When I created this, I wanted to make a blog that shared different music I had been listening to. I was in college at the University of Oregon and was discovering a lot of new music as I met and hung out with new people. Naturally, I wanted the share various new artists on my playlist including, and definitely not limited to: Nujabes, MF Doom and especially his collaboration Special Herbs under the name Metal Fingers, CYNE, One Be Lo, A Tribe Called Quest, Dynospectrum, Del and Heiroglyphics, and so, so, so many more.
Having a love for many other genres than just hip-hop I guess you could say I had an eclectic mix of genres that I liked. So, the name jumped out at me immediately. But I just made the blog and left it sitting as enjoying life and college took priority to it.
Until one day…
It was during the NBA finals of 2011 and the Dallas Mavericks were going against the Miami Heat with LeBron James the year after Lebron left Cleveland. Seemingly every single person on Facebook (who cared about the NBA at least) was obsessing over the Mavericks beating the “bandwagon” team Miami because of the traitorous LeBron James who dared to leave him former team to have a better chance at a championship and dynasty. And I couldn’t take it any longer. I had to write. But nobody on Facebook wants to read a rant about that and I don’t want to offend my family and friends who may really dislike LeBron, so I logged into my account here and unleashed my thoughts in a post and left the blog sitting again for a long slumber.
Life went on: I got a dog; finished college; moved back home to Beaverton; started a t-shirt company; applied for jobs; moved out; applied for jobs; moved back home; applied for jobs; moved to help family in The Dalles at the family orchard; moved back home; moved to Los Angeles for a job as an apartment manager, and that’s basically where I am at now.
So why am I blogging again?
Mostly a combination of loving to write, experiencing new things as I have only recently moved to Los Angeles after growing up in Oregon, and a tinge of boredom.
What is this blog going to be about?
I simply want to share on various topics, whether it be songs or artists on my playlist, how much I love when it rains in Los Angeles, recipes of dishes I find delicious, a rant on a probably fairly random topic considering the eclectic nature of the blog, and probably at least once a post about my dog Azzurri. My life and experiences have been opened up and enriched by the things that have been shared with me, and it is my hope that even if this blog only encourages one or two people in the history of the world to listen to any of the musical artists I shared in that first paragraph my mission has been accomplished.
Also, I find typos in the media to be really annoying so I will probably post at least one time about that… I mean how do these newspapers and media publications pay editors and still have glaring typos? My dream job would be to be a freelance editor so I could just correct grammar all day, but don’t worry, I don’t dig through Facebook comments to correct people individually. Those people are not chill. I just think media productions that pay people to edit and post their material can’t catch simple grammatic and spelling errors.
Alright, I’ve digressed enough…end rant and post.