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10 Amazing Musician Murals

  1. The Johnny Cash Mural, Nashville, TN.

    Artists: Bryan Deese, Audie Adams, and Ryan Shrader.  

Location: 300 4th Avenue South at the corner of 4th and Molloy Street

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2. Carlos Santana Mural, San Francisco, California 

Artist: Mel Waters 

Location: 19th and Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110.

This mural took about a month to complete, although the artist worked on it along with also working at a tattoo shop.

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3. David Bowie Mural in Jersey City, NJ

Artist: Eduardo Kobra

Location: The Cast Iron Lofts Luxury Apartment Building on Jersey Avenue. 

This 180 foot mural took about two weeks to complete. It is part of the Jersey City Mural Arts Program. 

4. Beastie Boys Mural- Charleston South Carolina

Artist: Sergio Odeith

Location: On the side wall of Home Team BBQ in Charleston, South Carolina. 

This Beastie Boys mural is painted on the side of one of the Home Team BBQ buildings.  The artist is Sérgio Odeith.

5. Willie Nelson Mural in Austin, Texas

Artists: Wiley Ross and Adam Brewer

Location: East Seventh Street at Neches Street in Austin, Texas. 

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6. The Roots Mural in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Artist: Philadelphia Mural Arts Program 

Location: On the back of the World Communications Charter School, located near the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. 

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7. John Lennon & Yoko Ono Mural in Miami, Florida

Artist: Eduardo Kobra

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida 

 

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8. Muddy Waters Mural in Chicago, Illinois

Artist: Eduardo Kobra

Location: part of the Wabash Arts Corridor project to showcase street art, replaces the “Go Do Good” mural at 17 N. State StP.

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9. Bob Dylan Mural in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Artist: Eduardo Kobra 

5th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis 

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10. Compilation Mural of Amy Winehouse, Biggie Smalls, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and Jerry Garcia.

Artist: Delton Demarest

Location: 4902 Smith Road 

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Top 5 Reasons The Chicago Cubs World Series Was The Highlight of 2016

Okay but first, let’s just push aside the fact that almost everyone I’ve talked to has mentioned nothing else except how shitty of a year 2016 has been. Yeah a lot of stuff happened, things were bad. I probably cried more in 2016 and had more mental breakdowns this year than any other year I can remember, but guess what?!

THE CUBS WON THE FREAKEN WORLD SERIES!!!!!!!!!!

So here are my Top 5 Reasons Why The Chicago Cubs World Series was The Highlight of 2016 (and am I allowed to say life or is that too dramatic?)

  1. All Curses Have Been Broken

Why are there so many crazy curses and stories about the Chicago Cubs?!

The curse of the goat. When Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis brought his goat Murphy to the 4th game of the 1945 World Series at Wrigley, he caused problems. The goat smelled pretty terrible and ended up getting kicked out. On his way out, Sianis said that they Cubs “ain’t gonna win no more.”

Then you had Steve Bartman, who knocked a foul ball away from Moises Alou in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. Chicago ended up losing to the series to the Marlins.

In 1969, a black cat appeared in front of the Chicago Cub’s dugout and circled Ron Santo during a game. It casted a bad omen because shortly after, the Cubs slipped from first place and the New York Mets went on to Win the World Series.

Also, the Kwa-Ma-Rolas totem pole was erected on Lake Shore Drive in 1929. Native American legend believes that it should be facing east toward Lake Michigan but instead it faces Wrigley Field. Some even believe that this is a bad omen!

But here we are now, in 2016…

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Despite all those damn curses and crazy stories that everyone put on the Cubbies, they did it. They really freaken did it.

2. This Team was so Deserving of a World Series

This team is my absolute favorite Chicago Cubs team! I’ve been going to Cubs Conventions with my dad off and on since I was 6 years old. I met Ernie Banks, ate at Harry Carray’s, went to Michael Jordan’s. My dad, born in Chicago, has educated me on the Chicago Cubs team for a long, long time. I’ve had Sammy Sosa trashcans, Kerry Wood Beanie Babies, but to me, this 2016 team is so special.

I follow a few of the players on instagram. I love Rizzo’s relationship with Kris Bryant, they are absolute friend goals. I love Grandpa Rossi and I’m so glad he got to end his last year with a World Series Win. I love Baez’s spunk and absolutely crazy game time decisions. I love Ben Zobrist and his relationship with his wife, they are the cutest! Not to mention, have you seen Kris Bryant and his fiancé lip syncing to Frozen together?? How about Addison Russell and his adorable family?

How about the amount of work and love and support that they GIVE BACK to the community.  Anthony Rizzo and the amount of work he has done for others. How inspiring he is and how he is literally a light, an escape, and an inspiration for kids who feel like they have none. Anthony Rizzo’s charity foundation can be found at this link: http://rizzo44.com His goal is to raise money for cancer research and to provide support for children who are sick and also for their families.

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3. Heaven was Screaming with Chicago Cubs Fans

I’ll admit- when the Cubs got into the World Series, not to mention when they WON the World Series, I felt a strange feeling of sadness. I wish my grandparents were sitting on the couch next to me to witness it all. We’d be eating cannolis and screaming at the tv and all cheering together as a family.

But I found comfort knowing that every single Cubs fan was on the same page. News articles appeared in the media that made me cry happy tears. From videos of the brick wall where people wrote to their deceased loved ones in celebration of the Cubbies, to the video about the man who drove to listen to the Cubs with his dad at the cemetery.

This team brings people together and that is a bond that will never, ever go away.

