Art and Music

Some Cruel Truths About Rock n’ Roll: What Can We Learn from Them?

Some Cruel Truths About Rock n’ Roll: What Can We Learn from Them?

Last week, a story about The Runaways’ Jackie Fuchs, centered around her account of being raped by the late music entrepreneur Kim Fowley in a motel room full of people on New Year’s Eve in 1975, challenged the very idea that rock and roll is something worth loving. Fuchs’ account hit the music world like a bomb that obliterated all taste of cherry from our mouths, demanding the acknowledgment of certain painful facts from anyone who loves 1970s pop culture, that groundbreaking all-female band in particular, or the romantic notion that music celebrating and enacting sexual openness is a force for freedom and empowerment.

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How Drumming Changed The Way My Brain Processes Music

How Drumming Changed The Way My Brain Processes Music

By Omar Cherif Three weeks ago, I found through my Finnish bungalow-mate, Jarkko, that there is an Underworld concert at the Hollywood Bowl. I thought it would be a cool event and we agreed to go together. We had our raving days back in our early 20s and it has been while for the both […]

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Here’s Why Heavy Metal Music is Actually Good for You

Posted by on July 5, 2015 in Art and Music, Entertainment, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Here’s Why Heavy Metal Music is Actually Good for You

In contrast to the popularly held view that extreme music like heavy metal is responsible for causing feelings of anger, depression or isolation, it may in fact be capable of combating these very sorts of negative emotions, according to a new study published this week.

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Institutional Thinking – The Matrix, 1984 and the Allegory of the Cave

Institutional Thinking – The Matrix, 1984 and the Allegory of the Cave

Individuals can transmute from dull repetitive ‘thought’ into ascended golden thinking, but as our minds are freed, one at a time, we ultimately find that our broader society is embedded with a series of norms and structures – of Matrices and Caves – that perpetuate false imagery, preserving the status quo from the ‘threat’ of individual thinking.

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Neil Young Blasts Monsanto with New Anti-GMO Album “The Monsanto Years”

Posted by on April 23, 2015 in Art and Music with 1 Comment
Neil Young Blasts Monsanto with New Anti-GMO Album “The Monsanto Years”

Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities within the new album.

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Paraguayan Children Make Music From Trash and Touch Hearts

Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Art and Music, Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Paraguayan Children Make Music From Trash and Touch Hearts

At this year’s South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas, a group of teenage musicians from a slum in Paraguay made music and touched hearts with instruments made of trash. Their story is told in a documentary film, Landfill Harmonic, which also played at the film festival and won an audience response award.

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Music of the Heart: How You Can Use Music To Magnify Feelings of Love

Music of the Heart: How You Can Use Music To Magnify Feelings of Love

With Valentine’s Day approaching, our attention focuses on love. The feeling of love makes this holiday a special one…The question is, “Can music create love?” These two energies are more connected than we imagine. Both energies have waves, which combine in close proximity.

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Does Your Name Define You? Ancient Civilizations May Hold the Answer

Does Your Name Define You? Ancient Civilizations May Hold the Answer

Ancient people used sound and music to heal, balance and uplift their worlds. One crucial way was to properly use the sound of one’s name. The sound of one’s name is a constant energy-influence for one’s entire life, because of the sheer number of times it is heard.

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10 Uplifting Songs and Favorite Music Channels – Infinite Waters (Diving Deep)

Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Art and Music, Conscious Living with 2 Comments
10 Uplifting Songs and Favorite Music Channels – Infinite Waters (Diving Deep)

Ralph Smart – Infinite Waters (Diving Deep) – shares his 10 favorite uplifting songs and some of his favorite music channels on YouTube.

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TPP Negotiators Hit With Protests That Media Don’t Cover

TPP Negotiators Hit With Protests That Media Don’t Cover

Shouldn’t it be a trade violation to threaten to move someone’s job to another country? Shouldn’t we negotiate trade agreements that increase people’s wages on both sides of a trade border? These are the kinds of agreements we would make if We the People were negotiating trade agreements with representatives of the working people in other countries. Unfortunately that is not the kind of trade agreements that our current trade negotiation process produces.

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Julian Assange Crowdfunds Life-Size Statue of Himself

Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Art and Music, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Julian Assange Crowdfunds Life-Size Statue of Himself

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has used the whistleblowing website’s official Twitter account to publicise a funding drive for the creation of a life-size bronze public artwork featuring himself, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, described as a “a monument to courage”.

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The Sounds of Civilization!

The Sounds of Civilization!

This article provides an inspired synopsis of how different major civilizations have used music, and specifically the spacing of musical notes, in different ways. Then she connects those different manners of usage to certain socio/politico/economic developments. Jill Mattson is a four time author/soundhealing expert, uses Sound Healing techniques with original music

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Krishna Das, on Singing, Looking Within, and Living Life

Posted by on September 19, 2014 in Art and Music, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Krishna Das, on Singing, Looking Within, and Living Life

In this video, Anjula Ram interviews Krishna Das, who kindly graces us with some authentic dialogue on a number of matters such as: what kirtan is, why he sings, the difference between gurus and teachers, transcending religion, the role of having a practice, and dealing with ourselves, others and what’s going on in the world.

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Artists Between Mindset and Motivation

Written by on September 13, 2014 in Art and Music, Psychology-Psychiatry, Thrive with 4 Comments
Artists Between Mindset and Motivation

By Omar Cherif From my own experience dealing with many sorts of artists those last few years, I can deduct that a significant portion of them are afraid of failure as much as they are afraid of success. Like any kind of fear, this contains and limits them. It cripples them through their artistic journey. […]

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Fancy a Movie Night this Weekend?

Posted by on September 12, 2014 in Art and Music, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Fancy a Movie Night this Weekend?

UPDATED! Now over 200 movies! Do you feel like having a ‘Movie Night’ without Hollywood? Here is a list of 200 plus consciousness expanding documentaries that will assist you in your evolution, all of which can be watched for free online in the links below. Enjoy!

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