The Reds of SF

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Feb 182002

So just about a month ago *so long before updates* I spent a week in the city with by beloved coworkers for a sales conference. No quotes this time because it actually lived up to its name. I’d love to babel on and on about what I learned, the gossip I heard, and what ever… but this forum is not for work. What we did do was to live it up every night in the Ci-tay. Staying in the financial district we were walking distance to strip clubs, bars, and hookers. woo hoo! What a conference.

The crew ended up sticking to a couple of bars, the first called the Red Room, a loungie kinda retro bar (827 Sutter St.
near Union Square). This is definitely the type of place suits go to get away from other suits. 50cent pool and we loaded the place for 5 days straight; they had a company intro written on the wall the last two days we swilled it up. I was witness to several acts of debauchery by my co-workers…too bad I’m not into blackmail *or have a need for it yet!*.

The top spot for the week was the Redwood Room at the Cliff hotel, owned by Ian Schrager. I’ve heard of this place as much as I’ve heard of the new Matrix bar and XYZ in the W Hotel, SF. Stylish, rich, stuffy and definitely a place to “see and be scene”. I guess I didn’t notice all that going on. Too busy watching that dent in my wallet get larger, every time I ordered a $9 beer or a $15 jack and coke. At least I drank first at the Red Room and only left $45 short. … Only… Still, I would say the only “fun” I had here was just bull shittin with the out-o-towners.

A few things I noticed about the joint and my time up in the city. Great place to just kick it and not drink, but rather peep watch or sit back and play back gammon with randoms as I picked up a few games. You might run into some celebs here, as I bumped into Slick Willie Brown on the way in. Don’t do drugs here… you’ll end up staring at the “moving” portraits all night. I noticed the power of a title here as I saw my CEO sell to another like titled silicon exec over a Brandy. That’s all there is to it eh? Light weights should not drink and try to grab cabs, saunas are not good place to drink when you’ve already dehydrated yourself on Captain and cokes, and my my my…do I need to salsa…there really are beautiful women in the Bay Area, they are just all living in SF and only come out during the day. I also need to move soon…

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People who drink light ‘beer’ don’t like the taste of beer; they just like to pee a lot.
Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

I drink to make other people interesting.
George Jean Nathan

JOY is for lovers

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Jan 182002

JOY! at the Forum

I should have posted this earlier, yet I still don’t have internet access at my house… *AHHH!!!* and it’s getting harder and harder to do these updates at work. So if you check this today. Come out!

Updates on my SF trip to come next….

NYE…did the lights go out?

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Jan 082002

I‘m still waiting for that day when the mysterious Y2K bug will resurface and wipe out the whole computer world with the tick of a number. 4…3…2…1…black out! I sure hope all those survival packs sold two years ago were accepted well as the next years X-mas gifts. Me… Christmas is for praying to that big red god of gifts in the sky. What a great day for all the lill chillin’s, and what a horrible month for the obese. Eating rates around the holidays sky rocket, it’s a wonder we will ever be a thin nation. I say stop outlawing cigarettes. Yeah it’s a nasty habit, you smell, your teeth are yellow, but, at least you can eat pizza and not tack on the extra pounds. I’m babbling because I’ve taken on another 12 hour day at work. Why do I do this? My answers are starting to fuzz….

NYE was well to quote the late Chris Farley “That was Awesome!”. Yeah I had a great time with the CT crew. Represent at the Funky Tekno Tribe party Organic. My only problem was this (from their site): “*What’s going to happen at midnight? Think Ibiza, Spain meets Las Vegas at a TRILLION volts! You won’t be disappointed.” If this was the expectation then I only saw a couple of watts in San Sebation, Spain. Sorry guys but the hype wasn’t there. And I felt for King Britt who spent most of his set spinning in a room with four people. Mark Farina and D Glaude stole the lulled crowd.

