Scooters and pedestrians don't mix well.

My girlfriend and I rented scooters back when they were first introduced at Armature Works. After downloading the app and setting up the payment system, we were off, zinging around pedestrians and giggling maniacally. But even in the short time we were on the bright green electrified scooters, we noticed a potential problem. Pedestrians never saw or heard us speeding their direction. We used our brakes often and aggressively to avoid collisions. It just didn’t make sense to fly through a crowd of unsuspecting people on a silent, yet peppy electric scooter. Walkers and riders have always had a complex interaction, and tourists often get hurt when the two groups meet. Now, Treasure island is examining their current laws to make everyone happy.
While electric scooters are very popular and easy to rent, they are also a bit dangerous when mixed with thousands of tourists who are in “vacation mode”. And with current regulations that allow the scooters to operate on sidewalks, injuries happen. But now, Treasure Island is contemplating a change. In an effort to separete pedestrians from scooter riders, they are mulling over a new plan to allow scooters on the streets exclusively. The first problem with that plan? The scooters only go 14 mph, while cars travel at double that speed in the same areas. The proposition is better for walkers, but it’s quite dangerous for the scooters.
St. Pete Beach, Clearwater and Madeira Beach have already banned scooters on sidewalks, which makes sense, since tourists walk along Gulf Boulevard and other main thoroughfares constantly. And with Spring Break coming up soon, a decision will have to be made quickly. The city commission meeting for Treasure Island is scheduled for February 21st. Source:

One Guy, Lots Of Classic Videos

Bruce Gowers: 10 Iconic Music Videos He Directed

Bruce Gowers is not a household name, but his work has been seen by the masses.

The veteran director passed away on January 15 at the age of 82. In a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the cause of death was due to “complications from an acute respiratory infection.”

Gowers had a resume many in the entertainment production world only dream of. He directed 234 episodes of American Idol from 2002-2011. In 2009, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series for his work on American Idol. Additionally, he was nominated for that award four other times.

Gowers had a knack for directing live specials, particularly awards shows. Over the years, he directed numerous installments of the MTV Video Music Awards and Movie Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Teen Choice Awards, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and more.

Gowers helmed these massive projects, but he got his start directing music videos. The first artist he worked with was Queen in the ’70s. Among the first major credits to his name is directing the now classic music video for “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Of course, plenty more music videos followed. Including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” here are ten iconic music videos directed by Gowers.

  • Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

    From that opening silhouette to those close-ups of Freddie Mercury belting his heart out, the video for “Bohemian Rhapsody” is as classic as the song itself.

  • Prince - '1999'

    Gowers clearly had a magical way of capturing an artist’s performance, and the video for “1999” is a prime example of that. (Spoiler: Performance videos are going to be a common theme here, but the way Gowers was able to help present a musician on film was anything but common.)

  • Bee Gees - 'How Deep Is Your Love'

    When you have a ballad as perfect as “How Deep Is Your Love,” you don’t need to cloud a music video with a ton of visuals, which is clearly the case here. However, bonus points are awarded for lighting Barry Gibb’s incredible hair just right.

  • John Mellencamp - 'Jack & Diane'

    Here we see more of a story element with the video for John Mellencamp’s “Jack & Diane.” Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge those gloved claps. Perfection!

  • Chaka Khan - 'I'm Every Woman'

    When you’re a total babe with a stunning voice like Chaka Khan, all you really need to create magic is a green screen and a bunch of outfit/hair changes. Sometimes, less really is more.

  • Van Halen - 'Dance the Night Away'

    If you couldn’t catch Van Halen when they rolled through your town, watching the video for “Dance the Night Away” allowed you to see how fun they were live. And then you made sure not to miss them the next time around.

  • Journey - 'Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin''

    I don’t know what it says about me, personally, when I say I’d totally wear Steve Perry’s outfit today, but this performance clip for one of the catchiest songs about heartbreak is still delightful decades later.

  • Rush - 'Tom Sawyer'

    The video for “Tom Sawyer” was shot in the famous Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, Canada where Rush recorded some of its most successful albums in their catalog. Seeing the trio in the intimate, picturesque setting almost feels like you’re sitting in on rehearsal.

  • Rod Stewart - 'Hot Legs'

    …And now, for something completely different! Rod Stewart is fully embracing his scamp-ness in this performance video the is anything but subtle.

  • Michael Jackson - 'Rock With You'

    The lasers! The dancing! All those sequins! This Michael Jackson video was released in 1979, but it was seemingly timeless upon its arrival.

Brady Be Bangin’

Sean Roberts was conceived in the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky by two passionate, panel aligning, third shifters who had grown bored with the same ole same ole. Upon birth, he was placed in the trunk of a new Stingray and sent off to find his destiny. That destiny included several stints on radio stations across the United States. Some played punk country gospel, while others focused on Croatian death metal played backwards. After many years and many adventures, Sean wound up on The Shark, where he does shots of tequila while playing the most badass tunes ever created by humankind. He remains humble, however, never forgetting about the lean years...the street corners and dark alleys where he played songs on his car stereo for food and sex. He's on top and he's never gonna stop LIVING THE DREAM!

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