Max J. Carter en The Church of Rock 'N' Roll, Lifestyle, Music / Música Shaman • The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.org 23/11/2016 · 2 min de lectura · 1,2K

Building the Pick Me Up Playlist through Affinity Networking

Take me to Church please. 

As The Rock 'N' Roll Shaman of The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.org let me give you my definition for the metaphor of what going to Church means to me. 

I got to Church every time I hear music. My main playlist on Spotify is called Church of Rock N Roll and is linked here.

I expect everyone to have different Church than me. 

The music you love might be the same I love but for different reasons. There might be something you are getting from a song I am missing. 

I often say if every word is as an open prayer to the heavens than singing is our worship. 

My Church is ever changing and evolving as my life changes and evolves and I change and evolve. Some songs lose their meaning as the emotion I attach to the past I connect with in the song is no longer there. I spend time searching out new music at least once a week and tend to dedicate the day to it. 

I love it when other people recommend music to me and tell me why. 

Hanging out with me is listening to music and letting it inspire the conversation to explore how each other views the world. To me there is no deeper way to intimately connect with someone than explore the music that speaks to their soul because this is when they speak from their soul and bare it in vulnerability to reveal more of the connection between you that is already there.

It's why I always ask someone why they like a song. I don't care if it is your favorite I want to know why. What is the story of your life that made this piece of music and poetry so important to you.  

The only way to ever understand someone is to let them show you how they think by telling you what they care about and why. They are telling who they are on the emotional level which is what projects outward to form the identity that is the ego expression of self. This is also the only way to build intimacy and trust. 

I find music is a great tool for this exercise that builds the strength of your bonds with other people. We each have inner strength far beyond what we often allow ourselves to embrace. 

All souls are connected by a silver thread. When you open yourself up to other people those threads weave based on the stories you share and create together creating the fabric of existence that is the shared reality created by all. 

Weave well my friends and let's weave a future for the benefit of all. To do that we have to drop the walls and get to know each other. 

Take me to your Church please and bare your soul with the music that is the most inspiration to you in the darkest of days that have you feeling as though someone beat the holy living fuck out of your life. 

What is that one song you turn on to turn it around and remind yourself who you are?

Let me get us started with mine. 

Building the Pick Me Up Playlist through Affinity Networking

I think I cried the first dozen times I let myself really connect with this song. Now it's the song I use on my other main playlist called Turn the Mirror Inward to kick off my end of day relaxation before meditation before bed. This song reminds me that we never truly know each other only what we tell each other and experience together. There are huge chunks of our life that most of the people in our life were nowhere around for. 

Human beings have a tendency to hold the past as the definition of the present. It happens oh well, work at it, I do. 

It's the past that you relate to in the now in why you are like this right now in this moment versus this moment or that one. 

This song also reminds that my intent in life is to take my potential and use it in the greatest benefit for the sum regardless of what it does to my life. This why I don't write books however I am open to speaking engagements. The wisdom I am happy to share, to get this Empath in front of a crowd of people and everything that goes with that happening, I am not sure a price can be put in it however I am cheap. 

This song reminds me to look at myself and remember that no one knows what my day or my life is really like except me and we are all the same in that.

We only shine as brightly as we allow ourselves to shine. 

Shine bright people and fuck 'em if that can't hang. 

OK now it's your turn.

Who's first to kick this sharing is caring through music discussion into gear?

This discussion event is sponsored by The Church of Rock 'N' Roll.org and your friendly neighborhood Rock Shaman. 

Take me to Church please as many as we can get to help us build the Pick Me Up playlist together and show how Affinity Networking can be of assistance in a time of need. 



Max J. Carter 28/11/2016 · #8

#7 You hit on a woman who I have said is one of the sexiest women that has ever lived in Tina Turner.

I am listening to it on youtube as I am typing and I can see why one would use this song to turn that frown upside down and give one the boost of confidence one could use in moments of doubt.

For me I took Tina Turner's The Best as one I like to use for the same reason.

Thank you @Franci Eugenia Hoffman for being a part of this list.

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Franci Eugenia Hoffman 28/11/2016 · #7

Hey Max, my pick me up song is "Better Be Good to Me," by Tina Turner. Her endurance is amazing and she just celebrated her 77th birthday. I love her music and she is a fabulous entertainer.

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Max J. Carter 26/11/2016 · #6

#5 He had no plan B, music or nothing.Kurt died and he was not about to give up music.

People who achieve their dreams are people who live them with a do or die attitude that is the heart of rock n roll.

No one will ever get it done part time as a hobby while waiting for life to open the door.

You kick that door open and let them know "Yo! I'm here and ain't goin' anyfuckinwhere so hold for the ride"

After that those who dig it propel you to the top while those who don't try to strangle the life out the dream you seek to make real .

Dave kicked that door open with Nirvana and then refused to leave the party and has blazed a trail that leave many in a state of awe and envy.

It's cliche as all fuck but here it goes anyway cause it's true.

Women want him and men want to be him.

Here's the fucked up thing everybody that hits at some point, was Nirvana holding him back?

Honestly Nirvana kicked the door open and Dave refused to leave and what came out of him every since is why eventually you have to realize the best thing that ever happened to Dave's career was Kurt dying. It's an ugly truth and it was a loss in the rock world but look what is inspired ever since.

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David B. Grinberg 25/11/2016 · #5

#4 Hey Max, my bad for the misspelling. I think Dave Groehl also offers a valuable life lesson about achieving mega success: work hard and get your foot in the door -- as he did with Nirvana even though he was not really famous at that time. Then keep persisting until your moment comes to make the big leap to the next level -- like he did when becoming frontman for the Foo Fighters and propelling himself to global fame. Your thoughts?

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Max J. Carter 24/11/2016 · #4

#3 Righteous choice @David B. Grinberg and one I have on both lists.

I agree Groehl is one of those guys that his story never stops being fascinating because of how varied his life has been even within the confines of music. Some of the other ones I dig from them are My Hero, All My Life, Learn to Fly and Congregation is a must for a Shaman ;) hahaha

Thanks for being apart of this.

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David B. Grinberg 23/11/2016 · #3

Thanks for a really interesting buzz, Max. I'm not a member of Spotify so I couldn't access your full playlist. However, I did see the Foo Fighters, whom I love and rocked out to many times in college until present day. I always found Dave Grohl's musical path of interest, going from a drummer in Nirvana to even more global fame as the Foo Fighters front man. One of their songs which inspires me most is, "Times Like These." Thanks for the good buzz.

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Max J. Carter 23/11/2016 · #2

#1 Great choice @Julie Hickman. I can't believe I don't have this one in my Church. I will be fixing that and I thank you. Also a good one for turning the mirror inward and remembering the magic that makes miracles is in all of us and sometimes we can be that miracle others need in simply begin who we are.

As the sing says "never believe it's not so."

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Julie Hickman 23/11/2016 · #1

https://youtu.be/MzlK0OGpIRs
Magic by Pilot is a song that is a sure pick-me-up and mood pleaser. It reminds me that magic and miracles exist.

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