Brakus

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from Central New Jersey

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    • Friday's Stone Pony Show with SMMH

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      Sorry for the poor video quality, I didn't take it. You can sort of see the art in the back, had to split it up with the two sets behind Gabby (flute/sax), and one to the right that you won't be able to see. There's more, and my favorite jams of the night aren't up yet.

      Devil's Wife

      Jazz song

      Blue Window

    • Stone Pony Friday!!!

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      The Pony

      ShottyMike and the MadHeads booked a gig at the pony, been busy all weekend assembling a better backdrop piece for the panel, and it will be set up for the show!!! It's going to be a nice trial run for my Feb 5th, Roots into Roots showcase at the Crossroads in Garwood.

      The film I was production manager on was finished, I'm going to get permission for me to post a link for you guys, it's short.

      The last feature script I've worked on is "done" I went back over the final draft this past week/weekend and it's ready to be shopped, perfect timing since my brother is out in L.A. right now having various meetings, so I want to get that to him for when he's back.

      That's really all I have to update.

      oh, I got my domain name! It's artofchriskaplan.com. I still have to figure out hosting and what not, constructing the site, all I need to get up soon is the under construction notice.

      Still can't find work, lol...

      That's about it for my update.

    • Hi all

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      What's crackalackin?

    • I'll miss you

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      *For my record, no need to respond*
      Jacob E. Olson

      Age: 23 formerly of Metuchen

      Jacob E. Olson, 23, died Monday, Jan. 12. 2009. Born in Plainfield, Jake was raised in Metuchen where he was a 2003 graduate of Metuchen High School. He had attended Middlesex County College and recently settled to Ewing. Jake had a love of music and played the drums. He was active in several bands including " The Post Office Gals" In addition, Jake was an active member in Narcotics Anonymous.
      Surviving are his mother, Carol Doyon-Olson; his sister, Cheryl Lynn Olson; his father, Jerome Olson; two grandmothers; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many loving friends.

      A Celebration of his life will be held at 7 .pm. Friday, Jan 16, 2009 in the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, 27- Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen. In keeping with Jake's wishes, the family has asked that the dress attire of his celebration be kept to casual dress with no suits and ties. Donations in his memory may be made to a local Narcotics Anonymous Treatment Facility.


      This was a very rough night.

    • Thank you for all your kind words

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      You all are amazing people.

      -Chris K.

    • R.I.P. Jake

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      Another day, another passing.

      I haven't seen Jake in quite sometime, we were very good friends in middle school, going different paths in high school, he fell in to drugs along the way, but was bouncing back up.

      This past year, I saw a bend in my road that was bringing me back to the past, but a past that was not longer past, but the present, and I changed human being coming back from the primordial forest carrying the fire for all of humanity (a metaphor). Working with the band put in direct contact with people from my past, or stirred memories of people from it. One of these was Jake.

      Jake was a little guy. Perhaps this is why he felt he needed to do something large. But throughout his turmoil he never quite trying to be optimistic despite what people would view as shortcomings. I was looking forward to meeting Jake again, sharing some old laughs and new insights. I still remember 6th grade going to his house after school, the treadmill shooting me off the treads into the wall and that band called Tool.

      Jake was gunned down by the police last night/this morning.

      Jake as I knew him, is no more.

    • Pour trailer

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      This is the trailer for the film I was production manager on titled Pour The film is still in post but should be done soon.

      China Cat Sunflower

      "Look for awhile at the China Cat Sunflower
      proud-walking jingle in the midnight sun
      Copper-dome Bodhi drip a silver kimono
      like a crazy-quilt stargown
      through a dream night wind

      Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandana
      like a one-eyed Cheshire
      like a diamond-eye Jack
      A leaf of all colors plays
      a golden string fiddle
      to a double-e waterfall over my back

      Comic book colors on a violin river
      crying Leonardo words
      from out a silk trombone
      I rang a silent bell
      beneath a shower of pearls
      in the eagle wing palace
      of the Queen Chinee"

      Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia

    • Meow

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected
      By Andrea Thompson
      Senior Writer
      posted: 07 January 2009
      04:43 pm ET

      LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Space is typically thought of as a very quiet place. But one team of astronomers has found a strange cosmic noise that booms six times louder than expected.

      The roar is from the distant cosmos. Nobody knows what causes it.

      Of course, sound waves can't travel in a vacuum (which is what most of space is), or at least they can't very efficiently. But radio waves can.

      Radio waves are not sound waves, but they are still electromagnetic waves, situated on the low-frequency end of the light spectrum.

      Many objects in the universe, including stars and quasars, emit radio waves. Even our home galaxy, the Milky Way, emits a static hiss (first detected in 1931 by physicist Karl Jansky). Other galaxies also send out a background radio hiss.

      But the newly detected signal, described here today at the 213th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, is far louder than astronomers expected.

