Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We Are Not The Same, I Am A Martian

Been on a Weezy kick lately. There are a couple tracks on the new Game album that I am pretty into too but this one is probably my favorite:

Link to the video here. Thanks for disabling embedding Island Records - asses.
Work is going well. There was a kick-off meeting here in Japan today which was a lot of fun and really informative. They even had translators there on a closed circuit system for the Japanese-impaired folks like me.
The wifey rolls into town tomorrow and I am going to go scoop her from the airport. I am pretty damned excited about her getting here finally.
Going to pack it in. Get some reading done before I go to bed. I hope things are gravy with everyone. To everyone in China:
Grind hard.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I See Your Whole Crew Yellow Like Mustard Packs

Off to bed. Up way too late again and I have an 8:30am meeting.
Just a quick update. Watched the inauguration speech this evening and I was really impressed. Obama is an amazing speaker and if he can back up his speeches its going to be a good eight years.
Went to the sumo tournament on Sunday. Check the pictures here if you are so inclined. It turns out that this guy is my new hero.

Man, he puts some exclamation points on those wins. Even if you aren't interested check out the way he picks up the other wrestler at 2:00 in.

This one is a few years old and shows him beating the Yokozuna at the time and subsequently getting hit in the face with some seat pads.
Now, Asashoryu is the Yokozuna (one of two) and right now he is undefeated in the New Year tournament.
Grind hard.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

...The Last Breath Of Christopher Wallace On That Faithful Night

So, I have said it before and I will say it again, Canada is USA junior. That said, this track is pretty bonkers.

So apparently dude's actual name is Aubrey - really man, Aubrey? and according to Wikipedia Drake was on Degrassi: The Next Generation - but check the acting technique....

Damn, that just messed me up.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On Your MySpace, You Kicked Me Out Your Top 4

Kidz In The Hall ft. Lilly Allen:

Do the knowledge.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

If Your Cup's Already Full Then Its Bound To Overflow

Almost back up to the city again so I will make this one quick.
Started listening to Matisyahu again over the Christmas break. I gave it enough of a rest in between the last obsessive ipod play cycle but I have a feeling I will go through about a month of intensive listening and get burnt again. Well, too bad for me but fear not faithful reader I am going to share:

I am of the opinion that he is better live than in the studio and based on the Hawaiian reggae band that I went to see in AK I am beginning to think that this is true with all reggae music. Further, I realized that I missed my calling as a reggae back up singer - you know the guy who just shouts "blap, budabapap!" That should have been me.
OK last night in the bay area, headed back to Tokyo tomorrow. Its been nice to be back and see everyone but I have to admit I am really pumped to be getting back to Japan. I think the fact that Kia will be headed out in a couple weeks is helping with that.
Grind hard.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm A Monster, I'm A Killer, I Know I'm Wrong

Headed up to SF on the shuttle now.  Actually just getting into the city as I type this.  In the bay area until Thursday around noon when I head back to Tokyo.  Things have been good.  The holidays in Alaska were a blast but cold as shit.  The house is still standing though apparently our cat is terrorizing the other animals in the house at this point (we took him up to stay in AK in anticipation of Kia coming to Tokyo at the end of January).  Anyway, the house in AK was nice and it was cool to be able to stay there over the holidays with my brother and his family.  
Trying to take care of a few things in the bay area before I head back to Tokyo.  Namely, I am trying to get my visa taken care of which has been a bit of a headache but the consulate has been really nice about it.  They are expediting the processing time and are supposed to get it back to me by the time I get on my plane Thursday.  We'll see.  
Alright, about to hop off the shuttle.

There's a little tidbit from the newish Kanye album. I know people are hating on the autotone but they can suck it.
Grind hard.