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Art and Music Journey in The Mind

Since there is a time for learning, exercise, and work; there is also certainly a time for ( art and music ) play.

This article was originally posted on October 2019.

Playing for children often involves high energy of imagination and talking to one another.

Talk about high energy, how about the teenagers? What does your daily routine look like?
In schools around the world, do they still teach art and music courses?
It is expected that when you join a band you will learn music. However, there was a time in some elementary and middle schools you had a certain part of class room time to learn about the basic skills of playing a flute.
The same went for art.
It was not until high school you had to start picking specialized courses if you ever wanted to exercise your creative flow in that way during school hours.

The above is a conversational piece with a coffee shop vibe. As you know, conversations by their very nature are meant to be enjoyed. Conversations do not turn into arguments when there is the spirit of enjoying each other’s company.
Some of us have and will continue to enjoy our discussions over art, literature, and music.

Did you know this about art?

There are three classical branches of Art

I hope these interesting facts will show you what is innately known. That the mind can imaginatively see art in everything and make it materialize literally overtime.
Observe the skills required to proficiently create the following branches of art on a professional or occupational level.

Paintings

Shown in office buildings, restaurants, and homes. The owners of these establishments are dressing up their walls to be inviting and warm to set the tone of the environment. The environment is just as important to understanding what the prospective and perceptive clients are looking for; as well as their personality input. For example, a farmer will probably pass over placing huge buildings to decorate the walls in his home. However, an entrepreneur with dreams of owning a building that size just might say “Exactly what I was looking for!” All the while, you will peak the farmer’s interest with people smiling, lakes, and camping scenes. Do you have such skills with a paint brush?

Sculptures

Are 3 dimensional carvings made into stone, wood, and casting metal. It takes a precision of accuracy and patience IMHO like no other in the arts. It is not an easy thing to recover from the mistakes made and can be quite costly. To this day, Michelangelo (see Sistine Chapel) , has to be one of the most renowned Italian sculptures of all time. Though he was commissioned by Pope Julius II to paint the Sistine Chapel, he made clear in history that he is a sculptor more than a painter. Imagine that? All the same, how did this man create all these stone gems to perfection? He possessed the skills of precision accuracy and patience. Do you have such skills?

Architecture

As referenced with the Sistine Chapel, the paintings on the ceiling walls, people travel from all over the world to see them; the architectural structure is no less aesthetically studied in history books from the renaissance period. Do you understand the art and engineering behind designing such buildings?

Then we have the animating performing arts! Often the ones who are not as skilled with stylus tools can find their place in music and theater. This is to make you aware everyone can find their place in exercising creativity. Have you experienced the joy of creating music or dance?

Speaking of Music

In part two of this article we will explore a couple of instruments and thoughts on music. It has been said more than once by this writer, music is one of life’s pleasures. Really, there are many you will tell you it makes life worth living through the good and tough times! Do you agree? I’m confident that the students visiting this website are in agreement with that last sentence.

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A Poem with the flavor of art

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Seeing beauty at times takes a trained eye.
It is more than just looking up at the sky.
Some can take the easy way out by repeating what everyone has said before.
But in order to be original the ability to see beauty has to go beyond the surface of the door.
The face is just a shield.
What’s inside happens to be the true yield.
It often takes insight and training to see beyond such borders to not go along with the established order.
You don’t have to wait until you are older.
Young in age too can find beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 3

Welcome to The Prince and the Pauper 3 Fundamental Reading

Enjoy chapter 3 of this series.

James’ Commentary Opening

Just how many roles do you carry out in a single day?

When I smell homemade cookies in your kitchen, my nose tells me you are a baker.

Children will tell another story of how you bandaged their scrapes and kissed their boo, boos as a doctor.

Friends and coworkers may relate what a brilliant scientist/mechanic you are by using ingenuity to fix appliances and cars.

Just think. You are able to carry out all these roles without wearing the uniform of a chef’s hat or lab coat.

The Prince and the Pauper Fundamental Reading

The Prince and Pauper

Author Mark Twain

Public Domain Literature (Published in 1881-82)

A story that has been told and written over the years about a prince. And a pauper; a very poor person.

Chapter 3 The Prince and the Pauper

Our repast is in the trees.

Another description for food dining is repast.

Tom got up hungry, and sauntered hungry away, but with his thoughts busy with the shadowy splendours of his night’s dreams. He wandered here and there in the city, hardly noticing where he was going, or what was happening around him. People jostled him, and some gave him rough speech; but it was all lost on the musing boy. By-and-by he found himself at Temple Bar, the farthest from home he had ever travelled in that direction. He stopped and considered a moment, then fell into his imaginings again, and passed on outside the walls of London. The Strand had ceased to be a country-road then, and regarded itself as a street, but by a strained construction; for, though there was a tolerably compact row of houses on one side of it, there were only some scattered great buildings on the other, these being palaces of rich nobles, with ample and beautiful grounds stretching to the river—grounds that are now closely packed with grim acres of brick and stone.

Tom discovered Charing Village presently, and rested himself at the beautiful cross built there by a bereaved king of earlier days; then idled down a quiet, lovely road, past the great cardinal’s stately palace, toward a far more mighty and majestic palace beyond—Westminster. Tom stared in glad wonder at the vast pile of masonry, the wide-spreading wings, the frowning bastions and turrets, the huge stone gateway, with its gilded bars and its magnificent array of colossal granite lions, and other the signs and symbols of English royalty. Was the desire of his soul to be satisfied at last? Here, indeed, was a king’s palace. Might he not hope to see a prince now—a prince of flesh and blood, if Heaven were willing?

At each side of the gilded gate stood a living statue—that is to say, an erect and stately and motionless man-at-arms, clad from head to heel in shining steel armour. At a respectful distance were many country folk, and people from the city, waiting for any chance glimpse of royalty that might offer. Splendid carriages, with splendid people in them and splendid servants outside, were arriving and departing by several other noble gateways that pierced the royal enclosure.

Poor little Tom, in his rags, approached, and was moving slowly and timidly past the sentinels, with a beating heart and a rising hope, when all at once he caught sight through the golden bars of a spectacle that almost made him shout for joy. Within was a comely boy, tanned and brown with sturdy outdoor sports and exercises, whose clothing was all of lovely silks and satins, shining with jewels; at his hip a little jewelled sword and dagger; dainty buskins on his feet, with red heels; and on his head a jaunty crimson cap, with drooping plumes fastened with a great sparkling gem. Several gorgeous gentlemen stood near—his servants, without a doubt. Oh! he was a prince—a prince, a living prince, a real prince—without the shadow of a question; and the prayer of the pauper-boy’s heart was answered at last.

Tom’s breath came quick and short with excitement, and his eyes grew big with wonder and delight. Everything gave way in his mind instantly to one desire: that was to get close to the prince, and have a good, devouring look at him. Before he knew what he was about, he had his face against the gate-bars. The next instant one of the soldiers snatched him rudely away, and sent him spinning among the gaping crowd of country gawks and London idlers. The soldier said,—

“Mind thy manners, thou young beggar!”

The crowd jeered and laughed; but the young prince sprang to the gate with his face flushed, and his eyes flashing with indignation, and cried out,—

“How dar’st thou use a poor lad like that? How dar’st thou use the King my father’s meanest subject so? Open the gates, and let him in!”

You should have seen that fickle crowd snatch off their hats then. You should have heard them cheer, and shout, “Long live the Prince of Wales!”

The soldiers presented arms with their halberds, opened the gates, and presented again as the little Prince of Poverty passed in, in his fluttering rags, to join hands with the Prince of Limitless Plenty.

