Good attitude, Music Reviews, Opinion

Watch “Magic Island – Warm Heaven | Cubed | Live Session by Loudly” on YouTube

Watch Magic Island’s Warm Heaven!!!

Never have I been so impressed with an app as I have been with Music Maker Jam.

Artists have a unique opportunity to express their unique capabilities in the performing arts. Being able to mix a sound developed by someone else in order to create something new. Or just creating your own unique sound to express your vibe to the world through your love of music.

This is not a music review… Its a music appreciation write up!

I appreciate the fact that anyone and everyone can show their talents via technology today…

I appreciate the fact that you don’t have to know how to sing or carry a tune as long as believe in yourself and enjoy the music you create and those created by your musically inclined peers.

I appreciate that as every generation passes, new and creative ways are developed and implemented on how to make your own music.

There’s a lot multitude of things that I’m certainly glad they have right now.

Just like heaven on earth, we can enjoy the fruits of our labor hardly without consequence unless you don’t give credit where credit is due. In other words, if you don’t recognize the original person whose music you’re using to make your sound.

In all cases, being recognized helps build strong relationships and shows that we truly are a family… In the music industry… When we show our appreciation to one another by listening to, downloading or sharing our work and the work of others.

Oh… Don’t forget that, “Liking” and “Commenting” are crucial… Providing constructive feedback, even if its not your type of music or not what you want to hear helps a lot too. Just leave a comment.

It doesn’t have to be words either… If you’re pressed for time, an emoji or two will do. Yes… An emoji is another technological advancement that I appreciate. Why? Because they save me a whole lot of time And they can express a variety of feelings and thoughts.

Listening to music can sooth you… It can calm you calm when feeling anxious or can put you to in a relaxed state if being in order for you to fall asleep, peacefully.

I appreciate music, period… All genres and types and you should too.

It is said that “Music soothes the savage beast.” I think it meant instrumentals when this quote was written that is.

Lyrics are good, when they have meaning or when they tell a story. Other than that some lyrics are way too explicit or simply, don’t make sense…

These days, they don’t Have to make sense… If it sounds good, people will enjoy it or better yet, it can be sold… Or used in something totally cool like a television commercial or a movie for example.

I appreciate the fact that you don’t have to have your song played on a popular radio station. There are thousands if not millions of online radio stations that will be more than happy to broadcast  your music and give you a spin or two or three… Or more.

I enjoy searching for and listening to the New Artists however. Like the artists up above. She Rocks!!! So do all the artists on Music Maker Jam and Loudly…(Loudly is a partnership of Music Maker Jam.)

They have taken it a step farther by allowing artists to perform their music live and I love it!

If there was a savage beasts, it will be far away in La La Land, singing along to songs on repeat its just that amazing.

I’m not telling you to go download the app and try it for yourself, ( unless you want), I’m saying that if you love music, you will appreciate it more by exploring a variety of music.

With that said, after you watch and listen to this video, go ahead and watch the rest of those artists in the playlists. I’m sure that some of them will impress you as they have impressed me.

 

 

 

Always be learning, Opinion, Self Improvement, That's Love

How To Manage Your Past, Present and Future

Many people have trouble with problems that develop from their past bubble up into their present and spilling over into their future.

How can a person manage their past, deal with their present and remain calm, cool and collected about their future?

Some people got this covered because they are well aware of their past, they make sure that they plan for the future, they live for today, and acknowledge that yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.

People should realize that no matter how dirty their past is their future is still spotless. Another thing that people don’t realize is just because their past didn’t turn out as they wanted, doesn’t mean that their future can’t be better than they’d ever imagined.

They tell us “Do not look back,” because there is nothing back there worth regretting. They tell us “Do not grieve over the past”because it’s gone. They tell us “Do not be troubled about the future,” because simply put, it’s not here yet.

They advise us to “Live in the present” and make it beautiful. So beautiful that it will be worth remembering. Something about the human character.

Your character is far more important than your past or your future. Of course, it’s who you are that matters, not what you’ve done or will do and worrying doesn’t empty your tomorrow of troubles. It empties today of its strength.

