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This Feeling presents: The Libertines After Zone
Saturday 5th July 2014
Bloomsbury Lanes, Basement of Tavistock Hotel, Bedford Way, London, WC1H 9EU, UK
The UK's most rock 'n' roll night out. A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance.

The Enemy

The Enemy's debut album We'll Live and Die in These Towns (2007) went straight to Number 1 in the UK Albums chart on release. Their second album Music for the People (2008) went to Number 2 on the UK Albums chart. Streets in the Sky, their third studio album, was released on 21 May 2012 and was also their third UK top 10 album.

TF PLAYS>>>

Kasabian / Doves / Eugene McGuinness / Peace / Courteeners / The Coral / Stone Roses / Oasis / Miles Kane / Noel Gallagher / Swim Deep / The Rifles / Palma Violets / The Twang / The Jam / Paul Weller / The Beatles / The Who / The Happy Mondays / The Enemy / The Music / The View / The Vaccines / Cast / Verve / Shed 7 / The Strokes / plus loads more inc. the best new bands and old classics

DJ's till 3am. £4 advanced tickets available now.

ADV TIX & INFO @ www.thisfeeling.co.uk/club

Category: Nightlife

Prices: Advance £4,Door GBP £5


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MozFest London 2013
So I made it down to Ravensbourne for MozFest Opening night, it was set-up like a mini maker faire across two floors. There was tables laid out with different hacks, displays and information about the companies/people/technologies that will be showcased and played with during the festival. Mozilla also provided nibbles and drinks for the evening which was a great touch after a long train ride from Glasgow.

If you have never been to a Moz Fest I can give you a quick run down? it started life as Drum fest in Barcelona 2010 is the earliest I was involved? Mozilla then found the awesome venue of Ravensbourne in North Greenwich (London) where it has had its home since? There are plenty of stairs to climb overall 9 floors full of different hacker spaces, talks, workshops? Each space has its own theme so it is easy enough for you to head to a theme of your liking and from there discover some awesome going ons. I say this because navigating the schedule can become overwhelming. With so many tracks and so many very cool discussions and workshops on it gets hard to try to plan and then stick to that plan at MozFest.

The first day (Saturday) started off slightly late
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as all good conferences lol, and included some great introductions to the weekend and themes. I headed up to the Open BAdges area for the majority of Saturday. I have written up a seperate blog post about Open Badges and the resources I discovered. It was a great day and well worth the trip, we listend to people discuss real life cases on how they were implementing different Mozilla technologies and also some hands on practicals. There was a great Open Badges workshop

After a full day of amazing technologies and information overload we headed over into the O2 for some drinks at Alphabet City. I stayed for a drink or two but after a long day and another one to come I ended up heading to bed early.

The second day was ran pretty much the same as the first some morning talks on the main stage and then break off into open hack and talk sessions. I spent some of my time in the open badges but also wondered around seeing what else was on display and dropping in on a talk here and there. At the end of the day one of the final talks was from the guatdian journalists about the NSA Snowden papers which was quite interesting as one could imagine.

The final maker faire was awesome, people where showing off things that where made during their workshops over the weekend. It was awesome to see so many differnent types of technlogies on display and also alot of hand made things on display and an emotion game which involved string and paper and well maniquens
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It was overall an amazing weekend and I am still overloaded with information and working hard to get it all out and make sure I share links to the amazing resources and people I was able to meet.


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Linux Con Europe – Edinburgh 2013
I must start by saying a big thank you o Linux Foundation who gave me a free ticket after I won a competition over twitter. I was offered my choice of tickets and I chose Europe as I could see good friends in Scotland, visit Edinburgh where I have lived before and it lined up with MozFest which I was wanting to go to. Linux Con Europe Edinburgh 21 -23

I ended up taking a student friend of mine from Glasgow it was his first Linux Con too. I have been to LinuxConf Australia before but this is different. It was my first time seeing Linux talk on stage aswell as normally I just see him walking around LinuxConf au
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The conference was fantastic three days of awesomeness and there was way too much information to take in. The first night there was networking drinks in the exhibitor?s booth display area. This was good as it made you actually get around and see some of the booths and technologies on show. Oh course to collect stickers and a really cool black duck rubber ducky.

