I think it was a May day and I had just got back from my semester abroad in Chicago. Back then I was a student at the Business&Economics University in Vienna - my mom and I thought it'd be a good idea to go there since I'd been learning German from a very young age (5 or 6 to be precise). This is irrelevant to the actual story but you need to understand what my situation was and what I was putting on hold.
Has there ever been a place you've been to and when you listen to a certain song, it just fits with the atmosphere of where you are?
There are very few benefits to being an old man in your twenties. You get to yell a lot, which is nice. But the biggest advantage is knowing ahead of time just what youthful activities to avoid, for you know the difference between fun and carnage.
I'm a music lover. I have so many songs and CDs. Music help me so much! It's gave me the words and the emotions that I couldn't describe. So I thought that I should share some of my favorite song that gave me the self-confidence when sometime I couldn't. Enjoy! They are not the full lyrics from the song. I just typed my favorite parts from the songs.
As a child, I often dreamt of being rescued by Ponch of Chips, treated by Hawkeye of MASH, befriended by Bo of Dukes of Hazards. These gentle, sometimes compassionate characters were calming to my subconscious.
This young lady is one of the recipients of a thing I call the Karma Bass project. It started as a philanthropic effort I planned on just doing myself, and has dovetailed into a bigger thing than I could have ever imagined. Allow me to elucidate!
When thinking of a funny opinion to write about I was seeing the war on pineapple and it's place on pizza or if avocado toast is overrated, but I couldn't push this thought about music out of my head, that so many people disagree with other languages being anything but different, that when it comes to the words plus music it means nothing because they don't speak the language. I have had first hand experience with someone who said " it's good,but because I don't understand the language it has no meaning" How ignorant and almost shallow it must be to think that music that you don't understand has no meaning. Many don't see this as an issue, but the sly comments and the misunderstandings such as "you only like them because they're good looking boys" or "you're hopping on the bandwagon" I'm an avid listener of all genres of music regardless of where it's from, from Korean pop to Japanese to French, I love it's beauty and interpreting how I convey these emotions I hear. But some have clouded judgement and hear the different language over a soft piano and see no meaning. Some are obtuse to the significance of culture or beauty of other types of voices that they believe English is the prevalent outlet for meaning when in truth that is the biggest lie in the world. To believe that others have no meaning because the barrier between you and them are words you don't understand only shows the laziness of not try to understand others heartfelt messages or push aside ignorance to try new things.
Andrew Bryce Hozier is an Irish musician mainly known for his single that has kick started his success in the music industry; "Take Me To Church". It made it to top of the charts in 12 different countries and number 2 on the "Billboard Hot 100" on December 2014. Aside from the commercial success the song received, it's not the average love song you'd expect to hear on the radio.
It is clear, as you pass through the aisles of HMV, scroll through Spotify and look at festival posters that the music industry is a boys’ game. Across the 700 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 year-end charts from 2012-2018, men made up 78.3% of artists, 87.7% of songwriters and a staggering 97.9% of producers. Even for me, my ‘I’m a feminist but’ statement would be ‘I’m a feminist, but nine times out of ten, the music I listen to was made by exclusively white men’.
So I’ve been trying to figure out how to start this new blog. What would be the best way to introduce myself to the whole of the internet.