Showing posts from September, 2016

Question of the Day #22

Gina: In this Moment
Kate:Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Sandy: I know of a bands with two chicks and two guys, but not an all out chick band. Oh no wait Dream.
Melissa: Going Old School with Heart
Renee: Not really a fan of any all girl groups
Aisling: None that I can think of
Twinkle:I am not sure!
Sid: Dixie Chicks
Heather: I'm not sure.
Lori:None really 
Radeyah: Little Mix. 
Jen: Devil's Gift
Colleen: Flyleaf

The RRSMS Music Challenge

The Rules: List all of the bands that have impacted your life somehow, no matter how small the impact. Don't take too long to think about it. Just write down all of the bands that initially pop into your head. There are no right or wrong answers, just go with what you feel.
Post your own answers on social media with the hash tag #RRSMSMusicChallenge
Here are some of the RRSMS Media Team's answers:
Sandy:  N sync Bsb Skillet Shinedown Bret Michaels Nickelback Just Surrender The Script Eminem Puddle of Mudd Breaking Benjamin Linkin Park Papa Roach Three Days Grace Theory of a Deadman
Gina: Good Charlotte Marianas Trench Chiodos Craig Owens
Kate: Switchfoot Scars on 45 Frank Turner The Script Muse  Chiodos/Craig Owens
Arminta: The Doors My Ruin Otep Korn Staind Adema

Sounds of Advice #12

How to deal with grief: 
Aisling: People deal with grief in their own ways. Some people don't know how to deal with it at all. Death can come when we least expect it, other times we know it will happen depending on the situation. Either way it can be difficult to deal with. 
Some people cry, others don't. Some become angry, others quiet. At first you may have no reaction as your mind deals with the shock of the news. The main thing you have to do is take it one day at a time. Grieve in whatever way helps you, then just take it one day at a time. 
Remember your loved one. Talk about them, look at pictures of them. Celebrate the life they had with you and other loved ones.
Sandy: I have found the best is to cry about it. However, some also find listening to music to help. It's helpful too to talk with people who also knew the person and share memories or the person or animal.
Kate: I think my fellow advice columnists said it best. Everyone deals with grief in their own way. There…

Rock N Reading Traveling Book

You may have heard about the Rock & Roll Saved My Soul's newest program -- the traveling book. Last month there was a sign up to participate. Everyone who signed up was put on a list and then the list was randomized for fairness. I (Kate) was the first to read the book and will now be passing it on to the next person on the list. Once they get it, they read the book, sign their name inside the book somewhere, snap a picture with it to post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, then pass it on to the next person on the list. Once the list is completed, the book still travels on with the instructions, but who you give it to is completely up to you!
Use the hash tags #rocknreading #travelingbook #RRSMS when posting your pictures! And book reviews are awesome too, if you want to write one. (I didn't, because I'm terrible at them lol) 
Feel bad you missed out on this? Have no fear! We will be doing another one in a few months. Be on the lookout for the Google Form to fill out…

Question of the Day #21

Gina: Not really
Kate:I certainly do.
Sandy: YES!
Melissa: Nope.
Renee: No, I am inspired by listening but not playing music
Aisling: No
Twinkle: Sometimes, I do!
Sid: Yes
Arminta: Yes
Heather: Sometimes
Lori: Yes, I do
Radeyah:I absolutely wish I was a musician. I did try to compose my own songs when I was younger but trust me, they will never see the light of day!
Jen: Yes
Colleen: Yes

The Sounds of Advice #11

Study tips when you're feeling stuck:
Aisling: 1. Try listening to music while you study. 
2. Take intermittent breaks every 30 minutes or so. This can help you not overload your mind. 
3. Take notes & highlight. 
4. Use flashcards to quiz yourself. This can help you memorize facts better. 
5. Go for a walk. Getting fresh air can help clear your mind.
Sandy: I have never had the best study habits myself. I do know that if you get really upset and just want to give up. Take a break and do something you enjoy. Then come back to it and try again.
Kate: Okay, so I took this from a website. I hope it helps! 

