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“Freedom” Music Video by Pharrell Williams will Stir Your Soul

Posted by on July 23, 2015 in Conscious Art and Music, Entertainment, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
“Freedom” Music Video by Pharrell Williams will Stir Your Soul

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams just released a soul-stirring and thought-provoking piece of musical activism called “Freedom!” The video expands on his lyrics (see below), with nods to slavery, the environment, science, plus political, gender, and sexual freedoms.

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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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Russell Brand on New Amy Winehouse Documentary: Could She Have Been Saved?

Written by on July 19, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 1 Comment
Russell Brand on New Amy Winehouse Documentary: Could She Have Been Saved?

Russell, was a friend of Amy’s and is a self-proclaimed former addict. In this video, he courageously examines some deep questions as to whether the talented young Londoner could have been saved. Openly admitting that he probably could have done more for her himself, Russell also questions the potentially lethal role our media-voracious culture may have played in Amy’s demise.

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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

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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AT&T Hit with $100mn Fine After Slowing Down ‘Unlimited’ Data

AT&T Hit with $100mn Fine After Slowing Down ‘Unlimited’ Data

AT&T hit with $100mn fine after slowing down ‘unlimited’ data The Federal Communications Commission hit telecommunications giant AT&T with a $100 million fine, the largest it has ever levied, for slowing down the internet speeds of customers with “unlimited” data plans. The company said it will fight the fine. Thousands of AT&T customers complained to the FCC about the issue, saying they noticed that when they had used up a certain amount of data watching movies or browsing the web, AT&T “throttled” their internet speeds so that they were much slower than normal. Millions of AT&T customers were affected by the practice. In a press release announcing the fine, the FCC said the company “severely slowed down the data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans” and “failed to adequately notify its customers that they could receive speeds slower than the normal network speeds AT&T advertised.”

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New Media Deal May Bring More Propaganda to Facebook

Posted by on June 11, 2015 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
New Media Deal May Bring More Propaganda to Facebook

What happens when Facebook begins deciding what news stories we get to see? Once the algorithms Facebook uses to create targeted ads are applied to the stories it feeds us, how will that affect our perceptions? Do we really want Facebook spoon-feeding us the news it sees “fit to print”?

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‘We Are Many’ is the Story of Bush and Blair’s Great Lie that Led to the War on Iraq

Posted by on June 8, 2015 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
‘We Are Many’ is the Story of Bush and Blair’s Great Lie that Led to the War on Iraq

“We Are Many” is a film that reminds us exactly why Bush, Blair, and others in their administrations should stand trial for the war on Iraq. Through interviews with an impressive array of politicians, international lawyers, anti-war activists, journalists, former allied service members and a host of high-profile figures and celebrities, Amirani’s new documentary film tells the story of Bush and Blair’s great lie, reminding its viewers of the disaster unleashed on the Middle East that is reverberating still.

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Top 5 Big Ideas from “The Art of Life” by Ernest Holmes

Posted by on June 8, 2015 in Books, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Top 5 Big Ideas from “The Art of Life” by Ernest Holmes

Here are 5 of Brian Johnson’s favorite Big Ideas from “The Art of Life” by Ernest Holmes.

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14-Yr-Old Blind Dancer’s Audition Is Beyond Inspiring (It Will Move You to Tears)

Posted by on June 7, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
14-Yr-Old Blind Dancer’s Audition Is Beyond Inspiring (It Will Move You to Tears)

14-year-old Benjamin Yonatton loves to dance. But he’s lost nearly 100% of his sight, which makes dancing virtually impossible. But Benjamin refused to surrender to his disability and decided to continue dancing. And, dance he does! When you see him dance,your heart will soar. Simply amazing!

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How To Spot Disinfo – James Corbett

Posted by on June 6, 2015 in Internet, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
How To Spot Disinfo – James Corbett

As a decade-old easily-debunked fake video of a missile hitting the Pentagon goes for another spin through the alt media, James Corbett takes a look at how to spot ridiculous disinfo before you make the mistake of passing it on to others.

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12 Must-See Food Films That Will Inspire You to Take Action

Posted by on June 5, 2015 in Films & TV, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
12 Must-See Food Films That Will Inspire You to Take Action

The Real Food Media Project debuted 12 new films to its Real Food Films Library, which now includes more than 60 short films on “food, farming and sustainability, labor, climate, policy solutions and inspiring community food victories from around the world.”

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Bigfoot, Bermuda Triangle, Time Travel—2015 National Indie Excellence® Award-winning Novel “Snooze” Has It All

Posted by on June 4, 2015 in Books, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Bigfoot, Bermuda Triangle, Time Travel—2015 National Indie Excellence® Award-winning Novel “Snooze” Has It All

In SNOOZE we follow Max Diver, aka “Snooze,” along the razor’s edge of a quest to rescue his astronaut father from a fate stranger than death in the exotic, perilous Otherworld of sleep. “Snooze” provides an insightful look at a plethora of paranormal subjects, from Bigfoot and lucid dreaming to time travel via the Bermuda Triangle…

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You’re Not Going to Believe This Inspirational Breakout Performance on America’s Got Talent

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Entertainment, Films & TV with 0 Comments
You’re Not Going to Believe This Inspirational Breakout Performance on America’s Got Talent

Three high school friends put their boy band spin on “Classic” by MKTO on America’s Got Talent. When Triple Threat took the stage the judges were initially not impressed. But, that lasted only until they started to sing ‘Classic’. And, OMG, when they hit those harmonies, be prepared to be moved. These boys have talent!

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5 Reasons Kylie Jenner May Be Helpful in the Fight Against Chemtrails

5 Reasons Kylie Jenner May Be Helpful in the Fight Against Chemtrails

Firstly, Miss Jenner no doubt has seen her parents and siblings without make up and before getting plastic surgery done. She knows that there is a reality behind the image put out there for public consumption. Voices in the chemtrail movement are generally suggesting that there is something going on behind the white curtain of strange looking streaks that expand into odd-looking and oddly-colored cloud formations in our beautiful blue skies. What these chemtrail activists fear may be behind them is not an average looking face or blemishes on skin, but something far uglier, sinister and harmful to our health…

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