JETLAG RADIO 052 | 01-15-17

Hi there. I've just added Playlist #052 to my blog. Here's a great song below from the new episode by the Shapeshifter NZ entitled: Stars. Their new album is pretty good, so be sure to check it out as well.

 

  • Thanks to AI, Computers can see your health problems [WIRED]
  • 5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 [MIT Technology Review]
  • In Cancer Fight, Artificial Intelligence Is A Smart Move For Everyone [Forbes]
  • Final Fantasy 7: An Oral History [Polygon]
  • Quantum Computing is Real and D-Wave just Open-Sourced it [WIRED]
  • Don't Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan [WIRED]
  • What Happens When Algorithms Design A Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie [WIRED]
  • Will You Lose Your Job To Artificial Intelligence? Here's What The Experts Really Think [Inc.]
  • Will Robots Usher In A Utopia Or Dystopia? [Fast Company]
  • Obama's Technology Legacy [MIT Technology Review]
Check out the Special Report: Lifelong Education in the latest The Economist issue

Check out the Special Report: Lifelong Education in the latest The Economist issue

  • Kick-Ass Customer Service [HBR]
  • The Music Donald Trump Can't Hear [New Yorker]
  • really enjoyed Anjunabeats Worldwide Episode 510 [Soundcloud]
  • Incredible story of Afghanistan Women's National Soccer Team [Men In Blazers]
  • went to the Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers at the new Golden 1 Center Arena. It was a lot of fun, looking forward going to another game later this year.
  • Nuclear Roundup 01/13/2017 [Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists]
  • Donald Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights hero John Lewis [The Guardian] [BBC]
    • I urge you to support John Lewis by purchasing the March trilogy comic book. We must not let history repeat itself. [Amazon]
  • Noir Reads is simple and easy way to read Black literature to develop or deepen your understanding of Black culture & the Black experience by introducing readers to writers of the Diaspora and engaging in dynamic discussions with a growing private online community. [Noir Reads]
  • Migration: Thousands trapped in freezing temperatures in Greece and the Balkans [MSF]
  • interview with Thomas Pesquet in Outer Space [Europe 1 on DailyMotion] note: French
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry at MIT - January 9, 2017 #ClimateChange [YouTube]
  • visited the Aerospace Musem of California a few weeks ago. Really cool stuff. There's a Da Vinci Exhibit in February. Looking forward to it. [Sacramento Press]
  • Please join us, Bernie Sanders, and the Our Revolution Campaign to #SaveACA [YouTube]
  • #AskGaryVee 238 [YouTube]
  • I just recently finished my 7th book by Alain de Botton entitled "The Course of Love" and I'm almost halfway through Bernie Sanders' book. Such a great author. Among the books I'm reading now include "Peace Through Entrepreneurship" by Steven R. Koltai, "Superintelligence" by Nick Bostrom and "Time Travel" by James Gleick. There are also 2 new books on the X-Files mythology that are out, looking forward to reading them.
  • There's a movie called "Divines" on Netflix. It's a movie in French, and a very powerful film at that. It reinforces the fact that it is imperative that more needs to be done in the "Banlieus" of France. Education is key, something must be done to help the youth.
  • I am so excited that my favorite French Rap group IAM is releasing their new album on 03/03/17. I've been waiting for this for a long time. Here's a spotify playlist if you want to check them out.

Until next time! 

JETLAG RADIO 049 | 050 | 051 | 12-22-16

Hello. I've just added 049, 050, 051 playlists to my blog.

The first track on 051 is this amazing track from Lange which I haven't heard in years. Great vibe.

  • The Great A.I. Awakening (Gideon Lewis-Kraus) [New York Times]
  • Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy (White House) [PDF]
  • The AI Takeover Is Coming. Let's Embrace It (Sandra Upson) [Backchannel]
  • Alfie Jackson - The Last Holiday - a song for the children of Syria [YouTube]
  • Book Doctors Say What You Need Is a Good Read (Sarah Sloat) [Wall Street Journal]
  • Some of the books I'm currently reading: A book on Doctors Without Borders, latest Lauren Collins book, and Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution. They're all very good so far.
  • One of my next read is the new Tim Ferriss' book. I'm so glad he wrote something new. "Tools of Titans" looks gigantic, but I can't wait to read it.
  • Max Vangeli has a new album, be sure to check it out. [Spotify]
  • She & Him have a new Christmas album, and here it is. [Spotify]
  • I saw the Sci-Fi movie "The Arrival." Really good! [YouTube]
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be safe and don't drink & drive. Get a cab, Uber, or Lyft.

