How Most Popular Music Keeps You In An Unconscious Egoic State

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Many of us don’t realize it but much of the popular music out there isn’t doing our consciousness much good. And it has been built that way for a reason. I’m passionate about this issue because my purpose is in waking up human beings so that we can thrive. This is a big part of it.

Picture yourself at a concert listening to a guitarist who has mastered his/her craft, bleeding their heart and soul into the rhythm, feel and vibe of the music they are playing. You connect with it, your heart begins to feel it.

Now imagine yourself at a pop music concert. The artist has a digital track or CD with their recording and beats playing off in the background and they are likely lip-syncing while they ‘sing’ to you. Everyone is watching in a hypnotized state of awe as they are star struck.

What’s the difference here? The 2nd scenario draws crowds in by the millions from city to city and yet very little musical talent or passion is displayed, while the other may or may not draw such crowds yet the experience is one of lasting fulfillment.

Why has much of pop music today stopped featuring human played instruments? Sure, samples or synth instruments make up the beats, but the soul from a human playing out a whole song is pretty well gone, isn’t it?

Sure this isn’t the case in all genres, but think about what’s primarily popular today, the mega stars such as the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Drake, Kanye, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber etc. It’s, what feel like, empty beats..

It’s not just instrumentals though, the lyrical content and overall passion of many artists seems to be replaced with watered down acts that ‘get it done’ but without a strive for quality that elicits genuine connection and emotion. Why?

Well, it’s simple. In many cases these once passionate individuals are made into products that push cultures, ego, and unconsciousness. And that’s the agenda.

And it’s done that way right from the engineering booth with subliminals.

The goal appears to be to push people into an egoic state and keep them there. To those pushing the agenda, the less we can remind ourselves how to live from the heart, the better. And that’s why much of the music goes in the direction it does today and why we’re left without feeling, and instead with catchy chimes stuck in our heads playing over and over.

My First Taste Of It

When I was about 14 years old I began to witness what was one of the most viral cultural takeovers, if not the most, of all time. I was in high school, and suddenly everyone began to listen to the same music, dress exactly the same, talk exactly the same, strive for exactly the same things and treat people in the same way. Baggy clothes became the style and weed became the past time, it still is one of the most evidential things I’ve ever seen.

When I first started hearing much of the music that was popular at that time hit the radio I felt something weird. I couldn’t quite explain it to people but I certainly didn’t hold back sharing my opinion. There was something… numbing about it and it was making people do things. Like I mentioned above, in a very, very short time frame when the rise of the popular rap and hip hop scene came into fruition (not to be confused with regular ol’ rap and hip hop and the underground stuff) everything started to change for multiple generations in a HUGE way. It was like a rabid virus struck into the minds of 12 – 30 year olds and took over everything about them.

I watched as my friends, and most people in my last year of elementary school and into high school, seemingly overnight became enthralled with the mass cultural take over of the rising poppy rap and hip hop industry. Language became vulgar and words took on all new meanings. No one respected authority or teachers. Everyone was trying to be the biggest badass possible. Guys wore 5-7 layers of t-shirts under baggy school dress shirts. Timberlands on everyone’s feet. People were popping gold plastic grills into their mouth. This wasn’t just taken up by one race or another, or one gender, it was everyone in a pretty wide age gap.

How did something like this happen so heavily, quickly and virally? And last for over a decade? There is quite a big agenda behind this and I’ve always wanted to prove it. For years I sought out people in the industry who could confirm my suspicions. That much of this music contained subliminals that would essentially brainwash people into doing things that would change our behaviour and lock us into egoic consciousness. Eventually I started to find those industry people who could confirm that, and it’s incredible the stories I’ve heard.

The Truth Became Clearer

Then I met Dulce Ruby. She is an international meditation guide and artist who was once a very successful model who innocently ended up in elite circles, around many of these huge pop stars and industry people. She has seen a lot and agreed to sit down and speak about it on the Collective Evolution podcast.

We spoke about the agenda the music industry is pushing forth, where it comes from and how it’s done. We talked about rituals and how they take place, as well as what it means to truly ‘sell your soul.’

Key Podcast Notes 

  • This musical manipulation isn’t happening in just one genre of music, it happens in many
  • Many of the stars didn’t quite realize what they were agreeing to
  • What a music industry ritual looks and more importantly FEELS like
  • It’s best to cut this out of your life than to keep exposing yourself to it
  • The deeper reason why this happens and what we can consciously take from it

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LGBT "bully brigade" forces Mike Huckabee off a country music charity board by invoking their usual tactics of hatred and intolerance

Image: LGBT “bully brigade” forces Mike Huckabee off a country music charity board by invoking their usual tactics of hatred and intolerance

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Not even one full day after he was appointed to the board of directors of the Country Music Association’s CMA Foundation, former Arkansas Governor and two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee resigned from his post, citing a barrage of bullying from the LGBT mafia over his religious and political beliefs.

A music-lover with some impressive guitar skills of his own, Huckabee had been chosen to help steer the CMA Foundation, which is dedicated to bringing the joys of music to children everywhere – including the less-fortunate. But LGBT hatred towards Huckabee simply wouldn’t tolerate his presence within the organization, as evidenced by the many Nashville music executives and activists who assaulted him on Twitter.

