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A petition for Shane Dawson's video "Boy bands are lying to you". Stop mainstream artists from using their fans' low self-esteem and confidence for their own benefit.
Stop them for manipulating more and more fans into buying their biased songs and records.
“THIS IS THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE”
We understand the decision not to grant the POPE permit was due solely to concerns for the safety of all who gather for the festival. We as a community understand the concerns and the need for the Shire Council and Emergency Services to have strict guidelines, as we live in an extremely precarious and volatile area with potential Environmental hazards, particularly during the hottest and driest time of the year.
But we also believe that there are a number of factors that need to be carefully considered when making such a major decision with only 9 days remaining prior to the commencement of this annual event.
Rainbow Serpent Festival is the home thousands of people each year return to without fail, celebrating the past year and celebrating the coming year with old and new friends alike. The gathering has grown over its 15 years of existence, developing a framework where a cross cultural exchange between a wide spectrum of social demographics can occur.
Rainbow Serpent Festival generates a very significant amount of revenue for the surrounding local communities, as well as for the community that comes together to make Rainbow Serpent Festival one of the most highly regarded Music and Lifestyle Festivals in World.
Amongst the estimated 15,000 people who will come together for Rainbow Serpent Festival 2013 there is a large proportion of performers, musicians, artists, caterers, audio visual experts amongst a plethora of others who are reliant upon this gathering occurring each year for their financial livelihood.
It will be a complete travesty if an amicable resolution cannot be reached. Such an impasse will most likely signify the end of an important economic and cultural event.
WE THE PEOPLE LOVE AND ADORE OUR RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL!
Regarding street artists and vendors at the Second Saturday art walk. These hard working artists make most of their money on this night - and used to make most of it between the hours of 8 and 10 pm.
With the art walk closing at 8 pm - it has greatly impacted many people. The customers coming in through the art walk are also disappointed that they don't get done with dinner in time to come out and buy.
During the Summer, many people will not come out until the later hours due to heat, thus impacting artists even more.
Several young and very talented musicians that live and attend school in Reigate were very much looking forward to performing to their family, friends and the Reigate Community at this year's Festival on the 25th June 2011.
The Festival is for 'OUR' community and celebrates 'Armed Forces Day'. The Festival is organised by Reigate Events Collective, their website slogan reads 'Encouraging Community, Sporting, Visual and Performing Events'
The Festival organisers placed an advert in the Surrey Mirror asking for local performers to apply to play at the Festival. These young artists aged between 14 & 15 replied to the advert on the day it was published, they heard nothing back for over a week.
The artists, represented by a non-commercial music management business, emailed Reigate Events Collective several times and then contacted Reigate Council to ensure the artists would be selected.
I'm sure you can imagine how disappointed, rejected and upset the artists felt when they were told 'NO' by the organisers, "You are not selected". Out of the 10 artists that applied, not one was selected to play, not even for one song for 3 minutes !!
The reality is, there is 'NO' fair reason why these artists should be refused by the event organisers and local council !! The festival starts at 10:30am and ends at 7pm, why can't the organisers provide them with their moment to perform in the 8.5 hours of the Festival?
Perhaps the organisers have decided that young, talented and focused teenagers, that write and perform modern pop and rap music are not welcome to perform in our town? If you disagree with the event organiser decision, please sign the petition.
These artists write and perform the genre of music that we believe the mass majority of our community will really enjoy on the day of the Festival, whether they be young or old.
Thank you for taking the time to read our petition and if you disagree with the event organiser and local council's decision, please sign the petition.
I am fed up with the Vancouver Canucks. I would like to see them removed from the NHL as soon as possible.
They will never win the Stanley Cup and they are a disgrace to all hockey fans. They choke in the playoffs year after year after year.
They are a bad representation for the city of Vancouver and for the country of Canada.
Please sign this petition to keep Seyhoun Art Gallery, the oldest art gallery in Iran from closure by landowners who want to turn it into a restaurant.
Seyhoun Gallery is a Tehran landmark and home to many Iranian artists. The proposed closure of this, the oldest of Art galleries in Iran, not only deprives both artists and their audience of being able to expose and see works of art but it also sends a message of hopelessness to the artistic and cultural community in Iran.
