You Need Me, I Don’t Need You by Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran is a musical genius. I’m gonna dedicate this one to John Brennan, Xi Jinping and the CIA:

You Need Me, I Don’t Need You by Ed Sheeran

Now I’m in town, break it down, thinking of making a new sound
Playing a different show
every night in front of a new crowd
That’s new now, ciao, seems that life is great now
See me lose focus, as I sing to you loud
And I cant, no, I won`t hush
I’ll say the words that make you blush
I’m gonna sing this now (ow, ow)

See, I’m true, my songs are where my heart is
I’m like glue, I stick to other artists
I’m not you, now that would be disastrous
Let me sing and do my thing and move to greener pastures
See, I’m real, I do it all, it’s all me
I’m not fake, don’t ever call me lazy
I won’t stay put, give me the chance to be free
Suffolk sadly seems to sort of suffocate me

Cause you need me, but, I don’t need you
You need me, but, I don’t need you
You need me, but, I don’t need you (at all)
You need me, but, I don’t need you

You need me, but, I don’t need you
You need me, but, I don’t need you
You need me, but, I don’t need you (at all)
You need me

I sing and write my own tune and I write my own verse
Hell, don’t need another word-smith to make my tune sell
Call yourself a singer-writer you’re just bluffing
Your names on the credits and you didn’t write nothing
I sing fast, I know that all my shit’s cool
I will blast and I didn’t go to Brit School
I came fast with the way I act, right
I can’t last if I’m smoking on a crack pipe

And I won’t be a product of my genre
My mind will always be stronger than my songs are
Never believe the bullshit that fake guys feed to ya
Always read the stories that you hear on Wikipedia
And musically I’m demonstrating
When I perform live, feels like I am meditating
Times at the Enterprise when some fella filmed me
A young singer-writer like a Gabriella Cilmi

Cause you need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you, (at all)
You need me, man, I don’t need you

You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you, (at all)
You need me

Cause with the lyrics I’ll be aiming it right
I won’t stop till my name’s in lights
At stadium heights with Damien Rice
On red carpets, now I’m on Arabian Nights
Because I’m young and all my brother’s gonna give me advice
Long nighter, short height and I gone hyper
Never be anything but a singer-songwriter
The game’s over but now I’m on a new level
Watch how I step on the track without a loop pedal
People think that I’m bound to blow up
I’ve done around about a thousand shows
But I haven’t got a house plus I live on the couch
So you can be the lyrics when I’m singing them out
(Wow)
From day one, I’ve been prepared
With vo5 wax for my ginger hair
So now I’m back to the sofa, giving a dose of what the future holds
‘Cause it’s another day
Plus I’ll keep my last name forever keep the genre pretty basic
Gonna be breaking into other peoples tunes when I chase it
And replace it with the elephant in the room with a facelift
Into another rappers shoes using new laces
Selling CD’s from my rucksack aiming for the papers
Selling CD’s from my rucksack aiming for the majors
Nationwide tour with just jack, still had to get the bus back
Clean cut kid without a razor for the mustache
I hit back when the pen hurts me
I’m still a choir boy in a Fenchurch tee
I’m still the same as a year ago
But more people hear me though
According to the MySpace and YouTube videos
I’m always doing shows if I’m not I’m in the studio
Truly broke, never growing up call me Ruffio
Melody music maker
Reading all the papers
They say I’m up and coming like I’m fucking in an elevator.

Cause you need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you, (at all)
You need me, man, I don’t need you

You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you
You need me, man, I don’t need you, (at all)
You need me, man, I don’t need you

Read more: Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Join me in the fight against extreme poverty!

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I’ve just signed up to ONE and the fight against extreme poverty. I’d like you to join me.

By supporting ONE, you have the opportunity to take action to support effective, proven initiatives that are delivering results in the poorest places on the planet: protecting families from preventable diseases like AIDS and malaria, putting children in school, providing economic opportunity and stabilizing communities.

Join me and millions of people around the world who believe that where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live:

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Together as ONE we can make a difference!

Thanks!

“Overjoyed” by Bastille: from the album Bad Blood

tumblr_inline_myqtjccu5b1r2vcpbI love these guys. This is the best album I’ve listened to, start to finish, in a really long time. And when you add the songs from All This Bad Blood you have enough songs to put these guys on the map permanently for at least the next decade; not unlike the sheer brilliance of the Give Up album by The Postal Service:

 

“Overjoyed” by Bastille

Oh I feel overjoyed
When you listen to my words
I see them sinking in
Oh I see them crawling underneath your skinWords are all we have
We’ll be talking
We’ll be talking
These words are all we have
We’ll be talkingAnd I hear you calling in the dead of night
And I hear you calling in the dead of night

You lean towards despair
Any given opportunity you’re there
But what is there to gain?
When you’re always falling off the fence that way.

