The crew takes some time out from kickin’ it to kick it
I just made a wack ass garbage ass beat. Not all tracks are winners. This goes for women as well, but I’ll leave that discussion for another day and time.
Lately, I’ve been riding my bike through the neighborhoods of LA while looking at buildings, the people, and what exists. I’ve blasted through Mid City, Hollywood, Hancock Park, Koreatown, Culver City, West Hollywood, Miracle Mile, whatever you call that part of town by Dj Destroy’s house, Los Feliz, and all parts in between. The bike riding iPod playlist these days is: Bad Brains, Black Flag, Dinosaur Jr. (Damn..I’m like SST‘s biggest fan), Silversun Pickups, Metallica, Foos, The Police, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and more of the same. While I ride I often drift off and dream of what it would’ve been like to be a member of The Beatles, Nirvana, or The Temptations. The Beatles is pretty well documented…I’m hoping to run into Paul McCartney one day. I know enough people connected to Nirvana that I could probably get some rare first hand stories of what it was like to be them in their prime, but I’m not going to ask as it’s none of my biz. The Temptations movie was based off of Otis’s account of what happened so I’m going to assume it’s as close to the truth as you can get. David Ruffin was a tough cat.
It’s been a long time since I posted…but, nobody reads this anyway so who cares, right? I always have stuff that I want to write about, but when it comes time to write..it vanishes. Let the freestyle session begin.
Let’s see, Dj Ready Cee came to visit. The BX was up in this bitch. We went to an art event where graf guys were painting on half naked girls in bikinis. Destroy and Ready Cee held it down on the tables. Fun night. Ooohh..that same night we went to see some underground hip hop acts as Ready was supposed to spin. There were a few tight groups. I won’t name any names, but a certain rapper from Oxnard was like kryptonite cause he had niggas scatterin’ for the doors after maybe 10 to 12 minutes. Mass exodus. Sorry dude.
I caught a flight to Vegas to see the Foo Fighters play at the Hard Rock Casino. Eating at Nobu with friends before the show was the right move. Black cod wrapped in lettuce was the highlight. The next day it was back to LA and down to Irvine to see Blondie, Reo Speedwagon, and Billy Idol. Devo was on the bill, but it was splittsville before they came on. I’ve seen them before…the drummer holds it down.
I had jury duty. “yes, it would definitely be financial hardship if you put me on this 6 week asbestos trial, judgey”. Jury duty was straight boring. Sleep, wake up, get called on a panel, weasel out of long ass trial, sleep, wake up, try not to make eye contact with the transvestite sitting next to me cause it creeps me out, go back to sleep, wake up, go home.
Chuck and I had a treading water contest. We called it a tie after an hour as we both had some other stuff to do. I’m tread conditioned to be able to make it if the ship goes down…..though, I haven’t been on a ship and I’ve never been in the ocean, it’s nice to be prepared in case my plane crashes in the water and I survive. Shit…I and I Survive.
Speaking of Bad Brains…is HR going to show up on 12/6 at the Palladium? Place your bets now.
I met MGMT through DJ Carbo at the Fonda when they played on 9/14. I still rock the album….”Weekend Wars” is one awesome song. Oracular Spectacular delivers a daily dose of post apocalyptic messages regarding the state of the survivors when it’s all over.
The funniest story I heard since the last post was TP from Tee Pee Records telling me about playing street football in NYC as a kid. In short, he said that they kicked the ball off to a guy and while he was returning it, he had a boxing glove on one hand and was punching players in the face while running it back for a td. I almost started crying. I guess you had the be there, eh? He told me the story just prior to us seeing Night Horse & Graveyard. Sick shit.
So, I have no job but I still spend cash money. How does that work? I don’t understand either. Don’t really need to. I have my 2009 goggles on and all I do is work on this project that I’ve been working on for a really long time. I hope you like it when it’s done. Late.