Woman of the future year update

I did as I said I would do and listened to one album and did a little research. Currently I am checking out Shakira’s ‘El Dorado’ finally. It is pretty perfect and if you didn’t know, I really love her one of a kind voice and what she does with education. I can’t wait to visit your country one day. I am however going to take a shot in the dark and pick an actress I used to really admire in the TV show ‘Fringe’. I used to teach English in different countries and that show really kept me inspired and imagining material for my students in Taiwan. I always named my students if they didn’t have an English nickname, but always kept one reserved for if I had a daughter of my own after her character, “Olive or Olivia”. I see she has been credited as a voice in a video game and acted in several TV shows since ‘Fringe’, but I don’t know what she is doing in 2019. I don’t know if you can follow her on instagram or somewhere else, but that is usually how actors and actresses do it. That is why we are so lucky with Will Smith in 2018. So, Anna Torv and lil Wayne are our “Man and Woman of the Future Year” for 2019. I still haven’t decided if I am going back to the movie theater or going to try to start watching something, as I am many years behind at this point, but if I do or you do – Anna will be our guide.

2019 Bridge Mix candidates still updating…

Tha Carter V – Thanksgiving title guesses 2018

If you read the earlier update, this is the follow up post. Usually if I need to remember a song on my notes for this year’s mix or in general, I write a quote from the song which is what I did for two tracks on this list because I didn’t want to title them. The only title I know is ‘Mona Lis’a because I hear it on the radio.

lil Wayne‘s latest album

Disc One
1. Intro
2. Don’t Cry
3. Billion Dollar Smile
4. Where’d the Love Go?
5. Best Rapper Alive
6. The Breaks
7. I’ll Be Waiting For You
8. Mona Lisa feat. Kendrick
9. All Night
10. Angel
11. Must Be Famous

Disc Two
1. Bob Marley
2. Dope Niggaz feat. Snoop Dogg
3. Good As Golden
4. Made
5. End Titles
6. The Waiting Room
7. Demon With Demands
8. A Mess
9. MJ
10. “… and we don’t even talk anymore …”
11. Missing Subject
12. “Don’t let the money come between us.”

Also, to add to next year’s buzz I am thinking of adding a ‘Woman of the future year’. I will have to listen to at least one album or do some research, etc. to finalize this choice. These future year people will be the ‘one’s to watch’ so to speak for new and different stuff on social media, in the news or with the works they publicize or are involved in based on my guidance from God and individual intuition. They won’t necessarily be associated with each other like the President and first lady, but it is something like that with a leadership role. They don’t know about my choice as I don’t personally talk to any of the artists I write about on this site (except through sometimes imaginary worlds and other dimensional things like prayer that can never be verified or proven real). I have attempted before to email labels, but received so little response and too much negative energy from the label I did hear back that I stopped contacting them. Happy Holidays and look forward to closing out this year with good zap.

Bridge update

Some of the links I put on here may need individual disclaimers because I cannot claim to support or believe everything someone writes or is possessed to post. There are a lot of struggles in modern society, both in a real life and spiritual life that have no answer. I have listened to two more albums since DMB’s latest. Interpol and in trying to find next year’s bridge tune and virtual host, lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’. I was tormented by spiritual battles and in my environment in the hours leading up to buying this album and listening to it this morning. It’s explicit, but some rappers, writers or spoken wordsmiths can get away with it because they are not jagged little pills to the ears. Whatever soul I was blessed with to listen to it the first time was pretty genius, but not like you would think. I wrote out titles I guessed to every track like some may have done or will do who buy the physical disc. It almost seemed like someone else chose him for man of the future year for last year in the present tense, so that could be a frustrating concept, but it is simply that. Zedd use to ask, “What if it was written in reverse?”. I can’t guarantee he will be on the bridge song too like Will was last year, but I didn’t make a big deal about like it is or has been built up to this New Years. My two Numarks are being practiced on and all I need are the right songs and something to record it on so I can listen back and confirm it as the mix of the new time zone for bridge 2018-2019.

Thank you

Last call? ‘Year of tattoos’

I finally had an artist do the Oasis logo in Korean I was sketching several times. Smack dab in the middle of my sleeve. Check one of the link at the bottom to navigate to an example of what it looks like. I was carrying around a version I did of it for awhile and on a dark, cold and rainy Sunday I honed myself to Violet Tiger. Bear re-sketched it in a smaller version and added a little bit of what looks like the text of some comics to the final version. Bear works as a tattoo apprentice for his brother’s shop to help supplement his Hip Hop group or duo that has already been asked to perform or do work in Toronto. Below are the instagram links. This ink session was like a dual interview as I talked about this blog’s tattoo journey nearing to an end with this seventh tattoo. I claimed to him that I wouldn’t totally give up getting tattoos because I value the community and culture.

Violet Tiger Tattoo’s instagram
Bear’s Tattoo instagram
Bear’s Hip Hop artist self

Previous update with links

Next year, ‘Year of …’

Last year’s diversion from weekly mixes was body art which technically ends on the 15th of December. This year I will either be going back to more regular mixes or doing something similar. One idea was to start watching movies again and to tie in a mix with the movie or some other kind of theme that goes along with the movie of the month or week or whatever. If you get any other ideas send me a heads up. On the Karma Journey, I bought Mario Kart for Wii before getting a diamond on my ankle. I was looking for Princess Peach on a motorcycle as pictured on the cover, but it was a little out of my range for now. So, don’t take it yet! Also, I bought three seasons of Portlandia and re-sold them on eBay for a steal! Well I lost money, but that was the point – pay back, pay forward. The world works sometimes if you have the patience and creativity.

Updating ‘Bridge Candidates’
Some updates on ‘Just Added Continued’

Year of tattoos continued

Yesterday I finally went to a new shop and got tattoo number six. I was trying to make it out to Red Dagger on a recommendation, but the buses don’t go there on Sunday and I don’t think they are open. I finally made it to Rampage Tattoo after talking to a couple other parlors. Number five was from Richmond tattoo by Brandon Madrid on Richmond and number six was from Rampage on Westheimer Rd. by Michael Hoffman in the Montrose area. I have called this street area ‘tattoo alley’ on airbnb city reviews as there are plenty of shops to find your available artist and/or design. Take the bus up and down Westheimer if you are in town for only a day and reserve a booking at the Hi Houston Hostel (Morty Rich) nearby or at International Hostel for affordable stays in the museum district. In the Montrose area you can find various live music and rare shopping as well as upscale shopping further west in the Galleria. By the International Hostel you can find art museums, restaurants and more. It is also possible to walk, bus or bike between the two by the connecting Montrose Boulevard.

Link for more on my tattoo journey and others can be found by searching in the side bar.

Year of tattoos started on December 15th, 2017