I’m feeling a little restless lately. Is it work? Is it family? Is it money? It’s a good thing, there’s music to keep me occupied.
Troika :: Dancing In September
I am a fan of remixes, bootlegs, mashups – the likes, and I was very pleasantly surprised to find this. Like seriously, why have I not heard of Troika? Anyway, it’s something to get you hyped up this weekend. Hope it’ll get you dancing.
Mariah Carey feat. Miguel :: Beautiful
I first heard this few weeks ago, and I kinda thought it was very chillaxing and I don’t hate it. I didn’t take it too seriously because it sounded more of a laid back tune, and just Mariah’s attempt of feeling beautiful in the video. No doubt, she is, but I find the porsche in the video much more appealing. But the more I listen to it, the more I like the guitar strumming in the background, and the chorus/bridge/ending is divine when you put Mariah and Miguel’s voice together. It’s the perfect song to play while you’re laying in bed with your partner on a lazy Sunday morning, if you know what I mean. I like to think this is Mariah’s way of telling Nicki to suck it.
Taylor Swift feat. Ed Sheeran :: Everything Has Changed
I’m only digging this song for only 2 reasons. One. Ed Sheeran. Two. The pre-chorus. I’m a little bored with Taylor cause *gasp*, she’s a little predictable. Most of her songs sounded the same, especially when it comes to ballads on her latest album. And I very much prefer her older albums. If it weren’t for Ed Sheeran, I’d probably not love it as much as I do now. But I am curious about one thing. If I’m not mistaken, Sheeran here has a crush on Swift. Could this be the start of something new?
Game of Thrones Opening Credits
Yes, I am a huge ass fan of Game of Thrones. And if you watched the last episode The Rains of Castamere, you’ve probably watched the Red Wedding. I was just as (spoiler link->)shocked as these folks, and believe it or not, I needed to
slap pinch myself to know that it really happened. George….why oh why! The Season Finale is just tomorrow, and I’m anticipating it so much. I’ve never felt this nervous/anxious/excited about a tv episode before. Who else are just as excited? So yeah, Game of Thrones is pretty much the theme song for this weekend.
Insidious 2 Trailer
I watched the first movie, and although it was a little cliche, it was still terrifying to me. It was just like any classic horror story, but it gripped me till the end. Now, the sequel is coming out, and I’m nervous about it. Will it be able to match up the first movie, or will it be a major flop? I like to think it’ll be the former. Just watch the trailer and you’ll see what I mean. But alas only time will tell.
So there ya go. Songs of the week(end)…and then some other stuff. Oh I’m also back on tumblr again. Creativemelancholic out!
Alright, time to update the ol’ blog.
I noticed how much it’s been raining in Brunei and then get so blistering hot the next lately. Like the DJ on the radio said today, the weather is bipolar. Is this a sign of summer?
Who am I kidding, it’s summer all year round here in Bruland.
For me, personally I hate rainy days.I hate how my shoes will get all soggy and wet when I accidentally stepped on a puddle. Or how it’ll drench my jeans and it’ll stick to my ankles and muddy bits will seep in between my toes. Not to mention, after having your car washed, you’ll have the rain to thank for when it undoes everything for you. Besides, it can get really cold and my skin’ll get super dry especially in air conditioned places like my office. (I mean I’m not complaining about the latter, but I prefer to stay warm, compared to being in a freezer or in a desert.)
I don’t get how people love rainy days so much. It causes so much of an inconvenience (you can’t dry your laundry outside, you’ll have to wash your car again, you can’t go outside to play, well you get my drift) and it’s so friggin gloomy-looking everywhere you go. Some people say it’s nice to sleep in, or how the pitter patter of raindrops are soothing, but so far, I sleep like a baby regardless of the rain. So I really don’t get the point.
When I was a child, I had a very wild imagination and I once believed that, the reason why it rains was because someone out there was really sad. The gods in the heavens must’ve felt the person’s pain and cried with him/her. The heavier the sadness, the heavier the rain. When it thunders, someone must be angry. How I came to this conclusion was because everytime I was going through some kind of shyt, it would rain. At times it didn’t rain when I was down, but I told myself that the gods must be reserving their tears for someone else’s pain, who’s having a greater grief than I was. And if I was in a good mood and it started raining, someone else out there must be feeling really miserable then.
This was just one of my crazy imagination as a kid, when it ran wild and free. You have no idea what other nonsense sprouted out of my mind. Gosh what memories.
Anyway, I read reports of flash floods today so brace yourself peeps. Flooding of people’s homes, landslides, slippery roads….you name it. It’s happened before, and I have a feeling it’ll happen again. I’m thankful that I don’t live in low-lying-flood-prone areas, and here’s a reminder: Buckle up and drive safely.
I can only look forward to that rainbow after the rain.
It’s house all the way this time. Hope you have a good one. Here’s the playlist to rock your weekend.
Alesso vs One Republic :: If I Lose Myself
Love it! The original sounds great on its own, but I really like Alesso’s own spin to it better. And it’s been a while since I heard from One Republic. Hopefully they release more singles from their album Native. Even the album cover looks pretty wicked.
Nicky Romero & NERVO :: Like Home
I don’t know about you, but this song reminds me of Calvin Harris. Probably because the singing sounded like the female version of Calvin Harris especially in the beginning. LoL! It’s a fun beat, and it’s definitely a dance tune. Ready to dance yet?
Far East Movement ft. Travis Garland :: Lovetron
Well, Far East Movement, you have finally redeemed yourself with this gem. It’s been a while since I heard something solid, and no that garbage featuring the Biebs doesn’t count. It sounded too artificial and mainstream, but this, this baby here got a unique flair and Travis Garland’s sexy voice is like a mix of Justin Timberlake + Darren Hayes. The acoustic version is just as great, and I’m sure they’re gonna sound really good live, no doubt about it. I say it’s on par with my favourites Like a G6 and Rocketeer.