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4. The Crowd Made Me Cry

Although I typically consider myself an emotional person to begin with, I did not expect to start CRYING during the World Series games. I’d be watching it in a room with other people and they would just look at me like I was insane. Why would I be crying?

Well. Did you SEE all the elderly people, praying for their Cubbies to win the World Series?? Imagine living the majority of your life and never seeing your favorite team win the World Series. Imagine that feeling. I love seeing people happy and to see so many people so happy over The Chicago Cubs was one of the most amazing things to witness. If you weren’t able to see, here are some of my favorites:

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Not to mention, Pink Hat Guy at all the games. (And don’t you just love his wife for making him wear that?)

5. I’d say I believe in miracles after the Cubs won the World Series, but what I really believe in is hard work. 

To say that the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series is a miracle, is to imply that they did not earn it themselves. And I’m sorry but this team totally earned it all themselves. This team has been so inspiring. They have been so lovable, so personable, and such good kind hearted people and players. But on top of that, they have literally been stepping it up and playing the best possible game they could play. They are a young team, with lots of potential, and I am so excited to see what the future holds for the Chicago Cubs, 2016 World Series Champions!!!!!!!!!!

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So Cubs fans, unite! Tell me all the reasons why the Cubs winning was so magical for you. And please post some of your own Cubbies photos in the comments section! 🙂

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What It Means to Love Someone in the Way That They Need

A constant thought has been on my mind for the majority of today. It began this morning, when I got into an argument with my boyfriend. It sounded simple to me- All I asked was if we could put our relationship back on Facebook. I was tired of random guys from high school reaching out to me, I wanted it public that I have a boyfriend.

In the same respect, I wanted other girls to know that my boyfriend was taken. I enjoyed that sense of ease knowing that our status is publicly displayed. So began the  arguing…

And on another note, I asked, “We haven’t posted pictures of each other on instagram in so long.” Because I miss it. I miss when he would post pictures of me, telling the world and all his friends how much I meant to him, how much he loved me. I never wanted to be that couple that posts obnoxiously long paragraphs out into the public, but I love sweet gestures that show he cares about me, that he wants to show me off.

So our argument ended and I left. I spent the majority of my morning feeling stupid as shit. For one, I am not the type of person who posts everything on social media. I actually hate that. My Facebook is mostly youtube videos of music that I like, and occasionally I upload my pictures. I’m not one to type huge paragraphs about what people mean to me, I don’t tell people what I’m eating for dinner, I don’t announce when I am exercising, etc.

But yeah, it would be nice to publicly have it said that yes, my boyfriend and I are in fact, together. It would be sweet for him to post a picture of me or a picture of us and show me off to his friends.

And as I’m sitting here thinking and feeling so bad and so guilty for such a silly argument, I’m realizing that I shouldn’t feel that way at all.

Because consider, that not all people appreciate love and feel loved in the same way. Some people need to feel love in different ways, and I believe that my boyfriend and I feel love in different ways.

What I mean by this is, so many people give those that they love, the love that they would feel good receiving. 

For example, if my boyfriend feels loved when I show him physical signs that I love him (holding his hand, kissing him, etc), then he is most likely going to assume that by kissing me, I will feel loved. (And don’t get me wrong, I do!) Through dating him, I have also noticed that he feels loved when we are able to give each other space to work on ourselves. (He feels great when he can work all day and hang out with his friends without me getting upset or making a big deal out of his absence). So in that respect, it is no wonder why if I don’t hear from him for most of the day, I assume something is wrong, whereas he feels like things are great.

As mentioned, I feel loved when my boyfriend posts a picture of us together. When he sends me a sweet text throughout the day, or posts something funny on my wall that I would appreciate. I love the little small things, the little gestures that mean the most.

So rather than feeling like a needy, high maintenance girlfriend, I am just learning to accept that my guy and I don’t need the same things to feel love. While one of us loves small, sometimes public acts of affection, another one prefers space and having the ability for each other to have time to themselves.

With this new mindset to consider, I think it’s really important to make sure that I am loving him how he needs to be, and also to make sure that he is meeting me halfway. If I am doing the things that make him feel loved, then that feeling should be reciprocated, even if it is in a different way.

Please tell me your thoughts!

Megan

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A Name Change

Hey Y’all!

So awhile back I began blogging with no real purpose in mind. The problem with writing, and with most things in life, is that if you aren’t inspired or aren’t interested enough in what you are writing about, it gets dull. It feels like a chore to write down thoughts each day when you have nothing you are truly passionate to write about.

The past few months have been a time of change, happiness, and struggle for me. But with all of that, I found a passion. I found an interest in things to write about, things that I feel strongly about and things that really resonate with me.

For those I have yet to meet, let me introduce myself. My name is Megan. I am a twenty six year old ever learning child, I am a full time high school art teacher, and I am someone who has battled mental health issues throughout my life. Going through changes that most people deal with at much age: What should I do with my life? Where should I live? Should I screw everything and travel? How do I adult? All the while, battling and struggling with anxiety.

The past few months, I have been really focusing on mindfulness and recreating myself, building myself into the person I truly want to be. Someone I can be confident about, proud of, and happy to be. But I’ve had some really tough times.

One of my favorite bands, The Avett Brothers, really helped me get through some of my tough times. One song in particular, truly resonated with me.

So I came back into the world of blogging with true intentions and new ideas, to discuss things that I am passionate about. How I am working on becoming a better me, being mindful of where I am at, being a work in progress, a work of art, and being okay with it.

But this song is the one that really got me.

“Make me sanguine
Help me genuinely
Kill the doubt that strangles myself worth
Paint the picture that I swore I heard”