The Velvet Hammer with Cynzi – Episode #1
Welcome to the first podcast and blog for: The Velvet Hammer with Cynzi!
I hope to present some positive, inspiring, funny, hopeful words to my audience…. along with
cool music, art, photos, paintings, book selections and healthy recipes!
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The Velvet Hammer with Cynzi
Epidode: #1 04/15/2021
Show Title: Introduction & Intentions
Show intro: Original Artwork/Viedo
Song: Everyday 3:29 mins
Hey….HELLO there everyone….Hola, Bonjour Ciao! Oh boy, I really do hope everyone out there listening is doing well despite these very unpredictable days! I really do like to believe when things seem unsettling or bad… we can remember to stop… and be thankful for any good in our lives….and you know….honestly…we can always something to be thankful for!
So welcome to my very 1st podcast…..I felt compelled to do this show for many reasons….yeah, I’ve always liked to help people! Physically, monetarily, spiritually whatever the situation calls for whatever I can give at the time. Whether it was thru writing, talking, art, music, giving advise or simply listening…I’ve always felt like a giver! For example, I’ve made thousands of awesome meals for family and friends over the years and that’s always kinda been a big way for me to payback favors or show love.
I was recently encouraged by a few friends to start this podcast. They thought I might have a different take on worldly events and could possibly add or offer the weary some much needed positive thoughts every now and then!
I chose, The Velvet Hammer, as the name for my show, because I feel it’s a good representation of my personality and overall philosophy. I like to consider myself a beautiful kind loving gracious soul….however people would be making a grave mistake if they ever take my warmth and kindness for weakness! Without a doubt the metaphysical hammer has and will be used whenever necessary! When our country was first formed “Don’t Tread On Me” was adopted for a specific reason and it had an important impact. It let all enemies know we were a force to be reckoned with….well, I take that to heart and so I do not bow down to any man or woman…..I will not comply with the 1984 mentality…..however, I will always be the one in the room to call out injustice or stupid, dumb, bullshit…and I will also be happy to embrace the attitudes of my favorite comedians….George Carlin and Ricky Gervais…who in one way or another like to say “I don’t give a rat’s ass” Now that may seem heartless to some however I justify my statement as I always do try to be fair not viscous….truth hurts some people….yeah, some easily get their feelings hurt but I feel it’s better to call out lies, excuses or injustice….because doing nothing….letting folks get away with crap….that’s dishonest and a disservice to folks! Just like being passive aggressive and for those who don’t know the meaning of the term…. it basically means you act nice in front of people so they’ll think you’re cool and then you dis them like a hater behind their backs. Well, I don’t play that game. Some may call it “tough love” if you can’t handle it, you’re too sensitive maybe you better get your pacifier your blankey thing and go take a nap! Move along, move along!
And here’s why….because right now….these days…..the so called “woke” are actually unconscious ignorant folks who are fast asleep…… and liberals, who are not liberal in any sense, act like dictators who say….. they want unity…. unless you happen to disagree with their lunacy…then they’ll feel justified enough to knock your teeth out…. Or worse…..if you don’t comply! True Americans….Patriots….we never ever surrender to bullies, liars, tyrants or any insane cause or individual!
So with that said I want to go over some of my ideas and intentions will also be to provide some optimism by posting and presenting inspiring quotes, stories, music, you know….a joke or two, videos, animation and art. And I also plan on being interactive with you the audience. I have several topics I’d really like to introduce and I think part of the fun will be discussing and replying to your comments and/or suggestions!
Reaching out to people one at a time thru various art forms can be really amazing… just as spending lots of time cooking healthy, great tasting, good for you, organic foods. Gardening is another of my passions…I enjoy making soups, casseroles and desserts using ingredients from my garden when possible….then I like to share with family and friends. Truly there are so many ways to help, support, share, show love and respect for people…..this podcast and blog will hopefully be the next step for me to be of service. I believe I can offer uplifting advice or provide soothing calming words that may inspire people into being more proactive in their lives. I like trying to be of help by passing on the suggestions proven to have worked for me and several people I know. I will always try to leave all I meet better off from having our encounter and with leave all with some good thoughts! I don’t ever want to sound like a know it all or like a pompous preacher so I’ve found writing….talking…or singing….playing music…. to be other vehicles for connecting to those who are want and are willing to hear what I have to say…or sing about….all in order of trying to do my part in helping to awake the masses!
