Saturday, February 25, 2006

"Sorry I'm late, I was blogging."

- Hustle and Flow is the Field of Dreams of our Time

I finally got a chance to watch this gem earlier this week, since i missed it in the theater and proper DVD release timing. Needless to say, it's dope, and if you haven't seen it, then you should, mang! There's a few obvious twists and turns. But in regards to America's growth in culture, or degression in the eyes of some, Hustle and Flow, the story of a pimp and an out of work music producer in the south breaking the boundaries of their own lives and creating some slamming hip hop, has become the new Field of Dreams. Hip hop and stardom have almost replaced the all american' go get em' dream that sports used to uphold. This pretty much gives full reign of encouragement to anyone from any kind of background to go out and go for their dream, nothing new really to be honest. but Hustle & Flow installs the thought, "hey if a pimp from the south can do it, anyone can" sure thing.
In comparison to another dreamer movie, you could possibly relate this to 8 mile. But i think I'd make 8 mile the Rocky of our time. For some reason that movie has Rocky written all over it, maybe it was the Detroit and Chicago comparison.
Either way, Hustle & Flow slays 8 Mile. Whoop that trick!

- This is what's going down tonight. if you don't know what's up, then i'm completely not surprised.

- Dope Pictures of an Abandoned amusement park. (thanks turntable lab)

- The best in thug wiggerdry, wig wams, and an array of links to busy your work day.

- Although their website isn't too illin, Enabler Network is keeping it live in 06:
3/16: Vitalic (live) - Citizen Records 
3/18: Ellen Allien (DJ) - BPitch Ctrl, Black Strobe (live) - Output, Sleeparchive (live), & Nick AC
3/25: The Glimmers - K7! & FC Kahuna
4/01: Get Physical Records w/ Bookashade (live), M.A.N.D.Y. (DJ) & DJ T (DJ)
you can check out for related bloggery.

- This is what i've been listening to a lot lately.

Today's Song:

A- Town Players - Wassup! Wassup!

Nossa Nossa!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Knuckles Bonanza

- The etiquette of punctuality in regards to the internet a.k.a. if i'm bothering you then this must be time sensitive.
A big pet peeve of mine is when people don’t respond to e mails. Straight up. In this day and age when the internet has become more resourceful as a way of communication and almost carries more weight than cell phones in terms of how people want to reach you or how inconvenient it is, to me it’s basically a rude and personal attack to not respond to someone’s e mail message. Aside from personal e mails and the like, which are a different topic. The topic of business and things of that nature that I take part in, organizing events, dj gigs, etc. it’s pretty inconsiderate for people you know personally or through business to not get back to you. And I know we’ve all dealt with this at one time or another.
So stop the plague of internet rudeness and spread internet politeness with punctual responses, nice regards and give everyone a helping hand. Even if it is saying you can’t get back to them right away, but you will soon.
It makes a difference. Have a good day.

- This is what’s up early Thursday night. Please come through. Very important.

- We’re gonna bring Cut back in May, for sure. Check out the site, new pictures loaded, updates regularly if necessary, all that. But yeah, we're gonna do it real big. physically big. but not this Big

- Video Clip From Eric Prydz ‘Call on me’. Is this the new 'Satisfaction' ? Nah, not even close. Nothing’s come even close to the multitude of sexual explosion brought on by Satisfaction.

- Fader recap of Gravis and Turntable Lab Party, your boy creepin in for the photo op.

- Blu Jemz and Roger Yamaha 'Second Cousins'. Go Buy this.

- Shark and I are gonna go buy some fronts before we dip for this. Shark wants white gold top 6. I can't decide if i want gold or white gold. Nothing like spending money you don't have on shit you don't need.

- Happy Birthday to my hetero lifemate, Brad

Monday, February 20, 2006

Weeekend Rewind

Thursday saw Foreign Islands play at Fat Baby and went to Jacques Renault’s night Don’t Change, Don’t’ ever change, with Mike Simonetti djing.
- A little show review:. I rarely make it to see live bands, unless it’s really promising. In this case, I happened to be at the right place at the right time, so to speak. It was someone’s birthday and there was a band playing in the basement, and several kids I know were talking about them, so I checked it out. I was pretty skeptical since birthday girl said to me, “these guys are gonna be the next big thing, they’re gonna be so big the next time you won’t be able to see them play in a little basement like this.” I just stared at her. That’s like the last thing I want anybody telling me about a band even if it is true. Foreign Islands contain ex members of some bands I don’t remember at the moment and played a pretty good set, reminding me a lot of the dc post punk sound, as well as mewithoutyou without the crooning over it, or maybe Q and not U, but less creative, and with some sampled electronics added in and in between songs. Definitely, fun, but not sure why people were freaking out. Then they ripped up pillows and threw them around which was fun. Some girl got way too into it and ate shit.

Friday was a shit ton of fun.
Saturday, went with The Disorganised Boys to Savalas for Caps and Jones night. Snuck off to a few loft parties and that’s that. Forgot my camera battery, no coverage, my bad.

- Dave Chappelle teams up with Michel Gondry

- Black Gold Even the trailer will make you feel like you’re killing a thousand babies by drinking a cup of coffee.

- ultimate blogger competition I’m down with blogging, but come onnnnnnnn…. This is some tip top nerdery.

- Reebok vs. Commonwealth I’m not a crazy sneaker head. But these are really dope, and I have no idea how I’m going to get a pair. And Dee Brown !, hell yeah!


