Where Do I Want To Be In 10 Years?  Helping People Through Music Therapy

Where Do I Want To Be In 10 Years? Helping People Through Music Therapy

I will sing, play guitar, and play the keyboard for my music therapy profession to help ease patients during chemo, in the NICU, patients who have long stays in the hospital or alzheimers patients. I am excited to be in this profession because I can help so many people, young and old

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How One Animated GIF Can Summarize 30 Years Of Music History

How One Animated GIF Can Summarize 30 Years Of Music History

Year by year, you see the evolution of what people buy and consume, from vinyl totally dominating the market with cassettes in the 80s, to the overwhelming dominance of CDs from the 90s till the mid-00s, and finally the takeover of MP3s, downloads and streaming services from the late 00s to present.

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Lauryn Hill And J. Cole Sing About Ferguson, MO

Lauryn Hill And J. Cole Sing About Ferguson, MO

If “Black Rage” is an accidental commentary, J. Cole’s “Born Free” is an “Ohio” for a different generation and another outrage. “That there is no justice kills my soul” Cole sings (not raps) on the Michael Brown tribute, where Cole sobs somewhere between a rap and a song. It is a powerful piano ballad, and it went viral, directly hitting the mark and answering the concerns of many black people.

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Roddy Frame Back With A New Album

Roddy Frame Back With A New Album

Aztec Camera aka Roddy Frame aka the bloke who looked like he shoulda been in Orange Juice but instead was a sorta grown up Haircut 100 and got lumped but wouldn’t fit in all that early 80s Postcard scene. Listen to “Oblivious” below if you wanna know what the sound of 1983, aka thirty years ago!!

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Watch Haim Reveal Secrets In A New Video For ‘My Song 5’

Watch Haim Reveal Secrets In A New Video For ‘My Song 5’

still can’t make sense of the Haim sisters’ enormous success, I saw them a few years ago at a tiny street festival in LA and there were like 10 people, then saw them at the Santa Monica pier a year later and they had attracted a rather large crowd, but now they are literally headlining the FYF fest? They have a 9 pm spot just before the Strokes, which is big deal

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Grimes’ Wikipedia Problem

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She doesn’t want drugs to be part of her narrative, although this interview exists, it took me 2 seconds to find it. She really said this, and it was only 2 years ago. She simply could have said she regretted saying this, it’s okay to say ‘I was wrong to glorify drugs’, ‘I was wrong to do this to sell my album and become famous’, but it’s not okay to say people are assholes because they are just reposting her own words.

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Kanye West’s “All Day” Reviewed

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to McCartney. certainly, if they get it right it will be big time.

Next, “All Day” -a mix of “N—-z In Paris” and Draker’s “Started From The Bottom”, “All Day” is the way Kanye performs pop songs in 2014. Basically, he builds the entire song around repeating the hook every second line and third time around at an increasingly fanatical pace. I love it but I would.

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10 Songs: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 Reviewed

Orenda is loved

You Can Be Loved – Orenda Fink – A hushed piece of heartbreak, though how it fits back into the overall theme of the album, I am not sure. Like so much of the best pop, it is a statement which needs know further affirmation – B+

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Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of New Album Releases: 8-19-14

Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash

Look Again To The Wind: Johhny Cash’s Bitter Tears revisited – Various Artists – His 1965 concept album in support of the Native Americans (again, in 1965 -before “Bury My Heart At Wounded Hill”) is giving some fine performances by the Milk carton Kids along with folks like Emmylou, Earle, Kristoffersson and I for one didn’t know the original but love this folk album very much – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

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Echo Park Rising Day 2, Saturday August 16th 2014, Reviewed

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There was a grrrl riot in the making with Sex Stains, a provocative moniker for two bold women, Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile, Partyline) and choreographer Mecca Vazie Andrews (artistic director of The MOVEMENT). Allison with her shark-week dress and ocean-blue lipstick and Mecca

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People Watching At The Eminem Concert

The real Slim Shadies

I am the furthest thing from a prude (nor was I innocent when I was younger) but I can be somewhat conservative as I ahem mature or maybe it has more to do with having little girls. Troubled me seeing young woman drunk or on drugs walking by themselves or throwing themselves at men (boys)

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“Smokey And Friends” Reviewed

When Smokey Met Ledesi

The first track off Smokey And Friends, the Motown giant’s duets album was so indifferent, Cee Lo joining him on “The Way You Do (The Things You Do)” and for the most part I was right but the album did have moments. Smokey is in fine voice throughout but he gains nothing special from the duets, nobody spurs him to heights.

