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How to start my 5 year old son skateboarding

Skateboarding is an acrobatic game that attracts skaters of all ages. However, it requires super skills which a five-year-old might be missing. The following are the step by step directions on how to start your son to master skating.

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How to Start

The very basic skill that your son needs here is to learn to be comfortable with the skating board. When skating for the very first time, he should not try to show off what he saw some pro across the street do the day before.

 

Knowing the Board

Either you or your son’s trainer should help him know all the parts of the board ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skateboard ).

 

First Roll

The first roll is the hardest part for a beginner. When your son tries to push himself forward for the first time, the board might go ahead of him.

Help your son not to push forward when both his legs are at a parallel level. Help him put one foot in front of the other and then take his first push. Be patient with him if he does not get it the first day.

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Footing the Board

Which foot is your son comfortable putting on the board when he is pushing forward? Do not force him to use the foot you think he should put on the board, let him use the leg that he will be comfortable with.

When your son learns to be consistent with the same leg on the board when pushing forward, he is ready for more lessons.

 

Techniques

The most important techniques in skating are turning and stopping. Turning a skateboard requires that he applies more weight in the heel area. If he wants to make a sharp turn, let him lift the front wheel as slightly as he can.

When stopping, you can ask him to grind the tail of the skateboard on the ground. Alternatively, you can teach him how to make a reverse push. He can achieve this by stopping the front wheels and then pushing in the opposite direction.

 

Protection Against Injury

Besides getting a coach to train your son to avoid falling and break a limb, you will need to buy him protective gears.

The best way to get your child the right safety gear is to visit the real skate shop or an online skate shop and get your kid an original equipment starting with the skateboard.

Get him a real skateboard that has wheels. Next, buy him a helmet. However, do not buy him a big helmet with speculation that his head will grow to fit in it because if it does not fit him now, it will not protect him properly in case of an accident.

Next on the list is skate shoes ( http://skategears.com/best-kids-skate-shoes/ ), knee and elbow pads. As a beginner, your son is likely to lose balance easily and fall, and these will prove a great protect against the knees and elbows.

As he gains some skating experience, you might find it hard to convince him to wear the pads, but it is no waste of money now that he is learning to use the skateboard. But insist even when he gains balance that he wears a helmet every time he goes skating.

Infant Car Seat Covers Keep Things Hygienic

Infant Car Seat Covers Keep Things Hygienic

Infant car seat covers are an important tool in your baby’s arsenal. Your infant’s safety is a paramount concern. But so is keeping them clean and the environment around them. The seat is exposed to lots of environmental wear and tear, and that includes dirt, dust, mold, and toxins in the air.

Additionally, there are spills, spit-up, accidents, and the germs from the hands of the adults who transport your baby. Your cover helps protect baby from all of these dangers. You can take the cover off and wash it at will. Routinely washing it will protect baby from these hazards. In fact, many moms purchase two covers so one can be clean at all times.

Sanity is important especially when we have babies around. As a parent, we will try to make everything clean so that our baby can live in a better environment. However, how to clean a baby car seat is the most difficult task to do, and we need to know each step very clearly in order to clean it up properly and make it last longer.

 

  1. First, put away all the toys and remove the seat from the vehicle and place it on a blanket.
  2. Use a vacuum to clean up all the dirt, and pay close attention to the areas that hard to reach.
  3. Clean the plastic portions with gentle soap and hot water
  4. Now, remove the cover and the best is to wash it with your washing machine’s gentle cycle. Hang the over to dry and try to not use the dryer because it might shrink at some point.
  5. Some covers are not allowing you to remove it; therefore, you will need to spot clean the dirt by using the soap (please double confirm if the cover ‘ s material could clean with soap by checking it through the manual booklet) and try to leave the vehicle’s door open for few hours for removing the smell.
  6. Ensure that you scrubbed the baby car’s arm and the bottom as they are places where most dirt is located
  7. Wipe the toys that you take away earlier
  8. Re-install the seat into your vehicle and make sure all it is installed it safely and properly

 

You can buy a cover to match your the original cover or match the overall theme and decor of the nursery itself. Or you can simply purchase one in a color and pattern you just enjoy looking at. After all, you and baby will see the cover a lot while you run errands, travel to grandmother’s house, or just get to and from work and the events of the day.

