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Hit like a girl

Set aside three minutes of your day (like a couple million others have) to watch this delightful clip of Yoyoka Soma, an 8 year old Japanese drummer. Not only are her skills impressive, but she’s clearly having an amazing time. You can’t fake that.

And yes, Robert Plant approves.

Women who draw ridiculously well

Women Who Code is cool and totally worth supporting, but I’m always going to be a Women Who Draw kinda guy. It’s an open directory of pro female illustrators, artists, and cartoonists who are open for freelance work. The special thing about this site is a focus on increasing the visibility of females of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups that don’t traditionally get as much recognition.

It’s really cool to see the diversity of styles on here that comes with a global spectrum. Let’s support these amazing artists, and if you are one yourself, pull your portfolio together and get on here.

AM Commute

How do you feel about your morning commute? I’m torn. When it takes too long, it can be dreadful, but I’ve found the absence of one removes a space of time to gather my thoughts, read, or prepare for the day. We put together short videos of our morning commutes from up and down the West Coast. If you’d like to join us in sharing yours, tag it #hmcommute on Instagram.

Seattle

Commuting with Kurt on the Microsoft company shuttle in Seattle. #hmcommute

A video posted by HM Commute (@hmcommute) on

Oakland

📣 Everyday moments like your morning commute with the bus driver’s jams.

A video posted by @sixoclockshadow on

San Francisco

San Diego

Soundtrack of the drive home

A video posted by Catrina Dulay (@catrinadulay) on

Party off the pounds

I’m not sure what gave me the epiphany (or if you can call it one), but I’ve decided that indie electronic music and old Richard Simmons videos are made for each other. Do you agree?

Junior Boys – Itchy Fingers

Neon Indian – C’est La Vie (say the casualties!)

Andrew W.K. Party Tips Could Save Your Life

Heartbreaking events put a major buzzkill on this past week. They are not the first, nor the last, but what I do know is we have to continue to spread love and positivity, not fear and hate. If you won’t heed my advice, take a look at Andrew W.K.’s party tips on Twitter. They are lovely injections of optimism that will make you smile. And for those with an attention span, make sure to read his advice column in the Village Voice. It’s beautiful.

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