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That Morning Music
Sometimes a song will get stuck in my head for days. There's almost never a reason--at least none that I can decipher. Most of the time it's a line or two of the most ridiculous songs, and it can be quite annoying.
A Springsteen Playlist for the Open Road
We’re well into spring and on our way to summer, which means the weather is becoming perfect for that most American of pastimes: driving. Sure, we drive everywhere regardless of season or weather, but this time of year is when we drive for the sheer enjoyment of the open road rather than just commuting two hours to a job we hate. And ever since the first radio was placed in an automobile (in 1924 by Kelly’s Motors in Australia, for the record), music and driving have gone hand-in-hand.
Y'all, DMX is gone, forever...
Profound sadness swept over me when I heard the news that DMX died. For the sake of context, DMX, born Earl Simmons was a legend, not just in the culture, but iconic at large. When the beat dropped, everyone who has been alive for the last few decades could add the lyrics, "Y'all gone make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here. Y'all gone make me act a fool, up in here, up in here. Y'all gone make me go all out, up in here, up in here. Y'all gone make me lose my cool, up in here, up in here."
My music vault
Can we all start this off with one big *sigh* together? I can’t put into words what exactly I feel in this moment other than fuck, shits rough.. But shits okay. If you had the chance to read my first article “I Invested in my mental health" then you read that the pandemic completely relocated me for an entire year!!!! I was stuck in the mountains! Well I am back in my hometown where I had originally moved from as of Wednesday of last week. Let me just say being back in a busy city after a year of being in the mountains has been an adjustment on it's own. As someone living with high functioning anxiety and PTSD noise can be an issue for me. Especially LOUD traffic, which is NOT something I can escape. I recently entered back into the work world which has been exciting as well as nerve wracking. So for this I definitely love to spend any down time I have in this new busy life of mine by having an edible and putting on music that calms my mind. Music can have different effects on us from boosting our energy to healing our emotional traumas. I have always used music to help in moments when I feel alone. Honestly, I struggle so hard with this feeling of loneliness. We have been in a back and forth relationship for years, probably as early as I could feel anything. So I gave myself to people, through friendships, trying to please mentors and bosses, I gave myself to men who shit on me, to pointless relationships that gave me absolutely no purpose. That’s not to say I haven’t found or felt love because God damn I have and I know what that feels like to my soul, and you can’t replicate that feeling. But that’s not the point here, the point here is music is my best friend and truly always has been. So let’s sit back, sip some CBD tea and listen to some music that soothes our soul or maybe just makes us feel good inside. I hope you enjoy my collection of song choices.
How Artificial Intelligence Tech Emulated Kurt Cobain to Release a New Nirvana Song
Kurt Cobain died 27 years ago. Now, in 2021, computer science helped release a new Nirvana song. The iconic frontman of Seattle sound pathfinders, Nirvana, committed suicide on April 5, 1994. Kurt Cobain’s iconoclast career crowned him at the Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame and paved the way to the urban legend known as the “27 Club.”
I Like It Intense
There’s no shame in admitting you want to be deeply penetrated by music. It’s no different than being at an organ concert of sacred music, where you pray it will be loud, so you can feel the vibrations shudder the marrow of your bones. What else are you there for, but that. If music can overwhelm the senses of the body into ecstatic satisfaction, is that not something sacred? Is that not something to seek out?
So, This is What Triumph Feels (Sounds) Like
When I was about 10... I used to wander around the playground at lunch. I would abandon my friends and take my unwieldy, oversized body to the grassy sprawl that was the school yard. Headphones on, Walkman in hand, a small case of CDs in my backpack.
A Superswiftie Review of All the Songs from FOLKLORE and EVERMORE
Anyone who knows me knows I am a die-hard Taylor Swift fan... I don't even think I talk about her that much but I must give off the Swifitie aura because even people I hardly know just KNOW.
Everything You Missed In Wizkid and Tems 'Essence' Video, EXPLAINED
Superstar Nigerian singer Wizkid finally released the music video to his heavily celebrated and widely popular song, "Essence" featuring Tems.
Spotlight On The G-Man - #14 - 'Follow Me'
Album: Top Priority, 1979 The period following the release of Photo Finish had been successful for Rory, so when it came time to work on the follow-up, Chrysalis Records had promised to make it a top priority.
My Journey So Far with Chasing Foxes
Hello, My name is Austin Humphrey. I am the guitarist of a side project called Chasing Foxes. The guy on the right, in the jean get-up, yeah that's me. The guy on the left is my best friend, Jared Remington, who helps in the songwriting process and is the band's vocalist. I help with songwriting and vocals sometimes. We plan on recording our first album this year, because we have a lot of material we have written over the last couple years that we would like to release independently.
The Next 12 Songs You Need To Hear
Free Form Telephony is your premiere destination for music discovery. Today we explore the relationship between your past and your present self with Noga Erez, dive into psychedelic indie pop with Citizen, hear a jazz standard gorgeously sung in Estonian by Susanna Aleksandra, and get a laugh from a whimsical tune about being stuck in the house too long by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors.