Finding a Balance between Self-Expression and Self-Isolation as a Musician

by Isabel Tarcson

Finding a Balance between Self-Expression and Self-Isolation as a Musician by Isabel Tarcson
I was taught that to be a true musician, one has to make a choice between a social life and success. This is a concept that I have struggled with for the past two years before writing Sunset Club. I first became introduced to the idea of being a performer with classical music, mainly opera. To be a successful classical musician, one must spend all their free time practicing, learning, thinking, and breathing music. That isn’t the life for everyone.

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From Death, Comes New Life

by Kirk Kisch (with the help of David Vega)

From Death, Comes New Life by Kirk Kisch and David Vega (Among the Wildflowers)
Around the age of 18, I was in a Pop Punk/Hardcore band called “All That.” At the time that was the style of music I wanted to work with, but at the same time, I wanted to mess around with some acoustic songwriter stuff. So I figured, on the side, I’d start my own solo acoustic project. Of course, I needed a name, but I didn’t want to go with my own name. I wanted an artist name, something that stood out. So that’s when I went through the good old music library and came across one of my all-time favorite songs. Among the Wildflowers.

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This Song Will Take You On An Emotional Rollercoaster… Especially Once You Read The Lyrics

by Maxwell Mandell

This Song Will Take You On An Emotional Rollercoaster... Especially Once You Read The Lyrics by Maxwell Mandell
You may know one of those songs, that no matter how many times you hear it, it’ll just send emotions running though your entire body. Whether that’s sadness, happiness, guilt, joy, or even songs that surprise you with a twist, are always the best kinds of songs. In this blog, I will be talking about a song that gives off happy and sad vibes, and what it’s about – directly from the composer of said song. Keep reading to find out!

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Fruits of the Cold or Narth Gazath’s Media Tales

by Common Ground

Fruits of the Cold or Narth Gazath's Media Tales by Common Ground
Narth said that one day the machine asked him a question: “why do you trust anything I tell you?” He said that at first he was pretty taken aback, I think I would have been too. As he went about his day, he said that the question was always there, in the back of his mind, a distant orbit. Eventually, he returned to the machine, to try and understand why it had asked him that question.

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Between Continents: Feathers, Wood ‘N’ String write rock music from across the globe.

by Sarah Fletcher, Feathers, Wood ‘N’ String

Between Continents: Feathers, Wood 'N' String write rock music from across the globe.
Feathers, Wood ‘N’ String was born of a move between continents, a 24 hour trip between us and our family and friends, a new climate and culture, and unrestricted time together, just ourselves and Lloyd’s guitar. Three years on, we have developed our own brand of alternative rock, varying from soaring indie clean tones to heavy distorted ones, and we produce all this on our own in a one bedroom flat in Southampton, UK, a base 16,356 kilometers from our hometown of Adelaide, South Australia.

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Greg Connors Music Lays the “Holiday Cards on the Table”

by Gregc

Greg Connors Music Lays the Holiday Cards on the Table
This had to be done. I found myself following Halloween, sliding toward the trifecta of winter holidays; in the suburbs. I was alone, maudlin, grateful, full of ideas, beliefs and memories.

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Wake Forld: Blending Melancholy and Hardcore

by Hrvoje Štefanac

Wake Forld: Blending Melancholy and Hardcore by Hrvoje Štefanac
As a young boy, I went to music school to learn to play the piano. That knowledge helped me to learn how to play the guitar and drums. I listen to a wide range of music genres. After twenty years of playing in hardcore and metal bands, I started with the project Wake Forld because I wanted to unite my favorite music styles.

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