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Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken on 7th Ave & We 10th St


This set of photos is based on a very simple concept: walk every block of Manhattan with a camera, and see what happens. To avoid missing anything, walk both sides of the street.

That’s all there is to it …

Of course, if you wanted to be more ambitious, you could also walk the streets of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. But that’s more than I’m willing to commit to at this point, and I’ll leave the remaining boroughs of New York City to other, more adventurous photographers.

Oh, actually, there’s one more small detail: leave the photos alone for a month — unedited, untouched, and unviewed. By the time I actually focus on the first of these "every-block" photos, I will have taken more than 8,000 images on the nearby streets of the Upper West Side — plus another several thousand in Rome, Coney Island, and the various spots in NYC where I traditionally take photos. So I don’t expect to be emotionally attached to any of the "every-block" photos, and hope that I’ll be able to make an objective selection of the ones worth looking at.

As for the criteria that I’ve used to select the small subset of every-block photos that get uploaded to Flickr: there are three. First, I’ll upload any photo that I think is "great," and where I hope the reaction of my Flickr-friends will be, "I have no idea when or where that photo was taken, but it’s really a terrific picture!"

A second criterion has to do with place, and the third involves time. I’m hoping that I’ll take some photos that clearly say, "This is New York!" to anyone who looks at it. Obviously, certain landscape icons like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty would satisfy that criterion; but I’m hoping that I’ll find other, more unexpected examples. I hope that I’ll be able to take some shots that will make a "local" viewer say, "Well, even if that’s not recognizable to someone from another part of the country, or another part of the world, I know that that’s New York!" And there might be some photos where a "non-local" viewer might say, "I had no idea that there was anyplace in New York City that was so interesting/beautiful/ugly/spectacular."

As for the sense of time: I remember wandering around my neighborhood in 2005, photographing various shops, stores, restaurants, and business establishments — and then casually looking at the photos about five years later, and being stunned by how much had changed. Little by little, store by store, day by day, things change … and when you’ve been around as long as I have, it’s even more amazing to go back and look at the photos you took thirty or forty years ago, and ask yourself, "Was it really like that back then? Seriously, did people really wear bell-bottom jeans?"

So, with the expectation that I’ll be looking at these every-block photos five or ten years from now (and maybe you will be, too), I’m going to be doing my best to capture scenes that convey the sense that they were taken in the year 2013 … or at least sometime in the decade of the 2010’s (I have no idea what we’re calling this decade yet). Or maybe they’ll just say to us, "This is what it was like a dozen years after 9-11".

Movie posters are a trivial example of such a time-specific image; I’ve already taken a bunch, and I don’t know if I’ll ultimately decide that they’re worth uploading. Women’s fashion/styles are another obvious example of a time-specific phenomenon; and even though I’m definitely not a fashion expert, I suspected that I’ll be able to look at some images ten years from now and mutter to myself, "Did we really wear shirts like that? Did women really wear those weird skirts that are short in the front, and long in the back? Did everyone in New York have a tattoo?"

Another example: I’m fascinated by the interactions that people have with their cellphones out on the street. It seems that everyone has one, which certainly wasn’t true a decade ago; and it seems that everyone walks down the street with their eyes and their entire conscious attention riveted on this little box-like gadget, utterly oblivious about anything else that might be going on (among other things, that makes it very easy for me to photograph them without their even noticing, particularly if they’ve also got earphones so they can listen to music or carry on a phone conversation). But I can’t help wondering whether this kind of social behavior will seem bizarre a decade from now … especially if our cellphones have become so miniaturized that they’re incorporated into the glasses we wear, or implanted directly into our eyeballs.

Oh, one last thing: I’ve created a customized Google Map to show the precise details of each day’s photo-walk. I’ll be updating it each day, and the most recent part of my every-block journey will be marked in red, to differentiate it from all of the older segments of the journey, which will be shown in blue. You can see the map, and peek at it each day to see where I’ve been, by clicking on this link

URL link to Ed’s every-block progress through Manhattan

If you have any suggestions about places that I should definitely visit to get some good photos, or if you’d like me to photograph you in your little corner of New York City, please let me know. You can send me a Flickr-mail message, or you can email me directly at ed-at-yourdon-dot-com

Stay tuned as the photo-walk continues, block by block …

DJ Spider as Wonder Woman
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Lynda Carter
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How to Play Guitar Solos – The best ways to Seem like a Pro!

