Now that I think about it, it’s kind of cool Eminem referenced Primus.
Yelling to my landlord’s dog to shut the f*ck up while I was half asleep probably wasn’t the most thankful thing to do today.
Hindsight: Dude doesn’t shut up, ever. It’s not Christmas.
I know a lot of people that love tacos. Let me speak for my people when I say you’re welcome.
I wonder how many quasi ballers have tried to get their Benz vanity plates to read OTHROTHR. Thanks Kanye.
New Yorkers leaving a place are superior to those that are entering said place.
Think of this as you walk down the crowded stairs on the “correct” side and you are greeted by a wall of people with no regard to being cordial.
This is not an anti New York rant, it’s just a comment on social aptitude.
There should be an ambient weed rapper that samples only Harold Budd related music called Harry Budd.
Recently in a conversation with a good friend of mine he was trying to describe my humor and attitude toward life. Though he was a little drunk, I sense it was coming from a genuine place (as most things drunk people say are) and it made me really think about those attributes.
I tend to analyze so many things in the world during my average day as do most comedians I tend to lean towards. Circleface thinks of me as Larry David at times. Which to me is an honest person. Crochety, but honest. Another comedian I have come respect as a genuine person is Louis CK. Though his show is not for everyone and really takes the confrontational approach to another level, it reflects a space my head is constantly in. The shitty space of dealing with shitty people on the regular.
I won’t front and say I have backed CK for years. His show, now in it’s second season, is the main reason of interest. His writing is incredibly real and definitely not your conventional situation comedy. Having just watched the season finale where the show takes him to Afghanistan for a USO tour I can’t help but feel what he must have felt when he actually toured Kuwait in 2009. I highly recommend watching the episode, Duckling, that is currently streaming on Hulu and reading his blog posts about his real tour.
While watching the show, I noticed in one of the last shots a Leica hanging from his backpack. WHOA! What a surprise to see. I immediately Googled what I saw to see if anyone was talking about it, but what turned up was far better.
It turns out CK is somewhat of a photography fanatic. During his tour of Kuwait in 2009 he took a Leica MP, Leica D-lux 3, and a Flip Mino for video. He then actually followed through with not only great photos/video on his blog, but such eloquent writing on what he saw and felt during his 10 day trip.
It is hard for me to describe my admiration for someone that clearly sees the world for what it is, and I hope you can understand after reading his wonderful blog posts.
You must learn.
What if Primo stayed in Texas? Would Southern Rap still have taken over the world? What if the Southern Sound was that of DJ Premier?
Imagine Chris Rock doing an entire stand up act about Whole Foods.
There really is nothing like film. No matter how much it can be simulated, it just isn’t the same.
Sitting here watching this Will.I.Am mini documentary and thinking about where I stand in life and how I feel about where I am.
First off, The Black Eyed Peas are definitely not who they once were musically speaking. This we know. However, after watching Will talk about things and hearing his PMA, it made me miss the homie Roofeeo and it made me say who the fuck cares about what they sound like now? Why can’t he do what he wants to do? I hear inside stories about dude all the time, but I think his reactions are genuine. Sure I don’t like Fergie, but I also don’t like the Black Eyed Peas anymore. If they were still doing what they were doing back then. now. would you still be into them? I highly doubt it. Tastes change, pop music is pop music, and if you don’t like it that is fine with me. What I am trying to say is, we shouldn’t be so negative to things we don’t find likeable.I can almost guarantee if they were still rapping and breaking on stage someone would be saying, “They are still doing that?” It’s a never ending cycle of negativity.
Second, I am stoked I live in New York City. October will be 1 year since I left Texas and though it has been up and down in my life and I can definitely say I am still on a steep climb, I have made it this far. I quit DJing earlier in the year and I still don’t know how I feel about jumping back into that area, but I have always felt bigger and better things coming for me. This still stands true. Though my best friends are on tour and some might be more considerate than others, I adapt to the situation and continue on the quest. It seems to be what I have always done and will continue to do so.
I miss Japan everyday and I plan on living there at some point in my life, but as of right now I live in one of the greatest cities in the world and I am doing it. I am making ends meet. I am surviving in one of the lowest economic times in our lives in one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Now that I think about it, if I were to DJ out and I got a Black Eyed Peas request I would more than likely get reminded of why I quit in the first place. Sorry brah.
Inside My Bag
Anyone that knows me knows I always have a bag on me, since I hate having anything in my pockets. Well I took this before heading out of the office the other day just to see what was going in my bag for the day.
I always have at least one camera on me at all times. This is my latest. Still trying to figure out if I like it or not.
Had my DS on my for killing time during long subway rides. I mostly use it for My Japanese Coach, but you know Mario goes hard.
Speaking of Japanese, picked up this excellent read the other day from St Marks Books. This is a great tool for language students as it offers great Japanese short stories in English and Japanese to help further your studies.
Though this last week has been feeling like Fall is already here, and if you step into Uniqlo they are acting the same way, I gotta carry around a little sweat towel for this muggy ass city.
Does Tumblr attract creative minded people, or do you people try to get creative when they join Tumblr?
But yet, every week I think about moving there. And then I remember my 3-figure mortgage payment.