Edward Tudor said—

“Thou lookest tired and hungry: thou’st been treated ill. Come with me.”

Half a dozen attendants sprang forward to—I don’t know what; interfere, no doubt. But they were waved aside with a right royal gesture, and they stopped stock still where they were, like so many statues. Edward took Tom to a rich apartment in the palace, which he called his cabinet. By his command a repast was brought such as Tom had never encountered before except in books. The prince, with princely delicacy and breeding, sent away the servants, so that his humble guest might not be embarrassed by their critical presence; then he sat near by, and asked questions while Tom ate.

“What is thy name, lad?”

“Tom Canty, an’ it please thee, sir.”

“‘Tis an odd one. Where dost live?”

“In the city, please thee, sir. Offal Court, out of Pudding Lane.”

“Offal Court! Truly ’tis another odd one. Hast parents?”

“Parents have I, sir, and a grand-dam likewise that is but indifferently precious to me, God forgive me if it be offence to say it—also twin sisters, Nan and Bet.”

“Then is thy grand-dam not over kind to thee, I take it?”

“Neither to any other is she, so please your worship. She hath a wicked heart, and worketh evil all her days.”

“Doth she mistreat thee?”

“There be times that she stayeth her hand, being asleep or overcome with drink; but when she hath her judgment clear again, she maketh it up to me with goodly beatings.”

A fierce look came into the little prince’s eyes, and he cried out—

“What! Beatings?”

“Oh, indeed, yes, please you, sir.”

“BEATINGS!—and thou so frail and little. Hark ye: before the night come, she shall hie her to the Tower. The King my father”—

“In sooth, you forget, sir, her low degree. The Tower is for the great alone.”

“True, indeed. I had not thought of that. I will consider of her punishment. Is thy father kind to thee?”

“Not more than Gammer Canty, sir.”

“Fathers be alike, mayhap. Mine hath not a doll’s temper. He smiteth with a heavy hand, yet spareth me: he spareth me not always with his tongue, though, sooth to say. How doth thy mother use thee?”

“She is good, sir, and giveth me neither sorrow nor pain of any sort. And Nan and Bet are like to her in this.”

“How old be these?”

“Fifteen, an’ it please you, sir.”

“The Lady Elizabeth, my sister, is fourteen, and the Lady Jane Grey, my cousin, is of mine own age, and comely and gracious withal; but my sister the Lady Mary, with her gloomy mien and—Look you: do thy sisters forbid their servants to smile, lest the sin destroy their souls?”

“They? Oh, dost think, sir, that THEY have servants?”

The little prince contemplated the little pauper gravely a moment, then said—

“And prithee, why not? Who helpeth them undress at night? Who attireth them when they rise?”

“None, sir. Would’st have them take off their garment, and sleep without—like the beasts?”

“Their garment! Have they but one?”

“Ah, good your worship, what would they do with more? Truly they have not two bodies each.”

“It is a quaint and marvellous thought! Thy pardon, I had not meant to laugh. But thy good Nan and thy Bet shall have raiment and lackeys enow, and that soon, too: my cofferer shall look to it. No, thank me not; ’tis nothing. Thou speakest well; thou hast an easy grace in it. Art learned?”

“I know not if I am or not, sir. The good priest that is called Father Andrew taught me, of his kindness, from his books.”

“Know’st thou the Latin?”

“But scantly, sir, I doubt.”

“Learn it, lad: ’tis hard only at first. The Greek is harder; but neither these nor any tongues else, I think, are hard to the Lady Elizabeth and my cousin. Thou should’st hear those damsels at it! But tell me of thy Offal Court. Hast thou a pleasant life there?”

“In truth, yes, so please you, sir, save when one is hungry. There be Punch-and-Judy shows, and monkeys—oh such antic creatures! and so bravely dressed!—and there be plays wherein they that play do shout and fight till all are slain, and ’tis so fine to see, and costeth but a farthing—albeit ’tis main hard to get the farthing, please your worship.”

“Tell me more.”

“We lads of Offal Court do strive against each other with the cudgel, like to the fashion of the ‘prentices, sometimes.”

The prince’s eyes flashed. Said he—

“Marry, that would not I mislike. Tell me more.”

“We strive in races, sir, to see who of us shall be fleetest.”

“That would I like also. Speak on.”

“In summer, sir, we wade and swim in the canals and in the river, and each doth duck his neighbour, and splatter him with water, and dive and shout and tumble and—”

“‘Twould be worth my father’s kingdom but to enjoy it once! Prithee go on.”

“We dance and sing about the Maypole in Cheapside; we play in the sand, each covering his neighbour up; and times we make mud pastry—oh the lovely mud, it hath not its like for delightfulness in all the world!—we do fairly wallow in the mud, sir, saving your worship’s presence.”

“Oh, prithee, say no more, ’tis glorious! If that I could but clothe me in raiment like to thine, and strip my feet, and revel in the mud once, just once, with none to rebuke me or forbid, meseemeth I could forego the crown!”

“And if that I could clothe me once, sweet sir, as thou art clad—just once—”

“Oho, would’st like it? Then so shall it be. Doff thy rags, and don these splendours, lad! It is a brief happiness, but will be not less keen for that. We will have it while we may, and change again before any come to molest.”

A few minutes later the little Prince of Wales was garlanded with Tom’s fluttering odds and ends, and the little Prince of Pauperdom was tricked out in the gaudy plumage of royalty. The two went and stood side by side before a great mirror, and lo, a miracle: there did not seem to have been any change made! They stared at each other, then at the glass, then at each other again. At last the puzzled princeling said—

“What dost thou make of this?”

“Ah, good your worship, require me not to answer. It is not meet that one of my degree should utter the thing.”

“Then will _I_ utter it. Thou hast the same hair, the same eyes, the same voice and manner, the same form and stature, the same face and countenance that I bear. Fared we forth naked, there is none could say which was you, and which the Prince of Wales. And, now that I am clothed as thou wert clothed, it seemeth I should be able the more nearly to feel as thou didst when the brute soldier—Hark ye, is not this a bruise upon your hand?”

“Yes; but it is a slight thing, and your worship knoweth that the poor man-at-arms—”

“Peace! It was a shameful thing and a cruel!” cried the little prince, stamping his bare foot. “If the King—Stir not a step till I come again! It is a command!”

In a moment he had snatched up and put away an article of national importance that lay upon a table, and was out at the door and flying through the palace grounds in his bannered rags, with a hot face and glowing eyes. As soon as he reached the great gate, he seized the bars, and tried to shake them, shouting—

“Open! Unbar the gates!”

The soldier that had maltreated Tom obeyed promptly; and as the prince burst through the portal, half-smothered with royal wrath, the soldier fetched him a sounding box on the ear that sent him whirling to the roadway, and said—

“Take that, thou beggar’s spawn, for what thou got’st me from his Highness!”

The crowd roared with laughter. The prince picked himself out of the mud, and made fiercely at the sentry, shouting—

“I am the Prince of Wales, my person is sacred; and thou shalt hang for laying thy hand upon me!”

The soldier brought his halberd to a present-arms and said mockingly—

“I salute your gracious Highness.” Then angrily—”Be off, thou crazy rubbish!”

Here the jeering crowd closed round the poor little prince, and hustled him far down the road, hooting him, and shouting—

“Way for his Royal Highness! Way for the Prince of Wales!”