Also found myself bumping into quite a few Australians who were there on work related trips. It was nice to see a lot of familiar faces around the conference and as always great to catch up with friends.

The Tuesday morning on the second day there was a Women in Linux breakfast which was fantastic. I did not realise just how many Linux Kernel developers there were at the conference, for me it was a bigger number then I had seen before I counted over 18 and whilst small for me that is a large number I was very impressed by their stories. When it came to my turn to share my story I think I was still in awe lol It was a great breakfast and saw some old faces there which is always nice. We all discussed what we did and who we were and then chatted whilst eating a very yummy breakfast sponsored by Linux Foundation.

The second night we were lucky enough to have a special guest invitation to the VIP party. This was held in the old Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh NewTown. This was amazing the food was fantastic three courses of sheer delight and a good choice of ale and larger.

The third day was fanastic there was the keynote discussion with Linus on the state of the Linux Kernel which was everything from community management questions to kernel ones. There was also a talk by Mikko Hypponen on ?the surveillance state? which was thought provoking and fantastic to say the least. I also managed to get a talk in every session on the Wednesday which was great, my two favourites where probably ?What?s coming up in the Kernel? and ?Apache 2.4 changes? these two where ones that I took the most out of for my work and play. I was excited to hear about the possibility of page_size changes in newer kernels, major win for memory management there. Also the fact that in Apache 2.4 apart from removing a lot of legacy code they made mod_rewrite human eligible
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this means that regular expressions are no longer needed when writing rules. I also enjoyes Sarah's panel discussion where she presented winners from the FOSS outreach program for Women . This was interesting to hear there stories also because they where so different and all jumped onto kernel development only one had prior experience with kernel development. It surely did make me leave the talk going if I had access to a mentor I could also contribute code to the kernel and this program is not just goof for graduates but also old timers like me
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lol never to old to learn to contribute to the kernel.

The final night sadly ended with drinks and nibbles inside the Scottish Natural Museum. Where we had some of the exhibitions opened for us to walk around in. There was also the Technical Advisory Board voting which occurred for the foundation. It was fantastic to be able to take part in this event as you need to be present to vote and this was my first time I could be physically present.

All and all this was a fantastic event and I look forward to being able to come to another Linux Con. For students with the reduced ticket price I would recommended my friend got a lot out of it and also discussed the possibility of a new role
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and thanks Linux Foundation for your on-going support of Linux based industry and events.


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2 months ago
Middle East Unrest Leads To Cancelled Shows

image from www.celebrityaccess.comOrganizers have scrapped a pair of concerts set to take place in Israel in the wake of the violence conflict between Israelis and Palestinians taking place in the Gaza Strip. According to The Hollywood Reporter, scheduled shows by both Cee Lo Green and metal band Megadeth have been canceled. Megadeth was set to perform on August 6 at the convention center in Tel Avivi while Cee Lo was slated for August 19th in in Independence Park in Jerusalem.



Megadeth announced on their website that their show was canceled €œDue to an inability to confirm the guaranteed passage of the band and their gear into Tel Aviv in time for the show."


A statement from the promoter for Cee Lo's gig said that the current state of Israel, combined with a mandate that limits gatherings to just 1,000 people was the underlying cause of the stymied show. - Staff Writers




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2 months ago
08/06/2014 - Aotearoa New Zealand Film Festival - Mana Wairoa Maori Shorts

About the Film:

The Wairoa M?ori Film Festival was founded in 2005 with the purpose of supporting, recognizing and presenting the indigenous storyteller narrative. We are proud to present this stunning selection of short films directed by M?ori-descent wahine (female) filmmakers, hand-picked by Wairoa M?ori Film Festival Director Leo Koziol.

Tohunga

Directed by Rebecca Collins (Te Rarawa, Hapu: Ngati Te Reinga). Aotearoa. 2013. 8 mins

When a young boy falls ill, a family turns to a tohunga for help. Unknowingly, a young girl bears witness to a world never meant for her.

