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Monday, October 30, 2006

Like the Justice League.

....Back for another Mixtape Monday.

Although powerful on their own, sometimes even super heroes need a little extra help.
As Sesame Street taught us when we were just little kids, cooperation makes it happen.
Here's the best combined-forces we could conjure up:

Side A:

1. Undisputed Champs - Hieroglyphics ft. Q-Tip
2. Above the Clouds- Gang Starr ft. Inspectah Deck
3. Benzie Box - Danger Doom ft. Cee-Lo
4. Respiration - Blackstar ft. Common
5. Preservation - Wu-Tang ft. Aesop Rock and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
6. Hail Mary/Our Father - Beanie Sigel ft. Biggie and Tupac
7. Make That Crack - Lil' Wayne, Juelz Santana, and Young Jeezy
8. Get By Remix - Talib Kweli ft. Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Mos Def
9. Living the Life - Notorious BIG ft. Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Faith Evans, Cheri Denis, and Bobby Valentino
10. 7 Dee Jays - Boogie Down Productions ft. Harmony, D-Nice, Heather B, Miss Melodie, DJ Jamal-Ski, DJ Kenny Parker, and D-Squared. (this was my jam in grade 8)

~sarah p.

Side B:

1. The Symphony - Marley Marl ft Craig G, Mastah Ace, Kool G Rap, & Big Daddy Kane. Arguably the best group effort ever.
2. Burnt - Del tha Funkey Homosapian ft Heiroglyphics
3. The Message - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5
4. Buddy - De La Soul ft. Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Q-Tip, & Queen Latifah
5. 9 Milli Bros - Ghostface Killah ft Raekwon, ODB, Cappadonna, Method Man, Gza, Inspectah Deck, U-GOD
6. Scenario (Remix) - A Tribe Called Quest Ft Leaders of the New School and Kid Hood
7. Show and Prove - Big Daddy Kane, ODB, Scoob, Sauce, Shyheim, & Jay Z
8. Welcome to New York City - Cam'ron, Jay Z, & Juelz Santana
9. Dipset Symphony - The Diplomats (Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Hell Rell, J R Writer, Un Casa, & Mr C) I know that Marley Marl's was number 1, but this is probably my favourite beat ever.
10. La Saga - IAM Featuring Wu Tang


Wednesday, October 25, 2006


What are the chaneces of this coming to Calgary? Slim to none. In 2002 it was Baby Jesus's last performance.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006


All day long at my job, I look around online for stuff to write about (and sometimes do some actual work). I bookmark anything that peaks my interest, and work up the motivation to actually blog about it. There are some links that, for one reason or another, don't really make it onto either of the blogs, and every few months, I have to go through and edit my 'favorites' list, because I hate scrolling (really hate it). For the most part, I just delete everything, but there's always a few diamonds in the dirt-pile that should see the light of day.

Here's my scraps:

~The Top 5 Worst Lyrics to Ruin Good Rap Songs.

~How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich With an Iron. One time, I saw this cool project on TV where you wreck your mom's cheese grater by grating up a whole pack of Crayolas, then you put the shavings in some wax paper and iron over it. The actual finished project is.... Well.... I don't really know, but I liked the thought of melted wax, so I decided that I should get cracking. My end result? A wrecked grater, a wrecked ironing board, and burnt fingers. Did I mention I was like 13 at the time?

~Roles Actors Will Never Live Down. You know, I hear that the easiest way to break out of a character mould is to release a sex tape of yourself. Right, Screech? Oh, no. Wait. That's actually the worst way. Nevermind.

~Did you know you can buy a dead chupacabra for like $400? You can (and mermaids, and cyclops pigs, and alligator boys).... No big thing.

~How To Get Rid of Things. If I had the choice, I would like to get rid of Our Lady Peace, flavored colas, women with large baby strollers (my parents carried me everywhere, and I was faa-aat), and ballpoint pens that leak all over my accounting papers.

~You know, I could sit here all day and blab on about Nike and sweatshops and blah blah blah, but the truth is, I'm so underpaid that I pretty much work in a sweatshop myself (an optometrist sweatshop), so instead let's have a peek in the Nike factory and look at all the pretty shoes. Oooooh.

~I only watched this video about 18 times. Party favors, anyone? I'd like to see Party Dish think up something this good.

~Don't bother calling me tonight, because I'm going to be busy self-implanting diamonds into all of my teeth (I finally have a full-on tutorial).

~Hey. When you leave work tonight, are you going to head home to hang out with your cat, or your fish, or your dog? Sounds fun? Not really. Pretty boring, actually. Okay... How about if you knew you were going to go home and hang out with your hyena on a rusty chain? Or your monkey in casual golf attire? It's official: Africans Have Way Cooler Pets Than We Do.

There. That's better.

~sarah p.

Monday, October 23, 2006


I have a lot of time to think at my job. My mind kinda wanders all over the place all day.
What will I eat?
What is my favorite MTV veejay? (answer: none of them)
How funny is this? I have no idea what is going on, but man, so funny.

