Monday, 14 January 2019

Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey: The Middle




Published on Jan 28, 2018 by Zedd
YouTube: Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey - The Middle (Official Music Video)

Take a seat
Right over there, sat on the stairs
Stay or leave
The cabinets are bare and I'm unaware
Of just how we got into this mess
Got so aggressive
I know we meant all good intentions

So pull me closer
Why don't you pull me close
Why don't you come on over
I can't just let you go

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle
Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle

Take a step
Back for a minute, into the kitchen
Floors are wet
And taps are still running, dishes are broken
How did we get into this mess
Got so aggressive
I know we meant all good intentions

So pull me closer
Why don't you pull me close
Why don't you come on over
I can't just let you go

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle

Looking at you I can't lie
Just pouring out admission
Regardless my objection
And it's not about my pride
I need you on my skin just
Come over, pull me in just

Oh baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle
In the middle, no no

Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle, oh yeah
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle, oh
In the middle
Baby
Why don't you just meet me in the middle, baby
I'm losing my mind just a little
So why don't you just meet me in the middle, middle
In the middle, middle


References

Wikipedia: The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey song)
"The Middle" is a song by Russian-German record producer Zedd, American country music singer Maren Morris and American musical duo Grey. It was written by Sarah Aarons, Zedd, Grey, and The Monsters and the Strangerz, with production handled by the latter three. The song was released commercially for digital download on 23 January 2018 by Interscope Records. It has reached the top ten of the charts in the US, the UK, and several other countries. It was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Wikipedia: Zedd
Anton Zaslavski (Russian b 1989), known professionally as Zedd, is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He primarily produces and performs electro house music, but has diversified his genre and musical style, drawing influences from progressive house, dubstep, and classical music.

Wikipedia: Maren Morris
Maren Larae Morris (b 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero, reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart.

Wikipedia: Grey (duo)
Grey is an American electronic music group consisting of brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha. They are best known for their debut single "Starving", with American singer Hailee Steinfeld featuring production work by Zedd, and "The Middle", a single in collaboration with Zedd and Maren Morris. Their debut EP, Chameleon, was released on September 29, 2017. Kyle Trewartha was formerly known as Singularity, under which name he released numerous original songs and remixes.



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Monday, 7 January 2019

Zedd, Alessia Cara: Stay




Published on Apr 18, 2017 by Zedd
YouTube: Zedd, Alessia Cara - Stay (Official Music Video)


Waiting for the time to pass you by
Hope the winds of change will change your mind
I could give a thousand reasons why
And I know you, and you've got to

Make it on your own, but we don't have to grow up
We can stay forever young
Living on my sofa, drinking rum and cola
Underneath the rising sun
I could give a thousand reasons why
But you're going, and you know that

All you have to do is stay a minute
Just take your time
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is wait a second
Your hands on mine
The clock is ticking, so stay

All you have to do is... uh
All you have to do is stay

Won't admit what I already know
I've never been the best at letting go
I don't wanna spend the night alone
Guess I need you, and I need to

Make it on my own, but I don't wanna grow up
We can stay forever young
Living on my sofa, drinking rum and cola
Underneath the rising sun
I could give a million reasons why
But you're going, and you know that

All you have to do is stay a minute
Just take your time
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is wait a second
Your hands on mine
The clock is ticking, so stay

All you have to do is... uh
All you have to do is stay

All you have to do is stay
So stay
Yeah

All you have to do is stay a minute
Just take your time
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is wait a second
Your hands on mine
The clock is ticking, so stay
All you have to do is stay
Stay

References

Wikipedia: Stay (Zedd and Alessia Cara song)
"Stay" is a song by Russian-German electronic music producer Zedd and Canadian singer Alessia Cara. The single was released on 23 February 2017 through Interscope Records. The official music video was released on YouTube on 18 April 2017.

Wikipedia: Zedd
Anton Zaslavski (Russian b 1989), known professionally as Zedd, is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He primarily produces and performs electro house music, but has diversified his genre and musical style, drawing influences from progressive house, dubstep, and classical music.

Wikipedia: Alessia Cara
Alessia Caracciolo (b 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.


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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Robert Reich: The Next Crash


Alarmist? Realist? I compare the naysayers to Alfred E. Neuman: "What, me worry?" Oh, so that's what an iceberg is. (My Titanic reference)




Published on Oct 25, 2018 by Robert Reich
YouTube: Robert Reich: The Next Crash (4:22)
Robert Reich explains why there will be another economic crash.


Mr. Reich provides an article on his web site detailing the contents of the video.


Robert Reich.ORG - Sep 1/2018
The Next Crash
September 15 will mark the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and near meltdown of Wall Street, followed by the Great Recession.

Since hitting bottom in 2009, the economy has grown steadily, the stock market has soared, and corporate profits have ballooned.

