[Cover photo via Kim Blackburn Photography] There’s no denying that Freekbass is a master of the low end. The beloved bassist is so identified with the instrument, it’s in his name! Now he’s taking that connection to the next level, partnering with Stonefield Musical Instrument Company to create the first-ever Freekbass Signature Model.“…For me, the relationship of a maker with an endorsing artist has to be one of mutual benefit but first of all it has to be real. I love the Freekbass approach to funk, I dig his use of effects and his playing technique and I completely respect his role as a music educator. He’s the kind of person I want to work with and I feel lucky that he wants to work with us as well,” said Tomm Stanley, owner of Stonefield.Stanley tells us more about what it was like working with Freekbass on the new instrument:With the Freekbass Signature Model, right from the beginning of the build we kept two key things in mind: the look, style and unique features of a Stonefield and the flash, flair and funkiness of Freekbass. I remember him saying, “make the Batmobile.” How’s that for a challenge? We discussed a mod that reinforced some other player’s feedback about the string height above the body when slapping. I wasn’t crazy about modifying the instrument to suit a single playing style but he agreed with the comments. We discussed how the concern might best be dealt with and that became the Funk Plate. There was one mod requested that I just wouldn’t do and after explaining my reasons he was fine with it. That willingness on his part to bend got me thinking about what I could do to make the instrument stand out more from the rest of our line up. I suggested some circuit alterations, alternate choices for materials and other tweaks. Some of it he went for, other things he was clearly not interested in. We had a two way street kind of thing happening and that really was right from the beginning of the build. What more could anyone ask for?I’m really pleased with the instrument that we’ve created. The choices of woods that satisfied the Batmobile request also added a snap to the tonality. To get the blackness we chose African wenge for the topwood on the body and Solomon Island ebony for the fingerboard. We also used the ebony for the nut and floating bridge system. The combination of brittleness and density did magic for a woody tone with a funk edge to it. On top of that we have used our titanium hardware option to trim a bit of weight and have done the sweetest four-colour burst on the back of the through-body core: natural to amber fading into red before turning black but with red highlights peeking out of the black on the headstock points and heel transition. Absolutely gorgeous…Not only is Freekbass releasing his own custom bass, but he’s also traveling to New Zealand to film some promotional footage for the instrument. The bassist will star in something that’s “part reality, part fantasy,” essentially a mini-movie where Freekbass discovers the signature model! Keep it tuned to L4LM for more from Freekbass on his wild expedition!You can find out more about the bass via Stonefield Music’s website. Check out his tour schedule below:JULY-Saturday, July 2: Sterling Stage / Sterling, NY-Friday, July 8: Navy Pier / Chicago, IL-Tuesday, July 12 : Brooklyn Bowl / Brooklyn, NY (Freekbass performing with The Band Is Bond)-Wednesday, July 13: Ardmore Music Hall / Ardmore, PA (Freekbass performing with The Band Is Bond)-Saturday, July 23 : Whispering Sun Festival / Pataskala, OH-Thursday, July 28: Zoo Bar / Lincoln, NE-Friday, July 29: Quixotes / Denver, CO-Saturday, July 30: Owsley’s Golden Road / Denver, CO AUGUST-Monday, August 1: Town Square Tavern / Jackson, WY-Wednesday, August 3: Casey’s Whitefish / Whitefish, Montana-Thursday, August 4: Live United Concert Series/ Idaho Falls, Idaho-Friday, August 5: West Yellowstone Concert Series / West Yellowstone, Montana-Saturday, August 6: The Filling Station / Bozeman, Montana-Wednesday, August 24: Scarlet & Grey / Columbus, OH-Saturday, August 27 : Woodfest Festival / Mendon, OH SEPTEMBER-Friday, September 2 : Union Street Station / Traverse City, MI-Saturday, September 3: Hookahville Festival / Pataskala, OH-Friday, September 16: Cranky Pat’s / Neenah, WI-Friday, September 23: Secret Circus Music Festival / North Branch, MN-Saturday, September 24: Kathy’s Pub / Rochester, MN
