'There's no time for hatred, only questions
What is love, where is happiness
What is life, where is peace?
When will I find the strength to bring me release?'
- Jeff Buckley
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How to Really Make Money on Vocal Media & The Pros and Cons of Writing on Vocal Media in 2021.
Vocal Media is a writing platform similar to Medium that allows you to write and publish stories, articles, poems etc. as well as make a bit of money off of them. How much money comes down to several important factors, but right off the bat the majority of your everyday story aren't gonna make much. They just aren't. But luckily that doesn't mean all is lost. Vocal was designed for those who love writing, with the money being a lucky plus.
The Angsty Songs of My Youth that are Still Shaping My Life Today.
It was a long road from falling in love with 90's grunge and 2000's punk to writing and releasing a song. A road filled with heartache and petty drama that all inevitably led me to the music and bands that inspired me to start writing my own songs. From Nirvana and Paramore to My Bloody Valentine, here's the most important angsty anthems and groups from my teen years that influenced me so much I had to give it a go myself!
An ode to the baggy clothing of the 90's.
Baggy clothing has been littered through many a decade from the 70's to modern day, but none capitalised on their appeal like the nineties. From TV shows like 'Friends' and 'Buffy the vampire slayer' to bands like 'Sonic Youth' and 'Nirvana', oversized and baggy clothing was everywhere you looked.
The Timeless Style of Minimalism; Why Less Really is More.
"Minimalist fashion means having a minimal amount of clothes in your wardrobe that feel right for you and bring joy. Minimalism is the antithesis of the modern consumerist narrative—and for good reason."goodonyou.com
Smooth Seas Don't Make Good Sailors.
I stood motionless, my breath painting pictures in the cold night air, waiting, waiting, for the energy to move. That gut wrenching feeling in my stomach, the one I'd come to be so familiar with showed no signs of letting go. A car honked its horn. People bustled past. The world had moved on.
Me and my mates go camping (or we did before Covid-19) for one night every summer. The last year we went was 2019 and our luck striked out; the sun was shining. In Ireland that's a big deal so we set off through a massive field till we reached a small bank beside the river. The eight of us camped and had a great night. It wasn't even that cold despite the lack of clouds. Our problems only arouse in the morning as we realised the giant field we'd walked through was now soaking wet and the grass was up to our knees in places. There was no way around it.
It's something of a daydream this memory, hazy, warm but still absolute. The temperature was perfect, and the taste of sea salt was lingering on my lips as me and my brother, Seán, cycled to the pebble beach at our grandparents. I was ten, so that made him 12. We were laughing loud, free from any fear of annoying anyone, free from really any cares at all. Looking back, it's something of a miracle we heard him at all.
Why Shoegaze is the Best Genre to Chill to.
Shoegaze is a genre that means a lot to me and one I often site as my favourite style of music. Not a lot of people are very familiar with it so I've included a playlist below of songs I think are great to dip your toes in to get into the genre.
The Marvel Movie for your Zodiac Sign.
If we're being honest, everybody and their granny has seen a Marvel movie or, at the very least, knows about the MCU. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been dominating the Box Office year after year, ever since Iron Man first graced the big screen. Despite how awesome these movies are and how life-changing they've been to so many people, for many of us it can be hard for the worldwide phenomena to feel personal sometimes. With millions of adoring fans for every side character, it can be pretty daunting trying to find your special MCU film.
The Time I Fell Asleep in my Exam Hall (and snored).
Secondary school is something of a distant memory for me now but there is one memory that I doubt I'll ever forget, no matter how much I try to. Looking back I can laugh, but it was a different story in the moment. Just over two years ago, I was 15 years old, fresh off a week long stint of musical performances as the lead in our schools 'Grease' and trying, hopelessly, to keep up with the schoolwork being thrown at me. Being thrown into a completely new friend group after my school year was split in half would've been awkward enough on its own without a gruelling rehearsal schedule for a show that ended up finishing the same week as my Christmas exams.
How to Earn More Tips on Vocal.
There are ways to garner more reads and then there are ways to garner more tips. Both often overlap but there are quite a few unique differences and ways you can increase your tip earnings without even needing to get a massive boost to your reads. Wanna now how? Wouldn't it be great if there was a neat little guide to help you.