Monday, May 22, 2017

Mixerr Reviews #973

This is Michael Mixerr. Today this news review will be about the charity event Armadillo Art Glass hosted for which was sponsored by Meals On Wheels from May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017.

From May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017, Armadillo Art Glass hosted a charity event which will be sponsored by Meals On Wheels, Capital Area Food Bank, ABR Imagery, Northstar Glassworks, and Capitol Area Food Bank. ABR Imagery and Northstar Glassworks were partner sponsors involved in this charity event.  The Armadillo Art Glass charity event was sponsored by Meals On Wheels.

Every year in the warehouse district of Southeast Austin, Texas all the glass blowers from the United States get together at the Armadillo Art Glass warehouse by donating their time, effort, talent, resources, art, and money. DJs account for the live music portion of this charity event. Armadillo Art Glass holds a fundraiser inside their charity events as well. Local artists brand together every year at this charity event. The concerts do benefit a good cause.

“They make art. There’s live paintings. It’s just a really chill event.” said Meg Stahl. “Local artists come together to build a community and share art.”

Armadillo Art Glass raised $150,000 dollars for Meals On Wheels last year in 2016. The average amount of donations Armadillo Art Glass receives for their charity events are $150,000 dollars a year. 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations.

With local artists coming together to form a community, such artists can sell their crafts and artworks for profit which will gear to generate money into the community. These artists are helping the community with their works of art. With these profits, 100% of proceeds go to all nonprofit organizations including Meals on Wheels.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mixerr Reviews #972

This is Michael Mixerr. Today this news review will be an update about the new pet friendly hotel in Del Valle, Texas that has opened.

A pet friendly hotel called Bark & Zoom has opened up in Del Valle, Texas right across from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport after many delays along with various building renovations on top of other improvements to their several parking lots. After many delays, the Bark & Zoom hotel is now open for business. The parking lot for this pet friendly hotel covering several acres of land is now complete. Central parking lot in front of the main hotel building is now complete. Extra additional parking for employees has been added in the back northbound of the main hotel building.

Bark & Zoom is one of the very few pet friendly hotels in the Austin, Texas area currently speaking. The Bark & Zoom hotel will allow animals such as dogs and cats for instance. Bark & Zoom, of course, will be a dog friendly hotel. Bark & Zoom’s largest parking lot is located south of State Highway 71 near the entrance of Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

The location is 2601 Cardinal Loop, Del Valle, Texas, US 78617.

Mixerr Reviews #971

This is Michael Mixerr. Today this music news review will be about Tobin Sprout’s new album The Universe And Me.

As of May 2017, Tobin Sprout is back with a brand new spanking album! The Universe And Me is his first album from him in 7 years as a solo artist and songwriter. Tobin Sprout himself shines brightly as a songwriter for this solo album of his. What stands out for this album is the songwriting. Tobin Sprout has improved in his skill of songwriting. His songwriting skills have improved tremendously. The Universe And Me is spontaneous with such bravado inside the lyrics and songwriting. The Universe And Me has a bluesy guitar feel. Tobin Sprout could have possibly been inspired by Blues music while composing this album.

Mixerr Reviews #970

This is Michael Mixerr. Today this music news review will be about Lil Goldwell.

Lil Goldwell is a pop duo from Fukugawa, Japan that specializes in J-Pop. Lil Goldwell is a pop duo consisted of members Akira and KG. Akira is in charge of the vocals while KG is in charge of compositions, musical arrangements, songwriting, and vocals. Lil Goldwell is know for using layers of multiple choruses. Their vocals are what stand out the most. Lil Goldwell is currently signed to Victor Entertainment.

Their most famous song to date is Melody Fair. Melody Fair is a love song that is a small love melody. KG is in charge of the musical arrangements and songwriting for this composition. Melody Fair has a soft opening with an angelic presence. 愛のコリーダ (Ai No Corrida) is an adult contemporary love song. Ai No Corrida (愛のコリーダ) means corridor of love in Japanese. Akira is in charge of the vocals while KG is in charge of the musical arrangements. Glory of Love is obviously another love song by Lil Goldwell. The song Glory of Love teaches us not be afraid of our heart.