The Prince and the Pauper Fundamental Reading 3

People to Remember

Can you imagine the beautiful rooms and furniture?
Edward Tudor
Lady Elizabeth
Lady Jane Grey
Lady Mary

Allow me to Share a Thought

Mark Twain talked with people of different religious and political persuasion. He was courageous in pointing out the ills of society in his writings.

Until next time: Remember, if you read something that improves your life for the better, it becomes your reality.

The Prince and the Pauper Fundamental Reading – Turn the page to Chapter 4

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Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 2

Welcome to The Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 2

This was originally posted on April 15, 2019 – Jame (Writer & podcaster)

Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 2

This is a new way of looking at Mark Twain ‘s timeless classic. Take each chapter at time to learn something new.

James’ Commentary Opening

A child is born with a heart of gold; poets, songwriters, and sages have pondered according to each gifted style of speaking and writing statements.

When that child is born, whether the parents had prepared for the child’s arrival, or the child’s announcement turned out to be a surprise, surprise; the mother and father realize (the privileged responsibility) it is up to them to keep that child’s heart in a gold (innocent) state.

Whatever the environment may be, from the poor to the rich, we can see early on what the child’s personality is growing towards; how brightly the child’s heart will continue to shine.

The Prince and the Pauper Fundamental Reading

The Prince and Pauper

Author Mark Twain

Public Domain Literature (Published in 1881-82)

A story that has been told and written over the years about a prince. And a pauper; a very poor person.

Chapter 2 The Prince and the Pauper

Did you know mendicancy is the practice of begging for money or food in the streets?

Let us skip a number of years.

London was fifteen hundred years old, and was a great town—for that day. It had a hundred thousand inhabitants—some think double as many. The streets were very narrow, and crooked, and dirty, especially in the part where Tom Canty lived, which was not far from London Bridge. The houses were of wood, with the second story projecting over the first, and the third sticking its elbows out beyond the second. The higher the houses grew, the broader they grew. They were skeletons of strong criss-cross beams, with solid material between, coated with plaster. The beams were painted red or blue or black, according to the owner’s taste, and this gave the houses a very picturesque look. The windows were small, glazed with little diamond-shaped panes, and they opened outward, on hinges, like doors.

The house which Tom’s father lived in was up a foul little pocket called Offal Court, out of Pudding Lane. It was small, decayed, and rickety, but it was packed full of wretchedly poor families. Canty’s tribe occupied a room on the third floor. The mother and father had a sort of bedstead in the corner; but Tom, his grandmother, and his two sisters, Bet and Nan, were not restricted—they had all the floor to themselves, and might sleep where they chose. There were the remains of a blanket or two, and some bundles of ancient and dirty straw, but these could not rightly be called beds, for they were not organised; they were kicked into a general pile, mornings, and selections made from the mass at night, for service.

Bet and Nan were fifteen years old—twins. They were good-hearted girls, unclean, clothed in rags, and profoundly ignorant. Their mother was like them. But the father and the grandmother were a couple of fiends. They got drunk whenever they could; then they fought each other or anybody else who came in the way; they cursed and swore always, drunk or sober; John Canty was a thief, and his mother a beggar. They made beggars of the children, but failed to make thieves of them. Among, but not of, the dreadful rabble that inhabited the house, was a good old priest whom the King had turned out of house and home with a pension of a few farthings, and he used to get the children aside and teach them right ways secretly. Father Andrew also taught Tom a little Latin, and how to read and write; and would have done the same with the girls, but they were afraid of the jeers of their friends, who could not have endured such a queer accomplishment in them.

All Offal Court was just such another hive as Canty’s house. Drunkenness, riot and brawling were the order, there, every night and nearly all night long. Broken heads were as common as hunger in that place. Yet little Tom was not unhappy. He had a hard time of it, but did not know it. It was the sort of time that all the Offal Court boys had, therefore he supposed it was the correct and comfortable thing. When he came home empty-handed at night, he knew his father would curse him and thrash him first, and that when he was done the awful grandmother would do it all over again and improve on it; and that away in the night his starving mother would slip to him stealthily with any miserable scrap or crust she had been able to save for him by going hungry herself, notwithstanding she was often caught in that sort of treason and soundly beaten for it by her husband.

No, Tom’s life went along well enough, especially in summer. He only begged just enough to save himself, for the laws against mendicancy were stringent, and the penalties heavy; so he put in a good deal of his time listening to good Father Andrew’s charming old tales and legends about giants and fairies, dwarfs and genii, and enchanted castles, and gorgeous kings and princes. His head grew to be full of these wonderful things, and many a night as he lay in the dark on his scant and offensive straw, tired, hungry, and smarting from a thrashing, he unleashed his imagination and soon forgot his aches and pains in delicious picturings to himself of the charmed life of a petted prince in a regal palace. One desire came in time to haunt him day and night: it was to see a real prince, with his own eyes. He spoke of it once to some of his Offal Court comrades; but they jeered him and scoffed him so unmercifully that he was glad to keep his dream to himself after that.

He often read the priest’s old books and got him to explain and enlarge upon them. His dreamings and readings worked certain changes in him, by- and-by. His dream-people were so fine that he grew to lament his shabby clothing and his dirt, and to wish to be clean and better clad. He went on playing in the mud just the same, and enjoying it, too; but, instead of splashing around in the Thames solely for the fun of it, he began to find an added value in it because of the washings and cleansings it afforded.

Tom could always find something going on around the Maypole in Cheapside, and at the fairs; and now and then he and the rest of London had a chance to see a military parade when some famous unfortunate was carried prisoner to the Tower, by land or boat. One summer’s day he saw poor Anne Askew and three men burned at the stake in Smithfield, and heard an ex- Bishop preach a sermon to them which did not interest him. Yes, Tom’s life was varied and pleasant enough, on the whole.

By-and-by Tom’s reading and dreaming about princely life wrought such a strong effect upon him that he began to ACT the prince, unconsciously. His speech and manners became curiously ceremonious and courtly, to the vast admiration and amusement of his intimates. But Tom’s influence among these young people began to grow now, day by day; and in time he came to be looked up to, by them, with a sort of wondering awe, as a superior being. He seemed to know so much! and he could do and say such marvellous things! and withal, he was so deep and wise! Tom’s remarks, and Tom’s performances, were reported by the boys to their elders; and these, also, presently began to discuss Tom Canty, and to regard him as a most gifted and extraordinary creature. Full-grown people brought their perplexities to Tom for solution, and were often astonished at the wit and wisdom of his decisions. In fact he was become a hero to all who knew him except his own family—these, only, saw nothing in him.

Privately, after a while, Tom organised a royal court! He was the prince; his special comrades were guards, chamberlains, equerries, lords and ladies in waiting, and the royal family. Daily the mock prince was received with elaborate ceremonials borrowed by Tom from his romantic readings; daily the great affairs of the mimic kingdom were discussed in the royal council, and daily his mimic highness issued decrees to his imaginary armies, navies, and viceroyalties.

After which, he would go forth in his rags and beg a few farthings, eat his poor crust, take his customary cuffs and abuse, and then stretch himself upon his handful of foul straw, and resume his empty grandeurs in his dreams.

And still his desire to look just once upon a real prince, in the flesh, grew upon him, day by day, and week by week, until at last it absorbed all other desires, and became the one passion of his life.