Throughout centuries Iranians, too weary of politics, have chosen art as a venue for the expression of thoughts and feelings. With our love of culture and respect for artistic endeavor we have preserved our identity and our psychological sanity in trying times. Seyhoun Gallery is a symbol of the perseverance of Iranian culture against the vacillations of history.
Please sign this petition to keep this noble and much loved venue from closing. Let’s keep art alive!"
The contemporary art centre at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec is the vehicle of a specific artistic and cultural ambition, crucial in Brittany, and setting an example, internationally. The greatest artists have passed through Kerguéhennec, some of them to put on their first shows. Thirty thousand visitors come each year to meet them. Educational institutions, from elementary to advanced, have adopted it as an unavoidable reference.
Founded in 1986 around the plan to create a sculpture park, the contemporary art centre, which bears the name of the Domaine de Kerguéhennec, was subsidized until 2009 by the Morbihan Département, the Brittany Region and the French Ministry of Culture. It was first supported by the Frac Bretagne, then directed from 1992 to 1999 by Denys Zacharopoulos, and since 2000 by Frédéric Paul. The outstanding sculpture collection was formed with the backing of the Frac Bretagne and public State commissions.
In late 2009, after nearly 25 years of cooperation, with the site availability agreement about to expire, it was not renewed by the Morbihan Département, owner of the estate. In 2010, Region and Ministry both announced their subsidies to the Domaine de Kerguéhennec, but the Morbihan Département, which still owes half the 2009 grant, did not even acknowledge receipt of the subsequent request. More categorically, in a letter, its President ordered the Domaine de Kerguéhennec to move out of the premises by 1 June.
Meanwhile, a reform project is being negotiated by its historical partners to move the Domaine de Kerguéhennec from its association status to EPCC status (Public establishment for cultural cooperation), both on non-profit basis. Discussions are under way to regrade employees in the future EPCC, the present director beeing dismissed without consultation. Today, however, direct management seems to be the owner’s preferred system. This takeover is ushering in another project, backed by the Morbihan Département, about whose contents the team of the contemporary art centre are completely in the dark.
The Domaine de Kerguéhennec is a creative training and residency centre which has greatly contributed to the modernized image of Morbihan and Brittany. But modernity does not come without renewed efforts.
There is every risk that the Domaine de Kerguéhennec, along with its spirit and its style will be sacrificed. And 25 years of thoughtfulness and ingeniousness when it comes to raising public awareness about its demanding programme may be snuffed out. As if, after enjoying two decades of support, this programme was suddenly being deemed inappropriate and uninspired.
It is not too late to help by declaring your attachment to and support for the contemporary art centre at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec, and forcefully stating your wish that:
- There be a resumption of dialogue between the Morbihan Département, the Brittany Region, and the State;
- The financial wherewithal required for the continuation of its activities be re-established and the commitments for the year maintained;
- Discussions with the EPCC be resumed;
- The contemporary art centre project once again becomes the hub of its social brief;
- The association be consulted and respected;
- Its staff be involved in this change;
- And the expulsion order be rescinded.
Courtesy of the Sarnia Artists' Workshop, here are some questions and answers about the new home for Gallery Lambton:
This is info on the new Gallery 16 Questions answered
1. Why do we need a new art gallery? Isn't the space at Bayside Centre sufficient?
Over the past few years Gallery Lambton has experienced a growth in attendance by 75%. In its current Bayside Centre location however, Gallery Lambton is limited and has long suffered from many problems including: lack of visibility, limited and inadequate exhibition and programming space, issues surrounding climate control, insufficient & inadequate storage space and inadequate administration areas.
2. How many people use or visit the Gallery?
Currently, visitor attendance is approximately 20,000/year. This reflects a considerable increase in the past two years (20% each year), due to a renewed artistic vision which has resulted in an exhibition program that is more relevant to our community and more dynamic ancillary programming. After a surge in the first few years once the new Gallery is opened (where attendance could easily be double this number as a result of the novelty and curiosity effect) attendance is expected to settle into a new norm of approximately 25,000 visits annually. This is a conservative estimate based on attendance at public art galleries in similar communities.
3. Where is the new Gallery going to be located?
In the fall of 2009, the County of Lambton purchased the former Sak's Building and John Howard Society Building at the corner of Christina and Lochiel Streets in Downtown Sarnia for the new Gallery Lambton.
