Outer Peace – Toro y Moi

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Outer Peace

Toro y Moi

Genre: Alternative

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: January 18, 2019

© ℗ 2019 Carpark Records

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Metta World Peace Says LeBron Will Win A Championship In L.A., It’s His Destiny!

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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (Director’s Cut) – Michael Wadleigh

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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (Director’s Cut)

Michael Wadleigh

Genre: Documentary

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: March 26, 1970

"Woodstock," the concert, gave voice to the spirit of a generation, offering the world a three-day microcosm of the turbulent '60s, set to the music of the era's greatest rock performers. "Woodstock," the film, captures it all, now with more than 40 minutes of added material and masterfully remixed sound. This Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary Feature shows in spectacular detail how and why the legendary "Summer of Love" festival was an historical event, and now features additional interviews, memorable footage and, of course, more of the music that brought this "happening" together. The Hollywood Reporter calls this "inspiring and dramatic… With the terrific new sound, gorgeous new prints and overall high quality of filmmaking, the entire film feels as fresh and vital as when it first burst on the scene in 1970." This ground-breaking documentary also offered an early career boost to a young Martin Scorsese ("GoodFellas," "The Aviator"), who served as an editor and assistant director. In 1996, the film was inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.

© © 1994 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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T.I. Only Has To Pay Up $300 Fine In Disturbing The Peace Case

T.I. Hosts Voter Registration Drive and Community Cookout

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T.I. had a bit of legal trouble to contend with after getting into it with his gated community’s security guard last May, leading to a handful of charges. The rapper and actor pleaded no contest to the event and will pay a $ 300 fine to clear the matter with the courts.

The Blast reports:

The rapper’s lawyer, Steven Sadow, tells The Blast he was in court with T.I. on Thursday where he agreed to a sweet plea deal.

We’re told T.I. pled no contest to a city ordinance violation, which is basically cursing in public. He paid a $ 300 fine and all other charges were dropped.

Back in May, the rapper was arrested for simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness following an incident with a security guard, Euwan James, who works for the community where he lives.

T.I. told The Blast the incident was motivated by “white cops in a very white area.” He also said he never laid a hand on the guard. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Prosecutors claimed the rapper was “yelling profanities at Mr. James, including cuss words and racial slurs, contrary to the laws of this state.”

As the outlet states, this will all be behind Tip after paying off the fine.

Photo: Getty

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John Lennon Man of Peace, Part 3: A Day in the Life – Geoffrey Giuliano

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John Lennon Man of Peace, Part 3: A Day in the Life

Geoffrey Giuliano

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 6.95

Publish Date: January 17, 2018

© ℗ © 2018 Icon Audio Arts

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Peace Warrior – Steven L. Hawk

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Peace Warrior

Peace Warrior, no. 1

Steven L. Hawk

Genre: Adventure

Publish Date: July 9, 2010

Publisher: Steven L. Hawk

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.

It’s the mid-21st century when Sergeant First Class Grant Justice is killed during an ambush on an enemy tank column. Six hundred years later, his body is retrieved from the frozen, arctic lake where he perished. Re-animated by a team of scientists, Grant awakens to a civilization that has abolished war. A civilization that has outlawed violence and cherishes Peace above all else. A civilization that has been enslaved by an alien race called the Minith. Grant is humankind’s final hope against the alien menace. He must be… the Peace Warrior.

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Peace, Love & Loud Guitars – Anthony Gomes

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Peace, Love & Loud Guitars

Anthony Gomes

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: October 19, 2018

© ℗ 2018 Up 2 Zero

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PEACE: An Element Audiovisual Project – Jon Miner

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PEACE: An Element Audiovisual Project

Jon Miner

Genre: Sports

Price: $ 12.99

Release Date: October 16, 2018

PEACE, a new Element audio visual project. PEACE is the latest full-length skate video in the 26-year history of Element Skateboards. Shot on location over 2 years, on 6 continents, PEACE features a Thrasher Skater of the Year, 3x Street League Super Crown Champion, and subjects of 50+ magazine covers globally.Element’s purpose is to be a positive force through the avenues of skateboarding, arts, and nature. PEACE explores the moments for skateboarders when focus, confidence, and perseverance triumph over all obstacles.Inspired by decades of classic Element creative and design direction, photographers Brian Gaberman, Fred Mortagne, Jake Darwen, and Director Jon Miner have collaborated to bring Element’s visual style to life in video with creative framing, lighting and focus effects to create a visually inspiring look at the Element team. Starring: Nyjah Huston, Evan Smith, Brandon Westgate, Greyson Fletcher, Julian Davidson, Mason Silva, Nick Garcia, Madars Apse, Nassim Guammaz, Tom Schaar, Tyson Peterson, Dominick Walker, Jaakko Ojanen and more.

© © 2018 Element

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Metta World Peace Says LeBron Will Win A Championship In L.A., It’s His Destiny!

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Former United Nations Chief & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kofi Annan Has Died

Kofi Annan visits the Netherlands

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Former United Nations leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died. The Ghanian national served as the UN chief from 1997 to 2006 and later worked on efforts to bring peace to Syria and the surrounding region.

From the Kofi Annan Foundation:

It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Laureate, passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August after a short illness. His wife Nane and their children Ama, Kojo and Nina were by his side during his last days.

Kofi Annan was a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world. During his distinguished career and leadership of the United Nations he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law.

After stepping down from the United Nations, he continued to work tirelessly in the cause of peace through his chairmanship of the Kofi Annan Foundation and as chair of The Elders, the group founded by Nelson Mandela. He was an inspiration to young and old alike.

Annan, along with the UN, won the Nobel for humanitarian work in 2001 and that mission remained with him for the rest of his career.

His passion for the development of Ghana and other African nations extended beyond his time as a special envoy for the UN in Syria, and he was involved with a number of organizations covering climate concerns while remaining, as his foundation stated in their loving tribute, a “global statesman” of high regard.

Annan was 80.

