Monthly Archives: February 2013

To This Day – Shane Koyczan

A friend shared this video with me, and it was so powerful that I want to share it with you. This is a poem by Shane Koyczan based from his real life experience with being bullied as a kid. I think everyone can find something they relate to in this poem, whether you were bullied, the bully, or have had no interaction with bullying at all. Enjoy. If this video impacts you in any way, please share it. Help Shane get his message out.

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“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

This is a quote that can having you thinking for days. What is the purpose of life? What is living? Am I making the most out of my life? I like this quote because it makes you want to get off your butt and go do something productive. You only have one life, so don’t waste it.

Chasing 3000

Chasing 3000A simply magical work of art. This film tells the story of Mickey and his younger brother Roger, who as muscular dystrophy, as they travel cross-country to see Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th hit in the 1972 season. The only problem is that their mother doesn’t know and Mickey only has a learner’s permit. This is a well served dish of character development with a side of baseball. You don’t have to love baseball to appreciate this movie, but if you do it just makes it that much more enjoyable. This film captures the true romanticism of the game. This independent film was released in 2008, and I’m honestly shocked that it hasn’t gained a bigger reception. I highly recommend checking this movie out if you’re in the mood for a heart-felt story. A+ to Chasing 3000.

 

If you’d like to learn more, access Chasing 3000’s IMDB page by clicking here.

Red Sox Nation: Four Days in October

In honor of pitchers and catchers officially reporting in on Monday, I’ve decided it’s time for a baseball post. I grew up in Massachusetts, meaning I was born a Boston Red Sox fan. It’s in my blood. I was raised on bed time stories of greats like Ted Williams, Carl Yastremski, and Bobby Doer.  No Red Sox fan (or Yankees fan) can forget the 2004 American League Championship Series. Down 3-0 in the series to the New York Yankees, the Sox rallied to clinch the 2004 ALCS and would go on to win the the World Series. There’s a magic in baseball, and it was shown in abundance at Fenway Park that night the Sox won game 4 of the ALCS. I was 12 years old at the time and remember being allowed to stay up late to watch to the game. The momentum that carried Boston to come back and take the series all stemmed from one play. Check it out here in ESPN’s Four Days in October:

“Don’t believe everything you see on the internet.”  – Abraham Lincoln

A Silent Film

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You know when you stumble upon a band and just know they’re something special? Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to A Silent Film. I never heard of them before last night. I made a last minute decision to attend a concert at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC where four bands were performing, the last band up was A Silent Film. During the first song off their set list I could already tell they were a rare gem. Hailing all the way from the UK, A Silent Film are an alternative rock band with poetic flowing lyrics and a strong indie vibe.

Robert Stevenson – Vocals/Piano
Karl Bareham – Guitar
Ali Hussain – Bass
Spencer Walker – Drums

After listening to their recorded music today, I have to say they’re even better live. They did an amazing job last night and the energy of the crowd was incredible. I’m definitely seeing them again as soon as I get the chance. I was truly amazed with how connected they were with their own music. You could tell they absolutely love what they do and that’s what music is all about. I have no doubt they’ll make it big time. Here’s a video a fan took at the show, they covered Bruce Springsteen’s Streets of Philadelphia for their encore: (believe me it was more energetic than this during the show!)

Check out their new single Harbour Lights:

Love it? You can get this song and plenty more on iTunes

Check out their website for more information by clicking here

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