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Back in the studio making Rocking Tunes

By Marzipan :Entertainment & Music Reporter, Saturday 28th December 2013

Marzipan. Entertainment & Music Reporter

Marzipan. Entertainment & Music Reporter

After a successful year shooting their web series TV show on I broadcast TV, Astro Joey and the Cosmic Rays are returning to the Studio. Having launched their hit tune “I am a Star” in May of 2012, through American based Fever Pitch Music the group toured extensively culminating in heading Stella’s Stone rock Garden Party.

Astro Joey revealed that the band will be returning to the studio in 2014 after working on a video  for the popular song “One Big Family” written by Evan Olsen, Kristy Jackson and Jessica Mashburn. “It was great working with such talented musicians so, we thought that the time was right to hit the studio again in the new year.” said Astro Joey

She reported that It had been great hanging out in Film land and they  particularly enjoyed their friend Virgil’s short filmIt’s time to return to our roots of making music” she said.

Astro Joey & The Cosmic Rays will be in the studio in the first quarter of the new year. I highly recommend to keep an eye out for further announcements in 2014.

Astro Joey & The Cosmic Rays, return to the studio in 2014

Astro Joey & The Cosmic Rays, return to the studio in 2014

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Chapter 7 – Oh Christmas Tree

As Astro Joey and the crew walked through the Christmas forest, they could smell the fresh crisp pine needles in the cold clean air. They sang “Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree” and threw snowballs up into the air.  “This sure is a pretty place” said the green Santa helper. “Indeed it is” said Penguin “Don’t be fooled by the pretty Christmas lights, remember the Santa Grouches often hide in the trees and hang like lightsTHE CHRISTMAS FOREST“Things are not always as they seem hey Penguin?” said Astro Joey “Yes Astro Joey, on the outside it all looks colourful, friendly and inviting, yet looming in the trees are little yellow Santa Grouches, full of secrets and grudges” said Penguin. “Santa said they will stop at nothing to defeat the Christmas spirit” said Rennie the reindeer. “I am getting a reading on my Tracker application I think they may be near”

Come on gang” said Snow Man, “keep walking I can see a clearing up ahead, perhaps it is the ice mountain?”

 

 

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Chapter 6 – Penny Penguin shows the way

Astro Joey and her crew arrive at the lake. They lay out the mistletoe onto the lake and on the count of three, jump onto the misletoe. “Wee” said little green santa helper. “This misletoe moves fast hey?” They all hold tightly onto their leaves and whizz and slide across the frozen lake. When they land on the other side, they are greeted by Penny Penguin. “Hi girls, Ms Mistletoe updated her FB status and said that you may be on your way” “Well actually we are looking for Santa’s magic box so we can help Santa to make the toys and deliver them to all the children” said Astro Joey. “Yeah Santa’s leg is broken and if we do not get to the magic box in time, the toys will not be delivered” said the snowman. “Can you help us find the magic box Penny?” 

Sure” said Penny Penguin. “We need to walk through the Christmas tree forest to get to the top of the ice mountain” Once we reach the top of the mountain we will be able to see across the ice valley.” “Fantastic” said little red Santa helper “are we nearly there?” “I’m not sure” said Penny Penguin.” You see we must call out to the white winds in the valley, to ask them where to go next” “Ok, well we are closer than we were yesterday” said Astro Joey “so let’s go“.

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Astro Joey, I must warn you” said Penny Penguin “The Santa Grouches often disguise themselves as Christmas lights on the trees in the forest. If you go too fast, you may disturb them and they will come out from the Christmas trees” “No problems” said Rennie the Reindeer. “I will down load the tracker app and turn up the lights on my red nose to show us the way”

Ok” said Penny Penguin, “but remember the Santa Grouches know how to hack and troll. Come on, I’ll jump on your back Rennie and we can lead the team together.”

