Album: Matala

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Description: matala“The CD features nine original tracks, a sampling of which can be found on their myspace site. Songs cover a variety of subjects. Some are love songs, others are about frustration found in everyday life and a few are instrumental pieces.

It took about two years to come to this point, from the CD’s inception in the minds of the band members to the concrete, hard copy, which features artwork by Shook.

One of the band’s most popular tracks, “Shelter”, was written in an hour and was recorded the next day. “Leocadia” and “Saturn” were improvised live in studio. The best takes made it to the CD.

“It has a live vibe and that’s what we’re about,” says Shook. “It’s a stale idea to record without each other because you’re a rock band, and it’s about the band, and rock music especially is about unity.”

Vocals are done by ALL members. “

Henna by Drea

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Description: “My name is Drea and I’m a henna artist. I’ve been interested in henna for a while. My mother used to bring premade paste home from the states and have me draw flowers and swirls on her. We quickly discovered that pre-made paste is not very effective in staining.

A few years later with encouragement from a friend, who happens to be a tattoo artist, I decided to do some research. Now I make my own paste from natural henna powder. Beware of PPD laced “Black Henna”!!!

So I’ve been practicing on my friends, drawing whenever I get the chance, and have even had the oppurtunity recently to participate in my first event, Pure Persia. And on May 30th, I did my first fundraiser. It was an art auction for Guma Mami Inc. I donated 4 pieces and did henna by donation. All proceeds went to help support the non-profit organization that works to make the lives of persons with dissabilities better. I’m very excited about doing more fundraisers!

I’m constantly searching for more information. I enjoy learning about the scientific aspect of henna as well as it’s history in different cultures and regions. I hope to get peer certifcation soon also!

If you’d like to schedule a personal henna appointment or talk to me about an event, party, or fundraiser you can contact me by messaging me here on myspace or e-mailing: ! I’d love to do more fundraisers, especially. I’m also looking for pregnant mothers. I just purchased some lavender oil to make a safe paste for belly blessings.”

Lurk Hard

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Description: “Lurk Hard is a Northern-California based skateboarding company with graphic tees. Most will praise the hard worker who manages to hold down a 9 to 5 job. Here at Lurk Hard, we recognize the individuals who lurk hard every hour of the day (lurkers on a mission). Not concerned with everyone else’s point of views, we represent those who go against the grain. We encourage others to do what they can to survive and live out their dreams & whatever makes them happy. Do what you want to do, be what you want to be. Whether you’re a kid on the come-up, the dirtbag on the streets, the d-boy on the block, the skateboarder on the grind, or whatever your profession is, we salute you. Live the American dream, make your paper, & Lurk Hard.

Contact them on myspace or via email.”

Zen Habits

Leo Babauta has been a reporter, editor, speechwriter, and freelance writer for seventeen years. Babauta lives in Guam with his wife and six children, where he posts regularly on

Title: Zen To Done (E-Book)

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ztdDescription: “Zen To Done: The Simple Productivity E-Book! Kindle Edition. Zen To Done takes the best aspects of a few popular productivity systems (Getting Things Done, 7 Habits and others) and combines them with the mandate of simplicity. It makes things as simple as possible, and no more. Zen To Done is a simple system to get you more organized and productive, and keep your life saner and less stressed, with a set of habits. ZTD teaches you: * The key habits needed to be productive, organized, and simplified… and no more than that. * How to implement these key habits… tips on forming a habit. * How to organize these habits into a simple system that will keep everything in your life in its place. * How to simplify what you need to do. * Includes an even simpler version called Minimal ZTD. Dozens of readers have written to me with comments about how ZTD has changed their lives, made them more organized and less stressed, and has worked better than other productivity systems. Its definitely worth a try.

Title: Handbook for Life! (E-Book)

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Description: “I’m happy to be able to offer my second e-book, the Zen Habits Handbook for Life — it’s a series of my best articles on making your life simpler, on becoming happier, and on getting more productive.
I put this e-book together at the request of a number of readers, who wanted the essential Zen Habits articles gathered in an e-book format. I’m certain you’ll enjoy it!
What will this book teach you to do? Basically the same things that Zen Habits aims for overall: how to simplify your life, how to live a happier life, how to be more productive with less stress, how to achieve your dreams. Think of it as a little handbook for a better life, in a convenient e-book format.”

Title: The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential

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Description: “With the countless distractions that come from every corner of a modern life, it’s amazing that we’re ever able to accomplish anything. The Power of Less demonstrates how to streamline your life by identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary – freeing you from everyday clutter and allowing you to focus on accomplishing the goals that can change your life for the better.

The Power of Less will show you how to:

• Break any goal down into manageable tasks
• Focus on only a few tasks at a time
• Create new and productive habits
• Hone your focus
• Increase your efficiency”