Deondrae Cool here.
Currently I’ve been working my butt off as usual, but lately more than ever. Working on my 1st album and glad to have “Brett Ashby” doing the artwork for the cover. Who has also put in some work around the world and Ellen DeGeneres.
I thought of myself as one who can help others in any way that I can. Going into this project “Good Job”. I sat and focused on what would help others, and what will motivate others. To me image is everything. For a long while, I did not have a stage name. to get a name trademarked it has to be something personal. My name is who I am “Deondrae Cool”. I’m cool and laid back who has talents in just about everything from: Blogging, Production, Mixing, Videography & etc.
Going by my regular name “Deondrae Porter” for me was just to normal when I’m so creative.
From doing my research and all my hard work with: Own website, promotional items, networking and supporting other’s, now I’m bringing it to the fore front to compete with the greats of the world. I’ve always been humble and very patient. I was a foster child who had so many questions, and been through so much which gives me so much to say, what other way can I do this?
I started by writing poetry. Soon came along making my own beats and turned poems into songs. I was that kid you would notice right away because I’m super shy. I would hum my ditties under the kitchen table. Being a loner is who I’ve always been since birth. Just absorbing information to be a better person in general because I had no guidance. I would steal, skip classes & dabble in drug’s.
Making a negative into a positive is what this musical work entails “Good Job”. I came up with this name because I work so hard, and seemed not to get the recognition that I wanted. Having two great friends from childhood has aided me in my journey of self expression. Nelson “NDotJay” Johnson & James “Jay Diggz” Washington. So I can’t take all the credit.
Creating is our 1st love, by our I mean all of us of the world so I always keep us in mind. The: Lost, Creative, Nerd, Ambitious, Talented & all around “Good” people. I hate “Bad” period, it just doesn’t sit well with me, never has. So this is for those who only want to do good in life, but has some setbacks every now and then. We are the normal ones who are trying to live life to it’s fullest and have a great time doing it, that understand that it takes HARD WORK & Paying dues. This project will be available where ever you can think of, let me know of any suggestions on places to submit.
“Good Job” touches on: Health, Drive, Pain, Overcoming obstacles, Fun with some creative and catchy songs that will surely get the body up & headed in the right direction being to the dance floor lol or to the bank even.
I now have rubber bracelets with my website www.DDeashion.com on them for promotional use only.
Email me personally: DDeashion@gmail.com for yours now. Just leave your address, phone number (optional) & full name.
By the way…
I will be uploading a new song TODAY! “Keep it up”.
Until next blog, this is Deondrae Cool, your rapper pal ttys
A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced.
‘Any animal that passes inside meets instant death.’
- Greek geographer Strabo (64/63 BC — about 24 AD)
“This space is full of a vapor so misty and dense that one can scarcely see the ground. Any animal that passes inside meets instant death,” the Greek geographer Strabo (64/63 BC — about 24 AD) wrote.
“I threw in sparrows and they immediately breathed their last and fell,” he added.
Announced this month at a conference on Italian archaeology in Istanbul, Turkey, the finding was made by a team led by Francesco D’Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento.
D’Andria has conducted extensive archaeological research at the World Heritage Site of Hierapolis. Two years ago he claimed to discover there the tomb of Saint Philip, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ.
Founded around 190 B.C. by Eumenes II, King of Pergamum (197 B.C.-159 B.C.), Hierapolis was given over to Rome in 133 B.C.
The Hellenistic city grew into a flourishing Roman city, with temples, a theater and popular sacred hot springs, believed to have healing properties.
“We found the Plutonium by reconstructing the route of a thermal spring. Indeed, Pamukkale’ springs, which produce the famous white travertine terraces originate from this cave,” D’Andria told Discovery News.
Featuring a vast array of abandoned broken ruins, possibly the result of earthquakes, the site revealed more ruins once it was excavated. The archaeologists found Ionic semi columns and, on top of them, an inscription with a dedication to the deities of the underworld — Pluto and Kore.
D’Andria also found the remains of a temple, a pool and a series of steps placed above the cave — all matching the descriptions of the site in ancient sources.
“People could watch the sacred rites from these steps, but they could not get to the area near the opening. Only the priests could stand in front of the portal,” D’Andria said.
According to the archaeologist, there was a sort of touristic organization at the site. Small birds were given to pilgrims to test the deadly effects of the cave, while hallucinated priests sacrificed bulls to Pluto.
The ceremony included leading the animals into the cave, and dragging them out dead.
“We could see the cave’s lethal properties during the excavation. Several birds died as they tried to get close to the warm opening, instantly killed by the carbon dioxide fumes,” D’Andria said.
Only the eunuchs of Cybele, an ancient fertility goddess, were able to enter the hell gate without any apparent damage.
“They hold their breath as much as they can,” Strabo wrote, adding that their immunity could have been due to their “menomation,” “divine providence” or “certain physical powers that are antidotes against the vapor.”
According to D’Andria, the site was a famous destination for rites of incubation. Pilgrims took the waters in the pool near the temple, slept not too far from the cave and received visions and prophecies, in a sort of oracle of Delphi effect. Indeed, the fumes coming from the depths of Hierapoli’s phreatic groundwater produced hallucinations.
“This is an exceptional discovery as it confirms and clarifies the information we have from the ancient literary and historic sources,” Alister Filippini, a researcher in Roman history at the Universities of Palermo, Italy, and Cologne, Germany, told Discovery News.
Fully functional until the 4th century AD, and occasionally visited during the following two centuries, the site represented “an important pilgrimage destination for the last pagan intellectuals of the Late Antiquity,” Filippini said.
During the 6th century AD, the Plutonium was obliterated by the Christians. Earthquakes may have then completed the destruction.
D’Andria and his team are now working on the digital reconstruction of the site.
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