Barry Adamson Takes His Love Sick Dick To Manchester

So here I am sat in the Ruby Lounge, Manchester on the evening of the 22nd of April 2017 and awaiting the presence of one Barry Adamson.

I’d bought my t-shirt and now it was just a matter of waiting for the main event, the support was provided by a lovely singer called Iora (Facebook page HERE) and you really should check this young lady out she has a cracking voice.

Shortly after Iora had completed her set and a slight wait Barry Adamson came on like the cool cat that he is.  Dressed so sharp I cut myself just watching him.  And boy were we not disappointed.

Barry was on cracking form and his humour left me wishing his time onstage of just over an hour was a lifetime instead.

Here’s some of my pics from the gig including a few instagrammed ones I did.

Check out the Facebook Group called Alternate Bites to see a video of Barry doing the final track of his set, “The Light Pours Out Of Me.”

I haven’t enjoyed a gig as much as I did this in a hell of a long time and I’m seeing loads of different bands this year, none will match this one.

Hope you enjoy the pics.

#lovesickdick


"Alito Cites GOP Ad to Argue Against Televising Supreme Court Arguments"

“Alito Cites GOP Ad to Argue Against Televising Supreme Court Arguments”: Jess Bravin has this post at WSJ.com’s “Washington Wire” blog.

And Friday at that very same blog, Bravin had a post titled “With Court at Full Strength, Alito Foresees Less Conservative Compromise With Liberal Bloc.”

Both posts originate from Bravin’s coverage of Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.’s remarks at a fireside chat Thursday afternoon at the Third Circuit‘s Judicial Conference. As I noted in this post earlier today, I came this close to recognizing Bravin, whom I have never formally met in person, that afternoon while he was sitting at a table in the conference’s main hallway typing his reports on his laptop.

Outdoor photos in paris

Five Places to take Stunning Outdoor Photos in Paris

All Photos © Jean-Michel Leclercq.

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Places &emdash; Pink Eiffel Tower

Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. The city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements), has a population of about 2,200,000. Its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million inhabitants.

An important settlement for more than two millennia, Paris had become, by the 12th century, one of Europe’s foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the 18th century. Paris is today one of the world’s leading business and cultural centres and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.

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1. The Eiffel Tower

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Places &emdash; Souvenir de Paris

When you think about Paris, you think about the Eiffel Tower, the “place to be” for a tourist and a tourist photographer! (yes i know, all the tourists are photographers!)

By the way, the Trocadero and the Champs de Mars are fantastic places for photography.

I suggest you to start your photowalk at Palais de Chaillot. Here you can shot the Eiffel Tower as a landscape, make great street photos and cross the Seine to shoot “la grande dame” with a fantastic angle!

2. Palais Royal Garden

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Places &emdash; Palais-Royal

The Palais-Royal is a palace and garden located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Near the Louvre and the Tuileries, take the time to visit this small and historic garden. It’s really a nice place !

You will have to be as imaginative as possible for photography here. The great perspective is hard to find, but the lines of trees, the benches and the chairs are the best tools for original compositions.

3. Le Pont des Arts

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Red gallery &emdash; Love padlocks

Paris is the city of love!

Love padlocks are a custom by which sweethearts affix padlocks to a fence or similar public fixture to symbolise their love. Most common place of Love padlocks are railings of the bridges.

Love padlocks can be found attached to the Pont des Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor and the Pont de l’Archevêché bridges in Paris.

The Pont des Arts or Passerelle des Arts is a pedestrian bridge in Paris which crosses the Seine River. It links the Institut de France and the central square of the palais du Louvre.

From this bridge, take the time to go along the Seine to Notre Dame de Paris.

Pont des Arts - Paris

4. Metro

Jean-Michel Leclercq: Red gallery &emdash; Metro

Paris metro has become a symbol of the city, noted for its uniform architecture influenced by Art Nouveau.

Some stations are gorgeous as Saint-Germain-des-Prés with its “place des poètes”, Cité, Louvre…etc… All of them are ideal places for creative and street photography.

Why not create a thematic photobook about metros of the world?

5. Place du Tertre

Jean-Michel Leclercq: People &emdash; Painter in Paris

Don’t be lazy, go north to the amazing village of Montmartre !

The Place du Tertre is a square in Paris’ XVIIIe arrondissement. Only a few streets away from the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, it is the heart of the city’s elevated Montmartre quarter.