The fact that people often tend to panic during their present is no trivial affair. Panic usually precedes worry and if people can control the present circumstances, they wouldn’t be worried about those circumstances growing into a tumultuous affair.

Here’s another issue. After panic mode, people somehow get caught-up living in the past. This is the solution. Just remember that the only thing we should do about what happened in the past is to learn from it.

Yesterday, good and bad, is now a part of your history. It’s as if at the end of the day a page of your life or chapter of the story of your life has ended. Unless you enjoyed that read very much you wouldn’t go back and read it again. You move on, move forward to the next page.

You should be anticipating the beginning of the next page or chapter of your life. Instead of dwelling on the memory of what you just finished reading.

The story of your tomorrow is unknown… Each new sentence or new paragraph of the book of your life is completely unknown. In fact, the following pages if what you’re about to read are blank. There is absolutely nothing written in it.

That’s only because you haven’t gone through that life or that page or that particular part, sentence, page Or chapter yet.

Tomorrow is like a dream. Or like the opposite of Deja Vu¹. It’s a dream of hope and passion not of repetition and bewilderment. So don’t let the memories of your history worry your present or disrupt the hopes of your future.

If you do, you’ll get old fast. My mother always said, “Getting old is when you become a person with a long past and a short future.” That is the outcome for any person that lives in their past. The following anonymous Letter To The World says it all.

The Past HAS No Power

The past has no power over the present moment. Never has, never will. However, that won’t help people from using it against you. Just know that whatever the circumstance You cannot change the people around you, but you can change the people you choose to be around.

This is not a new thing for people to know the cost of everything and the value of nothing or what a thing is worth. Same goes for our lives.

People value different things and they wouldn’t be afraid to hold you to a trivial word or two uttered the day before. Or they won’t be hesitant to find you of some instance that you would like to forget.

Don’t be upset with people and situations in your life because both are powerless without your reaction.

People will never understand those decisions you make unless they have experienced how hard it was to be in your place.

Everything you have been through was preparing you for where you are right now, and where you can be tomorrow. It’s like you want what you can’t have and once you get it you don’t want it anymore.

When it comes to your own past, the people in your life may not give you second chances or may be reluctant to give you a second chance just keep in mind that LIFE always does.

The best things in life are not free

The best thing about the past is that it shows you what not to bring into your future. How can you find the value of your past?

If you remember how much it cost you to obtain your college degree or any finishing diploma, you will be astonished to know that your personal history has a specific value. It is your past that is someone else future. The lessons in your life will be someone else’s lesson. As with all lessons, the impact of retaining the lessons for later use far outweighs the memories of those long forgotten subjects that had no perspective value. Making what you learn a waste of time. Nevertheless, the present is what your rewards will be. Furthermore, the future, in turn, will be your motivation.

Your, past, present and future are the best things in your life. putting value on your entire life. Makes it worth living, regardless of the circumstances.

~Anonymous

 

 

TOP DEFINITION URBAN DICTIONARY

¹Something that very few people know the true meaning of. Even though deja vu is French for “already seen”, it actually is used to describe the strange feeling you get when you’re in a situation and feel like you’ve been in the exact same situation before, but really haven’t. Most people think it means the same thing happening twice, which is wrong. Get it, the right people!
Jack: Hrmm.
Bob: What?
Jack: I could have sworn I’ve been here before. But I know I haven’t.
Bob: Heh. Deja vu?
Jack. Yeah. What a strange feeling!
by Coleman April 17, 2005
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Definitive People In A Wishy Washy World

Are you firm in your answers to others? Do you have a definite “Yes” or “No” when called upon during exceptional circumstances? Or are you sometimes, flip-floppy, or wishy-washy or scared when it comes to similar crucial decisions or unusual circumstances?

Being wishy-washy, some-timey or indecisive never gets anybody anyplace fast. But being definite does.

Focused action and continuous efforts are the keys to getting what you really want in life. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either our fortunes or our failures.

You have to be real with yourself before you can be real with anyone else.

Being sincere and true to yourself defines your authenticity. Always be yourself despite what others think. If you’re not selling the real you to people, you’re selling yourself short. People are looking to embrace and welcome an honest person, which you can definitely tell just by their “handshake” which is the first indication of a first impression.

