I received this email yesterday regarding the new UofM plates in Texas. Any fans in Texas can pre-order them now. Most of the obvious combinations are taken, but there are some good ones available.
Excerpt from the email:
The University of Michigan needs to secure 200 pre-orders before the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles can launch this official plate.
Previously registered interest to purchase this plate?
Just hearing about it now?
Then NOW is the time to ACT!!
Follow the simple steps below.The University of Michigan needs 200 Pre-Orders from supporters like you to launch this plate in Texas, and there is only a limited amount of time to reach this number.
If 200 Pre-Orders are not reached, the University of Michigan plate will not launch, and all orders/monies received will be fully refunded.
This Friday the 13th is more rare than others:
This is only 'semi-OT' because this band is, what i call a Throw Back Funk band, from Ann Arbor and are UofM students.
I love hearing about creative ways to get around the low royalties for streaming and came across this article http://policymic.com/articles/89091/a-scrappy-young-band-just-outsmarted-spotify-for-20-000-to-give-their-fans-free-concerts.
To sum up the article, this band decided to use the $0.005 (really $0.007) per stream from Spotify to create an album "Sleepify" which was nothing but silence. They messaged their fans to stream the album on contiunous loop so they would get the royalties to fund a tour. Spotify gave them props for their creativity, but pulled the album.
So I started doing some exploring of this band, and they are AMAZING. Great gospel rifs and pulls of the Herbie Hancock funk era. And they look like they have a blast jaming out!
I figured with this being a UofM blog, you all could help support these guys locally. I've already messaged them letting them know Nashville would be a great spot for them to have a few shows. I'd love to see them get a spot on Bonnaroo eventually, they'd kill it!
LINKS (to a few of my faves):
Adrienne & Adrianne:
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/vulfpeck/timeline
Mike Barwis has a new reality show premiering on the Discovery Channel next month.
At the Barwis Methods Training Center, Mike Barwis and his staff of dedicated, blue collar trainers take on everyone from NFL players, to Wild West bull riders, to paraplegics looking to walk again.
This season on AMERICAN MUSCLE, Barwis and his team of trainers will be working with several professional athletes at the top of their respective fields, including: Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks), Nick Swisher (Cleveland Indians), Rashad Evans (UFC), Ndamukong Suh (Detroit Lions), DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers), Pierre Garcon (Washington Redskins), Shawne Merriman (former NFL player), Baron Davis (former NBA player), and many more.
It should be fun to watch. It will be fun to hear that gravelly voice again. Do you think his wolves will make an appearance?
Not much to add other than being disappointed yet again. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-morrissey-tour...
Last fall, myself and a number of MGoBlog folks had a Movember Moustache drive for cancer research.
Apparently our group, MoGoBlue, attracted the attention of those directly at the Movember Foundation! I was contacted by a representative who is interested in speaking with someone from the group:
As the official Moustache Pledge Master, a major part of my job is connecting with Mo Bros & Mo Sistas that have rocked out the Mo on campus, hearing their Movember story, and turning those into best practices to share with college Mo’s around the country! Hopefully your schedule isn’t too busy as the summer months arrive because, if you have a little bit of free time, I would love to hop on a quick call to get your story and thank you for helping us change the face of men’s health.
I am guessing they would prefer to connect to someone who has actually attended the University of Michigan - and not a "wannabe" founder. I know our group was relatively small (~14 people) but I also know many others participated in their own groups. Thought this would be a great opportunity to get U of M on the map and encourage other college groups to participate!
If anyone is interested in being a participant in discussing your Movember experiences as a UM Student or Alum - please let me know! Please reply with your email address in the comments below.
Glad our efforts got some recognition on the way to raising money for cancer research!