Heine Bros Radio

There have been 3 different times this year at Heine Bros where they have played one of my favorite songs over the speakers in the shop.

The first was The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson. The second was Lava Lamp by Thundercat. The third is the one currently playing which is Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix.

It just makes me happy when I can sit down and not have to pop in headphone to set the tone right. These new baristas got good taste in music. If I worked in here it would be lit as fuck. Depending on what shift I would be on would depict what album or station I would be on. The day of the week also is a benefactor as well.

A day like today would be good for some Lo-Fi tunes. Tomorrow (Wed.) is totally Thundercat, although I would play him in the evenings. Thursday is like a mixture of whatever and Friday I would have to settle with some Big K.R.I.T. My weekends would consist of a lot of Ab-Soul and Black Hippy shit with SiR’s November Album jumping in here and there.

I do have to keep in mind that whatever I play has to be edited… Unless I’m closing up haha. But that’s just an idea for a job that I don’t have. If I were to become a Barista at Heine Bros I would like to be the manager of the Aux Cord. 😁

~ keep it all smiles

Ps. I’m pretty sure their listening to Pandora. Haha

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Good Year WiFi

Waking up at 2pm is a myth to me. I typically stay up until 8 or 9am and sleep until 5pm. Sounds exciting right? A life like this is kind of boring when the only social activities available are at night with people you see in an allotted time.

I wish I could see my friends on the regular. It’s not like I can’t right now but I honestly don’t feel like getting up at noon to hang out with my friends who will have to go into work a few hours later. Maybe I’m just over thinking this and it’s really not that difficult. Only thing is, I make everything difficult so it doesn’t matter.

Why can’t we just all be on the same shift? I think my friends and I should just quit our current jobs and find a new one so we can be on the same shift. It’s just weird how much we yearn for human interaction. We all want to converse with others and make a connection. Even my anti social ass wants to mingle with people and be apart of a social construct. I wonder why life is this way.

I would like to assume it’s like this because of our ultimate goal of trying to conquer suffering and free ourselves from this hurtful earth.

Guess I gotta learn.

~ keep it all smiles

*sigh*

I totally need to calm down with these angry/sad post that I have been flooding my blog with these past years. I mean yeah, I’ve been going through some rough times mentally, but I don’t think I need to express my frustration in a way that makes it seem like I’m a cry baby.

I noticed a new feature on facebooks mobile app that allows you to view your profile the way a person who isn’t friends with you would. I totally forgot that my page is set to where people that are not my friends cannot see my facebook status’. What I didn’t remember was that all of my wordpress activity automatically uploads to my facebook and for all the public to see.

As I scrolled down I saw post after post of all the sad BS that I’ve posted over the recent months. I don’t think I’ve made any uplifting post in quite some time. I don’t even think I’ve made a post that asserted that life was going good. Thinking about it though, I have trained myself over the years to enter the blogosphere to rant and rave about whatever in the hell I’m going through. From my early post back in high school to now, I’ve wrote some of the gnarliest poetry to the most depressing heartbroken shit I could think of.

I really wanna blame facebook because the app is a totally legal drug with bad side effects. The side effects include jealousy, hate, love, depression, psychological torture, and a sprinkle of “WE CONTROL YOUR LIFE.”

I’m serious.

facebook has turned me into a monster.

MANY OF US ARE CREATIONS OF FACEBOOK.

MY DEPRESSION STEMS FROM FACEBOOK.

i really wanna delete facebook but how else am i gonna get a chicks number or stay in contact.

Oh, I’ll also be damned if I have to be one of those boyfriends who has to look at a Snap story or like every Instagram picture because really, I’m not on those sites often. I’ve cut back on facebook but I’ve been a member for quite some time. It’s never really going to go away. 

I am surprised I didn’t get hooked to twitter because back in the G I used to tweet my ass off. I kept up the tweeting habit until I realized that twitter is listerally based on a social status. If my following count is one sided I’m not gonna fuck with it. The purpose was to interact and share shit, now its like high school but on the internet and I am once again lame. 

Damn internet. 

Going back to my originally subject, I need to lighten up. I’m really just a laid back guy who doesn’t say much so for me to take action through words in a way I have been doing for years is kind of bothering me. Come to think of it, I had to rebrand myself as a rapper and talk more of what I know instead of trying to copy my favorite rapper Ab – Soul.

(Side note, I wanted to be hella lyrical and deep thinking like Soulo but that’s just a small portion of me.)

Maybe that’s what I need to do with this site. Rebrand myself and write about the shit I think about when I’m stoned or the natural beauty of life. I’m going to think about this.

VERY … VERY . . hard.

~ keep it all smiles

2018 & Im blogging again.

I’ve been silent for a while.

Not much has been floating around my mind to get me to hop on here and talk. I would typically voice my opinions on certain stuff and rant about life but as of late I just haven’t been feeling it.

I also have noticed that I start off all my blog post like this when I haven’t been much of an active blogger. It’s literally just a bunch of blah blah blah. But you know, guess that’s how life goes huh?