4. Isn't the Sak's Building in too bad of shape? Will it be new construction, or a renovation of the existing building?
Current plans call for the façade of the Saks building to be preserved. The interior of the Saks and the John Howard Building will be demolished and there will be new construction. The façade is just a 'skin'. The gallery will be a combination of three types of construction; historic restoration, new build and adaptive re-use on the second floor of the CIBC.
5. Is there enough space in that building for a new Gallery, and how is CIBC, the next door neighbor involved?
In total, the size of the new Gallery will be 17,400 square feet and this will meet all of the Gallery's needs. The CIBC has agreed to allow the County to use the second floor of their adjoining building for additional space.
6. Have you completed a study to ensure there is enough parking?
County Lambton staff consulted with the City of Sarnia staff. There are 510 free parking spaces and 24 free handicapped spaces available in the immediate vicinity of the new gallery. In surrounding parking lots there are an additional 673 regular and 12 handicapped parking spaces.
7. Why is it going to cost $9.2 million to build it, and why have some people claimed that the estimate keeps rising, from an original $6 million.
The County will not know the cost of building the new gallery until it reviews proposals from three proponents who are interested in the project. However, a report from two independent consulting firms over the past two years noted that a new gallery could cost anywhere between 6.4 and 10 million depending on the type of construction - new build or adaptive re-use.
The reason this estimate is more expensive than a traditional building is because an art gallery is a specialized building on top of which Gallery Lambton is a designated Category A Gallery. The Gallery has the privilege to collect and show significant works of art that have been identified by the Canadian Government as important pieces of Canadian Cultural property. In order to achieve this honor, the Gallery is required to meet a variety of strict building and operational standards which include high level environmental, lighting and security controls. In order to achieve these standards the facility will require highly specialized mechanical systems and the building envelope will require specialized treatment as well.
8. Shouldn't taxpayers' money be spent on more critical infrastructure or social programs in this difficult economy?
The funds that have been allocated for the project to date (3 million from the federal government and 2.6 from County Lambton) come at no additional cost to County Taxpayers. 1.1 million is part of the 3.3 million that came to the County through the "Investing in Ontario Infrastructure Grant". These funds have to be spent on Infrastructure. The County distributed that 3.3 million to Roads (680,000), to upgrading elevators in County social housing (470,000) and 1 million to preparing the site for the new social housing unit on London Road and 1.1 million to the new gallery. The other 1.5 million are funds that will be realized through lease hold savings over a 20 year period ….so again, these are dollars that are already designated to the gallery and cannot be allocated elsewhere.
The federal government's Economic Stimulus Program which has been set up to stimulate our difficult economy, recognizes Cultural Infrastructure as critical to the overall economic recovery of our country. The federal government in Ottawa awarded the County of Lambton $3 million in funding through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. This money is set aside specifically for cultural projects, such as the construction of a new art gallery.
Because this funding is part of the stimulus program, there are tight timelines connected to its spending. One third of the three million must be spent by March 31, 2010 the remainder by March 31, 2011, Therefore, the timing is right to move forward on this cultural project. Without this significant federal funding, the project just simply could not be completed. If this $3 million is not spent in Lambton County on this project, it will be spent elsewhere in Canada for a similar Cultural infrastructure project.
9. Why should a community even invest in 'cultural' projects?
First, investing in cultural projects provides cultural and social opportunities to residents living in Lambton County. This creates a healthy and balanced community. Secondly, investing in cultural projects provides an economic benefit.
Tourism will be a primary source of economic stimulation for Lambton County in the future. It is currently our 3rd largest industry. Located close to the waterfront, shops and restaurants, it will be a major draw in bringing cultural tourists and the accompanying economic benefits into the Lambton community.The Tourism Regional Economic Impact Model (TREIM),was used to assess the economic impacts of this project at both regional and provincial levels. It has shown that the new gallery will have a positive economic impact on Lambton County.
A projected 30 FTE positions will be generated during the construction phase and a projected 4 FTE positions will be created on a permanent basis by the time the new gallery is fully staffed.
Cultural infrastructure contributes to the enhanced level and type of quality of life in the community that in turn attracts the creative thinkers. These people invest in and start businesses, therefore generating jobs.
10. How does an art gallery help the local economy?
There could be many economic 'spin-offs' as a result of constructing a new art gallery. Here are just a few:
• Restaurants, bars & hotels (tourism & visiting artists)
• Surrounding shops and boutiques (tourism)
• Printing & design (catalogues, posters, invitations, etc)
• Shipping companies (art)
• Fees to artists, instructors, lecturers
• Internet technicians (pod casts, on line exhibitions etc)
• Videographers (pod casts, documentation etc)
• Caterers for openings, other receptions & functions
• Musicians for openings, other receptions & functions
11. What kind of exhibits will be in the new gallery? Will we see a big change from the current exhibits?
The gallery remains committed to offering a broad range of high level contemporary and historical, traditional and avant-garde exhibitions to the community. We are excited that the new space positions us to borrow work and exhibitions from some of Canada's leading art institutions, something we are currently unable to do.
12. How many pieces are in Gallery Lambton's collection and what is it worth? Will the permanent collection, including pieces from the Group of Seven, be on display constantly in the new building, since you will have more space?
Gallery Lambton has a collection of 1089 works of art. The collection is priceless to our community, especially to those original members of the Sarnia Women's Conservation Art Association who donated the first 16 pieces by Group of Seven artists and their contemporaries. However, in 2006 the collection was valued at $12.8 million. The collection will be re-appraised when it moves to the new Gallery.
There will be a designated gallery space to showcase work from our permanent collection at all times. No work from the permanent collection will be up permanently.
There are a number of reasons why it is not a good idea to permanently display pieces of the collection. Extended exposure to the elements including temperature, humidity, light and pollutants, even in a controlled environment, shortens the life span of the art. Second, there are over 1000 works in the collection that have been acquired for the people of Lambton County and for the country. These works were acquired because of their importance in the story of Canadian art and we are obligated to tell their story as well. Third, if work is always available, even work by the Group of Seven, it becomes ‘invisible’ over time.
13. How much will it cost to run and maintain this new gallery?
The County of Lambton provides an annual operating budget of $634,010 to Gallery Lambton. Based on financial analysis, the operating costs for the new gallery could increase by an estimated $202,000. These additional funds will come from a combination of revenue generating opportunities such as facility rental and framing services, an annual gifting fund and planned giving program to which local residents and corporations may subscribe, and government cultural grants and/or an increased municipal levy.
14. What is so special about Gallery Lambton that makes it different from art galleries in other locations?
The gallery's programming is based on the cultural dynamics of our community within the framework of the larger (provincial & national) arts community. Encompassing a wide range of art forms and art practices, from performance and video art to traditional media like painting, photography and contemporary ceramics, our programming builds audience and offers opportunities for artistic and curatorial development at both the local and national level. An exploratory attitude together with a desire and capacity to be immediately responsive to our community is what sets us apart.
By providing the opportunity for artists to develop new works specifically for our gallery (Peter von Tiesenhausen, Mark Laliberte, the emerging artist series etc.) our programming contributes to the field of visual art practice. Additionally, we have commissioned emerging curators to work with the gallery curator in the development of new exhibitions specifically for our gallery (Connecting to Collections 1&2, Black Holes). In this way Gallery Lambton is beginning to contribute to the academic research on Canadian art.
The programming is directly connected to the pulse of the community. By re-imagining how art can be presented and by exploring what constitutes visual art and culture, the gallery's programming challenges and extends the traditional narratives of visual art within our community through contemporary and historical programming. By having the flexibility to be responsive to the community, we are able to develop programming that resonates in the moment, for example the Connecting to Collections exhibitions in response to the confusion around the role of the public gallery as it relates to the way it works with their permanent collection.
15. Were members of the public involved in this process and who was involved in the decision making process?
Absolutely - members of the public were involved in the process. This project actually started long ago - in 2002. An advisory committee, made up of members from the general public, artistic, business and political community was put in place to support the gallery and in 2002, launched a strategic planning process focused on determining the level of commitment in the community for a public art gallery.
The strategic planning process determined that there was a high level of support and a clear desire to see the gallery re-claim a position of vitality in the region through the offering of a dynamic program of visual art and culture. There was unanimous recognition that, should the gallery re-claim this position, the gallery would need to relocate to a site that would offer increased access to the visual arts and where it could stand as a locus for a creative community re-vitalization.
Since 2007 the gallery has experienced a 75% increase in audience participation as well as a 57% increase in the number of exhibitions presented through the utilization of off-site locations and the front reception spaces.
