ARTIST AND DEPRESSION

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Good morning and Happy Thoughts ! Today I would like to share a special Edition for Radio Indie FreeForm for you with #TRSV (The Rising Star Ventures) and the #IndieAmpMovement…as some of you know, I was very busy lately, and I just do not know where my time is going, but this was an inner urgency to write about the subject ARTISTS AND DEPRESSION; especially, about the news we have lately about musicians who ended their life tragically. So I would like to share this article to the “I.A.M.” Indie Amp Movement.

These news reminded me of some of the encounters I had throughout my life, especially working with the band. Everyone deals different with their frustrations. Artists are right brain oriented (you can google this) and many times it is impossible for them to accept their own failures or those of the society we are living in. Depression can be a debilitating condition, a warning sign, a cry for help and reacting irresponsible to their loved ones and friends. Instead of self destruction, not only seeking for help, but using your ART and MOTIVATION and GOALS to heal your emotional wounds.

Maybe the enclosed video can help you to be steered into the right direction, and please look for help … I have many facebook friends who feel so disillusioned …. I give you all a big hug …https://youtu.be/KSTKheVpEq4

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The Rising Star Ventures

 

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Pairing up with Radio Indie FreeForm we welcome a brilliant business to service Independent Indie Musicians and Bands. Not only is RIFF (Radio Indie FreeForm) connecting with TRSV in aid to Indie Music. Philippe Maille and Dawn Martinez will host on interviews regarding the Musical world and its news “Music All Together” will be one of the best views in business and music. Videos can be seen on YouTube.

TRSV (The Rising Star Ventures) created by Philippe Maille, is a versatile platform merging New technology and “Bricks and Mortar” concepts. It provides a right alternative to the traditional XXth century Music Industry model. It is a platform that allows artists to execute their music project, founded by their fans. The main difference is that instead of taking a financial stake in a project we enable artists to raise their budget from music lovers. This will give the Artists a full flexibility and control over their Art. TRSV is able to support artists through its dedicated Social Community and use their World Wide Network and economies of scale to ease Artists life with their Marketing, Recording studio, Distribution system and much more.

There is more to this trustworthy and striving business so please check out their website and connect if you want the headache off your back about the growing cyberspace media. We are positive Philippe’s help will push your music careers. Also available through TRSV is Featured Artist, and Crowdfunding!!!

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Putting on the RIFF!

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Written by Jack Scannell

This week’s hip hop jazz composition is entitled, “Putting on the RIFF!” The word “RIFF;” is an acronym that means, RADIO INDIE FREE FORM, and means that the radio station that is playing music is using a free form format made up of Independent artists. I am an independent artist, as are other familiar artists, such as Ingrid SmithTiffany GowJames Harrison Bacon, and many others who are now frequently heard on the Internet stations hosted by Dawn Martinez and by Philippe E. Maille.

However, Dawn Martinez has specifically dedicated her new station to encompass more than just the music. During a recent interview, she told us about her station:
“RIFF—A Solar Powered Internet Radio Station that streams the glitz and glamour of Independent Indie Artists Internationally. RIFF’s mission is to promote, broadcast, educate, and build fan base for the artists of the Indie rhythmic beat, while using fewer commercials. Over thirty genre’s garnish the Internet Airwaves as Independent Music expresses itself freely. Radio Indie FreeForm is a non-profit organization blending together with Ahames.org Charity, and like-minded people.”

Thank you, Dawn for such a super concept! So, in honor of the RIFF movement, I give you, “Putting on the RIFF!” I arranged, mixed and play Alto Sax, and the Passion HiFi provided the backing.

Have a listen to Putting On The RIFF by Jack Scannell where the marvelous artist showcases his snazzy music.

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Written by Piyali Ganguly

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Who is a true friend?

In my own experience and modest understanding of such friendships, a true friend, who is worth living for, is a friend, who must be able to call on my actions if they are hurtful or thoughtless.

He/she must be able to point toward my sense of self-responsibility and not support me blindly.

My true friend must always stand up for the truth, and not stand up for my irrationality out of a sense of obligation in the name of “friendship”.

A true friend to me is one, who can show me my error, without fearing the guilt-trip I might burden him/her with for not standing by “me” regardless.

