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December 27, 2010

Sir Ken Robinson Changes the Paradigm

Written by The Lennon Bus

 

This is an awesome animation of a brief lecture Sir Ken Robinson gave on changing the paradigm of education.

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December 20, 2010

The Hans Juxtaposition

Written by The Lennon Bus

 

Juxtaposition - noun 1. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side; especially for contrast or comparison. Like a Jedi mind trick from Mr. Miyagi himself, our efforts to throw Hans in front of the camera with no time to think may have seemed trivial and counterproductive to him at the time. But Mr. Miyagi know better Hans-san. (Read in Mr. Miyagi accent) After a couple months on the road and a couple weeks at Camp Tyler Hans has learned the Force and is ready to take on 2011. To further our point in a grand visual display we have juxtaposed Hans videos for you. Please enjoy as you watch from the first time we threw him in front of the camera and watched him grow on the road, to his latest video that Hans produced and directed after gettin’ his noggin’ filled with knowledge by T-Win himself. Enjoy. *Note: Yes, I know I mixed references from Star Wars and The Karate Kid, but you have to admit the idea of a Mr. Mi-Yoda is pretty awesome. Nah, super awesome. The Hans Juxtaposition (in order of release)

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December 16, 2010

Congratulations to GRAND VANITY our 2011 NAMM SHOW/SONICBIDS winner!

Written by Jaime Walden

 

The Lennon Bus and Sonicbids are excited to announce that Grand Vanity is the grand prize winner of Sonicbind’s contest to play a gig hosted by the Lennon Bus at the 2011 NAMM Show. Grand Vanity will take the stage at NAMM, one of the largest music product trade shows in the world, on Saturday, January 15th at 12:00PM outside the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. The performance will be open to the public.  Grand Vanity will also be taking home an Epiphone John Lennon EJ-160E guitar and a Blackheart BH5H amp with a matching BH112 cab.

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December 13, 2010

Lennon Bus 70th T-Shirt

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In the past year the Lennon Bus has taken the time at many of our stops to ask artist to produce something on board the bus to honor John on his 70th Birthday. Our Creative Coordinator, Tyler Winick, developed a graphic intro for these video pieces and it was awesome. So awesome that it became a T-Shirt. A T-Shirt that you can now buy with proceeds going to the Lennon Bus. Check out the Livenation store here where you can buy a shirt and check out some of the videos we created to honor John here.

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December 06, 2010

Hans in Training

Written by Hans Tanner

 

My brain is completely full, an interesting feeling I’m sure most have experienced, but at the current moment I’m at an impasse.  I’m in an area of time in between work mode and celebratory mode, we’ll call it the neutral zone, as I just spent the last 60 hours of my life studying for a test… which has just been passed…. Oh yes : ) The bus requires a lot of its crew, program certifications being one of a myriad of abilities a producer and engineer has to fit into his repertoire.  Spending 10 days at Camp Tyler makes achieving these certifications all the more enjoyable.  Representing the best of training centers with a conducive learning environment, friendly morale boosting dog (RESSES!), scheduled exercise curriculum, and outdoor pool, camp Tyler has been nothing short of an amazing experience. My certification is now complete, catalyzing a beautiful transition to the weekend.  Next stop, camera land, and of course, more Camp Tyler.  Oh how Monday can’t come soon enough!! Have a great weekend everybody; stay tuned for more camp action with the crew.

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December 02, 2010

Ben Cameron: The True Power of Performing Arts

Written by The Lennon Bus

 

It seems these days TED talks get tossed around more than beach balls at a Buffet concert. It’s the cool thing to do and quite frankly, I want to be cool. What’s great about the latest cool thing to do is that it teaches you something. Now that’s super cool. In this TED talk Ben Cameron discusses the power of the performing arts. He touches on the barriers they face in a era when everything is online and instant and he gives insight into the power they provide and they possible issues they can resolve. This is one beach ball to pass on. Check it out.

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November 28, 2010

Keeping Up With The Bus… There’s an App for that!

Written by The Lennon Bus

 

While we travel these United States it can be hard to keep up with all things Lennon Bus as we are constantly, and quite literally, “always on the move.” “I sit here watchin’ the wheels go round and round… I really love to watch them roll…” But don’t worry my John Lennon loving, peace craving, music education awareness spreading friends, there’s now an app for that. Check out this link below to download our FREE John Lennon Educational Tour Bus App and keep up with all the latest photos, videos, blogs, and your chance to win prizes from some of our lovely sponsors. CLICK HERE FOR THE iTUNES STORE ANDROID APP LINK

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November 26, 2010

Safe Nap Habits Your Hard Drive Will Thank You For

Written by Jeff Sobel

 

I often see people doing something relatively dangerous to their laptops, so thought it worth writing a blog post about.  Maybe it will save someone from having to take advantage of Apple’s amazing AppleCare and restoring all their files from their Time Machine backup. One of the great things about MacBooks is that they wake from sleep almost instantly when you lift their lid.  This is because when the computer is in Sleep mode it retains all the data in its memory (RAM) by using a small amount of power.  Since the contents of its memory are saved, when the computer wakes up it comes back in exactly the same state as when you put it to sleep.  Since power is required to retain the information in the computer’s RAM you’ll notice that if you leave your MacBook unplugged in sleep mode for awhile it will have less available battery when you wake it back up.  That’s the price you pay for the instantaneous wakeup that we all love. So what happens when the battery is completely drained?  Well, when the MacBook senses that the battery is just about depleted it goes into a deeper sleep mode, commonly referred to as Hibernation.  In Hibernate, the contents of the RAM are written to the hard drive and the computer goes completely to sleep.  Because hard drives don’t require power to retain their data, Hibernate mode doesn’t use the battery.  But when the computer is woken back up the RAM must be restored …

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November 19, 2010

The Beatles. iTunes. Heaven.

Written by The Lennon Bus

 

When I was in 6th grade I remember watching a The Beatles Anthology TV series in 1995. I sat with legs crossed and eyes wide as my mind was filled with curiosity as to who these four men were. My following birthday I asked my mom for CD’s. The Beatles Anthology to be specific. These were the first CD’s I ever owned. At the time I was excited, no doubt, but little did I know the impact that this decision would make on my life. The Beatles now being available on iTunes now allows todays generation as well as generations to come to be one click away from the most powerful music group in history. Music is important to have, but it is even more important to share. This holiday season share the magic with someone you love, even if it’s $1.29 at a time.

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November 18, 2010

That’s All Folks

Written by The Lennon Bus

 

Sitting in the airport terminal somehow makes it official, wheels have been traded for wings and 2010 now plays the fading moon as the sun begins to rise on the new year. While I sip on my over priced airport coffee I look back on what has been an amazing year for the Lennon Bus. During this holiday season join us as we look back on all of the amazing people we met and projects we made, from Yoko Ono to TED, The Black Eyed Peas to the OYC, we have covered the spectrum of imagination. Thanks to everyone that has made the 2010 tour possible and to all those already getting their hands dirty for 2011.

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