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Enjoy Day of Mine Poetry from guest poet.

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Day of mine

I was sitting in a coffee bar, drinking peppermint tea.
And I sat there, reading a book about Hidden History, some kind of stories untold of our world.
I could not stop reading, till I realized that my tea is long gone, and almost two hours passed.

Just like that.

I like the atmosphere of this place. A girl making coffee, selling it along with a smile on her face, which made you a bit more happy, so cheerful!

Three elderly gentlemen’s sitting on my right, next to the entrance. Despite their age, still so glorious and full of energy, talking and talking about days of their past.
Sitting next to them, I open my ears, not because I am too curious about their private life, but about the stories they are telling.

At the moment, when you close your eyes, to fully open your ears, you will hear what’s hidden between the words of the tale.
As I write my words, more people are coming in, turning this place a bit louder.

I don’t mind, and this really doesn’t happen often.
I like when it’s quiet, but today, today I am enjoying the sound of soul music, people talking, laughing, all this is so pure.

Pure indeed.

I will never be happier than I am now, more rich or more in love.
We all must understand that we should accept every simple second of our life; as it is.

Fear replaced with hope.

I have started from that day in a coffee bar, drinking much too sweet hot chocolate.

N.C

Day of mine Poetry

Day of mine originally posted at Nat Poems.

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Why I Love Irish Dancing

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The Irish Dance Attraction. In this “Young Minds and Students of Today” post, Emma (15yrs) tells us why she thinks Irish dancing is fun. The dance involves strength and grace. The history of the dance is not clear. Some sources report that during the era(750-1060 AD) of the conquering Vikings many books from the 7th and 8th century were destroyed or lost. Books that could have shed light on the origins of this cultural dance. Today people express their reasons for learning the dance, whether it is by tradition or choice, all the way down to this 21st century people are still Irish dancing. See the Irish dance feature and then read Emma’s concise explanation of why she participates Irish dancing. Thank you Emma

Irish Dance Competition Example
An Irish Dance Teenagers View

Emma ‘s Thoughts
“I started doing Irish dancing when I was 3 years of age and have been doing it ever since. I come from an Irish background so its tradition. I love Irish dancing and it has become part of my life. I don’t just like participating because it’s fun and keeps me in shape, but I love to compete. Competing in dancing is an amazing experience, as everyone wants to win, but we are all so competitive. I attend dance classes 3-4 times a week and I do soft and heavy shoe. I can’t explain how important Irish dancing is to me, without it, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
Emma

The Recap
Again, we can thank Emma for sharing her feelings about the Irish dance. As a recap, these are the points we can take away from the interview:
Irish dance involves strength and grace.
There are competitions
Irish dance can influence a young person’s outlook.

If you found this interesting, be sure to make someone’s day by telling them about this interview!

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Star Trek a Gene Roddenberry Vision Part 2

Star Trek a Gene Roddenberry Vision Part 2

Star Trek points to a time when reason and communicated good thoughts have won over the opposing forces of the two.

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As the Perceptive Readers e-mail subscribers here are aware, a couple of times a year, I write a longer blog article that could be placed in a personal journal (for the gentlemen) or diary (for the ladies).
Gene Roddenberry’s Writing Presents a Problem

Gene Roddenberry was a creative visionary. Would anyone disagree with that statement?
In his original 1965 Star Trek pilot introduction, he explained how the networks were in love with westerns. You will find this to be an accurate observation from the sixties. Just talk to an aunt or uncle. Oh I forgot, you may need to talk with Grandma and Grandpa. So even though the networks were looking for westerns, Mr. Roddenberry gave them so much more!
Still, here is the question. Did the networks appreciate the unique gift to the world of entertainment, which would also be migrated to books?
Everyone can get the answer here:

“The Cage” – Star Trek Original Pilot – Gene Roddenberry Intro!
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Gene Roddenberry’s Writing Shows “We Get It”

After viewing the documentary pilot for Star Trek, you were able to hear with your own ears Mr. Roddenberry point out the following concerns the show’s effect would be on the society at that time.

No smoking characters
A crew alien member designed to look like audiences perception of the devil
Women in command roles with high IQs
Mixed skin colors (White, Black, Asian, etc ) working together and in romance

Are you one in the frame of mind as feeling, “The networks concerns were based on ignorance and fear”?

All the same, what did Gene Roddenberry report about the letters he received in feedback on the show?

What is our observable outcome?

First Season 29 Episodes 1966 -1967

Second Season 26 Episodes 1967- 1968

Third Season 24 Episodes 1968- 1969

Star Trek Original Seasons

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Director Robert Wise
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Director Nicholas Meyer
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) Director Leonard Nimoy
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Director William Shatner
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) Director Nicholas Meyer

Star Trek Original Movies

Is There One in Your Life or in You?

Is there a Gene Roddenberry in you? Or what about one of his characters in the original series?

Personalities who get the sense of this, a respect for others, get it; when it comes to Star Trek. And no, this does not mean our idiosyncrasies do not cause conflicts with others at times.

But, when you sit back and think about what is happening, whether it be by some internal or external strife, your reasoning ability can identify the problem.

Take the problems that have occurred with different tribes and caste systems, if you will? Or; two individuals who do not see eye to eye.

What has happened even with good friends who were closer than brothers when they did not find where the hurtful problem was residing and how to ethically resolve it?

Ah, what was going through Gene’s mind when he created Day of the Dove?
https://youtu.be/_v698nFlAVw

Wow! Could you resolve a problem like the one above? Some of you authors have written similar scenarios in your books; we just know it. A character that reasons on what is right and also brave enough to do it. Which saves the day!

We could go on, but let’s close with this thought. Gene Roddenberry wrote with this future view. No smoking, piracy, prejudice, or religion. And yet, his themes went into references from the Good Book in more than one episode. Imagine that.

I’m aware of even some readers here have not given consideration to the role of religion; Which I’m not going to dive into here. Again, Imagine this.

Imagine asking a King who walks past you for an opportunity to speak with him and to learn from him. The King likes your smile and sincerity. He points to one of his trusted aids and says, “This person knows what makes me happy. He will tell you and even give you exercises, if you will, to help keep you healthy and strong as my subject and NOW friend.” You look at the King with a smile. The King then says, “Call me when you need me or just to talk.”

Such an encounter and words have come about in an illustrative sense due to these words taught by a famous prophet that sincere people exercise in a regular routine and innate desire: (The Good Book:Matthew 22:36-40)

Where would we be without such elevated thoughts?

Would Gene Rodenberry’s original series have been as successful without them?

Live Long and Prosper
Read: Star Trek a Gene Roddenberry Vision Part 1
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Tori Kelly Exciting Articles Volume

