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Open Mic Night 🎤#OPENMICNIGHT #OPENMIC

It’s the grand opening,
For anything spoken,
Or sung,
It’s low key a competition,
Each and everyone,
Who submit,
Could broadcast their talents,
While winning something legit,
So each and every week,
Submissions are open to the stage,
Get out of your cage,
Showcase your voice on centerstage,
Don’t be afraid,
To brave,
There is an audience for everyone.

*Note. “I have to include a small piece to see even if I am good enough for open mic night. 🙂
“In everything you do, add value.”

Calculating my beans,
Running the streets with my team,
Hustling hard because we are fiends,
So digital I am Microsoft Teams,
I believe,
I can create change,
Won’t know if it works,
Unless I drive my myself insane,
I am not the chosen one,
But I am game,
To put myself on a platform,
And maintain,
I am not the only one,
So I need to dig,
So long until the hole,
Is truly open,
Never stop until the opportunity in golden,
And the world has spoken,
Building credit,
And not debt,
You might feel like it’s impossible,
But never give in.

Every week, I am hosting OPEN MIC NIGHT on my blog starting in August 2022… It will be on a trial run. Where each week between Tuesday and Saturday talents across the globe can can submit a poem or song to be to enter in our weekly contest to win a prize. The goal is to build a community of original content and creators, and showcase their talents to the world in a unique form. I will rank what I think is the best 5-20 each week, in which the OPEN MIC NIGHT is open for viewing and polling to the world on MONDAY’s at 8pm.

I think it’s fairly simple. Share your original created craft, to possibly win, but also but in a lineup of other creatives, to be shared to a new audience to gain new viewership and possibly win something cool. I think it’s a win win.

I know this is a new initiative, in case I don’t have any submissions, my goal is to enter a few creators and tag them in, if they want to opt in, and showcase blogs, poetry, stories, songs, poems, creators around the world in the online WordPress community.

Submissions will be taken via several sources… I am working out the details currently, check back soon, as the release is soon upon us.

Mostly it may be via Instagram, TikTok & Youtube links for submission. For each if you are a creator you should be using your social media and displaying your art to the world.

LOOK FORWARD to OPEN MIC NIGHT each week on jixifox.me.

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Criticism – You Are Doing Life Wrong!?

All my life, I was told I am doing life wrong. Being an artist, you are open to be judged, to be questioned on your direction. How can someone tell you where you are going if they never been there before?

The story of my life I guess. It’s like a mother not allowing their child to grow up. It’s like a teacher saying you will never graduation. It’s like your boss telling you won’t be greater and potential higher them in the future.

Never limit yourself.
Never not believe.
Always talk up for yourself.
Don’t be fearful of failure.
If you don’t speak your vision, then who will?

I just wanted to share a piece of real with the world.

Photo by Brett Jordan

Thanks for reading,

Jixi Fox

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Music That Brings Back Memories

Music is a big influence in my life. I have quite a few songs and albums that have defined my life & moments in my life. Whether is my love life, my anxiety phase, when I felt I was emotionless, music really came in for the save. So when I hear certain songs, or thoughts of certain lyrics I am quick to put my Spotify subscription to use on my iPhone to jam to whatever song I want to at that given moment. I am a big fan of headphones, so I probably will do a review of a few of my favorites, as I absolutely own about 12 pairs of headphones. Trust I know, a bit obsessive right? But if you love music as much as I do, you would see why.

Anyways, today’s music story I want to share is more of my love of music as whole and the battle between The Backstreet Boys and Nsync. I am big fan of The Backstreet Boys, c’mon who does love the songs, “Everybody” “Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely” “Quit Playing Games With My Heart” “I Want It That Way” “As Long As You Love Me”. Well I think this was my first experience with enjoying a boy group/band out of the realm of “Boyz II Men” is which is amazing.

And then out nowhere comes Nsync in which I was super hating on, I will not lie. I was caught in the battle that you had to choose a team. But my music taste burst open, when Nsync released, “No Strings Attached”. This is probably one of favorite albums all times, I can probably say it’s in my top 25 favorite albums of all times. With amazing songs such as “Bye Bye Bye” “No Strings Attached” “Digital Get Down” “Just Got Paid” “Space Cowboy”.

I just love this album so much. The energy and music composition was just top tier. It’s crazy because this was an album I admitted to a girlfriend I loved and we enjoyed relating to group and the music. So it’s crazy every time I listen any of the songs, I can’t help but think of her. So I guess that’s something I have to live with. At first it was (tough) as a guy from Bronx, New York to say, hey I enjoy music from Nsync, when it came out at the time, but this album/music taught me, the meaning of good music is just good music. Good music is worth enjoying. And to add more flavor to it all, their music videos were amazing and sold the songs a million times over.

HEART BREAK

As the story was all about joy…then came the heart break, and the song “Gone” was just so sad and expressed me losing the one of the loves of my life, my girlfriend at the time. I am not going to lie, I think this song made me cry as well. There was so many emotions building up and it was just there. To this day it gives me goose bumps, it’s a really good song. It’s definitely a good break up / heart ache song to add to a playlist.

I hope you enjoyed my story…shares yours with me, I would love to read it.

Thanks for reading,
Jixi

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