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Want to go to Warped Tour 2017?

The Vans Warped Tour travels around the country every summer. Rock and alternative music are at the forefront of this tour with big names and new artists attending each year. This year will be no different and there is much anticipation for the 2017 band lineup. Thousands of people attend Warped who enjoy being outside listening to their favorite bands from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (http://vanswarpedtour.com/warped-101/). The day is long but the music and atmosphere are worth the blood,sweat, and tears.

The gates open. The music starts. The feedback from the speakers fill your ears. It is time for Warped to begin. People rush to the stages while newcomers try to find their way. To your right, a mosh pit forms and a singer screams into a microphone. This is how the day at Warped Tour begins.

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There are many things to do for those 10 hours while at Warped. You can check out the tents for non-profit organizations, bands, or even meet one of your favorite members from a band you like. Last year at Warped 2016 I was lucky enough to meet the violinist, Sean Mackin, from Yellowcard. Warped tour is an opportunity to enjoy amazing bands and find new music. People come together from all over to experience this environment filled with energy and acceptance.

Warped Tour is something that everyone should experience at least once. It is amazing and eventful. The performers do things you would not imagine. They are all talented and dedicated to their fans. The music is phenomenal and the memories will last a life time.

The singer from Emarosa decided to hang upside down from the steel beams while singing.

The bands at Warped definitely engage the crowd. Some singers, such as Cody Carson from Set It Off, like to crowd surf.

Warped Tour 2017 will undoubtedly be as eventful as previous years. To find tour dates and how to be Warped ready, visit their website at http://www.vanswarpedtour.com/.  Every year that I have attended the tour I have been impressed with the lineup and talent. The bands, food, and people make the experience unforgettable. I look forward to walking around stage to stage, listening to the music and crowds sing along to their favorite songs.

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November Bearded Brother Tribute

This November we will acknowledge the life of Paul Walker. He is most known for his acting and tragic death during a car accident. This bearded brother was skilled and starred in many successful films such as Varsity Blues, She’s All That, Eight Below, The Fast and the Furious franchise, and more TheFamousPeople.com.

Paul Walker engaged his audience. His movies were full of action and drama. He was a talented individual who filled the screen. He captured people’s attention and allowed them to escape into his world for a few moments. Like his films, his beard was just as furious.

If you’re a bearded brother, visit our products page. There you will find balms to enhance or tame your facial hair while nourishing your skin. Check out our links to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for fun tips, photos, and videos! Feel free to comment or share this post with upcoming ones in the future!

October Bearded Brother Tribute

This October we will acknowledge the life of Ernest Rutherford. He was the father of nuclear of physics and sported a mustache that was the bomb. His work was so notable that he was awarded the Nobel Prize and knighted (Wikipedia.org).  

Rutherford’s influence in the scientific community is so powerful that there is an element named after him. It is Element 104 and it is called Rutherfordium (SoftSchools.com). While he is known for his work with radiation and atoms, his mustache still emanated a strong presence.

If you’re a bearded brother, visit our products page. There you will find balms to enhance or tame your facial hair while nourishing your skin. Check out our links to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for fun tips, photos, and videos! Feel free to comment or share this post with upcoming ones in the future!

 

 

September Bearded Brother Tribute

This September we will acknowledge the life of Hans Steininger. Hans serves as a warning for bearded brothers with long beards. He was famously known for having the world’s longest beard in 1567. While this may seem like an accomplishment, the result was tragic. Hans may have had an impressive beard; however, he met his death when he accidentally tripped upon his beard and broke his neck.

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Moral of the story: Don’t grow a beard over four feet long. If you do, you may wind up like Hans. Instead, make sure to keep your beard trimmed and styled. You can do this by using balms like those found on our products page! There you will find balms to enhance or tame your facial hair while nourishing your skin. Check out our links to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for fun tips, photos, and videos! Feel free to comment or share this post with upcoming ones in the future!

