|Working on the gift list for family and friends? Then you cannot go wrong with new music. Just in time for the holidays, an Illinois-based indie singer/ songwriter of the name Sarah Schonert, has released her album ‘Penguin Party.’ This LP takes an experimental approach sure to resonate with music fan innovators like Kate Bush and Imogen Heap. Sarah writes and records out of her home studio, combining classical-sounding piano with ambient washes, vocoded synths, electronic elements, and layered vocals. What we like about this artist: she is not afraid to experiment with vintage instruments or new technology to create her sound.|
8 December 2017
|For ‘Penguin Party’ she chose to stick to keyboards and loopers to focus on producing an energetic album people would want to dance to. She also experimented with vocoder to make a drum track drive a bassline, looping live, and extravagant piano ornaments. Have a listen and pre-order here.
The artwork for Penguin Party features photography by Brian Rowe (argentography.com), taken on film using vintage cameras to counter Sarah’s digital sound.
Track List for album ‘Penguin Party’
1. Astound Me
About Sarah Schonert
Sarah Schonert is a Creative, writing, recording, and producing original pieces out of her home studio in Peoria, IL and coming out with her third LP, “Penguin Party.” Her second LP, “My Unwinding State” has garnered over a dozen reviews/interviews/features and an award, and hasn’t slowed down, releasing two instrumental albums between LPs.
Sarah is a multi-instrumentalist and singer that loves her gear and software. Her style is rooted in classical piano, supported by electronic vsts, loopers, ambient washes, carefully crafted arps, and assorted instruments she has collected over the years. Her sound is eclectic, ethereal, dreamy, and unexpected.
Rock/ Pop. Industrial. Electronic. Experimental. Doomtronica and psychedelic music. These are all music genres that offer fresh material one’s ears can appreciate. The Post Death Soundtrack – ‘Transform in White Light’ is no exception to the rule. This brand new music video for the ‘Transform in White Light,’ is by the award-winning artist Shaun Friesen (Free Zen Design) with original album artwork by Kayla Aileen Brown. Taken from our 2016 full-length “The Unlearning Curve”, available for FREE here: https://postdeathsoundtrack.bandcamp.com/
New Music video for ‘Transform in White Light’ – A Post Death Soundtrack
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The United Nations Foundation is an organization dear to our hearts and it has launched its Give for the World campaign, a growing movement to build a better world. Every contribution to the #GiveFTW campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar. By making a match donation today, we can help build a better world – a world where children don’t die of preventable diseases, all girls can go to school, poverty is a relic of the past, and the environment thrives.
Here are some of the big challenges the world is facing now:
- Climate change is threatening vulnerable communities;
- More than 100 million people live in crises and emergencies;
- 1.5 million children die annually because they lack access to lifesaving vaccines.
By supporting the United Nations Foundation, we can connect people, ideas and resources to meet these needs. Every dollar counts. Hope you can join us!
Do you have a daydreamer child? Or how about a child easily distracted during daily tasks at school or even home? If yes, you may have an ADHD child. Children with ADHD have unique brainwave patterns that make concentrating and being attentive challenging. It can even cause sudden spikes in anxiety. Some side effects of ADHD are achievement drops, frequent frustrations and poor grades in school. Your child may even experience a negative cycle of these side effects.
Fortunately, there’s a natural way to recalibrate the brain waves that cause ADHD as powerful organic antioxidants called Oligomeric Proanthocyadinidins (OPCs) are scientifically proven to boost the brain waves of ADHD children—without the side effects of commonly prescribed stimulants.
WHAT ARE OPCs?
OPCs are completely natural plant extracts that have a powerful, scientifically proven, and very positive effect on human brain waves. Learn more about OPCs as a treatment option for ADHD children.
This week a ‘Blue Wave’ swept Democrats into office at nearly every level of local and state government, including Flippable’s state legislative targets in Virginia and Washington State. Flippable broke down everything from turnout to individual candidate strategy, to margins of victory to fundraising stats. The breakdown helps paint the reality of the wins while explaining a bit of how we got here. The clearest takeaway is this: there is another way to win state-wide races and generate energy around to win local races that will have ripple effects all the way *up* the ballot. Flippable co-founder Catherine Vaughan had this to say about the results:
“[ The] massive wins were unprecedented, and they are a vital input into our plan for next year. Progressives demonstrated the power of a coordinated, down-ballot-focused movement to transform outrage into a targeted, successful electoral strategy. We’ve shown that we can rebuild democracy from the ground up, with energy for local candidates working its way up the ballot.
With a dozen seats under our belt this year, Flippable plans to scale to 100 seats in 2018, with an eye on flipping or breaking supermajorities in 15-20 chambers that we need to pass progressive policies and undo Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression efforts.”
Virginia and Washington Recaps : The Ballot for Blue
Learn more by reading the recaps below:
As the holidays approach, Fromgirltogirl has been updating our music catalogue to make sure we keep the festivities going for the holiday season. That’s when noticed the Canadian band Lunar Lander Dance Commander and their new EP “Liquid Smooth,”a Synth Rock synergy that showcases the band’s personality with a captivating and natural texture in production, while retaining the grit of a modern rock band.
