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-An open letter to my friends-

Hey All –

It was a year ago today that I was in my living room surrounded by all of my ~unmasked~ friends smiling, laughing, and having a great time. We were pregaming to go out to one of my favorite clubs in LA to see Oliver Heldens (#ConcertsWereCool). There wasn’t anything that could have made that night better. For the first time ever, I actually enjoyed New Year’s Eve. It was devoid of drama, all of my close friends were there, and I had no preconceived notions or expectations on how the night was going to go.

I was…

Just another NMF. Some new vibes for you today.

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Mr. Brightside by Don Diablo — This seems to be a common theme recently remixing older tracks. I can get behind anything, Don Diablo. A little surprised, this song doesn’t drop with more emphasis. He incorporates a gorgeous layered melody.

i feel 2 much by blackbear — blackbear has a couple of songs on this album that are worth listening to. He shows his diversity across the whole album. I like this song as it is slower. The guy has pipes.

My Own Souls Warning by The Killers — The Killers have updated their sound. I started to realize this…

“All I want is to hear your voice again”

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As I have said on this blog before, I am a huge Audien fan. I recently went back through his songs, and I came across Heaven [Lenno Remix].

I do not hear the lyrics on the first couple of passes on a song. I listen mostly for the melody and then fill in the lyrical blanks down the line. However, for an incredibly happy and uplifting song, “Heaven” has the saddest lyrics. Here are the lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Miss the way it used to feel
Hurts so bad, I know it’s real
Don’t know what to do to make it stop
Waitin’ for the…

Hits and Highlights from the Week

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What Came Across My Desk This Week

Identical twin sisters announce they are both pregnant with identical twin brothers — hey, to each their own. So, I guess these couples met at a twin event, fell in love, got married together (was filmed for cable TV), live together, and are now pregnant together. I don’t know; this seems like a lot to me. I would have to assume there’s a lot of confusion and frustration living with two sets of twins in the same house, but maybe I’m wrong. Interesting read.

Signs of Deep Love — Ok, so I think this…

Let’s Get Groovy Boys and Girls

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I’m going to be honest, apart from a few big hitters, not a super busy New Music Friday. I’m gonna dive right into the new tracks and then there are going to be more tracks that I am currently listening to.

“That New New”

Back in the Day by Mac Miller — The Mac Miller team released two more tracks posthumously, Back in the Day and Ayye. They released the tracks on his K.I.D.S album. The song has a feel like you are skating down the street on a nice sunny day. A real clean Mac Miller flow mixed with a singing chorus…

We had some awesome interns this summer and I asked them to share their experience!

This summer we had the opportunity to work with two very talented interns. Making the transition from marketing our base platform to our virtual expo platform was no easy task. We had to set-up inbound sales funnels from Google and Facebook. This was quite a transition for us as we were mostly an outbound sales focused team.

Anna Grace and Maya helped build and optimize our paid ad campaigns and also worked on helping improve the SEO of our blog. Below, I asked them to share some of the things they learned!

Anna Grace:

Over the course of 11 weeks as an…

Can we really define what it means to be “Human”?

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What does it mean to be human? I know by definition that I am a “human,” but what does it really mean to be a “human.” Apart from the obvious that you walk, talk, and appreciate art. What really makes us different from everything else on this planet?

Scientifically speaking, to answer the what does it mean to be a human question at its most basic, we are Homo sapiens. The strict definition of a Homo sapien is “the species to which all modern human beings belong…The term Homo sapien…

An Introduction into the How to Be Human Series

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You’re at a party, engaged in a meaningful conversation when suddenly the person just walks away. You send the perfect text, and you don’t get a response. A group of people are talking politics, you don’t necessarily agree with what they are saying, but you bite your tongue and leave the conversation. You’ve drafted the perfect social media post consisting of your passion, but your friends might find it “weird.” You press delete. You finish typing out a work email only to swap periods for exclamation points in an effort to sound excited and interested.

Why do we do the…

Baseball was and always will be my first love

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The phone rings. The bullpen coach picks it up. “34, go get hot.” I check my cleats one last time and head over to the bullpen mound. Tonight wasn’t like every other night at the yard. There was a different kind of electricity at T-Mobile Park on this cold October night. The type of electricity that you can feel on the back of your neck. The Mariners had finally made the postseason and were hosting game 7 of the ALDS. It was the top of the 8th, and we were nursing a one-run lead.

For me, it was business as…

Another week in the books. More to come this week!

It was a solid week. We posted a lot of content out this week. I didn’t have a bunch of time to consume any content this week. The “How to Be Human Series” kicks off this week.

My Writing

Law of Least Effort — I really enjoyed The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. This post is my reflection on the law that I think applies the most to my life but is also the hardest to put into action.

47 Things that I won’t Take for Granted Post COVID — You would be surprised at the number of things that used to…

Jacob Wells

Business Professional. Writer. Athlete. Dog-Lover. Occasional Disc-Jockey. | Twitter @jacobrwells | Instagram @jacob.r.wells

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