- Zangba Thomson
Hi, my name is Zangba Thomson, and I am an urban, best-selling novelist, screenwriter, recording artist, and creative director at Bong Mines Entertainment LLC. I am also a Music Examiner at AXS.com and Examiner.com. My image or likeness, and my creative works have been SEEN ON or TALKED ABOUT in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, TODAY, FOX & Friends, KATHY LEE & HODA, ARISE ENTERTAINMENT 360, DAILY MAIL (UK), SHADE 45 SWAY IN THE MORNING, ABC, CENTRIC, VIBE, HOT 97, THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW, ESSENCE MAGAZINE, and many others.
- author, screenwriting, music writing / blogging, music blogging
- rap, hip-hop, indie pop, indie, singer/songwriter, music, reggae, pop, r&b, entertainment
- North Baldwin, New York
Birds Over Arkansas is quickly becoming one of my favorite Rock/Americana bands because they always create decent music with a purposeful meaning, hopeful songs that speak directly to the hearts of music lovers worldwide. And after listening to So Much Sky, I felt a warm and burning sensation, vibrating within my heart; and while the rain poured outside, I looked up at the cloudy sky, and I could imagine the pain Reinhold Rudenberg felt, and the hardships and struggles he had to endure to reach his microscopic goal. And that’s the importance of Birds Over Arkansas’ music; which provides the necessary soundtrack to social issues and timeless stories.
“Forgotten Lights” by Birds Over Arkansas, at first, sounds like a pretty cool, theme song to a Romantic Comedy film. It’s poppish, Progressive Rock vibe made me feel good, just after one listen. And after hearing it a few more times, I began to appreciate its nostalgic aura, and came to the conclusion that it possesses a motivational quality that can inspire anyone going through a rough, and an uninspired time in life. I also felt a live connection, when I found out that “Forgotten Lights” is about dementia, which is a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with one’s daily life. The evergreen subject matter, and the in sync-ness of the musicians and singers played a major role in me wanting to do a Q&A interview with Birds Over Arkansas. And I believe, what they have to say will inspire the online readership at Examiner.com.