There are moments in this life that either wake you up or pass you by, if you’re not careful. On this day 7 years ago, my life changed and I wouldn’t have any other way, with the birth of my little Storm! Becoming a father has literally made me realize that no longer are the days of selfishness. What actually occurs is an instant love affair that knows no boundaries. My life now revolves around the brightest star to ever captivate my universe.
The best part of finding a positive inspiration is taking that first step to learn more of what got you inspired in the first place. Every musician has their hero that got them interested in music and instrument. Now whether you are a singer like myself, or you play an instrument someone introduced you to your obsession. For me, myself, and I having been a musician since I was 5, my inspirations have come from all genres.
Big surprise here, my current obsession has been one that’s been with me since 1992. My obsession ladies and gentleman if you really give a flip is seeing Guns N Roses in concert, again! The good news in all this is we are exactly 1 month away from the big show and the obsession that has haunted me for 26 years will be put to rest. I along with most of you (if you remember) but why wouldn’t you, saw them with Metallica and Faith No More.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".