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Sometimes this site turns into a journal of new discoveries and other posts are like pieces of an autobiography or the thanks to those that made it into my life in some significant way. As some may remember and are thinking I’ll get back to one day, I was really into digital photography and also videography. I made some of my own hobby music videos and did a lot of photo editing. Adobe Premiere and Photoshop were always my favorite for editing. Ever since I took a class during one of my semesters at Columbia College Chicago, between transfers, I was developing skills in Photoshop. These videos were mostly trial, but if I ever do them again, I’ll know what software to use. Now they have the Creative Cloud , where you pretty much lease the software. This would have been cool when I lived in other countries, but now I’ll just say I endorse the software if you are debating which one to use. Anyways, before I forget… The webseries at Digital Rev, although it was a little dirty on the sense of humor at time, was very educational and entertaining. It also reviewed and compared products available in their store with various celebrity guests. Mostly shot in Hong Kong the main hosts Kai and assistant Lok, never ran out of conversation, edgy humor, and international image and video-based culture.

Side note: I haven’t watched these in awhile, so I know nothing of the current content. Parental advisory.

Update 3/19/19 : Kai’s YouTube ChannelKai's Twitter
Lok’s YouTube ChannelLok's Twitter

Newest pet recommendations

I’ve was hanging out with the cats at the Kearney Area Animal Shelter in Nebraska for a few days. My last post I made some unofficial recommendations. Those in charge there are strict with adopters and the animals are picky too, so I wouldn’t march in there thinking it’s a sure thing… Of the cats I like now I would say ‘Cajun’ who is really playful and handsome. Also, ‘Jordan’ is really chill. On the contrast to ‘Cajun’, he is reluctant to interact in the outgoing way, but in an unpredictable way in which you may be surprised with his company. All the adoptable dogs there are good. The ones other than Bear are a little noisy, but I think it’s just a welcoming thing that might not keep going at their new home and it grows on you. Good luck if you are in the area.

Encore choices for Mix in the Making #3

The first nineish are from my latest picks. I am on a Country kick and listen to some Christian music too. As you know I am always trying to find the long lasting Pop songs and Dance Pop​. The other sections are most of the rest of my picks from 2017 that I tried to compile from my notes and lists in one place for this encore. What I usually do is pick enough for an hour and half and then mix an hour. If I don’t use some they may roll over to the next mix if they still fit in, but if you are doing it on an iPad or phone, I don’t recommend putting a ton of songs on there. Just pick ones that your are feeling that week and try to get the best transitions and order (even if they do fight a little bit). If you get sick of a track too quick, possibly take it out of the candidates and bring it back when it is ready or you are. This is enough tracks to do like four mixes, but I am trying to catch up to the newer stuff without forgetting these ones. So this is perfect if you want to do a mix per week. Another tip is to try and not choose too many songs that have lyrics for one mix unless that is your theme and can mesh them into a story. Space out really wordy songs with a house track or something so the listener can think about what you said and how it relates to their problems because a lot of us are trying to solve issues while others are out of them.

Maroon 5 – Cold CLEAN VERSION
Third Day – Soul on Fire
Marren Morris – Rich
Blanca – Real Love
Hillsong Young & Free – Real Love (Live) Youth Revival
Cyclic – Current Value
Lady Antebellum – Heart Break, Hurt or Think About You
Taska Black – We Would Never Do (ft. Nevve)​
ZAYN & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

ARLE – Close To You (Icarus Edit)
Riton & MNEK & The House Gospel Choir – Deeper
Troyboi – X2C
Snavs – Give Me The Light
Rowan Niemisto – Without Trying
Olav Basoski ft. Spyder – Waterman 2017 (Bolier Remix)
HONOR – Never Off (Hot Since 82 Remix)
Klosman & Nico de Andrea – Porque Me Voy
Provenzano – Serifos
LO’99 & The Aston Shuffle – Birthman

Melo Makes Music – Drain U ft. Ravyn Lenae (Prod. Martin $ky)
and a lot of choices after it from:
Chill Vol. 35
… Said The Sky & Kwesi – All I Got

Jayceeoh & Dijital feat. J.Lauryn – Everywhere I Go
Triarchy Ft. J.Lauryn – Coconuts and others from J.Lauryn’s ‘Golden Years’ album (Don’t Touch, Party Favors)
Max Vangeli x Danny Ray – Made For Lovin’ You and/or Andrew Rayel & Max Vangeli feat. Kye – Heavy Love
Kiril – No Fightin’ & Rave Generator
John W & Bonnis Maxx – La Cumbia (Ivan Miranda Edit)
Roger Sanchez – Another Chance (Ivan Miranda 2k17 Remode)
Mercer – Encore (DJAfrojack & SAYMYNAME Remix)
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (CID Remix) EXPLICIT
Sezwez ft. Maddy Carty – Got No Love
The Magician & TCTS ft. Sam Sure – Slow Motion
MUST DIE! – Shibuya Overdrive
Tiësto & Sevenn – Boom (Snavs Remix)
Marshmello Ft. Khalid – Silence (Lost Kings Remix)
Trobi & Boaz Van De Beatz Feat Âdïka & KaliBwoy – U Don’t Know
CID & Kaskade- Sweet Memories
Tom Reason – Rather Do (needs a remix)
School of X – Las Vegas or Words
Prince Fox – Space (feat. QuinnXCII)

Gareth Emery Feat. Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel (Haka Remix)
(remix of the first Gareth Emery song that broke out to us all)

BLR X Rave & Crave – Taj, BLR – Bella Mare (this BLR EP is good)

From: Best of LW Tech (Found on Traxsource)
Piano Cure – Pirupa Kuo Climax Remix
Tommy Vercetti – Killa
Overfunk – Gangsta Feeling

From Glasgow Underground’s ‘Amsterdam 2017’:
Vanilla Ace, Jean Bacarreza – Swaii
Landmark (Marco Anzalone), Kevin McKay – What’s Going Down
Alaska – Konflicted Soul
Say No More – Space Jump Salute

Porter Robinson – Language (Ekali & QUIX Tribute)
Crossnaders – Instinct Killa