Yay my boyfriend produced a new track featuring two of the sexiest voices ever. :D Have a listen!
Shonix Productions - Ebb and Flow
“It’s what I know a lot of you have been waiting for! The first full track to my EP. I introduce to you 2 parts of my crew: The Limit Breakers. You’ll be getting to know the other 3 very soon. XD
Anyway, I want to thank all of the musicians for their contributions to this track, as well as the other tracks that are still in the production phase. Great job everyone! :)”
"The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom Brokaw news program. The reporter had been assigned a theory and was seeking sound bites to support it. “Wouldn’t you say,” she asked, “that killings like this are influenced by violent movies?” No, I said, I wouldn’t say that. “But what about Basketball Diaries?” she asked. “Doesn’t that have a scene of a boy walking into a school with a machine gun?” The obscure 1995 Leonardo Di Caprio movie did indeed have a brief fantasy scene of that nature, I said, but the movie failed at the box office (it grossed only $2.5 million), and it’s unlikely the Columbine killers saw it. The reporter looked disappointed, so I offered her my theory.
“Events like this,” I said, “if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn’t have messed with me. I’ll go out in a blaze of glory.”
In short, I said, events like Columbine are influenced far less by violent movies than by CNN, the NBC Nightly News and all the other news media, who glorify the killers in the guise of “explaining” them. I commended the policy at the Sun-Times, where our editor said the paper would no longer feature school killings on Page 1. The reporter thanked me and turned off the camera. Of course the interview was never used. They found plenty of talking heads to condemn violent movies, and everybody was happy."
Happy anniversary babe!
From my Soundcloud:
“Yesterday (November 6, 2012) marked the 1 year anniversary of my relationship with my wonderful and awesome boyfriend. Yes, I did type that correctly. And, to celebrate the occasion, I did an acoustic rendition of a song that I wrote for him last year around this very same time. Without him, I wouldn’t have ventured into songwriting - an art that I have quickly come to love.
Babe, it’s been one really awesome year with you, and I hope we have many more to come. Even through all the crazy bullshit I put you through sometimes, I’m grateful to have someone like you love me just as much as I love you. Thank you for being the wings to help me fly, and for being my number 1 fan; even when I feel like I’m getting no where, you make me feel like I’m the coolest person in the world, and you give me the inspiration to keep going. I love you from the bottom of my heart, Dork-face. :D
I’m not the best singer (playing and singing at the same time is a lot harder than I was expecting), but I wanted this to come just from me. So, I hope you all enjoy it. =]”