Playlist

Playlist // Mother’s Day

May 13, 2017     Like This Post!
  1. All For One [Feat. Sting & Rod Stewart] Bryan Adams 4:47
  2. Desert Rose Sting 4:46
  3. November Rain Guns N' Roses 8:58
  4. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman Bryan Adams 4:52
  5. Kiss From A Rose Seal 4:50
  6. Love Song For A Vampire Annie Lennox 4:16
  7. Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant 3:31
  8. Rio Duran Duran 4:45
  9. Rocket Man Elton John 4:46
  10. Just Another Day [Without You] Jon Secada 5:28
  11. What You Wont Do For Love Bobby Caldwell 4:47
  12. Right Here Waiting Richard Marx 4:24
  13. I Dont Wanna Miss A Thing Aerosmith 4:57
  14. It's My Life Bon Jovi 3:45
  15. Brand New Key Melanie 2:25

Years ago, probably back in high school, I began making a playlist for my mom full of her favorite songs. She didn’t know about this, but I made note of the songs she said she loved, which made it a bit of a long process for me to put this list together. I never quite finished it, and to be honest, I was working off of memory when I made this specific playlist today. I have the original list written somewhere at my parent’s house which I plan on searching for, but I’m secretly hoping I included all the songs from that list.

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Action Reaction

Music For The Future

May 5, 2017     Like This Post!

Two weeks ago, my friend put on a charity event/fundraiser to help raise money for music education. He worked with an organization called Little Kids Rock, who help give teachers the tools and knowledge to incorporate music into their classes. It feels super appropriate to team up with an organization like this these days since our music and arts are being stepped on and discarded by the top guys.

The idea originated at the beginning of the year, and I offered to help in any way I could to make sure this event was successful and went smoothly. The first thing I offered to do was to put together the event flyer (see above 👆). I was asked to keep it simple and fun. I hand wrote the type, and kept everything else basic. I then was asked to help plan and organize a Chinese auction. The auction ended up being a bust which felt discouraging, but in the end, we realized that an auction would have only been a distraction since the main part of the event consisted of the music performances.

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Pop Words

Pop Words // Lies

May 2, 2017     Like This Post!

01. The past few months, my coworker has had an 80’s station playing on Pandora, and Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac plays every day. I won’t complain because it’s a great song, but it definitely made me appreciate their other vocalist, Christine McVie. Don’t get me wrong, I love Stevie Nicks and I want to hear her sing everything all the time, but it’s hard to imagine Stevie singing lead on this track. I love bands that share vocal duties, which is what makes Fleetwood Mac such a classic.

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Illustration

This Is Jamaica, Queens

April 29, 2017     Like This Post!

Back in December, I was commissioned to do artwork for a local magazine called Edible Queens for their Winter 2017 issue.

My artwork was featured on this piece called “This Is My Queens” which was written about Melinda Katz. She’s currently the Queens Borough President, and is working hard to fix up Jamaica, Queens. She grew up in Jamaica and knows of the potential it has to become a great neighborhood. The piece was written about her experience and thoughts about Jamaica.

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Love Notes

All Is Full Of Love Notes

April 28, 2017     Like This Post!

As I’m sure I’ve shared before, everywhere I turn, there’s some form of wall art or graffiti that’s so photogenic. That’s one thing I love about this city. Lately it feels as if I’ve been coming along large mural-like pieces or truck graffiti. More so the truck graffiti but I rarely am able to snap a picture because they’re always driving by. Only when they’re parked.

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Entertain Me Monday

Cool Links Via The Internet

April 24, 2017     Like This Post!

The Internet is full of so much greatness. I come across so many great links and videos that I don’t know what to do with – the type you just need to share. So here’s a small list of links and videos I recommend.

01. Saddest Calendar on the Internet: A Daily Tracker of Trump’s Damage – Pretty much self explanatory. This calendar keeps you up to date with the daily actions Trump has been making, which is frustrating but informative. It’s the kind of news we need to keep up with so we know what we’re fighting for. Everyday there seems to be something new we need to fight for. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get exhausted.

02. This Guy Turns OCD Hoarding Into Amazing Photos – Photographer Jim Golden photographs objects into collections in such an organized fashion. I love flat lays that are so organized amazingly like this. I appreciate how he groups similar items together. It’s just so fun…and so damn well organized.

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