This Festa

We were blessed with

We Don’t Talk Anymore pt.2

4 O’ Clock

And So Far Away

But 

there was one member 

missing

Jung

Hoseok

But why?

He’s busy

Working on something

Something important

Very important

HIS MIXTAPE

GET READY

THE LEGEND

THE KING

IS COMING

AND

HE

WILL

SLAY

Just

You

Wait

concept playlists

you’re running down a gleaming hall in a light, frothy ballgown the colour of honey-blossoms, past endless tussore-silk curtains which conceal dusty portraits that have long since lost their shine. you are lost, set adrift in your own enchantment, caught between all that is and all that could have been

you’re lying on a field of wildflowers with your best friend, the sullen murmur of bees shouldering their way to your ear. popping a strawberry in her mouth, she smiles at you sleepily, her hair curling delicately around her warm sun-drenched eyes, and your heart catches in your throat at the curve of her cherry-stained lips 

you are in the driver’s seat, speeding down highways, dusky light illuminating the old car. the streets are empty on this shadowy night but every time you turn the wheel excitement surges through your veins and you feel as if you could go on forever

it’s late evening and you’re trembling and trying not to cry because it’s like the whole world is on your shoulders and you’re going to fall with the knowledge that no one is there to catch you. your sister takes your hand with a sigh and tells you gently that it’s alright, things will get better and someday you will find your way home

you’re sipping pomegranate tea and walking through an art museum, eyes filled with childlike wonder at the paintings hanging off the wall. you feel a weight lift inside you and think maybe true love and happy endings do exist, after all

concept playlists

had to jump on this trend

you’re hanging out with the cutest girl in the whole wide world, driving around in a pink cadillac convertable, ignoring the male gaze, and eating cherry popsicles on a warm summer day. you think you finally know what joy feels like

having a picnic on a hill filled with wildflowers, you feel the sudden urge to cry from both an underlying sadness and an overwhelming appreciation for the beauty of queen anne’s lace and daisies

you’re parked at the beach at 3:30 in the morning on a warm summer night, and you feel weirdly nostalgic for a time you weren’t alive for 

you’re driving in a car filled with friends with the windows rolled down, and though it’s never possible to fully leave your sadness behind, in that moment, everyone is smiling and everyone is happy, and there seems to be blue and yellow glow over everything

you walk deep into the woods and flop onto your back into a snowbank, staring up at the bare trees and falling snowflakes as the sky gets dark, feeling as if you could lie there forever

you’re riding the subway late at night, listening to an old ipod classic. the car is dimly lit, it’s empty, and it seems as if the train will never stop, but you’re not going anywhere in particular

💿 HOW 2 MAKE A MIX CD 💿

Here it is, babes: my highly requested mixtape how-to !!

HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Blank CD’s + jewel cases
  • iTunes + a disc drive
  • Sharpie or other permanent marker
  • Collage supplies !
    • glue stick, magazine scraps, stickers, glitter, etc.

HOW TO:

1. Decide your purpose.

What’s it for? Who’s it for? Will you have a theme? What kinda music/genres fit with that theme? 

2. Compile the tracks into a playlist on iTunes.

FILE > NEW > PLAYLIST 

Here are sum tipz for compiling your tracklist:

  • I like to vary old + new music, genres, moods, etc.
  • To make it flow, I like to place the songs in an order where each song somehow compliments or contrasts the previous track.
  • Include a good mix of familiar tracks and new finds.
  • Live versions of familiar songs are always a good idea.
  • DO NOT BE SCARED TO INCLUDE CHEESY POP SONGS.
  • Consider movie soundtracks ! Those are ALREADY like mixtapes!
  • 15 songs is a good # of tracks to shoot for.

3. Burn the CD !!!

Insert a blank disc into your disc drive.

FILE > BURN PLAYLIST TO DISC

4. Wait 4 the disc to burn.

Grab a big ol snack while u wait. Make sure you don’t bump your computer while the disc is burning or the driver could fail.

5. 🌸  DECORATE YER COVER, HUNY 🌸

This is obviously my fav part nnggg. My biggest tip is that collaging takes tons of practice to get a feel for. The person you’re making the mix for will love it NO MATTER WHAT, so don’t sweat it.

Here are some of my biggest tips on art directing yer new creation:

  • I start by cutting out a little less than 5″ by 5″ piece of plain card stock to act as a solid background.
  • A good title can MAKE a CD (and lend itself to some solid visuals).
  • Have a small collection of magazines + clippings to go to for inspiration. My favs are 1980′s Nat Geo’s, “Oh Comely” (a British rag). and NYLON.
  • To get my clippings, I look through a few issues and clip ANYTHING that relates to the vibe of my mix in any way. Sometimes I have a color scheme in my head or a specific imagine or mood. That guides my pics, but I’m always ready to deviate if something else grabs my eye.
  • Sometimes simple covers with a big graphic and some dope patterns/color blocking are more appealing than wild ones, so don’t overthink it ~

6. GIVE THAT BABY AWAY!



Here are some covers I’ve made to give y’all some samples:


If you follow this how-to, be sure to tag me in yer pics <3 !

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An interwoven set of mixtapes for Victor and Yuuri.

Victor

1. SHUT UP AND DANCE - WALK THE MOON // 2. SAY MY NAME (FEAT. ZYRA) - ODESZA // 3. INTO THE NIGHT - SANTANA // 4. ANGEL IN BLUE JEANS - TRAIN // 5. MISERY - MAROON 5 // 6. FALL - SWING REPUBLIC // 7. CRAVE YOU - FLIGHT FACILITIES // 8. BUDAPEST - GEORGE EZRA // 9. HEARTBEAT SONG - KELLY CLARKSON // 10. BRIGHTER THAN THE SUN - COLBIE CAILLAT // 11. YOU AND ME - LIFEHOUSE // 12. UNPACK YOUR HEART - PHILLIP PHILLIPS // 13. COLLIDE (ACOUSTIC VERSION) - HOWIE DAY // 14. DEATH OF A BACHELOR - PANIC! AT THE DISCO // 15. HOME - PHILLIP PHILLIPS

Yuuri

1. SHUT UP AND DANCE - WALK THE MOON // 2. LAST FRIDAY NIGHT (T.G.I.F.) - KATY PERRY // 3. CRACKS (FEAT. BELLE HUMBLE) - FLUX PAVILION // 4. 1940 (AMPLIVE REMIX) - THE SUBMARINES // 5. LIBERTANGO - BOND // 6. ARMS - CHRISTINA PERRI // 7. MISS YOU - GABRIELLE APLIN // 8. I BET MY LIFE - IMAGINE DRAGONS // 9. GERONIMO - SHEPPARD // 10. CHASING CARS - SNOW PATROL // 11. WARMTH - BASTILLE // 12. HALL OF FAME - THE SCRIPT  // 13. COLLIDE (ACOUSTIC VERSION) - HOWIE DAY // 14. WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN - CARPENTERS // 15. HOME - PHILLIP PHILLIPS 

Enjoy!
5/14/17 EDIT: Gah! I forgot that I had swapped a song and rearranged a few for Victor’s list to have it make more chronological sense since I typed the list by hand. The link was correct and this post now has the right songs