facebook trending is on point tonight

facebook trending is on point tonight

Finally took the time to figure out how to use Premiere a bit. Here’s a silly video for you that I’m way too proud of.

I really need a fucking hug.

Happy 2014 everyone. First accomplishment of the new year: my first baby mural! This was for the Downtown Artwalk in Santa Ana. I didn’t have anything to sell but I displayed some sketchbooks and offered free coffee, you know, to reinforce the whole thing.


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The process took me about 5 days, half of prepping the wall and getting the sketch down. The other half was painting the damn thing.  It’s been way too long since I’ve done big work (come to think of it. last one I did was in college and was of a skeleton rocking out with an Explorer…) so I asked around for advice and people mentioned getting a projector. I was lucky enough to find an overhead projector for dirt cheap and made the whole process ridiculously easy. Just trace and apply paint.


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Thank you Konsept for having me show at the event. Also thank you everyone who took the time to look at my stuff and talk to me. I really appreciate it!

Something Erik Spiekermann said that pops in my head every now and then.

Something Erik Spiekermann said that pops in my head every now and then.

Alright, here it is. The last entry for this year’s “Some mixes I liked this year” series. Hope they’ve been interesting and at least decent. Though honestly, I’m just doing this more for myself but if there’s any other dance heads out there, please be friends with me. I need more dancing partners.



This mix is actually 3 years old but I suck and I was only able to find out about it this year and they say it’s never too late for good music, right?  Oh well, I’ll never be cool as you, underground dance music scene snob. Anyways, something about the intro just pulls me in and sets me off into this fantastic voyage of future garage, UK funky or whatever genre you wanna call it. All I know is this shit is good, all the way through, even if the mixing isn’t.



Apparently, Jacques Greene hails from Montreal, Canada. I swear, as more and more time passes, Canada becomes synonymous with cool and good thing(s).


BONUS!


So I couldn’t help but still toss in some more mixes I enjoyed. Here’s some extra stuff. Hopefully these will help your dance party tonight. Though things will get heavier from here on out.



Young big shot Happa steps up for Mixmag’s Mix of the Week. Some big bass featured here.



Aaaand one last one!



Also just found out about J.Tijn this year and I am diggin’ his techno. Can’t want to see him live, which I hope is soon. This mix is chock full of bangin’ sound. Party time.



Anyways, that’s it. I really need to make a music blog. Also get better at writing about music. Also a ton of other things. But hope this has been an enjoyable tangent. See you next year.

2nd installment of this lil’ mini series. Just throwin’ this up real quick before I go to bed.



Part of me wants to say this mix is pretty close to perfect. Has a real great flow of awesome 70’s & 80’s hits with recent dance tunes. You’ll glide through this with ease and I’d like to think you can enjoy it at any time of the day.



Just one more to go… hope everyone’s excited for tomorrow’s shenanigans!

oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.
oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.
oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.
oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.
oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.
oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.
oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.
oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.

oh tumblr, how i’ve neglected you. here’s some recent doodles.

Every so often, I’m really compelled to do some mixing but I just couldn’t find the time. So I’ll just post these already made ones I liked this year, as sort of a countdown to 2014. All these mixes were on heavy rotation at some point, due to an instantaneous catchy intro and enough excitement to keep you interested throughout.  Hopefully you find these nice for hearing and grooving.



The Magician is Stephen Fasano, previously a member of disco duo Aeroplane (love this remix by them). He’s been plugging out mix tapes of straight up bass groovin’ house for a while but his 33rd one stood out for me.



I’m sure there’s plenty of other mixes i missed that I should check out. Let me know what your favorites are! Or even just songs. See you tomorrow for the 2nd installment.

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When I was talking to kids from Never Press at Eastside Zine Market, I asked them if they heard about Michael DeForge since some of their stuff reminded me of him. We started talking about how he got pretty big but then I remembered I haven’t really been keeping up with his stuff lately. Now all of a sudden I hear he’s doing a book tour and he designed the poster for TCAF 2014 (which I really, really want to go to). Speak of the devil.


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Him and Anders Nilsen will be doing a reading of their stuff at Skylight Books this coming February. Here’s the scoop on the event and there should be a Facebook event floating around somewhere.

Honestly didn’t hear about Eastside Zine Market ’til a week before and I think it’s the first one. I’m glad I didn’t miss it! I was stoked to find out Jesse Tise was showing there. Been art crushing on his stuff for a while. So funny, art crushes are literally the same as any type of crush: you get nervous for no reason when you’re talking to them. Very silly. It was good to see Harry Diaz and Never Press there too.

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Pretty nice showcase of stuff. Hope they keep doin’ and maybe I can have something for it then? Gosh I need to work on my art stuff…

tina’s still my favorite linda is definitely a close 2nd. this episode is gold!

tina’s still my favorite linda is definitely a close 2nd. this episode is gold!