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Mix Tape – 162

June 17, 2019

The very best music cherry picked from my YouTube subscriptions between June 03rd & June 09th 2019! This playlist is, as always, all over the place so there’s probably something here for almost everyone.

Genres: Psychedelic Rock, Blues, Synth-Pop, Rock, Dub, Fusion Metal, Cinematic Score, Hip-Hop, Metalcore, Pop, House, Country, and MORE!!

New stuff from: Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dog, Sampa the Great, Bill Nye, Dub FX, Avicii, Aurora, The Tea Party, K.Flay, and MORE!!

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Fave Finds of the week: Grace Lightman – Aztec Level, Andreya Triana – Broke, Dub FX & Masia One, Buddy & Julie Miller – You Make My Heart Beat Too Fast, Plague Vendor – Nothing’s Wrong, Ninja Tracks – Dreamer, MorMor – Some Place Else

YUSS’s of the week: Black Eyed Peas – Be Nice Feat. Snoop Dogg, Sampa The Great – Final Form, K.Flay – Sister

WTF’s of the week: Violent Creed – The Driver Is Dead, Melodysheep – Bill Nye Spits Fire

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Mix Tape – 161

June 4, 2019

The very best music cherry picked from my YouTube subscriptions between May 27th & June 02nd 2019! This playlist is, as always, all over the place so there’s probably something here for almost everyone.

Genres: Hip-Hop, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Folk, Pop, Meditation, Reggaeton, Dub, Country, Garage Rock, Electronica, Remixes, Covers, Cinematic Score, and MORE!!

New stuff from: Tasha The Amazon, Katy Perry, Cardi B, Phantogram, Tove Lo, Sofi Tukker, Kesha, and MORE!!

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Fave Finds of the week: Partner – The Pit, Plague Vendor – Prism, The Good People – A Summer Night At The Symphony (feat. MXNXPXLY Family), Yonaka – Punch Bag

YUSS’s of the week: José González – Storm, Lamb – Bulletproof, Beastie Boys – Sure Shot (Large Professor Remix), Phantogram – Into Happiness, Chelsea Wolfe – Night of the Vampire

WTF’s of the week: Delivio Reavon x LA$$A x Mr.Ontspannen – Hans Betaalt De Schade (feat. Chivv & Henkie T), Sotomayor – Y mi voz se va, Herve Pagez & Diplo – Spicy (feat. Charli XCX), Tommie Sunshine, SLATIN & Blak Trash – Squats, Kesha – Rich, White, Straight, Men

Mix Tape – 159

May 24, 2019

The very best music cherry picked from my YouTube subscriptions between May 13th & May 19th 2019! This playlist is, as always, all over the place so there’s probably something here for almost everyone.

Genres: Industrial, Funk, Cinematic Score, Hip-Hop, Indie Pop, Musical, Country, Covers, Rock, Chill, and MORE!!

New stuff from: GusGus, Wu-Tang Clan, The Beaches, The Black Keys, The Presets, Yuna, Halsey, Lana Del Rey, The Hives, The Raconteurs, The Heavy, and MORE!!

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Fave Finds of the week: Flevans feat. Laura Vane – Who’s Got Me (Art Of Tones Extended Remix), Elephant Music – Spiral, Abraham Alexander – Wicked Game, Blonde Diamond – Better when you’re close, Reignwolf – Alligator

YUSS’s of the week: The Black Keys – Go, Lana Del Rey – Doin Time, Brass Against – Figure it Out (feat. Liza Colby), The Heavy – Fire

WTF’s of the week: Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus), Pussy Riot – I Made an Abortion

Mix Tape – 158

May 16, 2019

The very best music cherry picked from my YouTube subscriptions between May 06th & May 12th 2019! This playlist is, as always, all over the place so there’s probably something here for almost everyone.

Genres: Industrial, Pop, Covers, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Cinematic Score, Chill, Remixes, Nu Metal, Country, and MORE!!

New stuff from: K. Flay, The Heavy, Hopsin, Björk, Florence + The Machine, Tessa Violet, and MORE!!

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Fave Finds of the week: OH PEP! – Hurt Nobody, Los Coast – Monsters, Nerve – Bars of Steel, Starcrawler – She Gets Around

YUSS’s of the week: K.Flay – This Baby Don’t Cry, The Heavy – Fighting For The Same Thing, Lizzo – Juice (Breakbot Mix), Foals – In Degrees (Purple Disco Machine Remix)

WTF’s of the week: SNBRN – Tits On A Tricycle, Björk – Tabula Rasa, Schmoyoho – Jon Snow oh oh (Extended Remix)

Mix Tape – 157

May 10, 2019

The very best music cherry picked from my YouTube subscriptions between April 29th & May 05th 2019! This playlist is, as always, all over the place so there’s probably something here for almost everyone.

