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Iolani School Boy Scouts

April 28, 2017 at 09:59PM


The number one fear in the world? Public speaking. Growing up on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, I'd shake or freeze up from nervousness and shyness when speaking in front of class among my peers. Made me quite self-conscious. I preferred being in the audience and I feared having the spotlight. Fast forward to today, having performed live beatboxing music and having done public speaking engagements such as the first and second TEDx Talks in Honolulu and other engagements in hip-hop culture classrooms in universities and events through 13 years have compelled me to get out of my comfort zone to develop my current personality and today, I no longer get the jitters unless I stop practicing and training. Earlier tonight, I spoke publicly in front of Hawaii's 4th graders at…

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Music Business And Audio Engineering

April 28, 2017 at 11:24AM


I stopped by the Mike Curb College MELE Program offered through Belmont University and University of Hawaii at Honolulu Community College advocated by Hawaii's former 2-term Governor Linda Lingle and Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona. And while at Honolulu Community College to meet up with my friend early this week I ran into two current MELE Music Business and Audio Engineering students. Long story short, after our formal introduction, they tell me, "get out, you're Jason Tom, our teacher spoke about you this morning and how you're one of the top beatboxers in this world." I said, "wow, really? You mean Eric Lagrimas? He was my former teacher in the Mike Curb MELE Program." They responded, "yes, he covered about hip-hop music and he mentioned your name." Thank you …

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Going Beyond with My Nuggets

April 24, 2017 at 12:00PM

Nuggets. "Nuggets" is the newly created category for my JasonTom.com Blog. I've been coming up with nuggets I want to publish and author here. What are nuggets? These will be nugget of thoughts, some call it nuggets of wisdom, and I didn't want to chance to chicken out in pondering and presenting these thoughts to the world without fear whether it has been presented or not to those of you who do browse, stumble upon and read my blog. So here goes some for right now and you can let me know what you think of these nuggets in the comments at the jump.

  • Life Nugget: There is that saying to live each day like its our last, because life is short? How about living life like its our first? Not to neglect our past experiences of before, but to use our past a…

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My Heroes and Influences

April 21, 2017 at 10:07PM

Many of my heroes and influences are the people I grew up with and some are those I have watched from afar. Many I've met and many I haven't. My heroes include my family, relatives, friends, colleagues, past and presentAcademy beatboxers, people of all walks, my fans, and the community. Here is a list of those you may or may not recognize who I have been inspired by and have been influenced by in one way or another.

  • Maximus Ornelas (Sep 7, 2001 - Feb 26, 2017; age 15)
    I have not met or known of Maximus George Ornelas until today when I stumbled upon his obituary article in the Yakima Herald and I read that he had passed on due to a severe asthma attack and that one of his passions is to beatbox.


I looked if he had a Facebook and discovered he had vide…

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Legend of Zelda Story at Hot Topic

April 15, 2017 at 01:22PM

Two years ago I met this trio Jennifer, Jeffrey and Charley at the Legend of Zelda section of the Ala Moana Center's Hot Topic store and one of them recognized me from one of my past performances at a hip-hop jam. I shared with them I was shopping for Legend of Zelda gear as I am about to prepare for my friend's son's 1st Birthday Party and the party theme is the Legend of Zelda. Then last year, Charley and Jennifer as well as the Kaimuki High School Band supported and voted for me in the NextNext Hawaii Music Competition and Charity Event where the proceeds from their votes went to the charity of my choice, the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii. Jennifer also shared with me that she was assisted by the Ronald McDonald House Charity and this meant so much to her a…

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RARE Beatbox Showcase at Chaminade University of Honolulu

April 15, 2017 at 06:32AM

I want to thank everyone that have requested I share more of my beatbox videos. Here is a rare one where I performed a live beatbox showcase for the Hogan Entrepreneurs at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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Thank You Inspire Youth

April 11, 2017 at 05:05AM

This was lit. I want to personally thank Inspire Youth's Pastor Clint Chinen and his head pastor Mike Kai for having me open for guest Pastor Jedidiah Thurner for Friday Night Flow at Inspire Church Waikele. We had 45 first-time decisions for Jesus Christ and 76 rededications. I've once been there for both Altar calls and I am grateful of what God has called me to do in the works of the ministry with my life and the life of others including the children, youth and young adults who made Friday Night Flow happen. I also want to thank Josh Williams also known as J Wills for beatboxing with me to close Friday Night Flow. And Josiah for beatbox battling me to assist me in setting the tone of Friday Night Flow evening prior to me opening for Jedidiah Thurner in the mai…

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Ukulele Beatbox Tutorial

April 11, 2017 at 01:13AM

Jody Kamisato and Jason Tom with this Ukulele Beatbox Collaborative Tutorial. An ukulele is a 4-string instrument that originated in Portugal and it was later introduced to the Hawaiian Islands during the plantation period and the ukuelele was adopted into our Hawaiian Music Culture throughout the Hawaiian Islands. It's an instrument that nearly all residents young and old of the Hawaiian Islands pick up and start playing or have at one point picked up playing and tried it. Beatboxing originates in the A Cappella vocal art tradition from the musical stylings and genre of jazz with scat singing and the urban hip-hop music culture and can be traced even further back to African cultural vocal traditions and languages. Jody and Jason had a great time with this collab…

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Thank You Lord

April 10, 2017 at 09:53AM

LYRICS:

VERSE
The atmosphere is changing now
For the Spirit of the Lord is here
The evidence is all around
That the Spirit of the Lord is here

CHORUS
Overflow in this place, fill our hearts with your
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Your love, surrounds us
You’re the reason we came, to encounter your
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Your love, surrounds us

BRIDGE
Spirit of God fall fresh on us
We need your presence
Your kingdom come, your will be done
Here as in heaven

FINAL VERSE
A miracle can happen now
For the Spirit of the Lord is here
The evidence is all around
That the Spirit of the Lord is here

I love this song "Here As In Heaven" by Elevation Worship.... it's my jam, it's my praise... I love you Jesus! I love you God!

Lord, I come boldly and humbly before your throne room of grace and mercy that endures …

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Who is Jason Tom? #JasonTom

April 9, 2017 at 10:17PM

In your own words.. who is Jason Tom? Of the time you've known him or known of him, or of the little or a lot that you know of him, if you could describe him in some words, adjectives and or sentences, what would they be? How would you describe who Jason Tom is? Keep in mind there is no right or wrong answer, and please respond below in this Jason Tom Music Blog Post's comments section. Thank you!

 

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4th Beatbox Battle World Championship #BBBWC

April 9, 2017 at 02:18AM

Many of you became familiar with the "Jason Tom from Hawaii" Beatbox Battle TV freestyle video (shown below) that recently climbed on the Beatbox Battle Network website video rankings as the Top 2 and Top 3 video respectively in the "freestyle" and "United States" country categories. Beatbox Battle Network is also the non-profit organization that brought us Beatbox Battle Television and it produces the Beatbox Battle World Championship and owns the largest beatboxing multimedia archive. In 2015, I was one of the male professional beatboxers to be nominated as a competitor in the men solo battle category of the 4th Beatbox Battle World Championship held in Berlin, Germany. The official list then is below. Although I was confirmed as one of the competitors that yea…

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JasonTom.com Facts 3 Month Stats

April 8, 2017 at 09:47PM

JasonTom.com facts! Here are the peak numbers for http://JasonTom.com page views and unique visits in the first three months. As of this moment http://JasonTom.com averages 220,572 Page Views in 90 days and 2,450 Page Views per day. It also averages 207,476 Visits in 90 days and 2,305 Visits per day. I am grateful and blessed and humbled by your support! Thank you for your continued support! I appreciate each and every one of you!

