Last night I had the opportunity to watch The Dirt, a Netflix biopic on the infamous 80s rock band Motley Crue. The book turned movie gave us a glimpse into the craziness of the bands plight to fame, struggle with drugs, and victory over an industry that is known to make or break people. I’m familiar with bassist Nikki Sixx as I follow him on most social media, various podcast, and glanced at Heroin Diaries. This film allowed me a peek into the lives of the Tommy, Vince and Mick to get some of the scoop. Anyone who loves the cru should visit Netflix to check it out and share their thoughts…and read the book.
Personally, I’m in love with music biopics; the world needs more of them! I think they feed the celebrity worship that this generation fiends for. I think they take us back to when we bought that first album or that first concert ticket and the nostalgia surfaces. I think they serve as inspiration to watch humble beginnings and stadium fantasy endings. I think they tie up lose ends for those who were forced to deal with their favorite band breaking up, or the death of a member. In my lifetime, I’ve seen a bunch of loosely done biography music movies and it introduced me to older artist. Anybody remember JLo in Selena? Who could forget Angela Bassett as Tina Turner in Whats Love Got To Do With It? What about Jersey Boys or Ray? Bohemian Rhapsody was a blockbuster and it brought together a shit ton of generations touched by Queen’s music. I see no down sides when it comes to these types of films as long as they do it while folks are alive to give their input (if they can).
Hoping for a Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Green Day doc soon! What are your thoughts? Hit me @dropajewel on twitter. #Doitnow
Every January, gyms all across North America are packed with people declaring to “get in shape” as a New Year’s resolution. Only God knows if we will take better physical care of our bodies in 2019. One thing we DO know for sure is that adding gym time to an already hectic work week doesn’t sound ideal. Hell, there are so many fad diets and online personal trainers available that it seems confusing to even know where to start. Cardio or weight training? Keto or Paleo? I came across a Pop Sugar article by Tamara Pridgett that talks about the role of cardio in fitness and sensible weight loss. Follow her Twitter @TamaraPridgett and stay fit.
First, let me preface this by saluting everyone world wide who is fighting the good fight against crohns disease. I was diagnosed in 2015, after years of medication for a mystery illness affecting my joints, eyes, and skin. The disease affects everyone differently, and can be super difficult to cope with. I came across this article/blog by Meghan Telpner on some tools she used in her healing journey. There is no cure for crohns (they say), but I believe in the healing and transforming of lives through the human spirit and the power of the most high God. Check out the article, and notice how much of these practices could be beneficial to your everyday life regardless of your situation. Spread light! #DoItNow
Another great piece from the good folks at Life Hack! I am a huge fan of the prayer and meditation combination, as it welcomes a solid solution to a less stressed life. Check it out some of the benefits of meditation and tips to help you on your journey here
Another great article from Life Hack. As I get older and look at all of my belongings, all I can see is STUFF! I have oodles of music (cassettes, vinyl, cds) as well as movies (VHS,DVD,Blu Ray) and at some point I realized…I don’t NEED any of this. With technology ever evolving, I can slide all of my electronic goodies onto my external hard drive. Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats hearing Black Dog on vinyl, but sometimes I feel like we use STUFF as security blankets. I often give away oodles of clothes to organizations such as Purple Heart and Salvation Army. This Life Hack article focuses more on the mindset aspect than the materialistic part, but I feel that these gems can be utilized however you see fit.
Check it out here.
I don’t have any tattoos. I’m an artist, and I choose inanimate objects as a medium because I am indecisive. I’m the type to get inked and then hate the art soon after. In any event, I came across an article by Sara Barnes showing some really creative cover ups for tattoos that were not so flattering. Check out the link below and share your thoughts.