New music video: ‘Echo’ by Monti and co-written by Josh Stevens (LMFAO, Calvin Harris, The Game)

Echo music video produced by Monti and Josh Stevens

Have you seen the new inspiring visuals by Los Angeles based artist Monti produced and co-written by Josh Stevens (LMFAO, Calvin Harris, The Game)? It’s worth the watch.

Monti’s music is empowering and lyrically thought-provoking. She sings about overcoming a life of hardships, including her experience in an abusive broken home filled with drugs and alcoholism. Monti has escaped a life of gangs, mental hospitals, groups homes… you name it. But she’s a survivor and her turbulent past is brilliantly conveyed in her debut song ‘Echo’ with moody synths and electro pop. Watch here:
 

Echo (Official Visual Video) Back Story:

 
Reggie Snowden is an aspiring fashion design student from Los Angeles, California.

 

After meeting and designing outfits for Josh Stevens, Reggie opened up about how he had to travel to and from school, up early mornings each day to take buses and trains from Inglewood to North Hollywood, Ca. All the while still juggling graveyard night shifts for work each evening.
 
Josh thought it was an inspiring and fascinating story. So he and Echo video director Matt Champagin gave Reggie a $50 budget and a camera, the Echo video is the result of Reggie’s story and truly beautiful perspective. It gives a raw up close look at Los Angeles.
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Now playing: ‘Neon Colors’ by Amaris Wenceslas | new music

Neon Colors available now on iTunes, Spotify and many more👽 bassnblues #outnow

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Every month Fromgirltogirl likes to try something new, including new music. In doing so, we discovered Swiss electro-pop artist Amaris’s album ‘Neon Colors.’ It features 11 tracks. When compared to other musicians, Amaris has a similar voice to Annie Lennox, Lorde, Lily Allen and Björk. Neon Colors released together with the new Geiko album ‘The Hollow’ November 2017.

You can listen to the album via the Neon Colors Spotify playlist. Highly recommend this album to those interested in female electronic dance music. Amaris is a fresh face with a great vibe.

About music artist Amaris Wenceslas

Amaris was born 1999 in Switzerland. She is not only a singer but also an author and actress – trained in drama, dance and classical singing. Follow her on Facebook to learn more.

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Now playing ‘Wish’ by Saycille | New Music

Be your own drug if you want to feel alive, start living. By the way, berating is not living.

Fromgirltogirl.com is checking out new music this year and couldn’t help but share the song ‘Wish’ by Saycille.

What we like about the song ‘Wish’

We like the upbeat music and the catchiness of the song. The music video is also beautiful… it is a peaceful bike ride and really makes one watching think of pleasant days and hope.

“I want to express whats in my heart, to make way for what’s in other
peoples hearts, where I believe we all share the same love for life
itself and our beautiful planet.” – Saycille said.

Watch wish now and let Fromgirltogirl know your thoughts:


You may also be interested in following Saycille on Facebook.

About Saycille

Born in a small town near Amsterdam in 1964, Saycille worked at various
jobs. After, at the age of 52, she lost her job at the home healthcare where a lot of clients felt isolated and alone, she worked as a volunteer at Tijd voor Meedoen (TvM) at the community centre, a project to enhance the self supportiveness of a community.

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Israeli government bans 26 activists groups for Palestinian Rights worldwide

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, the Israeli government released a list of six US organizations and 20 organizations worldwide whose activists will be barred from entering the Israel because of their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) in favor of Palestinian rights. What can we do about it?

Join us in calling on influential Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin to denounce this outrageous ban and tell Israel to lift it immediately.

As Americans, we have the right to voice against repressive Israeli policies because Israel gets over $3 billion of our tax dollars every year.

The six banned US groups are:

  • American Friends Service Committee
  • American Muslims for Palestine
  • CODEPINK
  • Jewish Voice for Peace
  • National Students for Justice in Palestine
  • US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Stop the oppression and violations of international law against the people of Palestine. Challenge Israeli policies of occupation and apartheid.

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The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land of Israel

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What is the No. 1 most commonly broken New Year’s resolution? Read here. | Fitness

Do you know the “lose weight and exercise more,” is the No. 1 most commonly broken New Year’s resolution? 60 percent of gym memberships bought in January are never used, which means a great amount of money and opportunity is wasted. The personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at  2018’s Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle.

