Friday, April 22, 2016

Volatile Photography

If you have noticed recently I have been posting photos to the Volatile Photography page. I will still share them to the Valdosta's Happening page as well. If you or your company needs any type of photography please contact me and we can set a date.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane came out a few weeks ago but if you haven't seen it you should!
The big sites review it as: IMDB 7.8/10 Rotten Tomatoes 90% fans 83% Metacritic 76/100 fans 7.8. This told me going in that it was a smart film and very enjoyable, and that's exactly what I thought about the film!
John Goodman did an excellent job of being the primary antagonist in the film, his character is always between creepy and completely terrifying! Mary Elizabeth Winstead who I love as an actress did an excellent job as the protagonist, you will feel as she does throughout the film!
The connections to Cloverfield are there but are very hard to see, well at first anyway. SPOILERS AHEAD: If you want to know more about the ARG check out this Reddit and website. I do not suggest clicking on those links until after you see the film!!!

What do I rate this film as? 9/10 It's nearly perfect, I really hope that they make another soon!

Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the newest superhero film out the big rating sites put the film at IMDB 7.5/10, Metacritic 44/100 user 7.5, and Rotten Tomatoes 29% user 73%. The ratings themselves told me that the film was likely to be enjoyable but likely not too smart. After watching the movie that's exactly what I felt.
The actors I feel did exactly what the director wanted. I thought going in that the largest issue with the film for me would be Ben Affleck as Batman, but I think he did a decent job I don't think he was the worst out of the others that have played the part. What did bother me the most was Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, his portrayal of Lex Luthor had elements of the character but ultimately didn't feel like Lex. I don't think this reflects on his acting ability, but I do think the character was written incorrectly. Some people were concerned about the casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, but I think that she did a fine job.
The largest failure was poor CGI in places.. For the most part they did a good job, but it was easy to tell where they were cutting corners, I don't really feel that it impacted the film that much but it will annoy some people.
If you hope to see much of the flash, aquaman, and cyborg you will be let down because they only have seconds the film. But what you do see of these characters may leave you wanting more, at least it did with me.

What would I give this film? I would say an 8/10 it's not perfect, it's not bad, but it's a very enjoyable if you don't go in looking for problems (look for them later!).

Monday, February 29, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

VSU / Trump news

It appears that two things are in the news currently with Donald Trump coming to town.

1. VSU may have broke their own policies to allow the campaign to go to the campus. So this begs a question, if VSU is willing to break their own policies which candidate should they allow next if they were to ask?

2. Protesting will not be allowed at the event due to federal law, HR 347.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fort Rock

MONSTER ENERGY FORT ROCK
BAND LINEUP FEATURES
ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED,
SHINEDOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH,
A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON AND MORE


AFTER THREE CONSECUTIVE SELLOUTS, FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO TWO DAYS:
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 & SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
AT JETBLUE PARK IN FORT MYERS, FL


DISCOUNTED TICKETS ON SALE NOW
After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days-- Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016--at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. South Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a 4-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb Of God, and more.


Visit www.FortRockFestival.com for the most current information on the festival.

Welcome to Rockville Contest

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE
AND JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
OFFER EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY VIA ONLINE CONTEST


FESTIVAL FEATURES MASSIVE LINEUP OF TOP ROCK ARTISTS
IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA APRIL 30 & MAY 1
INCLUDING ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, SHINEDOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH,
ZZ TOP, A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, 3 DOORS DOWN & MANY MORE


Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville and the Jacksonville Jaguars have partnered with Jacksonville’s 1010XL radio to offer fans exclusive opportunities--including the chance to meet Shinedown--via an online contest.


Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville is held at scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016. The destination festival features a lineup of over 45 bands, including rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, Disturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus), Jacksonville’s own Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, ZZ Top, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon and many more. 2016 also marks the return of Tequila World and the debut of Gourmet Man Food and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row Experience.


