The Bishop Briggs Experience 

Music is everything to me. I work to music. I fall asleep listening to music. I drive, exercise, read, think, and write to music. Where would I be without a good playlist? Honestly, I don’t want to find out.


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It’s not often that an artist actually grabs my attention and latches onto my soul. Oh, but when it does, it’s the best feeling ever! The adrenaline tied to discovering a new favorite artist makes life ten times better. The singer who is currently running through my veins is British musician, Bishop Briggs. 

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Bishop Briggs is a name I hope to hear more often in the circles of music lovers as well as in the media. Briggs’ soothing voice combined with hypnotic music productions, and dramatic lyrics gave birth to soul touching songs like, River, The Way I Do, Wild Horses, and Pray (Empty Gun). With each song, Briggs passionately delivers more than a song. Her music opens your mind and takes you out of reality and places you on a journey. It places you in a story that captures you with her vocals, lyrics, and music production. Bishop Briggs delivers an experience  like no other. With each verse, an emotional connection is established between you and the music. 


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If you are ready to experience music like never before, check out Bishop Briggs. Below you will find links for her music, social media, and more. 

***Bishop Briggs is currently on tour. Check out her website for tour dates.***

Website: http://bishopbriggs.com/

Twitter: @thatgirlbishop

SoundCloud: thatgirlbishop

Spotify: Bishop Briggs

YouTube: BishopBriggsVEVO 

Facebook: @thatgirlbishop

The Outsiders 

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They say you’re never alone as long as you have people around. 
I beg to differ. 

I was just fine having my family. And plenty of time to myself. 

It wasn’t until The Outsiders were introduced. 


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I would share with them a part of me. Only for them to take off and leave with it. 

I even cared for some of The Outsiders. 

Their lives either ended too soon or their parents uprooted them to another state. 


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I even loved some of The Outsiders. They were the ones who caused the most pain. 

These Outsiders would turn their feelings on and off as they pleased. This was hard to accept when my feelings were always on. 
I never felt so alone in my life. 

The more Outsiders I seem to let in, the more alone I seem to feel. 


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They say you’re never alone as long as you have people around. 

As long as those people aren’t The Outsiders. 

The Greatest Sound in the World 

Each day I check my weather apps. Yeah, you read it correctly. Apps.  Plural. More than one. “App” with an “s”. I check each app in search of a few things.


The first thing is the current temperature. I have to know how hot or how cold it will be when I leave the house. 
The next thing would be the temperature for the rest of the day, and the rest of the week. I anticipate cold, cool, or comfortable days. (I live in south Louisiana, so I am usually disappointed). 


Finally, I check for precipitation. I save the best for last. Most people would be anticipating a sunny day. Some might even look forward to a cloudy day with some sun. I, on the other hand, have high hopes for high precipitation percentages! I love rain! I look forward to rainy, stormy days. 

I guess you are probably reading this thinking I’m twisted, and I just might be. I understand that rain causes lots of problems for some. I also know that thunderstorms and other severe weather can cause costly damages, injuries, as well as loss of life. 

However, I still find peace in a rumble of thunder. I await the crackle of lightning that follows the thunder. I count the amount of time that elapses between the two indicators that tell me how far away the storm is from me. I stand by as the storm gets closer. I prepare for the moment those first, slow, stray rain drops belt against the roof and windows. Those stray drops turn into a steady pouring and pounding against my home. 

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This is the moment I have been waiting for. The moment I get to experience the greatest sound in the world! Rain. The rain is hitting my home from every possible angle, due to the wind that accompanied it on its journey. As the system moves across my house, I lay in bed. I lay there in the dark. There is no sound being made inside. The only sound I need is the sound of the rain colliding with everything it touches on its way down. That is all I need. 


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Why would I need to hear anything else? Rain is the greatest sound in the world! 

The Greatest

The Return of Will & Grace!


