From funk, to hip hop, to ambient groove, No Parents Records is the brainchild of San Diego native Skylar Newman (pictured above). No Parents’s self stated mission is “to release great music from artists that are making headway in new directions of sound.”GRAPES’s hat is off to Mr. Newman because he is doing exactly that. No Parents is steadily supplying us with the best up and coming artist from across the Golden State. In addition to being the owner of the label, Skylar goes by the stage name ‘Calm Tree’ and arranges and produces his own tracks. So next time you want something fresh and funky, give something different a chance, check out Calm Tree and the other talented artists of www.noparentsrecords.com
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“What are you doing with your life?”
I hate when people ask you that question. Next time I’m gonna respond with something so shockingly sarcastic they’ll be speechless. “I’m a drug cartel” or “I’m a pimp.” Who or what gave you the authority to ask such a question? Get off my case, I’m the expert authority on my life, not you, not anyone. My own dad is 54 years old and he concludes, “Shit, I’m post 50 and I still don’t know what I wanna do.” Maybe he’ll never figure it out, maybe I never will, he still came out an exceptional man and father. I have plenty of time to figure it out.
The point is, I’m on my path and you’re on yours…let’s hope they don’t intersect.