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John Lennon Man of Peace, Part 4: We All Shine On – Geoffrey Giuliano

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John Lennon Man of Peace, Part 4: We All Shine On

Geoffrey Giuliano

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 6.95

Publish Date: January 17, 2018

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Episode 104: Propaganda Videos, Peace with NK and Racism


  • President Trump’s video for Chairman Kim
    • “Enemy press” is painting it as weird and ineffective
    • Persuasion works…even when you understand the techniques being used on you
  • Dave Rubin’s interview with Sam Harris
    • Sam is developing an affection for people on right
    • In general, the people on the right are the nicest
    • Generally, people on the right are nicer to me, even when we disagree
    • Prioritizing the truth
    • Prioritizing the best result
  • In politics, facts don’t matter
    • Reason and truth work in almost every realm of life…except politics
    • Politics has ALWAYS been 100% BS
    • President Trump just does more of it…and better than anyone else
    • The outcome is better results
  • Hit piece by Michael Martin of Metro
    • Personal identity
    • Group identity


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Meet the new Blake Bortles, a confident QB with peace of mind

After three frustrating seasons, the Jaguars quarterback turned things around in 2017. Now he has a new contract, job security and a fresh outlook.
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War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

Genre: Historical

Publish Date: June 10, 2012

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain

War and Peace (Pre-reform Russian: Voyna i mir) is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. [1] [2] [3] It is considered as Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work, Anna Karenina (1873–1877).

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Will Ashley And Shen Keep The Peace On Young And Pregnant?

Ashley and fiance Bar’s mom Shen finally reconciled on ‘Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant.’ But will their new, cordial relationship last?

Drake Should Coach the Toronto Raptors, Says Metta World Peace

[[tmz:video id=”0_wr0ljqwa”]] With Dwane Casey out as the head coach of the Toronto Raptors, Metta World Peace says he knows the right man for the job … Drake.  We broke the news about Casey’s firing to Metta on the streets of Beverly Hills — and…


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National Memorial for Peace and Justice In Alabama Honors American Lynching Victims

National Memorial For Peace And Justice Examines U.S. History Of Lynchings

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The practice of lynching in America disrupted the lives of thousands of Black American families for centuries, and now those victims will forever be remembered. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened this week in Alabama, and already many are realizing the impact it can have on conversations about racial tensions that exist today.

NBC News reports:

The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration opened this week on the site of a former slave pen in Montgomery, Alabama, where black people were once imprisoned before being sold at auction.

An unflinching reminder of America’s racist legacy, the 11,000-square-foot facility will serve as a place of learning for visitors by detailing the tragic history of the slave trade and following through to current-day problems associated with mass incarceration.

The Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery nonprofit that provides legal aid to people who may be wrongly convicted, said it raised more than $ 20 million in private donations to fund the project.

A National Memorial for Peace and Justice is located a few blocks from the museum, and features more than 800 steel monuments that bear the names of lynching victims throughout the country. In its creation, organizers discovered the names of 4,400 black people who were lynched or died in racial killings between 1877 and 1950.

Learn more about The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice here.

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Metta World Peace Loves Lonzo Ball’s Game, And His Rap Skills

[[tmz:video id=”0_qkrt447n”]] Metta World Peace says Lonzo Ball isn’t just killing it on the court, he’s destroying the mic, too, telling TMZ Sports he’s a huge fan of both of Ball’s careers. Metta was at LAX when we asked what he thought about Ball’s…


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Keeper of the Peace – Jennifer Malone Wright

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Keeper of the Peace

Jennifer Malone Wright

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: January 31, 2016

Publisher: Jennifer Malone Wright

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC

The love of her life left her long ago, shattering her heart into a million pieces. It’s taken Hannah almost twelve years to push away the hurt and move on with life. That is, until the death of a Reaper brings Detective David Foster back to town and their paths cross once again. With more and more of the soul-eating Reapers passing through town in search of the Chosen One, who happens to be her sister Lucy, the Estmond family has been busy enough. Now, they rally together in hopes of keeping Hannah out of prison. With all the trouble lately, being a Keeper, a protector of souls, has never been more difficult for Hannah. Will she forgive David and rekindle their relationship? More importantly, will he find out she is the one responsible for the murder he is investigating? Sparks fly in more ways than one in the second installment of the Graveyard Guardians.

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First Listen: Metz, ‘Strange Peace’


The Toronto rock band’s third album is an exorcism of nervous energy at a time when it’s direly needed.

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In South Korea, K-Pop Pleads for Peace

During heightened tensions, thousands of young people turned out to a concert near the demilitarized zone.
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Making ‘Power Of Peace’ With The Isley Brothers Checks One Off Santana’s Bucket List

Power of Peace is the tile of the new album from Santana and The Isley Brothers

Carlos Santana teamed up with iconic soul and funk band The Isley Brothers for a new album dedicated to peace through music. On this episode, we invite them all to talk about its creation and message.

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Chris Massey Makes Peace with Shar Jackson, Drops Restraining Order

Shar Jackson is no longer blocked from her granddaughter – Chris Massey just dropped his restraining order. Chris tells us … he decided to dismiss the case because he understands the importance of family and grandparents. For her part…


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Power of Peace – The Isley Brothers & Santana

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Power of Peace

The Isley Brothers & Santana

Genre: Rock

Price: $ 10.99

Release Date: July 28, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Starfaith, LLC and RI Top Ten, LLC, under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment

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Hollywood Medium’s Tyler Henry Helps Todd and Julie Chrisley Finally Find Peace After Suffering a Miscarriage

Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, Hollywood Medium With Tyler HenryTodd Chrisley is now a true believer.
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Peace Love Death Metal – Eagles of Death Metal

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Peace Love Death Metal

Eagles of Death Metal

Genre: Hard Rock

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: March 22, 2004

© ℗ 2004 Ant Acid Audio

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10 Years Peace – Tommie Borgman

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10 Years Peace

Tommie Borgman

Genre: Blues

Price: $ 9.90

Release Date: December 31, 2009

© ℗ 2010 Tommie Borgman

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Human peace sign, a tribute to John Lennon

People attempt to set a record for the largest human peace symbol in NYC to celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday. Rough Cut (No reporter narration).
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American Voices: Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Tunisian Group

The Nobel Committee has awarded its annual Peace Prize to the National Dialogue Quartet, a collection of Tunisian civil society groups that have worked together since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising to foster democracy in the region and prevent dictatorships from regaining control. What do you think?

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News in Brief: Child’s Loose Grasp On Balloon Only Thing Between Peace And Anarchy At Restaurant

JACKSONVILLE, FL—Eating their meals and conversing pleasantly without paying any heed to how loosely the string was wrapped around the young child’s finger, diners at a local Panera Bread reportedly went about their lunch Wednesday completely unaware that 2-year-old Nate Pollen’s tenuous grasp on a red helium balloon was the only thing standing between peace and total anarchy. Sources confirmed that as Pollen waved the balloon around, the restaurant’s patrons—enjoying their soups and sandwiches or silently working on their laptops—were unknowingly teetering on the very knife’s edge of madness, their path to either continued tranquility or utter chaos to be determined by the pressure applied to a length of string by a pudgy, saliva-soaked finger. According to reports, the individual diners, couples, and groups of friends seated within shrieking distance of Pollen’s table appeared oblivious to the complete breakdown of social order …

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Basement Jaxx – Peace One Day, Koko, Camden

Basement Jaxx returned with a stellar performance at the infamous Camden Koko in London. The event was held to celebrate
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Black Cop Beats Black Female Suspect On Bus, Riders Beg For Peace [VIDEO]

Although details are scant at the time, a harrowing video depicting a Black Boston police officer beating a female suspect over alleged theft on a bus and then pulling his service weapon has surfaced. Riders on the vehicle pleaded with the officer to put down his gun and did the same when a fellow officer came to intervene with his weapon drawn.

