Train Like A Shaolin Monk In The Songshang Mountains In China. July – August 2015


yellow mt2-00210FromFriday 31st July 2015  – Friday 28th August 2015 I’ll be teaching a Shaolin Summer Camp in the Songshang Mountains, a few kilometers away from the Shaolin Temple in China. You’ll train like a Shaolin Monk in authentic Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong, three times a day, 6 days a week. You can train for a minimum of two weeks or the whole month. The focus will be on training hard! This is not a holiday. IMG_4768Sample Schedule: Most of your training will be done outside. You will start the day with a run up the mountain then come back and do a kung fu session with the emphasis on strength and stamina training, you will then cool down with some Qigong. IMG_4725After you’ve finished training, breakfast will be served. This is usually steamed bread, congee, pickled vegetables and stir fried vegetables. After breakfast you’ll rest and we’ll start our training…

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SoundCloud Steps Up Revenue Drive In Deal With Zefr, YouTube’s Content Tracking Partner


Audio streaming platform SoundCloud, now on the road to monetizing more of the tracks on its platform through ads and paid subscriptions, is adding a key partnership into the mix to help track what gets played and when: it is now working with Zefr to identify content posted and listened to on the platform.

Today’s announcement is light on detail — Zefr notes in a statement that the aim is to “better understand the sharing of content on the platform.” We’ve sent several questions both to Zefr and SoundCloud asking about how the partnership will work, and whether others in the rights management space like Kobalt might also get involved. We will update as we learn more. But what is more clear is that it’s being put in place more generally as part of a larger revenue push.

“SoundCloud is continuing its evolution as a mature platform for labels and advertisers,” said SoundCloud…

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School’s Out!


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With summer quickly approaching, I thought it high time to provide the world with some fresh new tunes to get the blood pumping! Whether you’re nearing summer break, looking forward to days on the beach, or just need something to liven up the drive home from work, we’ve got you covered. The School’s Out playlist features a few of our past guests alongside several new names to the OOTWW community, notably including the international artists Karixon and Z.A.R with their new release “Miss you too“. Click here for a quick link to the full playlist, or continue reading for the long version. Be sure to let us know what you think on our social media pages so we can send your feedback to these fantastic musicians!

  1. Kaleidescape – Collective Disparity ft. Aubrey Shea
  2. Joshua Tree – Leah Nobel
  3. Miss You Too – Karixon ft. Z.A.R
  4. Avenue – Elia…

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This Custom Apple II Watch Is My New Favorite Thing

3D Printed!


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Damn. We see a lot of really cool DIY projects pass through these parts, but this one is probably the coolest I’ve seen in a long while.

The Apple Watch is coming out in a few days. You knew that — you read TechCrunch/have the Internet/don’t live under a rock/etc.

Looking to wrap something a bit more unique around his wrist, Instructables user Aleator777 put together a watch of his own based on one of Apple’s older releases: the pinnacle of 1977 personal computing, the Apple II.

Meet the Apple II Watch.

Taking roughly a month to build, this project has just about everything a good, geeky DIY project should: 3D printing! Impressive engineering! Custom programmed microcontrollers! Mounds upon mounds of clever execution!

Packed inside that 3D-printed shell (with its perfect shade of sun-faded beige) is a Teensy microcontroller, a 1.8″ LCD screen, a rechargeable battery, and a tiny 2W…

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Jay Z says he no longer has a record deal, opts to release music through TIDAL

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Jay Z continued to try to explain exactly how TIDAL is different from any other streaming service by participating in a Q&A at NYU/Tisch School’s Clive Davis Instititue of Record Music on Wednesday. The hip-hop mogul fielded student-supplied questions from NYU professor Errol Kolosine alongside TIDAL exec Vania Schlogel.

Perhaps the most interesting revelation in the discussion came in a few short sentences from Jay. When asked if TIDAL would exclude major labels in its drive to service artists, he said that wasn’t a realistic possibility considering how artists’ contracts work. “But if you don’t have a contract as an independent artist, then you can do whatever you want and we would love to work with you.”

Kolosine followed up by inquiring if that meant an artist could theoretically use TIDAL in lieu of a record contract. Jay responded, “I’m on TIDAL. I don’t have a record deal. So, yes.” What he appeared to be saying, then, is that even though…

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VIDESCAPE: New Way For Musicians To Make More Money From Videos And Audio Streaming

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VidEscape is perhaps not a site many musicians and bands are familiar with but all that could change in the coming months. VidEscape is a new video and audio streaming platform designed to allow its users to make more money per view than other streaming sites such as YouTube.

VidescapeMusic videos have long been a large part of the Heavy Metal and Rock scene nad its a scene that is known for producing some amazing and creative offerings from underground bands up to global rock superstars. The music video will never go away and as such VidEscape could be the place to host your bands future video releases especially as Youtube make life very difficult for the working musician……but that’s not all. VidEscape also allows users to upload audio files and those work in the same way…

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