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Well we made it through the first month! The feedback has been outstanding, so that gives us more strengh to carry on. This month has been really hard to ge things done. The weather made a dent on schedules and delayed some of the articles. This month we got a couple of cool things. We have a comic strip imagined by a 4 year old kid from Bridgeton, NJ. We have a local brazilian man who is a master in the capoeira art. Also we included an interview with local producer Inflewence and rock band Bonedevil. You will also find local TV show producers for Campus Connection. As i said before, I hope you support this magazine and keep on sending your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We have been receiving tons of suggestions for new talent to be included in the magazine. Just remember, that in order to include you, you must have high resolution photos (300 dpi), so when we created the magazine the photos look sharp and crisp.
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The Backflip also sports GPS, WiFi , 3G connectivity and a touch panel that is on the back of the 3.1 inch display. Biggest and best of all is that the phone is enhanced by MOTOBLUR. This not only allows access to Facebook and Twitter but also Gmail, MySpace and Picasa.
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Tell us about Capoeira?
Well, Capoeira is first and foremost an art of fighting. Capoeira of now days, is trained as a sport, dance, and shows. Unlike in the early 1800’s and 1900’s it was a illegal and lethal compared to the way it is shown or taught now. Capoeira is a great sport to get into, hence it will put you in great shape, learn a new culture/language and even meet new people…it is a very interesting art all together with the music and body movements.
How is it different from other martial arts?
As mentioned in the previous question, Capoeira was quite different from now. It played a huge role in Brazilian history with the liberation of slaves, politics,
wars, etc. The “dance” aspect, music, dynamic and explosive movements of Capoeira in itself makes it unique and separates it from the other martial arts.
How would you describe Capoeira to someone who has never seen or heard of Capoeira?
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form which combines fight, dance, rhythm and movement. Capoeira is a dialog between players - a conversation through movement which can take on many shades of meaning.
How did you start in this sport?
My father, Mestre (Master) Geraldinho, over 35 years of experience, brought me into the sport at the age of 3. I began my training in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil,
RA but later moved to Canada with my family where I continued my training with my father. I am now 27 years old and a Mestre myself.
What function does Capoeira serve in your life?
Capoeira is my work, my passion, and my way of life. It is what shaped me to become the way I am today.
Do you think there are notable differences between Brazilian and American capoeiristas?
As with any other types of arts, there will be quite a bit differences when an art form, such as Capoeira, is practiced throughout the globe. It was created in Brazil; therefore the people there tend to embrace it in a different way. What I did notice however, Americans embrace it in such a way that makes them unique due to
their dedication and approach to the art. To be honest, I’ve seen quite a lot of Americans perform Capoeira better and more technical than Brazilians. It all depends on the practitioner and who it’s being taught by.
What is your opinion of brazilian Capoeira being taught in other countries?
Capoeira has been taught in USA since 70’s and possibly even the late 60’s. It’s amazing how many people came to know about it. The movie “Only the Strong” has a big influence on that. I believe it’s important to share and exchange cultures throughout the world and see how similar we all truly are. Check out my website at http://www.wix.com/capbboy/ estilo for more info and a Video Reel.
Inflewence, a producer and rapper from Bridgeton, New Jersey, started his record label Inflewential Records (INF)back in 2003 after he graduated college. He released his first studio compilation album, “Finally, We Just Begun” in 2005. It sold about 350 copies, which was considered pretty good for a new underdog label.
In 2007, his label released a mix tape, INF Mix Tape Vol 1. This was a free mix tape but was considered better than the previous album, by a number of people. There were roughly 500 copies floating around between NJ, VA, OH, and CA. This mix tape caught the attention of a lot of people, including a Sony A&R and a reality show being produced by lil Wayne (that never came to fruition) This past September 2009,
Inflewential Records released a compilation album called, Reality Music. This can be found online as a digital download only, and has been selling steady.
Tell us how you got into music production and performance?
thought was a lot, at the time) The adrenalin, the fear, the praise, I was hooked!! I told my roommates, who I knew rapped, that I was starting a record label. They did not know how, neither did I, but they were down, and the seed for Inflewential Records was planted!
Well I started raping and writing poetry when I was in the 5th grade. I use to sample beats by recording the last bit of songs (the part with no words) over and over, back to back, until it sounded like a little 1 min beat. It was off beat of course, but I would still rap over it. My first year of college, I got to perform one of my poems in front of a lot of people. (Like 60 what I
At first it was just convenience. They were my roommates and dudes I knew for a long time. I quickly learned how talented they all were and felt like I had a “dream team” on my hands! Now they serve as a constant inspiration.
All music is published under his publishing company, Jalenelijah Publishing (ASCAP)
What inspired you to make music together?