One January day, on his usual begging tour, he tramped despondently up and down the region round about Mincing Lane and Little East Cheap, hour after hour, bare-footed and cold, looking in at cook-shop windows and longing for the dreadful pork-pies and other deadly inventions displayed there—for to him these were dainties fit for the angels; that is, judging by the smell, they were—for it had never been his good luck to own and eat one. There was a cold drizzle of rain; the atmosphere was murky; it was a melancholy day. At night Tom reached home so wet and tired and hungry that it was not possible for his father and grandmother to observe his forlorn condition and not be moved—after their fashion; wherefore they gave him a brisk cuffing at once and sent him to bed. For a long time his pain and hunger, and the swearing and fighting going on in the building, kept him awake; but at last his thoughts drifted away to far, romantic lands, and he fell asleep in the company of jewelled and gilded princelings who live in vast palaces, and had servants salaaming before them or flying to execute their orders. And then, as usual, he dreamed that HE was a princeling himself.

All night long the glories of his royal estate shone upon him; he moved among great lords and ladies, in a blaze of light, breathing perfumes, drinking in delicious music, and answering the reverent obeisances of the glittering throng as it parted to make way for him, with here a smile, and there a nod of his princely head.

And when he awoke in the morning and looked upon the wretchedness about him, his dream had had its usual effect—it had intensified the sordidness of his surroundings a thousandfold. Then came bitterness, and heart-break, and tears.

The Prince and the Pauper Profound Reading 2

People to Remember

“Where did Tom and his family live?”
Tom Canty
Bet
Nan
Father Andrew

Allow me to Share a Thought

Mark Twain was a humorist. Which  means he used his writing craft to motivate you into laughing at life’s situations. His sense of humor at that time shows us the value of a light-hearted, or in some cases well-intentioned, amusing thought.

Until next time: Remember, if you read something that improves your life for the better, it becomes your reality.

The Prince and the Pauper Fundamental Reading – Turn the page to Chapter 3

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6.24 Billion Visa and Mastercard Class Action Settlement

6.24 Billion Visa and Mastercard Class Action Settlement.

This Article was repaired or refurbished on March 10, 2020. It was originally posted on April 17, 2019 Check the site archive.today for verification of pocbooks.com online presence.

Dear Perceptive Readers, This is going to be as succinct an article, as possible by me, for you professionals who want to understand the Visa and Mastercard Action Settlement. You may also want to register this as ethical business practices as well.

These 4 questions will be covered

What is a Class Action Settlement?
Did Visa and MasterCard break any laws?
Were you cheated or your rights violated?
Where can you find out more on how to proceed?
Read This Section on Ethics

To prepare your perceptive mind to make a balance decision on this business matter, read and listen to Ethics A and Ethics B

Ethics A) “Ethics: The field of ethics (or moral philosophy) involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Philosophers today usually divide ethical theories into three general subject areas: metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Metaethics investigates where our ethical principles come from, and what they mean. Are they merely social inventions? Do they involve more than expressions of our individual emotions? Metaethical answers to these questions focus on the issues of universal truths, the will of God, the role of reason in ethical judgments, and the meaning of ethical terms themselves.” –https://www.iep.utm.edu/ethics/

Ethics B) Do you Understand Communication Ethics Principles? (Video)

VISA AND MASTERCARD CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

6.24 Billion Visa and Mastercard Class Action Settlement

This is a proposed $5.54–$6.24 billion settlement to provide payments to merchants who accepted Visa and Mastercard at any time from January 1, 2004.

1) What is a Class Action Settlement?

A class action is a procedural device that permits one or more plaintiffs to file and prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group, or “class”. – Cornell Law School – https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/class_action

Just One Example: You own a business, as the innocent plaintiff, that has been hurt by another company’s business practices that violated/broke the law, now the defendant, in their dealings/transactions with you. Your fellow merchants, whether in the same location or country-wide experienced the same treatment.

This is what your experience/complaint results in: “ In a class action, people or businesses sue not only for themselves, but also on behalf of other people or businesses with similar legal claims and interests. Together all of these people or businesses with similar claims and interests form a class, and are class members.”

2) Did Visa and Mastercard break any laws?

This lawsuit is principally about the interchange fees attributable to merchants that accepted Visa or Mastercard credit or debit cards between January 1, 2004 and January 25, 2019, and Visa’s and Mastercard’s rules for merchants that have accepted those cards.

The Rule 23(b)(3) Class Plaintiffs claim that…

3) Were you cheated or your rights violated?

Rule 23(b)(3) Class Plaintiffs claim that Visa & Master Card its respective member banks, including the Bank Defendants violated the law(s) by carrying out the following practice(s):

Violated the law because they set interchange fees.

*They imposed and enforced rules that limited merchants from steering their customers to other payment methods. (E.g no-surcharge rules, no-discounting rules, honor-all-cards rules)

*Conspired together about some of the business practices challenged
• They continued in those activities despite the fact that Visa changed its corporate structure and became a publicly owned corporation after this case was filed.
• Conduct caused the merchants to pay excessive interchange fees
“The Defendants say they have done nothing wrong. They claim their business practices are legal, justified, the result of independent competition and have benefitted merchants and consumers.”
4) Where can you find out more on how to proceed?
Current Status
On January 24, 2019 the Court granted preliminary approval to the settlement filed on September 18, 2018. The Order is available
How do I ask for money from this settlement?
You must file a valid claim to get money from this Settlement. If the Court finally approves the settlement, and you do not exclude yourself from the Rule 23(b)(3) Settlement Class, you will receive a claim form in the mail or by email. If you do not receive a claim form and/or are not sure whether you are part of this settlement, contact the Class Administrator:
Call the toll-free number: 1-800-625-6440
Write to: Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement, P.O. Box 2530, Portland, OR 97208-2530
Email: [email protected]
Concluding Information
This information is provided to you as an FYI. I very much realize how intelligent you readers are here. Yet, as has been stated, at times the thoroughness of documents made for taxes, court cases, and contracts can be a bit overwhelming for the best of us. Especially with people who have the creative mindset. Though you create complex music and art in general, you like to keep things simple, clean, and honest when it comes to business and professional matters. In general, most people wish such things of this nature could be so simple. All the same, this information is not to tell you what to do, but give you some idea on what it is about. – Regards, J.

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African Grey Parrot Home with Shira

African Grey Parrot Home with Shira

Over the years, we have discussed dogs, horses, and even the cats who ignore us on this website. Now we have the opportunity to talk about the African Grey Parrot.

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This article came about via conversation with Shira, an animal lover. Notice what she shares with us in the sub-heading, A Warm Temperament Needed
The African Grey Parrot

These birds are intelligent with a distinct red tail. They can learn a vocabulary of over 1,500 words. You never have to carry on a conversation with yourself again. An interesting point is the price cost for the African Grey; which ranges from the mid hundreds in US currency to thousands of dollars. Take a look at the photos below of this beautiful bird.
Shira’s Family Member

Shira is one human that loves animals. She takes great care in knowing how to treat the animals in her care. With that being said, she also has a Great Dane in the family in addition to Bella (African Grey). How do her children get along you might wonder?

Gratefully, we have Shira to tell us about this family arrangement with insightful notes to keep in mind when you are looking to develop a friendship with these birds.

A Warm Temperament Needed

Shira tells us the following experience with the bird’s temperament.

Bella is very calm.. when she is in her cage, it’s her home and does NOT want to be bothered. We let her come to us. She will warn you by making a quick scratch with her foot to her face and a squeak. Bella does bite if you push to hold her. Enough to draw blood; but as a warning, she does not like what you are trying to do. She will come out on her own time. When Bella flies she lands on the floor and explores.

She loves the vacuum cleaner and hanging upside down from the door frame. If you are sitting on the floor and doing something, she will come out to see what you’re doing. Very curious; while always watching and listening to everyone and everything around her. She loves drinking out of coffee cups and mimics like sounds that are often made in the house.

