Wild Belle and more

I know I’ve been busy but how did I miss this gem? It’s all good, its on repeat now. All day reggae everyday.

 

Also this just needs another shout out because its timeless. The Beastie Boys instrumental album The Mix Up. Check out 14th Street Break and The Melee.

 

And lastly a slow jam a friend turned me onto. xoxo

Jean du Voyage & some Afro Soul

Start this mix here or click below to listen to the whole mix. Still not sure who this is but damn does it here somewhere near the bottom chakra, base level of existence. Afro/soul/voodoo/drums. On repeat for the next 3 hours.

 

Jean du Voyage, I’ve been stuck on a few of this guys songs. The first one is some solid progressive hip hop, a guy named Quadir Lateef. The second a dreamy Aaliyah-esque number with a solid back beat reminiscent of Mount Kimbie.

Yesking

When I’m afraid I’ll never remember a song so I have to upload it stat because the jam is too good to forget.

Yesking- Hardground (DJ Vadim Mix)

 

Every Noise at Once

Yes yes yes, what every audiophile has been looking for. I heard about this site once but never caught the name of it. Every Noise is an algorithm site that has every genre and a snippet of the style for you to listen to. You can also click an arrow to take you to a page with a sample of artists from that genre. Of course I click my favorite genre chillwave and its Twin Shadow. I don’t know that I’d label the Mexican Morrissey  as chillwave but that’s really just splitting hairs on which album you’re listening to. Then I proceed to click into chillwave and am blown away by how accurate the bands listed are and how long I have been following this genre. Things I haven’t listened to since my first round of college almost ten years ago like Telepathe, Cold Cave, and Yeasayer. Further more if you click on each artist it will take you somewhere to listen to their music like Spotify. So go fellow music obsessed friends fill up your ear holes and thank me later.

Thievery Corporation – El Ganzo Sessions

I sincerely never get tired of listening to Thievery Corporation. They recorded another version of their hit Lebanese Blonde. I have seen them and some combination of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton with or without the full band more times than I can count. But here is their latest version of pure gold filmed at the Underground Studio at Hotel El Ganzo

I have quite the obsession with Rob Garza and have followed him to lengths some may consider stalker-ish. But I always respect his space and understand he is not a fan of the spotlight and never really approach him. Even in this video he is wearing his shades and keeping his guard up. I’ve always really wanted to give him something to show my love and gratitude for his work but what do you give someone who probably has everything they need or want? Nothing, I just keep going to his shows and dancing in the front row like no one is watching. Unless its a light because the man likes to smoke, so I always pack a lighter.

Macklemore The Magic

So he’s been around the block for a minute and I could get winded trying to tell people I got lucky and found him before he blew up (which I did) but that’s besides the point. I’ve been bumping The Heist since he dropped it thanks to scouring festival lineups and focusing on the names at the bottom of the list but I somehow never listed to The Language of My World. Now I’m stuck on the whole album but more specifically the song “The Magic.” I am all too familiar with “The Magic” and know quite a bit about casting, reality, and the “present.” See The girl who tweeted #wolf and Tales of a Playa Goddess for further information regarding that matter. But the internet is a funny tool and in making this post I was redirected to this girls youtube video which really made me smile seeing other women out there having a go at what’s happening. For anyone wishing to know more information on MAPS see maps.org I’ve been to a lecture held by Dr. Rick Doblin the founder of MAPS several years ago and if you ever have a chance to hear him speak or attend a workshop help by MAPS just go. Compassionate care is the foundation for my pursuit in the medical field. Even as I type this I’m studying for a test I have tomorrow in my medical classes but I can’t help but express myself artistically and remember why I began this journey to begin with. I remembered the magic

“I don’t do shrooms anymore ’cause I don’t need to explore all that I was looking for was the present. I remembered the magic”

 

 

The Elements RIP Maurice

The world lost another great musician this year. Its pretty early in 2016 for everyone to be dropping like flies at this rate. The Elements were a staple in the house I grew up in. And if you don’t refer to them as The Elements then you probably aren’t a real fan. My whole family is in mourning and with a Latino family like mine, that is a whole lot of sadness. But instead of crying we dance because dance is the best medicine. So baby let’s groove.