With Lambton County Council's approval, Gallery Lambton commissioned a study, "Gallery Lambton Expansion Planning Study" to evaluate the potential for a new and improved Gallery in order to better meet the needs of County residents and future visitors. The study included a business plan, the basics of a fundraising plan and examined possible locations. It also solicited information from the public through interviews, focus groups and a public meeting. The needs of the gallery were also identified. This report was presented to Lambton County Council on February 18, 2009. At that time, Lambton County Council directed staff to undertake a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to determine potential sites for a new gallery.
16. How much money does the County of Lambton want to raise through community fundraising? Who is taking on that task?
Gallery Lambton has set a fundraising goal of $3.5 million.
A fundraising company by the name of Ketchum Canada is organizing the fundraising campaign and they have appointed a person to work exclusively on this project. The fundraiser is working with government officials, senior staff, and members of the community to develop the fundraising campaign.
מעל 40 שנה שחוצות היוצר מאכלס אומנים שונים שנבחרו ליצור לרגלי העיר העתיקה. לאחרונה קיבלו כל האומנים מכתבי פינוי חד צדדיים בהם מודיעים להם חודש מראש כי עליהם לפנות את כל רכושם יצירותיהם ומפעל חייהם של 40 שנה בתוך חודש אחד. תינתן להם ערכה של עד 3 חודשים. הסיבה: רוצים לשנות את המקום ולהפכו לאיזור בסגנון שדרות אלרוב. ( כלכלי ובעל שכירות גבוה) חלק מהאומנים מעל גיל 80 ואין להם לאן להתפנות. יצירות של 40 שנה ללא מקום איכסון .לא הוצעה להם כל אלטרנטיבה. ליוצרים ולמקום יש שם עולמי אשר יהרס ברגע בגלל החלטה כלכלית גרידה.
Motke Blum was sitting in his small studio in Jerusalem's Hutzot Hayotzer Street about a month ago when the street was suddenly flooded with bodyguards, followed by former U.S. president Bill Clinton. Clinton surprised the 85-year-old Blum when he entered the picture-laden studio and asked to buy two works. "I gave him a good price," Blum laughed.
On Sunday, Blum got another, less pleasant surprise: a letter informing him that the contract for the studio he has rented for the past 40 years will be up on January 1, and he is required to leave it "vacant of any person or object."
"Why are they doing this to me?" he demanded agitatedly. "I never did anything bad to anyone. At that moment I asked the Creator to allow me to curse as I have not cursed for 40 years." Blum's wife and daughter tried to calm him down, but they were upset, too.
"You don't do something like this after 40 years," said his daughter, Anat. "He's a Holocaust survivor; something bad could happen to him."
All 27 artists on Hutzot Hayotzer ("Arts and Crafts Lane"), which is near Jaffa Gate, received identical letters. The letters came from the East Jerusalem Development Company, owned by the Jerusalem Municipality and the Tourism Ministry.
The company, which has managed the site since it was founded in 1969, said it has to renovate the area and has issued a tender for each of the studios.
The letters said that because of the tenants' "special situation," they can have another three months to organize for departure.
But the shocked artists, most of whom have been there for decades, are planning a public and legal battle against the demand to vacate the premises.
Most Jerusalemites know Hutzot Hayotzer for the annual crafts fair that takes over the lane and the surrounding area for 10 days or so each summer.
But the lane is open all year round, though it does not get many visitors - certainly not compared to the Old City markets or the new, adjacent Mamilla pedestrian mall, visited by thousands every day.
The idea of establishing an artists' quarter on the site - which was no-man's land when Jerusalem was divided - was raised by mayor Teddy Kollek shortly after the Six-Day War. Blum was the first artist to move into a studio on the street, along with weaver George Goldstein.
"This was to be a place where people could come and see artists at work, an invaluable place of culture," Goldstein said. "This is not a mall."
Strolling along, it is hard to understand how this lane, lined with small stone buildings climbing upward toward the Old City walls, did not become a touristic gem. Some of the workshops look more like storerooms, stuffed to the gills with works of art, while others are prestigious Judaica or jewelry shops.
Goldstein weaves his rugs on huge wooden looms that take up most of the space, and it is difficult to picture how and to where they will be moved. Most of the artists, especially the older ones, said that if they have to leave, they will abandon their art.