She says things in a man’s voice as well as women’s voice. Bella will mimic your voice if your around enough. Lots of sounds Including a super loud alarm clock beeping. 6 am, every morning. lol. Bird chirps (mimics my little kiwi, a female lovebird.)A microwave beeping and many more noises and sounds.

Her previous owner was an elderly women who she adored. Bigger parrots are generally a one person, one gender owner. She took to me so when she is out and about exploring, she will step up on my arm with no complaints.
The (Bella) African Grey Parrot Diet

As for what I feed her? There is a special blend of parrot food that is brightly colored and almost reminds me of Trix cereal. Her all time favorite, although, is sunflower seeds

Shira, what are your insights for anyone looking to purchase or adopt one of these magnificent birds of creation?

If someone is looking to adopt a beautiful exotic large parrot, I recommend mainly patience. The best way I can describe bringing one into your family is they are like abused animals. When you adopt an animal that has been abused, they are frightened, skittish, and on edge. The more you have patience and show them love; the more they will come around. Same as parrots. Let them come to you. Take the time to feed and love them; talk to them… like you would a dog that has been abused… they are extremely smart. I’ve also raised macaws and small birds and parrots.
Thank You Shira and Bella

The Product of Culture website gives a heartfelt thanks to Bella, who this time desired Shira to do all the talking in this interview. Have you come to the conclusion that it is a wonderful thing they have found one another? Once again, thank you Shira for all these tips on how to take care of the African Grey Parrot.

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Profound Reading on Mark Twain Classic

Welcome to Profound Reading on a Mark Twain Classic.

James’ Commentary Opening

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If you possessed Kingly riches, where your coffers will never be empty during your lifetime, how would you use the abundance of funds at your fingertips?
Untold billions viewed money throughout history as being a source of power. Would you disagree with such an assessment?
Whether you would or not, the strong desire to acquire money and power have at times changed people personalities.
However, the wise men and women who possess both realize it is vital for them never to lose their humanity.
Humanity is synonymous with compassion, sympathy, and understanding.

Profound Reading on Mark Twain Classic
The Prince and Pauper
Author Mark Twain
Public Domain Literature (Published in 1881-82)

A story that has been told and written over the years about a prince. And a pauper; a very poor person.
In some classes, it has been considered required reading in abridged or whole form for decades.

You may find this classic story resonates with you as it once did a young lad; so much so, that the lad still recalls a heartfelt lesson learned by both the prince and the pauper. What effect did their experience have upon them?

For the rest of the summer, this literature classic will be posted in sections here for your RSS feed & Perceptive Readers subscribers.
By the way, I will also travel with you by reading this scholastic classic for fun damental reading. Smile

Be informed of this significant note. The English and vocabulary in the Prince and the Pauper consist of archaic (Outdated) phrases and idioms – expressions, dialect, or style of speaking in culture or time period. Today, writers rarely use Mark Twain’s storytelling style; if ever.
I will do the legwork for you in some cases by providing the definition or idiom meaning in aesthetically pleasing ways. The Product of Culture website is pleased to bring you this Mark Twain’s classic: The Prince and the Pauper

Chapter 1 The Prince and the Pauper
Word Meanings: Did you know gay in its original first form of usage meant happiness and cheerfulness?

Let us begin:

In the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty, who did not want him. On the same day another English child was born to a rich family of the name of Tudor, who did want him. All England wanted him too. England had so longed for him, and hoped for him, and prayed God for him, that, now that he was really come, the people went nearly mad for joy. Mere acquaintances hugged and kissed each other and cried.

Everybody took a holiday, and high and low, rich and poor, feasted and danced and sang, and got very mellow; and they kept this up for days and nights together. By day, London was a sight to see, with gay banners waving from every balcony and housetop, and splendid pageants marching along.

By night, it was again a sight to see, with its great bonfires at every corner, and its troops of revellers making merry around them. There was no talk in all England but of the new baby, Edward Tudor, Prince of Wales, who lay lapped in silks and satins, unconscious of all this fuss, and not knowing that great lords and ladies were tending him and watching over him—and not caring, either. But there was no talk about the other baby, Tom Canty, lapped in his poor rags, except among the family of paupers whom he had just come to trouble with his presence.

People to Remember
“Think about their names and station in life.”
Tom Canty
Edward Tudor

Allow me to Share a Thought
The English and vocabulary in the Prince and the Pauper consist of archaic (outdated) phrases and idioms (expressions, dialect, or style of speaking in culture or time period). Today, writers rarely use Mark Twain’s story telling style; if ever.

Until next time: remember, if you read something that improves your life for the better, it becomes your reality. Turn the page 2 on Profound Reading on Mark Twain Classic

Profound Reading on Mark Twain’s Classic
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Star Trek a Gene Roddenberry Vision Part 2

Star Trek a Gene Roddenberry Vision Part 2

Star Trek points to a time when reason and communicated good thoughts have won over the opposing forces of the two.

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As the Perceptive Readers e-mail subscribers here are aware, a couple of times a year, I write a longer blog article that could be placed in a personal journal (for the gentlemen) or diary (for the ladies).
Gene Roddenberry’s Writing Presents a Problem

Gene Roddenberry was a creative visionary. Would anyone disagree with that statement?
In his original 1965 Star Trek pilot introduction, he explained how the networks were in love with westerns. You will find this to be an accurate observation from the sixties. Just talk to an aunt or uncle. Oh I forgot, you may need to talk with Grandma and Grandpa. So even though the networks were looking for westerns, Mr. Roddenberry gave them so much more!
Still, here is the question. Did the networks appreciate the unique gift to the world of entertainment, which would also be migrated to books?
Everyone can get the answer here:

“The Cage” – Star Trek Original Pilot – Gene Roddenberry Intro!
VIDEO

Gene Roddenberry’s Writing Shows “We Get It”

After viewing the documentary pilot for Star Trek, you were able to hear with your own ears Mr. Roddenberry point out the following concerns the show’s effect would be on the society at that time.

No smoking characters
A crew alien member designed to look like audiences perception of the devil
Women in command roles with high IQs
Mixed skin colors (White, Black, Asian, etc ) working together and in romance

Are you one in the frame of mind as feeling, “The networks concerns were based on ignorance and fear”?

All the same, what did Gene Roddenberry report about the letters he received in feedback on the show?

What is our observable outcome?

Star Trek Original Seasons

  • First Season 29 Episodes 1966 -1967
  • Second Season 26 Episodes 1967- 1968
  • Third Season 24 Episodes 1968- 1969

Star Trek Original Movies

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Director Robert Wise
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Director Nicholas Meyer
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Director Leonard Nimoy
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Director William Shatner
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Director Nicholas Meyer

Is There One in Your Life or in You?

Is there a Gene Roddenberry in you? Or what about one of his characters in the original series?

Personalities who get the sense of this, a respect for others, get it; when it comes to Star Trek. And no, this does not mean our idiosyncrasies do not cause conflicts with others at times.

But, when you sit back and think about what is happening, whether it be by some internal or external strife, your reasoning ability can identify the problem.

Take the problems that have occurred with different tribes and caste systems, if you will? Or; two individuals who do not see eye to eye.

What has happened even with good friends who were closer than brothers when they did not find where the hurtful problem was residing and how to ethically resolve it?

Ah, what was going through Gene’s mind when he created Day of the Dove?

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Expressions Abstract Art and Colors

Expressions Abstract Art and Colors

Expressions through Abstract Art and Color will lighten up not only museums but also places of residence. Colors provoke emotions in us humans.

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Reader: Why does he always bring up the word humans?