 

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Chapter 5 – The Mistletoe Bird

Looking Looking everywhere for Santas magical box. Up high, down low, sideways and upside down, but no clues presented themself to Astro Joey and her crew.  “I’m cold” said little red Sanata helper. “We’ll never find Santa’s key and the children will not get their toys”. “Now now” said Astro Joeystay positive and use your imagination. Be open to everything around you and you never know what we will find.” Rennie the reindeer added “don’t forget that my red nose oh so bright has also got a GPS in it from Santa, When I get a signal, you can shout out with glee. Ok ?” “Ok “said little red Santa helper.

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“Biddie Bink Biddie Bink” went Rennie the Reindeers noise. “Girls, I’m getting a signal, there is something up ahead” They all shouted with glee and then stopped to listen. They could hear the sound  of something being dragged through the snow. “Wilsh wilsh wilsh” followed by  singing “I saw mummy kissing Santa Clause, underneath the Misletoe last night” With great speed Rennie the reindeers nose was rocking “Biddie Bink, Biddie Bink, Biddie Bink, Biddie Bink” Then right before her eyes she saw two big orange feet connecting to a funny looking birdYo Yo Yo, so whadda we have here” said the bird. “Hi there, I’m Astro Joey and these are Santas little helpers” said Astro Joey. “Who are you?” “Me, well I am Ms Miseltoe,” said the bird “what brings you little lovelies out to the white plains of the North Pole?” said Ms Mistletoe “Santa has a broken leg and we must find Santa’s magic box ,so we can make the toys and deliver them to the children all over the world” said Green Santa helper. “But we do not know where to go, can you help us?

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“Mmmmm” said Ms Misletoe. “Firstly you need to be careful of the Santa grouches, they are mean little things.” “That’s what Santa told us too” said Astro Joey.Well you know what, if you go down the track, up the dale, over the hill and past the blanca tree, you will come to a lake. You must go across the lake, but I am not sure from there.” said Ms Misltletoe. “Ms Milsteltoe, that’s ok for me to get across the lake, because I am a snowman, but how will the rest of the crew get across the lake?” Here take this misletoe and you lay it on the ground and skate across.” she said. “Thank you so much Ms Mistletoe, Come on crew we have no time to waste” said Astro Joey.

“Ok, girls, be careful now, and don’t forget to look out for the Santa Grouches” said Ms Mistletoe.

 

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Chapter 3 – Santa needs some help

After traveling over the snow fields and contending with the chilling winds of the North Pole, Rennie the reindeer sites Santa’s workshop. Astro Joey and Santa’s little helpers run quickly to Santa’s house only to find Santa in bed with a broken leg and arm.

Oh no! What happened Santa?” said Astro Joey. Santa replied “I was practicing coming down the chimney in preparation for my deliveries to the children on Christmas day and I fell off the roof” “No problems” said Santa’s little helpers, “we will help you, we can help make the toys for you” “If only it was that easy” said Santa. “What I must do is give you the magic key to my special toy box. Inside the special toy box is my magic snow that will give you the Santa Power to make the toys and open the Santa letters from the children. It has a map and all the addresses of where the toys must go and to whom.”

santa leg in slingOk” said Astro Joey So where do we go to find the magic Toy box?” Well Astro Joey,” said Santa, “I have a problem. When I fell off the roof I hit my head and I cannot remember where the magic box is.  Here take this G3 map, it may help you”  “Cool Santa, with my bright red nose, I will be able to lead Astro Joey and your helpers to the magic box” said Rennie the reindeer. “Oh thank goodness” said Santa. “But Rennie you must be careful of the Santa Grouches on the way, they do not like Christmas and they will do anything to stop you.”

Come on crew” said Astro Joey “we have no time to lose Quick to the chimney

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Chapter 2 – Arrival at the North Pole

Santa’s Little helpers and Astro Joey flew through the depth of the night. On their way to the north pole they passed by dancing comets and shootings stars, playing their favorite road trip song “I am a Star“. After a smooth landing, onto the white soft powder snow, they were greeted by Rennie the Reindeer who said ” Thank goodness you are here. Come quickly, It’s Santa….we don’t know what to do, I’ll explain when we arrive?

