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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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 (www.lewisvillelimousine.com) 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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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?

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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 PowerHotmix100.com 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 PowerHotMix100.com! 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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