Anywho a lot of my time has been spent producing beats. In the beginning of 2016 I sat down behind my MacBook, downloaded the lite version of Ableton Live and began to make beats. After hours of YouTube videos I can finally say I’m a producer. I’m only declaring this because one of my beats made it onto an album that my friend is going to release. What’s crazy is that the beat is from my batch of what I call “Early Stages.” I remember the night like it was yesterday.

We were smoking weed in Matt’s garage, I grabbed the laptop and started playing shit I made. My boy Marc who was hanging out that day instantly started to vibe and the rest is history. Since then I think my beats have gotten better, I judge that perception based on what my friends think and if their heads or nodding.

It’s just the beginning though, I’ll forever be a student of music.

~ keep it all smiles

Hip Hop Old Heads

People that continuously hate on Future, lil Yachty, 21 Savage, and so on need to stop being closed minded. I’m not a fan of these artist but I appreciate their work and give them a listen here and there. What you have to realize is that these artist speak for our generation. Guess what our generation is doing? Drinking lean, smoking weed, doing drugs and going to hardcore rave parties. These rappers are the offspring of who we are as millennials.

Now of course old heads are going to say that they “aren’t real MC’s” or “Their music is garbage,” but listen to yourself! How can you have hate, or a strong dislike against an artist who succeeded with the same given opportunities that most of us have? Music changes with each generation, it won’t be the same. That “Golden Age” of hip hop that all those old heads are yearning for is over. Kendrick and J. Cole aren’t bringing back hip-hop, they’re creating new ways of sharing stories. Future and Yachty aren’t destroying hip-hop, they’re having fun.

As an artist, I believe in the freedom of speech and the freedom to create what you like. Nobody stood up in front of the entire Hip-Hop/Rap Industry in the 1990’s and said “This is how our music will sound like and it will be like this for the rest of its existence.” That’s not how it works! Let us create our music, let Yachty sing terribly over Auto-Tune, and let Desiigner use his copy paste methods. It’s all music, it’s all art, appreciate it.

I Make Garage Music

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Just like your backyard scientist, I too live in my garage creating master pieces. Sometimes I like to think of them as just rubbish pieces of work but then I realize all of the hard effort I put into them and I drop it all. haha. Whether your lost in what I’m saying or not, what I’m trying to say is that I make music in my garage. Its not the tidest of places but I make room to do what I got to do.

When I get any off day from working UPS and my dad I am in here. I have a welders blanket set up as an isolation pad and my mic sitting right in the middle. My laptop and audio interface are right next to me on top of blue pales full of soap. My normal routine when I come out here is first, setting up the equipment. Next I roll up a joint or maybe pack up a bowl and smoke. Right after that I search for an instrumental and then set up garageband. After that I freestyle and boom!

At first when I did it I was rapping the most shittest freestyles. After a while of just practicing I got better and eventually churned out more songs that sounded good. To be honest though I’m not to fond of all my freestyle work. I feel like I’m rushing the process of making a work of art. I love to write raps but I think at this point I just want to hear myself. I think I’m letting that distract me from what I really should be doing. I should probably figure out something because as I have been saying in my freestyles tonight, “I need help!”

~ Keep it all smiles

Its about 3:35 in The Morning

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Its a little bit after 3AM and here I am quietly typing away my thoughts on a computer that at one point, I would have never dreamed of owning. Its the little things in life that we take for granted though. If I didn’t have this fancy computer I probably would have had a Chromebook or something. Pretty much a little rig that can’t do anything but let me type on it. With my current station, I can create music, edit photos, and so much more awesome stuff!

Thats all besides the point. The point that I am trying to mention is my place in life. I often question it and never give myself an answer because I feel like its diabolical. Its kind of scary to think but I always push that thought off to the side. A lot of times when the topic does pop up is when I’m on top of a roof cleaning a hood with my dad. Its not the best job in the world but its all the old man knows how to do.

I feel and see a lot of lacking in my life. There isn’t a lot there but a bunch of emptiness and cold chilling air that occasionally creeps up your spine. Its all too surreal but like I said earlier, I try not to think about it and go on about my day.

It still bothers me though. I want to know more but I know that knowing will kill me. I still can’t let a small reason stop me as I journey into the mist. It some times makes me sick to my stomach but in the end I always feel better. Kind of like when you throw up. haha!

ill find it soon

~ Keep it all smiles

When I Discovered EDM

 

I started listening to EDM during the summer of 2014. The first song I ever heard was a song buy Haywyre entitled Everchanging. This is another reason of why I love weed, while I was listening to the song I was engulfed in to a spiritual journey in my head. The melodies of the song carried me away blissfully as I sat back and enjoyed the journey.

The next day when I awoke, I was excited to plug in my earbuds and jam those tunes again. But the question that daunted me was whether I would enjoy the music sober. I was in a rush to get up because I had to work with my dad so I didn’t get a chance to play it until I was on the job. Once I was there I played the last song from his album called “Voice of Reason.” From the begining instruments to the deep whiny voice repeatedly saying “Why don’t you listen to me?” I was hooked.

Listening to Haywyre alone and surfing soundcloud for more music opened a new door for me. A door that I never thought I would open. Now here I am a today sitting in my mothers car listening too Dichotomy by Haywyre.

Isn’t it crazy where life takes you?

~ Keep it all smiles