Friday, August 19, 2011


Today at work I composed a playlist entitled "Good Hearted Electronic Tunes." The goal was simple: To make myself feel happy as I ploughed through a long day.

Music has a huge amount of power and influence over our lives. Music is all around us, all the time. Because of the power that music has I am convinced that listening to positive music makes a huge difference in our mental states. While I am not about to quote you a list of sources I am going to take the word of my educated mother when she tells me that minor keys make people sad.

Think about it. Quickly compare some Death Cab with Owl City and you will see the difference instantly. Putting aside the insane amount of synth layers, you will notice that the driving melodies make you feel encouraged, happy and joyful as opposed to sad, reflected and all around chill.

Now, there is nothing wrong with mellow music, I myself am a complete fan of Death Cab and the like. But too much of anything is a bad thing.

You + Too Much Death Cab = A sad you...

In the same regard...

You + Too Much Owl City = Everyone wanting to punch you!

The math is simple. So, if you're listening to too much sad music switch it up a little and play this video...

and if you're listening to too much happy music try this one out for size...

Moderation in everything is the key.

Peace and Love, or else...

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Dear friends, I have to let you in on a personal pet peeve.

No elegantly worded introduction - My blood boils when I see the letters FML.

Think I am overreacting? Allow me to explain.

FML is common vernacular for this tech savvy generation. FML means Fuck My Life, it is a term used over and over again on social media websites by teenagers and adults alike, usually after an explanation of a less-than-desireable circumstance or event.

I am not some stiff who doesn't understand the meaning of the term in its correct context or who thinks that kids shouldn't be cussing, but rather I am a conscientious young person who is bugged at the idea of people taking their lives for granted when we should be thankful for the lives that we have been given.

In my personal opinion, feel free to agree or disagree, the phrase FML is unsophisticated, unintelligible and most of all, ungrateful. It is a dumbed down term that casts a shadow over the prosperity and blessing that most people using the term have experienced.

I don't need to whip out a bunch of statistics for you to comprehend the fact that you owning a computer puts you in richest x% of the worlds population. You know this already, now start being grateful for it. Start using it to empower those in your life. Start using this fact to change perceptions of your generation.

Your life is so much bigger than your FML's.

That's my rant. That's it. That's all.