Welcome to the Tori Kelly Articles Volume. Over the years, this writer’s experience dealt in the relating of facts in real life scenarios and technology.
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When I placed the Product of Culture Brand aka POCBOOKS.com online back in 2010, It where my desire to share “Fictional Books of Another Kind.”  This website allowed me to share the fun stories to the public that required you to think all the same. Journal like articles and reports were also created.
Over the years, there are musicians and singers I followed on social media at one time or another; in the process, I wrote articles and events about their music. It not only honed my skills as a writer but also as a podcaster. Still, the top reason is because I appreciate their God given talents.
Tori Kelly is one such person.  Hope you will appreciate these articles placed on POCBOOKS and MINDS.COM.  The POCBOOKS blog MINDS edition of Tori Kelly’s Articles Volume also have the videos embedded for you ease of access.
Tori Kelly Articles Volume
Subscribe to Tori Kelly accounts:HomeTwitter: https://twitter.com/torikellyFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/torikellymusicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/torikelly
Nationwide is on Your Side? Tori Kelly Sings “Yes”Nationwide Featuring Tori Kelly
When someone says and shows they hold in high regards what you value; then trust is built. – J.L. (Product of Culture)
Do you appreciate the titled question?
You may rephrase the question by asking is Nationwide on my side?
This is a valid question that Tori Kelly is melodically qualified to answer not only yours, but by extension, everyone’s question; is Nationwide on your side?
Tori Kelly – Commercial Song
Nationwide knows that there’s more than one side to every person. They will help you identify, protect, and grow your many sides.
Honored to share my take on the @nationwide jingle ?
A post shared by tori kelly (@torikelly) on Jan 6, 2018 at 1:29pm PSTWatch as singer-songwriter @torikelly gives our iconic jingle a little makeover in our new ad. pic.twitter.com/4KQO6Ranh4— Nationwide (@Nationwide) January 6, 2018
–Nationwide Protecting What Matters to Youwww.nationwide.com
“At Nationwide, we work hard to protect what matters most to you and your family.”
Nationwide
In the year of 2017, Nationwide ranked top 5 in the best car insurance category.With attaining 4 and 1/2 out of 5 stars rating system, you know they hold their responsibilities of coverage protection and service as the HIGH priority.
J.D. Power is just one of the trusted sources used to examine and rate customer satisfaction in Nationwide products.
Be sure to visit the Nationwide website and read more about perks like SmartRide and Vanishing deductible. It makes you feel good when you receive rewards for your skillful and safe driving habits; wouldn’t you agree?
They will work hard for it not be a second thought on whether or not it should have beenNationwide and us.You will not have to worry about a thing!Because we know Nationwide will give us the perfect policy to take back home to Momma. Tell her Nationwide is on your side.
Henceforth, though we live with positive gusto, if something unforeseen happens, you want to have the right amount of insurance coverage for the valuable ones in your life; from the people who care at Nationwide.
Tori Kelly Values You
You can also find the Nationwide video featuring the song from tori Kelly on her instagram. Be covered, Be safe, and live with gusto!
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Tags: 5 stars rating system, J.D. Power, Nationwide, Tori Kelly, Vanishing deductible——————————————————————————————Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly Performs I’ll Find You – St. Jude CampaignPublished  on July 30, 2017
Lecrae Featuring Tori Kelly Performs I’ll Find You – St. Jude Campaign
How do you say it? “This music by Lecrae – I’ll Find You ft. Tori Kelly, and now the music video got me feeling some kind of way.”
Life, at this present time, is an accumulation of experiences that involves good and bad. We don’t have to go searching for or create adverse events in life; such things come about all on their own. At times there is more than the average struggle to keep conquering such negative things with the good.
One excerpt from poetry goes like this:
L. I. F. E. spells life.It is filled with ups and downsHighs and Lows.Some make it while shouting I did it!While others struggle from one hour to the next.There is hurt. There is pain.Watching a person experience the depths of mental (and physical) trauma is heart-wrenching.The gentlest of people can at times react abruptly by the experience…
Lecrae Featuring Tori Kelly Performs I’ll Find You
– St. Jude Campaign – Cancer is Abruptly Painful
Cancer can cause pain by growing into or destroying tissue near the cancer. Cancer pain can come from the primary cancer itself — where the cancer started — or from other areas in the body where the cancer has spread (metastases). As a tumor grows, it may put pressure on nerves, bones or organs, causing pain.
– ‘Care That Helps Them To Be Strong!’
Some make it while shouting I did it! Yes, it has been told more times than anyone knows that they needed to get their affairs in order because their life span has been drastically cut short. When we have intimate conversations with the ones diagnosed, they relate (with tears) only several weeks to less than six months. However, due to attentive doctors, nurses, research, family, friends, and a positive; yes even a high spirituality outlook, they are still with us years later!
Oh, the jokes they still share with us. The stories… The art… The comfort they give in return with the measure of recovering strength they now possess. Do you have a child? How blessed you are as your child benefits from a heart full of love and tenderness!
The video “I’ll Find You” by Lecrae & Tori Kelly reminds all of us to value life and our loved ones. But you know something else it hopes we will consider?
That gentle persons will also remember the medical advancements that have been made due to your generous donations. Generous being what YOU donate from the HEART.
Music Video Feature: Lecrae – I’ll Find You ft. Tori KellyDirector: Mike MihailProduction Company: Guerilla HollywoodDirector of Photography: Alfonso AguilarProducers: Eric Criswell and Rachel HorvathEditor: Tinashe NyatangaCommissioner: Saul Levitz – Would You Like to Help Cancer Research?
Lecrae has made statements on his YouTube and other channels how you can donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
“Help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Your support ensures families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. We won’t stop until no child dies of cancer.”
The Song I’ll Find You
Get Lecrae’s  “I’ll Find You” featuring Tori Kelly here:iTunes: http://smarturl.it/IllFindYouiTunesMore locations for purchase are listed:Apple MusicSpotifyAmazon MusicGoogle PlayLecrae and Tori Kelly- Staying in TouchIt is a pleasure to inform you that these talented artists can be followed through Social Media and their official websites
Follow Lecrae:Website Site: http://www.lecrae.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/lecraeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lecrae/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lecrae/
If you are interested in reading more about Tori Kelly here at the Product of Culture website, just do click here or do a search.
We won’t stop! – Donate to St. Jude Children’s ResearchNote Recap of how your donation helps these families and children.-Your support ensures families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. We won’t stop until no child dies of cancer.”Hospital here:
Tori Kelly Living in Music
Everybody’s looking for that new thing.” – Tori Kelly (Nobody Love)Even the strong need a hug sometimes.Love is often viewed as complicated. Is it? – (Product of Culture)
Tori Kelly’s life in music prompts me to think about the good people do in the world from another unique perspective. It also causes me to meditate on what is behind their smile? Hence the sincere statements made above have come about by viewing excerpts from Tori Kelly’s life and by listening to her music.
Take Tori Kelly’s surprise visit on Laurie Hernandez, Olympics Gold Medal winner for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team. The initial moment of the two meeting is what you call priceless! The intensity of emotions required no verbal expressions of love; it is quite evident in the video how Laurie Hernandez felt when her eyes fixated on Tori’s bright smile. Additionally, Tori welcomed the opportunity to verbally relate her mutual gratitude of being able to embrace Laurie.
Laurie Hernandez Gets Surprised By Tori Kelly & It’s EpicWatch on YouTube
What happened to Us?
One of the saddest things to experience in the world is to see the love in a relationship die. Especially when it did not have to happen. People around the world are having their hearts broken every day. Why? Did these couples know before hand what was going wrong in their relationship?  What exactly was causing the corrosion? In the beginning, oh how they were madly in love; and now they are just mad.
For many, when the loaded words stop flying, and the dust settles, then the sanity returns. The bitter waters of their heart start to turn sweet again. Still, from time to time there may be some residual memories of what was and what could have been? Where did we go wrong? Where did I go wrong? No matter what the situation may have been, while some burn the memorabilia of the no going back relationship, their heart produces a song to sing one last time for this lost love.
Tori Kelly – Should’ve Been Us (Live MTV VMA 2015)Watch on Youtube
Colors of The Wind-With love – Growth, Knowledge, Progress
“Colors of the Wind” was originally recorded by Judy Kuhn as Pocahontas in the same titled movie. Vanessa Williams also released the covered single from the soundtrack in March  1995.
Tori Kelly recorded the song in 2014 which continued the tradition of keeping the meaningful adoration with the words of this song.How we feel about our raised from childhood values does principally motivates our actions. How do you view people of little-known cultures? How do you treat them? How do you view animals? How do you treat animals?
The song “Colors of the Wind” requests us to think deeply about such questions.From infancy, when humans are allowed to be taught, yes grasp what is love, they realize it is simple to appreciate and show it in union with all the Colors of the Wind vibrance, and it is the most powerful force of creation in all realms of the universe.
Tori Kelly – Colors Of The WindWatch on YoutubeThe Heart is Made for Love produces Love
Tori Kelly’s music is a gift. It is obvious she cherishes and enjoys sharing it with others. Music comes from the heart. A heart that is full of love continues to be refreshed and when not placed in a dam; its refreshing overflow gives to all.
In conclusion, there is continued success wished upon Tori and all you kind/tender-hearted ones. Hoping for positive things and peace to always be with you.
“I’ve stopped being sorry for all my soft. I won’t apologize because I miss you, or because I said it, or because I text you first, or again. I think everyone spends too much time trying to close themselves off. I don’t want to be cool or indifferent, I want to be honest.” – Azra.T
Azra T.
More Articles on Tori Kelly:Tori Kelly and The Unbreakable Tour Part 1The POCBOOKS Minds.com Blog has all the videos written about in this article for your listening pleasure at your finger tips.

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Shakira Articles Volume

The Shakira Articles Volume at the Product of Culture website.

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Intriguing Poetry and Professionals

MIND ACTIVE

She Walks With Confidence

She walks with confidence and no man has to wonder why

She radiates beauty and intuitive women grasp the natural appeal

Children flock to her presence because they know she has her own

The confidence does not mean her days are without trials that produce the sad emotion of making her cry

The beauty is charged by being more than skin deep where the heart says I want to know God’s Will

The presence of her is a nurturer because she was nurtured The man and children who possess her are happy to say she is bone of my bone

Who is this person of all these things? It is Mom

— James L. Jr.

Shakira Articles Volume at the Product of Culture website.

