Happy Friday everyone. We made it. Things are looking up, yet again, for your favorite No-Fi King/curator of dope vibes. I mean, things turned up positively in the last week–and I damn sure won’t take that for granted. So, this volume of Quickies is dedicated to good vibes–even if they’re found during not-so-good situations. In other words, we’re focusing on trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel, even if the tunnel is long AF.
Songs on this volume include tracks that:
- Delve into how we sometimes dull ourselves and numb ourselves to deal and how that can make us grow in some ways when we finally wake up and smell the roses and not sniff the lines (such as “Substance Abuse” by Juanski)
- Delve into the course of relationships and how they can bring us maturation even if/when they end (such as Swabski’s “Couple’s Eulogy,” Zoe Ko’s “Til U,” J-Pegs The Legend’s “Drunk Feelings Sober Thoughts”–which features yours truly–Pick Patek’s “Penelope,” Zaamwe’s “Bahama Mama” and Outsourced Feelings’ “Hopeless Romantic”)
- Delve into how life can make us grow, even from the simplest things (such as Sareem Poems’ “Matters of Man” remix featuring Chris Orrick and Newselph)
- Delve into finding peace with friends and family (such as Luh’ra’s “Nice,” which is an incredible song that speaks on a lot in its time) and…
- Delve into just enjoying life and all its lifeness, because if we don’t smile every so often, the demons and the darkness win (such as Malcolm Gee’s mental health awareness song “Falling Deeper” or KADA’s drive-and-determination anthem “Peaches & Cream”)
If you’re like me, you’re not putting your eggs in one basket–even if that basket is hoping to win the Mega Millions drawing. Instead, you’re making your own happiness and positive vibes, through good relationships with yourself, people around you and so on. You’re growing each day, if you’re doing this life thing right, and you become better with each passing day as well. All in all, I’m here for good vibes–especially considering how wonky my July started out. I hope you’re all here for some good vibes and support dope music in all its forms.