"This is the only thing there is," Judaica artist Zelig Segal said. "As is, it's hard for me because of my health. I'll have a problem continuing somewhere else."
Attorney Reuven Yehoshua, who is representing Segal against the East Jerusalem Development Company, said that "everyone should be outraged."
"This is an arbitrary decision that will destroy the last remnant of culture and art in Jerusalem," he said.
Even the artists agree the place needs sprucing up. Hardly a soul can be seen in the lane most of the day. The artists blame the development company for not advertising, and for poor parking and upkeep.
Still, some of the most interesting artists in the country work here. Segal is currently creating a monument for the Knesset square; Goldstein wove rugs for the President's Residence. Others are unknown outside of Jerusalem.
East Jerusalem Development Company CEO Gideon Shamir admitted that there is still no plan for the lane.
Rumor among the artists has it that it will be connected to a big park planned for the area.
"This is a wonderful place that is not living up to its potential," Shamir said. "The goal is to upgrade it from a touristic and economic perspective, to bring in more income than what it does now. The law requires a tender for each of the shops. The current tenants can submit a bid.
Michael Jackson is an American musician, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and HIStory.
In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" kept Jackson as a staple on MTV into the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced numerous hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists. One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for Thriller as the world's best-selling album—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sale of over 750 million units worldwide.
Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, has made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades. In recent years he has been cited as one of the world's most famous men.
Canadian literary, arts, and scholarly magazines publishing in either English and French are in danger of losing a key federal funding source.
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore announced in a speech he made in Montreal (http://www.pch.gc.ca/pc-ch/minstr/moore/disc-spch/20090217-eng.cfm) that the Canada Magazine Fund and Publishing Assistance Program will be merged to create the Canada Periodical Fund. Eligibility for funding could potentially be restricted to those magazines with an annual circulation above 5000.
With notable exceptions, the circulation of virtually every Canadian literary, arts, and scholarly magazine, large and small, is below 5000.
In 2000, Pete Townshend launched a free personal website PETETOWNSHEND.COM, which was run out of Pete's Eel Pie Publishing office until 2006. During those years the site developed into one of the best artist websites on the internet, with a wide variety of content from Pete's personal archives which included daily diary entries, news, photos, video streams, media downloads, and biographical information.
PETETOWNSHEND.COM provided Pete with a creative outlet that enabled him to easily publish his creative writing, experiment with video content and communicate directly with his fan base.
Fans adored the site, and felt a very close connection to him through the work he did on it. Along with the website, Pete opened up a blog in order to publish his novella "The Boy Who Heard Music", the chapters of which were also publicised on PETETOWNSHEND.COM. After the site was closed down in 2006, Pete opened up another blog in order to publish excerpts from his memoirs. The blog format enabled Pete to solicit direct feedback from his fanbase, and both blog projects were a huge success within the fan community.
On the last day of the 2007 tour, Pete left a final comment on his blog, shortly before closing it down. He told his fans that he planned on redesigning and relaunching PETETOWNSHEND.COM soon.
This petition is designed to let Pete know that his fans would very much like to see this happen!
I know that many of you think that this will not take effect: The Government is sneaky. That is the reason for lobbyists.
If they believe that something will not happen, and they stop lobbying, the Government sneaks through and does what the lobbyists didn't want them to do.
I am asking many of my DeviantART friends, or other people who see this, to sign, please.
Save 901 Main! Petition
Do you believe that the City of Vancouver municipal government should be helping to protect artist studios? Then, please help the 30 artists at 901 Main st. stop the City approved redevelopment of their studio space.
These artists will soon be without studio space and Vancouver will suffer a great cultural loss. Please take the time to read the text below and get informed.
If you are a resident of Vancouver please sign our petition today!
This is a petition to VH1 to recognize the multiplatinum R&B group Jodeci, with a VH1 Behind The Music special.
Since their arrival on the R&B music scene 16 years ago, the members comprising the group Jodeci have become legends.
Several artists have remade their songs, and many of today's new artists cite Jodeci as major influences on their music.
Despite their success collectively as a group, as well as a duo (K-ci & JoJo) and solo artist (K-ci), the members of Jodeci have not been recognized with a VH1 Behind The Music Special, an oversight that we hope VH1 will soon correct.