Raw Story reported on the video, which was uploaded by BoomNation Station. While the video was uploaded on Friday (Sept. 18), there is not an official time stamp on the video nor has any local Boston outlet picked up the story to our knowledge.

What we can see is that the unnamed officer is brutally beating the woman and fighting with her, then he draws his gun after she doesn’t comply. From there, the riders began shouting at the officer while others began recording the incident.

More from Raw Story:

In a video posted on YouTube Friday night, the officer can be seen struggling with the woman near the end of the bus –reportedly over a petty theft charge — and quickly drawing his gun as bystanders scrambled to get out of the way.

With multiple witnesses filming the altercation on their cell phones, bystanders can be heard yelling “drop the gun,” “officer, please put down the gun” as the cop can be seen looking back at them and seeing he is being recorded.

After holstering his weapon, the officer continues to attempt to control the woman who flails at him while climbing up on bus seats in an attempt to get away.

Witnesses can heard pleading with her “sister, chill out” and “relax,” saying “we’re here for you.”

This story is developing. We will update when new information is made available. We also wish to stress that we do not know the exact date and time of the video, or if it was footage from this year.

Watch the video of the Boston police officer and the tussle with a female suspect below. A Warning: the video is violent and may be triggering for some.

Photo: YouTube

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Peace In The LBC: Snoop Dogg & OG Bigg Flossy B Make Peace

Two of Long Beache’s bosses have come together for the greater good.

It was rumored that Snoop Dogg was kicked out of his native Long Beach, California by some real Crip OG’s. However, the matter may have been misconstrued by internet fanatics. Either way, the matter has been resolved and Snoop and Bigg Flossy B have posted a video as proof.

“We came to a resolution. We gonna get the city right. That’s what this was all about,” said Bigg Flossy B in a video released on Friday. “[Snoop] is here to stay. He ain’t going nowhere.”
RELATED: Snoop Dogg Responds To Rumors That He Was Kicked Out Of Long Beach

Snoop concurred.

“We on something positive now. We gonna get the whole city behind us. Its about being able to have confrontation and being able to have a resolution – end it without not violence and move forward to make sure the whole city wins. Its an LBC thing,” Snoop stated.

RELATED: Did Crips Kick Snoop Outta Long Beach?

“All the rumors and all of that – were here…we together…” Bigg Flossy said.

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Yoko Ono to Commemorate John Lennon’s 75th Birthday With World’s Largest Human Peace Sign

In honor of what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, Yoko Ono is organizing the world’s largest human peace sign.
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Tibetan Singing Bowls & Flute Music – Tibetan Bells, Crystal Bowls and Asian Flute for Inner Peace, Meditation and Relaxation – Tibetan Singing Bells Monks

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Tibetan Singing Bowls & Flute Music – Tibetan Bells, Crystal Bowls and Asian Flute for Inner Peace, Meditation and Relaxation

Tibetan Singing Bells Monks

Genre: Instrumental

Price: $ 7.99

Release Date: March 9, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Equilibrium

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Keeping the Peace – Hannah Hooton

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Keeping the Peace

Hannah Hooton

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: April 10, 2012

Publisher: Hannah Hooton

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC

ASPEN VALLEY SERIES, BOOK 1. London waitress, Pippa Taylor has no interest in horses or country-living. But when she inherits Peace Offering, a hopeless racehorse, she embarks on a career change in order to see her late uncle’s wish to run him in the Grand National come true. But having talked her way into a job as racing secretary to champion National Hunt trainer, Jack Carmichael and moved to the West Country, Pippa finds herself faced with more daunting obstacles than even the Grand National can throw at her. And that’s before her tempestuous relationship with her new boss can be considered. Moody, fiery-tempered and particularly easy on the eye, Jack’s moral code is threatened by Pippa’s arrival. After a Christmas they would both rather forget, danger and deception threaten Pippa’s life in the country and as her time at Aspen Valley Stables draws to its conclusion she discovers Peace Offering is not the only thing she must fight to keep. PRAISE FOR KEEPING THE PEACE “The book is well paced and the kooky characters absolutely believable. I laughed a great deal.” The Romance Reviews “Keeping the Peace has everything from a great storyline to some hot romance! The female Dick Francis.” The Filly Forum “Evocative imagery and crisp writing sets this story apart from the competition.” Natalie Keller Reinert, best-selling author 

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How Miley Cyrus Helped Me Grow Up and Make Peace With My Hair

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Peace – 446? BC-385? BC Aristophanes

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446? BC-385? BC Aristophanes

Genre: Fiction & Literature

Publish Date: December 29, 2008

Publisher: Public Domain

Seller: Public Domain

Trygaeus, a middle-aged Athenian, miraculously brings about a peaceful end to the Peloponnesian War, thereby earning the gratitude of farmers while bankrupting various tradesmen who had profited from the hostilities. He celebrates his triumph by marrying Harvest, a companion of Festival and Peace, all of whom he has liberated from a celestial prison.

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Einstein’s Inventions for Classical Baby – First Collection for Babies, Correct Development of Child with Soothing Music, Music for Baby Box, Relaxation Music for Inner Peace, Be Smart with Classics – First Baby Classical Collective

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Einstein’s Inventions for Classical Baby – First Collection for Babies, Correct Development of Child with Soothing Music, Music for Baby Box, Relaxation Music for Inner Peace, Be Smart with Classics

First Baby Classical Collective

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 5.99

Release Date: March 11, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Classical Temple

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Is Birdman Trying To Make Peace With Lil Wayne?

Earlier today, Cash Money mogul Birdman posted a picture featuring an image of Lil Wayne on Instagram with the caption “4Life LFLS YMCMB”. According to Complex, the picture is a sign of Birdman wanting peace with his former protege. However, Birdman’s call for truce only follows a sequence of unfortunate events between him and Wayne, including Wayne releasing Free Weezy Album through Tidal as well as Birdman allegedly throwing a drink at the former Young Money star at a club in Miami.

No word on a response to the post.