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by jshyun A lot of individuals can select

up any old guitar and bang out a tune, and a great deal of those can also play a couple of flashy notes here and there, otherwise referred to as a solo, however is that exactly what you actually wish to be known for?

If you desire to learn ways to play guitar solos like the pros do, there are a couple of things you have to concentrate on in your practice sessions, and as soon as these have actually been mastered whatever you do from here will sound professional. Certainly that’s better than just being able to play a few things here and there!

There is one aspect that covers whatever you will discover on the guitar, and this you have to master or you will stop working with every tune you try, which is Control.

Control just indicates being in charge of the notes you choose rather than the guitar informing you what you can and cannot play which amusing enough is how a lot of musicians play. The 3 areas of control with your playing are:

Playing the note cleanly – When you discover how to play guitar solos it’s crucial to simplify into little sections at a time so you can practice specific patterns. When you practice these patterns, since they consist of just a few notes each you have a greater possibility of controlling each single note and playing it cleanly. Do this with a metronome and then increase the speed to regular speed and you’ll have a series of tidy patterns that you can play together to make one crazy guitar solo!

Staying on your selected note – This might sound odd to some, but due to the fact that the strings are easy to flex it suggests you can go off note relatively easily. If you opt to go off note by moving, flexing or simply simple vibrato, then practice doing so smoothly and landing on the desired note at the end. The essential as soon as again is control of the specific note and understanding and practicing how it should sound as an end result.

Controlling the Intensity – As well as being able to play cleanly and stay on note, an excellent solo comes from the feel that the player takes into it, and this originates from controlled strength. Practice the level of attack when you struck the note, the timing, and the state of mind you desire to accomplish to match the general tune as a whole. Accents also fall under this bracket too, and need to be considered to bring light and shade to the mix.

When finding out the best ways to play guitar solos it’s essential to practice as an expert would, otherwise you may pick up bad habits, and you understand what practiced bad practices end up being – annoying!

One question to think of – Do professional guitarists end up being so after they get discovered, or do they get discovered due to the fact that they practice expertly to begin with? All the finest with your practice, and make every note count!

Glenn Bird is a Guitar player who focuses on Lead Guitar, and whose mission is to teach other guitar players ways to play guitar solos and compose their own music more effectively, despite Style.

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Marketing Your Music Online – Music Branding Like a Jedi!

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by Barbour The very best way to go about marketing your

music online is to exercise an easy plan then stick with it every day. This will construct momentum and overtime you will have more fans than you ever believed possible.< br/ > A lot of musicians attempt loads of different music branding techniques when they initially start out. From ads on google to spamming individuals on myspace, however due to the fact that they do not get over night success(or perhaps success in a couple of weeks)they think it’s all broken and move onto something else.< br/ >< br/ > This is were you have to be clever and think like Jedi because there is a trick that EVERYBODY is missing out on … The huge trick that effective music marketers understand is that producing momentum is everything about consistent day-to-day effort and with that Jedi frame of mind you can make absolutely any advertising technique work.< br/ >< br/ > With that in mind I wish to provide you a check list for your new marketing your music online mindset:< br/ > < br/ > 1. The music is crucial- spend 80%of your time making the finest music you can then include a little marketing. This will be the secret sauce for your music branding efforts since suddenly you will have music individuals want to listen to.< br/ > 2. Pick one weapon and adhere to it-this is how you will get fans to your website and you wish to just focus really tightly on one area where you know your fans give out. Your options are: -Itunes podcasts – YouTube videos-Twitter -Blogging -Ezine short articles-Google advertisements
– Facebook pages
– Myspace
– Reverb country
– Live gigs

3. Master you weapon- we have actually picked our traffic source
, now you wish to register for a google notifies account then track you traffic platform plus the word “marketing “. So for circumstances if you were doing Twitter you would track”Twitter marketing”. < br/ > You will now get everyday emails about all the twitter marketing content on the Internet and you can become the undisputed Jedi Master of your specific niche;–RRB- 4. Collect fans-now that you have fans coming to your website you wish to catch the email
addresses of as many as you can. This is BASICS if you wish to build a correct fan base.< br/ > 5. Be Santa -everyone is always delighted when Santa shows up due to the fact that

he brings us excellent presents for absolutely nothing. You desire your fans to feel the very same way about you. Provide them with excellent totally free things and they will love you forever. Once you have 1000 devoted fans, income generation will be a piece of cake.

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Batman vs Superman with a side of Wonder Woman. Best part? The popcorn…and I don’t like popcorn. #dontpayfullprice #notworthit

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