Oknai - Hold Your Breath
'The reality I'm talking about is that awful, bottomless comedown the day after. Realities like the fact that you didn't used to be this way and that you once found pleasure in less toxic activities. We all want to relieve the stress of modern existence. We all want to get so fucked up out of our minds that we forget that any problem ever existed in the first place. But that relief is the definition of fleeting, and the longer you indulge it the more apparent that fact is. No matter your reasons for doing drugs, if you've been on the hedonistic treadmill long enough, there's no denying that it doesn't feel as good as it used to, from the private ritual of locking a door and cutting up lines, to the sweet taste of promethazine codeine merging with soda, to that cigarette you took on your lunch break. You can take another hit, and you probably will, but keep in mind the law of diminishing returns. Know that what you felt before is gone forever. It's all over.'
Solid read. Well reasoned and hard to argue with.
Q-Tip - Work It Out [ Stint Remix ]
Forget it, I quit, I can’t do this any more, man. My head’s about to explode. My whole life sucks. I don’t know what I’m doing, I don’t know where I’m going. My dad just died, we just killed Bambi, I’m out here getting my ass kicked and every time I drive down the road I wanna jerk the wheel into a goddamned bridge abutment!
— Tommy Callahan From Tommy Boy
Laurent Garnier - City Sphere
When work gets rough and I get a bit stressed out I have found that listening Laurent Garnier’s Unreasonable Behaviour helps to ease the tension. There is just something about the LP [ which is equal parts jazz and techno ] and the music it contains, all of songs are made by combining elements that are both chaotic and calming sometimes in the same moment. The album cuts right through the madness and takes the shortest route possible. It is not afraid to walk through territories that contain darkness and demons because it is focused on getting to the other side, to the light at the end of the tunnel. It is fantastic. One of my favorite LP’s of all time.
Douglas Wood - Moon Nightclub
- This is dope
Mondays are fine. It’s your life that sucks.
- Ricky Gervais : via
Hard to argue with that
Yesterday Gawker posted a version of Pharrell’s hit Happy with out the music and I didn’t really agree with their take. They basically said :
'The year's happiest song has been reduced to a lonely nightmare, and the results are fascinating.'
My take is summed up perfectly by the Nietzsche quote above
See the video here
Pharrell Williams - Happy [ Without the Music ]
The Meters - Cardova
'Here, in all caps: THE BUCKS AND KINGS JUST COMMANDED A COMBINED $1.085 BILLION ON THE OPEN MARKET.
If you pretend the NBA is an exclusive beach on Turks and Caicos, it makes more sense. Let’s say it’s the single best beach in the world, and it can only hold 30 houses. Let’s say some of the houses are bigger and prettier than others, only all of them have the same gorgeous ocean view. And let’s say all 30 owners feel strongly that their investments will keep improving, barring a collapsed stock market or an unforeseen weather catastrophe, of course. Does it really matter if you bought one of the ugliest houses on that beach? Don’t you just want to crack the 30? You can always knock the house down and build a better one … right?
That’s the National Basketball Association in 2014. Who wants to be on the hottest beach? What will you pay? How bad do you want it? Get one of those 30 houses and you can invite your friends down for the weekend, show them around, make them drinks and eventually head out to your deck. And you can look out and watch the sun slowly setting, and you can hear the water splash, and you can hear your friends tell you, “I love the view, it’s spectacular.” Because right now, it is.”
Damn it NBA! Figure your shit out! Seattle needs an NBA team back. Make it happen. Too bad that after reading this article I feel like the chances of that happening in the short term are at an all time low.. I miss the NBA, I miss the dunks, the pick and rolls, the behind the back passes, Kevin Calabro going berserk! Seattle deserves an NBA team. We were robbed! All we want is what is to have what was taken from us returned. Is that too much to ask?!?
Future - Move That Dope feat. Pharrell, & Pusha T
- I can’t stop listening to this track
There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse
And they all lived together in a little crooked house