Friday, August 30, 2019

My Interview of Ari Forman

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Ari Forman is a fascinating gentleman.    I've seen him for years at parties I'd attend.    He would often have a collared shirt on with a neck scarf or tie.    Sometimes a blazer.    He would hang out at the DJ booth with either, Max Glazer, DJ Gravy, or Micro Don.

Micro Don, a previous podcast guest, passed away recently.    It has given me an urgency to speak with people I see often but don't share many words with.   This motivated me to sit down with Ari.

To my amazement, he's run along many similar circles(party-wise)that I've run in.    That being the party scene in NYC.    He too has been going to hip hop, house, dancehall parties for years.  

Other interesting facts about Ari; he made a sneaker, which was a combination of derivative Nike and Newport signage and was banned from selling the shoes or owning a pair.     He's published 'On the Go' magazine along with graffiti artist Steve Espo and DJ Max Glazer.     Mr. Forman has made and personalized clothing gear for acts such as De La Soul.   Logos for Ruffhouse Records and artwork for Kris Kross.   In this interview, we discuss his past and his party-life in NY. 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. My Biggest Takeaways.

Daily, I try to surround myself with positivity.    That would come from listening to a self-help podcast or audiobook at the beginning of my day. 

Brene Brown's book 'The Gifts Of Imperfection' was the first book a Google search labeled as 'spiritual self-help' I'd read and enjoy.    Afterward, I asked, where can I get more of this?     

An online search helped me discover books in the same vein.   Such as 'Way of the Peaceful Warrior,'' The Celestine Prophecy,' 'Return to Love,' 'Power of Now,' and 'Siddartha.'

What is 'spiritual self-help?'    Self-improvement taught through a spiritual experience lens.

The premise of Siddartha; wanting more in life, working towards that, and living it.   

Here are two of my biggest takeaways from this book.

-'It was the self, the purpose, and essence of which I sought to learn.    I was the self, I wanted to free myself from, which I sought to overcome.    But I was not able to overcome it, could only decieve it, could only flee from it, only hide from it.    Truly, no thing in this world has kept my thoughts thus busy as this my very own self, this mastery of me being alive, of me being one and being separated and isolated from all others, of me being Siddhartha!    And there is no thing in this world I know less about than about me, about Siddhartha.'   Page 478

I've heard before that often we get in the way of ourselves.    We overthink things and give ourselves a hundred reasons to not do something when we should.    Like Ryan Holiday's book title 'The Obstacle is the Way.'   Getting uncomfortable, getting messy, this is where personal growth happens.

-'I have travelled for my amusement.    For what else?   I have gotten to know people and places, I have received kindness and trust, I have found friendship.    Look, my dear, if I had been Kamaswami, I would have traveled back, being annoyed and in a hurry, as soon as I had seen that my purchase had been rendered impossible, and time and money would indeed have been lost.    But like this, I've had a few good days, I've learned, had joy, I've neither harmed myself nor others by annoyance and hastiness.    And if I'll ever return there again, perhaps to buy an upcoming harvest or for whatever purpose it might be, friendly people will receive me in a friendly and happy manner, and I will praise myself for not showing any hurry and displeasure at that time.'   Page 843

Bruce Lee has a quote where he says 'be water.'    I interpret this as being fluid and work on making the best of a situation.    Take the high road.    Always honor your feelings of annoyance, anger, fear.   Don't swallow them, don't live in them.   

I like this style of story which teaches lessons in an understated way.    Siddhartha is recommended.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Predator Greets the Terminator

In this photograph, I have the NECA Predator greeting a NECA figure Terminator from T2(Ah-nold Ter-minay-tah).  

I'm often composing toys in action poses for these pictures/photos/artwork.  I thought to go with a lighter vibe on this one.   I put this together by taking a picture on my iPhone, bringing it into the iPad and using the Procreate app to complete the work.   

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Comic Book Recommendation. Prometheus: The Complete Fire and Stone

Since young, I was into the Alien series.   

To date, I've seen all the Alien movies and have mostly enjoyed them.    My least favorites being the entire Alien Vs. Predator series and Alien 3. 

The Predator movie came along in 1987 and was a blast.   

During the 80s Arnold Schwarzeneggar movies were events.    I'd say his 80-90s sci-fi action/thriller films are some of the best of his career(Terminator 1 & 2, Total Recall, Running Man, Predator).    Predator 2 and Predators were fun.    I've avoided The Predator which was released last year due to bad reviews. 

Ridley Scott went into the history of the Aliens universe and introduced the Engineer character.    Prometheus and Alien Covenant weren't perfect, but I did enjoy the world-building that brings together the Aliens, humans, and Engineers.   

