I’m stoked to start the first ever monthly carousel today! When I started blogging again, my biggest concern was that I didn’t want to stick to one single topic. Of course, concert photography is something I hold very dear to me, and the majority of any content geared towards ohnoesdani.com or my Instagram account will be music-related for that reason. From what I’m listening to lately all the way to whatever I decided to learn this time around, it’s all here!
Dead Boys – Still Snotty: Young Loud and Snotty at 40. A few weeks ago, I learned that Dead Boys are still around (technically). While the re-recorded album is a bit of old news, it’s still a great listen! ‘Dead Boys Resurrected — The 1970s American Punk Rockers Are On Tour‘ is a great read from last year.
“A supposition: The Dead Boys were America’s Sex Pistols. And very few people knew it.”
Anthony Bourdain was also a fan, so really, that’s already indication that Dead Boys are amazing. You can check out his interview in Turned out a Punk here. Speaking of, it doesn’t get more punk rock than this: Marina Lutz is officially a legend in Please Kill Me’s ‘HOW I LOST MY VIRGINITY TO STIV BATORS‘ article.
Guns N’ Roses – November Rain. Every time I’m on the road, I have my hair bands and grunge playlists ready to go. Even when I was little, my love for music went from Punk to Grunge to Post-Grunge to Alt Rock. I’ve been a bit obsessed with Guns N’ Roses’ 1986 piano demo of ‘November Rain’ that popped up on my Facebook feed a couple of days ago. As Foo Fighters’ Hawkins recently pointed out in an interview, Guns N’ Roses helped create Alt Rock. What are your thoughts on the topic? Honestly, I can agree that music with such an edge is lacking lately. There’s something about a Guns N’ Roses live that really sets the bar for bands inspired by them.
“I really realised it just being up onstage with Axl the other night – they were the first tickle if you will, into what became alternative rock. When I heard Appetite For Destruction when it first came out, it was scrappy and you knew there was danger in that band.”
Ashanti feat. Ja Rule – Leaving (Always On Time pt. 2). I’m ending this What’s Playing section by announcing my excitement for Ashanti’s and Ja Rule’s upcoming collaboration album. Murder Inc. was my life back when I was in junior high. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings right now!
Wow Tapes Production. One of my goals in life is to travel internationally and be a sort of digital nomad. I’ve always wanted to explore new places and immerse myself in the culture. Wow Tapes Production’s travel videos are exactly what I need to feed my wanderlust. Their latest video project on The Phillipines is a favorite, and of course their website is easy on the eyes, modern, and overall amazing.
Grime Art. Have you heard of Grime Art? This art style is sweeping Instagram’s and Tumblr’s worlds, and Spoon Graphics did a great job at collecting 45 portrait illustrations that will make you want to learn this style ASAP. Feel like turning yourself into grime? How To Make Yourself Into A Zombie Grime!- Step By Step / RYAN HIGA Tutorial ( ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ) is my favorite tutorial so far, but there are also alternatives to create Grime Art with Photoshop and PicsArt.
Instant Messaging Timeline. Have you ever wondered about the history of instant messaging? To me, AIM was where it started, but I hadn’t considered earlier forms that didn’t necessarily require a dial-up connection at best.
Japanese Fashion Nostalgia. I was navigating Instagram’s discover feed and stumbled across a post with a decade-old Popteen edition. Japanese model and talent Eri Aoki had a makeup spread and she took pictures! It’s always nice to find little things like this to bring back the times I was passionate about Japanese fashion.
Please Kill Me Blog and IG. Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil didn’t stop after their ground-breaking book by the same name. Now, Please Kill Me is a web blog with an equally impressive Instagram account.
Learning This Month / On The Wishlist.
Double Exposure in Concert Photography. I’ve been playing around with creating the double exposure effect on my previous concert photographs, but I definitely plan on applying this technique in the next few gigs with Peta Pixels’ tutorial.
Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator and ProCreate. I’ve always struggled when it comes to drawing, but whenever I have a chance, I do what I can to practice. This month, I plan to learn more on how to improve and create digital art via Illustrator and ProCreate. Though there’s no link, here are a few stores on my wishlist that inspire me to continue drawing: