Sunday, December 19, 2021

Tornado of Wasps

 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Space Age Thanksgiving

YAY!! Thanksgiving and I got real paid 🙌😻

My bro from the eldin days - Mac is booking a residency at apartment del Neu; Keep the smart on.

I have a surprise single for my Phrosty D spotify station brewing blissfully; Sleep the cart on.

Maybe [ENTRY41] I've a muse with much ado sum with my sensory soup recording.

The 3 easiest guitar chords to switch from major to minor are A D and E so said someone supposedly Sam

Bubblegum and Caviar with we wot not wixed so then unsubscribed from premium unspoken.

YAY!! Feeding grief to the Lions 🙌😻 


TUMBLYN' THRU LIKE A LIMOZENE

     

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Hommie MP4 Player, Touch Screen, Bluetooth MP3 Player Compatible Video, Games, TM1B 16GB Black REVIEW

I was struck by the MP3 player's packaging - quite nice!  Opening it up I was excited.  Could this be the insanely deluxe MP3 of my dreams?  Not. Even. Close.  Lag in scrolling my music library; Albums being lumped together; Shuffle Mode - PERMANENTLY ON!!!  Oh boy, games lmfao they're the shittiest flash games you could ever imagine and they barely work.  One of them is just a simulation of playing rock/paper/scissors... mind blowing... and if you even wanted to play these shitty games you cannot do so while listening to your music, it's one or the other, apples or sewage!  I loaded my device with some photos and found it squeezes each frame to Hommie's exact screen size, Yao why you gotta play me like that???

OK    OK    OK

So what's the good news?  Well the physical device is small but feels dense.  I like that it has some heft and the buttons have a satisfying click.  Good sound and battery life.  You can play Flac, even surprisingly the Zune and iPod audio formats annnd this next feature is my favorite - you can speed up or slow down a song with variable speed playback tool and the sound quality stays good in the selected speed.  If you create a playlist (you can create 5) consecutive play feature actually works properly in this setting and it also graces me by working when playing music on my TF expansion card - sold separately.  But on the devices own memory you are permanently on shuffle.  The TF card library doesn't display an artist list though so tracks are all lumped together.  Well at least the MP4 video player can function at a low enough bitrate.  This device has a vibrant display, but with your photos contorted what's the point?  I think I just kept one photo.  I'm not sure what I was expecting, the era in which a great MP3 player was all the rage is years past.  But shucks, now they are at least a novelty!  I made my own apple logo decal for the back so I'm not embarrassed that I actually enjoy this makeshift iPod.   

So if you want a half shitty / half pretty OK MP3 player - look out for your Hommie!
You can place an order online with Walmart.  Go figure.

PS 
after typing this review I found out you get proper sequential play and artists albums if you tap the Folder icon.  This device is still janky in ways like the lackluster touchy clunky interface which is a shame because the hardware and sound are great.  

Not really sure who I'm trying to reach with these random reviews, but my step mother bought the Sandisk Sport Clip Go Plus which I also reviewed.  She says she enjoys the pod and that makes me glad.  I think in this review my aim was to make people laugh.  
It feels like even computers are getting buggier and more irksome than I remember.  Glitches of the modular space age.

Don'tcha see me I got my back against the record machine.  I ain't the worst that you've seen.  Oh can'tcha see what I mean. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Refocused One

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday Observations

Painfully I realize now now now is the time to turn over a new leaf.  I can't let my health go down the tubes.  I can't throw parties of evasion either.  But at the same time its exciting and worth the challenge.  Being just radical enough is the name of my game.  Often the biggest breakthroughs are quite bland.  😏     

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Kix are for Twix are four.

It's lookin' up
I'm a hard worker
And learning how to let go
Plus learning how to take on

It's lookin' up
I'm a creative man
And learning how to 8D dub
Plus learning how to draw in format 

It's lookin' up
I'm an altruist
And learning how to be better
Plus knowing that it takes a lifetime

It's lookin' up
I'm one of a kind
And learning how to accept chaos
Plus knowing tomorrow's a new day 



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Stayin' Alive

Mr. Bhanje kicked it oldschool with me last weekend!  We played mancala and halo 3.  He also drove me to a record store and I brought 2 primo CDs.  ( a good worker he is too & generous to boot )

Mr. Bhanje is a fan of world-pop, vapor-wave, and modern-indie.  He plays all the most lit jams on his pandora on these drives.  Some time back we also said hi to Mike and Tony, and Freddie.  

Tony is a stout lad with a mean arm at throwing a football.  Mike is a kind old trickster with a contagious laugh.  Freddie is a hugger but also the strong silent type.  Me, I'm a chef with a pour sense of irony and an aversion to geese.    

Sunday, August 29, 2021

UN-CAGED UN-PACKED DIALED IN ZONED UP

It didn't work out with the girl.  And well - That's Life!  I still keep an optimistic eye on the horizon.  Honest to God, I have a barrel load of home making and conversational skills.  I'm a catch!

