A Lot has Changed Since Highschool

by Joshua Lenzo

A Lot has Changed Since Highschool by Joshua Lenzo

A lot has changed since high school; you get older, you get just as confused, and you don’t see those people that you used to see. You drift apart from those people that you were closest to. There’s nothing wrong with that, you go to different universities and fall into different friend groups, and you change as a person.

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The Birth of Grunge- “91”- And The Death of Drums- “Taon II”

by ION

The Birth of Grunge- "91"- And The Death of Drums- "Taon II" by ION

(In the Tempo of the Dog, please…)

“Can’t smoke, can’t drink, can’t dance, can’t sing,
can’t punk, can’t folk, can’t fight, can’t fall anymore…”

– “Taon II”

All that is not entirely true.

I can still sing.

And punk.

And fall…

like you wouldn’t believe.

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I was born by the Baltic Sea – the Music of a Swedish, Thai, Trans Artist

by Ethereal

I was born by the Baltic Sea - the music of a Swedish, Thai, trans artist by EtherealAs I was born by the Baltic Sea, (and this is way before I found out that I am a Cancerian), I had always been intrigued by her beauty. As if she’s a rose made of sequins one minute and then a shape-shifting platform of liquid frequencies the next…

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What I’m Here For

by Samuel Kinsella

What I'm Here For by Samuel KinsellaI have often found that maturity is among the greatest of virtues, for it is the juvenile who often sit and wonder why they are disliked.

I told this to a friend in late 2016. He later told me it changed his outlook on life quite a bit. Beforehand, he had been involved in some… less than savory activities, trying his hardest to hold onto his own childishness, as though it would somehow protect him from the real world. He told me that he thought about what I said, and thought enough to realize that he wanted to change.

I try my hardest to live by that. However, this has not been the only obstacle I’ve been faced with in my short life.

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Ancient Lullabies, Forgotten Tongues

by Todd Tobias

Ancient Lullabies, Forgotten Tongues by Todd Tobias (about the album Amialluma with Chloë March)

Instrumental mood music is my thing, so I expected my latest project to end up as an ambient album in my collection of solo works.  But after I finally had a pool of finished tracks to draw from, I decided to ask my fellow Hidden Shoal label mate Chloë March if she might have a listen and see if she’d like to add her lovely voice to the music.

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Uncertain But Thriving: The Origins of Bad Rat?

by Bad Rat?

Uncertain But Thriving: The Origins of Bad Rat?

One cold November evening, the rats escaped. My future bandmate and current roommate Claire and I scrambled to get the rats back into their cage, still half asleep. Now that they knew how to get out, though, it was only a matter of time before it happened again. And happen again it did. After a few nights of rude awakenings, I realized that to stop the rats, I would need to become something else. A worthy adversary. And thus Bad Rat was born.

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