Monday, September 27, 2010


Air Jordan 3 Retro - "Countdown Pack"

I so want these. i think the III's are my fave of all Jordans. If things go "my way" in the next coming weeks, i think i'm going to get a "celebratory" pair.

Do i deserve them? Eh, maybe. But then again, I haven't indulged in quite a while.

Now to save up... *smile*

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Reason #73, #74 & #75* Why I Should Have a Beard...

Just for some back story, I've wanted a beard for several years. For reasons that I won't discuss at this time, I cannot have one. But, know this. I would be AWESOME in a beard. Here are some reasons:

Reason #73 - I look silly with just a mustache: And all racism aside, if you're not a Black guy, you look silly, too. Now take this from a Black guy. We look cool in mustaches. Well, all of us besides me. For some reason, perhaps my lack of "visual" ruggedness**, I look silly with just a mustache. But, add a beard/goatee to that equation?! Pure sickness of the dope kind!

Reason #74 - Now, if it wasn't for those pesky Hipsters messing this all up, only cool guys wore beards. For the record, I'm not talking about those stupid (*cough*Hipster*coughcough*) bushy, backwood Oakie beards, I'm talking about a nice, trimmed and neat beard. Mysterious guys made beards cool. And a heavy 5 o'clock shadow just looks rugged! And dude... sheiks wear beards. And they're rich and dress cool in the heat! What's cooler than that?! Plus they gave us Shemagh scarves! They were cool! (again, before Hipsters ruined them. Arg! Touche Hipsters!)

Reason #75 - This is the reason that spawned this post. I recently discovered that I have six (count 'em, SIX!) gray hairs in my beard. THIS IS PERFECT! The "salt and pepper" look has always been considered attractive on guys. And for me - a dude who's always looked 10 years younger than I was - it's perfect. I hate looking younger than I am. Granted, it's a blessing and it's helped me at times, but I'm about ready to look my age. This would be the perfect scenario! I only have 2 gray hairs in my head which are even visible. Having a trimmed lined up beard (not the chin strap sort... that's played out) or a almost Eric Dolphy looking goatee with some peppered gray up in there!? That's the perfect look to balance out my juvenile looking face! Finally! Having the best of both worlds!

But alas. Like I said, I cannot have a beard at this time. But a boy can dream can't he? (or just "photoshop" a cool looking beard into his profile pics....)

*-Reasons 1-72 will be posted at some future date. (...don'tholdyourbreath)
**-(inside, I'm as rugged as they come, son! What!?)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Best action scene of all time

This video clip is the best thing that I've seen all day. I mean, the 2:00-2:10 is everything that is good in life. If that's all you watch, then it's worth it!

Just some notes:
1. I have no idea who many pane glass windows were in that building, but it was a lot. Did they spontaneously regenerate?
2. I want to move to India/Pakistan and become a stuntman. Obviously they're the best in the world.
3. While cool, anti-gravity jeeps seem more dangerous than practical (the bridge scene...)
4. What was the Bollywood/wedding scene all about? Still loved it though!
5. Spontaneously exploding cars FTW! (unless they're roadside car bombs, then that's just not cool).

Friday, May 14, 2010

Hey Young World

I really need to start using this thing again. Even if it's just a place to display the mental rantings that go on in my mentals (redundant much?). I'm rambling... But I guess that's what this is for.

Much more to come!

(What ya'll know about Rick the Ruler?)

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Shot a Day #3: (semi)clean workstation

Unofficially the third of my "Shot a Day"* series. I tried uploading 2 previous ones but it didn't take =).

This is where i do my work... for now. I am saving for a new laptop and seriously need some more computing power and organized space. It's tough out there for an illustrator/artist!

*-Shot a(n almost) Day, that is....

Thursday, February 04, 2010

i really need to fix this thing...

sorry for the uglyness that is this blog. I really need to fix this thing but life has been hectic (and depressing) lately. I keep waiting for some sort of normalcy to return but alas, it doesn't come.

I promise this thing will get better. I want to do it my way and it's taking longer than expected.

(i need to go wordpress but don't have the ends to make it happen yet... ugh.)

UPDATE: i just went back to "default" for now. Eh.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

There's a map for that.

It appears that musician/activist M.I.A. wrote a song about her 3-hour tech support call experience with Verizon. The best part? She got some of the tech operators to sing the hook. I have to hear this!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oh snap, son!

This is why I love Conan. People have said that they don't "get" his jokes, that he's silly, but the man knows how to construct a show. He knows that you don't build a loyal following overnight, but that you have to introduce people to jokes, build characters, let the audience get to know you and your humor and maybe build an inside joke or two.

NBC's boardroom is clearly flailing and overreacting to numbers in attempt to remain relevant. Sometimes the best thing you can do is nothing. Let it build. Let it breathe.

Just chill, NBC.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Urban Outffiters Music Monday!!

01/11/10 weekly charts.

  1. Slum Village 108
  2. Esthero 16
  3. Amel Larrieux 15
  4. Elzhi 14
  5. Thelonious Monk 14
  6. Mick Boogie & Terry Urban 13
  7. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane 10
  8. De La Soul 10
  9. Blu 6
  10. Mary J. Blige 6
108 plays of Slum Vil. Yeah, I got into a bad mood and what better while being angry than the Slum *wry smile*. Can't wait for Esthero's new product, but Dr. Dre is producing so who knows when we'll get it! Zing! Amel is perfect background music and I don't remember much about her, haha. Elzhi's Leftovers Mixtape and some De La, Blu and other hip hop round out the rest (with some Mary J sprinkled in).

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

02 - Cloud 9 (Clean) by sgoob

02 - Cloud 9 (Clean) by sgoob

I woke up singing this song today. It's definitely one of those "happy day" songs where you're in a good mood and just keep humming it to yourself. Gotta love Dilla beats (Dilla Dilla... beats... beats...!)

Have a great day peeps!

Monday, January 04, 2010

weekly music charts.

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This is what I've been playing this week. It's kind of a return to my classics, so to speak. Horace Silver is a favorite and I just picked up some "new" stuff by him. Souls had a new project and I heard good things about it. Had to pick it up!

This particular chart finds me all over the place (as usual). I'm trying to get back into the creative process and listening to old favorites gets me in a comfortable place. Tried and true sounds that plant a creative seed. This blog is part of that process.

Let's get back in the lab.