Temple Run 2: A game with a difference – Love games and blues

Temple Run 2 is the sequel to one of the most popular running games for mobile devices, and has excellent features to make interesting to follow. Compared to the original Temple Run where there used to be restrictions, the game has no limited to right-angle turns. You will equally get new methods of transportation, visible obstacles as you un-lock your characters. There is also an upgrade of the game’s graphics and great visual presentation as you navigate your way along the twisting paths. This new version of Temple Run has high quality graphics, more varied pathways, visible obstacles, and several power-ups that will make it an enjoyable and interesting game to play on your mobile device.

It is free and is one of the most recent mobile games. In fact, it is one of the biggest Android games that are in the current market. It is available on the Apple App Store and iOS. Several features that are interesting and making the game full of fun. The improved and detailed graphics, responsive navigation through the pathway, Ad-free, levels that generate automatically alternate player-characters make it even more fantastic and addictive than the original version. And to have more fun, you could find some Temple Run 2 cheats from the web.

It has also acquired coins to be spent on upgrading the character’s abilities and unlocking various power-ups. Each of these abilities increases with the level automatically generated. When it comes to social features, it offers players rewards for liking the game on Facebook and following it on twitter and other social media. The game also has centre leader-boards that allow players to compare their performances. It is also available on iOS and because of the recent technological advances; it has been a success to keep this game fresh in action.

To conclude, I would advise that if you didn’t play Temple Run, Temple Run 2 might be challenging and isn’t good for beginners lest you master the tricks, but it is also a good entry point for aggressiveness through the game. You will find the game very enjoyable and fun.

My wife straight her hair last week

My wife is a beautiful women who love blue music very much. Eric Clapton, The Black Keys, Muddy Waters are her favorite artists.
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She told me she want to change her hair style a month ago. I said of course, how? She smiled and said nothing. Then she straights her hair. Wow, how brightest she is! And she also told me some useful info about how to style her hair.

Hair straightening is a common thing and it must be done with a lot of care. A good flat iron lets you straight your hair without major issues.This device helps you to straight your hair with the help of hair straightening professional at the saloon or you can just do it at home with the special care. All you need to know is the working pattern of the flat iron and the time it takes to complete your hair straightening. You can flip your hair using the flat iron too. Follow the tips and tricks to retain your straight hair for length of time. After read this baby bliss flat iron review on BBFlatIron.com, she choose this one.

Baby bliss flat iron helps you to flatten your hair as well as to curl and flip your hair in an attractive manner. Maintaining the straightness of your hair is of major importance too. By using the flat iron, you can make your hair look great and straight for a number of days.You should not overheat your curly hair. That makes your hair look so ugly. So spend optimum time to straighten your hair and do not over stress your hair since you may lose it.

You can add serum to retain your hair straight for extra time. You have some natural ways of maintaining your hair straight too. When you are trying to do using the device, you can do that without fail by using the flat iron. This is a good quality straightener and you can straight your hair with it undoubtedly. Please read the instructions carefully and adjust the temperature of the flat iron depending on the type of your hair. Comb your hair clearly before straightening with the flat iron. This is the successful device that helped many women to straighten hair in an extra-ordinary way.Enjoy beautiful and straight hair for more number of days.

Jam Nights

Weekly Open Jams – Lulu’s (Pine & Cypress, Redding, CA) Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. We setup in the banquet room from 5:30-6:30 pm.

The Shasta Blues Society furnishes sound equipment, drums and keyboard. The public is invited and all ages are welcome. Our jams are family oriented.
To play at our Weekly open jam sessions, bring your own drum sticks, instruments and necessary cables. Get there early as jam slots fill up quickly.

– Arrive at 6:00 on Thursday evenings to help set up.

- 6:30 Warm-up and Novice Musicians

- Jams start at 7 pm and end at 10pm.

- All sets are 20 minutes. There are 6 or 7 sets per evening.

-Time slots filled on first come first served basis.

- You must be present to be added to the sign-up sheet.**

- You need to be a member to Jam. (non-members get two free-bees)**

- If you are in the warm-up jam it doesn’t prevent you from playing later.

- Help with set-up and breakdown.

- You must have your own instruments, cords and drum sticks.

The Jam Masters word is final !!!

