December 12, 2007

Grizz: let me go pee first... then you can type what I say

*Alexi and Grizz chillin at 6:30am listening to dopeass music and talking about the beautiful things of life

Let's see what we're working with here:

Grizz back from restroom:
Just guess who says what because we tend to talk pretty fast.

OK. alright what are we gonna talk about? You do write fast!
Dont look at the screen,
I wont.
Basel came and went and I missed so much, I didnt see any art again cause I worked so much. Going to parties shooting photos djing. Next year I'm not gonna work. Im gonna shoot my own story. Im gonna finally look at the art for the first time in 6 years and buy some art. See performances and possibly have a show. Present some of my works for the first time in 6 years. And maybe even have a photo book out by then. The realization came after having 22 hours of sleep, and being exhausted from running around working, tougher that winter music conference, I have never been that exhausted from any other event here in south beach. It wore me out, I was working so much I didnt even enjoy it.
Hey that sounds like one of my samba mixes
So next year I plan to show, buy and see some art work, some exciting pieces, exciting art.
Something enjoyable.
You ARE a fast typer!!
Let me possibly ask you about how you are feeling in the present moment.
Anticipating the beginning of the New Year, even though the new year can start an any day, maybe that's why people always have new years resolutions, I'm ready for it to start again for the THIRD time this year, haha. Yeah I'm ready for a new beginning. Something like... yeah, a new beginning. There's always another beginning tomorrow. There's always a new beginning tomorrow. I can't start a new beginning tomorrow cause I have too much shit to do today! Kinda frustrating.
Yeah I bet. I always want to start a new beginning. But I seem to be caught up all the time in how crazy the present can be.
I think we always start new beginnings every quarter. I'm not gonna go out as much, I'm gonna make wiser use of my time... It's not that I'm not gonna go out as much, it's just that I'm gonna be more productive.
How are you gonna productive, come the new year?
How am I gonna be productive?
The first thing I have to do is write down my goals, instead of keeping them in my head cause they get all messed up after a long night. I gotta put them where I see them instead of post-its that I lose. Post-its are for the girls phone number that I'll never dial tomorrow. So nevermind. You can't write your goals on a post-it.
So how are you going to keep track of your goals this year? And what are your goals? Grizz?
Bulletin board or chalk board or whatever. Everyday is a new goal. Never-ending. I can't even begin.
I guess the biggest goal is to be not more professional, I guess more business oriented. I want to concentrate more on my business I guess.
*samba remix playing in background*
Business is everything. Photography, DJing, business is life. We're not scared of failure, we're scared of success and I guess that's what I'm afraid of. A man that never took a chance never had a chance. Gotta believe and hype myself up. Not hype... not promote... what am I trying to say?... Get my name out?
Get yourself out there? You're already a well-known photographer, and that's what you love to do.
I like to live life. Music makes me... I like making people happy and dance and carefree. Music makes people so happy.
Photography makes people self-conscious. Music is not a vacation. I like giving people a personal gift they were not expecting.
So music to you makes you happy because you make people happy through your music?
When I play music its not just playing a song. When DJs play, they are giving a part of their soul to the people. And with photography I like to make people feel good about themselves and enjoy and remember the moment. And I'm a social historian. Not a paparazzi. I like socialogy.
What do you like about sociology?
How everybody interacts with everyone else. Culture are like, whatever. But like, how different personas contribute to the equation of life. How everybody's personality, happiness, and soul affects your life. If I know my music is futile, it's a waste of time. I want to give people my 2 cents. No, no. I want more that 2 cents. If people are happy around you, hopefully that will carry onto the other people around them, so I am making lots of people happy at a time, with my music.
So you like my samba stuff? it's like background stuff. Not too latin. I started liking it, it's kinda cool. Nothing negative.
Do have any baile funk?
Nope. I have maybe a few songs but nope. I should look for it.
You have any Spank Rock?
Yeah a little bit.
Can I play it?
Of course!
OK. Bump?
Yeah, one of my favorites.
Did you get a chance to hear me play at Pawn Shop?
I don't think so.
Last year my birthday?
This year I played at Studio A but I couldn't hear anything. I love Tommy Sunshine but I told him I couldn't really even spin well.
What do you think of Spank Rock?
Spank Rock is good. ?
Yeah he's cool. I'm not into hip hop. The closest I get to hip hop is Purdy Sundays, white boy hip hop, cause it's more like innocent, or suburban, or not about my rough times in life. Not gangstger. But I do like West Coast!
What do you think of Amanda Blank?
She's probably hot! And by her voice she doesn't have to throw out BS. She can rhyme in a recognizable way.
What's your all-time favorite song?
I don't have one.
What's your song of the minute?
I don't think I have one. Electric by Lifelike...
*listening to it*
I like this.
You can drive to it, skate, think about life... it's one of those, where you can just.... JUST... anything you want. Smoke. Make out. It's one of those. Anything.

*****Interview terminated.*******

Hope you enjoyed some transcribing by Alexi.

And it mixes with Daft Punk really well hahahahahah!

October 23, 2007

Along with my birthday this past week Apple is celebrating a birthday of one if its most famous offspring. The very first iPod was introduced on this day October 23 2001, just six years ago.
The stainless-steel unit costs $399, had a 5GB hard drive, connected to a Mac using FireWire only, included a 10-hour lithium polymer battery and offered 20 minutes of anti-skip protection. The iPod measured 2.43 inches by 4.02 inches by 0.78 inches and weighs 6.5 ounces. Apple didn't know how many they would be producing, but there are about 7 million Macs with a FireWire port. The device did not use a digital-rights management scheme at the time. "Piracy is not a technological issue. It's a behavior issue," Jobs said, adding that all the encryption schemes that have been developed can also be broken.
Today there have been thirty-two different models from the shuffle, to the nano, to the mini, to the new iPod touch. There have been over 100 million iPods sold so far and I'm sure the next model will be a big hit again.
By the way, as a birthday present this year, I did by a new Nano iPod and it is better than I thought. You never disappoint Apple.

October 2, 2007

Another birthday mention this month is the 50 year anniversary of the successful launch of the the first satelitte in space. Launched by the Russians it was one of the main reasons the Americans wanted to be the first humans into space, but to no avail. The Russians again beat them to the punch with Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man into space. As America and President John F. Kennedy ignited the dream of landing on the moon, well the rest is history, or conspiracy for some of us.

No cellphone, no internet, no TV, no predictable weather, much different world, oh and no iPhone kids!

"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

— Pres. Kennedy, May 25, 1961


I've been waiting for Wes Anderson's new movie "The Darjeeling Limited" with Jason Schartzman, Owen Wilson and Andrien Brody and there is an online only short prequel film called "Hotel Chevalier". It stars Jason Schartzman and Natalie Portman. As it turns out she is very nude and very grown up now since "The Professional" It's a free iTunes download and was pretty cool. It seems to establishes a past relationship that looks to be important or known to the viewer in the upcoming film. So check it out here:

Hotel Chevalier Free Link


So, another creative first from the anti iTunes band Radiohead. They are distributing their new 10 song album IN RAINBOWS online for how ever much you want to pay. ($1.00 min.) You can also order a box disc for £40.00 and includes extras like a CD
and 2 X 12 inch heavy weight vinyl records.A second, enhanced CD contains more new songs, along with digital photographs and artwork. The Discbox also includes artwork and lyric booklets. All are encased in a hardback book and slipcase. I am a huge fan of Radiohead and am looking forward to downloading a copy on October 10 when it's available. Check out the site here: