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Against The Current Memory Legends
Part 1 Chrissy Costanza: WORLDSSSSSSS BABYYYYYYYY

He stated with no hesitation, We knew she was something special.

What a way to open up this article! Do you agree Perceptive Readers?

Welcome to these moments in ‘Against the Current’s music and performances milestone.’

Yes, this is what the article is all about today. We will gain insight into the quotes above. Chrissy Costanza in her excitement proclaiming ‘WORLDSSSSSSS BABYYYYYYYY’

https://twitter.com/ChrissyCostanza/statuses/1309406833530994688

No need to interview anyone else was the feeling.
Alex Seaver of Mako ( Songwriter and Producer)
Sebastien Najand ( Composer and Producer) Sept 22, 2017
Song: Legends Never Die

When the above two men heard Chrissy Costanza’s voice, they are the ones who stated “When we heard Chrissy’s voice, we knew there was something special right away.”

For sure, the voice, and who Chrissy is has moved many to state it the way this writer did in the opening of this of article: We knew she was something special.

The song is now not only synonymous with Worlds 2017; it is additionally known as an Against the Current and lead singer Chrissy Costanza outstanding achievement!

The words and music that embodies the soul going against the odds all his or her life. Time after time, they have to pick themselves up. For your reading and listening pleasure here is the link to the #Worlds2017 Making Of Legends Never Die | Worlds 2017 – League of Legends

Now that you have experienced the thrill of that performance, let’s take a walk down memory lane from Chrissy’s Instagram.

Words From The Verified Chrissycostanza Instagram
WORLDS 2020!

“I started playing League back in season 2. I was awful but just wanted to be able to hang out with all my friends that played but I very quickly fell in love with the game. At that time, I wouldn’t have imagined that a few years later ATC would be asked to record and perform the Worlds anthem in Beijing at the Birds Nest, an Olympic Stadium (!!) opening up Worlds 2017. I got to perform @alanwalkermusic’s massive hit Faded with him during the closing ceremony that day as well. Fast forward some more and I’m performing at Coachella for the first time with Alan, for his remix of Legends Never Die. But after all that I never would have dreamed that I’d get a part 2. In 2019, I almost back flipped when Riot asked me back to perform Phoenix for the 2019 Worlds. It was such an amazing experience, I watched all of Worlds while stuffing my face with croissants in Paris and got to perform in front of a custom @louisvuitton trophy case. Afterwards, I was super honored when Bilibili asked me to come perform Phoenix in China for their New Years celebration. I’m absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to attend Worlds this year for the 10th anniversary (shoutout Covid), but this time of year will always be so special to me and bring up so many of the best memories. This is the highlight reel but I can’t take for granted all of the smaller moments in between that were so fun, like getting to tobaggan down the Great Wall of China, or just meeting one of my best friends @_jakemcpherson. Thank you forever @riotgames @leagueoflegends for letting me be a part of 2 Worlds. I love this family, this community, and I sure as hell love this game (heart).”

Chrissy Costanza

Do You Remember…

2014 Infinity
2015 Gravity
2016 In Our Bones
2018 Past Lives

For each of you, by listening and reading about the reviews for the above Discography, the information relates just how deep this young band thinks about their experiences. Along with the song titles you will certainly find the lyrics are spot on as to the meaning and intent the band is thought-provokingly giving you as an individual and the international audiences Here is just one paraphrase statement made by ATC lead singer about the song Wasteland.

“Wasteland” is actually an analogy for the music business but it sounds like it’s about a bad relationship. It’s written like you’re almost on a drug trip with changing faces, slurring phrases and there’s this line, ‘You tell me take this, but I don’t want to wake up in your wasteland.’ Its basically about how you’ll get fed so much bullshit, especially being an artist. You’ll get people who’ll say we’ll make you this, we’ll make you that but if you take all that, you’ll wake up one day and all that will be gone and your career will be destroyed. You have to stay grounded and you have to stay sober.”

A Thinker A Singer A Beauty A Rocker

It’s nostalgia at times to look back and listen to music from just a few years ago. Just think about it, there are plenty of high definition concerts of Against the Current online with singing, audience participation, and of course Chrissy creating a new style of dancing every other show. Yes, the previous statement is said with a smile and chuckle.

In one interview, Chrissy actually said she couldn’t dance–Even her own mother wonders what she is doing sometimes; because her mother can dance.

