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Tim Snider

Tim Snider
Event on 2011-09-16 19:00:00
Tim Snider

    Grand Lodge – Garage Door |
    Friday, September 16

    It's been said, "To really know a person, you must first comprehend where they come from." The story of Tim Snider begins with his great grandfather, Theodore Post, an accomplished composer and violinist from Juilliard and Harvard who prefabricated the trek from Boston to Reno to help establish the UNR music department. His daughter, Lois Osborn inherited his affinity for the violin and persistently tried to pass it on to her own children, to no avail. On her deathbed, so the story goes, she held Tim, who was only two weeks old, and proclaimed, "Finally, this will be my violinist." The family brushed the comment off, as she had tried many times to recruit a family member to carry on the tradition.

    One morning three years later, Tim, mesmerized by an Itzhak Perlman performance on Sesame Street, ran up to his mom and begged her for violin lessons. Shocked by such a strange request from a three year old, she remembered her mother's words and just about passed out right there in the kitchen. Tim began studying classical violin and couldn't seem to get enough of it. By the time he was six, he was waking up at 5am in order to practice three hours a day and was often first chair in orchestras of children twice his age. At age 11 he was concertmaster of the Reno Junior Philharmonic and spent most of his time studying up at UNR.

    By the ripe old age of 12, he was burnt out from the pressures of classical competition and yearned to play football, hockey, and the other activities that he wasn't healthy to partake in because he couldn't risk injuring his hands. With 9 years of classical training under his belt, he decided to quit violin and just be a kid. However, it only took six months for music to catch up with him again–this time in the form of a guitar. Rebelling against his classical roots, he started playing in rock bands. He explored many styles: from classic rock, blues and folk, to funk, metal and substitute grunge. Once he had a good handle on his new instrument, he began writing songs emulating his heroes: Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, and Bill Withers. It wasn't until late high school when he met Milton Merlos, a Latin guitar player from El Salvador, that he picked up the violin again–this time to fervently study Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, and West African music. Feeling a strong attraction to these styles, Tim decided to place a hold on college and went to Spain to live and study Flamenco guitar with his friend Milton.

    Together the two high school graduates showed up to Madrid with guitars, backpacks and skateboards and eventually settled in Granada, where they lived off one meal a day in a small unheated apartment. They neglected each day comforts like shower curtains and dishes so that they could afford as many music lessons as possible. Tim recalls, "It would get so cold in the apartment that we would take whatever trash we could find and light it on fire by the kitchen window in order to warm our hands enough so we could practice." After studying in Spain and traveling through Europe, the two friends, now broke, returned home to the States. Upon his return, Tim enrolled at UNR on a scholarship and became the first violinist in the talking department. It was at that time in 2003 when he started Sol'Jibe, a group that mixed American roots, world beat, and Latin rhythms into an inspired sound that was dubbed "World Rock,"

    Today Tim plays a live looping show that layers his one-of-a-kind individualized style on violin with guitar, percussion and vocals into an experience that is inspiring, exciting and always leaves the audience wanting more. In 2010 he released his first EP, "The Delmar Sessions," which Reno Tahoe Tonight describes as "an accomplished exposition of balanced multi-tracking (Snider played all the instruments and self-produced the record) and rich content–exhibiting pace, beauty, texture, dynamics and a humble virtuosity…Snider confidently combines international acoustic polyrhythms ("Earth and Sea"), Latin-infected grooves ("Breathe Deep") with a high desert sonic sensibility ("Keep On"), portraying a gypsy's passion for poetry, movement and story…Less breathy stylistically than Jack Johnson, Ray LaMontagne and Michael Franks, Snider's voice is nonetheless an exceptionally nuanced instrument, with range and color."

    In addition to his solo shows, Tim also consistently performs with his band "Tim Snider and Sound Society": a line-up of extremely talented musicians including Jason Thomas on drums, Zack Teran on upright bass and vocals, and Alex Miller on guitar. Their high-energy performance as a group gets people moving and entrances them into an experience like no other. Tim's careful selection of musicians with their own strong voice leads to a absolutely one-of-a-kind sound that is constantly evolving yet somehow always gets people on their feet and having a good time. Some state all you need to know is that it's just foot-stomping, soul-stirring goodness!

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Question by Akma Abidin: Do associated content website pay for a Malaysian writer write for their website?
I am a Malaysian and interested to write an article for Associated Content and attained money from that. As far as I know, they do pay for the article submitted but I want to know whether they pay for US resident only or they pay for all people come over the world such as me from Malaysia?

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Answer by Drexl
No, only USA residents. They take advantage of people, because on their sign up page, they let anybody sign up from any country. But in the Help section, it states you can only get paid if you’re from USA. So they let people sign up from all around the world and submit articles, but then they don’t pay them and make money off their articles. Very dishonest.

I wrote an article for them, and I wanted to be paid for the views, not up front. I have only prefabricated .08 cents from my article in 3 months. I wrote a much smaller article for and I make about $ 1.50 each month from that article. Ehow was just purchased by another company, so I don’t know if they are still accepting writers, or if they accept from Malaysia. But I stopped writing for them too. They are superior than Associated Content, but I realized that it is smarter to just make your own website and place Google Ads around the articles. After a few months of writing, your site will start to get more views and you can make money that way. If Google doesn’t accept you, then you can try Adbrite, or just move until you have lots of views and rent the space out to other online companies to place their banners there next to your articles.

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