Just a thought.


Pictures I found on the ground
February 15, 2009, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Just cuz, KRUMP, ROFLZ

This dreary weather is getting on my nerves, I went blog surfing in order to find shelter and entertainment. This is what I found.

itsokpeople

nivay

batman

I hope you find my lame excuse for a blog post entertaining, and if you’ll excuse me I shall return to my cave.

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1:1:1:1:1
February 12, 2009, 12:18 pm
Filed under: It's a mystery, Just cuz, Luckyyy...., Space

Props to Ian and Owen for the power’s of ten feel for their blog, this looks like a good way to spend a birthday! But no, I shall take Ian’s time machine for a spin, now.

1 Minute Ago: Cyber-stalking celebrities in my new obsession for documenting my life, Twitter. Rhymefest is up to something.

1 Hour Ago: I was in bed awake wondering if I should run this morning but I forgot to charge the iPod last night. Cheap excuse but the bed was just too comfy and warm.

1 Day Ago: I was running to 51st and Telegraph and noticed that I ran the route that I would see if I was driving back to my apartment in Berkeley from Soledad. In Soledad, I would run a similar route where I would pass by the things I would see on the way home. It reminded me of Initial D where they would go over the track they would race in that night on foot so they could appreciate what they’d be passing by at 60 mph.

1 Month Ago: It was the Monday I just came back from my trip to LA and my parents came back home early that morning from San Jose and were still asleep. My grandpa had been taken to the hospital on Sunday because of a high fever just weeks after a new blood transfusion. Things are looking grim, and I was singing passionate karaoke just days ago. My mom’s birthday will be the day after, and I took her out to for her favorite: returning the things she got for Christmas. We talk about how Lolo looked in the hospital. She tells me he jokes that he’s going to hurry it up because my Titas and Tito Boy from the Philippines’ visitor’s visas won’t allow them to stay in the States for much longer.

1 Year Ago: Looks like it was about the time us seniors just came back from Tahoe, and I’m feeling anxious that the people around me are starting to gravitate on to bigger and better things. The playlists I brought on this trip/made in this era are: Frequencies that make me want to go extra hard, Frequencies that make me want to step on clouds, Rythms that make me want to keep on keepin’ on, and Rythms that make me want to straight up tell a girl she’s hot. It doesn’t feel like a recession, but I feel stressed. Amongst pasae-renades, my spirited but conceited participation in Industrial Design class, my struggle to stay afloat in my Discrete Event Simulation class, and the resulting I-love-to-talk-shit demeanor, I force myself to grab on to some time and wonder if I’m doing what I have to be doing. I remind myself that I am the project manager for my Lonely Planet senior project, and yes, indeed, this is what I’ve been created to do. My peers that I look up to await acceptance to great grad schools, I’m feenin’ to do the same. Thanks for the swift kick/slap on the back, Mr. Marlin in New York, Mr. Rodriguez in LA, Ms. Prudencio in LA, Mr. Anandarajah in Berkeley, Mr. Szeto in Palo Alto, and Ms. Cordova in LA.

I think I’m going to run now.



Running in the Rain
February 8, 2009, 10:10 pm
Filed under: Big Idea, I have a dream..., It's a mystery, Rants

I almost wanted to run today, but it was raining when I finally got back to Berkeley. Curiously, I did run in the rain one time in Soledad. Maybe cuz when it rains in Soledad, the sun still shines through the clouds, since there’s soo much space is the Soledad sky. (It is happenin’ in Soledad.) Anyway, when I decide to run the next morning, the night before I would watch youtube videos of Duran, Hearns, or Iron Mike Tyson running in the rain. It’s like if they’re running in the rain I have no excuse not to run. (EDIT: and if M.I.A. can perform at the Grammy’s pregnant, fuck I’ll run 5 tomorrow. Oh my GOD.) I like watching boxers run specifically because I run like that too, more like a fast waddle or really determined walking. I also like reading quotes from Mike Tyson’s first trainer, Cus D’Amato.

“I tell my kids, what is the difference between a hero and a coward? What is the difference between being yellow and being brave? No difference. Only what you do. They both feel the same. They both fear dying and getting hurt. The man who is yellow refuses to face up to what he’s got to face. The hero is more disciplined and he fights those feelings off and he does what he has to do. But they both feel the same, the hero and the coward. People who watch you judge you on what you do, not how you feel.”

tyson-comic

There are definitely things I have to do. I feel it now more than ever. It’s just sometimes, I feel like I just want to be there when I tell the story. Alas, there’s the thing that creates the story in the first place, which needs to happen sometime.

I need to unpack already.



Working Backwards

Thanks for showin’ love!

I made this new CD the other day, and with this one I worked backwards from the last good albums I’ve heard, aka Estelle’s The 18th Day… and Nneka’s Victim of Truth, aka the women of my life thus far. I would say, I feel these albums are definitely of more of a chill frequency compared to their newer albums, which I particularly need right now. Q-Tip’s new album was great too, so I threw in his stuff under his alias, Kamaal the Abstract. (Plus Foreign Exchange’s Leave It All Behind) And finally, to round it out, some Slum Village and Pharcyde. (Cop out, I know, Slum Village always round it out…)

1. Dance With Me – Estelle
2. Crazy – Estelle
3. Hey Girl – Estelle, J. Legend
4. I Wanna Know – The Foreign Exchange
5. Barely in Love – Q-Tip
6. Validiction – The Foreign Exchange
7. Sometimes (Remix) – The Brand New Heavies, Q-Tip
8. Runnin’ – The Pharcyde
9. Tell Me – Slum Village, D’Angelo
10. Forth & Back – Slum Village
11. Once Upon a Time – Slum Village, P. Rock
12. Get Thy Bearings – Connie Price & The Keystones
13. God of Mercy – Nneka
14. Criminal – The Roots, Truck North, Saigon
15. Showin’ Love – Nneka
16. Three Kings, Ratatat Remix – Slim Thug, TI, Bun B.
17. 2u4u – Slum Village
18. Medieval – Dangermouse, The Pharcyde
19. 1980 – Estelle

I was starting to get pissed that I can’t listen to the lists I put up in here, so I plan to start an imeem account so I can do what y’all savvy bloggers have already been doing. (My first idea was to try to stick the CD’s I’ve burned onto the screen. Blogs aren’t bulletin boards, Jarrett Bato.) That way, I can just plug it the Internets to some speakers when I make my new mixes. Whoo hoo! If I happen to give you a ride somewhere on my station wagon/love machine, I will gladly give you the copy I have in my car.  (Her name’s Ester.)

I’ve found some difficulty naming this mix, right now it’s named Music that makes me feel like doing the Christopher Walken in the White House, or the Walken in the White House Mix for short. Or maybe plainly the Music that makes me feel barely in love… in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day. (ech) Next post: Jamaicanjerk Imeem Radio Station Launch Party.