July 18, 2006
This is a petition to bring acclaimed Canadian singer Michael Buble to the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio which has hosted many talented, renowned bands and artists.
July 17, 2006
A petition to bring the band Lifehouse to the "Q" Arena in cleveland, Ohio which has hosted many talented, acclaimed bands and artists.
18. SQUASH THE BEEF
May 11, 2006
Throughout the history of Hip Hop, there has been much violence, and it's been used as a marketing tool to sell records. We need to Squash the Beef between MC's, MC's and Law Enforcement, and the many altercations in our streets.
Many of the Hip Hop artists involved in these beefs do so at the urging of record labels. They rely on the philosophy that the bigger the beef, the better the sales. Sadly, it's our children that are buying these records and are being lead to believe that this is how you handle a dispute.
Beefs have been a part of Hip Hop since the beginning as a way to prove one's skill and worth on the mic. However, the beefs today have evolved into violence, mayhem, and murder.
It's got to stop now before more lives are lost.
Sign to get more popular music artists in the town of Derby!
To summarize our cause breifly:
People love Deviantart because of its free nature, and it gave us the right and confidence to show our work to the world and now, my right to view art as it is has been whisked away by the deviant devil. The overpowered DA is forcing us to back down because we're not 18.
Society already often frowns on you because of age, and the lack of respect is apalling. And now, the one place YOU THOUGHT THAT YOU COULD EXPRESS YOURSELF ARTISTICALLY WITHOUT RESTRAINTS HAS TAKEN AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO BE AND DEVELOP AS ARTIST?
Aren't you sick of always being shunted down? Ccome rally with us. Sign our petition! We can make DA a superb place again, we artists can be and feel and think how we want to no matter what age we are!
STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHT AS AN ARTISTIC PERSON! we can do this, if we force oursleves into the swollen head of DA if we stand together we can achieve anything. All we are asking for is to have the mature setting made manual again, so parents can still protect their children, and those not mature enough can just deal with it their own way.
Kurt Cobain was one of the most influential artists ever to come on the music scene. One of the greatest bands ever, Nirvana, was lead by Cobain during their pretty short stint as a famous band.
Nevertheless, if Kurt lived, he would still have the same affect on the world he did in the early 90's. The man is one of the greatest rock artists ever...put him in the Hall of Fame.
This is a petition for United artists or MGM to make another Hackers movie. It was awesome!!
The RIAA, or the Record Industry Association of America controls a good portion of the record industry. Over the years, they are pushing for laws that would prevent them from downloading anything "Copyrighted". This is a problem because the ways they pursue their goals are unconstitutional, and unfair. Ever since the AHRA was enacted, every CD-R has a hidden tax added into the price, approx 2% of the manufacturers sales. This is supposed to go to the artists, but instead, the tax goes to the RIAA. The worst part of it is not one artist that was paid a cent of the money. 4% is set aside for non-featured artists, of the remainder 40% for the featured artist and 60% for the labels. To date not one artist who has received one cent of this money. (Source: RIAA website. Every CD recorder also has a $2.00 surcharge added onto the price, of which goes directly to the RIAA. This all jacks up prices at retail stores, which is a problem because not everybody wants to pay $15 - $20 for a CD. The NRAA also pushes for acts and laws to prevent people from downloading MP3 files, or anything free. They recently sued college students, and wanted them jailed for downloading MP3s on their computer. THEY ARE JUST TEENAGERS! Why not go after Nintendo for putting Sonic the Hedgehog on the Gamecube with this logic then? Here are some examples of what they want:
(1.) Hacking into the computer (which is also ILLEGAL), and knocking you off line if they find you downloading MP3s, and disable your system (2.) Using software that would go into a computer, and deletes the MP3s (3.) Suing the individual school students, or college students (4.) Pushing for laws that would make all computers be installed with spy-ware that would prevent people from downloading MP3s, or other files.
