Sunday, April 26, 2009


If you had superpowers, you would empower your friend with boogie-ability too!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Reflection For Eternity

Now we just wait for Blackstarr!!!

One of the most interesting things I've listened to...

IN A LONG TIME.  For those of you who live in LA, you might know where Senor Fish is in Little Tokyo.  Well back in day it was called the Atomic Cafe owned by the Matoba family and in the 1970's, early '80s, this neighborhood bar became one of the most influential scenes in the punk rock movement.  The likes of Blondie, Devo, Bowie hung out amongst the Yakuza (Japanese mafia) who would frequent the place.  Click on the picture above to hear a mix by Atomic Nancy Matoba & just imagine what it would have been like to rock out in the cafe back in the day.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Uhhhh, I just want to catch my train...

Gotta love street/performance art.


I'm out!  Happy Birthday CL!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

4/20...well sort of

Can you blame me, I was busy.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Can't wait for the new Mos Def

But where's the Blackstarr Reunion!!!

The Death Of Vinyl

For the first time, the inevitable happened in 2007, digital download sales surpassed the combined sales of CD's, vinyl records and cassettes.

For any vinyl, or even a CD enthusiast, a solemn time for certain. More and more record stores have closed because of this. I know that I don't have the time to dig like I used to, but today, officially Record Store Day, I will. It's hard to explain, but there's something very karmic about digging in a record store for whatever gems that you've been looking for and have kept in your mental file cabinet for years. When you find it, you feel like it was worth all those times spent flipping through Wham! 12" singles (1 man's trash is another man's treasure). Of course it's not immediate like the internet, finding it through a Google or Hype Machine search. But that's why they call it "digging"! Sometimes you catch something and other times you don't. And don't forget the tangibleness of a record or CD. Studying the cover and liner notes. And let's not even get into the richer, fuller sound of a record. Maybe it's just the natural high that the smell of dust, old paper and vinyl create.

{DJ Shadow explains it best, a "little nirvana".}

{I actually miss the eccentric record store clerks...no I don't.}

Get you fingers dusty.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Long Over Due...RESPEK Vol. 5: Big Daddy Kane

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Who Jacked 'Ya?

New Jack memories with DJ Shortkut (Beat Junkie and former ISP).  Just click on the pic.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Run Forrest, RUN!

Friday, April 10, 2009

How The Dave Matthews Band Saved Music

A great documentary, Before The Music Dies, on the state of the music industry.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Office...Opera

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Awkward. Utada Hikaru's KTLA performance

Way to go Team Utada. KTLA in the morning, anytime actually, is a "hotbed" for attracting an American audience for Utada.  Whatever happened to MTV or late night TV?


Friday, April 03, 2009

Prince In A Box