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J-POP LANDSCAPES

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

I’ve started a new blog to collect together photos from J-pop videos.

🖙 jpoplandscapes.ryliejamesthomas.net

Here are some examples from posts I haven’t made yet:

African Disco, Funk, Etc. – XMas 2020

Saturday, August 28th, 2021
Front and back cover images. Front is just the compilation title, back is the track list and a spikey rendition of Africa

Been meaning to share this for ages, but anyway, here’s a little compilation I made for Christmas pressies.

I wanted it to be more diverse, but turns out most of the stuff I like comes from Ghana and Nigeria.

SVGs for printing the cover are included. Tags might be fucked. I’ve been moving from Foobar2000 to Quod Libet, so the music library’s a bit of a mess at the moment.

Track list:

  1. Only You, Steve Monite
  2. Enjoy Your Life, Oby Onyioha
  3. You’re My Solution, Eric Kol
  4. Living Everyday, Tee Mac
  5. Sweeper Soul, Super Mambo 69
  6. Talking About Music, Nana Love
  7. Groove I Like, Veno
  8. We Can Move, Free Youth
  9. Disco Dancer, Kiki Gyan

Cunt

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Been sitting on this song for a year and a half, but just finished the video.

Sorry if you didn’t make the list!

Girls on Film

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Girls on Film, by Julie Buck and Karin Segal.

China Girls, Leader Ladies, test parts of films not meant to be seen by an audience.

(I prefer it without the audio) (also posted on Lost Discarded Abandoned)

Information Landscapes

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Wind

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
No Home Movie (exerpt), Chantal Akerman
Parallel Ⅰ (exerpt), Harun Farocki
Windy Lady, Tatsuro Yamashita
She’s Like The Wind Beneath My Wings
https://blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.net/games/Wind/

Five songs I first heard in 2020 that I like a lot

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Eeny Meeny, HP Boyz
Platonic Planet, KOTO
Ashes, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
You’re My Solution, Eric Kol
Talking About Music, Nana Love

Six patterns from Whatever Happened To Green Valley?

Monday, September 21st, 2020

native-land.ca

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Native Land is an online map of Indigenous territories, language groups, and treaties.

I remember seeing this a couple of years ago, but since then they’ve added Australian locations. This’s something I’d wanted to do myself using Open Street Map, but hey!, here it is already.

🖙 native-land.ca 🖘

m~u~s~u~c

Friday, July 31st, 2020

I forgot to mention that I salvaged what I could of my old music blog, after the Tumblr mistake, and put it up at musuc.ryliejamesthomas.net.

It’s using a blogging tool called TextPattern, which I’d never used before, but I like it a lot more than WordPress. Feels really simple, gotta get your hands in and customise it, nice and DIY. More work (and the reason I took so long to mention it is that I wanted to get it setup right), but not to hard to tailor it to what you want to use it for.

I’ve been thinking about tying it to a wiki—either its own or my regular one—so artists and songs would have pages with bits of other info.—or even making it entirely wiki-based. But happy enough with it as it is now.