Month: April 2018

Why The Chainsmokers New Music Is About The Negative Side Of Social Media

The Chainsmokers have become a really popular duo over the past few years. Their songs are on rotation on Top 40 radio stations on a regular basis. They’ve had three really successful albums, the last one being certified platinum, and numerous singles. They are well known for songs like, “Don’t Let Me Down”, “Something Like This”, “Paris”, “#Selfie”, and “Closer”. They took a nine-month hiatus from releasing singles and then released “Sick Boy” which marks a new chapter in their musical progression.

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are the two musicians who make up this band. When asked about the darkness of “Sick Boy” they said that the song is a reflection of how everyone is putting on a front of who they really are, especially on social media. They don’t like that they are being defined by article writers who don’t really actually know anything about them as people. “Sick Boy” is a reflection of that and is meant to be different than what they have done before.

Drew Taggart talked about how everyone now has a platform on social media. He said he wonders about the healthiness of this, especially for younger people. They are trying to figure out who they are in life while things like Instagram are spewing out popularity statistics at them which isn’t good. Alex Pall agrees that too many people are constantly checking their social media, liking various pictures, and otherwise doing things that really add zero meaning to their existences. They hope people will listen to their newer songs and reflect on whether all this is good for them or not.

“Sick Boy” was dropped on January 17, 2018. The Chainsmokers released another new single a month later called, “You Owe Me”. When they were performing a live concert in Prague they debuted another song entitled, “Everybody Hates Me”.

The Chainsmokers are known for incorporating a number of live elements into their concerts. Rather than doing standard DJ sets like most musicians in their genre they do something much more difficult but also something far more engaging for audience members, elevating the concert experience into something really great.

Barbara Stokes Calls Cullman Home

Cullman is home

Barbara Stokes, CEO of Stokes Development’s Green Structure Homes of Alabama, and her husband knew they were going to call Cullman home when they bought a lake house in the area. According to the Stokes, it just made sense to open a facility in Cullman. Barbara Stokes said that the location could not be any better and the people are so friendly. Read more about Barbara Stokes at

The new facility

Barbara Stokes Development invested $8 million to build a new facility for the construction of their green homes. During phase one, 80 local people will be hired with the hopes that number jumps to 300 by the time the facility celebrates its third birthday. The facility will be located within the Cullman Industrial Complex.

The objective

The objective of the new plant is to construct 500 to 600 homes each year. The Katrina-style homes will be constructed of light-gauge steel. The steel helps to make the homes resistant to mold and mildew. The homes will be able to stand up to hurricanes and they are fire resistant. The best part is the home can be constructed in two short days. Read more about Barbara Stokes at


The steel that is used is what makes these home so special. The steel that is used will allow the homes to handle a lot of environmental factors such as strong winds, rain, fire, extreme hot or cold. The steel is made from over 50 percent recycled content. Most of the materials come from local suppliers.

Home is where the heart is

Right now, it is important to Stokes and her company to get homes out quickly in times of a catastrophe. That is why the two day turn around is so important. Customers, at the present time, can order what is considered a small cottage type home. However, there are bigger dreams on the horizon. Not to only construct larger homes for their customers, but also construct hotels and condos that meet the same standards as the smaller homes. These four-story high units could be used for homes and business who find themselves in the path of hurricanes and tornadoes.