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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…

The Saints x Esperanza

Top Five Saints-Related Happenings Baumgartner and Jeanie wedding – Congrats! Berto and Fern’s first child – Congrats! The One EK’s beard – Al Borlandish! Isaf’s intention to visit The Kingdom – Word! Esperanza mashin’ up the ATL – Nuff Respect! Top Five Esperanza-Related Happenings Barbalho visited during his honeymoon and it was unbelievably strange to…

Cue Up Di Reels

The Top Rankin’ Hi-Fi has intentions to head back into the studio in the near future to crank out some more episodes. Unforeseen circumstances contributed to the lack of episodes throughout this past year, but the vaults have since returned and will produce more enjoyment for your ears soon enough. Assuming, of course, that the…

Current Listening

Barakas – Stabilo Bossa 12″ Various Artists – Killer Jazz From The Groove Merchant Cat Power – Jukebox Cesaria Evora – Cabo Verde Y Society – Travel At Your Own Pace The Whitefield Brothers – In The Raw Various Artists – Red Hot + Riot Various Artists – Sister Funk Vol.1 Bob Dylan – Theme…

Loy Krathong Day

Thanksgiving weekend was spent with zero items checked off from the list of traditional activities. The flipside is that it was the same weekend as Loy Krathong festival which I had been anxiously awaiting every since I saw a picture from it years back. The picture I had was from Chiang Rai which holds the…