 

FB3Sound on repeat

Sometimes you just can’t stop listening to the same tracks over and over again. This weeks obsession:

Here is his youtube.com/…nel/UC0oOwyumWKxCk_aCDh5o-pw

 

The girl who tweeted #wolf

The girl who tweeted #wolf1402092_748034358556634_538969120_o

What happens when your nervous breakdown goes viral? What do you mean I’m not a wizard Harry Potter? These are the types of questions I get to ask myself every day when I wake up in the middle of the night in my delusional state. I also get to remind myself how to count and that every number 1-10 does not have a very important significance but then again my brain is still recovering from my paranoid manic episode.

Mental illness has run in my family as far back as anyone can soberly remember. My brother and grandmother suffer from bi-polar disorder on my maternal side and on my paternal side we have debilitating anxiety and a streak of alcohol abuse. So between the two I was bound to loose. Thanks mom and dad! Sarcasm only runs through my siblings so they’ll think this is a jab at them when it’s really just a way for me to get my feelings out without taking it out on them.

I’ve been out of the hospital for a month since I was admitted for psychological evaluation. The jury still isn’t in or wither or not I have bi-polar disorder or if I just experienced a manic break from PTSD after a drug induced state. Who’s really to say but me and I can’t tell one way or another. The music man started playing me songs a few months before I went crazy so I can say it has been brewing for a little while. I’d been eating LSD for almost 10 years so maybe the drugs finally got me down or I finally developed into my adult brain and really am just bi-polar, only time will tell. And passing every piss test with flying colors or you know, clean piss. Whatever the fuck that proves. In my book it’s not much other than I can’t hold my own anymore in a drinking contest but I can convince a 10 panel test that I’m a fit candidate for a job. They keep saying it’s all that damn fake weed I was smoking but doctors must have to pass some sort of lying litmus test in order to believe fake weed could make a 25 year old woman call the cops on herself. I know weed, I smoked it every day for 10 years and I know what I was smoking wasn’t fake. I had a nervous breakdown from trying to out positive life. Which no matter how many raps you spit you cannot do without a trip to the looney bin or pen or both if you’re lucky like me and get put on a locked ward.

So what went wrong you ask? Imagine sending all of your closest friends a text that said you were raped. And then waking up two days later and realizing you had been roofied and thought you had raped three men. And then waking up for real in a mental institution and knowing it all stemmed from being molested and that the original evil of my past that rears its ugly head every few years in ways I never imagined, was back.  Thanks nervous breakdown, I had almost forgot or gotten over it or something. How petty of me to have the audacity to get over something that I’m bound to be tormented by for life. Waking me from pleasant dreams to show me that I’m not Superwoman and that I’m not a wizard Harry Potter. Who lied to me…my own imagination that’s who.

I did voluntarily take a “normal” single dose of LSD out on a communal regional event held every year where participants are not encouraged to do drugs but you know, drugs happen. I was also accidently dosed on some not so researched chemicals that came out of Japan, so said the medical team who got to evaluate me. But what do they really know since you can’t test positive for said research chemicals. Either way after my fight with Mother Nature and a second nickname of stormchaser this gypsy queen couldn’t rationalize shit if it didn’t fit into my psychotic grandiose idea of life. (More to come on that joyride).

Please note if you or someone you know needs help with mental illness there is always someone willing to listen and lend a hand or an ear at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Mental illness is a real condition that I have been dealing with my whole life and without proper care wouldn’t be alive today without reaching out.

Spinning fire to the supreme illusion

I recorded this video almost a year ago when I first began spinning fire but finally decided to share it with the world and the nay-sayers. I still watch it and cringe a bit since my skill level has come a long way but its worth a share since everyone has to start somewhere. I finally get my fans back next week after a 2 month stay at the boyfriend’s place, why so long you ask? My next post will explain a bit of what has been going on in my life.

 

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