All I’m going to say is this… You can really see Chrissy has rhythm; her musical mind when in full effect is light years ahead of her dance steps. Just one writer lighthearted opinion.

This is why one archived Product of Culture pocbooks.com website article is spoken of as Chrissy being a thinker, beauty, and rocker.

For your reference or memory flashback, you will appreciate these selected performances.

A) Against The Current – Running With The Wild Things (Live in London @ Bush Hall)

B) Against The Current: Strangers Again [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

C)“Beauty And A Beat” – Justin Bieber (Alex Goot, Kurt Schneider, and Chrissy Costanza Cover)

D) “Water Under The Bridge” – Adele (Against The Current Cover)
There is Something Special with this Band

So is there something special? It is a goodly matter to express at this time Chrissy Costanza,the lead singer , is very much one with Dan Glow (vocals & guitar), and Will Ferri (drums); forming Against the Current. What you have witness going on soon to be seven years is when even a small group of people get along what they can accomplish.

Words have meaning
Music has meaning
Against the Current has and continues to make both work for them, and inquiring minds to their beat, style, and yes; specific dance steps with a smile.

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Guest House Chrissy Costanza Summer Start

Guest House Chrissy Costanza Summer Start

In August 2020, the idea and preparation for the show called Guest House came online with Chrissy Costanza as the host! Guest House is a VENN production exclusive.

Announcement
The official announcement came with fanfare and a preview of VENN’s directory scheduling format: “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! I am SO excited to announce my brand new show “Guest House” on Venn! I want to bring on YOUR favorite musicians, gamers, athletes, and creators to hang, game, create & more. Who do you want to see on the show?

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History of Writings
The Product of Culture website has written about the lead singer of Against the Current and highlighted their videos for more than 4 years. An important reference is often made about Rocksound online magazine where Chrissy Costanza has been interviewed by, and produced writings, and books for them.

History of Writings Part 2
Here are a few tidbits about Chrissy you may not know. Who knows, when some are invited on the Guest House show, they may be able to say, “Chrissy I appreciate that you have this understanding or preference towards… this or that.”

  • Against the Current aka ATC—The band currently consists of lead vocalist Chrissy Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow, and drummer Will Ferri.
  • Family Member Sammy—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!
  • Italian American—Do you see that spirit in her blood? I bet you do.
  • Her height is 5’1″ or about 155 centimeters.
  • Animals and Food—Her favorite animal is the lion, loves pizza and popcorn

The Special Guest House Article

It has been my pleasure over the years to make special pages from time to time on the artists highlighted on the website. Unlike the posted articles, the pages only stay posted for a certain amount of time and then stored away in this writer’s and poet portfolio; if you will.
With the above knowledge, I made and exception to this post, that will maintain the special elemental style for vibrance.
Hope you will save this page in your favorites and share it with others. You will appreciate how the highlighted videos change each week!

Have a wonderful day!

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Golden Eagle and HAVASI Music

Once or twice a year, for over nine years, it has been a tremendous pleasure relating in some way according to written form the listening pleasure experienced when listening to HAVASI’s composed music.HAVASI The Golden Eagle

This article originally posted March 2019

You can see what I mean here:

Pure Piano
HAVASI — A Painter is Born (Official Concert Video)
“Spring Wind” Song Interpretation by HAVASI
Listening With Clarity

Have you ever said to someone the following words? “This is where I am coming from.”
Yes, you can have two artists of extraordinary talent paint a picture using the same hue and colors, and yet, onlookers will receive a different perspective and understanding due to his or her background. Additionally, a key word to also consider is the word culture.

In the basic meaning of when a child’s mind of innocence is taught about the color red, it is linked with the word LOVE; is it not?
The brighter the color, then it can pertain to a fiery passion or disposition. The darker the hue can pertain to a depth like “My LOVE for you is deeper than the deepest ocean!”
Note: There are other meanings some may find for any color, not just red; all the same, we are reading as pure hearted children; with all due respect and smiles.
Imagining all such hearts in a land that have a depth of loyalty and expression so deep, you experience bright hues of feelings during the day and a cozy campfire feeling of comfort at night. As you enjoy one another’s company over wine and cheese.
Oh what an experience indeed!

The “Golden Eagle” Poetry in Motion

HAVASI’S Golden Eagle is poetry in motion that places into song what in just one way, your heart will appreciate the earlier paragraphs above.

