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Minus the Bear – Infinity Overhead

I don’t know how or where I came across Minus the Bear, but I downloaded their latest album (about a year ago) while stuck in a hotel room in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We listened to it quite a few times on that trip…but…any time I hear Infinity Overhead, I think of that hotel room. Anyway,..

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In all seriousness…

I must confess…I have a fascination with North Korea. My fascination started with a Nat Geo documentary, then this Vice Guide to Travel, then a book called ‘Long Road Home’ and another book called ‘Escape from Camp 14’. I’ve got one more in the queue called ‘Nothing to Envy’. This stuff really screws with my..

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The Shining

We watched a very interesting documentary last night about fans of the Stanley Kubrick movie ‘The Shining’. A few of the theories were fascinating…I can’t say I bought them all but…wow. Highly recommended.


Back when I moved to New York in 2003, the day after the blackout, I literally got off the plane after a redeye and took a cab to my Great Aunts house in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Even the cabbie had trouble finding Mackay Place. I had met my Great Aunt, once, back in the late..

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In constant rotation since March 2011

If you haven’t checked out Big KRIT yet, I’d highly recommend him (again).┬áDefinitely my favorite *new* rapper since maybe K’naan. If you’ve been around me any time within the past 2 (almost 3) years and asked me about what I’m listening to, I’m sure I’ve told you about this dude. And I’m sure you’ve ignored..

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Eat and Run

Just started this book the other day. It’s basically the life story of Vegan ultramarathoner Scott Jurek – this dude is the truth. I don’t know why, but when I feel like aspects of my life are lacking I feel the need to read about them as they stay fresh in my mind. Right now..

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Nike quality control

Picked up the other day at NTSF. Didn’t even realize it until Toni pointed it out…gettin kinda sick of Nike. I don’t know if the quality has really gone downhill recently or it’s just something I began noticing when I started picking up other brands.

The Greatest CD store ever

As a kid I spent countless hours in this fine establishment digging through the crates. I went in these places so often (the nearest one was in Reno, NV), that I knew I’d see 95% of what I’d find in the racks the previous week I was there. I knew exactly where to look for..

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Rich Roll’d

Another great book I recently finished: A pretty fascinating story about a pretty average overweight guy that just decided he had enough of being out of shape. He started eating right (veggies) and started jogging before he decided he wanted to give an ultra-marathon a shot. At 40-something years old. Eventually, he went on to..

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So a couple of months ago, I was browsing through one of my favorite timewaster sites Grantland and came across an article written by some guy who wrote a book called ‘shit my dad says’. It was an entertaining article and, for whatever reason, a lightbulb went off in my head when I read the..

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I’m one of these people.

Came across this article the other day on Google News, basically summarizing the issue we’re having with Silicon Valley startup culture are pricing out historical San Francisco culture. Although I’m struggling too, I am also part of the problem. A problem that I feel has no real solution. There are ways that the city government..

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Ma new bike

Given to my by my stepdad…a Dave Scott Ironman Centurion. I think I’m going to be getting a lot of use outta this thing…too bad it’s Laker colors. WWW Warrior 4 life WWW