Sunday, December 19, 2021

Tornado of Wasps


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Kix are for Twix.

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 another crunchy 
And learning how to be butter
Plus knowing that it takes a lifetime

It's lookin' up
I'm a 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, 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.

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! :)

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.

4) What do you really really love about performing opera?

Erika: It is really beautiful music and masterfully well
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.

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

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!

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


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.