Hi! This is a regular newsletter of things I’ve made and things I like. I thought you might enjoy it, but if it doesn’t float your boat please feel free to unsubscribe. I will be happy you’re taking care of yourself.
It was my birthday last week! I am now 31 years old. In celebration, I released this video showing you how to make a nacho party hat! As far as I’m concerned, there are not enough party hats, nor nachos in the world. Together, we can make a difference.
Yama Warashi is a music project by my friend Yoshino Shigihara. It’s a wild mix of psychedelia, Japanese folk dance music, African music and freakout jazz. It will get your soul dancing inside a rainbow’s shadow.
I mean HOLY SMOKES. I’m so happy Missy Elliot is releasing new stuff! Not only is her music still supa dupa fly, her artistic vision makes my eyes shoot lasers. There’s a documentary out about her soon which I’m very much looking forward to.
I think this article is an inspiring read for anyone who hopes to make a living doing what they love! I’m lucky enough to work with Niki Yang on Cartoon Network’s Clarence, and I scored a pilot she made called Yoyotoki. She’s a joy to work with!
I loved this book by Lorena Alvarez. I originally bought it as a present for my niece but I read it before I gave it to her and had to get a copy for myself! I recommend you click through and preview some of the images - the illustrations and colours are just gorgeous. The story hit home for me with themes about creation for joy vs the pressure to appease others. It’s pretty spooky too! There’s an interview with the author here if you’d like to know more.
I really dig this video and track by Canadian producer/musician FOXTROTT. The neverending quarry shots and the heaviness of the track make me want to smash rocks with my face.
I’ve been making a video series called Computer Plays With… where musicians enter the brain of a computer and play a song. The computer remixes their song on the fly and messes with the image behind them! It’s hard to explain but it’s weird and fun. I’m not sure when the vids will be released but I’m excited because I got to work with some of my favourite musicians like Rozi Plain and This Is The Kit!