Just landed in NOLA

There’s a cool breeze tickeling my thin shirt in the cylindar style termanal C of the “Satcho” AKA Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans, Louisiana. I’ve just landed and I’m chillin (literally, I thought it was supposed to be hot down ‘er) in cookie cuter stiff airport seats of the “lobby” waiting for a friend …

NYC congestion pricing meets crushing defeat

This has been an on going issue in New York city for over a year. It’s had many revisions and names which don’t reflect the true nature of the project (Bloomberg’s pet project being probably the latest). The concept for those outside of New York is this: New York congestion pricing is a proposed traffic …

WMC 2008

Winter Music Conference kicks off tomorrow. Yet another year I can’t make it but it’s looking blown up as usual. Tuesday 3/25: Defected In The House Party w/ Junior Jack & Kid Crème, Joey Negro, DJ Spen, DJ Gregory, Hardsoul, Funkerman, Copyright, DJ Yass, ATFC, Simon Dunmore, Aaron Ross, Shovell on percussion @ Set 3/25: …

Commute issues

I’ve heard NYers are perpetually late but unlike most regions there’s an understanding for this lack of punctuality because of situational influences: freak rain, taxi accidents, or train delays. I admit, I’ve used the train delay reason for being tardy a few times, but there have been several justifiable instances where I’m on time and …

China’s air pollution threatens 08 Olympians

Haile Gebrselassie the world record holder for the marathon run just announced that because of Bejing’s extensive air pollution problem, and his asthma, he won’t be running in the high endurance race. China’s pollution problems for the Olympics have been well publicized on the net but are not fully well known to everyone in the …

Things you should have been told before you moved to NYC

The way the French will critically discuss a meal while eating it is similar to the way New Yorkers will complain about everything wrong with the city while loving it! If you do not live in Manhattan you are known as “bridge and tunnel” and it is meant derogatory Manhattan is an island built on …