-there is a new classic hip hop radio station here in indianapolis. i turned it on the other day and De L Soul's "Me Myself And I" came out of my speakers. i was immediately reminded of a day-glo de la soul t shirt i owned in middle school. i can't believe i ever got rid of that thing. I have since listened to it 2 other times and i've heard "Da Dip" by Freak Nasty at least 3 times. with 20 years or so distance i can now accept that this is an amazing song. people just wanna party and feel good, man. let us dip.
also this video is amazing:
-i am getting ready for the los angeles art book fair at the end of the month. so much to do! printing! my friend aaron and i are planning on making a zine to kill time at the fair completely based on the member from 2 live crew who always had the broken arm. this will also be the basis for our new as yet untitled street wear brand.
-i heard they made a tv show out of "the man in the high castle" my favorite book by philip k dick. i hope it's good. if not, oh well, we still have the book, right? right.
-yes i made a calendar this year but just like most years it is late. i should have it next week. is that ok? i'll let you know when it's ready. we can talk more about it's meaning and purpose later. here is a picture of it. i wish everytime you touched it "da dip" would start playing out of it.
-it's been one year-ish since my son was born and you'll notice my daily posting has dwindled to monthly. i don't know what to say about that. maybe i have less time to just think about stuff and write? maybe i need tom ake more time for that. tell it to the diaper.
-i listen to a lot of steely dan with my son. we call it "uncle dan" and when uncle dan comes to visit we all feel good. it's basically children's music for babies and grown ups who are really just big babies. donald fagen is just a scared little boy inside no matter what he says. but that's cool and ican relate. the beginning of "gaucho" is the theme song to the sitcom about my life. freeze frames of my computer crashing, of me spilling food all over myself, of me getting the wrong to-go order, of me falling down on the ice.
-let this new year be fille dwith all good things. i am trying to follow my instinct more, to try not to control the things i cannot and to be honest and generous with the things i think and think should be in the world. good luck to us!