twenty-seven years invested.
categories: music, ramble

so one of those playlists on my itunes when i hit the genius button came up and it was for paolo nutini – last request.  as soon as i played this playlist, a stream of nostalgia hit.  all of a sudden i can smell and feel moments from the past.  nothing bad or negative but familiar.  it just makes me wonder about the future.  as you grow older, for some people, family changes and so do little traditions that you once had.  also, the people you see.  it goes from frequent to rarely.

i like the idea of family. it’s comfort, it’s home. i certainly admire those who take care of theirs and hopefully have one of my own someday.

never post after midnight. it’s just emo.

happy valentine’s day to all!

categories: music, reads
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So I checked this book out today at B&N and I gotta say that I think it’s gonna be a definitely good read.  Buy it online on Amazon though, ridiculous to have MSRP of $35 while on Amazon you can get a steal for $18.89.  How they came up with that price?  No idea.  Reason I contemplated buying the hardcover was because I have a Kindle and I would read that thing anywhere.  There’s a lot of detail to the hardcover though.  The print, the pictures and the graphic detail of the lyric pages.  I’m looking forward to this book because it gives you a glimpse into a lyricists mind.  It’s how deep a songwriter goes in order to make a song tap into us.  The reason they chose certain words, the way to chose their delivery and why we even listen to the song.  It’s all in the person and their magic with wordplay.

I hate when I get into these “I wanna read books” mode because it gets expensive quick.  Funny because the book isn’t going anywhere either and I have a ton of books to read at home, yet I wanna get this like right now.  Just to have it.

I seriously don’t think print will ever become deceased with the digital world.  Even how the internet killed record stores, books still survived as much digital print as there is out there.  Nothing like reading something in your hands to see and feel physically that there’s a beginning and an end to it.

categories: music, purchases, technology
Sennheiser PX 100

Sennheiser PX 100

these headphones are pretty sick for mid-grade type headphones.  sure they look like old school discman type headphones but they have pretty exceptional sound quality for the price you pay.  not to mention there are 950+ reviews to back it up.  it’s pretty good for casual listening and you don’t have to be paranoid about busting them or losing them like if you were to buy the dr. dre headphones lookin all hype.  you can’t deny headphones that have stunna rims on the outside while ur listening to your music.  i only wish they spun so you can’t look like a class act.

respectable bass, good mids, and it’s like there’s an embedded tweeter system in there.  they also compact into sunglasses-like box.

category: music

how life should feel when you know you’ve made it and are happy with life.  a repost but one worth reposting.

categories: music, reads

The Script

the script – self titled

this irish band has a nice style.  it reminds me of a david gray, keane on their recent album, upbeat type style.  when i heard their first single, i thought it would be more ballad type songs but i was elated when there was more of a bpm on their tracks.  their harmonies are pretty nice and they have a pretty catchy vibe to them.  so my top 2 rock bands right now are the script and kings of leon.

drake – comeback season

maybe i’m going backwards but i might like this album better or just as much as so far gone, which according to 2dopeboyz is going to be re-released by drake with his new track, fear.  i hope the hype lives up to the way he treated his track.  as for comeback season, it’s more raw than so far gone which to me has a more urban feel to it.  maybe you get that, maybe you don’t but it’s kinda how i feel that music.

underrated female pop artist: sara bareilles.  where you at?  make more music.  underrated soul.  just underrated and only noticed for “love song?”

honorable mention: miley cyrus.  haha i don’t care.  she’s comin’ hard.  her and HOV need to happen.

check out trey songz’ anticipation mixtape and wale’s back to the feature mixtape.  it finally grew on me.


Outliers: The Story of Success [AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED]

waiting to start this book.  i liked the tipping point, not so much blink but he always puts a lot of light into the situations he brings to your attention.  also for another read, i also got this…

The Art of Racing in the Rain [ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN -OS]

have a good weekend.

category: music

i’m so psyched about this album coming out on 9/11.  not to mention mr hudson is getting some cred with kanye putting him on his tracks.  HOV!


1. What We Talking About (Produced by Kanye West)
2. D.O.A. (Produced by No I.D.)
3. Weigh Me Down Feat. Kid Cudi (Produced by Kanye West)
4. Unforgiven (Produced by Kanye West, Additional Production: MGMT)
5. Run This Town Feat. Rihanna & Kanye West (Produced by Kanye West)
6. Empire State Of Mind Feat. Nas (Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.)
7. When It Comes To This (Produced by Timbaland)
8. Always Feat. Drake (Produced by Kanye West)
9. Scenes From The Past (Produced by No I.D., Co-produced by Kanye West)
10. Everyday A Star Is Born Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
11. Already Home (Produced by Kanye West)
12. Forever Young Feat. Mr. Hudson (Produced by Kanye West)
13. Thank You (Produced by No I.D.)

Bonus Tracks:
14. Sound Of The 70s (Produced by Kanye West)
15. We Made History (Produced by Kanye West)

categories: music, tv

still is one of the best damn mraz performances.  it made me appreciate the song a lot more after seeing it.  just good mellow, laid back ish.

it’s good to know that late nite with jimmy fallon is about the writing.  you can tell by their productions.  hilarious mock of the hills.

category: music

mr. hudson – straight no chaser

0011 by mrhudson.

i think this is gonna be a big album.  sure it sounds mainstream but it has that retro-futuristic vibe to it that i think will make him big.  i just hope that his music doesn’t get old fast.  if it does, that means he’s a success so that’s cool.

zee avi – self-titled

Zee Avi

the jack johnson business of beach music is expanding and he’s hit a winner with her.  it’s not all the time that you have an asian face with a sultry voice used in a mellow setting.  big ups on this one and now colbie caillat has a run in the competition of who can be more chill when they sing.  sara bareilles needs to come with it already.  thanks cavy for the drop!

mat kearney – city of black and white

City of Black & White

so maybe i’ve been listening to some mellow cats right now but that’s what is coming out right now.  he sorta has a chris martin sound to him that any of his songs can basically be played during those “moments” of a tv drama to represent the moment with the music and lyric.  good stuff though for cruisin’ weather.

ben folds presents: university a cappella!

Ben Folds Presents: University a Cappella!

a pretty cool project that ben folds took upon himself to go around to universities after heard acappella choirs doing covers of his music.  so he thought…why not make an album of his music in their interpretation.  i think it pays homage to choir music at the collegiate level and gives them spotlight.  i don’t know a lot of the songs as i don’t listen to ben folds much but i think it’s a cool idea and maybe turn me into a fan of his stuff.  and in that sense, i’m late.

category: music
Mr. West and Mr. Hudson

mr hudson and kanye west got this one right. it may not be your cup of tea but the harmonies are pretty sick and not to mention that it’s a different direction that i kinda like. it reminds me of 80s pop and synthesizers but futuristic. meh, regardless i hope mr hudson keeps making good music.

Mr Hudson f/ Kanye West – “Supernova”



categories: music, tv

he still amazes me and it’s amazing to master one of my favorite acoustic instrumentals. it’s one of the most fluid songs on the guitar that i’ve ever heard. to me, it’s as if someone is singing but you can’t make out the lyrics and you don’t care. i think he did the fingerstyle part even better.

and last night, kris allen killed kanye’s heartless on AI. when it started off i didn’t think much of it but then it got better than the fray’s version and got jason mraz-y on it? he was the only one that did a song that was current. he’ll have the best record out of the top 3.