Here are details on the Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville promotion:


1010XL Radio Promotion (February 15-April 15, 2016)




One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
  • Four (4) VIP weekend passes to Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
  • One custom Jacksonville Jaguars replica jersey (with “Shinedown” on the back)
  • Meet & Greet with Shinedown during Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
  • Backstage tour at Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
  • VIP Experience at the Jaguars NFL Draft Party on Thursday, April 28, 2016
  • Four Club Level tickets to a 2016 Jaguars home game of your choice (excluding London game) and four On-Field Pregame Passes
  • Autographed Jaguars football


Full terms and conditions are listed at http://www.jaguars.com/rockville/.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Nation selects Flat Land to play at inaugural Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

Flat Land, a band from Gainesville, FL, was selected by popular vote as the winner of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival’s “Battle of the Bands” after competing in an international competition including over 750 artists. The band will be playing alongside acts such as Mumford & Sons, Robert Plant, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, and Hall & Oates, among many other prominent musicians. Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is in its inaugural year, and will take place March 4­6, 2016 in Okeechobee, FL.

“We couldn’t be more honored to have an opportunity like this. Some of the musicians playing this festival are our heroes. It’s a dream come true to have a chance to play at the same event.” said Fae Nageon de Lestang, lead singer/violinist of Flat Land.

Flat Land has grabbed national attention from their distinct sound and high energy live performances, and has steadily built a grassroots fan base across the Eastern United States. The band has played other major music festivals such as Suwannee Hulaween, and was also recognized as ​ MusicFestNew​s​ “Artist On the Rise” this past year.

The ethereal funk fusion quintet has a sound inspired by artists such as Beck, Led Zeppelin, Alabama Shakes, and Hiatus Kaiyote. Led by frontwoman Fae Nageon de Lestang (a descendant of pirates with buried treasure somewhere off the east coast of Africa), on vocals and electric violin, their live performances are a manifestation of a modern disco mixed with a 70s rock concert.

Outside of the studio, the band spends their time working to promote music education within their community. Flat Land founded ​ Future Music Makers​ this past spring along with electronic duo Bells & Robes and ​ marketing firm​ Phairground. The ​ organization​ works to create opportunities for youth to foster creativity and a passion for music in north central Florida.

For ​ press inquiries, please contact ​ pr.flatland@gmail.com
Website:​ ​ Flatlandsound.com 
Facebook:​ ​ Facebook.com/flatlandgainesville
Listen: ​ Soundcloud.com/flat_land
Watch:​ ​ Youtube.com/watch

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Moccasin Creek to perform at Lake Park Pub in Lake Park, GA Saturday, February 20

NASHVILLE, TN (February 04, 2016) -Southern country-crossover band, Moccasin Creek, the newest addition to the artist roster at Average Joes Entertainment, will appear in Lake Park, GA Saturday, February 20. The band is currently on their 21-city tour “Rent Money.” They will be showcasing select tracks from their new album, like the inspirational new single, “Live, Love, Laugh,” featuring Colt Ford and fan favorites such as “Hillbilly Rock Star.” The show starts at 7 pm and tickets are $10. Additional information is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/1639084719677970/.

About the Moccasin Creek:
Forming in 2011 under the leadership of front man Jeff McCool, Moccasin Creek has tirelessly worked creating and performing to earn every single fan. Catering to the hard-working, blue-collar fanbase, Brahma Bull, as McCool is affectionately known, has lyrically painted a picture that the everyday working man can relate to. Recently signed to Nashville-based Average Joes Entertainment, Moccasin Creek has released three albums and will release its fourth in February 2016.

For more information on Moccasin Creek, visit MoccasinCreekMusic.com.
Follow Moccasin Creek on:
Twitter: twitter.com/moccasin_creek
Instagram: instagram.com/moccasin_creek/
Facebook: facebook.com/officialmoccasincreek.com;
**Suggested Tweet: Moccasin Creek hits road on "Rent Money" Tour; Releases "Hillbilly Rock Star" Album Feb. 5, 2016

2016 Election Dates

Below are dates to remember for the upcoming elections.
To prepare check out the following websites:
rockthevote.com
politifact.com
presidential-candidates.insidegov.com (You can filter by issues)
ontheissues.org (find out which candidate has your values HERE)
Elections
Election Date
Voter Registration Deadline
Presidential Preference Primary and Special Election
March 1, 2016
February 1, 2016
Special Runoff Date
March 29, 2016
February 1, 2016
General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Runoff Election
May 24, 2016
April 26, 2016
General Primary Runoff, Nonpartisan General Runoff Election, and Special Runoff Election Date
July 26, 2016
April 26, 2016
General Election
November 8, 2016
October 11, 2016
General Election Runoff Date for Local and State Offices
December 6, 2016
October 11, 2016
General Election Runoff Date for Federal Offices
January 10, 2017
October 11, 2016