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XLN Audio’s Addictive Keys (Review)

Not to long ago, I and a good friend, invested in a beautiful edition of Addictive Key’s collection, Studio Grand.
For starts, you are given a triple channel perspective to play around with. Being able to adjust and customize the proximity of your studio grand. Each equipped with 2 fx sends (Delay and reverb)
Extremely satisfied with this virtual instrument and will be using this as my primary piano for any piece here on out.
My video can be found below.

XLN Audio’s Addictive Keys

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More then An Animal

Tonight, I began to heavily meditate on Hilda. My beautiful, outgoing, smart, and driven guide dog from 2017/2018. My tears began to flow, and trickle down as I write thinking about who she made me to be. Giving me the memorable signals to calm my mind when things go crazy and I want to leave my world.
Monkey, I miss you. The unshakable bond has such an inexplicable sensation that holds strong security, confidence, and courage.
Whether it’s staying up day and night while your pooch is sick, cleaning that puke off the carpet every mid morning, paying for vet bills even when you have no money, or simply holding her paw when she notices an obvious change in you.
Daddy is beyond proud of where you are today. Back in the school, showing off to your new and old friends, in and outgoing clients, ., and teaching everyone that they can be a tough animal when things get tense. Recalling a moment in Alaska where we both were learning a street rout together. Upon crossing a busy road, my patience struck and I began to stress myself in a panic attack. Worried she wasn’t working the way that “i” expected her to. After noticing her begin to invite lock up from feeling the transformation of stress, I broke down on the sidewalk, took her harness off, and laid in the grass with her and allowed our calmness to return to our stride through the town.
The recollection from this moment has always been reminding me to be more at peace
I miss you so much. A real and dedicated friend, worker, and inspiration she is on my life. I anticipate my next chance to take what she’s influenced into my life and bring it forth in a new light with my next pup. .

Guiding Eyes For The Blind

Hilda and I were a part of the May class in 2017.

My heart and the countless others that’s been affected in such warming ways, invites you to sniff over to the website and have new perspective. #GuidingEyes

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Todays Meditations

Judgement has been tampered with. Are you not seeing the light.
Normality takes a new meaning. Those birds outside sing to me. My tears off my cheeks. My spirit is out of body. Able to swim freely without a pestering destroyer in my path. I’m okay. Angel? Is that God? His voice echos.
Echoes begin their layering. I’m walking now. A crawling phase has concluded from this chapter.
My first steps. How familiar they are to the touch. These hardwood floors. The cooling surface that emits my senses in the toes.
The smell of that Alaskan season. It glitters and sparks within my nostrils. The creekside window that gave a constant shhhhhhh to my brain’s marathon. I made it.
I decide to board a river side vessel awaiting my Embarkment. I give a gentle gesture of farewell to this beautiful landscape as we ascend into the blue above us. Afraid. closure. Destiny. Short lived. Meaningful. Delicious. Memorable. Heart felt. Dark. My last frontier.
I approach the sides of my vessel. Looking down is an option. Anticipating each foot of my increase in altitude is, too. I hear a beautiful creature whispering voices of the hive as we draw closer to it’s source.
This is special. Being in and out of one’s body. Comprehension towards even the basic of life’s questions. How, why?
Shit if I know. The panorama is strong around my face
We rush forward into a deeper place of peace. A stigma not influenced by those of bias spheres. Only from oneness. Our own imagination and enjoyment towards a place so special to each of our 5. We see what we feel. We can taste what we touch. Yet, we can still hear the sun speak to us given it’s willingness to burn.
I worry to much on another’s perspective. Fear has ruled enough of my pursue. I’ve begun my fight for victory.
.Love You.

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The 4 R’s Of Resilience

Those moments where the only tangible decision is to ram a fist threw a wall.
Our inability to control frustration or rage can be manageable or down right impossible to tame.
Victimized by this in the passed week is I. Hasn’t been the time to try and start bullshit, come to me with pity annoyances, or start an argument over immature or stupid things. I will not react in a way that’s gonna be likable. Advocating now.
It’s a temporary shift.
Addictions are nasty. Breaking away from the very grasp that they can have on our nerves can feel almost impossible and without a doubt, life threatening. “I ain’t gonna do that! Ewwwww!.”
If the time is now to recognize, react, and run, then respond.
Love you.

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Shipment Update

Hey y’all, any orders made this passed Wednesday through this coming Sunday will be shipped out on Monday. Hope you and your family have had an amazing thanksgiving holiday so far. Be sure to check my store for a 25% discount. Valid through Monday.
Use the code, tgblack,towards all available items.
Dive Right In!

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Black Friday Deals!

Now until Monday night, you can use the Black Friday code, tgblack, at checkout. 25% off for everything towards my online store.
Dive Right In!

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Heads up.

Just a quick note, i’m editing things and constantly doing updates, so if something looks a bit weird or, “what the hell?” just bare with what you may see momentarily. You guys rock.
Check out the other song I have released right now for, Hang Low.

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New EP?

Yup, I’ve begun working on a new EP called, Hang Low. Heavily focused on suicide and the unspoken hurt that many experience. There’s a dark stigma to the topic that no one is ever comfortable shedding light onto. Understood and justified. We’re referring to a super harsh reality regarding mental health and it’s instability at times. Myself being a heavy victim of the struggle.
This ties into my second album, Changes and the truth about coping and experiencing these episodes…
I don’t fuck around or really care to put on a fake front. I choose to be honest with you.
I currently have 3 songs written up for the release. Two of which are on my Soundcloud profile.
I’ll have more updates regarding the release soon. For now, enjoy and please….. Never hesitate to reach out to me for an ear. I believe in a real therapy. Talking and or the presence of an open ear can make all the difference for someone’s very well being. Your life has validation, purpose, and a place. Look further within your skin cells. Don’t seek that from an outsider’s vantage point.
Love you
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Is it worth it?

This passed weekend was pretty awesome. To make a long story a bit more brief, we had some friends come east from Chicago. Helped celebrate for a friend of ours here in kalamazoo for her birthday. As you can probably imagine, alcohol and mary jane became a helpful push for the atmosphere and energy. Common amongst these types of occasions, yeah? It’s something we partake to settle the mind, diminish stress, or plainly relieve pain. Both have their pros and cons.
I like to speak my mind. The internet has it’s trollies and it’s spazzes who take everything to heart, so, I don’t mind diving in.
I’m a pot head and love every minute of it. I also do drink but not as much. Both have their rates of attraction and I’d rather be lost in the green then the liquids.
Yet, I think…. Back before the whole “adult” thing happened, I didn’t need this shit to prosper my life. This was before my short term memory loss became a problem.
I’ve been very grateful that I can use something like weed to heighten creativity and ease my ADHD, but, is it worth the memory loss at times? No, it’s not severe, but, it grows.
I know i’m not the only one. Just talking here…

Tony