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Oct 27, 2012 - Edward Shapre, Featured, Movies/TV Series, The Real Me    Comments Off

I’m A ‘Man On Fire’ For The New Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Album ‘Here’

I’ve made it no secret. I may be one of the oldest fans of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros and sadly, I am behind the curve of the release of their new album “Here,” but after hearing just a few songs, I’m clearly “A Man On Fire” for more.

My daughter, Chandler, and I discovered this band by accident at a Gillette event in Austin in 2010.  We didn’t get in to see them that night, but I got back to Dallas, downloaded their debut album and me and my daughters would have worn down the groves by now if we still had records.

Now comes new material, and I’ve got to admit, I’ve only heard three or four songs so far. It’s really time to jump over to iTunes and pull down the rest.

Man On Fire, (the video is the first below) just sounds like a song that’s bound to close out an episode of a movie or a CBS Hawaii Five-O or CSI episode that’s stoked emotions throughout out and as it’s ending, the hero of the show has overcome the danger of the episode and is ready for the next challenges in life, satisfied that what’s been accomplished in this episode, has been resolved and the beauty and happiness of life that falls in between our crises, is now to be shared with friends, colleagues and family.

And the video for the song will really just make you smile because it’s about people expressing themselves in very amazing ways–through dance.

I’ll download the rest of the album, and do more reviews. Did you know some of the most frequent traffic to this site is because of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros?  That makes me smile.

Oh, and here’s a picture of me and Alex in Shreveport, LA back in 2010. The band is going to be in Austin on Nov. 4, but tickets are $75 a piece for all day, the band is the last to play and there’s no way right now I can afford $300 to take Chandler, Reagan and Haley to see our band.  Crap.

DaddyClaxton & Alex from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Shreveport, LA, 2010.

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Oct 28, 2011 - Featured    Comments Off

Gillette Products You Don’t Have to Sweat Over

During the past year and a half, I’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with the people at Gillette.

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I have become a fan of the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor and have shared a few with friends and even my dad, who last time I saw him, was still using the one I gave him. The ProGlide is the only razor I ever plan to use again.  Seriously.  I’ve not cut my face in more than a year and that was a daily occurrence when I was using those cheap-ole Bic Razors.  No more of that.

In the past few months, they’ve also been generous and asked me to try two other products of theirs–the Odor Shield Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant and the Odor Shield Body Wash.

Odor Shield Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant

I have no problem with either product and have given them both a chance.  I’ve long been one to use Sure roll on so switching to something else was a huge loyalty issue.  I also have skin sensitivities so that was another issue to consider.  I have used Old Spice in the past and that’s caused incredible rashes, etc. so I was leery of trying something else than what I already knew worked.

To be honest, I had some of the same issues with the Odor Shield Anti-Perspirant & Deodorantt, but not enough to tell anyone not to use it.  It did what it was supposed to.  It kept me dry.

The Body Wash

Okay, first of all, I do historically fast showers.  Soap?!!  I am a guy, you know.  I use the body wash during some showers but I don’t use it every time.  Ironically, I’m not real crazy about the smell of it.

Tips for Guys Who Don’t Want to Stink

But like the fokes at Gillette reminded me, no one likes stressful moments – especially those guys who are heavy sweaters.  Personally, I’d rather be freezing cold than hot. And I tend to have those Broadcast News sweating spells when I get too hot or too stressed.  It’s very uncomfortable.  So is not having shaved for a day or so and getting hot.

In literature Gillette sent me to consider while using their products, they also reminded me about some tips provided by Dr. Avery Gilbert.