JETLAG RADIO 048 | 11-23-16

Hello. Playlist 048 has been added. A bit electronic heavy this time around.

I gotta say, I was pretty distraught with the Elections' result. According to an article on Mashable, 46.6% of eligible voters did not vote. I specifically said in a previous blog post that your vote matters, and it makes a difference. If you do not vote, you cannot complain about the elections' result.

How can we learn from this Election? Well, we simply need to get more involved, not just on national level, but also on State and Local level. Find a Congressman, State Senator, and Governor you believe in, support them, vote for them. The next 2 years are going to be long, but nothing will get fixed if you don't get involved. Do you still care about your issues, whether they are Climate Change, Foreign Policy, the Economy, Obamacare, free tuition for college students, so on and so forth? We can still make them happen, but you need to do something about it. Educate yourself, and those around you.

Imagine how I felt after curating so much content on Twitter, only to be beaten by fake news on Facebook? There is a battle, and a battle to stay informed. Read. Read, read, read. Read from important institutions. Don't read from rumor magazines at the grocery store for some gossip. Go to an actual bookstore and read about what's going on in the world. Ask for recommendations. You can order from Amazon too (which I do) but bookstores do have a little bit of magic, especially during the holidays.

But, remember, don't live in a bubble. Engage those aren't educated about the issues you support. Explain them your viewpoint. Explain them why Climate Change is real, and that it probably would be a good idea not to destroy our planet for our older days, or for the next generation of kids. Help them understand what Planned Parenthood stands for. Display them stories about the hardship of refugees in Europe, and why there needs to be a resolution to the war in Syria and other countries. Tell them that you cannot afford student loans for the rest of your days, and why you need affordable tuition, the way university is pretty much free in Europe.

Get involved, in whatever way you deem productive.

Until next time!

PS. Thanksgiving is this week. While we may not be happy with the election results, don't forget to be thankful for good health, family, and a million other reasons. Also, when you eat that piece of turkey, don't forget to thank the heroes around the world who keep us safe.

JETLAG RADIO 046 | 10-14-16 / 10-22-16

Hello. I've just added Playlist # 046. The first track is from Lemaitre's new EP:

  • The Obama Administration has published a new report on Artificial Intelligence.
  • Here is a video from The Verge which condenses the Google Pixel event in 10 minutes
  • Here's the full video review of the Google Pixel phone from The Verge:
  • Have you seen this new TV show on YouTube RED by Wong Fu Productions?
  • Intel Kaby Lake is finally here, and thus, new toys came out. Check out the new Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc on your favorite tech blogs.
  • Microsoft Event on Wednesday Oct 26 regarding future of Windows 10. Here's a link.
  • Apple Event on Thursday Oct 27 concerning the new MacBook Pros (verge article).
  • If you haven't already, please register to vote before the deadline which is approaching extremely soon. Your vote is extremely important. Go to Iwillvote.com for more details. It's super fast and easy. Remember, you can't complain with the outlook of an election if you don't participate in voting.
  • My #1 issue this year is #ClimateChange because all of the predictive computer models for Earth 2050 look like something out of a scary video-game. Hence, I'm voting for Hillary, unlike the other guy who thinks Climate Change does not exist.
  • Speaking of #ClimateChange, there's a great new documentary coming out in the next couple of days on National Geographic:

Until next time!

JETLAG RADIO 045 | 09-22-16

Hello. I've just added playlist 045. Here below is the first track, Calvin Harris has a new single, and he's singing on it, which is amazing. I hope he continues to sing on future releases, because he's an amazing vocalist. I know he wants to stick to production-only, but he has a great voice.

I had like almost 300 songs to put on the playlist but I decided to trim it down. You'll see the rest along with other future new music in Playlist 46.

Mr Robot season 2 finale was intense! Now I need to catch up on Halt & Catch Fire Season 2 & 3, and there's also StartUp TV show on Crackle (that portal where you can watch Jerry Seinfeld's Comedian & Cars getting coffee). There's still a while until HBO's Silicon Valley returns...

Here are two albums I'm listening to a lot right now that are really good. First, LTN & Arielle Maren's Momentum. Second, Gemini's Wanderlust.

is going on a North American Tour!!!

