Thursday, November 17, 2005
I've been meaning to post some pictures of the Beggars for awhile, and last night I was listening to a mix CD with "Lovely Soul Detonator" (which you can find in my Public Folder on my iDish) on it so I've decided to post about it now. Good stuff from the mid-90's and Robert Levon Been of BRMC was playing bass as Robert Locke. Travis Aaron McNabb of Better Than Ezra was drumming in the band, not sure about the other guys. Speaking of BRMC, they're doing 2 acoustic shows in LA at the Hotel Cafe on December 15th! I'm so excited about it already! Another cool thing is that Michele, the Rebels With a Cause webmistress, has created a new News & Press Section of her site! Very nice looking page... I've added lots of video stills from the We're All in Love video and the second version of Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n Roll?. It's been awhile since I posted photos of BRMC themselves, so I will put some up from the wonderful BRMC Tour Archive (probably my favorite site on the net):
The first photo is Peter at an instore in Stockholm on 11/14. This one is Spike, the touring musician. This last photo is from their show in Hague, Holland at MIMH Festival on November 11.
Tthe famous ET photos by Belinda, both from Music In My Head Fest in Hague, Holland 11/1//05. This one is EurekaStreet with Robert and Nick at Velvet in Italy 10/29/05.
Another nice set of instore photos from Saturn in Hamburg, Germany on November 9, 2005!
This recent one by stargirl at Nalen, Stockholm got many positive comments. This one is from Edinburgh Liquid Rooms on 10/21/05. They played "Down Here" at that show!
These photos are from the Irish Center in Birmingham 10/19/05... welshylad I believe is the guy in the middle next to Peter and to the right of Robert below.
Here are some nice still photos from their first appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on October 12, 2005.
Cute photo of Lia and Robert in Paris on November 2, 2005! This one is Michele, Robert, and her friend Erin at Metro in Chicago 2003. This last one is Peter and a guy in Milan, Italy 10/27/05.
These last few are all from Transilvania in Milan, Italy on October 27, 2005. BRMC formed in San Francisco on October 31, 1998... so their lucky 7th year anniversary was just this year in Italy!
Nick and his funny shirt! This chick has red eye, but she got nice photos with all of BRMC! This second photo is Techy and Wic the guitar tech and of course, Nick Jago!
By Kevin Kelly, November 17, 2005
37 Stress management tips in Readers Digest - here are a few that caught the eye:
5. Say Cheese
Smiling is a two-way mechanism. We do it when we're relaxed and happy, but doing it can also make us feel relaxed and happy. "Smiling transmits nerve impulses from the facial muscles to the limbic system, a key emotional center in the brain, tilting the neurochemical balance toward calm," Dr. Cooper explains. Go ahead and grin. Don't you feel better already?
11. Put It on Paper
Writing provides perspective, says Paul J. Rosch, M.D., president of the American Institute of Stress in Yonkers, NY. Divide a piece of paper into two parts. On the left side, list the stressors you may be able to change, and on the right, list the ones you can't. "Change what you can," Dr. Rosch suggests, "and stop fretting over what you can't."
14. Just Say No
Trying to do everything is a one-way ticket to serious stress. Be clear about your limits, and stop trying to please everyone all the time.
29. Fall for Puppy Love
In a study of 100 women conducted last year at the State University of New York at Buffalo, researchers found that those who owned a dog had lower blood pressure than those who didn't. If you don't have a pooch, visit a friend's: Petting an animal for just a couple of minutes helps relieve stress, researchers have found.
31. Dial a Friend
Sharing your troubles can give you perspective, help you feel cared for and relieve your burden.
33. Say a Little Prayer
Studies show that compared with those who profess no faith, religious and spiritual people are calmer and healthier.
36. Straighten Up
When people are under stress, they slump over as if they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. "Slumping restricts breathing and reduces blood and oxygen flow to the brain, adding to muscle tension and magnifying feelings of panic and helplessness," Dr. Cooper explains. Straightening your spine has just the opposite effect. It promotes circulation, increases oxygen levels in your blood and helps lessen muscle tension, all of which promote relaxation. "
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