through the looking glass

a snapshot of my life, my inspirations, dreams, and what i'm listening to

I’ve been listening to Myndset for years now where I’m continuously blown away by his mixtapes and remixes. He effortlessly blends the songs together making each mixtape into one giant song. This mixtape isn’t particularly new but it is one of my favorites not only because of the songs but the theme of tape with is “A Miraculous Mynd” which begins with one of the most inspirational quotes I have ever heard. 

The only thing in the world that can take you to your goals in life is your mind. The ultimate creative capacity of the human brain may be, for all practical purposes they pointed out -infinite. For a moment, consider the things your mind has brought you: Everything you have. Your work, your relationship with your family and others, your philosophy of life all come to you using your mind. Now, I’m going to assume you have decided upon a goal. Your problem is, how do I achieve it? Look at it this way, your goal is in the future; your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach. This is a problem to solve. Successful people are not people without problems. They’re simply people who’ve learned to solve their problems. Living successfully, getting the things we want from life is a matter of solving the problems which stand between where we now are and the point we wish to reach. No one is without problems. They are a part of living. But just one great idea can completely revolutionize your work and as we saw, your life.Each of us has a tendency to underestimate his or her own abilities.We should realize that we have each within ourselves a reservoir of great ability. And it makes no difference whether you’re 17 or 70. Each time you write your goal on top of a sheet of paper don’t worry or become concerned about it. Think of it as only waiting to be reached, a problem only waiting to be solved. Face it with faith and bend all the great powers of your mind towards solving it. And believe me, solve you will.

Myndset’s music can be found free to download when you like him on Facebook or can be found on Soundcloud.

Very interesting article about the chemical process of love. That it isn’t an elusive perfection that is shown in movies but it is the small, daily moments between people who find a special connection between each other, as cheesy as it sounds. It can be the morning kiss between a husband and wife or it can be the short conversation with the barista at Starbucks.

             ” Like all emotions, love has a biochemical and physiological component. But unlike some of the other positive emotions, like joy or happiness, love cannot be kindled individually—it only exists in the physical connection between two people. Specifically, there are three players in the biological love system—mirror neurons, oxytocin, and vagal tone. Each involves connection and each contributes to those micro-moment of positivity resonance that Fredrickson calls love.” 

 

Mirror Neurons:  You’re literally on the same brain frequency with the person who you’re finding a connection with. Studies show that your brain waves mirror the other person, and can sometimes anticipate brain activity.

    “The mutual understanding and shared emotions, generated a micro-moment of love, which is a single act, performed by two brains”

 

Oxytocin(The love chemical): A small act of love between mother and infant for instance such as smiling, hugging, or eye contact, shows a rise in oxytocin in both of them.

Vagal Nerve(The Potential to Love- measureable) : The capacity of love isn’t static. The grow one’s ability to love more is done merely by stepping back and be less self centered and realize other peoples place in the world. 

    “Since vagal tone mediates social connections and bonds, people whose vagal tones increased were suddenly capable of experiencing more micro-moments of love in their days. Beyond that, their growing capacity to love more will translate into health benefits given that high vagal tone is associated with lowered risk of inflammation, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke.”

 

I definitely urge you to read the article. It was eye opening. To me, this answers the age old question of what love is.

The Coachella 2013 lineup has been released which gets Southern California in a tizzy every year. The perfect trifecta of music, celebrities, and fashion practically makes it our birthright.

Besides planning how you’re going to see Of Monsters and Men on the main stage while Wolfgang Gartner is throwing it down at the Sahara Tent (Warning: You’ll be making some of the toughest decisions of your lives), it will take months to plan 3 days worth of festival wear that will only end up in a mess of sweat and dirt. But it is so worth it. Here is some inspiration to get you started!

Meet Adventure Club. These boys from Canada have been making an impact in the states recently and played at the main stage at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. I would define their music as lyrical dubstep and not gonna lie their shiz is catchy. I know people who don’t even like dubstep and they love Adventure Club. I recently saw them at Yost Theater in south Orange County and really know how to put on a show pumping up a crowd that is unfamiliar with their music. They mix eclectic tracks, not the usual EDM that is over played at clubs. Mark my words they’ll be blowing up this coming year.