She's the vocalist behind the song "Lean On" (along with Major Lazer). She is extremely talented. I can't wait for her new album.

 

Until next time!

 

 

JETLAG RADIO 042 / 043 / 044 ADDED | 08-16-16

Bonsoir. I've added JETLAG RADIO 042, 043, and 044 to my blog.

Below is a song from 044:

 

Check out author Alain de Botton. He has a ton of books, I've recently read the first one (called "On Love: A Novel"), it was marvelous. I definitely plan on reading his other books.

Recently watched the movie "Keanu" with Key & Peele. It was great, be sure to watch it.

Premier League is back! I'm so excited. Manchester United won their first match, so you can't go wrong with that.

#Rio2016 is almost over. Allez #TeamFrance! Let's Go #TeamUSA!

 

World Humanitarian Day is this Friday August 19th 2016.

"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

JETLAG RADIO 035 through 041 added / Happy Independence's Day | 07-04-16

  • Hello. If you look under mixtapes, you will now see JETLAG RADIO playlists 035 through 040 added. I've also just created playlist 041, so check it out.
  • I just read Fight Club 2. Wow! Very nostalgic to read this, 20 years after seeing the movie and reading the first book. All 10 volumes of Fight Club 2 and a hardcover version are available now.
  • Spotify has created a 4th of July Party playlist, perfect for BBQ / party with friends and family.
  • Check out this PSA from John Cena:

Happy Independence's Day! You already know what movie I'm watching tonight.

JETLAG RADIO 033 / 034 | 4-16-16

Hello. Here's playlist 033, and just added 034.

M83 has a new album. It's really good. Check it out.

Coachella is going on this weekend. Livestream on YouTube / official page.

Arianna Huffington has a new book called "The Sleep Revolution." Ought to be an interesting read, and remind us all the importance of getting enough sleep every night.

NBA Playoffs! Let's go Cavs.

JETLAG RADIO 032 / 04.03.16

  • Adding playlist # 032. Enjoy.
  • Check out this song by Tyler Touché. It's "Nu Disco." I'm digging this genre lately.
  • Soundcloud announced Soundcloud Go (check out article on The Verge) Not sure how I feel about this yet...I already have Apple Music + Spotify + Google Play Music.
  • @garyvee's new book is out. I need to hurry up and finish it. It's really good too. His previous books were amazing.
  • Recently watched "The Revenant." It was wild. Really good movie.

JETLAG RADIO 031 / 03.12.16

Just added playlist #31.

Here is the first track from the playlist, the amazing remix of "My Love" feat. Drake by Majid Jordan.

The 2nd track from the playlist is "Run" by Tourist. An extremely talented DJ. His new album comes out in May.


Excellent new article on @medium by @Salesforce: "Twitter is Your Customer Service Secret Weapon."

This is wild: AlphaGo beats Lee Se-Dol again to take Google DeepMind Challenge series (@verge)

There's an Apple event on March 21st.

SXSW is going on right now! can't wait to watch all the keynotes on YouTube...hope they don't take forever to post them.

JETLAG RADIO 026 + 027 added | Happy Valentine's Day

I've added last week's episode (026) and this week's episode (027) to my blog.

Here is a music video from Episode 026, it's Disclosure's track "Moving Mountains" featuring Brendan Reilly, one of my favorite track on their latest album CARACAL:

Disclosure will be in SF in May just in time for my birthday. I'm really excited about that concert.

Here is a music video from this week's playlist (027). It's Kaskade's track entitled "Whatever" feat. KOLAJ on his most recent album AUTOMATIC.

 

Have a wonderful 3-day weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day! :) If you have Apple Music, click on the "new" tab, and click on the Valentine's Day logo. There are a ton of special music playlists tailored for all you romantics out there.

PS. Eric Prydz's EPIC 4.0 concert is in 2 weeks in SF. I'm so pumped!

JETLAG RADIO 025

Here's JETLAG RADIO 025. It's a Spotify playlist, as they have been for a while now. 

I included a track from Lemaitre's brand-new EP entitled 1749. It's really good, so be sure to check out his new release. You can stream it on Soundcloud.

PS. I found some old DJ mixes on my backup hard drive. I've uploaded them on my MIXTAPES page: JETLAG RADIO 001, 002, 003, and 004. Small warning, those 4 mixes are #EDM heavy.