Opher Goodwin

If you haven’t heard of Opher Goodwin you need to check him out right now before I get into this post!

Check out his blog here: https://opherworld.wordpress.com/

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So I finally finished Ebola in the Garden of Eden and I have to say it was absolutely phenomenal! Unfortunately, I have had the book for ages but I hadn’t been able to finish it because university was suffocating me!

Back to the book, it’s a futuristic book about The Synod which is a group of the most powerful politicians and science. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is into science, politics or futuristic books!

Also he has a bunch of other books in lots of different genres so check out the list and find something you like! He’s an amazing writer and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

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How Traveling Musicians Make Money? (Guest Post)

By Stefan

Being a successful musician today is one of the hardest things in show business. This industry can be
ruthless, especially if you don’t have something unique and exciting to offer. Being a traveling musician
can be even more complicated. These people are constantly on the road and this particular lifestyle
doesn’t leave them much time for their own personal needs. For example, they can’t have a regular love
life, so most of the time they have to meet people online and date via the Internet. But the biggest
question of them all is – how are traveling musicians making money today? If you want to find out their
techniques and strategies, make sure to stick around.

Live Shows

If young musicians and their bands can organize their own tours, then live shows are the best way to
earn money while traveling. This is also a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of the local dating scenes
all over the world. However, making money is priority number one and individual live shows are a great
source of income. This is also the best way to promote your art and widen your fan base. Unfortunately,
not all traveling musicians are able to book their own gigs, so they have to consider other earning
methods.

Playing At Various Festivals

In case bands or individual performers are not able to have their own independent concerts, playing at
festivals all around the globe is a nice and profitable alternative. Being a part of a festival is much easier
than having your own shows. There’s no doubt that this is one of the most popular ways to earn money
among traveling musicians. This way, they don’t depend on their own crowd. Instead, they discuss and
determine a fee with the organization of a certain festival.

Performing On The Streets

If concerts and music festivals are a bit unrealistic for some musicians, performing on the streets is one
of the safest options to earn money. People appreciate street performers and they like to award them
with cash. Also, these shows allow them to promote their art to all kinds of people. At the same time,
they’re earning money by doing what they love and they’re promoting their art to the widest possible
audience. It’s safe to say that this is a pretty clever strategy.

Playing In Restaurants

This is also one of the quickest and most profitable ways to earn quick cash while on the road. Certain
traveling musicians are all about serenading guests at local restaurants and diners. This may sound
weird, but people love to be entertained during their meals. Sadly, most of these artists have to cover
other famous musicians, but hey, it’s still a fun way to make money, right?

Selling Albums, T-Shirts, And Other Merchandise

Organizing gigs and performing are not the only two ways to make money as an artist on tour. There are
a lot of different methods to achieve that and selling your merchandise is definitely one of them. Young
musicians are trying to make it in this harsh world of show business by selling their albums, CDs, vinyl
records, T-shirts, stickers, and other themed merchandise. This is actually a very efficient and fun way to ‘lure’ fans into their world of music. After all, they’re selling their product, so marketing plays an
extremely important role.

Digital Sales And Streaming Via The Internet

Sadly, some bands and solo artists are not able to break through to the mainstream, so they have to find
certain alternatives when it comes to selling and promoting their music. These people usually end up
selling their music via their own websites or digital stores like iTunes and Amazon. These groups also
allow their fans and supporters to stream their music via different platforms. We have to be honest, this
is not the most profitable way, but it still counts for something.

House Gigs

These arrangements are pretty awesome. Sure, there are no marketing campaigns and PRs involved, but
it’s a nice way for bands to promote their art to true and passionate music fans. Traveling artists usually
make themselves available for these type of gigs because it allows them to perform at birthdays,
weddings, and other types of parties.

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Top 5 Books You Have To Read Before Spring (Guest Post)

By Stefan

Whether you’re looking for the latest editions or want to catch up on some old classics that are
being resurrected thanks to television, you’re in good hands. In addition to getting your book
suggestions off celebrity snapchats, we’d also like you to check out our list of books to read this
autumn and not only be well-informed about the popular novels, but actually read some
awesome books!

Book #1: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

In case you still haven’t read American Gods, you simply must do it this autumn. Not only is
season 1 of a TV show of the same name based on Neil Gaiman’s novel out already to some
stellar reviews, but the book itself if worth a read, not once but at least twice to truly grasp all the
details and character development techniques that make American Gods one of the must-reads of
any season! If George R.R. Martin says it’s “original, engrossing and endlessly inventive”, you
know you’d be in for a real treat.

Book #2: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

If you want to be in the know and follow all the latest trends in books and TV shows, The
Handmaid’s Tale is a must, unless you went to high school in Canada, of course, which means
you’ve already read this Atwood classic first published in 1985. This dystopian novel set in the
near future follows the life of a woman forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist
dictatorship, and it tells a story of women subjected to severe misogyny.

Book #3: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

Fear not, Rushdie stays true to his craft and doesn’t disappoint. This autumn give his The Golden
House a try for a story about a real estate mogul who moves his family into the United States and
installs them in a posh part of Manhattan. No amount of money or glitz and glamour can hide
deep, dark family secrets. You’re in for a thrilling ride!

