OKAY. here is my current draft of keith’s original song which i’ve been working my butt off on for like around 10 months lmao. i’m at a real crossroads with it so i think opening it up will help me - the vocals are just my guide and not the final versions! this is definitely still a big WIP but i really hope it is exciting and maybe it’ll be well received bc i’ve worked so hard on it!!
i think i’ll aim for an official S4 release of the Actual Final Version, it has a lot of way to go esp with the mix if you compare to my more recent stuff - i’m actually working on a whole new version in a different key! but we’ll see how the final version turns out. for now anyway…. THIS IS DISSIPATE. the song i’ve poured my entire heart and soul into for keith. i haven’t touched this mix for at least 3 months so pls excuse the mess it’s in. BUT YEA. OKAY…. GUESS WE’RE DOING THIS?!!!!!!
Their names are burning underneath my skin Before i even had a chance to welcome them all in Something’s clawing at my insides Stinging at my eyes Realisation: they’re on my side
Im probably going to regret asking this, but who is rafael casal?
oh wow. WOW. OKAY TAKE A SEAT MY DUDE WE ARE DOING THIS!!!!
This dreamy sunshine is Rafael Casal. He is a 31 year-old writer, rapper, poet, actor, professor, director, playwright…. We can go on an on here, the point is he does a bunch of cool stuff.
He has SO MANY cool projects so lemme introcude you to my favorite ones, otherwise we will stay here FOREVER:
Youtube stuff: Rafa does a bunch of random videos there, but also a few series, so let’s get to them
Rafatics- It’s a segment where Rafa talks about politics and news in a very sarastic yet informative way. His personality is gold and I love him so much to make me laugh when the world is a mess.
Hobbes and Me - THE CUTEST!!! He does this one with Daveed, basically they recreate some Calvin and Hobbes comic strips (Diggs is shirtless and in a fur coat, totally worth watching)
The Away Team - Comedy bits, think Star Trek meets Parks and Rec. I always laugh so hard and never get tired of watching them.
#Bars - This is probably the most amazing and my favorite one, so I saved it for last. Bars is a Theater-In-Verse Workshop created by Rafa and Daveed, and they have interviews, classes, and create an amazing medley of raps and songs based on pop culture and literature for their ‘final’ project, it’s dope and really worth watching.
Music stuff: Rafa is a /really/ good rapper and singer/songwriter. You can check his stuff on the following links:
I’d reccomend the ‘Mean Ones’ and the ‘Bay Boys’ LPs, they are DOPE.
Poetry stuff: His strongest suit and probably one of my favorite things about him is his way with words: He is a goddamn GENIUS. No joke, he is an award-winner poet, being a part of projects with HBO and Youth speaks. Without further do, let’s go to my favorite pieces by him:
This is just the beginning of how amazing this man is, I can go on and on about it, I hope I didn’t freak you out with this long (very long) message! It’s fairly easy to search for more on his work online so please, feel free to do it so because this man is amazing and deserves all the love. ALSO if you like him maybe tell that to him on twitter??? he often replies and likes messages and it will make his day as much as it’ll make yours <3
Panic! At The Disco - This is Gospel (Split Tracks). The left ear is the studio version and the right ear is the piano version. This isn’t my best one, as it gets slightly off at times, but I had to do a lot of tempo adjustment to get it this good. It will work without headphones, but they are recommended.
I take (and want) requests. If you have an idea for something, just send me a message here and I’ll see what I can do.
Also btw, I just heard Malcolm (Jack’s brother) speak for the first time in his Instagram story today and omg his accent is so much stronger than Jack’s!! Wonder how that happened?
P. S. If you haven’t checked out Malcolm’s Instagram, you should. He posts a ton of gorgeous scenery photos from nature or running, and sometimes music/local sightseeing, and he usually writes really good motivational stuff underneath the pictures to boot. You can definitely see where Jack gets his positivity and kindness from - they must come from a wonderful family.
Plus, the book Malcolm wrote is SO GOOD! Definitely worth reading. But please be respectful and don’t send him questions about/requests for Jack or invade his privacy or anything. I know most people won’t, but just in case. He’s worth checking out for his own sake, not just because he’s Jack’s brother. (And he’s a super nice dude. He even replied to a tweet/book review I wrote about his book!)