Monday, August 31, 2009

Here are a few JAYZ "BluePrint 3" Tracks for your ENJOYMENT???? LOL!

Not feeling dude at all...great features though. And before you call me a's not that, I just don't like his lyrics, and as a rapper he is very mediocre and hypocritical. Not creative lyrically at all. But hey, he is a great business man and I respect him there!

JAY Z - "BluePrint 3" Album Tracks....

Ft. Kanye West - "Hate" Ft. Kid Cudi - "Already Home" Ft. Young Jeezy - "As Real As It Gets" Ft. J. Cole - "A Star Is Born" Ft. Swizz Beatz - "On To The Next One" Ft. Alicia Keys - "Empire State Of Mind"


uga-autographed-vinyl-cover Here @ TSS aka Grind Time Central we’ve been given another chance to give you good goods. This time around, we’re offering up 10 autographed limited edition vinyls for Killer Mike’s upcoming Underground Atlanta compilation. Even if math isn’t your strong suit, it should be easy to recognize that 10 winners means you have one helluva chance to win something this time around. As usual, we’ll keep the entry process easy. Leave a comment using a working email address. It’s that simple. Speaking of, I’m still awaiting a reply from one of the Beastie winners. So again, use an email address that you legitimately check and in return we promise you no spam or unsolicited emails. Bang, Bang, Bang x RMF! Underground Atlanta will be in stores 9.1.09. Be a Grind Time supporter. For more detailed info, fix your gaze upon the press release below. “Killer Mike follows up his critically acclaimed I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II with another ambitious project titled Underground Atlanta. After participating in MTV’s signature series, My Block: Atlanta and taking the historical photo – “Great Day In Atlanta” with most of the cities’ hip hop talent present, Mike decided he needed to connect all these artists together again and feature them on one album. The idea of Underground Atlanta was born. Atlanta is known for its hyped underground music scene and its diverse sound that includes Crunk, Snap & Pop and Trap Music. Mike enlisted a notable group of artists, some who are originators of this music, to be featured on the album. They include: Gucci Mane, OJ da Juice Man, Pastor Troy, Princess of Crime Mob, Yung Ralph, Big Kuntry King, Young Dro, T.I., Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater, Da Bill Collector, Dem Getaway Boyz with appearances from fellow Southern rappers SL Jones, Scar and Juvenille. The album also boasts an appearance from UGK, who obviously aren’t from the Atlanta Underground but appear on a star studded remix that fans will glady give Mike a pass on. Most of the tracks on the album were produced by DMG Music Group (B-Don, Leno and Young Ced). Mike wants his fans to have as much fun listening to the album as he had making it, “This is an Atlanta record!!! There is not just one type of Atlanta artist featured. T record is the ATL experience, welcome to Atlanta baby 4 REAL!” Underground Atlanta precedes Killer Mike’s as-yet-untitled Grand Hustle debut, which he is currently recording. Mike sees this album as a way to give back to the Atlanta hip hop scene that gave birth to him and made him the artist he is today.”

This is a AWESOME DAY in HIP HOP!! Historic Day....get your tickets!!

The Goodie Mob Reunion Show is September 19th at the Masquerade. Get your ticket here before they sell out.

Goodie Mob x Khujo x Sept 19th from Motion Family on Vimeo.

Bobby Ray a.k.a B.O.B...Straight from tha Dec'

Bobby Ray & The Eastsiders – Created A Monster (live) from Motion Family on Vimeo.

Andre3000 and Andrew Young to be Honored... Killer Mike giving the Keynote Address!


The Civils Rights Generation will speak to our shared legacy, our noble future, and the vision of change to be achieved by the Power Generation; the Power Generation will pay tribute to those who have forged the path of opportunity and speak of our innovative future; while performances will illustrate the power of the arts and entertainment to inspire social change. Honorees: Ambassador Andrew Young (Civic Service) and André "3000" Benjamin (Artistic Innovation)


Keynote Address:

Killer Mike

Confirmed Special Guests Appearances: Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, DTPs Rudy Currence, Verse Simmons, Rock City, Dance Canvas and more

Price: Free and open to the public Location: Woodruff Arts Center - Atlanta Symphony Hall Date: September 5, 2009 Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Registration is Mandatory


Thursday, August 27, 2009

WOW - Vick Critic's Dog Dies After 4 Hours In Car

Check this out: Taken from WSB-TV RICHMOND, Va. -- A prosecutor said no charges are planned against an executive for an anti-animal cruelty group whose 16-year-old blind and deaf dog died after accidentally being left in a hot car for four hours. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Thorne-Begland said Wednesday charges are not planned against Robin Starr, CEO of the Richmond Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Starr says she didn't realize "Louie" was in the car until noon. Starr's husband, Ed, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he put the dog in her car's cargo area as she got ready for work Aug. 19 but forgot to tell her. She often took the dog to work with her. Robin Starr took the dog to two clinics, but he died of kidney failure. The National Weather Service says the temperature had reached 91 degrees by noon that day. Starr has been a vocal critic of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick who was released from federal custody July 20 after serving 18 months of a 23-month sentence for his role in running a dogfighting ring. When Vick was reinstated to the NFL Starr said "The action of the NFL commissioner to reinstate Michael Vick is both premature and unwise. Vick has not yet demonstrated that his remorse is sincere or that his irresponsible, cruel and criminal behaviors are likely to change. The NFL and its leadership apparently lack the integrity to require civilized behavior from their players. This would reflect poorly on any team that adds Vick to its roster."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Word of the DAY: by Jon Goode

