Great ready for some great music

guy singingOn Friday, October 9th some big sound was emitting from the small bar at the corner of 3rd and Broadway. Third Street Dive hosted a night of talented, all original groups both local and of the outlying area. Each group got to perform one short set to highlight some of their best material and add just a pinch of customized cover songs to display their dynamic styles.



The metal-laden night got off to a kick-ass start with out-of-town guests, Gravel Switch, all the way from Jamestown in Lake Cumberland, KY. They describe their sounds as “Kentucky fueled hard rock” for a reason.




“Between the heavy riffs and the crashing cymbals, Gravel Switch has a sound that feels familiar yet aggressively fresh at the same time, especially with their superior singing going on. After the December 2012 release of “Face The Day”, the band is moving a step closer to launching their music into a mainstream rock sound that is ready for the airwaves” (Bowling Green Daily News)


They have independently released an EP of their next CD, Beautiful Misery (available on ITunes), but are currently adding on more tracks. No release date has been set in stone yet for the full project.


Then it was Atonements turn. Based out of Floyd Knobs, Indiana, this trio melted our faces off for the second set of the night and knew how to turn up the heat. Their thrashing, speed metal style is not for the faint of heart. The pace was faster than a foaming thoroughbred and they rarely stopped between songs to take a breath. Their stamina alone was more than impressive.


At first glance, many in the club wondered if these young guys were even old enough to legally BE in the club, but looks are deceiving. Drummer/vocalist Donnie Cranmer and guitarist/vocalist Josh Garrett are both 29 years old and bassist Ben Smith is only 30. They play like seasoned veterans as if they have been together since childhood, yet Atonement has only been a project recently formed less than a year. This was their 3rd show.


“I’ve known Josh, our guitarist, for years and have known Ben, our bassist, for years. So you could say we’ve been together in spirit for many years?” says Cranmer. “We just really groove together and have tried very hard to capture and distill our inner workings into something exciting and overwhelming. Sometimes its heavy as hell and sometimes it’s beautiful and serene.”

They are in the midst of writing their debut album and are putting the finishing touches on just 2 more songs before they head to the studio to record. No release dates yet are set for the release.  We got a big preview of what is to come with, “Game Over,” “Babylon,” “Apparition,” “The High and the Mighty,” “The Lesser of Two Evils” and “Almost.”


Locals tore it up

Local powerhouse, Rifle, who is currently recording their next CD, was 3rd to hit the small stage. Drummer Kenny Beckum, who recently suffered a minor injury to his hand, resulting in several stitches, was substituted by their original drummer Anthony Kelly for the night and fortunately his experience with the group enabled them to perform a decent selection of a few of their best songs. Among them were: “Big Scary,” “Little Girl Lost,” “No Tomorrow,” “Control,” “World of Shit,” “Love Song,” “My Machine” and “Hard.” A standout of the night was in the form of The Electric Light Orchestras “Showdown,” which they completely owned! It had little resemblance to the original recording and I wondered if some of the audience didn’t recognize it and thought it was a Rifle original as well?


This talented group also composed of Jet Piston – guitar/vocals, Sean Flannery – bass and R.T. Kraken, will be returning to recording to finish their next project titled, Big Scary, when Beckum is physically cleared for take-off. They are already writing material for yet another CD after they release Big Scary that you can find at on the second page down. No dates for that have been set yet. As for shows, they don’t have anything set in stone for November, but might land a sporadic date or two. Be sure to check their Facebook page for their next events.

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Headliners for the win

Headliners, Two Pump Chump, a group founded all the way back in 1998, rounded up the evening with a set crammed full of just a handful of their original tunes – among many to choose from – and managed to extract the last of the energy from the appreciative crowd. Front man and lead vocalist, Scott Cook didn’t have much room to work with but give him a postage-stamp to stand on and he will make the most of it. He did just that this night in the confining space he shared with his band-mates, B-Rad Mattingly – guitars, Traz Mudd – guitars, Brett Siples – drums and Dave Bennett – bass.


