I may not have used the right word, but this blog post talks about how instantly reprimanding me, punishing me etc and not tell me what I did wrong or not giving a chance to explain doesn’t help. And I named 2 cases where instantly coming down on me didn’t help. Link to the blog post can be found here Fill free to share the video with a friend. Anybody really. Sometimes, you need aRead More →

The Thrill Has Gone – By Darren Claxton – BB King Here’s my rendition of this classic track by BB KING. He was one of my biggest influences musically and I still love listening to his old recordings. I recorded it the day BB died – May 14, 2015. Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.Read More →

  Inside Your Soul   Inside Your Soul was written at the height of my breakdown, depression and anxiety back in 2013/14. It stayed on the pages in my book of stories (Lyric book) and never emerged until earlier this year. There are many songs in that book that still need to see the light of day, but I’ll hopefully get round to recording as my Whaleshares, Steemit, and Choon Journey continues. I hope you findRead More →

What is the truth in the life sometimes ( and most of the time) is not pleasant, fair or flattering? In some moments it is even outrageous. ? Now, why is that? It is not about the truth, it is the recipient – we have scruples, expectations, dreams, ego… You name it. We deserve better, more, everything… It is normal. Nature programmed us so that we survive and not extinct on some level. We wouldRead More →

    Being a part of many websites is always challenging and the biggest problem is not to spread too thin. Others told me it is not, but others are probably less needed than me around my place. They can easily spend an entire day writing, playing and doing whatever for no one to ask them anything. I would say that time schedule is the biggest issue here because I have to decide where toRead More →

Click on the picture to hear the track Delicate Calls is an ambient soundtrack of unknown genre. It has elements of Massive Attack and Portishead with that Trip-Hop kind of vibe. It was written as I improvised the String parts on my vintage Yamaha SY 88 synth. There were only 5 tracks used in total, the drums were a loop that I made using the inbuilt touch sensitive pads, on my Porta-Studio. Tambourine and DarbukaRead More →

Family time Isn’t Just for Fun — It Also Has Some Serious positive Benefits for all. Round up the troops! Family meeting time is valuable time. Chatsworth House Gardens As much as I love music and creating songs, I’m firstly, a proud father with a beautiful family. I have one of each brand, with their own unique quirkiness and personality. My eldest and most favourite son is 8 years old, very academic and a veryRead More →

‘The Tale’ is a story about a retired and burnt out musician that finds himself back in the norm. he slowly fades back into life and reminisces about his time on the road. It’s a sad fact that this will happen to possibly 99% of successful musicians on the planet. I’m no statistician, but that’s probably not a bad estimate. I hope you enjoy this acoustic laid back song. Lyrics The wanderer returned with aRead More →

Colour Splash can add some rather dramatic effects to your photography, which is a fun way to make those colours pop right out of the screen! Here’s a few of my personal favourites. This is my family! I took this shot as a selfie which really captures the colour and beauty of this bunch of amazing people! Check out this beautiful African Daisy and the water droplets that embellish its vibrant yellow And finally, myRead More →

Breathe – Original Music by Darren Claxton https://choon.co/tracks/0wr5cscm0rz/breathe- Hello Stishers and welcome to my song ‘Breathe’The real beauty of being a singer-songwriter and musician is that, you get to do whatever you like with the songs you create. You can also here the studio version on Choon BREATHE is a rather simplistic little song but also very intricate in its make up. What inspired me to write this? well, I was thinking (I do a lotRead More →

Danes Dyke – Flamborough, Yorkshire UK Thorny Waves Here’s a demo of my new song ‘Thorny Waves’ that I wrote earlier this week! I’ve been in full-time Daddy Day Care mode these past 6 weeks which has been so much fun, but also completely knackering! There’s always a song inside my head and heart, and this is one that’s managed to find it’s way out of my body and onto the trusty Zoom Porta-Studio. It’sRead More →

Hello there friends!!! ? This is my seventh post about the Urban Sketchers of Medellín, this time we went to draw at The Punto Clave Mall, Like two weeks ago my cell phone got it’s screen damaged probably because of pressure by a pointy object while commuting back home…, I already wanted to buy a new one for a while but was waiting for having more money…but well Fortuna has her ways of doing thingsRead More →

Hello there friends!!! ? This is my sixth post about the Urban Sketchers of Medellín, this time we went to draw at Medellin River Parks, I arrived late, we were supposed to meet at 14:30, but I got there almost at 16:00 because I had just arrived that same morning from my trip at Jardín (still have pending the post from that one hehe) and was really tired so took a nap that afternoon wakingRead More →

Hello there friends!!! ? This is my fifth post about the Urban Sketchers of Medellín, this time we went to draw at Sport Centre Maria Luisa Calle, it was really awesome specially because that same day there was Literature Festival with many events and stands to see, so we stayed until late night. This time I went to draw the view from the grandstands of the sport centre, I know again a city scape withRead More →

A while back, I was interviewed by Expat Focus, an online magazine for “Anyone Moving or Living Abroad.” That published interview follows: Randy – Retired in Samar Who are you? My name is Randy and I was born and raised in Illinios but, our family roots have long since been transplanted in Texas. I spent over 20 years with the U.S. Navy, some time thereafter with the National Weather Service, and eventually wound up myRead More →

