Music to Galvanize Veterans

The Smashing Pumpkins just released a new music video for “Drum + Fife,” which serves as an allegory for veterans suffering from PTSD. It’s an issue that Corgan is clearly passionate about and he wants to make a difference.

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As a bonus, here’s JP Cormier HOMETOWN BATTLEFIELD Official Video!! A montage video of people who are affected by PTSD. Have compassion and gratitude for veterans today and everyday. Win or lose, “right or wrong” their sacrifices are what make your freedom possible.

Keep the Faith by BCee on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

It’s all just a matter of time. Nothing stays the same forever.

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

Jukebox Mary

Women Singers Who Rock are Inspiring

Did you ever decide you were going to turn off your rock and roll switch and keep it off forever? Maybe when you went to college, maybe when you had kids. Was there a day when you locked your boogie in the basement and became a fuddy duddy? Well I did. I became a scary version of all the female relatives that ever terrified me and it was no fun.

The reasons behind this seemed to be tied into being a girl. You see, some where along the line, things like dancing and lip-syncing to rock and roll went from cute girl playtime and exercise to “sexy” and “bad”.  A sin even. So, I “wasn’t allowed” to do them. I began to despise my body at age 12 and didn’t stop until I was in my 30’s.

Women Singers include Nancy Wilson of Heart

I was alternately trying to stuff all my curves and musical passions in a box while admiring women who have curves and rocked. People like Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart in this video from Kennedy Center where they Honor Led Zeppelin.

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are in the audience, getting a little misty.

If that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is. So why not rock? Seriously. Why?

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Women singers isn’t all that inspires me. Women who follow their passion and do it with flair play an important role in my life as well. Part of the justification and reasoning behind doing or not doing certain things in my life was prefaced by the belief that because I’m “just a girl”, I’m either “not allowed” or “not capable” of being any good. Especially not as good as the boys.

That’s why I love to surround myself with inspiring words and examples of women who rock. I post a lot of these photos on my Pinterest page to help me remember. Come check out the Galvanized Style board or Roller Derby. Follow iamgalvanized on Pinterest.

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Music to Destress While Studying for Final Exams

Many experts and students alike agree that music can be a great way to get destressed. In an piece titled Relaxation tips to de-stress your life during finals, Madison McIntyre writes:

Get your jam on. Make a playlist of your favorite songs with a quick beat. The music will help you accomplish homework and get you in the zone. Some people recommend instrumental music, I recommend anything that won’t lead to hours of lip synching.

Maybe you have kids in school who are being tested. This article Anxiety: How can we support our youth? has some words of wisdom for youth and adults alike. Mary McPhail Gray writes:

(Youth) should as much as possible have a chance to be physically active in a positive way — going for a run/walk, climbing/jumping to increase their body’s natural serotonins and provide a stress-relieving “high.”

Mary McPhail Gray also writes:

Favorite music that takes their minds off worries and good nutrition are additional ways to combat anxiety.

Below, take your choice of the How to Take a Test: RAP for kids and for the adults a hypnosis MP3 for test anxiety.

This Test Anxiety MP3 was recorded at a workshop for Orange Coast College Re-entry Students. Enjoy it free here and look for additional Hypnosis MP3s by Sheri Zampelli at various outlets such as iTunes and CD Baby.

Cycles by Raw Produce on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

“I said well daddy don’t you know that things go in cycles?”
“Back and forth, forth and back.”
That sums it up.

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

Jukebox Mary

Take That by Wiley & Chew Fu on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

Tell anyone who thinks you can’t do it anymore: “Take That!” and back it up with evidence.

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

Jukebox Mary

Carol Kaye: The Famous Bass Player You’ve Never Heard of or Seen

Carol Kaye, studio musician was the bassist for famous T.V. shows and musical acts. If you listened to The Doors, Sonny and Cher, the Beach Boys, or the Monkees; if you watched shows like Hawaii Five-0, M*A*S*H, The Brady Bunch or Wonder Woman, you heard Carol Kaye’s bassline.

“The note doesn’t have sex to it, you either play it good or you don’t play it good” said Kaye. “When you hear somebody with balls playing, that’s me.”