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Showing posts from July, 2015

Scare Yourself, I dare you.

You read that right, I'm daring you to Scare yourself. No I don't mean by watching a horror movie, and putting yourself in danger. I mean it in a creative way, it will be exhilarating. This has happen to me twice thus far in the last couple of years, and I have totally grown from each time it has happened. The first time this happened was in the Summer of 2015, I got asked to play at a local festival called SOWEBO. At that point, I had always had a percussionist to perform with me, and I NEVER ask for a percussionist, unless I am able to pay them, this is purely out of respect for them and their time. So when I found out that this was a non-paying gig, I panicked a little, because I was not going to be able to pay someone to accompany me. To add fuel to this fire, I was not going to be on the "singer/songwriter" stage, I was placed on the Americana stage, right in between two full bands. I was shaking like a leaf, but I put my big boy pants on, got up there with my

The Nubian Racism Interview.

I had the honor of being contacted by Sudanese reporter Hana Baba for an interview on the NPR & PRI program "The World" on KALW, about the recent racist comments that were made recently to a Nubian soccer player in Egypt. The Full interview with Hana Baba Please Share, thank you. With Love Mosno

The Power of Music

I am blown away by this project,  it is brilliant, and it really does prove the POWER of music. VolsWagon & Discovery channel joined forces and were a part of this project called Sharks ReScored . Oh Man, you HAVE to check it out. They are using original music scores to actually help change the way you feel about Sharks. Like everything else on this planet, they are usually associated with not so nice things, but on top of that, the KIND of music that is played when ever they are on screen, actually helps evoke that emotion as well. So what does Sharks ReScored do? They play you a normal scene from a shark documentary, as they are swimming around, being..well, Sharks. When you move your mouse cursor to the left of the screen, you hear the typical sinister score you are accustom to, which makes you frightful of the scene. You move your cursor to the right, and you hear a much nicer score, and it TOTALLY changes the vibe of the video. Music is SUCH a powerful tool, I feel humb