Butterfly

Directed by Renae Maihi - Nga Puhi (Ngati whakaeke) Te Arawa (Ngati whakaue). Produced by Sandra Richmond and Renae Maihi. Starring Jahna Batt, Aroha Hathaway. Aotearoa. 2013. 14 mins.

Sometimes memories never fade; they just fly away for a time waiting for the right moment to return.

Uru

Written and directed by Hiona Henare (Ngati Mauaupoko). Produced by Hiona Henare and Ngawaeroa Maniapoto. Starring Noa Campbell and Shannon Claire. Aotearoa. 2010. 15 mins

Uru tells the story of a disenchanted woman who turns from her M?ori ancestry to embrace a new way of life with the European settlers. The film is based on a speech made by Akenehi Tomoana, a highly respected woman from the East Coast of New Zealand, whose speech influenced a whole community of tribal women to take control of M?ori women's rights, M?ori issues and cultural identity at a local conference in 1895. The M?ori women's movement was part of a political uprising across New Zealand in response to post-treaty colonialism.

Nine Of Hearts

Directed by Briar Grace-Smith (Ng?puhi, Ng?ti Wai). Produced by Alexandra Keeble. Screenplay by Briar Grace-Smith, Kelly Joseph. Aotearoa. 2012. 15 mins

Trembling with energy and a kind of hybrid M?ori-P?keh? spiritual magic, this film is about the cards Gen, a P?keh? mother, has been dealt, and the cards she is choosing to play now. Drawn forward by her two high-pitched fairy children, Gen must confront Nola, her teenage M?ori daughter, who has wisdom beyond her years,and fury at her mother.

Kia Ora Miguel

Directed by Jaimee Poipoi (Ngati Kahungungu, Nga Puhi). Aotearoa. 2014. 9 mins.

Koro's day takes an unexpected turn when his daughter Tania returns home after 10 years. Having to deal with past hurt and resentment, Koro must also meet his grandson for the first time, non-English speaking 10-year-old Miguel.

The Lawnmower Men of Kapu

Written and directed by Libby Hakaraia (Ng?ti Raukawa, Ng?ti Kapumanawawhiti). Produced by Tainui Stephens. Aotearoa. 14 mins.

Atawhai is a boy on the verge of manhood, and he is counting on his three uncles to help the aunties. But the uncles have a major falling out with each other. Atawhai learns a valuable lesson about family and tradition, and his place in both.



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2 months ago
Siggraph
The SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research.


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PDX TechCrawl 2014

PDX TechCrawl 2014

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Block 300
308 SW Second Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Portland , Oregon 97204
US
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Eat. Drink. And talk tech at the 3rd Annual TechCrawl. Here are 4 reasons you won€™t want to miss it.

  1. Stay connected to the ever-growing tech community in Portland (nice!)

  2. Win an iPad (whoa!)

  3. Win tickets to TFNW and MFNW (double whoa!)

  4. Win tickets to GeekWire Summit (shut the front door!!)

How it works:

5:15 to 5:45 Kick-off and Networking Reception @ Block 300

Directions to Block 300 here

Head to the future CrowdCompass and Puppet Labs offices at Block 300 for some pre-crawl networking in the first floor lobby reception area. Grab some food, a drink and your TechCrawl map. If you€™re feeling lucky enter for a chance to win an iPad and a full pass to TechFestNorthWest, MusicFestNorthWest and GeekWire Summit.

5:45 to 6:00 TechCrawl Announcements

Get the latest info on the event and then head off to tech land.

6:00 to 8:00 Crawl, Drink and Eat!

Crawl, drink and eat your way through tech companies in Portland.

Participating tech companies will be announced this Friday. Add your company to the Crawl by contacting Lauren@CrowdCompass.com

8:00 to 10:00 After Party @ OnDeck Sports Bar sponsored by GeekWire

The party continues at OnDeck Sports Bar.

Don't be late for the drawing happening at 8:45.

This year we will be giving away an iPad and a full pass to TechFestNorthWest, MusicFestNorthWest and GeekWire Summit.