January 7, 2017:
3,449 page views
3,387 unique visits

February 26, 2017:
4,145 page views
2,882 unique visits

March 23, 2017:
6,798 page views
6,794 unique visits

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Jason Tom featured on Beatbox Battle TV

April 3, 2017 at 03:44AM

Jason Tom featured on Beatbox Battle TV:

Wonderful news! I browsed the Beatbox Battle Network website to discover that the "Jason Tom from Hawaii" Beatbox Battle TV video is among one of its top ranked videos in two of the categories it is listed in. On the website my video ranks as the Top 5 Beatbox Battle video in the "United States" country category among heroes and living legends Rahzel, Michael Winslow and Bobby McFerrin. I've had the humbling honor and experience of meeting and chopping it up with both Michael Winslow and Rahzel. How about that? I've also worked with Michael Winslow more than once, almost every beatboxer's dream come true. In the the "freestyle" category my Beatbox Battle video is the Top 4 video among my colleagues Tom Thum, Alem and…

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The Shack - William P. Young

The God of Small Things
The Island Beneath the Sea
The Infinite Plan
One Straw Revolution
The War of Art
Peace is Every Step
The Little Book of Talent
The Red Tent
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Moloka'i
The Epic Tale of Hi'iakaikapoliopele
The Artist's Way
The Creative Habit

*The Bible

*Malcolm Gladwell's books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things can make a Big Difference. — (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. — (2008). Outliers: The Story of Success. — (2009). What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. — (2013).

*Books by C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.

*Books by Shawn Bolz: God Secrets: A Life Filled with Words of Knowledge, Translating God

*Books by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend: Boundaries, Boundaries for Leaders, and Safe People

There are soooooooo many others I could list! I LOVE to read!

Well, here are some of my favorite classics: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Some great non-fiction books about the dance culture I love include Foundation by Joseph Schloss, which is an excellent book about NYC B-boy/B-girl or breaking/breakdance culture, Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang, which is a great historical analysis of American Hip Hop culture, and The Underground is Massive by Michelangelo Mathos, an amazing history of electronic dance music culture. Happy reading everyone :)

Enders Game, The Great Gatsby, Of Men and Mice, Maximum Ride. I need to read more books. I haven't read so long Bc I've been attached to the ones I've already read.

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Jason You're amazing guy! Huge congrats from Poland!

Well, all these value calculator give an idea about a website and it's associated information so you don't have to visit many other website's to get all those stats information.

Jason definitely deserves an auditorium of his own. He done a lot promoting the arts(especially beat-boxing) and inspiring people like myself to enjoy and constantly try to perfect an art and have an unstoppable mindset.

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Congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you, Jason!!! How awesome and totally wicked would that be! I know you've worked really hard and is always inspiring people all over the world. You do you and keep up the great work. Dreams do come true and good things do happen to good people!

Now wouldn't that be something! Your art has definitely touched lives. I look forward to the day it gets built. I'll be excited for that sam choy aquatic center also :D

Aye that's lit. Keep doing what you're doing and you're putting a positive influence to a lot people

Jason Tom is a one-of-a-kind individual. During my sophomore year of high school, I remember watching him beatbox for our school for just a few minutes and was blown away by the amount of talent he was able to showcase in just that limited amount of time. Fast forward about three years or so, I was looking to write a feature story of a KCC alumnus/alumna for the KCC newspaper and came across Jason's name online. He was quick to respond to me when I reached out to him, and he was very interested in being featured. I got the chance to interview him, and couldn't believe the stories that he had to share with me. Over a two hour period, I was able to learn a lot about who Jason was, and he has proved to me that anybody can make it in life when even in the toughest situations. His humor and charismatic nature really bring his personality to life, and I blows me away to know that he has a positive impact on the community not only through his beatboxing but also through his words. Jason is inspiring, and I'm glad that I got to chat with him and share his story with many others and beyond.

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A child of the 1980's and child of God, Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, read Charlie's Victory, Moonwalk, Comeback & Beyond, Change Your Story.