MEDIA: Little Sister, by singer-songwriter Jewel

Despite the acoustic tune being released approximately 25 years ago, I think "Little Sister" is artfully realistic.  Even the way she frantically picks out the melody and sings those endearing words denotes sensitivity towards addiction.  Plus, it has always been one of my many absolute favorites on this classic record.  In fact, Jewel's debut album … Continue reading MEDIA: Little Sister, by singer-songwriter Jewel

ENTRY: Vaccinating in youth a catalyst for addiction later on?

So, I recently came across this rather small photo on the fringe of some random website recently.  I was, quite frankly, appalled.  Check this out: Let me just say, what the hell!?  I really, truly am stunned and disgusted by this ad or whatever you want to call it. Ridiculous. Just to sum it up. … Continue reading ENTRY: Vaccinating in youth a catalyst for addiction later on?

MEDIA: My Head’s on Steroids

Lately I've been thinking about when I put out my very first album seven years ago. I just can't believe it.  Seven whole years; damn.  I decided to call it Manifestation as it truly proved to be this sonic carving out of almost 10 years' worth of dreaming about putting out an album.  Furthermore, it was … Continue reading MEDIA: My Head’s on Steroids

MEDIA: Amy Winehouse

In the midst of some very compelling stories being contributed right now, I wanted to take a moment for this musical interlude.  How 'bout we take a look (and listen) to the beautifully talented, dulcet-voiced Amy Winehouse.   So many of her songs, particularly the ones she wrote singularly were lyrically and musically genius.  We … Continue reading MEDIA: Amy Winehouse

MEDIA: Not Afraid

I saw this man live in concert a couple weeks ago, when he was closing out the big Boston Calling music festival in Massachusetts.  I've always considered Eminem to be one of the best, most spirited rappers of all-time.  Generally speaking, I believe that the more conviction a rap artist delivers the better.  Classic performers … Continue reading MEDIA: Not Afraid

MEDIA: Black Holes

I've been in one of those fulfilling, whimsical, very musical moods lately.  I'm extremely passionate about music.  I have been my whole life; technically, it is certainly not the most unique attribute.  However, when I was a lil young'un, I can remember prancing around the house, singing at the top of my lungs in a … Continue reading MEDIA: Black Holes

ENTRY: Meditating… Wheels within Wheels (at First)

For the longest time--in fact it was up until recently when I actually followed through with my eleventh step, but honestly, I never knew how to meditate.  Well, that was how I used to phrase it.  I thought that there was this certain, strict procedure behind meditating.  I always thought it had something to do … Continue reading ENTRY: Meditating… Wheels within Wheels (at First)

MEDIA: Under the Bridge

Just about everyone knows "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  A lot of people know, too, that the song does in fact pertain to drug addiction.  Many alt-rock/indie-rock bands from the early '90s were experiencing major woes when it came to the various members engaging in illicit drug use.  Obviously, partying is … Continue reading MEDIA: Under the Bridge

MEDIA: Muse du Jour

I was feeling inspired today.  You know, that's one thing I truly love about being sober.  It feels so good and fulfilling to experience real emotions again.  And it could be any emotion.  I remember having a somewhat curious bout of constant crying spells about a month into sobriety.  I know this has happened to … Continue reading MEDIA: Muse du Jour