Special thanks to our TechCrawl Sponsors:

CrowdCompass: Go mobile. Get popular. Make it happen even faster with a CrowdCompass app for your event, conference, trade show, or large meeting.

Puppet Labs: Puppet Labs makes IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration

Block 300: Block 300 offers rare, large blocks of space in a premier downtown location.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 11:15am.


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MongoDB Seattle 2014

MongoDB Seattle 2014

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Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle , WA 98101
US
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MongoDB Seattle is an annual one-day conference for developers, architects and operations professionals looking to deepen their knowledge and expertise of MongoDB. Join us at MongoDB Seattle to:

  • Discover the exciting new features in our most recent release
  • Learn directly from MongoDB engineers on MongoDB development and operations best practices, with sessions for beginners and experienced users
  • Hear from MongoDB customers and community members about first-hand experiences with the technology

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 3:12pm.


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FOSS4G 2014 Planning Meeting

FOSS4G 2014 Planning Meeting

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Renewable Funding
400 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 902
Portland , OR 97204
US
(map)

Portland will be hosting the international FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) conference in September, 2014. This meeting is to come help plan the conference. All who might be interested are welcome.

For those unable to physically attend there will be a video and/or telephone conference available. The conference line info is: +1-510-350-3753, PIN 43905

Join the mailing list at http://lists.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2014

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Monday, August 4, 2014 at 8:52pm.


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Portland Linux/Unix Group

Portland Linux/Unix Group

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PSU Maseeh Engineering Building
1930 SW 4th Avenue
Portland , OR 97201
US
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PLUG: Portland's monthly, three-track tech conference!

This month's topic To Be Announced

First Thursday: General Meeting at PSU

Third Tuesday: Advanced Topics at Free Geek

Third Sunday: Hands-on Clinic at Free Geek

Many will head to the Lucky Lab NW after the meeting.

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Monday, August 4, 2014 at 12:07am.


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Tickets Now on Sale for Electro-Music 2014 Festival and Conference in NY
This year's Electro-Music NY Festival and conference is on September 5-7, 2014 at the Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York.


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Dallas could captivate a venue of 50 or 50,000, just him and his guitar - Will.I.AmDallas has play
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Rockabilly Women

A Salute to the Trailblazing women of 50's America

Presented by Narelle Evans and her band.

If Elvis caused a scandal in 1955 - imagine what it was like for women who wanted to ROCK!!!

"Narelle Evans had superb strength, a richness of tone not often encountered but once heard can never be forgotten"- Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle (critic).

Fun, and a shared passion for Rockabilly and 1950's Rock'n'roll has recently seen the birth of 'The Rockabilly Women' show. When Narelle Evans decided to put on a Rockabilly show, the daunting task of what songs to choose lay before her. It soon became clear most of the rockabilly/rock'n'roll tunes we love are performed by men. "I wanted to put on a show in the spirit of Imelda May using the music of 1950's female rock'n'rollers but I couldn't find any 50's rock'n'roll sung by women" said Narelle, "until I scratched beneath the surface and dug a little deeper".

What she unearthed was a treasure trove of women who were recorded by Sun records in the 1950's. Dozens of women were recorded but were never promoted like the men and have largely been forgotten. However, they have left behind some fantastic music. What a discovery. Why weren't they promoted? Because women singing rock'n'roll were considered outrageous and vulgar.

"These women unknowingly became pioneers of rock'n'roll music. All they wanted to do was rock! They laid the foundations for the cultural and sexual revolutions of the 1960's. Here was a story we never hear about. It's an important story. We had our show"

Four women (including Wanda Jackson) who defied convention and rocked in this era were chosen. The show is built around their fascinating stories set against the backdrop of 1950's mid west America. "Once the songs were chosen, we had a script written and brought in director Robert Jarman to bring the show to life."

Come and hear the gems these women recorded played live by some fine Sydney music luminaries:

Narelle Evans Vocals: (The Jive Bombers, Bridie King)

Jack Evans Guitar/Vocals: (Steve Prestwich (Cold Chisel) Band, The Kites)

Chris Perry Bass/Vocals/Musical director: (The Moods, The Jive Bombers)

Antero Ceschin Drums: (The Mighty Reapers)

$15 Presale, $20 on the door
Django Bar opens at 6pm
Happy Hour 6pm - 7pm
Show 8pm

Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed ?" NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18?s must be accompanied by an adult)



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The Rockabilly WomenA Salute to the Trailb
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

BRAZIL RETURNS TO CAMELOT

A snapshot of the 1970's Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement in Brazil.

FEATURING 10 PIECE ALLSTAR BAND

Following amazing string of sell out shows, 10 piece Brazilian Big Band Kriola Collective return to Camelot to conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and Brassy Samba from the Black Rio movement.

Stemming from the well known 'I like it like that Orchestra', Kriola Collective is an unique 10 piece band featuring some of Sydney's best Funk, Soul and Brazilian players from groups such as Burn the Floor, Oba Oba, Mucho Mambo, Jackie Orzasky, Cumbiamuffin and Sambasoul who perform a sizzling, seductive, and syncopated snapshot of the 1970?s in Brazil.

After huge performances at the Basement, Bluesfest, Darling Harbour Fiesta and Sydney Festival Becks Bar they have become a Camelot favourite with their fusion of Brazilian Soul, Funk, Capoeira, Olodun and Rio Carnival Samba.

The Black Rio movement began in the late '60s and '70s, the funk and soul music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and many other African American superstars sparked a cultural awakening of black pride around the world. In Brazil that awakening expressed itself in the music of young people of colour from Rio to S?o Paulo, who ?Brazilianised? those North

American styles into their own groove thang. The result was a musical movement called Samba Soul. The

genre emphasized snappy backbeats, deep and funky bass lines, and jazz horn sections with tinges of salsa and homegrown samba. James Brown was an inspirational figure for young black Brazilians and his sound sowed the seeds for the Brazilian style ?Baile Funk?. Along with soul music, ?traditional? funk was picked up and taken to the hearts of kids in the major cities of Brazil in the 1970s as an entirely new and thrilling sound inaccessible via the predominantly white, middle class-controlled media. Unusually in a city of such rich live
musical history, the pioneering Banda Black Rio were one of the few domestic purveyors of the 70s funk sound taking the city by storm, a group assembled by Soul Grand Prix from the best musicians around to capitalize on the popularity of the music. Other famous artists of Brazilian Soul and Funk were Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Dom Salvador.

A celebration of Soul, Funk and Samba 1970?s Brazilian style!




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Episode 23: Where did all this JavaScript come from?
Episode 23: Where did all this JavaScript come from? Intro Events Penguicon Rick Talking 27th Craig talking April 28th Ubuntu Michigan Loco Release Party Bookie Mini-sprint PyCon summary bpython ftw Front end developer toolset checklist http://rmurphey.com/blog/2012/04/12/a-baseline-for-front-end-developers/ Other recent handy tools grover YUI test runner phantomjs Used for running Heroku PaaS for your apps The great ?

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Lococast.net Episode 20: Power is good.
Lococast.net Episode 20 - Power is good... Intro Events Ohio Linuxfest - we'll be there, see us at the Michigan Loco booth Interview with Mike Pirnat Howoldismykid.com Links/Tools of the week(s) Sass - for firebug Live Reload Retaliation Webdev and caching discussion Books Rick Gost in the wires Craig What would google do Craig's Kobo ?

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Google to rank encrypted websites higher in search results
HTTPS

Google has made changes to its search algorithm to give preference to more secure websites, the company announced in ablog post this week.

The search engine will start to highlight pages that have HTTPS encryption -- which scrambles the data sent between your browser and the server -- by default as part of Google's stated ambition to make the web safer. This follows the company's call for "HTTPS everywhere" on the web at developer conference Google I/O earlier this year. It's likely that the move will encourage more website to start using encryption as they compete forGooglejuice.

By: Olivia Solon,

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Dallas could captivate a venue of 50 or 50,000, just him and his guitar - Will.I.AmDallas has play
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Rockabilly Women

A Salute to the Trailblazing women of 50's America

Presented by Narelle Evans and her band.