“Ok Ok, said Astro Joey” “It’s just one big mass of white snow” said Santa’s little helpers” “Which way do we go”  “Over here dudes, Over here, we’ll show you” said the snow men

So together they followed the snow men’s sign with Rennie in the lead to guide them to Santas workshop.

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With 21 days to go until Christmas, follow Astro Joey’s daily Christmas post. Each day a little story will be told to compliment her ebookAstro Joey in Santa Land” Her ebook will be available to put under your Christmas tree. Happy Festive season everyone !!! :)

Chapter One – Santa’s call for help.

It was a fresh sparkling Cosmic night. Astro Joey had written her letter to Santa and was relaxing outside, looking up to the sparkling cosmic skies, contemplating  and feeling excited about Christmas. When suddenly she saw a bright comet shoot across the Milky WayWow, how cool” she thought at first, then she realised it was the magic Christmas comet, seen only on a special  occasion when Santa calls his little helpers to Santa Land.

Astro Joey quickly ran to her jet, grabbed her iPad and FaceBooked the special little Santa Helpers group. “Quick, Quick, gather your things, the Christmas Comet is in the night sky, we must leave immediately to the North Pole, I will collect you in my Blue Jet” she wrote.

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THE SOUND OF PLUTO

Little Pluto-Science Reporter

by Little Pluto, Science Reporter, Tuesday 29th May 2012.

It’s been a tough time for us Plutonians since we were demoted to dwarf status. However we are a resilient bunch, although at times we have felt very left out, we still exist and operate as we always have. We are just having to deal with the human’s new awakenings. A lot of the problems arose inside our wider community of the Kuiper-belt where objects bigger than Pluto underscored our shaky status.

We were overthrown by the almighty “Xena”. ( In fact Xena is now known as Enis, after the Greek goddess of discord and strife.) You see Pluto is suffering as a result of the technology revolution. In the old days earthly scientists were unable to see clearly to the outer planets and what was there. Now with their new fan dangle toys they cited “Xena” who is just a little bit bigger than us Plutons. She has more attitude and to be seen by the humans through Hubble, she pranced around in front of the new technical telescopes of the human scientists.

Xena,also known as Enis, Teasing her way to fame

As much as we love the Hubble space telescope its ability to hone in closer on our outer region is interfering with life as we knew it. Outsiders…They just come in and think they have the answers to problems. By the way, a lot of our problems did not exist until earthlings butted in. So now to earthlings we Plutonians are merely known as an asteroid  number dubbed 134340. Mmmmm oh to be a mere number…

We have always existed harmoniously with Xena, we knew she was there. We played together well, until she started showing off through her new human fame. Humans mean well, but they have big egos that can interfere with life as we know it at times.

PLUTO has always had 4 moons

In June 2011 the Hubble set its telescopic eyes on P4, now classified as another moon for us, saying that we now have 4 moons. That’s cool but we have always known we have 4 moons, just because these earthly scientist can now see it, they believe it. There is an old earthly saying, if you did not see the tree fall in the forest did it really happen?

This column is not meant to be a whinge session about new human judgments on our world, the world we Plutonians always knew existed. (I do like earthlings they are funny little creatures:) ) What I really wanted to share with you all, is the cool sounds of Pluto. We have been jamming up here for millenniums creating great sounds waves. We have been rocking out and making molecules vibrate for gillion of years. Although for humans, they could never really hear the wonderment of our sound. Because you see sound needs a medium to travel through to be heard by the human ear.

Sounds of space silence

On Earth, sound travels to your ears by vibrating air molecules. In deep space, the large empty areas between stars and planets, there are no molecules to vibrate. There is no sound there. It’s that cool tranquil quarts rock jazz groove of the sound of silence, but its not really silent to all ears.

So, in order for sound to travel, there has to be something with molecules for it to travel through. That’s how Astro Joey and the Cosmic Rays came to discover the Planet Pluto vibe. It was carried through Astro Joeys Blue jet and so her band could hear the Pluto sound.

