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Do blind people see in their dreams?

 

 Image by Suren Manvelyan

 

a random question that you have thought about until now 

 

Do Blind people see in their dreams?

according to sleep expert Alice Gregory

 

"People who are born blind, or become blind early in life (before around five or seven years of age), do not experience visual imagery when they dream."

However

if you lose your sight later in life you can dream visually however Danish research in 2014 found that as time passes, a blind person is less likely to dream in pictures.

The same research states that some people who are born blind can have more nightmares than sighted people, Since nightmares are a mental training ground of potentially dangerous events they can help people develop ways to coping dangrous situations For example,losing their guide dog, getting hit by a car etc

 

however this is still just a theory 

 

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The End of the F**king World Trailer and Release Date

BRAND NEW series based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman is killing its way on to Netflix

A unique take on a classic love story involving a sociopathic killer 

The End of the F**king World is about a couple of troubled teenagers get into twisted adventures as they run away from home.

The End of the F**cking World Release Date: January 5th on Netflix.

It stars Alex Lawther, who you'll know from Black Mirror season 3 in an episode titled Shut Up and Dance

That was a creepy episode, a cool little connection, the same episode of Black mirror stars Jerome Flynn who also plays the ULTIMATE man's man of Westeros Bronn in Game Of Thrones

Bronn what a LEGEND 

Guess who else is in this The End of the F**king World Gemma Whelan who plays my favourite character in Westeros Yara Greyjoy

Yara Greyjoy

  & Jessica Barden (The Lobster still on my watch list). The series premièred in October on Channel 4 in the UK.

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Art By Bosslogic Inc

After the huge success of Deadpool and the sequel around the corner, Ryan Reynolds has bagged the  starring role as Pikachu in the live-action Pokémon movie Detective Pikachu…I would of thought they would of picked a female actor to play Pikachu but hey ho…this could go either way it could be AMAZING LIKE

The Pokemon Mega center

or super lame like the

Pokemon Perfume

Now all this is according to The Hollywood Reporter so take it how you will but it seems legit . 

What would the tone of the movie be?

A comedy crime an intense dramatic thriller like

Se7en

 

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Astronauts see actual 'StarWars'

NASA Has confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be sent thousands miles to the International space station meaning that they can witness the wonder of Luke and Ray mowing down stormtroopers.

"[I] can confirm the crew will be able to watch it on orbit," NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot told Inverse.

"I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi," he said.

And this was later confirmed by NASA itself.

"Don't have a definitive timeline yet. They typically get movies as digital files and can play them back on a laptop or a standard projector that is currently aboard."

 Star Wars: The Last Jedi directed by Rian Johnson 

starring the lovely Daisy Ridley, Peckhams own John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac and of course the late great Carrie Fisher,


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Album Impressions: Fandomtape Vol. 1 by Ambush Vin

Fandom Tape VOL:1

Fandom Tape Vol:1 is the latest Nerdcore hip-hop album by artist Ambush Vin ...Personally, I prefer the term Nerdhop but hey ho...if you have the same feelings I do about the current state of the hip-hop genre, and think it only focuses on likes and shares instead of beat and rhymes then this is the album for you.

 

Fandom Tape VOL:1 uses Comic,video-games and all sorts of 'nerd' related themes as an allegory for the artist Ambush Vin growing up in an urban environment and growing musically.

You can definitely hear this in the first track Power Man.

First appearance of the comic book character Power-man 

If you are a fan of TRUE Hip-hop, and like a little nerd variety then pick this mix-tape up its set for release 8th of December 2017. 

Another thing you'll definitely pick up on listening to Fandom Tape VOL:1 is the excellent lyricism, as a hip-hop fan I've become sick and tired of this trend of 'Mumble Rap'. Mumble rap is the style where you sound end up sounding like your drunk trying to remember a song for karaoke,

With the wave of crappy hip-hop that has been crashing on the industry shores it is great to see that there are still some big fish out there KILLING IT.

I highly recommend this album especially when you're banging it out in the gym

 

FandomTape Vol. I Track Listing

  1. Power Man
  2. Apokolips
  3. Illusion
  4. Why Cosplay?
  5. Sci-Fi Music
  6. Rogue Squad feat The Abnormal
  7. Secret Wars
  8. Sun Tzu feat Redd Digg
  9. Zoned
  10. Rollplay
  11. The Bad GuyFinal Arcade
  12. Darkside feat. Tony Terantino (Bonus)

You wanna hear more from Ambush Vin then follow the link here.

This mix-tape is set for an independent release on December 8th, 2017

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Chantelle D'Souza 
I was fortunate to get an interview with an artist with multiple hands,
she can adjust to many forms of art from the careful and fastidious tasks as an illustrator she is the talented,
pulchritudinous illustrator, artist and photographer

how long have you been into art?

"I have always been interested in art from when I was little really. I would watch Art Attack religiously and tried to find ‘everyday items’ around the house to make my own Art Attack. I still get excited when it is time to by new stationary. I’m like a kid in a candy shop!"

what do you do in your spare time? 

"I spend a lot of time drawin in my sketchbook, catching up on my programs and spending time with friends and family."

when are you completely satisfied with your work?

"I don’t think I can be completely satisfied with my work. I think work can always be altered, whether it is adding more or less to the project. However when I feel like my work is at a satisfactory level I post it on my blog."

what's the magic formula for success?

"GOALS: I would say setting a goal for your self would be the first part of success. You need to believe in your goal and your idea before considering anything else. PASSION: You need to be passionate on what you are doing; without this would it really be worth it? ACTION: Always keep moving forward towards your goals. Every little bit of effort you make can make a big difference to the future."

DANCE! DANCE! DANCE FOR YOUR CHEESE! Late night Doodle. #doodle #illustration #creature #cheese #ink

A post shared by Chantelle D'Souza (@chantelledsouza) on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:30pm PDT

what is your dream project?

"I would someday love to own my own company and to own a gallery/café. This would be to exhibit up coming artists and to give them the chance that every passionate artist needs."

Unfinished #tiger #illustration

A post shared by Chantelle D'Souza (@chantelledsouza) on Jan 11, 2013 at 8:48am PST


what role does the artist have in society?

"I believe an artist’s role in society is to visually create a feeling or to express emotion without using words or sound. I feel it is really up to the personality of the artists themselves. The different types of artists in the world can affect society depending on their own work."

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My Interview with Meri Amber

The talented,Australian sensation,Geekpop extraordinaire and all round awesome gal

Who Are You And What Do You Do?
"My name is Meri Amber and I write songs and sing them. I also create comics, spend too much time on the internet, eat a lot of ice-cream and have a thing for covering stuff in stickers."
 
What Type Of Genre Would You Call Your Music?
"I call my music Geek Pop. It's a combination of structured pop songs with hooks and catchy melodies, with lyrics and sonic embellishments that reflect popular culture and try and make a statement about the oddities of life and society."
 
What Are You Listening To Lately?
"I tend to jump on whatever has just been released to listen to as it's new and exciting, most frequently it's in the pop music realm. I have a thing for playing symphony arrangements of computer game songs as well (trust me they're amazing!). And I've also recently discovered Kirby Krackle and The Doubleclicks who were introduced to me as they were other geeky musicians, I've been giving them a good spin too."
 
Is There A Difference Between A Geek, Nerd And Gamer?
"Well of course there is! Not to say that they don't cross over. It's all a matter of opinion as well of course, but for me they're distinct categories. A gamer is someone who plays a lot of computer games and will likely beat me at most of them. A nerd tends to put learning about their particular interests above all else, including playing games... Unless that's their particular interest of course. A geek, on the other hand, is someone that stands up for their interests regardless of society's opinion of it or of them, and is the more social of the lot."
 
What's The First Song You Ever Remember Hearing?
"Say you will, say you won't, say you'll do what I don't,
Say it's true, say to me, Say c'est la vie'
-Ingenious lyrics by my favourite childhood band B*Witched, likely to be heard pumping through my boom-box at any hour of the day when I was 5."
 
What Song Of Yours Are You Most Proud Of And Why?
"Probably 'Sum Of Us'. That was a very difficult song to write as it was making a rather complicated and emotionally sensitive point. It's on the new EP and I really can't wait to hear what the reaction to it will be."
 