Blogger response: Humans have a heart of sensitivity and love to appreciate people and culture. Since you are a regular reader here, are you not this type of human?

Okay, back to “Colors provoke emotions in YOU.”

This is a wonderful gift we have in life. Look at a flower right now. Even if you are presently sitting in a comfy chair with no flowers around, I’m very sure you can pull up a jpg of a flower on your electronic device.
Okay, let me help by providing you with this one. You knew I would do this for you; didn’t you?

What emotions were or are provoked in you? Well, I tell you now, I see beautiful, totally beautiful. Don’t you too? Could you imagine anyone having anything negative to say about this beautiful wild orchid blossom?
There you have it, the positive influence of color.

Colors in Abstract Art

Let us talk about Abstract art. Abstract art uses color in a way that does not always have a point of reference. For example, one person may look at a masterpiece of abstract art and see a form of a human, yet the artist is/was not limited to the body’s real proportion sizes. The shapes and forms may be readily seen and understood, or not. But here is the point. Abstract art is enigmatic at times; however, you often see the imaginations free use of colors in various shapes and forms.

Interviewing an Artist

I had a chance to talk with an abstract artist. Tracey B. is an empathetic person who is highly respected by the people she works with and manages. Since she is constantly giving out instruction and encouragement to others, what is something that gives her joy in and of itself? You know; personal time.

Autumn River by Tracey B.

Tracey’s face lights up as she relates how from an early age she loves expressing herself through art.
Her artistic tool of choice is Acrylic paint. Tracey explained to me all about the consistencies of Acrylic paint, and for the sake of refreshing my thoughts on what Tracey explained to me in detail on the subject, I went to Wikipedia. Will this information also help you?

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels, media, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with other media.-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylic_paint

Tracey according to her experience says acrylic paints are inexpensive and easy to work with.

Tracey’s Expressions through Art and Colors

Tracey loves colors! All kinds of colors! She expresses herself through color and different mediums. Pastel, nail polish and even glitter glue; to name a few.

One thing we continue to see in culture is how people express themselves; for example, musicians sing and artists paint. Imagine for a moment if someone like Tracey didn’t have this way of expressing her heart. Would she still be the same person people love to spend time with at play and work? Yes, most people would still enjoy her company.
All the same, this additional question comes to mind.

Presented in this article is a small gallery of work from Tracey. She has a lot of paintings. But you know how this Product of Culture website appreciate authenticity:
“Please share which paintings have meant the most to you throughout your life?”
Tracey’s reply: “These are the ones I made some time back when I was going through a lot of transitions in my life.”

Tracey overcame obstacles that some of the readers may be able to discern in her artwork.

Just how much more Tracey’s personality is alive because she is able to express this God given artistic talent in personal time?

Keep this in mind, one of the joys of culture and life is how these different God-given talents may move us to take time out alone. Then, when such ones have stretched their petals of imagination, they return to share and beautify the whole community.

Everyone has a gift to share with others to make them happy. Let us continue to be appreciative of one another. Yes, culture is like an infinite museum you never want to leave, but you are still very happy because you can return again and again.

WILD ORCHID BLOSSOM

Remember the wild orchid blossom (Marie Digby painting now featured) near the beginning of this article? I will wait for you to take a look at it one more time. Now remember how the colors of this flower filled you with positive feelings. Take this feeling with you whether you are a skilled painter, or skilled in many of the enthralling occupations and hobbies in life. One thing is for certain; we experience life through colors so let us continue to look at all colors of expression for the value they can provide us in art, in life, and with a genuine smile.

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Kina Grannis Birds Shinning

Hi Perceptive Readers and music lovers; I hope this Kina Grannis Birds Shinning article will find you well or even super today! If you are not feeling as bright as you would like, then it is my wish to share with you something to lift your spirits.

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What a title huh? I first thought of two other titles before the one you clicked on to arrive here.
Kina Grannis 360
Kina Grannis Birds Singing

Then eureka! Kina Grannis Birds Shinning.
Kina seems to always be looking up to these delicate and strong creatures. Flying free in the air. Did you see the Songbird BTS video she made. Well, if not, here is one of the reasons for the post. It is to share Kina Grannis special Behind the Songs videos.

Before all the annual archiving, remember there are hundreds of more articles that are no longer on pocbooks.com. I used to write quite a bit on Kina Grannis’ career. In some ways, I looked at myself as a number 1 journalist (writer; as I continued to hone my skills) for this lady’s sweet bird song voice & musical interlude.

In addition, as you have heard me state this before:

“Over the years, this writer’s experience dealt in the relating of facts in real life scenarios and technology. When I placed the Product of Culture Brand aka POCBOOKS.com online back in 2010, it fulfilled my desire to share “Fictional Books of Another Kind.” Which allowed me to share the fun stories to the public that required you to think all the same.

In addition to the above, there are musicians mutually followed on social media at one time or another; in the process, I wrote articles and events about their music. It not only honed my skills as a writer but also as a podcaster. Still, the top reason is because I appreciate their God given talents. You will appreciate why Kina Grannis’ singing voice is appreciated by large audiences.”

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Chrissy Costanza Article Highlights 2016 to 2019

Chrissy Costanza Article Highlights 2016-2019

This Article was repaired or refurbished on February 21, 2020. It was originally posted on July 7, 2019 Check the site archive.today for verification of pocbooks.com online presence. The videos that were highlighted in this article can still be listened to at Against the Current Music Channels. atcofficial.com

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8e5KINh_MT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Photography Instagram By Baeth

Dear Perceptive Readers, Music Connoisseurs, and Chrissy Costanza Article Highlights; welcome.

*Special Note: During the archives process music videos have been removed. Enjoy! However, there will still be one highlighted video for you below! Also check out Chrissy Costanza and Rocksound

Note – I normally make a practice of writing more than 10 -12 articles and events before placing some of them in the archives. With Chrissy Costanza’s ATC band articles, I made the decision to adjust this early on making of articles volume. (Reference past 2 years in your Google searches)

Yes, this is a popular page. Or should I say, it was a popular page before the website rebuild on May 7, 2019.
Along with what is posted, It had brand modeling merchandise images from ATC and Chrissy Costanza. This article is still a nice place holder example for photographers who may/will work with them in the future. And if you want to contact me directly to post your awesome photoshoot work on them, I would be happy to get back with you within 24 hours to give you a time frame of when I can update posts like this further. Look at it as a guest post, if you will; where you will be given full credit for your work. – James (Writer & podcaster at pocbooks.com)

Chrissy Costanza Thinker, Beauty, Rocker!

Published by James Lynch on December 16, 2017

CHRISSY COSTANZA THE ROCKING VOICE OF ATC

Chrissy Costanza, since the group’s beginnings, is proud to say “I am the voice of the band Against the Current.”
In this feature, the Product of Culture Website will show you why these twenty-two years of age singer is something special in the music industry.
From singing, to fitness, to beauty tips and the way youthful vigor is not just in her athletic performances, but also in her mind’s ability to express what is really on her mind.
Chrissy honestly feels she figuratively lives and breathes music. So as she takes in the air along with the rhythms of the universe, like a growing plant’s photosynthesis process, she exhales musical creations. Like as oxygen gives and maintains life for others, when you listen to Chrissy’s die-hard fans comment on her music, you quickly ascertain they also feel her songs have saved them in a similar way that air is life-giving to us.
She not only identifies with the younger generation but she also periodically places well thought-out reflective writings on society and how they feel about it. Notice this statement on Social Media from her: She loves animals as you can see.

