uhhhhhhh so i’m only 30 people away from 5,000 people liking Spark Alaska. I know it’s such a drag to ask people to like something on facebook and I know even the people who actually listen to my music don’t really care but it would really mean a lot if we could get that number up.
I’ve been at this silly project for what feels like my whole life and 5K, for some reason unbeknownst to me, feels like a real milestone.
Anyways, thanks. There are new Spark Alaska videos coming soon and Petite League videos coming within the next week :)
is there a nice place in brussels you would recommend?
Depends what you want to do. The bars and nightlife is pretty much right in the thick of where all the toursity stuff is. Favorite bars are Churchill’s and Delirium. If you wanna see pretty stuff, go up to the Grand Sablon and by the Palais de Justice. If you’re trying to dance, go to Le Bazaar, if you’re trying to see a show, go to the Botanique.
Foret De Soignes is a nice park to lounge around in, it’s probably already pretty cold in Brussels though.
idk Brussels is a great city to wander around in. It’s small enough that you can see a lot of it in a day.
Today is a proud day for those at PropertyOfZack. Our Showcase feature has now been running for years, and while we think it’s phenomenal on its own, we wanted to bring select bands together from it for a special cause. With Hope For The Day, a non-profit movement committed to utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism to suicide, we are launching a charity compilation for suicide prevention. It includes 50 bands for the starting price of $5, and we think you’re going to like it. Please check out the Bandcamp page, listen, learn, and download the comp!
Two summers ago, I had my first panic attack. On the last day of a summer that I had spent working, hosting, writing, recording, and just generally growing up, I went out to eat with my grandmother and aunt. Before that night, I had always thought of myself as stress-free. School work didn’t phase me, adulthood felt far away, and I tried as hard as I could to not take anything too seriously, even the things I cared for the most. As I sat there, wedged between my two heavy set relatives and four year old cousin, the way I would see myself and my environment violently shifted in one fell swoop.
My neck began to prickle like hot knives were branding my skin, and my hands started to quiver. I excused myself to the bathroom where I desperately attempted to put cold water on the back of my neck to cool it down to no avail. As I exited the bathroom, I felt as if I was on some sort of psychedelic drug as my vision bounced around the dining area and my hearing would alternate between amplifying the most minute sounds across the restaurant and the deafening sound of my own heart racing. I stumbled outside and sat in the parking lot, utterly terrified and clueless as to what was happening to me.
My grandmother eventually drove me home. I calmed myself down by explaining everything I was going through to her and then lying down in the quiet of my makeshift bedroom in her spare room.
Subconscious anxiety and stress are terrible but the first step in alleviating that nagging worry is to identify what you’re growing through. When the idea that I was letting stress get to me, even though I really didn’t have anything to be stressed about, was proposed and that was the reason that my stomach was clenched in fear every morning, was the most freeing feeling I had ever experienced.