Conscious Art and Music
George Michael, the silky-voiced English singer-songwriter who sold tens of millions of albums as a member of Wham! and on his own, was found dead on Sunday at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53.
What an incredible way to honor a time past and celebrate this Christmas season! This awesome 1940’s musical flashback will really move you.
Many paths lead people along the long road to enlightenment – when one overcomes the difficulties of negativity in the world of duality. At the conclusion of the journey participants experience nothing but love. Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, service and devotion are examples of such paths to enlightenment. Today we introduce a new path… the road of sublime music!
Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for our blessings. In Hallelujah, songwriter Leonard Cohen takes thankfulness to a whole other level. Let’s start by giving thanks to Leonard, who died two weeks ago at the age of 82, for bringing us such beautiful and meaningful song.
It’s great to strive to do your best, but when that feeling becomes a compulsion, when you lose sleep because some project didn’t turn out right, or when nothing you can do feels quite good enough, you have veered into the unhealthy territory of perfectionism.
By the time he released his first solo album, in 1970, he had already played on hundreds of songs as one of the top studio musicians in Los Angeles. He was in Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound Orchestra, and he played sessions for Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, the Ventures and the Monkees, among many others. His piano playing is heard on “Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds, “A Taste of Honey” by Herb Alpert, “Live With Me” by the Rolling Stones and all of the Beach Boys’ early albums, including “Pet Sounds.”
Video Source: Rosemarie Ashley Every free election process is an opportunity to change conscious focus of a nation to the will of the people. The 2000 US presidential election was contentiously historic with Al Gore winning the popular vote but possibly due to technicalities and influence, lost Florida’s Electoral College votes and the election to […]
When I was introduced to Photoshop, there was another level of excitement. Distorting images is its own type of art. But many would argue that we’ve taken this to an unhealthy level. It’s become all too accessible to trick others into believing we, others, and things, look like something they simply aren’t, and should look like what we change them to. In 2011, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced it was taking a stand against image manipulation in advertising. Body image expectations, eating disorders, and other emotional problems were discussed as potential risks for alterations made through processes like Photoshop.