If you made the same New Year’s resolution, don’t feel bad. This year Fromgirltogirl is attempting to lose weight and focus on strength training, see clips below and follow on Instagram:

Look where I ended up… where ended up. #chrisbrown / #Fitness

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To determine where Americans have the best chance of balancing a healthy diet with ample physical activity, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 34 key metrics. The data set ranges from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults.

Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle
1 Chicago, IL 91 Jersey City, NJ
2 Portland, OR 92 Memphis, TN
3 San Francisco, CA 93 Garland, TX
4 San Diego, CA 94 Laredo, TX
5 Seattle, WA 95 Arlington, TX
6 Madison, WI 96 Newark, NJ
7 New York, NY 97 Bakersfield, CA
8 Denver, CO 98 Irving, TX
9 Boise, ID 99 North Las Vegas, NV
10 Minneapolis, MN 100 Hialeah, FL

Best vs. Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle

  • New York has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.4500, which is 16.6 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.0271.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0599, which is 37.4 times more than in Cleveland, the city with the fewest at 0.0016.
  • Lincoln, Nebraska has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 185, which is 6 times more than in Bakersfield, California the city with the fewest at 31.
  • San Francisco has the highest number of dance schools (per square root of population), 0.0510, which is 36.4 times higher than in Fresno, California, the city with the lowest at 0.0014.
  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.5737, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.

View the full report and your city’s rank now.

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I love my #medicineball … easy 10 pound workout. #Fitness

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Now playing: Daep by Yaysh | Hip Hop

It’s a New Year and a great time to update music playlists with fresh tracks. A single for your listen is ‘Daep’ from pop/ hip hop artist Yaysh who themes her song on self-belief, sexuality, swag, and spiritual depth. In addition to the new single, she plans to release a series of singles, videos, and EPs in 2018 – Fromgirltogirl will definitely keep an eye out on this musical chameleon and LGBTQ rights advocate.

Her new single, “Daep” means beautiful in Vietnamese and consist of a low tempo dance song created from a freestyle. Daep is available now on Spotify. Yaysh sounds like Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliot, Pink, Fergie,and Iggy Azaelea.

About Yaysh

Whether you are a hip hop head, a pop snob or a LGBTQ adovocate, you will fall in love with Yaysh’s style. Not only does she sing and rap, but she also has a message: Society is basically good.

Asked to describe herself she replied with a grin: “Well..if Kanye West and Adele had a baby…I would be that baby..and Drake would be my cousin.”

Coining herself as a hybrid artist, she is both meditation yogi and music artist. She writes all her own music and is genuine to who she is. Yaysh is an avid meditation practitioner and student in Shambhala Buddhism and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Hailing from Colorado, Yaysh mainly grew up in Denver as a rebellious youth. Later she went to explore the world of music and freestyle on her lonesome as the music provided a way for her to express her angst and emotional depth as well as process her previous life of rebellion, moving to LA to work with a few music producers that lead to her main Troy “R8dio” Johnson (credits: Solange, Chris Brown, Why Don’t We).

“R8dio and I had a vibe. That is all I gotta say. That man is talented and he is also my friend. I am so thankful that we met. We are both spiritual people who live in this worldly world and we both make amazing music. Combined we are incredible.” From there the story continues.

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Christmas Music: Blakeley’s single ‘Holiday Vinyl’

New music: Holiday music from Blakeley for Christmas
Happy holidays! If you are picking up last-minute gifts for Christmas, give the gift of new music. Brooklyn pop artist Blakeley has a new single just in time for a merry Christmas. Blakeley’s ‘Holiday Vinyl’ is soaked in booze, snow, and in purring vocals that invert the Christmas winter wonderland into a revelation about loss, longing, and the kind of affection that only materializes after half a cup of Jack Daniels. We all have that kind of holiday sometimes.

What we like about Blakeley’s ‘Holiday Vinyl’ is the beautiful tension between the immaculate city adorned with ornaments, and a private loneliness that vacillates between love, neediness, and alcohol drenched desire. If you appreciate slow, languid guitar ballads, you will appreciate Blakely’s song and sonorous voice. Let us know what you think about the song and music video:

 

Blakeley Links

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New Music: Transform in White Light by Post Death

Post Death Band releases soundtrack Transform in White Light
Rock/ Pop. Industrial. Electronic. Experimental. Doomtronica and psychedelic music. These are all music genres that offer fresh material one’s ears can appreciate. The Post Death Soundtrack – ‘Transform in White Light’ is no exception to the rule. This brand new music video for the ‘Transform in White Light,’ is by the award-winning artist Shaun Friesen (Free Zen Design) with original album artwork by Kayla Aileen Brown. Taken from our 2016 full-length “The Unlearning Curve”, available  for FREE here: https://postdeathsoundtrack.bandcamp.com/

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New Music video for ‘Transform in White Light’ – A Post Death Soundtrack

To learn more and explore more new music, follow Post Death on Facebook today.

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FG2G Music Listen: Debut EP Liquid Smooth by Lunar Lander Dance Commander

Lunar Lander Dance Commander releases Debut EP Liquid Smooth. It is now available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify. Picture of the band displays.

As the holidays approach, Fromgirltogirl has been updating our music catalogue to make sure we keep the festivities going for the holiday season. That’s when noticed the Canadian band Lunar Lander Dance Commander and their new EP “Liquid Smooth,”a Synth Rock synergy that showcases the band’s personality with a captivating and natural texture in production, while retaining the grit of a modern rock band.

The Lunar Lander Dance Commander band is similar in sound to artists such as The B-52s or Metric. If you like alt rock, alt pop, surf or dance, this band and their new EP is worth a listen.

About the new EP “Liquid Smooth”

The EP is called “Liquid Smooth” because it was the first name Chris (Bass and Vocals) and Donny (Guitar and Vocals) wanted to call the band. Instead they compromised with their fellow band members to be called The Lunar Lander Dance Commander. But it works out because their debut EP is Liquid Smooth.

Below is the tracklist for “Liquid Smooth”
Track List:

1. Creeper

2. We Won’t Go

3. Free  — Love this song!

4. Open Your Eye

5. Rooftop Renegade   — They are jamming!

6. Free (Soak It In Remix)

Listen and watch the music video to the “We Won’t Go” track here:

What do we like about ‘We Won’t Go’? First, it starts with a groovy guitar opening and the band brings the overall music composition together well.

Here at Fromgirltogirl we see this EP as a crowd jumping, must hear because it is definitely an album that will make you dance. Let us know what you think about “Liquid Smooth.”

Musicians:

Stephanie Wilkinson: Lead Vocals, Synth and KaZobo

Donny Reddekop: Guitar and Vocals

Chris Smith: Bass and Vocals

Steve McNeil: Drums

Want to learn more about the band? Listen on Spotify and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Now Digitally Available: Historic TV Coverage of Senate Watergate Hearings

Watergate historical TV coverage

The Library of Congress and Boston public broadcaster WGBH announced this month gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973. The television recordings that were donated to the Library by WETA Washington, D.C., has been digitally preserved and made available online. Produced by the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT), the hearings were taped during the day and rebroadcast every evening on public television for 51 days, from May 17 to Nov. 15.  Do you know the Watergate broadcasts became one of the most popular series in public broadcasting history?

For the first time in 44 years, these riveting moments in history will once again be available to the American public through an online presentation—“Gavel-to-Gavel: The Watergate Scandal and Public Television”—on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) website at americanarchive.org/exhibits/watergate.

AAPB is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH to preserve and make accessible significant at-risk public media.

The presentation will provide access to all the coverage, a highlights reel, episode guide and an essay putting the coverage into historical perspective.  Visitors to the online exhibit—curated by 2017 Library of Congress Junior Fellow Amanda Reichenbach—will see firsthand the memorable personalities involved in this national drama and the revelations that ultimately led to resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Each episode of the coverage begins with about five minutes of commentary by MacNeil and Lehrer, including a recap of what happened during that day’s hearing.  The hearings range from two to seven hours in length.  The anchors close out with a 10- to 20-minute wrap-up with experts and interviews conducted by correspondent Peter Kaye.  The Senate Watergate Committee conducted its investigation in three phases: Watergate (May 17 – Sept. 25), Campaign Practices or “Dirty Tricks” (Sept. 26 – Nov. 6) and Campaign Finance (Nov. 7 – Nov. 15).  Coverage by NPACT of the subsequent House impeachment hearings in May and July 1974 also has been digitized and made available online.

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