Good morning folks! The Vocab Word for today is SPOONY (\SPOO-nee\) adj. Meaning: being sentimentally in love. Example: “My dad said, I know you’re SPOONY about that girl but be careful son remember spooning leads to forking,” or “When I told my home...boys my plans for my lady on Valentine’s Day they said why are you being so SPOONY G?” Feel free 2 construct your own sentences using SPOONY, good(e) times!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Big Boi Speaks on Sir Lucious Leftfoot: Son of Chico Dusty Album

Last night the homie Big Boi invited me over to Stankonia Studios to let me hear Sir Lucious Leftfoot: Son of Chico Dusty in its entirety. And I must say...the shit is fie. Twelve straight tracks of nothing but that funk. I didn't hear a song that was skipworthy. Dude really put his Leftfoot off in this album. Hell, with it being 2 years and 9 months in the making, we can't expect nothing but that fie at this point. But yeah, after the listen we chopped it up for bit and I recorded some of our conversation. He spills a couple good beans (confirmed he will be at the Goodie Mob reunion show) and bad beans (he's not signed to Def Jam?) in the video, so watch the whole thing. Their had been a argument on Twitter recently about ATLiens ranking in the Outkast discography. Its my personal favorite but some of my peers disagreed about it being a classic. Well, Big himself said its his favorite and the favorite of most people that he comes across. That said, Sir Lucious Leftfoot reminds me of ATLiens in that while every song sounds different, it also sounds the same. Meaning that its a very cohesive body of work. Cohesive in that every person that was brought in to contribute, from the producers to the featured artists, all stayed on the same page and kept it sounding like a Big Boi album. I jotted a couple notes of what I heard in the BlackBerry, peep them after the jump... yeah, the notes are on some stream of consciousness shit, but you should be able to follow. Mr dj did "daddy fat sax" "Follow us" is fie A opera sounding song-"General Patton" fie "Shutterbug"--fie, got a bay area feel to it...scott storch "Turns me on" by ONP "Tabourine" still fie has TI on it "Terrified" has BoB on the hook Debra killings played bass on the whole album Erick Sermon prod. "lookin 4 ya" shit is fie...its the song with Dre verse on it and both of them will have 2 verses each, big finishing his last verse tonight. Lil Jon and Big Boi did "waiting for this day to come " Has jamie foxx on the hook...he said he took it back to the edward j bedroom boom days with this one George Clinton and Too Short are on "for your sorrows"--the way Big segued into $hort part is pretty dope. "We go thru this everyday" is pretty cool too Damn "shineblockers" don't sound shit like what was on that zach wolfe video...thats actually the "wasted" beat now to think of it. "shineblockers" sampled harold melvin and the bluenotes, shit is fie! Gucci and Project Pat on it THANKS TO Maurice Garland!!!


Video: Chevy P - D.O.S.S. (Wackalochus)

Audio: Chevy P - D.O.S.S. (DIRTY/NO DJ/CDQ)

Big Boi...Where's the album??

B.O.B is truly New Generation...ATL!


Jonathan Hay speaks to Killer Mike in this controversial video!!

Jonathan Hay speaks to Killer Mike in this controversial video!!! from Jonathan Hay Publicity on Vimeo.

The Underwriters Blog (Why Atlanta is Dying)

Photobucket I tell you, oh my brothers and sisters, the times, they are a'changin' around this beeaieyach. So let me begin by saying that I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and I hope that you're not only thankful for that gluttonous meal you ate Thursday afternoon with your fat-ass family, but you're also in the spirit of giving something to those who might be in worse need than you this winter. Keep in mind that I'm not a fan of baseless charity; I prefer that people find something that they love and want to see bettered through personal investment. Deserving a gift is the ideal. But let's be fair; we're in a recession and there are hungry and cold people out there who may have fallen through the cracks under Georgia Bush's reign of terror on the American government. Prayer helps, but action is necessary in these times. Let's all pitch in. Speaking of Georgia, since it is one of the states that I represent through my honorary position as Senator to the southern tri-state area of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, and I do most of my business in Atlanta, let me keep it ultra gutter and tell you what's really hood in the city that made me. Here, as food for thought, are the top 30 reasons why the City of Atlanta is pretty much dead. Listen to me now; believe me later on. THE UNDERWRITER'S TOP 30 REASONS WHY ATLANTA IS DYING OFF: Photobucket 1. Shakir Stewart's death (R.I.P.) 2. T.I. going to jail 3. Luda going Hollywood 4. Gucci Mane in jail 5. Young Jeezy cooling off 6. Soulja Boy 7. Jermaine Dupri running a club & destroying Janet's career at once 8. L.A. Reid in the Hamptons 9. 1/2-ass Janelle Monae project management by Bad Boy 10. Lil' Jon M.I.A. 11. Hot 107.9's A-Team fired; replaced by Ricky Smiley 12. Maurice Garland M.I.A. since 11/5 13. Gyant gaining fame 14. No clear cut female rap queen/leading lady 15. Jax death (R.I.P.) 16. DJ Drama still in legal limbo 17. Killer Mike fadeaway 18. Usher in career limbo 19. Dallas Austin on permanent vacation 20. Alfamega 21. Kaya becomes Club Vision, then torn down for Trump condos 22. The death of Freaknic (R.I.P.) 23. Mike Vick not coming back 24. Traffic 25. Price of a$$ & foreclosures ^; local economy & city budget down 26. Continued water (& weed) drought 27. Polow Da Don recent brick marathon 28. Still no Real World Atlanta 29. Chicago's comeuppance 30. No alcohol sales on Sunday except clubs & restaurants To be certain, there is only one hope... Photobucket The Dungeon Family. The first shall be last and the last shall be first. Anybody who has been here since the mid-90s can tell you that even moreso than Dallas and Jermaine and only second to LaFace, the DF made Atlanta cool, so only they can reinstitute the groove and save the city. If that fails, expect me to speak to you from New York or Los Angeles in 2010. Fortunately, there are three OutKast projects and one GOODie MoB. album on the way. Thank God. Shout to the homie Dallas in town for Turkey weekend.