Take a listen in the video and hear for yourself.    SOUND OF PLUTO

It’s been very cool because Astro Joey and The Cosmic Rays have really encourage me not to let the new human discoveries get me down. So Astro Joey said when you get built up emotions, instead of getting angry just express them in music. So Astro Joey and the Band, invited me to come play with them. It has been awesome and I learnt a lot. So much so, that some of the Electronica Bands around the cosmos have me helping them in the studio. I lay down the sound of Pluto and then the other musicians put down some cool melody’s and grooves. It’s a great thing to try. Give it a go.

So…..Rock on Pluto.

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The Games of Heraby Lady Goo Goo Sports Reporter, Monday 28th May 2012

Lady Goo Goo -Sport Reporter

Throughout time many stories have been told of girls’ participation in sport. These stories have entered the cultural heritage of a people. Sometimes those stories have been limiting to the encouragement of girls into sport.

One of the greatest stories of women participating in sport, goes back to the great Ancient Olympics. Women and girls did not participate in these games, although they did have their own festival dedicated to the Goddess, Hera, the wife of Zues who was the head man at the Ancient Games.

Participating in the Heraean Games back in ancient days was a big motivator for me to drive the Galaxic Women’s Sport Foundation. Although it was great to be able to participate, there were some very strange rules back then.

A committee of 16 women from a cities of Elis organised the event. Like the ancient Olympics, the event was conducted every 4 years.

The goddess, Hera

Every year the Heraean Games were held, a peplos or a robe was woven and presented to the great Goddess, Hera and placed in her temple.

Girls competed in 3 age groups in only 3 separate foot races the length of the chariot’s racecourse, but less distance than the men.  It was known as the “Maiden’s Footrace” in honor of the goddess, Hera.  The winners received Olive crowns, just like the  Olympic victors and a share of the cow sacrificed to Hera.

One of the conditions to compete was that the girls who participated were not allowed to be married. If a married woman was found to have competed she was  “barred on penalty of death from the sanctuary of Zues on the days of the athletic competition for boys and men.”  Legend also has it that women and girls were not permitted to watch the men and boys events.

This ban was a key motivator to establish, in another universe outside of Earth, the Inter Galatical Girls Warrior Sports Foundation. I’ll write more on this foundation in future posts:)  I will also be covering the concept of music and sport in future articles

As a background, take a look at these videos:

Birth of the Olympics 

Olympian Goddesses of Ancient Greek Mythology

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Great Girls to join the Daily Galaxy team

By Astro Joey –Editor in Chief Sunday 27th May 2012

With the recent announcement of the  new link between the Daily Galaxy and Paper.il Rosetta Stella, media mogul and  owner of the Daily Galaxy has commissioned 4 additional staff to meet our reader’s needs. Joining the Paper will be :

New Sports Reporter: Lady Goo Goo

Lady Goo Goo who will cover sports and in particular the up and coming 2012 Earth London Summer Olympics. She comes to us with an extensive background in sport. She was a multiple Gold Rock medal winner in the original Hera Olympics and Heads up the inter Galatical Girls Warrier Sports Foundation.

New Science Reporter : Little Pluto

Little Pluto will head up the Science team reporting on galaxic, universal and wordly space and natural phenomena events. She is a winner of the Galaxia Science prize for her work on outer Galaxic  Activities, She is the Vice President of GOGETS (Galaxic Orgnisation for Girls Education and Training in Space)

Kristy Solar Flare – As the official Planet Girlon Royal Musical Minstral, Kristy will update us with all inside news on entertainment and from time to time profile the great girls and women in the industry.

Rosetta Stella stated that “The Daily Galaxy is fortunate to have such accomplished girls on the team. They are wonderful examples of what can be achieved  when you set your eye on a goal and keep focused. They are all very inspiring in their own right.”

The team has already been out and about around the Galaxies scooping their stories. Keep an eye out in the new Astro Joey and the Cosmic Rays Music Mag for up dates.

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