Monthly Archives: January 2017

1.31.17 Thoughts

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Politics. Politics. Politricks. Parlor Tricks. Whatever. So much drama is going on out here and I can’t seem to invest myself in it. I’ve detached from toxic people and corrosive environments but how can that be done when the garbage embodies everything that I encounter? EASY. I focus on myself. Might sound self-centered to some but I assure you that working on what I want to be and placing myself in a position to go wherever I choose does way more for the cause than if I decided to throw tantrums on FACEBOOK about the government. Yes we are all pissed but at this point we should toss it in the “water is wet” category. Continue reading

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For The Day: Jordan Rakei “Rooftop”

I’m terrible when it comes to listening to albums. I’ll click the play button on my iTunes and skim through each track until IT happens. IT grabs on to my ear like a sneaky claw of an Alaskan Crab hunting for it’s afternoon meal. IT latches on and won’t let go. IT drags me into the deep and just like that, I’m gone. What is IT? IT is the track that I hear for the first time that kidnaps my sensibilities. IT is all that I play. Now don’t get me wrong, Jordan Rakei’s CLOAK is dynamite but “Rooftop” is all that I ever needed to hear. It’s a reminder to never forget love even when you feel that it’s forgotten you. Remembering that love simply just IS and at times it’s all that you need to know about it. The visuals fantastically conveyed the songwriter’s message. If you haven’t heard Jordan’s album yet, check it out here.

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ESSENTIAL READING: How To Think More About Sex

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As referenced in my Thoughts About Sexuality post, this is one of the books that I read that helped to form a stronger knowledge base on the subject. Author Alain De Botton’s book thoroughly broke down the pleasures and problems of sex. I never knew how fetishes developed or the complexities of sexual attraction before reading  How To Think More About Sex. For those that are under the flawed impression that sex is just a physical thing, a “body thing” (check the reference!) then you, my friend, need to pick this up IMMEDIATELY!!!

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Morning Motivation: Bia “Bobby Brown”

Woke up this morning and decided to make today count. Threw on the Field Jacket because it’s BRICK outside. I needed music to illustrate how ready I am and “Bobby Brown” came to mind. I’m a huge fan of the King of R&B so a track that pays homage gets nothing but play around these parts ya dig?

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35mm Pastlife: Spring 2016

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I retired from photography. Well I tried to but every now and again, I may get a call or text message asking if I’m off of hiatus. As much as I loved the craft, it didn’t work out for me. Bullshit politics. I decided to only shoot for the love of the game and use film point and shoot cameras. The homie WEWANTDROGAS asked me to come down and shoot a bit around his video shoot (Bring It Back video) and this post contains photos from that day as well as whatever else was on that roll of film. Continue reading

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Vinyl Athletics: J Dilla “Wild 12-inch”

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2007. My first real job (I won’t count Best Buy… no offense) as a data processor and my days were about as exciting as an audiobook narrated by a depressed Ben Stein. I used to hit the music websites super hard while “working” since that seemed to helped the hours move faster. Well that, and daydreaming about my fine ass coworker. She was thicker than a Chocolate Peanut Butter Triple Shake. The first time that I heard Dilla’s “Wild” from the reissue of his Ruff Draft tape, she was the first person that I thought of. The knocking of the production seemed to be an equivalent of how body move would when she danced. I haven’t seen her in YEARS yet whenever I play this song, she will always come to mind. Continue reading

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SEVDALIZA “BEBIN”

“In protest of the inhumane political climate, I could not rest my head in privilege. I wrote Bebin’ in Farsi, to solidify. I stand strong with love. In this case I choose to avoid mainstream media, because I have no interest in part taking in a victimized concept. As I will not be able to travel to the United States for indefinite duration, take this message without lights, camera, action. I am solely a messenger. In the brain of love, there is no place for racism nor bigotry.” – Sevdaliza

Purchase this track via Sevdaliza’s bandcamp.

All donations will be immediately transferred towards funds supporting victims of racial exclusion.

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3 Fortunes….

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Fortune 1:

The greatest meditation is a mind that let’s go

Fortune 2:

The heavy chains of worry are forged in idle hours

Fortune 3:

The major value in life is not in what you get, but in what you become.

One afternoon, before leaving work, I spotted 3 fortune cookies on a table inside one of the conference rooms. Before the cleaning crew could come in and throw away the trash from the previous inhabitants, I snatched the cookies hoping for interesting fortunes and I loved that each fortune seemed to connect with one another.

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Thoughts About Sexuality….

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I’ve felt this way for a while and it’s been one hell of a journey to get to this point. You try to deny things about yourself but when the writing is on the wall and the ribbon is in the sky, acceptance is the only way out. I’ve known for a long time that I was a freak but growing up in a society that at the time was a bit inhibited, exploration had to be done on the low. But these days, after my experiences, the game has changed completely and I’m all for it. Continue reading

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It Is What It Is….

The thing about me is that I never stayed down. Even when I’m told to do so, which could mean that I’m resilient and/or a hard headed individual. I’d like to go with the former. You see a few days ago I wrote about an experience that I had and though the intent was FAR FROM MALICIOUS the feedback would’ve made you think that I burned a flag of some kind. But I understand why some found it to be offensive and why they felt like I violated trust but other people just wanted to feel important and share opinions on shit that they had no knowledge of. I swear on the internet, everyone is a comedian, a philosopher, or some kind of expert and I do my best to ensure that I never ever put on those kind of fronts.  Continue reading

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