Archive for December, 2009

10 easy ways to look great in photos

Posted in How-to-be-Fly with tags , , , on December 14, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

These 10 tips are from Karen Lee, former model handler at the Elite modeling agency and head of the Karen Lee Group.

1. Focus your eyes just slightly above the camera lens, move your face forward a bit, and tip down your chin.

2. Put your tongue behind your teeth and smile, which will relax your face.

3. Keep your arms by your side—but not glued there. To look natural, they should be a little away from your body.

Not really sure if i followed these rules but hey i like the pic lol

*Editor’s Note: It never hurts to have a dope photog like @6ixofCkfFilms either- thats who shot me(above)*

4. Test-drive clothing against a white wall, with an indirect, natural light source (under a tree, indoors near a window)—it will show whether blue really is your best color.

5. As a rule, avoid patterns.
Continue reading

10 easy ways to write waaay better songs.

Posted in MusicBusinessJewels with tags , , , , on December 14, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned songwriter, a rap artist from hell or a singer from heaven- free songwriting game always helps as composing is something to work on constantly, perfecting your abilities to emotionally connect with your audience through music and lyrics.

Successful songwriting aint easy – though its our job to make it look that way (see 48 laws of power). However, nearly everyone has the ability to write songs.

So, here you have ten basic ways :-$

1. Practice makes perfect, so songwriting tip number one would be to dedicate some time each day to composing songs. You don’t need to create a whole new song – just a few lines will suffice. But, make sure you practice daily. Action brings inspiration, it aint vice-versa.

2. Listen constantly to popular songs and work out what, exactly, makes these songs successful. Study their strengths and techniques. Learn from them and apply their good points to your own compositions.

3. Before starting on any song, decide who your target audience is and the type of compositions they will relate to, then make sure both lyrics and melody can be understood by them and will appeal to them. Your main aim will be to connect emotionally with your audience. NOT “BE CLEVER”

Knock em dead!

4. Although you should work hard at your songwriting, enjoy it too! Remember that music and lyrics are art forms, so don’t let composing become an unwelcome chore, otherwise your creative juices are sure to disappear. Concentrate on pouring out your passions and emotions, rather than thinking about the money.

Continue reading

My new favorite kicks…pT. 12

Posted in How-to-be-Fly with tags , , on December 6, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

Martin Margiela sneaks... *puts pradas on the shelf for a sec*

HaZiQ aLi debuts at #34 on the CMJ charts

Posted in Sky Republic / Organized Rhyme, The Haziq $how with tags , , , , on December 5, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

and so it begins.. #34...

Since so many of you had questions last week about what exactly radio “adds” are & what they mean to the overall picture, i thought I’d collect some info for you..
Here’s an excerpt from Bryan Farrish on what exactly the CMJ is and means…
—————————————————-
Let’s now focus on a chart… the CMJ college airplay chart, which is a great place for most new artists and labels to begin (provided, that your genre is suitable!)
CMJ is the “College Music Journal” or “College Media Journal”, depending on whom you ask. For us, it stands for music.

CMJ (and college music in general) is about 75% alternative. Indeed, the first chart we want to look at (and the main chart in CMJ) is the “Top 200”, which is 200 listings deep of alternative charting artists (compared to 40 or 50 of other charts). 200 might seem like a lot, but on any given week, over 2000 artists are attempting to chart (and don’t.) There are about 1000 college stations which are eligible to send their playlists to CMJ to be included in the Top 200 chart. About 350 to 600 do it on any given week.

Like Billboard but for college radio...


Continue reading

50 side businesses you can $tart on your own.

Posted in For Entreprenuers Only with tags , , on December 3, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

Putcha money where ya mouth is...

Since i do theme-music for entreprenuers.. “U-Can-Do-it!Music” ,I’m alllllways asked about businesses you can start with minimal effort and no real obsession about the particular “arena”. Of course you DEFinitely will need some passion&purpose to sustain you- but what im saying is, initially at least, you can def pick one or two of these& get started…BEFORE its time to break yr New Year’s resolutions..lol.

:-$

Ready? See if there are any ideas below that fit you well. If you find an idea, seek out a guide on how to get started in that area.

Antique refurbishment This is a perfect side business for people who love antiquing. Take worn-out antiques home with you, invest the time and care needed to transform those old items into something amazing, then resell them at a profit.

Auto detailing Have a meticulous eye for detail and love to get things gleaming clean? Auto detailing is probably a perfect side business for you. In essence, your job is to make cars sparkle inside and out – and many people are quite happy to pay well for this service.

Babysitting Got lots of evenings free? Like kids? Babysitting may be a great side business for you. Keep an eye on multiple children on Friday and Saturday nights and you can earn some solid income.

Bed and breakfast Have some extra space in your home? Turn that extra bedroom into a “bed and breakfast” room. This works particularly well if you have a somewhat older home or live near an area that attracts regular travelers and tourists.

Blogging If you enjoy writing, find a topic you’re passionate about and start a blog on the topic. All you need is a computer, some time, and some energy to consistently write.

Cake decorating Enjoy baking and have a bit of an artistic touch? Learn how to decorate cakes and make them for special events. One of my mother’s old friends does this and makes quite a bit of money on the side.

Candle making Candle making is a great little craft to learn. You can often easily sell the candles at local shops and also through websites like Etsy.com.

Candy making Homemade candies are easier to make than you think and quite popular. Package them in nice little boxes and sell them through a local gift shop.

Card making This is another artistic “crafty” angle you can follow. Make greeting/birthday cards from scratch using your own photographs, some blank cards, and a healthy dose of artistic flair. Again, you san sell items like these through a local gift shop or at sites like etsy.com.

Catering If you love to cook, take the “Blondie” route and start a home catering business. Catering is a business that’s perfectly designed to reward those who plan well and can often fit perfectly into weekends, lining up wonderfully opposite a normal workweek.
Continue reading

Best. House. Ever. (at least until 2010)

Posted in How-to-be-Fly with tags , , , on December 2, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

Inspiration.

This is the Klein Bottle House. Designed by Mcbride Vharles Ryan, it recently won the award for world’s best home@ this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards. Located in Australia’s Mornington Peninsula…
Continue reading

HaZiQ aLi: feature act @ the legendary iDoMUSIC showcase!!

Posted in Sky Republic / Organized Rhyme, The Haziq $how with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

Thursday Dec 3rd at Centerstage on W.peachtree (ATL,Ga) doors 7pm

The panel this month is on “How to successfully book and manage an independent tour”

PLEASE BRING A PEN AND PAD TO TAKE NOTES FOR PANEL PORTION OF THE EVENING!
(i made need them later lol)

Ya boy is the feature act for the evening.. Come enjoy :-$

Come out to find your next creative team, learn from established professionals, or just enjoy the music filled atmosphere! It’s going to be GREAT!

Next Installment:
Thursday, December 3, 2009

7PM – 12AM

Venue Information:

Center Stage Music Complex, 1374 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

404.885.1365

http://www.centerstage-atlanta.com
View Mapquest
Continue reading