Category Archives: Music

Did You Know Your Commute Doesn’t Have To Suck

Look at this word: commute. Now think about how that word made you feel. We’re guessing the answer is shaken, upset, angry, sick and a multitude of similarly horrifying words. But what if there was a way to make your commute more, well, fun. Yeah, that’s right, fun. Just because commuting is associated with going to and from work, doesn’t mean you can’t make it the best part of your day (apart from watching the latest episode of WWE: Smackdown before bed).

So, to help you make your commute less like the death from a thousand blades that it is, we have come up with a list of gear that could totally transform your life. Oh, don’t worry, there’s no need to thank us.

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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: August 2017

I have found a lot of good music for this month’s playlist. This music playlist started with 15 songs when it started a few years ago, then to 20 and then 25 a few months ago. Well, this list is 30 songs this month.

I don’t expect it to be 30 going forward, but I was just finding so much great stuff the last couple weeks. I still have some leftovers that will be (hopefully) incorporated next month.

I usually try to post this either a few days before the month or a day or two into the next. You know I’m having issues either finding new stuff that I love…or have way too much and try to whittle the list down as much as possible. The rate of awesome music released the last two months was just insane.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

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What Is The Future Of The Music Industry?

The music industry was so simple before the internet came along. The record company would sign a band, give them an advance to make an album, and then market it. If you wanted to listen to that album, you went into a record store and bought it. The label took their disproportionate cut, but the band still ended up making a decent amount of money. Everybody was a winner. When it came to touring, it was just promotion for the album, that was where all of the cash came from.

These days things look completely different. The internet has upended the way that the music industry works entirely. The jury is still out on whether that’s a good thing or not, but regardless of whether you like it or not, the way that you buy and listen to music is wildly different to what it was a couple of decades ago.

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Creative Hobbies That Men Will Love

What are your hobbies? Do you find yourself stumped whenever someone asks you this question? Sitting around in your underwear watching Netflix, and eating your body weight in pizza every weekend doesn’t count.

If you have no hobbies to speak of it’s well worth picking one up, they can help you meet new people, improve your skills and are highly beneficial for your mental health too. When it feels like all you do is work and sleep, having a productive hobby to spend your spare time helps to break the monotony, and in general makes you a much happier person. Not sure where to start? Here are a few to get you going that will let your creativity run wild.

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3 Effective Tips That Will Make You A Better Guitar Player

The guitar is probably one of the most popular instruments in the world. It’s quite an exciting instrument to learn, and there’s a lot of coolness surrounding it. However, some people struggle to get to grips with it and just can’t play the guitar as well as they’d like. If this applies to you, then here are some great tips that will make you a better player in a short space of time:

Find A Guitar That Feels Right In Your Hands

When an Olympic sprinter gets ready to run, they don’t put on any pair of trainers they find. Instead, they look for a pair that fit well and make them feel comfortable enough to run as fast as can be. It’s the same with guitarists and their guitars; you need to find one that feels right.

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Sweetbob’s Hipster Music Playlist: July 2017

I have found a lot of good music for this month’s playlist. It expanded to 25 tracks for a second month in a row. Also, a band this month did something that almost never happens, they appear twice on this playlist.

I don’t think having 25 tracks on a playlist every month will become the norm, but it is needed this Summer. I haven’t been able to cut the playlist down to 20 the last two months.

I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content. Keep sending me tracks via email or Twitter.

Make sure to go over to our Spotify playlist where we add every track each month. There’s something for everyone there.

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Turn Your Love For Good Music Into Good Money

They say music feeds the soul, and they’re probably not wrong. Music makes you feel good, and life needs that from time to time. No wonder so many of us love music with a passion. And no wonder so many of us wish we could use that passion to earn a living. Well, maybe you can turn your favorite thing in the world into an income stream. Here are just a few ways you might be able to monetize music to suit you:

Talk About It

If you have something to say about music, then say it. Talking about music in a blog or vlog can eventually lead to a revenue stream. Sure, it takes time, lots of content, and thousands of dedicated followers. But if you stick with it, you could certainly start to earn a little from talking about the one thing you’re passionate about in life. You might review artists, tracks, or live performances. Talk about the music you like and the music you don’t. Continue reading

Manly “Meditations”

Now, this isn’t about sitting cross-legged on the floor and chanting “om” until you see the inner light! Oh no! This is about picking the right hobby that makes you forget about your worries, and that’s really all that meditation is. If you can relax and forget the world by breathing deeply until you feel on another plain, then that’s great, but for a lot of us, being told to sit and think about nothing is not going to work. What about us that are so stressed in life, that being told to sit back and not get stressed isn’t going to work! Whether you’ve got a busy life, or you’re going through a tough time, there are things that many people do to get away from the world for five minutes, and here are a few.

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