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KISS SHOWS BREAK ATTENDANCE and MERCHANDISE RECORDS

(LIVENATION/KISS PRESS RELEASE)


ROCK ICONS KISS START THEIR 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH, WITH RECORD-BREAKING TICKET AND MERCHANDISE SALES

(LOS ANGELES) July 26, 2010 - Planning to see rock icons KISS (www.KISSonline.com) this summer during their 2010 North American tour, The Hottest Show on Earth? Plan on buying tickets in advance. This weekend, the legendary rockers started their 32-city tour with record-breaking crowds in Cheyenne, WY, and Minot (Bismarck area), ND. KISS is also the first rock act to completely sell out the grandstands in Minot (more than 15,000 people) - they broke Taylor Swift's 2009 gross merchandise sales record in both cities, and KISS gave back by donating more than $30,000 from their ticket sales to Wounded Warrior Care Project, a non-profit veterans organization.

"We know that times are tough for The KISS Army of fans and that's why we're giving back," said KISS bassist and co-founder Gene Simmons…

To My Friend Russell

Russell passed away on Friday 13th June 2008 in Poole hospital. I miss him.

Time Is Meant To Heal

(adapted/edited from a poem by
Kim Thompson)

You meant so much to all of us
You were special and that's no lie
You brightened up the darkest day
And even the grey-est sky

Many tears I have seen and cried
They have all poured out like rain
I know that you are happy now
'Cause you're no longer in pain.

Two years on I remember you
And what you used to say
You made each of us smile
And live to the fullest each day

They say in time it gets easier
I wonder if it's true
Because even after all this time
I still don’t have a clue

I was not ready to say goodbye
The disease just over took
So on this day we remember you
I take a second look

Our friendship is forever
Until death, did us part
Although you're away in body
You’re always in my heart

Original version © Kim Thompson

D.B.T.= Real Hope for the Anxious, Depressive and Self Harming Individual

Having lived with clinical depression for many years I can vouch for this system of therapy as it was offered to me and accepted years ago. The methodology has allowed me to maintain a helpful outlook of and fairly effective interaction with the world outside my front door. If I had not been offered the treatment I feel I may well not have survived to spread the word.
Pictured: Marsha M. Linehan

Marsha Linehan is a Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences at the University of Washington and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy
Clinics, a consortium of research projects developing new treatments and evaluating their
efficacy for severely disordered and multi-diagnostic populations. Her primary research is in the
application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality
disorder. She is also working to develop effective models for transferring efficacious treatments from the research academy to the cl…

Jeffrey Catherine Jones: The Movie

IT'S OVER WHEN IT'S OVER

4.3.9pm
DIVUS
presents

IT'S OVER WHEN IT'S OVER
PAV MXSKI 

Pictured is the author visiting his mother
Pav Mxski is a London-based artist and poet of Polish origin. At first a successful photographer of the English rave scene, later founder of a wild project called Slaginc, now pursues his own artistic work along with the written word. His art is a picture of a community uprooted,  in need of social orientation and lacking an hospitable human architecture.

music
PANENSKE OSTROVY band
and other thematic repercussion

Opening Thursday, March 4, 2010, 9 pm
DIVUS UNDERGROUND
Karlin Studios, Krizikova 34
(across the car park behind "corso" building)
Prague 8 - Karlin, Czech Republic

Exhibition open till march 31, 2010

(after opening book your visit
at production@divus.cz
or call +420 777 717 779 )

A Long Time Ago...

This excerpt is from an article written just prior to
the original release of "The Empire Strikes Back"
it appeared in issue 22 (possibly June 1980) of
Starburst Magazine, then being published by Marvel Comics Ltd.
Tony Crawley is the writer credited on the feature. Other regular
contributors were John Brosnan, Phil Edwards,
John Fleming and Mat Irvine.

(All images are copyrighted 1980 by Lucasfilm Ltd)

THE MAKING OF STAR WARS
THOUGH IT HAS TAKEN THREE YEARS,
THE SEQUEL TO THE PHENOMENALLY
SUCCESSFUL MOVIE STAR WARS, IS
FINALLY WITH US
TONY CRAWLEY LOOKS AT THE
MAKING OF THE FILM AND SOME
OF THE PROBLEMS FACED BY
THE CREATIVE PEOPLE INVOLVED


Above:
One of Ralph Mc
Quarrie's pre-
production paintings.


It's that time again. George Lucas science fantasy
time! As Star Trek finally disappears inside Disney's
Black Hole, the world's stage is set for the
Star Wars sequel. Well, not the sequel the
continuation ... the next chapter. Part Two! Well,
no, not quite that either. Part Five, to be p…

Marvel UK in the early Nineties

Lew Stringer's frighteningly excellent blog has a very interesting "behind the scenes" snippet on Marvel UK's history:

Blimey! It's another blog about comics!: Marvel UK in the early Nineties

An Alternative Viewpoint

Our real enemy is not the one living in a distant land whose name or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us
- Mike Prysner