Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A thinner Doom rockin spectacles, and riding bikes with the crew KMD.. Cameo's by the vets of the time; Grand Puba Maxwell (Brand Nubian), Pete Nice/MC Search (3rd Bass).
A little bit chunkier with a deeper toned voice in the 21'st century... Venomous lyrics all the same!! The femme in the vid has ridiculous abs!! She throws the whole video off because she doesn't fit! Proper!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Working at your town's "local current rave computer store" over the past few years has taught me a few things.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I was too young to fully understand the novel when I read it as a pre-teen. The discussions of relativity, scientific theories and methods and how they all could actually be applied to real life… well, in a fantasy version of real life as we know it anyway (but still applies)… most of the concepts went way over my head. Even now I have to tap into that side of my brain I hate using sometimes in order to comprehend parts of this book.
The set-up: The Murrys return in A Wind in the Door. 6-year-old Charles Wallace Murry is having problems in school. Due to the nature and level of his genius, unsurprisingly, neither his teachers nor his classmates appreciate his contributions to class discussions and his sister Meg is worried about him. It becomes clear that it's not his biggest problem, however, as he starts to deteriorate physically. Based upon their scientist mother's tests upon her youngest child, it is concluded that he has mitochondritis… his mitochondria are dying. Meg, her kind-of-boyfriend Calvin along with some other-worldly help must pass tests and travel to unexpected places to save his life, while avoiding the Echthroi, beings that destroy for the sake of destroying (these exist in real life, too). GREAT book... definitely read it, no matter what age you are.
That said, one of the keys to the survival of the characters in the book is learning to love a PART of someone in order to gain a better understanding of that person as a whole. To see who they are beyond the bullshit, the bluster, the façade…
My realization: Before I get angry at other people for their lack of compassion, let me look at me… Too often, I think, I've made assumptions and drawn conclusions about people based upon the evidence placed neatly before me. And I'll give myself a break... I've been burned by people more than once, so I tend to be suspicious and mostly correct. Though I haven't necessarily judged a book by its cover, I might have gotten through only a chapter or two before believing I had it pretty much figured out. It isn't always a bad thing… people who are shallow enough… that might be the whole book for them. Chapter One, Chapter Two, THE END. You might also meet the same basic characters over and over again, different face, different name, same person. And there's a DISCLAIMER: Some people ARE EXACTLY who they seem to be. But not always. Not always. Though a person you've never really cared for may never be your BFF or even your friend, you might be able to at least tolerate them a little better or soften towards them, even if only slightly, if you observe or hear something about them that shows a different side. I think it's important to our evolution as people… seeing the totality of a person (even if in bits and pieces), before completely X'ing them out. I can now look at someone and instead of thinking the "F you" that would generally pop into my mind before an immediate dismissal of that person as a whole, I will instead think, "That guy can be kind of a dick, but he's a great dad to his kids." Or "I really don't like her much because she has such an awful attitude… but she took care of her sick mom for two years." Or even, "He's a jerk most of the time, but I saw him quietly tip that bartender 40 percent." A small thing perhaps, but it's a start…
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
"Creation (the woodsmen still breathe....)"
The funny thing about "creation", is that it virtually is the only thing constant in the universe. We create our own thought which leads to; voices in our heads, an ingenious plan to build a deck, happiness, misery, newer and more dumbed down versions of hip hop music etc. Some may argue whether it is we who even have control of our own thought processes. If we didn't however, that wouldn't amount to too much. I mean if the Creator (and you all know of whom or what I speak) were controlling everything, down to thoughts, then there would be little point to existence. My position isn't a firm one however, which I whole heartedly admit. But this isn't a post on philosophy, or religion, or anything like that. At least not tonight... Its simply about creation, and the respect we hold for it.
Creation needs to be recognized. The abuse of the creative lever in your brain needs to be recognized too.. All that, and a bit more is what is to be found out here in Oblivion. The main picture to the blog is of a star gone supernova (that means it blew up on some extravagant, annihilate our solar system if it were too close type ish). Now out of this massive destruction, creation will find a foothold. New stars will form, and the cycle will continue.... Welcome...