Before we view the superb performance, I would like to share a new poem for the occasion.
THE GRAND GOLDEN EAGLE

Majestic is what you are to soar so far
Being in the past, present, and future how you fathom such distance.
When this one of a kind takes flight.
A creation so magnificent , even the Grand Creator attributes one of his innate abilities in simile to this kind with the power of flight.
It is none other than the Golden Eagle.
Standing Ovation and Golden Eagle Credits

Bravo!

Golden Eagle

Composed and performed by HAVASI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HAVASI
Website: https://www.havasi.eu

Special thanks: https://www.boesendorfer.com
Featuring:

Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra Budafok

Contributing artists:

Arranger and conductor: Peter Pejtsik

Edina “Mókus” Szirtes – violin, vocals
Boglarka Pejtsik – vocals
Márton Stummer – guitar
HAVASI — Golden Eagle LIVE at Budapest Arena

Executive Producer and Creative Director: Csaba Marjai
Mixing Engineer: Geoff Foster, Air Studios, London
Audio Post-production: Sandor Nyiri, Classic-Sound Studio, Budapest
Music Production Director: Miklos Lukacs
Animation: Gergo Toth / Kimera Productions
DOP, Editor: Peter Graf / Grafpictures

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Chrissy Costanza Guest House New Show

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A Hearty Shout Out: Chrissy Costanza “Guest House” New Show!

“BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!! I am SO excited to announce my brand new show “Guest House” on Venn! I want to bring on YOUR favorite musicians, gamers, athletes, and creators to hang, game, create & more. Who do you want to see on the show?

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Watch anywhere

Shirley Setia Award Winning Smile

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Shirley Setia’s Award Winning Smile. From professional singers to every day life, you will appreciate the quality and skills highlighted this week! Yes Shirley Setia can sing; she also expresses a positive quality of smiling as well. Enjoy this happy and deep consideration on this Shirley Setia topic in this Perceptive Readers today! Thanks for caring, sharing, and subscribing. 
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Daniela Ponders Authenticity Restored

Daniela Andrade Ponders Life and Authenticity in her journal.

This article was originally published Jan 9, 2017

For the most part, when it comes to the featured musicians on the Product of Culture website, you will so appreciate their skill in song but also their expressive journals.

Take Daniela Andrade for example; she is one human that fans around the world have come to appreciate her music, and they adore her for humanitarian efforts. Then you also have a group of people who not only love her for the accomplishments mentioned in the latter sentence but also her beyond the surface expressions of her person. Several times a year Daniela often share thoughts with us from her journal that may have you pondering for days the beautiful tapestry she wove for you.

Even with some of the sobering or sad interlacing that is involved with the completed work, the overall journal is still beautiful. Why? It is authentic. People are who they are. And there can be one kind of positive experience that affects ten different people in ten different ways. The same also goes for negative experiences. Some people may bounce back immediately while others need more time to meditate, pray, etc., to work it out.

Along With the above statements, The Product of Culture (Perceptive Readers) website is featuring the beginning excerpt from Daniela Andrade’s journal article “Pixel Puppeteer.” The whole journal is also embedded here so you can quickly access and follow her journal.

Daniela Andrade Ponders Life and Authenticity in “Pixel Puppeteer”

Pixel Puppeteer By Daniela Andrade

“I hesitated on writing a post for the new year for a little while but Tumblr is one of my earliest memories of internet expression and this very same emotion–this hesitation to post/share is closely linked to what I’m going to try to touch on.

Two years ago I packed what belongings I held dear and moved alone to the east coast on a whim. I’m impulsive, I react like a flame when something fuels me. I have learned it is my virtue and demise depending on the situation. When it comes to deciding to uproot and go from what I knew to what I scarcely did, I can confidently say in retrospect it was one of the most courageous things I’ve executed. Little did I know I would be faced with questions I had only skimmed in depraved pacing through the “self-help” aisle at a local bookstore during my teenage years. Things like how to address fear and consciousness. My brain saved these concepts into a ‘figure out later’ folder and I followed my nose to prickly rose bush on instinct… See Section 2 embedded article”

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Everlasting Taylor Davis Introspection Original

Everlasting Taylor Davis Introspection by a Sage’s Return Pontificating Thoughts

Over the years, if you are like me, there are certain things you learn as fact. It is not negotiable. You have confidence that in time even persons who authentically, or sincerely think you are wrong, will find out, “You were absolutely right.” 