When Are You Completely Satisfied With Your Work?
"I'm never completely satisfied with anything as it's a constant learning, evolving and developing process. Though I am extremely proud of what I do because I know I put my all into it."
 
What's Next For You?
"I recently returned from a trip to Europe where I did some recording. So, once the EP is out, my next big project will be to get those songs out. They're close to being complete and I am loving what they sound like- I can't wait to show them off!"
 
Where Can We Find You?
Likely in Starbucks... But also highly likely on the internet in Starbucks at:
My Website- www.meriamber.com
Twitter- @meriamber
 
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My Interview with musicial duo The DoubleClicks

There are many musicial acts on the interweb but none as unique or talented as the nerd folk duo The DoubleClicks

Where are you two from?

"We live in beautiful Portland, Oregon - a wonderful city for geekery and art. We spend a lot of time in Seattle as well - and we're often touring and on the road."


How did you two meet each other & how long have you been making music together?

"Aubrey and I met at a hospital. Crazy story, really… we're sisters. Ok, so that's not so crazy. We've been making music together for most of our lives, but we didn't start songwriting and playing together on our own until 2009. We started writing our own music, combining my strange humorous poetry with Aubrey's musical mind and cello playing. We played our songs at songwriter open mic nights in Portland, and then, through Twitter and YouTube, met up with awesome musicians with big nerdy audiences. The Doubleclicks was officially formed in the very beginning of 2011. And the rest, as they say - is history, heavily documented on the Internet."


What genre of music are you into? anything specific band/artist you've been into these days.

"We like lots of types of music: we listened to a lot of bluegrass and rock growing up. Our favorite music in high school came from They Might Be Giants and Tom Lehrer. We obviously love Jonathan Coulton, and Marian Call and Molly Lewis are brilliant songwriters and incredible inspirations. The song "A Little Bit of Everything" by Dawes has also been impressing us incredibly of late. The types of songs that impress us tell interesting stories and clever lyrical choices."


What songs are you most proud of and why?

"It's hard to choose between our own songs! We are always fond of the newest songs, because we feel like we keep getting better at what we do—there are several on upcoming album we're very excited about. A couple good "intro" songs for people who are new to our band are Clever Girl/"Hollywood Raptor"(http://youtu.be/kyQiABYu31A) and Oh, Mr. Darcy (http://youtu.be/f6RXpst4llg)."


What do you do to relax when you're not writing of performing?

"We both love gaming, both in board games and in tabletop RPGs. Aubrey has been playing lots of Shadowrun recently, and we also are loving Smash Up and Lords of Waterdeep in the board game world. Like most people these days, we also like watching lots of things on Netflix, and hanging around outside during Portland's few days of sunshine."


When & where are you performing next?

We are launching our summer tour at the end of May, and we'll be driving all around the country. We'll be starting at Denver Comic-Con, and heading to the south, East Coast, and Midwest.Anyone interested can find more information at thedoubleclicks.com.

Seven albums and you're on tour whats next for The Doubleclicks?

"We actually only have 2 real "albums," though we have several EPs, and a lot of music from songwriting challenges. In 2011, we posted one new song every week for 6 months, and in 2012 we posted new songs monthly as part of Fred's Song Fu 2012 challenge.As for what's next, we've just finished recording on our next album, which will be released in July. Unlike our previous albums, this one will include a full band - including drums and electric guitar! We're very excited about the new directions we're taking. We had a lot of fun writing and arranging the music."


What fictional character would you wanna with hangout at a bar?

"Willow, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She's awkward enough that I think we'd get along well - plus she is smart, is a strong, realistic female character, and she can do magic!"

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Wreck The System-Nerdcore with a Hip-hop groove

If you're a hip-hop fan and looking for something different instead of the mundane materialist vibe most hip-hop artist are churning out check out 

WRECK THE SYSTEM

The taking the Nerdcore genre to new places you haven't seen before.They mix the classic Nerdcore motifs with old and new school hip-hop beats.Wreck The System are a coalition of different artists with the main features being:

Lady J

Cam3

DJ Mutiny

Osiris Green

Twill Distilled

The artists have performed at MAGfest and are constantly on the move.Follow them subscribe to them these guys you'll be hearing more from really soon as they take over the internet with their new style of hip-hop.

