A Love Letter to Maryland.

I grew up in Washington, DC. I went to college in Los Angeles, CA. I’ve spent my last 16 years in and around Minneapolis, MN. I like to refer to myself as “tri-coastal.” I’ve experienced Eastern, Pacific, and Central Standard Time, and I gotta say, I like Central the best. I’ve really grown accustomed toContinue reading “A Love Letter to Maryland.”

Ronnie, Joey, Donnie: All Singers Matter.

(Never read YouTube comments. Form your own opinion.) Back when I was a wee lad of about twelve or thirteen, I and a few of my friends from the neighborhood, were sitting in my living room, trying our best to copy the hit song “Jealous Girl” by New Edition. When we got to the breakdownContinue reading “Ronnie, Joey, Donnie: All Singers Matter.”

Comic Books: That mid-80s “Baxter” B.S.

I was a teenage boy during a majority of the 1980s, and, outside of a few incidents I’m reluctant to get into here, they were the best years of my life. The best part of those best years? Comic books. I wasn’t any different from your usual 80s nerdy teenager in that respect; I wasContinue reading “Comic Books: That mid-80s “Baxter” B.S.”

Atlanta: The “FUBU” Episode.

Atlanta is a show on FX, a network known for original series that are “edgy,” if I had to sum it up in just the one word. I loved Nip/Tuck, The Bridge, Fargo, and the first couple seasons of American Horror Story. Never saw Sons of Anarchy, Justified, or The Americans, but those are aContinue reading “Atlanta: The “FUBU” Episode.”

DJ Chronicles – 5: The Times Were A-Changin’.

Right around the late 00’s, the DJ game began to change. Well, maybe “evolve” is a better way of saying it. More and more DJ’s were discovering the wonders of Traktor Pro and Serato Scratch Live. These new doohickeys allowed you to manipulate music that was converted to electronic media, just like vinyl records. ItContinue reading “DJ Chronicles – 5: The Times Were A-Changin’.”

Hip Hop Frum Tha Past: Misspelin Stuf Iz “Kool.”

While it’s true that Hip Hop music has taken a significant dip in quality over the last 20 years, there is one thing that you don’t see a whole lot of these days: deliberate misspelling of names and songs. Other than the rare exceptions like The Weeknd or Knxwledge, you don’t see that much misspellingContinue reading “Hip Hop Frum Tha Past: Misspelin Stuf Iz “Kool.””

A Complete Breakfast?

I am old school. Decidedly, defiantly (and I mean “in defiance of.” I’m not misspelling “definitely”) so. As such, I’m constantly gobbling up any and all references to the past days of glory that the internet can offer up. Recently, I’ve come across a bunch of YouTube videos of Saturday morning TV commercials from theContinue reading “A Complete Breakfast?”

It’s Alive.

I remember back when I was a wee tyke of barely six years old, I saw a trailer on TV for a new film. It started out with a nice, harmless instrumental of “Rock-A-Bye Baby” as a bassinet slowly rotated against a pitch black background. The nice music was then replaced by an ominous-sounding heartbeatContinue reading “It’s Alive.”

Yogi’s First Christmas: My Ding-Dang Holiday Traditon

It’s Christmas Eve, and I and the fam have just finished indulging in one of our many traditions: The annual viewing of the holiday classic, Yogi’s First Christmas. I have watched this cartoon movie every year, without fail, since it first aired in 1980, which means that Yogi Bear has had his “first” Christmas 37Continue reading “Yogi’s First Christmas: My Ding-Dang Holiday Traditon”