This opened the WWRY open mic night.
Tom Andrew Hargreaves
The Evik James Band is a gritty power pop trio based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, set this winter through summer to hit the surrounding venues, festivals and radio markets. Their new release “Under Your Sun” is fresh off the press and ready to tear through the airways into the ears of fans ranging from Tom Petty and John Cougar Mellencamp to Soul Asylum and Weezer.
The band consists of three highly explosive musicians. Evik James, is the lead vocalist and guitarist. Michael Fiato, handles bass and backing vocals. Jeff Thaves sits behind the drum set. The fresh and original music blends with interesting lyrics and sing-along melodies to create a musical cocktail that goes down easy.
Music video by Blind Melon performing No Rain.
Richard Shannon Hoon (September 26, 1967 – October 21, 1995) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was the frontman and lead singer of the band Blind Melon until his death from a heroin overdose in 1995.
Hoon was born in Lafayette, Indiana and raised in nearby Dayton, Indiana with his half-sister, Anna, and half-brother, Tim. Hoon reportedly began using his middle name, Shannon, to avoid confusion with his father, who was also named Richard. In high school, Hoon played football, wrestled, and was a pole vaulter. Hoon graduated from McCutcheon High School in 1985. After graduation, Hoon joined a local band named Styff Kytten, which also featured guitarist Michael Kelsey. Hoon took on the role of frontman and lead singer for the band. It was around this time that Hoon wrote his first song, “Change”. Hoon was also a member of the Lafayette band Mank Rage, along with David Lank and Darren Mickler, during this time.
I attended Purdue University and do recall watching them play in concert in local, small venues before they made it big.
RIP Shannon Hoon.
Phenomenal. And entirely created with Blender, an open source software.
Sintel is the third short movie (after Elephants Dream and Big Buck Bunny) created with support of the Blender Foundation. The movie is created with the open-source software Blender (and other open-source tools), as always, all parts of the movie will be released with a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, this means you can freely reuse and distribute this content, also commercially, for as long you provide a proper attribution.
More info here: http://durian.blender.org/
The YouTube channel by the BlenderFoundation can be found here http://www.youtube.com/user/BlenderFoundation in addition to the movie, you will find a lot of cool “making of” clips there. Go check it out!
Great showreel showing how visual special effects are achieved through layering, masking, blue screens and other various modifications used.
Alessandro Schiassi’s Compositing Showreel 2010.
Skills: on-set supervision | compositing/painting/rotoscoping | matchmoving | color grading | graphic design
Tools used: Combustion | After Effects | Photoshop | SynthEyes | Premiere
- “Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy” by Hive Division (hivedivision.net)
- “R.O.A.C.H.” by DeusExMachina Studios (deusexmachinastudio.wordpress.com)
- “Milo” by 2lire (2lire.net)
- “BMW Commercial” by Ladeson Productions (ladeson.com)
Music track is “Opening Credits” from the Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy OST, composed by Daniel James at HybridTwo (hybridtwo.com)