Volunteering at Lady Gaga’s Born Brave Bus Tour

As one of the youth advisory board members of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, we get to help out with her genius Born Brave Bus tour program. Before each Lady Gaga concert, there is an area set up outside for young people in the community to learn about clubs, activities, and mentoring groups nearby. I admire how much Lady Gaga cares about getting her fans involved with their community. This Born Brave Bus program features tents that showcase community organizations, a fun tour bus that people get to go inside and sign their names on the wall, and free food! Afterwards, the other advisory board members and I went to the concert!


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Where is my mind

Phenomenal remix by Bassnector that is too good to not share. “Where is my mind” by Pixies is the ending soundtrack on Fight Club, one of my favorite movies. The ending scene is incredibly romantic with the male and female protagonists holding hands while watching the world around them collapse.

Love the song also because it reflects my subconscious (now conscious) thoughts. I think I do so many random, unrelated activities, and have an interest in too many things that I do wonder, Where is my mind?

Classical Music

I grew up learning and performing classical music. My favorite pieces to play before I began composing my own, were classical pieces. When I was 7 or 8, my dad took me to a classical piano concert. At that time, I thought it was one of the most boring activities I had ever been to. It wasn’t until I was older that I began to actually appreciate listening to classical music.

Here are songs I love playing. As you might notice, I like music of the romantic era the most:

Here are songs I love listening to. Most are performed by my favorite voilinist, Itzhak Perlman:

John Williams

John Williams is one of my favorite modern composers. His ability to capture the heart of the story and translate it into music is phenomenal. I think the theme music for E.T. is as well known as the film itself. This may be said for so many of the compositions of Williams, including the Star Wars music, Jaws, and Harry Potter. There is no type of music this composer cannot write! Here are a few of my favorites of his works: