joining the dots in style

31 01 2008

Yet another killer compilation album by my favorite selector GP. That ‘happiness is around the bent’ is one my all-time party favorites.


NBA finance 101

31 01 2008

With an average salary of $5.36 million, NBA players get paid a pretty penny to shoot hoops. Nevertheless, according to one estimate ’60 per cent of retired NBA players go broke five years after their NBA paycheques stop arriving’. This statistic should come as no surprise, really. Just take a look at Shaquille O’Neal‘s monthly expenditure (including a $24,300 gas bill). Reminds me of what PR genius and Gold Club patron Patrick Ewing said during the 1998 lockout: ‘We might make a lot money but we spend a lot of money, too. ‘

Via Truehoop and B-boy.

2006 Feudi San Gregorio Falanghina

31 01 2008

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. If you like creamy risotto, buy this wine. If you don’t like creamy risotto, but dig banana skin aromas – and who doesn’t? – buy this wine. The 2006 Feudi Falanghina boasts a rich heritage, complex texture and a savory finale. Best of all, at 11.95 euro a pop, it’s a steal. Buy now, drink before 2009.


poetry day

31 01 2008

Dochter – Herman De Coninck

Wakker door kinderen, meedogenloos blij
op mijn buik. Zijn die allemaal van mij?
Weer zo’n dag waar niks anders mee te doen
valt dan hem te beginnen,

grommend, en met een dochter waar niks
anders mee te doen valt dan beminnen.
Kusje, vraag ik, en het plezier dat ze erin heeft
om dicht tegen mijn wang aan en heel snel terug
trekkend p te zeggen, verrukt kijkend naar
het ontploffingetje wat dat geeft,
verzoent me met niet-langer-dromen:

vijf vingertjes rond mijn wijs-
vinger, om tot mezelf, of toch
tot bij haar po te komen.

name that album cover

30 01 2008

Erykah Badu – Honey

intertextual play. gotta love it.

dope shit

29 01 2008

found on slap my blog up

it is the shoes

28 01 2008

Sneakerheads, rejoice. The Air Jordan XX3 is (almost) available. For those of you who are not familiar with the cultural significance of the Air Jordan brand, I suggest you read Todd Boyd’s excellent article. The end of an era may be upon us.