Ludacris ft. Usher, David Guetta :: Rest Of My Life
I don’t get it. If Ludacris wasn’t in this, I would feel perfectly alright with it and would’ve not realized it’s HIS song. For some reason, Ludacris is actually the headliner, featuring Usher and David Guetta, and not the other way around. I would’ve been more convinced if it were the latter featuring the former. Maybe Ludacris had something to do with the lyrics or the sounds, I don’t know. But this is still good, and very Guetta!
Kaskade :: Atmosphere
Okay, this isn’t the original studio version, it’s the closest to what I can find to the original. And this is so good! I wish he’d release the song already, cause it’s so Kaskade and sounds so crazy good. Imagine if you’re actually attending a rave and he’s playing (not to mention singing it) live, which he will be cause he’s touring! Dammit! I wanna go!
Enjoy the weekend, peeps. Tata and see you next week!
Martin Solveig & The Cataracs feat. Kyle :: Hey Now
Time to get excited that the weekend is here! Here’s an upbeat tune from Martin Solveig and surprise surprise The Cataracs ft. Kyle. This is a very summery song, and it’s kinda feel-good when the chorus comes rolling in. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Don’t let me stop you heading to the beach now.
Daft Punk ft. Pharell Williams :: Lose Yourself to Dance
No, this is not Get Lucky, but it sounds pretty similar to the whole album, which is VERY chill and retro. Some people are actually quite taken aback because it’s not like their usual electronic beats, but I quite like this. The bridge here with the bass are extremely chill! Highgasm alert! Oh yeah, you can also listen to the whole album on iTunes for free before its official release out this 21st May. Which is your favourite?
Yeah Yeah Yeahs :: Skeletons
Well hello YYY. This was refreshing, after all these years. And I was suddenly in the mood for anthems. I also thought this was a good pick for the weekend. Anyway, my all time favourite from YYY has to be Zero remixed by RAC (Of course it has to be remixed by RAC)
Philip Phillips :: Home (Piano/Cello cover by The Piano Guys)
This isn’t a summer song per se, but I have a love for classical instruments. It’s been a while since I heard from John Schmidt (the pianist), and I’m really pleased to see that he’s been making covers of popular songs with his cello buddy Steven Sharp Nelson. I love they added their own twist to the song, and so far, this is one of my favourites besides Love Story meets Viva La Vida (which started it all)
Have a good weekend everyone. It’s going to be a long week ahead.
Amazing. Personally I know how hard it is to work with acrylic paint. They can dry up slow and harden and it’s not easy having to mix colours and what not. To get the desired texture and design is almost a skill, that acrylic artists have to train to learn. But for this chef and restauranteur-turned-artist, he literally changes the dynamics of how one works with acrylic paint. Well to me at least, cause this is just wicked cool and surreal!
Justin Gaffrey describes his method of art as “sculpting with paint” and he sure does have a way with them. I’ve seen abstract works, and traditional methods, but nothing like this. He uses the acrylic to create dimensional depth to the subject, and creating a 3d effect when in full view. Now why no one ever thought of this boggles me. Okay perhaps there were, but I never took notice of them.
Even his workstation is pretty crazy and everywhere you’ll see is acrylic paint!
His inspiration mainly comes from nature and the surroundings around him, but I think he makes a magnificent job including a little bit of impressionistic character to his work. Check out how he create his sculpting piece with the timelapse video below. Doesn’t it get you inspired to work that paint now?
[Images via My Modern Met]
Now this is clever. Advertising is one thing. But advertising and getting the message across to a specific target audience deserves an applause. By creating this advert through lenticular printing, their message of child abuse awareness and how they can help is a worthy praise that needs to be acknowledged.
So this is how it works, from an adult’s point of view, you’ll see a boy with a sad face, and a message of ‘Sometimes, child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it’. But from a young child’s perspective, they can see a bruised boy with the message ‘If somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you’ along with the helpline’s phone number. Only kids under 10
or well, shorter people can see the hidden message. I guess it’s also to avoid their abuser from preventing the child seeking help. Nevertheless, it’s brilliant.
Created by Grey Spain for Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation (ANAR).
Weekend is nearing once again. So far, there aren’t very many songs that I like nowadays. Oh well, time to cut the crap and jump straight to the music.
Imagine Dragons :: Demons
I’ve always loved It’s time and Radioactive. I think those two are their best tracks off their album. Demons is pretty good, but I listened to the other songs on their album and they’re just not up to par with the first two songs. Well to me at least. I know it’s subjective, so here’s the song Demons for you to judge.
Usher :: Numb
This is nothing new, but I still like the music in the background. I can’t believe I only started listening to it this year. I know it sounded something like what David Guetta would’ve mixed but I feel he’s gone downhill with his recycled tunes. What happened to Sexy B*tch?
Lemar :: Invincible
Oh Lemar. I haven’t heard from you for so long! I was actually quite surprised when I found out this was by Lemar, and it took me back to my adolescent years
when Another Day was the theme song of my oh-so-fragile love life. Anyway, I thought it was alright, but not my favourite.
Lupe Fiasco :: Battle Scars
I like Lupe Fiasco. I heard a dj pronounced his name ‘Loopay’ on the radio one time. But I’m pretty sure it’s pronounced ‘Loop’ yet I could be wrong. Anyway, it’s been a while since Superstar Lupe. How has Hollywood been treating ya?
Not a very interesting list, but hey at least I updated.