They can also be used when the original cover is showing damage or wear. Padded covers provide additional comfort and cushioning to baby’s sensitive skin and frame. Often babies get fatigued simply from being handled so much. Some extra cushioning goes a long way.

covers can also be used to dress up a seat with functionality and safety features you love, but with aesthetics you hate. No worries. You can buy the seat for baby without worry about the ugly cover that comes with it. Simply slip on a cover and you have an attractive seat that you feel good about carrying anywhere you go.

Car seats are a necessary item in our mobile society. You cannot get along without them. Be sure to pick out one that reflects your personality and evokes something happy and pleasing to you and your baby.

The covers can be purchased inexpensively and even ordered online for the time-pressed mother. With so many options to choose from, you are sure to find something you absolutely love for your baby’s car seat. The covers can be found in a lively assortment of colors, patterns, textures, and themes. Shades upon shades of different hues can be found. So whatever you have in mind, you can find it. Keeping baby clean and safe is your primary concern. Having infant car seat covers to make sure you always have a clean space for baby to rest while you trot about doing your errands is important for peace of mind.

 

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How to Build a Photography Profile

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Philosophers say when passion becomes profession, money follows automatically. This philosophy may have spelled success for many renowned people worldwide; however, when it comes to visual arts, it is better said than done. It takes both marketing skills and work excellence to make a creative profession, such as photography, the primary bread earning source for you. A photography profile is probably the first step to branding yourself in a competitive market.

Choose a Photography Theme

A photography profile is the most sacred marketing tool for any aspiring photographer. A well constructed and well-presented portfolio can win dream projects for you. It should convey the diversity, proficiency and the aesthetic bent of mind of the photographer. A photography profile is the most sacred marketing tool for any aspiring photographer. A well compiled and well-presented portfolio can be your ticket to success.

There are basically two approaches to building a photography profile – a photo feature and a photo album. A photo feature is a compilation of images that are compiled under a single theme. When compiled in a sequence, they tend to narrate a visual story. Usually, a photo feature has a title that depicts the link between the photos in that compilation. You can create a photo feature on popular places, objects, emotions, festivals or creative themes. For example, a photo feature on the Leaning Tower of Pisa will begin with a wide-angle shot of the place. In subsequent photographs, it will cover natural surroundings, major structures and image of the main structure from different angles. For a creative approach, you can go for abstract topics, such as light and shadows.

A photo album is a compilation of photographs based on a single theme. You can select from popular themes, such as nature, wildlife, sports or portraits. If compiled properly, niche themes such as food, building or technology also attract viewers’ attention. Master one particular theme and then explore the next. Make sure you have covered diverse a range of themes to attract photography projects from different domains.

Select the Best and Leave the Rest

When selecting the photographs for your portfolio, make sure you adhere to the highest possible standards. Make sure to select only the best and leave out anything below your standard. Also, consider how creatively the central idea is presented in a photograph. Strike out any photograph that does not blend well with the central idea of the portfolio or if it is missing that ‘zing’ factor.

After selecting the best photographs, compile them in a creative package. Arrange photographs in a narrative pattern. Include captions, descriptions and exposure details about every photograph to add to depth to the portfolio. Create an online portfolio, along with a printed profile, to market yourself over the internet.

Skitso-Convo becomes Cellphone

reasonably smallToday we continue our roll-out of previews for our CMW showcase with another song premiere, this time from electro-horror-punks Cellphone. If you’re not familiar with the band that may have a little to do with their defiantly unGoogle-able name, but it’s actually their second moniker. The band recently rebranded from the more descriptive Skitso-Convo.

“It’s still the same band,” says Eric Farber. “We just weren’t down with the loaded 7/11 screwball-self-talker implications of Skitso-Convo. I want us to keep changing the name every few months to keep it fresh.”

That’s not the strategy of a band that cares much about mainstream success, but that hardly seems like Cellphone’s goal. Though they still have a Skitso-Convo YouTube channel with a few songs (one of which debuted on NME), they’re willing to let that live under a different name while they continue to follow and record their every musical whim.

Their songs to this point have often been categorized as “dance-punk,” which seems like a somewhat accurate description, but it definitely doesn’t fit into the category of more indie rock leaning groups like Bloc Party or Franz Ferdinand that are typically put under that banner. Instead it sounds like what would happen if the Dead Kennedys got really into Kraftwerk, a style that Farber categorizes as “aggressively smoked out.”