Before you count your friends, make sure you can count on them. Some friends are only around when they want something from you but are never there when you need something from them.

Are you tired of counting on them then getting disappointed? I sure am. I’m sure most are. But how many people actually tell their friends that they don’t appreciate them? How many people are actually tired if the bullshit and disloyal behavior tendencies that their friends omit? I for one have had it up to here with wishy-washy, indecisive people.

Too many people use being scared as an excuse for not trying. You may fail but try again. That’s how you grow. That’s how you do incredible things.

Uncertainty is the basis for confusion. I hope that you realize that if a person cannot decide on a side to choose that they are definitely confused. Who in their right mind will follow a confused person? Or boss. Or leader for that matter. Your either all in or all it type of behavior.

Nevertheless, we must choose our battles.

For instance, deciding what to eat for dinner as a group out for dinner or for a family gathering, is a lot easier to organize and implement than it is to organize and implement an election, (results may vary). Some people will be gracious to have had a meal while others may critique how long it took for the main course to arrive.

In contrast, some may be happy with election results while others are totally disappointed to the point of extreme anger, rage, and violence. Yet, in both cases, the persons at the table cannot choose what portion is given to them, regardless of their selection, whether it be, leg, wing, thigh or breast… You Can’t choose which chicken your portion is coming from. In contrast again. You can select whom you believe would be the better choice to lead a nation, but you Can’t choose if that person will do their job with honor.

Regardless, the people in the country cannot decide whether or not their choice for a leader came from the right background or has the right designs for the country.

If wishy-washy people ruled the world…

What a messed up place we would be in? What are your thoughts on this matter? Do people know it all?

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The Existence of American Racism, Bigotry, Discrimination, Prejudice In 2018? Damn, Not Cool All

Opinion

Racism isn’t a new thing. Slavery isn’t new either.  Discrimination, bigotry and prejudices are not new either and  I don’t know why people are shocked at the terribly  rude,  vulgar,  filled with contention,  condescension and disgusting behavior of other people and although they never looked down on or thought less of another person. As though they had no value other than carrying out the orders of someone who thinks they know what’s good for,  what they need,  and want another person wants or needs. 

I’m not sure if that flew over your head or not. I won’t be surprised if it did. Because if you haven’t picked up my drift by now,  you will.

I have come to the conclusion that  there are some serious problems with some of the present members of the human race especially in America. I say America because,  that’s where  live  and apparently racism,  bigotry,  discrimination and prejudice does occur in larger numbers than we have previously assumed. There is no way to know how many instances occur in America or elsewhere,  because of those unreported and undocumented cases,  and those cases that don’t end well for the victims and those cases that have been buried by

No one really knows when, where, or who started it. There have been many discussions and documentaries written and published in popular magazines like National Geographic and on television various movies,  series’ and public broadcasts that cover the topics of slavery and racism with so many various conceptual ideas of where and how it began. Some day it easy the Europeans, particularly The Vikings, others say it was people in Egypt and certain Mediterranean areas in and around the African continent.

l Only know that the practice is sickening.The fact that a human being can be demoralized,  dehumanized and considered as property is appalling to say the least and there should be no debating that.

From what I understand,  according to the historical remarks made in history,  if it was the Vikings,  they actually treated their slaves pretty good. If it was the Egyptians, and according to the Bible and other religious documents,  “… The burdens of those slaves waxed sore… ” If it was The Europeans, apparently, they took more than a few pages from The Egyptians tactics manual. With an emphasis on waxing sore.

Those methods used to subdue and control were brutal. It only showed how brutal, naturalistic, animatistic and savage the human race can be. If given the opportunity to overpower,  subdue and control another group of individuals.

Yeah, sure some people say that MOST of those brutal techniques were designed by Africans, Egypt is a part of Africa. They also say that Chinese or European persons,  (not necessarily in that order beat their slaves regularly.

While it was common for the Vikings to adopt slaves into their families. Treating them fairly and justly,  sometimes,  passing on title normally destined to biological children. It was a matter of honor and principal,  who was more deserving,  who earned it.

