Just a thought.


R.I.P. Lolo Ike
January 31, 2009, 12:21 am
Filed under: It's a mystery

I dunno if the Internet reaches all the way to heaven, but I just want to say I believe I’ve inherited my subtle sense of fashion, my freedom to fart out loud, my tendency to find pleasure in solace, and my unstoppable dancing feet from you. I am nothing but grateful. Rest in peace, Lolo Ike.

I see you lolo

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Year of the Ox
January 26, 2009, 1:03 am
Filed under: Just cuz, Music

Gong Hei Fat Choy!

It’s all about consistency = prosperity this year for all you fellow year of the oxen, so I decided to stop running around trying to find new music in the “new” sense of things and ask myself what do I consistently look for in music that I want to listen to? It’s all in the chill factor. Chill can come in familiar, nostalgic, or whimsical flavors, and examples can be found in every-which-where. And not to be confused with Cool, Chill might force dance-like motion, while dancing to Cool music would probably be uncool.

Props to my main Korean man Spencer “Yoonscy” Yoon for letting me play Little Big Planet the other day, and subsequently making me look for the soundtrack.

Feast your ears on DJ Krush and other artists making the excellent soundtrack for this crazy game. The only other game that made me want to dl the soundtrack was Katamari Damacy. Chilllll

yup those cans don’t move



Mushrooms + Tofu + Salmon = Obama Inaugural Dinner
January 20, 2009, 7:51 pm
Filed under: AWESOME, Aww that's nice, I have a dream..., Luckyyy...., ROFLZ

Mushrooms were prepared with pepper, garlic, olive oil, and soy sauce, and microwaved; Tofu was fried and store-bought; Salmon will be covered with mayo and mustard and breaded with red pepper flakes, parsley, and garlic. Other items in the first annual inaugural dinner menu include a salad, rice, and leftovers.

Let’s get to work!

me: did you watch the inaugural address?

Sent at 9:00 PM on Tuesday
Jose: yeah biggest choke ever by barak obama
I had constitutional law during the inaguration so we just watched it
Sent at 9:39 PM on Tuesday
me: lol
that’s tighttt
it’s like elementary school
Jose: yeah
me: when you’d stop to watch things
Jose: law school=high school at best
me: NOICE
dude that speech was timeless
Jose: lockers, gossip, stopping class to watch TV
me: he really knew how to go big
Jose: the teacher even brought krispy kreme donuts
me: tightttt
Jose: yeah, did you see the pastor after the oath
me: that guy was doppe
hahaah
Jose: “no longer keep the brown man down”
me: yeayeaaaa
Jose: yeah his voice was amazing
me: loved that draawl
Jose: like out of a movie
me: yeaa
Jose: apparently obama messed up the oath because the chief justice got it backwards
me: yea i figured
he smiled like he knew what the oath was in the first place
Jose: but biden knew what he was doing
me: like a boss
haha
they’re a fucking teaaammm
they should have rings
that fit when they pound it
Jose: at least matching watches
I like how they kept zooming in on all the black people during the ceremony
me: yea, made sure they were crying or they’d be kicked out


The Pilgrimage

Fakeout

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new watch

picture in picture

all growed up

lucky shot

sunny in january

fixed gears in LA =? irony

star studded

in repair, not together but it's getting there

the pilgrimage

This holiday season has concluded with what feels was my real new year’s celebration.

Just a couple notes about the trip for future reference.

  1. Next time bring good walking/running shoes.
  2. Instrumental CDs are not good for conversation rides; utilize the sing-a-longs.
  3. When in doubt, Karaoke Bar. Nothin’ out your mouth but the anthems of our generation. I’m positive my future wife will be in a karaoke bar. I will find you.
  4. My Soledad driving skills annoy LA drivers and I love it. (Sorry I can’t hear you over me singing Usher and riding 65 mph)
  5. Visiting college campuses is clutch. I should’ve brought my camera, or at least backpack and a purposeful stride.
  6. It’s all about friends of friends of friends.
  7. “Man laws about women objectify women. All’s fair.” – One wise man in San Diego.
  8. 1 out of 7 pictures seem to turn out pretty good when I keep the Canon in the passenger seat and snap as the sun sets.
  9. Sara Bareilles put out a surprisingly good album. (eep)
  10. The Forester drives like a champ! Need to fix that body roll, and perhaps a flat-six engine swap for that cruising speed.

My life is due for innovation.



Road Trip
January 4, 2009, 1:22 am
Filed under: Aww that's nice, Ego as big as Kanye, Just cuz, Music

Requirements:

  • Unique tracks covering ~6 hours
  • Familiar, but consistently revealing
  • Thoughtful and thematic
  • Read between the genres

Results: Road Trip, Volume I-V.

