Thursday, August 03, 2017

Weekly Discoveries

I have no idea what Bang Yong-guk is rapping about in AM 4:44, but I know he's good and I know I'm loving the song. The same goes for Sowa by Fatoumata Diawara. Again, no idea what's being said, but that's not stopping me from rocking out to the music.

Speaking of rap, L-Fresh totally brings it in 1 in 100,000. Apparently Mr. Fresh is a Sikh, and at least this one video is packed full of Sikh imagery. The rhymes are solid, and I appreciate the lack of cussing, which makes this tune quite family friendly.

I couldn't resist adding a Red Means Recording OP-1 video to the bunch. On the surface, these are almost how-to videos, with the goal of the video being to watch a song being assembled on the OP-1 synthesizer. But really, it's so much more than a typical tutorial. In effect, the song creation is a performance in itself, with the final product being a nice bonus. It's all very meta, and very good. Give it a listen.

On the non-musical side of things, I loved Zach Rotondo's 27 McDoubles + 90 Miles Of The Pacific Crest Trail. Can a hiker cover 90 miles of trail eating nothing but McDoubles? You'll have to tune in to find out. Refrigeration is totally overrated.

I also discovered a new fishing YouTuber to watch: Fisherman's Life. He has a cool series entitled Catch and Cook and Camp, where he takes you along as he does just this: catch some fish, cook it up, and stay out in the woods. It's always nice to see folks out doing, rather than just sitting on a couch reviewing gear. Watching videos like these are a great way to scratch that outdoor itch.

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