Mixerr Reviews #969

This is Michael Mixerr. Today this music news review will be about New Bohemians record sales with Geffen.

Album sales Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars were 500,000 units at first thus going gold. In 1988 Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars went 2x platinum selling over 2 million units (over 2,000,000). The album went platinum in the middle of that year.

Album sales for Ghost of a Dog were considered a commercial disappointment. Ghost of a Dog sold around 500,000 units almost reaching gold status whereas Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars went 2x platinum selling over 2 million units (over 2,000,000). Overall the sales were disappointing. The album had underperformed on the charts in the years of 1990 and 1991. New Bohemians and Geffen were expecting their sophomore album to go platinum. Geffen kind of overpromised in a way. Disappointing album sales could be the reason why the Ghost of a Dog album was overlooked.

Geffen was never really supportive of the New Bohemians as Geffen sabotaged every chance to promote the Ghost of a Dog album correctly in a proper manner. Geffen did not properly invest in or promote the Ghost of a Dog album to its full potential. Ghost of a Dog was overlooked by critics, fans, and the general public altogether. People have slept on this album.

Mixerr Reviews #968

This is Michael Mixerr. Today this music news review will be about how Geffen dropped the ball with the New Bohemians.

Geffen dropped the ball when they fired Brandon Aly from the band. That was the ultimate worst decision Geffen made for the band overall. Brandon Aly was the spirit, soul, and chemistry behind their band. He was the chemistry of the band. Edie Brickell and her band members were devastated when that happened which ultimately led them to resent their label Geffen. Geffen's decision to fire Brandon Aly can be attributed the band’s downfall.

Geffen was never really supportive of the New Bohemians. Geffen did not properly invest in or promote the New Bohemians band to its full potential. Overall, Geffen kind of overpromised in a way because they never really knew what to do with the New Bohemians band.

Mixerr Reviews #967

This is Michael Mixerr. Today this music news review will be about what is needed to make a great album.

Consistency is what grabs the listeners attention to the point where they themselves will have a desire to listen to an album from start to finish. Consistency is what keeps the listeners attention focused on the album. The lyrics need to have consistency as well. The lyrics need to be original, have true meaning behind them, have substance, not be lackluster, and have appeal. Consistency is key to a good album. Consistency is key into a good album.

Authenticity inside of recording methods, production techniques, and sampling is what an album needs. Authentic instrumentation is needed as a recipe for a good album. A blend of originality and authenticity is what makes listening to an album worthwhile. More originality is better than none at all. Originality inside production, lyrics, instrumentation, music arrangements, ensembles, woodwind selections, and style is what makes albums great and good to listen to.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,242

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Tobin Sprout - The Universe And Me.

Tobin Sprout is back with a brand new spanking album for the year 2017! This is his first album in 7 years as a solo artist and songwriter. Tobin Sprout himself shines brightly as a songwriter for this solo album of his. What stands out for this album is the songwriting. Tobin Sprout has improved in his skill of songwriting. His songwriting skills have improved. Especially on this album! The Universe And Me is spontaneous with such bravado inside the lyrics and songwriting.

Honor Guards has a bluesy guitar feel. The distorted notes from the electric guitar used on Honor Guards gives a bluesy feel. Tobin Sprout could have possibly been inspired by Blues music while composing Honor Guards. Honor Guards is a short lively 2 minute long instrumental performed by Tobin Sprout himself. The beginning of Honor Guards will have you think the song is an instrumental. However that is not the case. Overall, Honor Guards has an organic feel.

Manifest Street is a calm organic guitar solo performed by Tobin Sprout himself. Manifest Street is stylish of the lo-fi rock sound. Not too many noise elements are prevalent in Manifest Street as the song itself is a lo-fi rock song. Manifest Street has an organic feel.

Heavenly Bones seems to have a warm extroverted feel. The style seems to be upbeat. Heavenly Bones has a timid easy listening feel. Think easy listening when you listen to Heavenly Bones.

I rate this album, The Universe And Me, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,241

This is Michael Mixerr. I am reviewing Ziggy Marley - One Bright Day.

