Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Can Vote However You Like..

My man Rasu sent me this. The kids are cute as hell in this but I just don't know how I feel about it..
One things for sure, after Tuesday I won't be posting any election related material and thus hopefully we can get back to some damn music!! (even though you must say I have done a good job of keeping it music related somehow!!)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mos Def - If I Were President PSA

This, while having the potential of being exremely cheesed out, came off dope.. Mos is a pro at anything he does..

Theresa Andersson - 'Birds Fly Away'




Monday, October 20, 2008

Politics and Race

What if things were switched around? Think about it. Would the country's collective point of view be different? Could racism be the culprit????
[This most certainly must be a rhetorical question!]
What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, following the debate, including a three month-old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his college graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to publicly display a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama's family had made their money from beer distribution? You could easily add to this list.
If these questions reflected a reality, if the tables were turned, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative characteristics in another when there is a color difference. And, think of this – the candidates' educational backgrounds:

Barack Obama:
Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude.

Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science. Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.).

John McCain:
United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899.

Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester.
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study.
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism.
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester.
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism.

Education isn't everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as
our standing in the world.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Boy Blue!!

Friday night I went thru Santos PH for a sec and I was commenting to Rah about how there was an overbundance of slightly older people in the place.. It wasn't even 5 minutes later that My Boy Blue from Old School was moonwalkin' right past me.. He had to be the oldest dude I've ever seen in a nightclub setting outside of like a owner or manager.. He was really gettin' it in.. Homie grabbed some 20 something broad and proceeded to try n get busy.. Ol' girl was a good sport and played along.. I told her to be careful, she was liable to give Blue a heart attack.. haha...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Original Flava Tuesdays.. (Sunday Version) "Unleash The Flutes Young Guru!"

This is another one of those commercials that left me sayin' Dayum! it's almost like a mini movie without words.. What stood out immediately is the use of a remix to well known score composer Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstacy of Gold." For those that may think the song is familiar, thats because the same song was also interpolated for Young Hov's song "The Blueprint 2" (off the album by the same name) produced by my man Charlamagne. The version in the commercial is actually credited to a producer named Bandini and its called "L Estasi Dell Oro" off of Ennio Morricone's Remixes Vol. 2 album.

Ennio Morricone - "L Estasi Dell Oro" Bandini Remix

Ennio Morricone - "The Ecstacy of Gold"

*BONUS (for those livin' under a rock)
Jay-Z - "Blueprint 2"

P.S. I know this is called Original Tuesdays and I'm posting this on a Sunday, but I was inspired by the crazy weekend of Football games both College and Pro.. Sue me..

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Electro- overload..

Coming soon to a Kanye tour near you...