Southern California-based duo Wheeland Brothers have made a name for themselves in the beach rock scene, opening for groups like 311, The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid and more in their exciting career. Earlier this year, the band took the opportunity to perform at the balcony of the Tree House for an intimate acoustic performance. Bringing out their beloved 2013 single “Run River Run,” from the Muchos Mahalos album, the band thoroughly impressed with the stripped-down session.“The more we’ve performed ‘Run River Run,’ it’s become a song that moves our imagination,” said Travis Wheeland to L4LM. “We wanted to create a version of the song that captures that energy, and maybe inspire a few people to wonder what’s out beyond their horizon. So we got a few friends and neighbors together on my balcony in San Clemente, California and filmed a live take of the song.”The beautiful number translates idealistically to the intimacy of the setting, and we’re honored to premiere the footage. Check out the Wheeland Brothers’ acoustic “Run River Run,” below.Wheeland tells us more about the lovely tune. “On a hot California summer day I set up a camping tent at the water’s edge at Crystal Cove State Beach. I was sitting alone with my guitar—I tend to make up songs to myself to think through whatever’s going on in my life. Catalina Island was on the horizon as I wrote ‘Run River Run.’ I was remembering the river that runs through the Kalalau Valley in Hawaii and straight into the ocean. You can be sunburned and salt encrusted, but the moment you sink into that river and let the cool glassy water pour over your face, it refreshes you to your core. When a moment stuns you and you see yourself—when you really arrive, like snapping out of the day-to-day hypnosis—you’ve got to pause and make a conscious decision to remember those moments. That river, the ‘Kalalau Stream’ is flowing as you read this. Heck you can look it up on Google Maps right now if you want. It’s a reminder that there’s magic happening in this world. It keeps carrying us to the ocean; it keeps us coming back, looking for magic.”This exciting group will be making waves all summer long! For more on the group, head to their official website.
A fine ram is auctioned at last year’s event.The Poor Farmers Auction in Ardara has managed to raise another €17,870 – bringing the total money generated in the past nine years to more than €200,000.Everything from sheep to signed jerseys were auctioned at Teague’s Bar in the town this week at what was another hugely-successful and fun event.The auction has now become one of the highlights of the year in Ardara. This year’s theme was ‘Cowboys and Indians’ and many who turned up on the night wore fancy dress, adding to the craic on the night.The €17,870 raised this week was divided between the Killybegs Hospice Suite, Donegal Alzheimer’s branch and cancer Care West.Well done to al who took part on the night. POOR FARMERS AUCTION IN ARDARA PASSES €200,000 WITH ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT! was last modified: December 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaradonegalPoor Farmer’s AuctionTeague’s Bar
Mozilla starts test of subscription-based ad-free Internet experience by Martin Brinkmann on July 05, 2019 in Internet – 55 commentsMozilla launched a new subscription-based service today in partnership with Scroll.com that gives subscribers an ad-free reading experience on participating news sites.Some might say that they get an ad-free experience already thanks to the content blocker that they are using, and that may very well be the case for sites that don’t use paywalls or other means of blocking Internet users with ad-blockers from accessing the sites.The idea behind the new service is simple: make sure that site owners and users benefit from an ad-free Internet. Many Internet sites rely on advertisement revenue. Content blockers on the other hand remove ads which is beneficial to the user, but they don’t address the revenue issue that arises. You could say that it is not the task of the content blocker to make sure that a site survives, and that is true, but as a user, you may be interested in keeping some sites alive.With Scroll, users would pay a monthly subscription fee to support participating sites.The details are a bit blurry right now. The First Look page is up and it provides some information. According to it, a subscription will cost $4.99 per month but you don’t get to see a list of participating sites right now. A click on subscribe leads to a survey and and that sign-ups are limited at the time.Scroll lists some of its partners, and it is a selection of major sites such as Slate, The Atlantic, Gizmodo, Vox, or The Verge.The participating companies receive subscription money instead of advertising revenue. How the subscription money is split up is unclear and there is no information on Scroll’s website about how the money is divided among the participating companies.Will participating publishers get their share based on activity or is it a flat fee instead? Mozilla and Scroll will likely get a cut as well.Subscribers get a handful of other benefits besides supporting sites and accessing these sites without seeing any advertisement: from a seamless experience between mobile and desktop devices to audio versions of articles, and a special app that highlights new content without advertising.Closing WordsThe idea to get Internet users to pay a small amount of money to get rid of advertisement is not entirely new. The test that Mozilla plans to conduct is very limited at the time, only a handful of publishers support it and while that makes for a good start, it is hard to imagine that this is attractive enough to get a sustainable number of users to sign up.It may be an option for Internet users who are a regular on one or multiple of the sites that joined the experiment, and it may be better than having to deal with sites individually instead. Then again, unless Scroll supports lots of sites, I cannot really see this go far unless the service opens its door for all publishers and reveals how business is conducted. The chance of success is certainly higher with a partner like Mozilla.Now You: What is your take on this? Would you consider subscribing? (via Techdows)SummaryArticle NameMozilla starts test of subscription-based ad-free Internet experienceDescriptionMozilla launched a new subscription-based service today in partnership with Scroll.com that gives subscribers an ad-free reading experience on participating news sites.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement