Saturday, January 26, 2008

Pilfers/ Bigger Thomas / Ghost Front @ Knitting Factory

Last night I had the pleasure of MCeeing the Pilfers newest reunion at Knitting factory with a percentage going to National Hopeline Network There was such a positive vibration going on! So shout outs go to the entire Bigger Thomas Massive, Roy Radics, Shay, TC, Kevin Batchelor, Snow White, (Former Toasters Drummer) J-Mac who is in Ghost Front with this dude that sounds like Robert Smith from the Cure (with less whine) My homey Skarno and I agree awesome band! And he's a mad music snob yo! Also DC Ska Girl, Michelle from the NYC Ska myspace, anybody friendly that said "Hi!", the young ladies upstairs who love dancing and that security guy who shut that drunk girl down (It had to be done!) I'm listening to "Flicker" on Plifers MySpace page it's fantastic the live version yesterday really had me hyped!! Speaking o' Flikr I have mad pictures from last night up so peep it out! Right now I'm working on the logistics of getting Pilfers on the TV in February!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sometimes Crazy is Right!

Christopher X. Brodeur aka Touching You has went to jail for his beliefs. He wrote a couple songs about it HERE. Each song is funnier than the next probably because the things he says is completely true. He appeared on The Checkerboard Kids Program and he performed a song called "The Olympics are Retarded" originally I thought he was just being silly but he then drops all this knowledge in the middle of it! He won me over! Much like Van Gogh, CXB might be a nut but he's a friggin genius. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself then:

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Checkerphil Returns to Chess Now

Bobby Fischer is barely in the box but I'm sure he'll be turning in his grave after catching this crazy episode of Chess Now I was asked to fill in last minute. There are a lot of good points. It's funny, informative and the hostess, Agathe is more than pleasing on the eye. Bad point's crazy callers and the phone number keeps obscuring my quiff! Richard Hudnick from IAGO: (International Abstract Games Organization) (who really kept reminding me of Socrates Poole (Christian Clemenson) from the 1993 TV show, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.) In any case he says we are the only current Chess show on TV. If that's the case, Aye Caramba! Bah! mayhaps I'm too close to it since I'm on it. Judge for yourself and don't forget to rate it! What's chess without a rating?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Art of Salad Tossing

Kat Kong demonically glares (Left) whilst Violet demonstrates our salad shaking technique.

Lately I've been going through some really traumatic stuff. I can only it put on par with the death of my mother. And no I'm not speaking about the kidney stones either although they too are there. (YES they hurt and NO I haven't passed them yet! Thanks for asking.) As I was saying in these trifling times it's important for me to not forget to take my vitamins and most importantly eat right! My Godchild Xavier was over this weekend so it was important to prepare him a healthy meal (Note: he couldn't tear himself from's "Kids pick the next President". It was so cute he was reading the facts about each candidate weighing all the pros and cons for each one. but I'm mad digressing. I want to speak about salad. Violet (Xavier's sister) and I pulled out all the stops on creating the worlds best salad! Rife with cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, a crisp red pepper, spinach and two lettuces (Romaine and Red leaf) we also had kidney (ouch!) beans and brown rice! It is a whole big to do. washing, cutting, drying (caramba, I need a salad spinner!), mixing and especially tossing. we don't willy nilly toss the salad like we would a twenty sider at dungeon crawl or like we'd casually toss smelly old socks into a hamper. When its time to toss the salad we do it with class! We take the salad and shake it firmly it over our heads!

WTF? I just reread this! I must be delirious! You want to hear something even crazier? to celebrate such a healthy meal we followed it up with cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery that just opened on 69th St. and Columbus Ave diagonal from Maya Schaper’s Cheese and Antiques (the shop was the location of Meg Ryan's children's book store in the 1998 Tom Hanks date movie "You've Got Mail") You know what? The cupcakes I tasted kicked major butt. I feel bad for all the similarly themed bakeries in the area. You're gonna have to get your player weight up. No, seriously. Magnolia is calling you out and y'all about to get served!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Tight A$

G.E.D. (Get Every Dollar) and hopefully invest it in something that will uplift the community as well as self. Just a suggestion, Yo.

What's up with all these people wearing money symbols all over their clothing? The only place I saw that kind of ostentatious bullcrap was Richie Rich Comics. In real life anyone who has accumulated any sort of riches would never wear rock anything so gaudy. Jamaal Bowman speculates in low income communities people have low self esteem issues and have this competition over percieved wealth. (Example: Grills, Rims, OD rope chains and other bling bling.) Truly thou doth protest too much! Have you ever seen a person wear a shirt that says "Sexy" on it? I'll bet you Richie Riches weekly allowance (Pictured here) that the individual in question is NOT SEXY! Saying or wearing it does not make it so, being it does. Be intelligent! Be compassionate! Be educated. Be informed. Be aware, I wish people would be compete over how wise they can be! I cant wait to buy the T-shirt. Maybe NOT!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

¿Quién es TigerWall Flip?

To explain what TigerWall Flip is about would be OD just peep out this clip of this surf taxi garage rock n roll lucha libre style nastiness on the Checkerboard Kids Program! Enjoy!

Update: Watch the full Checkerboard Kids episode featuring TigerWall Flip HERE! Don't forget to rate it willya? Don't make me send Mitch after you!

Monday, January 7, 2008

This Stone Shall Pass

This is a photo of me in the Emergency Room awaiting the results of my tests. I seems in agreement with my urologist, I will be giving birth to a 7 mm jagged grain of caliefied pebble called a kidney stone (which I have since named Oliver)

How I got here is a tale in itself so get ready for a flasback...

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Simple Rules 4 Teachers

In order to live a happier and healthier life in the education system I suggest these simple rules for living a simple existence

  1. Never take a child's ipod or cell phone into the school for them.
  2. Never let a student use YOUR cell phone.
  3. Never EVER lend a student money.
  4. Never buy a student food during school hours.

Students will get angry and other BS but repeat this simple but effective mantra "It's nothing personal, just business" as many times as it takes for it to sink into their heads, eventually they will stop asking and go away.

The sign that you're going to get hit up with one of these goofy request is a student that usually acts ambivalant or hostile toward you runs up all bright eyed and bushy tailed towards you. "Hey mista" (In my school mediocre students usually don't bother with trying to remember your name) At this point I simply say "Whatever it is NO!" this will be followed with "Aw mista why you gotta be like that?" or "You so wrong.." The most pathetic paaart is th same exact students try the same scheme over and over again like they're going to get different results? That's the epitome of insanity.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Jeers Thought

These explosions are scaring my cats!