In a personal letter of resignation that was published by The Tennessean, Huckabee lamented the fact that a group which claims to support an agenda of “Love Trumps Hate” seems to always engage in the exact opposite whenever confronted with what it deems as opposing viewpoints.

“I hope this will end the unnecessary distraction and deterrent to the core mission of the Foundation which is to help kids acquire musical instruments and have an opportunity to participate in music programs as students,” Huckabee wrote about his resignation, highlighting how LGBT politics and mafia-like bullying is once again interfering in a humanitarian effort that should be apolitical for the benefit of all children.

“Until recently, the arts was the one place America could set aside political, geographical, racial, religious, and economic barriers and come together. If the arts community becomes part of the polarization instead of bridging communities and people over the power of civil norms as reflected in the arts, then we as a civilization may not be long for this earth.”

The radical Left has ruined country music… is there anything they haven’t contaminated or destroyed with their unbounded bigotry?

There was also a time when country music was a type of safe haven of conservative ideals – or at least a place where they weren’t scorned, mocked, and treated with contempt and disdain. But this is apparently no longer the case, as the CMA seems to have been co-opted by the LGBT mafia, even at its highest levels.

Jason Owen, co-president of Monument Records, a country music label that has an occult obelisk for its logo, and owner of Sandbox Entertainment, a country music marketing firm, is one such LGBT extremist. An openly gay man who’s married to another man, currently has a son, and is looking to adopt twins, Owen reportedly wrote to CMA CEO Sarah Trahern and CMA Foundation executive Tiffany Kerns asking them to remove Huckabee from his post.

Huckabee was also bombarded with all sorts of vile, hateful messages via his social media accounts – with messages so extreme that he didn’t even have to be let go. Rather than have to face such threats against not only himself but also his family, Huckabee decided that it would be best to simply part ways before even getting started, but not without letting the world know the truth.

“Since I will not be able to continue in what I had hoped to be useful service in this endeavor, I wanted to at least put some things on the record,” Huckabee wrote in his resignation letter, explaining how he was the type of poor, under-privileged, music-loving child who was helped by the likes of the CMA Foundation back when he was a child.

“I have no expectation that it will change the irrational vitriol directed toward you or me for my religious or political views that necessitated my abrupt departure, but I want you to know what you would never know by reading intolerant and vicious statements on the internet about who I am or what led me to want to be a part of your efforts to empower kids with the gift of music.”

His entire letter can be read at this link.

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Introducing the BBVA Music Sessions: Luke Pell

Luke Pell is not just a reality tv star from the show “The Bachelorette.” The 33-year-old country singer and guitarist is the next up and coming country star, having released a debut EP, and is currently on the road in support of the release.

Pell’s catchy, can’t-get-out-of-your-head ballad “Ballcaps & Blue Jeans” has been streamed almost 700,000 times on Spotify since its release, and other singles “Things I’ve Loved & Lost” and “Pretty Close” are trailing close behind. For having just making his musical debut in 2017, the numbers are already impressive and Pell is part of a genre where he has true, dedicated fans that support him.

Related: 5 things you didn’t know about Luke Pell 

On April 11, AXS is partnering up with BBVA for a new music series titled BBVA Music Sessions, and country heartthrob Luke Pell is slated to be the first performer. To watch Pell live in an intimate private VIP setting from the Renaissance Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas on April 11, follow AXS on Facebook to catch the broadcast. Click here to follow and tune back into AXS for more Luke Pell news and updates. 


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Interview: HALFNOISE frontman Zac Farro talks new music, headline tour


HALFNOISE frontman Zac Farro has lived more lives than many of us – and he’s still only in his 20s.

At age fourteen, Farro was one of the co-founders and drummer of indie-rock favorite and one of the biggest bands in the world Paramore. After growing up in a rock band like Paramore, Farro decided to branch out on his own, leaving the band in 2010 in search of his own musical voice and to break away from some of the pitfalls of a young rock star. Farro then created what began as a one-man solo project HALFNOISE, where the budding artist discovered that voice he was searching for, as well as some songwriting chops.

Even with the success and critical acclaim of HALFNOISE, a much wiser and seasoned Farro mended fences with his old bandmates when he recorded a new album and toured with Paramore in 2017. All the while continuing to grow his own band and music.

Now, HALFNOISE (which has swelled to five members) continue their musical evolution with new music. In between his current touring commitments with Paramore, Farro and HALFNOISE recently dropped the single “Flowerss,” and are headlining a string of upcoming live shows.

AXS recently caught up with Zac Farro for a quick chat as HALFNOISE prepared to hit the road and fine-tune their new EP.

AXS: You were part of one of the most successful indie bands (Paramore) around, but you decided to walk away for a bit and create HALFNOISE. What was drawing you to start a new band?

Zac Farro: I wanted to try my hand at writing and making songs of my own. I wasn’t really in the mix with songwriting back then and had always wanted to explore that more. 

