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(the music video really seems to have city quarantine vibes)

youtube.com/watch?v=TDMfk76hMS

While it's true that several people have coped with physical distancing relatively well thanks to modern technology like videoconferencing tools and virtual online platforms, I still think it kinda shows how clunky our current methods of long-distance interaction are

You're still separated by a few layers of abstraction, and don't genuinely feel like you could be in the same room as your other conversationalists

Still waiting for the holographic projections out of sci-fi

Been seeing some people talking about being bored during quarantine or going stir-crazy while working from home, and I'm like "you guys get to do that??"

Pretty neat display of support emerging from in these troubling times from the pandemic... also kinda intrigued by the sheer number of with various instruments in their homes, enough to form these flash mobs

youtube.com/watch?v=EBByYjjvNz

Ever since TLC picked up Dr Pimple Popper for TV, it seems like the network has been on a trend of creating shows highlighting bodily ailments (My Feet Are Killing Me, Save My Skin)

Honestly I'm not mad about it, since it helps to destigmatize these conditions, and possibly get more people to seek treatment rather than suffer in silence

Still don't like their overly dramatic editing or unnecessary effects (added sounds/excessive zoom-in) though

Meanwhile it's nice to see, in lieu of multiple public events being cancelled, the reconsideration of virtual events as viable alternatives immune to social distancing measures and bad weather

Obviously events requiring physicality like sports competitions aren't viable (for now), but expos and concerts and exhibitions are demonstrably compatible with virtual meets, and are a boon for those who cannot easily travel from home (e.g. physical disability, social anxiety, crap public transport)

I think quite a number of people are overlooking the impact could have on the healthcare infrastructure of a region

Even if mortality rate from Covid-19 is low, the high rate of infection still means a significant number of cases being critical/fatal, possibly enough to overwhelm healthcare facilities

Wondering if serious cases of other illnesses may also jump up in numbers in this period, if the average individual access + quality to healthcare is compromised in this period

The scary thing is that I'm still pretty new in this job and have yet to take on *full* workload, so I can barely imagine how much worse the mental toil may get

Makes that piece of advice about "finding a hobby to do at home" pointless, if I'm going to be too exhausted to even engage in my hobbies

Maybe this is just reaffirming to me to consider part-time / freelance gigs to leave more time for myself?

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I honestly wish I could have an auto-pilot mode in my brain to handle everything at work, then resume consciousness when I'm home, so I don't have the mental fatigue stopping me from persuing personal projects

As much as I am learning useful job experience that'll open more career paths, I also want to develop myself further in music production/performance, and it sucks that the current standard working week + my ~12 hrs spent daily for work + HR restrictions leaves little room for this

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So it's been about a month since starting my new full-time job, and already I'm noticing how much energy it sucks out of the weekdays

Nothing to do with my job scope or my colleagues I believe, just that I feel so mentally drained once I reach home, and all I wanna do is chill in the bedroom rather than be productive in self-learning / music

It also doesn't help that I can't freely look into possible live music gigs now, at least not without HR approval, so that's less motivation to do music

Those in and fans of : tonight (29 Feb 2020) from 7pm onwards there's gonna be a free tribute concert @ Choice Cuts Goods in Katong Point.

Drop by and celebrate the Japanese musician who inspired waves of beatmakers over the years.

instagram.com/p/B886J6ynq1I/

Ooh look another upload! This time it's a I did of a track from an acquaintance of the music club I was part of. Think he's slating for an EP release this year?

audius.co/btcprox/brannlum-oce

Controlling a modular synth via signals from a prosthesis: this guy's basically fleshing out the ๐Ÿค–๐ŸŽ›๏ธ
youtube.com/watch?v=qSKBtEBRWi

Benjamin Byron Davis (the man behind Dutch Van Der Linde) posted his 75yo mother's essay on Reddit, detailing her experiences playing . A pretty long but interesting read coming from a not-so-common perspective.

reddit.com/r/reddeadredemption

We're not even a quarter of a way through this year and already multiple things seem to be going south

A heck of a year for me to enter the workforce, especially now with putting a big dampener on the economy ๐Ÿ˜ท

"Nocturne" was imagined to be the final track of the entire set, the end (but not finality) of the musical journey. The most relaxed and jazzy of all the tracks, I tried to go for feelings of longing and wistfulness, but still made certain electronic elements clear in this.

audius.co/btcprox/nocturne-457

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For "Starfield" I kinda set it up to be a shift in tone compared to the preceding 4-on-the-floor tracks in the Crossroads set, being staggered/syncopated in rhythm + darker in tone. Named is as such because it's loosely inspired by another track I did long ago, which was itself space-inspired.

audius.co/btcprox/starfield-46

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