Ruminations of a Taco-Obsessed Philly Native

It is said that art isn’t about caring for what others think about you. It’s not even about what you think about what others think about what you do. It’s not about the end-product. It’s not even about the success that comes with the work. It’s mostly about self-expression, a calling, an unspoken mission and the fact that you can stamp your legacy and soul into a culture that matters to you.

Fortunately, this is what the musicians The Chainsmokers understands, and this is what they will always put in their effort when creating music, reaching markets and transforming the emotions of its listeners.

The Alex Pall Interview

There are many articles we can read today to learn more about The Chainsmokers and the many ways that they open themselves to challenges and new opportunities for growth. One of them is in The Interview Magazine. We can read from The Interview Magazine that after the release of their 2016 single Closer, things were becoming even more amazing, exciting and thrilling for the band. Fortunately, the new challenges that are happening to the duo band aren’t anything that Alex Pall, as the one part of the duo, couldn’t handle.

While other singers and other artists do their art in a way that would involve direct part of the vocalists, it’s good to know that the things that make the band powerful and still relevant are that they innovate with the way they create their music. Alex Pall said that they had to rely not just on electronics and other acoustic effects to their music, but they also add a more human and lyrical narrative to their songs. They want it to have relevant lyrics that depend much on songwriting as it depends on hooks and various other loops that get the attention of the listeners.

We should also not forget that Alex Pall tries to put as many emotions in one song as he can. With his partner Andrew Taggart, he makes sure that he can work hand in hand both with how the music gets into the rhythm of the lyrics, and vice versa. Thoughts, feelings and true emotions are an essential part of the music, and Alex Pall doesn’t forget to put all these elements in.

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Legendary Hollywood producer Lawrence Bender has several groundbreaking films to his name, but my personal favorite, and perhaps his most pivotal, is 1992 crime thriller Reservoir Dogs.

Reservoir Dogs is the story of the aftermath of a jewelry store heist gone wrong and what happens to the crew of robbers as a result. While that may sound like a simple premise, Reservoir Dogs is anything but a straightforward tale. Instead, it is chock-full of twists and turns that even if you see them coming, you’ve never seen them executed quite like this before. That is because Reservoir Dogs is the directorial debut of Quentin Tarantino, a fact that is also the reason it’s my favorite Lawrence Bender film and the most important movie he has ever produced.

Before directing Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino broke into Hollywood as a screenwriter. A couple of Tarantino’s most notable writing credits during that time included the films True Romance and Natural Born Killers. However, while Tarantino’s writing opened the door form him, it was his ability to translate his words from page to screen as a director that ultimately led to him becoming a cinematic icon. Still, no one knew what to expect when Tarantino got behind the camera, so for Bender to take a chance on him as a producer took savvy and guts.

Fortunately, it was a gamble that paid off for Bender in a big way, with Reservoir Dogs being only the first of several films that Bender and Tarantino would team up on. While other films that the duo has collaborated on since Reservoir Dogs have arguably been even better, none would have been possible if Bender hadn’t taken a chance on Tarantino and Tarantino hadn’t delivered a masterpiece of a directorial debut.

That being said, for Lawrence Bender, his work with Tarantino has been only one of many highlights throughout a long and illustrious career. Born in 1957 and hailing from The Bronx, in addition to Reservoir Dogs, Bender made a name for himself producing several noteworthy films, including but not limited to Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, The Mexican, An Inconvenient Truth, Inglourious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and Hacksaw Ridge. He earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture for his work on Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting and Inglourious Basterds.

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Roc Nation exect Desiree Perez is in charge of a big entertainment company and is set to take on even more artists with her business partner Jay-Z. Since Jay-Z’s deal with Live Nation is almost over, Roc Nation is talking to other big-time companies like Universal Music Group. Jay Z and Desiree recently met with the CEO Sir Lucian Grainge to discuss him buying into Roc Nation. This can be huge for Jay-Z to help him bring on more artists and help build up his already amazing credibility as a business mogul.

Desiree Perez has been there from the beginning of several companies with Jay-Z including SC Enterprises. She is an influence in the music business has a knack for negotiating on behalf of her clients. She is part of Rhianna’s inner circle and helps her with her endorsements and performance deals. She negotiated a twenty-five million dollar Samsung sponsorship for Rhianna’s tour. Other Roc Nation artists include Big Sean, Shakira, and J. Cole.

Since she’s been the COO of Roc Nation for seven years she’s been a key component of lots of business decisions. Her husband Juan Perez is the head of Roc Nation Sports where Jay-Z has signed such sports stars as Miguel Cotto and Dez Bryant among others. Desiree Perez is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to negotiating any type of contract and gives women in the industry an amazing role model to look up to. There is a lot that goes into running a company and negotiating contracts and Desiree has charisma coming out of her ears. and Follow him Facebook.com

We are a society obsessed with personalities. To be famous is be to recognized and this recognition makes one rich. For those with energy, charm and good looks and sometimes even talent, there are opportunities to achieve the envious success of celebrity. Celebrity status is difficult to achieve alone often an agency or an “unagency” is necessary to achieve success and make your dreams reality.One such “unagency” is Nine9. they offer a fast-track method to success that is appealing to young wannabe celebrities. Nine9 uses the proliferation of social media to achieve success for its “unclients.”

Whether an aspirant is an “unclient” or investigating becoming a celebrity there are many caveats to consider. Each candidate should take a good look in their mirror. List the positives and the negatives that are there. Determine your level of being photogenic. Have a friend or a professional take many photos of the candidate and determine your strengths and weaknesses. After the total photographic experience is concluded and analyzed, the candidate can write a short resume to accompany the photos and then personally shop this portfolio to agencies and the “unagency”.

While it is important to think globally, first examine your local area. Celebrity status can not be achieved overnight. But volunteer work and any public relations position will be a step, a small step, in your quest for celebrity.Look at two past examples of successful celebrities: Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Both were extremely wealthy due to the successes of their families and they had the time and the money to attend galas and society affairs and could very easily achieve a celebrity status.For those who want to achieve this celebrity status, it is not easy and requires the efforts of an agency or an “unagency” like Nine9.