Seven Day Sonnet

Seven Day Sonnet

Chicago boasts an amazing musical legacy, and the hard hitting quintet known as Seven Day Sonnet is the latest to emerge from the Windy City. In a few short years, SDS has come a very long way—from dingy basement clubs to touring with Saliva, and recording with Grammy Award-winning producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Sevendust). It’s only the beginning for the ambitious and hard-working bunch, who recently signed by Robert Beadles and his California label, Big Time Records.

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Dirge Within


Making a dent in a competitive heavy music scene, Dirge Within quickly made a name for themselves through extensive touring and earning rave reviews from the press and public alike. Appearing with such acts as Trivium, Fear Factory, Static X, Devildriver, Whitechapel, Winds of Plague, GWAR, and Nonpoint, they have shown their versatility through playing in front of a variety of crowds and holding their own.

Following up their highly acclaimed debut release, ‘Force Fed Lies,’ Dirge Within are releasing a three song EP titled ‘Absolution, due out 8/16, 2011…’ read more >

Video greeting cards for all occassions

October 11th, 2017

Human nature has so transcended that we have videos in our greeting cards. We have come to an age where we can send video greeting cards to our friends and family for precious moments and other occasions like birthdays,  marriage, holidays, and anniversaries, or just for the heck of it.

Standard greeting cards are those that are printed on high-quality paper and are usually rectangular in shape. These have been used all around the world for centuries, Inside is a usually pre-printed message that suits the occasion. On the outside is an illustration of some artistic sort. The sender of such a greeting card has an option to add a signature or a handwritten message, or even a crude drawing if they’re feeling particularly silly. The sender of such a card will get a matching envelope which is either blank or decorated with glitter and ribbons and other decorations that say, ‘hey, this is a special thing. Pay attention to it and care about it.’

Then comes the age of photo cards. This is becoming quite popular among people for sending holiday greetings such as birthdays and marriage anniversaries, Christmas, New Year, Independence Day, etc. As it became easier to take photos like family photos and couple photos, more people felt the narcissistic need to give people their photos. The expectation is for the receivers of these photos to put them on their fridge, or somewhere in plain sight for more people to see. These cards are still common today. They have photo inserts that have a hole cut in the center for a photo to slide in like a frame. Some printed photo cards have the photo printed in the fine quality sheet, with the message underneath or on the other side of the card.

E-Greeting cards have grown in popularity over the past few decades, with lots of websites that have created a wide range of flash-based greeting cards that make it very simple for the user to select a card of their choice and occasion and then send it to the recipient on their email address. Some of them even let you add your face in and animates you as a funny character that dances and stuff, which can be really hilarious depending on the way your face looks of the face of the person you use. You can obviously put the receiver’s face in the ecard as well, which adds another dimension of hilarity to the ecard. Websites offer ecards for all different occasions and different styles. The sender can add a personalized message to the card, which is moot if the e-card is funny enough but it’s still a nice touch if you’re gonna do it. These cards usually come with some cheesy music. The moment the receiver opens a card on the computer some music plays with the video. Birthday cards mostly have the traditional song- Happy Birthday song.

In today’s age we are able to download applications for phones where not only users can select nice looking templates but also add videos and messages and send them to their loved ones. These applications are the newest forms of sending special messages on special occasions. It is very simple to download video greeting card and costs only a meager amount.

MemoryTag has a proprietary video sticker technology that allows you to record a video message, and attach it to a sticker that can be scanned on a smartphone and played back by the person you give the card to. It’s really cool. Just create a video with your family and friends and send a lovely personalized greeting card to your loved ones. Video greeting cards are the future and people of all ages are using video greeting cards to best convey their greetings and messages, where traditional greeting cards used to be the only option.

Safety In Traffic Construction Zones

October 7th, 2017

Traffic safety is a pressing concern in today’s fast-paced world due to the rapidly increasing population and increasingly distracted drivers. According to statistics, approximately 1.3 million people lose their lives every year due to both highway and rural traffic accidents. Whether you are the one behind the steering wheel or accompanying someone as a passenger, it is crucial to place traffic safety as your top priority, and traffic construction zones are a great time for you to do so. Here is a series of tips for you to consider implementing every day when driving through traffic control zones in order to ensure your own safety and the safety of the traffic control workers.

  1. Stay Focused

Focusing on one task for a long duration of time is one of the most difficult things to do. They say the brain is a muscle, and the hardest exercise is using the brain for long periods of time. It is important to maintain your concentration on the road when you are behind the wheel. Put everything to the side during this time because it is the most dangerous time to multitask. It is crucial to keep your eyes on the road at all times. Traffic control employees like flaggers and road construction crews are dedicated to keeping drivers safe during construction procedures, and it is only right that we do our part in paying more attention in these zones. Perhaps the biggest distraction of all has to be cell phones. Refrain from using any electronic devices when driving. You just might kill yourself and everyone.

