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What's Deep Rock Drive? Peter Allman's Positive
Something new and revolutionary is making Internet history, and it is created by a Las Vegas-based company. It's unlike anything before. Deep Rock Drive has been in the planning for several years and was recently launched.
It is a completely interactive venue that hosts musical performers of all genres. DeepRockDrive.com is a music community-based Web site where audiences from around the world can visit their friends, family, co-workers and everyone can chose to be a fan of the performers that use the site to promote their music.
"At DeepRockDrive.com you can create a petition, whether you're an artist, music fan or manager," states Schuyler Hagglund, the marketing coordinator for the corporation.
This is a most unique way for groups to get discovered, promoted and earn real money.
What Hagglund is referring to, for example, is a band who has a petition of a thousand votes, and would then be able to sell their show on the Internet for $6.99 to each one of the petitioners, which is a very effective way to cut down on their costs.
The band then doesn't have to travel and incur expenses on hotels and buses. The show can be live or streamed. The $6.99 ticket price for viewing a performer or group at DeepRockDrive.com is split 50-50 between the online company and the performers. Their studios are located in Las Vegas, behind the Palms Hotel Casino and they use the latest technology in high-definition cameras.
Deep Rock Drive is headed up by Danny Socolof and Jeff Henshaw. They have been active in the entertainment business for 30 years. Both gentlemen own MegaInk, one of the largest marketing and branding companies. They specialize in co-promoting some of the nation's best brands, such as Pepsi, with some of the biggest entertainers in the world, including Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Kanye West and Mary J. Blige, to name a few. Socolof's firm also represented Led Zeppelin and its historic relationship with Cadillac.
How do you measure contentment? Are you content with a monetary substance, such as a car, or a house, or are you content with the joy you have from God through Jesus Christ. Can you be content when things aren't going well? And if you're not, do you blame God?
Some people feel that if they let their guard down that the enemy will tempt them. By this I mean, those people that have changed their life by letting God enter their spirit; therefore, they don't want to be tempted by alcohol and drugs or a money transaction that, perhaps, may have some holes in it.
The bottom line here is this: The more you grow as a Christian, the more things change; therefore, what brings you contentment changes. In my case, I draw contentment from the way that God uses me.
Let's say that your family has a disruption between the kids and the parents, but you, as the parent, were out of line. Would you apologize and smooth out the situation? This is also a good example of how to become content.
Philippians 4:11 basically says that you can be content by whatever means you have. Remember, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
Perhaps your contentment should be of the light and not the monetary things of life. God is the Light. Be content with whatever means you have and work on doing that, or call for more information at NewCreationMinistriesLV.org.
We have to care for our children better. I learned about a recent survey that shows only 11 percent of childcare centers located in Las Vegas are licensed and accredited. The study also shows that the licensed facilities and homes can meet only about 15 percent of the local demand for childcare.
The study by the Children's Cabinet estimates 232,000261,000 children in the valley, age 12 or younger, are cared for by family, friends or neighbors, rather than their parents.
In 2006, approximately 47,000 children ages 5 to 11 took care of themselves part of the time because of both parents working.
Local community leaders have suggested that young couples planning to start a family should, perhaps, consider delaying having children until one or both parents are financially able to provide better childcare, most importantly, spend time with their own children.
Peter Allman's Positive Moments