I'm pretty sure I've thoroughly earned any and all misfortune that comes my way.
with that being said,

arizona sucks. rachel maddow does not.


Change man, you can't hate it. Lots has happened recently. Spring break rolled through and woke me the fuck up. Time away from the beast that is general responsibility was desperately in order. Great times. [*(Getty, people falling off a mountain, awkward moments, being one of the few that's still not 21, friends that live in houses all by themselves, forgetting to tell the host that you're bringing friends over, waiting til the last man turns 21, getting lost, salvia trips, rockband?, fixing the oven, wheelchairs are only fun when you don't need them, not remembering a whole day, laroux hair, skating, Hennessey + Ingalls, watching a building get demolished, lamento boliviano, that show at the griffith observatory, oncoming traffic, loud skating, not going to coachella, lab retrievers, being sick, girl(s) from hawaii, sleeping on couches, jack in the box not being a good idea, more skating, breaking the shower, being this close to pool weather, madness pt2, wrong starbucks, "tourguide", gone.)]

* chronological (maybe)

Life's getting interesting. Hopefully I can get out of this unscathed.

I've been listening to a lot of timber timbre lately. The new dom kennedy tape is alright. The new caribou is pretty good. Still listening to the local natives and little dragon albums. Haven't heard the new murs/9th album yet but I should be getting into that once I have time. I heard that the new devin the dude cd was great, I should dl that soon too.

In other news, Keith Elam aka GURU passed away the other day. This man was one of the main reasons I got back into hip hop in middle school. I still remember memorizing the first 2 verses of mass appeal in 7th grade. rest in power baldhead slick.
moment of truth

mass appeal

til next time..


week fourteen, year MMX:
people, new people, feeling overwhelmed by things I felt confident about before, second guessing ideas I felt were strong before, realizing I've been under-performing a lot lately, getting mad over silly things, old graff friends, (some) hardcore kids and their stupid blogs and ideologies and holier than thou attitudes, I could give a shit about all the shitty bands you've been in, teenage angst at 22, people who over conceptualize the simplest things, people with tons of options but no purpose, people who disclose their past/things they've done in a lackadaisical way when they really want to boast, people who make things hard on themselves, girls who are nice for no reason, fake ass people, pretty prose with no substance, people who are respected and respectful are the best, girls who know mitch hedberg jokes, people who care too much about what others think of them (we'reallguilty), drawing slightly better than mediocre figure drawings but not being able to draw anything else, perpetually surrounding myself with distractions I don't need or appreciate, speaking inordinately about oneself, people who think from the abstract, forever misspelling "talk" as "tlak", people who believe in me, people who are willing to pass their knowledge on to me.

In other news; I can't stop listening to this album, fuckin fantastic.
Local Natives - Airplanes
I'm Carlos, a 19 year old design student from Torrance, California.