8th Annual Blues By the River Festival 1999

Caldwell Park in Redding

Eddy (The Chief) Clearwater with the Duke Robillard Band, Kenny Neal, Curtis Salgado and the Stillettos, Sonny Rhodes and the Road Warriors, Soul Syndicate, SBS Jam Band, Thursday night blues at Marketfest and Friday night kick-off performers to be announced

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Live Review of Blues by the River 1999
By Glenna Caserta, Siskiyou Blues Society

The 8th Annual Blues By The River presented by the Shasta Blues Society featuring Eddy Clearwater, Duke Robillard, Kenny Neal, Curtis Salgado, Sonny Rhodes, Soul Syndicate and the Shasta Blues Society Jam Band on Saturday, September 18, 1999 was one of the best blues festivals I have been to in years. With such talent being presented in such a beautiful setting with friendly volunteers guiding everyone through the incredibly reasonable concession stands, how could the Shasta Blues Society miss.

The music was awe-inspiring. The Shasta Blues Society Jam Band featuring Lonnie Sanders warmed everyone right up. Next up was Soul Syndicate, a musical congress of musicians with a full horn section that poured on more heat. Next was Sonny Rhodes, a true blues veteran who took us back to the roots of it all and then brought us home on his lap steel guitar. Kenny Neal with his family backing him is the future of the blues and I’m a true believer. Curtis Salgado was such a treat, I was amazed by his versatility and sheer talent. Duke Robillard played some great swing on his hollow body guitar that brought back my love of big bands. Then, The Chief, Eddy Clearwater, took the stage and showed us what the blues is all about.

I enjoyed the music with every fiber of my body, but I must commend the Shasta Blues Society for its excellent presentation of that music. A great blues festival is rarely just the music. The music is a huge portion, but if the blues lover is blazing hot or freezing cold and in the rain, the music can lose something. This blues festival had it all, including the most important feature of all, being very blues-lover friendly.

The Shasta Blues Society was able to create a small, intimate musical experience within a venue they put together themselves at Lake Redding Park. They brought a “big festival” feel to an entrance fee reminiscent of years ago ($11.00 in advance and $14.00 at the door). I want to heartily thank the Shasta Blues Society for a great blues festival.
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Letter from a fan

Dear Shasta Blues Society:

I just attended my first Shasta Blues Festival. The venue was great with plenty of room and plenty of shade. The food was good. I love my t-shirt. The designer did a great job and should have been mentioned in the program. Those people must be professionals.

I missed the beginning of the show and started with Sonny Rhodes. They were a great group especially Sonny and his slide guitar. Curtis Salgado was a very professional act. He had a good group behind him and was a great act for the show. Their music was not my favorite because of their funk style but they were well received. Kenny Neal and his group I thought were the highlight of the show especially at the end when they brought Sonny Rhodes in and they also did a great encore. I was already familiar with Duke Robillard, I have one of his CDs. He and “The Chief” were excellent and obviously deserved top billing. The people who selected the music did an excellent job. I might not have even gone if not for Duke Robillard being on the bill but as it turned out I thought the most memorable music was from Kenny Neal and Sonny Rhodes. I am throwing in my comments because I am sure everyone has their favorites and I think these groups offered a good variety of blues.

Next year I plan to put an ad in the program again and to attend again. I should have joined SBS on Saturday but for some reason didn’t do it. Please send me an application.

Very truly yours,

Richard G. Grogan ,Attorney at Law

In Memoriam “Sacramento” Mickey Traina

Man, oh man! This wonderful human being comes into our lives out of nowhere it seems, gets everybody in contact with him excited about music, life and people in general, then gets yanked from us in the blink of an eye. Mickey loved to be around people. You could smell it. He always had an absolutely warm, welcoming grin and greeting for you. Folks, this one hurts. This guy was special.
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Mickey was a third generation Californian. His grandfather came to the golden state around 1915. Mickey grew up in Sacramento. Thus his “Sacramento Mickey” handle which he earned in the early C.B. days.

Mickey was a KVMR broadcaster for over six years. He has hosted and substituted for many of it’s programs. You may have heard him on any number of shows including: Something In The Night, Collectors Choice, Blues Spectrum, Night Roots, Blues with Phil, the Back Room, “Oldies” and “Blues” programming. Mickey has also generously hosted several KVMR specials including Black History Month and Martin Luther King Day.

Sacramento Mickey’s historical knowledge of early Doo Whop; R&B; Italian compositions; and Cape Verdean, Portuguese tunes provided his listeners with a deliciously eclectic platter of music. You could hear Mickey on New Soul Revival, alternate Mondays, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mickey was the former Vice President of the Sierra Blues Society, Master of Ceremonies of the Sierra Blues Society End Of The Month Jams, plus a member of the W.C. Handy Awards Nominating committee. Mickey promoted several musicians and concerts over the years.

After moving to Shasta County, CA., Mickey embraced the local blues community and became Co-chairman of the Shasta Blues Society and was the Director for the 11th Annual Blues by the River Festival 2002.

