Monday, June 23, 2008

The Wackness

Speaking of throwbacks... I really want to see this. It's showing at the LA Film Fest, but I'm not sure I wanna drop $12 and spend an hour waiting in the standby line to see it. Although I like the premise of it: a teenage love story that takes in NYC circa 1994. The soundtrack is ill too cause '94 was my favorite period of music (even tho I was in the 5th grade, I'm constantly listening and discovering more classic albums from this era). Hip-Hop and rock were at their all-time high's: Golden Age and Grunge/Alternative at their peaks.

They even got one of my all time favorites on here: Raekwon - "Heaven & Hell" (ft. Ghostface Killah)

On a sidenote, I went to go watch The Hulk today. Not bad, since I was expecting nothing - but anyway I was getting a soda and I overheard a convesation that made me feel really old:

Asian Female Movie Theater Employee: Your name reminds me of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Have you seen it? It's the one where they time travel. It's got Keanu Reeves and it was made in the 80's?

Mexican Male Employee: "The 80's? I wasn't even born then!"

The Arsonists - "Language Arts"

A Throwback Jam... I just noticed a bunch of posts about these guys over at grandgood.
Language arts - The Arsonists

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dirty Hands: The Life and Crimes of David Choe

I finally got the chance to see this movie tonight at it's world premier at the LA Film festival. The trailer for this came out in 2006 and I've been patiently waiting since.

The film shows again tomorrow (Sunday) and Thursday.

It's been a pretty inspirational and awesome week: Dodgeball win, drawing workshops, the RZA and David Choe. Hopefully some beach action tomorrow. G'nite!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

JVC El Kameleon

I had no idea they sold em like this. The sexiest commercial I've ever seen for a car CD/DVD player (above).

I'm not particularly a big technology nerd. I don't get excited over new iPhones, Plasma TV's or the latest hot gadgets. I'm still rocking an old iPod from 2004 and the only modification I've done to my Scion is adding a wire to connect my iPod - and that's only because my stock cd player has my February 2004 mix stuck in it.

People find it odd that I don't seem to care about trends in electronics since I work as a graphic designer, but I'm more of a whatever does the job type guy. For better or worse I am however a pretty big hip-hop nerd. So I was over at my favorite news site and clicked on the link for a Spin magazine article on Nas and in the ad coluum, there it was. Check it out (right side).

Friday, June 20, 2008


"....a hippie is a nigga who smoke weed and play the guitar. S---, I smoke weed and play the guitar."

I found this article pretty hilarious.

No matter what anyone says or how wack the next 10 Wu Tang or Bob Digi albums may be, I still will forever love the RZA and hold him high as one of my heroes. I even wrote an essay about him for my application to Art Center.

You can download the pdf here.

He's going to be preforming tonight at the Henry Fonda. "Sssssoooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh!"

My favorite solo RZA track:
A Day to God Is 1,000 Years - RZA

Download Digi Snax here.

Dodgeball: First Victory


The HONOR ROLLERS OFFICIALLY WON our first game of the season yesterday... I was just too drunk from celebrating last night to post it.

Honor Rollers vs Le Dodge a Trois: score 5 - 2

read it here.

standings are up.... we're now 5th in the league standings.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


My first vector illustration in a bit:

My Acting Debut Music Video Cameo: Eloise - "Kill You"

Get ready for my on screen debut cameo preformance in the music video for Eloise - "Kill You"

Directed by David Ly

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lil Wayne - "I Feel Like Dying"

Feel Like Dying - Lil Wayne

This has been my favorite song for the past two weeks. I thought I'd share it because it took me completely off guard and makes me like Wayne even more. For a more commercial southern rapper, this song is incredibly poetic while being very dark and deep. It's obviously about drugs ... but when did (black) rappers get so emotional about them?!?! I didn't know Wayne spit about this type of 'white-boy' stuff. In terms of subject matter, it reminds me of something I'd hear on a Cage, Necro or even Eminem track... very impressive!

Been bumping the Carter III a lot too... best track by far is "Mr. Carter" ft. Jay-Z, although the one about sleeping with female police officers is classic too.

Until hearing the Drought 3, I was honestly never a fan. I tried listening to The Carter 1 & 2, and I'm still not feeling those Manny Fresh/southern styled midi keyboard synth beats.

I heard about this because apparently he's being sued by the singer of the band Karma for not clearing the sample. Which is pretty stupid because this is a mixtape track and was never officially released. The controversy is that he still preforms it live. More on that here.

The original break: Karma - "Once"

The World of Golden Eggs

So as some of you may know I made a trip to Japan a few months ago with my old band mate to attend our good friend Oliver Dooley's wedding.

Before reaching Kobe, we made a few stops in Tokyo and Osaka. Both pretty awesome cities. In Osaka around the Amerikamura area (translation means America-town) I found a rather ineteresting shop and they were selling these DVD's of a show called The World of Golden Eggs.

I didn't understand any of it cause the store didn't have the subtitles on, but I thought this clip was freaking hilarious. I'm currently downloading the rest of the series. The animation is crude as hell, but I'm really hoping the rest of the series is as funny as this.


I'm sure Adult Swim has plans on picking this up.


I like basketball. I mean, I don't watch it all the time or really keep up with the NBA or NCAA, but I do enjoy watching it. The problem mainly is that most of the time, the teams I generally like never get shown on TV... also I'd rather watch the Simpsons than basketball.

Anyways, go Celtics! I've been a fan of KG for some time. Always a bummer how the Timberwolves never really made it far in the playoffs.

Despite living in Los Angeles area, I've never been a Laker fan - except for the era when it was Eddie Jones, Nick Van Exel and Vlade Divac. Then Shaq came along... and because I'm such a loyal Olijuwan fan I can't like any team that his former enimies are on.

My favorite teams: Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets

Saturday, June 14, 2008

First Post

So i am writing in this again, due to the request of one person: Laura Kumataka.  After a brief late night AIM session, I forgot how important it is to record your day to day thoughts even if you are a terrible writer and only one person is going to read it. But however, here is my first entry in 2 years:

PERSEPOLIS (France, 2007)

I've been dying to see this movie for a long time... since about December/January when it premiered in the United States. I made the mistake of going to the wrong theater, so I never saw it due to it being a very limited release.

I had an opportunity once again while in China, but the only bootleg version I could find only had Chinese subtitles. The movie is done entirely in French.

I've seen a few foreign films without subtitles and although reading takes away from the visual sensation of the movie, it's better to understand what the characters are saying than to be confused in the visual splendor. I'm still trying to find a copy of Summer Palace that has English subtitles.

I'm only halfway into the film (yes, I downloaded it) and I think it's absolutely incredible. I don't watch Pixar or Disney cartoons. I love the way it's done and I recommend it to anyone!

I hope to finish watching it tonight. Check it out, or ask me to send it to you.

* I would also like to say that I absolutely deserve to watch a bootlegged version of this movie. I did make a valient effort to try to see it in two countries. I may also buy this dvd and the book because I am in love with the art direction and animation!