Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Glitch Mob 2 / I Heart the Clippers!


You can't just go to any poll location to vote in the general election. You have to go to the designated polling place of your area! Sorry, I'm a first time voter. Click here to find the polling place near you!


Once again, I gotta give it up to The Glitch Mob. They are setting the proverbial hip-hop bar higher and higher with every new track. Pushing the envelope, watching it bend. If you haven't realized how groundbreaking and fearsome this foursome is, here's a catalyst to help speed up the reaction:


After years of being a so-called 'bandwagon' fan of many an NBA basketball team, I feel that it is finally time for me to support, show my love for, and become a dedicated fan of one lucky professional team. Being the underdog lover that I am (Warriors, Pistons, Kings, it changes year to year), combined with a steady (but not growing) dislike of the Los Angeles Lakers, I have decided that it is only appropriate for me to give my fanatic endorsement to THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS! Of course, they were the SAN DIEGO Clippers of '78-'84, so it would have been the right thing to do. Go Clippers!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tortured Soul /Ableton Live

Today I learned

While Mac sales outpace PC sales at 3.5 times a faster rate, Windows OS still owns about 90% of the world's market share.

Gotta Plug

Tortured Soul. I've missed the last two times these guys came into town, but I wasn't about to miss it this time, not while my love for house music/culture is growing so profusely. Saw these fellas live at ONYX in downtown San Diego on Saturday with Jared, Jimmy O, and Mork & Mindy. Tortured Soul is absolutely out of this wizzorld. I can't even name you a few bands like them; your body actually WANTs to get up and dance as these guys play. Not like with many other bands or artists that I've seen where you gotta move around because you're forced to appear interested, or where you have to do so to stay awake. Haha. Check out these juicy lil snippets:

The drummer is a madman!
New bay area friendos!
Overall, a great night of house culture. I even jumped in the house circle for the first time ever, showed off what I had been practicing week to week. Never knew what took me so long to get into it, but as Mikeytown(ILHM) says: "Better late than never!"

Ableton Live

I've been plugging edIT and The Glitch Mob like crazy ever since I stumbled across their myspace pages earlier in the year. I've had plans to make glitch-hop my new avenue for making music, however I wouldn't have been able to tell you where to even get started! Does the Glitch Mob spend hours meticulously cutting hundreds and thousands of samples just to get a good 3 minute track? NO! All this glitch-hop music magic madness is possible with a itty-bitty-little program called Ableton Live! Ever heard of it? Jared and I received our very own private-4am-in-studio demo from the one and only DJ Timeless (formerly of Kareya):

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Little Bit / The Great Banana Dilemma

TODAY I LEARNED Congressional Democrats begin talks of a second economic stimulus package. New computer, here I come! GOTTA PLUG Lykke Li. Thanks to So Super Sam for this one. I couldn't really tell you what it is about this video; I just seem to be on the same wavelength as the performers. Don't get me wrong, the tune is lovable and lucid, and Lykke Li's light lyrics lift my life onto a more luminous latitude. In fact, there is an abundance of luminosity in this very clip (Thanks to for this paragraph):
And, as a tribute to Lykke Li and a gift to the new likely converts, I proudly present to you: So Super Sam and myself in our first mini-attempt to re-create the classic:
THE GREAT BANANA DILEMMA Why must we shun our brown bananas? A coworker walked by my cubicle and scowled at the fecal-like object on my desk. A hex upon her! Yes, it was the last of the bunch. Of course it lacked a partner to hold fast onto the stainless steel banana hook. We should be ashamed of ourselves to chastise the banana in such dismal times. Especially when our economy is plummeting. Little did she know, that this rotting shell only holds within a beautiful butterfly waiting to spread its banana peel wings! Behold, the pillar of fruity goodness! Unscaith'd, this banana is much sweeter and easier on the bite than its yellow brethren. Let this be a lesson to all you non-believers.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Beautiful One Man Show / So Super Weekend

Jesus Christ, I have so much hair now. TODAY I LEARNED A smoking-jacket was a garment worn predominantly during the Victorian times. It prevented the wearer from transporting the pungent smell of tobacco on his everyday clothes, when it was popular belief that these fumes would harm the delicate noses of women. GOTTA PLUG Free the Soul Shifter. Thanks to Tina's Butt for showing me this. It's another inspiring house-dancing bit that is both well put together and accompanied by an appropriate musical track. Makes me wanna go out on the streets of downtown San Diego and do a little ditty. More so, it makes me want to move to a place like San Francisco.
IN YOUR HEAD! IN YOUR HEAD! ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE! Got to hang out with the friendos Friday night at the Highlands in LA. It's always fun times when I get to visit Zam in LA. I get to eat some good, classic LA food (minus Souplantation), party in places where I've never partied, and forget about work for a few days or so. And eat peoples brains.
Brains! Brains!! More brains!!! TKoftheDrunkBoyz
And last but not least, a truly, dear friend of mine. It's the couch where I lay to sleep every time I visit Zam! Surprisingly, I hate leather couches and I'm absolutely too tall to even fit on this thing. Yet I'm somehow drawn in by it's... couch-osity.
More pics of Highlands on my Flickr page.
Bless you all and make sure to register to vote or I will come for your brains.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Glitch Mob / Zombie Talk

Today I learned: Calcium impedes the digestive process. Because Dr. Drew said so.
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First of all, I want to take this time to plug the musical geniuses known as The Glitch Mob. I don't even know how to explain it. It's like hip-hop of the future. Here is a dope remix of Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" by BORETA and EPROM. Check out edIT of The Glitch Mob, my personal fav of the group:
I may be forced to move to SF to be around more music like that. Goddammit TK, I know you'll read this at some point and you better book them soon. Ha!
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There's some kind of sickness going around. I think I've heard the phrase "I'm not feeling well," "I think I'm getting sick," and other related phrases about 19,845 times today. That beat last years' record of 17,429. Is it possible that we're all turning into zombies? Will I wake up tomorrow and zombies will be roaming the streets, looting and pillaging to quench their thirst for our juicy medulla oblongatas? Or is it medulla oblongati? Hmm. What store would be first on my list to fully prepare myself for a zombie attack? Many come to mind, and of course my first inclination would be to raid the BIG 5 less than half a mile down the street. Maybe I'm just delusional because I've been losing sleep this past couple weeks. I'm getting headaches and like my fellow peers it seems that I'm catching some of that something that's been spreading around. Time to re-energize. H

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Chickamakaleyley, I say!

Today I learned: The phrase "The Cat's Pajamas": a phrase used to describe something as beneficial. "Hey John, you should really use an external stylesheet on your website. Keeping all your code hidden from the public would be the cat's pajamas." Such an eventful weekend it was. Well... actually. Friday was not that eventful. Although it was Bernadette's birthday, much to her (and my) dismay, Prospect Bar was deserted! You could find more people on the set of Castaway! Still, the night was not without its memorable moments:
It was Ren Boy's 21st Birthday as well. Welcome to the club! Mark caught on fire. Upon realizing this, he quickly doused himself in Dasani.
Spent all of Saturday at Raelynn's house, for the first annual WBZ Beer Olympics. There were only two events really, Flip Cup (personal fav) and Beer Pong (pet peeve). While I had no plans to play due to the lack of a partner, TK Nguyen and Kimtan Bui chose to endorse me and Chris Ocampo to form the communist powerhouse that is Team Vietnam:
V-neck stands for Vietnamese-neck
See more pics at my flickr page.
Lastly, on Sunday I went to my second Chargers game ever with best friend Mark Sherwin Edra. Versus the New England Patriots. They are such Massholes. We won!
That's the biggest Boss that I've seen thus far. 1+ headband every time the Chargers scored

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Look at my hair. So dry. Vons has a buy-one-get-one-free special on a carton of 18 large eggs. That's 36 large eggs for the price of 18. What household finishes 36 eggs before its best-if-used-by date? I have what some may call a mild case of OCD. Examples: Okay. Locked, locked, and... locked. Fuck, I hope my car door is locked? I hope I didn't leave the stove on this morning. Shit. I didn't even use it. Better go back home and check. Damn. I love cleaning. Maybe it's what makes me good at my job. Or at least I think I am. Or maybe I just don't want to suck. I work pretty damn hard that's for sure. People say that I'm indecisive. Or that I think too much. Or that I over-analyze. One of those. My friends keep me sane. Zo Zuper Fershaks Raelynn They've helped me understand that it's OK to be goofy; it's OK to act how I want to act. I can do things MY way.