Here is my plan… LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!!

Here is my plan…

~LISTEN UP!~  what has the world come to?CHANGE

It seems that with each scientific breakthrough… everything just gets more confused!

As a whole society what are we to do?

~WHY?~  is there so much madness?? Is there any end to this detrimental sadness??

Well I… I think I have a plan… and it’s gonna consist of every woman and man.Lisa and me!

~WELL!~  there’s one key element you’ve got to know!

It’s absolutely vital for all of us to grow!

You’re probably thinkin this plan isn’t work… but I’ll tell you right now DON’T BE ONE OF THOSE JERKS!

Cuz all it is… is a shift in thought.

Somethin so simple that we’ve ALL been taught!

So I’m gonna say now to every boy and girl…

All we gotta do is CHANGE THE WORLD!!


~Just stop!~ stop whatever you’re doin!

I might sound like I’ve got the crazies a brewin…

and YES I just might be crazy… but what you have to know is we’ll be pushin up daisies…

if we don’t change something real fast!

I’ll tell ya right now we won’t survive the BLAST! ~NO!!~

No I don’t know why some people still don’t see ~NO!~ Nobody has to live in this poverty!!

~SO!~ what’s on my mind and devouring my thoughts?

Somethin so simple that we’ve ALL been taught!!

All we gotta do is CHANGE THE WORLD!!



Thursday Thoughts on my awesome friends who have awesome blogs!

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Today I’d like to share a few awesome blogs with you 🙂 I have a few awesome friends who are also bloggers/writers/business people/rad sauce… and they seriously rock!

Joe Girard

Joe is an amazing public speaker, career coach and businessman. Not only does he have an incredibly helpful website with tips on how to build your business but he also has a wealth of information on how you can achieve a higher self-awareness and make your dreams and goals work for you. If you’re looking for some inspiration or maybe a bit of a push in the right direction, Joe can definitely help you achieve whatever it is you want!

I just read Joes new Ebook and so should you:

SELL YOU: 20 Tips to Create a Powerful Personal Brand – so awesome!

joe Go Joe!!


Erin Prachun

Erin is a bodacious babe who is an expert on self-love and body image. It doesn’t matter if you’re big or small, you just have to love your body! Your body is your temple ❤ Erin shares her journey and all the ups and downs that come into this process of self-love. She focuses on positive body image, self-awareness and acceptance on her blog and aims to enlighten those who follow. Fashion, music, marketing and more… this girls got it all on her confidence booster blog!!

She is awesome!!

and if you’re looking for some help and support to grow your own business check out her Facebook page:

Erin Go Erin!!


Elena Turi

My girl Elena is a banana! Chalked full of goodness, this wonderful gal showcases some fabulous music and art on her fantastically fun blog. You will find great music reviews, links to videos, events and more on Elena’s blog and you will definitely enjoy the entire process. Not only does she have excellent taste in music, but she is also an avid promoter of friends and followers so if you need a pick me up…

Elena’s right there for you! 🙂 She is awesome!!!

Elena Go Elena!!


I hope you enjoy these awesome blogs today and thanks for following!

Happy Thursday! xo





~Stories of a solo traveller~ The Barry Ashworth Experience


~48 Hours of Fame in Aguas Calientes, Mexico with Barry Ashworth-

My favorite Dub Pistol

Barry Ashworth

By: Tanya Brooks

My flight to Puerta Vallarta was delayed by 5 hours. The airport was full of angry frustrated faces and two babies were crying in unison. I had just begun my long journey to the center of Mexico to go meet my best friend Lisa in Aguas Calientes. We would arrive there at different times so I was solo for the first part of my trip. Lisa had some connections from previously living in Mexico and also from being a wicked cool Dj, so she managed to set up a gig with a friend of ours from Mexico, Arturo. He was throwing a huge party with some other music production people in the city and I had my “in” since Lisa is my best friend. I was to be a part of it all!

The special guest was Mr. Barry Ashworth from the infamous Dub Pistols! Don’t know who the Dub Pistols and Barry Ashworth are?

“Dub Pistols are a London based dub music, hip hop and big beat band founded by Barry Ashworth in 1996. The other members of the band were record producer and bassist Jason O’Bryan, Brooklyn producer and lyricist, T. K. Lawrence on vocals, Jap Slut guitarist John King, and DJ Stix / Steve Hunt. Guest songwriters and vocalists include Blade, James Dewes Sheffield (JMS), Rodney King and Terry Hall. In 2008 Jack Cowens joined the band on drums.”

Dub Pistols

Thanks, Wikipedia!

