Music Everywhere I Go!

I just got back from a business trip in the Dallas-Fort Wirth Texas area and had a wonderful time. My business associate insisted on us going out to some different clubs to party and dance the night away at. At first the responsible part of me said, “NO” we need to stay focused on the task at hand and I don’t want to have a hangover during our important presentation in the morning. That’s when my friend said, “YOLO” (you only live once) and said I know of a great new club I discovered that only plays electric and house style music to dance to. He could tell I was still reluctant, so he paused for a minute and said, “I tell you what, I will throw in a limousine ride to escort us through the night if you are willing!” Needless to say my friend is very well to do in life. So I really was having a hard time remaining responsible at his point. So I thought I could stump him with a simple question. I proceeded to ask, ok fine, but where are we going to get a limo last minute this late at night?

My business buddy said, “that is your only reservation? I use Lewisville Limousine ( all the time for these exact type of situations! Do you really think I would make such an offer if I couldn’t produce?” At this point I felt really sheepish and trapped knowing I had no more excuses left in my arsenal. So we called up the limo company and they actually answered after hours and were at the curb waiting for us within a half of an hour. Needless to say I was thoroughly impressed. The driver was funny and outgoing and took us wherever we wanted to go. I felt like we were living the movie, “The Hangover” for a minute there. That is why I am even giving them a shameless plug in my blog. Anyways, the limo and club hopping experience was incredible and made my trip the most exciting and fun part of the whole visit.
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Hello music lovers!

I want to say sorry for not putting much for you all to read for quite a while now. I recently ran into an old friend who absolutely loves music as much as I do. I for one can not pass up on a good raver, however I have aged some now and do pass up on designer/party drugs like ecstasy, molly, LSD, 2CE, etc. Anyways, my old buddy still dabbles in that kind of stuff and told me of a up and coming party that is going to be epic. At first I was really excited to hop back in to that scene as I have been out of it for a while but just like the old saying, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy.

I really wanted to go badly but value my sobriety even more. So what I was wondering is if there are any natural alternatives to amphetamine that are non narcotic and will also not give you the hard crash a major caffeine buzz gives you. I would like some energy but do not want to hurt my body in the process. I am having some dissonance about this as I also feel like that these type of questions are very dangerous for my recovery.

For all I know I am dancing with the devil here by wanting to go into an abandoned warehouse full of a bunch of other people who are extremely high on some illicit drug(s) making me crave the same drugs that they are on. In addition to this I might feel inadequate with not being to comprehend or keep up with their pace. Also, I might just be exhausted with working an honest program and need to check myself fast before I wreck myself? All questions and comments are especially welcome on this particular blog. Please chime in and contribute whatever important information or opinions that you may have.



Dancin’ in the streets!

I was curious how many of you out there actually are able to throw caution to the wind and not worry about others looking at you make a fool of yourself. Are you the type that gets easily embarrassed when it comes to doing something silly in public or having an accident in a public place? Even more so, are you able to sing or dance in public?

You know I’ve heard that when many individuals were surveyed about what scares them the most, two of the top things most fearful was death and the other was public speaking. Funny thing about that is that public speaking was higher than death which means one can only deduce that the majority of people are more afraid of public speaking than to die. To be bluntly put, people would rather die than speak publicly. That is a crazy and funny concept to think and joke about, yet at the same time it is an actual true research.

This makes me wonder where on the scale does singing or dancing in public fall in? Is there a difference to express yourself through music than there is to express yourself through the written word? I would say no, just merely more of a matter involving a personal preference. I for one am able to do both even though I am not the best at any of them but if I must I can usually muster up the courage to get it done. That last sentence alone says a lot about what this post is all about. Why do you think it takes courage at all to do these kind go public displays? I am not trying to get to philosophical just curious to understand the human condition and music a little bit better.

I also personally think that the coined term, “dancing in the streets” is a wonderful expression of freedom and exhilaration. Do you remember the good ole’ dancing’ movie fix? One really famous one would be “Singin’ in the Rain” starring Gene Kelly and friends. Such a classic and I wonder if it would have been as powerful as it is as a cit classic without he singing and dancing. Another great example would be “West Side Story” which has a lot of actually singing and dancing on the streets as well. This particular article was meant to be thought provoking and to hopefully induce desire and motivation to get you to comment and continue the discussion as there is no way I could single-handedly figure out the power and attraction that humans have with the concept of being free and expressing it through music publicly. I look forward to your replies and as always feel free to email me directly with any additional questions.



