DJ Mano gets fired! NFL and commercial breaks! Don't be "That Guy"! Kobe Bryant stories! And more!
Monday, August 25, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
In this edition of Catalog Friday, I share the time that I went to D&D Studios and did a track with DJ Premier. Okay, I've never been to D&D but by using The Lox's "Recognize" instrumental, it didn't take me long to envision what a studio session with Primo would be like.
Listening to this song again for the first time in a while almost makes me want to redo it. I could execute the concept way better now. But when I look at it in the bigger picture of volume Three, it fits way better than if I did this record now.
My favorite part of the track has to be the hook. It sounds like something simple and dope that Premier could pull off, but I knew if I tried to insert the samples myself, it would throw the whole thing off. So I just recreated them myself.
In episode 4, Thomas and I review WrestleMania 29. Or is it NY/NJ? Also, I profess my love of Ryback, Thomas gives the Big Show all the props he never gets, we preview Extreme Rules, Thomas makes a case for The Undertaker to headline WrestleMania for the rest of his career, discuss The Rock's injury, Paul Bearer's passing, our mutual hate of the WWE app, Thomas vents his frustration with the tag team division, and I explain how Road Dogg is a black man trapped in a white man's body. Ring the bell or feed us more!
The Slobberknocker Chronicles – Issue #4: No Time For Entrances
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Make sure that you are donating and not just dumping buckets of ice on your head for funsies. http://www.alsa.org
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
MI challenged me.
I responded and challenged Matt, Gary, Chris, and CM Punk.
And I also donated. Not as much as I would have liked but every little bit helps.
In the debut episode, Tom and I listen to some music but mostly we talk about Katherine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, cheese fries, how to turn your man on, American Idol's faults, R. Kelly's trash not being taken out, Karen Gillan and Selfie, Louise Wener, Donald Glover's feelings, Taylor Swift's Saving Jane knock off, as well as musical observations!
R. Kelly - Real Talk
Saving Jane - Girl Next Door
Childish Gambino - III. Telegraph Ave. ("Oakland" by Lloyd)
Katherine McPhee - Some Boys
Junior Senor - Move Your Feet
Sleeper - Sale Of The Century
Mollyfog The Music - Episode #1: What They Eat...
Friday, August 15, 2014
"CM Punk Georgia Funk" may have saved my music career.
After going through a tumultuous summer, I had released Spideyville Unlimited and was ready to call it day musically. If it wasn't for this and "If Tomorrow", SYU doesn't happen.
The true inspiration behind this track was not just my wanting to rap over Jay and 'Ye's "Otis" instrumental. Fellow MC An0maly actually released his version of "Otis" and in the spirit of competition, I made one as well.
I tried to tweet it to Punk several times but he ignored me. His loss I suppose.
I spend a lot of time in these columns groveling at the Creative team’s feet when something I’ve hated for months (years?) makes me a do a 180. But yet again, they’ve managed to do it.
They’ve made me care about Brock Lesnar.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
August 11, 2014· Blue & Gold #6, by Michael Bent
· Challengers of the Unknown: TSA #1, by Derrick Ferguson
· CM3 #16, by David Brashear
· Golden Age Action Comics #7, by Scott Casper
· Hellblazer #3, by Chris Munn
· Impulse #10, by Tobias Christopher & David Brashear
· Supergirl #1, by Tristan Fry
· Wonder Woman Annual #2, by Edward Ainsworth
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
So I'm very early into my client Kelen Conley's My Player career on NBA 2K11, and there's been some bumps in the road but things are looking up. Against the Golden State Warriors, he exploded for a game (and career high) 33 points. When the Lakers came to town, he scored 24 more points while taking turns guarding Kobe, Artest, Odom, and Derek Fisher. And he had a huge block on Kobe in the final minutes that sealed the win over the defending champs.
He heads to Philadelphia next, as the Bucks try to get back to .500.
Brandon Jennings frustrates the hell out of me. I set picks for him constantly and he's still forcing up terrible shots. And he won't pass the ball when he gets in the lane with two guys on him. I was having trouble with Andrew Bogut too but he's picked it up nicely.
Our rebounding against the better teams is infuriating.
I'm still coming off the bench behind Michael Redd, who's barely getting any playing time once I'm in. Hopefully I'll be starting once we get through the road trip.