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INTRODUCING YOU TO BANDS YOU MIGHT  NOT KNOW, BUT TOTALLY SHOULD. Dressy Bessy

I wish Dressy Bessy didn’t take a long hiatus in 2008. Really fun and vibrant pop from earlier albums had evolved into upbeat pop/punk reminiscent of The Dance Hall Crashers, as the band strengthened in the three albums leading up to that. Hope they don’t take another break because 2016’s Kingsized is pretty great. You’re going to like what they make, whether you’re more into indie pop, or heavier punk. Doing both equally well with (for the most part) uplifting lyrics, they are one of those rare bands that you can pretty much throw on for any occasion. Well, not any…. they probably wouldn’t play well at funerals. But that really depends on the crowd I suppose.

Notable Songs: Lady Liberty

Dressy Bessy “Lady Liberty“ Live at KDHX 6/10/2016 - YouTube

There’s A Girl

Dressy Bessy - There´s a Girl - YouTube

If You Should Try To Kiss Her

If You Should Try To Kiss Her - YouTube

Pop Phenom

Dressy Bessy - "Pop Phenom" (Official Audio) - YouTube

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This direction is so stup….. I mean, it’s fine… I guess.

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Ballet Officer Brown

As dads we try to be there for our kids. There are days where our job makes it difficult for us to help out at school or be there for practice. Yet we do what we can to support our children. For Officer Cody Brown of the Castle Rock Police Department in Colorado, he took a few minutes from his job to be there with his daughter for her ballet lesson.

Officer Brown went to his daughter, Tessa’s ballet practice. You can see in the video below that he is all in as he is performing all the dance steps with his daughter. It was a big deal for Tessa because her ballet class was holding a Bring Dads to Dance night. As Tessa was smiling her father was dancing right along with her. Cody even took part in barre practice, and even practiced a chaîné.

Cop dad dances ballet with daughter - 984510 - YouTube

Going all in…

Most of the time we don’t see ballet dancers wear a badge, gun, and full police uniform. Brown had a good reason for that. He kept his uniform on in case he had to answer an emergency call.

Police Officer dances ballet with his daughter.

Once Brown’s wife, Kristen uploaded the video to the internet people started to take note. The video is now being shared in homes and dance studios all around the country.

We have to hand it to Officer Brown because while the other dads might have been in some comfortable clothes to dance with their daughters, Brown danced in full police uniform. That is going above and beyond Officer Brown! Keep up the great work!

For more videos like this check out this article where a dad dances to Beyonce’s Single Ladies with his daughters. You won’t believe the outfit he is wearing. Just like Officer Brown, this dad goes all in. 

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Are your kids into the Olympics? If so which sport are they most fascinated by? Tell us in the comment section below.

We talk about the sacrifices that parents make for their kids to make their Olympic dreams come true. For more on this check out what Chloe Kim’s dad did for her to make her dream his first priority HERE!

Chloe Kim’s dad, Jong Jin Kim held up a homemade sign that said “Go Chloe.”

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About Art Eddy:

Art Eddy is one of the co-founders here at Life of Dad. He hosts and produces all of the Life of Dad podcasts as well as hosting a few Facebook Live Shows on the Life of Dad Facebook page. He is one of the main writers on the site. Art loves Star Wars, football (49ers fan), baseball (Red Sox fan), Air Jordans and all things Geek.

About Jon Finkel:

Jon Finkel has written for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, GQ, Details, The New York Times, AskMen.com, ComedyCentral.com and Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame.com. He was the Editor-in-Chief and founder of the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame’s website, FootballMatters.org, as well as the founder of SweatBeforeSix.com. He is currently the Publisher at Beckett Media and hosts a Facebook Live Sports Show for LifeofDad.com.

Follow Art on Twitter at @DadatWorkNJ and Jon on Twitter @Jon_Finkel 

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The Life of Dad Show Remix takes past hall of fame guests from the Life of Dad Show and highlights their conversations on fatherhood. For our very first remix show we are showcasing three NBA greats! In this episode of the Life of Dad Show Remix you will hear David Robinson, Grant Hill and Dominique Wilkins talk about fatherhood. Leave a review for a chance to win a Life of Dad prize pack!

David Robinson

San Antonio Spurs star center, David Robinson was a team leader and helped lead the Spurs win two NBA

David Robinson

Championships. Not only was he an outstanding player on the court, he was a role model as well. David has started up many programs to help out communities in need.

Besides winning two NBA titles Robinson is a 10-time NBA All-Star, the 1995 NBA MVP, a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and a two-time U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame inductee. With these accolades and so many more he was a lock to be selected as part of the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

We talk with David about his time in the NBA, playing on “The Dream Team,” his favorite kicks, and fatherhood.

Follow David Robinson on Twitter at @DavidtheAdmiral

Grant Hill

Grant Hill

From his college days at Duke University to his time in the NBA, Grant Hill always gave it his all on the court. If you don’t believe just look at some of his accolades. In college he was a two time NCAA champion, the ACC Player of the Year, and NABC Defensive Player of the Year.

In the NBA Hill made his presence known right away by winning the NBA Co-Rookie of the Year award. He was a seven time NBA All-Star and was part of the All-NBA First Team in 1997.

Follow Grant Hill on Twitter at @realgranthill33

Dominique Wilkins

For any NBA fan that grew up in the 1980’s and 1990’s they will always think of Dominique Wilkins when the term highlight is brought up. He was nicknamed “The Human Highlight Film” for his thunderous dunks and for his outstanding play on the court.

Dominique Wilkins

Wilkins played most of his NBA career for the Atlanta Hawks. The nine time NBA All-Star was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. He was also the 1986 NBA Scoring Champion. Now Wilkins is the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Hawks.

Follow Dominique Wilkins on Twitter at @DWilkins21

For more interviews like these check out the My Life of Dad series.  

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This week’s guest…

Glen from Beleaf in Fatherhood talks with Art Eddy about how he started up his YouTube channel, his new book, It’s Bedtime Now. This self published book, inspired by the Beleaf in Fatherhood YouTube channel pokes fun at the everyday struggle of trying to put kids to bed. The Chocolate Babies learn a valuable lesson about listening. This is almost an exact scene from Beleaf In Fatherhood, that is light hearted and sure to be a favorite story before putting your child to bed.

From Youtuber to Published Author! We Wrote A BOOK!!! - YouTube

Glen looks to tell honest stories about the ins and outs of being a Dad. His wife Yvette and him have 3 children, Theo, Uriah, and Anaya. His channel has been active since October 19th 2015 and enjoy people joining their journey.

It’s Bedtime Now – by Glen Henry

The mission of Beleaf in Fatherhood is to equip fathers, give hope to mothers, and inspire children.

For more on Glen…

To pre-order his book, It’s Bedtime Now click here and for more on Glen go to his website.

LIFE OF DAD AFTER SHOW

If you are looking for more of these types of podcasts check out the rest of the Life of Dad After Show podcasts. We are pleased to have another podcast here at Life of Dad, and we focus the show on dad bloggers. Each week, hosts Art Eddy and Ryan Hamilton showcase a father in the dad blogging community. The topics range from sports to movies to comics to video games to technology to parenthood to anything that comes up, really. Absolutely nothing is off-limits at The Life of Dad After Show…Enjoy!

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This week on The Geek Show

What is your favorite Sci-Fi book? Let us know in the comment section below. We have writer, Eric Johannsen come on the show to talk about his book series, The Gods We Make.

AI. An alien artifact. Espionage. A wicked-smart CEO. A race through deep space. China and the United States are locked in a battle for supremacy when an alien artifact is discovered in orbit around Jupiter. Governments and corporations race to control it.

NASA astronaut Dylan Lockwood leads the American’s perilous mission to recover the artifact. His ship was designed in record time, in part due to advances in AI design, in part due to… shortcuts.

NSA Deputy Director Sara Wells works every angle to give the Americans an edge over the Chinese. She’s driven to win, but she can’t lose an operative. Not this time.

Chad Tanner, CEO of Applied Nanomaterials, is perhaps the smartest engineer ever born to the human race. Obsessed with technology, he can’t let the government – any government – control the alien artifact.

The Gods We Make is the first book of The Gods series, followed by the upcoming The Gods We SeekThe Gods We Find, and The Gods We Are. Explore the novel’s world on this website. Follow me on social media or join the mailing list for updates.

About Eric’s books…

The Gods is a collection of near-future science fiction novels that explore where technological and cultural trends will lead humanity in the coming decades. They are written as fast-paced adventures and contain thought-provoking insight into our real-world future. Look at the Books section to see what’s available and what’s next.

On these pages, you can explore the world in which The Gods unfolds. In Earth 2044, learn about the political tone in Washington, the well-planned strategy China follows to achieve primacy, or NASA’s expensive and controversial Mars Station.

The Gods We Make (Book Trailer) - YouTube

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