I am learning instrument repair techniques, and even building instruments.  My father and I are building a tongue drum in his woodshop.  Sally and Dad gave me some pointers on my music - try to stick to theme and keep it circular and not too weird.  So I am listening to the Beach Boys for some inspiration.

The CAGED guitar system clicked more for me the other day.  I could understand it more and things are going to change for my guitar pickin' I can feel it - I'ma git better & I'ma git paid!

Furthermore, I'ma git that full time job.  Mark "Moxxie" Anderson said: "Hard work's how it's made."

Moxx, he also dropped a track in which he shouts "If Christ can save Moxxie, he can save you too!"  Yessir, Mark - I like that, that sticks with me.

Mark was the one who explained Christ died to shoulder the weight of sin.  By Christ's infinite love there is none of our actions so evil that we will be damned.  Believe in the love and power of God - our God goes above and beyond in grace.

I haven't always been all about Jesus.  But I find comfort in his works and words.  Passages from the Book of Luke mean a great lot to me.  Show the same love and open ears to non-believers or people with different faiths too.  Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the light."  But there's nothing in his words about just blaming and guilting people.  He taught us not to be hypocrites and to give and share of our talents.

Christ speaks to children, teens, newbie adults, advanced adults, later years adults, and graduate adults.  Let his love open the door to your heart.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aveda

Whatta U call it when you break-up & get back together again with your girl 4 times in the same year at the same skatepark?

XBOX 360!!!

;3

Sunday, July 18, 2021

a Wonderful Interview with Chile's dazzling diva: Erika Singer TV



A few questions:


1) What sparked your interest in opera and singing? 

Erika: Donald, thank you very much for inviting me to be part of
your blog, for me it is very important! Answering the first
question, I started singing and opera from my childhood! In
the school choir, when I was just four years old! opera is a very
beautiful music that I have continued to cultivate to this day.
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2) What are your biggest sources of inspiration? And are there
any sources of inspiration that are unexpected or might make
a person scratch their head? 

Erika: My sources of inspiration are the wonderful works that
have been made and the great interpreters, including international
ones like * Sarah Brightman * and from Chile, the teacher
*Veronica Villarroel *, also the great composers among them
Tchaikovsky is one of my favorites! :)
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3) How do you maintain accuracy in hitting your note on
correct pitch? 

Erika: Always looking for the tuning, more singing lessons
and practicing a lot.
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4) What do you really really love about performing opera?

Erika: It is really beautiful music and masterfully well
composed.
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5) How did you get a "foot in the door" in the music industry?

Erika: With a lot of effort and work, also doing casting to
record my first albums in turn with the help of great friends.
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6) What are your goals as a musician in years to come?

Erika: My goal is to continue recording albums to be able
to reach the public, also to travel to share with them
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7) Ending! 

Finally, I want to send a big greeting to all the people who
visit your blog and also to friends who love music, keep fighting +
for your dreams! I hope to all of you on my social networks, a big
hug from Chile from your friend Erika!

www.facebook.com/ErikaPageOficialChile/
www.youtube.com/user/Erika29039
www.instagram.com/erikasingercl/

Friday, June 18, 2021

Common Ground

I recently got a PS3, a nice piece of retro tech and even got a boatload of games for it!  Spotify, Netflix, & Hulu are all plugged in now and Digimon Allstar Rumble has been a big hit with my buddies.  I have more friends now, but it's funny, everybody wants a slice.  I guess I'll keep busy!  I'm learning it's OK to turn a friend down if I need some space.  Generally, I love hanging out with my peeps!  My music is going really well and I just tried out my new DJing rig.  This is a new midi controller that essentially does all the work for me yet I will add that sweet Phrosty D touch!  Yeah, I'm still your favorite nobody cuz it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n roll.  It would be so cool if some random guy recognized me in public and was like, "Woah, you're Phrosty D, love your music bro!"...Well this hasn't happened yet but a guy can and will dream.  Never will give up my dreams!

I'm in the final edit phase of my new rap, and just taking it bit by bit.  I really don't want to spend too much of my life on my laptop, so I practice the actual craft of music more.  Riffing loosely on my guitar a couple times every day and plinking out melodies on my pro-mini Casio keyboard.  Instagram is a newer means of sharing music and the shit works, seems like a few people always drop likes.  Naturally, I've diverted some of my creative energies there.  Fun but I don't take it as seriously.  Maybe that's for the best, bringing me back to my jam roots.

My roomie and I beat "Mandarin's Court" level in Marvel Ultimate Alliance last weekend which was good times fo' sho'!  The game Too Human is also rad, but last time I played only 10 minutes and got stuck... what a bummer!

I still don't have any paying music students, but I give free lessons to friends and family here and there.
I have also stepped into an informal mentor role with a few people, though I'll be the first to admit I don't have all the answers.

Me 'n the roomie have been good and on an even keel.  It always helps to find the common ground.    

      

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Return of the Party Hero!!! (remix staring Lukie Games' - "Kewl Ryder") FREE DOWNLOAD

 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Monday Thots

I played one of my best home concerts yet for my Grandpa Jim, Anne, and my family here in MN.