Then is up to them to decide what they will do in honesty and at times humility.

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Everlast to Everlasting Facts

In my commentaries, I readily will share with you, ‘my thoughts may not be your thoughts’ as to the way a song causes me to feel. The meaning, the sounds, the singing; yes, they can totally place each person in a different frame of mind of thinking.  No judgment here, just stating more facts on the human minds in all sorts of people.  

With that said, the above music video you enjoyed from Taylor Davis’  original “Everlasting,” shares a common denominator for us both; this I have confidence in saying in this article. 

Taylor has mentioned and shown what she believes over the years on Youtube.

Who Gave New Meaning to Everlasting?

The first time some of us heard everlasting, we may have thought about “Everlast” the boxing and clothing line equipment. 

Hey, even though we are not going to be talking about the boxing equipment; the word “everlasting” still delivers a one two punch, if you will; when you see and hear who spoke about it, and where and when to boot.

Who Spoke about it? Answer: Jesus Christ

Where did Jesus speak about it? Answer: John 17:3 inside the Holy Bible. 

I encourage you to read John 17:3 in several translations. Here are the words and essence you will digest: “Now this is eternal (everlasting) life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

You see, when Jesus spoke to his disciples and crowds, he intimated to them, “You listen (learn and apply to the best of your ability) to me and my Father; and the True God will grant you the gift of living forever.  Yes, trillions and trillions of years beyond time; in other words, forever and you will never die. 

Some bring up the fact, “There have already been millions of people who believed in Jesus and they died over the years, including my love ones; so what in the world; or out of this world; are you talking about?”

Answer:  This is why we have to talk about the when and where. You are asking about a time in the future; at least for the people who will be brought back to life on this earth. 

If you believe that Jesus did powerful healing miracles while on the earth, then the True (Jehovah) God powerfully healed and brought Jesus back to life; then what makes you feel he wouldn’t do the same for you?

Let me ask you again, “ What makes you feel Jehovah and Jesus wouldn’t do the same for you?” 

Truly I tell you today, John 17:3 says he will for you Little Hearts

Have a wonderful day. James Lynch ( Writer and Podcaster) 1 Corinthians  15: 12- 20

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Mesmi Introspective Music repost

This Mesmi Introspective Music Part 1 article was originally posted on November 7, 2016 The videos have been removed but you can find them here
The Introspective Music of The Mesmi Song Story

Why is Introspection Important?

Dictionary.com defines introspection as ‘observation or examination of one’s own mental and emotional state, mental processes, etc.; the act of looking within oneself.’

You are involved with some pretty deep thinking.

If people go extended periods of avoiding introspective thinking, at what rate of speed will that person grow? Physically our bodies will grow of course, but how about mentally? Then there is the EQ (emotional quotient), that affects us more than our ability to read and write; or add and subtract. We need to be able to recognize and even harder sometimes decipher how our emotions are affecting our mental health. Our relationships with others require us to be able to be understanding and considerate of the people around us.

We do not need to know how to solve (IQ) an advanced calculus problem to have positive interactions with others, but we do need to know how to be aware of how to treat others (EQ) so as to promote and maintain amicable interactions. In order to be a friend to others, would you agree you should be a friend to yourself first?

In other words, “truly love yourself.” This is where EQ and introspective mirror (manner of speaking) viewing comes in.

This introspective look is what Mesmi has done and shared it in an impressive story and song album!

The Introspection of The Mesmi Song Story

Mesmi song story has brought her album to life with the mind’s deep pondering of what is really worthwhile and valuable.

Think of a time when you said to someone, “Your thoughts are important to me.” Yes, that’s the EQ active mind at work in you. You are aware of your feelings and recognize the feelings of others even to express such genuine words. Sounds also like we are describing a quality of love doesn’t it?

Mesmi expresses real, introspective, and positive thoughts. Some listeners will go away saying: “Mesmi has a beautiful mind and heart.”

This melodious songstress is taking the time to think through the meaning of life. When a person contemplates a subject like oneself as deeply as Mesmi has with the heart (EQ), many of the readers here will attest that something extraordinary happens!

Hey, for musicians, a creation of a song happens!

