Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I dont know if this has been floating around for a long time, and really, who cares. If you haven't checked it out yet, you better do that right now. It's called "Bounce", by the unfokwitable MSTRKRFT featuring the almighty superthug, N.O.R.E.
I've had the og version for a while already, but this A-Trak remix kills it in a split second. Make no mistake, this is no blog house-white-boy b-more, A-Trak makes it all hip house. Think of "It Takes Two", but in a really thug way. In other words: this is my muhf***in jam right now.
Thanks to homie DJK2 and the Nerd Network blog for posting this gem.
MSTRKRFT: Bounce feat N.O.R.E. (A-Trak Remix)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Yesterday I was preparing a well earned sunday breakfast/brunch, making pancakes and such. This peacuful moment was interrupted by loud police sirens and a chase on my home street. I'm not sure what happened here, but the cops quite firmly apprehended these two suspects in a van and handcuffed them. I managed to get this pic using my new spy gear. What amazed me for the way these guys were treated, it was no speeding ticket this time I'm sure.
Whuut's happening to our neighbourhood? Crack dealers on the loose?
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Is here. It hasn't been particularly awesome year for jamaican music this year IMHO. I have really liked the more rootsy stuff for a few years and this year has brought us some great tunes from Perfect, Etana, Alaine, Demarco, Chezidek, Pressure, Munga and such pretty new timers plus loads of cool stuff from the older players. But nonetheless the riddims have not been that great, at least on the dancehall side.
I just heard this riddim today and this one is a true banger, as we Kritons like to say. It's called "Beauty" and it's ows a lot to the Diwali riddim from the year 2002. Ok, I the last trip I did to Jamaica was actually that same year, so I still remember how friggin huuuuuge diwali for back then, and it brings back good memories of good times, but still this rocks.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Have you ever been out of your wi-fi reach when you really need it? Well if you have invested in a good Nokia phone (S60 3rd Ed phones) your problems are solved. Joiku Spotlight (nothing to do with the finnish Jaiku, that's a mobile microblogging thang) is a free software that'll turn your mobile into a wi-fi hotspot. Just download the program and turn it on and it shows as a new wi-fi connection on your computer near by. How geek is that? How cool is that?
The best thing is that you can use more than one computer to share that hotspot - no more fuss trying to make your computer and phone work together. Of course this hotspot is open to everyone, but it-s a freeconomy world, ain't it?
Check it out at Joiku's Place
Yeah this is still alive and more popular than ever. Now it's called Joikuspot
Sunday, October 19, 2008
They have studied this, and it's a fact:
The University of Illinois medical school studied the effect the song had on keeping time during CPR. Five weeks after practicing CPR with the song playing on an iPod, doctors at the medical school were able to hum along without the music and keep time just a little bit faster than 100 per minute, which is perfectly fine when we're talking about chest compressions.
(this part is exactly 100 beats per minute)
This tip helps rescuers keep the proper rate while doing CPR. Going too slow doesn't generate enough blood flow, and going too fast doesn't allow the heart to fill properly between compressions. Humming along with the Bee Gees is one way to stay on track.
For those of you less optimistic folks, Queen's classic, Another One Bites the Dust, also has the proper beat.
Well, I lied a bit in the headline, they had no hard evidence against metal music, but I guess good black metal could be used to bring someone back to life? From the other side.. :-)