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Maria Brink, Her Music, Art Form, and It’s Uniqueness

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Last month, in July, I attended an “In This Moment” concert at the Silverstein Eye Center Arena in Independence Missouri. I became interested in music by “In This Moment” several years ago. This was because of not only some of the lyrics but the quality and depth of sound each instrument artist produces in sync with each other. According to an announcement by Maria Brink, this was the first concert of their tour, which in and of itself I thought was awesome. The band and its technical crew displayed some really awesome theatrics and the sound and skill of the band members was displayed with passion. This makes me think of a portion of the lyrics by Bob Seger, “Every ounce of energy you try to give away as the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play.” I realized that there was a purpose as to why they do what they do when I first started listening to them, but it was even more evident to me once I saw them in concert.

Maria Brink is the lead singer of the Band “In this Moment”. Growing up she had a difficult and troublesome childhood. She was born in New York, on 17 December 1977, and later moved to Los Angeles California to seek a better life. Her father was abusive and left the family while Maria was young and her mother had drug issues. However, based on some of the lyrics in her songs she definitely understands hardship and adversity. Because she understands, she is capable of reaching a portion of the audience that inspires them so that they might rise above and overcome the difficulties of this life. Sometimes difficulties in this life are not necessarily the cause of circumstance, but rather people, beliefs, and ideas. This denotes a quote from Rene Descartes which says “I think, therefore I am.”

I believe that there are a lot of her fans that misunderstand her, the message of her music, and the reasons why “In This Moment” displays the theatrics they do. Looking out over the crowd, at the concert, I could see people from various walks of life. Yes, I understood that many were there just to have a good time listening to the music and watch the show. But as I watched it was clear to me that they were displaying a form of Liberal Arts.

Liberal Arts and the political position and ideology of Liberalism are NOT the same. What Maria Brink and the band were displaying was a sub-category of Liberal Arts called Performing Arts. This is a form of artistic expression using ones voice, inanimate objects, and their bodies. Liberalism has “a hostility to concentrations of power that threaten the freedom of the individual and prevent him from realizing his full potential, along with a willingness to reexamine and reform social institutions in the light of new needs. This willingness is tempered by an aversion to sudden, cataclysmic change, which is what sets off the liberal from the radical. It is this very eagerness to welcome and encourage useful change, however, that distinguishes the liberal from the conservative, who believes that change is at least as likely to result in loss as in gain.”

However, Liberalism in the United States is used by the Democratic Party and I believe has been misused in the extreme. Today Liberalism, by being used in the extreme, verges toward Socialism as it is misused as a mode toward Socialism and transformed by the extreme Left.

We also have the Feminist “Pink Hatters” that, to quote Tomi Lahren, seek “special treatment”, a national poll showed 63 percent of Democratic-voting millennial’s identify as feminists compared to 29 percent of Republican millennial women, and “This isn’t surprising to me because I know many millennial women who though they believe in female empowerment and women’s rights they don’t consider themselves feminists anymore. Modern-day feminists have hijacked the term and have changed it into something that the original feminists would be horrified by, they’d be rolling in their graves if they saw what feminists have done with the movement. It’s become less about equal treatment and equal rights and more about special treatment.”

This is why I believe many might misunderstand Maria Brink, her music, her art form, and it’s uniqueness. She has several songs such as “Dirty Pretty”, “The Fighter”, “Half God Half Devil”, “Oh Lord”, “Roots”, and “Sex Metal Barbie”. The song “Dirty Pretty” explains the current culture in today’s society and what the media expect and portray women to be, act, think, and do. Coupling with what Tomi Lahren described about Feminists, the “Pink Hatters” actions recently (especially after President Trump was elected), and the song “Dirty Pretty” describes a revolt of free thinking, strong, determined women from the bonds of the media and Hollywood. This is explained in some of the lyrics which describes some of the tactics that are displayed by the Feminists Tomi Lahren is describing such as

“Maybe I am not all that I’ve learned
Close your eyes, and you twist and you turn
I know I am more than they see
I’m everything, everything is me

I won’t be what you want me to be

Your picture perfect vanity
I don’t want to be your dirty pretty”

The song “The Fighter” gives women hope that they will rise above and overcome the bonds, chains, and rhetoric of modern day Feminists. A sample of the lyrics are

“I don’t need you to save me
I don’t need you to cure me
I don’t need you
And your antidote
For I am my disease
I don’t need you to free me
I don’t need you to help me
I don’t need you
To lead me through the light
For I will always fall
And rise again
Your venomous howling
‘Cause I’m a survivor
Yeah I am a fighter
I will fall and rise above
And in your hate I find love”

And finally the song “Sex Metal Barbie” describes the tactics, rhetoric, and various conduits the political Left and media, today, use to influence every area of our society they can. The book “Liberalism or How To Turn Good Men Into Whiners Weenies and Wimps” by Burgess Owens sustains this conclusion in the first three chapters of his book.

“Excuse me, can you tell me what you’ve heard about my life?
Maybe a dirty little fairy tale, a girl of the night
I’ve heard that I grew up filthy, a trailer park queen
Dropout, pregnant, statistical teen

I know you’ve heard about the bloody knife
About my daddy’s perfect virgin and my mothers wife
You know I heard I don’t belong in this game
Still you hold your hands in the air, screaming my name, LET’S GO!

Baby go ahead, I’ll be your hatred and your pain

This is killing us all, I don’t care if I fall we’re the daring, we are the damned.
Baby go ahead, I’ll be the villain you can blame
I’ll be the belle of the brawl, be the lust in us all

I’m the diva of the damned.”

Maria Brinks use of theatrics and Performing Arts only helps to further portray and explain the lyrics in her songs and music. Basically, she understands the struggles that women go through in our modern day in age and is pushing back in her own way. Some of her other songs expose hypocrisy on other areas of politics and sociology. The substance and depth in the music of Metal help some, dissolve their frustration with the ideologies that are coming from Liberals, Democrats, and Socialists. Listening to this type of music, to me, is better than acting out in ways that might have adverse effects on a persons way of life, such as while lifting weights or running. This is a constructive way to put this type of music to good use because when a person realizes and understands the content, message, and why Maria Brink does what she does then they can move forward in improving the various other aspects of their life.

Even though Maria Brink portrays herself as the embodiment of what the modern day American Feminist and media thinks, acts, does, and feels I do not think that she is that type of person when she is not on stage. Look at her Twitter account, responses to her fans, her pictures, and how she is in some of her short movie clips. If there is a question as to some of her various types of content, sometimes when a person does not have anybody to help explain why they do what they do they resort to various other forms of expression. To say that Maria Brink IS what she portrays is total nonsense.

Maria Brink keep doing what you do, your intelligent, strong, and are a lady. Hopefully more women and men understand you now and I believe that you and “In This Moment” will continue to make a different and be stronger than ever.

By Jamin Chavez

 

 

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