“It’s like backwards dance punk,” he says. “Instead of putting twitchy guitar on long dance grooves, we put a lot of trance and techno sounds in to concise punk structures.”

Cellphone have just finished their first six-song cassette, which they plan to release soon, and already have their following release planned. Here is the debut of a track off that upcoming EP, entitled “Everybody Shits, Everybody Dies”

Cynical Detroit duo Bad Party makes Toronto debut

Cynical Detroit duo Bad Party

Detroit industrial punk duo Bad Party – who make their Toronto debut at our CMW showcase this Saturday – mix pounding drum machinery and ripping guitar that makes you want to both dance around and rough someone up at the same time. But while frontman Nate Savino has a reputation for bad-assery, I found out he does not condone fighting, or at least not bullying. That said, he still resents people – including his now-ousted bassist, who shall not be named. Armed with a new guitarist, Bad Party continues the tradition of noise punk they started (as part of  Tamion 12 Inchand White Devil.) They plan to release new vinyl this summer, sounding exactly like you’d think a band living in America’s most wounded post-industrial city would sound. Savino answered some of my email questions on the motor-less Detroit, his hatred for Catholicism and how he’s “an angel and a devil at the same time.”

Now that 22-year-old guitarist Kent Alexander replaced your old bassist, how has that changed your sound?

HE SHREDDS … When it was bass it was tuned really high and played through a guitar head. Now it’s a guitar tuned low – it’s a little different but I looked for a new bass player for years. Kent can play anything but we don’t really plan on playin the older (songs), maybe one.

NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Bad Party by resonancity.com

You’ve mentioned your distaste for the U.S. government. Why? Politically, how do you sway?

Have you ever been to Detroit? To the USA? CANADA is the real America. I guess I think both left and right, personal freedom in its totality, and social programs to eradicate extreme poverty.

You have a song called Catholic Guilt. Were you raised Catholic and how does that affect your art?

More like tortured as Catholic, like in a sick religious cult. They can all burn in the hell they have created in their minds. Religion (like that especially) is about mind control, maybe some of my art (music) is a breaking away from that kind of thinking.

Detroit was hit hard by the recession, with some foreclosed homes on sale for $1 or less. How has the economy affected you?

I used to be able to work and make money. The situation around here has been complete shit for five years… the government sucks!!!!!! They are responsible for the economy or lack thereof. It has made me fucking pissed, I would have had two more records out at least if it wasn’t for it.

Detroit is known for pioneering techno. How has electronic music influenced you?

Techno sucks. It is usually boring it has no soul. BOOTY has probably been more of an influence for me. I used to go dancing a lot more and was co-founder ofFunk Night a big detroit dance party (that a lot of people who were not involved with get credit for).

What other projects do you have outside of Bad Party?

SXUAL PRDATOR is my new dance project with Devon Parrott …  White Evil is a project that involves playing live to films I make or collages. T-shirt art is a favourite, because then you can wear it in public – my answers are getting dumbed down because of my distaste for typing – I make art that is usually meant to show something wrong with society, at least in my world.

Your music sounds angry. Do you listen to that kind of music?

Some songs I guess are kinda angry, some aren’t meant to be. Some are. Sometimes it’s just a really really shitty sound tech making me pissed, which influences the sound in a negative way. I mostly listen to classical music, and a recorded tape of  early AC/DC (High Voltage and If you Want Blood you Got it) over and over. But I do listen to all kinds of music.

You once told a journalist “if I get it in my head that I don’t like someone, I’ll just run at them across the bar.” Have you mellowed out since then?

I’m not as crazy anymore … and that interview got a little jumbled. It would have to something really serious for me to attack, and i’m really thousands of years old. but nobody would belive that anyway… I have never never started a fight – I am not a bully. I hate bullys. I never had a childhood, have always thought in a timeless mannner, I react to situations. I am angel and devil at the same time.

What is your relationship with your former bassist, in terms of creating music and personally?

I would rather not talk about it

What’s your relationship with the crowd you play to?

