Friday, April 24, 2009

Your Weekend Moment of Zen

White Chicks and Gang Signs. This is from a couple years back, but it's springtime - and stupid white chicks are coming out of their winter hibernation. God love 'em.

You stay classy.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Every so often, east coast mark likes to recommend a new band. Lately, I've been putting together some new 'running mixes' to pump through my iPod while running. When I first got into running a few years back, these mixes consisted of 2 kinds of songs: Gangster Rap or club thumping beat music. Times are changing...

As I've matured as a runner, (and as a person? -debatable) I find that I need the music as less of a crutch, and more just as something to spice up my mood and help pass the time. Additionally, lately I find that a lighter mood of music helps me to stay more in tune with my body. Tupac, for all his charm, has a way of hijacking the brain and masking any other possible thoughts.

Onto this week's pick: Carolina Liar with 'Show Me What I'm Looking For'

They're an American band, but produced by Swedish super-producer Max Martin (the pop-guru that churned out all those hits by N*Sync and Britney Spears).

If you missed the free iTunes download about 3 weeks ago, you can pay your $.99 - and perhaps you too can one day run like me. Or don't. It's your life man.

(Sharp eyed viewers will note that this entire video is shot in Atlantic City, much of it on the Jersey Shore outside the Taj Mahal. Others will say I have a gambling problem.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Green On The Brain

No, this is not in reference to my first golf swings of the year. Though, I did make it out to the driving range for the first time on Sunday - and my obliques are still killing me. Nor is this a post about The Masters, which kicks off this week and awards a Green Jacket to the winner.

Instead, I wanted to show off a new pair of cufflinks I picked up this evening from Tateossian out of London. I'd been looking for a pair of 'wraparound' style links, and decided on these little charmers. They're Rhodium plated metal with green python skin on a black leather wrap.

Coincidentally, earlier today I wore a pair of vintage cufflinks my sister gave me, and those have a green stone in them - so apparently I have green on the brain this week.