Saturday, November 29, 2008

Lighting Matches x Bruce Lee

Again, it's not the real Mr. Lee, but still an awesome video!


I played it earlier at Matt's house. It's so good! I got online and beat a few suckas too! Great graphics...great music...great gameplay...simply a joy! If anyone knows where I can find the remixed soundtrack, leave me a comment please!

I was battling a dude online with Blanka and I won by default because he cancelled his connection at the start of the second round! He couldn't stand being beat by Blanka! (Either that or there was a reasonable Xbox error that disrupted his connection. I'll go with the first.)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We Here

Cutest Puppy of the Week! (11.23.08-11.29.08)

The boss is Dani (Jensen) and the dog is Ace. Ace is an adorable little H.I.T. (hunter in-training) but until then, she just runs around being cute! There's a video of her barking like a little runt, but you can see that video at (I was unable to post the video here) but here's a picture to tie you over!


Ever since Kanye West premiered "Love Lockdown" at the VMA's, there has been non-stop bashing on both him and the infamous auto-tune effect. A lot of people have been saying that Kanye West has lost it and no longer cares about music, simply because he switched up his style. What people need to realize is that Kanye West is an artist, and artists, in any medium, evolve. That is, if they are growing artists that want to expand their horizons.

Yeah, the music's a little down and different, but wouldn't you be too if your mother passed away and a few months later your fiance left you?

Don't get it twisted; I really like Kanye West's music and I like him as a musician, but I'm not saying he's my favorite artist or his music is the best or anything. I'm simply trying to shed light on good music and change. He said so himself, this is simply a side project and "Good Ass Job" will come sooner or later.

For the haters; why? Why hate on this music? The hate seems to stem mostly from the hip hop community. If anything, this is HELPING hip hop because more people are attracted to this new sound, therefore intriguing them to check out previous works or similar works. This is partly why I believe only in good music and bad music. Just because the focus isn't on partying and material things, it doesn't deserve attention (not that there's anything wrong with those songs)?

Oh yeah...and AUTO-TUNE. Yeah, it's getting a little out of hand, but Yeezy flipped it his own way. His music doesn't sound like every song on the radio that uses auto-tune, so that's a plus. Auto-tune was invented to fix recording errors, but through the years, musicians were geniuses to think that they could tweak the effect and make themselves become robotic (even if that wasn't the aim). Perhaps musicians do need to lay off the effect, but with the simple 808 drum kit, Yeezy further composed "808s & Heartbreak" to an incredible, sullen theme.

The other day, I was thinking about so many hip hop artists that are still around, still trying to capture attention but are unable to because they are stuck doing what they're used to. There's nothing wrong with that, especially if you're good at it, but sometimes you have to take a big leap to find where you wanna be. With that, MAJOR props to Mr. West. Can't wait for "Good Ass Job" but "808s & Heartbreak" will definitely be in my playlist.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Album Releases (11.24.08)

Two definitive (for the artist) albums come out today and both are worth a listen.

"808's & Heartbreak" is Kanye West's fourth album and is considered his experimental project. Trailing off of his school theme (College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation), "808's & Heartbreak" finds Yeezy absolutely heartbroken and sullen. Rightfully so; the man's mother passed away and his fiance left him around the same time. Mr. West also picked up auto-tune, an old voice tool that remedied recording errors but was made popular partly by European musicians and T-Pain. The album isn't so sad; there are tracks like "Paranoid" and "Robocop" to lighten the mood a bit. Despite what EVERYBODY says about this album, it's definitely worth a listen. I have a post coming later on my thoughts about this whole "Kanye lost his mind" business but I'll speak on it then. For now, support change and support good music. "808's & Heartbreak" is in stores now!

Don't forget to pick up Ludacris' "Theater of the Mind" as well! Ludacris has been releasing some good albums and some decent ones but he is sure to stun all the doubters and haters with this one. The essence of this album (from a Ludacris' interview) was to show all the people who didn't think he could rap that he could...and he certainly can. "Do the Right Thang", a track featuring Common and produced by 9th Wonder leaked months ago and caught the attention of non-believers. In the track alone, he proved he didn't need hoes, cars and money to make a good song. Many believe this is Ludacris' "Blueprint" album and it may be just that. "Theater of the Mind" includes appearances from T-Pain, Jay-Z, Nas, and many more guests! Even though this album will probably be slept on, DO NOT sleep on this particular album!

Make You Feel That Way

My gas tank was completely empty and it cost me $26 to fill it back up! That's the way it should be!

What doesn't make you feel that way is when idiots at McDonald's don't give you sweet & sour sauce that you specifically asked for. Seriously, if you go to the McDonald's on Overland (across from Outback Steakhouse) you can expect your order to get screwed up. This is the third time in a row that this has happened to me and you would think I would have learned my lesson. Next time, I'll be handing out some Tiger Knees to these kids who think they're my future.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

So...'s really going down.


*crosses fingers for Capcom vs SNK 3*

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Rockman Dash, Roll & a couple other characters have been announced!

Joke Time

Just to give you a visual (in case you don't already know), this is Alex.


Alex goes to a bar. He goes up to the bartender and says, "Have you seen my twin brother?"

...and the bartender says, "No. What does he look like?"


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Dear readers,

I just cut my index finger pretty awfully. The Resident Genius got to witness it all. Despite my finger awkwardly wrapped in a waterproof bandage, I will be able to blog as scheduled. Please forgive me if I make a few rtypos.