But most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession. More have jobs, to be sure. But they haven’t seen any rise in their wages, adjusted for inflation.

Many are worse off due to the escalating costs of housing, healthcare, and education. And the value of whatever assets they own is less than in 2007.

Last year, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one basic need – food, health care, housing or utilities, according to an Urban Institute survey.

All of which suggests we’re careening toward the same sort of crash we had in 2008, and possibly as bad as 1929.


more... The Next Crash


My Opinion
Economics is a complicated subject. However, considering the GOP's tax cut, the lack of changes in regulations after the last crash and the current administration's mantra of clawing back regulations, the market seems to be ripe for a free-for-all freefall. When and under what circumstances? Despite President Trump's assurance that things are humming along tickety-boo, I have more confidence in Mr. Reich's ability to assess the economy. In fact, the entire GOP's mantra of Reaganomics with its trickle-down economics completely ignores this telling summation of the Reagan presidency: In the eight years Reagan was in office, the United States went from the world's largest creditor nation in the world to the largest debtor nation. Think about that. Think about that very carefully.


References

Wikipedia: Robert Reich
Robert Bernard Reich (born June 24, 1946) is an American political commentator, professor, and author. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997. He was a member of President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board.

Reich has been the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley since January 2006. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and professor of social and economic policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University. He has also been a contributing editor of The New Republic, The American Prospect (also chairman and founding editor), Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Reich is a political commentator on programs including Erin Burnett OutFront, CNN Tonight, Anderson Cooper's AC360, Hardball with Chris Matthews, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNBC's Kudlow & Company, and APM's Marketplace. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the Ten Best Cabinet Members of the century, and The Wall Street Journal in 2008 placed him sixth on its list of the "Most Influential Business Thinkers". He was appointed a member of President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board. Until 2012, he was married to British-born lawyer Clare Dalton, with whom he has two sons, Sam and Adam.]

He has published 18 books, including the best-sellers The Work of Nations, Reason, Saving Capitalism, Supercapitalism, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, and a best-selling e-book, Beyond Outrage. He is also chairman of Common Cause and writes his own blog about the political economy at Robertreich.org. The Robert Reich–Jacob Kornbluth film "Saving Capitalism" was selected to be a Netflix Original, and debuted in November 2017, and their film Inequality for All won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.


Wikipedia: Financial crisis of 2007–2008
The financial crisis of 2007–2008, also known as the global financial crisis and the 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It began in 2007 with a crisis in the subprime mortgage market in the United States, and developed into a full-blown international banking crisis with the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008. Excessive risk-taking by banks such as Lehman Brothers helped to magnify the financial impact globally. Massive bail-outs of financial institutions and other palliative monetary and fiscal policies were employed to prevent a possible collapse of the world financial system. The crisis was nonetheless followed by a global economic downturn, the Great Recession. The European debt crisis, a crisis in the banking system of the European countries using the euro, followed later.

In 2010, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted in the US following the crisis to "promote the financial stability of the United States". The Basel III capital and liquidity standards were adopted by countries around the world.


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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Nuseir Yassin: How Travel Changes You

Considering our sexist, racist, homophobic, and xenophobic mindset, this gentleman has quite the video. The world would be a better place.



Published on Dec 30, 2018 by NAS Daily
YouTube: How Travel Changes You.
This isn't a cheesy travel video. This is one of the most personal videos I've made so far It documents the journey of how I was to what I am trying to become. This was very difficult to make, so I hope I was able to communicate the message clearly. If not, then I apologize. I will try harder next time.

Wikipedia: Nuseir Yassin
Nuseir Yassin is a travel video blogger who creates daily 1-minute videos on Facebook under the page Nas Daily. He describes himself as Palestinian-Israeli.

Nas Daily
In 2016, after saving around US$60,000, of which 20,000 was in liquid cash, Yassin quit his job at Venmo and started traveling all over the world. He decided to start a Facebook page named Nas Daily, where "Nas" means "people" in Arabic, and committed to creating a video everyday for 1,000 days... In September 2018, his Facebook page had over 8 million followers. As of January 2019, Nas Daily has over 11 million followers.



References

YouTube Channel: NAS Daily
My name is Nas. It means people in Arabic. I make 1-minute videos about myself and others, Everyday. I wear the same t-shirt and I have a company. That's it!

Twitter: Nas Daily @NasDaily1
Tourist who records 1 minute videos for your consumption. That's 1 sentence, see you on the follow button.

Twitter: Nuseir Yassin @nasdailyvideos
Harvard University '14. Venmo. Palestinian-Israeli. Nas Daily.

Facebook: Nuseir Yassin

Nas Daily @NasDaily1 2018-09-05

Casey Neistat @CaseyNeistat 2018-03-09
retweet: Nas Daily @NasDaily1 2018-04-10

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