Discover “le Paris d’Amélie Poulain” with painters, accordion-players and cafés. Draughts-men and painters take possession of the square. They invite you to share an artistic and pleasant time.

 

 

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Watch the Sony A9 auto-focusing on a pole vaulter at 20 FPS

One of the main selling points for the newly announced  Sony A9 is its superior autofocus. The autofocus has 693 point wide-area phase-detection points and according to Sony, it can do up to 20fps with AF/AE tracking. Sounds impressive right? If you were wondering what’s a 20 FPS auto-focusing beast is good for, watch this movie from Gary […]

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I floated down a major American river on a raft made of trash and survived (barely). Ask me anything!

Inspired by my trainhopping experience and my 5th grade reading of Huck Finn, I traveled across country in my beat-up old pickup truck and built a raft out of trash and floated one of the largest fastest rivers on the continent. We survived and floated new rivers every year, launching whole punk raft flotillas. Now I’m an artist who floats major rivers in a homemade shantyboat gathering river stories.

I’ve traveled over 1000 miles in my shantyboat on the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers and conducted over 85 oral history interviews and 100 hours of video in the last three years. This summer, I will be floating 500 miles on California’s Sacramento River through the Central Valley.

Find out more about the project at http://peoplesriverhistory.us/

Ask me anything!

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Top 10 Best Bath Brushes of 2017 – Reviews

While we admit that buying a bath brush shouldn’t be too complicated, there is no reason for you to purchase the first one you lay your eyes on. We say this because, despite the relatively cheap price of a bath brush, some are definitely better than others when it comes to build quality and overall durability.

In fact, some manufacturers have established themselves as household names over the years by virtue of the quality brushes they make. To give you a better idea of what the market has in store, we put together a list of the ten best bath brushes money can buy.

Best Bath Brushes 2017

Aquasentials Deluxe Mesh Brush

Aquasentials Deluxe Mesh Brushs

buy from amazonThis top-of-the-line purple-hued bath brush from Aquasentials is an excellent choice of bath brush to invest in. Apart from looking sleek and stylish, it also provides great functionality with its 18-inch long handle and its large and robust mesh surface. This brush maneuvers much better than comparable heavy brush models while its non-slip grip ensures thorough scrubbing and cleaning without the brush ever slipping out of your hands.

The 18-inch handle is perfect for reaching those hard-to-clean spots, and it also lathers exceptionally well with both soaps and showering gels. Perhaps the best feature of this brush is in the non-irritant, silky scrubber the brush makes use of, instead of the usual rough and prickly fibers prevalent in most scrubbers.

Bath Blossom Shower Brush

Bath Blossom Shower Brush

buy from amazonThe Bath blossom shower brush is another premier shower brush which is guaranteed to live up to your expectations. The extra long 16.5-inch handle with a detachable head for versatility makes it easy to reach all parts of your body for a thorough cleanse.

The wood used to make it is top notch and will remain intact and resist stains for years. The soft, natural bristles make for a very pleasant showering experience. Its rounded edges have the ability to fade cellulite, which makes it the pick of choice for most women.

Fuller Foot & Body Brush

Fuller Foot & Body Brush

buy from amazonThe Fuller foot and body brush serves the dual purpose of cleaning both your body and your feet with its massive 27.5-inch long design. The high-duty plastic used to make this brush is light and durable, while also staying stain proof. The well-contoured design makes the brush very easily maneuverable, and the stiff yet still soft bristles glide over your skin, performing a thorough exfoliation. This brush is also fast-drying, which renders it immune to the growth of mold and mildew over time.

Aquasentials Long Handle Bath Brush

Aquasentials Long Handle Bath Brush

buy from amazonThis brush has medium-soft bristles which clean very well without being overly irritating. The fibers lather as well as sponges, with both soaps and gels, and are designed to exfoliate the skin expressly well. Thus, over time your skin will look younger and more radiant.

Measuring 14-inches long, the handle will ensure you never miss out on a spot again. Also, bad odors coming out of a brush or a sponge will be a thing of the past with this model’s fast drying design. This makes sure that the risk of developing mold or mildew is very slim in the long run.

TopNotch Blue Bath Brush

TopNotch Blue Bath Brush

buy from amazonThis brush looks really stylish with it’s blue-theme and is also long lasting because of the high-grade plastic used in it. With its soft brushes, well-balanced contour, non-slip grip and mold resistance, this brush delivers exceptionally well on all counts and is a worthy buy, even at its slightly hefty price tag. An added bonus is the 90-day satisfaction guarantee and the 1-year warranty you get from the manufacturer.

