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I Want To Sing 365 Day Challenge Giveaway!!!
Hi guys so I have finally got the gifts to give away. Because you guys are my loyal followers I will give you a heads up on how to enter to have a chance of winning the games and the PS4.
You just need to find the only song in my challenge that I didn't get to record properly.
I'll give you a clue. It was after Day100!
And of course, you should subscribe to my youtube channel to be eligible.
It is free to enter so no money unless you want to donate to the cause which you can do here
Anyway make sure you watch this week's summary 47(Almost done). It should be quite funny.
Love you guys
ps Feel free to share to your friends or anyone you know who would like a PlayStation.
Final thoughts of 2016
I hate the 31st December because everyone gets all emotional and starts saying goodbye to something like they give a crap. Tomorrow starts a new year and everyone is happy until the 2nd January, after everyone hates each other again (business as usual I guess).
Shouldn't we celebrate the end of every day and not just one? 31st December is another day in our life stringing together what will eventually make up all of our lives and we don't need stupid benchmarks like Christmas and New Year
with pointless fireworks that cost billions and only pollute and injure people. We need peace and to love one another and to start catering for the needs of the people. Rid the world of fear, pointless racist discussion and terrorism and finally start moving the human family forward as a species. It's 2016 and most of the age old problems are still with us. So maybe for this new year we can all learn to love and help each other out because remember the changing of the world starts at home. It's the little things that make the big differences.
Happy continuation of your life!
And to all the celebrity deaths this year. We have all lost people way closer to us than the few prominent people who we couldn't even talk or get close to. It's sad that they have gone but most of them weren't or haven't been active for a long time. So is it just us (as usual) holding on a past that has long left us behind? Just something to think about...
Thoughts of Alstallio!
I want to sing 365 Challenge starts 15th Aug
Oh man, I'm so excited to be doing this...!
So basically I will have a go at improving my singing. Believe me I need help with it.
I have been challenged to do it for one whole year! Everyday I will record and post it to my Youtube channel. As you know I never back down to a challenge!
And so it is on Monday the 15th august I will start posting my attempts at singing videos. Everyday I will post a short video of my attempt followed by a weekly and monthly review of it all, for those who don't want to check back daily.
Remember if you have any songs that you want me to attempt please feel free to send your suggestions. I will add a comment box on my allocated 365 I want to sing challenge page.
Also you can send your suggestions to email@example.com ...Wish me luck
My 365 Day Singing Challenge
Just a quick one,
I'm doing a challenge to improve my vocals and maybe even become a full blown singer ;)
Soon I will be putting weekly videos up of my attempts for all to see. It is quite embarrassing but very enjoyable.
The hardest part is finding songs to sing. I have a list that will last me about 2 more months.
What I would like to ask you is, Can you recommend any of your favourite songs to me to sing?
Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I need about 200+ more :(
Thanks ahead and I will give shout outs to any suggests I get.
'The Best Music's Never Heard'
Do We Really Need Another Kebab Shop!
I was talking to someone the other day about my Adventures and Ideas Like My ‘Alstallio Piano Tutorials’ or ‘blogging’ and starting my own little business venture. It wasn't the first time I heard responses such as 'yeah well everyone is already doing that!' or 'that's been done before!'.
My response always goes something like this ' that's exactly why you should do it!' because people have done it before you and it worked, so why can you or me not do the same and have success. I'm not saying copy people exactly but you can definitely use their concept and make it your own.
There are 7 billion folks who like billions of different things and Ideas. Some people might like the way I write and other might prefer other writing styles.
What I really don’t understand is why people always like to knock people like us off of our path to greatness. Even if we don’t make it to our destination, give us encouragement to at least try.
I realized this very reason has been stopping me doing most things I ever wanted to do. Like my piano videos, Blogging, Funny Talk videos etc. It held me back. And I see it daily holding great people back too. People who have more to offer the world but are locked in a box called (Someone has done it before syndrome).
The worst thing is, when I think about it, It was the very people who I trusted most with my deepest secret plans to take over the world who made me feel like I have no chance cause someone has done it before me.
I'm sending this out because I want to free you and make you realize you don’t have to not do something because someone else has done it before. Look at all the industries that exist with copycat companies. I could write a list as long as this screen but I think you good folks readying this catch my drift. Just get the idea down and do it.
Unlike most people who say failure is not an option. Failure is a part of life. Even failing is worth it, because you learn something along the way and it is better to have tried and failed than to have not done nothing at all.
Everyone Especially Men Should Do Yoga!
Last night my wife my wife was on a yoga seminar with the guru named Mark Whitwell who is the guru of my spouse's teacher.
I was interested to know what was happening as I do have a great interest in yoga and practice at a rate of about a few times a week.
Although I had not decided to take part in this workshop, and my wife would have liked me to go, I have all these other commitments at the moment (my daughter and of course WA) and I wanted to take her to a children's festival. So I thought it was just not possible for me to go at this time.
Then it happened, My wife, the little go-getter that she is, says to the yogi 'How about inviting the spouses of the workshop members?'. He says, 'yeah, bring your husband along as my guest!'. So my wife was happy and shocked about the reply, and swiftly delivered the news to me that I would be now taking part in the 2nd day of the workshop... Great! I thought
Me, as usual, thinking I was going to get a nice lie in this morning, but no! She had already planned for my daughter to be gone and I was now going to the Yoga workshop too.
To be honest I was exciting and as I am a seeker of knowledge and new guidance I thought this would be a great opportunity/Experience to learn something new and take my yoga to the next level.
So I get there at 0900am on a Sunday (I don't go to church because the required times to be there are not in sync with my body clock) and I enter a room full of women. I have always wondered why Yoga is full of women? And why not a lot of men are as interested in Yoga. Then this Mr. Mark Whitwell walks in and I duly introduce myself to him by saying “you summoned me!”. As a New Zealander, I knew he would know the term as New Zealand is a British Colony.
So he introduced himself to me and was very appreciative that I had taken up his offer to attend his workshop as his guest. I was happy to be there acquiring knowledge from someone who has studied with great yogis of the past. He was very humble and made everyone feel very good about themselves.
The most interesting stuff for me was obviously the Male to female ratio which he answered by saying men tend to be more extrovert when it comes to spirituality and working out (although yoga isn't a workout but rather a way of controlling the body, mind and spirit by controlled movement and breathe).
They think there is nothing to achieve by doing yoga and that it makes sense for us men to do workout and get big muscles, cars, and beautiful women.
The world is very masculine driven and that is what men are taught is important from a very young age. Whereas women are a bit more introvert and do things that feel right and are always looking for spiritual enlightenment and truth.
OK, there are the arguments for the modern women becoming like the ancient man but I like to think women are still more in touch with reality and what really matters. Men should definitely do more yoga though because we need it most. I think the world would be a much better place if men learnt how to tap into their feminine (yin) side more and stop focusing on childish issues that are starting to become very annoying for the rest of us good living humans.
He spoke a lot about man and woman's intimacy with each other. He believes this is one of the most important issues today and that for some reason we have learnt to think men and women should suppress all the natural urges for each other and that the mere fact that they would like to get intimate is scorned upon in most societies of the world. He says we should express ourselves more through sex if that is what we feel, and not let anyone or any misconception of our obsolete past get in the way of this beautiful desires.
We did 3 practices during the day and I learnt a lot about breathing correctly. I have always done yoga for the flexibility and body but after this workshop and learning more about what Yoga truly means, I will focus more on the spiritual side. Mark Whitwell has a great little book out called 'The promise' which helps you with your yoga by showing you how to fit it into your schedule Daily. The yoga sessions in the book are 7 minutes practice for 40 days and he promises changes in your life during this time.I will try this now and in about 40 days I will write another blog about my experience. That was my short summary of my day with Mark Whitwell. It was very good and I will definitely seek him out again in the future.
Read more about Mark Whitwell Here.
Always Do What You Want In Life!
So today I had to take a taxi. This might sound normal to some of you, but I have 2 cars at home.
The problem was, my dear lady decided to take all the keys with her for the weekend trip away. Now I don't know how to handle this stuff well and I should do. but I am always thinking of the knock on effect, it has when someone does something which could have been prevented.
This is why I always buy or take holidays when I want. Sometimes a bill will come in, and you have to pay it straight away. This is how I look at holidays too. I mean, Why should the tax man get my money without any resistance, but when I decide to treat myself, I have to contemplate if it is the right time or not.
So do what you want, whenever you want and don't let anyone tell you otherwise, buy that new car, bike, or sofa. Take that holiday you so duly need, because like me, who had to pay 70 Euro for a 20 minute journey today, you never know when you will have to line someone else's pocket and not benefit from it at all.
What if I told you that your luck was based on where you live
When I was a boy, I didn't have a lot of luck. I was in and out of hospital because of an accident. I got fourth degree burns on my hands. I managed to keep my fingers but 4 out of 10 of them are severely deformed to a point where I didn't and still don't like to show them. I often catch myself even today hiding my hands from people. Needless to say I suffered a lot as a child. Children can be cruel if they see someone who has slightly different features to the rest and they are not shy in letting you know they find you strange.