Songstress, Musician, and Entrepreneur

Shakira is known on the world’s stage for being a singer, songwriter, dance choreographer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and entrepreneur. She founded the Barefoot Foundation (Pies Descalzos Foundation) with this mission: “The Barefoot Foundation works to ensure that every Colombian child can exercise their right to a quality education. Our model targets displaced and vulnerable communities by addressing their unique needs.”

Shakira is a phenomenal entertainer! Her songwriting ability and singing is also impressive. When it comes to Shakira, this writer loves to joke; no red-blooded man can say her name once when she is performing publicly or on the television screen, except me… This is why some writers may cover their mouth to speak the second Shakira under the breath. Wait a minute; this is supposed to be a non-fiction book, please excuse my dry humor. It is probably just best to exclaim, SHAKIRA, SHAKIRA with no shame, and say “That’s right, she is like my daughter, or sister, or cousin.” Though young men from their twenties on up probably won’t believe your explanation.

Did I digress again?

In all seriousness, there are qualities Shakira shares with us on the world stage that shows she is capable of carrying on a conversation with just about anybody, and we have not even talked about all the languages she speaks. This chapter is to give you a view of Shakira from an English speaking/writer person’s perspective.

Introduction to this Commentary on Shakira the Woman.

Often, when a person makes it in the “big time” as they say, then it is not highlighted or forgotten, such persons still have a common ground with humanity. The treatment of such persons at times can even be mean-spirited. To ignore that these are still people who laugh, cry, live life, and love their families, as they may also like you if you give them a chance, is something merciful people never do on purpose.

Starting Point A) Shakira Shares her Motherly and Scientific thoughts for little Children.

Shakira Shares her Motherly and Scientific thoughts for little Children.

Shakira is known on the world’s stage for being a singer, songwriter, dance choreographer, and entrepreneur. She has been recognized with esteem by her musician peers. Shakira’s love and desire to help financially poor children moved her to bring a dream of hers into reality. She saw children living in poverty missing out on receiving a quality education. When the opportunity materialized through hard work, she founded the Barefoot Foundation (Pies Descalzos Foundation) with this mission:

“The Barefoot Foundation works to ensure that every Colombian child can exercise their right to a quality education. Our model targets displaced and vulnerable communities by addressing their unique needs.”

Presently there are five schools across Colombia that provide education and meals for several thousand children.

Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

For this article, we are highlighting the side that few get to see. It is understandable because it involves her children and family. Family time is family time.

By Shakira sharing her thoughts on what children need and her experience in the article, “What motherhood taught me about a child’s developing brain,” it reveals another facet of this (Said with all due respect), passionate woman.

Hence, let’s view some of the statements from this mom. Like moms around the world raising their children with love and insight, she possesses a concern to know about how her child’s mind/brain is growing, so to speak.

Specific Thoughts From the article Shakira: What motherhood taught me about a child’s developing brain | World Economic Forum

Here are the expressions Shakira made from this linked article.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/shakira-mother-child-development-education Specific Thoughts From the article Shakira: What motherhood taught me about a child’s developing brain | World Economic Forum

Points A, B, and C are considered in the next heading as to the effect of this article on one writer’s personal feelings on this subject of a child’s developing brain.

A) Millions of children spend their earliest moments starved of the protection and play they need.

B) Advances in neuroscience teach us that parents and caregivers, health care and early learning professionals, governments and societies can shape the brain structure of every child for the better by enriching and protecting their environment, from the moment they are conceived until they reach five years old.

C) Being a mother of two children who are currently in the midst of their peak brain-development periods, I definitely feel the weight of this immense opportunity and responsibility, which I’m sure is true for many parents and caregivers across the world. As I look at my children, I ask myself — am I doing everything I can to help their brains grow strong? Am I giving them enough love, protection, and nutrition for optimal development? Are my actions positively contributing to their experiences and ultimately their cognitive, social and emotional development? I believe I am, and I am fortunate enough to be in a position to give them these critical elements of early childhood development.

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Personal Feelings and Observations

My feelings were stirred for probably the same reasons yours were in reading the whole article.

Shakira: What motherhood taught me about a child’s developing brain

A child is meek, trusting, and vulnerable by design in the early stages of life. When a baby needs something that child is not going to “be tough; you will hear about it. And the strong, yet tenderly affection parent is able to exercise the feelings of endearment and protection for the child’s welfare. If the children are our future, as one songwriter states, then parents go to great lengths to safeguard this precious future. The child is a gift.

When I see the motherly side of Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll express concern for all children, you know this is another common ground that shows the human race is interconnected.

When Shakira asked, “Are my actions positively contributing to their experiences and ultimately their cognitive, social and emotional development?”

Then when she answered, “I believe I am, and I am fortunate enough to be in a position to give them these critical elements of early childhood development.”

It caused my mind to recall a few things about Shakira as to her present child-nurturing environment. Shakira has and continues to work hard for her children to have the nourishment needed to grow up with thinking ability. And her love of humanity desire is for many others to be in the frame of mind where they also feel, “I believe I am” helping my children to grow up bright and strong. — I will relate thinking ability once more.

Yes, my mind referenced additional items I read about Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll.

*Shakira has shown a real go-get-’em personality all her life. When she has a passion for something, then she takes the time to learn what is needed and gives it her best go at it.

*Shakira speaks five languages. Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, and Italian.

Would you say Shakira has benefited from receiving the required nutrients to develop her brain?

Observation

2.a Children need the proper nutrition daily.

2.b Children need to feel loved and secure. There should be no doubt in their little hearts and brains the parents or caregivers are doing the best for them, as in the best way they are able to do it.

2.c If you will, a child needs daily nutrition or nourishment in these following areas: physical, emotional, and spiritual.

It all works together to develop the brain. Even as adults, we continue to take in the nourishment in these three areas. Parents pass on thoughts or education to their children.

In some lands, as Shakira observed, some parents are unable to pass on the basic nutrition needed for their developing children no matter how much they want it to be so. Hence, in a personal way and a mother’s tender affections for children, she has done what she could to help.

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Shakira Articles Volume Topic B) Comme moi-Black M and Shakira Collaboration

Before sharing information on Black M’s bio, I have to relate something about Shakira, Shakira! Yes, when experiencing a brief fanboy moment you may reflexively say the name twice as a response. -As you readers know, I don’t have fanboy moments.

Now, where was I (Putting back on the professor’s voice mode)? Ah yes, Shakira put on a dance routine that shows why I say IMHO she is one of the best Hispanic dancers in the world. And Shakira’s singing this song, Comme moi, in English is on point. Would you agree?

Due to Black M residing overseas, I knew nothing about him or his music. Here is some information that gives the audience more insight into this talented rapper’s culture and background. You can also see why Shakira enjoyed collaborating with him. And what a display of this man’s singing and dancing prowess we received!

Alpha Diallo aka Black M.’s Culture

“Alpha Diallo better known by his stage name Black Mesrimes or more commonly Black M (born 27 December 1984), is a French rapper and singer-songwriter of Guinean descent. He grew up in the 7th and 13th arrondissements of Paris. He is famous for his membership in the French rap and hip-hop collective Sexion d’Assaut in addition to his solo work and collaborations with various artists…In 2006, he had a joint released Bakry & Black Mesrimes presente Le Pact. In 2013, he released “Ailleurs” as an early release from his solo album titled Les yeux plus gros que le monde that followed in 2014, becoming his first official studio album.” — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_M

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Shakira Articles Volume Topic C) Prince Royce and Shakira in their hit duet DEJA VU

What do you get when you match these components in the art of music?

  • Intelligence/Experience In Writing and Video
  • The Exquisiteness Of Voice And Song
  • Hearts Of Fire
  • Bachata Dance

The answer is a collaboration with Prince Royce and Shakira in their hit duet “Deja vu.”

Shakira is (IMHO) one of the best dancers in the world of the Hispanic culture. But you can ascertain that she is also a quick learner in other forms of the dance culture globally.

Prince Royce, this crooner, whose voice is like silk. In Deja vu, his smooth tone and Shakira’s reserved coloratura range tells a story of two lovers who have moved on (healed) from their past relationship, but are drawn back to one another while considering it is to their detriment. The music video makes me think about a time when the two met in the beginning stages. It was chemistry; there were openness and vulnerability.

Still, even though that time plays in their mind, neither can forget the pain that cut deep scars into their hearts, which they experienced time and time again; like Deja Vu. Will they fall back into the same routine?

Now the flipside of analyzing this video and looking at the ending, it could also mean that both of them have gone through this ordeal with their last love, but now in this new environment, they have found one another and ready to start a new adventure. — These are just my thoughts; you may experience the song and official video in a different way.

