27.2.11

Ecuador, you have my heart.

16.2.11

I hope to GOD that was the last time I will EVER have to pull an all-nighter on a paper.

Let the record show that I am actually on EST, so this post comes to you at the grand old time of 6:43am.

Orange-pekoe and Sigur Ros, you are my saviours.

15.2.11

Some realist verse for yo azz

"I wanna be on a level of skill
That's gold medal
But still I'm unsettled like
Clogs man - those are some hard shoes to fill
Especially when the pressure on and the mic is off
Me and my wife's just struggling to pay bills
And keep our son occupied
And keep the stocking filled when the holidays arrive
I try to be a good provider
Successful on the spiritual side but made a mess
When it came to my debts
Now let's take a lesson from it
I stand on the summit of sums that reflect
The lesser things that I've wanted in life
I don't want to be haunted by my decisions
I'll admit balancing wants and needs comes with a price
And I'm paying it twice
First with the cards, second with the interest
It ain't that nice
I've been blessed so I think I know what's right
What I really want is peace from God and insight
It's what we all want, right?"

-Relic the Oddity

Things learned on February 14, 2011

For future reference, listen to self.

When your mind is telling you not to do something because of potential consequences and you go ahead and do it anyway, and then suffer those potential consequences, you have nobody to blame but yourself. And at the worst possible timing too, you idiot.

14.2.11

Current Musical Gold: Installment 18

"I like music. It defines life, love, and everything in between. I also happen to have an abnormally ridiculous amount of music in my possession, most of which I listen to very very rarely because I have a tendency to overplay. As in, overkill. As in, when I'm feeling a song I will play that tuneage over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again until I am either sick of it, or it is inducted into my special itunes playlist simply titled LEGENDARY. Many songs have come and gone; only the chosen few have made it to LEGENDARY status. Every so often, because I like to share music that is good, I will post the tracks that I am feeling at the moment - the ones that are on trial to make it to LEGENDARY. Hopefully in this manner, you, my readers, will be able to expose yourself to a broader variety of good music. And who knows - maybe it'll even make your LEGENDARY."

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Current Musical Gold: Installment 18 (in no particular order)
1. The Flying Club Cup - Beirut
2. War On Machines - Blitzen Trapper
3. What - A Tribe Called Quest
4. Mine - Taylor Swift
5. Liquor Store Blues - Dumbfoundead ft. Victor Kim
6. Timshel - Mumford & Sons
7. Beautiful Beat - Nada Surf
8. Swerve and Lean - Nappy Roots
9. Don't Go Away - Oasis (making a comeback on my playlist of late)

Peace fam.

12.2.11

Things learned on February 12, 2011

self-consciousness is entirely unbecoming of anyone with an afro.

8.2.11

I like this a lot.

4.2.11

Literally, I finish university in three months and graduate in five.

Mentally, I've been checked out since November.

Hopefully the latter doesn't affect the former.

2.2.11

Current Musical Gold: Installment 17

"I like music. It defines life, love, and everything in between. I also happen to have an abnormally ridiculous amount of music in my possession, most of which I listen to very very rarely because I have a tendency to overplay. As in, overkill. As in, when I'm feeling a song I will play that tuneage over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again until I am either sick of it, or it is inducted into my special itunes playlist simply titled LEGENDARY. Many songs have come and gone; only the chosen few have made it to LEGENDARY status. Every so often, because I like to share music that is good, I will post the tracks that I am feeling at the moment - the ones that are on trial to make it to LEGENDARY. Hopefully in this manner, you, my readers, will be able to expose yourself to a broader variety of good music. And who knows - maybe it'll even make your LEGENDARY."

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Current Musical Gold: Installment 17 (in no particular order)
1. Sun Giant - Fleet Foxes
2. November - The Wilderness of Manitoba
3. Brandenburg - Beirut
4. Live Forever - Shad ft. Dallas Green! (best collab.)
5. Rox in the Box - The Decemberists
6. Piano Man - Billy Joel
7. Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
8. How Lucky We Are - Meiko
9. Everyday Struggle - Biggie

Yep, be well.