Here are some of the genres that I have been listening to in 2017: indie rock, indietronica, alternative rock, neo-psychedelic, and dream pop.

As you can see, a real mix.

Some of the artitist that I am enjoying right now are:

  1. David Bowie
  2. Bonobo
  3. The xx
  4. Brian Eno
  5. The Shins

You have probably heard of all of those. Ok, David Bowie, probably not.

Here are a couple that you might not know about:

  1. Navarone
  2. Knight Area
  3. Mercy John
  4. Ray Davies
  5. Piano Magic

If you like those you will also enjoy the following artists as well:

  • Moke
  • Audio Adam
  • Ayreon
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Steve Gunn
  • De Staat
  • Smith Westerns
  • All Missing Pieces
  • Allah-Las
  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen

I love that people try and share their knowledge, but the following artists are misslabled again and again. I have taken a moment to try and fix that, but there are still a lot of incorrectly labelled artists. If you disagree just comment below because I'd be interested to hear why.

  • Sam Gellaitry is future bass.
  • Kaytranada is future RnB.
  • Justice is definitely electro, not house.
  • Tycho definitely has ambient influences and qualities to his music. He is a combination of ambient, electronic and post-rock. A lot of his songs are very ambient. Some are more upbeat. It's a good classification for a general idea of what to expect.
  • The XX are electronica.
  • Kungs doesn't really have a genre yet because he only has one song, but I would call him disco house.
  • Bicep is deep house/garage.
  • Father John Misty is folk rock.
  • Mac Demarco is surf/stoner rock.
  • Nicolas Jaar is definitely not house, more like ambient electronic.
  • Jai Wolf is future bass.
  • Mura Masa is future bass/balearic house.

I like house, dub, and electro but with a general love for music. Here are a few of my guilty pleasures:

  • The Weeknd
  • Earl
  • Bon Iver
  • The Smiths
  • The xx
  • Capital STEEZ
  • Big Pun
  • Jai Paul
  • Joey Bada$$
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Royksopp
  • Pretty Lights
  • Little Dragon Gorillaz
  • Emancipator
  • Tesla boy
  • VHS or Beta
  • Starfucker
  • Arcade Fire
  • Beatles
  • Coldplay
  • Daft Punk
  • Madvillain
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Kanye West
  • Drake
  • DropxLife
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Feist
  • Gorillaz
  • Immortal Techinque
  • Inspectah Deck

This list got really long, I hope that I didn't miss any, but that is what is on my currenty Playlist. As you can see I can listen to anything without it being bothersome, but I also have personal preferences like I said: electro house, and dub/chill/liquid dub/drumstep.


These are so good, and so easy to make. Take 1-1/2 red or white potatoes 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp ground cumin 2 tbs olive oil 2 tbs butter Salt and pepper to taste 1-2 cups of velveeta cheese 1/4 cup salsa Sour cream Taco sauce Green onion

Take cubed potatoes put them into a bag with the cumin and garlic powder, mix them up. Get a frying pan, put the olive oil and butter in.

Fry the potatoes until golden brown, salt and pepper to taste. Preheat oven to 475, put the potatoes on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Cut the velveeta into cubes, put into a bowl with the salsa, microwave for 2 minutes, then stir and put back in for another 2 minutes.

Put the potatoes in a bowl, garnish with the sour cream, cheese sauce and taco sauce.


So I was discussing the topic of beer batter (onion rings) with my sister who thought that it was still "beer."

In the US children and teenagers are allowed to eat food prepared using alcoholic beverages. This means beer-battered fried stuff, sausages boiled in beer, sauces that are deglazed with wine or cognac, BBQ sauce that uses beer or whiskey, etc.

Beer breading, for example, basically mean just dipping or rubbing the meat with beer used to get flour or bread crumbs to stick to the meat.

Batter is a mix of liquid and flour (and other herbs/spices) that makes a thick paste that you coat your meat or fish in before frying.

Technically, there is still often some alcohol in the resulting food, but our culture doesn't seem to find it problematic.

It's not like a drop of alchohol will strike dead a 17-year-old, it's that we've generally decided children shouldn't partake alcohol. In small quantities, it's fine. In many European countries, children grow up drinking small amounts of watered down wine. In the US, we take a harder line when it comes to beverages, but are more moderate about food containing alcohol.

I have heard that as long as non-alcoholic beer is below a certain percentage of alcohol, it can be sold to minors legally, I am not sure on that, but I do know that even non-alcholic beer has a minor amount in it. Anything above that percentage is not considered non-alcoholic.

A lot of the alcohol in the beer is burned away, like wine steak sauce, while it is being cooked the alcoholic flavor still remains but not much of the actual substance.