If Elvis caused a scandal in 1955 - imagine what it was like for women who wanted to ROCK!!!

"Narelle Evans had superb strength, a richness of tone not often encountered but once heard can never be forgotten"- Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle (critic).

Fun, and a shared passion for Rockabilly and 1950's Rock'n'roll has recently seen the birth of 'The Rockabilly Women' show. When Narelle Evans decided to put on a Rockabilly show, the daunting task of what songs to choose lay before her. It soon became clear most of the rockabilly/rock'n'roll tunes we love are performed by men. "I wanted to put on a show in the spirit of Imelda May using the music of 1950's female rock'n'rollers but I couldn't find any 50's rock'n'roll sung by women" said Narelle, "until I scratched beneath the surface and dug a little deeper".

What she unearthed was a treasure trove of women who were recorded by Sun records in the 1950's. Dozens of women were recorded but were never promoted like the men and have largely been forgotten. However, they have left behind some fantastic music. What a discovery. Why weren't they promoted? Because women singing rock'n'roll were considered outrageous and vulgar.

"These women unknowingly became pioneers of rock'n'roll music. All they wanted to do was rock! They laid the foundations for the cultural and sexual revolutions of the 1960's. Here was a story we never hear about. It's an important story. We had our show"

Four women (including Wanda Jackson) who defied convention and rocked in this era were chosen. The show is built around their fascinating stories set against the backdrop of 1950's mid west America. "Once the songs were chosen, we had a script written and brought in director Robert Jarman to bring the show to life."

Come and hear the gems these women recorded played live by some fine Sydney music luminaries:

Narelle Evans Vocals: (The Jive Bombers, Bridie King)

Jack Evans Guitar/Vocals: (Steve Prestwich (Cold Chisel) Band, The Kites)

Chris Perry Bass/Vocals/Musical director: (The Moods, The Jive Bombers)

Antero Ceschin Drums: (The Mighty Reapers)

$15 Presale, $20 on the door
Django Bar opens at 6pm
Happy Hour 6pm - 7pm
Show 8pm

Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed ?" NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18?s must be accompanied by an adult)



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The Rockabilly WomenA Salute to the Trailb
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

BRAZIL RETURNS TO CAMELOT

A snapshot of the 1970's Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement in Brazil.

FEATURING 10 PIECE ALLSTAR BAND

Following amazing string of sell out shows, 10 piece Brazilian Big Band Kriola Collective return to Camelot to conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and Brassy Samba from the Black Rio movement.

Stemming from the well known 'I like it like that Orchestra', Kriola Collective is an unique 10 piece band featuring some of Sydney's best Funk, Soul and Brazilian players from groups such as Burn the Floor, Oba Oba, Mucho Mambo, Jackie Orzasky, Cumbiamuffin and Sambasoul who perform a sizzling, seductive, and syncopated snapshot of the 1970?s in Brazil.

After huge performances at the Basement, Bluesfest, Darling Harbour Fiesta and Sydney Festival Becks Bar they have become a Camelot favourite with their fusion of Brazilian Soul, Funk, Capoeira, Olodun and Rio Carnival Samba.

The Black Rio movement began in the late '60s and '70s, the funk and soul music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and many other African American superstars sparked a cultural awakening of black pride around the world. In Brazil that awakening expressed itself in the music of young people of colour from Rio to S?o Paulo, who ?Brazilianised? those North

American styles into their own groove thang. The result was a musical movement called Samba Soul. The

genre emphasized snappy backbeats, deep and funky bass lines, and jazz horn sections with tinges of salsa and homegrown samba. James Brown was an inspirational figure for young black Brazilians and his sound sowed the seeds for the Brazilian style ?Baile Funk?. Along with soul music, ?traditional? funk was picked up and taken to the hearts of kids in the major cities of Brazil in the 1970s as an entirely new and thrilling sound inaccessible via the predominantly white, middle class-controlled media. Unusually in a city of such rich live
musical history, the pioneering Banda Black Rio were one of the few domestic purveyors of the 70s funk sound taking the city by storm, a group assembled by Soul Grand Prix from the best musicians around to capitalize on the popularity of the music. Other famous artists of Brazilian Soul and Funk were Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Dom Salvador.

