My Solution to Kanye West's Problems

Everyone likes to talk about how much of a crazy asshole/huge douchebag Kanye West is. Those of you who follow his personal life a little more closely like I do (and by closely I mean regularly read his twitter account) realize, however, there is one thing that Kanye West should just admit to the general public and then maybe people will understand his actions a little more -- his admittance: "I am on a lot of cocaine."

Once we realize that Kanye's trials and tribulations are solely the result of massive coke intake, things like excitedly grabbing a microphone at an awards show or wanting to perform on an airplane intercom (that one's actually embarrassing, Ye, and I can break that one down for you at a later time), suddenly make a lot of sense becuase he's COKED UP AS SHIT.

And, if his coke addiction means anything, we can just take him in as our new Bobby Brown and love him even more because of it. See Kanye, admitting your addictions isn't wrong. If anything, people will stop cluelessly blaming all your problems on those huge bottles of Hennessy you're seen drinking on the red carpet (hint: Being shit faced doesn't really make sense for that kind of behavior), or the fact that your new video "Runaway" reeks of Michael-Jackson-Complex (hint: Michael Jackson also abused drugs, Mr. West). Even though you still chose the weirdest, sexually odd cover for your new album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (and if that title doesn't scream "I DO COCAINE" I don't know what does), I still think it is one of the best new albums out right now.

This is a call to all that we must accept Kanye for his powdery nose, because only a coke head could bring us such entertainment and a 45 minute music video involving ballerinas, an erotic brown bird-woman, and a full blown marching band followed by a giant blown up head of Michael Jackson.

P.S. Another suggestion for Kanye: stop doing songs with Justin Bieber, that ignorant fool doesn't know what German is.

P.P.S. Amber Rose is hot as shit.

No trust 'em white face man like Geronimo, tried to go to Amsterdam they threw us in Guantanamo.



I've been on a steady dosage of vicodin.



Sexiness for everyone from Glow Berlin on Vimeo.

I can't even begin to fathom what this is supposed to even mean ...


Nicholas Galanin

Because I like to occasionally rep my home state and my school at the same time (keyword: occasionally) I want to highlight Sitka, Alaska artist Nicholas Galanin who came and spoke to my class a few weeks ago. I think his work is amazing. Check out more of his stuff at his website, he has done a lot of cool shit.



In leiu of the recent finale of Project Runway, I can't help but notice the heavy Orientalism that is going on in the mainstream fashion world. First, the finale was awful. Michael Kors (whose current collection isn't much to scream about) and Nina Garcia (who is "editor at large" because she isn't good enough to be an actual editor anymore) pissed me off, especially in their critique of Andy's collection.

Not that I believe Andy had the winning collection, I don't. But to say that because he drew upon his Asian heritage and his culture as his inspiration for this collection made him "outdated" is just offensive and culturally insensitive. Nina called his collection "Orientalist," which is not exactly the choice of words to describe these clothes. Not only does she clearly not know the definition of that word, but this collection isn't screaming "I AM ASIAN" in anyway either. In fact, it's very contemporary and absorbs significance from print use and his pant styling. That's about it -- everything else is perfectly modern, just occasionally lacking more "umph." Not only this, but to say "Oriental" clothing is "stuck in time" is just wrong, and implies that Asian cultures are not still living, relevant, or part of the modern day. There's probably a lot the Western fashion world could learn from what is being produced in countries outside of the accepted fashion belt, and not all of it is "old" history but new, creative things people in many different countries are producing right now. That is a main idea behind being an ethnic contemporary artist -- drawing on your heritage and culture while producing contemporary (not "outdated") pieces in your work. But clearly Andy was marked as the "innovative Asian" role this season by shitty Lifetime producers, which is unfortunate because obviously he should be looked at first as a designer and not just Asian. Lame.

Also related, today I was lurking around the blogsphere and found this article: "Yea or Nay: Turbans for Spring 2011" (Hint: the answer is apparently Yea). WTF? Seriously? It's bad enough I have to walk around seeing white girls with dreds and hippie dudes in dashikis (thanks college for helping people really "find" themselves ...), but now fashion is going to try and culturally appropriate the turban? It's like someone wanted to bring back the pill hat but with some new, hip "ethnic" twist. Or somehow it's really innovative because, you know, the Middle East is really in this season. Lame and a half. But you know you've really hit the fashion jackpot when Kourtney Kardashian's rocking your new trend:

Bitch looks dumb, though I don't think that takes much.