Now to introduce you to Mesmi’s creation, her children if you will:

(I AM (WHERE) I AM) MESMI SONG STORY

Intro

Heart So Full

Heart So Full – Song Audio Stream

LTBM

LTBM -Song Audio Stream

Afraid of Anything

Afraid of Anything -Song Audio Stream

Ways to Support Mesmi Music

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Introspection is Understanding the Journey

As you walk in Mesmi’s shoes, you most likely appreciate this introspective side of Mesmi that created these songs of her life. Do you identify with her journey? Did you take at least one positive point from her songs? Two or three from each song you say? Very fine.

Therefore, in your next introspection session, you may reflect back on the sincere expressions in Mesmi (I AM (WHERE) I AM) song story. If her music touched your heart, then it is hoped your heart so full will share it with others.

The Introspective Music of Mesmi Song Story
Part II Interview with Mesmi

Getting to know Mesmi the Musician

Mesmi – Getting to know the Journey Tree Songstress.

Mesmi states this on her music channel:

Almost two years ago today, I had my very first show where I got to experience the joy of playing my own tunes with other musicians.

“I was so touched by the beauty of people that first night, coming back home from the show and reading each tag; somehow, that sense has only grown stronger with time, as I went through and photographed each one for this last album project. It is with a touched heart that I present to you the final #IAWIA video, bringing the EP ( i am (where ) i am ) to a close.”
The Interview: Getting to know Mesmi the Musician (June 4, 2017)

1) Hi Mesmi, How many instruments do you play?

I mainly play piano and guitar (and sing). In the past, I’ve played some violin, clarinet and erhu, but I’m likely pretty horrible at all those now.

2) Mesmi, You have been recognized with awards over the years

2016 GRAMMY Amplifier Top 10 Finalist
2015 “The Deli” Magazine Artist of the Month
2014 International Songwriting Competition Semifinalist out of over 18,000 entries

Will you share a bit more on what was involved with winning such accreditation?

Sure. To me, songwriting is as important and as much a part of what I do as performing or singing, so The International Songwriting Competition was definitely something I wanted to try. I entered my song “Bright Shining Lights,” a track from my first 3P, and was very happy to discover months later that it had gotten through to the semifinals of the competition!

Later in 2015, I was nominated for “The Deli” Magazine’s Artist of the Month by an editor at the Los Angeles branch, Ryan Mo. He had come across my single, “Gloria,” and written a review on it earlier. Thanks to him and the support of many wonderful people, I had the opportunity to win that award. The GRAMMY Amplifier Contest was similar and was also for “Gloria.”

Those last two awards were especially heartwarming because “Gloria” was the first song that was me expressing on a deeper personal level, as well as the first single where I did absolutely everything. I always write and perform my own songs, but this time I also produced, recorded and mixed the record. General listeners probably don’t know all the stages and hours it takes to get that final product, and I didn’t before either!, but somehow within those years since I first started, I learned much more the process and was able to create something that luckily others seemed to like as well.

3) Do you ever collaborate with other musicians?

Yes, I’ve done several collaborations. A number of them have come from invitations from EDM/electronic producers, some of which have been released and some of which haven’t, but you can find a good few out online.

4) In your experience with the music profession, would you share some of the situations you have faced to get the word out about you?

That’s always the major dilemma, as an independent musician. You’re constantly learning, and meanwhile, the landscape is constantly changing. With technology and the music industry especially, things are often very uncertain, and with music itself, there’s just so much already easily available out there that to stand out from the crowd without a huge budget or some kind of “in” connection is really tough. Even the major record labels don’t have a foolproof way!

As an indie artist though, you’re usually wearing all the different hats and using your own resources, very much an “army of one” scenario, so you just try to keep up and figure out which one will be the best; this can be frustrating, as I find that all too often I’m spending time and thought on the business side more than the creative! I kind of dream of the day when I can pass the bulk of that off to some trusted team member.

But I know that my situation is very common to most indie artists or really any entrepreneurial creative, and I’m extremely thankful to be doing what I’m doing, to learned what I have learned and for the opportunities the internet does provide, the listeners it has allowed me to meet. There really is so much that you ultimately can’t control, so I try to stay focused simply on making good music (whatever that means and improving as a songwriter and musician.

5) What is your songwriting process? Where does your inspiration come from?

