Episode 17: Alchemy and Cake/Craft Digression

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This week on the podcast the YIP Crew have good intentions of staying focused and talking about how awesome Alchemy is (because they totally are), but get caught in a conversation spiral of blogs, t-shirts and cake. Mary recommends some more awesome music, Tammy recommends a bunch of awesome events that the YIP Crew can't afford to go to (le sigh...) and Jack gets slapped on Shimmy Cove!

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On This Episode:
Dancer's Mind ("Miss Jackson, if you're nasty" thread)
Google Reader
Bellydance Paladin
Adventures of a Tribal Dancer - Shay's blog
Almost Famous - Megan Hartmann blog (The mystery blog Mary couldn't remember!)
Belly Dancer's Mind - Aziza Sa'id blog
Freecycle - Find your local Freecycle group and be more green!
BUST Magazine
Cake Wrecks blog - When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong!
Threadless T-shirts - Really cool, go wander around the site for a little while...or a long while!
Threadcakes - Threadless T-shirts become awesome cakes!
ThreadBanger - Cool crafting, sew-it-yourself, DIY site
WhatTheCraft.com - Another awesome DIY/sewing site
Wax Tailor
The Llama Song by Burton Earny (Llama llama DUCK! Shout out to SK for showing this to Mary many moons ago...)


Around Town:
October 2-4 Kissimmee, Fl Festival on the Nile Featuring Rachel George
October 3-4 Augusta, Ga Southern Mirage Featuring Mira Betz
October 8-11 Asheville, NC Triboriginal Featuring Jill Parker, Mezmer Society, Mavi, Natalie Brown, Zi'ah
October 16-18 Fort Worth, TX Tribal Alchemy
Benefits SafeHaven of Tarrent County featuring Rose Harden, Elizabeth Strong, Natalie Brown, Mira Betz, Shakra, Dave Hall, Asharah, Belladonna, Sooz, Urban Gypsy. Watch the Promo video.
October 16-18 Sacramento, CA Blood Moon Regale Unmata's Annual event!!! This year's theme is the Wizard of Oz!
October 22-26 Washington, DC Belly Horror Show and workshops featuring Asharah, Shakra, Desert Sin and more!
Oct 24 Orlando, FL Evening Unveiled 13, Orlando Bellydance Student Showcase
Nov 1 Sanford, FL Tribal Garden 3, Florida Tribal Dance Student Showcase
November 6-8 Atlanta, Ga Donna Mejia Dance Pedagogy learn to teach from Donna Mejia
November 13-15 West Palm Beach, Fl The Sharqi Experiment featuring Bozenka, Mira Betz, Tjarda and more!


Featured Music:

Artist: Wax Tailor - Amazon or Wax Tailor - Hope & Sorrow
Album: Hope And Sorrow
Songs: The Way We Lived, Alien In My Belly, The Games You Play

Album: The Rough Guide to the Music of North Africa - Amazon
Artists: Hossam Shaker, Mahmoud Fadi, Ali Hassan Kuban
Songs: Lama Bada Yata Sama, Maqsoum, Habibi


Background Music:

Artist: Ruben Van Rompaey - Amazon or Ruben van Rompaey - Eastern Expressions 3: Asahi
Album: Eastern Expressions 3: Asahi
Songs: Grande Rue De Pera, Catherine's Mood, Amanogawa (Milky Way)

Artist: Shiva in Exile - Amazon or Shiva In Exile - Ethnic
Album: Ethnic
Songs: Manju, Akasha, Aldebaran

Episode 16: Focus on Photography

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The YIP Crew welcome bellydance photographer Kristen Wheeler! Kristen gives some insight into what lead her to specialize in bellydance photography, and her tips for those dancers who would like to get professional photos taken. Tammy breaks into the music recommendation business, and Shimmy Cove returns with an episode featuring Carol (episode 13) and an encore moment from Carolena and Megha!

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On This Episode:
Belly Dance Instructors tribe (Out In the Sticks thread)
Geisha Moth (tribe.net)
Squirrel Nut Zippers
KHphotographics - Kristen's official site
Tammy's pictures by Kristen (tribe.net)
YALLAH Magazine
Vas (MySpace page)


Around Town:
LONG LIST AHEAD!!!
September 26 Orlando, Fl Florida Tribal Dance Hosts Mezmer Society! There will also be a Tray workshop taught by Lacey and Laura following Onca's workshops.
September 27 St. Petersburg, Fl Hip Expressions Hosts Mezmer Society
September 26-27 Lantana, Fl Tribal Dawn Featuring workshops on Double Cane, Poi, Sword and ATS Basics
October 2-4 Kissimmee, Fl Festival on the Nile Featuring Rachel George
October 3-4 Augusta, Ga Southern Mirage Featuring Mira Betz
October 8-11 Asheville, NC Triboriginal Featuring Jill Parker, Mezmer Society, Mavi, Natalie Brown, Zi'ah
October 16-18 Fort Worth, TX Tribal Alchemy
Benefits SafeHaven of Tarrent County featuring Rose Harden, Elizabeth Strong, Natalie Brown, Mira Betz, Shakra, Dave Hall, Asharah, Belladonna, Sooz, Urban Gypsy
October 16-18 Sacramento, CA Blood Moon Regale Unmata's Annual event!!! This year's theme is the Wizard of Oz!
October 22-26 Washington, DC Belly Horror Show and workshops featuring Asharah, Shakra, Desert Sin and more!
November 6-8 Atlanta, Ga Donna Mejia Dance Pedagogy learn to teach from Donna Mejia
November 13-15 West Palm Beach, Fl The Sharqi Experiment featuring Bozenka, Mira Betz, Tjarda and more!


