Music Feeds The Soul

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Music Feeds The Soul

So don’t forget to eat til your soul is brimming…

So, I know it might seem like a strange thought to have – processing the various segments of my life and filing them under songs, artists, or albums that I’m obsessed with. These are normal thoughts for me, by the way… but I had a realization the other day that in the moments of my life when I’m feeling depressed and overwhelmed, those are the times when music isn’t part of my central focus. Whenever I’m focused and motivated to tackle life, there is always some kind of musical obsession. I’ve figured out why I love it so much  – Music feeds my soul!

More than that, I know that I’m not alone in this sentiment – people love the arts...

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TW1TCH – #SoldierNation Spotlight

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Meet TW1TCH – an artist with a message!

Firstly, I would like to say that it is not every day you have the opportunity to feature such a shining light of meaning and reality. So, this is an honor to share this talent with you all. TW1TCH is such a fantastic lyricist with powerful messages about choice, life, experiences – a lot of stuff that many can relate to. If you would like to know more about him (and you should, most def get to know this guy!) Then read the interview and check out the links – you won’t be dissapointed!

It sounds cliché, but why do you love music? What does music do for you?

Music numbs my soul. It never leaves and it never changes up on me. I can always count on it to be there for me when I need to escape from the pressures of reality...

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Ooshirts!! – Yay!

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How Awesome is this! — Ooshirts!

See we were way happy with our first batch of shirts, but do to life complications we had to start looking for someplace else to  get our shirts printed. That’s when a friend mentioned ooShirts. OoShirts is a start up t-shirt printing company that we recently ordered through, and let me tell you, I am suuuper impressed!

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So, upon accessing the website, it is really easy and user friendly. We placed the order without  any confusion or issues (and for those that know me, I’m sort of squirrel brained. Lol) But, the prices are excellent! The ooShirts website is very well put together. The turn-around is fast, the shipping fast, and the quality of shirt is very good...

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Being Awesome and How To Win!

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Hey everyone! For this week’s #SundayThunder (yeah, I’m gonna make it a “thing” Lol), we wanted to talk about how and why it’s important to be open and honest with the people around you – expecially if it’s in a positive way! 
Seriously though, everyone likes to know that what they do and who they are is important to others. It doesn’t have to be everyone, but as long as one person believes or appreciates what we do it gives a sense of fulfillment and motivation to keep going. Everyone likes to believe that they matter to others. This is exactly why it’s important to be that voice of encouragement and positivity  for others.
If you like how or what someone else is doing…
If you admire someone’s beauty…
If you appreciate the positive attitude, work ethic, or any other positive traits…
T...

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Freestyle for Scout Verity

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It’s only the end of the second month into this new year and we have already had the opportunity to meet some crazy talented people! One of those people is Scout Verity, a phenomenal producer from Vermont. As part of a series showcasing the badass beats, Half Dead got to freestyle for the Scouting Report. If you click play on the video, you’ll not only get to hear some bars off the dome from Half Dead, but also a musical Scout Verity production  that’s somewhat Godfather-esque. But that’s just a taste of what he can do!
Aside from some serious talent in the production arena, Scout Verity also brings some real insight and powerful truth to light in his videos on facebook! He’s one of those people we are thankful to have connected with...

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Nate Williams – #SoldierNation Spotlight

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Nate Williams | “Face In The Crowd” (Official Music Video)Hazleton, Pennsylvania based emcee Nate Williams teams up with Garcia Lenz to bring you his latest visual to his new single, “Face In the Crowd”. A melancholy yet melodic look into the mind of the twenty-six year old man trying to settle the score with his personal demons.Please LIKE & SHARE if you support my music.Feel free to TAG A FRIEND as well.Edited, Directed & Filmed By: Leonl Garcia of Garcia LenzRecorded, Mixed & Mastered By: Brian B Nutty McNulty of Kave Productionz

Posted by Nate Williams on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

1.) Music is a tough industry, how did you get started?
I started with spoken word poetry and hosting Open Mic Night in middle school.

2.) Where do you draw your inspiration from?

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Are You a Good Friend?

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Do you consider yourself a good friend? What about the people that you call “friend” – or is this what you call each other simply  because you know each other and “hang out” sometimes? 
You see, I think there’s a difference. A Friend is someone that you can depend on to be there through thick and thin. It’s about the loyalty to each other, and the knowledge that no matter what, there is someone who will have your back when you need them. Being a good friend is a lot more than simply talking to, or hanging out with others – in fact, you don’t even have to talk to your friends on the regular to be a good friend. As long as you all know that if things ever got rough, you’d be there for each other...

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How To Be REAL

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People like to brag about being “real” – but what does that even mean? It’s not like we begin existence like Pinocchio, as wooden children of a grand toy maker, although some of the people who claim to be the “realest” are masters of fakery.
Some people will think that in order to be validated in who they are, there needs to be drama and conflict. But to be true to yourself doesn’t need any outside validation. All you need to be real with yourself and others is simply to focus on your goals, ambitions, and progress.
You see, when you focus too highly on what others are doing it becomes easy to lose sight of what’s really important. Things begin to change around and actions get taken simply to best the competition. In the end, no one wins.
But, when you focus on what you need to do to g...

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Age, The Non-Factor

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There are so many ways that we, as a people, separate ourselves from one another; among those ways is by age. It’s natural to think that because someone has been alive longer that he or she would have more experience. That’s just not always true. On the flip side, people who are past society’s view of “prime” get flack for being outdated. It seems like we’ve left ourselves this small window of opportunity to really be relevant in today’s world – but that’s not how it needs to be.
Just like with most anything else, how we percieve things in our own minds is how they will be reflected in life. So in reality, to change the way society views age is to first begin by deciding that it doesn’t matter in your own life. 
Don’t allow yourself to be held back by something as trivial as a number...

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To Fail IS an Option

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We hope everyone had a Fantastic and Wonderful holiday and New Year! Now to kick off 2016, we just wanted to bring you something short and sweet. Now, if you all like what you’re seeing or hearing, then feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel and maybe give a “thumbs up!” We are going to start doing new posts every Saturday just for you all and it would be sad to miss them. 🙂
On another note, because we bring these videos out of the woodworks for you all, if you have ideas – let’s hear ’em! What do you want to hear about from us?
Now – for the main course in this – We wanted to talk a little about failing. It’s ok to not be perfect! It’s cool to admit when you don’t know something or when you do something wrong. That’s how we grow – and our growth is totally super important...

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