com/pan.audioform

... from his early days was involved in music. He played guitar , bass & keys in various bands with various music styles. From punk-rock , ska , hard-rock , metal , space-rock to blues & funk .
But it wasn’t until he had his first psychedelic experience back in the ‘00’s, when he was completely astonished by the magical textures & mind bending growly sounds that jump out of the speaker , tap you in the back , laugh at your face and then jump into the speaker again just to leave you wondering ‘‘WTF just happened ??!!?!’’…. that was it !! First synthesizers came in and a whole new world of sound & possibilities unfolded .
Ever since then he’s been locked up in the studio crafting his sound .
Now , after having released some tunes in Ovnimoon Records , and 2 Ep's on Blacklite Records ,(one under the Solid State Project moniker along with Psilocybian & one solo Ep as Audioform) , he is ready to unleash some serious tunage.
His music style is deep , mystical yet fresh……pure Psytrance on the way !

Nuff said , let the music speak..."


Dj Dr.Insekt

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=652617750

Dj Dr.Insekt is Stavros Kamenidis and he is one of the two members and founders of Predators project (Ovnimoon,Geomagnetic recs/GR).

He started djing in 1991 mixing different styles of music ,but psychedelic trance won him over several years after.

In January 2003 he & his brother Andreas created the project PREDATORS.They have released tracks in major labels such as Etnicanet,Kagdila,Geomagnetic,Ovnimoon,Warp Brain,Hinowa,SUN Project,Revolve & many others.Their debut album named 'COSMOS' released in November of 2008 by, the U.S. based record label Geomagnetic.tv with great success & many live p.a's & dj sets!Their 2nd album 'RADIO RELESCOPE' is out now from Ovnimoon records!Presently they are in the works on their 3rd album!Dr. Insekt is available and playing live dj sets on www.diceradio.gr every Thursday @ 21.00 GR Time & also @ http://www.DI.fm/ webradio in which you can find many of his sets.He studied sound engineering and movie editing and he is now working in both sectors while Producin music and djing.

Miss Lina

https://www.facebook.com/lina.petrolia

Lina (Powermix), is the first female radio producer and dj in the rave scene of Athens, playing mostly trance, hard trance, psytrance, drum & bass and breaks. Started as a radio producer with "Powermix" back in 1993 at the legendary LIFE FM, and since 1997 she was in BEAT FM, BLUE SKY, BLUE SKY TV FREE, RADIO 98 FM and nowdays at LIFE 892.com. Her show is on air every Tuesday and Thursday 22:00-24:00, still playing drum & bass, psytrance and progressive psy. Being a well known dj and radio producer she has performed as Resident and Guest in the most famous dance stages, clubs in Athens and all over Greece, like: ALSOS, BATTERY, BERLIN, TESSERA, FACTORY, DOM, HORUS, DOMUS, LIQUID, AMFITHEATRO, CAMEL, SEVENTH HEAVEN, CITY GROOVE, MAD, X-MOVIE THEATER etc. Being a member of GIRLS IN THE JUNGLE, a drum & bass project, and also member of trance & psy-trance project called RIOT GIRLS. She is the founder of BASS SYNDICATE project and member of BREAKTONE project, with strictly drum & bass nuskool and oldskool music. She likes doing remixes of her favorite songs of 80's to breaks, and remains fanatic with vinyls as she still prefers to play with MK2 during her sets.

SPIROS TSOT

https://www.facebook.com/Spirostsot

SPIROS TSOT (aka Spiros Gasteratos) was born in Athens in the late 70's!His journey in music started in the 90's with the world of electronic music!Then....Psychedelic trance came into his life!

In the beginning he got involved in parties and the music scene,collaborating in promotional activities with Sunrise Zone,Infinity and Amorphia, and this motivated and inspired him to start djing! since then he has played in several private parties broadcasting his style of Psychedelic trance!he currently has his own show @ life892.com every Weekend@ 20:00-22:00