AXS: By age 14 you were playing in a band. What music that you listened to as a young musician has most influenced HALFNOISE?

ZF: There are three that were huge for me, The Strokes, The Beatles and Radiohead.

AXS: Nashville is your home these days, which has exploded over the past few years. Has the music scene changed more than the mega-machine that’s country music in Nashville?

ZF: The scene is completely different than the one I grew up in here locally – every time I come back from a tour there is a different restaurant or band or new spot in our hood, it’s just exploding. With that comes a lot of new artistic energy and influence and I think that’s a super positive thing for Nashville right now.

AXS: The new single, “Flowerss” is out right now. What are some of the themes on this new release?

ZF: This EP is definitely more guitar-driven, straightforward, and hits you a bit more immediately. Lyrically and melodically, I worked to stretch myself more than I ever had before.

AXS: You have a string of HALFNOISE live dates coming up. What’s it like playing the new material live?

ZF: It’s incredible, we love it, the songs are connecting already so well, and some of those songs aren’t even out yet. It’s so awesome to see a song connect with a crowd, and I think that’s now influenced me to think about that feeling as we now go in to record. 

AXS: Best live show you ever saw that made you want to get into music?

ZF: Honestly, when I was a kid, I remember just seeing local bands around and musicians playing, and it made me want to do the same, it made me want to play music with my friends.

HALFNOISE hit the road with shows in Southern California in March and an upcoming AXS show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on May 8. More tour dates in Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, and others to be announced soon.

“Flowerss” is the first single off the band’s latest EP of the same name that is due for release in May.

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Urban beekeeper using bee sounds and honey to make experimental music (Video)

Wrapping our heads around the scale and huge impact of colony collapse disorder on global bee populations is a difficult task. After all, cold, dry facts and statistics don’t always get us to truly realize how terrible it would be in a world without bees.

That’s where artists like UK-based Bioni Samp come in. Samp, who is a life-long bee enthusiast, is also an urban beekeeper who creates experimental electronic music using a blend of digital tools, as well as sounds recorded from his bee colonies. Watch him in action in this short BBC film, The Resistance of Honey:

Samp’s abstract music sounds much like how you might imagine coming from the depths of a beehive: deep, droning and instinctual. But beyond the novelty of such sounds, Samp (not his real name) explains on Motherboard that he has a greater mission — simultaneously raising awareness about colony collapse disorder, using a more roundabout (rather than direct action) method:

If I went around with a Greenpeace badge on and started shouting about deforestation, people quickly tire of that, it doesn’t really connect with people. So I worked around the idea of presenting something that’s got an underlying ecological message, but it’s put over in a way which interest geeks and people interested in electronic music and computing.

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In addition to using digital tools, Samp builds his own custom-made oscillator equipment to help create his music, such as the quirkily named Electronic Beesmoker, BeeVerb, BFX, and the Binaural Beeframe.

Using these tools, Samp records and analyzes the various frequencies that bees make, from the sounds of bee drones at work, to the soothing “songs” that bee queen will emit when they want to “heal” and calm things down in the hive. One of Samp’s biggest discoveries was that honey could act as a resistor:

I [listen] to honey and I like to hear how it sounds. Honey has a 17 percent water content, which makes it a great conductor or resistor. So in my synthesizers here I’ve put in some electrodes into this honey [from my bee colonies], and this enables me to listen to the sound of the honey. Just as each colony of bees sounds different, each type of honey sounds different. So this honey has its own sound.

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Samp harvests these diverse sonic elements, including the “organic elements” from the sounds of different kinds of honey, which are then incorporated into his compositions. So far, Samp has performed all over Europe in various artsy, experimental and ecological festivals (usually in a beekeeping suit, no less), and he has a future album and a book on alternative beekeeping in the works.

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While the music itself might not please everyone’s ears, that in itself is not the point. Samp’s ongoing efforts to cultivate bees and a widespread appreciation for them is the epitome of great art: taking something so practical and satisfying, such as urban beekeeping, and intertwining it with something that is boldly artistic and yet also conveys an important environmental message too. To see and hear more, visit Bioni Samp’s website, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

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Gay BDSM-themed music video lands Russian aviation cadets in hot water

The video, uploaded on YouTube on Monday by user Aleks Jigurdinski, shows muscular young men dressed in underwear and occasional accessories like ties and leather straps dancing to the tune of 2002 hit ‘Satisfaction’ by Italian DJ Benni Benassi.

The actors twerk, eat bananas, hug each other and otherwise mimic the original music video, which features a highly-sexualized all-female construction crew. The amature video was apparently meant as a ‘Not Safe For Work’ joke, considering that it was placed in the ‘humor’ category and flagged as age-restricted on YouTube.

The video was reported to the management of the Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation (UIGA), on the campus of which the video was apparently filmed. An investigation was launched into the “appalling clip,” according to a local media report.

“I have worked here for 20 years and this is the first such case. What a shame! We invest so much into people, and this is how they behave,” said Petr Timofeev, the head of the campus administration department of UIGA.

The institute, the oldest in Russia training professionals for civil aviation, is in Ulyanovsk, a large city in central Russia about 700km east of Moscow.

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