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Month: January 2008

Style Wars

When Style Wars was delivered to PBS in 1982, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality and the voice of their community. In Style Wars,…

MLK Day

MLK day is today. Did you know that both New Hampshire and Arizona did not acknowledge the day as a holiday until 2000? What the hell? Whatever, at least they finally figured out the importance and recognized it. Much respect to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Chopped Up and Delivered

All of the posts below were originally contained within lengthy rumination-style articles that I wrote upon my arrival here in Thailand in 2007. I decided to chop them up and present them in a more concise, reader-friendly layout. I hadn’t read these in almost two years and it brought back some good memories of events…

Atari 2600 Throwback

Waste your valuable time playing these Atari classics from the good ol’ days. Before you get your game on, listen to what El Captain Funkaho has to say. El Captain Funkaho – “My 2600” (Track 7); Stones Throw Records, 1999 Pacman: Click To Play Frogger: Click To Play Breakout: Click To Play Pong: Click To…

Cesaria Evora – Cabo Verde

Her music is Coladeras and Mornas, European sounding styles whose roots date back to the 1800s, when Cape Verde’s port was an important halfway station for Atlantic trading. Musical influences have dribbled in from all corners of the globe, but the most dominant are those of the former colonials Portugal, Angola and Brazil. The Cape…

Submerge Yourself

I found a snorkel and mask in my closet and have been spending many days lurking in some bays around Phuket as of late having my mind blown by the aquatic life underneath the waters here. Ao Sane, Laem Singh, and Hat Yanui are my top destinations at the moment. I seriously have never gone…