Feel free to let me know your take on the Deja Vu video in the comments.

Enough of my thoughts, I would now like to share with you the silky smooth song and dance presentation of Prince Royce & Shakira — Deja vu (Official Video)

Prince Royce and Shakira (Bachata Dance)

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Shakira Articles

Shakira Articles Volume Topic C) The El Dorado meaning for Shakira

The excerpt is taken from “Shakira Finds Liberation, One Song at a Time” by Jon Pareles

It’s an album sung mostly in Spanish, Shakira’s original language — though she is now fluent in English — and it’s full of love songs carried by tropical rhythms. The album is named after a mythical golden city sought in the Americas by Europeans. “Finding inspiration itself and realizing it had always been there all along — that was my El Dorado,” she said. “That was a perfect state of mind.” — Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Shakira Articles Volume Topic D) Shakira’s Merchandise — Best tour stuff I ever had!

“Best tour stuff I ever had!” This was the very happy response Shakira exclaimed when she displayed all her new merchandise!

Shakira is right, her seasonal attire and the El Dorado Tour has a variety of cool hats, clothing, etc… SHAKIRA’s OFFICIAL STORE

Shakira Articles Volume Topic E) Shakira Congratulations to Dayana Marcela & Ricardo Andres

Shakira & the Fund Pies Descalzos gave well deserved commendation for two special achievements at the South American Skating Championship. See her Twitter status update for Dayana Marcela & Ricardo Andres! The Product of Culture website also sends congratulations! We know it was a lot of hard work but you made it through for the gold. Keep growing in wisdom and doing your best. Again Congratulations!

Shakira Articles Volume Topic F) Carpool Karaoke -Trevor Noah with Shakira!

This had me rolling! Carpool Karaoke -Trevor Noah with Shakira! I really appreciated the way Trevor sent all his adoring fans over to say hi to Shakira in this clip. Trevor is so gracious.

Hey, just be ready for this carpool Karaoke you do not want to miss! Just click on Shakira’s twitter status link.

Topic G) Product of Culture Shakira and Maluma. Latin Musicians Special Edition

A Writer’s Thoughts

Shakira. You will find after reading the Shakira and Maluma article, by Billboard’s Contributor Rebecca Schiller, why music lovers cannot say the performing facet of Shakira’s name in a low tone or even once. E.g., Shakira, Shakira!

Maluma is really, to use an appropriate idiom, in the same boat. At concerts, his name could officially be said and spelled as Maluma!! Just ask the women, and some of the men, who have attended his performances.

Rebecca Schiller talks about these personalities appealing qualities in not only physical attraction but also their views on soccer, family, along with the importance of green juice and being prudent.

This writer has recognized for sometime Shakira is a woman of intelligence and depth.

I’ve also referenced in times past the benefits of reading. When it comes to news today, especially on people in the spotlight, you may agree with this one reference here:

Analytical thinking is not only essential but let’s emphasis necessary today.

There is an abundance of information around today. How does a person decipher whether the data presented to them should be ignored negative slander, stored away, or acted upon?

Reading helps us to not judge a book by its cover.

Reading has helped many to hold the perspective that “where there is a question, there is also an answer.” Analytical thinking facilitates a person’s power to recognize if the answer is factual, or not; if the answer is practical, or not.

Reading books bestows upon an individual confidence that he or she has made a good decision on a subject.

The interview setting that Shakira and Maluma have enjoyed is in a relaxed environment. Though both these personalities are no strangers to speaking in public with bright lights shining on every word out of their mouths; according to many writer’s tastes, a catered environment like the one in the article is more conducive for the inner person of the one being interviewed to express themselves. What makes the person being interviewed feel comfortable? What would make you feel comfortable in a conversation like this one?

Just one more thought the owner of this website feels moved to share with you before I share one paragraph insert from the Shakira and Maluma article and the video with the English subtitle.

As mentioned to the Perceptive Readers, Shakira is someone featured at this Product of Culture website several times throughout the year. People have heard the owner of this website talk about Shakira’s writing and language speaking skills that would make her an excellent secretary. Well by reading the chosen insert below, it helped me to appreciate that I can no longer in my mind’s beautiful world of possibilities call her a secretary; I may just have to call her Reina Secretary instead. (Chuckle)

The owner of this website has a tendency to view her as a Princess; he stands corrected. There’s no shame in my game (Cultural idiom). See how reading helps us to get the facts straight? (Chuckle 2 times)

This excerpt originally appeared in the April 21 issue of Billboard.

Maluma, what do you do to make her so happy?

Shakira: First of all, he calls me reina [queen] all the time. Reina here, reina there.

Maluma: [Laughs.] That’s the truth.

Shakira: When he called me reina the first time, I said, “We’re off to a good start.”

Maluma: I’ve always said that there’s one thing that differentiates us Colombians on a global scale: berraquera [loosely translated: grit, or guts]. Even if we’re not great musicians, we find the people who know how to make the songs great.

Shakira: When a Colombian gets obsessed with something, watch out. Our history and the social factors we’ve been submitted to have turned us into resourceful people who had to survive and find their way in life.

Have you encountered barriers in the industry as Latin artists?

Shakira: The path to success has been longer, steeper, with more obstacles than if I had been born in Florida or New York City. To be born in Barranquilla and start a career at a time when the pop music scene was almost nonexistent in Colombia … When I began with my ballads and my rock songs, it was a very hostile environment. And there was no social media back then. I had to travel the entire length of Latin America to make my music known in the beginning, going from radio station to radio station. Sometimes we were in three countries in the same day.” — Billboard.com

Shakira Articles Volume Topic H) The Zootophia Movie Memories

Zootopia Movie Memories was originally posted in the Year March 2016 as “The World of Zootopia”

It is my pleasure to share this article once again during the Shakira El Dorado World Tour! See the Shakira 2018 in El Dorado Play list.

Zootopia “This film is about diversity; about avoiding prejudice; about the value of true friendship. And friendship with yourself- Having the will, commitment, and determination to accomplish your dream.” Shakira (Cast as Gazelle)

Views and Observations

You will be entertained in ways that are considered fresh for the Disney movie Zootopia. The consensus for many who watched the film is positive.

Before you ask if I was standing outside the movie theater asking survey questions as people came out, the answer is “no.”

After watching the movie, I interviewed people who sat in my vicinity.

Note: They probably were wondering why I was writing in the dark, even during the hilarious scenes in the movie!

Professor’s voice: As an adult, I watched the cartoon, I mean the animated movie, for professional reasons; of course.

The purpose of this review will not give away spoilers; however, the first five to eight minutes of the movie catches the attention by presenting the premise for the motives throughout the animated film. You see and understand Judy Hopps’ heart.

Bullying often has long-range effects on a person. In this movie, one of the takeaways is to still stand up not just for yourself, but for your friends. — You must use thinking ability and have the courage to do this.

In being aware of her surroundings throughout the movie, you see Judy Hopps use brain power, in a manner of speaking, to more than compensate for what some teased as her smaller stature.

Can we talk? The directors/technical animation crew implemented effects at times that made you feel the same height as the characters. The environment made You feel like you were looking up at giants. Then at other times, the perception senses had you looking down at the smaller creatures driving by you.

The youngin side of you may say, “Wheee!”

While the older side could remind you, “I’m here for the children.”

Nevermind you borrowed the neighbor’s children in order to attend the cartoon, I mean animation movie with your head held high!

(Chuckle)

No, in all seriousness, this movie addressed social issues of the day in a way that while the children are being entertained, the adults will say:

“I get where you are going with this.”

Opening Weekend Gross — Zootopia Movie Memories

The opening weekend gross for Zootopia is over 73 million dollars. This is a new opening weekend gross record for Disney’s animated films.

Challenges in the World of Zootopia

At this point, there must be untold numbers of comments and reviews on this Disney blockbuster opening weekend movie.

So is there anything I can share with you that you have not already heard without giving away spoilers?

The story’s narrative (as in the trailers) involves Judy Hopps (Bunny cop) and Nick Wilde (Fox) efforts to solve a crime which unexpectedly exposes them to something bigger that will affect the world.

Since animation can use anthropomorphic type characters, it allows Disney to address live social and cultural situations in ways that attract and keep a child’s attention.

This movie also covers challenges people face today in getting along with one another. You will experience just how fragile relationships can be when words are blown out of proportion or context. — Words really do mean something. Use them wisely to give the desired perception.

