Meet my pet spider, Charlotte. She lives tucked away in the joint of the steel center support beam of my carport right next to my car door. Every night I come home to relax from work, she’s hard at work. Rebuilding her web for the fools that party it up all night on the light just right on the other side of the support beam. Now I know what you’re thinking ‘isn’t butt’ns terrified of bugs..?’ The answer is *high pitch voice* “UH, HELL YEA,” but me and Charlotte have a special kind of relationship. She doesn’t scare me by popping up in random places, I don’t squash her. Simple.
We became friends after I batted one of those dumb ass cicadas in her web. Charlotte was all like, “see now that’s what the f*ck Im talking about!” and promptly came down and bit that cicada a few times on his nose (he instantly stopped struggling). It was quite a sight!
Anywho, there is no point to this story. I just thought you’d like to meet my pet spider, Charlotte. She gets bigger and bigger everyday! Oh, and ‘how do I know it’s a girl you ask..?’ I destroyed her eggs right next to her web! Now you know I cant have MORE Charlottes running around right? What if one gets in my house!!? HAHA, silly goose. ^_^ V
The “LveNo.9″ design was inspired by a dope friend/artist by the name of BlackSpade. He’s an internationally known artist/producer that fuses the sounds of jazz, hip hop, folk, soul, and psychedelic rock–among others, to create a sound that is truly unique. I really have learned a lot from him and his ever continuing journey, and I feel that for him to have accomplished as much as he has, he still remains ever so humble and blessed for it all. I look up to him as an OG and his music gives me great inspiration which I hope to share his story through my medium of artistry as well.
I was awarded the chance to hit the studio with my homie A-Game. Ive never been in a professional SESSION where music was being made. A lot like how I use photoshop to layer pictures, effects, and colors; they use equipment in the studio to layer beats, vocals, and sounds. Back when I used to work with A-Game, he never told me about how he could rap or dabbled in music. I can still remember when he told me to listen to one of his records on FaceBook, the video was crappilly made (yep, i made that word up) but I swear I mustve played that joint some 30+ times..
Hottest In The City 2 coming soon.
But in the mean time, heres some of his new music to hold you over here.
So the homie @JawnMichaels posted a video on FB talking about how excited he was to see this band perform at Halo Bar called SleepyKitty. Normally I dont watch videos that’re posted on FB but something was different about this time, I dunno why. The video was amazeballs, and their sound is reminiscent of something from Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. At the show we couldnt stop mentioning how skilled Paige Brubeck, lead singer, is at looping her vocals and the guitar. Evan Sult, drums, was getting money back there too. They have such a unique sound.
The other day, I ran into an older gentleman who said something along the lines of,
” ‘ollie ollie, oxen [free]‘… oh, that might be too old for your generation.”
His use of the term made my mind wonder about the term’s etymology and whether or not that it IS still used by today’s youth. First I began searching for information about it’s root meaning. Many of the explainations point to this fact:
“a catchphrase used in such children’s games as hide and seek to indicate that players who are hiding can come out into the open without losing the game. It is thought to derive from the phrase “All ye, all ye ‘outs’ in free;” in other words: all who are “out” may come in without penalty. However, this may not be the etymology at all–’Olly olly oxen free” is suspiciously close to the German phrase “Alle, alle auch sind frei,” meaning “everyone, everyone is also free.’ “