These are things we all can do to keep the odors of living at bay:

·         Stock up on greens at your grocery – A diet with a based on greens (parsley, cilantro, celery, mint) can act as an internal deodorizer while strong-smelling foods (garlic, curry or onions) seep through pores, creating a more unpleasant odor.
·         Opt for antibacterial – Although fragrant soaps and sweeter smelling gels might seem like a good way to get rid of your body odor, many only mask the odor causing bacteria.  Using an antibacterial soap regularly or pre-moistened wipes during a workout can reduce the amount of bacteria causing body odor.
·         Arm yourself with the right products – Bacteria has a hard time breeding in dry areas; be sure to immediately apply underarm antiperspirant to clean, dry armpits.  It helps to eliminate odor and releases a fresh scent in its place.
·         Dress Appropriately – Be mindful of the materials you wear when working out.  Nylon and polyester can impede airflow and prevent sweat from evaporating.   When that sweat doesn’t evaporate, it feeds germs and bacteria that cause odor.  Look for natural materials that breathe, such as cotton.

He also suggested one other: Going Hairless! “Not every guy is up for this, but shaving your armpits can actually prevent bacteria from accumulating and can significantly reduce sweat and odor.”

Uh, I’m not going there, or any lower, either….

Give these products from Gillette a try.  The Fushion Pro-Glide Razor is the world’s best.  The deodorant and body wash are good products, too, and worthy of your consideration.

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Heading to @M3Summit, New Adventure

In spite of the adversity that’s come about in 2010, it has been a good year. 

I’ve used these first eight months to this year to really do some soul searching and to set me life in some new and more meaningful directions.

Today is Sunday and I’m finalizing what preparations I still can do from her for the Modern Media Man Summit in Atlanta that begins Thursday.  I’ll be picking up Ron Mattocks in Houston tomorrow and we’re headed toward Montgomery, AL for the day.  (That’s my goal at this writing.)

Then Tuesday, we’ll be able to roll into Atlanta, help get our shops set up, and be ready for some early morning media in Atlanta on Wednesday.

My Adventurous Life

A California dad blogger, a mysterious guy named Jack, proclaimed 2010 as the year of the dad blogger.  In January of this year, during a trip to LA for EA SPORTS Active, I began convinced that corporate PR just wasn’t my thing any longer and that there were other opportunities awaiting.

The next thing I knew I was neck deep in planning M3Summit.

The past nine months have been probably some of the most intense learning experiences I’ve had in a while.  My horizons and friendships have been exponentially expanded. Thanks to companies like Gillette, EA SPORTS Active, and my good friends at Chevrolet, I’ve been able to enjoy some great and memorable adventures that I’ve already begun to share here and over at TraverseAdventures.com. (Did you check out Angus Nelson’s newest post?)

There are more exciting announcements soon to come.

M3Summit Friends

I’m very much looking forward to M3SummitChevrolet dropped off a new 2011 Traverse to drive to the conference.  But there are new opportunities and new friendships to be formed for me in the next week and they’re beyond what I can imagine at this writing.  Already I’m in frequent contact with some of the most influential men bloggers in the country.  Meeting them in person and spending time with them, sharing ideas, and learning the heart of their stories and adventures is what my mission is for the next week.

Post M3Summit

And upon my return, I’ve promised myself, since I won’t have Debbie Lawrence after me on East Coast Time to crank things up an hour normally than I would, I’m going to restart my EA SPORTS Active program.  I’m stopping the consumption of all fried foods.  I’ve done so much to get my life back this year, it’s finally time to begin working in this area, too.

Stay in touch during the adventure.  Maybe Ron and I will do some sort of give away as we “Traverse” the Southeast on the way to Atlanta.

Jul 8, 2010 - Featured    Comments Off

My 10,000th Twitter Follower Can Glide with the @Gillette ProGlide

I’m about to hit a milestone–10,000 followers on Twitter. 

It doesn’t seem so long ago, well, yes it does, that I was telling my former boss, “Hey, I’m up to 300 followers!” thinking back in mid-2008 that was a pretty big deal.

Then came 1,000, 2,000 and even 3,000.  Then I kind of hit a patch where I wasn’t so worried about how many followers I had, and then we all remember the post I did where I got rid of a ton of non-participatory followers because they simply weren’t following back or were robots or white teethers, or how to get a bazillion followers in 10 minutes.

Once I tried the bit about a robot getting me followers.  That was just a bunch of baloney and I soon shut it off.

But now, at this writing, I sit at 9,997.  I feel like Chuck Yeager wondering what will happen when I hit Mach 1.

So, out of fun and generosity, I’m offering a free Gillette Fushion ProGlide for whomever is my 10,000th follower as of 6 p.m. CST tonight, July 8, 2010.  I’ll no doubt hit 10,000 a couple of times today, with the normal shift of people who quit following for whatever reason, etc.  So, that’ll add some of the mystery to it.  Oh, and my 10,000th follower has to be a person.  Not an obvious robot or someone who has zero posts, and if number 10,000 is a woman, well, I’ll first ask if she has a man in her life she’d like to give it to, and if not, I’ll go to number 10,001, etc until I get one.

So, there’s the rules.  Enjoy.  Follow me even if you’re not going to be number 10,000.  I’d like to get to know more about you.

Jul 7, 2010 - Featured    Comments Off

Gillette ProGlide Ultimate Summer Job Crew Adam & Jason Visit Austin, TX

For the third Tuesday in a row, my daughter Chandler, 13, and I headed off on an adventure, this one to Austin, TX to meet Adam and Jason, the two guys with the coolest jobs in America–they’ve been picked, and rightly so, by  Gillette to travel the country this summer and talking about the benefits of using the revolutionary men’s razor, the Gillette Fusion ProGlide. (Check out their own Blog!)

You will remember my incredible adventure back in late May when I flew to NYC to meet with other men bloggers to talk with Gillette about their then-to-be-released ProGlide at Yankee’s Stadium.  I learned so much about the science of shaving that day.  After two hours, we then went and watched the Yanks get beaten by the Blue Rays.

So when I got a call Friday saying Jason and Adam were going to be in Austin, all I needed to know from Gillette was where to meet them. (They did put two tanks of gas in my car to get me to and from…)  They had decided upon The La Zona Rosa where Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros were playing.  I’d never heard “Home” before, but now, given that I used to live in Alabama, I keep hearing Jade singing, “Alabama Arkansas, I do love my ma and pa…”  You’ll hear Adam do his version in the video.

We’d hoped to have the shaving station on display across the street from La Zona Rosa, but it wasn’t meant to be.  Nonetheless, we were able to meet with many of the guys standing around the area waiting for the show, and gave them free ProGlides.  The irony is that it doesn’t look like Edward Sharpe has shaved, let alone had a haircut or maybe even bathed, in weeks, so when it came to the bands fans hanging out for the show, several of them didn’t have shaving on their minds either.

I really have enjoyed my ProGlide and I’ve been tempted to set up the camera in the bathroom and do a video using it.  But so far, I’ve saved you all from seeing that!

But like I’ve noted here before, I have enjoyed the vibrating function of the razor.  The new blade configuration lifts each hair to cut it closer and closer and I’ve been getting the smoothest shaves over the past month.  And what used to happen whenever I previously would pull out one of those disposable razors–gashes in my face, has been eliminated.  I have four times more cutting power on my face and have yet to injure myself.

Jason and Adam are two of the coolest guys I’ve met in a long time.  They really do have the coolest job in America.  And like I’ve mentioned with my friends Carly from Indiana, etc. they’re living a great life adventure every day.   And you can tell that in just how they talk, act and hey, Adam even broke out this four-foot-long skate board and took it for a spin there in front of La Zona Rosa.

I encourage you to check them out on their website, ProGlideSummerJob.com and see when they’re going to be in your town.  They’re a hoot and you’ll also get to meet Cory, their driver and Cali, who seems to know everyone in America.

And more than anything, you need to check out this great new product for men.  That is, if you’re wanting to look sharp, in a different way than Edward Sharpe….  :-) (I did download their latest off iTunes when I got HOME last night and I’m actually playing it now as I write.  Worth checking out…  Alabama Arkansas, I do love my Ma and Pa, Not as much as I do love you…”

Now Chandler and I need to figure out where to go next Tuesday night!