August Bearded Brother Tribute

This August we will acknowledge the life of Robin Williams. Robin Williams brought joy to the world through his comedy and films. He is known for movies such as Aladdin, Night at the Museum, Jumanji, The Dead Poets Society, and many more (Biography.com).

Throughout his career, he tried to make people laugh. Though he struggled to find his own laughter, he succeeded in filling the hearts of millions with happiness. His films were humorous and classically done, allowing people of all ages to enjoy them. To watch a tribute to his life and work, visit Youtube.com. Robin Williams will forever be greatly missed and appreciated by those who remember him as an actor and a bearded brother.

If you’re a bearded brother, visit our products page. There you will find balms to enhance or tame your facial hair while nourishing your skin. Check out our links to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for fun tips, photos, and videos! Feel free to comment or share this post with upcoming ones in the future!

July Bearded Brother Tribute

This July we acknowledge the life of Ernest Hemingway. Though his life ended in tragedy, he made a mark upon the world with his famous writings. His influence from his texts such as In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises can be read today and explored by readers looking for an understanding of modern literature.

Hemingway’s novels consisted of themes of war, love, and violence. Here is an excerpt from an essay titled “Love and Failure.”

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, involves the unrequited romance of Jake Barnes and Brett Ashley. These characters, that claim to love each other, are prevented from being together due to physical problems and an inability to recognize potential happiness. Though they appear to love each other, Brett refuses to be with Jake and instead pursues multiple, unfulfilling relationships. Brett suggests at the end of the novel that they could have been good together. Jake replies, “Isn’t it pretty to think so?” (Hemingway 251). By the end of the novel their relationship is unresolved.

Jake Barnes, the protagonist, was wounded during the war, causing him to become impotent. This issue prevents him from being with Brett. He is clearly in love with her and tries to find some way for them to be together. He asks, “Couldn’t we live together Brett? Couldn’t we just live together?” (Hemingway 62). Jake, although Brett refuses to be with him, continues to selflessly help her and accept her relationships with other men. He supports her emotionally and when she needs help. Even though he cannot have her, he settles for being her friend. He says, “In the first place, you had to be in love with a woman to have a basis of friendship. I had been having Brett for a friend” (Hemingway 152). He loves her enough to accept what little she offers.

Brett Ashley is a promiscuous, modern woman. She dresses masculinely and is pursued by many men in the novel who happen to fall in love with her. Brett claims she loves Jake; however, she continues to have multiple affairs with other men and asks Jake to introduce her to Romero. Her relationship with Jake is complicated. She loves him but will not be with him because of his wound. She openly admits to Jake that she would cheat on him if they were together. She admits, “I’d just tromper you with everybody. You couldn’t stand it” (Hemingway 62). Her response to his proposition of just being together, in love, is selfish. In some aspect she does love him; but, not as greatly as Jake loves her. He is willing to be with her despite his wound while she will not be with him because of it. Brett fails to realize the happiness she could have with the man who loves her and whom she supposedly loves.

The characters repeatedly profess their love for one another throughout the novel. They are prevented from being together however, their love not being enough. Jake loves Brett but cannot be with her because of his wound and her failure to realize she could be happy with him. Although he cannot physically satisfy her needs, he believes they could be happy together, in love.

Jake repeatedly admits his love for her, saying, “You know I love you” (Hemingway 62). This however, is not enough for Brett. She continues to pursue meaningless relationships, leaving a trail of broken hearts. By the end of the novel she questions her relationship with Jake, realizing they could have been happy together, “we could have had such a damned good time together,” but it is too late (Hemingway 251). The relationship between Jake and Brett is unresolved. The characters are condemned to never having their love recognized because of a wound and ignorance.

If Hemingway were still alive today, he could be pictured stroking his beard while pondering his next successful novel.

If you’re a bearded brother, visit New York Beard & Co.’s website at, https://www.nybeardco.com. There you will find balms to enhance or tame your facial hair while nourishing your skin. We also have links to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Visit our social media pages for fun tips, photos, and videos!

