november 2016 new music playlist

December 2, 2016
A shorter than average list, sadly I didn't hear much new music in Malaysia. 4 stars in red, check out the video for Carment
  • Carmen (Stromae) Oh man this video is brilliant! I was just enjoying the song.
  • Play It Right (Sylvan Esso) I dig the intensity of the dancing.
  • Birds (Thomas Sanders & Dodie Clark) Cute little duet.
  • Get Ugly (Jason Derulo) I watched "Absolutely Fabulous the Movie" on the plane back from Malaysia... it opens with this song. Fun video here.
  • The Jeffersons Theme Song (Janet Dubois) Ripped this off of youtube... man is it fun to sing along with. I think I'd like to try to arrange it for band.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Opening theme (Fox) Only 20 seconds, wish it was longer.
  • Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane) (Rae Sremmurd) The background for the mannequin challenge.
  • Black Hole Sun (Ramin Djawadi) Player piano cover from Westworld.
  • CariƱito (Los Hijos del Sol) School of Honk plays this song.
  • Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones) There was a great orchestral cover of this in Westworld, but I decided I like the original. Another candidate to do in band.
  • Smokin & Drinkin (Danny Brown) Fun hiphop, infectious chorus.
  • We Shall Not Be Moved (Mavis Staples) Old protest song.
  • How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (Al Green) I think I actually heard of this in in the Sex in the City movie... his "lalalalalalalalala" is crazily sensual.
  • Rise Up (feat. Tom Morello) (Cypress Hill) Kind of goofy 90s hiphop but I like the Donkey Kong reference.

"The phoney electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one!"
--Donald Trump, on Twitter in 2012 when he wrongly thought Obama lost the popular vote. Presumably he meant "won".
Very mixed feelings about Trump scotch taping his tie.



advent day 2

Ugh, vague feeling of remembering "Oh I should put this down someplace where I'll remember it" followed by less vague feeling of being pretty sure I didn't.

December 1, 2016



advent day 1

advent2016.alienbill.com Once again, I made a virtual advent calendar! An original little digital toy for each day leading up to Christmas. You can comeback daily to see what's unlocked.

second best photos from malaysia trip 2016

November 30, 2016
KL kitty on pipes.
Booth at the KL Central Market
We had a lot of coconut water. If they're cut a certain way you get this kind of weird but convenient membrane left, not just a gaping maw to stick your straw into.
The Batu Caves. The conjunction of rock formations, human-made temples, and greenery was striking.
Monkey silhouette outside Batu Caves.
View from the KL Tower
At the KL Tower - a number of places had those glass-bottom floors you could walk over. Great shot of Melissa.
George Town is famous for its street art.
Panoramic Slice from top of pagado at Kek Lok Si.
View from Penang Hill.
The SkyBridge in Langkawi was quite a nice piece of engineering.
Irregular steps carved out of the stones near the Temurun Waterfall in Langkawi


--from Concept art of vehicles driven by Toads from Mario Strikers Charged. via Supper Mario Broth
"I think I just summarized my life philosophy really succinctly to my roommate:
'you do what you gotta do. and sometimes you do it in heels'"
--Anna Anthropy

best photo from malaysia trip 2016

November 29, 2016
In the Guan Di Temple in Kuala Lumpur
The Sri Mahamariamman Temple of Kuala Lumpur
The Batu Caves
Street shot in George Town, Penang
Colorful building and cars in George Town.
One of the Clan Jetties at George Town.
Monkey at the Andaman Resort in Langkawi
Hidden waterfall in Langkawi
View from Panaroma Langkawi
Kuah night market in Langkawi
Temurun Waterfall, Langkawi
Monkey alongside steps to Seven Well, Langkawi

"Relationships are all about asking people to hold things."
--Melissa. (This was especially true in the context she said this, the airport, as we both played that game of 'Ok do I have everything? Ok do I still have everything? Let me check again. How about now?')
My iPhone 6 was sort of on its last legs so I upgraded - but I went for the iPhone SE, which is the old iPhone 5 body with a 6S camera. There's something great about that old form factor, how easy it is to manage for quick camera shots etc. (Remember when smaller was considered better for electronics?)

November 28, 2016

I accidentally broke a cool Fred and Friends Equal Measure Measuring Cup... unfortunately they don't seem to make it anymore.



Some of those facts seem unbelievable! Multiple billions of grains in 2 1/2 cups of flour???