Book #4: What Happened? by Hilary Rodham Clinton

If love stories are not your thing this autumn, maybe what happened during Clinton’s
unsuccessful bid for presidency in 2016 is more to your liking. If you’d like a peek behind the
scenes, look no further than this Simon & Schuster edition on political intrigue, ambition,
betrayal, and the turmoil that ensued. If you’re a fan of House of Cards, then What Happened is
the perfect choice for your autumn read now that the dust over the presidential election and
defeat has settled.

Book #5: Central Park by Guillaume Musso

Guillaume Musso is one of the most popular modern French writers and for a good reason! His
books are thrilling yet relatable, and all of them have that French je ne sais quoi about them. If
you’re looking for a romantic yet exciting autumn read, look no further than Musso’s Central
Park. Without revealing any spoilers, it’s Paris meets New York at its contemporary best. A love
story complicated by circumstance, Central Park is one of those books that you can get through
in one sitting.

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Top 6 Best Countries For Street Musicians (Guest Post)

By Stefan

Nowadays, a lot of talented and creative people are interested in becoming traveling musicians or
buskers. Even though this type of life is incredibly interesting, it’s also very demanding. These artists
have to be out on the streets all day if they want to earn some money. This basically means they don’t
have a lot of time for their personal needs like dating or an active social life. This is why most of them
have to meet people online and connect with them via the Internet. However, despite certain
downsides, busking is still very popular all over the world. So, if you’re drawn to this particular lifestyle,
check out the 7 best countries for street musicians.

France

Besides amazing and multicultural local dating scenes, this lovely European country is also known for its
fantastic street performers and artists. French people, as you probably already know, are crazy about
art. Their sophisticated taste is the biggest reason why most street musicians choose Paris as their “stage”.

Norway

Norwegians and other northern European nations are extremely talented people. This is exactly why this
breath-taking country is a fantastic place for every aspiring traveling performer. These folks know how to
appreciate talent and more importantly, they know how to award it.

Switzerland

Most artist claim that Switzerland is the best country for traveling street musicians. This makes total
sense once you realize that this lovely and wealthy country is a mixture of many different cultures. The
citizens of Switzerland are extremely generous which is a crucial thing if you want to make it big as a
street artist.

The United States

The USA is truly a promised land, especially for free-spirited people who are ready to dedicate their lives
to music. America is filled with many artistic cities that have a lot of influence on the music scene
worldwide. Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York are probably the top four locations in the United
States for buskers and street performers. These places are filled with people who literally live for music
and once they see a talented artist on the street, they simply have to award him or her with money.
However, it’s not all about the money. If you’re really good, there’s a strong possibility that you’ll be
noticed by some talent agent and that could lead to a real breakthrough.

South Africa

Believe it or not, this part of the world is absolutely perfect for traveling musicians. In South Africa, most
people are rather laid-back. For them, it’s pleasure before business and that’s why they enjoy seeing
various artists on their streets. Therefore, if you want to be respected and treated nicely, South Africa is
the country for you.

Spain

The lovely Iberian Peninsula is known for three things – gorgeous women, fantastic vine, and cheerful
music. Festivals or fiestas are pretty common in Spain which means you can make it big here as a street
musician. These people are addicted to music, so you’ll fit right in.

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Tobias Funke Quotes To Make You Laugh!

If you know Tobias Funke you know that he’s an interesting character to say the least and he certainly… has a way with words…

I was rewatching Arrested Development for a bit and thought I would share some of my favourite Tobais quotes with you guys! Hope you guys enjoy these as much as I did!

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Midterm Break!

So I finally have some time to relax since my tests are over and I get a week off university! Hoping to try out some stuff and have a bit of fun as well as blog a bit more!

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Also winter seems to be ending! Our weather is finally in positives and the snow is almost completely melted! It seems to have melted as fast as it was accumulated which is so fascinating!

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An actual image of me thawing as winter ends…

I also want to hang out with my friends for a bit!

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And do a bit of exploring!

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I also want to do some writing because I feel like I haven’t had any time to do any writing these days so I want to catch up with that!

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And of course I’m going to try to catch up with the blogs I follow!!

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Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Hope you have an amazing day! Unfortunately all I’ll be doing is revising because I have a test tomorrow but let me know in the comments what you guys will be doing so I can live vicariously through you guys!

Life Updates!

I know I haven’t been blogging much or keeping up to date with everyone else’s blog

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However, I thought I would update you with everything that’s going on right now (admittedly not a lot…)

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I have a bunch of assignments due soon (one tomorrow and 3 next week) and I have a midterm test next week for Sociology so I’ll mostly be revising this week which is very hard to do when it’s cold and snowing and all you want to do is curl up in bed and hibernate.

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I also tried out some vegan Indian food from Touch Of India this week which was really good! Touch of India is one of the only two Indian restaurants in St. Catharines (at least that I know of!) and I thought it would be fun to try out their lunch specials!

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It was really good and it pretty affordable too which is always a plus! I would definitely recommend it if you’re ever in St. Catharines!

I also skipped a seminar for the first time since I’ve been in university and felt kinda guilty about it but it wasn’t too important and I really did not want to go. It was super cold and snowy and I just could not deal with it.

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So that’s pretty much what’s been going on with me!

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