Stop Following The Stream

As human beings mature, their tastes change.  Fashion trends aren’t as important as they were in school.  Hair styles become more practical.  Musical preferences change.  And so on.

On several occasions, a friend has told me that’s it’s next to impossible to make it big in the entertainment industry – unless you sell your soul to them, creating material that appeals to the masses.  As Daniel Howell (YouTube personality) puts it, “Give the people what they want”.  But he’s referring mainly to tweens, teens, and twenty somethings.

At around age 21, I noticed my tastes and interests greatly changing and broadening.  I basically became my own person.  I was no longer concerned with conformity.

This was especially true where fashion and music were concerned.  In my opinion, a person shouldn’t be afraid to open their car window when listening to amazing, unique artists like this.

He’s an American born harp guitarist who has made a life for himself in Japan 30+ years ago after graduating from Boston’s Berklee College of Music.  Check him out on YouTube. He has uploaded many mind blowing tracks – music which is performed mainly on his self crafted harp guitar.  There are a few videos featuring a drummer as well.

In my opinion, people are so caught up in mainstream music, that the true talent out there is often overlooked.

Don’t be afraid to find a different stream in life.  There’s more to music and clothing than than Justin Beiber and Lularoe.  Get out there and find out what YOU like!  Not what someone else likes.

On A Happier Note

Now that I’ve dried my tears (again), after viewing over an hour’s worth of George Michael videos, I need something which will make me cry happy tears.

I can never say enough about this man.  I used to say ‘there are no words‘.  But now I say ‘there aren’t enough words’.  There just aren’t.  His talent just ‘does it’ for me.  I’ve tried repeatedly to find distractions, to keep my mind off of him.  I’m still trying.  I think I’m making a bit of progress.  I’ve almost stopped crying over the fact that he probably isn’t coming back to my country to perform.

I leave with this – my favorite.

Shared with permission from the person who uploaded it to YouTube.

Mending A Broken Heart

I’m just now able to blog about this.  So bear with me.  It’s very difficult.

For the past ten or so years, Christmas has always been a weird holiday for me.  It just brings on an entire range of emotions for me, and I don’t know why.  But this past Christmas delivered a gigantic spike through what little Christmas spirit I have left.

When my daughter came to me saying “Mom, don’t look at social media.  Someone died.  Someone big” with huge sad eyes, almost afraid to tell me, of course I had to find out.  But before I could look, I just asked her.

I cannot tell you how broken my heart was, or how many tears spilled from my eyes when she said “George Michael” … my all time favorite male singer … since forever.

Now, as a tribute, in memory, I post this short but sweet entry, and my top three favorite George Michael songs.





George, you will be missed. 😥 ♥

City Of Stars

For those who have frequent ear worms, this is mine – since I saw La La Land, the multiple 2017 Golden Globe and Oscar award winning film.  Too bad about the best picture ‘mix up’.

This is not a movie critique, or a music critique.  I’m just sharing what I’ve recently been listening to.  I don’t purchase many CDs, and even less frequently do I purchase soundtracks.  But I just could not resist this.  I literally bought the CD before I even saw the film.

So, here you go.  You are welcome.

I’m Still A Slacker

Hey guys.

So the plague is making another round in my house.  We’ve gone through so much Kleenex, we may as well own stock in the company!  Next will be Vaseline, because my nose is cracked from wiping and blowing it so much.  If it weren’t for the fact that I’m paranoid someone will snap a picture and plaster it on Facebook, I would just wad up a few chunks of the crap, and leave them shoved up my nostrils for an hour at a time.

Meanwhile, I’m so bored out of my skull, I don’t know which website to visit anymore.  I’ve literally become an internet hobo.  Thanks, Dan.  I’m a 46 year old cougar stay at home mother with not a whole lot to do while debating about which gig I want to take.

Who is Dan?  I’m not telling.  Let’s just say he’s a cute gentle giant with sass and curls – who happens to be loved by millions of phangirls.  He and his flatmate have got my creative juices flowing, and I’ve literally cranked out 16 fanfictions within the last few months.  BAD cougar.  BAD!

I told you … I’m bored.

I still love blogging, and really want to try out vlogging.  But I don’t know where to start, and I’m afraid my camera lens might crack, or the internet will crash, or Samara will come out of the computer screen at me and swallow me whole for doing something mainly 20 and 30 somethings do.

I need some motivation.  Any suggestions?

Maybe I need to finish designing my site.

Until then…


Now that I’ve upgraded my services here at WordPress, I’m at a loss for what to do.

The new year has passed, and so has my inspiration.

But back to an earlier subject.  Previous experience has pretty much flattened my desire to write lately.  I want to write, but I’m slightly deflated these days.   I love writing.  My imagination knows no bounds.  But paranoia….. all because of 2 ridiculous people.  Some people tell me don’t let that stop me from pursuing my dream, but I’m extremely hesitant.

I have an awesome idea for making money, but I’m 99.9% sure the harassment will start, and 1 of those 2 people will do their damnedest to seriously wrong me, and I’ll lose every penny earned, and any future earnings.  So I’ll play it safe, and remain poor and thousands in debt.

First things first though!  I need to design my site.  Should I be lazy, and just use a pre-designed theme?  I’m not really great with graphics, other than creating a header image.  But what do I create?

Maybe it’s too late in the day to think about this.  Maybe my stomach is too full of Chipotle, or my brain is too loaded with adult beverages.  I need some inspiration!

Perhaps I’ll give it another go next week.  Maybe I’ll turn to the daily prompts.  Who knows?


Hack Hack … Cough Cough

Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally…

Oh, wait a minute.  That is the acronym (is that the correct word?!) for mathematical order of operations!  WHOOPS!  Wrong ‘Please excuse ….’ phrase.  Sorry.  My brain fell out.  It’s the holidays.  What did you expect?!

Please excuse my sneezes and belches as I restructure my life … I mean, blog.

Some of my former readers knew me under a different domain – Living Through My Music.  It was a free domain.  But I started to feel like it wasn’t quite as free as I would’ve liked it to be.  Pesky ads!

This time, I’ve actually paid for this site, and now I have a few more options.  Just an FYI though – I’ve decided to change up my game a little bit.

Some of my old content was not very thought out.  As with real life, there were many times where I would just say what was on my mind, without considering the consequences.  So I deleted everything.  I think I’ll save most of my ranting for social media … maybe.  Don’t get me wrong though!  I may still do that here on occasion.  Just not as often, and hopefully more sober.

SO, as I recover from the holidays – they’re not over yet! – I will be taking my time in designing my site.  Hopefully sooner than later.

See you soon!

PS:  There’s a scary dude in a space suit at the top of my dashboard.  I believe I’ll be doing some serious ‘appearance’ editing very soon, once I return to my actual PC.

PPS:  For crying out loud.  I don’t even have a site title!