Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

MTV's BABY (like a fetus) STEPS TO REDEMPTION....

While enjoying Xmas cheer with my family, I got to watch all those MTV spinoff channels that I don't get in New Haven. So imagine my surprise that MTV Jams (really? the best thing you can call your urban music video channel?) was playing the video for Wale's "Nike Boots" and The Cool Kids' "Delivery Man." Can't believe they took time off of playing that Plies' video where he talks about being in love and that Young Jeezy video where he says "Yeaaahhhh" a bunch of times. While "Nike Boots" is a pretty old song, it's still a good look for Wale to get some exposure. It's little things like this that make those silver linings.

MTV Jams: 98% garbage, 2% quality.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Mets outfielder Endy Chavez was traded last week to Seattle for reliever J.J. Putz. While I don't know a lot about Putz, I hear he's supposed to be a definite upgrade from the usual revolving door of game-blowers [II]. Despite not being the greatest of ballplayers, he always played with a lot of heart and effort which is a rarity these days. Mostly, I'll remember him for giving my most recent Mets memory that didn't make me want to Sylvia Plath myself. That amazing catch that made me think the Mets were destined to go to the World Series. (Carlos Beltran and his immobile bat had different plans). So bye-bye, Endy. Thanks for the memories.

<br/><a href="" target="_new" title="Endy Chavez&#39;s leaping catch">Video: Endy Chavez&#39;s leaping catch</a>

Friday, December 12, 2008

Remember Me?

What I've been up to:

-work (gotta get paid)

-School (get your learn on)

-realizing being a sports fan (Knicks, Mets and *sigh* Raiders) will probably put me in an early grave. I may want to start smoking cigarettes....laced with crack. That would probably save me the heartache. At least that way, I'd know how it would end.

-trying to figure out which is the best record I've heard all year. (Yeah, I still call them records) It's between Nas' Untitled, The Roots' Rising Down and Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak. Each one brings something different to the table, but lacks something that another one has. I also really liked Wale's The Mixtape About Nothing. I'll get into these later. (No really. I won't disappear again. Seriously. Honest. Pinky swear)

-meeting up with fellow bloggers and wearers of fine footwear (a.k.a. Sneaker Fiends) Dallas Penn and Grand Master.

-Realized I don't care if Dr. Dre's Detox ever comes out. While Dr. Dre is a super-producer, legend, (insert your favorite term of endearment here), I really don't care. I don't think he's made a beat that I've really liked since The Chronic. Wait, I liked "Next Episode" and "Still D.R.E." I think it could be as underwhelming as Chinese Democracy. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2? That's another story.

That's enough for now. Tune in tomorrow, where I'll post two days in a row.