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Search for Peace (feat. Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams & Al Foster) – Heads of State

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Search for Peace (feat. Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams & Al Foster)

Heads of State

Genre: Bop

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: July 10, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Smoke Sessions Records

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Peace & Plenty – Riverbend Reunion

Peace & Plenty
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Iggy Azalea — I Can Get Married in Peace … Squashes Legal Beef with Ex-BF

Iggy Azalea just cleared the decks for a wedding to Nick Young by wrapping up all the legal drama with her ex-boyfriend.  According to our sources, Azalea and Hefe Wine have come to a settlement in their epic battle over whether Hefe has rights to…


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Ringo Starr Spreading ‘Peace & Love’ At 75

On his 75th birthday, Ringo Starr talks to Access’ Scott ‘Movie’ Mantz about continuing his worldwide ‘Peace & Love’ movement.

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It was back in 2008 that Ringo Starr came up with an idea for spreading his peace and love message – and Access actually helped him out.

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Peace of Mind (feat. Zoë Johnston) [Arty Remix] – Single – Above & Beyond

Peace of Mind (feat. Zoë Johnston) [Arty Remix] – Single
Above & Beyond

Release Date:
July 3, 2015
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$ 1.29

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‘Northern Limit Line’ Director Talks About Promoting Peace With North Korea

The film centers on the bloody 2002 battle between North and South Korean patrol boats, stems from his wish for reunification of the two Koreas.

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“I Need A Miracle: Two Generations of Deadheads Find Peace”

It’s 20 years since I’ve been to a Dead show. But on the eve of the Dead’s reunion tour, it’s time to come out.

This summer, Dead members Phil, Bob, Bill, Mickey and Bruce, practiced and prepared with Jeff and Trent (a (tie) dyed in the wool younger Jerry) to go on the road. I’ve been pumped up, and not just a little excited. Last week, two dreams sent me a message of joy and healing.

I’m running toward a house that’s being remodeled – the window frames painted purple! – In preparation for the show. I am skipping along like my eighteen-year-old self – energetic and buoyed with anticipation!

The reunion is big news. Millions of dollars will be earned. Snarky commentators claim that the two-city tour (Chicago and Santa Clara) is the Dead’s ‘pension plan’ but I’m going out on a limb here. We need a miracle. The timing couldn’t be better.

I was fifteen at my first Dead show. 1969. Fillmore East, late show. I was asleep one-half hour into the Dark Star space jam.

Fast forward. Fillmore East 1971. Was it my connection with “Workingman’s Dead” or my willingness to imbibe that which I had flirted with but feared? Nonetheless, I fell madly, passionately in love with the Dead. Yes, I was ‘under the influence’ of Osley’s special “sure to bring enlightenment” tabs. And yes Pigpen and the band made sexy, delicious love to my mind with “Turn on Your Love Light.”

After the show, I was sure that I had been “reborn.” A cliché, but the truth is, I don’t think I would have ever been a poet or a writer without that experience. That show blasted open my mind and my expectations. It blasted apart rules and about what I – what our entire generation – could say and do. (Don’t forget that Steve Jobs was an acid taking Deadhead himself. Remember ‘Think Different?”)

It’s not a stretch to say that the band also helped to heal an injured part of my soul by providing a connection to something large and deep. Those early years were difficult ones for me. I’d lost my father at eleven and my mother was emotionally absent. Dead shows were my happy place. My miracle.

In 1972, I told my mother I was ‘going to California for six months.

Those six months turned into the rest of my life.

I had a new group of Berkeley Deadhead friends now. Jake and Michael Star, Sonya and Arthur and Jeff and Gary Cherry and the Angels of Light performance troupe. We went to shows, we dropped acid, we sold handmade jewelry on Telegraph Avenue. I wrote poems. We went to Dead shows. Stanford, Kezar stadium, the Fillmore West.

Much as I would have liked to stay in that particular bubble, I was a budding poet. Strengthened by the feminist community’s support to ‘come out as an artist,’ the powers that be were rallying behind me – publishing my work and organizing readings. My poem, “Strong and Free” was recorded by the most popular feminist rock n’ roll band of the early 70’s and aired nationally. But the feminist community had no interest in trucking with the Grateful Dead.

I was out of the Dead scene for nine years.


I met Debbie at a women’s business networking conference in 1983. Her accounting skills were just what I needed for my new energy conservation company. And Debbie was a Deadhead. A lesbian Deadhead!

We went to some of the great shows: The Greek Theater, Stanford, Henry J. Kaiser, Bill Graham Auditorium, Laguna Seca (one of the seminal shows labeled as ‘Monterey’ in the Rolling Stone commemorative book) and Southern California too.

“They learned how to play!” I told Debbie. And it was true. The 80’s were the Dead’s apex. I longed to write a poem to honor the moment, but I only had one line: “When Jerry solos, it’s like the stars are crying.”


In 1988, I had a daughter. Yes, Debbie and I were starting an ‘alternative family.’ And things changed again. Although I went to shows with Debbie when I was pregnant, after Simone was born, I preferred to stay home.

In another twist, Deb met Melissa who had backstage connections to the Dead. Through grace or necessity (I didn’t possess the emotional or physical resources to single parent) Deb and I worked out a manageable co-parenting agreement.

The second dream involves my next relationship. Fay was also a Deadhead. But it was the 90’s. I was preoccupied with parenting and working. We made it to just a few shows. I didn’t know that Jerry was using heroin; the music was still awe-inspiring. I grieved in 1995 when Jerry passed. I grieved for him, for the band, for my happy place. I needed a miracle.

After an acrimonious split, Fay and I went our separate ways. My next love – my current husband and life partner – was Adam – a techhie Deadhead. Again? Yup. Cranking up the Dead has been a tremendous source of joy for us. We dance around the house, we go on road trips and we party – with Debbie!

The second dream:

I’m in a concert hall – a small one like the Fillmore East. Everyone is electrified, excited, waiting for the Dead to play. People are streaming in, old friends! I’m hugging all of them. Fay, Louis, all my old Deadhead pals that I haven’t seen for years.
Joy. Happiness. A miracle.

This Sunday, Debbie and me, Adam and Simone, Debbie’s daughter Gavi and Simone’s boyfriend Nick are all going to hear the Dead at Levi’s stadium.

Here’s my question: If the Grateful Dead’s music can heal the wounds of my family, maybe music can heal the earth. Maybe we need to be dancing and singing more. We need a miracle. Fast.

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A Conversation with O.A.R.’s Marc Roberge

Mike Ragogna: Hey Marc, it looks like O.A.R.’s bringing peace to the world!

Marc Roberge: [laughs] The song is getting out there, we’re super-psyched about it. That was super funny.

Ragogna: Hey, seriously, what do you think of what’s going on in the world relative to the message of your song?

