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Merry New York Christmas

It was in the season of 2002 that Rob Thomas wrote, recorded and released the Christmas single titled

‘A New York Christmas’

The song intended to help raise funds for the

Blythedale Children’s Hospital

in Westchester, New York. Rob had been performing here a number of years in a private concert for the children.  He says;

“It’s an amazing, sobering thing, you know, to go and you see someone who’s 11, 12 years old who’s going through more than I’ve ever gone through in my entire life. And, you say, ‘How’s your Christmas?'” 

Perhaps the true meaning of Christmas can be found inside those words.

May we each find our own way to give back this season, where it be needed most.

Thank you for a beautiful song Rob Thomas. It’s timeless to hearts around the world.

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Everything Old Is New Again

It’s true that life turns in cycles and if you wait long enough ‘that thing’ will come round again. Next to Jack White we chant with enthusiasm for the return of vinyl albums. No digital image can replace that piece of artwork and the depth of it’s inner sleeve with all the secrets of time embellished right there. Album covers are the poster, the poem and the package for the project at hand.

This Christmas, vinyl was on many a wish list and the first half of 2015 saw a 56% increase in sales which set the year up to be on track for the biggest record sales in over two decades.

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But who’s buying all these records? According to industry researchers half of vinyl record buyers are under 25. They also find that men are more likely to buy LPs than are women, which might not come as a surprise given record collecting’s rep as a boys’ club.

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Progress shows blending the best of the old with the new is a killer combo and with Spotify, Vevo & Vimeo one is able to test drive the music before they lay their money down. It’s very cool to feel the pendulum swing towards something we can really hold on to. Music is the universal language with the ability to cross a multitude of barriers and now more than ever, albums are a solid investment in the arts.

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Lots of Christmas Love From Fresh Independence

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As we look back to reflect upon the year and all that we are grateful for it seems that people come to mind. There are so many of you that have crossed our path each moving our spirits in a way we could never do alone.

For those that are new to us, Fresh Independence began just over three years ago with ‘two old souls ~ hearts full of reckless abandon’  and a vision to shine a little light with all that we do.

It has been a time of growth in every way you can imagine from shaky footage, uneven sound and bumping our way around an industry that in the beginning was so foreign to us. We continue to learn as we grow and our journey is a true testament that one should never feel afraid to try new things. Bring your heart and soul to all that you do, because you never know whose life you might touch or how the smallest experiences can shape yours into memories to last a lifetime.

Music, films from the heart and photos capturing memories are all things that bond us together.

There are so many exciting projects ahead as we ring in a new year – documentary films, musical moments and fashion look books. As we hit the open road to our next destination our greatest wish is that we may always hold onto the hunger, wonder and hope that we feel right now.

We appreciate your support more than you know and it inspires us to keep the good energy flowing. For those of you we are yet to meet we look forward to seeing you along the way.

Never forget that we can all do small things with great love and help to make this world a better place because we care.

Lots of Christmas love from your friends at,

Fresh Independence xo

 

 

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Luca Fogale – The Christmas Song

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Luca has one of those timeless voices that stays with you where ever you go.

Sincerity is what he emulates and in this day and age that’s worth more than it’s weight in gold.

 

L U C A   F O G A L E 

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