Dungeon Family Reunion (VIBE photoshoot)

Dungeon Family Reunion (VIBE photoshoot) from on Vimeo.

Khujo Goodie speaks...

Goodie Mob x Khujo x Sept 19th from Motion Family on Vimeo.

Big Gipp Speaks

Goodie Mob x Big Gipp x Sept 19th from Motion Family on Vimeo.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Word of the Day: by Jon Goode

Good morning folks! Today's Vocab word is BROGAN (\brō-ˈgan\) noun. Meaning: a heavy shoe; a coarse work shoe reaching to the ankle. Ex/question: “Some women feel that they can judge a man’s virility by the size of his BROGAN’s. Have u found BRO...GAN size to be an accurate romantic prognosticator or have you felt the agony of defeat (bad pun, I know)?” Feel free 2 construct ur own sentences using BROGAN.Good(e) times!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

R. Kelly (Featuring Keri Hilson) - Number One

Word of the Day: By Jon Goode

Good day folks! The Vocab Word 4 2day is TRICHOLOGIST (\trih-KAH-luh-jist\) noun. Meaning: a person who specializes in hair and scalp care; broadly: a hair dresser. Example:” When Shantay’s hair started thinning I told her, “You should go see Michell...e you know she’s a TRICHOLOGIST in Decatur now.” Shantay replied, “I always knew she was a ho!” Feel free 2 construct ur own sentences using TRICHOLOGIST, good(e) times!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Girl Keri on Japanese TV...LOL!!

Mike Vick's full interview on 60 minutes

The former pro quarterback speaks in his first interview since he admitted to participating in the illegal dogfighting that resulted in a prison sentence and his suspension from the NFL.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

ME Live on Stage @ Wednesday WindDown

Atlanta’s longest running FREE concert series has been entertaining music lovers for over a decade! Relax with an evening of live entertainment every Wednesday, April through September from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Park’s Southern Company Amphitheater. Enjoy everything from jazz to contemporary music performed by your favorite local and national touring acts. Pack a picnic or enjoy savory options from food vendors. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Park, but are available for purchase on-site. All coolers, baskets and backpacks are subject to security check. Please leave all high-back chairs (taller than 24 inches), glass, pets and grills at home. $5 parking is available at the Georgia World Congress Center. AUGUST 19th will feature Phillippia & Kelsey Davis. I will be accompanying Phillippia on stage...come out and support!!

Mayda del Valle Makes Oprah's First-ever Power List!

Forbes has theirs, why shouldn't the most powerful media maven in the world have hers? In the September 2009 issue of 'O' the magazine, Oprah Winfrey names 20 of some of the most powerful contemporary and legendary women in her first-ever Power List. There is no chronological ranking. This is an opportunity to celebrate some of the well-known as well as unsung heroes who inspire, educate and advocate in various arenas. The full list of honorees includes: Venus Williams, Sarah Silverman, Anna Deavere Smith, Donna Brazile, Mayda del Valle, Terry Tempest Williams, Lauren Ambrose, Pema Chodron, Lateefah Simon, Shirley Ann Jackson, Dambisa Moyo, General Anne E. Dunwoody, Kara Walker, Sheila Bair, Mary Gaitskill, Cleopatra (YES, Queen of Egypt of yesteryear), Michelle Rhee, Lilly Ledbetter, Anne Mulcahy, Melanie Sloan. -- O, The Oprah Magazine

Fantasia Explains Why She Left The Spotlight! + Going Back To School

Friday, August 14, 2009

WORD of the DAY: by Mr. John Goode

Good morning folks! The Vocab Word 4 today is CLEPE (\KLEP\) verb. Meaning: to name or to call. Example: “When I turned thirteen my dad took me to the drugstore, showed me the condom aisle, made me buy a box of Trojans and said, ‘Don’t bring home nothing we have to CLEPE.’” Feel free to construct your own sentences using CLEPE, good(e) times!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

WORD of the DAY: by Mr. John Goode

Good morning folks! The Vocab Word 4 today is INDUBITABLE (\in-DOO-buh-tuh-bul\) adj. : too evident to be doubted : unquestionable. Example: “The fact that Frankie needs an intervention, Wendy Williams is a man, BET should be dismantled, The CEO’s of... the Banking industry are money hoarding bastards & Sweet n Low causes cancer in laboratory rats is INDUBITABLE.”Feel free 2 construct ur own sentences using INDUBITABLE.