A celebration of Soul, Funk and Samba 1970?s Brazilian style!




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Episode 23: Where did all this JavaScript come from?
Episode 23: Where did all this JavaScript come from? Intro Events Penguicon Rick Talking 27th Craig talking April 28th Ubuntu Michigan Loco Release Party Bookie Mini-sprint PyCon summary bpython ftw Front end developer toolset checklist http://rmurphey.com/blog/2012/04/12/a-baseline-for-front-end-developers/ Other recent handy tools grover YUI test runner phantomjs Used for running Heroku PaaS for your apps The great ?

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Lococast.net Episode 20: Power is good.
Lococast.net Episode 20 - Power is good... Intro Events Ohio Linuxfest - we'll be there, see us at the Michigan Loco booth Interview with Mike Pirnat Howoldismykid.com Links/Tools of the week(s) Sass - for firebug Live Reload Retaliation Webdev and caching discussion Books Rick Gost in the wires Craig What would google do Craig's Kobo ?

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FOSS4G (Conference)

FOSS4G (Conference)

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Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland , OR 97232
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Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:08am.


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Front-End Design Conference

Front-End Design Conference

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Gerding Theater at the Armory
128 NW 11th Ave
Portland , OR 97209
US
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Front-End Conf is a paid conference that has been run in Florida for the past 5 years. It will feature 7 speakers on the first day and some local meetups on day two.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:41pm.


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BarCamp 8 Planning Re-Start

BarCamp 8 Planning Re-Start

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Remote participation link: https://v.mozilla.com/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=Uc9zNxNaK26f

(If this is your first time participating, or you haven't participated in a long while, you'll be prompted to download and install the Vidyo client software. It is cross-platform and should only take a few minutes.)


Interested in helping make BarCamp 8 happen? Join us for an open planning meeting.

What is BarCamp?

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at BarCamp. When you arrive on Friday, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:08am.


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Eponia: a State of mind?
Practically independent already: the EuropeanPatent Office -- or is it now Eponia?
"Scottish independence: Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh" is the title of an informative piece for the BBC website by Esther Webber who asks:
"Voters will go to the polls in September to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country. But what other Europeans are pressing for independence and how closely are they watching Scotland?"
Esther then lists the eight: they are, in no particular order, Catalonia, the Basque country, Flanders, Padania, Veneto, Brittany, Corsica and Transylvania (or at any rate the Hungarian-speaking part of it). This Kat has however spotted a ninth country which has pretty well established itself as an independent country within Europe: the Democratic Republic of Eponia.

Eponia is a small landlocked state mainly based in Munich, though it has established colonies in The Hague, Berlin, Vienna and Brussels. Few people are born in Eponia (though it is rumoured that quite a few have been conceived there); most are settlers -- though they prefer to call themselves by a less provocative term, Examiners.

Patent income: a veritable cornucopia
One of the most buoyant economies in Europe, Eponia enjoys a unique and apparently inexhaustible source of income: patent tourism. Pilgrims come from far and wide to place their supplications before the local sages, or Boards of Appeal. Well-wishers also ply Eponia with money in order to obtain patents, cancel patents, amend patents or sometimes just to accelerate or retard the rate at which these much-desired services are delivered. Those whose petitions for a patent are successful often find that they are blessed with plenty, and that their influence extends from one end of Europe to the other. Some say that this good fortune can persist for getting on for 20 years, so long as occasional sacred donations, quaintly termed "renewal fees", are paid. What other country in Europe can offer such attractions? The horseshoe, the four-leaf clover, the leprechaun pale into insignificance in comparison.

The European limit ofthe territorial reach of Eponia has been a matter of regret to its overlords, who have foundthe "EP"ness of its constitutionsomething of a nuisance. So they decided to simply ignore it, and venture forth into more distant territories, such as Tunisiawhich, last time Merpel checked, was not by any geographical or political criterion known to be part of Europe.

