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5 Great Amos Lee Songs



Amos Lee Is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. He has released four albums on Blue Note Records. Lee’s “folksy, bluesy sound” had been compared to Bill Withers, John Prine and Norah Jones. A New York Times music critic described him as having a “honeyed singing voice – light amber, mildly sweet, a touch of grain” which he features “squarely, without much fuss or undue strain” in his “1970s folk rock and rustic soul” musical song craft.

I really like his style as a musician and every time I hear him I hear his sound changing slightly and his songwriting also is constantly evolving. As a singer songwriter, every time I hear his music it gets better and better. Lee is an artist that gets me inspired to push myself as a songwriter and keep pushing hard to make great music. His songwriting is awesome and he’s really evolving and I can’t wait to hear more. I’ve compiled a list of 5 great Amos Lee songs and what they mean or the best I can decipher. Sometimes interpretation can be different then what the songwriter meant, but that happens all the time.

1. Street Corner Preacher – Last Days at the Lodge Album

A great story telling song about a man trying to overcome his past issues and sins and make it in the world today (at least that’s what I think this song is about). It’s funny, but the song can be something totally different. The best version I heard of this song is from the “Live from Bonnaroo 2011” video. Lee is accompanied by a slew of artists and backup singers. The song never sounded better.

“He got a new mercy, a new grace

Street corner preacher with the angry face

He got two years off for good behavior

Back in the neighborhood workin’ for the savior”

2. In the Arms of a Woman – Amos Lee (self-titled) Album

An amazing love song. That’s it. That’s all I have to say. When you hear this song it makes you feel romantic and loved and just all around good feelings. When I read the lyrics, sometimes it makes me think that it’s not a romantic song at all because he has this one line that says “Although now most of my days are spent alone”. Does he mean he’s no longer with her or is he always away from home because of being on tour? Not sure, but the song is an instant classic.

“I am at ease

In the arms of a woman

Although now most of my days are spent alone

A thousand miles from the place I was born

When she wakes me

She takes me back home”

3. Colors – Amos Lee (self-titled) Album

This duet with Norah Jones shows his range as a vocalist when he hits those falsetto notes. A song about how the world is different when his love is not around. Things don’t seem to be the same and time just drags on.

“When you’re gone

All the colors fade

When you’re gone

No the years they parade

When you’re gone

Colors seem to fade”

4. Windows Rolled Down – Mission Bell Album

An upbeat song that makes you want to get in the car and just drive till you run out of gas. This is a great song for a road trip or on a beautiful drive.

“Windows are rolled down

Moon is hanging low

Windows are rolled down

Think it’s time for me to go hey-ay-ay-a…-ay”

5. Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight – Amos Lee (self-titled) Album

This is one of those songs that I talked about that is so open to interpretation. I think this song has to do with him dealing with his growing fame and learning to cope with the fame and still be humble about life. “Keep It Loose” means don’t get too stuffy about being famous and getting money and have fun with the process and “Keep It Tight” means to also not get TOO loose and still learn that you have to keep a discipline in your life and still work hard to keep the music career going. Also, keep it loose and tight not only in music, but also in life and love (referencing the 2nd verse).

“and sometimes we forget what we got

who we are,

and who we are not

I think we got a chance to make it right

keep it loose

keep it tight

keep it tight”

As a side note with these songs, I had to pick 5 GREAT songs. These are not the top 5 Amos Lee songs. I believe he has so many great songs that could all be top songs. I didn’t want to force myself to choose, so I copped out and said 5 great songs. I’m looking forward to more Amos Lee music because it gives me inspiration as a songwriter and also he seems like a really cool dude.

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Elite League of Legends Teleport Tricks to Destroy Your Friends




Every day, thousands of gamers log onto League of Legends to play Riot Games’ free DOTA-style video game, unfortunately most of them get crushed by the elite few that know all the tricks of the trade. The most popular tricks often involve one of the lesser used summoner spells in public games; the incredibly useful but oft-ignored teleport spell, and while these tricks can take weeks to master, it only takes a few moments to read on and learn them.

1. Fiddlesticks’ Surprise — If there is one sound that strikes fear into the heart of every experienced League of Legends player, it’s the horrifying “Caw! Caw! Caw!” of Fiddlestick’s monstrous ultimate, which is nothing less than an area of effect spell of doom for everyone caught in its wake. The problem with this spell, of course, is its two-second channel time that requires you to be smart about when you’re ready to attack. Surprisingly, few players realize the power of this ultimate when combined with the utility of the teleport summoner spell.

An awesome way to get the drop on your opponents with Fiddlesticks, is to lay a ward down in the farthest bushes on the top or bottom lane of the map. When done correctly, you can teleport in behind your opponent and out of sight, waiting for the right time to launch from the bushes and strike. This is particularly effective if for some reason you are playing Fiddlesticks in the lane, as you can recall base before quickly teleport behind them to create mass confusion.