We were totally stoked! This was the plan:

I was to arrive in Sayulita by bus from PVmexico

stay there with our friend Nuri for two nights and then catch a 10-hour bus ride from Puerta Vallarta to Aguas Calientes. Arturo was then supposed to pick me up from the bus station and get me a hotel room. Barry was to be picked up from the Airport in Aguas the next day while Lisa was coming into a different airport around the same time. Then we would put together the party, entertain Barry and Lisa would stay in the hotel with me for a few nights. Seemed like it would be pretty easy to coordinate.

Well, as I was saying in the beginning:

my flight was delayed 5 hours from Vancouver so I didn’t arrive in Sayulita until late at night. I ended up sleeping most of the time I was there. I did manage to hit the beach for a few hours but didn’t see too much sun. After the next day’s bus ride, which took a grueling 10 hours… in this direction:


Arturo finally picked me up in Aguas Calientes… but didn’t have a room for me.

The trip started out just wonderful.

Finally, after 3 places denied us, we found a room on the complete opposite side of Aguas Calientes from where I was supposed to be. The rest of the plan worked out pretty well, though. The following night my chaperone drove me to the airport to get Barry. He was flying in from The UK. IMG_0902

We met up with Lisa and went out on the town. That’s when the fun began! 🙂

Barry’s face was all over Aguas Calientes. We saw posters and big huge banners as we walked around from place to place. People kept looking over at us and pointing. Suddenly as we entered Yambak (the bar hosting the show) locals started taking pictures of us and tapping us on the shoulder to get a look at Barry. I felt a soft touch on my arm as we sat down with our beers and I turned around to see an Asian girl standing next to me.

“Can we have a photo?” she asked with a huge grin on her face.

She must have thought I was Barry’s agent or something. All of a sudden a line up of people formed around us as more and more locals joined in our spontaneous photo shoot with Barry. People were laughing at clapping and shaking Barry’s hand. Some people didn’t even know who he was but they saw his blown up face on a huge banner outside the bar so they just had to get in on the action. I think Barry probably signed some autographs that night too. It was so much fun!

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Bright flashes and big crowds engulfed us as we struck a pose and boasted about the upcoming show. Everyone was so excited and I felt like a total rock star! As the warm air saturated my skin the sweat started to drip down my face. Hours had eventually gone by and we were getting pretty exhausted. Lisa and I started discussing the ride situation to get back to our room and Barry overheard our dilemma.

He kindly offered us a place to stay in the king sized bed in his big huge hotel room… which was much nicer than ours AND right down the street from where the party was going to be. So the next day we moved in with Barry and the three of us crashed in the gigantic bed. Barry was an absolute gentleman and a riot too. He was so fun and energetic. All we did was laugh and have fun with him. It didn’t matter where we were we stuck together and made the trip one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. We even managed to go see a bit of the city and grab a few trinkets along the way.

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Then, before we knew it… it was time to PARTY!

Armed with our backstage passes we dressed up and pulled our dancing shoes on!IMG_0929

We grabbed a couple of drinks while people started showing up and the stage slowly started making some noise. A bit of background Mariachi music played while the sound system was being tested.

The first DJ was on, pounding some heavy bass and people started bobbing their heads and moving around.



Then… the lights came on for Barry!

As soon as the announcer introduced Barry, the entire place went crazy! Strobe lights were pulsing, people’s hands were in the air and Barry instantly destroyed the decks! Pure joy pulsated through my veins as Barry threw on:

“Mucky Weekend” 2012- from Worshipping the Dollar

Lisa and I looked at each other and began screaming the lyrics at the tops of our lungs while we ripped up the backstage with our killer moves and flailed around howling up towards the stars.

“Oh, no here we go again,
I’m off my face another mucky weekend
One day I’m gonna have some kids and a wife
But until then I just wanna live my life.”

Barry blew everyone away with his sweet tracks and epic mixes that dropped atomic bombs!! IMG_0947

We jumped up on stage to bust a move as Barry grabbed a bottle of Vodka, took a swig and then spit it all over the crowd. The IMG_0958smoke machine intensified the drops of liquid spraying out onto the dance floor making them look like little beads falling from the sky. IMG_0961

We danced until we couldn’t dance anymore. The night was a hit. So much fun… so many memories.


The following day we just relaxed and recouped from the night’s festivities. After a short run in with a weird after party in the wee hours of the morning and a snippy little dog that almost chewed Barry’s leg off… we managed to get some rest. Other than some ripped pants no one was hurt in the party process 🙂

Barry became an automatic awesome good friend and I am so lucky to have met him.

He even came over to Victoria recently to do a small show here at Rehab bar after his big Canadian tour!

barry in vic

What a great guy… and a visit with Barry Ashworth always makes for a great story! Here’s to you, Tio Barrio!!  We love ya xo

Dub Pistols! Check em out!