  • Thought (Instrumental)
  1. Day Eight – Explosions in the Sky
  2. Catastrophe and the Cure – Explosions in the Sky
  3. Day Six – Explosions in the Sky
  4. The Long Spring – Explosions in the Sky
  5. With Tired Eyes, … We Slept – Explosions in the Sky
  6. The Only Moment We’re Alone – Explosions in the Sky
  7. A Song for Our Fathers – Explosions in the Sky
  8. Remember Me As Time of Day – Explosions in the Sky
  9. The Moon is Down – Explosions in the Sky
  10. Ratts of the Capital – Mogwai
  11. Guilty Cubicles – Broken Social Scene
  • Love
  1. The Look of Love – Slum Village
  2. The Light – Common
  3. Ms. Jackson – Outkast
  4. Highlights – Van Hunt
  5. Break You Off – Roots + Musiq
  6. Symptom Unknown – Maxwell
  7. Warning Sign – Coldplay
  8. Sparks – Coldplay
  9. Come Around – Foreign Exchange
  10. Living (Interlude) – India Arie
  11. To Zion – Lauryn Hill
  12. Love and Happiness – Al Green
  13. Nothing Even Matters – Lauryn Hill
  14. Butterflies – Micheal Jackson
  15. Say You Will – Brandy
  16. Priceless – Joe
  • Power
  1. Glasgow Mega-Snake – Mogwai
  2. Roulette Dares – The Mars Volta
  3. Pioneer to the Falls – Interpol
  4. June – RJD2
  5. Ready To Fly – Giant Panda
  6. Rock Co.Kane Flow – De La Soul + MF Doom
  7. Shabach – The Procussions
  8. Know That – Mos Def + Kweli
  9. What More Can I Say – Jay Z in the Grey Album
  10. Champion Requiem – Mos Def
  11. Success – Jay Z
  12. Can’t Forget About You – Nas
  13. In the Music – The Roots
  14. Take it There – The Roots
  15. Much More – De La Soul
  16. No Alibi – The Roots
  17. Clock With No Hands – The Roots
  • Spirit (Mostly Instrumental)
  1. You Are The Way You Are (Instrumental) – Marvin Gaye
  2. Ghetto Child – Ahmad Jamal
  3. After The Dance (Instrumental) – Marvin Gaye
  4. The Hidden Track in Crown City Rockers’ first album (When they were called The Mission, album called One)
  5. Here’s What’s Left Remix – RJD2
  6. 3rd Gear – Z-Trip
  7. Tsurugi No Mai – Nujabes
  8. May-December – Mos Def
  9. I Think I Got a Beat – Hi-Tek + his kid
  10. Come Get It – Hi-Tek
  11. 1983 – Flying Lotus
  12. It’s All Part of A Bigger Plan – Diplo
  13. How Do You Really Feel? – Breakestra
  14. Gettysburg – Ratatat
  15. Falcon Jab – Ratatat
  16. Imperials – Ratatat
  17. Black Heroes – Ratatat
  18. Avril 14th – Aphex Twin
  • Pray/Purpose
  1. All Fired Up – Interpol
  2. The Scale – Interpol
  3. What Do You Think – Interpol
  4. Death Letter – The White Stripes
  5. A Little Better – Gnarls Barkley
  6. St. Elsewhere – Gnarls Barkley
  7. Little People – The Procussions
  8. Jimminy Cricket – The Procussions
  9. Growing Pains – Ludacris
  10. Concrete Schoolyard – Jurassic 5
  11. Dreams – Little Brother
  12. Passing Me By – The Pharcyde
  13. Let it Ride – Heiroglyphics
  14. 93 ’til Infinity – Heiroglyphics
  15. The Who (Remix) – Heiroglyphics
  16. Kiss of Life – Sade
  17. Linger – The Cranberries
  18. See You Soon – Coldplay
  19. Home – Simple Minds
  20. Staring at the Sun – TV on the Radio

Note: I’ve abandoned my golden rule of tracks not appearing in multiple playlists, so there there are songs here that are repeated on my other playlists. The process for these lists is actually looking through the lists I’ve already made, especially the ones I haven’t been listening to. I’ve actually tried editing existing playlists to include other songs I’ve liked, even if they were repeats just to try what it feels like to constantly edit a playlist as I listen to them. I’m beginning to see better playlists, but certain tracks produce the effect of me anticipating another following track, which can be disrupting. It seems I have to find a middle ground.

Onwards!