Thursday, December 31, 2015

My top five music+video experiences of 2015

1. "untitled", by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar performed an Untitled song on the Colbert Report, December 2014
just before completely owning the music of 2015

2. Awww, by Di'Ja

Puppy love, awww...

3. Uptown Funk, by Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars)

Shake it, but please don't break it.

4. Adventure of a Lifetime, by Coldplay

A for effort.

5. Watch Me, by Silent├│

This counts as gym time.

Have a brilliant year!

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Bonus:
Kendrick Lamar on youtube with videos off the Butterfly album "i", King Kunta, Alright, For Free, and These Walls leading the way;
in stunning live performances on Stephen Colbert's shows, at the Kennedy Center, with Ellen DeGeneres, at the Grammy and BET awards;
and fairly stealing the show as a featured artist with Jidenna, Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, and other friends.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Wake me up when it's all over

This is what we've been going through:
http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/nigeria/lagos
Very dry weather, with humidity plumbing levels below 20% daily, which is more or less outside the range of experience according to this graph.
 Climate data for Ikeja/Lagos, Relative Humidity in %
Average Max (blue) and Min (brown) with percentile bands 25th-75th (dark) and 10th - 90th (light)
 A lot of people
- feel cold, like in any desert, the temperature ranges wider now that it's dry - colder nights/mornings, hotter afternoons.
- can't stand the dust and pollution.  Sometimes I can taste sand. 
- have actually got colds, the flu or such.  I have.  I ended up taking medicine
-  feel super hungry.  Last week was the worst - I just had to keep eating.  It felt crazy to be hungry every hour or two, but what could I do?  Some people just report feeling thirsty. 
- don't want to get out of bed.  I'm sure it's for times like this that our more organic-living brethren (including the burrowing crew) discovered hibernation.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/human-hibernation-hypothermia.html
Biologically, we would probably do well to shut it down and get back to the business of money and such in January.  But we have calendars to run.

I feel lazy.  I feel like King David, walking through the cold valley of the dark shadow of harmattan.  In two weeks, I will break through to the other side.  I fear no evil.  This too shall pass.  

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Charmed to be in the blog neighbourhood

People are still doing this blog thing.

This is what happened when I clicked the relic "Next Blog" link at the top of this blogger page: Blog 1, which led me to Blog 2, Next Blog 3, Blog 4, then Blog 5.

Their themes -
art: illustration, painting, photos, technique, babies and children.  

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