Festival Review: CoS at Outside Lands 2011 In the 1960s, San Francisco certainly seemed like the place to be. The hippie counterculture movement of that period, specifically in this city, is something that’s popular among historians, musicians, politicians, travelers, ramblers, and all in-between. And that’s not a surprise… it was a pretty radical time. Many people today often talk about wishing they could time travel to the ’60s to spend a day with Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin. Maybe I’ve just been hanging around too many hippies lately. Outside Lands marked its fourth year by showing that after all this time, San Francisco still remains one of the coolest cities on the planet. But Outside Lands also kept it local in terms of everything else, which is inspiring to see in a time when everything is done via internet, with people who might live thousands of miles away. Photo by Ted Maider And while they did encompass all the good things about the city, they also managed to showcase some of the downsides of it.
Cultivating a Sense of Purpose Not so long ago I was working in the field of finance and before that, information technology (IT). Finance is a great field for self-professed math lovers and perfectionists, and IT is perfect for those tech heads who love to problem solve. I have a few friends who work in these areas that love it and are hard pressed to imagine doing anything else. Although I can work an excel spreadsheet like the best of them and can build an awesome computer, these fields just aren’t my cup of tea. Although I can do the jobs well, they leave me feeling spiritually crushed. Being in a soul crushing job or situation can mask your sense of purpose. I’ve spent the past three years working on my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, a venture that took me out of the finance world and has been a stepping stone in my path of higher purpose – which is to help others to achieve their goals and connect with their true selves. My graduate program is just a few weeks from conclusion.
Noise Pop | February 21–26, 2012 Billboard Latin Conference Winners of the Billboard Latin Music Marketing Awards were announced Tuesday at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference. They included Honey Bunches of Oats, State Farm and RadioShack. Latin Conference and Awards: Full Coverage Powered by CLIO and sponsored by Telemundo and Mun2, the awards showcase the U.S. Hispanic connection with music and artists in campaigns in several categories. The best branded entertainment campaign went to Honey Bunches of Oats for their "Smile While You Shake It" campaign, which was submitted by Starcom Mediavest Group. "It really does take a village," Foley said. The best digital campaign of the year went to "Fan Pass 2" - State Farm submitted by: Alma DDB. The best public relations campaign, “Sex, _____ & Rock'n'Roll--Rock'n' roll festival,” which was part of a anti-drug campaign. In the touring category, two campaigns took home prizes including Avianca/Concert Rooftop-McDonald's submitted by Alma DDB and Batalla-Milk* submitted by Grupo Gallegos.
Outside Lands music review: Nonstop rockin' Muse lead singer Matthew Bellamy performs with the band at Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., August 13, 2011. Photo: Sarah Rice, Special To The Chronicle Muse lead singer Matthew Bellamy performs with the band at Outside... John Fogerty performs at Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., August 14, 2011. Manihi Kontnik, of Upland, dances to the music of The Greyboy Allstars at Outside Lands Music and Art Festival in Golden Gate Park RSF Social Finance RSF Social Finance, located in San Francisco, California, is a non-profit financial services organization offering investing, lending, and philanthropic services to individuals and enterprises. RSF has over one thousand clients and more than $120 million in consolidated assets. RSF Social Finance is the trade name of Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. and its affiliates. It has loaned over $100,000,000 and made more than $50,000,000 in grants to non-profit organizations and social enterprises. As of 2006, RSF was growing at a 60% annual rate. RSF provides access to capital for organizations committed to fair practices and improving economic conditions. According to Co-op America and the Social Investment Forum Foundation, RSF is one of the top 10 organizations which "best exemplify the building of economic opportunity and hope for individuals through community investing Books Siegfried E. References External links
Ruidofest Top Three L.A. Bands at Outside Lands Besides Best Coast and Foster the People click to enlarge Andrea Domanick Orgone L.A. acts like Warpaint, Odd Future, Foster the People and Best Coast have really been making the festival circuit rounds this summer, and this past weekend at Outside Lands in San Francisco was no exception. Eight L.A. artists -- including Best Coast and Foster the People -- were on the bill. But while the intoxicated masses were singing along to well-known songs about pumped up kicks and boyfriends, a handful of up-and-comers showed us there's something new under the sun in L.A. music. Here are the three best local bands at Outside Lands. Andrea Domanick Hannah Hooper of Grouplove 3. If L.A. is a city of transplants, then Grouplove are fine ambassadors. Andrea Domanick Grouplove You can catch Grouplove Thursday, Sept. 22 at The Wiltern 2. Andrea Domanick Ximena Sariñana Ximena Sariñana isn't just another indie-cute singer/songwriter chick. Ximena Sariñana plays Thursday, Oct. 6 at Culture Collide
The School for Social Entrepreneurs: Innovation brokers: necessary intermediaries? The other week I attended an interesting and thought-provoking day at NESTA about social innovation, with many of the major players in the field ( NESTA , Innovation Unit , Young Foundation , etc) in attendance. On the same day, the Innovation Unit had launched a report, called 'Honest Brokers: brokering innovation in public services'. [ see here for more and to download the pdf] Matthew Horne, who wrote the report, spoke about it briefly on the day, and I've since read the whole thing. "Innovation brokers help to mobilise innovations, identify opportunities that the current system undervalues and they broker relationships between disparate parts of the system.... He goes on to recommend that the government seeks to create propitious market conditions for these intermediaries working in the social/public sector. Some cynics on the day drew a parallel with the old (false) maxim that "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach"; i.e., "Those who can, innovate; those who can't, broker".
LAMC Outside Lands 2011 Recap & Photo Gallery Outside Lands 2011 has come and gone, a late-Summer sleeper success that delivered an impressive variety of rock, indie and electronica flowing all weekend long to a daily capacity crowd of 60,000. Crowds layered up in the NorCal coastal chill to see headliners Phish, Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, Muse, The Black Keys and dozens of other acts on the diverse bill. Arriving at the festival grounds in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, it was immediately clear that OSL has taken great strides in greening the entire festival. Granted, Outside Lands goes to great lengths to add a natural, woodsy sense to their atmosphere, with a Food Truck Forest in the wooded areas between stages, complete with giant parachutes strapped to trees and billowing in the wind, where revelers rested their feet and enjoyed a few indulgences while taking in the gorgeous scenery. Check out our reviews of Day 2 & 3 on Page 2! Without a doubt, Outside Lands has been a sleeper success by all accounts. Until next year!
Mozilla Firefox The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Botanic Garden, by Erasmus Darwin This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: The Economy of Vegetation Author: Erasmus Darwin Posting Date: November 12, 2011 [EBook #9612] Release Date: January, 2006 First Posted: October 10, 2003 Language: English Produced by Jonathan Ingram, Robert Shimmin and PG Distributed Proofreaders [Illustration: FLORA attired by the ELEMENTS] A Poem, in Two Parts. Philosophical Notes. The general design of the following sheets is to inlist Imagination under the banner of Science; and to lead her votaries from the looser analogies, which dress out the imagery of poetry, to the stricter, ones which form the ratiocination of philosophy. Oft tho' thy genius, D——! "But THOU! She comes!