Roberge: Well that’s a really good question. Look… When I wrote this song, maybe it was for selfish purposes, right? I was at a point in my life where I’d done rock ‘n’ roll for a long period of time, I’d developed so much of a familial bond with the band members and myself. We had grown up together, we were out on this road, we’d all developed families at home as well and things began to really pick up steam. Life on the road went by in a flash. We’d been out there for years and all of a sudden something in real life maybe goes wrong and then you have to re-evaluate, “What’s important to me? Advancing this band and getting out there and touring and touring and touring, or being at home and advancing my life and my family?” All these things had come to a head where we’re standing somewhere and I’m thinking to myself, “I really want to write a song that brings me the peace of mind that I’ve been looking for.” It’s selfish in the sense that this song was written about inner peace, about really getting to the point where you can lift the weight of a few years off your shoulders and be able to pay attention again to music in the way you did when you started, full of love, full of wonder, full of adventure, all of those things. That was the peace we were looking for. But then as we developed the song and wrote it, we realized you could put it in the context of a relationship with the world. In any sense, we’re always looking for peace of mind. So today, as I’m sitting here as a thirty-five year old father of two, and I’m very concerned with things as they sit around the world and the way we handle things.

I was concerned in 2007, I didn’t understand what Iraq was about, so we went there and spent a week trying to understand a little bit what was going through the hearts and minds of our troops then. That helped me develop an even more clear position on it. With what’s currently going on there, I feel like I need to educate myself more in order to have an opinion. All I know is that certain things make us feel better. Certain breaks make us feel confident. For me, getting music out of my system and out there every night is a way that I address my world and find my peace through music. I’m just curious what the outcomes of these things will be. What they use to help them get through much more serious situations, but it does worry me as a father, the example we may set in the world of taking action over diplomacy. I just am worried. But I’m an observer at this point, and to even give you any more deep of an opinion I’d probably have to go learn more about the situation.

Ragogna: And, of course, I only asked the question considering the song’s relevance to what’s currently happening in the world.

Roberge: No, it makes sense because when we were sitting in that room writing that song in a basement in Nashville, we said it like, “Wow, even Abu Nazir wants peace,” you know, the character on Homeland? Not jokingly, what we were trying to say is everyone is tired. Everyone’s at the point now where you’ve seen your friends and your family go back and forth to Iraq and Afghanistan so many times. You’ve seen this go on, you’ve seen the economic downturn and how these things have an effect on everybody’s lives where everyone’s tired. Everyone wants a break. Everyone wants a second, third, fourth, fifth chance at this thing. I have learned so much about it from my friend Paul Rieckhoff at IAVA, talking about Iraq and Afghanistan vets and how, really, all they want is another shot at this, another chance to get back into society and give it another go after serving. There’s so much of that going on and I think everyone can relate to the fact that we all as human beings really deserve multiple chances at that restart button when turbulent times come. I think the entire society’s tired.

Ragogna: What did you think of the Mount Carmel-Holy Rosary School performance of “Peace”?

Roberge: You mean on The Today Show? Oh my God, they’re amazing. We’ve developed a relationship with the children’s scholarship fund, which in New York provides scholarship to kids in the Bronx to go to school at Mount Carmel, because the public schools aren’t given them the opportunities they need or the programs they deserve. It was so cool to see them come into the city–first of all they had to be there at five fifteen in the morning, that was the first commitment. Five fifteen to eleven is a long day for kids to have to sit around in the studio but they came in with such a good attitude, it really brought a light to the performance. I honestly think that they were the difference maker between just a regular performance on TV in the morning and something that made us all feel tingly and it made us all feel like we were doing something special. I went to P.S. 22 the next day and heard the kids sing there and man, there’s no medicine that can top that.

Ragogna: When people hear the message from your recording and it actually resonates, it’s got to be gratifying.

Roberge: Oh my God, are you kidding me? I referenced back to that moment when I was writing it, and I’m not trying to BS you or anything here, I literally felt like something had lifted off my shoulders and this thing was going to enable us as a group to continue to move forward. Not just like lateral movement forward, we wanted to move upward in this thing in that we wanted to get ourselves some more time to express ourselves in music. The only way to do that these days is have a song that connects with the masses in a way that enables you to get out on the road for five years and really work, and then it enables your albums. It enables so much more than really slugging it out, because you’re slugging it out anyway. This is something that you never count on. You don’t say to yourself, “Well first I’m going to have a hit single, then I’m going to do this and do this.” Doing this interview is a prime example that people know it exists. That’s like the hardest and biggest hurdle in the music business, to get your song to a level where people are just aware of it. It’s like a snowball going downhill, you have no control over when it stops rolling, but I’m enjoying watching it grow.

Ragogna: Does it feel like a little bit of a reset button’s been hit for the group? Obviously, it doesn’t erase your success to this point, but it sort of feels like a whole new chapter has begun.

Roberge: Absolutely! I look at this thing in a very honest fashion, because you have no choice, right? When you start out in a band everything is imaginative, everything is an adventure. Then you get out there for ten years and it becomes, “Okay, how do we maintain this adventure?” because at any point in time it flatlines and you just continue and it’s cool. That’s totally fine, but you really have to rearrange your entire business and rearrange how you’re going to do things when you have employees and you have everything you’re talking about, and it does completely add a booster. You could look at it like this… When we’re trying to get up into the upper atmosphere and out into outer space, we need boosters, correct? Or else we just kind of hang and we went as high as we could go. It’s not a matter of money, it’s not a matter of numbers, it’s a boost to get out to that next part. This song enables that, and to watch it is like standing aside from yourself and watching as it happens. If you expect it to happen, you’re only setting yourself up for letdowns. We absolutely needed this in order to continue growing. We want to grow and this song is an enabler.

Ragogna: That ties into your new album Rockville, O.A.R.’s getting back “home” and to its musical roots.

Roberge: Exactly. That’s the entire project, the entire motion behind it, the naming of the album, going from the first track and on. “Two Hands Up” is basically surrendering. It’s a love song to the city. “We came from here, now we’re coming back, we surrender.” And the end of the album, the very last lyric is, “Just keep believing.” Throughout our entire journey, we have gotten so incredibly lucky through a lot of hard work, but then we were faced with real issues. At a point about three years ago, we were faced with very serious real-life stuff that made me re-evaluate everything about music, touring, and living this lifestyle. My wife got extremely sick and, thank God, I can say today that she’s cancer-free. She’s doing awesome but it came at a time when we had no real label, no real management. We were trying to work, so many things happened, and then real-life stuff happened that forced us to evaluate, “How do we take care of our people?” That’s what’s number one. Once we accomplished that, once everyone committed to taking care of our home base, and the people who meant everything to us, a few years later we write “Peace,” she gets healthy, the business starts to thrive again and we all get a label.