Genres: Brit Pop, Space Rock, Blues, Post Punk, Pop, Garage Rock, Folk, Chill, Remix, Hip-Hop, Instrumental, and MORE!!

New stuff from: P!nk, Lil Nas X, Madonna, Iggy Azalea, Beck, Cage The Elephant, and MORE!!

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Fave Finds of the week: Justin Townes Earle – Appalachian Nightmare, The Artisanals – Grow With You, The Record Company – Goodbye To The Hard Life, MONKEY3 – Ellipsis, Superet – Bone Bag, Kutiman feat. Rioghnach Connolly – So Long, Royal Canoe – Spin Cycle

YUSS’s of the week: Halsey – Without Me, Madonna – I Rise, Cage The Elephant & Beck – Night Running

WTF’s of the week: P!nk VS Sink The Pink – Walk Me Home, Lil Nas X – Sonic Sh!t, Iggy Azalea – Started

Bullet Journals Are For People With Too Much Time On Their Hands!

May 9, 2019

 

Bullet Journals ARE for people with too much time on their hands, seriously. Do you want a to-do list that actually gets done, or do you want a pretty journal that you can post to Instagram? I’m a big fan of to do lists, it’s how I manage to remember any of the to-do’s that my brain manages to bubble to the surface, but a bullet journal just makes this all way too complicated for my tastes. I do use a journal, its insides aren’t really that pretty but she has a great personality. If my journal was a fictional character I’d say she’s like Hermione Granger. No bull shit, straight to the point, and full of facts.

If you’re doing a bullet journal and it’s working out for you great, but if you’ve tried it and failed terribly but still believe in its power let me propose this scaled back version that is sure to light a fire under your ass!

I propose The To-Do List. Seriously, this is for productivity, I’m not wasting time making up some cutesy name for this shit!

 

To-Do List Tips

  • Keep your journal with you as often as possible (you never know when an idea will strike).
  • When an idea comes to you simply write it down in the next available line preceded with a check box. Putting stuff in categories is a time waster.
  • Review the list as often as the mood strikes, check off any items you’ve already done and find the next item to tackle.
  • This doesn’t all have to be work, toss all the fun stuff you think of in there too. You want to check out that new coffee shop? Add it! You want to take a bath but can’t just now? Add it! You want to learn how to play the harp? Add it! Trust me, it makes your list less daunting and breaks up the drudgery of submitting that report, or cleaning those windows when you have things in there to look forward to.

Keep it simple. The key is to really try to capture all those thoughts of stuff you should, or want to be doing so it eases up your mental bandwidth and you don’t need to think about it again till it’s time to do the thing.

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  • Do you really want to mentally purge all those thinky thoughts that keep scrambling around in your grey meats? Try a candle meditation with your journal and a pen beside you. Put a timer on for however much time you can allow (I suggest at least 10 minutes to start, I do up to an hour at times), find a comfy place to sit, set up a candle at eye level, light it, and then just stare at it. Thoughts will begin to bubble to the surface. Capture as much or as little of them as you feel. Your to-do list can be a place for capturing realisations, inspirations, wishes, and truths too, not just for shit you need to get done. Just don’t put a checkbox next to these entries, and if you really want to differentiate I write these in cursive and the rest in block/printed text.
  • You have repeatable tasks? I personally highlight the checkbox in green and this triggers me to immediately add a new highlighted entry of this same item once it’s been checked off.
  • Have some time on your hands? Do a full review of pending tasks and add a star beside anything that looks immediately doable, then start off with the quickest, easiest, or most enjoyable task to get some momentum going.
  • Is an uncompleted task no longer relevant? Just cross it out and never think about it again!
  • Is the list getting unruly? Capture all outstanding tasks into the latest entry spaces, cross out tasks that weren’t completed, but have been recaptured elsewhere. When doing this I capture any of those candle meditation insights that aren’t to-do’s into the back pages of the notebook. If you use a spiral bound notebook you can then rip out the old pages to keep it concise if you want. I personally like to have the record of what I’ve been up to and use a sticky tab as a bookmark to keep me going to the part of the journal that is most relevant.
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