Slaves were given an opportunity to prove their loyalty and were known to happily join the family of the people whose biological family members were,  sometimes years before depending on the circumstances, completely slaughtered,  beheaded,  disemboweled,  staked even crucified and burned, ( that’s just the way things were). Because we are bred in war and violence there is no exact way to tell who started it first. 

Thing thing that makes human beings the only species on the planet that conducts slavery methods to inflict as much pain and suffering on the ones enslaved only to elevate or make themselves in a position of leader,  owner or master/mistress is monetary gain. 

It’s hard to see where there is profit to be made in the sale of another human being for a price,  against the will of the person being brought to this position of slave or servant. Nevertheless, it happen everyday,  even today in the form  of human trafficking. 

What current criminals who conduct human trafficking are definitely aware of, and what they will always encounter is fighters. 

Human beings are Natural fighters, warriors, protectors and defenders but we will flip or sell out each other if and when given a chance or opportunity,  without a second thought while considering the benefits of that betrayal. Always considering what price will be paid…

There is Always a price,  or debt.  Anytime,  something as evil as slavery surfaces,  or a possible threat that a country,  village,  city or town has a problem with missing persons,  human trafficking is considered as a possible method determining the disappearance of persons.

These days,  the likelihood of a person getting caught up in human trafficking and modern-day slavery and in this awful world of deception and violence is at a median.

As a side note,  you can Google search how to avoid being a victim of human trafficking and get some really interesting facts,  tips and safety measures that you and your family can take to ensure the safety of your friends and family.

We are opportunistic and unlike other species that enslave other species to do their bidding and carry their burdens,  who after servitude are given mercy by a quick sometimes painless death. Like some  insects that lay their eggs on live hosts,  whose life will end most gruesomely.  Is pacified with venom that numbs whatever discomfort or pain that the subject may inevitably feel during its demise.  When it comes to people,  no such consideration is measured. Compassion does not exist.

What about the so-called “free” slave?

The modern-day employee is the “free-slave”.

A patent… Is a “free-slave”

They wish only to survive in a world where they are hated and any efforts to alleviate any discomfort,  provide assistance, console or protect is discouraged by the overseer.

Over the years, It went from, “You gotta make them learn that no one can help them. “ when the slaves were being forced into servitude.  To “They have to realize that things don’t come easy. “ When they were freed as a result of Abraham Lincolns’ Emancipation  Proclamation.  To “Those people are lazy and on welfare. “ Today,  after years of servitude and newly found freedoms.

They are hated with passion by people who have no idea why they hate. Other than that hate was based solely on the pigmentation of ones skin color? Or on their clever abilities. Like on the Box Office The Black Panther with the popular battle cry “Wakanda Forever”

I suppose that it is only natural for some people to get apprehensive about what else the people that they were forcing underfoot were capable of. They are very different by the way.

How ‘Did’ African Slaves Get Captured? 

There has been dispute recently about how these slaves were captured. Some say that they were sold by their own people others disagree. I would like to interject a modern suggest,  I think that I would like to say,  “of course white slave owners may have used African tactics to capture Africans slaves. ” Slavery and racism is a topic that most people avoid altogether anyway.

Not me… My 10ft pole got shorter as I watch current events that are happening right now as we speak. Watching this occur in this country of supposed free men and women. The story that was never told is now unfolding.  The Witness of the History rewriting or unravelling itself right before our eyes.

How would they have been able to subdue and control them?

Besides the threats on family members like holding children hostage until the person gives in.  Or starving them or not letting them see loved ones also taken by force. The slave owner usually gets what they want.

Science doesn’t help either. Besides the introduction of diseases, the organization of systematic kidnappings and human trafficking… Just like today. ..

(I could say, “Alas” right here…)

Statistically,  they have introduced drugs and every few years its something else more powerful to control those slaves to get them to do what they want…

It seems slavery has taken on new meaning. Like in Human Trafficking. The only Exception is the fact that it is Still forced. Usually forced upon the helpless, the weak and children… Mostly girls and women,  some boys. Are forcibly kidnapped  or taken from their parents and homes.  Blind folded and Taken to places far away.

Sadly,  For the most hideous  and depraved acts performed on a live human being. Presently, there are scores of human trafficking survival stories.

What’s that about drugs and slavery? 

Even though there are no particular nationalities specified as victims,  because drugs affect all communities, society  says they are casualties that have and will become entrapped in the designs meant to eradicate,  subdue or control a particular  races. The systematic destruction and attempted genocide continues to occur.

So

Can An Entire Race Be Killed off? 

First let me say that it has been tried… Probably has been proven in the past that attempts have been made to erase entire blood lines of races.

However,  you can never kill off an entire race of people. Nature will always find a way. As every parent tells their child,  with tears in their eyes,  ” You Must Live… ” are usually the last words heard before children are torn from their parents arms.

For African-Americans, I say It will never happen because it is impossible to kill off a Chosen People.

Perhaps, they were meant to bear the burdens of others who cannot do The Heavy Work for themselves… Regardless,  they survived and their descendants are now enjoying those freedoms once denied to them so long ago. Nevertheless it seems,  that presently, the way our so-called leaders retreat in the face of this horrid crime,  that some of our government heads would like for that to happen.

What is slavery? My weird take on how slavery possibly occurred in Africa

The strong help the weak… Simple deduction…Right?  Wrong.

Things probably would have went a lot smoother if some European slave owners weren’t so lazy.

I mean look at this…

Imagine, you are a wealthy sugar plantation farmer. Your plantations n deals in sugar processes from sugar cane grown and harvested on your farm.

You want to expand because the economy is getting better,  and the population is growing at your settlement. You’re doing well producing sugar cane and cotton,  (two pretty awesome commodities),  at your plantation.  However,  cotton production is slow because you can’t pick the flowers fast enough to meet the demands of textile companies overseas.

You know that you need to find a way to maneuver your goods ,  and you need help.

You don’t even have a dock or port to work from. Doing your research,  you decide to make arrangements to travel to Africa you hear that you can procure some help,  (you’ve also heard that there are lots of trade opportunities and a plethora of services available for you and that its an old country with undiscovered riches a new country filled with idiot savages willing to strike a bargain… Oh and they call you “blue-eyed devil.

So you go to Africa to try to procure Inexpensive help to take back home… You can only imagine what your current help is doing by now. Because you have a little bit of experience and knowledge about who you left in charge when you left. Not sure how production is going,  you continue on your way.

Arriving at your destination,  you are not received as you expected,  according to what you have heard… Just depends on how you made your first impression to be towards a people that has never seen a pale face before.

Perhaps you are welcomed. Perhaps as a welcomed visitor or even like a God.

The Chief of this active, somewhat unbelievably modern tribe of villagers decides to barter, “A Few Good Men” with you as a gesture of good will in a possible lucrative and possibly beneficial deal with the people. Things are looking great.  Right?

Wrong.. .

In Africa in those days, a few good men was about 8 to 10 strong men and women that “CAN DO” The work of 5 or 6 average white indentured men or women. You soon realize that you needed more help than that of your initial bargaining.

To most decent people,  this is a no-no. You cannot change up on a deal that has already been struck. 

What would you do after you complete your mission and your business is already doing insufficiently with the help that you obtained?

You are barely meeting demand with your supply and as time goes by,  and the population increases,  yet again,  you are forced to acquire more help. But you cannot afford to pay all of the help that you’re receiving. What are you going to live off of?

In the meanwhile,  You’re  getting all sorts of Admirers asking you how you built that “wonder,  this business and where did you get those dark-skinned workers? 

With pride,  you inform them, that you took a trip to Africa and traded with The Chief. Your admirer begs you to go with them to talk with the Chief.

You are both under the impression that after a while,  there ate many thousands of workers,  ripe for the pickings .  Also,  with the further impression that you both can just “go there” and get the “same bargain”,  after a fouled deal… Guess again…

Guess what’s next?

If you can only imagine?

What’s next is, Your friend has an attitude with the chief, because he can’t get “the same deal” if not better… Then all hell breaks loose. If you haven’t watched Amistaad or Roots, then you should.