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June Bearded Brother Tribute

This June we will acknowledge the life of Chris Cornell. The singer is most famously known for his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave (http://www.chriscornell.com/bio/). He had an amazingly unique and recognizable voice. The music world, especially grunge and 90’s rock fans, mourn his loss. Along with his distinctive voice, he also had a noticeable beard.

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Cornell occasionally rocked facial hair as much as he rocked the stage. With hits such as “Black Hole Sun” or “The Day I Tried to Live,” Cornell will be forever immortalized through his music.

Here is “Burden in my Hand” courtesy of Youtube and SoundgardenVevo.

 

Cornell was an amazing artist and influenced the rock community immensely. His voice and lyrical abilities will always be remembered. Rest in Peace Cornell. Forever a Musician. Forever a Bearded Brother.

If you’re a bearded brother, visit New York Beard & Co.’s website at, https://www.nybeardco.com. There you will find balms to enhance or tame your facial hair while nourishing your skin. They also have links to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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What Should be Addressed

Some issues I would like to discuss are blogging and editing.

I would like to have a discussion upon how to use a blog productively to promote yourself in order to find potential jobs. How can a blog positively impact my “resume” toward my career.

What options are there for bloggers to become professionals? Can you be paid for blogging? Could blogging potentially be your main source of income?

I want to become an editor for a book publication. I mostly want to work with fiction authors. How should I go about being hired for this type of position? What experience will look more appealing to those who are looking to hire editors?

What is the job market like? What is the likely-hood that I will actually be able to get a job as an editor after graduation? Which places (besides New York and California) are best for editorial positions?

These topics, I feel, will better clarify my potential career and income options.

Promoting My Blog through Social Media

Facebook post for “Bring Me the Horizon Brings Down the House” 

Looking for some new music to listen to or a concert to go to? I highly recommend the American Nightmare Tour featuring Bring Me the Horizon. To learn more about the concert or see videos, read my blog!

Facebook post for “An Adventure Taking Pictures at Split Rock”

Looking for a summer adventure? Take a trip to Split Rock! There are trails and a lookout to explore. It is mostly secluded and hidden, perfect for relaxation or an intimate date. Visit my blog to see photos of Split Rock and find out more information.

Tweet for “Bring Me the Horizon Brings Down the House” 

The American Nightmare Tour is definitely the one to attend. Go to my blog to see videos of the concert and info about the tour! #Rock#BMTH

Tweet for “An Adventure Taking Pictures at Split Rock”

Who wants to go hiking this weekend? Head to Split Rock! On my blog see photos and more info if you’re interested. Have fun and #hydrate!

 

Other opportunities to promote this content on social media include Instagram and Snapchat. During concerts, you can record video and add it to your story for your friends and family to see. Then if they are interested they too can choose to attend the concert. Regarding Instagram, it is predominantly about visuals such as photos and video. By providing photos and video to the site, you are able to promote the concert as well as your blog article through a link.

 

People Learn about History from Sean Spicer

Recently, at a press conference, Press Secretary Sean Spicer made some remarks about the Holocaust that angered many people.

The New York Times explains,

“The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, set off an intense backlash on Tuesday when he suggested that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was guilty of acts worse than Hitler and asserted that Hitler had not used chemical weapons, ignoring the use of gas chambers at concentration camps during the Holocaust. Mr. Spicer later apologized.”

Since then, a hashtag has emerged on twitter called, #SpicerHistory, which makes fun of his blunder through multiple versions.

Katie Elizabeth tweeted,

Brian Klass wrote,

On Facebook, Nancy Osbourne shared a meme that involves Betsy Devos, Education secretary.

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The themes surrounding Spicer’s blunder include anger, humor, and accusations of racism and ignorance. In order to verify if they are relevant sources you must research them through their pages. Katie Elizabeth has limited information about herself. Brian Klass is an author who wrote about democracy and Nancy Osbourne is a school teacher. Brian Klass seems to have more authority and relevance than these other sources due to his stature as a published writer.

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