Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"Naguib Sawiris (15 June 1954) (also: Sawires, Arabic: نجيب ساويرس) is an Egyptian businessman. His father, Onsi Sawiris, founded Orascom Group. He is the Chairman and CEO of Orascom Telecom, and Chairman of the board of Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. and was the chairman of Mobinil till August 2008. In 2008 Forbes magazine estimated his worth at 12.7 billion dollars." - wikipedia
"NEW YORK - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who has not held a press conference in nearly four weeks of campaigning, on Tuesday barred most pool reporters from her meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the first foreign head of state she has ever met.
Journalists protested the campaign's decision to exclude all but photographers and a TV crew from Palin's sessions with foreign leaders. CNN decided to withdraw its TV crew, effectively denying Palin the high visibility she sought for her initial foray into world affairs. The campaign then reversed course, saying pool reporters — a small group that provides information to all media — could attend the meetings planned after Karzai hosted Palin at his suite in The Barclay New York Hotel."
CNN pulled its film crew in protest. I wish the rest did too. If "change" is what the McCain ticket has been touting over the last month, a lack of transparency seems like a far cry from that.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Nowwww I know where the "Touch It" came from!! (such a jam)
"Antimatter" - NERD
"Police investigations suggest that the yakuza have become voracious traders and manipulators of listed Japanese shares, and, via a network of about a thousand apparently legitimate front companies, occupy big positions on the shareholder registers of many companies that may not even be aware of the connection.
"Those who say the World Trade Center site is changing at a glacial pace have no idea how right they are.
A fantastic landscape in Lower Manhattan — plummeting holes, steep cliffsides and soft billows of steel-gray bedrock, punctuated by thousands of beach-smooth cobblestones in a muted rainbow of reds and purples and greens — has basked in sunlight this summer for the first time in millennia.
This monumental carving was the work of glaciers, which made their last retreat from these parts about 20,000 years ago, leaving profound gouges in the earth and rocks from the Palisades, the Ramapo Mountains and an area of northern New Jersey known as the Newark Basin."
Full Article here
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I like it, Crispin Porter & Bogusky stepped it up a notch from that shitty last ad
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Off the new T.I. Album:
One of my favorite songs:
An interview with him today with Maria Bartiromo:
In other news..McCain says today:
"[The SEC] kept in place trading rules that let speculators and hedge funds turn our markets into a casino."
You know you're dumb when...you blame speculators and hedge funds for drastic moves in the market (crude oil at $150 ring a bell?). It's funny that when oil goes down or stocks go up, it's all titties and beer.
John Legend (not a rapper)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
There is little precedent for this sort of success. Rap-rock has gone through many iterations, but generally the rap world has held those artists at arm’s length. Gym Class Heroes have largely escaped genre skepticism, at least in part because of Mr. McCoy’s hip-hop background — he is a clever, nimble and charming rapper."
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
"I wanna go on a trip through to the islands,
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Bad Brains (maybe the worst performance I have ever seen) joined NERD on stage for "Spaz." It was hilarious. Check it out:
" Girl Talk (real name Gregg Gillis) has also won critical praise but is not likely to land a big-time contract, commercial radio play, a spot in an iPod ad or even distribution on iTunes. This is because “Feed the Animals” is composed almost entirely of more than 200 samples of other artists’ music, ranging from Lil Wayne to Kenny Loggins — none of which Gillis has obtained permission to use.
This is what makes Girl Talk’s experimentation with the value of music so compelling. It’s one thing for various name-brand artists to dabble with giveaways. It’s something else for a creator who has operated artistically, financially and even legally outside the structures of the traditional recording business for his entire career to do so. Will “Feed the Animals” make Girl Talk a rock star? And what would that even mean?"
The rest here