Thought

October 1, 2006

What exactly do people do with a BA of business management? That question has been stuck in my mind for a while, and I can never answer it. I simply want to know, what is a typical day at work, for a person who has a business management degree.

Right now I’m a junior at the University of Houston Clear Lake, and I’m starting to loose motivation in my studies. For the most part I just want to graduate and get college out of the way. But then I keep thinking, what is it like after college. I really hope I don’t get stuck with a job that I hate. I really want to work somewhere exciting. A job that I can talk about for hours and hours…


Bonfire Of The Brands

September 1, 2006

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I’ve always felt strange wearing clothes that have brand names written all over them. So for the last few years I’ve worn clothes that either were subtle in the logo or hid the tag inside.

  • First of all I hate to be a bill board advertisement for clothing companies.
  • Second, it looks tacky.
  • Third, even though people might pay a lot for clothes, they shouldn’t be judged by what brand they are wearing. People should like you for who you are, not what you wear.

Well, One person decided that they are sick and tired of brands. So Neil Boorman is setting all the brand name items he owns, on fire! What a cool guy! He dislikes brands to the point of setting them on fire. My advice for him is to chill out and remove or hide the brand name logos. Problem solved right? For him, I don’t think so.

I would like to know if there is any way possible to escape advertisements, besides living in a forest, in the middle of nowhere. Well, I can’t think of a way to escape it all. Personally I would go live on a beach, but I still think there will be Coca-Cola or some brand name item everywhere. Just not nearly as much as in a city. If one day advertisement becomes as extreme as it was in the movie “Minority Report” I’ll have to move to a forest, or a deserted beach. Enjoy the links below.

[Link - Blogger Bonfire Of The Brands]

[Cool Hunting article]


Radiodread – Easy Star All Stars

September 1, 2006

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Track List: 

  1. Airbag (featuring Horace Andy)
  2. Paranoid Android (featuring Kirsty Rock)
  3. Subterranean Homesick Alien (featuring Junior Jazz)
  4. Exit Music “For A Film” (featuring Sugar Minnot)
  5. Let Down (featuring Toots & The Maytals)
  6. Karma Police (featuring Citizen Cope)
  7. Fitter Happier (featuring Menny More)
  8. Electioneering (featuring Morgan Heritage)
  9. Climbing Up The Walls (featuring Tamar-kali)
  10. No Surprises (featuring The Meditations)
  11. Lucky (featuring Frankie Paul)
  12. The Tourist (featuring Israel Vibration – Skelly Vibe)
  13. Exit Music “For A Dub”
  14. An Airbag Saved My Dub

Year/Label: 

2006/Easy Star

City Rocker review: 

Radiodread is a remix of Radiohead’s hit album OK Computer. Most remixes of popular bands tend to be horrible; Radiodread is definetly an exception to remix album failure. This remix is awesome!

The first great aspect of Radiodread is dub music. All the clangy guitar riffs and spooky sound effects of the original OK Computer album is replaced with dub music you can dance to. Another great quality of this remix album is the singing. In place of Thom Yorke’s erie vocals, are singers who give off the “soul” vibe.

What a unique album! Everytime people are in a gloomy mood, Radiohead seems to fit the mood. This album tends to cheer people up! Very strange. Very unique. Just a great album. Have a listen, and you’ll notice yourself singing along with a smile. Then you’ll ask yourself this is the wierdest feeling because dub music and Radiohead isn’t suppose to mix! Yet the Easy All Stars have done it. They made a “dub” remix of Radiohead’s OK Computer.

Music Style: 

Dub, Ragae, Psychedelic, Party, Soulful-Singing, Warm, Chill-Out

Favorite Tracks:

  1. “Let Down”
  2. “Karma Police”
  3. “Climbing Up The Walls”
  4. “No Surprises”
  5. “An Airbag Saved My Dub”

Related Links:

[Easy Star - Article on release of Radiodread remix]

[Buy this album on Amazon]

City Rocker rating of this album: 

9.5 out of 10


Cavite

August 26, 2006

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Summary on the back of the DVD:

Returning to Cavite for his father’s funeral, Adam (Ian Gamazon) lands at the Manila airport expecting to meet his mother and sister. Instead he is greeted by a disturbing cell phone call. An unknown voice demands that he comply with instructions, which will force him to make a choice with life and death consequences: carry out a terrorist mission resulting in the death of many, or send his kidnapped mother and sister to execution.

City Rocker review:

Adam is an average guy. He works the night shift as a security guard. He has issues with his girlfriend. One day he gets a call from his mother and she tells him that his father had passed away. Adam must go to Cavite for his fathers funeral. Once he reaches Manila airport, Adam gets pretty frustrated that his mother is taking forever to pick him up. After a while it seems his mother forgot about him. Adam hears a ringing tone coming from his luggage. After hunting down the sound, he answers a cell phone. The voice on the other end of the line tells him that his mother and sister have been kidnapped and that he must follow orders. Now Adam is on a mission to save the ones he loves the most. He has to walk and travel in the hot and humid weather to carry out all the orders he is given through the cell phone. Eventually Adam realizes that he has to carry out a terrorist plan. He doesn’t want to do it. But the only way to save his family is to carry out the orders.

The story was great. The filming was great. Unfortunately the acting was sub-par. Ian Gamazon (Adam) can only act when he is frustrated. If this film had a bigger budget, to get actors, then it could have been better. But for an “Indy” film, it was good.

City Rocker rating:

7 out of 10


Quote by Theodore Roosevelt

August 19, 2006

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while DARING GREATLY so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.


The Talmud

August 19, 2006

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.


Quote by Bo Lozoff

August 19, 2006

The great teachings unanimously emphasize that all the peace, wisdom, and joy in the universe are already within us; we don’t have to gain, develop, or attain them. We’re like a child standing in a beautiful park with his eyes shut tight. We don’t need to imagine trees, flowers, deer, birds, and sky; we merely need to open our eyes and realize what is already here, who we really are.


Quote by Marcel Proust

August 19, 2006

We do not receive wisdom,
we must discover it for ourselves,
after a journey through the wilderness
which no one else can make for us,
which no one can spare us,
for our wisdom is the point of view
from which we come at last to regard the world.


Joke!

August 16, 2006

A Cheap Train Ride
Three engineers and three accountants are traveling by train to a conference. At the station, the three accountants each buy tickets and watch as the three engineers buy only a single ticket.

“How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?” asks an accountant. “Watch and you’ll see,” answers an engineer. They all board the train. The accountants take their respective seats but all three engineers cram into a restroom and close the door behind them.

Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says, “Ticket, please.” The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand. The conductor takes it and moves on.

The accountants saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea. So after the conference, the accountants decide to copy the engineers on the return trip and save some money (being clever with money, and all). When they get to the station they buy a single ticket for the return trip.

To their astonishment, the engineers don’t buy a ticket at all. “How are you going to travel without a ticket?” asked one perplexed accountant.

“Watch and you’ll see,” answered an engineer. When they board the train the three accountants cram into a restroom and the three engineers cram into another one nearby. The train departs.

Shortly afterward, one of the engineers leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the accountants are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, “Ticket, please.”


Joke!

August 16, 2006

A bear was taking a crap in the woods. Near by a rabbit was doing the same. The bear asked the rabbit, “Say, do you have any problem with crap sticking to your fur?”

The rabbit replied, “Why no, I don’t believe I’ve ever had a problem with crap sticking to my fur.”

So the bear grabbed the rabbit and wiped his butt with him.


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