Saturday, February 18, 2006

Disorganised Crew - BANGIN!!!!

more pictures from last night

more info after the weekend
roll up to Savalas in Williamsburg tonight to catch another Disorganised session.

Friday, February 17, 2006

That's what's up!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

You think you’re bad, I got diamond sneakers.

I must say this has been the best winter weather I have ever had living in the northeast in my entire life. We’ve had maybe 3 snowstorms, maybe 4. one was on Thanksgiving, some rain here and there. But having these fall coat type days in January and February, you can’t beat that. I’m looking forward to spring, like you don’t even know. Gonna be riding my bike all over the place.

- Night WatchI’m on this free movie kick lately, this movie is playing tonight for free. Says it’s the first installment of a trilogy. Looks kind of great in that bad ass way, or bad way. Like on some Highlander meets Blade Runner meets Underworld type shit. Also a dope look having M83 in your trailer. It’s playing tonight around 8 for free, but I can’t make it, I’m going to go to >this instead. BLU JEMZ, holler!

- Dirty Down this Friday night.
Disorganised Crew up in the house. We also got a shout out in The Fader blog.
Speaking of The Fader, in the recent issue with Baby Cham / Destroyer on the cover, your boy The Captain drops some jems on em in the ‘Jedi Mind Picks’ section. Get at it at newsstands near you. movin on up!

- The death of 2k1
This is a little late, but let’s say that the era of 2k1-ery has not ended, not even close. 2k1 is a reference to 2001, duh, that Shark and I use to describe someone’s style that looks like they’re stuck in the year 2001. This style is focused on the look of alternative, hardcore, post hardcore, punk, post punk and scene kids back in 2001. The fads are all there; black hair, emo, chugga metal, facial piercings, dyed hair, tight jeans, tight band t shirts, fake mod, stripes, creepers, studded belts, band patches, worn out Con's, colored handkerchiefs, so on and so on. I see too many kids rocking this look still that it almost makes me grossed out, kind of hypocritical I suppose, I used to be well endowed in the 2k1 look… but back in 2k, 2k1, of course. So, if you know of someone or you see someone still rocking the 2k1, let em know. yo bro, that shit was 5 years ago, you can’t rock a style from a quarter a decade ago.
a. you’ve been on that tip too long, time to grow up.
b. the revival isn’t even here yet, that won’t happen until like 2020, and when that year comes that’ll be post Second Odyssey, so don’t even plan on that happening.
And 3. everything that your look is based around, the music, the scene, the community has crumbled and everyone but you agrees as well.
Shit’s mad emberassing. do you want me to tell your mom what you spend her money on?

- Go yellow Invest in Corn.

- Pictures from last Friday at Galaxie.

- I need to throw a pool party at Hotel QT. who's down?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The new Village Voice hit the streets last night, and guess who’s on the cover? None other than my girl Princess Superstar. (ill cover photo too) The cover story by Tricia Romano, titled ‘Celebrity Spin’ focuses on the recent fad of band members and rock stars djing vs. real dj’s who can beat match, with a lot of mentions of the Misshapes party. The article is well versed and has very notable references and touches on notations of beef between dj’s, rock stars, parties, etc. but always seems to basically say, “oh this is shit about them… but they’re such nice people”, except for the GBH diss. The article tip toes around the topic of calling everyone out while still maintaining journalistic integrity and keeping face. I could see a lot of people seeing this as a diss piece, but to me, it’s honest reporting.
NYC seems like it’s in a constant battle between DJ Focused nights and rock star and band dj nights. These are two different worlds that blend at times between the kids who just want to party and the kids who just want to hear a really good live set. Sometimes everyone’s lucky enough for these two worlds to come together. But most of the time you’ll find the DJ friendly crowd scoffing at the other and then it’s like a high school dance where the kids are separated and both sides are against the wall. There’s definitely a slew of bars I refuse to go to based on the fact that they support Ipod DJ’s, non mixing DJ’s and the like, but it’s mostly about how I don’t want to go to a bar and hear the same shit rock music over and over again on a nightly basis.

For me this has been an old topic, nothing shocking in this article. I think this article is an informative piece for the masses. It’s nice to have someone like Tricia saying it like it is to all of NYC. But the reality is, do you think the people who don’t know what’s up really care? Probably not. But that’s what it’s all about, I guess. Gotta keep on trying, or people are gonna keep wanting to hear ‘rock the casbah’ every night for the rest of their night life lives.
On a side note and to all of the Misshapes nods in the article. Alex and I give Junior Sanchez a lot of shit for djing Misshapes all the time, “Yo, do they let you beat match kid?
“Shut up guys it’s all about the party, that doesn’t matter.”
Yeah I guess djing for some high school and NYU kids at some fag jam is a party. Our bad.
Junior also said to me, “Yo, you still use vinyl?”

- Speaking of fag jams, Tricia also wrote a funny article about Scenic and how they’re closing for renovations. Some of the investors have sold their shares because they’re not happy with how gay the club has gotten.

- Hot Chip live on March 11th at Bowery Ballroom. Unless I’m in Savannah for the release party of Murmur Mag I’ll be at that show.

- Mikes Jones, you mean Donatello?
and this is nothing short of amazing as well – Young Jeezy makes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles go cray-zay (Thanks Turntable Lab Blog)

Last night, Valentines Day parties were bumpin in the lower east side. I got to make it out to like 4 of them. Typical Tuesday I suppose.

Valentines Day Hit Mix coming tonight, late on the ftp uploadery.