The Lunar Lander Dance Commander band is similar in sound to artists such as The B-52s or Metric. If you like alt rock, alt pop, surf or dance, this band and their new EP is worth a listen.
About the new EP “Liquid Smooth”
The EP is called “Liquid Smooth” because it was the first name Chris (Bass and Vocals) and Donny (Guitar and Vocals) wanted to call the band. Instead they compromised with their fellow band members to be called The Lunar Lander Dance Commander. But it works out because their debut EP is Liquid Smooth.
Below is the tracklist for “Liquid Smooth”
2. We Won’t Go
3. Free — Love this song!
4. Open Your Eye
5. Rooftop Renegade — They are jamming!
6. Free (Soak It In Remix)
Listen and watch the music video to the “We Won’t Go” track here:
What do we like about ‘We Won’t Go’? First, it starts with a groovy guitar opening and the band brings the overall music composition together well.
Here at Fromgirltogirl we see this EP as a crowd jumping, must hear because it is definitely an album that will make you dance. Let us know what you think about “Liquid Smooth.”
Stephanie Wilkinson: Lead Vocals, Synth and KaZobo
Donny Reddekop: Guitar and Vocals
Chris Smith: Bass and Vocals
Steve McNeil: Drums
Looking to self-improve? There are many areas of your lifestyle you can focus on but it’s best to decide on one goal at a time. To get you started on this journey, you can check out websites to help grow your business as well as where you can find product and courses to help you improve your overall business health.
How to grow your business with the right software app and life choices
One site that is an excellent source for finding products and courses for improving your business lifestyle is MasterMind.com. This website can help you save your money because it gathers and searches within categories to compare and help you choose the best type of software app and information to grow and succeed in the business world. Check it out today and let us know how it helps you meet your business goals, improves your health, wealth and happiness. All the best.
Positive energy is something we cannot get enough in a day, week or lifetime. The deep inner flow of positive energy can inspire us to be at our best each day. Remember happiness is an aspect of our lifestyles that we have to continuously work on. There is no destination to happiness. From scents to clothing positive stimulate can inspire us to challenge ourselves and seek out the best versions of ourselves. To hone in on your positive zen, start by adding positive messaging and symbols to your everyday fashion. One place Fromgirltogirl recommends holiday shopping at is Zenvibes.com, an online shop dedicated to providing products designed to capture attention, help you express yourself and spread positive vibes. Some popular items include Mandala leggings, Good vibe only mugs, colorful hexagon pillows, beautifully designed shoulder bags and mesmerizing hams slip ons. There is something special for just about anyone on your holiday list. See for yourself today. And feel free to hashtag #FG2G to show off your fashion.
The holidays are just around the corner and it is time to make a list and check it twice for great holiday gifts. A gift item definitely on Fromgirltogirl’s list are Jand jeans (FR clothing). Before you ask ‘who needs flame resistant shirts and jeans? ‘, FR clothing offers plenty of awesome benefits. The clothing offers the great benefits of cotton and has higher Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) ratings as well as a softer and more comfortable fabric than cotton.
Benefits of Flame Resistant Clothing
ATPV lets people know what is their exposure to an electrical arc discharge. But FR clothing is most valuable to people who work in hazardous environments. Examples of such workers are electricians, chefs, pharmaceutical workers, chemists or any worker who has to come in contact with energized electrical equipment. Check out the FR clothing from Froulet.com to lower your risk of burn injury, increase your chances of survival and prevent skin exposure to flames.
The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH announced this month gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973. The television recordings that were donated to the Library by WETA Washington, D.C., has been digitally preserved and made available online. Produced by the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT), the hearings were taped during the day and rebroadcast every evening on public television for 51 days, from May 17 to Nov. 15. Do you know the Watergate broadcasts became one of the most popular series in public broadcasting history?
For the first time in 44 years, these riveting moments in history will once again be available to the American public through an online presentation—“Gavel-to-Gavel: The Watergate Scandal and Public Television”—on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) website at americanarchive.org/
AAPB is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH to preserve and make accessible significant at-risk public media.
The presentation will provide access to all the coverage, a highlights reel, episode guide and an essay putting the coverage into historical perspective. Visitors to the online exhibit—curated by 2017 Library of Congress Junior Fellow Amanda Reichenbach—will see firsthand the memorable personalities involved in this national drama and the revelations that ultimately led to resignation of President Richard Nixon.
Each episode of the coverage begins with about five minutes of commentary by MacNeil and Lehrer, including a recap of what happened during that day’s hearing. The hearings range from two to seven hours in length. The anchors close out with a 10- to 20-minute wrap-up with experts and interviews conducted by correspondent Peter Kaye. The Senate Watergate Committee conducted its investigation in three phases: Watergate (May 17 – Sept. 25), Campaign Practices or “Dirty Tricks” (Sept. 26 – Nov. 6) and Campaign Finance (Nov. 7 – Nov. 15). Coverage by NPACT of the subsequent House impeachment hearings in May and July 1974 also has been digitized and made available online.