Dancing or Singing in your Car

So let me start out by introducing myself!  I’m Stacey and I’m one of Maurice’s friends.  I was sharing a story with him about my adorable five year old singing in the car and he asked me to write a guest post on his blog.  Let me start off by asking you a question.  How many of you get giggy with it or sing your heart out in your car?  Maybe you blast your radio so you can barely hear yourself sing.  Lets be honest now, some music just puts me in the singing or dancing mood.  Do you ever stare at people as you are passing them on the road and see them singing at the top of their lungs? Maybe you’ve passed drivers as they are getting their groove on.

I have an old roommate who loved to turn the radio up and just sing her heart out.  She didn’t care if people were watching her!  She’d start dancing if she felt like it.  She’d even drum on the steering wheel along to the beat of the music!  Lets just say she wasn’t shy at all about singing or dancing in her car.  It was quite fun to ride with her and be with her as she was so carefree!

Today, I glanced back at my 5 year old and saw her dancing in her seat.  When she saw that I was looking, I made it into a little game and quickly turned my head back, then I glanced quickly again and I turned my head back just as quickly.  She is so fun to watch.  She’s going to be our little dancer for sure.  So graceful and cute!  Another time, now this is the story I was sharing with Maurice, we were listening to Baby Your A Firework by Katy Perry, and my sweet daughter who was four at the time was shouting along with Katy.  Granted, I had the music turned up pretty loud but I guess she wanted to be able to hear herself, so she sang louder!  It was so cute to watch that I had to pull out my phone and pulled over to record her singing.  Once she noticed what I was doing she still sang but it wasn’t the same by any means.

When I do silly things in the car, I’m sure my kids think I’m crazy but it’s so fun to just let go and have some fun while listening to good tunes while driving!  If you have any stories of your own, please comment and share with us!  Thanks so much for reading and go get your groove on the next time your driving in your car!  Who cares if anyone sees you!  Let go and be free!


Dancing the Samba in Brazil

First things first, let me introduce myself….I am one of Maurice’s good friends, Tina.  He asked me to do a guest blog about my adventure to Brazil.  Back in May of 2013, a friend of mine named Robyn and I traveled to Brazil for the month.  We were both turning twenty-three while we were in Brazil and up for an amazing time and adventure.  We honestly didn’t know who we were going to stay with when we arrived but were not really worried about it.  We had both lived in Fortaleza Brazil for some time and had a lot of friends who could help us find a place to stay.  We had two guy friends, Jeremy and Witt showing up from Utah in a couple of days and would meet up with them and then continue our adventure down the coast of Brazil.

I ended up running into a friend of my brother’s on the airplane flight from Atlanta Georgia to Sao Paulo Brazil.  His name is Jason.  Jason was traveling with a friend to Sao Paulo Brazil for his own adventure!  So here is a random side note, Robyn and I were traveling with buddy passes.  We ended up getting bumped up on this flight to first class!  It was amazing flying first class on a buddy pass.  Jason and his friend ended up coming up to first class and hanging out with us for a little bit until they got caught and sent back to their seats.

We arrived in Sao Paulo and had hours until the next flight to Fortaleza so we decided to look up an old friend.  We were able to hang out with this friend and he and his wife were gracious enough to drive us to the airport to catch our flight.  Funny story though…we booked our flight and then missed our flight because we are not used to military time and didn’t put two and two together until it was too late.  The airport attendants were so kind and helped us get a new flight the next morning and they helped us find a hotel, across the street so we wouldn’t miss our next flight, the next morning.

