Statement from the Editor of Scholastic Perspectives FKA Madness To Creation

I have missed all of you, it has been weeks(literally) since I've made a post.  I wanted to issue a statement for the relaunch. Due to my vision, I have decided to put Madness To Creation to bed.  It was a good starting point, but then I realized that we were doing things that literally … Continue reading Statement from the Editor of Scholastic Perspectives FKA Madness To Creation

(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 EP. 8: Lawrence Gowan of STYX

Editor's Note:  On June 18th, the legendary arena rock band Styx released yet another landmark album entitled "Crash of the Crown." The band wanted total creative freedom in this album and they got it. There is a sense of liberation and freedom in this record, and the classic harmonies, musicianship and passion that Styx exudes.  … Continue reading (Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 EP. 8: Lawrence Gowan of STYX

(Mental Health Moments) Juneteenth: A Reading and Interpretation of General Order No. 3 by Union General Gordon Granger

Recently, President Joe Biden signed Juneteenth to be a federal holiday.  Today should be an important day for all Americans as we recognize today to continue the struggle for a more perfect Union, to reflect and to become more educated on how we can be involved in our communities and in the struggle for racial … Continue reading (Mental Health Moments) Juneteenth: A Reading and Interpretation of General Order No. 3 by Union General Gordon Granger

15 Bands To Watch At Lollapalooza + The Importance Of Concerts For Mental Health

With the return of Lollapalooza hitting Grant Part in Chicago, IL this summer spanning a massive 4 days, we've wanted to break down 15 artists playing that we'd recommend and give you some song choices along the way. Since we are excited for the return of live music as well I also wanted to take … Continue reading 15 Bands To Watch At Lollapalooza + The Importance Of Concerts For Mental Health

(Mental Health Moments): 7 Amazing Songs That Talk About Mental Health

There’s no denying that the taboos of mental health are starting to slip away, and more people than ever before are getting involved in the global conversation that are helping people on their roads to recovery and ensuring they are getting the support they need. However, while we’ve still got a long way to go, … Continue reading (Mental Health Moments): 7 Amazing Songs That Talk About Mental Health

(Mental Health Moments) “Music and its Importance in Times of Crisis”

Music is a very interesting phenomenon of the human brain and it has a profound effect on our emotional and mental state. We play music during moments of celebration, mourning, relaxation, reflection, and every other emotional state. The sound of music seems to be able to comfort us in ways that few other things can.  … Continue reading (Mental Health Moments) “Music and its Importance in Times of Crisis”

(Mental Health Moments) “Mosaic” by SHAPING THE LEGACY, Drum Playthrough by Juan Hinojosa!

Editor's Note:  This was fantastic to listen to.  Drumming and playing an instrument can be so therapeutic.  There are times where just letting out your aggression on a drum kit can be so soothing, as Juan Hinojosa shows here in this drum playthrough for the song "Mosaic" by Shaping The Legacy.  The music takes you … Continue reading (Mental Health Moments) “Mosaic” by SHAPING THE LEGACY, Drum Playthrough by Juan Hinojosa!

(Video Premiere) “Lights and Vessels” by KADIMA

Kadima, the brainchild of Seattle-based guitarist Aidan Israel, released their debut prog metal opus, All Birds Deserve To Fly earlier this year. The new video for their track 'Lights and Vessels' releases on Friday 9th October. Kadima have also launched a new range of merchandise: https://kadimamusic.threadless.com/ Recorded with a host of accomplished guest musicians, Israel … Continue reading (Video Premiere) “Lights and Vessels” by KADIMA

(Mental Health Moments In A Song) “Dark Sunday Dream” by EDEN IRIS

On July 2nd, New Zealand pop/singer-songwriter Eden Iris released a remix version of her single "Dark Sunday Dream" via major digital streaming platforms.  The remix was done by film composer David Norland.  This song is such a beautiful song about how sometimes it's always darkest before dawn.  Here are her lyrics below: Who are you … Continue reading (Mental Health Moments In A Song) “Dark Sunday Dream” by EDEN IRIS