Archive | May, 2013

I only heard the crowd reaction but I knew something dope had happened

11 May

Geeking out……….on the playoffs

4 May

Just learned how to play this today when I was re-watching the Memphis vs. Los Angeles game from last night…..pretty easy actually C to E to A then F to E to A to C….

speaking of the Playoffs…Memphis looks nasty. If they go into the next round versus the Spurs healthy, I think they should be the favorites in that match-up. I think they will dispose of the Thunder in 5 games at the most. Durant will get his, but I don’t see anyone stepping up consistently to help KD out.

I think the Grizz could even make the Heat work for it in the finals if they can find a way to get the ball up the court.
For the Champion being a foregone conclusion (barring major injury to Lebron), it has still been an entertaining playoffs. I may have to see if I can figure out how to attend a game at the Oracle…..to be continued……..

I Heard the News Today Oh Boy…..

4 May

Spent that night last year longboarding around downtown Lawrence pondering the direction of my life……
and here I am again ……figuring out the next step

JUICED

3 May

Man this Oakland crowd be getting me hype!
I would pay an absurd amount of money to go to a home game at the Oracle for next round’s matchup.
I lived there in ’07 when they went on that improbable playoff run capped by this dunk:

I had to run out of the restaurant I was watching it at because I was screaming so loud.
They got knocked out that round by Utah but it was a very fun two weeks, the whole Ba Area was electrified. I worked at this restaurant in Berkeley right next to where the Mavericks were staying and a few of them came in for breakfast. I got to shoot the shit with Dasagna Diop, and former Maverick great, Brad Davis the morning of game 6.

Foggy mornings, sunny afternoon walks in the hills with my buddy Adrian, who held similar tastes in music, women, and sports; that’s what I think about when I watch these Warriors play at the Oracle. Brings back so many good memories. Most fun team to watch this playoffs in my opinion. They will probably get bounced in the same fashion as that’07 team but I will still do everything in my power to watch every minute of the next round against the Spurs.

For Danielle

2 May

She wasn’t the nicest
nor was she the prettiest
and certainly not the
best girlfriend I ever had.
But she was my favorite

(And not just because she was a champion
in bed–
both for our unmatched frequency
and her desire to take it to the abyss).

She had her moments
but I would dare not call her sweet.
We constantly fought
but she could still send me to laughter
with her mean and clever digs.

We were a joke
unhealthy together
but she grew on me easier than the others
I could sympathize with her plight
and could go from wanting to shake her in one minute
to……………….

too much time wasted arguing
she had to be right all the time
I was too self righteous.
We chafed easily
with words that couldn’t be taken back.

Too much on our plates
to appreciate
what the other brought to the table.

But despite all her crap
she was easy to love.

To this day she thinks
it was easy to leave
that it wasn’t something I had to do
to survive–
It just didn’t make sense on paper.

I’d hoped a break would give us a chance to mend
that time could bring forth some cohesion
while certain issues flushed themselves out
but there were events in motion that
could not be reversed.

Even 2 years later,
I catch myself wondering
why I didn’t just swallow my pride
and take her back
in the face of my own ideals and standards,
for what is freedom without compromise
when the possibilities are no longer wide open?

I’m much happier today
but its never easy to think about,
and she may always believe otherwise
but I miss her the most out of any of them.

~Edward Austin Robertson

Happy May Day or “Let’s Get Free”

1 May

Saw these guys in Berkeley back in ’08 and it was pretty uplifting.

Geeking out…….part 111

1 May

I used to argue with this girl who liked the Dum Dum Girls that a particular song sounded almost exactly like this:

Am I right or what?

Geeking out…..part 290

1 May

My buddy was talking about some Spacemen 3 which made me think of the time I saw these guys back in 1998 when they opened up for Radiohead

Do you remember where you were when this may have happened?

1 May