When you hear someone discussing their experience with banks, its common to hear frustration in their commentary. Loan denial, not meeting their financial needs, poor mobile capabilities, selling their loans and of course, the fees. These are many of the frustrations that traditional banking customers name when they think of their primary financial institution. They feel at the mercy of this giant institution that they have no choice but to interact with and yet have no input in how it runs. Now imagine if you had to work at a big bank!Just as customer satisfaction takes a hit when they feel no loyalty and begin to look elsewhere for their banking needs, shortfalls in employee satisfaction lead to employee attrition, which in turn further erodes customer satisfaction. This is where being with a credit union makes all the difference. In a credit union, customers are not just customers, they are members, and have an active role in their financial experience. And running a credit union becomes more than just a job; a credit union CEOs role encompasses relationship building and a responsibility to know your members’ individual needs and deliver products and services to meet those needs.Providing modern and capable member services will not only assist in keeping members happy and satisfied but provide a personal satisfaction for you and your employees as well. Additionally, with efficient technology and competent staff, CEOs will be able to focus on higher level initiatives and identify fresh opportunities. continue reading » 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Photo: Valamar Last month, Valamar launched a new “long stay” service rent for a longer stay of at least one month, which he introduced to Istra Premium Camping Resort in Poreč and Ježevac Premium Camping Resort on the island of Krk. There is of course a special wellness program, and the hotel also offers an indoor pool and gym, as well as bed and dinner service within the hotel. Although it is a similar offer, the difference is that this offer is based on a shorter stay and primarily focused on business users, ie digital nomads who will move the office to a hotel for a few days, while the “long stay” offer is based on a minimum one month stay. Interestingly, as part of the “long stay” offer, Valamar also focused on digital nomads in camps in Istria and Krk, although it is a long-term lease of at least a month, but the new offerWork from Hotel „ yet it is more naturally tied to digital nomads who will move the office to a hotel for three or a week, to merge meetings in a region, or change the location of the office to merge business with pleasure. / / / VALAMAR INVITES ALL DIGITAL NOMADS TO ISTRIA AND THE ISLAND OF KRK Now Valamar has gone a step further, and introduced the offer “Valamar Diamant Hotel 4 * in Poreč”Work from Hotel”. “As part of this new Valamar offer, the hotel room of one of the most famous hotels in Poreč becomes an ideal workplace for maximum work performance because it offers the comfort of a spacious living room and work space, high speed internet, direct dial telephone, coffee maker and room service. Guests can also book a meeting room equipped with projectors, a conference call system and a printer.”Point out from Valamar and add that it also offers opportunities for guests with children who can enjoy their animation Maro Club. The offer includes a 15% discount on accommodation for a minimum of 3 nights, and is valid for the period from November 1, 2020 to March 20, 2021. In the offer of the Valamar Diamant hotel, guests will be able to choose comfortable suites with a view of the sea or the park and enjoy many benefits.Workation Deala, Which has become a popular global trend.
FaithLifestyleLocalNews Dominica Catholic Men host novena in preparation of parish feast by: – July 18, 2011 Tweet St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Massacre. Photo credit: dioceseofroseau.orgHundreds of pilgrims congregated at the St. Joahcim and St Ann Parish Church in Massacre on Sunday for the beginning of the Annual Novena in preparation for the Parish Feast to be celebrated next week Tuesday.Catholic Priest Father Franklyn Cuffy says today more than ever, the Christian family life is under tremendous attack, and Joachim and St Ann, the grand parents of Jesus are needed more than ever.“There is violence against the family in very subtle ways. We are promoting the responsible family. We are being called by God for a particular responsibility. He is also equipping us to undertake our responsibility,” he said.Evangelist Monsignor William Jno Lewis who is blessed with many talents will preach at the Novena which runs until July 25th.Day two will be hosted by the Dominica Catholic Men Association. Catholic men from all the Diocese of Roseau and the entire country are expected to join the proceedings.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Share 133 Views 3 comments Share