For a few moments I was sure someone was going to lose an eye, but the band jammed their hearts out without incident cranking out some of their best: “Too Drunk to Die,” “Lie for You,” “The Hangover,” “Get You Some “and “Trailer Park Love.” And in their own unique style, the band played the cover of John Denvers “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” which got the whole crowd singing enthusiastically right along!


The band has produced 5 CDs over their years, however, only 3 of them are still available and in print: The self-titled, Two Pump Chump, Deep in the Shag and Get You Some. They continue to write new material on a fairly regular basis. To purchase these awesome CDs and find out their current show dates, check their page on Facebook and brace yourself to be majorly entertained!

 matsy typeHalf Moon Betta Fish

Half-moon betta is also known as HM betta. It is one of the most popular betta along with Half-moon Plakat Betta (HMPK betta) in the world. They are common for an aquarium hobbyist to collect and breed due to their exotic uniqueness and identity.

Most people commonly mistake their delta betta to HM betta. Thus in this page, we will be discussing how to differentiate a real HM better and what details you should observe carefully. First let us get to know the history about HM betta. This breed was successfully developed in France and dramatically became popular across the world. This helped the

Thais to realize how beautiful their native fish can be and then they started to breed HM betta. Big thank to the France breeder! Here are some critical things you need to observe in a so-called HM betta fish facts before you decide to purchase. The body must be symmetrical! Having said that, the body must perfectly straight and no swells. The caudal peduncle should be thick and strong in order to hold the weight of the caudal fin.

This can be observed through a swimming of a betta. It must swim straight. The back of it (from the caudal fin to its head) must have a good smooth curve. If you notice any bump or swell, do not purchase. Lastly, the scales should be well organized and no wounds found. The dorsal fin must be big enough to at least overlap with the caudal fin properly. (This depends on how to determine or how you like it actually.)The caudal fin must spread at least 180 degree (half-moon!) or has a “D” letter shape. The fin is composed by many tail-twigs. Each tail-twig should have at least 8 sub tail-twigs (in order to be called a perfect half-moon tail) except the first tail-twig (which closest to the dorsal fin) and the last tail-twig (which closest to the back fin) which have only 4 tail-twigs.

Sometimes tail-twigs have more than 16 sub tail-twigs and up to 32 sub tail-twigs, this kind of caudal fin is called “rose tail” and they can sleep very well. The sub tail-twigs are overlapping each other, causing a rose-looking caudal fin. The anal fin should start from the pelvic fins and stop at the caudal fin when it overlaps. The first twig should lead toward the pelvic fins and the last twig should properly meet or overlap with the caudal fin (please refer to the picture post above).

There are two kinds of pelvic fins, slim and long fins and short and big fins or called “bow fins” in Thailand. The betta in the photo has short and big pelvic fins. Overall, if you are not too picky about your HM betta, your HM betta must have a 180 degree tail. Also please keep in mind that different people have different ideas of beauty. The beauty of HM betta is unlimited and can come in many different forms. I hope that this information is useful to you.

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Roomba Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

 There is a good reason why you need to keep a Roomba handheld vacuum cleaner.

It’s more than just being lightweight and thus portable. A lot of them are just as superb when it comes to performance like their upright and bulky counterparts.

There are various kinds of roomba 770 reviews that are done online regarding it,  as well as many hand held vacuum cleaners that you can buy, all of them possessing distinct characteristics.

This ensures that you will always have one that will fit your current household cleaning needs as well as your preferences.


Popular Roomba Handheld Vacuum Cleaners:


Roomba EPO33 with HEPA Filter

If you have no idea how easy this Roomba hand vacuum cleaning equipment is easy to carry, then get this: it weighs below 2.2 pounds. This means that it is less than 1 kilogram.


You can use the EPO33 Roomba handheld vacuum cleaner in your office, or you can keep it inside your car. Wherever you’re going to use it, it never loses its vacuuming power, only batteries can get depleted.


The EPO33 Roomba hand vacuum cleaner works great for easy and convenient picking up of dust and debris. This is especially true when you have immediate guests coming up, and you simply don’t have the time to tidy up your living room or your kitchen.


Moreover, because it’s basically handy, you can reach out to the harder-to-reach portions, such as underneath the furniture or on selected levels of your stairs. You can even remove the animal hairs that may have remained in your car seats.

Most of all, it is equipped with a HEPA filter. This is to ensure that the dust and other particles that have been collected by your Roomba handheld vacuum cleaner will not go back into the atmosphere of your home, thereby increasing the risks of developing allergic reactions and even asthma attacks.


Roomba SV725 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

There are a lot of advantages that you can possibly get if you decide to purchase this type of Roomba portable vacuum cleaner. First of all, because it’s portable, it is also small.


You can then easily keep this anywhere you want to, even in small cabinets. As a matter of fact, because it weighs less, you can even place this above your sink or desk. You wouldn’t certainly mind having others see it. If you like the information presented, you may want to check out – that’s where a lot of the info we got came from, and after all, they are not the cheapest things on the market so it’s a good idea to do your research before buying one.


Unlike other kinds of handheld Roomba vacuum cleaners, this one is basically cordless, which is perfect if you want some maneuverability and flexibility in your vacuum cleaning equipment. It is also rechargeable, and the filters are washable.


This means that you don’t have to constantly change or dispose them when you’re trying to conduct maintenance of your unit. You can actually save a few good hundred dollars every year because of this.

A lot of vacuum cleaners, even other portable ones, have tools that you still need to attach so you can efficiently make use of your vacuums in certain circumstances, such as when you’re trying to clean those hard-to-reach places. This is perfectly avoided with this handheld Roomba vacuum cleaner. The crevice tool is already connected permanently into the unit.


The dust cup is also being used to collect the dust and dirt that have been suctioned by the handheld vacuum cleaner. You can empty it by simply removing the suction cup. You can also wash and then reuse them.

Windshield Chip Repair



Imagine driving along the countryside with your family and friends and enjoying the greenery and park under a tree to enjoy a quite picnic and a strong gust of wind hits your windshield and stick of wood hits the windshield and a chip appears. It is not actually a cause of worry but if the chip is left untreated, it could cause the cracks to appear in the windshield.


Not only the cracks cause a hindrance to the driving but it can also cause a dent in your budget because of expenses. You also might have to leave your car at the repair shop for a day or two to replace the windshield, which will mean extra discomfort.


You can easily avoid all the problems by opting to go for windshield chip repair as soon as possible. This will not only save you time and money but it is a quick and easy process to do. There are many do it yourself kits available in the market that you can buy and use at home. However, you need to very careful regarding many things such as the glass should be exactly at room temperature, it should be completely dry etc. An incorrectly used kit can actually do more harm than good.  More importantly, a DIY kit does not offer the same kind of guarantee, which a chip repair specialist can give.


It is better and easier to hire a windshield chip repair specialist.


Hiring a specialist will get you the following advantages


Correct repairs: Every chip is different. There are basically four types of chips: bulls eye, partial bulls eye, star break, and combination chip. The size and look of each chip is different and it will spread differently hence different kinds of repairs. Therefore, only a specialist can identify the type and repair it accordingly.


Time: It is easier to repair a chip on windshield than get the whole thing replaced. It does not take more than thirty to forty minutes for you to repair the chip on your windshield. There are many repair shops which offer mobile chip repair services. The guys will come to your home or office and do the work on the spot. This way you don’t have to leave your work and save loads of time.


Save money: It is incorrect to believe that the mobile chip repair services cost a lot in realty they are not very expensive. Getting your windshield chip repaired is the least costly of all the options available in the market. Plus it saves you a lot of hassle too.

Before the little chip on your windshield turns into a crack and spreads through rest of the glass it is best to contact your local windshield chip repair service and ask them about estimates and an appointment. Keep in mind that ignoring the chip can not only mean more cost to you but their area also risks associated with driving with a broken windshield. The glass can shatter at any point and can even it the driver.


Finally I was able to take this over and get it running, it has been a work in progress to get this bad boy in the right direction and now that I finally do I can rest easy. Stay tuned as we are about to ramp up this new congress site and get it going. I know it’s a bit later, but like the old saying goes; ‘better late than never’. So please check in periodically as we get this moving forward and we’ll talk to you very soon!