We (State of Man) filmed our first music video with the amazing Adam Bush (R.I.P.) and our friends from Face2Face MEG some time ago, but due to Face2Face defaulting on their part of the music video deal, we never got to see the final footage…. until now!
One thing couldn’t help but notice while watching this is how much I’ve changed (for the better, IMHO), but it’s still nice to look back on those fun days. Enjoy:
State of Man, making of “Swallow Your Fears” Part 1
State of Man, making of “Swallow Your Fears” Part 2
A good friend asked for input on how to install a WordPress plug-in on a self-hosted site, so I figured I’d put together a quick five step tutorial in video and text form below. Enjoy:
Step 1: Log in to your WordPress site and click the “Plugins” option
Once you’ve logged in to your wordpress site (typically via www.yourdomian.com/wp-admin), you’ll see a view pretty similar to the screenshot below and you can click the “Plugins” option.
Step 2: Choose “Add New” option from the “Plugins” sub menu
Next, choose the “Add New” option from the “Plugins” sub menu
Step 3: Use the “Search Plugins” field and button
Now that you’ve made it to the “Install Plugins” page, make sure you’re on the “Search” area that looks like the screenshot below. Then, simply type in a keyword (word, phrase, name of a plug-in, etc.) in the search field and click the “Search Plugins.” In this example, I use wp-biography b/c that’s the plugin my friend asked me about.
Step 4: Click “Install Now” on the Plugin you want to use and confirm
Once you’ve found the right plugin in the search results, click the “Install Now” hyperlink and WordPress will install the plug-in for you.
Step 5: Activate your new plugin
Finally, active your new plugin and you are set.
Keep in mind that some plugins have settings you may need to update/edit to get the results you desire, while others may work just like you want them to as soon as you activate them. Whatever the case, if you find you don’t like a plut in, you can always deactivate and/or delete it!
Let me know below if this information was helpful to you!
If you’ve ever been to Asheville, NC, then you know it’s a unique community and beautiful place with plenty of beautiful Eco villages to check out. Recently, my family (Kathy, Jolie, Johnny and I) got a chance to visit our dear friend who lives there (Debbie Wilson Pustorino), and she invited us to “Hickory Nut Forest Open House Tour,” presented by The Western North Carolina Green Building Council.
As the 2012 Western NC Green Building Directory reports, one of the many great things we learned about Hickory Nut Forest is that it’s “a 200+ acre eco-community in Gerton, NC where residents share a 10-acre organic garden and heirloom orcahrd, alogn with acess to miles of trails through forest protected under a conservation easement.” It was founded by John Myers and Jane Lawson, who bout the land and had the dream that is now becoming a reality. We got to meet John and Jane, and they are truly wonderful and warm. In fact, their
I was amazed by the homes we saw and the people we met, and I was excited to learn that all three of the properties we visited, including the one above, were owned (and some, co-built) by first-time builders who successfully created what I consider to be “Sustainable Luxury.”
What exactly is Sustainable Luxury? For me, it’s simply luxury combined with Eco-friendly / Green / Sustainable development and something I plan to help create. Of course, much like beauty, luxury is “in the eye of the beholder.” See if you agree with my assessment of the first Sustainable Luxury property we toured above, owned by first-time builder Ryan Lubbers, and co-built by Nate Ballinger.
My wife and I were delighted to contribute to a new book called “Love and Oneness,” part of the best-selling Adventures In Manifesting series from Älska (elsh~ka) Publishing. The book is coming out a little later this year and we’ll release pre-sale details very soon. Stay tuned…
Not long ago, we (IndieHitMaker.com) launched a new “Pay Per Report” pricing plan for independent touring artists that allows live performance artists to sign up for Venue Sales Reporting (live show CD Sales reporting) to Soundscan for only $33 a year and $5 per report. Its great for artist with only a few shows lined up each month but they want to ensure they are reporting their sales.
Of course, for busier artists, we still have the monthly and annual plans (greatest overall savings).