I’m Nash, the creator of nashp.com and many musical soundtracks. I’ll be your favorite secret artist, who also writes good stories. I’ll trade you some words for a coffee.

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Christopher Nolan In One Minute

He’s become my favorite director. I was sure after The Dark Knight Rises. I was even more sure after Inception and Interstellar. But he solidified it with Dunkirk (I explain why here).

The Ringer: Reloaded

Bill Simmons and his team have just reloaded’ The Ringer, thanks to the partnership with Vox. The Ringer has been operating on its own, with hardly any help from Medium, a platform that I’ve given up on in the past year. Now, with Chorus, Vox’s publishing platform, Ringer will be able to kick things up to another level. I’m excited about this.

Jasmine Mans - Footnotes For Kanye

This is perfect. Bittersweet poetry: reminds me of how many brilliant lines Kanye has written, and how far he is from that person he once was. I don’t think we’ve seen his best yet, though. One day, he’ll wake up, and the weird ego that’s hurting his career will be removed, and he’ll once again have something to prove. He’ll remember how powerful he is. (He should take this spoken word and use it as the narrative for his entire next album.)


No matter how hard it gets, don’t give up. The world needs you. Your family needs you. You’re loved and wanted by so many. Through all the noise, just know that, you’re important to us. Keep fighting until you become the story that helps others. Use your climb as a testimony to save someone else. Pay it forward.

Vic Mensa - The Autobiography (Review)

Jay Z - Adnis (Music Video)

August 4th, 2017

August 3rd, 2017

This month will be a good month. Period.

Decaf: I’m currently drinking coffee as I’m writing this. But for the first time, it’s decaf. I, for some strange reason, didn’t understand why anyone would ever drink decaf. But then I’d be upset because I craved coffee, and I would drink it at night, and never be able to fall asleep. It all makes sense now.

Book: I unfortunately haven’t read a book in a long time. It’s sad how intentional you have to be to actually read a book nowadays. That’s about to change. As soon as I’m done writing this blog post, I’ll be grabbing the iPad and reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy World. The title speaks for itself.

Album: Making an album is tricky. It’s easy to just throw a bunch of songs together and call it an album, but I point to my albums and look at them as monumental events (for myself), where I studied and studied, and eventually I uncovered something about the world around me that feels more like a discovery than an album. With that being said, I feel much closer now to forming a new album.

Health: My weight has been bothering me lately. I’m not used to feeling heavy. People think I’m crazy when I say that, because I’m still an average size, but I weigh more now than I ever have. I point to how I’ve been eating and my lack of exercising. I have to fix this.

Pivot: Pivot is a strong word, but I’ve been seriously focusing on my brand’ (so to speak), and asking myself how to tighten everything up and, more importantly, how to add more value to other people’s lives. My blog covers a very broad spectrum, and I’ve been rethinking ways to shrink the less impactful areas, while at the same time, staying true to what makes this site special.

Noise: On that note, I’ve been testing a few social media ideas, seeing what sticks, what feels natural, and what’s some areas where I can grow. I’ve been putting the camera on me lately, and I’ve been recording podcasts, practicing different ways to put myself into more content. It’s necessary, but it’s all noise, and I look forward to the noise not being as loud again.

Peace: I was just telling a friend about how unnatural my peace has been lately. I guess I’m so used to dealing with things, that I forget that life also has times where things are quiet and simply good. I’m thankful for this season.

Is Social Media Making Me Miserable?

Markham Heid:

One recent study examined the links between Facebook use and wellbeing. We found that the more you use Facebook over time, the more likely you are to experience negative physical health, negative mental health and negative life satisfaction,” says study author Holly Shakya, assistant professor and social media researcher at the University of California, San Diego.

NASHP - It Feels Different (Music Video)

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