None of them are “yes” men so they will say if something is wack or not. If they don’t feel the music, they will let me know! (Laughing) Who have you produced or collaborated with? Of course the artist on the label: Braison M, Uniek, Bricks, Kiesha and Preach. I’ve worked with a local producer T.I.G. GAME. Did a show in Ohio for a promoter and manager out there named SoSincere. I’ve been working with a producer/rapper out of Virginia named RST, and have a few songs with his crew: Miz Da Griz, JahBorn, Yung Cypher, Bastorm & JL Jupiter. I am always down to collab!! So hit up the phone or email!
Who are your major influences? One major influence on me was a producer and friend from Bridgeton named Jason Magee RIP. He passed a few years ago. He was very talented and always eager to show me stuff. He had such a passion for music. He used to encourage me a lot to do it and not let anyone tell me I couldn’t. He showed me my first MPC, before that it was just something the Rza (Wu Tang clan) talked about on his songs sometimes. (laughing) As for Industry folks, I listen to everything. Rock, Alternative, HipHop, Jaz, R&B, ect. it all influences me. That’s one of the reasons I called myself Inflewence!
Could you briefly describe your musicmaking process? It’s different, every time I sit down to work. Me being a producer/ rapper, I sometimes will begin to make a beat, and in the middle of making it, an idea will come to me. Now I’m building the beat and idea together for a song. Sometimes I will sit down to make a beat, with no intention of using it. Other times, I’m making the music to a song I already have in my head. When I began to construct a beat I start with the drums, and get them where they need to be, then I build everything around them, all the other sounds. I’m usually mixing as I go along, making sure the pan and levels are right. Then I will track it and mix it further. When I’m
writing a song I listen to the beat and just zone out. I don’t know where it comes from but if it’s the right beat it just comes out the air.
How has your music evolved since you first began creating music? Well I would say tremendously. (laughing) When I first started doing this, I broke off the mic piece of a computer headphone and mic set. Taped the mic to a dresser, and ran some cheap recording software. Stole beats off the internet, and started recording my friends and me rapping over those beats. I knew nothing about recording, or about running a business. Now I have vast knowledge in Pro-tools, Sonar, T-racks mastering plugin’s, and Waves plug-in’s. I know the fundamentals of mixing and mastering, and how important they are. I have vast knowledge of the business side, and working’s of the music business. I produce my own track’s using live instruments, the MPC, and can engineer a recording session by myself, from the first hit of a drum, to the final product, a finished song. I Run an
independent label, and publish my own music. I would say in these last 7 years I’ve learned a crazy amount about making music! What has been your biggest challenge as a producer? Being able to let go of good beats!! (laughing) Me being a rapper too, if I make a really good beat, naturally
listen & purchase music, hit the Inflewential Records website at www.inflewential.com or hit www. thebizmo.com/inflewence If you want to just listen hit these sites: www.myspace.com/ inflewence www.myspace.com/ inflewentialrecords http://www. facebook.com/pages/InflewentialRecords/51313418346 Go to www.youtube.com and search inflewence! You can also search itunes and other digital download sites online!
Any last words?
I want to use it. I have artist, that are naturally going to want it, and also may have someone who wants’ to buy it. This becomes a constant struggle for me.
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? They’re a number a sites you can go to for that. If you want to
I’m in the studio working on my solo album that is scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of 2010. It is titled New Focus, This is a double meaning, I refocused my self to this business we call music. However, this is the first and last solo album I will put out, because I want to focus my energy on production. Visit the site often www.inflewential.com Sign up for the mailing list and leave something in the guest book so I know you’ve been by. Email me at email@example.com Last but not least, independent music needs the support of the people. Please support good music!
for more information: • www.iNFLEWENTIAL.com • www.myspace.com/INFLEWENCE • www.MYSPACE.COM/INFLEWENTIALRECORDS
GAMESPEAK Where games do the the talking
by Eliud Rivera Kratos is ready to unleash his deadly fury once again Kratos is coming faster than you think. Only a few years ago the God of War 2 cliffhanger left your mouth agape and feeling kind of angry. Kratos was charging up Mount Olympus on the back of the great titan Gaia, ready to mortally wound and dismember any god that happened to be in his way. At this point you should just wait
for the game rather than scour the internet for plot reveals. The teams at Santa Monica are kipping very tight lipped. Sony Santa Monica has released some details about the game. The horse-like monster you see Kratos battling within the screenshots is a combination of all the dangerous elements from the sea. From the screenshots, the monster appears to be one part seahorse
and one part crab, while coral and water fill in the cracks where needed. They also said that the battles with other gargantuan titans are scripted but completely whole. If you could rotate the camera during a battle you would see a complete 3D model. In the end, Sony Santa Monica plans to capitalize on scope, differing combat and the plot in the third episode in this epic saga.
That’s an awesome band name! What does it mean?
The band’s name means a few different things for a few different people…. it’s one of those: “ gotta ask us at a show type things.”
Who is Bonedevil?
Robb Millard – lead guitar / lead vocals, Bill Millard - bass guitar / backing vocals and Bill Cavallo -drums / backing vocals.
What genre of music
do you consider your work to be? hard rock with some metal influences….
Who are your major influences?
We pretty much run the gamut on influences… from 80’s hair bands such as Kiss, Motley Crue, to really heavy bands such as Metallica & Slayer all the way to some blues guitar oriented acts.
How long have you all known each other?
Well, my brother i have known all my life (chuckle chuckle) and i met Bill Cavallo a few years ago. I met Cavallo thru a mutual friend.
When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?
Bonedevil was formed in feb of 2009. I came on just the desire to “get back out there” and play live…… my brother & i ran the “circuit” pretty heavy in the late 80’s
and, to be honest really missed doing it.
Do you have a record label? No record label, everything we do will probably be DIY format… unless someone makes us an offer we cant refuse, we are in this for fun mostly….and a little bit of spending money i guess.
Where have you performed?
Bonedevil has performed at the “Cherrywood”, The Pennant East, Hangar 84, and a now closed club called The Bee Hive.
Do you have any upcoming shows?
Yes !!!! Saturday March 20th at the Bridgewater Pub in Bridgeton, NJ with 2 other very good area bands ( “Bound By Nothing” & “Big Dummy” )… Bonedevil takes the stage first at 10:00 pm
Who writes your songs?
I ( Robb ) do primarily most of the
writing but, once the song is presented to the rest of the band, they tend to put their own signature on their parts.
What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Topics range from dealing with tragedies to having a reason to wake up in the morning and eveything in between.
Do you think these topics will change over time?
I would have to guess that they would, it certainly depends on my mood at any given time when writing lyrics. Times change and so do the topics i would tend to want to explore i’m sure.
Could you briefly describe your musicmaking process?
For me personally, as a guitar player “first” and a vocalist “ second”… I tend to write groove oriented guitar riff’s first, then figure out what i “hear” in my head for a melody line, then write lyrics around this melody line… Pretty straight forward i would assume… if a song’s “hook” doesn’t “stick in my head” hours after i have written it, i usually go back and either rewrite it or trash it.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
I think everyone tends to grow at their craft the longer they practice it so, the material tends to grow with me in this regard, everything from lyrical topics to song structure and style of music. Some of the stuff i write wont ever make it to a Bonedevil rehearsal but, the idea is to write as much as possible and pick the best ones for each project.
What has been your biggest challenge as a band?
The biggest challenge for me personally at this point is finding the time to dedicate to the band. Being a “40-something” with a family tends to put any band priorities on the back burner. We do the best we can, with the time alotted. So far it’s worked out very well for us. I do wish for 48 hour days so i can get to everything!...lol !!!
What’s your ultimate direction for your band?
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music?
What advice do you have for upcoming bands?
Any last words?
At this point, like stated earlier, we are in this for fun mainly, we will be writing and recording as much as possible, hoping to have a cd release hopfully by the end of 2010.
I have to assume that my advice would tend to be different for each band i would encounter but, the basic message would be: if you want it bad enough, live it, eat it, breathe it!
We currently have an e.p. cd for sale at shows. or they can visit the Bonedevil Myspace page. www. myspace.com/bonedevil or search for us on reverbnation.com Just wanted to send out gratitude towards all those that have supported us from our first show till the present, and to those new recruits that are just now starting to support us. It is really humbling to us. Thank you all so much!!!!
THE AWESOMeST Four year old, Corey Woodward, makes his comic a reality
Surfing through the pages of Facebook i came upon a newly created fan page for The Awesomist. I was curious so i decided to check it out. To my surprise, The Awesomist was a comic strip born out of the imagination of four-year old Corey Woodward. I took a look at some of the sketches his father Robert Woodward drew to accompany his story and thought it was awesome. So i drove to Bridgeton, New Jersey to meet this young artist. All i can say is that this kid is a pro! After a few pictures, we spoke about his creation, The Awesomist.
Why is he called The Awesomest?
How did he get these powers?
So where does The Awesomest live?
Does The Awesomest have any gadgets?
Because he has a cape and he runs and flies like me.
The Awesomest lives in New Jersey.
What kind of powers does The Awesomest have? The Awesomest has yellow powers, power blasts and the ability to fly.
He got them from a fairy named Link.
He has an utility belth with rope and stuff.