If you become confused about your directions to a destination, or you require adjusting your GPS navigation, then you should probably pull over and figure it out and get set up again before you resume driving.

  1. Be Road Smart

Being road smart is alot like being book smart or street smart. The road has its own set of unspoken rules, which become increasingly important in traffic construction zones. If you want to be safe on the road, you should always be on the defense. The best way to ensure safety is to avoid speeding. A slow speed vehicle is more likely to experience less damage as compared to a fast one. A slow driver has more time to think ahead. When driving, it is important to have a good sense of prediction as well as intuition. While assumption and mass generalization isn’t the best policy to live by in everyday life, it does help when on the road. Steer clear of large transporting vehicles and reckless motorcycles and actively maintain a 2 to 4 second time window between yourself and the driver in front of you. Also follow the traffic control signs. They are there to help you.

  1. Be Prepared by Planning Ahead of Time

If you have a long journey ahead of you, it is prudent to have a plan ready ahead of time. This involves a schedule which comprehensively breaks down the amount it will take to reach your destination. Don’t forget to incorporate your breaks in this time as well in order to ensure punctuality. Make sure your car does not need any repair such as an oil or tire change. All these measures will not only ensure safety but also safe time by avoiding unnecessary pit stops.

  1. Better Safe Than Sorry

Lastly, but most importantly, never forget the rules. Always wear a seatbelt without fail. Avoid driving under influence at all costs. Keep everything at arm’s length such as your driver’s license, gate passes, etc. Make sure your cargo is secure and locked in place. Follow street signs and traffic control signs. If you see construction signs, drive slowly. In short, follow all traffic signs. Finally, don’t drive if you aren’t feeling 100% well. Your wellbeing should be of utmost priority.

Traffic safety signs and rules should be followed by every citizen as a duty towards other citizens. Try to implement these safety tips in order to ensure a smooth journey without any glitches.

The SF Giants Need a MemoryTag Card

September 26th, 2017

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The 2017 season will be one fans of the San Francisco Giants would like to forget but here’s a chance to show them how you feel by either expressing sympathy or hostile anger or guilt, and MemoryTag has a card to match any emotion.

The poor Giants, remembering what they used to be from Willie Mays on down and what they are today? Can you imagine what it’s like to be a player on the team and show up day after dreadful day and get paid millions of dollars to lose?

It’s best if you’re a Giants player if you don’t have a conscience.

The Giants have the third worst record in the Major Leagues and are on tap to set their own personal worst in franchise history. Nevertheless, fans are still coming out to the games. I can’t figure out if they’re die-hards or masochists.

First of all the Giants batters are operating like the wind power generating machines you see on hilltops off the freeway at nearby Fairfield—-a lot of swishing and no contact. I could yell down from the stands, “That piece of wood (bat) you’re holding there, the idea is to hit the little white ball with it!”

Or I could send the team a MemoryTag card that says, “I Suck!” (Cross out the I and write in “You Suck!”

https://memorytag.cards/collections/sorry

You could sum up the whole season based on the throw Giants outfielder Orlando Calixte made during a recent game against the Brewers when he rushed it and almost hit my mother-in-law sitting in the stands. I yelled at him and pointed, “A little higher Orlando, she’s up here!”

The MemoryTag card that reads, “Let’s just quit and hit the pole,” might have been appropriate.https://memorytag.cards/collections/daily-douche

And then there was Hunter Pence the Giants right fielder. In a comedy-of-errors loss to the Rockies a routine single bounced off Pence’s glove and headed for the wall as runners rounded the bases looking like they were on an escalator at Macy’s Department Store.

I yelled “Hunter, this is baseball, not hockey, you’re supposed to pick up the little white round thing and throw it to someone over there!” (Again I pointed).

Hunter after the game conceded, “I’ve got to make better plays out there.”

I’m going to write “Duh!” on it and send Hunter a MemoryTag card that says, “It’s Always a Good Time to Win.” https://memorytag.cards/collections/congratulations

The Giants as a team compiled an eye-popping .240 team batting average which means that their base running isn’t good either because there isn’t any. I could write on a MemoryTag card my own advice and send it to the team that could say something like, “Now, look guys! You see that little white thing that looks like a pillow placed on the ground about 90 feet to your right? You’re first supposed to hit the little white ball when that guy out there on the small hill throws it at you, then run over to that white pillow.

See? Other players do it. Why don’t you?”