I enjoyed being with everyone, but a one on one conversation with my grandpa was especially meaningful.  My whole family is wonderful! #blessed

I'm 29 years into life and I'm socially superb.  Almost everyone loves Don Juan!

Those who don't good for you, here's a sticker...

Picking up more work these days, it's a good thing ;)

We here back at apartment, ya know "the posse" watched Avengers Age of Ultron recently.  That's rad.

I like squirrels!!! 

Monday, April 19, 2021

4AM Speed-Read

It is going to be a mini-vacation for me this week.

I'm cutting back on caffeine, especially late in the day.

Also, I'm making healthier choices in general, keeping in mind diet and physical activity.

The music is going great, jammed with Rick and David on Saturday!

We all sounded great, I supported the group mostly playing my African tongue-drum.

Rick has awesome pets at his house, I felt the love.

This is a quick speed-read post for you guys and gals across the globe.

I have a new buddy Cade; we've  been chatting with on phone and exchanging life observations.

I woke up at 4AM today so with the birds I'll share this lonely view.

A third CD album will probably be ordered with fine-tuning and manufacturing through Oasis.

This is a great way to get the songs sounding even better.  (probably 100 copies)

In order to achieve this goal I need to be frugal with my money; we'll see.

My parents don't mind my business as a man and I'm a private soul.

You can learn and grow from a religion even if you don't see it eye to eye.

Everyone finds out what works for them.

Regardless I can't be too scared to live.

But I need to use my intuition too and remember myself, the star player.

Some days I feel like a protagonist in some videogame about an underground music prodigy.

I guess the journey is the destination...

In this game I imagine, you never really get full recognition for your contributions to culture.

But you also never stop!




Friday, April 9, 2021

Memorex Quest - Free Download

 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Presently Perfect

We are all doing our best.  Bad deeds exist because life is hard for everyone.  Some know how to take the inherent struggles of life and turn it into strength of character.  For those who do wrong by others, well you can never grasp another person's consciousness.  Maybe it isn't really their fault after all.  I don't have all the answers.  Most days I try really really hard to be the first example.  Life is too short to bear grudges, too short to feel guilty, and pick things apart until you're pulling your hair out.  Take a breather, tell yourself you deserve to be happy.  Treat yourself to a slice of the unicorn cake!  You are the star player!

I amplify this truth: that we as humans, and even some animals are more alike than we are different.  Every form of life serves a function dreamt by our creator.  We live in our consciousness, not our brains alone.  The movie of your life eventually fades to black.  But positive acts of love are eternal.  The time we had is not gone!

As an aspiring young man I want to walk with that love, it will bless us all infinitely.  Happiness is not limited.  And misery will have an end.  If you feel as though you cannot see past the smoke and mirrors... If you feel that you are trapped in an endless maze... That is everyone at some point, but it gets better I promise!  Life will be great, and the good times will always be with you, plus there is no price tag on happiness.

Share your gifts!  You are stronger than you know.  

Monday, February 22, 2021

Verb, It's whatcha do!

I've been giving more of myself to those in my life.  Thinking of what I can do not what I can get.  We live in a very egocentric consumer culture.  The best way not to buy into all that garbage is the verb.  "Verb, It's whatcha do!"

P.S. I am perfecting my fusion techno and mastering 3 new cover songs ;)

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Audiomack (for listeners) - paid subscription review

 

I have to say I am very delighted with Audiomack!  While it is true it has less major big leagers than Spotify, Deezer, and iHeart Radio they are bridging the gap getting more major label acts such as The Killers, Eminem, Korn, Snails, Vybes Kartel, even some Adele, and of course: K. Sparks, and now many of the verified vets (classic masters).  Ah geez, I've almost forgot, most of my own recorded music is hosted on Audiomack now!  Check it out "Super Hits of Phrosty D" playlist.  Rap/Hip-Hop and Dancehall are still the primary base, but other genres are a growing presence.  I would say second to dancehall & rap, EDM is going very strong on Audiomack!  The built in equalizer is adjustable and the presets themselves are pretty good.  You still might want to supplement an indie equalizer/booster.  I am also stoked that it imported all the music I had physically in my phone having synced a considerable amount of my owned library to my phone.  It stacks up pretty good, and the discounted price $5/month is definitely a selling point.  Indie do-it-yourselfer-artists LOVE Audiomack as it has no pay-wall (unlimited uploads)  Frankly the paid listener package gives SoundCloud Go+ a run for its money.  It feels more straightforward to use than SoundCloud though the SoundCloud Go+ does currently have the bigger mainstream library.  I would give Audiomack 3 and a half out of 5 stars. 

p.s. about half a year after I wrote this review Audiomack started to require payment through Google and not plain old debit card

And that didn't impress me!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2021

I've been using my printer for album art and track lists for my MODDRN KLAZZIX (ballads of a modest narcissist) AND print really cool diagrams and tabs for the guitar or piano!  In fact I might have gone a little printy crazy.  Nice that I have lots of good stuff to expand my knowledge and extend my career!  

In my life, aside from music, I am learning communication and setting a good example, but you can only control yourself.

Loneliness subjects from time to time but the adventure continues.