Posted by Hyper Sweats Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 1:44 PM
please don't hurt 'em.
With the arrival of the Philadelphia Phillies, I returned my slight behind to a cold seat at AT&T Park for the first time since beginning of April. Purchased some nice seats from the Masons (- beware of the Illuminati) and gathered some homies to attend. It was a clear Mother's Day, nearing 60 F, but we couldn't tell since we were sitting back in the handicapped GrandMother seats (Grandmother's Day, Babin Den, is celebrated in late January in Bulgaria; Grandparents' Day is celebrated in early September in US) and it was colder than a Bulgarian witch's tit. The game was good, but not compelling enough to help us forget about the cold. Ultimately, the Giants won on Steve Holms' first major league home run - but who cares about that? Real baseball fans don't really like the Giants, do they? (Jason V. excluded.)
It took seeing MC Hammer for excitement to warm our blood. Al pointed out that Hammer had just walked by us, and I assumed he was joking. In the moments following, a well-dressed black man was shaking hands in the stands near the field. Al noted again that it was Hammer, and I realized he wasn't joking - I should have trusted the Oakland native to spot an East Bay legend. A few short minutes later, I jumped and the Reverend of Rap was kind enough to take a moment for us to capture a photo together. Did I mention he looked sharp?
Photos by Mike Thorn
Another of Mike's Hammer pics was celebrated as today's Photo du Jour on the SFist blog. You can check that out here: http://sfist.com/2008/05/13/photo_du_jour_1_26.php. Also, a little surprised that Hammer didn't mention our encounter on his Twitter site. Sign up now and you can receive text messages from him.
PS Check out the new Prodigy record - HNIC II. It's hot. Horror rap? Tell me what you think. Check out some of those beats.
Posted by Hyper Sweats at 1:34 PM
Thanks George W. Bush.
I said it. Don't think I'll say it again. But I do love free money - TAX REBATE! I spent that shit right away too. Just like I was supposed to. It worked.
Cruised down to the South Bay like a bat out of hell (well, not really - I borrowed Ian's car, and it shakes at 70, so much unlike Sammy Hagar, I could only drive 55) on Saturday in my roundabout journey to Berkeley for the Soul Knockout. I picked up two 1200s, a mixer and some hardcases on the cheap down in Milpitas - never thought I would have reason to say "Milpitas" again when not talking about Dave & Buster's (soon, Todd... soon, I promise).
* This title only actually rings true when read as double entendre.
Posted by Hyper Sweats at 12:00 PM
Had a pretty busy weekend. Started off by checking out art show. It was overwhelming! So many friends, and just people in general. Many a pretty person there, and some cool art to boot. Don't worry if you missed this, you can still stop by the Luggage store Wednesday thru Saturday 12 - 5 pm. If you haven't gotten a chance to pick up the Hot and Cold Magazine, contact Chris firstname.lastname@example.org or Griffin email@example.com. It's $30 and they are really proud of it. Amy and Richard (the Roadie) at 1984 Printing (http://www.1984printing.com/) worked hard printing the majority of these magazines up, and they look great.
Challenger was, per usual, good times. My personal fav song of the night that we played was prob "Speedin" by Rick Ross and R. Kelly. I already dug the song, but I was quickly reminded of what a rad jam it was when hearing it over the system. Speaking of the system, there were some unfortunate technical difficulties, and hopefully they'll/we'll have that worked out before next time.
Really came out on top at the record swap in Oakland - paid $10 for Quicksand "Slip" LP w/ Smiths cover. Paid $15 for Swiz "Hell Yes, I Cheated" 12". Was on an unexpected East Coast Hardcore kick this day. Besides the aforementioned, I got the other two OG YOT records I didn't have, 1st Wrecking Crew LP, 1st Slapshot 12", 1st SOIA LP, Quicksand "Manic Compression" - all these for $5-15 each. Grabbed OG copy of "The Evil One" by Roky Erickson, Dead Moon "Crack in the System" LP, as well as Augustus Pablo, David Bowie and Byrds LP. Skipped over OG press of Turbonegro "Apocalypse Dudes", missed "Nightfall" by Candlemass, already had Cro Mags "Age of Quarrel" (great copy went for $20).
appearance (I was running unusually late), and a couple friends were able to come out and see us play for the first time - one in particular made the trek down from the time forgotten hippie/fishing town of Bolinas. On the way home from dropping E off, I got on 80, only to realize, I didn't have cash in my wallet. I was ready for bed as it was, but got off, got cash in Emeryville. Got back on highway, stopped at toll booth, heard a little beep, drowsily handed my in the direction of the tollbooth lady. Her: "You got Fastrack." Me: "Huh??" *Handing the 20 closer to her.* Her: "You got Fastrack." Me: "Oh, shit."
Photos by Mike Thorn
Posted by Hyper Sweats Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 10:55 AM
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