The Jukebox: A History of Authenticity, Innovation & Self-Expression

Rock & roll has always defined and prided itself in its authenticity. Since the late 40’s, screaming guitars and teens have rocked hard against the opposing forces of commercialism, of selling out. Of pop music. Quintessential Americana, the jukebox has come to symbolize this every-generation youthful defiance. But don’t let him fool you: he’s older than his ID says . Originally invented in 1890, the word “jukebox” wouldn’t even arrive for another 50 years, then deriving from southern juke joints named after the Gullah word meaning rowdy, wicked and disorderly. There were years of technical iterations before the machine’s reputation descended into the origins of its name and became synonymou

Living Authentically Brings Greater Life Satisfaction, Happiness

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” - Joseph Campbell When we are truly authentic, we aren’t trying to be someone or something we’re not. We don’t have to hide and we can be totally honest with ourselves and others. For psychologists, authenticity means expressing who we really are and being true to our identity and our values. It’s freedom. This may seem obvious but really exploring and expressing ourselves is harder to do when constantly connected to everyone else’s immediate opinions and feedback. According to a study by Wood et al. (2008), there are three distinct parts to authenticity. The first is self-alienation. How well do we know and understand ourselves? Separate f

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