(I said I was only going to write one small section of this post and do the rest later, but holy shit, once I started writing, I god damn started writing! I’m always lazy and put these posts off, but when I sit down and write them, I get enthralled by the writing process. I think that means I’m a natural writer? Or it’s cause I’m extremely high in trait openness which basically means I’m demon possessed and my muse constantly bombards me with ideas. I noticed that when I started writing, my writing was very terse but then as I got warmed up, it dragged on and I used caps more, heh.)
I also renamed these posts to just “Weekly Links” instead of “Weekly Link Roundup”. That “roundup” part is just too damn cowboyish for me and I ain’t bout that life partner, ya hear? Shooooooot…
Oh, also Happy New Year to the 5 people who will read this! 😀
(Oh, and also ALSO, I changed the image for the weekly posts to some sketches I did recently (*looks at date* Shiiiiiiiit! I’ve drawn so much since then, fuck). I got tired of the pretty business lady, I wanna redo her in the future in a different pose. Maybe I’ll just put sketches on the article picture instead from now on, I don’t know, we’ll see.)
ahsy_u – Another Korean makeup artist, like no way. Guess they’re a dime a dozen in Korea? Maybe I’m just seriously disconnected from women’s interests? She’s pretty and that’s all that matters. (She has a youtube channel with lots of makeup tutorials)
Roseha – Korean makeup artist (I want you to know that I’m not biased towards asian women whatsoever, it’s just coincidence). Her makeup choice says: “I have problems”. As the great Patrice O’Neal would say: Delicious. Also wtf, does she have a lazy eye or is it just me? I can’t unsee her potentially lazy eye, god damn it. (Youtube channel with lots of makeup tutorials also)
Guy Tang – Hot asian professional hairstylist dude in Hollywood. Holy shit, this guy has a lot of hair tutorials on his youtube channel. Check out his instagram for some awesome pics of hair he’s done. Women would kill to look as good as this man hahahaha.
Styleonme.com – JUST KIDDING. Hehe, almost forgot about this one… I FINALLY FOUND IT. I always see these gorgeous Korean fashion models on Pinterest and wondered where the hell these pictures came from. Lots of well dressed Korean women on this women’s fashion store (God help us. x_x). These dang guys pretty much do a full photo shoot (FRONT AND BACK, WOO!) on each piece of clothing they sell. They’re practically doing our job for us!
Liang Xing – Awesome Chinese artist that does a lot of LoL and Overwatch art. He makes his girls sometimes a little too shiny and it’s a little off putting to me, but damn he’s really good regardless (and way fucking better than me :P).
cutesexyrobutts – Artist that specializes in making maximum thicc hunniez. He’s only been doing art for like 2 years, and damn he’s pretty good so far. It’s artists like this guy that whip me into shape when I’m feeling lazy.
Tips for Music Producers
Pogo released a video talking about tips for producing music. I watched it last month, and honestly I don’t really remember what he said in the video, BUT I do remember it sounded good at the time! And it’s Pogo, come on, the guy’s great. We could probably translate some of his tips into our art world, and if you’re a musician then you should definitely listen to the guys advice. (Yes, I love Pogo and I’m biased, that’s why this is here.)
Jordan Peterson with Stefan Molyneux again!
Jordan had a talk with Stefan Molyneux for Christmas and it’s amazing! They talked about more archetypal stuff in the bible, the utility of forgiveness, analyzing the rituals/meanings behind Christmas, why Tinder is bad (didn’t even know, but dang, sounds bad to me), and other interesting things. I wish these 2 could have a monthly show or something, as Stefan is one of those rare dudes that know’s what Jordan is talking about and can bounce ideas off him.
Man, I was going to make it a rule to only post like 4 songs per post, but I can’t fucking do it. There’s just too many good songs I found this past month and if there’s someone else out there that loves house like me and doesn’t know these songs exist, well I just can’t let that happen. Not in my reality! And not if I can do something about it! If you love house, then you will love these songs.
Once Bitten – Dream – Amazing track (I’m probably going to say that about each of these :X). Reminds me of old school Daft Punk or something. Just really gets you in a trance with those beats, and those uh synths? I don’t know what that sound would be called but it sounds amazing.
Moff & Tarkin – Young Val Kilmer – Oooo man, the vocal sample they used on this song… Just absolutely incredible. Such a dreamy song… ^_^
Dannii Minogue – Baby Love (Silky 70’s Mix) – Mallgrab. All I gotta say is, Mallgrab. That dang guy played this in a set I heard recently and damn. Didn’t know such a gem existed. This one is more disco than house but I don’t care, still amazing.
Bootie Grove – Da Funky Feeling – Another gem of a song that’s almost more disco than anything. Phew, that chorus though. It’s songs like this I search high and low for.
Mucity – Reason (Nikita Villeneuve Remix) – Kinda has a downer vibe to it. Or maybe a bittersweet vibe rather? Still, amazing track regardless and really just makes you want to move. Love it. ^_^
Darren Styles – Cruising (Beachball 06) – Okay, I lied. This is definitely not house. This is an old happy hardcore song I used to listen to like 5 years ago and I had to listen to it again for nostalgia’s sake. It’s such a beautiful song, very uplifting.
Monolithic – ’96 Cavalier – Last one, I swear! Woah. Another song that just speaks deep into my soul or something. I think it’s the vocals again. I’m just a sucker for chopped up female vocals in a house track. It’s like an instant recipe for awesome house: dem beats + chopped up female vocals = good song. I gotta keep my eye on this guy, he’s relatively new to the house scene I guess and fuck, he’s doing work!