Each song is different, and as I’ve grown as a musician, I think my songwriting process has slightly changed or grown as well. Words and meaning are important to me, so I’m quite lyrics-intensive, and phrases will often pop into my head randomly. I’ll write them down on whatever’s available and try to go back and look through them periodically. The same with melodies or music arrangements — a lot of those tend to come to me when I’m about to fall asleep or waking up, so I’ve learned to keep a recording device next to my bed!

Like most songwriters will tell you, inspiration comes from everywhere Daily life, things you overhear, things you feel, experiences with friends, family, a random meeting at the bar, or just everyday ideas/sights, like the way the sun suddenly hits as it comes through the clouds. Songs are such interesting things, and I’m always learning about them and trying to do them justice.

6) Do you have any other hobbies besides music?

Well, first I’d just like to note that music at this point is a little more than a hobby :), but in terms of things I enjoy besides music, there is plenty. I enjoy art, drawing and painting, cooking, crafting — if I had more time, I’d love to pick up more skills in woodwork, ceramics and textiles. I’ve always really liked making things, especially with my hands. I also enjoy nature, learning, exploring cultures, and I’ve been a voracious reader since I was very young. I’d get in trouble for it!

7) What effect would you like for your music to have on people? For example; do you just want people to relax and have a real good time or is there some message?

It’s not like every song I write has an agenda, but to me, music is a very meaningful thing, so I hope the songs I make can be meaningful for other people too. Whether it’s just for them to release and relax or to have something deeper depends on the song, though I have to admit at this stage my music probably tends to skew toward the latter.

8) Mesmi, I always like to ask if there’s a question you wish someone would ask but they never do? Please share with us the question.

I can’t think of one right now, but ask me again in a year?

9) Why do you feel music is important in your life and others?

Ooh I’d love to ask this question to other people actually! I always wonder how important music is to people in general nowadays. It would be great to do a survey on this!

Music, for me, though… It’s a big question. I find that it in its expression, it has elements of freedom, of healing, of crossing borders. For me, it has done all these things, and from that is probably why I feel it could be valuable to others. I love that even when you don’t feel like being with anyone else, you can feel like being with a song.

10) Any events and shows planned for the year 2017? List as many small coffee houses & large venues as you like!

Wow I’m out of it. For a second, I thought, “2017?” Yet 2017 is already going by so fast. It feels like a strange year that way!

Last year I was really preoccupied with finishing my EP, ( i am ( where ) i am ), which contained a number of songs from when I started out. The project kept getting backed up, but I finally got to put it out in the fall. As you can imagine, a lot of material got backed up in the meantime.

So now I’m focusing on the project that was growing while completing iawia, and a lot of my time will be spent working on that. I did a festival earlier in March and have some dates coming up, but I mostly plan on trying out some things by performing a bunch on the Santa Monica pier this summer. Come say hi if you’re around!

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing shows in different regions for a while now, though, so you never know where I might pop up! If you’d like to stay updated on the new project or catch a show when I’m nearby, it’s best to follow me on Songkick, check my website, or connect with me on my social channels.
Thank you Mesmi for your time and deeply moving songs/stories! We wish you all the best!

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Kellie-Anne Poirier More Than a Beautiful Song

Kellie-Anne Poirier has More Than a Beautiful Song

What Music Lovers Notice

Kellie-Anne Poirier, this Canadian singer will catch your attention by any melody of your choosing.

This article interview was posted originally on April 22, 2018.

The National magazine, in the Arts & Culture section, states she “could be the next big name in world music if her inclusion in the Canadian television version of The Voice Kids is anything to go by.”

Kellie’s new 2018 song, “Beautiful in My Eyes” is one song you will want to make time for a listen on Spotify. While she is 15 years of age, the song truly puts her rich voice on display. The maturity of her voice and the lyrics will, as I mentioned in the onset of this article, catch your attention.

Her Youtube channel has originals and cover songs of some award-winning artists.
Kellie-Anne Poirier Answers from the Mind and Heart

Have you had the chance to enjoy this young lady’s music before today?
Well, here at the Product of Culture website we have something else you will enjoy and find quite interesting.

Kellie-Anne Poirier, was gracious in answering a few questions about her music and life. It is nice to have you Perceptive Readers wide open eyes; let us begin, shall we, with the interview.

Kellie-Anne Poirier’s answers are in green.

What is your songwriting process? Where does your inspiration come from?

My songwriting process usually begins with some sort of inspiration from experiences I have. I like to write my songs based on things that affect me, affect others, make me or my loved ones happy, inspire me, or even make me or people I care about, sad. My inspiration comes from people, events, experiences, nature etc.