Jul 6, 2010 - Travel    Comments Off

13-yo-dd and I are headed to Austin for a @Gillette event today

I’m excited.  Chandler and I are headed out on a new adventure, this one to Austin, Texas to take part in an event with Gillette and their Ultimate Summer Jobs guys Jason and Adam.  More details to come.  Follow my tweets today @DaddyClaxton.

Thanks to Gillette, they’re loading up our car and sending us down the highway today.  All this in association with their new and great ProGlide Fusion.

Jun 2, 2010 - Featured    1 Comment

I’m really enjoying VIBRATING products for men

Oh, I just love a good vibrating product.

There’s just nothing like the sensation of mechanical tingling up and down your nerves. 

Over the past two and a half months, I’ve really enjoyed daily use of two very special vibrating products and I keep both of them in my bedroom.   Well, they’re kept up in my bathroom. One of them I keep put up in the cupboard.  It’s not that I’d be embarrassed for anyone to see these two products.  But you know, there’s just an element of privacy that I’d like to keep. And what if it fell into the wrong hands? One of the products penetrates deeply when vibrating.

During the day, when I need to feel better about myself, I just go in there and turn one of them on and in a few seconds, I start to get that wonderful sensation that only vibrating can bring.  You know, it just a comfortable feeling; Just a soothing, special feeling.

Okay, now that all of you have your heads in the gutter and your hands reaching for something that vibrates in your own homes, it’s time to come clean.

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The Gillette Fusion Power

After my trip two weeks ago to New York City on behalf of Proctor and Gamble and Gillette, I went out and bought a new razor.   I got the Gillette Fusion Power and it really has a batter powered vibrator built into it that one uses while shaving.  One of the guys asked about this feature in the up coming Gillette Fusion ProGlide, which is supposed to arrive here from New York any day now, and they said it was part of the science of shaving. 

And I have to say, having used this razor for about a week now, the cuts, nicks and outright pain of shaving has gone away.  Once something I dreaded, I now feel better about a good shave.  I’d been using a two-blade disposable off and on for the past few years, but I’m really happy with what is now happening with my vibrating product.  The shave definitely is closer because the razor has five blades and it has ergonomic rubber handles on it that are designed for the different ways I hold it while I’m shaving.

The vibrating also makes it more comfortable while shaving.  I don’t mash my face as hard with it when it’s vibrating like I would have with a disposable razor and like I said, it’s been a much less bloody affair.

So moms/ladies planning on getting your dad/guy something for Father’s Day, I’d recommend the vibrating Gillette razors.  Check out the ProGlide when it’s released on June 6th.  I’ll upgrade as soon as mine arrives.

It’s really been worth the sensations.  Ah…..

The ORAL-B Pulsar Toothbrush

Soon after moving out of the house, I began to wonder where my toothbrush might have been put or used for before I left for safer environs, so I decided I needed to get a new one. 

That led me to Walmart (According to the AP Stylebook, that’s now done with no hyphen)  and that night I bought the razor mentioned above and I got this new tooth brush.  Like I’ve said before, they both VIBRATE.

According to Oral-B, Pulsar has soft vibrating bristles that help break up plaque between teeth. Just turn it on and brush as you would with a regular manual brush. Plus, Pulsar’s pressure-sensitive split head adjusts to the contours of your teeth to clean hard-to-reach places while moderating the amount of pressure applied to teeth and gums.

The result is an effective clean and an outstanding sensory experience.

  • Penetrates deep between teeth
  • Sweeps away food and plaque from the tooth surface
  • Adjusts to the contours of your teeth
  • Moderates the amount of pressure applied to your teeth and gums

I’ve really enjoyed using this toothbrush and it does provide a comforting sensation while in use.

Toothbrush Express says says it’s good practice to replace your toothbrush:

  • At least every three months
  • When bristles begins to show wear
  • After an illness such as a cold or flu

And now after knowing you can vibrate your face and teeth, makes me wonder what else out there would be good for vibrating….

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