Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

some thoughts on a rainy december night

you killed my fantasy team but it's not your fault.

i'm glad i drafted you in the second round

you are killing my fantasy team and it's all your fault.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


i was about to post a review of the gang gang show in miami and my computer R.I.P.'ed on me. she's a wrap.

until i get my situation situated i can't post.

the gang gang show was amazing.

the knicks still suck. i love burial, vampire weekend, animal collective and the new dream record.

be back soon...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

this sucks.

From the AP:

Rapper Pimp C Found Dead in LA Hotel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pimp C, one-half of the veteran Houston rap group UGK, was found dead in an upscale hotel on Tuesday. He was 33.

"It is with great regret that I must confirm that Chad Butler aka Pimp C, one half of the legendary UGK, was in fact discovered dead this morning," his publicist, Nancy Byron, said in a statement. "Manager Rick Martin is asking that everyone please respect his family and those close to him at this time and refrain from rumors and innuendo."

Pimp C, born Chad Butler, was found dead in the Mondrian hotel, a longtime music-industry hangout.

Butler and his partner, Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, were pioneers of Southern rap, and hit the mainstream with their cameo on Jay-Z's smash "Big Pimpin'." Though they never enjoyed the pop-chart success of some other rappers, their 1996 CD "Ridin' Dirty" is considered a rap classic, and their laid-back sound, complete with gangsta tales of creeping through humid streets gripping wood-grain steering wheels, was influential in shaping the Southern rap movement.

The duo's career was derailed when Butler was jailed for three years in 2002 on gun charges. He released an album while in prison, and this year the group made a comeback with the critically acclaimed album "Underground Kingz," which included the hit "Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)," featuring OutKast.

Barry Weiss, CEO of their record label, Jive, said in a statement: "We mourn the unexpected loss of Chad. He was truly a thoughtful and kind-hearted person. He will be remembered for his talent and profound influence as a pioneer in bringing southern rap to the forefront."

Butler, who grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, came from a musical lineage. His father was a professional trumpet player, and the rapper studied classical music in high school. He even received a Division I rating on a tenor solo at a University Interscholastic League choir competition.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

the flying dutchman turned me onto burial. i'm a little late on it, but it's taking over my mind.

what is there left to say

i came home to a sportscenter spot with a knicks fan throwing his jersey onto the court at the boston game. who's fault is it? we've been through all this. i think it's time for the players to man up and just play. sure zeke is a smug douche who laughs when fans boo him, but what're you gonna do? BOOOOOOO. at some point you use a $100 bill to wipe the tears from your face and play some defense. maybe run the court? maybe take a charge? box out a little? maybe deliver a hard foul to a dude cruising through the lane?

i have little sympathy, and the curiosity is waning. trade steph? why bother? it'd be great to get even a ty lue or a mike james to run this team. but a couple of good games and steph will be fine. and forget all that noise that every team has gotten better after he left. any time a player like jason kidd or steve nash takes over a team, the team gets better. the wolves certainly did not get much better after marbury left.

but somewhere chris childs is IMing charlie ward a 'smiley'.

Food Dood too me to see ween at terminal 5 last night. i tried!