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I thought today was going to be a typical, routine Wednesday. That all changed when I was checking out what was trending on Twitter. As I look down the list of trending topics I passed a couple of hashtags that didn’t interest me at all. It wasn’t until I saw “Will and Grace” (trending in 2017 with a caption underneath stating that the series would be making a return). That was the defining moment of my day…no my year! 


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Will & Grace is a television series that ran from 1998-2006. This show had it all. From comedy to drama, you name it and it was there! The writers were definitely talented and knew how to make you believe that the characters really existed…you knew them personally…and were BFFs with them!


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I am thrilled to see this amazing show return and with the original leading actors and actresses! I am positive that after 11 years without Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen this new season will not disappoint. They have more than enough material to continue this show beyond the 2017-2018 season.


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If you are a Will & Grace fan be on the lookout for 10 brand new episodes as the show will return later this year. If you aren’t a fan, I advise you become one. And if you just flat out have no idea what show I’m talking about, I suggest you Google it and binge watch on any reruns and DVDs you can find. Personally I am going to be getting the rest of the DVDs I need to complete my collection.


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You Should Be Listening To…


Every now and then I come across an artist whose talents I appreciate. A musician who studies and nurtures his craft. It is undeniable that his heart and soul is deeply implanted in each of his projects. This type of dedication gives birth to impressive lyrics and incredible flow. It gives birth to greatness. 

The artist I am referring to goes by the name Vares. His sound is far from a carbon copy. The infusion of hip hop’s past and present cultivates a unique sound and message that will leave you waiting on more of his music. Vares’ talents aren’t just limited to rapping on the verses you hear in his music. He is also the writer of his own music. The lyrics you hear flow from his inner creativity. Vares is truly a lyrical genius!

Check out his latest song Go With the Flow here on SoundCloud


Also, check out Wishing Well here on SoundCloud

If you like what you hear, be sure to support the artist on all music and social media platforms. All of this artist’s information is below. 

Listen to more of Vares’ music on SoundCloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/justvares

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justvares/

And follow on Twitter @justvares

Thanks for checking out this artist, and be on the lookout for more posts about other talented artists! 

Oh No, Please, Don’t Pick Up Your Shoes

What is chaos?  I’m glad you asked.

Chaos is the world around me.  I want things done a certain way.  I want things in their designated places.  Oh, but everyone does not share the same passion for organizing that I have. Enter chaos. 

If this is you…seek help from a professional Organizationologist STAT!

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Exhibit A: Shoes in the middle of the floor. Nothing in my mind says that smack dab in the floor’s center should lie a pair of shoes.

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Exhibit B: Empty cartons, boxes, bags, etc. strategically placed back in their spots. (NOW you know how to pick things up.)

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Exhibit C: Lights, Camera, Action! More like Lights, Television, Tablet! Every possible object powered be electricity or battery will be on in the room …simultaneously…occupied by none other than no one!

Looking for something in a chaotic room is just like trying to find Waldo.

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Exhibit D: I can’t find my… Fill in the blank with anything. Yes, anything and everything that is absolutely important to your current survival needs.  Of course you can’t find anything, because you put everything everywhere.

This is just the minor levels of chaos I encounter on a regular daily basis. What brings about chaos in your life? Feel free to share in the comments!

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Deeply Into the Unknown 

The time is 5:31am and I am just laying here. I am  just laying here with thoughts racing through my head like Usain Bolt running the 100 meters. “What if…?” “But why not…?”  So many scenarios playing out in my mind. These thoughts and scenarios are about my life. A life I have grown to know little about, even though I am the only one who has lived it since birth. 

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I find myself growing more and more confused every day. My ups are downs. My rights are now wrongs (and lefts). The people I thought I knew. I know longer know. Just when I get accustomed to one thing, it changes. It appears everything I thought I saw was just false images. Images distorted with the reality of a dream I once knew. 