Floof pic.twitter.com/lLbYeUo2xB
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) March 9, 2018

She at times in a no-nonsense way will “cut to the chase.” If you get the opportunity to read at least one of her journal writings or a candid interview from the past year, you may appreciate that even though she states, ‘sometimes my mind gets cluttered by all of my thoughts and little interests;’ Chrissy is very much a thinking and reasoning person. Just don’t come with some inconsiderate, purposely making assumptions to cause trouble or be mean, nonsense (chuckle).

411 Topics: Chrissy Costanza – Chrissy Costanza Article Highlights

When you have questions like who’s who in your band? Who does your makeup? I heard she writes, but where? Or even when a person says, look I’m here for the music, where is ATC’s next rock concert? Then there are answers for the true-blue fans as well.

Band Members
Against The Current (often abbreviated as ATC) is an American pop rock band based in Poughkeepsie, New York, and formed in 2011. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri. – Against the Current Wikipedia
Chrissy Costanza has an exceptional voice quality that can sing hard rock and some of the softest ballads meant for ballroom dancing, if you will, in my opinion. If you have not heard this side of Chrissy and Against the Current, as a whole, the Product of Culture website is spotlighting several videos near the end of this article in order to give you the scope of what this band provides in entertainment and professionalism.

Writings

As mentioned at the start of this article, Chrissy is a bright young lady who enjoys writing when her busy schedule allows times for it. She possesses a connoisseur’s like taste in language. Oh, in due time, she could be an editor for a fortune 500 company. You will never worry about the company’s final memo draft or public statements giving the wrong impression by typos again. (Chuckle)
Here is a link to one of her blog articles “THE ULTIMATE VEGAN BURGER”

You should also check out her interviews on Rock Sound.
AGAINST THE CURRENT’S CHRISSY COSTANZA: “THERE IS POWER IN FAILURE, AND I’D LIKE TO STOP WASTING IT”
https://www.rocksound.tv/features/read/against-the-currents-chrissy-costanza-there-is-power-in-failure-and-id-like

Tours

ATC have completed the “In Our Bones World Tour,” but you can still be aware of future band trips by going to the official website. http://www.atcofficial.com/tour/
Beauty Aids and TipsWhen fans comment on Chrissy Costanza’s beauty; the ladies sometimes inquire about her beauty secrets. Secrets that Chrissy is more than happy to share with others so they can look their best as they enjoy a night on the town! Or at the movies. Note this interesting video on skincare (For Girls & Guys)

ON TOUR: Skincare (For Girls & Guys)- Over 184,000 Views

CHRISSY COSTANZA HIGHLIGHTS PROJECT 3

Notes here
Chrissy Constanza (Against the Current) has been creating, posing for contests, touring and working with photographers .

In the continuation of showing Chrissy projects during her touring months with Against the Current, here is a throwback to one of her interviews
Notice Chrissy’s answers to the questions __ asked about:

Who
What
When
And hear Chrissy’s (A Cappella Style) voice! You are in for a treat; like a fine Burgundy.
RARE INTERVIEW WITH DPHUE

Against The Current: I Like The Way (OFFICIAL AUDIO) Over 430,900 views/listens

Social Media Requests from Chrissy Costanza

Question: would you guys (honestly, you can say no if you don’t care) like to see a video (or a series of videos) about how I’m learning Japanese, tips for getting started, what resources I use to learn, etc? I get a lotta questions about it so a video might be easier.
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) December 14, 2017

WORLDS 2017
MAKING OF LEGENDS NEVER DIE |(OVER 2,600,700 VIEWS)

Let Me Love You” – Justin Bieber // DJ Snake (Alex Goot, ATC, Kurt Schneider) – Over 3,300,000

CHRISSY COSTANZA HIGHLIGHTS PROJECT 2

Special Notes Also Applies here
Chrissy Constanza is the lead singer of ATC (Against the Current). Along with Chrissy’s singing career, she advances her fitness and commercial modeling skills by collaborating with others in their photography field of expertise.

The Against the Current lead singer showcases her portfolio by working with these photography technicians like the following:

ELLIOT INGHAM Instagram.com/elliottxingham
BAETH Instagram.com/baeth
Hair By GIULIANA FRANCESCA CORBOSIERO
Jackjunk – Instagram.com/jackjunk

In the two gallery sections you will experience a sampling of Chrissy’s photo shoot results from the three photographers with creative experience. You will also have the opportunity to really tune into Against the Current’s unique band personality and singing.

Chrissy Costanza Fitness and Commercial Modeling Style

Elliot Ingham
baeth
Jackpunk
Chrissy Costanza’s shiny bangs/locks by giulianacorbosiero – Giuliana Francesca Corbosiero
CHRISSY COSTANZA 2018 SINGS AGAINST THE CURRENT

Published on May 13, 2018

This website went through a rebuild May 7, 2019. If you find an item that needs to be updated please contact me via e-mail: author @ pocbooks.com. Thank you. – James

Chrissy Costanza 2018 Sings Against the Current

The perceptive music lovers here are most likely interested in knowing about Chrissy Costanza’s taste in music and what to expect from the group, Against the Current, as a whole.The “whole” meaning, due to the reasons a band’s songs can be just as multifaceted as the individual musicians. How will these talents be utilized in the album creation process? Additionally, are these attractive band members surpassing skin deepness of thought; along with a mind of keen insights that will be heard in the music?

This article will provide the answers to the questions mentioned above mostly from Chrissy Costanza’s perspective because she is the lead singer. Since this role often makes her spokesman for the band; and yet, you still see the team harmony of Dan Gow, Will Ferri, and Chrissy Costanza where they root for one another. Endearingly realizing they are on the same love boat of music; as well as it should be.

Chrissy Costanza 2018 Sings AGAINST THE CURRENT – See New Merchandise

2018 ATC NEW MUSIC
We are going to start with ATC’s new sounds for 2018. Why? Because ATC has an abundance of music(videos) & show performances in addition to interviews throughout this year. With that said, it will make it easier for some of you readers to save this web page in your browser’s favorites to get the latest videos that will be updated monthly. You will know the article has been updated by a statement in green or purple (to stand out) near the top of this article.
Strolling and Grooving with ATC in 2018

  • Almost Forgot [OFFICIAL AUDIO] Strangers Again [OFFICIAL AUDIO]
  • Against The Current: Strangers Again [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Chrissy Costanza Places her DNA in Songs

Chrissy is very serious about the effect of music in her. To onlookers It seems like she places her very essence of who she is as a person in the songs ATC creates.
Chrissy Costanza: ‘I am the voice of the band Against the Current. I live and breathe music. But sometimes, my mind gets cluttered by all of my thoughts and little interests.’
I’ve picked a few facts about “Krispy.” Many of you do not know about this website where the information is located

Chrissy Costanza WordPress

Chrissy’s favorite colors are red and cobalt blue and guess what? Her nickname is “Krispy.” Most of us realize Chrissy has a Goldendoodle dog named Sammy. I declare that dog thinks she is human; when she is laying on Chrissy’s bed you better not tell her otherwise!

Chrissy is Italian-American. Do you see that spirit in her blood? I bet you do. Her height is 5’1″ or about 155 centimeters.

She plays League of Legends- No surprise here. Chrissy loves all things makeup, hair and skin care. She loves popcorn. Chrissy’s favorite animal is the lion. Definitely no surprise here. She’s crazy with pizza! – Ditto from the populace!

Life Perspectives From Chrissy’s Mind; and maybe Ours.

Chrissy Costanza “The Fuss”

In life…You will encounter persons that at times will know a situation is (Teenagers Voice) worst of the worse, to use that expression, and they won’t say a thing about it.

