Wednesday, April 14, 2004


Through one of those random six degrees of blog seperation, I finally found my sister Jessica's blog. Me and Jess are nearly eight years apart, which meant that growing up, we were rarely in the same spaces together, both literally and metaphorically, but as she's gotten older and our age gap less significant, I'm continually impressed at the person she's grown into. (I know that sounds like some classic "older brother bullshit" but hey, I'm allowed my moments, ain't I?) For one thing, she's a better photographer and her blog is off the hook, especially when she prints commentary like this:

    "ok, so since i read my brother's blog everyday, i don't really bother having conversations with him anymore.? i flip b/t his and hua's blog constantly at work, and occasionally other people on their whole bloggity lists.? and here's the deal:? they're like these old boring people who, unlike me who complains endlessly about life in general and the most random shit going through my head, actually have some sort of internet dialogue and are sort of dorks about it.? they tackle issues with more than just a hint of nerd behind it."
(I think I'm being dissed but I'm not actually certain).

In any case, my sister recently got her hands on old family photos that I had never seen before. These are all from long before even I was born and looking at these, I feel incredibly nostalgic for a past that I could never have known, back when my parents were in their 20s, before they were married, before they came to the States.

(l-r: mom, dad and my late grandfather)

  • Funkdigi's Metalface reports that The Source is having financial problems. Payback's a bitch, isn't it?

  • Based on the interviews I've seen with him, I'm a bigger fan of Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks than I am of the man himself, but daaaamn, McGruder threw down at a recent event sponsored by The Nation, including, but not limited to, grabbing his nuts while on the podium. Like whoa, true player for real.
    (spotted at funkdigi)

  • This new William Hung video for "She Bangs" is crazy brilliant. I'm not being sarcastic at all.

  • Speaking of videos, peep these old Yo MTV Raps! vids. Here's one of Big Daddy Kane's best-song-ever, "Ain't No Half Steppin". Hot shit ya'll, even if one has to question how high-top fades, shiny suits and thick ass gold medallions were ever thought to go together.
    (spotted at Diesel Nation)

  • For fans of The Sopranos, here's a review of Season 5 thus far (written by yours truly for