There is a different kind of threat in town. It’s one that doesn’t exactly involve molestation or date rape or anything of the sort. It is something a lot of us might have gone through at least at one point in our lives, online or offline.
What you mustn’t forget, regardless of how “apparently unachievable” it appears, is to be passionate about what you want to do. Others may disagree with your decisions, but you should stay focused. You’ll probably get comments or advice, but the ultimate decision is always yours to make. You need to concentrate on what you would like to do, not what others think you should do. Do your research. Find out what others are doing in the same field. If you feel you want to try a completely different direction in self employment look towards the internet, for example. Businesses on the internet are where the biggest growth areas are, especially marketing, and there are several specialized companies who can help you find the niche that suits you.
Currently, Play Buddy is hot. People are raving about it in their blogs, on forums, on comments on youtube and so on and so on. But is it really that great? Is it just another hoax people buy into, just like the Millenium Bug? Is it truly “the greatest cheat available” as they claim on their website? Read on.
Why am I such a huge Fantasia fan? It’s simple. There is only a select few of the current singers that are able to truly incorporate the sounds of great artists such as Aretha Franklin, Patty Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Dorothy Moore, and the list goes on. Nonetheless, Fantasia’s stage performance puts her high on the list of great performers such as Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and Usher. With the many voice acrobatics, growls, and moans, Fantasia has even been able to join the ranks of many jazz vocalists. Although she is able to incorporate these sounds in her music, she does it with originality and flare. This type of talent is rare. Watch out now because this sister is for real.
If more bands got together and decided to play for humanity on the whole, they would realize that we are here for a reason, and playing to promote the unity of human beings supports that reason, whatever reason it may be.
Using the analogy of the cell VS the body, we can learn what it means to write a truly great song versus a mediocre song. Mediocre songs are written from the cellular level, where truly great, timeless songs are written with the body in mind. What’s the difference?
We’ve talked with some of the other groups about doing shows together, so we’ll have to see how that works out. We really loved Groove for Thought, so it’d be great to do some shows with them. The guys from Committed are so close (in Huntsville, AL), and doing some shows with them would be cool because we have such different styles. This show in Nashville, The Whiffenpoofs had booked and they actually invited us!
But more than this, it comes from having a complete understanding of the BIG picture. Having a complete method to address your situation once and for all will help you like nothing else can.