Monday, January 31, 2011

Love Pac and B.I.G. But I Miss Pun The Most

Monday done. Got some work done which was good.
Results from the survey are coming in. Not necessarily a huge sample size on the vote so if you want to vote please go for it. I will probably shut down the form tomorrow, Wednesday latest. The comments are far more entertaining than the actual vote count. One from my dad stood out today:

"I'm picking # 2 because I think its yours, Matthew. I'm trying to be supportive here. I think the give-away was Blackstreet. The difference between No Diggity and Don't Leave Me is the tub-thumping, which features in a lot of your embeds. I also just don't see Mr. Prime Beef bumping to a power ballad like I Have Nothing. On the other hand, I can see you doing a routine to Heavy D. Tell me I'm wrong. String the contest along. But don't be a hater. It's just your old pater."

Pater definition.

Anyway. Whose is whose? I won't say until the survey is closed.
Spent a lot of time grinding away on my computer today which meant I had time to listen to music. Here are some gems from today.

Big Pun was crazy, RIP.

Three dope verses, sick beat, GZA batting clean-up.

Been watching Battlestar Galactica in a quest to lock down the title of uber-geek. Its pretty entertaining though.
Alright back to my Classic X-Men comics. Like I said, uber-geek.
Grind hard.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Her Mother Told Her To Be Home At Niiiiine

Alright, this post has been brewing for a bit so here goes.
Nearly two years ago an epic battle was waged over email. It ran from February of 2009 to June of that same year. The battle was between me and a coworker who will remain nameless to protect them when they lose the public judgment. The rules were simple:

Link to 90s R&B Jamz via YouTube, generally 3-4 per email, and try to one up the other person. No repeats allowed ('cause that would be weak) and you were supposed to stick to genre. We both broke this rule more than once so I removed most stuff from the 80s and the pure hip-hop songs (Onyx - Slam, for instance).

The links aren't particularly fresh in the email so I made the playlists based on what was still linked and by extrapolating from the email comments.
Here are the playlists (made anonymous to avoid the bias):

Playlist 1
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
La Bouche - Sweet Dreams
Immature - Never Lie
Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows
Soul Decision - Faded
Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing
SWV - You're Always On My Mind
Next - Too Close
Snow - Informer
Janet Jackson - The Way Love Goes
Brandy - Baby
Shai - If I Ever Fall In Love
Blackstreet - Don't Leave Me
H-Town - Knockin' Boots
Salt n Peppa - Lets Talk About Sex
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Girardo - Rico Suave
Next - Wifey
Zhane - Hey Mr. DJ
La Bouche - Be My Lover

Playlist 2
Dee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
MC Hammer - Have You Seen Her
Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack
Boyz II Men - Motown Philly
Culture Beat - Mr. Vain
K-Ci and Jojo - All My Life
SWV - Weak
Boyz II Men - End of the Road
Bobby Brown - Humpin' Around
Heavy D and the Boys - Now That We Found Love
R. Kelly - Bump and Grind
Bel Biv Devoe - Poison
New Edition - If It Isn't Love
Tevin Campbell - Can We Talk
Backstreet - No Diggity
Ginuwine - Pony
Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew
Tony! Toni! Tone! - Whatever You Want
Shanice - I Love Your Smile

Voting now open.

Bonus video. I am positive this one was on the list but can't attribute it to the right playlist so its just getting an embed:

"We played Nintendoooooo"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Probably A Foggy Bog With The Frogs

Back on my grizzly. One blog post a month is not cutting it. Especially not when my dad is posting French beatboxer videos in my comments feed from a month ago.
Lots of stuff has been going on. Mostly work related but other stuff too. Kia got back from Anchorage last week. She stayed after the holidays for a couple weeks to try to sort out the contractor situation with the heating system for the house. Turns out contractors suck. FYI.
New apartment is taking shape. Mostly because Kia got home and put up what little art and decorations we have down here right now. I have been somewhat motivated to dig through the mountains of photos sitting on hard drives at this point and do something with them. First step was to organize them a bit, now not sure what to do next. Maybe upload, maybe just print some for the apartment.
Been playing Grand Tourismo 5 a bit which is damn fun. Trying to finish Fallout New Vegas which is pretty epic but I keep getting sidetracked with the side missions. I guess that's the point. I think I'm gonna log some time in Black Ops tonight though.
Daily (actually monthly) listening:

Yup, this DOOM album is dope. Pretty crazy how he drops the Dilla beat for about a minute in the middle of the track. Shout out to the guy who made the video for the crappy mouth moving animation.
Grind hard.