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Now it is 5:48am and I am just laying here. I am just laying here with uncertainty in my mind and fear in my heart. I am scared to turn the page for fear of what it might reveal. I dread the dawn of a new day, as I am terrified to uncover yet another image distorted with the reality of a dream I once knew. Therefore I shall   dream. I shall dream during the day just as I do during the night. I shall remove myself from all that is known and delve deeply into the unknown. 

The Big Switch


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I’ve been #TeamAndroid for almost five years. I loved every minute of it. With those awesome Galaxy devices that are so easy to figure out. Not to mention endless FREE apps! Those days are no longer. I was looking like those Confused Mr. Krabs memes on day one with my new device. 

Well, I am now #TeamiPhone. Pump your breaks. I haven’t pledged my allegiance to that fruit just yet. However I am giving it a chance. 

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There are things I miss, but I’m adjusting. Like the keyboards for example. I now understand why there are no punctuations on texts or posts. Because they aren’t visible on the stock keyboard. Fix: Third party apps! Now granted I haven’t found my keyboard soulmate…I am pretty satisfied with this Typiora keyboard. 

My next beef with the fruit (so not kosher) is the lack of a notification bar! Somebody help me deal!! I know I kept my notification bar virtually empty, but it was nice to see the temperatures for my weather apps! 😤 

Notice how full and cluttered this notification bar is. 


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Ok, pouting aside, the clutter free bar at the top of the screen makes me smile! Seeing people’s Android phones with notification icons for 5 week old voice mails and emails would drive me crazy! I don’t know how anyone can stand to see that. 👏👏👏 Thank you Apple for reducing the amount of notification icon hoarders across the world! 

Finally, and most importantly, the battery life on my iPhone is amazing! 🔋🔋🔋One charge can get me through the day pretty well! Well that’s it. I am currently a member of #TeamiPhone! Somethings still have me confused…but it’s nothing Google can’t fix. #LowKeyTeamAndroid

#MusicMonday 12/26/2016


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On this #MusicMonday I would like to put the spotlight on an artist who I recently discovered. However, I must admit, I was late in my discovery. In this case, late is definitely better than never! This singer and songwriter has been gifted with an incredible voice and personality. There is no denying that she pours her heart and soul into her music. It’s been a while since I was this impressed with a singer. My #MusicMonday Spotlight shines on LaTasha Lee! 

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LaTasha Lee’s soulful voice caught my attention on a video that was circulating on Twitter recently. Once I heard her vocals, I was headed to her page to find out more about the lady behind the talent. My curiosity lead me to her YouTube channel, and that was when I became a true fan. After listening to songs like That’s What It Is, Stuck In My Mind, Heartbreaker, Watch Me Now, So Blind, Crazy, and my personal favorite, SixTeen, there was no doubt in my mind that I had just heard the songs of a woman who I was going to be adding to my playlists! 

Here is the latest video LaTasha Lee has available on YouTube titled That’s What It Is:

LaTasha Lee’s style is refreshing and bold. Her sound is a combination of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If you are looking for a singer who you can dance with, relax with, cry with, reminisce with, and laugh with, then you need to check out LaTasha Lee! 

That is it for this #MusicMonday. If you like what you hear, be sure to support the artist on all music and social  media platforms. All of this weeks artist’s information is below. 

Website: www.latashalee.com

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/latashaleeblackties

SoundCloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/latasha-lee

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user4006707

Follow and Subscribe to LaTasha Lee

Twitter:  @Latashaleesing

Instagram: Latashaleesing

YouTube: Latasha Lee

Spotify: Latasha Lee

Fait Accompli 


Is total control really worth the price?

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Most people don’t wake up in the morning knowing EXACTLY how their day will unfold. Well, I’m not most people. My name is Alyssa, and I have total control over how my day goes. 

While most people are dreaming while sleeping, I am putting together tomorrow. 

There is just one problem with this special “gift”. I have to terminate one person before I go back to sleep to create my tomorrow. 

Now when I say “terminate”, I don’t mean fire or let someone go from my life. I literally mean terminate. You know, as in put an end to  one’s life. 