      There is "something new and interesting going on in the universe," said Alan Kogut of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

      A team led by Kogut detected the signal with a balloon-borne instrument named ARCADE (Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission).

      In July 2006, the instrument was launched from NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, and reached an altitude of about 120,000 feet (36,500 meters), where the atmosphere thins into the vacuum of space.

      ARCADE's mission was to search the sky for faint signs of heat from the first generation of stars, but instead they heard a roar from the distant reaches of the universe.

      "The universe really threw us a curve," Kogut said. "Instead of the faint signal we hoped to find, here was this booming noise six times louder than anyone had predicted."

      Detailed analysis of the signal ruled out primordial stars or any known radio sources, including gas in the outermost halo of our own galaxy.

      Other radio galaxies also can't account for the noise â€" there just aren't enough of them.

      "You'd have to pack them into the universe like sardines," said study team member Dale Fixsen of the University of Maryland. "There wouldn't be any space left between one galaxy and the next."

      The signal is measured to be six times brighter than the combined emission of all known radio sources in the universe.

      For now, the origin of the signal remains a mystery.

      "We really don't know what it is,"said team member Michael Seiffert of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

      And not only has it presented astronomers with a new puzzle, it is obscuring the sought-for signal from the earliest stars. But the cosmic static may itself provide important clues to the development of galaxies when the universe was much younger, less than half its present age. Because the radio waves come from far away, traveling at the speed of light, they therefore represent an earlier time in the universe.

      "This is what makes science so exciting," Seiffert said. "You start out on a path to measure something â€" in this case, the heat from the very first stars â€" but run into something else entirely, some unexplained."
    • Chaos on Joseph Campbell Foundation.org

      10 years ago

      Brakus

      Check out "Chaos" by Chris Kaplan on the Joseph Campbell Foundation website at www.jcf.org for the month of January.

      But you guys always get to see it here smiley8.gif

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  • Comments (3399)

    • dw_slainhope

      10 years ago

      I just recently started listening to them through their Twilight of the Thunder God album. ^^ tales of honor, battle, gods, and fate make this one very happy.

      Thanks for wishing me luck -_- gods know I'll need it for my speech exam.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      I know i should see Arrested Development, but I haven't gotten around to seeing the show. Just one of those shows you hear about, but for what ever reason don't get to see right away. Hopefully Netflix gets it on their instant watch list sometime so when i'm in the mood i can watch it.

      Also I keep hearing about the film. I would see a few statements from Tambor while i was reading up on hellboy 2 stuff some of the time.

    • grail

      10 years ago

      thanks bro, please let me know what i owe for all this...

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      Awesome. All very good news. If you can't make it we'll have to make plans to chill sometime.

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      And before i forget www.myspace.com/alestorm

      Pirate Metal.

      Its, oh god is it epic.

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      7pm

    • grail

      10 years ago

      dont beat yourself up bro

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      Tuesday December 9th.Camden County College Blackwood campus.

      Civic hall, Madison Connector building.



      [metalvoice] BEEEEEEEE THEEERREEE![/metalvoice]

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      Remember that band Isis. Finally found a copy of the Edgar's Hairs album. Just wanted to know if you want a rip of it so you could listen to it on your Ipod. It's a great album for a good pair of headphones. Well unless you found it in the Itunes store. Either way just thought I would ask.

    • mystyka

      10 years ago

      let me know what happens with that.

    • dw_slainhope

      10 years ago

      Stagnation leads nowhere, and change--brought forth from struggle--is the currency of the future.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      I was mostly joking with the cretins comment. I just meant that its nice to get noticed and accepted in a way from the art community itself. Even if you only do it for the "fans" its still nice to get noticed by the art community. Just like film makers. They might not do it for the awards, but its still nice to win one.

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      good luck tonight

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      If not I'll see if I can somehow burn a cd and send it to you, if that's okay

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      I'll see what I can do, I don't know if multiples can be downloaded.

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      Now I am just waiting for my code so I can download the digital recording of the show. It was part of a ticket package we got. Going to be what I listen to on my way home from work!

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      We got there in time to catch the last 3 songs by the sword, and they were pretty decent. Down I really didn't stick around to listen to, as I was in line for food, but the lead singer was going on about how he used to be the lead of Pantera blah blah. Metallica was so awesome, by far the best concert I've ever been to!!

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      I'm doing good. Went and saw Metallica last night, so right now I am rather deaf and tired

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      Well I am glad you are having a positive look on it. Good for you.

    • BloodFetish

      10 years ago

      Did you find anything interesting out about the U of A Anthro grad program?

      And yes. Meeting in the middle would be awesome. I wish I had a car and the money to be able to do it.

    • mystyka

      10 years ago

      Idiocracy should be considered a horror movie.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      Dude that sucks about the PS3 dying. I hate when that shit happens. Right as you take something for granted, it then pukes. I've had computers break on me just as i've gotten new parts for it....of course not the part that broke though.