My fingers and lot of other things kept me injured until I reached high school.
So I was a teenager, my family and I lived in Birmingham UK and my life was pretty mundane. One morning my mother sprung some news on us that we would be moving to a small town called Rugby in the United Kingdom.
As you can imagine my older siblings didn't take the news well, but me as the usual household motivator told my brothers and sisters not to worry because this was an opportunity to start fresh and make new friends. My siblings weren't buying it and by the time it was time to uproot and move my brother and sister decided to stay with their friends families. I however was looking forward to it like any other new move. It was exciting and I was determined to make the most of what awaited me.
Now what happened when we moved was I met great friends had great experiences and learnt a lot of good things. I was welcomed with open arms into my new school and learnt to play the piano with more intensity. I was popular in school and used to hold regular piano performances in front of the whole school twice a week. I felt the love. My luck was up and for 3 years things were perfect. I was heading in the right direction in school and the future looked bright.
Then came the news my mother wanted to move us back to Birmingham from where we once came. I was very apprehensive this time because I was now older and somewhat wiser. Somehow I knew I was in my lucky place, I could just feel it.
Eventually I gave in and move with my mom back to hell. Life went down hill from there. All my friends where now too far to visit. My old friends where no longer interested in me. I left school with no more ambition to go to college because times got rough for us in Birmingham. I ended up going to college then dropping out twice, got a real lowly paid job working unsociable hours and barely making £600 a month. It continued like that for about 5 years before I decided enough was enough and I was getting out of England. There was something about living in Birmingham that unmotivated me and living in Rugby that inspired me. I later left Birmingham to live in Germany and although my time is nearing an end here. I have had mostly positive experiences.
I think it makes sense to move around if things are not working out for you. It is definitely hard to get out of a certain routine when you have the same sort of people around. It is also important to recognise when your are in an unlucky place or climate.
Birmingham was and still is very much an unlucky place for me, although my whole family still live there. I only go to visit now occasionally and when my family ask me when I'm coming home I smile and say “There's too much world to see!” So if you have a chance, don't wait around... Go now and don't look back.
Ps I'm well aware that you should and can create your own luck wherever you are, but there is definitely something about location,location, location.
Am I Now Producing My Life's Work
Some of you may know I have started doing a Piano series called ‘The Alstallio Chronicles piano Series’. Alongside It I am doing a ‘How to Play Piano Tutorial’ and Some ‘Alstallio’s mini melodies’ I have come up with over the years.
The 'Alstallio Chronicles piano series' has been something I have wanted to do for a long time now. It was often delayed by lack of funds and the fact that I never wanted to record my life’s work a cheap Casio keyboard. So I had to wait till I could afford a real piano or close to a real piano to even begin thinking about recording it. Then the next thing was the feeling that because the songs were written quite a while ago I felt that my piano playing had advanced a lot since then, so I wanted to use the same structure but add a bit more detail in the songs.
So I Finally ended up saving enough money to spend a considerable amount(could’ve got a car for the price) on a piano. I wanted a real one but I don’t live in a house in the middle of nowhere yet and I had to consider the neighbours so I opted for the KAWAI CS10. Along with Yamaha’s equivalent one of the best if not the best in its class. The Kawai CS10 is a Hybrid piano/ all the mechanic of a piano but with the ability to turn the volume down. It looks and feels like a piano with a digital function which enables you to move it and use it anywhere.
Anyway back to the main topic of discussion. My Life’s Work is now official under way. I have recorded about 17 piano pieces to date with another 33 to go. This number might actually change because I may write more during the process. It’s great fun and I am so happy I am finally getting to do this and of course share my creations with you the listeners.
Eventually I would like to release a music book with the notes in written form so anyone interested in playing my pieces will have the notes to guide them.
I have also started using Synthesia as a visual way to show any aspiring Alstallio students how to play the pieces. I like this program because I would consider myself visual and when I am shown things I learn them quicker than from a piece of paper.
There are no plans to release a CD of the music at this point. I will wait to see what kind of response I get before I move on with CD production
The ‘Alstallio Mini Melodies’ are basically when I didn’t have the patience to write a whole song or the melody ended up in a song, but it could have stood on its own with further expansion. I will probably get around to expanding the more catchy melodies when I have finished the piano series in the future.
The how to play piano tutorial are just a short guide on the skill I've acquired over the years which I hope to be able to pass on. I attempt to break things down easily for all to understand how I go to where I am today.
I was never forced to play the piano. I was chose by the piano.
"The Best Music's Never Heard"