I really did want to start this podcast during these difficult times due to the immense amout of censorship, unrest and general insanity….basically these are upside down times…. So I thought perhaps I could be a voice of hope, reason and some source of sanity! I’ve always liked to offer a positive spin when I could….just my nature….you know, see the silver lining… whenever possible! It’s been my experience as I’ve watched quite a few online hosts…some tend to speak a lot of doom and gloom…. and although sometimes we may need to hear negative things…they can actually be quite useful and educational or this type of information can help to get us prepared for something…..but I‘ve always felt really uncomfortable, frustrated, mad or even sad when I hear some of them….I feel they owe their audience some type of solution, resolution or positive words of resolve before simply signing off. I see that as a very cavalier attitude and don’t think it’s cool to leave people upset, stressed or scared and then just say at the end of their podcast or video “ok…..bye now” ….basically….you go figure it out! In my mind that could be very dangerous….some people are not strong enough or have the tools to keep taking in negative news without it having a directly negative effect ……and it could also be the last straw for some people.
So, for my part, I will make it my personal mission to absolutely always leave you with some great words to ponder, think about, something funny and hopefully put a smile on your face! I think these can be really wonderful times to offer love and support….we can all help each other….in so many ways!
As I said before, my main focus will be on lots of positive things like…. uplifting cool music, artwork, quotes of the day, a joke or two…..as well as various dialogues and featured guest speakers as well as guest musicians. Occasionally I will put up some of my favorite, great tasting…. organic, healthy vegetarian recipes. Things like casseroles, soups and other dishes made easily and are very affordable….I think it’s so important to share these types of things. I can show you how simple and cost efficient eating well can actually be. Plus eventually might be adding things like: various “Topics of the Day” and a “Craziest Crap of the Week” segment ……although these days that could take up the whole show…. all by itself. As I’m sure you could imagine….I’d like to encourage everyone to feel free to leave comments and suggestions. I’d love to go live at some point but for now I am simply doing this podcast…then we’ll see what happens.
I’d like to take a few minutes to pass on some of the shows I watch, find inspiring and value for their diverse information and presentations. They’re all very good sources of current news, events and even some comic relief! For example:
Quite Frankly…does a pretty long show, several nights a week….very informative, funny, and topical. I find Frank’s NY sardonic wit most captivating. He also has interesting guests from x to x. He takes calls “ live on air” as well as chats…great way of interacting with texts from online viewers.
X22 Reports ….Dave does 2 shows often, 6 days a week plus an interview called “Spotlight” featuring important topical guests. His daily show breaks down numerous current news sources, relating to financial and geopolitical issures. Very good show.
Salty Cracker….now….he’s a whole other ballgame….I love his unbiased non politically correct attitude on all things topical and trending on social media. He curses like a f’in’ sailor so if that bothers you….well, may not be for you….but very he’s silly and funny and right on the mark!
Amazing Polly….is about the exact opposite of Salty….she is the best at researching incredible information and great at finding all the connections and dirt, on so many things hidden from the public. She does a fantastic job on research!
Woke Societies…another great source, a Patriotic conservative with an attitude but heart of gold…topical as well as optimistic! My last choice for today is
BCP….Black Conservative Patriot discusses daily news and politics also very informative and a truly loyal Patriot.
Beach Broadcast….She’s in her own category…super upbeat, full of hope she discusses news and current social media. She has a big following, like the others and posts almost daily.
I’ll be adding to this list on various other shows….maybe they can bring you some new information…. more people worth listening to….. and get the truth!
Also remember to ditch Twitter….Gab is an excellent platform with no censorship and millions of loyal Patriots. I greatly encourage everyone to get off all censored sites….get off THE tube and ck out Rumble, Pilled.net, Foxhole, Bitchute, Odesee and many other great platforms. Please…..Quit watching all MSM, please and check out trustworthy news sources like, OAN, RSBN or NTD. You can also do your own research or ask friends and family for multiple references.
I will leave all links below!
Remember…..We don’t need no stinking badges….and we do not accept being censored…we have our own platforms… I think it’s important right now to pass on as much good information and resources as possible! Go woke….go broke….best form of peaceful protest is to boycott….boycott….boycott! Remember….we have power in solidarity! Boycotting businesses that undermine our freedoms…..they’d go broke and out of business in a month or two! Quit buying their products or attending their events and definitely….quit listening to lunatics! We can always turn things around…focus on good instead! What we “can do” not what we “cannot do!” It’s a choice, yeah?
That’s why it’s so powerful and why I like to share uplifting quotes…old sayings….mantras….things I have personally found to be quite inspiring. It’s been my experience….a quick mantra or positive statement it can really be very powerful in the most trying, stressful….difficult situations…. you train yourself to remember just a few helpful or even possibly life saving words…..they do have the power to turn your focus on their meaning and which can often give you the ability to be proactive rather than reactive…encourage you stop and think for a minute!
The first statement I’d like to share is:
It’s not what happens, but how you handle it!
Now, think about that…everything that happens requires a decision or choice….and how you decide to resolve things. You can choose to be reactive or proactive….you can ask yourself also “how can I solve this dilemma in a positive way?”….and what can I possibly learn from this situation?