In the world of Zootopia, you see everyday situations you may have poked fun at yourself . Since the DMV scene is in the trailer, I will also highlight these points. The children will laugh, but some of the adults will rattle their popcorn containers by hysterical laughter. You know how slow some of these lines can be in specific departments. Be prepared, in Zootopia, you have the sloths running these departments. — Need I say more?

Hear real Zootopia movie theater laughter from the audience. SEE VIDEO

From predators to prey; from characters who hustle others to moments of direct honesty; this world of Zootopia shows these characteristics in different ways. — The audience noticed the efforts.

Interview with a three-year-old — Zootopia Movie Memories

Me: What did you like most about the movie Zootopia?

Three-year-old: The bunny

Me: Is there anything else you want to say?

Three-year-old: Looks at the mother.

Interview with the Mother of the three-year-old

Interviewer: What did you like most about the movie Zootopia?

The Mother: It was a cute movie. It resonates with me because (pointing to the three-year-old) her dad is a cop. I see what he goes through and know how he feels about matters.

Interviewer: Is there anything you didn’t like about the movie or would change? You don’t have to answer this question. (NOTE: I sometimes provide options to not answer questions so the person will not feel the need that they have to overly critique.)

The Mother: “No, like I said, it had me with the bunny being a cop. And my daughter liked it.”

Interview with an Adult Male

Interviewer: What did you like most about the movie Zootopia?

Male (23): It is a cute movie with a good message.

Interviewer: Is there anything you didn’t like about the movie or would change? You don’t have to answer this question.

Male (23): Honestly, I can’t think of anything. I never saw a Disney movie like this.

Interview with a lady (Careful not to ask age in some cases.)

Interviewer: What did you like most about the movie Zootopia?

The lady: It is a cute movie.

Interviewer: Is there anything you didn’t like about the movie or would change? You don’t have to answer this question.

The lady: (Nodding head from left to right) I can’t think of anything. It is interesting.

The World of Zootopia and Your Choice

This movie will make you laugh and feel other emotions. The cerebral content moves you to ask:

“How often do people stand up for one another of different backgrounds and cultures?”

And

“How is the oppression (bullying) affecting people to different degrees?”

Yes, though light-hearted jokes were made at the beginning of this article, this animated movie’s message is not directed just at children but also adults.

This article now concludes with what is shown through the motive and actions throughout the movie.

See Try Everything (Official video song by Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll)

* Be mindful of the movie ratings and their meaning. Your conscience and decisions are your own. These are my observations in viewing Zootopia as an author and professional.

Ultimate Getaway! Costa Crociere and Shakira in feeling Happiness

Do you have a picture in mind a fabulous vacation spot that would help you to enjoy yourself thoroughly? Think about the food, the fun, excursions, and relaxation.

Shakira has a clear picture in mind of her ultimate break from the hustling activities in life that bring moments of happiness and tranquility to her. Some of these events involve Costa Cruceros!

Listen Here VIDEO

Do you feel this was a nice walk down memory lane park with Shakira? It is hoped happiness will always reside in your heart.

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Wildfire EP Of Loves Imagination

Loves Imagination get ready for the Marie Digby Wildfire EP commentary.

Statement: Marie is a songstress of music and preciseness. The reasons for her music’s appeal is looked at through both imagination and the creativity of bringing original songs that audiences want to hear. It is one thing for a musician to enjoy her music, but what makes people of different backgrounds and cultures appreciate Marié Digby’s originals? We will also talk about Marie’s new title song on her new Wildfire EP Album!

This Article, Wildfire EP Of Loves Imagination, was repaired or refurbished. It was originally posted on September 27, 2016 Check the site archive.today for verification of pocbooks.com online presence.

Marie Digby – Wildfire (Michael Badal Remix)
Available on the WILDFIRE EP: http://www.2lin.cc/MDWFEP


The Wildfire single is masterfully delicate in the way it produced what heart(s) go through in heightening romanticized states.

The “Wildfire” effect needs little explanation or intellectual reasons for it being so impassioned; for it involves the very life force of the two in-love souls.
Marie Digby in Reality

Marie’s music touches you for different reasons on different levels of experience.

*Singers at times use a form of poetic extravagance to produce the feels in the listener’s heart. When a person sings or plays a song for you like “Your love lifts me higher than the highest mountain,” you feel confident that something wonderful is happening in the relationship. And that is just one case in point factual occurrence.

*This next example of analysis pertains to taking the mind’s rooted thoughts and writing them through an allegorical structure. The story, whether fiction or nonfiction, past or present, mundane to the spiritual are meditated on and produced. This ignites the mind’s universe of infinite possibilities to think and perceive when needed. This way you can grasp something deeper from the songwriter. Marie’s songwriting aptitude in this area, IQ if you will, would appeal (IMHO) to William Shakespeare himself.

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon.” – Wikipedia

You may also reference Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, and Shakespeare’s literary works.

Song Track: My Ghost by Marie Digby

Now that we have mentioned how poetry and storytelling experience is used to attract the listener’s heart, which also softens to feel the feels, we move into an important level of sophistication. We’ve talked about this technique before.
Music Theory & Sophistication

There are epiphany moments where you come to conclusions on a subject, and there is not a distinct word for it. Therefore you express the results of what you observed. Technology is famous for creating new terminology and three letter acronyms! When you learn the purpose and how a program functions the name(acronym) often then makes sense to people familiar with the technology.

Song track: Kings and Queens

Today; technology, human technique, and the musician’s abilities with voice and instruments all meld together in performance.

The performances can be seen live; yet, often on digital video media. These types of performances at times show what the Product of Culture website rating system calls sophistication.

With what has already been touched on, there are additional things seen by the audience from the artists who display this sophistication.

Sophistication encompasses intuitive songwriting ability, optimal body language, and aesthetics in music videos. In this digital age, it is important for the artist to convey to the eyes what the other aforementioned two levels of experience are relating to the listener’s ears.

This way, in the way I and many others in a variety of cultures enjoy music, with all three levels of experiences in full effect, the intuned listener receives from the singer his or her pure thoughts. Her life’s truth.
Three Levels of Experiences

Poetry & Storytelling (Writing)

Music composition (Voice/Instrument)

Sophistication (Visual)
Listening to Marie’s Loves Imagination Music

There are people who have expressed how they enjoy listening to the Wildfire EP on repeat while driving. This is a common environment of choice for most people to enjoy music.

I have another option of enjoyment for you.

Go for a walk, hike, or run while listening to the Wildfire EP. Are you a person who daily traverses one mile or more for exercise? Then as you walk with Marie’s melodious thoughts, the time and traversed land covered speeds up. You may feel at some points that you are moving at such a comfortable pace that your one-mile walk had an extra mile amended to it.

Song track: Jet Streams

What are you thinking about on the hike?

Really, the question may be what are you and Marie thinking about on the hike? The conversation of what is possible between people of like minds and hearts. The conversation of sadness when the value of one another is lost. And then there is LIFE in all its beauty!

Whenever you hear mentioned on this website that a singer/songwriter is ‘intuitive,’ just know this word is used with conscious thoughts.

Intuitive: perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind.
Wildfire EP Of Loves Imagination – Marie Digby is an intuitive songwriter.
Marié Digby’s Dreams Became Songs

Marie Christina Digby’s desire is to share her dreams through music with you. Over the years, she has developed her skills to achieve this dream.

Singer

Songwriter

Guitarist

Pianist

Actress
Marie Digby Wildfire EP Heart for Education and Charity

Marie is actively giving her love and talents to help the community. We are not just talking locally either. Look at her quoted endeavors in bullet points:

Wikipedia.org Marié_Digby

2009: she sponsored a songwriting non-profit organization that facilitates donor-designed charitable gifts to children in low-income areas “The Generation Project.”
April 1, 2011: Digby, together with 29 other musicians participated in Jam For Japan Manila, a benefit concert for victims of the massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
2014, Digby supports the Academy of Music for the Blind (AMB), a non-profit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to providing comprehensive music education to talented blind students ages 4–19.

Marie Digby Patreon Page

Marie has rewards for patrons who support her music with one dollar; to twenty-five dollars. Take a look at her page. Marie has so much to share with us!

https://www.patreon.com/mariedigby
Marié Digby’s Songs Become Yours

Along with everything mentioned in this article, along with her official videos, and of course with the new Wildfire EP, Marie’s enjoyment of music becomes your own.

photo by the lovely @toycameraphoto necklace @sirciamjewelry mua @yokokizu_hair_makeup

Marie Digby Wildfire EP Of Loves Imagination

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Welcome Students in February 2020

Welcome Students in February 2020

Teachers and students how are you feeling today?
January came in like a steam engine and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Do you agree with me? Hey did the ground hog see his shadow? Golly forbid we experience what Bill Murray went through in the titled show Groundhog Day. Let me tell you, I laughed more times watching this movie from 1993 then what I had anticipated.

