Monthly Archives: December 2008

TALES FROM A SMALL ROOM, WITH BOOKS

clip art from Craphound SAM TOPIC V. 1: “Oh man I want you to blog about when you worked in the comic store” [via BBM] In mid-1999, I had just moved to Portland, Oregon from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and for a … Continue reading

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PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED DUDE

Tonight I dined with Samuel L. Jackson P. Hockley-Smith, aka Sam. Together we decided that, now that I have a briefish amount of time to blog before immersing myself back in the day-to-day of running a magazine, I should write … Continue reading

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ON THE PURITAN SASHA FIERCE.

Okay. I been knowing about Beyonce’s enabling alter ego Sasha Fierce since she talked about her in a, I believe, 2004 Rolling Stone interview/cover story. I thought that was awesome: I’m utterly fascinated with artistic alter egos, the psychological transformation … Continue reading

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WATCH YASELF.

Today Sam sent me one of his funny demanding declarative BBMs. This one was non sequitur to any conversation we had going prior to said message. It read: “Update your blog.” and then “Write about Mystikal.” I wanted to write … Continue reading

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TRUER WORDS

I just found this on my desktop, it’s from the mostest Taiwanese TV show “Rolling Love (Go Fried Rice)” starring my giant crush, super cute pop star/actor Jiro Wang (pictured, sitting). It resonates a bit after the week of holiday … Continue reading

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TOP $700 BILLION OF 2008

I’m not ranking cause the Re(De)pression is the great equalizer. And it’s subjective anyway. Snitches. OFF EL DOME HAT!: “You’ve Changed” Lauren Flax f. Sia “Who Dat” Young Jeezy “My President is Black” Young Jeezy “Bubble Like Soup ’08″ Timberlee … Continue reading

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FREAKY FREAKY

Sometimes, in my capacity as a journalist, I receive copies of albums in advance of their official release to the general public, though now that the “internet” “happened” this privilege is a lot less like sitting in the VIP booth … Continue reading

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LIKE MEXICAN OZ

Shane gets HBO Latino which is offensively titled “HBO OLÈ ” and has been going on about this Mexican show “Capadocia” as long as I’ve known him. He describes it as the Mexican version of “Oz,” another culty HBO show … Continue reading

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