Giants’ pitcher Matt Moore is having such a bad season it even has a nickname. They call it the “Matt Moore Morass.”

I could tell him “Matt, you see that guy kneeling with the metal cage on his face? That’s where you throw the ball Matt.”

Perhaps I should send the team a MemoryTag card that reads “I’d Rather Kill Myself” and then write in, “Than Watch You Guys Play Another Game.” https://memorytag.cards/collections/daily-douche

The Giants have a way about them of torturing you if you’re a fan kind of like teasing a dog with a stick. For example the team had a chance to set a franchise record with 17 games in a row without an error, not a single error (Brandon Belt dropped a ball and ended the streak). It’s like they can imitate at times a good team.

Then why is the team so bad?

BECAUSE NOBODY’S SCORING ANY RUNS and NOBODY CAN FIGURE OUT MORE WAYS TO LOSE SO IT DOESN’T MATTER!

A team like this can be encouraged or condemned it’s your choice.Let them know how you feel with a MemoryTag card. For example you could send them a Valentine’s Day Card and say, “I’ll be Your Valentine if You’ll just Win a Game Once in a While.”

Or how about a Get Well Card? This team is sick.

Maybe a Sympathy Card. You could offer the team your condolences and say, “Wait until next year.”

You could use guilt and shame like your mother used to use on you. Send the team a Thank You card thanking them for improving when they haven’t, which will place guilt on them if they don’t (you could also send them a Congratulations Card for a World Series they obviously will never make).

In this case guilt doesn’t suck.

MemoryTag cards have video capability. Using your smartphone you can record a video of yourself telling the team how much you resent; hate or laugh at their style of play, and place the video on the card.

Perhaps the best of all would be the card that says, “Sometimes Sh’t Just Doesn’t Go As Planned.” https://memorytag.cards/collections/sorry

Driving Through Construction Traffic Safely

September 22nd, 2017

How To Safely Drive Through Construction Traffic Zones

Driving through traffic control zones has its own protocol. The goal for traffic control companies is to route road users through traffic construction zones as safely as possible. Successful planning allows them to do this while inhibiting motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and motor vehicles as minimally as practical. Traffic control companies want to do a good job by you to improve the community and the roads you use regularly, so it’s important to respect their environment, their safety, and the traffic control zones themselves. Work together with traffic safety people from behind the wheel. Help each other make the world a better place.

The Four Stages

The four stages of traffic control zones are the advance warning area, the transition area, the activity area, and the termination area. Lane closure, flagging, traffic cones, and arrow boards are placed as closely as possible with both safety and road user convenience in mind. Because of a traffic control company’s commitment to inhibiting traffic as minimally as possible, it’s only right to do well by them as road users.

Complex Environment

Traffic control is a complex process. It takes a lot of things working well for an extended period of time for a traffic control process to be successful. The next time you come upon a traffic construction zone when you’re driving, take a look at how many different things are going on. There are traffic cones, warning signs approaching the activity area, oftentimes with staff at the activity area and transition area guiding road users, and several flags, arrow boards, and other traffic safety equipment. Each traffic construction site requires traffic management and a construction traffic plan. It’s a complex and sophisticated process. These are just a few of the key details that go into a traffic control zone operating smoothly.

Quality Companies

There are very specific statewide safety protocols that every traffic safety company must adhere to. There are dozens of state specific protocols that traffic safety companies in California must oblige. One must consider which traffic control company can best be utilized for any given construction plan. In fact, any quality traffic safety company will provide construction traffic plans that determine which traffic control products will be needed and follow through on a process laid out for their client beforehand.

Safety Rating

Another factor you have to consider is the quality of these traffic control products a traffic safety company can provide. Nobody really wants to see a traffic construction company with crappy stuff out there, do they?
Anyway, the point is it’s important for you to take traffic control zones seriously because it’s a serious thing for the companies who are doing the work, and for the people who hired them. They want to make your community and your world a better place. They’re working to improve the quality of your community as well the roads you use to commute on a regular basis.

Takeaways

If there’s a lane closure, it doesn’t ruin anyone’s day if the traffic control company is doing their job properly. They might feel like it’s ruining their day at the time, but it won’t, and at the end of the day that’s what matters. The statewide safety measures, the training for traffic control of their staff and staffing good traffic control people, providing high quality traffic control equipment on the job and as a rental service as well, and all that good stuff are just a few things a good traffic control company will bring to the table. A few companies that exemplify this standard are City Rise Safety. So be safe, considerate, and mindful while driving through traffic control zones.