Slaver slavery is STILL in full play. It doesn’t matter who started it… Racism is Still in Full play, it doesn’t matter who started it. It just needs to end.

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We need more tolerance and compassion in the world rather than vice and discord.

Modern Day Slavery includes,  human trafficking, unfair wages,  a person can even become a slave to their children and families… Living lives that are not what they choose or how they respectively to live, its the same thing. 

Unfortunately, nothing has been done to rectify any of the horrendous treatment that people of all races have experienced. We can only make effort not to treat others in this fashion.  We are after all the same underneath our skins,  the only difference is our gender. (Whether male or female). And age does not matter either,  except in the case of human trafficking. Where age plays a crucial role in the  amounts earned by victims. The numbers are astounding.

This is my objective opinion. I do have compassionate for the many hundred millions of people who have gone through the fires of slavery and racism and survived long enough If only to tell the tale.

Today,  the term slavery is used loosely, and words like nigger or nigga has several  meanings,  uses and functions… Go figure? I which only  a race of people are allowed to use the word loosely,  or a person must be cautious of who they are around   and racism is fat from over. They work hand in hand.

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I Knew You’d Pull Through

I Knew You’d Pull Through

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” Anonymous

When facing a stressful crisis or a really intense moment… Let’s face it, sometimes we don’t, sometimes we can’t and sometimes we get caught off guard. Sometimes believe it or not, all it takes is a broken fingernail.

It doesn’t take much for someone get touchy, be insulted, get sensitive to an overly outspoken and brutally honest individual, even to easily get ticked off at something as simple as a misplaced or unexpected even misguided compliment.

People Just get offended from the most trivial things. Enough to knock that chip off of someone’s shoulder. That will sadly and metaphorically be getting them all riled up. Rasing blood pressure and causing unwanted, unnecessary and quite possibly unwarranted heart-ache.

There’s no sense in wasting much-needed precious energy on things that you cannot change. Furthermore, the majority of the times, people get upset as a result of the bad choices that they tend to inevitably make From time to time.

Either way, we always find a way to pull through. Unless, we are or feel hopeless. Which leads to an unfortunate state of helplessness In cases such as these, psychological intervention is recommended. You’ve got to get back on track.

I know you’d pull through because there is something special inside of every single person that keeps them going. Keeps them bouncing back and keeps them hopeful.

“If you want to make people angry, lie to them. If you want to make them absolutely livid, then tell ’em the truth.” – Anonymous

 

You Will Survive Those Truthful Experiences!

Imagine hearing everything you wanted to hear all the time. No bad news… No negativity… Nothing real…

Sometimes bad news is depressing… But nine times out of ten, bad news tends to be the truth. It’s usually the heart-wrenching truth. That’s why it’s so hard on the ears at first. But when the truth has time to settle, it becomes a pleasant experience that will linger for years to come!

Why the long stay? you may ask. A feeling of elation will linger when you know certain truths. Because knowledge is powerful.

The truth is having certain knowledge.

Knowing the truth will bring you joy. Accessing those memories, that give you your certainty are what give you that power of knowing.

So telling people the truth may temporarily make them angry but eventually free them from becoming angry at a future date. Giving them courage to face their problem. Besides, perhaps, if you choose otherwise, by then, they may get even more angry at you for Not telling or even taking so long to say something in the first place. Plus, it shows what kind of friend you are.

Besides that, you’ve gotta respect a person brave enough to tell you that awful truth… At least you have the truth.

Especially if it’s as bad as people think and say it is or was. Of course you’d survive those truthful experiences. These experiences and others.

Facing Our Fears

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. Also, If you didn’t know that having a good attitude is all you need because your biggest power will come once people underestimate you, your knowledge and your attitude towards your experiences, well now you know.

Moreover, you must realize that,

“Nothing would be put in your life if you weren’t strong enough to get through it.”- Anonymous

From Birth…

To adulthood…

We are strong enough…

To pull through… You did it then, you’ll do over and over again.

I hope that you enjoyed reading this little bit of motivational and fully understanding this encouraging message. It is my intent to offer my full support in what ever you choose to do!

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