      I have 6 blu-rays now. Been buying a few here and there for the past couple of months. worked out nicely getting a few before hand. Wound up getting a Panasonic one since i heard its as good as the PS3, but cheaper. Plus i play more PC games than anything else. Then as an added bonus Panasonic has a mail in coupon when you buy a Panasonic Blu-Ray player from now until the end of Jan you get Nightmare Before Christmas and Ratatouille for free. So that was a nice bonus.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      Well that is news to me. I thought they already had photos of galaxies, stars, and planets outside our solar system. guess I'm misinformed. I am not up on my science news i guess. But cool none the less.

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      Don't worry if you can't make it, I just thought you might like to get an advanced look at the game.

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      Are you aware of the VGXPO (Video Games Expo) At the philadelphia convention center the weekend of November 21, 22, 23? There will be a Dragonspire booth there, we'll have computers set up for play testing. Theres a ton of other awesome shit going on too, including a Postal movie screening on Saturday.

    • ErokDragun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just here

      10 years ago

      will do...and i will be happy w/ prints until we get that first original for Ally figured out

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      Yes.

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      and here i thought you were a beer guy. Or is it you just go with what taste good. I hear a lot of people say, "oh i don't like the taste. I just drink it for the effect." Might just be me but that is a bit dumb. you should at least enjoy the taste of what your drinking.

      but there is something to drinking a good bottle of wine and watching movies. I can see why they go hand in hand for people. My dad said there was a theater where he lives that used to sell wine. Great idea. Too bad the place never got an alcohol license so they were shut down.

    • MissJackie

      10 years ago

      indeed!

    • MissJackie

      10 years ago

      yesirree. lol realism is my specalty. i think its why i like urs so muchh, cuz its completely different from the stuff i do

    • MissJackie

      10 years ago

      yourr welcome!

    • MissJackie

      10 years ago

      i think its awesome, i love your style a lot

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      nope. Never had any wine from Chile yet. Saw a few that i wanted to try. I've only wine from the three places mentioned in the journal. Italy, France, and California. Most of the ones from California i have disliked. So I now try to avoid wine from there. Though I have a bottle that I've been holding for Thanksgiving from California that i have hopes fore. It was a bit more expensive than the other bottles I got from there.

      But better yet i have a French bottle that I can't seem to find any more for New Years.

      But my favorite bottle of wine was Santome Moro '41, Rosso 2005. Don't know if you can find it in stores. I just know i enjoyed the bottle.

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      Also corpsepaint!

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      I'm drunk!

    • Stalker362

      10 years ago

      Rawr wheres muh dragon painting!

    • ErokDragun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just here

      10 years ago

      dammit man...I am not going through and trying to recall all the stuff I said on all your paintings smiley6.gif

    • RevolutionX

      10 years ago

      i have the exact same problem of a pain in the ass computer. I've been "fixing" my aunts computer. I say "fixing" because she just wanted a clean start on it. But even with just installing windows I've hit more problems than i really want to think about. The most current being with just windows on it the hard drive is filled. There is only windows and i put Firefox on it. two things and the hard drive is filled. Two weeks i have been messing with the thing and now I'm back to square one.

      and every pc i mess with that was pre-built by a computer company just reminds me how much better computers run when you buy all the parts and build it yourself. At least that way you know your not putting cheap parts in it. Don't know if its the same with apple. heard they're built pretty good.

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      sounds like fun

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      Oh dear god are you feeling well??

    • amarh

      10 years ago

      I'd have it NO other way. mhm

    • amarh

      10 years ago

      Give me a HIGH FIVE!

    • The_Frizz

      10 years ago

      that you did!

    • BloodFetish

      10 years ago

      OMG! www.physorg.com/news145255770.html

      Go there! Theyve managed to turn tequila into diamonds!

      EEP!

    • reSpawn

      10 years ago

      ...someday, dude. smiley0.gif

      ...I have faith in you! smiley1.gif

      ...even though you're a Lib. smiley8.gif

    • grail

      10 years ago

      i am being told that it should be bigger so its easier to spot but use the blend feature to make it blend.

    • ErokDragun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just here

      10 years ago

      I would personally make the watermarks bigger and increase the transparency

      but I barely know what a watermark is

    • grail

      10 years ago

      i will ask about jerseys tonight, yeah Luke was very outspoken that you have to watermark and protect your work or its gone...

    • grail

      10 years ago

      yeah just get me a price and let me know, i will them pass in the info and see what the brother in law says, thanks Chris, thats another one I owe you. Hey Weekes did pretty good last night.

    • Razzy

      10 years ago

      I agree 100%. I just read a quote from FDR speaking to a group of reformers:
      "Go ahead, make me. I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it."

      Obama needs the progressive base to be heard loudly. We need to hold his feet to the fire.

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