Paddling the Harpeth River – part 3

You may have noticed we had a mix of kayaks and paddleboards but even among those there was different types – blow-up kayaks, regular kayaks, sit on top or sit in kayaks, and blow-up SUP boards. Have you had experiences with blow-up floatations? If so, comment below with your thoughts!

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time out on the river!

-Out of the Wilderness

More about Xfinity’s ad featuring “Go Your Own Way”

I’ve written about Xfinity’s ads recently, one campaign featuring a cover version of “Walk of Life,” by Dire Straits. If you’re curious about that one, click here. But moving right along, Xfinity has a new ad promoting their mobile phone plan. The ad is called “My World.” You can take a look at the spot here:

Xfinity Mobile Ad “My World”

Moses Sumney in Xfinity ad “My World”, image via iSpot.tv

The ad features an assortment of folks doing their own thing: riding a horse in a downtown setting, clipping a bonsai tree, smoking out a motorcycle tire, riding a unicycle, and more. The ad is set to the music of Fleetwood Mac, “Go Your Own Way” but performed by a singer named Moses Sumney.

Moses can be found on screen or behind the camera. Here is a recent music video of his, followed by a music video he directed for the band Sylvan Esso.

Be sure to follow Moses through the following links:

Twitter

Website

Facebook

Instagram

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Joe Biden’s relevant political timeline

The Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has been in politics for most of his adult life – 47 years. Check out some of the most relevant landmarks of his political career below. I’ve also included parts of his personal life in the timeline, as I would imagine some *Hunter Biden* will pop up during some or all of the debates.

I can die a happy man never having been president of the United States of America. But it doesn’t mean I won’t run.

Joe Biden

November 7, 1972 – wins a seat in the Senate, age 29 years old, sworn in after his 30th birthday

June 17, 1977 – marries Jill Jacobs

June 9, 1987 – declares a run for U.S. President

September 23, 1987 – withdraws Presidential run amid accusations of speech plagiarism

February 1988 – has surgery for first brain aneurysm

May 1988- another surgery for second aneurysm – Jill Biden: “Our doctor told us there was a 50-50 chance Joe wouldn’t survive surgery. He also said that it was even more likely that Joe would have permanent brain damage if he survived. And if any part of his brain would be adversely affected, it would be the area that governed speech.”

January 31, 2007 – declares 2nd run for U.S. President

January 3, 2008 – withdraws Presidential run

August 22, 2008 – named as running mate for Barack Obama

November 4, 2008 – elected Vice President with Obama as President

November 6, 2012 – re-elected as VP with Obama as President

May 2014 – Hunter, Joe’s 2nd son, becomes board member of Burisma Holdings (a Ukraine gas company)

May 2014 – Joe Biden has Ukrainian prosecutor removed from office, possibly related to Burisma Holdings

May 5, 2015 – son Beau dies of brain cancer

October 2015 – decides not to run for U.S. President for election in 2016

January 12, 2017 – presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barak Obama

April 25, 2019 – announces 3rd run for U.S. President

August 11, 2020 – names Kamala Harris as his Vice President

November 3, 2020 – ??

In a couple of months the last date on this timeline will be known, but until then, thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Gap TV ad featuring “Come Together” by…

In a country that seems clearly divided, you might say the company Gap is trying to close the gap with their new series of ads featuring people of all colors and styles. Check out one of the ads here:

The well-known song is “Come Together,” made famous by a band called The Beatles. It was released in 1969 and has since been covered by just about everyone. The version used in these ads is by Kristina Train, a cover she released in 2020.

Check her website out here and be sure to follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. What do you think of the ads? Do they help in unifying a nation that is in a bit of cat fight at the moment?

-Out of the Wilderness