Vanguard’s doing an incredible job, the management team’s doing an incredible job, and health is everywhere. We wrote “Peace,” the weight went away. We dedicated the album to Rockville and we started to go there every other week or so. We recorded some demos, wrote some songs, went to Nashville, reconnected with Nathan Chapman and Blair Daly and Kevin Kadish down there, went to New York and my spot. It all became a very personal, year-long experience to declare that we are committed to the imagination part of music again, reinvigorated and reset–because we faced something that made us turn it off for a second–and just empower your home base. It sounds cheesy, man, but it’s not just an album. This is our moment to just recognize where we come from, because that is who developed us into strong enough people to reinvigorate this band thing. We’re at a point now where we are more together. It feels like this album’s a celebration of that. The only way we knew how to do that was to dedicate it to where we come from, because that shaped us.

Ragogna: Michael Stipe probably isn’t very happy about your going back to Rockville.

Roberge: [laughs] It’s funny, at my wedding in DC–my wife and I are both from Rockville, she was my high school best friend–we go to get married in DC, the Vote For Change tour is in town so at the hotel is Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Stipe, Springsteen and everyone. So all my guests are psyched, they think it’s the rock ‘n’ roll wedding, but I have nothing to do with this, I’m just lucky that they’re in the hotel. Stipe walked through our photos. I have wedding photos of Michael Stipe creeping through our photos. I’ve never met the guy, but that is a super cool “Don’t Go Back To Rockville” caught at Rockville moment.

Ragogna: And let’s name drop one more time. Your group, sir, is touring with Phillip Phillips.

Roberge: Yeah, we’re out with Phillip Phillips right now. This is like the sixth show of the tour.

Ragogna: How is that going so far?

Roberge: There is a great energy on this tour. We come into summer tour with such excitement all the time, but we also right now are really feeling the sense of thankfulness. Every day we’re out here and there are crowds and it’s bigger than last year, there’s more awareness than last year and the album’s really popping. We’re in this super happy, jovial mood, right? So when we came up on the road we came in hot, like really excited, and now it’s really cool because you’re like six days deep and the affection is everywhere. Everyone on this thing is psyched. We got up and stage and played together last night, there was a really good vibe in the air, the bands started to talk to each other and that clicked the summer camp vibe that we love on the road so much, that’s what we’re so excited for all the time. So to be out here with a bunch of musicians who feel the same way we do is the total icing on the cake. This is not a business thing, everyone’s just happy as hell to be here, and that’s what makes the fan base so happy to be here too.

Ragogna: I love the summer camp mention.

Roberge: That’s what it is, it’s summer camp! The pizza night, and everyone stays up hanging in the parking lot, it’s those types of feelings that you got at summer camp but now we’re just in busses.

Ragogna: What advice do you have for new artists?

Roberge: Oh man, I say the same thing every time, it’s literally the one thing that turns me on or turns me off about a new artist. If they are willing to play anywhere at any time, drop of the hat, create some music and do it with all their heart, boom. That’s what you need to do. A lot of these younger bands come up and, basically, they want to be famous. They don’t want to be in a band, they don’t want to be an artist. My nephews and cousins are young and I say to them, “listen, you can’t go in thinking you want to be famous, you’ve got to think that you want to play music every day for twenty five years.” If that’s in your heart and you’re willing to do that, and do it when there are five people in the audience and still sweat it out, that’s what separates it. People say, “Well, everyone’s on YouTube.” Great, that’s awesome, more music for the world. But it’s still going to separate at some point the people who want to get out there and play live music and the people who don’t, and I think that’s what separates, in my opinion, what a young artist can do.

Ragogna: It seems like you guys took your advice.

Roberge: Well, yeah. We only learned it from the bands that came before us. We watched The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, incredible live acts who loved playing shows. Pearl Jam, in my opinion, is one of the greatest jam bands of all time. You never consider them a jam band, but if you go to a concert, they’re jamming harder than any band I’ve ever seen. We learned that coming up. My brother’s band would stay in our basement, a seven-piece band coming through town stinking up the basement, eating all our food, sleeping on the floor and that’s what they wanted. That’s what I wanted to do. Later on, I have kids and stuff and I’m still in that mindset. My kids are always psyched. They look at rock ‘n’ roll like I did; it’s a cool thing to pass down.

Ragogna: And there’ll be more singles from the album, obviously. Are you in jittery anticipation of anything coming up?

Roberge: I’m always cautiously optimistic when it comes to singles and that type of thing. I always have my plan. I know from the beginning I was always saying “Peace” had to be the first single. There was a lot of talk back and forth about what would be the first single but for me the only way I could express this album the way I wanted to was for people to understand that it comes from a pure place and we’re not going for a pop hit song off the bat. There are pop songs on this album, I just didn’t want that to be the first exposure. My plan was always “Peace” and then, hopefully, we’ll come out with another single. At this point, “Peace” is doing so well and I’m so happy about it that whatever the company chooses is fine with me. I’ll let them do their business at this point.

Ragogna: So you like your new home, Vanguard, huh.

Roberge: Vanguard’s awesome, dude. Vanguard is a killer label. We didn’t even sign the deal until the album was pretty much done and ready to go out. They worked with us creatively in the sense that we all wanted to make sure we were all in on it, and they are very much all in on it. We’ve all spent a lot of time together working on this thing. It’s exciting.

Ragogna: Plus their roster is pretty full and pretty powerful with folks like Matt Nathanson and so many others.

Roberge: Oh, just wait. I’ve got a bunch of friends of mine that are, hopefully, finishing up deals with them. You know how the record labels used to be, a bunch of bands that know each other? Their friends all on the same label touring and doing all these things? That’s what we’re trying to get going. Matt and I have always been close, we’ve always been friends, but they’ve got some people coming that we can’t wait for. It’s looking good.

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A Convsersation with SomekindaWonderful’s Jordy Towers

Mike Ragogna: You all must be feeling “SomeKindaWonderful” with hit your “Reverse.”

Jordy Towers: [laughs] Oh it’s amazing, man. I was doing music for twenty years, and last night at the show, I was like, “I don’t even have to sing, I’m performing the song and the crowd is singing the chorus!” I’ve never had that feeling before. It’s pretty surreal at this point.

MR: So far, it looks like you’ve got best new song of the year this week from Los Angeles 98.7 and you’re the third most Shazam-ed track in Los Angeles.

JT: Yeah, it’s pretty amazing. I’m excited. We have a whole album full of songs and each one is a different story. I can’t wait to write the next album about all this stuff, you know?