He's back: Vick inks two-year deal with Eagles

He's back: Vick inks two-year deal with Eagles

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WORD of the DAY: by Mr. John Goode

Good morning folks! The Vocab Word for today is DERNIER CRI (\dairn-yay-KREE\) noun. Meaning: the newest fashion. Example: “In junior high my Adidas had 4 stripes and my Nike swoosh was created by my mom with a magic marker. Mom was not into Dernier Cri she was into Pay-ier Less-ri” Feel free 2 construct ur own sentences using DERNIER CRI, goode times!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Word of The Day: by Jon Goode

Good morning folks! The Vocab Word for today is EXPATIATE (\ek-SPAY-shee-ayt\) verb. to speak or write at length or in detail. Example: “The only thing worse than a spanking as a child was my mom expatiating about it afterwards! Just beat me and be quiet already haven’t I suffered enough!?” Feel free 2 construct ur own sentences using EXPATIATE, goode times! -Jon Goode

Monday, August 10, 2009

Word for Today: Jon Goode

The Word For Today is CANTANKEROUS (\kan-TANK-uh-rus\ ) adj. Meaning: Ill-tempered and quarrelsome; disagreeable. ex. "Ladies after a man has done all that bragging about what he’s bringing 2 & can do in the bedroom only 2 come up short & fast & fall asleep it’s got 2 leave u Cantankerous as hell!"

Feel free 2 construct ur own sentences using CANTANKEROUS good(e) times!

& don’t forget our past words: Scilicet, quaff, lanuginous, jackleg, occiput, cloying, obnubilate, kibitzer, philoprogentive, Otiose, flocculate

Me at 23...

I don't know why I wrote this maybe the start of an artist statement, or maybe it's a bio for something...either way it wasn't used and I just found it scribbled on the back of a worksheet from my Botany class in college. So I decided to you go... My Art is a reflection of my experience, as what some have labeled as an endangered species. A 23 year old Black man that has experienced many walks of life. I've never been poor but I've rubbed elbows with the homeless man on the corner, yeah the one with the sign that reads..."Will Write poetry for Food!". I have never been financially blessed but I have bumped into and shaken the hands of those with millions at their disposal. I've never been shot, but I have shared a drink or two, and even poured out a few for my brother who now walks with me, and doesn't walk with me. I've never been to jail, but I also cannot produce enough fingers and toes that I can call my own, to represent the number of times a police officer has stopped me because I "fit the description". I can however produce enough fingers to count the times I have looked down the barrel of a gun, and saw my reflection in the top of the police issue bullet. You see I don't hold a grudge against society, nor do I hold a grudge against the three women that have broken my heart in my life... I once read a horoscope of mine that said "no matter how many times my heart is broken, I would dive head first into the deep end of love if I ever get the chance... AND THAT'S as Far as I Got! LOL

Sunday, August 9, 2009


The Anti-Democratic Movement...Are you apart of it? Are you listening??

This is crazy, but how can it not be true?? There is so much complaint about how wrong Obama is but these are the same people who bit their tongues when George Bush was ruining this country! HOW CAN YOU BE THAT RACIST, THAT YOU WOULD RATHER AMERICA LOSE THAN ONE BLACK MAN SUCCEED???
Rachel Maddow guest, author Frank Schaeffer, summarizes The Right Wing A frightening window into the current efforts by corporate and authoritarian interests to bring the nation to a boil STEPHEN A SMITH RESPONDS TO GLENN BECK CALLING OBAMA A RACIST! Stephen A. Smith: Beck's Obama Racist Remark "Inappropriate"

Thursday, August 6, 2009

**NEW VIDEO: "Bad Habits" Maxwell**

Not my #2 on the album but I definitely knew this would be the next single...features the extremely beautiful Kerry Washington! It's a little inappropriate, let's see if this makes regular circulation...BUT KERRY WASHINGTON!!!!

Keri Covers Complex Mag...

Decatur singer/Songwriter Keri Hilson covers Complex Mag. In a collaboration with French artist So-Me (you may know him from videos like Kanye’s “The Good Life,” Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.” and Kid Cudi’s “Day & Nite”), Complex is said to captured Miss Keri’s sexy, playful style like never before. The issue officially hits stands next week (August 11). Illustration by So-Me; Photos by Matt Doyle; Styling by Mariel Haenn

Vocab Word of the Day by Jon Goode...

WORD OF THE DAY by way of Spoken Word Artist: Jon Goode Good morning folks! The Vocab Word for today is OTIOSE (\OH-shee-ohss\) adj. lacking use or effect: functionless. Example: “The Bush Administration was OTIOSE to say the least” or “After Lorena Bobbit was done with John Bobbit his penis was completely OTIOSE.” Feel free 2 construct ur own sentences using OTIOSE, goode times! (& don't 4get our past words: Scilicet, quaff, lanuginous, jackleg, occiput, cloying,obnubilate, kibitzer, philoprogentive)
After quaffing a few too many in this jackleg club & finding his judgment & vision obnubilated this dude, scilicet me, found himself dancing with this woman with the most lanuginous arms he’d ever seen/felt. The DJ put on Juvenile & she backed her cloying @ss up until he bumped his occiput on the wall. He tried to get his homeboy, a notoriously philoprogenitive kibitzer, to rescue him but he thought it was funny & thusly was completely otiose.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