We’ll see on March 24th

Resonancity, Buzz Records and Dan Burke present CMW with smoke and grime at the Comfort Zone

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Saturday, March 24 will be a landmark day for Resonancity. That’s the day we extend our reach from the comfortable confines of the internet to the sinister, oft-raided, and, if we’re being totally honest, kind of creepy (but awesome) Comfort Zone. The infamous den of iniquity will be the setting of our very first live Resonancity showcase, a Canadian Music Week bill of skuzzy, attention-grabbing rock and roll.

Resonancity and CMW may seem like strange bedfellows, but we’ve found a way to fit our skewed attitude into the industry-friendly festival schedule. We started this website with a simple goal: to spotlight the beautiful, heavy and often strange bands hiding in plain site, beneath the often-covered, usually PR-assisted batch of boilerplate pop-rock that hogs most of the media attention. How did we reconcile that mindset with a festival whose major coup is reuniting Treble Charger and I Mother Earth?

That’s simple: We teamed up with Dan Burke. Never one to settle for the safe choice, the legendary Toronto promoter collaborated with us and scrappy local DIY label Buzz Records to come up with a lineup that would sidestep the temptation of mediocrity. Burke initially started his NeXT series as a direct challenge to CMW, but the event eventually picked up enough steam that the festival wisely incorporated it into its own schedule.

Burke’s managed to raise as much hell from within, and credit CMW for letting him and a few other left-of-centre promoters to follow their own vision, but even he’s unsure how we managed to sneak this one under the CMW (CMF?) umbrella. While big-name breadwinners like Passion Pit and Atlantic Records Rolling Stone cover stars the Sheepdogs are hobnobbing at the Royal York’s “Indie” Awards, we’ll be tucked below the Waverly Hotel with a five-band lineup that might be a bit off, but definitely won’t be forgettable. No one’s going to pick up a sponsorship deal or record contract here, but if you’re looking for a good time then this will be the place to park for the night.

Post-industrial noisemakers Bad Party have a reputation for crowd-disturbing antics in their live shows (which might be why they’re so rare), and since they’re visiting from Detroit they have a total blank slate.

We’ve also managed to snag Absolutely Free for their third hometown show. You may recognize the guys as four-fifths of Resonancity-favourites DD/MM/YYYY. Their new incarnation brings the same percussive, instrument-switching fervour, but with less focus on spazzy popcraft and more on gorgeous, spacey drone.

Buzz Records kindly lent us one of their house (or, more accurately, Garage) bands, Connoisseurs of Porn. As you may glean from the moniker, these Captain Beefheart, Mr. Bungle worshipping youngsters are less about blog-friendly renown and more about glorious dissonance, with some skewed melodic songcraft poking underneath the jagged edges.

Skitso-Convo have rebranded under the less Googleable name, Cellphone, but they’re the same loveably noisey-but-danceable electro-horror-punks they’ve always been.

The bill is filled out by one more mystery act that we’re excited to share, but we can’t announce them until closer to the show date. We can tell you they’re a attitude-filled bunch of shit-kicking punks that have been making a lot of noise (both literally and figuratively) on the Toronto scene.

Album Review: Young Galaxy Shapeshifting

Young Galaxy Shapeshifting

If you’ve been keeping up with Montreal dream pop trioYoung Galaxy over the past few years, the first thing you’ll notice about the new album Shapeshifting is that it doesn’t sound anything like them. The rest of your listen will be devoted to deciding whether or not that’s a good thing.

Shapeshifting’s opener- The Angels Are Surely Weeping – serves as an assault of the unfamiliar; ushering in a punchy drum loop paired with a synth bassline. Even Stephen Ramsay’s vocals lack the watery presence of past recordings. Here his voice comes across as a sterile echo, a suitable companion to the cold electronic frameworks of the songs that dominate the album, but a change that is likely to off-put some of their shoegaze-minded listenership.
And although Young Galaxy undergo a massive stylistic makeover onShapeshifting, it isn’t necessarily a regressive one. For instance, Catherine McCandless’ vocal duties have never been stronger. On album standout We Have Everything, McCandless gives the performance of her career: a confident, operatic tour de force that makes the hypnotizing looping track a memorable one.

Unfortunately, such memorable moments are few and far between, andShapeshifting ultimately portrays Young Galaxy as sonically nomadic, searching for a niche as a little fish in a big pond.