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Ear Bug: New Albums

Cut the Cord – Shinedown

While the album is not out yet, Shinedown just released Cut The Cord as a single. Do you ever hear a song on the radio you don’t know but immediately recognize the artist and subsequently loose your mind sitting in your car? This is precisely what happened to me, without a care in the world to the onlookers on either side of me at the gas station. Can’t wait for the full album release!

Halestorm

I admit it, I am head over heels in love with Lzzy Hale. After my love affair with the first two albums, I was initially a bit disappointed in Into The Wild Life. But guys… this is Lzzy Hale…I had to keep giving it more time. I am so glad I did. First track I fell for was Apocalyptic, followed by I Like It Heavy & Jumped the Gun. Amen and Dear Daughter are also great, especially the last 90 seconds of Dear Daughter. The rest are still growing on me!

Muse

I have always loved Muse since Time is Running Out way back in aught’ three. That being said, I have usually loved only a few songs from each album, typically the more upbeat ones like Hysteria, Supermassive Black Hole, you get the picture.

In the case of Drones, the album plays out like a dystopian novel, and I love the whole damn thing! So excited to listen to the full album from start to finish, even though I’m still more drawn to the more positive tracks, like Mercy and Defector.

Walk off the Earth

I found Walk off the Earth when my sister shared Home We’ll Go, since the lyrics reminded her of me.

Don’t let your head hang low
You’ve seen the darkest skies I know
Let your heart run child like horses in the wild
So take my hand and home we’ll go

I still am so proud of my sister and how strong she is. It makes me cry when she says she is strong because I have endured the struggles for her so she didn’t have to. That’s all I want, for my experiences to make it easier for others, especially her. I still love that she see’s me as strong, when she was the one that saw more of what I went through than anyone else. Even when I feel that she is the one being strong for me.

X Ambassadors

During the world cup last year, Beats by Dre had an incredible ad that featured this song, and I have been obsessed ever since. I actually wasn’t as impressed with the new album VHS as I was their first few, specifically Love Songs, Drug Songs. That said, I absolutely LOVE Renegades!

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Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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Inspire by art by @xsullo
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This was actually a fun challenge, eyes are really complex and took nearly 2 hours to get them where I was happy. Of all of this, I’m really proud of the detail I was able to get in the irises of each eye, and my blocked eyebrow almost completely disappeared! This actually looks amazing compared to the first time I blocked them out. Yay for progress! #eyeseeyou #eyeball #horrormakeup #horrorart 
Inspired by art from @xsullo
  • I love finding inspiration in new places, and when @bearded_horror shared artwork by @xsullo a week or so ago, I knew I had to give it a try as a makeup! Seriously, such amazing art. I hope I did it justice! Check out their profile to see even more incredible works and compare to the original.
  • After this photoshoot im not sure how to go back to my plain black background... I mean if there isn’t ominous fog in the background, does it really even count?!?! #fogmachine #clownmakeup #scareactress #hauntlife #evietheclown
  • This is my level of excitement right now! The love I have gotten for Evie over the past few days have been amazing, thank you all so much! #clown #clownmakeup #clowns #hauntlife #scareactress
  • That’s not a Wiley grin, that’s me clamping my teeth together so I stopped chattering. This spring was BRUTAL in SD, and it was in the 30s when we shot this in an unheated parking garage. #clowningaround #clownmakeup #scareactor #scareactress #hauntlife
  • Evie is probably my favorite full-costume character I’ve created to date. It’s so fun to think a practice look I made for haunt last year will be a fully fledged character come haunt season next year! Also, I NEED these light bars @jibclimmer used in this shoot. If anyone has a few hundred dollars to donate to the cause just let me know. 😉 #clown #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #hauntlife #makeupartist
  • If only @grave_digger_the_clown would learn to share, Evie wouldn’t have to steal his shovel! #justclowningaround #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife photography credit goes to the incredibly talented @jibclimmer
  • Hey guys! It’s been a hell of last few months, but trust me, I’ve been busy! I’d like to introduce my newest character, Evie the Clown! Thanks so much to @jibclimmer for these incredible photos... more to come very shortly. #clown #clownmakeup #hauntlife

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