October 31, 2006

Top Costumes

Top Kid Costumes

1. Princess
2. Pirate
3. Witch
4. Spider-Man
5. Superman
6. Disney Princess
7. Power Ranger
8. Pumpkin
9. Cat
10. Vampire

Top Adult Costumes

1. Witch
2. Pirate
3. Vampire
4. Cat
5. Clown
6. Fairy
7. Gypsy
8. Superhero
9. Ghost/Ghoul
10. Dracula

Source: National Retail Federation

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Munchkin, Inc: Product Detail: iCrib™ Sound System

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One way to increase the likelihood that jr. will be into Kenny Garrett and not Kenny G. is to expose them to good music as early as possible. Well, no longer must the babies room become a rat's nest of tangled wires connected to the iPod™ thanks to Munchkin, Inc: Product Detail: iCrib™ Sound System.

Written while groovin' to Transmission Central from the album “DJ Kicks” by Rockers Hi-Fi

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October 29, 2006

A Huge Congratulations

Farbodpaola

A huge congratulations to a brother from another mother, Farbod. He got married this weekend to Paola and I am totally excited for them. Gibran says this stuff waaaay better than I could...

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
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October 27, 2006

Halloween Costume Idea #1

Your halloween costume dilemma has been solved...and for only $19.99!

Written while groovin' to Laugh, Love, ... from the album “Pick A Bigger Weapon” by The Coup

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October 26, 2006

DJ Shadow's Gear




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He's known for being secretive about the specifics of his stage setup. The one piece it's hard to conceal, though, is the Macbook. I'm just sayin'.

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Mashup OG

DJ Z-Trip is an original gangster when it comes to mash-ups as far as I'm concerned. His collaboration with DJ P, Uneasy Listening, remains an all-time fav. I stumbled across a recent mix he did in the studio of...Power 106. I remember that because it's mentioned 534 times during this recording. It's not so bad actually...and to get to hear Boogie Down Productions mashed with The Beatles? Well, it's worth it.

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October 24, 2006

Zune? What Zune?

Marketshare on my shoulder makes me happy.

“Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod won't lose significant market share in the next 12 to 18 months even as Microsoft Corp. introduces a competing music player, according to a JupiterResearch report.”

Written while groovin' to Welcome to the Overground from the album “Born in the U.K.” by Badly Drawn Boy

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October 23, 2006

The Google

I predict this makes it onto bumper stickers within three days...a day less than the “I love the Internets” took.

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Songwriting

I've got about 10 songs that are partly done. A big reason for this is my lack of confidence in writing lyrics. Having song-writing heroes like Paul Westerberg and Bob Dylan along with talented friends like Sean G. and Erc D. doesn't help my self-confidence either. I found a nice online tool today, Blogging Muses, that I plan on exploiting with hopefully good reult.

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How Borat Does It

I've been an avid Borat watcher for over 5 years now (too cool 4 skool). The number one question asked in conversations where the subject of Borat comes up (read: every single one) is “how the heck does he get in to talk to these people?” Read on.

Written while groovin' to Polaroid Lullaby from the album “The Day I Turned to Glass” by Honeycut

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Bay Areaaaaaa!

The music scene in the Bay Area is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance. Rogue Wave and Honeycut are the two standouts in this list from my perspective. Rogue Wave cuz they rock and Honeycut because my colleague's husband [;ays the MPC in the band.

Written while groovin' to Look Up from the album “When It Falls” by Zero 7

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October 17, 2006

Pickles and Daily Green

A couple of links that caught my eye. I sneak a drink of pickle juice every now and again, yeah it's a little gross. BUt it turns out that I should be in the NFL cuz there are a few teams that already serve pickle juice (!) on the sidelines.

Oh, and speaking of green things here's a daily link service with an eco-bend.

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Deleted Borat Scene


If you do a YouTubeGoogle search for Borat you'll come up with a few gems like a press release in Amsterdam or deleted scenes from his upcoming movie. I am excite.

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October 10, 2006

Soccer Sundays

There's an AP article called Soccer Sundays that caught my attention with this quote:

“We play by the same rules as Anglo soccer, but we have a different style,” he said. “Since Latinos aren't very tall, we have to play on the ground, with little touches and lots of passes, not big kicks and playing through the air like the Anglo game.''

Having grow up with a Chilean friend who played soccer competitively his whole life I can certainly say that he played differently than anything I'd ever seen before. Little touches, lots of passes. Easy right? For those of you that know NaisanG. ask him to tell you the story of his being chased off the Stanford soccer field by a group that didn't appreciate his style of play. As I recall Naisan was actually fearful of his life on that day. Those of us that knew Naisan in his younger days won't find this terribly surprising. (props to Naisan for not ever actually killing me while riding in his car)

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October 05, 2006

Speak Kazakh

The Borat tune is getting closer to reaching crescendo pitch. Well, for starters the Anti Defamation League is getting into the action. To be fair it's quite an appropriate statement but sad given the fact that it implies some folks might not get that it's a joke.

“It is unfortunate that Mr. Cohen chose to make jokes at the expense of Kazakhstan. It would have been better to have used a mythological country, rather than focus on a specific nation.”

I think we're going to be fine. The folks that don't get the joke probably won't remember the name Kazakhstan anyway. They'll probably mix it up with Uzbekestan...or just default to Iran.

Who's in for a premiere mass viewing? Can I get a wh00t wh00t?!

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