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Time Will Tell, A Father’s Day Single by the Songwriter Alon, Will Be Released This Friday June 19th

Alon will release the unpublished radio edition of Time Will Tell this Friday June 19th. This song, a tribute to Father’s Day, explores the challenges and fears of becoming a father. Time Will Tell will be released by Great Egg Music and made available on Spotify, Apple Music and many other streaming services.

Mixed by Grammy-Nominated engineer, David Ivory, Alon with his customized sonic rig “The Alonomorphic Control Station” creates a tapestry of sounds including 6 and 12-string acoustic guitars, the legendary Mellotron, EBows and special effects.

According to Mr. Otter Music, Time Will Tell has a “really amazing melody and great vocals!” Indiesound said, “I dig the psychedelic vibes and arrangement.”

Alon, aka Marc A. Gallo, reflects on the song’s inspiration. “Fatherhood was a life changing event. When I was single, I had the luxury of focusing on myself. But when my children arrived, I suddenly had to rearrange my priorities and face the challenges.”

Time Will Tell was originally released by Alon on the EP “The Artist Manifesto: Document 1” on Great Egg Music in 2005. The radio edition of Time Will Tell has never been released.

Alon began as a singer-songwriter in 2001 and has evolved into an eclectic musical artist. He invented his customized sonic rig, The Alonomorphic Control Station, and produced two other EPs, Persian Butterfly and Alon (Self-Titled). He’s appeared in Performing Songwriter and Progression magazines and has been featured on the Gagliarchives Progressive Rock Radio Show.

Upcoming releases include Persian Butterfly (Remastered) on Friday July 31st and stories about the artist behind the music on Alon’s YouTube channel.

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0kp-EpLUO_xOVNQAmfs3sg/

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BAG Will Release Easter Day, Recorded Live At CBGB In NYC On Friday April 10th


DREXEL HILL, PA: BAG, the zany, vaudevillian rock group from the 80’s, will release their demented holiday song, Easter Day, on Friday April 10, 2020. It’s a live recording from their 1990 performance at the legendary club, CBGB, in New York City.

Lead singer and performer Marc A. Gallo, along with members Patrick Callen on bass and Scott Grande on drums and percussion, tells the tale of the harrowing discovery as a child that the myth of the elusive Easter egg was just that, a myth.

Easter Day is perhaps one of BAG’s most iconic songs and performances. Gallo, wearing an elaborate Easter egg helmet, theatrically immerses himself in this satirical tale as if it happened yesterday. The dramatic yet sad scene of him confronting his Mother about this myth is particularly comical.

Gallo confides, “Look, as a young boy, abandoning the quest for the elusive Easter egg was quite devastating, especially when my Mother told me to stop. And as you can see, I’m still not over it.”

BAG, founded in Philadelphia, PA in 1985, incorporated costumes, props, video and satire into their live musical performances. They performed at popular venues like The Painted Bride and Chestnut Cabaret in Philadelphia, plus CBGB and Kenny’s Castaway in New York City. The Philly Inquirer featured BAG numerous times during the 1980s.

In 1989, BAG produced their EP titled “Happy Family”, published by Great Egg Music. It featured an eight-piece band including a horn section. It’s available at Bandcamp.

BAG can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music and other music streaming services. Easter Day (Live) was mastered in January 2020 and will be available for purchase on iTunes/Apple Music, effective Friday April 10, 2020.

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Facebook | YouTube | Great Egg Music | CBGB

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Boycotting Black Friday is there another way?


Black Friday, is a dark day indeed but is it VALUE we’re missing when it comes to this day of consumerism celebration?

Every year we hear reports of overnight queues, stampedes, fighting, violence and even (in 2008) death, as desperate shoppers are lured into stores hunting down good deals.

For those preferring to blacken their Fridays from home, the delivery of online orders reportedly result in air pollution spikes, not to mention the production costs to our planets ecosystem services to create these excessive tempting items, their packaging and then the resulting waste issues.

With Black Friday falling at the end of a week that saw the 2019 Emissions Gap report warn us that the world is set to warm by 3.0C+ by 2100 with current human behaviour, it’s easy to see why initiatives such as ‘Buy Nothing Day’ and hash tags such as #BoycottBlackFriday are gaining traction.

The term Black Friday originated from high street shops moving out of ‘the red’ and finally making a profit after a year of hard slog. With our high streets struggling and our local shop owners (the ones who donate products for your child’s school Christmas fair!), overlooked for the cheap delights of exploitative brands, is there an opportunity to reinvent Black Friday by exploring what a ‘good deal’ actually means to us.

