Star Slinger 2019
Music songs



This song will help you get out of a rut. This song will help when you feel you’ve lost your way. This song will help guide you. This spoken word song condenses quotes from a very helpful book I read last year. I guess the book itself could be perceived as self-help nonsense on the surface but under the hood it is sage practical advise from a guy who had it all and lost it all. He got back up & repeated that cycle several times and eventually found peace in the middle.

It explains that in any set of circumstances that you have options. The biggest option you have at any time is to Choose Yourself. Ie, to change your mindset from one where people & objects dictate your life (overly emotional) to one where you see things for what they are and you are in control (stoic mentality). You’re calling the shots because now you see things for what they are. You realise that 30% will love you, 30% will hate you and 30% won’t care about you & that your focus should be on the 30% who love you. Thats where I’m at creatively & relationship wise. I’m making music for me and those who love it. I was in a relationship with a narcissist for the past 8 years. I’ve been love bombed & cheated on at the roughest time in my life, while I was busy looking after my daughter and my ex. I had the wool over my eyes for many years & now the wool is off, I understand what I need to do. Its what James did. Its what I did when I began making music under Star Slinger. I chose myself & I lost my way. Now you know what I’m doing & I’m trying to help others who get stuck.

Musically, this song began as an idea inspired heavily by Baz Luhrman’s Everyone’s Free To Wear Sunscreen. Which is an instrumental beat with an infamous essay being read atop the beat. I loved the motivational feel of the song & I’d read lots of motivational books myself over the years. Anyway, the words spoken in Choose Yourself are from the James Altucher book Choose Yourself & there will be more songs with me speaking words from books over beats, coming out slowly as part of an EP or LP (I don’t know how many songs yet) called Music To Help You Read More.  Sort of like an audio reading list rather than an album!

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9 thoughts on “CHOOSE YOURSELF”

  1. This song found me. And I was SO GRATEFUL for it! Thank you for Choosing you. I like to believe we all have a “part to play”. The future is whatever we say it is. I really appreciate you putting this song out. It’s life changing.
    Cheers to the Future!

  2. So glad it found you Jen! ๐Ÿ™‚ how did you find it?
    this reply just made my day! <3 i agree with having a "part to play"!
    Big cheers indeed! xxx

  3. Really excellent words and a nice song! What book did the quotes come from? And is that you on the microphone? Glad to have discovered you!

  4. Thank you for your music!
    I left my country 3 years ago, canโ€™t see my family, my old friends and people I love. These days feel bad. This song keeps me strong and motivated. Thank you!

  5. After a bit of banter that included talking about his favorite song lyrics, John Richards just played Choose Yourself on KEXP. My internet search led me here – thank you for writing about your process! I’ll be sharing this song with my clients & colleagues, and look forward to hearing more songs from Music to Help You Read More. Cheers!

  6. I heard this song on a runner powered podcast by John Richards at KEXP and it changed my life. I think about it every day. Thank you.

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