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Dance The Day Away

So, I love to listen to music.  Who does not enjoy music, right?  I would listen all day and night long if I could! Are you the type to get your groove on if you hear a fun song that makes you want to dance?  One of my daughters will start dancing if she hears music.  Today, I was working from home on my computer listening to some Jack Johnson and my children were in the room.  I did not have the volume up very loud but I turned it up and I told them to dance to the music and they agreed and started dancing.  One of my daughters absolutely loves to dance.  I catch her dancing all of the time.  I could really see her taking off with dance and becoming a really good dancer.  She just turned five and is so graceful and cute when she shakes her booty.  She and my seven year old started to do this fun little routine together.  I wonder if they learned it together in their ballet class.  Later in the day, I caught them dancing together twirling one another.

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A Story To Share

I wanted to touch up on a previous blog that was shared about music and sobriety and thought it would be important to share. I also realized that it is therapeutic and healthy for me to purge some of these stories regardless if anyone is actually following along and actually reading any of this. So anyways, back to the point of this story. I was at an outdoor concert venue at an absolutely breathtaking amphitheater nestled in the rocky mountains of beautiful Colorado in a small town called Morrison. Ever heard of it? The amphitheater is actually called Red Rocks Amphitheater. The red solid rocks are what gives it an amazing outdoor sound and reverberation. I would highly recommend you put that venue on your bucket list prior to not being able to enjoy a good music concert.

So long story short I was now almost 4 years clean and sober and therefore felt extremely safe about going to the show with full confidence I would be able to stay out of trouble. And before I share the whole moral of the story, I will just tell you now unless you don’t want to hear so cover your eyes as a spoiler alert is going off. I stayed clean and sober the entire time. But here is what the problem was. I was suddenly ambushed by a fellow individual in the crowed. He asked if I could hold his beer and pipe loaded to the brim with high grade THC in it. My mouth started to water and I felt that Lucifer himself placed this man in front of me. The stupid thing is that I actually grabbed the items for him and did hold them. There was no thought to the dangers associated with even touching the substances. I learned really quick then that it is always a good idea to use the buddy system; especially at a concert. So moral of the story now. Don’t think you have your addiction licked just because you have some clean time behind the belt. I eventually handed back the times to the gentleman and had to literally leave the side of the amphitheater we were on in order to preserve what matters most to me. So in ending, I ask…what is most important for you?

As always, stay in close contact with us and share some of your faith building experiences on here too. feel free to email me anytime as well.


At Your Request!

We wanted to make sure our loyal followers know that we are back in the saddle again. It has been a while since we were last live. And yes, while it is obvious that we are no longer a online radio station, it is true that we still have the same love and passion and community minded affinity to you all as we do for Panama and all of its fun loving and amazing people. You see music runs deep with the history and people of Panama. It is definitely a way of life and passion for us. A sense of belonging. It is the glue that binds us and helps create memories and form our culture on a daily basis. I can remember the first time I learned how to Salsa, or my first school dance. When you are young, socializing through dances is a very big deal! We always looked forward to prom and homecoming and practiced showing off our moves months in advance. I also can remember working extra jobs to save up money to make sure I was able to impress my date. But that’s enough of that for now. What I wanted to bring back to focus before I go any further off track is the public notice that we are large and in charge bringing you the community minded in full effect. As previously mentioned throughout this website,we completely value you and your thoughts and contributions to be a part of us. Please do not hesitate to comment or contact me directly to have your personal content to this blog. I can share the stage at least for a little bit of time. ;)  If you have any questions or concerns, again, please don’t be shy. I know I am not perfect but also know how can I improve if nobody brings issues to my attention. Come and visit us again really soon and stay in contact now you here?!


Hit The Ground Running!

Welcome to the new website of the one and only! We are excited to continue providing you with quality reviews and lists of amazing new hits of electronic, dance and house music. So stay close to this blog and check in often.

Something else we would like to do here is become more of a family friendly website blog thingy here where we can not stick only to all things house and dance music even though we all know we love it so. But we also hope that we can share some experiences and stories that help us bond and grow together as a community. Perhaps to start things off we could talk about the power of music and what it means to you. I can personally share a time in my life where I know that music saved my life and continues to do so today.

You see I have a colorful past where I got mixed in with drugs and alcohol from a very young age! Music was my life but in a backwards and twisted kind of way where I allowed music (concerts, raves, etc.) to become my GOD. I lived for opportunities to party and dance the night away. Until I became really close to dying from all of the excessive drug and alcohol use.

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