Words are all we have
We’ll be talking
We’ll be talking
These words are all we have
We’ll be talking

And I hear you calling in the dead of night
Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

Ooooooh

And I hear you calling in the dead of night
Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night
And I hear you calling in the dead of night
Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

Ooooooh

Oh I feel overjoyed
When you listen to my words

I’m ready, but I’m also pretty nervous right now… (reblog)

unnamedToday will be the first time I’ve ever gone on strike. It will be the first time a lot of us go on strike – the fight for $15 is growing! – and we all need to know that you have our backs. Especially since so many of us will be practicing civil disobedience and risking arrest to be sure our voices are heard.

As we walk off our jobs for the first time, sign our petition to McDonald’s and the rest of the fast food giants. They need to know that you support us strikers.

They need to know that they won’t get away with ignoring or intimidating us. They need to know it’s long past time to pay us enough to live on.

I work at McDonald’s here in Durham, North Carolina, and I’m going on strike for the first time because my family, and my community, needs me to. It’s just not right that we struggle to afford the basics like rent and groceries, when McDonald’s is making billions in profits.

Today’s the day, and I’m ready to do whatever it takes. I’m excited, but I’m also a bit scared as I think about walking off of my job and risking arrest through civil disobedience. You know what’s scarier, though? Not being able to put food on the table and not knowing how I’m going to come up with rent for me and my 10 year-old daughter on the $7.25 an hour I make.

I have no other choice than to fight for what’s right, and I know that my co-workers, my community, and people like you are with us – that you’re counting on me to stand up for what’s right, just like I’m counting on you.

As I get ready to go on strike, I want to know that McDonald’s is already hearing from us. Hearing from you.

Sign our petition and tell them you support us striking workers, and that it’s time to pay us $15 an hour.

Thanks for the support. We’ll be in touch with more as the day unfolds.

Krystal Patterson
McDonald’s, Durham, NC
Low Pay is Not OK

https://www.causes.com/lowpayisnotok-mcdonalds

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The energy in each piece will add joy and wonder to your day…

Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 1.22.45 PMGarth creates unique art combining wood burning, carving and painting together to create images and characters filled with imagination and energy. Garth grew up and spent most of his life in Oregon prior to moving his family to Maui at the start of 2013. When Garth was young he visited the Hopi reservation in Arizona and has recently reconnected with the Hopi through many visits there over the past 4 years.

A lot of influence from the Hopi can be seen in Garth’s work, his rattles in particular are an ode to that form. Used in ceremonies and having powers beyond our understanding, Garth’s rattles are not just art but invoke the realm of Magic. Just one shake and you can alter the universe they say. From his rattles to his wall hangings Garth puts his heart and soul into each piece he makes and hopes that the energy in each piece will add joy and wonder to your day. https://www.facebook.com/garthmarriottart

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March Into Paris: To march is to stride boldly towards your dreams…

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Since their debut, March into Paris has been making a huge impact on the indie rock scene. As one of Northern California’s most critically acclaimed bands, they regularly blow audiences away with their energetic, some say manic live performances. MiP consists of charismatic powerhouse lead vocalist, Jennifer Cameron, bassist Eric Davis, guitarists Randy Medeiros, Kevin McCarty and drummer K-ris Ayala.

As a Post-Alternative rock band, March into Paris music pulls from many genres to create their ambient, melodic yet aggressive sound. While being compared to some of their influences ( Patti Smith, Soundgraden, Minus The Bear, Coheed and Cambria, A.F.I. ), MiP strives to develop their own unique sonic character of lush verse styles, huge booming choruses and screaming guitar solos.

Just as the City of Lights draws artists of all stripes who come to fulfill their dreams and be who they are, March Into Paris finds itself pushing the boundaries of their art and individual lives. As Eric says, “To march is to stride boldly towards your dreams and make them a reality with triumph in your heart, even if you only have crumbs in your pockets.” MiP works dilligently to embodie a DIY ethos, releasing 2 E.P.’s, 3 singles while booking and playing hundreds of live performances and building a global fan base. To them, indie isn’t something you claim to be, it’s something you have to prove through years of blood, sweat and tears.