Do The Roar - Osiris Green ft. Mega Ran, Twill Distilled, LadyJ (Official Video)

Their talents doesn't end with just hip hop they are also in the realm of music production with WRECK THE SYSTEM RECORDINGS offering services like recording mixing and mastering with high end equipment.I managed to get an interview with these guys.

  • Where are you guys from?

"Washington, DC Area"

  • What drew you guys towards this genre?

Twill - All the hot cosplay bitches, YTCracker, and hacker music.
LadyJ - The Crossover appeal of the culture that can be shared with the entire world
Cam3 - The fact that it is music about me.
DJ Mutiny - LadyJ
* Osiris Green - The creativity and limitless potential of the art. 

  • How long have you been making music together?

"9 Months or 3 trimesters, we just about to pop!"

  • Who are your influences?

"The Millionaires, Eminem, The Alchemist, Tech N9ne, Boyz Noise"

  • Top artists you are fans of?

"Ludacris, Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Die Antwoord, Outkast"

  • What is the future of Wreck The System?

"What we do every night Pinky, try to take over the WORLD!"

  • What do you guys do for fun?

"Drink, Video Games, make music, headshots, cooking, IRC, and imitating each other sarcastically."

  • There seems to be a divide in the hip-hop community on the current state of modern hiphop some say its sounds stale,generic on the other hand there are a lot more new artists and groups on the up and up and breaking into the mainstream more than ever what do you guys think?

"Mainstream hip-hop has become stagnant in it’s creativity, which on a positive note has forced people to look outside of the regular outlets to find talented artists that have genuine skills Thus beginning to bring these individuals to the forefront, which will eventually help hip-hop to progress in better direction."

  • What project are you most proud of?

TOKENS(Featured Below)

  • Where can we find your work? (facebook,twitter,etc)

"Bandcamp, Spotify, Soundcloud, Itunes, Youtube"

https://www.instagram.com/wreckthesystem/

https://www.facebook.com/wreckthesystem

https://twitter.com/wreckthesystem

https://wreckthesystem.bandcamp.com/

https://www.wreckthesystem.net

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My Interview with Musician Lara6683

One of my favourite musicians on the internet

Lara also known as

Lara6683 on YouTube

How long have you been playing the piano/violin? 

"I've been playing piano since I was 6 and violin since I was 9"

Whats the magic formula for success as musician?

"That's a tough one. You have to find intrinsic joy in music. It's not about 'success'. Music is a way of life; even if I wasn't 'successful', I'd still be doing it!"

What piece that you have played are you most proud of?

"Probably classical pieces that I don't actually post on my channel! Conquering the score to the Opera 'Hansel and Gretel' was tough!"

What video games are you playing right now?

 "I am replaying Secret of Mana"

Who is your biggest musical influence?

"I don't have just one...I love so many game composers and classical composers! Musical is ultimately about personal expression."

If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would say to them?

"Hmmmm interesting.....I don't really 'idolise' anyone. Perhaps Caesar, Nietzsche, or one of the gods of composition. Either that or some friends I have lost...just to catch up with them :)"

What projects are you working on at the moment?

I have just released my CD with Taylor! Our videogame CD is digitally available right now on iTunes and google play!!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/game-on-2-player-mode/id588808236

CD is now available in Taylor's store: http://www.taylordavisviolin.com/product-category/albums/
And amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Game-On-2-Player-Mode/dp/B00AR9JXAC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356169336&sr=8-2&keywords=lara+de+wit

If you prefer a physical copy, you can order from CD Baby, though this will take a couple of weeks longer :)

Here's a link to Taylor's website where you can check out other CDs, and buy this one: http://www.taylordavisviolin.com/

Where can we find you do you have a Facebook,Youtube etc?

Well, you can just provide a link to my facebook and youtube, but here they are.

My facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lara-plays-videogame-music/133120433439786?fref=ts

My twitter: https://twitter.com/Larawithabird

My youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/lara6683?feature=mhee

As for the photos and the video, I think you will need to choose whichever ones best suit your piece. You can take photos from my facebook page.

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