One Bright Day is where one bright day the people got together to celebrate love around the nations of Earth. There was singing and dancing. People were living life without fear. There was music and people loved it. One Bright Day is a reggae song about celebrating world peace through music and dance. Ziggy Marley wrote this song in 1989 during the time of apartheid in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). A call for world peace was much needed at the time. That's why this song was written.

Black My Story is about Black/African history representing African liberty and African glory. Who Will Be There is a religious reggae song about the Rastafari God Jah. Look Who's Dancing is a song about dance. Dance is an important part of reggae culture.

Ziggy demands justice on the song Justice. To him, Justice is a one word prayer. Justice sometimes let the innocent die unfortunately. Justice is needed for those who deserve it. We demand change for our justice system and justice itself. Much justice is dealt with by diplomats. Such justice cannot be given by aristocrats in aristocracy as they are hypocrites.

I rate this album, One Bright Day, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,240

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Lil Breazy - When It Rains It Pours.

This album was released on Iced Down Records and Isolated Records, and Select-O-Hits in 2000. When It Rains It Pours was Lil Breazy’s debut album. Check Yourself and Everybody's Ballin' are the singles. This album is extremely rare and is considered a collector’s item in Texas Rap and Austin Rap. The When It Rains It Pours album is so rare you won’t even find it online these days.

Stay True is about staying true to yourself. By staying true to yourself you are sticking to your hustle. On this track, Lil Breazy stays true to himself. As stated earlier before by himself, Lil Breazy only represents the real.

Shake Or Be Shook features AL-G and Ajax of Sam Huston Boyz. TJ Music produced most of the track. TJ is known for his sound.

Let Me Look At You is fast uptempo soul rap song featuring Big Grind and Ajax of Sam Huston Boyz (Sam Houston Boyz). Staying paid is the only thing on Lil Breazy’s agenda. He’s click-clackin’ and stackin’ up money into his account. Lil Breazy only represents the real. On this track, Lil Breazy separates the real from the fake.

Everybody's Ballin' is the hit single for this album! This is one of those party on the boat dock at the top of the boat jams. This jam will make you want to get up and dance! This is the bomb!! A rockin’ Stapleton Sisters sample is used. This song had house parties in Austin rockin' out back in 2002! Everybody's Ballin' had everyone partyin’ back in 2002. If you were educated and informed about the social scene and party scene here in Austin, Texas, you’d know about this song.

Mash 4 Skrilla is a very Lone Star Texan song. The country guitar on the high note gives out that Texas Country feel. Lil Breezy tells us on the brooding chorus lines that he’s not going to die being broke. Rap game or dope game he’s in it to win it. Lil Breazy’s a certified track killa. He kills on every track of his sophomore album. Mash 4 Skrilla is a country rap song.

Time 2 Shine showcases both Lil Breazy and ICE's lyrical talent. You will love the vocoder used on Time 2 Shine. This song was so cold to the point whee both artists had the game on freeze. ICE was on ATV Recordz and Isolated Records.

Whoever told you G-Funk and Gangsta Rap was dead, they're wrong! It just moved to the South. Listen to You Know How We Do It featuring Big Pokey from Wreckshop Records outta Houston, Texas! This is like a From Austin to Houston collaboration. It has that old 90s G-Funk sound.

Ain’t shit changed on Holdin’ Grain. Southside still holding grain as Big Moe, ESG, and Lil Breazy put it. ESG comes off real with his realist rhymin’. Big Moe does his soulful singing and chorus lines on the hooks as he usually did. Big Moe speaks upon how to hold grain and game while ESG speaks upon how to hold game. Holdin’ Grain is mostly about how shit hasn’t changed in the South. Everything’s still the same. ESG and Big Moe are a great combination.


You should buy this album if you already haven't! It's that good! This album is off the hook! It's too bad that Lil Breazy's career never took off. Austin Hip Hop/Rap always has gotten overlooked and still always gets overlooked by the general public and mainstream media.

*[Lil Breazy is from Austin, Texas.]
*[When It Rains It Pours is the first album to ever be released by Lil Breazy.]
*[ICE was on ATV Recordz, Isolated Records, Madd Creole Entertainment, and Iced Down Records. She was from Austin, Texas.]

I rate this album, When It Rains It Pours, 5/5*****!!