Helping Yourself, Helps Others

When I became a soldier, I never thought I’d be retired before 50, let alone a citizen of a different country. I always knew I wanted to help others but to be in a paid capacity would be great. Being a soldier was the obvious choice, given my German family history and American patriotism. But…

 From Bullied To Brave

 Bullying behaviour doesn’t just happen on the playground. But it’s most certainly one of two places it starts. It happens every where, every day. Without proper guidance, the bully becomes an adult bully. And of course you have you the bog standard; was bullied as a kid, now bullies as an adult. There a few…

Happy Birthday ‘Hair Metal’

On August 2, 1986, Rock wore a brand new look. The hair and make-up of glam rock exploded on th scene with the release of 3 albums in one day. Cinderella, Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Poison all released their albums on the same day creating a new level of rock. Their rock ballads were typically…

Flight Of Life

Have you ever felt selfish putting your oxygen mask on before others in case of cabin pressure on an airplane? It’s the most unselfish thing you can do. How can you help anyone else, if you’re not breathing correctly? You’re not being a hero by neglecting your own basic needs. We’ve all heard the term,…

Tortured Genius

  We have seen so many cases of suicide within the musical community and it baffles the average person, to tears. No one can understand why someone with so much talent and fame can want or choose to die. Truth is, the average person will never understand the depth and levels artistic people possess. The…

The Widow Maker

What do Courtney Love, Talinda Ann Bentley , Vicky Karayiannis and Mary Forsburg all have in common? They’re all bound by Grunge and widows of suicide.On April 5, 1994, Kurt Cobain shot himself in his home studio. And so started the demise of an entire genre. Grunge was fairly new at the time and has,…

Musician’s Total Support❤️Mind, Body, & Soul

By focusing on each segment of areas that deserve the most attention we can separate anxieties and logically place them in their own ‘box’. Through the use of: The Alexander Texhnique Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Nutrition and Music Theory, The Mind, Body and Soul are all treated; creating some balance, enabling you to perform better and…

Death Shouldn’t Mean Profit

As the suicide rate climbs within a specific genre of music, so too have the sales of their music. After the tragic loss of Chris Cornell and more recently, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on Chris Cornell’s birthday, sales have risen to astronomical heights. Both artists took their own lives due to basic breakdown of…

Free🎶Musician’s Total Wellbeing Plan🎶Free

Musicians need more support than most since their craft consumes every part of their existence. They eat, sleep and breathe all things musical. When you’re a professional, you’re expected to perform under, sometimes, extreme pressure. You also place high expectations upon yourself to be the very best. Lack of sleep, proper eating or not allowing…

Fridaze Female – Sandy West

TRB’s ‘Fridaze Female’ Honours Sandy West- The Runaways, drummer July, 10 1959-October 21, 2006 Sandy was from Long Beach, California and is best known for her drumming position in a little known band called, The Runaways.   The Runaways were a group of beautiful, young, talented, California girls and one of the first all female…

Spiteful Love

I’ve read Vicky (Karayiannis) Cornell’s letter to her recently deceased husband, Chris. The words were touching, raw and filled with pure love. Her letter was forgiving and strong. And it’s in her words that I realise how fortunate he was to have her. She referenced Chris’s past personal comments about how she saved him. The…

Chris Cornell’s Funeral

As we come to terms with such an enormous loss to music as we know it, we ask ourselves how does life come to such a painful tragic ending and seemingly by choice? Somewhere, somehow, Cris felt the world would be better without him, even though he couldn’t have been more wrong. But that split…