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EYEPISSGLITTER Studio + Kayvan of GOODMUSICALLDAY & Some of the Dopest Travel Photos You've Ever Seen.

Continuing with the Travel Essential Series, I had to ask Director A&R of Good Music All Day his thoughts on travel. After seeing so many great embarkments on his IG, I knew he had the scoop on great places to create, what to bring and just an open mind to traveling. 

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What is your favorite place to create and plan events?

Nashville has been my favorite so far, I've been overwhelmed by the response I've gotten from the city and specifically the Hip Hop/R&B communities here. As far as venues go, I'm definitely enjoying Mercy Lounge both for the atmosphere and location. They've been great to work with on events due to the professionalism, flexibility and quality of their staff (shout out to Adrienne for being the best.)

What are your must have travel essentials?

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My Girlfriend, laptop, cellphone, too many pairs of shoes, headphones/headphone splitter, business cards, phone charging cases, and chargers for everything else.

Out of all of the music and arts festivals, which one would you love to curate and why?

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I'd love to curate Pemberton Music Festival in Pemberton, British Columbia. Having attended for the first time this year, I was blown away by the scenery (the whole festival grounds are surrounded by snowcapped mountains, it's about 30 minutes from Whistler, BC) the cleanliness, and the weather. The crowds were all amazing and everyone was having such a fun time. It's also the biggest music festival in the PNW so that would be cool too. 

What made this past #NextFriday show special for you?

This one is special for me because of the support I've received from everyone in the city. I'm proud of the lineup which is curated as more of a playlist than the traditional headliner/opener structure. This is only my 3rd show in the city and we almost hit capacity (500 people) on the 2nd which left me completely speechless. I also just turned 24 on Sep 2nd, so that's something else that makes it even more special. 

What's the most interesting place you've been so far?

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To preface my answer, my dad was born and raised in Iran and my mom is originally from Hong Kong. I've been lucky enough to travel to both of those places and honestly it's too difficult to choose which is more interesting. Iran is fascinating because the culture, history (Persian empire), art, food, and music are all so vastly different from the UK (where I grew up) and the US. The people are amazing and I feel so welcome every time I travel there. Hong Kong is just an incredible city with such a huge variety of things to do and see. Plus the food is bomb AF.

What is the recipe for a great adventure?

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An open mind, the willingness to try new things, and a great travel companion(s)

Why is traveling so important to you?

Traveling is important to me because it allows you to experience new cultures and customs. It can open your eyes to new ways of thinking, and is absolutely a necessity in todays vastly "smaller" world. 

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EYEPISSGLITTER Studio + Conversations of Travel & Performing w/Burman

What is your favorite place to create?

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BurmanI create at the lake more than anywhere. Usually just go post up by the water with a few blunts and let nature inspire me.

What are your must have travel essentials?

Burman: Always gotta have good company. Goodmusic for the trip there and your adventures. Of course some good herb. And a camera.

Why is traveling so important to you?

Burman: Sometimes you can get caught up in the same culture of scene and not get to see what other have to offer. Nothing is worse than a closed mind, that's why traveling is important to me.

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Why is this particular show important to you?

Burman: Being the new comer to the scene. I've sat at shows in all the Nashville venues and said to myself that I'm gonna perform there one day. Mercy lounge is a big deal to me. I've always wanted to perform there. I get to scratch that off my list. Also Kiya Lacey is someone I've grown closer to and a year ago I told her we'd have a show together one day. And yeah that's happening also.

What song are you looking forward to performing the most at #NextFriday?

Burman: All of them. I love performing my whole set. I'm big on crowd participation so each song has call and response or heavy interaction with the crowd.

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EYEPISSGLITTER Studio + On The Road w/Pradda & Kiya Lacey

What is your favorite place to create?

Pradda: Back home, in my hometown with my best friends in any room with everyone writing and creating all in one space. My hometown is so boring and small that there is nothing else to do no distractions, no other options but to make music.

What are your must have travel essentials?

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Pradda: My ads with my Pokemon games for long rides to escape time. Snacks, a ridiculous amount of snacks, and chapstick. I can't go anywhere without chapstick.

You've performed plenty of places now, definitely stepping your live performance cookies up, but what was the most interesting place you've performed?

Kiya: Cumberland Park, it was a dream place to perform and I did it a year after I spoke it into existence. It literally brought tears to my eyes. 

What are your must have travel essentials?

