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You’re with a group of acquaintances and they ask the group, “What’s something we don’t know about each other?” There’s always that one person who surprises the group with their answer; they met a celebrity, traveled all over the world, faced a dangerous situation, or they came close to fame. From everyone I met personally, I’m the only one with a shocking response; I had multiple occasions where I could’ve garnered fame. Here’s one of those occasions, and it’s one I think about every now and again.

One faithful day, 6-year-old me went to the mall with his parents to…


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Photo From The Stephen W. Terrell’s (Music) Web Blog

A 60s novelty one-hit-wonder.

It’s a quiet day in a little suburban home in 1966. A teenager is spending time in their room listening to all their records, and when they’re done they grab their radio to see what’s playing on the stations. They scroll through most of the stations until they land on airwave playing a Beatles song. The song is about to end, and they don’t touch the dial to see if they will play anything worthwhile. “That was the Beatles with Eleanor Rigby from their new album Revolver. Next up a song which has been making listeners…


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Reaching new heights for Nintendo‘s technical racer

Circa 2003 and a wide-eyed seven-year-old went to the store to get a new video game for their GameCube. Upon scrolling through all the potential games, they landed on a game with a character they’d seen in another game. It presented a character standing stoically at the top of the box art, clad in a red helmet and blue jacket. The game was F-Zero GX. The seven-year-old immediately grabbed the game and couldn’t wait to get home to play.

Once home, they inserted the game, quickly bypassed the title screen, went straight to the races (Grand Prix), selected the sapphire…


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This character looks all too familiar. Picture from amazon.

The art cover speaks for itself

2019 was a year of discovery. I started working for the city I live in, digging holes to place water pipes and plants, going to countless concerts with a friend (man, I miss those), getting ready to go back to college, and finding more of an interest in writing, and learning how to improve. No matter what I did, music was my epitome; it helped me escape the world I lived in. …


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Picture when I was 12 (left) and 16 (right). Picture from my parent’s catalog.

It’s vital

Have you wondered, I’m young and I have all these health problems, what’s the matter? It’s likely you eat poorly, lacking exercise, or you’re born with a hereditary condition. It happened to me three times. When I was overweight, had an inflamed appendix and kidney stone blockage.

My first health issue started from the moment I turned two. My family was real close to my grandparents, and there I would pick up eating habits would cause unnatural weight gain. My grandparents would tell me, “Do you want to eat more.” And of course I come back for seconds…


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Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash

Better than getting a sweet kiss from your honey

Ah, Valentine’s day, the one day of the year where people can express how much they love each other by giving flowers, cards, or chocolate. It also a holiday people can celebrate with others by having a massive party or special dinner, or where middle-aged moms can eat Ice Cream while indulging in hallmark channel movies.

Valentine’s Day began in 496 AD for patron saints and only celebrated it as a feast and didn’t involve romance. Valentine’s day didn’t become romantic until the fourteen century, when poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the…


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Chuck Berry shredding on the guitar. Picture by Observer.

They never stopped rocking and rolling.

1950 was an exciting year as a new music style called rock n roll started hitting the airwaves. The fast tempo and infectious instrumentation captivated the masses. Young adults and teenagers of the time loved it; it drove their parents mad. A new genre was born, and no one could stop its influence. Elvis (the dubbed king of rock n roll) brought accessible rock n roll to everyone, but few artists before him created and formed this music style. The mention artist defied rock music and made it the sensation it is today.

Chuck Berry


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Album art of their debut. Picture from Bandcamp.

The most interesting album of 2021 yet

From looking at the album cover, you’ll expect some Lo-Fi or psychedelic pop or rock, but when pressing play on the first song, you’ll presented with a enchanting ambient instrumental over someone throat singing, screaming, and memorizing singing. This is Sturle Dagsland, a duo comprising brothers Sturle (vocals) and Sjur (production roles) Dagsland from Norway. They started making music in 2016 and released Guaifing; the track has a harmonic and eastern appeal and showcases all Sturle vocal capabilities. His high pitch falsetto, growls, and throat singing. It sounds as if an ancient man…


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UPhoto by Irina Sergeeva on Unsplash

Alec was a junior in high school, and he noticed different parts of his body changing. Suddenly, he felt attracted to girls, and his friends did too. He never imagined gaining such a feeling. Alec and his friends would go around town- but mainly at school, and dare each other to speak to girls and ask them out. Alec was a very timid individual; he had difficulties talking to others, let alone girls. Alec’s friends kept pestering him on and on to speak to a girl in their class, and once he did, he changed his outlook on women forever.

Alexander Briseño

Edgy Hipster, I'm just a guy who enjoys music, books, film, animation, video games, and things about life.

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