California Construction Safety in 2017

September 13th, 2017

If there’s a construction traffic project going on in your local area, you can bet there will be a critical need for traffic control solutions. Without traffic control jobs in place, disastrous things can happen. Even with a certified traffic control company actively on the job, things can get pretty dicey and dangerous if they’re not properly planned. It’s important to choose a quality traffic management company that can provide you with construction flagging and also lane closure, traffic safety products, traffic construction control staffing, street signs, and construction traffic drawing. And even a proactive strategy for safety and execution. Seriously, a really good traffic control company will be ready to provide you with all of this and more. If they’re not ready with roadsafe traffic systems at a moment’s notice, wouldn’t you say they aren’t doing a very good job running their business? They should be ready and waiting for more customers.

Construction traffic safety is more than just throwing some construction signs orange cones out on the street or highway. Traffic construction control planning is as critical as its execution. You need proper road safety when conducting a construction traffic project. If you didn’t have proper road safety in place ahead of time, then disastrous things could happen, and we don’t want that. Really good traffic control companies in California, such as City Rise Safety, have been providing top quality safety measures, strategy, execution, and staffing for years. They’re the Michael Jordan of traffic construction control.
Traffic construction control today is bigger than just the simple stuff you see when you’re driving past it for a brief moment. Construction signs, arrow boards, flagging, traffic cones, and statewide safety protocols are just a few of the key details a quality traffic control company will be able to provide for you on your next project.

When traffic control problems arise, many ordinances, companies, and governing bodies are left scratching their heads as to who to hire for the job on such short notice. There are in fact traffic control companies that are able to get the job done and on a short turnaround. I mean, if there weren’t, I’d be starting a traffic control company right now. Sometimes the project requires as little as traffic safety cones and construction signs, sometimes lane closure and full-time traffic construction control staffing is in order. Good companies like City Rise Safety in California are fully staffed, prepared, and experienced for jobs like this. Someone’s always gotta be ready; therefore, bay area traffic companies like City Rise have established several hubs statewide so they can be available for any project at any time. It’s never been easier in America to find a quality traffic construction control company to get the job done the right way.

You can rent equipment from traffic control companies like this. California is such a busy state for traffic construction and development that sometimes it’s easier to just rent your construction signs and flagging equipment for short term projects. While some companies don’t offer this, maybe they’re just not a big enough size company to own that much equipment. That’s normal for a newer business, eventually they will surely expand. But there are some companies with the sizeable equipment inventory that can rent things out to you. Those definitely do offer equipment and road closure rentals. They are likely a passionate company trying to make the community a safer place and doing everything they can to stretch themselves out far enough to make that possible. That’s what good businesses do.

If you want to rent some highway construction products from a reputable company, you can Google search ‘traffic control equipment rentals in x city’ for your local area. Their website should have their contact information in plain site, if they don’t shame on them for not being accessible enough. If you live in California, you can visit company websites like CityRiseSafety.com and edsafetyservices.com and contact them to request a quote that best suits your needs.

For any traffic management project, you will need the proper road safety equipment. For any traffic construction projects big and small alike it’s best to work with a reputable company that will put the community’s safety first. Construction signs, orange traffic cones, and flagging equipment can be rented from reputable companies in your area.

What Even Are Greeting Cards?

September 11th, 2017

Greeting cards are basically an ancient way of sending goodwill messages to family and friends both far and near, and can be traced back to the early ages as far back as the early 15th century. The ancient Chinese used to exchange messages of goodwill to celebrate the New Year. The early Egyptians used greeting cards too. They conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls, which gave birth to the use and exchange of cards as greetings.

By the 1850s, the greeting card had been transformed from a relatively expensive, handmade and hand-delivered gift to a popular and affordable means of personal communication, due largely to advances in printing, mechanization, and a reduction in postal rates with the introduction of the postage stamp.

Greeting cards are mechanically, electronically, or digitally made illustrated greetings containing an expression of friendship or other wishes; usually greeting cards are exchanged during festive seasons like Christmas, graduation, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, annual celebrations such as birthdays or summer holidays. Wedding cards are another great use for greeting cards. Greeting cards are sent to convey appreciation or express other intimate or personal feelings. Greeting cards are not just a small piece of printed paper or hand painted card, they have lots of importance in building and preserving human relationships.

Greeting cards come in various forms and types, most types have a purpose for the message they are intended to convey.  They also come in different templates of designs; greeting card designs or types may also come in the digital form like an e-card, or in a video greeting card like MemoryTag creates, which allows you to play a video on your phone by scanning a sticker on the inside of the greeting card.

Types of greeting cards according to event they represent includes wedding greeting cards, summer vacation greeting cards, birthday cards, seasonal holiday cards, and sometimes might be the card to console someone in a sad event or occurrence.

