humanity

Humanity topics include pieces on the real lives of music professionals, amateurs, inspiring students, celebrities, lifestyle influencers, and general feel good human stories in the music sphere.

  • John Marvin Scott
    Published about a month ago
    The Song (Band) that Saved my Life

    The Song (Band) that Saved my Life

    Music has always been a part of my life, even before I was performing and playing professionally.
  • Vince Smith
    Published about a month ago
    Music and Podcasting

    Music and Podcasting

    I am a creative person. I have always been involved in projects and hobbies that have something to do with some kind of music or writing. I have been a musician and a singer/songwriter since I was seventeen years old. I played in rock and metal bands around the Detroit area for many years.
  • Heather M Stuebe
    Published about a month ago
    Bluer Than Blue

    Bluer Than Blue

    I'm the kind of person who has dedicated songs to most of the major events in my life. I have named all of my daughters after favorite songs. So when I married my husband, I was eager to commemorate my new relationship with my stepson with a carefully selected anthem. He was thirteen and completely uninterested in sharing a special song with his "stepmonster". He told me flatly, "I already have parents."
  • Tika Budianti
    Published about a month ago
    The Risks of Falling in Love

    The Risks of Falling in Love

    In essence, I am and will always be terrified of love. Halsey’s "Finally // beautiful stranger" encapsulates the fear I will always associate with the word “love”.
  • Zoe
    Published about a month ago
    "What do the waves have to say now?"
  • Trycia Lino
    Published about a month ago
    Songs that Transcend Music and Become Pure Energy that Feeds the Soul

    Songs that Transcend Music and Become Pure Energy that Feeds the Soul

    If we look back through out history we see that music has played a key role in the life of people. Some might even go with the theory that the world was "Sang Into Existence", (Michael McClain). Music can heal the body and soul, it can create movement in art, and can help a soul crying out in pain to feel whole again. The world is full of different song genre, and a person need only turn on the radio to find the song that speaks to their heart.
  • Maelisha Kahlbaum
    Published about a month ago
    How East of Eli Changed My Life..

    How East of Eli Changed My Life..

    Have you ever heard a song or an album that made you break down and think about life, stare at the ceiling and feel the lyrics wrap around you like a blanket? That’s how I feel when I listen to East of Eli’s music. Over the past three years I have gone through some emotional and dark times in my life and I was looking for a ladder to pull myself out and this is around the time that Supergirl Season 2 was on TV which started Alex’s character’s coming out story line.
  • greenchristine
    Published about a month ago
    Initiation

    Initiation

    Ten was gangly white legs, in brown flared cords. It was 1977 in the Pacific Island nation known as Aotearoa, New Zealand. On weekday mornings I felt the wrath of Marilyn’s small, determined hands; brush strokes, tearing my scalp, in an effort to contain fuzzy blonde hair. Marilyn cared. Like a farmyard rooster, she broke our sleep, forced food down unwilling throats and groomed unruly bodies. Marilyn resided over the high gloss, canary yellow kitchen, with faux natural flooring and matching wooden handles. Marilyn also held court in the beige lounge room, between the olive, Sanderson drapes, cheap, European Old Masters and velvet upholstery.
  • Lena Bailey
    Published about a month ago
    Behind the beat: til it happens to you
  • J.F.T. (Jah-Femi Telewa)
    Published about a month ago
    My Kin

    My Kin

    Permanent Stains from a Drop
  • Marina
    Published about a month ago
    How Self-Love Helped Me Win Big

    How Self-Love Helped Me Win Big

    ‘Once upon a time, when I was in high school’ is a line from a song by The Gaslight Anthem. It’s also the opening line to my true story about a different song by Celine Dion. A song that helped me win big in a small town. It begins with a shy, introverted, skinny teenager walking down the school halls by herself. That was me. And yet I won a very competitive local pageant when I was just 17 years old thanks to some coaching by Celine Dion herself, who through some very cheesy tear-jerking lyrics taught me to find strength from within. It’s easy to read over the mantras like, “I love myself”, or “I am worthy of love and good things”. But it can be really hard to grasp what that really means and put it into practice. So here’s a story to help wrap your mind around the meaning of self-love. This is how self-love helped me win big.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a month ago
    Passkey to Splendor: How Stevie Wonder’s ‘As’ Revolutionized my Life