They offer free downloads of all their tracks on Sound Cloud (http://soundcloud.com/adventureclubdubstep) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AdventureClubDub).

7 Stages of Justin Beibers “Boyfriend” (A True Story)

1. Shock and Denial

I haven’t heard “The Whisper Song” in YEARS! I danced my ass to this at my high school Winter Formal. wait… this isn’t Ying Yang Twins

2. Pain

what? it’s JUSTIN BEIBER? you’re joking. why am i still listening when people with actual talent are on my iPod

3. Anger

HOW ARE YOU SO FAMOUS?!

4. Guilt

He’s famous because I’m still listening. It’s all my fault!

5. Bargaining

Maybe if I just listen to it for a second and at a really low volume

6. Depression

I think I contracted Bieber fever :(

7. Acceptance

 Fuck it, I’m blasting this song really loud i don’t care what anyone thinks!

Pogo is an Australian DJ who remixed sights and sounds from Bhutan, TIbet. You can really feel the culture and heart in the video.

This is part of his project to travel the world capturing sights, sounds, voices and chords, and use them to compose and shoot a track and video for each major culture of the world. It’s called World Remix and is funded solely by listeners. You can donate and receive his latest track and the funds go to him and and his crew to travel to the next part of world to film and record. Really an interesting endeavor fusing world culture, music, and cinemetography together.

Participate in their journey here : http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/663695822/pogo-presents-world-remix-tibet 

And watch more of his videos on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Fagottron

Pogo is an australian DJ who blew my mind with his remix and remake of Pixar’s Up into a music video using only the music from the movie and voices to seamlessly create a pretty solid song. Also, who doesn’t love UP?

I’m loving this countdown to Coachella thing i’ve been doing. It reminds me of all the amazing artists are gonna be there and giving me a chance to revisit them on my iPod. There’s nothing worse then outplaying a song you love that you’re sick of hearing it. But after a nice break its a total eargasm.

Point is, here is another Nero track remixed by Skrillex. I was obsessed with this song when it came out last summer where I played it on straight repeat. 

Day 3 @ Coachella

Countdown to Coachellaaa- 16 days

Nero-Day 3

If this song doesn’t make you wanna jump up and dance then you’re dead. Ridiculously catchy. Nero has more of a house dance music vibe this time around where dubstep is usually his jam.

Every time I hear this groove,

                          It makes me wanna move.”


amazing street artist by the name of Hopare from Paris!

View more of his work at: http://www.hopare.com/

Take the time to watch this amazing video from Invisible Children! 

Countdown to Coachella: 50 Days

Headlining Friday, Day 1: Swedish House Mafia- One (Your Name)

BOOM! This song is so epic. Everything Pharrell touches turns to gold, I’ve raved about Swedish House Mafia ever since they blew the top off at EDC 2010 and I’ve only gained more respect for them since then especially after watching their documentary Swedish House Mafia: Take One. It was genius of Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Steve Angello, already famous DJs in their own right, to collaborate together to make epic house/dance music. Now, they’re probably one of the highest paid performers in the industry especially after making history this past December when they were the first electronic act to perform at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

Bisous xx

thecultureofme:

photojojo:

Polaroid’s launched a Mac app that’s lets you turn any photo into a Polaroid.

You can play with 28 filters (8 are especially made to look like different Polaroid films), add frames and writing on your photos.

You can even print them out at full-res if you so please!

Polaroid’s Mac App Lets You Make Polaroids Out of Any Photo

Stop making this app, keep making film, Polaroid.

Dumb idea polaroid… Just make some more damn film so I don’t have to pay like 60$ for an expired cartridge

Countdown to Coachella : 51 days

Day 1, Friday: M83- We Own the Sky

Thank god the French-tastic M83 is finally getting some recognition in the US! Their critically acclaimed album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is a must listen. You might’ve heard “Midnight City” playing on your local radio station or in car commercials, however, it was this 2008 track is what made M83 show up on my radar. Sorry for not posting a newer track but it’s my blog and I’m a nostalgic motherfucker. 

To hear more of M83 http://soundcloud.com/m83

Bisous xx

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