How many instruments do you play?

I play the guitar and the piano.

It is my understanding your singing has received significant “propers,” as they say, from well-respected music enthusiast. Would you like to name a few?

I participated in the Voice kids, therefore the coaches themselves. I also collaborated with many songwriters, some of which had their songs played in many ABC and NBC tv shows. My music was also heard by record labels and many producers but I can’t name them because of confidential agreements.

You have talked about collaborating with musicians. Is there a specific musician skill you would like to have for a certain song? For example, like the harp or piano for instance. Feel free to express details.

I love instruments and wish I could play them all! However I love the violin and all orchestral, powerful instruments. I also love the ukulele and would like to learn the bass for better production. Lastly I also adore producing my own music, therefore learning to manipulate softwares and my keyboard-working station with more knowledge is one of my goals for the future!

How do you relax? What fun activities are at the top of your list?

I love to relax and spend quality time with my family and friends. Socializing for me is the most important thing and being mindful of where I am, is too. I love to try new things and live memorable experiences with the people I love. I also love a good Netflix and chill day and baking sweet treats.

What effect would you like for your music to have on people? For example; do you want people to relax and have a really good time or is there some message?

I would love my music to have an inspirational effect on people. I want to help people be more confident in their own skin and live their lives to the fullest without anything getting in their way. I want to make a difference in the world and raise awareness about important topics such as violence, diseases etc. I also want to entertain people, make them smile and dance of course.

I always like to ask if there’s a question you wish someone would ask but they never do? Would you like to share such a question with us?

I definitely love to get to know people, and I often feel that people don’t know enough about me and my family. I also would like people to ask me more about the true meaning behind my lyrics and songs. I write about very deep things and I feel that not everyone knows the true meanings.

Why do you feel music is important in your life and others?

Music is the key to all emotions and feelings. From making people happy, to making them recognize their mistakes, or inspiring them to be better people- music has it all. It helps people understand themselves and can put you in the best mood ever. Music can truly change people’s lives.

Do you have performances planned for this 2018 year?

This year I am planning to perform at the jersey shore festival, I have performances planned this summer for events in my home-town. I also always love to perform at open mic’s, restaurants and am hoping to go back to Nashville sometime this year.

Thank you so much Kellie-Anne for sharing your thoughts with us today.

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Paisley Park Happy Wednesday Throughout Your Day

Paisley Park Happy Throughout Your Day

This article was originally posted October 23, 2019

Dear Perceptive Readers I wish you Happy Wednesday! It sometimes cracks me up to think about the way some people really get into saying it. You wonder just how many cups of coffee they ingested that morning; or took a shower in it!

During the autumn season, I shared some music and documentary videos about Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016). You can find a lot more interviews and how people feel about this talented musician who is no longer with us by visiting his official website and instagram accounts.
Prince’s Home

Paisley Park was the home and production studio for Prince. I just love how people knew it was Prince’s private sanctuary. It felt the same way for the ones who were able to visit there. There is an expression that can be applied in this home setting; “Paisley Park has Prince’s personality all over it” It means that if you have been enthralled with Prince’s music and style over the decades, then his private sanctuary will be no exception when you go to visit it.

What did you just say? Prince, Sanctuary, Home, Visit, What?!

Ah, yes, read on perceptive and music loving ones.
Paisley Park Tours and Tickets

I’m pleased to share with you on this Happy Wednesday there is a Paisley Park Experience! You can also get tickets for tours! The tours in 2019 are continuing throughout to November 30, 2019. Listed are choices for the experience.

The Paisley Park Experience

The VIP Experience
The Ultimate Experience
Paisley Park After Dark
The Beautiful Ones, Official Release Party November 1, 2019 is SOLD OUT
Prince’s Reflection

There is a lot of music Prince wrote that would take a long time to come for one’s who adore Prince’s compositions from the vault that he spent days at a time adding to it. A tune here, a beat there, and a masterpiece for the present.

Enjoy “Reflection”

It was in 2004, Prince expressed (blended) his love for Manuela Testolini, within such a masterpiece from memories of his mother and youth.

This tender hearted man chose Wendy Melvoin ( Revolution 1979 – 1986 Band member) to perform with him on the Tavis Smiley Show.

With that said, I will wish you Perceptive Readers a Paisley Park Happy Wednesday!