Local Artists Ask The Question

24 07 2012

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You hear it all of the time…Support your local talent. The support they get is sometimes the the push they get to keep performing their art in public. What you don’t hear all the time is the question local artists ask themselves, “Can I go full time?” When is the time artists ask themselves “Can I pursue my passion full time?” In truth they probably ask themselves that all the time. The real question would have to be, when is it they answer the question with “Yes I can!”.

David Christopher has answered this question with “Yes I can”, quite some years ago now. I had the privilege of witnessing two of his live gigs here in Canberra very recently. One at King O’Malleys in Civic Canberra and the other at A Bite To Eat in Chifley shops Canberra.

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So as an audience member I felt honoured to be supporting such local talent. As a whole, a bunch, a hungry mob of fans insatiably devouring entertainment like its their last meal, are we giving enough back to the local talent we so love to listen to and watch? Personally I don’t think so. Yes Okay, the artists get immediate feedback through their live gigs and if you could live off praise alone I dare say that would be the most satisfying job in the world. Its so easy now to enjoy entertainment for free. I think the onus has come back onto the audience to give back to the artist. So how do we do that? Sharing has become easy and like breathing these days too and in a way we do help the artists by face-booking, twittering and the like to our friends. We can go further and the options are a natural next step, like buying CD’s or paying for and downloading their music. I know in my mind there is a nagging moral question in the back of my mind when I am a member of the hungry audience enjoying the nights performance. “How can I give back to this artist whom has entertained me so well tonight?”

David Christopher dropped his latest single this year in May 2012. The lyrics were written by Michael Lee and music composed and performed by David Christopher. A great combination melded together by these two artists sees the birth of a great song.

I had the honour of producing a music video to this single and in a way, my way of giving back to some truly talented artists. I like giving back in this way as I get to creatively express myself using their talent to promote their talent. Can only be good, when done right.

The Light In Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BWoD2Zlbxg

So I say give back and rock on!

David Christopher https://www.facebook.com/davidchristopherspace

Michael Lee http://bmsadventure.blogspot.com.au/

BC

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One day left of Mivember

30 11 2011

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One day left of Movember, last day to donate to cancer research and mens health awareness.

My mo has grown well distinguishable! I have been diligent in grooming every day, for the whole of November/Movember.
Please donate
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Thank you to all that gave donated and raised awareness to this worthy cause.





Cancer can make you feel blue

28 11 2011

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Help change the expectations of cancer to one of certain hope
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3days to Mo

27 11 2011

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Only 3 days to Mo, please donate to Movember. Help me raise more than $300 for Prostate Cancer research and awareness.
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www.mobro.co/benzone please donate to Movember

27 11 2011

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Picks of great pic’s through instagr.am filters

29 03 2011

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The squirrels have been very busy over the last two weeks up and down selected pine trees. This one pine amongst the white snow fascinated me and has such beauty in the snow surrounding it.

The sun has always been a great attraction for me in photos and playing with foreground gives an otherwise normal scene such beauty. The filter used in this photo intensifies the light and darkness at the same time. It’s actually taken in the middle of the day.

Another foreground to the sun for me is the fantastic sheets of ice that slowly slide off of roofs in winter here in Sweden.





Photo’s I want to share.

24 03 2011

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This light in the middle of darkness is my take on the closest the moon has been to the earth in 18 years, as of 18th of March 2011. About 10pm at night. Although it doesn’t look it, but I can honestly say it was magnificently brighter and larger than usual.

The tracks of the animal that passed this way a few days earlier couldn’t have a better background than it has here.
I captured a beautiful spring afternoon at the rocks on the edge of a lake, where boats used to be tied up regularly, summertime. I pass this lake every day to and from work. The environment here is beautiful.
The beautiful contrasts in the textures and colours of this micro environment stops me in my tracks. Some will say it’s just a rock on the edge of a frozen lake that happens to have moss and lichen on it, but I know they are wrong.