MAN LAW clearly states: A Man Law may only be made by a man with an upstanding man status. He may call out the law, while stating the Law # and paragraph(you can make these up), in the presence of another man and if that man seconds that law it is then agreed and in state. A woman may not change, modify, or make any MAN LAWS...on the simple and obvious grounds that she is not a man. Section 2: If the aforementioned action is done in the presence of a woman or women and no man is there to second the Law, The Law is then upheld as a Law by said man until a man is present. 1. No wasted Alcohol in the name of humor. 2. It has been made official that under no circumstances should the male where any jeans that are titled skinny or any other style that involves said man to have to lay down to put on. 3. If your best friend is dumped by a girl she is off limits : Unless she is a 10 or above, then there is a 6 month waiting period till she can be touched. If he breaks up with her it’s a 6 day waiting period. 4. If two or more males arrived at a party by a single car, and the driving male is hooking up with a girl, it is the responsibility of the other males to find other ways home. (The exception to this law is if the driver is hooking up with his own girlfriend, the law is then void and the driver still holds full responsibility of driving his friend’s home) 5. Short shorts have been banned… Unless in a participating in a sporting event that demands shorter shorts. 6. Every man shall allow one empty urinal of separation in a bathroom with three or more urinals; law is void if there are dividers in between each urinal. 7. If a girl and a guy are not officially dating then it can't be considered cheating. However...if the guy cheats with a girl that is less attractive to the one he is originally interested in then he is either... A) Drunk or B) Dumbass. This then gives the original girl the right to either get mad or laugh at you. 8. No one should ever steal a man's alcohol from said man's cooler...this law can suffer the penalty of death. 9. When bringing condoms to a party it is a man's responsibility to pack two in his pockets and one in his car as a spare incase a friend is in desperate need. 10. No heavy fornication in a friend's bed. 11. No man shall every use a rolling backpack. If you can't carry the bag then you’re not a man. 12. If another man's fly is down, you didn't see anything and may not make a comment about it. 13. When a man is borrowing a buddies tool or other equipment, if the borrower puts any scratches or brings it back with any noticeable wear, then he is required to do one of the following: If the item costs under 50 bucks, you are required to replace it. If the item costs over 50 bucks, you are required to give him a case of beer, because hey...who wants to spend more than 50 bucks on something that isn't yours. 14. When your friend picks up a hot girl...however the hot girl has an ugly is only right that you operate as a wing man doing whatever it is you got to do to help your buddy have some time alone the aforementioned hot girl. As men we are obligated to sacrifice and pay it forward for each other knowing that the favor will one day be replaed. 15. When calling shotgun, all riders of the car must be outside, and shotgun can only be called when the car is in view. Riders in the car are not allowed to run to shotgun and steal it before the person who called and deserves it arrives there. The driver of the car has no authority to decide on who gets shotgun. If a legitimate confrontation comes up where the rightful owner of the shotgun can not be determined then it will be decided by one round of paper rock scissors (with no shoot). If the two contenders tie 5 times in a row then the rightful owner of the shotgun is to be decided by a UFC cage match in which the first blood drawn decides the rightful owner of shotgun. Addendum to Man Law No. 15: If at any point during the process of determining the shotgun rider a hot girl hints that she would like to sit up front the driver has the sole right to declare her the shotgun rider and depending upon the situation may even deny rides to all other passengers. However, if said hot girl is an ex of any passenger they may overrule the driver's decision and make her ride in the back. Additionally, if all passengers happen to be female then revert back to original method of deciding shotgun rider substituting mud wrestling for UFC cage match. The winner then gets either a cold water hose down or shotgun the next ride unless the car is really shitty and the owner doesn’t care about muddy seats. 16. It is PAPER, ROCK, and SCISSORS with no shoot. If you must say shoot, it has to be agreed upon by both men and a witness has to be present and somewhat sober. 17. When toasting with beers you clank with the bottom. 18. You poke it you own it. This applies to both beers and women. 19. The head nod is an acceptable way to greet another guy when simply walking past. No words are needed to be said. An upward nod is for friends, a downward nod is for fellow men. 20. If a man is on vacation to a state that does not border his own, or any other country, it is not considered cheating if he so chooses to engage in sexual activity with a girl other than his girlfriend. Although he should be fully aware that his girlfriend may not see eye to eye if she was to ever find out. 21. A man should not masturbate more than 3 times in a day to insure being ready for any unknown or known late night action. Assisting Girls does not count… rule is in exception if male party is in a bet to set a record of number of times in a day. 22. A man shall never wear any article of women's clothing (I.E … Girls Jeans/Pants!) unless they are the loser of such a bet… or if a man is figuratively in a girls pants… (Or any other article of clothing). 23. No man in any circumstance, unless mocking a violator of this law, should pop his collar. 24. A man should never be denied the right to adjust himself or place his hands down his pants under any circumstances. 25. Being a Pirate should be considered a Manly job because pirates get two types of booty. 26. All men must eat meat. If not borderline carnivore. For no reason should a man ever be a vegetarian, or eat tofu. Also no man should consume any food with the terms "diet", "fat free", or any other healthy suggesting terms for the sake of "watching his weight" or dieting. 27. Every man is required to learn some form of Poker before he dies. 28. If a man ever does something wrong a simple "OOPS", "My Bad", or any variations of cuss words that get the point across will suffice, no need to say "I'm Sorry" 29. No man should ever hook up with his best friend's girl, no matter how hot she is. This is in effect while they are dating or "together." If they are separated refer to Law 3 for the proper way to handle the situation. (Side Advice: Less guilt is involved if she comes on to you. 30. under no circumstance should any one man cockblock another mans attempt at getting some tang. Let’s just leave that up to the tangs fat friend. Please note that cockblocking will result in a suspension of your Man status and its privileges, and will result in the title Manbitch. 31. Every man should watch sports center at least once a day, though multiple viewings are recommended so that one can hold his own in any debate on sports that may arise that day. 32. Under no circumstances shall any man lay a hand on a female or a child in violence. Spanking of a woman's ass or pulling of the hair is permitted if done on request. Corporal punishment is permitted excluding obvious extremes. Punishment for the attacking male is that if other men see the assault taking place they having the right to take him out back behind a building and show him how to fight with real men. In this situation more than one man may be used in the attacking of said woman beater because he clearly doesn’t mind an unfair fight seeing as he was hitting a lady or a child to begin with. A call to the police is a very last resort and should only be used is said male is over 6' 5" 250lb. or an ufc cage fighter. A kick to the crotch is only called for in cases of rape. If it is merely a guy beating a woman, defenseless child, or elderly people then a legitimate beating is called for, but no shots to the crotch. If it is a case of rape however, multiple shots to the crotch are called for. The punishment must fit the crime and since rape is using that area of the body, it is ok to inflict damage to it. 33. If a woman is present whether family or friend no man under any circumstances shall make their own food or pour their own drinks unless it is a special holiday such as, Mother's day, Birthday's, or St. Patrick's day or if the woman cannot keep up with the pace you want your drink poured. Law is void if significant grilling is involved. 34. No man shall ever watch a soap opera ever! Period! If this law is broken, it will result in the lowering of status from man to Manbitch and the questioning of the liking of opposite gendered relationships. 35. Women can't drive. 36. In the court of Man Law the statement "I was Drunk" will have the same effect as an insanity plea (reduced punishment) in standard court provided the defendant's blood alcohol level exceeds .10. 37. If any male is caught violating a Man Law in serious context, as a form of punishment he should be disowned of his manly name, only to receive the title of "Manbitch" from his peers and colleagues. Forgiveness is pending the severity of the broken law...or a case of beer to all his offended peers as a token of respect to what is manly...and what is not. 38. Any man that is old enough and is not in the army should at least support the troops, even if you don’t agree with the war they are your country men fighting to protect you and you should show them your support 39. No more crushing of empty beer cans or your forehead. Modern, thinner cans make the feat less impressive than with cans of years past. 40. If you take beer to a party the tuck rule is in play when leaving, you may take one beer max, but only if the beer will fit in your pocket. 41. Do not have a conversation at a urinal. 