More bad news. After noticing new changes on the labels, I contacted the company that makes Vega. Then, I recently did more reasearch. I remembered something Hershey said about this, but it didn’t register. Seems my old definition for strict vegan is now very difficult to follow in the store. It was based on a suggested label addition in concern to food allergies in this FDA Act of 2004. Apparently these phrases are what companies should be putting on their labels. It is not required by law. So, I guess some of us have a new choice to make. Others like myself may have to wait until we have a kitchen. This may seem like no big deal to most people, but I was looking for those since I saw them when I first decided to become vegan instead of vegetarian. Ironic Vega broke it when their cartons malfuntioned and I had veggie power shake all over me several days in a row. I didn’t tell them about how all four leaked on me because that could have happened anywhere along the delivery chain. So until the act is amended to say ‘must be labelled’ this way, look for the ones that may say in a facility ‘free’ of them. It isn’t being redundant because even Vega.org will approve it for being vegan as long as they are strict with storage and sanitation, or at least they did as far as I know when writing this post. Will we be able to go as far as being vegan is a job requirement in comparison to skills or experience? How much experience? “Are you experienced?”
I have received email verification that these survival tools are animal product and testing free.
Some or most Sew-ology threads… I have verified only a few I have recently used (threads 1254549 col2108, 1255637 col1414, 1254580 col1001 and 1254507 col1008). If you are worried about specific dye testings or colors, email a retailer that sells these.
Available from Hobby Lobby, these fabrics/trims/other : Jersey Knit-Gray 945550, 1510981 Style 2306R (Black trim) Dantex, Sparkle elastic trim item 1257526, Black Flannel 617332 and Winter White (anti pill, polar fleece type) 827220 plus 1343946 Sew-on magnetic snap (Sew-ology).
Shoe Goo. I have purchased this and see it at several Walmart stores. It helped me survive a long period when I couldn’t afford new shoes. Repair the soles and more with excellent longevity per application.
Also, Huffy bicycles claim to be all man made materials and cruelty free.
I have asked about these three’s suppliers and very specific in my questioning. Of course this isn’t an official vegan verified stamp of approval. Those companies (such as vegan.org) may visit and monitor specific products independently.
Rejected on my list is Pentel as they are unsure. Ironic my tattoo is in Chinese as this seems to be a big reason why a company may be unsure. I seem to have read on the internet that Pilot is without question 100% cruelty free and animal product free, but I haven’t communicated with them yet. Other general companies to reject in the cruelty arena are most large ones in many necessity product categories (floss, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper and cleaning supplies). There are many alternatives labelled as cruelty free in specialty shops and large grocery stores as well. I don’t know enough about this as a lot of it is required by law (which is something I cannot slightly comprehend anymore) and pictures on the internet show what they show. You can reject my information, but it is the truth. I am growing with it not as a lecturer, but as a musician who has been forced to find out the truth for myself for health reasons that professionals failed to solve. If I didn’t tell you, later in life you would be angrier at me, this goes for any age.
Thanks to the helpful customer service representatives who have taken the time to find out this information and responded politely.
Side note: Upgraded search to the right bar.
You may see some additions to this page of findings as the research continues. I guess while I am at it, I forgot to share this mix with you from around eight months ago. Whipped Cream is one of those younger DJs that might think I am stalking them, but I’m just really protective. Here it is.
This is homework for May. It’s a long list and if I add anymore to it you won’t be able to choose. If you are doing an encore it might be easier, but I would guess someone wouldn’t use this list exclusively except for myself. Even when I am mixing from a list like this I make some impulse buys and tracks are released on the day I decided to buy and I can’t resist the freshest track sound to go along with the rest. The only section to check back on this post is the mixes section which I will be optionally updating until the next ‘Mix in the Making’. Thanks for reading and it’s exciting to share that this summer will be jam packed with way too much good music for everyone to remember it by and enough to save some to find for another year.
Artist – Title
Ummet Ozcan – Krypton
Streex – Down (feat. The Ready Set)
The Glitch Mob – Take Me With You (feat. Arama)
A Perfect Circle – TalkTalk
Vertical Church Band – Spirit of the Living God
Cole Swindell – Middle Of A Memory
Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight, Tonight
Chris Tomlin – Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]
Michael Ray – Get to You
Cheat Codes feat. Kiiara – Put Me Back Together
Jaytech – Song of Fire (also Song of Fire EP is considerable)
Martin Roth – Hypno Seq
Grum – Hourglass
Gent & Jawns – Track 1,2 or 3 from ‘The Meaning’ EP on Monstercat (The Meaning, Reconcile (feat. LIZ) or Champion Sound)
Merk & Kremont – Fire
From KIDZ BOP 35 – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
Empire of the Sun – On Our Way Home
Calvin Harris – My Way (offaiah remix)
From This Song is Sick‘s Chill Vol. 40
Taska Black – Dead Inside (feat. Ayelle)
Tuff Ghost – Waterslide
Triarchy – Bad Habit (feat. Skela)
Kasbo – Over You (feat. Frida Sundemo)
Whethan – Be Like You (feat. Broods)
Darci – At Least
review most selections via official soundcloud aritist or label page (almost always cross referenced with orange and white stars and links to official accounts in grey on the right sidebar)
those not listed on soundcloud can be reviewed on youtube via official verified artist page (grey check mark) or identified by VEVO branding next to artist’s name
New Album Discovery Section
Out already (in case you forgot or missed them):
Beck – Colors EXPLICIT
Lot of new Anjunabeats releases found on iTunes (week of March 26th in Dance Pop genre section)
Teddy Killerz – Hellblade EP on EATBRAIN
A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service CLEAN Version
Miley Cyrus – Younger Now
Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues (Deluxe)
The Weeknd – My Dear Melancholy, CLEAN Version
12th Planet – Let Us Prey EP
Bakermat feat. Kiesza – Don’t Want You Back (Remixes) CLEAN Version
Alison Wonderland – Awake EXPLICIT
Snow Patrol – Wildness (Deluxe)
The Voidz – Virtue EXPLICIT
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land (Deluxe Edition)
Ray LaMontagne – Part of the Light
Check back through May for this updatable list:
(Vouching for these mixes)
*Miss Monique’s latest mix
songs to add to this list at *11 or 12 min. in above mix and at about 40 or 41 minutes
*Penthouse Penthouse’s Coachella Weekend 2 Travel Mix from last year.
Almost none of those track versions are available.
*The Magician’s latest live mix from Miami
*Another mix from Whipped Cream on this post. (A NEST HQ exclusive)