29 December 2014

2014 B.O. (body odor)

took a bath yesterday, played two soccer games, and i still don't smell! HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?! i'll tell you how. there's this body wash i used with odor guard. i don't plan on bathing for the next 3 days because of this body wash. you suckas are wasting your time taking showers everyday.
just joking, guys. don't be nasty. but for real, i can't smell myself. i don't know how i smell. probably good.

my body odor has nothing to do with my top albums of 2014, but i'm going to post them anyway.

(in no order)
* Jonwayne - cassette on vinyl
* Confucius MC - the highest order
* Deru - 1979
* Miserable - dog days
* Federico Durand - el estanque esmeralda
* Michiru Aoyama - 暖かな季節 (warm season)
* Clap! Clap! - tayi bebba
* TOPS - picture you staring
* Delicate Features - the passenger
* Andy Stott - faith in strangers
* Miserable - dog days

and my favorite tracks from my favorite albums of 2014

various - 2014 B.O.

aaaaaaand a cool picture from my view at work (when it's nice out)

23 June 2014

you know how you know you're old? your mother effing hips start hurting when you walk for more than 30 minutes. i had to stop at a starbucks b/c my hips were in pain. and i'm sure i'm going to have to stop again when my knees start hurting... b/c they will start hurting soon. what's weird/sucks is that i stopped caring about my grey hairs so much and started caring more about my old man hips. for real though, i have old people hips now. you guys, i'm that much closer to death... kind of like this blog.

there are a few things i want to post about right now, but won't. i don't think i like you guys enough. that should be apparent by my lack of posts. maybe we're just taking a break. i love you guys so much, i decided to set you free. jkjkjkjkjkjk.

in about an hour Mexico plays Croatia and i'm trying to think of where to go to watch the game (i'm in toronto right now). last world cup i was in paris watching the game with all my people by the eiffel tower. i love seeing everyone in a green jersey cheering for Mexico when at a place where there aren't a lot of Mexicans. i don't know why i don't have a green jersey yet. maybe b/c adidas made it ugly as eff for this wolrd cup. why are you trying to play us, adidas? i don't appreciate that chit. maybe also b/c a jersey is $90. i love my father's motherland, but not enough to spend $90 on an ugly jersey. i can buy a decent pair of jeans that i'll wear almost everyday for that amount of money. i can see myself being too embarrassed to wear some handcrafted bullshit adidas designed for more than as long as mexico plays. if these were the jerseys from last WC, i'd be down. for now i'll try to find a non official shirt that says mexico on it. or maybe i'll just stick with the keychain on my backpack (which only set me back 2/$5)... and it's not ugly. anyway, SI SE PEUDE!

i don't really know what to post. maybe since i saw run the jewels last night and can't really upload anything with this slow wifi, i'll post a link for that. it's not my favorite thing, but they put on a really good show.

run the jewels - pt.1 (just click "get it now" form the fools gold page)

24 April 2014

circa 2006

i don't know how i almost forgot about this mix. a few days ago my brother in law asked me about a mix i gave him a few years ago that i bought in 2006 from a dj i met in a SF record store on haight. i think it was my first venture on haight by myself. my roommate told me to take the bus from van ness (i think it was the 49) if i wanted to get to amoeba records from sutter. but i'm a dummy and decided to walk once the bus took a turn i didn't recognize. i'm glad i walked though. i remember walking into a small, halfway underground (literally) record store hearing some soul with a breakbeat that was begging to be sampled. i asked the guy working who it was (i forgot what he said) and noticed he was working on some beats from his laptop. struck up a conversation and ended up buying his mix. didn't really know what to expect, but this stuff was DOPE! so here you go, people... i don't know how available this mix is (pretty sure it's long oop).

shout out to dj b. cause for being cool and one of the first people to have a conversation with me in a new city. shout out to Matthew Africa as well... he and b. cause made a super dope mix
After a quick google search i came across quite a few articles about Matthew Africa being no longer with us. the cool thing about music though... this stuff doesn't go away... and he left us with some really, REALLY great stuff.

matthew africa & dj b. cause - various - soul boulders vol. 1

my work clothes are fading, but i don't care b/c they're my work clothes

chilling at a bookstore coffee place, waiting for my homie to get off work. trying to sip on this mocha because i know if i don't sip, my stomach is going to get all pissed off and start talking shit (literally). gross, right? well you know what? i poop everyday.. think about that for a minute.

i was thinking about why i haven't posted in a while and came to the realization i had nothing i wanted to share or say. everything i want to talk about has to do with my job and i don't like talking about my job too much because i don't want to get in trouble with the company i work for. BUT i will say this: i work with some shitheads. not the good kind either. homophobic, racist, misogynistic b-holes. it makes me appreciate the people i used to work with a lot more. i mean, i liked the people i used to work with, but this new job puts so much perspective on how cool they are. (if you're reading this and i used to work with you, this isn't about you... i'll never think you're cool (joking)). i don't know man, work places are so weird. it's like everyone is a character. at my record store job, my manager was pretty much batman (love that dude and his superhero tendencies). we used to talk about fighting and martial arts and how to be ultimate warriors (although, i'd rather be an intimate warrior LOL). another coworker used to kick people out of the store by threatening them with a wood stick that had a nail sticking out of it (we used it to turn the air/heater on and off). another one used to think he was being slick by checking out the girls that walked by... till i started standing behind him saying "HEY!" so they'd turn around and see him. he stopped for a while after that. i roomed with another one... he was my bff. another one was part devil, but cool to talk about things with and play pool against. see man, those were some fun people to work with. the people i work with now, i keep at a safe distance. with the exception of one or two people... the rest are shitheads. NOT THE GOOD KIND.

anyway, i don't even know what album to post...
well, i kind of know what to post... i've been going through my cd collection and finding stuff that takes me back. so for the first of the nostalgic cd collection, i'm choosing pikachu... lol... i'm lame. no, but for real, qwel is the dude. especially when i was like 19 or 20. i remember being at scribble jam thinking i was having a conversation with him bc he was hanging out at the galapagos 4 table, but it was just some other dude. my friend told me it wasn't him. i felt stoooooopid.

but yeah, i bought this cd at scribble jam... HATED the first track... and i still do. track two is the shit though. skip track one if you're not a sucker. if you are a sucker, have fun being a sucker (enjoying something i couldn't... i hate you)

qwel - the rubber duckie experiment

15 February 2014

all my children

that show got cancelled. just like all my plans. i'm going to take a minute and feel sorry for myself today. this seems to happen everytime i plan to do something on my bday. i remember my sister getting me tickets for a show to see gorillaz on my bday... it snowed over a foot and roads closed. another time an ex got tickets for another show... it snowed and delayed the train... we missed the show. this year i was trying to see my gf and it snowed the day i was supposed to fly out and all the flights cancelled. my back up plan didn't happen b/c of other unfortunate happenings (that i wish didn't happen for non selfish reasons). my back up to the back up plan isn't happening either... b/c everyone wants to go to SF on their day off and i don't have seniority to get a seat on a plane before them. spent most of the day by myself b/c everyone thought i was leaving and they made their own plans. also, lost money on a hotel. so yeah, if you're born in february, i'm sorry for you.

i realize i'm throwing myself a pity party, but i need this outlet b/c i don't know who else to complain to.

i should probably post my BO 5/5 list, but i don't want to right now. instead i'll post what i think is my favorite album of 2013. i say "i think" it's my favorite album of 2013, b/c i don't know. i just think it is.

kelela - cut 4 me