Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Electronica isn't my main squeeze when it comes to music genres, but I can't help but keep this mix on repeat. Not only is the mixing sweet as hell, but I've also known John (DJ Gino) for over ten years and I've had the chance of seeing his artistic side come out not only on the canvas when we went to art school together but now with his DJ'ing and digital graphic work. Support your local artists and check itttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
The Game coming back with supposedly his third and final album and guess what, he is going out strong. He reps the west coast as hard as anybody has since back in the day with Ice Cube, Eazy-E, and before the solos, N.W.A. Not to mention the fact that Keyshia Cole straight kills it on the track as well.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
What has happened to the United States? As the most powerful nation in the world shouldn't it be lending a helping hand to everyone and anyone who is in need? In light of Hurricane Katrina and the horribly slow reconstruction of the South, it becomes even more disgusting when a country decides to put its political issues ahead of saving innocent people's lives. If an earthquake of 7.2 magnitude had hit an allied country, the U.S. would have put as much publicity on themselves in order to show the world that they are always there to give a helping hand, but instead, when a non ally and prime competitor in China gets devastated, we don't do shit. As hard as it might be for some people to realize, every single one of us are human beings. We all share the exact same anatomy and the only distinction between myself and a kid living in Ethiopia or China all has to do with nurture and the environment in which I grew up in. If I were in an Ethiopian kid's position, I would physically and mentally be in the same shape that he would be in and vice versa. So stop creating dividing lines and do what you can to potentially save the lives of thousands upon thousands of people who are in dire need of help in China.
I should be finishing an essay thats due in three hours, but after I saw the updates regarding the issue and how shitty the treatment and publicity has been regarding the issue, I just had to let out some steam. Happy Thursday.
After reading about the 18 year old that raped a 5 month old girl, news resurfaces about the 7 year old Latarian Milton who everyone should know by now stole his grandmothers Dodge Durango and went joy riding because he thinks its fun to do bad things and hood rat things. As much as you'd want to blame the kid for all of his wrong doings, I certainly can't. This is the epitome of the classical nature versus nurture experiment in our hands. Hypothetically, if you put this same kid as a baby into the family of a wealthy white family, then he wouldn't have done any of this (in theory) but instead, he gets put into a hood rat family based in Dade County and then he learns from watching his parents doing stupid shit and does the same. I'm sorry grandmomma, but you're the entire reason why this kid turned out like this.
After mad years of protesting and fighting for what they believe in, the gay and lesbian community of California have overcome their difficulties and are now allowed to legally marry a person of the same sex.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I know most of us can't remember what we were doing during the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake but I can tell you right now that earthquakes are probably one of the scariest natural disasters that can possibly happen. This is a little late but updates regarding the situation keep on arising and its estimated that over 12,000 people have been found dead. On top of that, 80% of the city's buildings have been damaged beyond repair meaning that the city basically has to be rebuilt from the ground up. Its frightening how everything can be taken from your life with absolutely no notice and prior warning. As cliche as it sounds, don't take anything for granted because in a split moment, the lives of thousands of people over there in China have been changed forever.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
www.fearthebeard.org is a site that I've been reading for a while now. It gives a lot of insight about Bay Area culture (East Bay to be specific as stated on their banner) and I just thought they posted a really interesting article about the dual lives that many NBA players live. This specific article has to do with Paul Pierce throwing up basically the general "blood" gang sign to Al Horford after Horford made a huge shot in game 3 and talked mad junk to Pierce while he was on the ground.
The story is geared more towards people who follow the sport of basketball but it brings up a good argument for every single person in this world.
Monday, May 12, 2008
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