Writing & Video Samples

Interview with BackWordz Lead Singer Eric July

It has been a good ten years since I can honestly say I’ve sampled and enjoyed a metal band. I have fond memories of listening to Metallica thinking I was tough (I wasn’t). But the music eventually stopped resonating with me in that personal rebellious way metal, rock and punk usually do. A cursory glance at the top metal bands of 2016… and you can easily see that the trend is leaning towards a more commercial narrative, which is both frustrating and disappointing to fans of the sound. That left me wondering would I even like this new metal coming out of Texas?

The answer is a resounding YES!

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To the Mama Who Just Learned Her Baby Has a Cleft Palate

There are so many people that say pregnancy is a blessing, but what if it’s not? Sometimes we forget that not everyone has an easy pregnancy. I had no idea what to do, or what to expect. I pretty much winged it at first.  Seriously, I looked on Yelp to find a doctor.  Then, when I finally started to really feel pregnant, our whole idea of what pregnancy was changed.

We found out through ultrasound that our baby had a cleft palate. For the record, a cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common birth defects in the world. 1 in 700 births WORLD WIDE will have a cleft.  You've likely encountered people that had a cleft and you didn't even know it. So know this, mama to be.  

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