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Now I bet you’re a bit confused. Let me explain. 

It all started on a hot and humid summer day in a small town along a little known bayou in Louisiana. 

I began that morning griping about the weather the minute I stepped outside and my hair instantly frizzed up and my skin immediately began to glisten with sweat. 

I cursed summer!


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My neighbor, Mrs. Langlois, was outside sipping her coffee and judging people as she religiously did every morning. She heard me despise the season and beelined straight towards me. 

“Well, good morning young lady. What’s got you a cussin’ so early in the day?”

I really wasn’t in the mood to deal with “The Mouth of the South” so I just decided to tell the truth and let her get back to playing judge and jury with the rest of the neighborhood. 

“Good morning! I’m just disgusted with this heat and humidity. That’s all.”
“Well young lady, if you don’t like it do something about it!”, replied Mrs. Langlois. 


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At this point I’m convinced she wasn’t JUST drinking coffee. What on God’s green Earth was I supposed to do to cancel summer? Hell, I couldn’t even dodge my Public Investigator neighbor!

“Well, Mrs. Langlois you and I both know that’s impossible. I’ll just deal with it like I’ve been doing for all 21 years of my life.”

Mrs. Langlois grasped my right hand in her Little Old Lady hands, looked me dead in my eyes, and said, “Fait Accompli.” She then lowered my hand, and said, “Make it a good one, young lady!” 

And just like that, Neighborhood Watch was marching back to her perch to resume her routine snooping. 


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I was already thirty minutes behind schedule for the day, so I got in my car and left. 
Disturbed by Mrs. Langlois’ little performance back at my house, I decided I would Google “Fait Accompli”. 

I grabbed my cell from my purse that sat in the passenger seat and Googled the words that were strangely uttered by my eavesdropping neighbor. 

Caught up in what my search yielded, I wasn’t paying attention to the road and slammed right into the car in front of me. 

Damn! 

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After dealing with the police, repair shops, my insurance company, and my guilt, I was done for the day. 

I drove my damaged car into my driveway and went straight into my house. 

Something was off. 

Where was Tammy Talkalot? She should have greeted me at my door to tell me about the wreck I caused. Oh well, it’s better she didn’t. I had no more energy for her. 


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Awaken from my slumber I noticed my house was cooler than it usually was during the summer. I grabbed another blanket and went back to sleep. 

The next day I woke up ready to fight with the heat and humidity. I made sure my hair was in a nice frizz resistant bun and headed out the door. 
As I walked outside, I instantly froze. What the hell? The cool crisp autumn air whipped against my exposed skin. The leaves crunched under my flip flops. Those same leaves were brown. 

Brown like the trees that stood before me. I looked around me and fall was in full bloom! 


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My confusion was interrupted by a little voice that belonged to my overly layered meddlesome neighbor, Mrs. Langlois. 

She was making her way over…AGAIN! I stood there and just waited. 

“Good morning, young lady! I hope you are enjoying the weather.”

Okay, so now I KNEW I was not the only one who was seeing and feeling fall.

“Good morning Mrs. Langlois. I am enjoying it.”

“That’s great dear, enjoy your day. And make it a good one.” 


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She made her way back home and left me even more confused. I looked at my phone to check for news about this weather. 

But I was met with other news, rather strange news. The guy whose car I wrecked was dead. There it was in black and white. “Local Marine, Pvt. Keith Fontaine, Died While Fighting For His Country Overseas.”

How was that possible? He has been home for months. I accidentally ran into the back of his car yesterday. None of this was making any sense. 

‪I ran back towards my house and it just hit me. My damaged car was no longer damaged. 

I felt everything spinning around me. I was so confused I thought I was going to faint. I went in the house and sat down on the sofa. 


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What was going on? 
I ran over to Mrs. Langlois’ house. She was outside as I expected. 

“Mrs. Langlois, we need to talk!”, I demanded. 

She smiled proudly, then nonchalantly replied, “I know.” 

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