Hello there friends!!! ? This is my fourth post about the Urban Sketchers of Medellín, this time we went to draw at Park Boston, near the city centre, although more than a park it’s like a town square but they call those here “parks”. I decided to draw the statue at the square centre because it was like the most iconic thing I could see, and I found the pose of the human figure quiteRead More →

Hello Again!!! ? This is my third go with the Urban Sketchers of Medellín, this time we went to draw at a roundabout near the metro station Aguacatala, in Colombian Spanish “Glorieta” is the name used for roundabouts, something I learned that day, cause in Venezuela we call them “Redoma”…Google maps uses a more neutral term “Rotonda”hehe. That particular view I drew reminded me a lot my Caracas ?? hehe, in fact the following mondayRead More →

Hello Again!!! ? This is my second go with the Urban Sketchers of Medellín, this time we went to the far South of Medellín’s Metropolitan area, a town called La Estrella, very nice I liked it there although the entire afternoon looked like it would rain, good thing it didn’t. This time I did pick carefully what I would draw and wandered for a while looking for the angle of the church that appealed meRead More →

Hello!!! ?   Here I present you my very 1st drawing or “sketch” with the Urban Sketchers of Medellín, it was done in a part of city called Manila which is a small hill and has many hostels, restaurants and cafés, so there is a high number tourists there…I didn’t pick any specific place to draw…I just sat somewhere randomly and started to sketch whatever I had in front of me, I later learned thatRead More →

Enam hari ke pertunjukan Cryptocurrency London Saya mendukung penuh pertunjukan Cryptocurrency London yang diadakan di ibukota Inggris London. Acara ini sangat membantu untuk mengembangkan steemit di seluruh dunia. Acara ini juga didukung penuh oleh beberapa tokoh penting di steemit terutama aplikasi witnes Creator esteem @ good-karma Dan ada beberapa tokoh lain yang berpartisipasi dalam hal ini dan memberikan dukungan penuh …. Enam hari menuju London Cryptocurrency show Saya mendukung penuh acara London Cryptocurrency Show yangRead More →

I tend to be a little slow in figuring things out. That’s what my wife says anyway. I have to remind her that until she can crawl up into my mind to see how things work, she has no idea (she might find a few cobwebs up in there though). I recently realized that posting on Steemit and using the #Steemthat tag will pump your post over to the Steemthat Community Feed (Social Portal), butRead More →

San Francisco – The moon will get a 4G mobile phone network next year, 50 years after the first NASA astronaut landed on the lunar surface, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Vodafone Germany, Nokia and Audi say they work together to support missions that allow rover (moonlight) to communicate with each other. If it continues, it will also allow high definition live streaming of the Moon landscape to Earth. This isRead More →

Oxford – Technology experts call the future of the Earth is in the threat of artificial intelligence, where the risk of taking over nearly 10 percent of human activity within the next 50 years. Launched from Independent.co.uk on Thursday (22/2/2018), a new report prepared by 26 leading experts painted a gruesome picture of the world in the next 10 years. In the future, the utilization of artificial intelligence tends to empower all people, including ‘naughty’Read More →

Apple is rumored to be adding an array of audio accessories its made. This time, the company is reportedly wanting to launch headphones with capable capabilities. According to AppleInsider report, this news first glide from KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, which is often provide leaked around the latest Apple devices. Not only that, the leak is usually also fairly accurate. Quoted from The Verge, Tuesday (27/2/2018) this headphone will certainly have a better ability than AirPods.Read More →

Instagram is now one of the king of social media. According to research, millenial generation has moved from Facebook, to applications such as Snapchat and Instagram. Many who want to exist in Instagram not because looking for fans, but want to be influencers to promote something. Because many who want to exist in Instagram, finally started a lot of services to buy follower or bot services to spread the popularity of an account. But usingRead More →

AMILTEPEC – The magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Friday (16/2/2018) local time that rocked Mexico, it triggered another tragedy, although no casualties were reported by the quake caused by the incident. However, ministry-owned helicopters traveling to the epicenter landed violently, killing 13 people and wounding 15. UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopter crashed in the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca state, about 37 km from the epicenter. The helicopter crashed to the groundRead More →

Mexico City – A massive earthquake rocked central and southern Mexico with a force of about 7.2 magnitude on Friday, February 16, 2018 local time. So far, no casualties or buildings have collapsed due to this earthquake. The epicenter was located off the Pacific coast close to the state of Oaxaca and has a depth of approximately 24.6 kilometers. This is based on data released by the United States Geological Survey. This vibration feels farRead More →

Kyushu – Research on a giant undersea submarine caldera near the islands in Japan found a surprising new finding about a lava dome containing eight trillion gallons of lava. Launched from the Live Science page on Wednesday (14/2/2018), the volcano dome which is 50 kilometers south of Kyushu Island has a diameter of almost 10 kilometers, and height of more than 600 meters which is now solid rock. The findings of the giant caldera areRead More →

This visit takes me to the Reading Terminal Market and a big heaping juicy Corned Beef Special at Hershel’s East Side Deli.   Right across from DiNic’s, Hershel’s serves all the classic deli meats – pastrami, brisket, and my favorite, corned beef. I had the Corned Beef Special (Russian dressing and coleslaw), and as you can see I had a heck of a time keeping the sandwich together. I even found some on my backpackRead More →