So this year doesn’t have too many new beginnings, as much as it does a full over haul for me. I’m just improving on my opinions, persons, ideas and standard of living. If you made resolutions, fagetaboutit…you won’t keep em’. I think we all know the typical ones: loose weight, exercise mo, be nice to people and hook up with that special what ever… Resolutions are probably broken just about as much as wedding vows in this country. Rather resolutions I have goals and projects, which are not for the year but to be completed before I’m 29…just thought that was a nice round numba:

  • Travel. Where? Anywhere but here… Well how about South America and Asia to start. Then>>?
  • Skydive. I can’t believe I haven’t done this.
  • Go to a shooting range…on Valentines day.
  • Learn Portuguese or Italian. Both are great languages, but this probably won’t stick unless I move to the respective countries… see top goal.
  • Make a decent track, play it out and at least have some one dance or have sex to it. That’s all an artist could ask for.
  • Go to Austin, TX so I can actually answer that age old question “Oh have you been there “Danger”?
  • Have my age legally changed to 21 for the rest of my life. “Hello sweetheart…what classes are you taking this semester?”
  • Grow a mustache
  • Get that tattoo on my balls lasered off…no. not the “lick here” one.
  • Get that other tattoo put on my back.
  • Have sex again.
  • Play drums again

Well actually I could go on and on but these are fairly good ones. If you want to read about some other sorry resolutions, check out 3 Fat Chicks resolutions.

“Life, alas, is very dear. Up with the glass, down with the beer.”
~Louis Untermeyer~

“We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars.”
~Oscar Wilde~

Corporate world has taken over…

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Dec 192001

It’s not like you all don’t know this happens already but, it always thought that this would never take over my life *never!* until now. *where did all those flowers go?* My “justification” for work is that I love what I am doing, it’s challenging enough to keep my interest and it feeds my pocket book…for about a week until I have to pay up on the student loans. But I have been going to some fun shit despite the fact that someone else gets a bigger cut of my work efforts.

If you haven’t seen Linkin Park in concert you should definitely go check them out. I went last month on the Family Val-Used tour on the 13th of November *yes over a month ago*. Unfortunately they played third on the line up: right after Static X and before Stained and STP. Stained and STP were well good…but that?s about it. I wasn’t impressed. I love STP’s older shit like Core but the concert was way too mellow. The Not So Silent Night show by Live 105 was way better, and this was just from listening on the radio, well I did get to roll in for a quick tour during System of the Down, which btw was fuckin awesome. A little on the mushroom punk side but they had a great energy that tore through your face and down to your skull – plus the pit was damn fun. If you don’t have a CD of there’s this is one band I would recommend. Dope site simple site too.

Most of my last days of November were figuring out where I was going to shuffle my crap to… I needed a new residence and that former crack house was not cutting it. Besides, I hate stepping on needles in the morning. Unless they are filled, that just ruins your day…

But alas the great holiday of Thanksgiving has come and before it passed that quickly I’d like to drop a few word on it. I see quite a demise is the actual ritual for Americans to give Thanks. I think this year, more than the last, would be a time were we use the holiday time to get together with the family, relatives and friends that meaning in our lives and we celebrate the gift of great life. I think the point of Thanksgiving is loosing significance because of the current American trend for greed and our lackadaisical lifestyle. All those Burger Kings and McDowells don’t help either. I wonder how many people out there actually are Thankful for what they have and realize what an amazing gift some of us have just by living in the US. It definitely could be worse.

*Thank You Tim B. for this opportunity*

So next came moving day which coincided on the same weekend as my birthday. It was not the drunken party fest you should all want but at least I don’t have needle sores anymore. It’s really true what they say: when you want to find out who your real friends are, ask them to help you move! So I’ve got three real friends. Great thanks to the other 5 – 7 assholes! No I’m not bitter. I didn’t even tell my “friends” that I was moving up three flights! Well I think I’m almost set up and it’s about NYE so that wasn’t bad eh? When we first toured this dump, they apt managers hadn’t cleaned up, so there were iron burns in the carpet all the way down to the hard floors, fish hooks in the wall for when the previous tenants were practicing their casting skills, enough beer bottles to recycle for a three family xmas dinners and more clothes, CD jewels and crap spued around the place than well my old crack house! The place cleaned up nicely. Vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and plenty of room for a music studio and XBOX competition room. Tony Hawk is gonna get his ass kicked.

