2012.

best album of 2012?
Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music.

it had one of my favorite verses, ever.

You are witnessing elegance in the form of a black elephant
Smoking white rhino on terraces
Will I die slain like my king by a terrorist?
Will my woman be Coretta, take my name and cherish it?
Or will she Jackie O, drop the Kennedy, remarry it?
My sister say it’s necessary on some Cleopatra shit
My grandmama said nope, never, that it’s sacrilege
Tend to agree because the thought is so disparaging
The Lord give a load, you got to carry it like Mary did
That’s why I’m giving honor to all these baby mommas
It takes a woman’s womb to make a Christ or Dalai Lama
The world might take that child, turn that child into a monster
The Lord’ll take a monster and fashion him a saint
I present you Malcolm X for those who saying that He can’t
Saying that He won’t, when I know He will
You usually don’t know it’s you until you getting killed
For real

which was accompanied by a beautiful video.

here’s what Killer Mike had to say about it in this interview from spin.

“Untitled feat. Scar”
“That woman down there [points to end of bar], that’s my wife. A lot of the things I say, people have been killed before for saying. It challenges people and that’s not always appreciated or liked. It could get your ass an FBI file. It’s something I worry about but not something I fret about. What I do worry about, I don’t want to die a day early on [my wife]. I want to be with her the rest of my life and I don’t want that to be a short life.That first verse is me saying what I feel, that I have the emotion of a Dr. King, as in wanting to do what is right but selfishly not wanting to die. I don’t want that woman living in a shack you know, it’s the fear of my own mortality.”

what else do you need?
oh, how about the reagan video?

not enough? let’s get personal.
about that untitled verse…
2012 brought me face to face with mortality. for those that don’t know, my father-in-law and father both passed away this year. both to cancer. both way too soon. to say it has been difficult on the wife and i is an understatement. simply put, it has changed the way i think about my life and my responsibilities as a husband and father. it’s made me reconsider what i’m writing, what i’m not writing and, of course, why. i’ve wanted to return to writing for awhile now and thought that doing some quick hits about music/ comics/ wrestling/ tv/ movies in 2012 would be an easy little exercise. i may have been inspired by facebook’s yearinreview page, which i feel didn’t paint the most accurate picture of what my 2012 has been like.

when you go to facebook’s year in review, you can see a comment or three about these daughters of mine, a bunch of pics the wife tagged me in and two separate posts on killer mike. i try to keep my facebook george and twitter george very separate. so, although twitter george has spent a good deal of time talking about skyzoo’s latest, flatbush zombies’ “S.C.O.S.A.” and the underachievers, i can definitively say that none had the impact on my real life the way that Killer Mike’s R.A.P. has.

i am a huge fan of Killer Mike’s “Monster” and El-P’s production, so when i heard they were doing an album together it seemed surreal. this was going to be as unlikely a pairing as Brian Danielson and Kane tagging together but yielded results just as magnificent.

i’m still getting back to the me that “shares.” i figure i’ll start by writing. two birds, one stone, yadda yadda yadda. gonaa end this now. i edited out the detailed notes. i’ll just leave a few quick hits. if i don’t press this publish button now, this may be all for naught.
– cultural capital.
– more “i” in writing.
– patrice o’neal.
– “i don’t want that woman living in a shack.”
– future’s “turn on the lights” is the most romantic song of 2012. no, seriously.

i wrote critiques. i wrote op-eds. i wrote code. i stopped “writing.” i tried writing captions. i’m tired of that. i’m writing again.

more on how my brain works.

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J*Davey – Mr. Mister

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Joe Budden – Broken Wings Freestyle

the connection to these two songs should be painfully obvious, however, keeping with the intent behind a recent tweet, it doesn’t need to be spelled out. the first song is something that i absolutely love. i chairdance everytime i hear it and am almost immediately transported to a better place. the second stands out because it was less than a week after the Cory Lidle incident before Joe released this beast on the net.

i’ve been away from the home site but have been continuing the mission over at http://yourmomisclubbin.tumblr.com. i even setup one for hoesinthesameclothes, too, but i’m not quite sure how that would translate as a tumblr, yet.

eventually, i’ll have to bring all of them together on this site. of course, friend feed does that for me, but, well, yeah…

10 years ago…

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that’s a real receipt. i remember getting off the bus. there may have been snow. that store is still there. can’t remember where i went for new years that year. 10 years later. new domain. same psuedonym. life, it continues…

back then, times were stupid wild.

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notes:
– gucci mane is stil abhorrent.
– i remain a sucker for idiotic bangladesh beats.

change the world through her.

“Waiting for the lord to rise I look into my daughters eyes
And realize that I’ma learn through her
The Messiah might even return through her
If I’ma do it, I gotta change the world through her”

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Common – “Be”

six degrees of (not kevin) bacon.

recently, several blogs have been up in clogs over that most delicious invention, the ground bacon burger.  as a lover of the swine i’ve got a google alert setup to inform me of creative uses of pork. here’s a handy dandy guide to go beyond the norm and what can be read in a book so that you can truly harness the power of ham.

first, before consuming any of that delectable cat-rat-dog, display your love of bacon by wearing a bacon scarf (or try this style).  this can also double as a means to make a quick escape if caught stealing the bacon from your neighbors plate at an ihop. for some of you tight pants wearing ass niggas or for the lil’ she-piggy lover in your life, you can cop this discreet BLT ring.  for ladies that are a bit more, adventurous, you can always rock the bacon bra or bikini top.

on to the food…the following idea, i believe was independently discovered while trying to push the limits of bacon baking.  the first practitioner shows bacon weaving, a critical method for taking bacon to the next level in sandwichery while the next, bacon molding renders breadbowls utterly useless.  combining a staggered bacon weave and some creative bacon molding ushers in the dawn of bacongami and i joyously await for bacon shaped arks filled with lil’ pigs in a blanket.  seriously, i can’t think of anything sexier.

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if you followed the above instructions and constructed a lil’ salad inside of your new bacon bowl and you’re worried that your salad might be a lil’ too healthy, you can go the traditional route and add some homemade bacon bits, or, you can sprinkle it w/a bit of this fantastic bacon salt. available in 3 wondrous flavors. even though it’s zero calories and fat, hopefully the flavor can trick us into thinking it’s fattening.

now, to help wash down this pörkgåsbord, why not try a bloody mary made with jalapeno/bacon infused vodka?  i swear i’ve heard Jay rap “drunk of swine/ mami on P” before, so i’m sure this would go over well at the snazziest of events.

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shout outs to omillio.

and, finally, bacon as dessert. if you’re on the go and would like to savor your bacon — bacon pops, for those of you not suffering in this heatwave, who don’t worry about melting of the subsequent pounds we have this remarkable snack sensation, and, of course, bacon + maple + donut. understanding that some of these may be a bit extreme for you, the great grocery eats brings it home with bacon ice cream.

UPDATED:

so, your rockin’ a bacon scarf, drank a bacon mojito and finished it off w/a lil’ bacon frusen gladje but now you’ve got to worry about your hygiene.  no worries, dentist recommended,  fat boy approved – be sure to take care of of those pearly whites w/a lil’ something we call bacon floss.