Friday, August 20, 2010

Favorite Drinks


Its the weekend and I'm going out to get drunk! I haven't had a drink in a few weeks and I've been feeling very thirsty. One of my favorite drinks is the Long Island Ice Tea. Its four liquors I enjoy Vodka, Tequila, Rum and Gin, mixed with cola, lemon juice and a few things I can't remember. If made properly it tastes like a lemony ice tea with a strong after-taste. Most people who are unfamiliar with the drink don't know how much alcohol goes into it and usually get knocked on their ass after two. (I luv it)

For my bartender enthusiasts and power drinkers I posted a "how to make" video below. Remember its fun to drink alone but better to drink with a friend. Preferably one who buys the drinks and provides a taxi to get home at the end of the night. (Enjoy)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Female MC's


Hip-Hop has changed allot over the years and one of the most noticeable changes is the disappearance of female MC's. Back in the 90's there were allot more female MC's with talent in the game. Now there seems to be only one or two with real talent and allot of copycats of those two being promoted by their label. 

Artists like Queen Latifah, Bahamadia, MC Lyte, Rah Digga, Sonya Blade, Heather B, Lil Kim, and Lady of Rage are just a few artists that used to spit fiya. Below I put a few tracks from these emcees as a tribute to the dying genre. Don't get it twisted there's allot of female talent out there, but major labels seem to have lost their interest. This could be for many reasons but I'm assuming it has more to do with album sales than talent. 

Check out the clips below and if u like the tunes, tell a friend to tell a friend.











Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Surrealism


I've always been a fan of surrealist art. My passion for the style came from seeing the paintings of Spanish artist Salvador Dali (May 11, 1904 - Jan. 23, 1989). 

His amazing use of color and bizarre depiction of everyday objects captured my imagination and inspired me. One of his most famous paintings "The Persistence of Memory," depicts clocks melting in the dessert. Its such a simple concept but the technique behind it makes it extraordinary. 

Aside from painting Dali was known for making 3D optical illusions and sculptures. You can see his style reflected in the works of many modern artists including Hans Kanters, a Dutch painter I posted in an earlier entry.  I posted a few pieces from Dali below, but if you want to see more of his art go to www.daligallery.com or www.artsy.net.

































Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Reggae & Dance Hall

I was talking to a friend of mine and she told me she never heard of Beenie Man. So I sent her one of my favorite Beenie tracks "Who Am I." Afterward it got me thinking, its summertime and Reggea has always been summer music to me. When I listen to Bob Marley it makes me feel like I should be outside in the sun or sitting on the beach watching the waves.  There are quite a few Reggae artists I used to listen to. I'm a fan from the older school back when Dancehall was really poppin and reggae and Hip-Hop were spoken about in the same sentence.

Below I posted clips from the old school Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Bounty Killer, Super Cat and new school, Damian Marley one of the many sons of Bob Marley. He is a new artist with talent like his daddy.