Ever had the glutinous urge to eat everything on the Outback Menu? Well I just about did after the move an on my Birthday. Time to seer up my own cows now.

Another ?great? sign of the times occurred that weekend. @Home went Chapter 11, and along with that went my internet connection. Ahhh!!! Another victim of the 2001 DotBomb Boom!!! So they’ve just ripped the nipple out of my mouth and I’m fiending for my daily dose of music, gambling and porn! I actually have to go into work after hours to do personal shit but work tracks my shit (we make the software to do this) and so I’m rerouting my IP address around the servers to get by – hope they don’t mind. But hey, everyone thinks I’m just going that extra mile… Perception is a great thing… a key element to success!

Another noted activity: Club 1015, SF on Dec. 14th

I went to check out Adam Freeland. The set was dope, but not Phat as he describes. I just think it needed more funk. Too proggy. He did have some great three turn mixes. The club, however, has gone down. This may be a combination of many things. The economy, the lack of interest in clubs, because of the limited availability of great dancable music, and that the club itself has sold out to only the mass marketed MTV generation. Since 1015 has gone big, they now only attract that crowd that wants to hear Oakie, PVD or the big named trance DJs. Most of the locals have either moved on or don’t play any more. They need to rebuild their root following and the club will come back strong. Until then it will stay a mecca for meatheads and Mix CD whores.

* I just looked up at my publication…. I’ve got to stop…I’ll get to Xmas later!!!*

I want to leave you with a great shot of one of my boys, showing off the “Euro Whip” Watch and learn. If your natural pheromones don’t work, I would learn this “ritual” to pull in females of our *and anonymous* species. Females: the new pogo-stick dance seems to be a winner to! But I can’t tell which one catches the eye of the curious male, grazing by. Watch out for the camera man, dumbass….

I might have Tourette’s… fuckin penile ass lick!!!

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Nov 272001

Damn A-Ber! has it been over a month since I updated?!? I am so lost. This last month has been a hectic fog of work, housing safaris, stress, take out, vacations, and financial reorg. I’m still in that “too busy to see” mode which is never a sovereign way to go through life. But alas… I will update later…. I said I have the big T cuz I have this annoying eye twitch going on which is caused by all this added stress. Nothin serious, I just need to meditate, or relax or maybe sleep better….

“Stress is the heart’s jailer.”

“…restless thoughts, that like a deadly swarm of hornets arm’d, no sooner found alone,
But rush upon me thronging..”
-John Milton

Technical Difficulties

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Oct 242001

Two years of being healthy and never really having the sickness then I catch some spores around the nasty gym and have been feelin’ ill for the last week. I missed the all important Exotic Erotic Ball this weekend and even missed some work *damn..yeah really*. And because of this I had plesant opportunity to re-formate my hard drive, reload all my programs again and get all that porn my roommates been downloading, off my system. That midget fisting movie’s not mine, I swear baby! So in all this mess I haven’t had time to update my pages, content or reviews. Plus I have to find the keys to all the programs needed for updates n shit so it might be awhile….I would have done some today but my cable access is down at home so I’m forced to appologize and put this up. And I can’t put up any “good” pics or links from work, since everything I do is logged, checked and recorded. What the man doesn’t know won’t hurt em though. More info and A Vegas Baby… to come I promise and if I don’t have anything interesting by next Wed. Happy Hallow’s Eve!!!!

From the Simpson’s Episode: Treehouse of Horror III
Zombie Flanders : “Hey Simpson! I’m feeling a mite peckish, mind if I chew your EAR?”

[Homer kills Zombie Flanders]

Bart : “Dad! You killed the Zombie Flanders!”

Homer : “He was a Zombie?”

My Aggravation with the “System”

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Oct 172001

Ahhh!!! Frustration barely scratches the ass on this one. Today was one of those take-off-of-work-to-do-work days. You really don’t get a day off when you “have-to” run errands but it must be done. And so I decided I would take my truck in to get that new tranny built on, comply with the legal system, get that “abandoned” car off the streets and even wash the blue bomber. As the prepared one, I already researched the shops, had the day planned out to the hour with trips to visit rental homes and even a *deep”* clean for my chompers at the dentist (I’ve seen this guy more in two months than I saw my other one in two years – sick or sucker? You make the call.) Anyway, I call up AAA, for some convenient roadside assistance and they send out the Tow truck. Grandpa trucker, rolls up rather quickly, asks me for my card and quickly lets me know that it’s expired. No shit. I lost the new one but obviously if I didn’t have an active account, they wouldn’t send him out. Then he tells me that he can’t tow the truck since it is not registered and HE can get a ticket if he does tow it on the street. Hmmm… So I ask him if he has ever been asked to tow unregistered vehicles by the Po-Pos. *Yes* and then how is this different? *No answer* I argue with the old man and he tells me I need a “movers-permit” to move the truck on the streets and I have to go to the DMV for this. I think we all know how much we like this place.

This could be a long post if I went through all the details, but driving to the DMV *the second time-I forgot they don’t take credit!* I call them to see if getting an appointment for 10 minutes from now will expedite the wait time. I find that it takes longer to make an appointment on the phone with these people than it does to drive your stanky ass down there and wait in line with the rest of the general public – I know, I was still on the phone, trying to make the appointment while I was waiting in the Non-Appointment line BS… Then I come up against Maria. I decided I would pay the registration, rather than just a mover permit and registration. I give Maria the details and ask for the papers. She tells me – No Smog Cert. No registration. OK but I have to be able to move the truck to a shop to get it smogged, right? *Right! so she says I should get a Movers Permit.* Great so how ’bout that? *Well you have to get your registration paid to get that*. But if I don’t have a smog check, to get my registration to get my mover’s permit… what do I do? I was actually a bit more angry, forward and irritable than this but I went around in circle reasoning hell with this DMV Dominion for about 15 minutes before she realize she could give me a provisionary registration w/o the Smog check – so I could get the damn vehicle checked!!!! I just need to put her out of commission of chop off a few fingers so she can’t work a desk job anymore – go work at BB King!!

I get the registration, call the AAA again and after an hour this time, the brotha that showed up, had no problems with towing the truck, droppin’ it off and he didn’t even take my card! What a prick! Well, I’m droppin’ the dime to get this fix, and give up the other Nissan to the rents. I’m also looking at a new ride and most of my choices are still out of my range: Fine Engineering.

I really would like to rant and rant about the way our system is so restricted by rules (got have this license, registration/insurance to drive *anything*) and much of our legal stature is a joke. I’m gonna pass right now and come back to this topic soon. I have a feeling that this won’t be the last time I have a gripe about the system.

What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?
– Marion Barry

And you know Bert is Evil!

The Last Sundays

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Oct 152001

Lovin’ it today. By far the warmest October weekend I’ve had in the bay in some time. Can’t complain about a thing either. And why should anyone especially if you went out to the final 2nd Sundays gig this year. I’ve been going the last 4 months, growing out my circle of friends, dancin my ass off to some great house on the bay and tonight – kickin the winter off with a fireworks show. I truly appreciate the promoters that remember who they are catering to and try to give back as much as the receive $$… Yet again I have to say the Norman killed me on the floor. This boy rocks the house every time. Big up to all my boys – and girls – that came out today. Those that I met, I do wish I hooked up the contact but if you are here, drop me a mail. This winter should be fun as hell, if I’m ever around. Big plans for A-ber to get out of town and check out how the otha side lives. Hopefully as fabulous as I am.

Recap of the rest of the weekend. Good show out at ICE last Saturday. Too bad I couldn’t kick it longer – congrats to CH – many happy wishes for your marriage, and for coming out to the BFlip, you girls surprised me on showing up. I didn’t know you like to get down! – I know you guys are gonna keep it rolling through the cold season. Though I didn’t really want to bring it up, I did witness the A’s go down to the Yanks that Sat afternoon. I also noticed they were making people break their brooms brought to signify the sweep. I was told this was because a long broom stick can make for a great weapon. But I guess a short, shard pointy half of one can’t hurt anyone. Go figure? The thinking here is ridiculous but it turned out to be their jinx and the A’s couldn’t pull it through. And not again today so it’s back to NYC. :( All I have to say is, my team, the RAIDERS won today. Hell Yeah! Going up against NY too, next week. Good Luck boys…

Friday was nothin but good food, good friends and a funny ass movie: Bandits. P.F. Changs IS over rated for Chinese food but it’s still some grub when you need some greasy chinese. Just don’t go because of the “atmosphere”, unless you like grumpy yuppies, sapin on martinis and complaining about waiting. Next time we do the lame lunch at a Cheesecake Factory.

