A year ago I made predictions for how the Kings would fare.
Last year I predicted a 39-43 record, unaware that the Kings were going to dump their leading scorer and playmaker DeMarcus Cousins. The Kings finished with a 32-50 record, a loss less than the previous season. Not too bad considering the talent on paper looked significantly less after that trade. Funny enough that record in 2015-2016 was their best record since 2007 where they had a WHOPPING 38 wins. Yeah the Kings are not a juggernaut in any tense of the word, unless you think nautical because they are often sinking. Of course, being a loyal and true delusional Kangz fan, it’s time to miss the mark again!
I am of the opinion that everyone should have a set of ice breakers in their back pocket when getting to know people. I also sweepingly find people love talking about themselves and what better way to encourage this than with a question? Of course some individuals get stressed at questions that have too many upfront dimensions, especially for some of the first encounters with an individual. Below is my list of questions I bust out when the time calls.
Dusk. – Jinsang
Genre: Chill Hip-Hop / Lo-fi
Vibes: Miyazaki, Rain, Mellow, Somewhat Jazzy
Cartoon shows have some of the most catchy and nostalgic jams out there. Seeing how I don’t have much room to share my appreciation for these songs during my current jam and video game OST bits, I felt I’d start a new segment.
A week or so ago Reddit gave its sweet hug of death to a site powered by Spotify and The Echo Nest’s resources. The site (http://static.echonest.com/BoilTheFrog) allows you to take two relevant artists and form a playlist that tries to go from one artist to the other artist. The hope is that you can get a blend of music that flows well between each song from different artists until you’ve found up at the other one; and sometimes this is truly the case! Generally the listener can pluck from the list the very moment the genre shifts. Regardless, this site is amazing, very resourceful, and a fun party trick.
My absolute favorite part of Spotify is just how easy it is to increase your library. Since I am a high volume listener it can sometimes be tedious to find *new* music I enjoy often. One extra benefit of this site is it can help you grow your library if at all by giving you more names you can slap into that search box to increase the odds of you finding music you like. This is neat.
I was listening to a RadioLab podcast yesterday and heard a phrase I thoroughly enjoyed and thought others would find amusing.
That phrase is: “Muphrey’s Law” (aka Skitt’s Law, etc)
Muphrey’s Law goes: “If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.”
There are plenty of reasons I find this phrase amazing. For starters, the play on words off Murphy’s Law is fantastic. Also I see the re-emergence of grammar Nazis (just check YouTube comments for a popular unfunny vlogger) who frequently set themselves up too easily.
Link to Term of the Day #1
Pogo – No Worries
Genre: Chill Electronic/Acoustic
Vibes: Indoor days with a light drizzle outside, Sunday mornings, Low-key inspiration
I was checking out the website for Nicalis, a game development and production studio responsible for helping games in production like Cave Story +, Binding of Isaac Afterbirth +, Redout, and 1001 Spikes. I recently navigated to their web site and HOT DAMN it is sexy. https://www.nicalis.com/
All of the flavor, from the characters out there from their respective games to the detail and audio was incredible. I am highly inspired by their design and approach to a website that is largely marketing heavy with some blurb of who they are about.
2017 is a fantastic year to be a gamer. Games that have came out this year have been phenomenal, and new games have been announced that are hype af. At the time of E3 this past June I covered 5 games I was stoked for. I won’t cover any games from there that I already covered (ie. Super Mario Odyssey). However this year has been chalk full of great announcements and progress updates. So let’s get started.
WRLD (feat. Ehiorobo) – Drowning
Genre: Electronic, Downtempo
Vibes: Chill with a mysterious presence, Dream-like