Sunday, May 31, 2009

WWDC09

How about introducing a new iPod touch.

Usable by women, but powerful enough for a man.

64GB flash memory.

C'mon Apple...it's time.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Old School Video: Brooklyn Queens - 3rd Bass



Yo, this fool didn't include the first few moments of the video. Pete dissing that girl was classic. Check it out here. I always loved the final shot of this video, where they're dancing at the end. The sunset is beautiful.

The Devil Wears Prada



"Same Andy. Better clothes"

Yeah, yeah. Inner beauty, blah blah and all that, but I must say that I'm definitely feeling (and prefer) a dolled up version of Anne Hathaway. *grin*

Also, Meryl Streep is GOD.

Quotable


"I always aim to overdress rather than underdress. It looks like I someplace better to go later." - Glenn O'Brien

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Movie Madness: Up

Opening May 29, 2009

Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson
Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

I wasn't really down with Cars, but WALL-E completely restored my faith in Pixar. This looks like another winner.

Anticipation Meter:





Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Write



It's amazing how a week of working in a warehouse can remedy writer's block.

Giggidy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

GQ - June 2009



"How serious can a movie about time-traveling robots be?" - Christian Bale

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Top 8 Stereotypes of Blacks in Media (2005)

8) The Sassy Shrew
7) The Uptight Oreo
6) The Gold Digging Hoochie Little Sister
5) The Bumbling Baffoon
4) Big Momma
3) The Wisecracking Sidekick
2) The Surly Subordinate
1) The Magic Negro

This list was compiled and presented by Carmen Van Kerckhove on an early episode of her podcast Addicted To Race. I immediately thought about this list after watching the series premiere of Glee on Fox.

Mere moments after making her first screen appearance, Mercedes (as played by Amber Riley) breaks into a neck rolling, finger waving, take em to church impersonation of Aretha Franklin. Fine, if that's the way she sings, I suppose I can deal with that; but it wasn't until later in the episode, where Mercedes breaks into rant mode, starting with a "oh hell to da naah", that I knew that this list is still relevant, and the stereotypes are still alive and well.

Looking at the list, you can probably come up with a few examples of your own, but here's a copy of the original podcast where Carmen (with help from Jen Chau) present the list with several great examples. The quality is a little rough, as it was recorded in the infancy stage of the podcast.

8:25 - 27:06

Download available here: Addicted To Race


Mercedes: A combination of #8 and #2

Spring 2009 Albin - PF Flyers





PF Flyers

via: highsnobiety

Monday, May 18, 2009

ABC News: 20/20 - Rappin' To The Beat (1981)

This is fantastic.





via: RapRadar

Love Movement Intro - A Tribe Called Quest (featuring Mos Def)






Background Info (as told by Questlove):

yeah man.
friggin tip.
day of mastering he took it off.
i
was
mad
as
HELL!

matter of fact he made ALOT of last minute off the cuff mastering choices that day.

-begged him to use the louder horns on "let's start" cause the OG version he wanted you couldn't even hear them joints to know that was the rhythm pattern he was following. the 808 was killing all the music.

-told him to fix the timing on "find a way" coming in from let's start so it had a similar relationship to the ending of "steve biko" to "award tour"---never got the timing right.

-i love abstract crazy sounding dilla like the next man. but the OG version of "against the world" coulda borderline a single.

but this intro yo.


man i was MAD MAD MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Old School Video: Church of the Poison Mind - Culture Club



Very Motowny, eh?

Boy George was dope, don't front.

Backlog: The Shield

Finally completed the final season of Shawn Ryan's police drama.

The final episode was a bit of a downer, but ultimately a memorable and satisfying finale. I can't think of a series that ended with a better final scene. Laughter, empathy, fear and ultimately a strange sense of excitement were some of the feelings I had during the final minutes of the series.

Great performances all around, but I want to give a special shout out to CCH Pounder and Jay Karnes, who played Captain Wyms and Detective Wagenbach. I know the show was all about the strike team, but I enjoyed every moment these two were on screen. One of television's greatest partnerships.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

huh?



I mean, I have love for all, but this was kinda strange.

*block*

Story - Robert McKee



I recently downloaded (legally) a 6 hour audiobook of Robert McKee's Story. If I'm going to be listening for that length of time, I hope he's as boisterous as his fictional counterpart.

Bob Clousy All American Low Top - PF Flyers





PF Flyers

via: highsnobiety

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Masterful

Stefan Janoski Nike SB

I've always preferred my shoes to have little to no ankle protection (no high-tops over here).

Needless to say, I am FEELING these kicks.





via: highsnobiety

Monday, May 11, 2009

Commercial Break

Dos Equis (2009)

My favorite ad campaign currently airing on television.

This man is the Dopeness.











"Stay thirsty my friends"

Chip Kidd



A prolific book jacket artist and writer, Chip Kidd speaks on his craft and voices his opinion on the new gadgets entering the world of publishing.

Interview starts at 19:53

Q on CBC Radio One


Chip Kidd's Website: Good Is Dead

Ueda Is God

I recently completed Ico, Fumita Ueda's adventure game for the PS2.

Many people see this title and its spiritual successor Shadow of the Colossus as examples of art, rather than video games. I would argue that all video games contain elements of art within them, regardless of genre, design and acclaim. 

I think what makes these games so great is that Ueda is able to achieve a high level of heart, emotion, and soul with very simple gameplay mechanics.

Both of these games come with my highest recommendation.







Friday, May 8, 2009

Old School Video: 40 Below Trooper - Jungle Brothers



The Unheard Music blog, is attempting to uncover information on what went down with the Crazy Wisdom Masters recording sessions, and how it evolved (devolved?) into tracks on the level of the one above.

The Unheard Music: Link

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

South Korea Loves Me

Got this in the mail today.


I'm very beauteous, and worthy of love.

Thanks Jules.

You are missed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bun B Interview



Jessie Thorn from The Sound of Young America, speaks to the Texas born rapper about growing up in Port Arthur, meeting the late Pimp C, collaborating with Jay-Z and grammar in Hip Hop.


Download Available Here: The Sound of Young America @ Maximum Fun

Summer Movie Madness: Star Trek

Opening May 8

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana
Director: J.J. Abrams

First off, eff a Wolverine and a Terminator. Those movies look like doo doo. This is where the real goodness starts.

I'm not one that worships everything that Abrams touches, but casting for this movie is great, and all of the trailers have been pure fire.

Smiling Boothehead Meter:

    


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Sartorialist - Australia



Scott's in Australia, and I have to say that the pics he's taken there have been some of my favorites.

Beautiful people, great style and a very blue Australian sky, make for a great combination.

The Sartorialist

Epic - Nicole Holness

If you (or perhaps your little sister) are a fan of MTV Canada's Nicole Holness, then you should check out and purchase her new single Epic.

Did I mention that one of my closest friends has a co-write on this track?

But don't let that sway you.



iTunes: Epic - Nicole Holness
Myspace: Nicole Holness

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Commercial Break

Ice Cream Cones Cereal (1987)

If you remember this shit, you're like me.

Old.

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