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On Surprise Entertainment

March 12th, 2015

I’m sure you have heard of surprise entertainment by now? If not, let me fill you in quick: Surprise entertainment is all  the hype right now especially in the UK. It is singers and dancers who are disguised and who would all of a sudden perform at a party or wedding. Another very popular form of surprise entertainment would be flash mob performances which can happen any place or any time, like in a shopping centre, church or pretty much any public place.

 

Surprise entertainment such as the singing waiters has now in particular become popular for private parties and wedding receptions. It sure is the best way today if you want to make impression with your guests. And let’s be honest, how often do people get engaged or having a wedding?

 

People are simply looking for memorable and unique musical entertainment for such events, aside from what anyone else already does and did for ages. The local DJ or some average band are sure not the most exciting thing when it comes to this.

 

If you want to get in touch with the singing waiters, see their website http://www.secretsingers.com/

 

There you can read all about the singing waiters and can also contact them for bookings.

Ministry of Sound: ‘Streaming is Killing The Music Industry’

March 12th, 2015

lohan-presencerMinistry of Sound front man Lohan Presencer doesn’t like music streaming, he doesn’t like it at all.

 

If Lohan had his way, we should all pay to use online services such as Spotify and even Youtube.

 

Presencer is one of those vehement opponents of free streaming services. At a recent debate with representatives of streaming services Deezer and Rdio he made his point clear:

 

“My beef continually over the last few years has been with the free aspect, the freemium model. I just can’t see how that is sustainable or supportable. The argument goes that by making a free ad-funded service available, you give the pirates an alternative. I just don’t buy it,” he said.

 

“I think what you do is you take casual consumers of music and you turn them from purchasers into noshers, into browsers, into snackers. They don’t have to engage in the subscription model. The reality of some of the bigger streaming services is that 75% of their user base are free, which has a horrific impact on the music industry and its ability to invest in talent going forward.”

 

Among his criticism is also that he thinks that streaming services don’t really benefit the musicians and right holders but merely their investors.

 

A Good Gym Is Always Worth it!

February 25th, 2015

a good fitness gymPretty much every year, right before spring, a lot of people want to sign up with fitness gyms because they want to look great in summer.

 

And many of those who head out to find a gym in the beginning of a new year often don’t have former experience with gyms so they’re pretty much new to doing something for their fitness.

 

Now you need to know that not every gym is also dedicated that you’ll get all fit and slim in the best and most effective way possible.

 

In many cases, a gym is just a business like any other and they have more an interest to make some money rather than really help you on your way to a fit body. And this is exactly why you should take your time and maybe get some helpful advice before you sign up with a gym!

 

Gyms here in the UK can vary greatly in what they offer. Some gyms just send you their membership card and that’s it as far as their helpfulness is concerned.

 

If you’re a fitness newbie then you’re pretty much on your own figuring out what to do, most of the time you won’t even know where to start since you have no idea about exercises or how to use their fancy exercise equipment.

 

This is why I always say only to sign up with a gym where they can also offer you personal training or better even, complete fitness classes! If you have a trainer around they can teach you about the best routines and explain to you what equipment would be best to use. Obviously this is far better than finding yourself in a random gym where you don’t have a clue what to do when you’re there!

 

So, before you sign up with a gym..think about this and don’t just look at the cost for their membership! Here in Hackney where I live I recommend the nice guys from London Fields Fitness which is my favourite gym that I found in Hackney! If you live elsewhere in the UK, check out http://www.gymsnearme.org.uk/ – this is a good resource to help you find gyms in your area!