Posts in Life
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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