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True Groove Residency In Brooklyn Starting This Thursday

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This should be a blast and more importantly a place for Doncker and the many groups and singers of all types and styles his label presents, to test drive material off their upcoming releases. Including September 9ths eagerly anticipated “FUNKY WORLD,” True Groove’s Club/Dub/Dance compilation, which you can stream here

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Are You Prepared For This? A Collaboration Between Paul McCartney And Kanye West

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Kim you should know that first, the pictures you post on your instagram page are much more provocative, second, it could be inspired by Boris Vian’s violent novel ‘I’ll spit on your Graves’, a famous social criticism of race relations… I know it’s ‘spit’ not ‘piss’, and I am totally making this up as I have no other information, however I am pretty sure Kim doesn’t know who Vian is…

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New Johnny Marr Song Marred By Lack Of Song

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Former Smiths members keep on sucking and stupid ass writers keep on lying about them. The only good thing about the death of the rock crtic is nobody has to read the twerps at Rolling Stone’s brain dead blather about stuff they don’t quite grasp. In pitchfork synths are icy, in RS bass’s throb. Never met an adjective they couldn’t sexualy abuse.

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10 Songs; Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Mr. Blood Orange

April’s Bathroom Bummer – Devonte Hynes – The face of new r&b has taken a collaboration with Solange and ran with it to the top of new r&b, this soundtrack track is a minor but haunting work for the latest female coppo;a to become a director- B

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STREAM NEW TAYLOR SWIFT SINGLE “Shake It Off” Here (Plus Review, etc…)

Taylor Swift: YAHOOOOOOOO

the living breathing embodiment of awesomeness. Catchier than it is humanly possible for a song, I taped it onto my cell and I can’t still stop listening to it. So bubblelicisious it sticks to your fingers and so jumpy you can’t stop moving to it.

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Echo Park Rising Day 1, Friday August 15th 2014

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Tthe festival is happening over 20 locations, stretching along Sunset Boulevard and beyond, and it has become a real challenge to run from one place to another, going indoors then outdoors then indoors again, inside the Taix restaurant, inside the Echo, down to the Echoplex, back to the outdoor main stage, I am already exhausted

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That Was The Week Of August 11th, That Was

Never known as TWIGGY!!!

This was the week of FKA twigs debut album, which had the music critic world on its knees to the former dancer and current sound of desire as baffling tell off of sound and vision. This debut album, LP 1, is so strong they might as well just give her the Grammy for best new artist right now and have done with it.

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NME Sales Down by 30%

An NME of the people

“Other titles to suffer include Q magazine whose sales fell 21.8% to 46,096, but with digital rose to 48,353. Elsewhere, Mojo saw a dip of 10.9%, Uncut 12.1% and Kerrang sales have dropped 12.2% to 33,02, IPC publishing director Jo Smalley said that their total reach across all platforms was now 3.6 million – “bigger than it has ever been”, with traffic on their website growing by 85%.”

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Can We Get The Truth About Morrissey And His Label Once For All?

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No recording Agreement with Capitol-Harvest was ever signed by Morrissey, and Morrissey retains full ownership of World Peace is None Of Your Business. Contrary to the assured Billboard report, Capitol-Harvest have very clearly stated that they would have no interest in licensing a second album by Morrissey

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UK Top 10 Albums 8-23-14

The Saturdays Walk with A Limp

This is, how you say, lame. The Saturdays are lame, Gaslight Anthem is lame, Paloma Faith is lame and ONEREPUBLIC stink to high heaven and are lame. Let’s pass on this week right now.

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UK Top 10 Singles 8- 23-14

Nico & Venz

This is kinda lame mix of mainstream pop, “though the charms of “Ghost” and “Faded” are slowly revealing themselves. Still, I can’t hear Nico and Venz or Magic! and I have tried. Leave me with Iggy, Charli and Ariana thank you very much.

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10 Songs: Monday, August 18th, 2014

I will tell you buster than I ain

An Imprecatory Psalm socking it to the Native Americans worst enemy and greatest revenge, as sung by one Johnny Cash back in 1965. This version, off an upcoming Johnny cash tribute album, sports a typical Earle rasping vocal but is no worse for it as he delights over “The General he don’t ride well anymore” – B+

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Eminem And Rihanna, Metlife Stadium, Saturday, August 16th, 2014, Reviewed

Eminem And Rihanna: The View From The Top Of Metlife, August, 2014

The thing about Ree and Em is they are both cool customers, they can’t feign feelings, they work distance, and neither compromised on stage. Something else, Ree is on the record as only finding black men attractive, so quite literally there is no sparks on her part for Eminem and it shows

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