2. Nunu’s Trap — Nunu is well-known in League of Legends to have one of the strongest ultimates in the game, capable of swallowing entire teams in its large radius and exploding them into a million bits. Unfortunately, this is perhaps the most difficult ultimate to land in the game as it has a long stationary channel that is easily interrupted and even more easily stepped out of…. that is, of course, unless you have the teleport summoner spell.

With the teleport spell at your disposal, Nunu can quickly become a frightful player for the opposing team. Try sneaking a ward right into the middle of the middle lane to teleport to later, and wait until your opponent’s solo mid steps by it. When he does, teleport in and quickly ice-blast him for the slow effect, pop your ultimate and watch as he explodes with the help of a teammate already in that lane. This is an awesome technique because you will actually give yourself an additional second or so for your ultimate to go unnoticed, as your opponent will be extremely confused as to how you appeared next to him out of the middle of nowhere.

This is also an effective technique at grouping hot-spots, like Baron, Dragon, or a short distance in front of your middle tower. Placing a ward a bit in front of your middle tower is particularly rewarding, as once you teleport in and cast your ultimate while your opponents are attacking your tower, they will be pinched in and be forced to move into the tower where all your teammates await, or back toward you for an icy surprise of ultimate death.

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How to Play Spoons Card Game




How would you like to play a game that could be enjoyed by the entire family regardless of age? Sounds pretty fun, right? Well, we’re going to teach you about just that game. It’s called spoons, and it’s one of the more popular card games. It’s really simple to play, and it’s really enjoyable! So just follow these simple steps.

What you’re going to need:

  1. Spoons ( You need one less spoon than there are players. So let’s say that there are 5 players, you need six spoons )
  2. Deck ( Full Deck of Cards )

Game Set Up

To set up the game, you’re going to need to count the number of players. Let’s say that there are six players in your group. You’re going to need six suits of cards. You don’t need to use the whole deck.

Now, at this point, you’re going to need to put the spoons in the center of the table and pass out an equal number of cards to each player. Then you’re ready to go!

Game Play

Once each player has a hand of cards, it’s time to get started. The object of the game is to get a suit of hands in your card, so what you’re going to do is select one card from your hand and pass it to the player on the left. At this point, the player on the left, the one receiving the card, has the option to take that card into his hand, or he can pick a card from his hand and pass it to the player on his left. This continues until one player has an entire suit of cards in his hand.

Once that happens, his goal is to sneakily grab a spoon from the center of the table. If other people find out he has an entire suit, they could inadvertently make him the loser, so don’t let that happen. Once you’ve grabbed the spoon you reveal your hand to the other players.

They then have to hastily grab their own spoons. The player who is left without a spoon is then declared the loser and removed from the game. The game play continues until there are only two players in the group. At which time, they are both declared the winner.

Get Your Game On!

As you can tell, spoons is a real simple game, and it is perfect for those family game nights. So we recommend you give it a try! We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

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Dog Training Academy – How to Create Obedience in Your Dog




Training a dog can be a frustrating act but not anymore with the Dog Training Academy e-course. Dogs tend to be unruly at times with excess of barking and whining along with aggressive actions towards visitors. It is high time to start training your dog using well established and proven methods when you find him reacting in a non responsive manner to your commands.

Lack of training can lead to behavioural problems in your dog and this can turn them into a disobedient pet. An unruly pet can end up tearing furniture or behaving in an uncontrollable manner. It is hence necessary that you take the right measures to control behavioural problems and to train your dog. This is where Dog Training Academy can help you get the perfect pet by bringing in obedience in your dog. The training course is a 7 day series that consolidates tips and tricks on training your dog on obedience matters.

Training a dog is not an easy task, but the job now becomes simple for you now with this free training e-course. The methods of training and the skills of the owner and pet normally determines the time taken to train a dog, but this training e-course can resolve all your problems in just about 7 days. They provide you with many widely practiced professional methods of obedience training to bring in fast and effective behavioural changes.

Basic bonding and effective communication is required between you and your dog before you can start training on obedience. This kind of essentials that needs to be obtained before the dog can respond to your basic commands and orders are detailed in the Dog Training Academy course.

There are many ways of training your dog other than the e-course methodology. One such way of obedience training your dog is by taking him to a training school. Such schools provide professional help offered by expert trainers who can handle any kind of dogs. But is it necessary to check whether such schools are recognized ones before your enrol your dog. Such kind of schools also charge a hefty amount for a complete training spanning around 3-4 weeks time as compared to the free course.

A proven training plan and a step-by-step guide of the plan can make you feel the difference in your dog’s behavior in just a week time. The training plan can bring in more obedience and security in your dog at the end of the course. Enrol for the Dog Training Academy course and you no longer need to worry about torn furniture or garbage in your living room.

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