The night didn’t end without some drama; so I get to hear more crap about friends going behind other friends for their own means. I never would have known RM to back stab but that’s all f*cked up man. Get your own girlfriend bro. Not only that, get honest with yourself.

And now for me it’s on to a little work on the site, a little work on the job, and some work on the music. More to definitely come and I know you can’t wait. Impatient huh…damn.

“Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.”
Joseph Conrad

“Relationships–of all kinds–are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.”
-Kaleel Jamison

Chimps, Christians, and Chat!!

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Oct 112001

Time for some good ol’ internet browsing time. It’s been a while since I just sat down and surfed the net. Clicking away at random links to paths of anonymous thought and contribution. To a world of comedy, resource, shopping and release. You CAN find anything on line that you want and it’s as accessible as the extent of your vocabulary…or the depth of your imagination.

So aside from the links above I found a few interesting things on the net the last few days. Spurred on when I caught a few runs of the Chimp Channel on TBS. Besides the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet this is one of the best use of animals on TV. Check out a few skits but make sure you see the full run … if you are a tele watcher.

What’s been the predominate focus of American media for the last month.. hmm let me see…*scratches head* The World Series? Anyway since we are ass deep in “war” right now I wanted to take a little look at the main source for the majority of wars in human existence… Religion. One thing that has irked me since this catastrophe is the whole “God Bless …whatever” movement propagating though our media circles, gatherings, flag postings and even from our President. The combination of God and Government, especially at a time like this, (to me) is Anti-American. Our country is founded on the notion that we accept all races, creeds and religions. We like everyone that likes us basically. Juxtaposing a Christian religion with our “super power” government will only promote further propaganda within Bin Laden’s jihad. These actions make this more than a war on Terrorism, but a war on Religions that do not accept our own faith. America is not a Christian Nation despite the outnumbering believers in this religion. Terrorism is detrimental to everyone’s well-being but please leave religion out of this fight. Please read more.

This is a great game I like to play to waste time, when ever possible: Bin Laden Liquors

Please be aware of this computer virus: The “War Vote”

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“A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you.”
Ramsey Clark

Fluid Mosaic Recap

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Oct 092001

I fuckin love playing in front of peeps despite the fact that my drinkin ass slopped through a few [*cough* most] mixes…yeah I have the typical DJ excuses but I don’t give a fuc… The only opinions I care about are mine and mi amigos….So the Martha Stewart decor was lookin dope, sushi rolled tight, drink tix a plenty and champagnia flowin for not just the VIPs but for all the club, and then there were the down sides…

Marque is of course a converted billiards spot in a strip mall converted to a club. The owner/manager at these type of joints is always a dick, and has to fuck it up for the promoter and the partygoers. We roll up that night and they rented some spotlights. Dope touch to this wack club but we didn’t ask for em, and when we closed up and Carlos asked for two-fitty for that shit I told him to fuck off!!! What ever. Everyone seemed to have a good one. Thanks Manks, Mike G, Stilts, for playin’, mi amigos for show in – Jay you tha Man- and everyone else. Next one is only gonna be in the city.

So if you didn’t know I had to slam through a CD for this ChronicTronic Release Mixes party. I didn’t even get it recorded until 4 am on Friday night and so this shit is totally rushed. But who cares. It’s not bad. I’ll post the mix soon but the cover and track listing can be found at the CT web for now…

A weekend well spent. Next up ICE at the BackFlip next Saturday.

“When it comes to your ideal mate, make sure she keeps you married, not buried.”
~ The Nach

“The best bridge between despair and hope is often just a good night’s sleep.”

and with that I’m out!