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Powerful & Refreshing Sentiments

Posted in Life, Music, Music Video with tags on May 22, 2019 by darkjade68

Welcome To The Show is an anthem about facing exactly who you are and OWNING it. Its intended as a mantra to inspire strength and PRIDE. After recording the song a few months ago, I felt very compelled to create a video to further communicate it’s meaning. I notice such diversity in my audiences when I’m on tour: Young, old, male, female, Trans, Gay, Straight, White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, and every beautiful in-between. The common bond is that they are all HUMAN BEINGS. No matter how we identify, the human heart has a universal set of emotions and needs. Sure it’s idealistic, but couldn’t we be recognizing our similarities, instead of our differences? It all comes down to Identity. We as a society are obsessed with how to classify and define each person. There are new labels invented monthly for how to describe new “types”. In some cases, these labels are needed to empower us and give us clarity, but it seems that at some point, all the categorizing can become quite divisive. I’ve seen so many people trapped by the identity they put so much effort into maintaining, or shunned by choosing not to. I have fallen into that trap myself. True Individuality seems daunting in our age of social media popularity contests. Sometimes it’s terrifying to face your true, whole self, stripped of any pretense. The good, the bad, the cracks, and the scars. I am no stranger to the feeling of not liking myself. Once I get past my own body image issues, I realize that I sometimes also neglect my own spirit. Living in a world filled with so much hatred sometimes makes cultivating self-love a very difficult task. I have always struggled with this as I’m sure many of you have. My path is a kind of paradox in that I get to share my craft with the world, but also be willing to throw myself to the wolves. To dare to be different, but still wanting to be accepted. There is vast beauty to be found in life’s contradictions. This non-binary reality allows us to lead happy, expressive lives, and yet this very freedom comes with great risks. I’m not alone in this limbo. Through my art, I pledge to bring empathy and courage to anyone who has been made to feel unworthy or ashamed while daring to be themselves. This is the first time I’ve produced my own music video. With the help of my friend and long- time collaborator Lee Cherry, we set out to co-direct something notably honest. I spoke with Laleh (the brilliant songwriter who is featured on the song) and we agreed on the vulnerability we wanted captured on screen. I think the more we as artists share ourselves openly, the more someone out there may feel inspired to do the same. I also felt a strong feeling of empowerment in creating this video independent of the label system. It was time to shoot this one on my own. This video isn’t about selling a song, or product placement, or racking up viral views. This is intended simply as a creative expression. What resulted on set came from a very free and organic headspace that allowed me to connect with the camera as if it were each person who’s supported me over the last 7 years. This video is a thank you to all of you who have lined up to see the Original High World Tour. To everyone who has listened and shared my songs and given me the purpose to keep moving forward. It’s a thank you to all of you who choose to accept and Love who YOU are! We hold each other up! I want you to keep celebrating exactly who you are, even if you don’t fit into the worlds ideas of what they think you should be. Take your flaws in stride, nurture your talents, take pride in your Queerness, and share all the love you have. — Adam Lambert

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Happy Friday

Posted in Music, Music Video on March 1, 2019 by darkjade68

The Future Has Arrived… And It Is Strange

Posted in Music, Music Video, Science Fiction with tags on February 3, 2019 by darkjade68

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Revisiting Myself – November 11, 2011

Posted in Life, Music, Music Video, Poem, Poetry, Writing on October 22, 2016 by darkjade68

Originally Posted Back In November 11th, 2011

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DarkJade – Ethereal Transitions

Sometimes Words aren’t Enough…

Watch/Listen

Listen…

Listen while Reading the Poem Below

Ethereal Transitions

From out of the Woodwork…

From the Backs of our Minds

Steps Forward The Guarded Change

Longing for Life

Surrounded by Truths…

Guided By Lights…

In Dark… The Night

Man… Woman… One

Longing to Thrive…

Stretch and Find

The Reasons Why

No One Escapes

Not Paralyzed

Close Deep to our Hearts

Closed Eyes, Cannot Hide…

Ethereal Transitions…

Make Beautiful Lives…

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Bowie

Posted in Heroes, Music, Music Video, News, Writing with tags , , , , , on January 14, 2016 by darkjade68

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“How do you capture a Moon Beam… You Don’t”

DAVID BOWIE

1947 – Four Days Ago

We All Grieve In Our Own Way

I recently joined Instagram, and that’s where I found out that David Bowie had passed

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I was like… Loss? What are they talking about… So I clicked it

Bowie had just Released a New Album on Friday, January 8th (Also His Birthday), so I was totally confused by the Tweet, until I checked it out…

I immediately started crying… And pretty much couldn’t stop for the next hour

Ironically he’s in a Photo with Freddy Mercury in the Tweet, who was, and is my all time Favorite Vocalist… However, David Bowie was my Second Favorite Vocalist…

And beyond that… They’re both ‘beyond human’ to me… Truly ‘timeless’… ‘Enigmatic’… More than words can say actually

bowie-red-hairMy Personal Relationship (Meaning when he became important to me), was in the 80’s

In 1981 with Freddy

And 1983 with the “Lets Dance” Album

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He also starred in a Movie that my Brother and I both really liked

merryAnd in 1986, “Labyrinth”

labyrinth-1986-posterHe was Amazing in “Labyrinth”… Magical… Alluring… And Hilarious… He was Bowie

This one below is one of my Favorite Bowie Songs

 

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But in truth, the more years that went by, the more important, and meaningful David Bowie became to me… Not because of any new Music, but rather I came to realize more and more how Iconic and Amazing he is

At one point I heard he owned a Bank… Maybe he did

The thing is, I’m not a ‘traditional fan’ of anyone really… When people mean something to me, I keep it in the inside mostly… No posters on the wall… Or constant focus on them… Mostly when I catch wind of something about them, or come across a piece of their work, part of me just pauses… And appreciates… Such was the relationship with Bowie over the last 30 years

He became a Mystery to me really…

And I always hoped he’d reemerge… In fact, I was so excited about the New Album… Not for the Music… But more to Hear and See him more again in our Society

But to be honest, all of that was Dashed away when I found out the news

And for the first time in my Life, I find myself wanting Posters of him… I created a David Bowie Pandora Channel, and have been listening to it

There is a whole world that I don’t know about him from the late 80’s to now… And before the 80’s, there are songs that I love by him, but I never really owned any of them… And so sadly, as he leaves, I will begin my Journey into his last 30 years… And his life prior to the 80’s

This is one of my all time favorite songs by Bowie Below

I’m not really sure this post truly conveys how much he means to me… He’s truly one of the most important human beings in my life

Not, like I say, in the traditional ‘super fan’ way… But more as an Artist, and Human Being

I am truly saddened, and changed by his departure

Though he will always be with me… People don’t really die for me… I think of it as more of a loss at a chance to actually meat them, and tell them what they mean to me

God Speed Bowie…

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince,
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

(Horatio To Hamlet)

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PICTURE CREDITS – ToxicStills , David Bowie

DarkJade Watch – Eminem Rihanna Katy

Posted in DarkJade Watch, Music, Music Video, Videos with tags , , on March 31, 2014 by darkjade68

The Postal Service – Such Great Heights

Posted in Music Video with tags on January 4, 2014 by darkjade68