Thursday, September 29, 2005

Still Kickin' Around

Just busy that's all...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Speading Thin

Since I'm so good at keeping up with two blogs, I figured I'd go ahead and start a third.

All those into numerology, Southern Rock pirates, mapanguari, Adebisi, and assorted castaway cheesecake, please do check out Flight815, a new blog from Chris Lemon-Red, Jon Caraminica, and little-old me.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

A Warm Wet Nipple

Due to Babylon priorites, I've been gone for a minute, and probably won't be back too frequently in the near future, so I thought I'd reward my faithful clckers with the hottest shit I've heard in a long time. This...

new hour+ DJ Shadow mix absolutely stupendous. David Banner/Birdman, Crime Mobb/Common, Silkk the Shocker, Too Short, "Random Rap," Terry Gross (say what?!) etc...

Savor. Dude is still doing it, and doing it well.

The only thing that makes me happier than this mix are the rumors that Shadow's next production project is a certain big scary/spiritual dude from Misssisippi.

Sunday, September 11, 2005


Friday, September 09, 2005

Let's Do This

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Two Cats, One Dog...

...and a Richard Pryor Boxed Set

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A Handful of Change and a Degree of Determination

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Making Money, Counting Hundreds

On a grind all day. Babylon is back. Getting some press shine too. Peep today's NY Sun (you gotta subscribe to read the whole thing, but if you're local you can buy the rag for only a quarter!

Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Truth

Friday, September 02, 2005

Pump Chumps

Folks are coming together and doing their part to raise money for relief. People on Soulstrut are auctioning some amazing records, with all profits going to hurricane victims. They've raised over $7000 already. Emil is donating any and all money raised last night TONIGHT (Philly area people better represent!) at his DJ gig. Schools around the country are doing "shoebox drives." The Red Cross has raised almost $20 million. People are opening their homes. Celebrities are donating millions out of their pockets. Home Depot is matching in-store donations up to $1 million. Shit, even evil corporate behomoth Walmart donated $17 mil.

What about Big Oil? Exxon alone banked over a $7.6 billion profit in the last fiscal quarter. So how much did Exxon pledge so far? A whopping $2 million. Two. Million. That's the same amount as the combined gifts of Diddy and Jay Z, individuals, who--despite considerable success (and some posturing) as rap artists and executives--have never seen close to $7 billion between the two of them. Chevron donated a comparatively large $5 million, which (assuming their quarterly profits are also in the $7 billion dollar range) is about 1/15th of what these guys are profiting in a single day.

But they've got to repair their refineries and rigs which took extensive damage! You cry, fictional Big Oil apologist reader. It's all insured, and with the profits these companies are bringing in with the current oil and gas prices, they'll have plenty of loot (if perhaps not quite enough actual oil) to burn.

Step the fuck up Big Oil! Hell, America is fighting a war or two around the world in order to insure your continued profitability (thus depleting the precautions, manpower and resources we have here at home in order to alleviate this disaster,) the least you could do is give more than a (pretty sorry) token back.

Update: Exxon has generously offered to up their donation to $7 million, which my rudimentary math figures to be about 1/12th of the amount of profits they'll take in TODAY (and that's not taking into account that profits have undoubtedly gone up since the hurricane. Misers.

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