MR: Here’s a question you’ve probably been asked a lot. What’s the band’s creative process like and what’s the recording process?

JT: It usually starts with either an idea or a guitar riff. Matthew [Koma] will play a riff and we’ll love it, we’ll take it home and then I write the song. I’m pretty quick with lyrics, about twenty minutes, thirty minutes. I pretty much have a lyrical idea down and then Ben puts the finishing touches on it with Sara on the vocals. It’s a collective thing; we have a process.

MR: Have you been inspired to create even more because of your recent success?

JT: That’s a really great question. That is what’s happening right now. We’re doing a lot of covers. Actually, we did the “California Love” cover, we did the Biggie one, the Juicy one. We’re coming up with ideas of other stuff to cover, so it’s inspiring us in a different way. We’re in live show mode now so we want to create on the fly. We’re like on freestyle missions. It’s a really great time. We feel super-free to do whatever we want and we’re going to start writing the next album soon.

MR: Taking a cue from one of your song titles, who’s the “Caveman” of the group?

JT: I think I’m probably the caveman. Every man has a caveman in him. At the core of us, we’re just human. We’re just apes, beyond what society thinks we should be. We’re all just gorillas.

MR: Jordy, what inspired the name “SomeKindaWonderful”?

JT: I guess the name SomeKindaWonderful came from the feeling that we felt after we made our first couple of songs. That’s the only word that came to mind for me. We looked it up, we were like, “There has to be a band called SomeKindaWonderful” and then there wasn’t so we were like, “Psht, that’s perfect. We’ll be the first band called SomeKindaWonderful.” I just love that expression, anyway. SomeKindaWonderful’s not really a word, it’s an expression, and that’s what our music is. Just expression.

MR: You know what else is wonderful? The concept of recording a song three hours after that Ohio bar incident. You want to go into that?

JT: Oh man, so I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times. I basically went out to Cleveland on a soul-searching mission, went to visit some family and I stumbled into this bar and I meet the guys. We had a couple beers, Matt had his guitar on him, and we just had chemistry as people first. The music was just simple, it was pretty easy. We wrote the melody to a verse right there, went to the studio and about three and a half hours, four hours later, it was done. We had a song.

MR: What’s the band’s camaraderie like?

JT: I think there’s just a certain level of humility with each one of us and I never really experienced that with a group of people before. I’ve been in bands before but I think this was just perfect timing for us as people, we’re all just in a certain time of our lives where we’re secure enough with ourselves and each other to be in a group of other people and be considerate and express ourselves and feel free.

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

JT: Oh, man. Do it yourself. I always tell everybody. Do it yourself. There are amazing sites out there and blogs and people who want new music. That’s their lifeblood. There are fan bases out there of people who just want new music. A lot of bands get caught up in needing radio play and needing all this stuff. You don’t need anything. You just need really good music. Just make some killer-ass music that you fully believe in and f**king put it out there. And send it to the right blogs. Send it to people. There are places like Hype Machine…people need to know about Hype Machine. There are ears ready to listen to new music. Don’t be afraid. And my main thing is make sure the music’s good. It’s got to be magic. You put out magic and the world will take notice.

MR: What are you expecting for the tour? How far is this catapult going to be slinging SomeKindaWonderful?

JT: Well, that’s a good question. We’re just kind of preparing for the album release. We’re going to our radio market. We’ve had a lot of love on radio, a lot of love online. We’re going to go hit them up, we’re going to go perform for them, we’re going to go show them that we’re worth their fandom. We’re going to support these records and we’re going to take it all the way, man. We’re going to take it as far as we can. We’re going to work hard for our fans and we’re going to work hard for our friends and our families and each other and we’re going to take this as far as it will go.

MR: So the future looks kinda wonderful.

JT: The future will be wonderful. We’re manifesting our futures to be incredible. We are SomeKindaWonderful.

Transcribed by Galen Hawthorne

MIKE SEMPERT’S “Finest Line”

photo credit: Aubrey Trinnaman

According to “FInest Line”s director Justin Frahm …

“The video was shot at Ocean Beach in San Francisco over the course of two days. Filming at dusk yielded gorgeous light and color and contributed to the video’s natural and pure emotional connection to the song itself. The narrative of the video speaks to the cyclical nature of romance; to dreams, memory and magic. The floor lamp on the beach, much like a lighthouse to a sailor, is a symbol of home and of domesticity out in the wild.”

According to Mike Sempert, also of Birds & Batteries…

“This was the most fun I’ve had making a music video. Everyone involved was in it for the creative adventure and there was an undeniable sense of camaraderie throughout the shoots. It’s something I’ll always remember fondly and the video itself captures much of the magic I felt throughout the weekend.”

Tour Dates
6/20 Leggett, CA @ Hickey Music Festival
6/29 Culver City, CA @ Blind Barber (solo show)
7/16 Oakland, CA @ New Parish
7/17 Springfield, OR @ Plank Town Brewing
7/18 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
7/19 Tacoma, WA @ The Warehouse
7/20 Portland, OR @ Rontoms
8/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg


A Conversation with Iamsu!

Mike Ragogna: Iamsu!, you founded a hip-hop label, HBK Gang. How did this come together?

Iamsu!: It’s been a long time coming just me and my friends, we needed an avenue. There weren’t any labels offering what we wanted to do, so we created our own.

MR: What’s the label’s mission statement? What’s the vision?

Su: Our vision is to give a fresh perspective on Bay Area music, a reinterpretation of it. We want to introduce people to a new vibe of positive music.

MR: Who are the artists on the label?

Su: Me, P-Lo, Kool John, Jay Ant, Sage the Gemini, Dave Steezy, Rossi, CJ, and Skipper.

MR: What’s your own musical history?

Su: I started as a producer and writer, I wrote and produced for a lot of people first before I was an artist and then I put out my own independent album.

MR: How did your debut album Sincerely Yours come together?

Su: Really quickly actually – I recorded it in about 2 weeks . The bulk of it was recorded in about 2 weeks. Kuya Beats and Chief mixed it while I went on tour – they would send me versions of the song and I would edit. They played a big part in the mixing process.

MR: What’s your creative process?

Su: It comes from a bunch of different things, when I’m in the studio I like to put a nature documentary on, with the lights off for a super chill vibe.

MR: Your single “Only That Real” features 2 Chainz and Sage the Gemini and the album has more guests in Too $ hort, E-40, Wiz Khalifa, Kool John and others. How do you decide who will be right for which tracks and what do the guests ultimately add to your original project?

Su: I like when an artist brings their own energy to complete my vision for the song.

