It will take a generation to pass before the reigns are handed back to the willfully ignorant bible thumping wing of the Republican party. If the GOP wants to put a Colin Powell up in the nominated category then they’ve got a shot. As an independent I’d at least look at voting for someone like him as an option.
But this also means that the number of candidates to whom one could give the maximum under current rules is really only nine, not the 18 Ray mentions. This was clearly a central concern of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during oral arguments, and it does seem like an awfully small number. It is, however, three times the number of actual Congressional representatives that any single donor has.
Initially, I was operating with the goal of building the hype of my project enough to warrant signing a solid major label deal and subsequently handing over the strategic, logistical and financial aspects of my project over to this larger entity to handle while I could focus on writing and creating music. Post revelation, my entire mentality shifted, and the idea of being an artist morphed into being a creative entrepreneur. I realized no one was going to care about my music and my world as much as I did, and this freedom from others expectations opened up my perspective of what was possible as an initially self funding independent artist.
In addition to representatives of industry, documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer surprised the tour with an appearance during its last stop in Dimock: the home of Ray Kemble, a Dimock resident whose water became contaminated shortly after natural gas drilling began 500 feet from his home. Known for films that downplay environmental concerns, McAleer has become a vocal proponent of fracking and critic of those opposed. He asserts that Dimock residents’ claims of contaminated drinking water from fracking are false..
The story of Serato (and other vinyl emulation programs, like Traktor) is the story of how the leading edge of innovation always has to contend with both the practical limits of technology and the emotional and physical pull of tradition. And there’s almost no one in the world better equipped to tell that story than Alain Macklovitch, the Montreal born, Brooklyn based DJ, producer and record label owner better known as A Trak. Macklovitch’s career has overlapped the transition from vinyl to digital DJing at every turn.
Tuesday, Cloud had learned, was going to be a special occasion. For the first time since Tayler Hill tore her right anterior cruciate ligament nearly a year ago, the guard was set to play in a game. Cloud celebrated by having a shirt made with a picture on the front of her best friend.