1. Set Study Goals

There is lots of credible research suggesting that goal setting can be used as part of a strategy to help people successfully effect positive changes in their lives, so never underestimate the power of identifying to yourself the things you want to achieve. Just make sure to ask yourself some key questions: Am I setting realistic goals? Will I need to work harder to a…

Question of the Day #20

Gina: No
Kate: Technically speaking, yes. He played guitar a bit and did some shows at coffee shops.
Sandy: I tried once
Melissa: Nope.
Renee: Does marching band count? Lol
Aisling: No
Twinkle: Nope
Sid: Yes
Arminta: No
Heather: Never
Lori: Nope I haven't
Radeyah: Hmm, does someone who plays the guitar count?
Jen: Yes, currently
Colleen: No

My Life According To... Bright Eyes and Frank Turner

"My Life According To..." is a new feature on our blog. Here are the rules, so you can play along or submit yours to be featured in a future post! Using only song names from ONE ARTIST OR BAND, cleverly answer the following questions.
Today both myself (Kate), and Gina, one of our social media marketing specialists, have answered the questions.
Kate:Your Artist/Band:  Frank Turner
Are you a male or female: Long Live the Queen
Describe yourself: Tattoos
How do you feel: One Foot Before The Other
Describe where you currently live: The Road
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Time Machine
Your favorite form of transportation? My Kingdom For A Horse
Your best friend? Wessex Boy
You and your best friends: Once We Were Anarchists
What's the weather like: Plain Sailing Weather
Favorite time of day: Nights Become Days
If your life was a TV show, what would it be called: We Shall Not Overcome
What is life to you: A Decent Cup Of Tea
Your relationship: A Love Worth Keeping
Your fear: En…

The Sounds of Advice #10

How to deal when your parents divorce:
Aisling:Always remember one thing. Your parents divorce is not your fault. Sometimes people grow apart and find that they get along better when they aren't a couple anymore. Each parent will always love you, that will never change. The differences that have developed are between them & not because of you. 
If your parents are constantly fighting even after their divorce, make your voice heard. Tell them how you feel.
Sandy: Even though your parents may be splitting up, just keep this in mind: It is not your fault! Some people just don't work well together. When I got divorced we got along so much better that way then being married. We raise our son well though. He is almost 12 now and he is a pretty good kid most of the time. Now my daughters dad and I don't get a long really at all. We get along well enough for our daughter. In the end its all about the kid. If you are the kid just remember you did nothing wrong. You aren't the …

Question of the Day #19

Gina: No
Kate:I wish!
Sandy: No wish I was sometimes
Renee: No
Aisling: No
Twinkle: No
Sid: Nope.
Arminta: No
Heather: No
Lori: No, I am not
Radeyah: No, I'm not in a band right now. However, does impersonating the Spice Girls with my cousins when we were 10 count? LOL.
Colleen: No
Jen: No

Question of the Day #18

Gina: Yes, at an Atreyu concert; it was rough

Kate: Yes!


Melissa: No. Not my cup of Earl Grey.

Renee: Yes a few

Aisling: Very close to one but not in it. 

Twinkle: Yup! It was fun!

Sid: No but I've always wanted to.

Arminta: Yes, several

Heather: No.

Lori: Nope I haven't

Radeyah:I have not! Someone help me change that!

Colleen: Yes

Jen: Yes


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The Sounds of Advice #9

How to help face your fear(s):
Aisling: Fear can affect people in different ways. For example, I know someone that loves flying in an airplane, yet they are afraid of heights & won't cross most bridges. 
I'm afraid of spiders & will cower like a baby if I encounter one on my own, yet if my children are around my momma bear instincts kick in & I can get rid of said spider. 

To help yourself get over whatever fear you may have, you could attempt facing that fear a little bit at a time or just dive right in & face it head on, like ripping off a bandaid really quickly. 

There are some fears people may not ever get over and that's okay.
Sandy: Depending on what your fear is the best thing is to slowly be around or do what your fear is. For example you are afraid of heights. Start small and do that for a week or so by then that little height you are at won't seem too bad at all. Then go move up and doing something higher. Eventually you should have very little iss…