JETLAG RADIO 069 | 070 | 071 | 03-18-18

Hi there. I've recently uploaded playlists 069, 070, and 071.

The first track I want to mention from 069 is "Amer" by Lhomé. This is a French song that talks about the tragic Nov 2015 Paris Attacks. I was never the same after that day, so if you speak French, please give it a listen. On a more happier side, another song from 069 is "It's All About Love" by Wild Royal Coast.

Next track I want to discuss is from 070 features Ferry Corsten and Paul Oakenfold who teamed together to create "A Slice of Heaven." Parts of the proceeds from their UNITY project will be used for educational purposes for music schools. Second track from 070 is "Everyday" by Logic. He's going through a rough time but keeping up a smile anyway, and his new album is on top of Billboard Charts.

Finally, this one from 071 is from The Neighbourhood entitled "You Get Me So High." They just released another excellent album which just came out. And one more: The Theory of Everything by Jóhann Jóhannsson from the soundtrack of the movie.

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  • MSF: The Year in Pictures 2017 [MSF]
  • Stephen Hawking: Intel Remembers The Famed Physicist [Intel]
  • Syria war: Seven years, seven pictures [Al Jazeera]
  • Sebring Race Results 2018 [Sebring]
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  • 17-Year Old Colton Herta Joins BMW Team RLL as Test and Reserve Driver [BMW Blog]
  • The Inclusive Internet Index: Measuring Success 2018 [The EIU]
  • 2018 Dodge Charger [Car & Driver]
  • Nissan launches third iteration GT-R Nismo GT3 (R35) [AutoSport]
  • 9 Google Home Tips for Music Lovers [CNET]
  • Last Men in Aleppo [Netflix]
  • Flint Town [Netflix]
  • Fullmetal Alchemist [Netflix]
  • New Ford Mustang GT California Special Joins the Carmaker's 2019 Lineup [Tech Times]
  • Global Threat Assessment 2018 Full Report [WeProtect]
  • Ian Callum Reveals The Story Of Jaguar's Electric Dream [Forbes]
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First things first, after being inspired by Kevin Love's post, and Prince Harry's long work to fight Mental Health stigma, although this is extremely personal for me, I've decided to speak a little bit on the matter. I have recently read the book "Mental" by Jaime Lowe (link), and it was a very insightful moment for me reading the moral of its story, which was that she was very lucky. Others, are not as much. They are from broken homes, broken families, history of abuse, drug addiction, etc. Meanwhile, she had family support, and various doctors until she became stable. I have to remember, while things were tough for me, others have it much harder. I have dealt with Bipolar disorder for about a decade, and stable for now over 7 years. For those of you who are having a hard time, just remember, take it one day at a time, see your doctor(s) regularly, and if you've been prescribed medications, make sure you take them. Surround yourself with friends and family support. You will go through struggles, but just stay positive. 

I also just read an important book on Delta Force by Eric L. Haney, and it was a great read. These guys don't make 6 figures, they don't brag about material things, they just do it for the guy next to them. This will be different when I read about Blackwater, with the insurmountable amount of fiasco in the news. I am glad that Jeremy Scahill wrote on the topic. I'm also thankful for Jon Stewart highlighting the fact that some idiotic politicians are not taking care of 9/11 first-responders.

The best thing on Television right now is The Looming Tower. It's really the best piece of work since Syriana & The International. I am glad that Hulu took the risk to tell such an important story.

As I just started to watch March Madness, my beloved Buckeyes lost against Gonzaga, which sucks, but let's remember the amazing season they had.

I am 75% done with Wipeout Omega. Can't wait to beat the crap out of the Corruption level in Wipeout Fury. Still going through the motion in Wipeout Pure, and Wipeout 2048 is still hard as hell.

I know the news cycle is frustrating, but just remember, there are positive sides. CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla has helped pre-register over 9,000 (sorry, Dragon Ball Z reference), I mean over 90,000 teenagers. This storm is going throughout the nation. Take it easy, and just don't forget to vote in Midterms 2018, and the 2020 elections. Take no risk, show up at the polls.

I'm having fun going through both Deadmau5 & Armin van Buuren's Masterclasses. I still have a long time before I learn how to use Logic Pro X, but I can't wait to play around with it, it's gonna be a fun hobby. By the way, Ultra Music Festival is next week, so if you're going, have fun, but please be safe, stay hydrated, and don't take pills from strangers, it's simply not worth it. Think of your parents.

Right now I'm listening to the new Logic mixtape and the new The Neighbourhood album. Obviously with UMF coming up, there's going to be so much new music, so be sure to check it out.

One of the next books I am going to read was a recommendation from a local bookseller, and it ought to be interesting. While there are countless books on men in World War 1 & 2, this one focuses on women, entitled "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore. Still reading the Fullmetal Alchemist manga which I'm starting to think will be over 25,000 pages when I am done.

I just ordered some publication from Le Monde Diplomatique, and can't wait to read it.

RIP Stephen Hawking. Looking forward to the day people solve Quantum Gravity & Multiverse theories.

Until Next Time!