The movie may be old, but no spoilers will be mentioned here. The month of February for many people focus on aspects of health, history, and love. All you have to do is open your eyes to a calendar along with your ears to hear what people are talking about.

Seniors! how are things going? May and June will be here before you know it. I’m sending the best wishes and thoughts for your continued success with grades and life.
FYI Welcome Students and Teachers February 2020

Have you enjoyed this feature over the past six months? Well, this writer and podcaster sure appreciates that you do. All you caring teachers and students are using your minds all the time; it is my hope each month to have something here to let you know: ” Hey you are valued and appreciated!” Graduation is just around the corner.
Know more about the ( podcast feature) POCBOOKS Update Moment

The POCBOOKS Update moment is a bonus feature of the Perceptive Readers Podcast. It is located at several networks where you can listen and subscribe to it.
Listed are some of them:

Anchor.FM
Apple Podcasts
Breaker
Radio Public
Spotify

The stations above have apps you can download.
The pocbooks.com has its own app as well with a feature that allows you to scroll through and listen to the Perceptive Readers podcasts with its bonus features.
This super app has everything you have grown accustomed to in reading and services.
Thank you for caring and sharing.

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Chrissy Costanza Article Highlights 2016 to 2019

Chrissy Costanza Article Highlights 2016-2019

This Article was repaired or refurbished on February 21, 2020. It was originally posted on July 7, 2019 Check the site archive.today for verification of pocbooks.com online presence. The videos that were highlighted in this article can still be listened to at Against the Current Music Channels. atcofficial.com
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8e5KINh_MT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Photography Instagram By Baeth

Dear Perceptive Readers, Music Connoisseurs, and Chrissy Costanza Article Highlights; welcome.

*Special Note: During the archives process music videos have been removed. Enjoy! However, there will still be one highlighted video for you below! Also check out Chrissy Costanza and Rocksound

Note – I normally make a practice of writing more than 10 -12 articles and events before placing some of them in the archives. With Chrissy Costanza’s ATC band articles, I made the decision to adjust this early on making of articles volume. (Reference past 2 years in your Google searches)

Yes, this is a popular page. Or should I say, it was a popular page before the website rebuild on May 7, 2019.
Along with what is posted, It had brand modeling merchandise images from ATC and Chrissy Costanza. This article is still a nice place holder example for photographers who may/will work with them in the future. And if you want to contact me directly to post your awesome photoshoot work on them, I would be happy to get back with you within 24 hours to give you a time frame of when I can update posts like this further. Look at it as a guest post, if you will; where you will be given full credit for your work. – James (Writer & podcaster at pocbooks.com)
Chrissy Costanza Thinker, Beauty, Rocker!

Published by James Lynch on December 16, 2017

CHRISSY COSTANZA THE ROCKING VOICE OF ATC

Chrissy Costanza, since the group’s beginnings, is proud to say “I am the voice of the band Against the Current.”
In this feature, the Product of Culture Website will show you why these twenty-two years of age singer is something special in the music industry.
From singing, to fitness, to beauty tips and the way youthful vigor is not just in her athletic performances, but also in her mind’s ability to express what is really on her mind.
Chrissy honestly feels she figuratively lives and breathes music. So as she takes in the air along with the rhythms of the universe, like a growing plant’s photosynthesis process, she exhales musical creations. Like as oxygen gives and maintains life for others, when you listen to Chrissy’s die-hard fans comment on her music, you quickly ascertain they also feel her songs have saved them in a similar way that air is life-giving to us.
She not only identifies with the younger generation but she also periodically places well thought-out reflective writings on society and how they feel about it. Notice this statement on Social Media from her: She loves animals as you can see.

Floof pic.twitter.com/lLbYeUo2xB
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) March 9, 2018

She at times in a no-nonsense way will “cut to the chase.” If you get the opportunity to read at least one of her journal writings or a candid interview from the past year, you may appreciate that even though she states, ‘sometimes my mind gets cluttered by all of my thoughts and little interests;’ Chrissy is very much a thinking and reasoning person. Just don’t come with some inconsiderate, purposely making assumptions to cause trouble or be mean, nonsense (chuckle).

411 Topics: Chrissy Costanza – Chrissy Costanza Article Highlights

When you have questions like who’s who in your band? Who does your makeup? I heard she writes, but where? Or even when a person says, look I’m here for the music, where is ATC’s next rock concert? Then there are answers for the true-blue fans as well.

Band Members
Against The Current (often abbreviated as ATC) is an American pop rock band based in Poughkeepsie, New York, and formed in 2011. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri. – Against the Current Wikipedia
Chrissy Costanza has an exceptional voice quality that can sing hard rock and some of the softest ballads meant for ballroom dancing, if you will, in my opinion. If you have not heard this side of Chrissy and Against the Current, as a whole, the Product of Culture website is spotlighting several videos near the end of this article in order to give you the scope of what this band provides in entertainment and professionalism.

Writings

As mentioned at the start of this article, Chrissy is a bright young lady who enjoys writing when her busy schedule allows times for it. She possesses a connoisseur’s like taste in language. Oh, in due time, she could be an editor for a fortune 500 company. You will never worry about the company’s final memo draft or public statements giving the wrong impression by typos again. (Chuckle)
Here is a link to one of her blog articles “THE ULTIMATE VEGAN BURGER”

You should also check out her interviews on Rock Sound.
AGAINST THE CURRENT’S CHRISSY COSTANZA: “THERE IS POWER IN FAILURE, AND I’D LIKE TO STOP WASTING IT”
https://www.rocksound.tv/features/read/against-the-currents-chrissy-costanza-there-is-power-in-failure-and-id-like

Tours

ATC have completed the “In Our Bones World Tour,” but you can still be aware of future band trips by going to the official website. http://www.atcofficial.com/tour/
Beauty Aids and TipsWhen fans comment on Chrissy Costanza’s beauty; the ladies sometimes inquire about her beauty secrets. Secrets that Chrissy is more than happy to share with others so they can look their best as they enjoy a night on the town! Or at the movies. Note this interesting video on skincare (For Girls & Guys)

ON TOUR: Skincare (For Girls & Guys)- Over 184,000 Views

CHRISSY COSTANZA HIGHLIGHTS PROJECT 3

Notes here
Chrissy Constanza (Against the Current) has been creating, posing for contests, touring and working with photographers .

In the continuation of showing Chrissy projects during her touring months with Against the Current, here is a throwback to one of her interviews
Notice Chrissy’s answers to the questions __ asked about:

Who
What
When
And hear Chrissy’s (A Cappella Style) voice! You are in for a treat; like a fine Burgundy.
RARE INTERVIEW WITH DPHUE

Against The Current: I Like The Way (OFFICIAL AUDIO) Over 430,900 views/listens

Social Media Requests from Chrissy Costanza

Question: would you guys (honestly, you can say no if you don’t care) like to see a video (or a series of videos) about how I’m learning Japanese, tips for getting started, what resources I use to learn, etc? I get a lotta questions about it so a video might be easier.
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) December 14, 2017

WORLDS 2017
MAKING OF LEGENDS NEVER DIE |(OVER 2,600,700 VIEWS)

Let Me Love You” – Justin Bieber // DJ Snake (Alex Goot, ATC, Kurt Schneider) – Over 3,300,000

CHRISSY COSTANZA HIGHLIGHTS PROJECT 2

Special Notes Also Applies here
Chrissy Constanza is the lead singer of ATC (Against the Current). Along with Chrissy’s singing career, she advances her fitness and commercial modeling skills by collaborating with others in their photography field of expertise.

The Against the Current lead singer showcases her portfolio by working with these photography technicians like the following:

ELLIOT INGHAM Instagram.com/elliottxingham
BAETH Instagram.com/baeth
Hair By GIULIANA FRANCESCA CORBOSIERO
Jackjunk – Instagram.com/jackjunk

In the two gallery sections you will experience a sampling of Chrissy’s photo shoot results from the three photographers with creative experience. You will also have the opportunity to really tune into Against the Current’s unique band personality and singing.