Moral of the story? Don't cook. For God's sake, never ever cook for yourself. Just dine out or get some fasrt food. Otherwise you won't be avble to type correctly.

All get well cards may be sent to 8275 W. Overland Rd. Boise, ID 83709. Thank you for your support. Owen; I sanitized the knife.

Love always,

V8 Fusion

If you thought V8 Juice was good, wait until you try V8 Fusion! I bought some last night and it's delicious! I got the Strawberry Banana flavor; stuff's amazing. It tastes just like juice, yet you still get proper servings of fruit and vegetables! Step your drink game up!

Airytale Castle

The Airytale Castle BGM from Wario Land: Shake It! is very nice...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cops in Seattle

They don't even care! It's kinda scary, but nice too. I think they're just here to keep the homeless people in check. 

I'll be home soon everyone.

Street Fighter IV

I finally got to play it in Seattle on a huge monitor! It's so fun to play and is visually stimulating (like an impressionist painting-anyone get that?) I didn't get to enjoy it fully though because it seemed like everyone in Seattle was on the machine! I just wanted to play through arcade mode by myself but I had to keep fighting people, and most of the time I was getting beat! There was one guy who was mean with Dhalsim! It definitely has the feel of the 2-D Street Fighter games though, despite it's new graphics. It is worth your money, even though it costs $1.50 per game. Maybe it's a good thing we don't have it in Boise...I might end up broke! Can't wait for the console versions!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The McRib is BACK!

Well, here in Seattle at least. I guess Boise doesn't have it, which is a huge disappointment. I'll be in Seattle until Tuesday so I guess I better devour as many McRibs as I can!


(sorry Cody)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tony Horton x Dedicated Servers

It's a Party

Hey Touy, you might remember this one.

I'm still rediscovering "The Coming" and have been bumping this one real loud too! Grown man music!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shouts... our one and only fan (of the Dedicated Servers).

The other day, Matt and I were with him and he said "I was listening to the Dedicated Servers Mixtape..."

That's all. Granted, he was mentioning how he found some humor in one of our lyrics, but it makes me feel great to know that he listens to our music. This kind of stuff inspires me to continue to do what I do.

I'm not gonna say his name, he knows who he is and you guys might know who he is too but here's a special shout out to YOU. Thank you for being "dedicated" since day one!

Bussa Buss!

I was listening to "The Coming" and forgot how AMAZING this song is.

Stay tuned for another video coming later. "B.O.M.B." coming in January!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cutest Puppy of the Week! (11.9.08-11.15.08)

Okay, so it's actually two puppies, but I couldn't help but post this picture! Aren't they adorable?!

Many Moons

Janelle Monae is pure energy. You should see her live performances. If you haven't, you need to cop "Metropolis: The Chase Suite"

Shout Out


Whoever yelled at me today when I was working the drive-thru at Starbucks, yes, I heard you. I'll assume it was a burst of joy rather than a choleric shriek. I appreciate the shout out. I hear them often but don't recognize them enough.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rock N Rolla

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It's so cool and it's really funny too! I urge you all to see it.

Elmo's Wish

I can't stress enough the awesomeness of Gil Mantera. Here's "Elmo's Wish"; an incredible song and video.

Friday, November 7, 2008


It's Kanye West's new single off his upcoming album "808's and Heartbreak". This is a case where the video made me like the song much more. Cool video!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Syd Lexia

Shout out to Syd Lexia and his analyses of pop culture! My man's got some really funny articles on his page. If you're a fan of video games, old movies, cartoons and the like, this website is worth your time. ...on second thought, it's worth everyone's time. (I just realized the image is a little big so here's the link if you can't see the picture:

Just Ain't Gonna Work Out

Mayer Hawthorne on Stones Throw. Nice track!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Guns and Gold

Local comic stripper Christopher Hunt hits us with his first comic "Guns and Gold"! (copy and paste the link below!)

May the Force be with You...


One More Drink

I'm feelin' it. Watch out for Ludacris' new album, I think it's gonna be nice. "Theatre of the Mind" is the name, and as the title says, this one features T-Pain. Funny video and good song! I love the creativity and humor that is always present in Luda's videos.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Cutest Puppy of the Week! (11.2.08-11.8.08)!

It's a little panda puppy! Actually it's just a dyed chow to look like a panda but it's still adorable!

Album Releases

Everyone needs to go out and get two very nice albums today.

Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest returns with "The Renaissance" and gives old hip hop heads (like myself) some nice vibes to jam to. It's been nine years since the Abstract has released anything commercially and it will be interesting to see how he gets down amongst today's hip hop. I've already previewed some of it and it sounds pretty sweet. This album has a lot of chill beats and I got to give it up to Q-Tip; he's well-balanced between beats and rhymes. "The Renaissance" main single is "Gettin' Up" and I've provided the music video for you viewing pleasure. Look for this album when you go out to the stores!

Also, don't forget to get the new "Yancey Boys" album from Illa J. Illa J is best known as being the legendary J Dilla's younger brother, but despite all the comparisons, Illa J shines through on this album with nice rhymes and an abundant amount of singing. The beats are supplied by none other than J Dilla and are very remniscient of Ummah-era beats. This is indeed a really nice album and I guarantee that anybody who was a fan of hip hop around the mid-late 90's era will enjoy this. You can sample the whole album at Illa J's MySpace page ( "Yancey Boys" features the single "We Here" along with other classic tracks! Check it out!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Turbo's cooking up some new treats!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

P Pod Grand Opening

Let's kick my first blog off with a bang...