I have found….This second statement can be truly helpful when you are in doubt or when you don’t know what to do…….you can always say this to yourself:
Only good comes to me…..Only good goes from me!
Whenever you feel you don’t deserve wonderful things…. you can easily say this to yourself….also if you feel unable or unwilling to be kind or nice for some injustice you feel you’ve suffered….well you know what? We’ve all probably been there and done that before….so remembering this statement do wonders as it gets you right out of victim mentality. We can always choose to be right or be kind….not always easy…for sure!
Taking the time to say or reflect on these types of mantras or messages can also be extremely helpful when you’re down, frustrated, angry or fearful. Your mind can only hold one thought at a time so you can always end any negative self talk with positive talk….you can always write down or think of hundreds of things to be grateful and thankful for….it absolutely changes your mental and spiritual vibration to a higher place or frequency that allows for blessings. Random acts of kindness…wow….a great way to bless both the giver and receiver…. and there are so many ways to help
Doing an errand for someone…checking on a neighbor as well as donating food, money, time, clothing are good ways to give….and the list goes on and on! Try to find something beautiful in every soul you meet. Ohhh…that can be another tough one….but you can try it….challenge yourself…it can you feel quite wonderful!
If you can’t do much….simply spend some time sending out blessings and prayers for everyone in the world….even the so called “haters” ones you may judge bothersome or even evil…..send them a ton of love and maybe one day their hearts will open up and grown just like the Grinch….remember that? It grew three times it’s size….hey, it can’t hurt! It’s incredibly easy to love sweet, loving people…. not so easy to love those we judge or view as wicked and evil….but I learned a great way to think about this…..we can absolutely love every single soul….however that doesn’t mean we approve or condone their behavior.
A few months ago I wanted to do something to be of service so I joined a “Pay it Forward” group and believe me….. on any given day I can find multiple people asking for help in numerous ways….so I don’t put any pressure on myself, I simply do what I can…when I can….because I know….what you give out you get back 10 fold….so choose wisely my friends….it’s really pretty simple.
I’m sharing these things with you, my audience, to be helpful as examples, not to brag or pat myself on the back…I’ve just found that trying to be kind and helpful as much as I can is a true blessing as well as the balancing act of taking great care of myself, family and friends. Basically I believe we’re all doing the best we can…we are all still learning from each other. We can try to live with integrity…. by doing our best each day with what we have been given. We do the best we can!
So, I’m about to sign off here in a few minutes and just wanted you to know the intro music as well as the upcoming outro music are original songs I wrote. The intro song is called “Every Day” …it’s about finding the positive and knowing it’s all up to each one of us to make life good…..and the song you’ll hear on the way out is called“Love Is All That Matters” which explains how love is all there is…..find a way to include all….no exceptions…again love all …..yet you do not have to condone bad behavior. Both are songs are from my group, Sugarplum the Band…. they’re off our 1st CD/Dreams that we released back in May of 2019.
Just like this podcast, I started writing songs to inspire people with positive messages! I’ve had amazing responses all my life playing solo or with my band at numerous venues throughout California over the years. As mentioned, I’ve always felt the need to spread words of hope and inspiration…..and music is a great way to share uplifting ideas with people of all ages, races, genders….. whether it be with friends, fans or complete strangers by performing in person or online!
I have provided links below if you are interested in hearing more songs from our CD “Dreams” …. All of the art work, videos and photos were done by me, Cynzi, if you want to see more original artwork click on the link below. It’s all available online….plus lots of merchandise at both our websites. A $10 donation gets you a free DREAMS/CD download. I will eventually have merchandise at thevelvethammer.com website as well if there is a demand for it!
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Til then….I’d like to leave you with a cute little story I heard the other day. I hope it puts a smile on your face!
There was this old guy…sitting on his porch….so one day this dog comes along….the old gentleman opens the door to walk into his house…the dog walks briskly past him, looks around…then heads right to the couch….the dog jumps up…lays down and takes a nap. About an hour later the dog wakes up from his nap, looks at the old guy as if to say “thank you” then he leaves. This goes on for quite a few days and when the dog shows up again…the old guy finally looks at the dog’s collar ….he figures this dog….he must come from a good home because he’s healthy, well groomed and even has a license… So, he decides to attach a note to the collar…it reads…”Your dog comes here every single day to take a nap!” Well the next day when the dog shows up the guy notices there is a different note attached to the collar…it reads “We have six kids…all under the age of 10….can I please come with him tomorrow?”
Well, I hope you enjoyed the 1st show…..and encourage you to come back for the next one…..
Through God’s grace may we all receive tremendous love and daily blessings!
And I’m wishing each and every one of you much Love and light!
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Wish you all the very best!
Congratulations on your 1st Video. I really enjoy your content