For you see, standing up for the truth and not condoning my irrational, illogical behavior, does not mean he/she does not stand by me. On the contrary, he/she, does, more than ever, because they are fearless in their love for me, unconditional in their trust in me, and have confidence in my ability to see reason and come into awareness and insight through right action and thought, eventually.

And during this process, they hold the space for me, instead of turning away from me.

Such is a true friend I can personally trust. Such is a friend, worth living for and learning from, in turn being a true friend myself.

Relationships are all about helping each other grow, not keeping each other stagnated in blind love and faith without question.

Just sharing for the joy of sharing. Please share your thoughts too as and when guided.

– Piyali Ganguly

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“I.A.M” Indie Amp Movement

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Written By: Piyali Ganguly

To Think Before We Act

Dear friends, it is raining here in our mountain temperate rain forest of Western North Carolina and life is good sitting and watching the rain, listening to its sound, many thoughts, as always, go through my mind.

​Being a singer-songwriter, an artist, a thinker, ​​I often think about this, and that is, people need to quit gossiping and saying hurtful things about those with whom they have had a falling out. ​This is a sad and useless activity and I have observed this with a heavy heart in my life and in my world of music. ​There was a time when I indulged in such behavior myself and found it to be not only stressful but very detrimental to my career, regardless of whether I felt justified engaging in such behavior or not.

The arguments, fights, difference of opinion, the whatever on these lines​,​ ought to stay between the people​ (often friends, fellow artists, family members, etc.)​ going through with it. If these people cannot mend their relationship, be it professional or personal or both, then they ought to go their own way, bearing this in mind, that at least they learned something from each other, because we all learn from each other regardless! While it may not be easy at first, it becomes eventually easy to take the good that was there and dissolve the bad at the earliest chance, and this can be done by each taking full responsibility for his/her words and actions and getting to the root cause of the situation.

Bottling it up inside can be painful, in which case we can talk it over or share it with a friend we can absolutely trust and who can remain neutral and be a loving sounding board. This friend should by no means talk to another about what he/she just learned. Such behavior is not becoming of a trusted and good friend. ​For the friend, ​being neutral is very important in such cases otherwise the emotions of the hurt person can effect ​him/her​ as well in an unpleasant manner. ​Trust is very important and has to be earned, so we must know our friends well​ and respect their neutrality.​

When one turns around and starts to write on their social media pages about the “friend” they had a falling out with or talks in the same manner to whoever he/she assumes will listen to him/her, then that is a sign of a very immature and insecure human being, and it is also a very vicious and revengeful action, because those who do not know what really happened, do not know the person in question well ​enough except perhaps on Facebook only, are​ expected​ to take sides ​and some do ​and are​ thereby thrown into confusion. It makes me distrust such a human being, personally speaking, when I observe such behavior.

I feel that when we come across such drama online or find ourselves becoming a reluctant sounding board, that we pause and not judge, ​remain​ neutral, because we do not really know well the person ​talking and the person ​being talked about (unless we happen to be a personal friends, but even then), and most importantly ​we cannot really know the ‘WHY’ behind it​. We should not take sides, instead simply be and enjoy our personal friendships with both. Or just pass on by. If we are curious, then we need to find out both sides of the story and come to our own informed conclusion.

Gossiping and bitching behind the back of someone​,​ one had a falling out with, online or offline, and taking sides based on this kind of erroneous judgment, is hurtful first and foremost to the one indulging in such erroneous action, and this ancient law is always working – the law of cause and effect. So we need to be mindful.​ ​We do not want to get embroiled in other people’s business unless we know them well and are fully informed. And we do not want to indulge in such vicious revengeful acts no matter how angry, livid and hurt we are. Most of all, we must not take sides. If we must pick a side, then we must always side with the truth.

A true friend is one, who has the courage to step back, listen, think, see and speak the truth accordingly and knows to remain neutral, refraining from indulging in gossip. Wise people do not take sides, they seek the truth if so inclined. We must view all, listen to all with eyes and ears of a real lover, use our sense of discernment and always offer words of wisdom that we have actually realized from our own experiences. We must always think before we act – this is the wise and right way, which I have learned the hard way myself. ​

Gratitude, Respect, Peace and Love to you who find your way to my page. Thank you for taking and making the time to read.

– Piyali Ganguly

 

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