Transmit Now is a band out of Orlando that plays alternative/pop rock music. They debuted live at Warped Tour 2008. Since then they released to EP's and a full length album: Downtown Merry-go-round in early 2010. The album (labeled under the Silent Majority Group) featured 11 tracks that displayed the band's wide range of sounds.
While not a top of the charts band quite yet they've garnered a dedicated fan-base and that shows great promise of expanding.
Me: Hey listen to this band I met outside the concert monday!
Friend: Wow these guys are pretty good! Who are they?
Me: They're called Transmit Now :)
The small group of individuals that frequently and strongly voice their opinions, constrasting with the silent majority that makes up most of the population base, but rarely give their opinions.
Mostly used to refer to forums of a particular service or product, such as a video game.
Vocal Forum Poster : Oh my God, I totally hate all the changes that have been made to this game! You all suck!
Game Developer : Noted. But we're not going to undo the changes, because only the people that don't like them would take the time to come complain, the vocal minority of players. Most people are happy with the changes, and wouldn't stop playing the game to come post on these forums.
1. One who belongs to a silent majority group who, historically, is not concerned with voting in feeble opinion polls and ridiculous online word-bashing contests (See Presidential Election 2004, when nearly every major news network published "national" polls of John Kerry gaining the majority of votes from coast to coast. Note how when push came to shove this silent majority swept the election with a mandate...more...
2. One that typically exists to the right of the political spectrum, but by no means is required to be "far" in such direction. A conservative also recognizes the fact that when a decidedly "far-right" President is elected by marginal popular vote, the MAJORITY has spoken that it would even side with the extreme of one side to flee from the flimsy and weak views of the opposition.
3. An entity that understands that America was founded that its citizens may exercise individual freedoms without *government intervention; this right not the be misinterpreted that those with views dissimilar to the majority may resrict the fair practice of those in the majority, just that they may choose to believe differently without persecution. Unfortunately liberalism has yet to grasp this fundamental concept and would rather chase Christians with lawsuits than read a history book.
Reread these 3 definitions also if you have lost sight of the definition of the word
casual gamers make up the silent majority of computer and console game players that:
1, use pc and console games as a means of socializing or to connect with friends rather than as an achievement or to further their reputation as a skillful game player.
2, are by definition inferior in skill to any hardcore gamer.
3, do not play casual games.
4, play mainly console based games due to their ease of setup and "plug & play" capabiliy.
5, inherently feel a need to confront hardcore gamers due to their own inferior skills and the hardcore gamers inherent need to prove victorious.
Any casual gamer that successfully challenges a hardcore gamer is not a casual gamer, but a hardcore gamer in denial.more...
Obviousy, all gamers are bound by the desire to win at any given game, there would be no point to any game if that were not true, but the over-riding desire to connect with other individuals, be it close friends or distant aquaintances define the casual gamer.
Hardcore gamers have a generally negative, and often derogatory view of casual gamers, looked upon as the plauge of the video game industry. While hardcore gamers are in the minority of gamers they provide an invaluable resource to developers on both the hardware and software end. Without the hardcore gamers passion and dedication to the art, we would not have the quality games that are available today.
Since the purchase power of the casual gamer determines what becomes a best seller, it is understandable why the hardcore gamer has such contempt for the group.
Framing Hanley is a five-piece American post-hardcore band that formed in 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee, and released their first studio album in 2007. Lead singer & songwriter Kenneth Nixon, guitarists Ryan and Brandon, bassist Luke and drummer Chris came together to form Framing Hanley and quickly gained a large following in Nashville. First formed in 2005, the band posted some demos of their songs on the bands myspace page. In November 2006, these demos were discovered by Brett Hestla, former Creed bassist and frontman of Dark New Day. Hestla helped the young Nashville based quintet record a 2 song demo in his Florida studio which captured the attention of Jeff Hanson (Creed, Sevendust, Paramore) and his record label Silent Majority Group. The band recorded their debut album, The Moment, with Hestla in Orlando, Florida. The disc was released in August 2007 and includes the single "Hear Me Now". In November of 2008, Framing Hanley released The Moment Deluxe Edition with a cover of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" song. The band has since toured with Evans Blue. According to an interview with Kenneth Nixon, up until the end of 2006, the band was called a different name, Embers Fade. Nixon stated that "our drummer's fiancée Ashley Hanley passed away in October of 2006. She was a best friend of the rest of the band, and we wanted to do something to somewhat honor her. She used to take pictures for our band, hence 'framing.' Naming our band Framing Hanley was the least we could do for ...more...
Vayden is a rock band from Phoenix, Arizona. According to lead singer Curtis Casey, "Our music sound is everything you've ever imagined yet nothing you’ve ever heard."
The band got its start in 2002—using the name Simplfy—after Curtis Casey met Bruce Weitz at a music store where Weitz taught drum lessons. Bill Delrieu, Rob Robbins, and Vitor Weber joined the band soon after. In 2003, their self-titled album was also released.
In 2004, Weitz's son, Vayden, was killed in a car accident. Not long after, Weber left the band for personal reasons. In 2005, the band's name was changed to Vayden in honor of the child. In 2006, the album Children of Our Mistakes was produced with the assistance of Ryan Greene.
In 2007, Delrieu also left the band for personal reasons, followed by Robbins, who left because of a back injury. They were replaced by Jason Salomone and Armin Peterson. In February 2008, Vayden was signed on with Silent Majority Group, a label distributed through the Warner Independent Label Group. Vayden continues to have a strong following of fans as it tours across USA. In 2008, a remixed and remastered version of Children of Our Mistakes was released as a digital download.
vayden - rock music
What Is Racism?more...
by Thomas Jackson
Originally Published in American Renaissance, Vol 2, No. 8
There is surely no nation in the world that holds “racism” in greater horror than does the United States. Compared to other kinds of offenses, it is thought to be somehow more reprehensible. The press and public have become so used to tales of murder, rape, robbery, and arson, that any but the most spectacular crimes are shrugged off as part of the inevitable texture of American life. “Racism” is never shrugged off. For example, when a white Georgetown Law School student reported earlier this year that black students are not as qualified as white students, it set off a booming, national controversy about “racism.” If the student had merely murdered someone he would have attracted far less attention and criticism.
Racism is, indeed, the national obsession. Universities are on full alert for it, newspapers and politicians denounce it, churches preach against it, America is said to be racked with it, but just what is racism?
Dictionaries are not much help in understanding what is meant by the word. They usually define it as the belief that one’s own ethnic stock is superior to others, or as the belief that culture and behavior are rooted in race. When Americans speak of racism they mean a great deal more than this. Nevertheless, the dictionary definition of racism is a clue to understanding what Americans do mean. A peculiarly American meaning derives from the current do...