Fashion

I go through stages where I get quite entranced with certain fashion, foods, music etc. Here are some things I cannot seem to get my fill:

Primary colors

I’ve busted out my opaque tights now that there’s a chill in the air. I love pairing yellow, green, blue or red with gray. Sometimes I probably look like Rainbow Bright but you know what? It makes me happy and I hope it makes you smile too!

Do you like my yellow flats?

Hemp Shakes

No you cannot get high from hemp. However, you can get high on nutrients 😉 Read more about it here The basic idea is that it’s whole plant based protein chalk full of essential amino/fatty acids aka super nourishing to your bod. It loves you back! I’ll have to post about my chocolate hemp smoothie pictured next because it tastes amazing!

Who DOESN’T drink their smoothies from a pint glass? 😉

James Murphy aka LCD Soundsystem

I’m going through a very danceable phase in my music right now. I sort of gravitated away from chamber pop ala Grizzly Bear, Doves, Elbow etc and now want to shake my bootay I guess. I don’t ask myself questions, I just go with it 🙂 If the build at the 3:05min mark doesn’t get you on your feet, I don’t know what will. You might want to check your pulse haha.

P.S Dear Chris Brown, stop stealing Calvin Harris’s sweet beats!

Joplin

Because of the ACA, our business is suffering through lower insurance costs for the first time ever. In spite of staff aging up, our provider has lowered our premium costs. We were accustomed to double-digit increases for most of the last decade. 

And now mom-and-pop businesses that make the sacrifice to provide insurance for their employees will have a more level playing field against those businesses that neglect their moral obligation to their workers. Consider this — if your business model depends on a paying a non-living wage and pushing your workers into the safety net (provided by others), then you are not an entrepreneur; you are an exploiter. To borrow a popular hate phrase: You are not a producer; you are a parasite.

I request that you serve the people of Missouri and reject the politics of GOP obstruction at all costs.

Music 2

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon was released on Wednesday and I’ve finally gotten my hands on the  DLC. Now I’m not one to usually write about Videogame Music or even DLCs but this soundtrack is thoroughly unique and definitely deserves a review.

Blood Dragon surprised a lot of people. Popping onto the radar of gamers around April 1st, many accepted that it was it was just an elaborate April Fool’s joke with it’s ridiculous premise and bizarre setting and trailers. It was not a joke.

Blood Dragon takes place in alternate 2007 where “The apocalypse has had an apocalypse” and cyborgs are created to take down the bad dudes around the globe. The plot isn’t what’s important here. What is important is the character. Sergeant Rex Colt. He’s a patriotic guy who’s trying to save the world by taking down Sloan, a cyber commando gone rogue!

I’ll spare you the game details and get right to the soundtrack.

Blood Dragon is a borrower. Taking influences from artists like Kavinsky with 80′s synth laced tracks as well as movies like The Terminator and Tron, the OST is full of neon-soaked and synthesiser heavy tracks with thumping electronic drums to get you pumped.

Have a listen to the main theme and tell me that it wouldn’t sit perfectly in an 80′s futuristic cyber thriller : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWuDwNysX-A

Then check out the chilled, transcendent version of the main theme here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGx-eH6b3rY

Power Core combines synth keyboard and drums to give this track a great retro feel. All the songs feel familiar but are 100% fresh off the market. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6cFovamcco

Next up, we have “Sloan’s Assault” which sounds like something cut from the Tron Legacy soundtrack that Daft Punk felt was too good to include. It’s a great, fast song that screams “Derezzed” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FP_ynhVW70

Finally, the Terminator 2-esque song “Warzone”. With the industrial noises of clanging steel and drums, it’s easy to mistake this for the T2 Opening Music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHVXIkVOlKQ

There you have it. Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon OST is something of a gem for fans of the 80′s, synths, cyberpunk, Terminator 2, Tron, Daft Punk….. I could go on! The main thing is if you like your tracks to be 100% synth focused, get your hands on this. Oh and gamers? Do yourself a favour and download this. Meanwhile, I’ll get back to playing…Image