Tuesday, December 25, 2007

3 Classic Christmas Stories

A cool collection of Christmas stories, Pics, and Quotes - Happy Holidays everyone! =)

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Monday, November 05, 2007

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Banana Facts

Banana Facts!

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.

It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest
ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking & Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassiu! m and ma gnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine, 'eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"


PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Strength Of A Man And His Duties


The strength of a man isn`t seen in the width of his shoulders.

It`s seen in the width of his arms that encircle and protect you.

The strength of a man isn`t in the deep tone of his voice.

It is in the gentle words he whispers.

The strength of a man isn`t in the words he speaks.

It`s in how he keeps his word.

The strength of a man isn`t how many buddies he has.

It`s how good a buddy he is with his or "your" children.

The strength of a man isn`t in how respected he is at work.

It`s in how he is respected at home.

The strength of a man isn`t in how hard he hits.

It`s in how tender he touches.

The strength of a man isn`t in the hair on his chest.

It`s in his heart....that lies within his chest.

The strength of a man isn`t in how many women he`s loved.

It`s in whether he can be true to the ONE woman he`s trying to love.

The strength of a man isn`t in the weight he can lift.

It`s in the burdens he can carry.

The strength of a man isn`t in how much food he eats from your table.

It`s in the effort he puts forth when you are unable.

The strength of a man isn`t in how he makes love.

It`s in the understanding that there is more to making love......than making love.

A strong man puts God first; family second;

and his work third.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Latest News On LBG

January 27th,

Republic Day 'FreedomJam', Pondicherry

After spending 2 months in the studio recording their 2nd Album 'Bad
Children' & 2 months of Gigging, The band was quite enjoying the peace and
quiet. BUT EVERYONE WAS READY TO ROCK once again when ‘Missing’ Maynard calls and says "Let's Play A SHOW".

LBG get booked by Pondicherry Tourism to perform by the port for 'Freedom Jam'.

The Department of Tourism had authorized 6 venues to be used to celebrate
republic day with music covering all genres ie: Indian Classical, Jazz & Rock.

It was an outdoor venue, Pretty big stage(when compared to the last venues), so
Lots of place to jump and that was something the band had been dying to do for a
long time. The other bands opening were Some Death Metal college band and 'Sevened'.

The show got delayed due to lack of crowd so only started at 8:00. The first
band played some Sepulture, Panthera & some of their own stuff. That’s when
whatever crowd that had come, started to leave. So the organizers had to ask
them to stop. The next band ‘Sevened’ were smooth covering Steely Dan, Rush,
Gary Moore & a couple of their originals.

So the crowd started coming back. NextUp was LBG all fired up to play a solid show. The crowd got instantly into the groove as LBG treated Pondy for the third time to Wrong & Revolution from the first album, followed by their 'Bad Children' set. After the 4th song LBG stray away from their set performing the much awaited song 'Money' (again from their first album).

The band was sadly informed that they could only play 2 more songs because it
was getting late and the cops were going to shut them down. It was then I saw
some one next to get up and go running towards the police. The Band played 2
songs Soma and had planned on ending with 2 Frequencies. It was during the song that the band Got the 'thumbs up' finish the set on one condition (from the
Cops) that 'Money' was played again (heh hehe Kick Ass!!). The request was
obliged and the Band finished their set, ending with everyone singing till the
last chorus!!

LBG The No Cover Band-Updated



THE ORIGINAL BAD CHILDREN LBG have been around for about 6 years and is one of the pioneers of performing original music in Chennai.

What is LBG about?

"Wedon’t care if people can’t accept our music because it doesn't sound like growling dogs banging your head with a ratchet or a cover that you can listen to from your mp3 collection"Love uz, hate uz: we will not let you ignore uz!”-LBG


After the ‘Bad Children’ release , LBG were approached by MatchBox Studios, agreeing to professionally manage the band . Shiran, (Former Senior ORP Producer of SS Music) believes that they have what it takes and with
the right discipline and enthusiasm, promises to take LBG to the world

The Rising South

The Rising South is a string of live performances that LBG has been/ will be organizing in and around Chennai originally started as a part of the band’s tsunami relief and now taking on a higher purpose to
promote original music and original bands.

The Rising South concept essentially revolves around the idea of promoting meritorious original music and musicians distributed over South India. In the past a score of promo events had been organized in and around the city of Chennai and the concept is now ready to be taken on board a higher platform.

In keeping with recent trends among musicians and the mass audience represented by the ever increasing fan base for original Indian rock music, the Rising South provides the perfect dais for bringing excellent original music into the foreground and at the same time serve as a distinctive arena for sending out messages to the vast target
audience which essentially consists of Indian youth between the ages of 18 and 30.


LBG is being backed by a professional Advertising Agency in Chennai called


which provides assistance in all promotional activities (PR, Hoardings, Poster Design, E-mailers, SMS Messaging, Newspapers Ads)for all our, shows. We believe that it’s not just enough for a band to just come, play and then F@#k off… It’s a joint effort with the organizer to make sure that as many people come and watch the band performing.

MMU communications also has an Events Division and is planning on starting a Record Label with the aim to reach music to the masses through allMajor Music Stores in India.where they released their full length album on July 10th 2005. They have sold over 700

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Madooker Chandra Dhas The Greatest Singing Sensation From India

Madooo's Tribute to Beatles.A great musical presentation.God bless my friend Madooo
The Singing Sensation From India-From Atomic Forest And The First Indian Jesus of Jesus Christ Super Star
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