"Sexy and Dangerous" by Brook Andrew
via Colour Me Fiji


Ladies, ladies, ladies ...

Marilyn Monroe

Gregory Peck & Sophia Loren

Marlene Dietrich

Audrey Hepburn


Erwin Olaf Photography

Discovered Erwin Olaf via Stumbleupon. I love his exploration of the human body, color, and sexuality. Check out more of his stuff on his website, there's much more.


B-I-G B-O-I -O-U-T

Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty - Big Boi (CLICK IMAGE)
via Music4All


01. Feel Me (Intro)
02. Daddy Fat Sax
03. Turns Me On (feat. Sleepy Brown & Joi)
04. Follow Us (feat. Vonnegutt)
05. Shutterbugg (feat. Cutty)
06. General Patton
07. Tangerine (feat. T.I. & Khujo Goodie)
08. You Ain't No DJ (feat. Yelawolf)
09. Hustle Blood (feat. Jamie Foxx)
10. Be Still (feat. Janelle Monae)
11. Fo Yo Sorrows (feat. George Clinton, Too Short & Sam Chris)
12. Night Night (feat. B.o.B & Joi)
13. Shine Blockas (feat. Gucci Mane)
14. The Train (Part 2) (Sir Lucious Left Foot Saves The Day) (feat. Sam Chris)
15. Back Up Plan



Because I now have time to read.

Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity by Robert Jensen. READ IT. It's good. The best part? It's a serious topic that isn't boring. In fact, it's a really easy and quick read. I'm about half way done with it so far and I've liked it A LOT A LOT. Now I just need someone to be in a book club with me so we can talk about it (totz serious).

Remember: reading is classy.


it's the word.

There's something really obnoxious and detestable about Grease. But I can always give exception to Betty Rizzo because she's obviously the baddest bitch on the block. Oh and that song about how straight laced Sandy is a total square -- love that one. Here's to you, pink lady.


Vogue Italia does Girl, Interrupted.

(via LiveJournal)
So bored. Classes are out and I have nothing better to do with my time than lurk Etsy, curl my hair, and watch Basketball Wives. My favorite part of this show is how many times they're able to throw water in people's faces and somehow aren't fucked up or sued afterward.



I'm still unsure if I can believe that's actually Richard Nixon, or Richard Nixon wearing a Richard Nixon mask. (Click here for a better view).


Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World (2009)

Lee Fields & The Expressions is like the modern day Al Green. It's awesome.

Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World (not my link)
1. Do You Love Me?
2. Love Comes And Goes
3. Honey Dove
4. Money I$ King
5. My World Is Empty
6. Expressions Theme
7. My World
8. Ladies
9. These Moments
10. The Only One Loving You
11. Last Ride

Here is a live performance of the 2nd song from the album, "Love Comes And Goes":

Ozomatli - Self Titled EP (1998)

OZOMATLI is a 7-10 piece band from LA that included now infamous Chali 2na (from Jurassic 5) and Cut Chemist. This self-titled album, the group's first, is a weird mixture of more traditional Latin singing and Chali 2na rapping over Latin music mixed by Cut Chemist. I rock the song "Cut Chemist Suite" often, but that's more a personal preference. Check it out if you're into anything by J5 or Cut Chemist or, you know, anything that fuses hip hop, salsa, and funk. Definitely some jems.

Ozomatli - Self Titled EP (not my link)
1. Como Ves
2. Cut Chemist Suite
3. Cumbia De Los Muertos
4. Donde Se Fueron?
5. Eva
6. O Le Le
7. Chango
8. Super Bowl Sundae
9. Aqui No Sera
10. Chota
11. Coming War
12. La Misma Cancion

My Roommate Sucks

Last night I woke up at 4 in the morning, having to get up at 9, to him trying to drunkingly record a rap song with like 10 other people over. There are 7 people he left sitting in my living room right now while he dipped for an hour to some slutty girl's place to get a BJ, one of whom is a 30 year old loser with a penchant for uncomfortable rape jokes. Wtf.


My Dinner Tonight:

A Mini Cheese Sampler Plate (Oh, hello rosemary asiago.)
Chocolate Covered Gummi Bears
Acai Blueberry Pomegranate Soda

I shouldn't be allowed into Top Foods high.


Hey Assholes.

(Photo via MaKennainJapan)
I'm packing your extra pair of shoes, and your ANGRY eyes just in case.


Oh, J.D. Salinger died too ...

"What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."



R.I.P. Howard Zinn
1922 - 2010