A mosaic of haunting – soothing – mellow – and unforgettable sounds…

fox“Fox Elipsus is a mosaic of haunting – soothing – mellow – and unforgettable sounds that move all of those who look for depth truth and beauty in music. It is full of the peaceful and passionate political environmental and human messages of John Lennon and Gandhi. Fox believes in peace and love and these songs are as passionate and moving as his beliefs.”

My name is Fox Elipsus. I love doing this more than anything you could imagine. From the moment I started doing this professionally I knew I had found the thing that I would spend the rest of my life doing.

I was born in Oxford, England. I am partly Persian, mostly English, and a little Irish too. I speak a few languages, I have been to a lot of countries, including parts of Africa and Asia. My life has given me a unique and unbiased perspective on the world and ideas about how we might work towards peace and fair government in the future.

I try to make the most honest, heartfelt, personal, important, and powerful music imaginable. My music is meant for all age groups, all races, and all nationalities. There is no age group or demographic that likes my music more or less than any other. That gives me hope for the future.

I intend to play a show in every country of the world. I work 24 hours a day, every day, on bringing my dream and my music to life. If you would like to help, e-mail me at elipsus@gmail.com

I am trying to bring meaningful and deep messages back to music, similar to John Lennon. I’m from Oxford England (yes I have an accent) and I have an insatiable drive to reach the world with these words and songs. I hope the world will listen for a moment or more. Something amazing is happening. In the space of a few months I have found thousands of new fans that are soothed and inspired by my music, all over the world. It is growing rapidly, and I want you to be a part of it from the start. I am looking for friends, fans, supporters and promoters. Please listen.

http://www.elipsus.net

Lisa Marie Panagos Catches A Star @ The 7th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards

LisaPanagos-comOn November 14th, 2013, Hollywood was all abuzz with a star-studded show at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood. Al Bowman, the Executive Producer and Founder of the Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards and the LA Music Awards kicked off awards show season with a media-filled red carpet event. Lisa Panagos was presented with the 2013 Hollywood F.A.M.E. Award for Female Rising Star.

Celebrities receiving Hollywood F.A.M.E. awards this year included Director/ Producer Cass Warner (The Brothers Warner), actors Nathin Butler (General Hospital), Bill Blair (ARGO), and Ron Jeremy Hyatt (Ronin), actresses Leilani Sarelle (Basic instinct) and Meliani Paul (The Butterfly Effect), Grammy- nominated percussionist Victor Orlando (The Gap Band), music industry executive Steve Resnik, and legendary game show host and creator Wink Martindale (Tic-Tac-Dough).

“I was in amazing company at the 7th annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. awards, and feel so lucky to have won for Female Rising Star. I am so grateful to be recognized for my work in Music, Film and Television,” says Lisa. “It feels incredible when your hard work begins to pay off.” Other past HFA recipients include Brad Pitt, Sally Kirkland, Gwen Stefani, David Kershenbaum, and President Carter to name a few.

Legendary sportscaster Johnny Holliday (Washington Nationals, CBS, Voice of the Maryland Terrapins) endorsed Lisa for her talent as did Billboard-charting songwriter Alex Forbes (Don’t Rush Me, Too Turned On). Other congratulations came from prominent directors and celebrities in the industry such as Myrna Post (Publicist), director and coach to the stars Larry Moss (Million Dollar Baby),

Hillary Swank, Helen Hunt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Larry Storch (F Troop).

Born and raised in Potomac, Md., Lisa had stars in her eyes as she trained diligently in her hometown before heading to NYC to pursue Broadway. After landing several roles in shows such as Annie Get Your Gun, Sophisticated Ladies, Jesus Christ Superstar, and West Side Story to name a few. Lisa made the transition to Hollywood seamlessly as she landed roles in Film, TV and simultaneously continued her recording career as a Singer-Songwriter- Producer.

This three-time award-winner at the LA Music Awards in 2012 and winner in 2013 at the Artists in Music Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year is now fresh off the stage from the Avalon Theater, having received a Hollywood F.A.M.E. award for Female Rising Star.

“Many thanks to all of my mentors, friends and fans who have helped me get to this point. Without you this would not have been possible. Thanks also to my parents, the late media mogul John Panagos and mother Mary Ann Panagos of Potomac, Maryland. It’s been a great journey and I’m looking forward to continuing to contribute to the entertainment business and striving to achieve more recognition.”

For more information about Lisa’s career visit her website www.lisapanagos.com. She is developing a line of products in addition to her music that are available on her website’s store. You can also find out more about her acting career at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2166116.

Lisa is an active member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association. She is also a 10 time award recipient from multiple U.S. and International organizations.