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Happy Kreter

Happy Kreter

Happy is a regular contributor to RosebudMag.com and has written for various other publications, including Black Belt, Inside Hockey, and FoxSports.com. He transitioned to life as a writer following a decade-long career as a touring musician. He lives with his son in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Have you ever daydreamed about the girl who has it all? Imagine a woman with the brains to run her own business, the confidence of a bikini model, the nurturing kindness of a mother and bombshell sex appeal through the roof. Oh yeah, and now make her an expert grower. If that sounds over the top, guess again—she’s real, and her name is Deonna Marie.

... in Hydro-Pop

 

Check out some hot entertainment recommendations from the most recent issue of Rosebud Magazine. We've got music, movies, and more stuff we dig, and we think you might just like it, too. From punk to rap, from comedy to action - we've got you covered. Check it out.

 

You are not going to believe this! Every once in a while, a technological advance comes along in our industry that absolutely changes the game. Method Seven has done just that with their brand new sunglasses designed specifically for growers to use in the grow room. Guys, we can’t state this clearly enough – these sunglasses are the answer.

 

The Chameleon Solar Genesis Plasma Grow Light is a unique new piece of technology changing the face of the grow industry. And that’s not just talk. Chameleon is backed by scientific research from North Dakota State University, where rigorous academic testing has shown that Solar Genesis plasma lights are superior to the conventional lighting systems most growers use.

 

The latest issue of Rosebud Magazine (which features our very own smokin' hot grow expert, Deonna Marie, on the cover) contains another bang up edition of "Gotta Get 'Em Games," our regular video game column. Well, we thought we'd do something a little different as an added bonus this time around and feature an online supplement looking back at the Gotta Get 'Em games of yore. For those of us who grew up with an Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, or Sega Genesis, video gaming wasn't just a hobby, it was a way of life. The gaming culture has only continued to grow, and we pay tribute with this look back at the titles that excited us decades ago.


... in Tech & Toys

 

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are undoubtedly two of the funniest men in Hollywood, and the pair have joined forces for the end-of-summer big screen comedy, The Campaign. The latest issue of Rosebud Magazine ( with our very own Deonna Marie at her sexy best on the cover) recommends The Campaign among other great entertainment suggestions in our regular "Hot Stuff" section.

 

Excel Air is the kind of company growers love. The Canadian manufacturer provides cooling solutions that are not only extremely effective, but their plug-and-play style means you can do it yourself. What’s more, Excel Air is a family-owned and operated company — they’re the type of folks you can shoot the breeze with and feel good about supporting.

Chael Sonnen is one of the most notorious figures in sports. He’s as well known for his candid and colorful interviews as he is for throwing down inside the cage. He’s also a former NCAA All-American wrestler, real estate agent, Republican senatorial candidate, and federal felon (receiving two-years probation after pleading guilty to money-laundering last year).

 

Hey MMA fans, if you haven’t seen Rosebud Magazine’s provocative video about the hottest rising star in MMA, check it out on this page. It might seem outlandish to say that this guy, or anyone for that matter, is akin to the great Muhammad Ali, but we said it and we stand by it. Check out our exciting fight video and let us know what you think!

Grow tents have been popping up all over for the past decade or so. It used to be that you had to construct your own grow room, and the old-fashioned way left you with a labor-intensive, clunky, inflexible space to grow your crops in. It functioned well enough, but it was nothing like what the people at Homebox have come up with.

Hey growers, once again we’ve got some suggestions for the soundtrack to your hydroponics lifestyle. This week we’ve got five interesting groups - some veterans and some relative newcomers. It’s a little bit of a mixed bag, as usual, but we’re kicking things off with the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers and following up with a couple of other bands who have made their way from the underground to major labels. And we’ve got another couple of groups, each with just their second full lengths recently released. Now let’s get to what’s been rocking us at Rosebud Magazine this week.

Sick Of It All is undoubtedly one of the most important and enduring hardcore bands ever. They helped invent New York hardcore back in the ‘80s and 25 years later they’re going just as hard as ever. We had a chance to catch up with guitarist Pete Koller, who, alongside his brother Lou, founded the band with drummer friend Armand Majidi. Bassist Craig Setari joined in 1992, and has been on board ever since, making Sick Of It All one of the longest running hardcore bands ever. We caught up with Pete in New York to talk about many things, including their new record, Nonstop, on which the band re-recorded some of their classic songs.

We’re doing something a little different this week here in Hot Stuff. That’s right, ya’ll. This week there’s no pop, no metal, no hip-hop, no synthesizers. We’re getting’ down home with the twangiest edition of Hot Stuff ever. We know growers are a diverse bunch, so we’re accommodating the cowboys among you with some country, western, and bluegrass choices. We’ve also got some alt country selections for you who like your twang a little further from the mainstream. We’ll be back to our usual eclectic selections next week, but for now, grab your ten-gallon, your spurs, and saddle up.

What do a pair of underground hip-hop heavyweights and an outside-the-box mixed martial artist have in common? Well, besides a love of combat sports and hard-hitting music, East Coast rappers Jedi Mind Tricks and UFC star Mac Danzig both know very well what life is like outside the mainstream.

Jedi Mind Tricks, comprised of MCs Vinnie Paz and Jus Allah, have just released an impressive new album, Violence Begets Violence. Meanwhile, Mac Danzig, aka “The World’s Toughest Vegan,” is coming off one of the most exciting fights of the year at a UFC Live event in October. So we here at RosebudMag.com figured it was the perfect time to sit the three friends down to share their thoughts on everything from the music industry to fighting.

Buckle up readers. This isn’t your typical journalistic Q & A. This is a candid conversation between three men who have carved out a niche in their industries while bucking the stereotype of who you need to be to succeed as either a fighter or a rap group.

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