This Week’s Music Bubble Up

1.  Artist: Alex Wiley ( Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Instagram, YouTube ) I am the descendant of Gods. So motherfucker just don’t be surprised when I take off when I take flight when I go crazy Recently, this (see below) was posted on Wiley’s social media referring to taking time off from touring to address “ongoing personal issues that need immediate attention”. We all have been through times in our lives when we needed time away from the general public eye. Just thinking about how much more intense it is for a young man with a …

Thirsty Drippin’ Thursdays

1.  Artist: The Game ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ) Nostalgia has been quite a large wave these couple of years. The Game’s entire album was obviously conceptually trying to be absolutely dripping in 90s-era nostalgia. This track just takes me back, but has a contemporary vibe that just works. 2. Artist: Wale ( Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Instagram ) Just a good track. 3. Artist: Kendrick Lamar ( Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube ) What do you think of the latest video from Kendrick? The hypnotizing hook personally appeals to my self-flagellating personality.

Today I Learned About: The Quantel Paintbox

Notes:  Some of Quantel’s machines were very expensive. selling for upwards of $100,000. Offered channel masks, which predate Adobe Photoshop’s channel masks Now, the company operates as SAM (Snell Advanced Media) and specializes in professional video broadcasting and production technologies.

Weekly Tracks for the Track 🏃

1.   Artist: C Y G N ( Bandcamp, Twitter, Facebook, Soundcloud, Instagram ) This track was on Alex Taïeb‘s (TYRSA) Instagram of his latest piece at the Sid Lee LA offices. First off, if you’re not following TYRSA, you need to reexamine not only your instagram feed but your entire life — the man is a typographical genius. 2. Artist: Wale ( Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, Instagram ) Wale needs to stay away from the people trying to box his artistic creativity into a specific category. I can’t understand why the industry can’t handle his …

New Track Tuesday #HeatRocks

Artist: Mark Sre Socmed: Twitter, Facebook I’ve been listening to Rowdy Rebel for a minute now. This track, while not the most advanced track either lyrically or production-wise, it’s a gem that makes me run on the treadmill like a monster. Artist: Rowdy Rebel Socmed: Twitter, Facebook

New Music: 6LACK – Luving U

Spotify has been a revolution for me in terms of finding new music. I used to spend so many hours collecting files that currently just sit on unused drives. The service has let me discover music with much less effort. Surprisingly, it lead me to believe that the service would only rely on established artists. I was wrong about that. I’ve discovered many tracks that have gone on to slowly bubble up to becoming full fledged hits on the radio months before anybody had even thought of requesting them. Perhaps …

February 2017 Running Debrief

I ran 65.56 kilometres this February! This was my best month since July 2015 (in which I ran a total of 102.9 KM). That’s a difference of 19 months. That’s not too impressive, but nonetheless, it’s a start! I’ve been steadily trying to focus on my fitness because when I begin to see the results in my physique, it translates to my confidence. And I desperately need some confidence these days! Slowly but surely, I will get to summer in better shape than I left it. This isn’t about being better …

Into the Void

I had a lot of fun doodling and designing this piece. I originally conceived it while doodling on my new tablet while on the couch with my partner in crime. I’ve also posted this on my Instagram. Software used: Illustrator. Skills practiced: Paint bucket tool is still not the wieldy beast I yearn for it to be. A post shared by K.Vasiliv (@anxi80) on Feb 27, 2017 at 9:07pm PST

Slavo Zizek on President Donald Trump

  Rough Notes: What changed recently? The new technic media (social media) allows people to organize themselves and present their own positions There is no authority on this. Creates a paradox (“paradoxical position”)…. first, we like this because there is absolute free speech. But this also creates a vacuum for fake news (this is the paradox). Distrust of “Official public spaces” and its version of events. Rise of Populism has dragged out this sense of distrust of public media and official He says it’s a justified distrust… official accounts have …

2017 Calendar (36″ by 24″)

I came across a fantastic large format calendar at Best Self ($36) but being at a time in my life where I need to rely on what I can make rather than buy, I put this together in Illustrator and printed it out (tiled with a 0.75″ overlap). Reason being I’m trying to make the best of 2017, and getting my busy mental road plan down on paper where I can play around and visualize items (and streaks, as well as lapses) is heartening early step. Just wish I got around to …