Standard Greeting Cards:

A standard greeting card is printed on high-quality paper (such as card stock), and is rectangular and folded, with a picture or decorative theme on the front.

Electronic Greeting Cards:

(also called E-cards) Greeting cards can also be sent electronically. Flash-based cards can be sent by email, and many sites such as Facebook enable users to send greetings.

Printable Greeting Cards:

Also known as Digital Greeting Cards, can be found online through shopping platforms such as Etsy or some blogs. Usually available in the form of a pdf document, the design for a card can be printed out at home or a local print shop. Printable Cards have allowed designers to make cards readily available to customers all over the world.

Video Greeting Cards: 

Video greeting cards are relatively new to the greeting card industry. This brilliant innovation to the traditional greeting card allows you to play a video from your smartphone by scanning a sticker on the inside of a physical greeting card, or any object the sticker is stuck on for that matter. MemoryTag is the founder of this innovative video sticker technology.

Brighten someone’s day with a message you didn’t even have to create. Add a little something to make it seem like you did all the thinking. Write a poem, add a little note, or even make a handmade card yourself, which can be therapeutic and fun for you while brightening the day of the one you give it to!

GREETING CARDS THAT KICKASS!

GREETING CARDS THAT KICKASS!

Seven Day Sonnet New Music

November 30th, 2012

Checkout their new song “Crying My Name” here:

Please let us know what you think!

Seven Day Sonnet added to Rock Band!

March 30th, 2012

Attention Rock Band players and Seven Day Sonnet Fans: Seven Day Sonnet’s song Hapless has been added to Rock Band! It will be available on their store starting Thursday 4/5/12, their other smash hit “Farewell To Good Days” will be available by 5/1/12 also! http://www.rockgamerstudios.com/songs/hapless-by-seven-day-sonnet/

Seven Day Sonnet Addresses The Fans

December 22nd, 2011

“Wow, what a great year we’ve had, touring with the mighty Sevendust, Adelitas Way, Nonpoint, Rev Theory, Eye Empire, Emphatic, Finger 11, Madam Adam, 3 Pill Morning, Pop Evil, Candlelight Red, Sugar Red Drive, Saliva and many others!”

“Our first ever two pushes to radio with “Hapless” and “Farewell To Good Days” have kept us on the charts nonstop from March 1st, 2011 to now and we’re still going! That’s over nine months! All because Big Time Records (BTR) our fans and radio programmers believe in us!”

“Additionally, we have had several features and interviews in Guitar World, Revolver, MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, KiK Axe, Blabbermouth, Loudwire and so many more. The music video for “Farewell To Good Days” was added to MTV, and we were featured with the one and only Lou Brutus on HardDrive Radio several times.”

“We landed so many incredible endorsements like the amazing ESP that totally hooked us up with our axes, Pearl with our drums, Promark with our sticks, Bogner, Mesa-Boogie, Spector, Toontrack, WB Gear, InTune, Big Bends, SIT Strings and Jaigermeister!”

“We toured pretty much nonstop from December of 2010 through December 2011 for our amazing fans that have now become family! Our Seven Day Sonnet Seven Weeks of Christmas promotion has thus far claimed Jessica Brown, Aslan Miller, Algeny Walker, Jennifer Folker, Robert Peterson  and Adam Patino as $500 winners with two open spots for YOU still win as well!”

“But the most exciting news has yet to come; 2012 is going to be so incredibly huge that we’re dying to tell you but we just can’t spill the beans yet. We have huge tours coming, we have our best work yet to record and get your ear holes through our first ever full length album through Big Time Records (BTR). We have some huge house hold name bands and band members that are going to play on our new album with us! Yes, we have some huge bands that are going to jam right along with us on our new album it’s going to be awesome!”

“Big Time Records has secured worldwide physical and digital distribution through a major label to be named shortly as well. That means you’re going to see us at Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, FYE and on and on! We can’t wait to show and tell you what’s coming! Thank you so much for all the love and support you’ve shown us, there’s no way we could possibly do any of this without you. Please check our Facebook daily as we will be posting videos often taking you through the writing and recording process.”

“We wish you, your friends and the rest of your family a very Happy Holidays! 2012 is going to be an amazing year for all of us. Stay tuned!”

Seven Day Sonnet 7 Days Of Christmas!

November 10th, 2011

Every Friday from now until Christmas Seven Day Sonnet is giving away $500 to some lucky person. Simply follow this link http://www.facebook.com/7daysonnet?sk=app_4949752878 and tell us what you’ll do with the money!

One person each Friday will be picked, enter now and tell your friends about the Seven Day Sonnet Seven Days Of Christmas!

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