Wednesday, October 21, 2015

J.P. Hearticulate


                            J.P. Edwards

         This album has touched many people already and it just had its debut! 

From my own hometown of Texarkana, Jeffrey Parker makes friends with everyone he meets. 

We met at Starbucks while I was at work there and his kindness made an impression on me.

The crew has adopted him as part of the family, which I am sure that all the people in Texarkana are very proud that his talent comes from here. 

I spoke with Frank Pryor, producer at S.M.A.R.T. production studios, and he said that he was very proud of this project. He was so excited and wanted me to write about my friend and his successful music, saying "It's like being wrapped in a big warm hug!"

I am so pleased with the opportunity to be able to jot down a few thoughts about this kind fellow that came to drink coffee and chat with us. 

Being from Texarkana is a blessing and a curse, of your choosing. There are so many uniquely talented people here, but some don't go after their dreams. We have A LOT of musicians to be discovered right here! 
            J.P. has the right idea. With brilliant lyrics and soft melodies that you can fall in love with, this romantic album sends you swooning for more of his talent. 

     There is no denying the beautiful voice and wonderful ability of his new album Hearticulate. check it out for yourself!

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Take a look at the studio!

Order this heartwarming album today!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Heavy Glow

                                  Heavy Glow

A visit to Tk...
  Our town is called "twice as nice" but it only truly is when guys like this come to perform for us. Mingled in with our local talent, there just really isn't anywhere better to be in that moment. 
        I just met these guys on May 18, 2015 and they had a great impact on my love for music. So much so, that i HAD to write this blog.
 Their founder, Stevie Salas, was raised in San Diego, California, where he was influenced by a great variety of music.                                                  

 The talent of these friends is a collective amount of personality, melodic psychedelic retro feeling tunes that I can't help but to dance and head bang to.
You might call me a big fan, Heavy Glow enthusiast...
When they go on tour, they put their whole heart and soul into the performance. You can tell that they have a lot of fun on and off stage, making friends in every city they visit.
Every trip is filled with shenanigans, heart-filled moments and collaborations of dedicated musicians. I feel so happy and honored that they would come to my city and make my friends, their friends!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sexism in 2015, what a bitch

                  In the words of Lily Allen, it's hard out here for a bitch!

       I was raised in the south with very little knowledge of how the world works and my place as a woman. I got pregnant at 15...yes i had sex when i was 15...not uncommon at all, but very "frowned upon." Well let me just let you in on a secret...alot of people have sex at 15, why should i have to justify it just because I'm a woman?! Not frowned upon for a man, just a woman because she can get pregnant. Well, guess what? I have a beautiful 14 year old daughter! She knows about sex, because i told her...I made sure she understands the reason why she is inclined to want to try it because of hormones, the reason why she should always have protection and birth control. I also told her that it's a big decision and not let guys talk her into it like i did. My daughters will be fully educated on sex and how she has the right to live as she chooses. She will know that she does not have to feel shame for engaging in sexual activity as long as she is safe. She will also be a strong woman who pursues her goals and does not get arranged into a marriage before she is grown enough to know better.
           2015 and it's still so sexist that i want to scream! Why are my sexual needs not important? Why is it not ok for me to have lovers?Yes, multiple, because let's  face it, i have options and i don't want to have to spend the rest of my life with someone i don't have a burning desire to have sex with every night! I am so sick of feeling degraded just because i have sex! Don't spout your ridiculous religion at me either! I am a human  being that lives as such.
      Men, just because i don't want you does not mean that I am less of a person! Respect me, respect yourself and move the fuck on! I love sex, but that doesn't make me a "slut" and besides, what's wrong with a healthy sexual appetite? Just because you want me, does not mean i have to give in!
     I work hard, i am promiscuous, and i take care of business! If you don't like it, bite me!
I am not property, I have a brain and feelings and i can do as i please! You can't just use me and throw me aside and call me a slut, it's degrading and guess what? I can do better than you! No doubt that's why you ditched me, fear of many more people to choose from, why would i give a shit if you broke my heart? I'm a free woman, free to live and love as i see fit.
This isn't ancient biblical times where i will need to be stoned for leaving my childhood husband, this is America where we all have rights to explore our sexuality and marry for love not circumstance.