Chrissy Costanza Fitness and Commercial Modeling Style

Elliot Ingham
baeth
Jackpunk
Chrissy Costanza’s shiny bangs/locks by giulianacorbosiero – Giuliana Francesca Corbosiero
CHRISSY COSTANZA 2018 SINGS AGAINST THE CURRENT

Published on May 13, 2018

This website went through a rebuild May 7, 2019. If you find an item that needs to be updated please contact me via e-mail: author @ pocbooks.com. Thank you. – James

Chrissy Costanza 2018 Sings Against the Current

The perceptive music lovers here are most likely interested in knowing about Chrissy Costanza’s taste in music and what to expect from the group, Against the Current, as a whole.The “whole” meaning, due to the reasons a band’s songs can be just as multifaceted as the individual musicians. How will these talents be utilized in the album creation process? Additionally, are these attractive band members surpassing skin deepness of thought; along with a mind of keen insights that will be heard in the music?

This article will provide the answers to the questions mentioned above mostly from Chrissy Costanza’s perspective because she is the lead singer. Since this role often makes her spokesman for the band; and yet, you still see the team harmony of Dan Gow, Will Ferri, and Chrissy Costanza where they root for one another. Endearingly realizing they are on the same love boat of music; as well as it should be.

Chrissy Costanza 2018 Sings AGAINST THE CURRENT – See New Merchandise

2018 ATC NEW MUSIC
We are going to start with ATC’s new sounds for 2018. Why? Because ATC has an abundance of music(videos) & show performances in addition to interviews throughout this year. With that said, it will make it easier for some of you readers to save this web page in your browser’s favorites to get the latest videos that will be updated monthly. You will know the article has been updated by a statement in green or purple (to stand out) near the top of this article.
Strolling and Grooving with ATC in 2018

Almost Forgot [OFFICIAL AUDIO] Strangers Again [OFFICIAL AUDIO]
Against The Current: Strangers Again [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Chrissy Costanza Places her DNA in Songs

Chrissy is very serious about the effect of music in her. To onlookers It seems like she places her very essence of who she is as a person in the songs ATC creates.
Chrissy Costanza: ‘I am the voice of the band Against the Current. I live and breathe music. But sometimes, my mind gets cluttered by all of my thoughts and little interests.’
I’ve picked a few facts about “Krispy.” Many of you do not know about this website where the information is located

Chrissy Costanza WordPress

Chrissy’s favorite colors are red and cobalt blue and guess what? Her nickname is “Krispy.” Most of us realize Chrissy has a Goldendoodle dog named Sammy. I declare that dog thinks she is human; when she is laying on Chrissy’s bed you better not tell her otherwise!

Chrissy is Italian-American. Do you see that spirit in her blood? I bet you do. Her height is 5’1″ or about 155 centimeters.

She plays League of Legends- No surprise here. Chrissy loves all things makeup, hair and skin care. She loves popcorn. Chrissy’s favorite animal is the lion. Definitely no surprise here. She’s crazy with pizza! – Ditto from the populace!
Life Perspectives From Chrissy’s Mind; and maybe Ours.

Chrissy Costanza “The Fuss”

In life…You will encounter persons that at times will know a situation is (Teenagers Voice) worst of the worse, to use that expression, and they won’t say a thing about it.

A)Sometimes it is because he or she is indifferent.

B) Sometimes they will not due to fear of being ostracized.

C) Sometimes they won’t because he or she feels it is not their place.

D) Other times, they are the very ones who agree with such treatment of another human or maybe poor animal or chump (70 s background culture).

Just providing you with facts and experience for those times when you get a gut feeling on social interactions that stick with you. As the targeted perceived chump (Though this description of you could be in error), you may find points

A , B, and C not only understandable in today’s world but also capable of forgiving & healing in a quicker amount of time as you do your best with your beliefs. Some will reasonably accept you for your personal decisions and time needed to heal wounds, while others won’t. (Reference Points A & D mindset again)

Still, it happens inadvertently, such intrusiveness does nothing but keep the wounds (teared) open that time would have eventually healed. – Don’t Judge

With Chrissy however, when she perceives something is seriously out of whack with the universe, she will express herself through music and conversations. Therefore, what this writer and music listener has observed from some of her social media statements is a spirit that at times he exclaims, “Bravo” “Good for you Chrissy.”

With the above information made known, there are times when this writer also says, “What?” “Oh no she didn’t say that!” – Oh Yes, she did!

A mother may respond, “We take the good with the (light-hearted) bad (chuckle) you just have to love her.”

And guess what? Her (We) supporters do.

Take a look at this 2018 interview O2 Ritz Manchester had with ATC.
(Excerpt 1) O2: caught up with vocalist Chrissy Costanza, to talk all things album two and get her advice on coping with everything the world throws at you.”

(Excerpt 2) O2: It sounds great by the way! Are there any particular themes or messages you approached with the writing? Chrissy: I think for this record, I really wanted to do a lot of self-reflecting. A lot of the record is the introspective look on all of these situations, whereas in the past I would’ve written ‘Strangers Again’ about, “This is what you did to me, you messed up, you screwed up, you did this, you’re a bad person and I hate you blah blah blah”, that sort of thing, like in ‘Talk’ or ‘Fireproof’. On this record, it’s more of my inner perspective of it and how I reacted to it and how I feel about it, how I feel that maybe I could even be at fault for certain things, even if it’s someone else doing something to me. I think that’s just part of growing up and taking on responsibility, not just for your actions, but for allowing other people to act a certain way to you, towards you, or around you.
Read more of this interesting interview here O2 Ritz Manchester

Against The Current – Wasteland (Live in London @ Bush Hall) – Over 157,000 Views

Will Ferri and Dan Gow of ATC
Will Ferri is ‘SO FREAKIN TALENTED’ Check the facts on this one: He can play three instruments at one time. What? He and Dan Gow first met in third grade. Will is presently sporting a well groomed beard at the time of this article posting.
Dan Gow just seems like one chilled out dude. And yet he is such a rocker when it comes to music. Did you know: The Against the Current YouTube channel didn’t gain many subscribers until he, Chrissy, and Will released their first single “Thinking.”

The ATC 2018 European Tour

“Europe! Tickets + VIP for the fall tour are officially on sale, jump on this now so you don’t miss out! Can’t wait to see you all again ” atcofficial.com/tour

Against The Current – Running With The Wild Things (Live in London @ Bush Hall) – Over 232,000 views

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September Musicians

may view this as a reader’s digest; while I am resigned to look at this as my journal of sorts. Therefore, you are welcome to this distinctive feature of the website as it suits you.
Would you agree the physical complexity of the human body is something of a marvel? Then when you contemplate the universe of the mind, perceptive thinkers conclude a human being is more than a work of art, this life force is a priceless masterpiece made by the Grand Creator himself! – Product of Culture

A Writer’s Thoughts

During the time of this writing in 2018, Chrissy Costanza of ATC (Against the Current) has new music and is touring around the globe rocking the stage! Chrissy is an intelligent young person. Don’t let the times she gets upset and tells certain individuals they can go jump in a lake on social media (she uses at times ear alerts language) allow you to think otherwise. Really, one day, the Product of Culture website may highlight just how intelligent some personalities are but you may never know it by the public persona.

Product of Culture Chrissy Costanza – An Interesting Question and Statement

Where is that line between giving up and knowing when to walk away? I’ve searched for so long, someone keeps redrawing it.
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) September 23, 2018
Qoute from Chrissy Costanza Twitter Social Media

Please stick with me for an extended while longer to propound Chrissy’s question in a specific setting. Then I will be sure to provide links to videos and pertinent ATC articles including merchandise.

A Breakup of – (Friendships, Mates, Professional Partners, Family)

Have you ever heard someone in hindsight of a breakup say, ” If I just would have been more sensitive to _ needs we would still be together”?

You see it is vital to know that not all relationships end because the two involved desired it to end. Make no mistake about it, William Shakespeare’s terminology of star-crossed lovers provide insight as to why a percentage of relationships (Friends, Mates, Professional Partners) end. Mainly due to outside influences and interferences from people; some well-meaning and some who are definitely not, who have weight behind them to help or harm a covenant or promise between the couple (Friendships, Mates, Professional Partners).

Hypothetical story: Over the past year, there was a man who made it a point to listen to what certain persons were saying about a professional partner of his. Let’s be clear, this man and professional, does not give heed to gossip(slander) and sees no need to participate in it on strangers let alone when it comes to someone who is very special in his circle.
Chrissy Costanza “Legends Never Die”

All the same, there were a few well-meaning ladies (some men as well, but the focus is on the ladies for this hypothetical story) who wanted to make sure the man knew the other side of his professional partner from their view. This took the course of several months, and sometimes these intelligent women wondered, “Did he understand what I just told him and showed him?”

The man (the professional) did grasp what they told him about his professional partner, he just stored it away in his mind of considerations. The man (the professional) most likely would want to thank all the sincere ladies (professionals)! You are marvelous darlings.

