The ‘80s generation I grew up with actually believed the notion that Rock Music was “White people music”. Continue reading →
Since I am faced with re-populating 8 years worth of blogs… I might as well start from the beginning.
WHY Reggae Music?? Continue reading →
First the WIKI page was challenged and removed, then this website was hacked (along with several others). OK, so what else is new? When you write about controversial Continue reading →
Love Is: Being called “paranoid ex-military” by your wife because you wouldn’t let your kids drink the water in a Flint, Michigan area restaurant….lol
– Paranoid maybe, but 5 days later the governor declared a State of Emergency……., because “fracking” has made the water in Flint, Michigan undrinkable.
I won’t lie though… The chicken wings were awesome.
Anyway, please remember, politicians overall DO NOT CARE.
Barak Obama was the main one to sell us on shale gas (fracking) “Clean Energy”. The one who helped put him in office was Rahm Emanuel (Chicago’s currently embattled mayor); so you really think you can blame everything on Republicans? Don’t trust EITHER.
Profits are being put ahead of public well being, and we never notice because some loudmouth on a podium is making us hate one another.
UPDATE: Stories like this are the reason they started filtering social media
I want to teach you all a media trick:
If you want to CREATE a conflict…. (say xenophobia among those of the same race in a South African country, for instance) all you have to do is REPORT on it BEFORE it happens. It won’t be long before weak-minded, reactionary individuals on both sides of the equation take up arms.
Next they will report on “Race Wars”, causing otherwise peacefully coexisting people to suspect one another. Hot button issues are used to inflame the public, for the purposes of selling weapons and private security.
Since they cannot run traditional commercials they employ media buying strategies. Much of the news we see is actually an advertisement for a defense contractor. Hatred is a BIG MONEY BUSINESS.
When you look at the goings on in South Africa, how can you not compare it to the same thing that goes on in American inner cities? Create economic disparity between two factions of the underprivileged class, and start media reports of random violence. Watch it grow into a full on civil war.
Every time you see some “Black vs. Latino”, sensationalized news article, you should understand where that is coming from. The elite have worked throughout history to segregate society into a prison-like caste system, where they are the wardens. There are always enough narrow-minded, reactionary people who will buy into it.
Even during times of peace we have to remain vigilant against this corrosive influence. There are so many who profit from disharmony. Don’t believe me.. Google the term: “Buy on the cannons, Sell on the trumpets…”
Police get upset when you protest them….. but they should be out there protesting right alongside us!
What’s really happening is that the ABSOLUTE WORST among their ranks are being allowed to represent the entire community. No matter how productive they try to be, they are still lumped in with those who commit the most egregious offenses!
It’s awful how decent members of the law enforcement community are unfairly profiled in this manner! I mean just imagine if OTHER communities were unfairly profiled in thi…………. oh wait.
Men plan, God laughs…
Sat March 20
I figured I would be able to attend each and every seminar that day. Why the hell not? I even made a nice list… but fatigue kicked in.
Every so often one of my cousins join me on tour to hang out and remind me of what a nerd I really am. Much love to Nicey for being patient with my excessively tired azz. I’m afraid I was not much of a host, waking up at 6:30 pm
9:40pm) We went to Beauty Bar, for another Soulico cameo, because the SXSW site SAID Beauty Bar. Well that show was at Palm Door… a different venue OWNED by Beauty Bar.. Niiiice… Figured it out waaay after 10.! Got to Palm Door just as they were calling my name. I hate that.
1am) Pop Montreal’s Showcase – Thanks for the invite (which really came from Poirier), but don’t even try to leave “f. MC Zulu” out of the headlines (or write it in all small) when I am doing an official showcase there with him.
Maybe I’m not a big deal….. But how will I ever GET to be one if people keep playing me like that?
This is not a rant. I appreciate EVERYONE allowing me to share their stages! 5 SXSW appearances, all wonderful audiences;
Sun March 21
We got to see the Capitol Bldg. of Texas the next day! My Momma’s from Texas :o)
I finally found some pastry satisfaction in the way of Cinnabons.. Not all DRY like they make it in the wannabe-cost-cutting Chicago burbs either…. TEXAS Style dammit! (“Sinner Buns”)
OK Next I will post some Twitter responses I found.Boom
I had big plans for Saturday..didn’t do sh**
Cousin Nicey with her nerd cousin Zulu
Who knew Austin was the Capitol of Texass.s.sshit.Ishould.have… no comment
SXSW Facebook Update:
Thursday March 18
I rocked the Beauty Bar with “Chllngr”, who make a HEAVY Reggae / Electro / Dub fusion, and afterwards went to Momo’s to sit in with “Soulico” from Tel Aviv. (I was pleasantly surprised that ONILI was making an appearance at the Soulico show!) This was directly from the airport. Against better counsel I did not rent a car…….. Foolish
Friday March 19
Screw this… went to get a rental car.
After that the trade show was THE THING. There is a top of the line microphone that is calling my name. Maybe more on that later. Met Kush Arora, Juakali and Nate Mars. (The Dread Bass Sound System) Collectively they made their debut at this SXSW.
One group I really like was The Sleighbells… They make a nice mix of rock music with hard 808 beats. Checked them at the iheartcomix Carnival.
Do you know I can’t find ONE good bakery here in Austin? Someone please help with that.
Anyway, the show at the Ninjatune Showcase went really well. Poirier and I were interviewed afterwards by DagnoMusic.com. He spoke French to the interview lady and she got all mesmerized and ignored me! I will kick his ass for that. (and I will learn French)
Also big up Wayne (and Wax) for passing thru.
The best show I watched (and did not participate) award goes to: Daedelus
To be continued…
with ONILI at MoMo’s / LRG Up the Soulico Vibezz
Tacky Champagne Toyota, babyyyyy
Wayne & Wax, Poirier, MC Zulu
Poirier speaking French again… making the ladies all Starry Eyed ……………………………….. bastard
Looking forward to catching many of my friends shows while in Austin..
Just so you all know, I have been scouring your sites so I can drop thru your showcases as time permits. In case any of you are interested in catching up with me, I have built a profile on the SXSW site which lists where I’ll be. I will also be checking the site and looking for your updates as well.
Click The Following Link:
On the performance tip, I am doing 5 Showcases for SXSW 2010
(Scroll down to find upcoming appearances)
2 with The Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion POIRIER
2 with The Israeli Tag Team DJ Champions SOULICO
1 with The Man Of Many Aliases CHLLNGR
I am looking forward to a great outing! The first time I attended was two years ago, and you little bastards ignored me.oops)management is suggesting that I stop here
Thanks 😮 )
These cameras are just that damn good. No I am not being sponsored either. The Canon Powershot series… perfect for concert footage, random vacation shots and sexy bedroom scenes alike (I’m just saying); at this point I have purchased 4 of them.
#1 Lost in London.. Either on the train or confiscated by agents of Heathrow airport security
#2 Dropped in the ocean in Australia. I was going for a wave type beach shot.. I’m a dumbass
#3 Fell when the tripod was accidentally tipped over… No further comment
Canon knows what they have, with the low-light sensitivity and HD video, so they upgraded a little and almost doubled the price.
Hoping like crazy to keep up with this new one…
I hate the default Quicktime but still… Good enough to repurchase