According to Global Citizen 88% of the 14 million viewers who watched, Blue Planet II, valued the health of our planet and the people and creatures that inhabit it so much that they changed their lifestyles.

So what if the feel good factor equalled good value? Instead of a ‘good deal’ meaning ‘buy one get one free’ what if we could reframe it as ‘buy one and get one free… for someone who really needs it?’

Take ‘Stand for Socks’ great quality durable, long lasting, warm and cosy socks, perfect for long cold nights spent on the streets, a small comfort for when you feel alone, hungry and scared. If you buy one pair for yourself you’ll get one delivered to a homeless person for free. You can feel proud that your hard earned money made the world a slightly better place, and you get long lasting premium socks with a story.

BiG PAL 2.0 portable chargers from Power A Life, are outstanding products, featuring the latest in quick charging technology. For every product sold, you directly provide a child in a developing country with a solar light. What value would you put on improving a child’s ability to triple their test scores, progress to secondary school, have better health, higher earning potential and a better likely hood of lifting themselves and their community out of poverty?

The team at Social Supermarket believe consumerism has a vital role to play. Co-founder Jamie Palmer commented, “Excessive consumerism is a problem, but to live we need to consume. With global environmental and social issues at the heart of today’s consumer we need to give them easier access to the responsible brands offering valuable solutions.”

Finding products with a purpose-driven story who are making a positive impact, can be time consuming. Online retailers such as the Social Supermarket, have rounded them up and investigated their impact claims to curate a catalogue of certified feel good brands with Black Friday and everyday ‘feel good’ offers. They also go to great lengths to make the consumer journey as ethical as possible.

● For more information, please contact Co-founder Jamie Palmer by email on
jamie@socialsupermarket.org or phone on 07827 732853.
● View our online retail site here.
● View Stand 4 Socks here.
● View Power a life here.
● View our Christmas gift guide here.
● Images available to download here.

About Social Supermarket
Established in 2017, Social Supermarket is the leading social enterprise marketplace in the UK. It was created to connect everyday consumers with social enterprises, selling high quality products that tackle important social and environmental challenges. From specialist tea blends providing employment for refugees, to Fairtrade chocolate and relishes made
with wonky fruit and veg, there’s something for everyone. They are on a journey to become the most comprehensive marketplace for social enterprise products in the UK.

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SmartBuyGlasses to Launch a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale Event


Leading the way with its customers in mind, SmartBuyGlasses UK has just unveiled its deals lineup for the Black Friday 2019. The list includes several all-time favourites as well as huge discounts on up-and-coming eyewear brands, giving them the chance to save BIG when purchasing designer eyewear.

The promotion is available on all eyewear site-wide, all shapes, sizes and materials, giving customers a huge collection to choose from.

“By offering this site-wide discounts, we are not just offering our customers the best possible deal, but we are also making better vision more accessible to people. This is what SmartBuyGlasses aims to achieve. We hope that more people can see the world more clearly and find what they love” – Said David Menning, co-Founder of Motion Global group, the parent company of SmartBuyGlasses.co.uk.

Deals valid from Black Friday through Cyber Monday:
● Up to 70% off on selected designer eyewear
● Save 12% off site-wide on all eyewear products (contact lenses not included) with the code: BF12OFFC
● Get 40% off on your prescription lenses with the code: BF40OFFC

The following Cyber Week these offers will be valid:
● 50% off on Blue Block Lenses, Polarized Lenses and Mirrored Lenses with the following codes: BLUEBLOCK50C, POLARIZED50C and MIRRORED50C
● 20% off on prescription lenses from Arise HD Summit with the code: ARISEHD20C
● 20% off on progressive lenses with the code: PROGRESSIVE20C
● 10% off on all ski goggles with the code: SKIGOGGLES10C

For more information, customers can head to https://www.smartbuyglasses.co.uk/c/black-friday-cyber-monday-deals

All orders come with additional:
● Free shipping
● Free returns for 100 days
● No minimum order value
● Exclusive 24-month warranty

The promotions will start on the 29th of November 2019 and end on the 6th of December 2019.
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About SmartBuyGlasses: SmartBuyGlasses, part of the SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group, is one of the world’s largest online eyewear retailers. With over 10 years of expertise, and operations in over 40 countries, they offer a catalogue of 80,000+ products from over 180 brands of eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses.

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