You are what you think

by Vic Da Looper

You are what you think by Vic Da Looper
It’s that simple. Your thoughts make you. So to improve, your thoughts must change. But when did thoughts get there? Your way of thinking is established as a child. Think of it as a computer being programmed. Most children’s introduction to social situations is introduced through children’s programming like cartoons. Kids are usually happy because they see life as a cartoon, where fun is the priority of life. As they get older, thoughts get corrupted.

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I’m Soul Jam, the Teen Musical Artist

by Soul Jam

Soul Jam (The teen Musical Artist)
Soul Jam. I am a 17 year old teen from South Africa. Who entered the music world through DJ lessons with my uncle at age 8, leading to me being a self taught semi advanced producer at the age of 16. After A few years of training my ear for music as I’ve tried to develop a unique sound for myself, experimenting with my Hip Hop /RnB /House friends, who have been doing the music thing for a while.

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Writing the Book on Facades: Identity, Storytelling, and Fluidity

by The Facades

Writing the Book on Facades: Identity, Storytelling, and FluiditySo who are The Facades? It’s a good question. Even though I play all four members of the group, and they all come from and live in my head, I still have a little trouble clearly defining them. Zyote, the serious executive producer with a heart of lead and a painted smile. Aces Wild, the androgynous rock star/party angel who borrows Bowie’s vision and runs amok with it. Glitchtech, the anxiety-driven machine made man with an ear to the subway walls and an eye on the truth. The Thin Man, the pure diamond of barely-repressed spite with a literal cult following. How do I play them all, and how do they all play me?

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How BPD and a Musical Background Helped Bedroom Pop Artist DJ ZETTEY Z Make an Album

by DJ ZETTEY Z

How BPD and a Musical Background Helped Bedroom Pop Artist DJ ZETTEY Z Make an Album

Lizette Roman-Johnston (DJ ZETTEY Z) grew up in a musical family, which was intimidating for a long time, but eventually, she worked up the courage to put out her first album called “BORDERLINE,” a 13-track work centered around her borderline personality disorder. Through the power of electronic bedroom pop, she touches upon the highs and lows of relationships, young adult life, and mental health.

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Strange Ways: my follow up to my descent into psychdelic dream pop, from a history of ambient instrumental.

by Daniel Hammond / Impossible Machines

Strange Ways: my follow up to my descent into psychdelic dream pop, from a history of ambient instrumental. by Daniel Hammond / Impossible MachinesThis is the 7th album I’ve released – the follow up to its twin, On The Way. I’ve largely made ambient, electronic-esque music. My first 5 releases were instrumental. On The Way and As A Kite mark a shift towards pop songwriting for me. I would love to talk at length about what I’ve learned about music from making it and recording at home in my laundry room over the years, but I think for brevity’s sake it would be best to keep the conversation to this one album. I hope if you like what you hear that you will explore my older works as well, and find some value in my story and my music, and I hope I can reciprocate something for you. That’s all this is about in the end anyway, isn’t it?

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how jimi hendrix got me in to the punk scene

by Steven Roden

how jimi hendrix got me in to the punk scene by Steven Roden

sometime in 1979, i went to the whiskey a go go with some friends to see randy hansen, the jimi hendrix impersonator. while i liked music as a kid, but hendrix was the first music i really dug. i can’t remember how many of us were there, maybe 3 or 4 kids, age around 14.

the show was amazing. randy came out in a coffin with purple dry ice, and he did a good job of impersonating hendrix hits. while i’d been to a number of big venue concerts, this was the first club gig i’d ever been to.

a few weeks later, we went back to the whiskey to see another show…

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Music, the Megaphone of my Soul

by Vic Da Looper

Music, the Megaphone of my Soul by Vic Da Looper

Life is complicated. It’s filled with ups, downs, ins, outs, widths, lengths, and any dimension that you can think of. We are in a world of over 8 billion people. Each person with their own unique mind and chemical make up. If that’s not complex, I don’t know what is. That means billions of personalities and trillion of possibilities. Yet, as different as we are, we are also very similar.

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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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