When Music’s On, The World’s Off

Whenever I exercise, take long road trips, workout, and etc I would always have my earphones with me. That’s how much music means to me. It’s an escape to imagination. I wouldn’t say it’s a distraction, it’s more of an escape. Once the earplugs are in, all of the BS in this world is on mute. I don’t hear anything else but music. I don’t see anything else but my own imagination. Once the music is on, the world is turned off.

Music can turn you to a direction where you would want to be free. You would want to just let loose and have fun. If you have earphones or headphones or whatever, you know what I’m talking about. Don’t you guys feel the same as I do? Once you put music gadgets on and switch on a song, you’re in an trance. The world we’re in now is so controversial. Music is a great escape at least for a short time. Put on your headphones, turn on any song you please, and watch how quickly you’ll travel into imagination. An imagination that is full of freedom and less BS. It’s quite soothing. It’s quite a relaxation. It’s simply amazing.

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Rage Against The Machine: Evil Empire

Time for a new album review! This time we’re focusing on one of the most underrated bands of all time, Rage Against The Machine! Their political messages mixed with their hard rock sound made them a band to be reckon with and they did just that with all of their songs, including this specific album right here. Today’s album review will be on Rage Against The Machine’s Evil Empire!

This second studio album was released on April 16, 1996. Want to know what’s crazy? Their first studio album was released in 1992, and their second album was released 4 years later! That’s kind of lengthy for an album release but hey they weren’t in no rush to create it. Another thing about their first album was that it had more of a funky sound to it while this album was more in your face rock. They really played no games when it came to this album as almost each song was really heavy and had some powerful messages in them.

This album featured a total of 11 tracks including one of their biggest hits Bulls on Parade, Snakecharmer, Year of Tha Boomerang, Down Rodeo, Vietnow, Without a Face, etc. Bulls on Parade is a iconic song, but my two favorite tracks were Snakecharmer and Down Rodeo. Those two tracks were the heaviest to me and really spoke about greed and other political problems in the US, especially back then and honestly those songs can relate to the BS that’s going on in the US today. Honestly, pretty much all of RATM’s music is timeless. They speak to you, better than anyone else can with more than words. They also can jam their asses off while doing so and those two combined makes them very underrated.

I’m gonna rate this album 8/10 because most of the tracks on here were fine but I expected a little bit more from them. Even with this rating, I find this album more enjoyable than their other albums and I actually like their first album. Rage Against The Machine will be one of my favorite underrated bands of all time and this album is one of the reasons why they will go down in history as one of the most recognizable bands ever! Rage On!

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Struggling is a Blessing

We all struggle. It’s life. It’s a pain in the ass to go through, but it serves a purpose. When you set a goal in life and you want to do whatever it takes to reach it, it’s highly possible that you’re gonna go through some struggles to get to where you want to be. If you think about it though, struggling is indeed a blessing.

Struggling is a blessing in disguise. It may not seem like it when you go through it because people out here do struggle very badly, but it’s a blessing in disguise. You’ll struggle, then suddenly things start to get better. Your life starts making a turn for the better. After struggling for a long time, your life becomes exactly what you pictured it would be. It’s pretty crazy, kind of like you’re in a fairy tale.

If you’re going through struggles right now, I’m telling you it’s a blessing in disguise. Your life will get better. Everything you’ve been working for will come true. You just have to believe that it will, and the rest will be history.

Struggling is okay. Once everything falls into place, you’ll be blessed with the outcome.

That is all for today. Struggling IS a BLESSING!

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One Thing in Life That’s Guaranteed

In life, we’re all promised something. We expect to be given something that’s been guaranteed to us. People make those promises all the time, including me and you. We’re not innocent in this whatsoever. Guaranteed promises become reality sometimes, but only sometimes. What many people don’t seem to realize is that in life, there’s only ONE thing that’s guaranteed to all of us. There’s only one thing that will happen to all of us whether even if it happens later in life. That one thing, is death.

Death can come at any age. Death can come at any time, any day, any month, any week, any year. It’s something we can never escape. Death is guaranteed to all of us.