The Awesomest is about 16years old. He lives in a house with his mom and dad. He goes to school with me, but he’s not right now, because I’m off. I’m not kidding because I gotta be serious like my dad told me.
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How does The Awesomest fly?
He gets gas in his cape! He pressess a button on his belt and he flies.
Whatâ€™s The Awesomest favorite food? Pork chops and green beans.
Does The Awesomest have a secret identity?
He has his mask and costume on always. His whole family are superheroes and he has a dog named Zac.
Channel surfing the other night I ran into a local produced TV show called Campus Connection. The host, Michael Worthy, a familiar face from my years at Cumberland County College was the host of the show. I watched the segment and thought to myself, damn, this is pretty awesome considering the budget and red tape they must be subjected to. Exposed Magazine visited the set of Campus Connection and spoke to their host Michael Worthy.
So I see you changed your last name from Webster to Worthy, what’s up with that? “Mik Worthy” is a name I took up during my open mic days. I did not apply it to my professional broadcasting credits until later. My grandfather once told me, “If you wish to be worthy you have to know that you’re not worthy”. In essence, I wasn’t worthy because
I wasn’t mature mentally and spiritually. When I felt like I was confident enough to handle what ever life threw at me, I became Worthy. The name is a rites of passage. I officially changed my name to Worthy when I turned 33.
Who else contributes to make this show a reality? We have Michael Farinelli and Michael Guilford. We’re all named
Mike and we are all producers of the show “Campus Connection”.
How long have you all known each other? How did you meet? I’ve known Farinelli since 2003 and Guilford since 2006. We all met here at the Cumberland County College campus.
When did you form your team? What inspired you? Forming the production crew for Campus Connection was really a group effort. I can’t take all the credit for the team we have. What inspired me was the desire to educate, inform and entertain. When I was a child, I would run around the house with an empty paper towel roll to my eye and pretend it was a camera. In my mind, I would hum my favorite TV show theme shows before I played with my toys. I’ve known what I wanted to do since I was 8 years old. But, I needed help from others to show me how to get there and do it, and I am forever grateful to them.
How has your show evolved since you first began broadcasting? Well, Campus Connection is more like “our” show. I work with a great team of guys and the program has evolved because we all come to the table with something. On a more personal note, the show has become popular around the county (Cumberland). Being the host, I get followed by people at the supermarket and they say, “Hey! You saw you on TV.” They don’t know my name and or the name of the show, but it’s a start! (laughing) I volunteer in the community where I live and city officials know me by name, because they can just remember names. Bottom line: people do watch. I used to think not, but broadcasting has a funny way of shutting you up. I just go with it.
What has been your biggest challenge as a broadcaster? My biggest challenge was knowing the difference between pride and confidence. We, as a People, need to have confidence. When people think of confidence, they think of “being cocky”. I discovered that being cocking is pride and pride is a vice. Many would say that pride is okay, but I see it as a vice more than a virtue. From personal experience, being proud landed me right smack on my face. When I was proud, it hurt so bad when I fell because I was up so high. When I’m humble, I merely stumble. And even if I fall, I don’t
have far to go before I hit the ground. It’s easier to pick myself up again. I learned to keep it cool, say my Thanks Yous and keep it moving.
What’s your ultimate direction for your show? I only hope that Campus Connection will educate, inform and entertain people who watch. The topics covered on the show effect the community as a whole whether it be hospitals, daycare centers, churches, businesses or a county colleges. The meaning of the show is to connect with people both on campus and off campus. It’s all about being part of the community. I started volunteering at daycare centers, reading to the children and working in soup kitchens at local churches. You meet so many people and it’s a great way to stay connected. I bring that experience to the show, because I am interviewing people from our community, a community in which we all work. The purpose is to get that message of community involvement out there.
What advice do you have for upcoming broadcasters? Get involved, get involved, get involved! Just one hour out of your day makes all the difference in the world. I read to children at the daycare centers for just on hour. Just take a little time out and get involved with your community. Most broadcasters begin at local stations in their area. Get out there and talk to people. Join a community program and take part in events that are free to the public. Bring your handicam or camcorder along and get a feel for broadcasting now.
How can fans-to-be gain access to your show? Do you have a website?
Campus Connection airs on Comcast Cable Channel 9 everyday at 5pm to 6pm and again at 11:30pm to 12:30am (we’ve found that most viewers catch the late-night show). As for a website, Cumberland County College has one: www.cccnj.edu.
Any last words?
Education doesn’t begin or end with school. We all have to educate ourselves and be aware of our surroundings. Broadcasting is a visual and musical medley all its own. Can’t you hear its song? It’s saying, “Get involved, get involved, get involved!”
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