The national religion of Eponia is contained in a document known as the European Patent Convention, whoseArticles (far more numerous than the Church of England's mere 39) are held to have been dictated directly into the ear of Blessed Bob van Benthem by a divine voice in the form of a holy hummingbird. While of less mysticalorigin, the Rules are also greatly revered.Like any sacred text, its superficial meaning is open to misinterpretation, and only specially trained priests are initiated into the deeper meaning of its rites and rituals (enigmatically referred to as "Guidelines"). When sufficiently inspired, those who are closest to achieving spiritual ecstasy can be seen and heard to be "talking in tongues", which embrace English, German and French -- but never Spanish or Italian.

"L'Etat, c'est moi!"
Many countries in Europe have a representative democracies which practise a strict division between church and state, and between the legislative, judicial and executive functions. Eponia, however, practises a form of government which, economical in terms of labour, is highly efficient in terms of decision-making and in the enforcement of policy: some refer to it by the term that is derived from the Latin (dictatorship), while others prefer the Greek-originating version (tyranny). This should be no surprise to anyone who noticed the description of Eponia as a Democratic Republic.

The inhabitants of Eponia are restless, apart from the chosen few who enjoy the confidence of The Leader or upon whom he has cast a beneficent eye. Spurning financial inducements, they crave the opportunity to pursue their avocation in peace and tranquility, to express their thoughts without fear of retribution and to, er, sign their own names when they post comments on popular intellectual property weblogs.

Inspired by the Rule of his namesake St Benedict, The Leader expects the Examiners to take vows of stability and obedience. The vow of stability is enforced by paying them salaries higher than are available anywhere else, while the vow of obedience is enforced by the Guidelines for Investigation, which are wielded by the greatly feared Judges, who are, shall we say, Dredd-ful. Their word is law and their word is final. Cowering Examiners may not summon aid, nor keep silent to avoid self-incrimination. Their cooperation is mandatory. This however has not gone unnoticed by some ofthe territories in which Eponia metaphysically resides, and has dared to undertake legal, if not yet military, invasion into the sanctity of the Eponian premises.

To the public at large of Europe and further afield, the DemocraticRepublic, keen to attract its patenttourism Euros, issues glitteringpropaganda. The most magisterially handsome, appealing to zealots andbibliophiles alike, isthe Official Journal, that can be bound into volumes with pleasing ballistic properties. For those who eschew such traditional means of communication, there is a handynewsletterthingamajig. But these are mere fripperies compared with the GreatPilgrimagethat is ordered every year to worship at the Shrine of Inventorship, where all the renewal fees of that year are spent on theEuropean Inventor Award, therebydistributing to the few the offerings of the many. By special Oecumenical Agreement, this is relayed to the world at large, at no little effort, by no less an organisation than CNN.

The theocracy of Eponia is not slow to learn from the religions of other territories, even those as far away as Japan. Learning at one of the meetings ofthe Trilateral Offices that the Ise Shrine is rebuilt every 20 years according to Shinto precepts, The Leader resolved that whereas one patent life was sufficient for Japan, perhaps two might be suitable for the Netherlands, and so decreed the creation of a replacement building after 40 years.

There is another small troubling matter that irritates The Leader. Unlikehereditary monarchs or papal clerics, his mandate does notlast forever. Fortunately, the college of overlords, cunningly picked from the very organisations that benefit from the overflowing bounty of the largesse of Eponia in the form ofnational renewal fees and directassistance, are biddable. The Eponians were delighted therefore to learn that the college of overlords happily extendedthemandateof The Leader (well, perhaps not all of them) for afurtherfour years. All pilgrims were however perhaps surprised that the extension was approved without the details of the contract being finalised: these little details, such aspresumably thepitiful associated emoluments, were left for subsequent private agreement between The Leader andthe chief ofthe overlords.

And here we leave Eponia for the time being, to focus on the goings-on in other regimes but secure in the knowledge that readers of this weblog will continue to keep us informed of the happenings in this curious little fiefdom. Meanwhile, thanks to all of you who have kindly kept us informed of latest events there. There are too many of you for me to name here,and many of you must, on pain of losing your jobs, remain content for the time being with receiving just an anonymous Katpat.


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