Holy moly, you have to see this 5-year-old mixing his own music

Miles Bonham plays multiple instruments and mixes his own tracks.

There are plenty of kids with great talent out there, but sometimes a child comes along that blows your mind with what they can do.

Miles Bonham is 5 years old. As in he's only been on this planet for five years. At least one or two of those years were spent not walking or really talking much, so what he can do with musical instruments and music mixing software at age 5 is … hmmm, how shall I put this … friggin' mind-blowing.

Let me just add here that my daughter is a music composition major, and music software has been the thing that's been hardest for her to learn. Maybe you have to start when you're 3 or 4 like Miles? Maybe. I just showed her this video and her exact words were "WHAT IN HECK?!?"

Behold, Miles the Music Kid doing his thing:

Yeah, so that happened. The real winning moment here was the zoom-in on the sippy cup, followed closely by the question of how to spell "harmony." He can do it, he just can't spell it.

Also this:

Miles plays guitar, bass guitar, drums and goodness knows what else. But it's the putting-it-all-together that wows the most.

Miles' parents run the Instagram account where videos of his musical prodigiousness are shared. This one shows more of the mixing process, complete with 5-year-old dancing for joy and more lessons on spelling. (And pronunciation as well—it's "harpsichord," not "harpsicle," son.)

He really is quite delightful to watch, and he's begun to catch the eye of big-name musicians. Lenny Kravitz commented on his most recent video, saying "Love everything about this."

Oh hey, wanna see him figure out "Stairway to Heaven"? Just, like, figure it out. At 5 years old.

Keep on rockin', Miles. And keep on sharing your kiddo's awesomeness, Miles' parents. Can't wait to see what this kid can do with another five years on Earth.

You can see more of Miles on Instagram and YouTube.


When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

This article originally appeared on 04.13.18

Teens have a knack for coming up with clever ways to rage against the system.

When I was in high school, the most notorious urban legend whispered about in hallways and at parties went like this: A teacher told his class that they were allowed to put "anything" on a notecard to assist them during a science test. Supposedly, one of his students arrived on test day with a grown adult at his side — a college chemistry major, who proceeded to stand on the notecard and give him answers. The teacher was apparently so impressed by the student's cunning that he gave him a high score, then canceled class for the rest of the week because he was in such a good mood.

Of course, I didn't know anyone who'd ever actually try such a thing. Why ruin a good story with reality — that pulling this kind of trick would probably earn you detention?

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