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Goldilocks and The Three Bears of Business

You get the anticipated callback and that’s when the questions come firing in; “So, why are you applying for this position? You seem too___.”

Yep, it’s the corporate version of Goldilocks and The Three Bears– this one’s too senior, this one’s too junior, this one’s just right (if you’re lucky).

You would think someone overqualified would go in there like a badass and do an extra damn good job, right? But, HR probably figures you’ll leave once a “higher calling” comes a-callin’– which is most likely true.

Flip the script– now you’re “too junior” (code for, “this person ain’t worked a day in their life”– at least, not at this level).  In this case you would think someone junior would go in bright eyed, energized, and eager to learn, right? Not to mention flexin’ their innate knack for social media (because that’s what we do). But, HR probably sees it as too risky; we rather go with what we know– better safe than sorry!

Now, this time you’re that sweet spot in the middle– not too senior, not too junior– juuust right.

The end.

Wait a minute– there’s a part II. And in this chapter, you’re the Goldilocks making all the decisions around here (well, kinda). We have the responsibility of also choosing which company/employer is the right fit for us. Too stuffy? Stuff it. Too snobby? Slash it. Too geeky? Well, if that’s what you like– then go for it Goldilocks.

Fin.

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A Struggling Artist’s Perspective: The Story of Running Bear

Artist and entrepreneur, Kacey Atreyu Lee Running Bear (also-known-as RNDM: pronounced, “random”) shares his art, his life, and his hustle.

My name is Kacey Atreyu Lee Running Bear; I grew up in most of South Central Los Angeles, but my home town is Hawthorne California–home of The Beach Boys, good vibes, and south bay area culture.

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Being a youth from a bay city, I immersed myself heavily into skate culture and the underground music scene, acquiring a taste for spoken word, indie rock, punk, and rap music myself. It was this, that sparked my recording under the moniker, “Deadbeat, The Heretic”.

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Some of my projects included talented minds like Jack Mushroom of Odd Future. We had a few friends in common, and he asked me to do some artwork for him. He was a fan of my art page, and had followed my art for some time. He asked me to use his love for his stuffed elephant, demonic-like subculture, and Odd Future association, as inspiration for the piece–and what transpired, was something truly magical.

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Jack Mushroom of Odd future

I also hope to spread my love of art with the world. And hopefully this gives a little insight as to who I am, what I’m about, and provides a stimulating story, in which you could maybe gather a little inspiration from. And maybe see a point of view, from a struggling artist’s perspective.

– K.A Running Bear

To learn more about Kacey Atreyu Lee Running Bear,  download his full biography and visit his Facebook fan page.

Special thanks to Kacey for sharing.

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3 Producers Come Together For A New Sound You Won’t Forget [Listen]

L.A. based producers, Grim Collective, share with us their “drippy” music.

We are Los Angeles based, Bay area raised. We are a collective of producers delivering you trillwave. –Grim Collective

If you want to hear more from  Grim Collective, visit their soundcloud, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and IG.

Special thanks to Grim Collective for sharing.

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Psychedelic R&B (Without The Acid) [Listen]

What is Psychedelic R&B, exactly? Just listen to 19 year old Los Angeles artist, Adrey.

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If you want to hear more from  Adrey, visit his soundcloud, find him on IG, or follow on Twitter. And look out for his upcoming project: Sapiosexual.

Special thanks to Dre for sharing.

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A ___ About Nothing: The “Unorthodox Genius” Cameraman

Anyone snapping pics with The Godfather of Soul (even as a kid) has a story worth listening to. Therefore, I’ll let (the now grown) photographer/filmmaker, Marceau Lewis, tell you the rest.

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My name is Marceau (Marso) Lewis. I just moved to Los Angeles 4 months ago…

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more specifically Long Beach.

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And all I want to do is film and photograph.

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I’m 24 years old, 25 in December, and I’ve been a cameraman for about 4 years now.

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I film and photograph anything, and have yet to make a full time career out of it.

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My brand is Unorthodox Genius. I have the best ideas and views about things in the most unusual or “unorthodox” ways.

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I can bring the best out of anyone with or without a camera, but at least with it, I can let the world see it. -Marceau

Here’s the first of his growing film series that inspired the name of this post, ” A Video About Nothing.”

If you want to see more  of Marceau and his Unorthodox Genius work, check out his website, stalk his Facebook, add him on IG, or follow him on Twitter. He says you’ll like his twitter– “Most people say they’ve never seen anything like it before.” -Marceau

Special thanks to Marceau “Unorthodox Genius” for sharing.

 
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The New Dirty South: Meet Hip-Hop’s NiGE HOOD

Got a message from the dirty-dirty (do they still call it that?) from Charlotte, NC hip-hop artist, NiGE HOOD. He shares with us his latest music video, “A-Train”, featuring fellow emcee, Tim Stacks. Together they bring it back to 1996, teaming up on a slick cover to Jay Z classic, “Bring It On.”  Here’s his story.

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Shot by Tyler Coxxx of Sky Box Visuals , “A-Train” journeys through Charlotte, NC’s old neighborhoods, bringing nostalgia alive in this modern classic by NiGE HOOD and Tim Stacks.

NiGE HOOD’s Art Wall

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If you want to learn more about  NiGE HOOD, check out his website, find him on Facebook, or follow the man on Twitter. Oh, and IG.

Special thanks to NiGE HOOD for sharing.

 

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Hear The Sounds of New Jersey’s Identical Duo

A message came in from Tru Fam– a hip-hop/alternative duo from New Jersey who wanted to share their latest music video with us. Well guys, you got it! The video, “Special” featuring Alecs, is trippy, but you’re not seeing double– they’re identical twins. So, here it is–their words, their story, their sound.

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This music video is a dark /twist talking about some problems in relationships .

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We all want to be treated equally in a relationship, so sometimes we have to remind our partner that they’re not so special.

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So take a deep dive in this video and feel the words and passion.

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1b2f40_4c214f7eb53a4bb4b65bc21bdda39f79.jpg_srz_960_654_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzBio: Identical twins,  Sha and Just- I from New Jersey found motivation in their chemistry as brothers, best friends and their closest critics. “It’s pretty much a given. We know what one another might want on a record without saying a word.” When they began making their own music they incorporated an Unique twist, of performing  songs first and then recording. This way the music could be built with feeling. Tru Fam tunes reach beyond the normal beats and intricacies. They're all about making records that the masses wanna hear and that has always been their goal. Tru Fam looks at the bigger picture and prides themselves on not just being another group on I Tunes. It’s a complex art, but the end objective is simple: “build a really solid fan base, who simply believes in our music and our brand ULTRACULTURE.”

If you want to hear more from Tru Fam, check out their website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter. (Or all 3, ha!)

Special thanks to Tru Fam for sharing.