Sirius needs to get their act together. There’s a disconnect in the company, I have a couple buddies who are djs there and I know they support music creators but their corporate bosses clearly don’t. The music community needs Sirius to support the #musicmodernizationact if Sirius wants support from the music industry. It’s as simple as that. I’ve canceled my subscription, and I encourage others to do the same until Sirius gets on board. We as music creators need to fight for what’s right and for the next generation of creators to be treated fairly. The business won’t survive if we don’t.
I’m sitting here pondering what I should do with my last few hours as a 39 year old. 40 feels so far away even though its 3 hours away. I find myself being grateful for these last 39 years. Grateful for being given the blessing of finding my passion and being naïve enough to pursue it. I’m beyond grateful for my friends, both old and new. I’m grateful for all my mistakes. I’m grateful that I (think I) learn from them. I’m grateful for parents who sacrificed for me. A sister who saves the world. I’m grateful to have fallen in love with a woman who, for some crazy reason loves me back. I’m grateful for my 2 monkey children who wake me up at ungodly hours of the night. I’m grateful I get to watch them grow up. I hope they will have moments in their lives where they feel as grateful as I do right now. I’m nervous about being 40. I don’t know why. It seems old. It’s gonna feel even weirder to buy Seventeen Magazine and Cosmo girl when I’m 40. (Even though its for research purposes!!) I’m worried about what kind of mark I will leave on the world. Maybe we all do. Maybe I’m being over dramatic. I’m suddenly fighting the urge to buy a red sports car. I can’t believe that’s actually a feeling one feels when you turn 40. I hope our newly formed foundation (https://www.themyleofoundation.org) will get off the ground in a useful way and help those who need the help. I hope the next 40 years are even better than the last. Wouldn’t that be awesome? 2 more hours now. I think my back is starting to hurt. Maybe that happens when you’re 40?
This was an incredible answer to a valid question about NFL players taking the knee. We need more leaders like Beto O’Rourke (@betoorourke) in this country. Fellow Texans, I implore you to go out and vote for him. He is running against the NRA’s Ted Cruz. It will take a 10 minute google search to see that Cruz is bad for America and our children’s future. He is spineless and out of touch. Please go look up Beto’s full answer on this issue and you’ll understand why it is important that he is elected.
Sorry for the constant posts about this but it just doesn’t happen every day. Not many people know this, but a year ago I was in such a funk with writing that I was preparing to stop soon. I felt I had a few amazing runs and thought I didn’t have much left to give as far as songwriting goes. I started preparing myself for a life after all this. It sounds dramatic, and I don’t know how or why I got to that negative space but it happened. Then one day my pal @arianagrande texts and says “I’m ready to go back to the studio” and we have this awesome day listening to music. And my partner in crime @ilya_music who is so positive and hungry pushed me out of my negative space and gave me a jolt of energy by being so (annoyingly 😜) positive hungry and freaking talented! Im so happy for @ilya_music who has his first 1,2 as lone producer which is an amazing step and there are so many more to come! Wow @arianagrande@ilya_music we have #1 and #2! (Cc: #mxm@rickardbgoransson and #sevenson) ....This is banana’s!!!