Before They Were The Police: Stewart Copeland, Sting and Andy Summers

September 22, 2014 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK, PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

Broken Music

Before The Police became one of the top pop-rock acts of the early 1980s, each member of the band had already been involved in the music industry for a considerable amount of time. Bassist/singer Sting, drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers were all talented musicians, yet their…

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John Taylor: In The Pleasure Groove

September 17, 2014 | Posted in MUSIC, NON-FICTION | By

In the Pleasure Groove by John Taylor

Like many teenage girls in the 1980s, I was a huge “Duranie” and went through a phase of being madly in love with John Taylor, the gorgeous bassist of my favorite band at the time: Duran Duran. While that teenage crush might have faded through the years (or shall we say matured?), I remain…

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Masterchef Season 5 Finale Recap & Review: September 15 2014

September 16, 2014 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV, TELEVISION | By

Screencapture from the MasterChef finale on September 15, 2014.

Last week five became three as Christian and Cutter went home. Now it’s down to Leslie, Courtney and Elizabeth. It’s the semi-final so who will win the money, the book and the trophy this season on MasterChef?

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Decoupage – New Life for Old Household Objects

September 10, 2014 | Posted in CRAFTING, Uncategorized | By

Decorative Decoupage Night Stand

Decoupage, that is the craft of cutting out pictures from magazines and other sources and then sticking them on to the surface of a piece of furniture, a picture frame, ceramics, etc, is an excellent way of bringing back to

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Masterchef Season 5 Episode 16 Recap & Review: September 8 2014

September 9, 2014 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

Screencap from MasterChef, September 8 2014.

It’s a Mystery Box challenge but the ones on their counters are empty. The most important ingredient is under a huge box in front of them. Courtney sees a bunch of feet…and then…

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Masterchef Season 5 Episode 15 Recap & Review: September 1 2014

September 2, 2014 | Posted in EPISODE RECAPS, REALITY TV | By

Screencapture from the September 1 episode of MasterChef on FOX.

The final six contestants for this season’s MasterChef are brought to location on the Sunset Strip, to the (supposedly) legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel. Leslie feels like rock and roll royalty as this is supposedly where all the rock stars stay. They are led into the kitchen of the hotel’s restaurant, Cavatina…

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Becoming a Craft Show Vendor, Part 5: Do’s and Don’ts when Dealing with Customers

September 1, 2014 | Posted in CRAFTING BUSINESS | By

Art on display - and shoppers - in a vendor's hall. Photograph by the author, sockii.

Successfully interacting with potential customers at craft shows is a critical part of being a vendor. Each vendor will have her own technique, style and personality but there are a few important “do’s and don’ts” you should keep in mind…

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