I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! So far it looks like September is going to be another fantastic month in term of views and likes, so thank you so much for all your support! Plus this week nature finally decided to cool off with the Summer weather and brought in some actual Fall weather. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, so the fact that I got to wear jeans and a sweatshirt this week, makes me really happy. If you’re a fan of Summer, I’m sorry that it’s not scorching out there, but I think the majority of people are done with Summer and are ready for Autumn. Like I said this month is looking like another great month, but it’s going to take a late push to make it a record-breaking month. Through all the love and support all the readers send my way, I know we can do it so help out my reading posts, giving likes, leaving comments, and even sharing on social media outlets (like Facebook and Twitter). Anyway if you missed it, we had some great stuff get published this week starting with last Sunday’s Weekly Blog about Animal Crossing. Animal Crossing is one of my favorite video game franchises and the news that we are getting a new, mainline installment on the Nintendo Switch has gotten me excited. Check out that Weekly Blog to get hyped again for that Animal Crossing news. On Wednesday, I published a Poem titled Party Atmosphere which tries to encompass the adrenaline and excitement around High School Parties or College Parties and that rush you feel when you’re in the middle of it and the music is blaring. It’s almost euphoric. My Poem might be 5% of that, but give it a read anyway if you haven’t already. On Friday I published a continuation of my Dungeons and Dragons based series titled Out Of The Woods Part 2 which is the second part to last week’s piece titled (you guessed it) Out Of The Woods. If you’re not caught up, you’ll want to read these to get yourself caught up. If you’re new to the series, this week’s piece focused on the party as they explored Augendale and st them on the path to rescue a little girl lost in the abandoned part of the city. Finally, on Saturday, I published the 4th installment of my Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver Fanfiction titled Pokémon HGSS #4: Slowpoke Well. Jonathan and Beatrice stumble upon a secret operation run by Team Rocket and must take them down in order to save the Slowpoke of Azalea Town. There’s all the pieces that I published this week. If you haven’t read them, give them a read, and if you have read them, well give them some extra love. I really do appreciate all the support everyone sends my way.
I feel like those parts get longer and longer, but I just want to make sure everyone gets a chance to read those pieces. Anyway let’s talk about this week’s Weekly Blog topic which is Music on Twitch. Now many of you probably know what Twitch is. It’s the website made famous by viewers all trying to play Pokémon together which set the internet a blaze with memes about Helix Fossils. Well since then it’s became a place where people live stream themselves. A lot of Twitch streamers play and stream video games. If you know anything about Twitch, you probably know Ninja who is a huge Fortnite Streamer who is one of, if not, the biggest streamer on the platform. So yeah Twitch has a lot of people playing video games, but it also has a ton of other communities. There are communities surrounding podcasts, talk shows, ASMR, painting, drawing, cooking, make-up tutorials, tabletop and role-playing games, and just hanging out. Basically there is a stream for almost everything. Included in these communities is a community surrounding Music on Twitch.
Now Music on Twitch is usually split up into two sub-categories. First there are music streams where they just continuously play music that is prerecorded. They play streams that are like “Anime Music” or “Chill Music” where it’s just a playlist of music. There’s nothing wrong with these streams, but they really just act like a place to tune in and hear music whenever you want. It’s almost like a radio station without any commercials. Now the other sub-category is the one I want to talk about which is live music. These are streamers who play guitar or piano or some other musical instrument and will play music live for the viewers. A lot of these streamers play covers of other musician’s music based off of a song list. It’s almost like you walked into a digital nightclub where they have a band playing on stage for everyone at the club. (That’s how nightclubs work, right?) This is the music I really enjoy listening to because it has a real human element to it where it’s not always perfect, but you can tell the musicians put their heart and soul into it. They also seem to interact with the audience very well and are super cool about taking requests. I just love sitting back and listening to people play piano or guitar and sing music live. It has a great, more raw feeling to it that I just love. Don’t get me wrong, I also listen to a lot of music on the radio or YouTube from the artists of the music, but sometimes the musicians can do amazing things with the covers.
Listening to Twitch Music is something that I’ve just recently got into about a month ago, but more and more I find awesome musicians to listen to. Some of my favorites are Andvari, IndieFoxx, and ClairePics. If Twitch Music sounds like something you would be into, give them a view. Their streaming schedules vary a lot, but if you manage to catch one of their music streams, you will not be disappointing. I also recommend just checking the Music Section on Twitch by searing “Music” in the top search bar on Twitch to find some other amazing musicians. Again you’ll find a mix of music streams that are prerecorded playlists and music streams that have live musicians singing and playing music. Depending on what you’re looking for, you should find some great musicians there to listen to.
Again, there is just something that really pulls me in when I listen to these live musicians. There’s just something amazing about listening to these talented musicians and their covers. There are also who do their own music which is always really interesting as well. Just a whole pool of talent on Twitch which might be hiding in plain sight if you’re not aware of Twitch and it’s many communities. Yeah things like Fortnite, PUBG, and Minecraft might make up the majority of views on Twitch, but there are a wide variety of communities hiding behind those streaming giants. Music is definitely a hidden gem that I hopefully exposed to all the readers out there. So if you are interested in live music on Twitch, check out the streamers I mentioned above or just search Music on Twitch. I don’t have anything to plug here because I am not musically gifted. I’m not a Twitch streamer and I definitely don’t play music or sing on Twitch. You’ll get a way better experience by listening to the other musicians rather than listen to me screech through a song.
Ok that’s enough for this Weekly Blog. This subject is better experienced than read, so seriously go on Twitch and search through Music or the other awesome communities. It’s totally worth it. But before you do that, feel free to give this Weekly Blog a like if you liked it and leave a comment if you really liked it. Tell me which Twitch communities you enjoy or any streamers you like to watch. I’m always looking for new stuff to watch on Twitch, so if you have any suggestions, leave a comment down below. No matter if you did or did not enjoy this Weekly Blog, make sure you spend some time checking out the other stuff on the website. There are 290 pieces and counting, so there should be something you would like to read. If you need a suggestion, leave a comment down below and I’ll try my best to find something you’d enjoy reading. Alright, that’s enough for this Weekly Blog.
Thank you again for all the support and I hope you have a great week!
Header Photo Credit to Twitch Music’s Twitter