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A Console Command | No Pants & A Fake Video & Standing Up To Soldiers

Dream 1

My memory of this dream is unclear now, I know that part of it involved a console command that you could enter into a terminal on a computer that listed all your passwords.

Someone kept using this console command in their quest to try all the foods that they could, and maybe for fights.

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Miscellaneous

Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: KAINA

Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: KAINA

What Is It?

The YouTube video Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: KAINA by the YouTube channel NPR Music.

Here is the description for this video:

Every year, NPR Music participates in the SXSW music festival, whether it’s curating a stage or simply attending hundreds of shows at the annual event in Austin, Texas. In 2020, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic, but it returned last March as an online festival. We programmed a virtual “stage” of Tiny Desk (home) concerts in 2021 in a series called Tiny Desk Meets SXSW. This year we return again, virtually, with another round of Tiny Desk Meets SXSW: four videos filmed in various locations, all of them full of surprises.

Anamaria Sayre | March 22, 2022
Setting the scene with a winding tour of the jam-packed gathering of musicians in a mystical recreation of her childhood casita, Chicago-based singer KAINA offers her Tiny Desk (home) concert viewer a temporally unhinged invitation to come over to her house after school.

It doesn’t take much to imagine what it was like in the vocalist’s childhood home: salsa bouncing off the walls, arepas flowing from the kitchen, no one allowed to go home unfed (thanks in part to her Venezuelan and Guatemalan parents). KAINA is channeling that same casita-born energy into her performance here. She opens the performance with the title track to her new album, “It Was a Home,” a twinkly piece complete with nostalgic riffs and soft percussion. She mentions that she was featured in Saba’s 2018 Tiny Desk, but this is her first time owning the performance herself — and she hardly takes a beat after the song is over to bask in the glory of her center-stage experience before she takes her time naming every person on stage – and off – who built the 15-minute performance. Moving on to her upbeat, zanier number, “Apple,” she brings more “friends” (instrumentalists, vocalists and puppets included) on screen for the performance. Closing with a full-bodied, chorally-backed performance of “Casita,” she once again takes the time to give the voices around her equal space alongside her own.

But her community – these featured musicians, the city of Chicago, Latinas across the country – aren’t the only people she’s elevating here. She’s using this space, her casita and this moment in her career to speak to her inner child, as she describes in “It Was a Home.” She’s assuring her that when she’s all grown up she’ll use her voice to shine a light on her casita, beseeching the entire world to marvel at its beauty.

SET LIST
“It Was a Home”
“Apple”
“Casita”

MUSICIANS
KAINA: vocals
Michael Hilger: keyboards
Sen Morimoto: keyboard, vocals
Ryan Person: drums
Brian Sanborn: guitar
Quinn Cochran: guitar, vocals
Michael Cantella: bass
Background Vocalists: NNAMDÏ, Paige Pohlad, Kara Jackson

CREDITS
Directed & Produced by: Bitchcraft Collective
Cinematographer: Matt Hatleberg
Edited by: Jack Cronin
Audio: Brok Mende
Puppeteers: Frances Farlee, Ashley De La Torre, Quinn Regan, Izzi Vasquez
Producer: Kaleb Eisenmann
Executive Producers: Saró & Matt Hatleberg
Co-Directors: Kaden Maloney & Rachel Cole
UPM: Alexis Vergara
1st Assistant Director: Erica Martens
Set Designers: Kaden Maloney, Rachel Cole & Alexis Vergara
Steadicam Operator: Brian Delisi
B Cam Operator: Luciana Salinas
1st Assistant Camera: Doug Birch
Gaffer: Ted Holmwood
Key Grip: Chris “Skoach” Owsiany
Colorist/DIT: Spencer Hagerman
Friends of Friends Recording

Special Thanks:
Bryan Casallo
Pogi Studios
Camera Ambassador
Atlas Lighting
Magnanimous Media
Josh Jones

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer: Bob Boilen
Video Producer: Joshua Bryant
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Bobby Carter, Kara Frame, Maia Stern, Ashley Pointer
Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

nprmusic #tinydesk #kaina

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Miscellaneous

How Latinos Point Onset

How Latinos Point Onset

What Is It?

The YouTube video How Latinos Point Onset by the YouTube channel Joanna Hausmann.

Here is the description for this video:

“WHAT AM I POINTING AT?!”

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Dreams

Tika Tika (Tikka Tikka)

This dream possibly took place inside a hotel room with two beds, I was somehow watching & remotely taking part in what was possibly a Spanish talk show / reality TV show that was possibly called Tika Tika or Tikka Tikka, and I was using two mobile phones to watch the show & communicate with the hosts of the show.

The end of the opening credits theme song, probably ending with someone saying Tika Tika (Tikka Tikka), and the main host was possibly a Spanish woman with light-color skin with long black or dark hair who I assumed to be named Tika (Tikka).