For My Dad (and D&M)

My dad commented on my last blog that I have been sporadic in my postings since starting my job. True. I really do have a list in my notebook of blog topics that I have to write if I ever have the time. I should be getting to bed right now, but I thought I would try to give the guys at D&M something to read first. Don't worry, I have taken more freelance work over the next few months so I can step away from the record store. I really want to get out of retail. I'm so tired of it! The freelance work pays enough that I will only have to work (x) amount of days a month - which leaves the rest of the time to focus on my writing (since I've got all my material in a box for my book - but no words on paper).

Anyhow... I have always been curious about the armadillo. Yes, I said armadillo. I've never seen one before. I had always assumed I would have seen one on my travels, but that's not the case. Anyway, I was driving back from Orlando a couple weeks ago and I was on the phone with Shana. Out of nowhere, an armadillo crawled onto the road. I shouted "ARMADILLO!!!" in the middle of my sentence. I looked into the rear view mirror to verify it was the strange armored creature, and just as I was telling Shana I had never seen an armadillo before, the car behind me ran it over! So the poor little thing was roadkill. I've never been so excited and so disappointed in the same breath before. Oh well. Hopefully I'll see more of them in this bizarre state. I'm still waiting on seeing a live gator. I've been told that's not something I should hope to see, though. Meh.

On a lighter note, there is apparently something called an 'armadildo.' I would post a picture, but I'll save the fun for your imagination. Until next time...


NYC, Philly & LA

Hey guys. My friend James (Nipples to those of you that know him) is living in Amsterdam at the moment and is absolutely obsessed with Nike's. there is a particular shoe that is being launched in August that he is trying to get his hands on. They are only releasing them at 3 stores, in 3 separate cities. The info is below. If you think you can help him out, please email me. I'm sure he'll compensate you for your trouble. Thanks alot!!

As some of you might have heard already, the next chapter of the Nike 1World project will be launched very soon. After previously working with Busy P from Edbanger Records, Kaws and others, ?uestlove (Questlove) from The Roots is the next to collaborate on an Air Force 1.

The Air Questo out of this collaboration will first be released at the Alife Rivington Club on August 1st. Not only will the show be released, but Questlove will be there in person and will be performing.

Alife Rivington Club
158 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002

On the 5th there will be a launch event at Ubiq in Philapelphia, again with Questlove performance.

UBIQ Walnut Street
1509 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Last but not least, the West Coast will also get a release of the Air Questo on the 6th of August. The Montalban in Hollywood will be hosting it, again with Questlove in attendance.

1615 Vine St.

Hollywood, CA 90028


Broken Phone

My phone broke today. I didn't drop it. I didn't get it wet. It wasn't too hot or too cold. It just stopped working. The unfortunate thing about this phone is that the only way I could use personalized ringtones was if I kept the numbers on the phone instead of the sim card. So I have lost everyone's numbers with the demise of this crap phone.

PLEASE text me with who you are so I can save your number to my sim card (which is in my old broken phone that still is able to make calls)... or email me with it. Either way, I need your number. Sucky.


Radio Ga Ga

I know it's been too long since I've written. Trust me, I've been busy!
I have a stack of ideas for little blogs, but haven't had the time to actually write them.

I just got an email from my friend Jacek. The local volunteer radio station here has a Monday slot open (1am-4am yikes!) - WMNF is very similar to WMSE. I haven't actually listened to it at all because Charlie (my new car) doesn't have a radio antenna. However, I've heard Jacek's polka show is a hit!

This is the content of the email he sent me:
"WMNF has a programing opening for Monday night/Tuesday morning 1-4 am starting in August. This is an open format meaning any format or non-format will be considered, including proposals that push or experiment with the use of the radio medium. Applicant should have some experience preferably with WMNF. Demo show necessary if I am not familiar with your programing.

"These are difficult hours for most people so do not apply if you cannot deal with being up in the middle of the night. Good things about the time are that the format is wide open: it's a three hour show (the longest show on WMNF) ; no expectations for newscasts or other distruptions; there are small fundraising expectations. It's an opportunity to create the show you envision without a lot of pressure.

"If you wish to apply, convince me with why you are the best person to do it, what would you do, who would listen. Written statement of interest required. Deadline: 5pm Monday 7/28/08."
Check out WMNF's website HERE

So, good readers, I ask you - do you have any format suggestions??
Of course I want to play buzzworthy bands and new indie rock (mostly from the UK). But 3 hours is a long time. What would you fill the airwaves with? Let me know!