Dark Horse has published comics with the Aliens and Predator characters for years.   They introduced the AVP(Aliens versus Predators)concept.    In 2014, the publisher began including the Engineers in stories.     

This Fire and Stone series includes all of those characters in one book.   Taking place over many years and connecting threads from the Prometheus movie, James Cameron's Aliens and Alien from 1979.

This book has the regular tropes you would expect from these films.   The science team mixed with some military set off in search of something.   Only to come in contact with an alien lifeform and have their numbers decimated horrifically.     Androids, spaceships, cool weapons are all thrown into the mix.

What I enjoyed;   the feel of the movies lives within this comic book.   The horror, thriller elements translate very well.    

Story bits of the films mentioned above are played out here, giving the fan a more in-depth look at the events of LV-223 and LV-426.    The black goo found in the Prometheus film is a large part of this narrative.

A  page-turner for me.    This graphic novel is recommended.    Read the entire story on Comixology(included in the Comixology Unlimited subscription).    Or buy the book by clicking here https://amzn.to/2ziCRkB ..this is an affiliate link.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Weird Stories & Good Boys Movie REVIEW






On this episode I discuss 6 new weird stories and Jason G and I give a spoiler review of the raunchy comedy Good Boys.

The weird stories covered in this episode.

No newborn baby girls in this part of India for months.
https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/07/26/india-investigating-female-feticide-in-132-villages-without-girl-births-in-months/

7 dead tigers found in car in Vietnam.
https://www.france24.com/en/20190726-seven-dead-tigers-found-car-vietnam

Summer heat causing pigs to lose weight.   Driving up pork prices
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/27/pork-prices-farming-economics-business-pigs


Ordering takeout?    Your delivery person might be eating your food.
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/28-of-delivery-drivers-admit-doing-this-to-your-food 


107 year old gives her secrets to longevity.
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/07/31/107-year-old-bronx-woman-gets-birthday-bash/ 


UFO sighting in Miami by Space X satellite.
https://sputniknews.com/viral/201908111076522269-spacex-satellite-catches-mysterious-object-flying-camera/ 


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Friday, August 16, 2019

Party Vibes at the Basement TV party from June 2019


This is one in a series of summer 2019 events I attended.   I will be putting up more of these vids in the coming weeks.    In this video you'll find Federation Sound.    Former podcast guest Mateo.    Party friends such as Mami Hasegawa, Wah Gwan Twon.    Female dancers such as Kimbo Queen, Cookie Monster and Tara Nee.     Fun times in Brooklyn.



Monday, August 12, 2019

Hobbs & Shaw SPOILER Review





Jason G and I are back reviewing the latest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise.    There are spoilers.




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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Flying the DJI Spark in front of 3 different churches in my neighborhood.


Churches can be relaxing, holy or downright scary looking. They can be some of the most unique buildings in your neighborhood. In this video, I shoot 3 different churches in my town of Union City, New Jersey. You can buy a DJI Spark(drone) here https://amzn.to/2H084No  This is an affiliate link

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

4 Year Podcasting Anniversary Mixtape




This week I celebrate 4 years of podcasting.    What better way to celebrate than putting together a mixtape of my current favorite Dancehall, Afrobeat and Soca songs.

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Enjoy the Mixtape!

Tracklisting

Dancehall

Rygin King-'Business'
Vybz Kartel-'Day Rave'
Vybz Kartel-'Lovin' Every Minute'
Govanna-'Exclusive'
Hot Frass-'Polo'
Teejay-'Braff'
Squash-'Beat Dem Bad'
Munga-'Outside'
Stylo G-'Badman Party'
Kemar Highcon-'Talk Bout'

Afrobeat

DJ Boat-'Give'
Wizkid-'Ojuelegba'
Olatunji-'Mating Call'
Burna Boy-'Ye'
Larry Gaaga-'Low'
Tekno-'Duro'

Soca
Blaxx-'Gyal Owner'
Lil Rick-'Ruffso'
Muddy-'Freedom'

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood SPOILER REVIEW




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On this episode Jason G and I give a SPOILER Review of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.   We've been eagerly anticipating this movie.

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BattleClub Pro Wrestling is Fun!

This is my second show Battleclub Pro Wrestling show. I've had fun both times and plan to go again. I 'm trying to get out of the rut of doing the same thing all the time and attend events I normally don't.

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Gemini Man Quick Review plus ARTWORk-SPOILERS

Gemini  man is a fun action thriller.  Director Ang Lee shot this film at 120 frames per second.   The screening I would come to see was in...