MR: You’re featured on Sage The Gemini’s hit “Gas Pedal.” Were you surprised how big the video blew up with 47 million views and it being a Top 5 hit?

Su: No, I wasn’t surprised, actually. I saw its potential when I first met him. I was really excited for him.

MR: In your opinion, what kind of innovations are you or your label’s acts presenting?

Su: We’re just people that do a lot of things really well. A lot of us produce, design and we’re really into our videos, artwork. We’re super hands on which a lot of artists aren’t any more with huge teams. We like to do it all.

MR: Su, what advice do you have for new artists?

Su: The most important thing is to really figure out what you want to represent as an artist and the best way to communicate that to everyone and finding the right channels to communicate that vision.

MR: What does the immediate future look like?

Su: Recording more music, going on the “Under the Influence of Music Tour” with Sage The Gemini, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ ign, Rich Homie Quan, Mack Wilds and DJ Drama, trying to shoot a video for each track on the album, working on the HBK clothing line.
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Peace & Love: Chatting with Ringo Starr

photo credit: Rob Shanahan

A Conversation with Ringo Starr

Mike Ragogna: Ringo, with your All-Starr Band, it’s clear you’re getting by with a little help from your friends. How did it all start?

Ringo Starr: Well, it started because I was invited to put a band together and go on tour, and I’d never done it before so I just opened the phone book and called all my friends and they all said yes, so the first tour sounded like an orchestra. It worked so well I just sort of kept it up and kept it going and I’ve gone two years now with this band. You know the dynamics, Todd Rundgren we’d had in a couple of bands before and Richard Page was in the last band, so I just put all the others in, Gregg Rolie and Steve Lukather and them to give it a different feel. We just all got on so well, it’s nothing you can plan–it’s not that I didn’t get on with the other band, but it wasn’t as close as this band. This has been incredible. Everybody supports each other, we’re all good friends, everybody’s out to dinner with each other, hanging out. It’s functioning like a real band that’s been together forever.

MR: In the band’s latest lineup, Mark Rivera has been replaced by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Warren Ham. How does the new guy fit in with the group?

RS: We just met Warren and he’s done great. He really worked a lot before we got together and we’ve been in Casino Rama now for the three days rehearsing because that’s all the rest of us need. But he’s got to get to know it all and he’s right on top of it! He’s so great. He’s a great musician. He’s a multi-tasking incredible musician and he has a personality that fits in with the All-Starrs because he’s well known by Steve Lukather, Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette. They all knew him; I’d never met the man before. He’s been a real find, he’s so good.

MR: Sounds like he’s become part of your musical family, nice. Speaking of family, I’ve interviewed your brother-in-law, Joe Walsh, a few times and he adores you.

RS: What’s not to adore? [laughs]

MR: [laughs]

RS: Joe and I have known each other for many, many years. I’ve always appreciated him, not only as a human being but as a musician. You cannot doubt Joe as a musician, and now he’s a family member, so if I do anything I call him and he can’t say no! That’s how it works. So he’s making a couple of records, too, and I’ve been playing on his and he’s played on mine, we hang out, and I love the man. That’s the end of my story… I love Joe Walsh.

MR: On July 7–your seventy-fourth birthday–AXS TV will broadcast your tribute concert that was recorded back in January at the El Ray. It’s titled Ringo Starr: A Lifetime Of Peace & Love, was created in association with David Lynch, and it features artists such as Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Ben Folds, The Head & The Heart, Brendan Benson, Don Was, Benmont Tench, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Kenny Arnoff and others. Ringo, has it mostly been a lifetime of peace and love for you?

RS: Well, it’s been peace and love since the sixties. I have tried from then, when we were all young men and the peace revolution started thanks to Timothy Leary, in some respects. It’s just something I do, I totally believe in it. I have a dream that one day, one minute, everyone will go, “Peace and Love!” I didn’t invent it but I’m certainly doing my part to try and achieve that.

MR: Also, you’ll be presenting art exhibitions of your self-portraits in New York, Atlantic City and Chicago. How do you see Ringo Starr at seventy-four?

RS: I promise you, it’s going to be a bit like him at seventy-three, you know what I mean? I’m doing what I do! I love to play, I’m on the road, I love to do the artwork… We sell it for a good cause, it’s all for charity. The art started in ’05 when I was on the road with the old band and I had nothing better to do in the hotel room, so I started doing computer art. I’ve been doing that ever since.

MR: Has the artwork served as yet another creative outlet for you?

RS: I don’t look at it separately, it’s just something else that I’m doing.

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

RS: Keep playing and enjoy it…peace and love.

MR: Beautiful. Thanks so much for the interview, Ringo.

RS: Peace and Love, Mike.

Transcribed by Galen Hawthorne


June 6- Rama, ON – Casino Rama
June 7- Canandaigua, NY- CMAC
June 8- Williamsport, PA- Community Arts Theatre
June 10- Albany, NY- Palace Theater
June 11- Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
June 12- Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap Filene Center
June 14- Wallingford, CT – Toyota Present Oakdale Theatre
June 15- Providence, RI – Performing Arts Center
June 17- New York, NY- Beacon Theatre
June 18- New York, NY- Beacon Theatre
June 20- Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
June 21- Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars
June 22- Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
June 24- Buffalo (Lewiston), NY – ArtPark
June 25 Verona NY – Turning Stone Casino
June 27- Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 28- Chicago, IL- Chicago Theatre
June 29- Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavillion

July 1- Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo
July 2- Kettering OH – Fraze Pavilion
July 3- Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Casino Tunica
July 5- Thatcherville, OK (Dallas, TX) – Winstar World Casino
July 9- Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Amphitheatre
July 11- San Diego, CA- Humphreys
July 12- Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
July 13- San Jose CA – City National Civic of San Jose
July 15- Vancouver BC – Hard Rock Casino
July 16- Woodenvile, WA (Seattle) – Chateau Ste Michelle
July 17- Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
July 19- Los Angeles, CA- Greek Theatre

Oct 2- Tulsa, OK- Hard Rock Café
Oct 3- St. Louis, MO- Fabulous Fox Theatre
Oct 4- Kansas City, KS- Starlight Theatre
Oct 5- Omaha, NE- CenturyLink Center
Oct 7- San Antonio, TX- Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 8- Austin, TX- Moody Theater
Oct 10- Houston, TX- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 15- Charleston- North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Oct 17- Biloxi- Hard Rock Café Biloxi
Oct 18- Jacksonville, FL- Moran Theatre
Oct 19- Ft. Myers, FL- Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Oct 21- Ft. Lauderdale- Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 22- Melbourne, FL- Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 23- Clearwater, FL- Ruth Eckerd Hall
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