Archive for September, 2010

The Clone Wars Saga >>>

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

clone wars

I’m back on my Star Wars ish watching the Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network. My favorite character in this series is the depraved Jedi assassin General Grievous.

General Grievous is an advanced cyborg who leads the droid armies of the Trade Confederacy against the Jedi knights and the Republic’s clone armies. Grievous is a super bad ass and after he kills a Jedi he retains their lightsaber as his trophy.


The technology which was used to reconstruct General Grievous would later be employed to keep Darth Vader alive after his deadly battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Even more than Vader however Grievous is a truly cybernetic organism. His limbs and body are totally mechanized. What remained of Grievous living tissue was encased in blaster proof metal.

Grievous can replace his various parts and appendages after they become worn or battle damaged.


I’ve been acquiring the latest Hasbro releases of General Grievous action figures. Some include detachable arms and removable weapons like his blaster rifle or lightsabers.

I don’t think Grievous will attain the cult status that Boba Fett has, but he is an interesting, evil and malevolent character who should play a significant part in the expanded Star Wars universe.


Criminal Stylists Unite!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


An article published in the NYTimes earlier this month says that criminals choose the Yankee cap over most sports related apparel because of the ‘Jay-Z effect’ and the cool factor he brings to the item. Ha! The Yankees ownership does more crime on the daily robbing the Bronx residents of their resources than Jay-Z has in his entire life.

But the article made me think outside of the box…

If I could just get a placement on a rapist doing a perp walk I might could move the rest of these joints.



See You At The Crossroads…

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


The second half of my life will be black
to the white rind of the old and fading moon.
The second half of my life will be water
over the cracked floor of these desert years.
I will land on my feet this time,
knowing at least two languages and who
my friends are. I will dress for the
occasion, and my hair shall be
whatever color I please.
Everyone will go on celebrating the old
birthday, counting the years as usual,
but I will count myself new from this
inception, this imprint of my own desire.

The second half of my life will be swift,
past leaning fenceposts, a gravel shoulder,
asphalt tickets, the beckon of open road.
The second half of my life will be wide-eyed,
fingers shifting through fine sands,
arms loose at my sides, wandering feet.
There will be new dreams every night,
and the drapes will never be closed.
I will toss my string of keys into a deep
well and old letters into the grate.

The second half of my life will be ice
breaking up on the river, rain
soaking the fields, a hand
held out, a fire,
and smoke going
upward, always up.

‘Crossroads’ by Joyce Sutphen

*This poem was given to me for my new year by my one true love, Chocolate Snowflake. No one else has made me laugh more when I wanted to cry or made me think more about why I even try. This weblog page is mostly a dedication to her and how she makes me feel. Thank you my sweetness. This is definitely going to be MY year.


Wednesday, September 29th, 2010


Meyhem Lauren has come a long way with his art in just the short time that I have been tuning in to him. His flow is tightening up and his wordplay is tremendously lyrical. Listen to his verse again on ‘Ray Lewis’ and peep how he switches styles mid verse.

‘Ray Lewis’

“A hundred pair of 95s but I barely exercise,
if there’s beef I’m on your block in my best disguise”

‘The Silk Shirt Ambassador’

J-Love has helped shape the sound of one of NYC’s most exciting new artists. Meyhem Lauren is showcasing his skills to the utmost on his new mixtape ‘Clarified Butter’. This is the first mixtape to exclusively represent Meyhem Lauren but you know that there will be Outdoorsmen appearances as well as other Queens representatives like Timeless Truth.

This project however is to showcase Meyhem Lauren and with 29 tracks you are getting to hear the full repertoire. Please don’t sleep on this young gunner. He is definitely dropping those grown man rap verses that Sean Price gave him credit for. This track right here is growing on my mind. Its filled with aspirational content via dope lyrics and wordplay. This shit right here is Hip-Hop.

‘A Race Against Time’

Meyhem Lauren – ‘Clarified Butter’ on iTunes

Twrashing = TWitting While Driving…

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010


Rise in car crashes followed bans on texting while driving.