Reaching Live Music Nirvana: Music Festivals

Since practically the beginnings of human history, we have gathered to celebrate life, fortune, and prosperity - to share ideas, culture, and food, and most importantly, a moment in time. With the forever changing world, societal influences (political or nonpolitical), and technological advancements, this gathering, today, has ultimately manifested into one particular entity in mainstream modern culture. Imagine a crowd of thousands, all dressed in urban-island castaway get-ups, relentlessly fist pounding to the music of their favorite artists in hopes of reaching sonic nirvana. I like to call it the Music Festival Culture.

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Gentrification: Brandon's and Amber's Stories

If you’ve ever lived near or been to a big city, chances are you’ve experienced gentrification in one form or another. You know those trendy little neighborhoods with the newly renovated buildings that were once abandoned or sitting idle? The organic coffee shops where the coffee is brewed using Bunsen burners, or the Asian fusion restaurant with the excessive amount of hanging industrial lights that uses only locally grown ingredients? The area where if you walk a couple blocks over you’ll find “hidden” graffiti-ridden, boarded home or dilapidated buildings still occupied by residents? From San Francisco to New York City, and every major city in between, you can find these areas.

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10 Disruptive Technologies and Ideas That Could Bring an End to the Age of Oil

The other day, I came cross the video below from Bloomberg entitled 'Another Oil Crash is Coming, and There May Be No Recovery'. To summarize it quickly, it starts off by revealing a little bit of information about the ever-elongated estimate of 'Peak Oil', followed by concisely mentioning our realization that we have more petroleum resources than we originally established due to new recovery methods, then finally how it's possible, from the creator's perspective, that electric vehicles could expedite the process of yet another oil crash eventually bringing about our fallout from the 'Age of Oil'. Check it out.

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The Growth of 'Ye and Me - A Review of Kanye West's Albums Including T.L.O.P

As much of the world would agree, pleasantly or unpleasantly, the almighty Yeezus is a creative God. Needless to say, T.L.O.P. is yet another extension of his abilities. A 'gospel' tribute to his faults, sorrow, acceptance of these, and egotism included in the wonderful world that is Ye. Listening to the album today, I couldn't help but reminisce from the instrumental echos of T.L.O.P. of my affair with Kanye's work from a youth to now, and the effect that it's had on my life.

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