Song of the Week 1/28/13

Hey guys!

I’ve had this song stuck in my head for seriously like two weeks now, so I figured I’d share it with you guys! It’s called “45” and it’s by Gaslight Anthem. Few things I like about this song. First, the music is super catchy right from the start. I also like the vocal styling! Has that new age hard rock feel to it with the old 90’s punk gang vocals. LOVE IT! Check it out! Let me know what you think!

Also, sorry noone has posted! Things got a little crazy! I have been working on some blogging ideas though! Also plan to have some videos for you to check out in the near future! It’s been so awesome to see so many people find us interesting! We’ve gotten a nice number of followers and lots of viewers from all over the world in the short time we’ve been posting! Thanks for sticking with us and being awesome!

See ya on the flip side!

-K

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Chinchillas… the Perfect Pet?

Recently, I started living with my Dad. One of the first rules he laid down was the good ole’ pets rule. He said, “No cats, dogs, or anything that will messy the house up,”. That gave me some good guide lines to follow while looking for a new pet to purchase.

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I did a whole bunch of research on smaller animals. I figured something that could live in a cage would be best. That’s when I came across chinchillas. Pictured above is my 7 month old chinchilla, Myles. I bought him from a chinchilla breeder here in my hometown (I got really lucky!). There are many things I love about chinchillas. For one, they don’t smell. I clean Myles’s cage about once a week, sometimes I let it go a little longer if I get super busy, but even then you would never know I had a animal in my room. Second, they are literally like holding a cloud. It’s the first thing everyone says. Chinchillas are super soft. The third thing I love about chinchillas is how low maintenance they are. With my job, I’m not home a lot of the time, so I can’t always be there to take him out. Unlike other animals, chinchillas have fun being by themselves, but they do like to get out of the cage when they can.

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Chinchillas I think can be a perfect match for most people, but here are a few things to know. They HATE the heat! They are from the Himalayan mountains so they like the cold. In fact, if they are in temperatures past 80, they will overheat, and most likely die. So, if you keep your house warm, then either a Chinchilla is not for you or turn down the thermostat! Second, if you want a cuddly little animal that will snuggle every night, a Chinchilla is not for you. They are active little animals, always on the move. I usually take Myles out in the morning and bring him into bed with me. He’ll usually just run around my bed, play under my sheets, and jump onto the side table next to my bed. Another thing to keep in mind is that they are nocturnal animals. That’s not to say they won’t play during the day, though. I can take Myles out at any part of the day and he’ll play with me, but at night he is VERY active, especially on his wheel. They are super low cost animals. I usually buy him a big bag of bedding which will last me months, a medium size bag of food which lasts me about 2 months, a few chew toys, some snacks and other accessories. All in all, its about $20 a month, (IF that) aside from the months you’ll have to buy bedding, which will be about every 6 months to a year, depending on the size bag of bedding you get. Starting off, chinchillas are priced by color. Some chinchillas have “rare” colors of fur, so they are more expensive. I got Myles for $150. Cages run all types of prices. I usually see decent ones for around $200.

I hope I’ve opened your eyes to the world of chinchillas. They are very cool little pets which you will love and cherish forever. They can live for up to 20 years, so many years of loving! Let me know if you own a chinchilla, or are getting ready to purchase one. As always, feel free to get ahold of me on my twitter (@ikevinreardoni). Below I’m posting a video of Myles playing!

See ya on the flip side

-K

Song of the Week 1/20/13 – 1/26/13

This week I would like to start it off with what in my opinion is the best band out there, the Red Hot Chili Peppers! A solid combination of every musical styling mixed through out their massive library of music. This song is called ” Victorian Machinery” it was released as the “B” side of their most recent album “Im With You” this is a great album to hear new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer settle in his new role and the band adapt to his interesting style. Whats your favorite RHCP song?

-Shane Gorson

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Disappointing Start to the Philadelphia Flyers Season.

Hey all,

For those of you who dont know I am a huge Hockey fan. While my favorite team is The Philadelphia Flyers I am a huge fan of the sport and will watch any game that’s on. Lets breakdown the Flyers less than perfect start to the reduced 2013 season and my opinion on their situation.
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We opened up our season and home opener with a horrible period of Hockey against the Penguins, we were out skated, out shot, and down right outplayed. We let up 2 goals, one being a Power Play goal. Despite letting in 2 goals Bryz was the one positive of the period. While the flyers botched passes and gave away the puck Bryz remained solid and kept his ground during the Penguins onslaught and would remain strong for the rest of the game.

The Flyers came out in the ice in the 2nd with a different attitude and opened it up with a bang. Scott Hartnell shot a saucer pass to Claude Giroux who tipped it right under the pad of Fleury, scoring the 1st goal of the season and as the Flyers new found Captain. This Period would continue with a wide variety of chances generated by the Flyers, It was the best hockey the Flyers played that game.

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Both of these teams came out in the 3rd ready to play some hockey and they cancelled each other out. 3rd period was a back and forth battle where no team gave a clear advantage to the other. The Penguins being the faster team had an edge on 5v5 but the Flyers had their fair share of chances on the Power Play, But as the clock ran out of time we find the Flyers walking away with a 3-1 loss with the Penguins gaining an empty net goal.

The Flyers had no luck the next day as they marched into Buffalo to take on the Sabers. With 2 goals wrongfully stolen from them by horrible calls the Flyers were unable to rebound, Claude Giroux picks up his 2nd goal of the season in a 5-2 loss against the Buffalo Sabers.

Many will argue that the Buffalo game was stole by the refs and I will be the 1st one to agree with them but did the Flyers deserve to win? Horrible non calls and 2 goals called back defiantly takes a number on a team but the Flyers for both games have in my opinion been playing uninspired hockey. There is a key piece missing from the flyers so far. The team is not playing smart hockey at all. Horrible passing, awful positioning and Dreadful breakouts are killing the Flyers on top of the failing power play.

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While there are a lot of negative mojo about the Flyers right now, there are still some positives we can take out of these games and the future of flyers hockey. Claude Giroux has 2 goals in 2 games and is looking as good as he can, If he can continue to play like this it will be a sign of an amazing year for both Giroux and the Flyers. Giroux is not the only stand out player for the Flyers though, Mr. Universe himself is finding a groove early in the season, Bryz has been solid these to games making a couple of amazing saves. This Bryz we are seeing is building a sense of stability in net we have not seen in Philly in a very long time. Is there room for improvement? Always, I would have loved to see him stop that breakaway shot by Vanek but a with the way Bryz is playing we have a shot of winning every game. Another player that greatly impressed me in the Buffalo game was Flyers 1st round pick, 18 year old Scott Laughton. I expect his ice time to continue to grow and the season progresses. He has a couple of plays that really stuck out and made an impression. Scott Laughton has a lot to learn in his 5 game tryout. But a another possible star for the Flyers is in the works.

-Shane Gorson

About Shevin

Hey, we’re Shevin. 

Shevin is a mixture of the two writers names, Shane and Kevin. We are two guys from Woodstown NJ. Both of us being deeply involved in music and having hardcore interest in sports, video games, movies, tv shows and various other random things. We hope to entertain you as we’ll be sharing many things that we do on any given day and we’ll be posting videos daily. We plan to have daily things for you to look forward to like “The Daily Blitz” “App of the Week” “A+ Artist” “Song of the Week” “Interesting Stories” “Myles Corner” and whatever else we come up with. We’ll explain what each of those daily blogs will consist of later. Thanks for checking us out and stay posted!Image