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Hunting in the deep dark woods and further creative ventures


It's Official

So... I haven't posted on this blog for a quite a while. My bad. I've realized recently that three blogs is too much for me to handle. Also, I'm trying to train myself to not shame away from myself. Or divide myself. Or restrain myself. Ultimately, I'm trying to be a better person. 

Now, don't despair. I'm going to keep blogging. All of my blogging will now be on my Grimm Fabrications blog. I do hope that keep reading and following my blog, though the name and place is going to change. It's good change. It's going to be better than ever. As I've learned recently, the work of someone who is happy with their work is much better, and more satisfying for everyone. I think this new, improved, blog will follow suit. 

See you on the flip side!


Music Monday: Hip Hop Edition

Today was a day for listening to white rappers. 

First, I went on a bit of a Mr. B kick. Mr. B is the Gentleman Rhymer. His music style is what he refers to as 'chap hop'. Because he's a chap. Well dressed, and rocking a banjolele. Today I was listening to his song 'Chap-Hop History'. In this song, he summarizes 30 years of hip hop history, in five minutes.

Afterwards, I listened to some Astronautalis. Lovely fellow. I met him when he played in Calgary December 2012. He's a handsome history enthusiast who is covered in tattoos, hails from Florida, and is one of the coolest rappers I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. Today I stumbled upon this song which I had never heard before, and found that it is a really good tune.

Hip hop and rap definitely isn't a musical genre that is for everyone, but here in the deep dark woods, I'm always listening to a lot of loud beats and fast-paced rhymes. 


Music Monday... On Friday

I completely forgot to post on Monday, but that is attributed greatly to the fact that I wasn't listening to anything new or amazing... and y'know. I plum forgot. That, my friends, is why I'm posting on my Grimm By Design blog. Normalcy shall return next week... Ha! Right.

Recently, I've been listening to one song in particular. I keep listening to it over and over again. On YouTube, there is this group called Postmodern Jukebox, and they cover popular songs. The catch is that they cover the songs in vintage musical styles (Motown, "Gatsby" style, Jazz, Doo-Wop, et cetera). Which... kind of makes my heart flutter, and I love it. All songs should be covered to be in older genres. It's fantastic. 

My favourite is one that features another artist named Puddles. He is a sad clown (with a golden voice), who dresses in a style that is distinctly Pagliacci. Which, I love. Because I love that opera (oh, all of the heart clutching emotion. It made me cry when I saw it live... Anyways, I digress). He joined in to cover the song 'Royals' by Lorde. To be honest, I love the song, but only when it's covered by other people. I just like the other voices better is all. 

There's just something so lovely about it. Today it's been making pattern cutting much more favourable.