42. A man may not use lip gloss for any reason, even if said man is standing in the cold and his lips are dry, cracked, and bleeding. 43. All men have the right to remain silent when asked by a woman "do you like this". And the right to leave the room. 44. Sex is more important than talking 45. No man shall ever have a Beyonce ringtone unless said man is an immediate friend or family member of aforemetioned singer and has the phone number of the singer saved in their phone. Then and only then may the ringtone be assigned to her number only. 46. Grilling regardless of weather is always the first choice for cooking. 47. No man shall ever own a dog smaller then a housecat. 48. Men will uphold and make other men aware of the Man Laws. 49. No man shall ever turn down free liquor/beer because "it’s not their brand." Unless beer is less than drinkable quality...or liquor's original bottle is plastic. 50. No man shall be shamed if they are passed out with their shoes off in your place. If the person passes out outside of the house, then they are fair game shoes or not. 51. It is acceptable for a man to publicly situate and/or scratch himself in the region of the gonads. If at a formal conference, then do so discretely. If at a football party, scratch away, just no handshakes. 52. The morning after, if a beer has been left on the table, no matter the temperature, it is acceptable to consume this item with food, such as its counterpart, cold pizza. 53. If you spill a man’s beer, you buy the next round/refill the cup. 54. Nursing a beer is unacceptable. The bottle/can/cup should never reach lukewarm temperature with beer still in it. If you can’t drink it in said time, don’t open it. If you cant drink it in said time, your man status will be up for review. 55. Always accept beer/liquor from a stranger, but only if unopened/capped. (Refer to Law #49. for more info) 56. It is never a man’s responsibility to empty the trash while drinking. Beer cans may be staked or crushed while the bottles may be thrown into neighbor’s lawn. 57. A man does not have to like another man to drink his beer. Beer is beer. 58. It is acceptable for a man to break man laws, if no other option is humanly possible, in the pursuit of the opposite sex. His actions will be given leeway. 59. The bachelor’s party is exclusively male. (except the entertainment). 60. No man may ever sell a beer to a friend. It’s understood that said friend will repay beer with beer later. Under no circumstance may the replacement beer be of a lesser quality. 61. A man purse is still a purse. 62. No man shall dance for fun unless it’s to increase his chances with a member of the opposite sex. 63. Body paint is only acceptable on a man if it’s on game day and to support his team. 64. No man shall bring a woman to the guy’s night out. this is punishable by verbal abuse for life. 65. If you do not sweat, it’s not a sport. (People sweat during Beer Pong.) 66. If a large snake catches a man off guard and bites, said man is allowed to scream once. 67. No man shall wear a beret unless it’s for his military service. 68. When lifting weights, it is acceptable for a man to wear compression shorts under the regular shorts. No man shall ever wear compression shorts alone. 69. No man shall ever, under and circumstance, share an umbrella with another man. 70. No two men are allowed to enter a revolving door together. Unless it involves a race were the winner receives a combination of the following: beer, food, sex. 71. The girl who replies to the question "What do you want for Christmas?" with "If you loved me, you'd know what I want" gets an Xbox/PS3. End of story. 72. Keeping beer from other's by hiding it in the fridge is not permissible. Besides, sharing is caring. 73. Wives and girlfriends may not store items other than beer in the garage fridge. It is for beer only. 74. A man may publicly rebuke another man only if the first man has the man law and number memorized. Otherwise the rebuke must be in private. Furthermore, any man who has the man laws memorized will be deemed a "higher" man. 75. In no situation is it acceptable to sit cross-kneed. You either sit with feet-crossed, no cross, or stand. 76. Men are allowed to lick the plate when done but only when alone or with other men. 77. A man should be able to determine a diesel engine by sound alone. 78. While smiling, no man shall stick his tongue between his teeth. 79. It should be understood that while, yes, cheerleading is not a sport, and it is perfectly accepted to watch. 80. If a man is punched, and the hit is rubbed, he is punched again in the same area twice. 81. A man should be able to lucidly explain the rules of one or more of the following sports: Football (not the European kind), Baseball, Lacrosse, or Ice Hockey. 82. The dressing of any pet for any reason is not acceptable...any garment that is not a part of the animal shall not be allowed to be attached to that animal...exceptions are collars, leashes, etc. (exception to this rule are monkeys.) 83. Under no circumstances shall any man drink wine cooler...ever...unless beer or liquor is completely unattainable. This includes anything fruit flavored alcoholic beverage that comes in a bottle. 84. Under no circumstances shall a man ever defer control of the television remote to a female. 85. There are three reasons for which a man is allowed to cry. 1. He is hit in the genitals with anything traveling over 10mph. 2. Your date is using her teeth. 3. Your dog dies. 86. When watching a "catfight" it is perfectly acceptable to choose sides. It is also perfectly acceptable to pray for rippage of clothing. 87. When in a public shower, no man will look below the shoulders. Also, no eye-to-eye contact for more than one second is allowed. If eye contact occurs, nod upwards, and look away. 88. No man under any circumstances should have to explain the use of a power tool to another man. 89. Never should man give a woman the credit card. No exceptions. 90. No man should talk on a telephone to a girl longer than he will have sex with her. 91. Every man should smoke at least one premium cigar in his life. Not any swisher sweet crap either. Cohiba, Monicristo, CAO (Cade Mayo). 92. No man shall ever read an instruction manual. If the man does not know how to use the item trial an error shall be used until the correct function is determined 93. No man shall be held accountable for any promise he makes while drunk unless it was a bet. 94. When questioned by a friend's girlfriend, you need not and should not provide any information as to his whereabouts. You are even permitted to deny his very existence. 95. Unless he murdered someone in your immediate family, you must bail a friend out of jail within 24 hours. 96. A best man's toast may not include any of the following phrases, "down in Tijuana", "one time when we were all piss drunk", or "and this girl had the biggest rack you ever saw". 97. You may exaggerate any anecdote told to your friends by 50% without recrimination, beyond that anyone within earshot is allowed to yell out "bullshit!" (exception: when trying to pick up a girl, the allowable exaggeration is 400%) 98. The minimum amount of time you have to wait for another man is 5 minutes. The maximum is 6 minutes. For a girl, you are required to wait 10 minutes for every point of hotness she scores on the classic 1-10 scale. 99. Bitching about the brand of free beverages in your buddy's refrigerator is forbidden. But gripe at will if the temperature is not suitable. 100. A friend must be permitted to borrow anything you own - grill, car, firstborn child - within 12 hr notice. Women or anything considered "lucky" are not applicable in this case. 101. Falling on a grenade for a buddy (agreeing to distract the skanky friend of the hot babe he's trying to score) is your legal duty. But should you get carried away with your good deed and end up getting on the beast, your pal is forbidden to ever speak of it. 102. Women who claim they "love to watch sports" must be treated as spies until they demonstrate knowledge of the game and the ability to pick a Buffalo wing clean. 103. No man shall ever be required to buy a birthday present for another man. (in fact, even remembering your best friend’s birthday is optional) 104. You must offer heartfelt condolences over the death of a girlfriend’s cat, even if it was you who secretly set it on fire and threw it into a ceiling fan. 105. When stumbling upon other guys watching a sporting event, you may always ask the score of the game in progress, but you may never ask whose playing. You should know such things. 106. If your girlfriend asks to set your friend up with her ugly, whiny, loser friend of hers, you must grant permission, but only if you have ample time to warn your friend to prepare his excuse about joining the priesthood. 107. When picking players for sports teams it is permissible to skip over your buddy in favor of better athletes- as long as you don’t let him be the last sorry son of a bitch standing on the sideline. 108. Never join your girlfriend in ragging on a buddy of yours... unless she is withholding sex, pending your response. 109. You can not rat out a friend who show's up to work or class with a massive hangover, however you may: hide the aspirin, smear his chair with limburger cheese, turn the brightness on his computer way down so he thinks its broken, or have him paged every seven minutes. 110. The morning after you and a babe, who was formerly "just a friend", go at it, the fact that you're feeling weird and guilty is no reason not to jump on her again before there is a discussion about what a big mistake it was. 111. Everybody is Irish on St. Patricks Day. And as such said people must consume alcohol on St. Patricks Day. Green and/ or gold body paint may be worn, but no glitter. 112.When passing another man in a tight area were contact is possible, hole to hole or pole to pole is only acceptable. If it is pole to pole no eye contact should be made. If any detour from this is spotted by any onlooking men, possible labels such as "Fag" may be deamed necessary. Resulting immediate demotion in man status. 113. If any man is caught in the act of fornification on video tape, friend or permission is needed to share the video, remember "sharing is caring" see law 72.