A)Sometimes it is because he or she is indifferent.

B) Sometimes they will not due to fear of being ostracized.

C) Sometimes they won’t because he or she feels it is not their place.

D) Other times, they are the very ones who agree with such treatment of another human or maybe poor animal or chump (70 s background culture).

Just providing you with facts and experience for those times when you get a gut feeling on social interactions that stick with you. As the targeted perceived chump (Though this description of you could be in error), you may find points

A , B, and C not only understandable in today’s world but also capable of forgiving & healing in a quicker amount of time as you do your best with your beliefs. Some will reasonably accept you for your personal decisions and time needed to heal wounds, while others won’t. (Reference Points A & D mindset again)

Still, it happens inadvertently, such intrusiveness does nothing but keep the wounds (teared) open that time would have eventually healed. – Don’t Judge

With Chrissy however, when she perceives something is seriously out of whack with the universe, she will express herself through music and conversations. Therefore, what this writer and music listener has observed from some of her social media statements is a spirit that at times he exclaims, “Bravo” “Good for you Chrissy.”

With the above information made known, there are times when this writer also says, “What?” “Oh no she didn’t say that!” – Oh Yes, she did!

A mother may respond, “We take the good with the (light-hearted) bad (chuckle) you just have to love her.”

And guess what? Her (We) supporters do.

Take a look at this 2018 interview O2 Ritz Manchester had with ATC.
(Excerpt 1) O2: caught up with vocalist Chrissy Costanza, to talk all things album two and get her advice on coping with everything the world throws at you.”

(Excerpt 2) O2: It sounds great by the way! Are there any particular themes or messages you approached with the writing? Chrissy: I think for this record, I really wanted to do a lot of self-reflecting. A lot of the record is the introspective look on all of these situations, whereas in the past I would’ve written ‘Strangers Again’ about, “This is what you did to me, you messed up, you screwed up, you did this, you’re a bad person and I hate you blah blah blah”, that sort of thing, like in ‘Talk’ or ‘Fireproof’. On this record, it’s more of my inner perspective of it and how I reacted to it and how I feel about it, how I feel that maybe I could even be at fault for certain things, even if it’s someone else doing something to me. I think that’s just part of growing up and taking on responsibility, not just for your actions, but for allowing other people to act a certain way to you, towards you, or around you.
Read more of this interesting interview here O2 Ritz Manchester

Against The Current – Wasteland (Live in London @ Bush Hall) – Over 157,000 Views

Will Ferri and Dan Gow of ATC
Will Ferri is ‘SO FREAKIN TALENTED’ Check the facts on this one: He can play three instruments at one time. What? He and Dan Gow first met in third grade. Will is presently sporting a well groomed beard at the time of this article posting.
Dan Gow just seems like one chilled out dude. And yet he is such a rocker when it comes to music. Did you know: The Against the Current YouTube channel didn’t gain many subscribers until he, Chrissy, and Will released their first single “Thinking.”

The ATC 2018 European Tour

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Against The Current – Running With The Wild Things (Live in London @ Bush Hall) – Over 232,000 views

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September Musicians

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Would you agree the physical complexity of the human body is something of a marvel? Then when you contemplate the universe of the mind, perceptive thinkers conclude a human being is more than a work of art, this life force is a priceless masterpiece made by the Grand Creator himself! – Product of Culture

A Writer’s Thoughts

During the time of this writing in 2018, Chrissy Costanza of ATC (Against the Current) has new music and is touring around the globe rocking the stage! Chrissy is an intelligent young person. Don’t let the times she gets upset and tells certain individuals they can go jump in a lake on social media (she uses at times ear alerts language) allow you to think otherwise. Really, one day, the Product of Culture website may highlight just how intelligent some personalities are but you may never know it by the public persona.

Product of Culture Chrissy Costanza – An Interesting Question and Statement

Where is that line between giving up and knowing when to walk away? I’ve searched for so long, someone keeps redrawing it.
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) September 23, 2018

Qoute from Chrissy Costanza Twitter Social Media

Please stick with me for an extended while longer to propound Chrissy’s question in a specific setting. Then I will be sure to provide links to videos and pertinent ATC articles including merchandise.

A Breakup of – (Friendships, Mates, Professional Partners, Family)

Have you ever heard someone in hindsight of a breakup say, ” If I just would have been more sensitive to _ needs we would still be together”?

You see it is vital to know that not all relationships end because the two involved desired it to end. Make no mistake about it, William Shakespeare’s terminology of star-crossed lovers provide insight as to why a percentage of relationships (Friends, Mates, Professional Partners) end. Mainly due to outside influences and interferences from people; some well-meaning and some who are definitely not, who have weight behind them to help or harm a covenant or promise between the couple (Friendships, Mates, Professional Partners).

Hypothetical story: Over the past year, there was a man who made it a point to listen to what certain persons were saying about a professional partner of his. Let’s be clear, this man and professional, does not give heed to gossip(slander) and sees no need to participate in it on strangers let alone when it comes to someone who is very special in his circle.
Chrissy Costanza “Legends Never Die”

All the same, there were a few well-meaning ladies (some men as well, but the focus is on the ladies for this hypothetical story) who wanted to make sure the man knew the other side of his professional partner from their view. This took the course of several months, and sometimes these intelligent women wondered, “Did he understand what I just told him and showed him?”

The man (the professional) did grasp what they told him about his professional partner, he just stored it away in his mind of considerations. The man (the professional) most likely would want to thank all the sincere ladies (professionals)! You are marvelous darlings.

Here is something to consider. Over the years, the man had already discovered the very ( scaring of a beautiful mind) situations they had related to him. All the same, as the years went on, he realized his partner at this time couldn’t fulfill their role in the most serious(necessary) of ways. However, his mind was made up never to cause additional pain to his professional partner purposely. Somedays it was a struggle but still here are the very factors he considered:

Are there extenuating circumstances? Most definitely there are!
If his professional partner was truly placed in an environment where he|she could heal would they fully bloom in beauty in all its aspects? You better believe it!
Though I have to break it off how can I let this person know I will always give him|her a cup of water or food to eat if they would just ask in the reasonable and exactly prescribedmethod I set forth that would show just a little growth (healing) even at this time.

You see. In a nutshell, when it comes to a breakup, it is you who have to live with this decision for the rest of this age or life. Man or woman, this person was once the sun or moon in your life and projects, they still deserve kindness overall, even though they may be getting on your very last nerve at times. (Smile)

Kindness is not a weakness. Perceptive Readers have gathered that even the ultimate powerful mind of The Grand Creator himself shows this to be true by doing good for people who don’t even like or acknowledge him. The prophet Jesus exhibited that same benevolent spirit to such a degree that some people were puzzled by it and didn’t appreciate such a vision.

Well how much more so for someone who was and still may be unique to you. When the Breakup is what you feel is the only option, then still hope the best for the person to receive whatever it is he|she needs even though it is no longer with you. Then move on. Yes, Move On.

Against The Current: Almost Forgot [OFFICIAL VIDEO] – Over 2,400,000 Views

Chrissy Costanza The Rocking Voice of Against The Current

From singing, to fitness, to beauty tips and the way youthful vigor is not just in her athletic performances, but also in her mind’s ability to express what is really on her mind. Chrissy can do anything she sets her honest focus to. Be sure to check her out at these locations!
Chrissy Costanza (Me) : a tourist, by @delliottphoto
Me: a tourist, by @delliottphoto pic.twitter.com/hyK8mnonOD
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) September 23, 2018
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