Here is something to consider. Over the years, the man had already discovered the very ( scaring of a beautiful mind) situations they had related to him. All the same, as the years went on, he realized his partner at this time couldn’t fulfill their role in the most serious(necessary) of ways. However, his mind was made up never to cause additional pain to his professional partner purposely. Somedays it was a struggle but still here are the very factors he considered:

Are there extenuating circumstances? Most definitely there are!
If his professional partner was truly placed in an environment where he|she could heal would they fully bloom in beauty in all its aspects? You better believe it!
Though I have to break it off how can I let this person know I will always give him|her a cup of water or food to eat if they would just ask in the reasonable and exactly prescribedmethod I set forth that would show just a little growth (healing) even at this time.

You see. In a nutshell, when it comes to a breakup, it is you who have to live with this decision for the rest of this age or life. Man or woman, this person was once the sun or moon in your life and projects, they still deserve kindness overall, even though they may be getting on your very last nerve at times. (Smile)

Kindness is not a weakness. Perceptive Readers have gathered that even the ultimate powerful mind of The Grand Creator himself shows this to be true by doing good for people who don’t even like or acknowledge him. The prophet Jesus exhibited that same benevolent spirit to such a degree that some people were puzzled by it and didn’t appreciate such a vision.

Well how much more so for someone who was and still may be unique to you. When the Breakup is what you feel is the only option, then still hope the best for the person to receive whatever it is he|she needs even though it is no longer with you. Then move on. Yes, Move On.

Against The Current: Almost Forgot [OFFICIAL VIDEO] – Over 2,400,000 Views
Chrissy Costanza The Rocking Voice of Against The Current

From singing, to fitness, to beauty tips and the way youthful vigor is not just in her athletic performances, but also in her mind’s ability to express what is really on her mind. Chrissy can do anything she sets her honest focus to. Be sure to check her out at these locations!
Chrissy Costanza (Me) : a tourist, by @delliottphoto
Me: a tourist, by @delliottphoto pic.twitter.com/hyK8mnonOD
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) September 23, 2018
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Ovations for Wonderland Jasmine Thompson

Ovations for Wonderland Jasmine Thompson

G’day and welcome to Ovations for Wonderland, by all means share if you like it.
Ovations for Wonderland Jasmine Thompson

This Article was repaired or refurbished on February 20, 2020. It was originally posted on May 28, 2017 Check the site archive.today for verification of pocbooks.com online presence.

After hearing Jasmine sing “Old Friends” Live at the TODAY Show, Kathie Lee and Hoda made comments to such an excellent degree about Jasmine Thompson’s music, in my ears and imaginative mind, it turned into extended applause for this touching song.

In this video, take note of Kathie Lee’s introduction. Jasmine’s personal YouTube channel. The efforts to share her music with others have produced impressive results.
Please, by all means, listen to Hoda’s, this new mom, feel the feels expressions about Jasmine’s song Old Friends!
Jasmine Thompson – Today Show Live -Old Friends

‘Old Friends’ owns the feel sounds of a professional songstress with decades of experience. The official video for the song is one for personal memorabilia. Do you have a special spot in your heart for a song like this one? Though she is less than two decades old, Jasmine takes her seasoned sound and topics to another level when she sings live as you saw with the TODAY Show performance.

You certainly hear the genuineness of sound; or as some say, “True That.” Jasmine’s music is enjoyed by ones with years of living experience because they appreciate the ‘trueness’ of her songs and singing style.

Old Friends is a song on the Wonderland Album.
1 Wonderland
2 Old Friends
3 Someone’s Somebody
4 Wanna Know Love
5 Fix Me
6 Drama
7 Words
8 Old Friends (Jonas Blue Remix)

Does this album have a purpose? When you have the opportunity, listen to the whole Wonderland album. Afterward, you may well be on the way to being a supporter of Jasmine’s music for life. Sounds good?

You can now take the opportunity to read more insightful words on the Wonderland album.
Jasmine Thompson’s Song Meanings in Wonderland

This excerpt is taken from the JASMINE THOMPSON: QUEEN OF THE TEENAGE ANTHEM article published in LADYGUNN Magazine. A print + online publication with headquarters in New York, Los Angeles, and Stockholm. An independent publication with emphasis on music, people and fashion.
http://ladygunn.com/music/jasmine-thompson-queen-of-the-teenage-anthem

“Old Friends” copes with the transition from carefree childhood friendships, where trust and understanding come easily, to adult relationships, which sometimes ring hollow and bend toward the world of networking.

She sings, “Somebody told me to light up every room / Make them remember you / But nobody here knows what I’m going through.” It’s about the end of an era of innocence, and about realizing that you’re no longer expected merely to be yourself, but to present yourself as others wish to see you.

Tracks like “Someone’s Somebody” and “Words” tackle young love and navigating relationships and heartbreak. Sure, Thompson is a teenager, but this album isn’t only for her peers. These lyrics are so true and telling of both the struggles and the sense of wonder we all experienced growing up. It’s nostalgic. It’s heartrending and uplifting all at once. It’s comforting and familiar, no matter what your age, because, as Thompson says, “no one stops growing up.”
Jasmine Thompson Performances

Ovations for Wonderland

Jasmine Thompson Wanna Know Love, Someone’s Somebody & Old Friends – Live at Nylon Magazine

JasMag & Jasmine Thompson’s Websites

Jasmine Thompson’s music is known by hundreds of thousands (soon to be millions) worldwide. She is her brand. There is a magazine exhibiting professional quality and reporting for the benefit of Jasmine’s fans called JASMAG

JasMag has art and 411 you will not find anywhere else!
You can also purchase physical copies of this magazine.
http://www.jasmag.net/

You will observe Jasmine Thompson actively engage fans on social media.

Official website: http://www.jasminethompsonmusic.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TantrumJas

Instagram: http://instagram.com/jasminethompson/
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/jasmine-thompson
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/TantrumJas

Have you ever appreciated a performing arts show or person to such a degree you were moved to clap? Well, when it comes to Jasmine Thompson and her music, The Product of Culture website gives her a standing “O” for her rightly deserved ovation of applause. This Wonderland album is now a part of my synced Itunes library; where she has been given five (hearts) stars in the rating section. (How did you rate the album?)
Best wishes are being sent to you readers, Wonderland listeners, Jasmine; and Old Friends.

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2020 Gratitude with an Equestrian Flair

2020 Gratitude with an Equestrian Flair

This article was originally posted on January 2, 2020

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Back on December 30, 2011, after a year of writing books and blogging, I wrote an open thank you blog article to the ones who had been following me at that time. This is how the very first paragraph started:

“Hello Everyone, Twitter & Facebook Contacts, No one likes to be taken for granted wouldn’t you agree? And with that being said, know that I thank you for your support this past year. Whether you are one of my Twitter and Facebook contacts, and additional networks contacts; your interest is appreciated.”

In it, I addressed my Twitter followers; did you know you could only tweet a 140 characters back then?
I also thanked my Facebook followers. Though you don’t hear me talk about it much, there is an official facebook.com/Pocbooks

And as I mentioned in the onset, “No one likes to be taken for granted” In addition to that thought, you do not have to accept derogatory labels from any person who says otherwise. Why? Because they may have lost insight into what respect, dignity, and honoring a person means.

Even when they are not your immediate neighbor (or best friend).

With that said, here is another statement from 2011:

“A great shout out has to go to the Twitter and Facebook users’ United Kingdom crew, and you know who you are! Your expressions give me a perspective on your friendships, family, and idioms of the land. It has been a pleasure.”

Special mentions went out to these groups as well!

The writers
authors
freelancers
The men and women of youthful power

To this group, this year, I want to thank the equestrians. Over the past year, or has it been two now? My goodness. I’ve featured Gracie Tyte (pony_nuts) YouTube channel in the Product of Culture website’s sidebar and shared a lot of her links on all my social media sites. Hey, I even shared them in the pocbooks app! (Released in November 2019) Right now the app is back in redesign mode

Gracie has caused me, I’m not alone in this, to laugh over the past two years, and caused my mind to think as well. I’ve learned points about horses I did not know; but she sure does. She is also a strong uplifting spirit when it comes to treating people with dignity. So in conclusion, I once again want to thank Gracie for the equestrian ( Pony Nuts Shop ) and experiences content creation. I want to also thank all you readers who enjoy and share this content with others!

Have a successful 2020 year and beyond. We are talking about forever here!

2020 Gratitude with an Equestrian Flair; share you happiness and smile with others today!