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By admin / November 26, 2018

El Clan Destino at Overture After Work

El Clan Destino played at Overture After Work, which is a Thursday get together from 5-7 with happy hour and Capital Island Wheats on tap for $2. El Clan Destino is comprised of 4 musicians, two percussionists, Jamie Ryan on conjas, Francisco Martinez on drums, bass player Nickolas Moran, and Vincent Fuh on the keyboard. They played mostly latin funky jazz, which sets the state for prime dance music. Although most of the crowd consisted of old people, there were a couple brave souls that got up and did some dancing.

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By admin / November 26, 2018

Ben Hans Jazz Trio on The Terrace

The Ben Hans Jazz Trio played on the Memorial Union Terrace on April 27th, 2007. The crowd ranged from students just getting done with school and relaxing on a Friday after class, to older jazz enthusiasts just getting done with work. The weather was amazingly sunny, and the vibraphone player was laying down some really awesome licks. At first when I saw that the trio only consisted of Ben Hans on drums, a bass player and a vibraphonist, I thought that I would be easily bored right away, but all the musicians showed great talent and really got into the music and trio seemed like they really worked together well. Most of the songs featured the vibraphonist playing melodies and then having each band member taking a turn at improvising. All of the melodies were very catchy, and the sound of the vibraphone mixed with the beautiful weather and being able to sit outside and listen to amazing jazz was a great feeling.

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By admin / November 26, 2018

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Videos

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to go to the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Bridgeview, IL. I went with my Dad, my sister, Greg Peters and Tim Revelle. The concert was on Saturday so we stayed overnight Friday so we could get up early. We had general admission tickets, however we decided to go to the venue 3 hours early to wait in line to get good seats. Good thing we did because the first 1,000 people got VIP access to the ellipse, which was a gated off area right in front of the stage. My dad, sister and Greg rushed up to be front row center, and stayed there the entire time. Greg didn't move for 13 hours, didn't eat lunch or dinner, go to the bathroom or have water, what a trooper.

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By admin / November 26, 2018

Derek Trucks Band Videos

I recently attedned the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival and got the chance to listen to a large amount of amazing artists, one of them including Derek Trucks and his band, The Derek Trucks Band. Derek Trucks plays and amazing mix of blues, jazz mixed with eastern influences on the slide guitar. His guitar is always overdriven to give an amazing warmth feel, and combined with the slide guitar, incredibly quick fingers and amazing skills, Derek Trucks really blew me away and converted me into a life long fan.

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By admin / November 26, 2018

The Campus Atlas

After 4 month is work, I am ready to unveil my next creation, which is called by the name of "The Campus Atlas". The Campus Atlas is a new website based in the heart of the UW-Madison Campus that delivers UW-Madison College Students useful information about the surrounding campus by listing featured restaurants, and hot links to around campus and the web. Some cool features include Google Web, Local and Video search. Searching the entire amazon product catalog base, searching Madison's Craigslist, and having a wikipedia search. Besides searching the web through Campus Atlas, you can also do Professor Ratings search's from Rate My Professor .com , hot links to around campus and the web, a database of embedded flash games, a news feed reader to many popular Madison newspapers and blogs, and drink specials for bars around Madison. Yes, now you can see why this project has taken me 4 months.

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Blog, music
By admin / November 26, 2018

Free Music on Pandora Internet Radio Station

For the past couple months I have been using the new Pandora Internet Radio Station. Pandora is a free service that streams music to your computer, the kicker, it creates a radio channel based on a specific artist and then plays relevant songs based on that artists style. For example, say you like Eric Clapton. Enter in Eric Clapton and Pandora will instantly start playing music from Eric Clapton's collection and also other music that is similar to Clapton's style. Pretty cool eh? It only gets better.

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