A Playlist That Pairs Perfectly With Your Tendency For Overthinking
Are you an overthinker? Do you find yourself waking up in a cold sweat thinking about the time you told your boyfriend’s buddy’s girlfriend that her man wasn’t at your house? He was at your home, of course, but you were too lazy to get off the couch and go out to the backyard to tell him that his girlfriend was on the phone. And then you were caught in the lie and had to explain to the girlfriend that, no, there weren’t any weird threesome shenanigans going on, you’re just a lazy asshole.
Tunes to Get Grooving To: A 2021 Special
Hi all! I am back with a 2021 special of Tunes to Get Grooving To, the blog series that we all know and love, and the very same series that changed my life!
My Journey Through Luthiery
Before I embarked on the art of luthiery, I started my career as a mechanical engineer through an apprenticeship at a local engineering manufacturing factory at the age of sixteen (2012). I completed my apprenticeship four years later as well as achieving a Higher National Certificate at Southdowns College. My first taste of Luthiery started when I was required to do a project for my engineering studies (2014). I decided to build an Acoustic Guitar!
Women In Music Edition: The best Alternative albums from the late 2010s
The influence that women have in the music industry is unreal. What's even more unreal is that these powerful ladies have been carrying the game in music for years on end. What's different about this group of creative, inspiring individuals is not just the "alternative" part, but the chilling and genre-bearing storytelling invisibly inked in the songwriting. Young, growing, or old, these singers express their vulnerabilities and emotions in this list of style-changing albums not just for the alt-pop genre, but for the listeners as well.
A Generation of Angst
In 1985, I was about 14 years old and in the eighth grade. Where I come from, we have Junior High schools, so I spent three years in Junior High, seventh, eighth, and ninth grade. Looking back there were some of the most angsty and defining moments of my life.
I was the only girl growing up with 4 brothers who all happened to be inherently very talented musicians. A lot of testosterone around.
The school bus window felt cold against my forehead. My head was leaning against the glass as I stared out into the suburban abyss that I called home. It was winter in northern Ohio, and that meant snow and freezing temperatures. I had lived there all thirteen years of my life, but I still wasn't used to it.
Astrology & Angst
This year, my friend introduced me to the elusive world of Astrology. Since the pandemic began, I really tried to learned new and interesting things with all of my spare time. At first, I tried crocheting. Then, I began a book club. While I was quarantining, I began writing music and picking up new instruments. But while I could've been reading up on other topics this year, Zodiac signs deeply intrigued me. Or rather, the people who vehemently embraced the idea of Astrology. I had always believed it was a farce. I mean, it's difficult to surrender the basis for everything we believe that makes-up individual personalities, i.e., psychology and genetics. But I couldn't help but suspend worldly expectations and trade-in my negative thoughts about Astrology for an interest in it. People who love and embrace their Zodiac signs are intriguing. If it isn't about pure belief, I think they just want to be understood and understand the world in their own way. But everyone is like that in their own way. We search for reason and meaning with art, work, family, or religion. Astrology is some people's avenue to understanding the world around them. For me, I indulged in music.
This is why Spotify is serious about podcasting
It’s hard being a music streamer. Not only are music rights complicated but it’s hard to find ways to properly compensate artists when there isn’t much money being made from every streamer. When Spotify went public, the world got a picture of how hard it is to make money in music streaming. Having a strong brand in the audio business, Spotify decided to venture into the podcasting business in hopes of better fortunes.
Music & Entertainment
From the moment he turned 21, to his death, he has always been a force of nature. The man has had an impact on music and culture. He has changed it forever. He has changed the world. And it’s all because of his music. The greatest artist of all time. The greatest songwriter of all time. The greatest artist in history.
Who Is Samira Randolph?
Through the midst of a turbulent upbringing, Samira Randolph has managed to keep her head above waters remaining God-fearing, and humble. At a young age, she experienced molestation and abuse at the hands of her own father. This was the turning point in her life and the tip of the iceberg for future traumas to come. With a heart etched in steel, she fought her way through foster care, drug-addicted parents, teen pregnancy, single parenthood, and the foster care system. Through it all, she remained focused and ever more determined to accomplish her life’s dreams, which were to sing, act and write. Her first debut album “My Journey My Story” is soon to be released this summer and will feature hits such as Hallelujah and They Don’t Love You Like I Do.
Live Music is Back
Perhaps if you were in Venice Beach, California this Saturday you encountered a crazy crowd of people on the beach enjoying a show from superstar Machine Gun Kelly. Didn’t know it was happening? Neither did anyone else. Well not until a hint Tweeted by MGK himself.
HXS Interview: Art House Director and Musician Amish Darr
A secret no more! Fresh on the scene and making a big splash, Hidden By Soul (HXS for short) is finally giving us the DL on what they’re all about. HXS is New York City’s hottest creative society and they’re letting it be known that they stand for three things: community, fairness, and philanthropy. Each show is the combination of various forms of art, featuring NYC creatives from all walks of life. Let’s break down the vision with one of its founding fathers, Amish Darr.
MINNEAPOLIS POP ARTIST ANDREW THOMAS ' LATEST VISUAL' “LIQUOR TALKIN”
Minneapolis pop artist Andrew Thomas's latest visual “Liquor Talkin” is full of mannequins, alcohol, and mystique. So what does it all mean? As with most of Andrew’s work, the audience is left to draw their own conclusion. It’s catchy, honest, and thought-provoking. “Liquor Talkin” is Andrew’s most ambitious release to date. Andrew Thomas is a man of many musical hats. He’s an American singer, songwriter, and music producer. Hailing from a Native American reservation in Shakopee, Minnesota, his love for music began as early as 8 years old, where Thomas began playing the piano. His humble beginnings as a pianist evolved into the role of a music producer in his early career. After being the brains behind many burgeoning regional talents, including MN Fats and J Plaza, Thomas transitioned into a solo pop act.
Doxi's Mix: Greek spirit meets the power of Hip-Hop
Doxi turns out to be one of the most promising and original artists of the new Greek music scene. He releases a video clip for his new single "Couldn't Wait" (via Panik Records), which serves as a precursor to his upcoming album "From Athens".
Top 5 Underappreciated Artists With Amazing Voices!
A great voice and vocals elevates music to new heights, it whisks you away on angelic wings. Okay, that may have been a bit much but nonetheless, great voices certainly move us. Voices such as Usher are known for exactly that, but are there others that you do not know about?
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