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Kiya: 1. Baby hair toothbrush, baby hair products (Gorilla Snot, Aloe Vera gel, edge control & silk scarf), AUX cord, Trail Mix (indulge from Walmart is pretty fye) and Notebook (love writing in the car and brainstorming ideas.

1. baby hair tooth brush 2.baby hair products (gorilla snot, aloe vera gel, edge control, and silk scarf), 3. AUX CHORD gotta have great music 4. Trail mix (indulge from walmart is pretty fye), 5. notebook (love writing in the car and brainstorming ideas).

What makes this #NEXTFRIDAY show special for you?

PraddaMy friends. Kayvan is one of the first people in this city that i met as a kid still in highschool before I decided to take music seriously. Now he is so involved in molding a new music scene years later and thought to include me. That really means alot to me. Also the other acts being a few artists that are friends as well. I'm really excited to connect with more people and wild out to new music

Kiya: I'm headlining! Ive been on the music scene for about 7 years now, and always was considered the young kid and most thought i was making music as a cute hobby. This is my life. I am truly honored.

Check them out alive this Friday, September 9 in Nashville.  

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#eyeADVENTURE Photo Contest Challenge 1 | Share a place that inspires you

Inspiration comes from all over. Whether you're at your favorite coffee or tea shop, working out at spin class or across the globe in a hammock watching the clouds; you may find yourself saying eureka (I've actually said this once) or it's LIT because that certain placed sparked an idea.

Well now share it with us. Where is it and why there? Winner will be announced Sunday. And don't forget, I will repost the best and winner gets an exclusive EYEPISSGLITTER goodie.

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DESIGN | A Visit To The Pop Art Side of The Nevada Desert

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 The MooMoo Girls Minus One. 

The MooMoo Girls Minus One. 

As soon as I saw The Seven Magic Mountains via Instagram I added it to my list of must-sees. I was immediately intrigued and besides being excited to see them, I wondered why they were built in the first place. After doing my research I found out artist Ugo Rondinone was the creator and this was the big version of some of his most famous works. The Swiss born artist doesn't have one specific medium that he uses. But my favorite besides the Seven Magic Mountains is the Spirited, Blue Mountains. I like them because they remind me of Stonehenge.

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Check out some of Ugo Rondinone's work. If you've never heard of him, here's a great start with the Seven Magic Mountains. The exhibit is seven, 30 to 35 feet dayglow totems comprised of painted, locally-sourced boulders. The exhibit is a two year exhibit and it's outside of the Las Vegas desert. Check it out next time you're in Nevada, take a picture and tag it #eyeADVENTURE.

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DESIGN | EYEPISSGLITTER Studio + KianaGirl

Ever so often we'll take you into the studios of various creatives. First our first installment we visit EYEPISSGLITTER Studio with visual artist, KianaGirl. We find out what inspires KianaGirl, why she prefers, Rihanna's Umbrella over Juvenile's U Understand and what gives her a Godlike feeling.

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When did you know that art, specifically visual art was your calling?

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Art has been a hobby of mine for about 11 years, but i didn't start taking myself seriously until here recently. In August of 2015, I found myself single mother of one, living out of my car, with a very low paying job;

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I hence turned to painting to make a little extra cash and completly feel in love with it!

Describe your process i.e. getting ready, are you listening to music, if so what?

Usually it takes me many hours or even days of mental preparation to even come up with my message or visiom for a piece. After sketching out what I want to create, I just listen to music and paint.

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I'm usually listening to Drake, Roy Woods, Alina Baraz, Wilx, Alocodaman or Tate. I've got a pretty open mind when it comes to my music lol.

Most annoying thing you've encountered while creating?

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Time..and never having enough of it. I have a full time job as a teacher, I'm a single mom, and an artist. When I'm painting it's usually at 3 am on a weeknight and I have to clock in at work a couple hours later.

It's frustrating to have so much motivation and no time to use it!


What's your favorite part about painting?

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Wow, can I say everything?? Okay my actual favorite part of painting would have to be mixing colors, which is an art in itself.

Taking different pigments and infusing them together to create new ones is an absolute God-like feeling.

Is there a place you go for inspiration?

Whenever I get a chance to travel I absolutely love visiting botanical gardens, I get so much inspiration in natural beauty that surrounds us.

Rihanna's Umbrella vs. Juvenile's U Understand, which is your most favorite and why?

Definitely Rihanna's Umbrella. I'm such a hopeless romantic lol, I love anything that has to do with love and romance. It's a beautiful thing.