Can't Help...

I wanna go back to before life removed all the innocence,You send her a note... "Do you Like me, check one...and she adds a box that says maybe and sends it back, But there was a certain certainty behind that maybe...But that was as complex as it got... I want to go back to where the number of flower petals and your future were bonded like love and life... 'Cause fairy tale lovers never fall out of love only in... And I can't help believing that the way we are has to be different in the future... 'Cause Fairy tales ain't so far fetched... And in my Dreams we standing on the edge, at the deep end of love...Together! I been thinking about what a old married player once told me... "Young Blood, don't stop hustling, just change your hustle... And love hurts but your heart is the strongest muscle." And with that I realize that that Goodbye Love ain't made for me!!! And I can't help thinking that things will soon be different and this world will again be small enough to hold us both. I know I'm cashing it all in, Spending it all, trying to buy back your love with Love Poems.. But I can't help it Boo, The thought of you makes me want to write... I want to write a poem...The kind you recite until ain't nothing wrong... and I heard Poetry is like Sex...And I want to write....I want to write down my words, my thoughts, my dreams, my love, myself, my baby, my unborn, my life...Inside of you. But Only the good parts, cause you the best thing to happen to me since I found love. Then Once I give you all of me, I want to open you up until all of me falls out, kinda like, verbal intercourse, or a conceptual orgasm...or you can really just look at it for what it is cause, you know... You and I can make some beautiful, You and I's. I mean, I want to know your secrets and your fears,and be the arms you wrap yourself in to shield you from all that is uncertain. I can't help believing...that through all this, thinks will change... 'Cause I see myself walking with you, not in front but beside you, even though I need you behind me cause you give me strength, and I can't help wanting to walk behind you, just to watch you...Walk. But all those reasons are different, if you know what I mean...So until things do change, or the "she loves me She loves me not" flower runs out of petals...Know it's up to us to decide if we are happy with what we got... And what we got ain't s*** compared to what we can keep. D.Bloodworth Jr.'07


I have been drained so much on stuff for other people in the past few days and so motivated to do my own stuff it's like my creativity has hit a wall. I can't make a choice between the productivity of making others happy or satisfying the monsters that haunt me called "my creativity & my imagination"...I call them monsters because they control who I am and that may seem weird to you but that's how it is. My imagination and my creativity are great friends and they get along very well, but they could care less about what I need to be doing or reading or writing or working on. They will make sure I pick up a brush or pen or pencil and get whatever it is they are planning out for you to see. So now you know what my world is like at 3:18 AM on a Tuesday Morning, As I sit here with my sketchbook open, my laptop in my lap, painting on one side of the room, with paint in pallets on a shelf I'm painting on the other...This is what I do and I absolutely love every minute of it!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Waking up on the wrong side of Sunshine...

Waking up on the wrong side of sunrise hoping to see you here, and the disappointment sets in, but the hope never subsides, and I continue to find myself chasing the moon away to make this night last longer, and all I can think about is... is there any other place I would rather be?? I mean I look in the back of your eyes and can see where love is, and where us is, and the thought of you makes me smile...and I look up and try to grab the stars and hold them. I reach and grab hold to them with the hope that it will help, anything I can do to make this night last a lil longer and I want to wake you...I want to wake you to tell the secrets I've learned laying here next to you...I mean this world just don't feel safe in the moonlight anymore, and I've I followed the moon to the place it goes at sunrise and I can show you, its the place where love is made and the raindrops taste like ecstacy and it is always tonight there...but here in this world, it just don't feel safe in the moonlight anymore...and what I mean by that is that this night just don't have that forever feeling...and I want to be there, I want be there with you when you open your arms to grab hold of tomorrow and open your eyes to take in the light of the sunrise, letting the sunlight wash the loneliness off of the love I saw in them... I want to hold hands and let go only when I forget what my hand feels like without your palms pressed against mine and there's something about watching you sleep trying to catch the rythym with which your love beats, and I notice while watching you sleep and trying to catch the rythym with which you heart sings...and I know, I can do this forever, and I hear Lauryn singing...the words flow like the first time I ever heard them and then I knew that this feeling is what she was writing about...I hear you're heart, and my sings with it..."you're just to good to be true, can't take my eyes off of're like heaven to touch"...and I know its true. I mean touching you is like standing on the edge of love arms stretched to there limits and grabbing a hand full of what happiness feels like... And I find myself waking up on the wrong side of sunrise hoping to see you, and though I do feel the disappointment of not seeing you, the hope never subsides so I find myself chasing the moon away to make this night last just a little longer... cause if I dream hard enough...and if what's meant to be will be then maybe the reality of what forever is supposed to feel like can begin to give me reasons to stop trying to chase the moon away and you won't wake up to find me trying to hold on to the stars to keep this dream of mine going...I mean the last time you slept close enough for me to hear your heart sing all I could do is...listen. -D.Bloodworth Jr.
Okay someone posted this video by this director who is pretty well-known and I hadn't heard of him but it interested me so I'm sharing... Chris Milk is an American music video director. He has directed videos for Kanye West, U2, Green Day, Courtney Love, Audioslave, Modest Mouse and Gnarls Barkley. He also has numerous television commercials to his credit. Milk is signed to @radical/music in the United States. Milk was in on a prank pulled on Kanye West during the filming of the music video for "Jesus Walks" in an episode of Punk'd. Milk was awarded the "Music Video Production Association" Award for 2008 "Music Video Director of the Year". "Life in 42 Seconds" by Chris Milk

Last Day Dream [HD] from Chris Milk on Vimeo.

GNARLS BARKLEY "Who's Gonna Save My Soul"

Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul from Chris Milk on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Martine Johanna’s Illustrations are a mix between fantasy world and fashion. Dutch born, Martine draws on all kind of mediums ~ paper, canvas, she also paint huge walls for fancy cafes or shops in Amsterdam. She seems to love playing with flying hair and blending it into forms and faces… Beautiful!