The projects in his life were of utmost priority to him, and he was so excited for each piece to fall into place, all the while never losing sight of the love he had for those things. He also never lost sight of the love he had for the people in his life. The over-riding fact was how genuine his passion truly was. He was a very happy man! Those of us lucky enough to really know him have now been infected by his genuine warmth. It is hoped that we shall continue to spread that warmth. Mickey let it be known that it is OK to love one another.

One could go on much more about what he managed to bring to the table of life. I’m sure our sentiments will be echoed over and over .

Mickey, we all wish you Peace, Brother. Heck , you were already peaceful and that is how we’re going to remember you. A happy, warm and genuine human being, at peace with the world and with everyone in his life. Thank you so much for the sparks you brought to our lives. You were truly beautiful, man!

10th Annual Blues by the River 2001 Review

Blues By The River on Sept 22, 2001
presented by Shasta Blues Society Redding, CA

The Shasta Blues Society celebrated their 10th Anniversary this year with this festival. Congratulations, sister blues society. Once again, the Shasta Blues Society brought to the Redding area wonderful and talented blues musicians. This year Miss Faye Carol & Her Off The Hook Band, Paul deLay, The Dynatones, Terry Hanck & The Soul Rockers, Bill Noteman, The Craig Allen Blues Band and Marvin Allen & Wild Hare Band with Aaron Lucero really put on a great day of blues.

The opening act of Marvin Allen & Wild Hare Band with Aaron Lucero was really special because these two musicians began jamming at the Shasta Blues Society’s jams 10 years ago when Aaron was 8 and Marvin was his guitar teacher. What a treat. This is the most important reason why several blues societies keep the open mike jam format alive.

The Craig Allen Blues Band from Klamath Falls are also members of the Siskiyou Blues Society and have competed in our annual Blues Challenge finishing in the top two. They have a new CD out and it is called Midnight Train and it is a very good representation of the band’s talents. They put on a great set and really got the crowd moving. Backing Craig Allen’s great vocals are Sonny Bilka on saxophone (one of the finest in the Northstate), Tom Sims on drums and vocals, Curt Christian on lead guitar, Tom Wallenberg on rhythm guitar and Scott Duff on bass. They guys are really good and I hope they compete in our Challenge this year and win as they deserve to go to Memphis, TN.

Bill Noteman appeared for the third time at Blues by the River and this year he brought the Sonoma County Blues All Stars with him. Joel Rudinow on keyboards, Vollker Strifler on guitar and vocals and Gary Silva on drums back Bill Noteman’s excellent vocals and harmonica. This was a very high-energy set and Bill Noteman was sizzling. He was so hot that his shirt was covered in flames.

Terry Hanck & The Soul Rockers have been brought to Redding several times by the Shasta Blues Society and have a real fan base developing here due to the great music he and his band deliver. He has also played our Siskiyou Blues festival to the delight of our members. With Chris Andersen on guitar, Michael Brooks on bass, Butch Cousins on drums and Fenton Murray on keyboards, the Soul Rockers really do rock your soul and Terry Hanck takes you that one step higher into blues heaven on earth.

The Dynatones really heated up the dancers and got everyone up and groovin’. It was wonderful to see them again as they headlined our festival in 2000. These guys may not be strictly blues but they can work any crowd into a party frenzy. Walter Shufflesworth, the founding father of the Dynatones, was as excellent as ever on drums and vocals. Carl Green was superb on sax, as well as John Middleton on trumpet. Bill Singleterry on bass, Justin McCarthy on guitar with the incomparable Marcus Scott fronting the band. They guys are such a pleasure to see.

Paul deLay has also played this festival in Redding before and they were as tight as it gets. Paul deLay’s new CD, Heavy Rotation on Evidence Music is excellent and the band played several tunes from it that were especially enjoyable like “Remember Me”, “Love Grown Cold”, “Wealthy Man”, and the hilarious “It Isn’t Easy Being Big”. Paul’s excellent band features Louis Pain on Hammond organ, Peter Dammann on guitar, Dan Fincher on saxophone and Kelly Dunn on drums. If you haven’t been able to catch a Paul deLay show lately, get this CD. It will do the trick.

I have heard about Faye Carol and Her Off The Hook Band for quite a long time, being regular performers at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco and it was a delight to see them in Redding. It is no small wonder that they are Boom Boom Room regulars. I wasn’t able to get the band members names as my ride was ready to go after this wonderfully long day of music. I really enjoyed her style of music, which was very personal and touched several feminine issues. It is quite wonderful to have such a talented lady headline such a great festival.