Thanksgiving Holiday draws to a close after today…

Thanksgiving Holiday draws to a close after today. Bummer. What a marathon. It’s all good though because December is full of good times typically as well.

Here’s my gift for you right now. I’m feeling generous.

If you’ve never listened to Danny Brown, go google his Detroit ass and give him a listen. In all seriousness, he’s grimey and raw as hell, but defintely different and better than 99.9% of hip hop out right now.

Get back at me.

I was truly apathetic about Blink 182 growing…

I was truly apathetic about Blink 182 growing up. Actually, like most pop-punk and screamo, I kind of just assumed because so many kids liked them, they couldn’t be cool.

However, when I was 21 I got my hands on the Blink 182 self titled album and fell in love. So many good songs like “Down” and “I’m Lost Without You.” I went bananas when I first heard “All Of This” with Robert Smith from The Cure featured, I was blown away… and then they broke up! I was bummed I came to know them so late in their careers.

Well, luckily, Blink 182 is back together making music and I do dig their new album “Neighborhoods” quite a bit. Check out my favorite song from the album “Love Is Dangerous” in the Youtube video below.

Also, you can preview the entire album for free using the link at the bottom of the post.

Let me know what you think!

New Blog Announcement :-)

I started a new blog. It’s pretty much only about food and kitchen related stuff… and when I can integrate MMA and music into the mix, I will do that too 🙂 Notsoliteral isn’t going anywhere, I just wanted to start something that I could focus a niche on. Make sense?

Let me know what you think if you get a chance. Thanks!

The Main Reason I Don’t Quit Facebook

I’m like a little kid who doesn’t want to go to bed – afraid to death I’m going to miss something.

I propose an experiment. Check Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Google+ for an equal amount of time, every day, for a week. Keep track of the links I open, share, etc. See which ones provide me more relevant content, value and pleasure.

What do you think?

Sometimes I Think About What Would Have Happened If I Bought That House

I daydream about these things. Not to say I’m oblivious to the negatives about being a home owner. I’m acutely aware of them… money, liability, inability to move quickly… but let’s place those ideas aside for a moment.

1. Nobody lives above and below you. This is awesome for a variety of reasons.
2. If you live in a fun, walk-able neighborhood, people would stop by all time time (this is assuming you’re a good person/host. This also is applicable with having an apartment in a fun part of a city. I miss my old place in the North End of Boston).
3. Within financial reason, you can add onto your kitchen. This is important for entertaining people. I love to cook in a big way. The more appetites, the better.
4. You can play music that you like, whenever you want. No, don’t bump it so loud the neighbors complain, but yeah, if you want to groove to something within your own walls and boogie while you clean or relax, do that.

Good ol’ Denver

It can be hard to distinguish one urban shopping center from another. Am I on the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Madison Ave in New York or State Street in Boston? I’ve spent the day shuffling around the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver with a friend from back home. It is funny because we are doing all the things he really likes to do like take pictures in front of monuments, buy trinkets and eat pub food at the Tilted Kilt (think Hooters except with school girl outfits). While I am more than happy to bring him around to do the things he likes, I can’t help but think about how souless downtown Denver feels. I felt that was the very firsf time I came here years back.  The neighborhoods outside of downtown are where the real heart and soul of this city are. Is it like that pretty much everywhere?