Swissco Deluxe Bath Brush

Swissco Deluxe Bath Brush

buy from amazonIf you’re thinking of replacing your old and worn-out bath brush, then look no further than the Swissco Deluxe Bath Brush. An elite bath brush, with a 16.5 inch long, well-angled handle and a sturdy one-piece design, this model is guaranteed to meet your every expectation. Regardless of the type of soap or shower gel you choose to pair with it, it lathers very well, and it also retains the lather longer than most other brushes. No matter how frequently you use it, the chance of mold formation or mildew is exceptionally low.

TopNotch Body Brush

TopNotch Body Brush

buy from amazonOne of the best back scrubbers and natural anti-cellulite products available on the market, the TopNotch Body Brush has a unique design made out of beech wood which is also, surprisingly light and smooth. The boar bristles are durable and have anti-irritant properties, which makes bathing and cleaning a genuinely pleasurable experience. In addition, you get a free storage bag and a wash mitt along with a 90-day money back guarantee along with a 1-year warranty for good measure.

Natural Boar Bristle Body Brush

Natural Boar Bristle Body Brush

buy from amazonConstructed with the aim of providing a thorough exfoliation, without unduly irritating one’s skin, this Natural Boar Bristle Body Brush is one of the most efficient and at the same time affordable brushes on our list. The boar bristles are durable, easy on the skin and don’t split off easily.

The innovative, practical features of this brush make it a perfect bathroom companion and ideally suited for daily usage. The handle is also outfitted with a cotton loop for easier aeration and faster drying. Furthermore, it also has a cotton loop on the handle and non-irritant, natural bristles.

Rengora Best Bath Brush

Rengora Best Bath Brush

buy from amazonThe Rengora best Bath Brush lives up to its name and promises to give you the bathing experience you’ve dreamt of for years. It soothes your skin and the bristles naturally exfoliate your skin, making it look young and rejuvenated. The smooth, well-rounded wooden handle is immensely sturdy and completely protected from accidental breakage and stains.

A truly unisex brush if there ever was one, the soft bristles are perfect for every skin type and all seasons. The lather made by this brush is also top class, and it spreads out evenly on your body with the wide, detachable brush head.

Bürstenhaus Redecker

Bürstenhaus Redecker

buy from amazonConsistently ranking among the top shower brushes is the Bürstenhaus Redecker. Its soft pig bristles lather very well with all kinds of soap as its non-irritant properties ensure your skin never suffers any blisters or cuts no matter how hard you’re brushing.

The fact that the handle is made out of beech makes it very ergonomic, also when you combine it with a non-slip grip that the brush also has. Unlike a few brushes out there, this one works equally well in both cold and hot water. Not only that but it also handles all types of shower gels and soaps without taking any damage in the long run.

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Five common questions about California’s paid sick leave requirements

Almost two years after California’s requirement to provide employees with paid sick leave, there are still many outstanding questions about California’s Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014.  These issues still exist even after Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 on April 2016 amending the Act attempting to clarify a few provisions of the law.

In this Friday’s Five video I discuss a few of the common questions employers still have about the law, such as:

  • When can attendance policies violate the law?
  • Can employers require doctor’s notes from employees who take paid sick leave?
  • Can employers discipline employees to taking leave and not providing advance notice after they exhausted their paid sick leave?

For more information, visit the Department of Industrial Relations frequently asked questions page here.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the Employment Law Report’s YouTube channel to receive notification about new videos.

Sorry for the late post, but there were some server upgrades for my blog on Friday.  Have a great week.

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Five common questions about California’s paid sick leave requirements

Almost two years after California’s requirement to provide employees with paid sick leave, there are still many outstanding questions about California’s Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014.  These issues still exist even after Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 on April 2016 amending the Act attempting to clarify a few provisions of the law.

In this Friday’s Five video I discuss a few of the common questions employers still have about the law, such as:

  • When can attendance policies violate the law?
  • Can employers require doctor’s notes from employees who take paid sick leave?
  • Can employers discipline employees to taking leave and not providing advance notice after they exhausted their paid sick leave?

For more information, visit the Department of Industrial Relations frequently asked questions page here.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the Employment Law Report’s YouTube channel to receive notification about new videos.

Sorry for the late post, but there were some server upgrades for my blog on Friday.  Have a great week.

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