Featured Music:

Artist: Squirrel Nut Zippers - Amazon or Squirrel Nut Zippers
Albums: Hot; Perennial Favorites
Songs: Put A Lid On It, It Ain't You; My Drag

Artist: Vas - Amazon or Vas - In the Garden of Souls
Album: In The Garden Of Souls
Songs: In The Garden Of Souls, Prayer For Soheil, Ceremony Of Passage


Background Music:

Artist: Solace - Amazon or Solace - Ahsas
Album: Ahsas
Songs: Blessings, Kronos, Redemption

Artist: The Mogador Band - Amazon
Album: Bellydancing for Fortune and Fame
Songs: Ipeksi, Caravan

YIP Supplemental: Talk Like a Pirate Day! ARRGH!!!

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Have you been waiting for a YIP episode that is lacking any point, information or purpose? Today is your lucky day! The YIP Crew celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with a supplemental episode that is light on content, heavy on music, and nearly devoid of anything connected to bellydance (although we do manage to sneak one or two things in there, so "Ha HA! We're still on topic, maties!"). Enjoy our piratical ramblings and take time to "Argh!" someone you love today!

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On This Episode:
Talk Like a Pirate Day - official website!
Talk Like a Pirate Day song lyrics
Pirate Belly Dance (tribe.net)


Featured Music:

The Life of a Pirate by Joe Thompson - Amazon or Joe Thompson - Every Kind of Magic

Talk Like a Pirate Day by Tom Smith - Amazon or Tom Smith - And They Say I've Got Talent
And They Say I've Got Talent

Ships are Sailing/Far from Home by Toucan Pirates - Amazon or Toucan Pirates - Battle Songs of the Toucan Pirates
Battle Songs of the Toucan Pirates

I'm a Pirate by Leslie Bixler - Amazon or Leslie Bixler - Moon Food
Moon Food

Drunken Sailor by Carl Peterson - Amazon or Carl Peterson - Pirate Songs, Sea Songs & Shanties
Pirate Songs, Sea Songs and Shanties

Zombie Pirates in Love by Tom Smith - Free download and Lyrics

Episode 15: A *Very* Brief YIP With Jessica!

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On this episode of YIP Podcast Tammy and Mary interview Jessica, who has recently become the newest member of a local bellydance troupe. Mary recommends some great new music and Tammy talks about the dangers of cheeeeese!

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On This Episode:
Reconstructed Clothing (tribe.net)
Swordtastic Shenanigans (tribe.net)
Hands of Kali double sword clips: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Bitter:Sweet
Hollie's studio - Elements of Dance
Lacey's studio - Florida Tribal Dance
Fat Chance Bellydance General Skills


Around Town:
September 26 Lantana, Fl Tribal Dawn Featuring workshops on Double Cane, Poi, Sword and ATS Basics
October 3-4 Kissimmee, Fl Festival on the Nile
Featuring Rachel George
October 8-11 Asheville, NC Triboriginal
Featuring Jill Parker, Mezmer Society, Mavi, Natalie Brown, Zi'ah
October 16-18 Fort Worth, TX Tribal Alchemy
Benefits SafeHaven of Tarrent County featuring Rose Harden, Elizabeth Strong, Natalie Brown, Mira Betz, Shakra, Dave Hall, Asharah, Belladonna, Sooz, Urban Gypsy
October 16-18 Sacramento, CA Blood Moon Regale
Unmata's Annual event!!! This year's theme is the Wizard of Oz!


Featured Music:

Artist: Bitter:Sweet - Amazon or Bitter:Sweet - The Mating Game
Album: The Mating Game
Songs: Don't Forget to Breathe, Moving Forward, Dirty Laundry

Artist: Higher Octave Music - Amazon or Moroccan Spirit - Moroccan Spirit
Album: Moroccan Spirit
Songs: Moroccan Soul, Moussem Of Regragas, Jilala I - Nocturnal Ritual


Background Music:

Artist: Four Stones - Amazon or Four Stones - Chronic Dreams
Album: Chronic Dreams
Songs: Calling Ella Baker, Art vs Process

Artist: Higher Octave Music - Amazon or Moroccan Spirit - Moroccan Spirit
Album: Moroccan Spirit
Songs: Midunya