This is a clear violation of our 1st and 4th amendment rights. These laws would also be a heavy violation of the 4th amendment, which states " We the undersigned feel that we should be able, under certain guidelines, be able do download files freely. Ideas ranging from sites that only have MP3s from artists who allow this practice, or a site where a ONE TIME ONLY fee would be paid, and the persons would have access to all the files he/she wanted, and the best thing would be that the money would go directly to the artists themselves. We also feel that the artists who produce the music should get most of the money, and not the recording industries. With new cheaper, yet better quality technology, the artists of music would be able to produce their music & music videos, and release them on the web without having to loose money to the greedy recording industries. To conclude, we feel that the RIAA goes too far, and hurts themselves more than people who share MP3s on the net. We might need some regulating on the MP3 scene, but lobbying unconstitutional laws by big, corrupt industries, and arresting the people who can't possibly pay up charges is the wrong way to go. Please listen to our plea, and do something about the RIAA today before our constitutional rights and freedoms are trampled on by greed and power.
24. World Wide Music
Why does an artist need to move to a "Music Town?" The music industry is making the talent come to them...when, most talented people are strugglin artists and can't afford to travel or re-locate. The un-talented people all seem to have major money. So nothing -really- good comes out of this. All the good talent is over-looked. Help me stop this over-sight...let's sign this petition to change the music industry as we know it. We need more artists and more talent.
25. STOP KIDS BOP!
Okay, so kids bop, that stupid cd that they sell to little kids where other kids are singing the other peoples' songs, well I want to stop it! It ruins these songs! For 1, neither my friends nor I want to listen to these songs after kids bop does them because we can't take the songs seriously anymore. 2) my friends and I are teens and we are the biggest buyers of this music kids bop is doing so when we stop listening to this music those artists whose songs kids bop is doing are losing money! thats not fair to them! 3) even these little kids don't want to listen to this stuff! my 6 year old cousin and her friends scream when their moms put kids bop on because they hate it!!! so sign this petition and maybe we can finally stop kids bop!
We, the alternative-rock fans of Chicago, IL and other metropolitan areas, have become greatly disappointed with our alternative-format stations. I started listening to WZZN-FM, a Chicago alternative station last year. Why? Because it wasn't a pop station so I figured it would play a wide variety of songs in a night set. Recently I have noticed that the stations excessively play the songs that are making it big on the charts, or the "hot" songs, which we are all getting sick of. For example, I once heard "By The Way", by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 3 times between 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. That's the same song 3 times in about 5 1/2 hours. And frankly, my fellow music fans and I are getting really f---in' sick of it. We propose that a limit should be set on the number of times a certain song is played per day, more attention is paid to independent, unsigned artists, and that a wider variety is put into the nightly playlists.
This petition is for the people who love heavy metal music and don't want it shunned from society just because of the actions of other people.
The Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work. It was established in 1984 by Tate's Patrons of New Art and is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art.
This year's winner is renowned for exhibiting a lump of Blu-Tack and a screwed up ball of paper.
The 2001 Turner Prize winner has shown nothing but an empty gallery space with the lights switching on and off every five seconds.
The Turner Prize can no longer be taken seriously and should be abolished altogether as many of the pieces of work submitted are not worthy of being called art, let alone art developments. The examining board do not realise that they handing out £20,000 to con artists.
29. Save Napster
Napster is the world's leading file sharing community. Napster's software application enables users to locate and share media files from one convenient, easy-to-use interface. It also provides media fans a forum to communicate their interests and tastes with one another via instant messaging, chat rooms, and Hot List user bookmarks.
At present napster in in the courts fighting to stay online as many major record companies belive that the online trading of songs has broken their copyright laws.
Although not all music artists are against napster some fully support it as a way of having their music heard......
"We believe that the Internet and Napster should not be ignored by the music industry as tools to promote awareness for bands and market music."
-- Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit)
"Napster could be a great way for people to hear your music who wouldn't have the chance to hear it on the radio."
-- Madonna, Rolling Stone, 9/28/2000
"We're not afraid of the Internet. We think it's a very cool way to reach our fans. If a band sells 12 million albums, what are we supposed to say? Oh, maybe we could have sold 13 million if we had just been Internet Nazis. Frankly, at a certain point, you have to say. Hey, let the people have the music."
-- Dexter Holland (Offspring),
"It is a good way to promote your music, but copyright and things of that sort are something that will have to be worked out and they will be worked out. I remember when they didn't want you to have a VCR, but they worked it out and I think for the best. Smart people always get together and work it out."
-- B.B. King,
If these popular artists can see napster as a good way too spread their music and have no problem with it maybe others such as metalica and dr dre, who have help start this court battle can also get over it and move on.