Why do you think people always say “YOLO”? Even though the term’s stupid, it’s true. You only live once, so LIVE! Life doesn’t really guarantee a damn thing if you think about it. When someone promises you something, you won’t think they would go through with that promise right? When something’s guaranteed to you, you would think it will go through right? Wrong. Simply wrong.

It’s pretty scary but at the same time, don’t let it stop you from living the life you want to live. Live every day like it’s your last. You never know when it’ll be your last.

Anything can be guaranteed, but death will always be guaranteed.

Live life. Live NOW!

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Reading

So something magical happened recently. I randomly found a novel, even though I can’t remember the name of it, in a library and started reading it, page by page. The more I was reading this novel, the more I’ve become engaged to it. I didn’t purchase it for some reason, but I’ve started to become more invested into books, novels, etc.

I smacked myself for that actually. I couldn’t believe that I wasn’t truly into books when I was younger, going to school. The last time I can remember reading a book from start to finish was during my freshman year in high school. Once I’ve finished reading that novel for a short time, I started thinking about how important reading can be.

Reading can be an important part of anyone’s lives. Reading can help with comprehension skills, learning skills, and even writing skills. That’s honestly how I’ve developed a skill in writing at a young age, by reading whenever I got the chance to. With reading, I’ve looked at words and learned how to pronounce them and spell them out, pretty much how all of us did when we were younger. Not only that, but reading can create some interesting television in your brain.

Am I the only person who reads a book and turns it into a television show in my head? That makes reading fun to me! I would read a chapter, then analyze it in my head as if it was a scene in a TV show. Reading can do that to your brain by making it fun, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t read because you find it boring. It can be boring, but if you use your head for creativity then you can make reading fun for yourself! Reading in general can be fun as long as you make it that way. Find books that interest you. Find books that have certain topics that you enjoy and once you read them, you’ll never regret picking up a book ever again!

I’ll start doing the same!

Read and learn, everyday. 📚

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Adapt & Transform

Adapt.

As you grow each and every day, you’re adapting. You’re gaining momentum. You’re earning special points, if that makes any sense. We learn new crafts from our advocates and even our adversaries. We take each skill we learn, and adapt to them. The more you learn, the more you adapt. You’re gaining so much skill and keep them in a bottle. Now that you’ve filled that bottle with skills you’ve adapted, you can take those skills to greater heights.

Transform.

Take the skills that you’ve adapted, and transform into a new breed of yourself. You’ll feel alive. You’ll feel free. You’ll feel rejuvenated. You’ll be new, a new you! Wouldn’t that be a great feeling? You can accomplish that by transforming yourself. It sounds easy and could be easy, as long as you have the endurance to do so. A transformation is maybe all you need in order to make a change in your life. When that time comes, and you know it, transform. Wait til you see that outcome that you’ve dreamed for.

Adapt and Transform. Those two words are now stuck in your mind. By accomplishing these things, you’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

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George Michael: Faith

It’s the legendary George Michael. What more can I say? Today’s album review will be on George Michael’s Faith!

Released on October 30th, 1987, this album skyrocketed George Michael to great heights. This was his debut solo album and man, he killed it for his debut! This album had many different genres including Pop, Soul, R&B, Rock, and even Funk. That was one of the main pros of the album, the variety of sounds! There are a total of 11 tracks but better yet, at least 7 of those tracks became some of his biggest hits! Hits including the self titled Faith, One More Try, Kissing a Fool, Monkey, Hard Day, etc.

I haven’t listened to this album in full before so when a friend of mines requested this, I knew I was in for a treat. I overall haven’t listened to George Michael in years so when I heard his vocals, I was in awe as I totally forgot how good of a singer he was. To think that this album was his debut project, he created such a masterpiece and this album is definitely timeless.

As you can tell by the praise, I’m giving this album a 10/10 rating. Great music from a great artist whose missed to this day. Even though I wasn’t a huge George Michael fan, he was ahead of his time! This album is a must listen and will go down as one of the best I’ve ever listened to. Long Live George Michael!