Kickin’ it Old-School laughingsquid: Going Cardboard, A Designer Board Game Documentary
Breaking Up with The Negro Problem →
I saw The Negro Problem play the Santa Monica Promenade in the mid-’90s and knew instantly that I’d admire frontman Stew, rather than love him and his brand of smart psychedelia. Anyone who regularly checks out the music I post to Tumblr could guess I’d not be fully down with The Negro Problem’s witty brand of psychedelic pop. The hard stuff is more what floats my boat. I...
Dirty Phones →
You are: A) Texting, posting and taking meetings on the toilet AND B) Showing folks pictures on that filthy phone of yours - Yuck! The second part isn’t covered in the above NY Times article. But it stands to reason.
Achieving true artistic freedom can make you appear crazy. The journey may drive you to insanity for real. You’ll see and hear and feel things others can’t begin to even imagine. Their loss. Go crazy. FISHBONE!
All of My Love →
Above is what I do, in general terms.
The House I Live In →
On Saturday night, Sundance’s Grand Jury prize for Best Documentary went to “the definitive film on the failure of America’s drug war, but it is also a masterpiece filled with hope and the potential to effect change.” Now that Danny Glover and Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) are saying these things, maybe now they’ll be believable to you… I know that if I’d been...
It's All Here →
The full price range for my memoir, from very used at under a buck, to brand spankin’ new. First-edition copies of those bad boys on Amazon wil run ya $57. And that strikes me as a bargain, as you’ll see only three remain. Yo, I’m tellin’ you: Better make that move!
The McBride Letter →
After the Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer was poorly received at Sundance last week, the film’s co-writer James McBride fired off a smoking hot letter that mercilessly critiqued the film biz’s unwritten racial policies of exclusion and minimization. It is above. Listen, I suppose Wall Street’s behavior over our nation’s recent history has been more mysterious and...
Touré on "Niggas in Poorest" →
Hip hop heads are in such a weird space when it comes to actual intellectual diversity and the success of others. For example I get shit every time I re-Tweet Brooklyn writer Touré. (And that’s fine; y’all niggas know good and goddamn well that I’ma do what I feel like doin’.) To get meta on the matter, here’s Touré on “Niggas in Poorest,” new from Yasiin...
MURK AVENUE: I FOUND ICE CUBES 'GOOD DAY' →
murkavenue: CLUE 1: “went to short dogs house, they was watching Yo MTV RAPS” Yo MTV RAPS first aired: Aug 6th 1988 CLUE 2: Ice Cubes single “today was a good day” released on: Feb 23 1993 CLUE 3: ”The Lakers beat the Super Sonics” Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release… I’m late posting this, but it’s so, so good.
Coke & Porn →
I’m not trying to tell you how to live your life, but don’t click on the above link if you have an issue with drug addiction.
Honeyed Excrements: The Ten Pledges of the Tantric... →
honeyedexcrements: Once you have committed to the path of tantric sex, see how the following pledges feel to you. Hopefully, a peaceful feeling washes over you (your breath more even, mind restful) as you read these sentences: 1. I pledge to explore the divinity within myself. 2. I pledge to honor the god and…
I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even...– Ralph Waldo Emerson (via teachingliteracy)
Roughstars is an NY indie band that caught...
The Pride of Flint, Michigan She’ll fuck your ass up if you get her in the ring. And she’s only 16.
The Classist GPS →
On that so-called Avoid-the-Ghetto feature.
Congressional Insider Trading The President blew a lot of smart people away when he mentioned it last night. It was 60 Minutes that served up this issue, ready made when it aired this piece in November. In it, Dennis Hastert, Nancy Pelosi and a bunch of other past and present representatives were revealed to have made money by investing based on information that only could have come from...
The Thing About Exhibitionism →
It’s thrilling in a way that’s sneaky. When I told the above story live at Porchlight, I was scared to death. The experience felt mostly akin to the time I bungee jumped off a bridge over the Feather River, back in ‘92. Terrifying, right up until the point of performance. Catharsis followed right on the heels of that act. But here’s the difference: When I finished talking...
What can be explained is not poetry.– W.B. Yeats (via bodasdesangre)
L. Londell McMillan →
#TheBigPaybackProject I just wrote the most angry thing imaginable about the lawyer/publisher who owes me $2,000 for a cover story I wrote nearly five years ago. I nearly published it. Then I deleted the screed, deciding it best that his legacy be that of a cheap-ass, short-sighted lawyer who fucked me over. I’ll just be remembered for being great. As with Barry Bonds before him,...
Did Giants Strategically Concuss Kyle Williams? →
Football’s the nation’s zeitgeist sport because of strategies like this.
Juice, a seminal film →
Have you seen the Ernest Dickerson film in a while? This appreciation makes me want to revisit it, and not just because of Tupac.
My IMDB Page →
I’d like to add at least one more credit by year’s end.