Jan 29, 2010
I'm corporate, I work a 9-5 in a big ass building, hence high traffic restrooms. I must admit it took a while to get comfortable here. But one thing I noticed since day one is dudes brushing their teeth in this unholy place. Ya I said it, some dudes brush their teeth in this place, in the Land of Other People's Shit. I love to brush my teeth man, so refreshing, so cool, ahhh it's a boost of confidence really. But damn, if this task isn't the world's biggest contradiction, I don't know what is.
Jan 28, 2010
Jan 27, 2010
I can honestly say I've never met a Madlib beat I didn't like. If I went to Pitchfork today and there was a story about how all music had ceased to exist except beats by Madlib, I tell you, I wouldn't even care. Everything he touches turns to gold. That's why I'd like to shake his hand one day so I'd have a pair of these:
Jan 25, 2010
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
This shot above was taken at a contest back in 1998 (!) at Board Zone up at Dufferin & Steeles. They used to hold contests every summer for about 3 years. And I remember one winter they had an indoor 3 foot mini ramp that you could skate certain days of the week. There were some hectic snake sessions on that thing. And I also remember boards taking flight and smashing into the ski and snowboard product. We'd giggle like school girls over that shit. I appreciated Board Zone, they were really down to support local skateboarding before it got really popular. Anyway this pic was from a Highest Wallride contest, I think I finished 2nd. My prize was some DC product. I asked if I could trade for a set of Indy's and some Spitfire 55's instead. Done deal, thanks Dean.
Having a hard time trying to pinpoint the place and time on this shot here. I think this is out in Kitchener or London maybe? I'm pretty sure JDM was responsible for this pic, he's nice with the camera.
Jan 18, 2010
Jan 15, 2010
Working a 9-5 there's a routine you get used to. Smiling at people you don't like, making small talk, pretending not to be looking at this and holding back an open slap from asking faces. All these things can get kinda sour fast but there is one thing that I just can't live without..the fucken Food Court yo! I only fucks with it about once a week because things stay delicious when you use them in moderation. Just like non-filtered Camels and Southern Comfort.
Sometimes I get lost in my mind at the Food Court. When I'm in a long ass line for that new burrito spot I tend to drift off and think I'm actually lining up for the Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland. Word to that ride.
Jan 14, 2010
By Quarter Productions. Music: Kings of Convenience - "Gold in the Air of Summer"
...Vadim Akimenko of the future Akimenko Meats is a butcher who has a very intense passion for what he does. At the end of this process, of a 211 pound pig only 1 pound of meat was thrown away. It went on to feed quite a lot of people.
Jan 13, 2010
The Captain hooks us up with some shots.
Jan 12, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
Yeah truthfully, at first I thought his name was kinda corny. But once I noticed the flow and absorbed the lyrics, I was interested, to say the least. Can't front on the beats neither, Jay gets help from favorites Dilla and Madlib. He seems patient and willing to do what's best for his career in this saturated business, and that you have to appreciate and respect. I will kick back to this all morning, then get back to that Gucci Mane this afternoon...
Jan 7, 2010
I know what you're thinking. Another person's opinion on Mark Gonzales. Like you haven't heard enough, right? Is this the 14th blog post you've seen on him today? I wouldn't be surprised. I think my first recollection of Gonz was probably Video Days. Nevertheless, if you have no idea who I'm talking about, check for his cameo in the film Gummo, and take it from there. I thought the below video sums up my admiration for him and whatever he chooses to do. The song that accompanies the vid is kinda nice too.