Surprisingly enough, one of the most common things I think about is how I would survive if I was a hobo. With the amount of money I make, and the cost of living on the rise, it could happen at anytime. Really.
I've already worked a few things out: in the summers, I will eat out of people's gardens at night, and sleep in Riley Park in the daytimes (and bathe in the kick-ass wading pool, try and stop me). In the winter, I will hang out at the mall all day, and sleep on the parking grates, and when people come out of restaurants downtown, I will make them feel sorry for me and they will give me their doggy-bags (Calgarians are rich, and I know this, so I've got the edge over all other hobos).
I'm also going to paint up my box like these Japanese dudes, because the more I think about it, the more important it seems to still keep some sense of style while homeless.
It's certainly not impossible to be a drifter with flair, you guys, and I'm going to make it happen (maybe) someday.

~sarah p.

p.s. Is it just me, or is Blogger being a total dick today? I'm not usually right about things, but this time....

Friday, October 20, 2006

Nice try, Fergie.

Really, you can go as M.I.A as you want, and we're still not gonna forget your stint on Kids Incorporated (forgivable), your time in a shitty girl-group (forgivable), and all the time and energy you put into the Black Eyed Peas (unforgivable).
Give it up, and get back to something you're good at (like blazing meth in dark alleyways).

~sarah p.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Uncle Ricky can you tell us a story?

Guess who's facing deportation troubles again? That's right Slick Rick. Just leave the poor guy alone.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

How could I forget Nas?

So, the other week at Broken, I was chatting with Marco, and I was all "Jay-Z this and Kool Keith that", and Marco mentioned something about the new Nas album (Hip Hop is Dead, I believe?). Oooooh yes. In the midst of all of this amazing stuff happening, I had forgotten all about that.
Well, Freemotion has posted up some of the tracks, and let me tell you, it's something to get excited about (I'm also totally digging this Lupe/Nas track on Palms Out). Collabs like crazy, you guys (and he samples his own shit, too). Amazing.

The past six months or so have had some crazy album releases, and it looks like it's going to continue for a while. So jazzed, it's a wonder I get any sleep at all sometimes.

~sarah p.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Ghost got that shit.

With Pickle in Seattle for the week, I was just going to do posts on unicorns and babies and teacakes and other girly topics, but then I realized I don't really like that kind of shit anyway. What I'm really all about is Ghostface Killah.

How could I not know about this until 5 minutes ago? I'll take 50.

Barbie better go buy condoms and hit up a liquor store, because Ghostface will be all up in that ass before you can say "Killlaaaahhhh Beeeeeezzzzz".

~sarah p.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Beatbox mixtape.

Side A

1. Stick 'Em - The Fat Boys
2. Brrr Stick 'Em - The Beastie Boys
3. Fat Girl - Eazy E
4. If You Mother Only Knew - Rahzel
5. Just having Fun - Doug E Fresh
6. Secrets - Killa Kela
7. A One Two - Biz Markie
8. We Came To Rock - Cutmaster DC
9. The P is Free - Boogie Down Productions
10. Man vs. Machine - Kenny Muhammad and Rahzel ft. DJs Scribble and Slinky (the 'Wind' part of this track is particularly amazing).

~sarah p.

Side B

1. Human Beatbox - The Fat Boys
2. Lodi Dodi - Slick Rick ft Doug E Fresh
3. Let Me Clear My Throat - Dj Kool ft Doug E Fresh & Biz Markie
4. Make Your Music With Your Mouth, Biz - Biz Markie
5. Breathe Control - Boogie Down Production
6. Wu Tang Live Medly - Rahzel
7. That Girl is a Slut - Just Ice & The Human DMX
8. Oh Veronica - Glamour Girls w Greg Nice (of Nice N Smooth fame)
9.Freak - Doug E Fresh and Lil Vicious
10. Taking it Back - Killa kella and Artfull Dodger

- Pickle

Extra Extra


Thursday, October 05, 2006

This just in...

Dudes, I don't know if you've heard, but news anchors are horrible. Really, they're all stupid, pretentious, and loud, but who is the most annoying one out there? Let's ask Giant Magazine....

~sarah p.

p.s. I know we've both got a special kind of hate reserved for Nancy Grace. Bitch.

If you get nervous

Just picture everyone naked.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Leave it to the Russians...

Thanks, Russian scientists..... Keep up the good work.
Somebody get these guys a raise.

~sarah p.

Better than James Brown

So my favourite thing for the past week has been this sweet little guy breakdancing, smoking, and fighting. The Little Superstar.


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Do the right thing, cockface.

When I saw these sassy Spike Lee clothes, I got a warm little feeling in my stomach. I really do enjoy Spike Lee, but I can't tell if I'm being serious or not when I say that.
What I do know for sure is that I want the 'Please Baby' shirt pretty badly (I also know that the one part in Crooklyn where the kid pees on the floor was considered priceless when I was 13, and that there were parts of Girl 6 that made me feel a little funny).

~sarah p.

p.s. The rest of What's Really Good's site is pretty fresh, too. It's got the first 3 issues and a bunch of exclusives.

Welcome to Atlanta where the Playas play

So not only can I hang out with Luda and T.I. but now I get former New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe member, Ronald Boyd Devoe Jr, to be my real estate agent. Seriously that is better than watching celebrities eat.


Monday, October 02, 2006

Taco stands.

You know, most days I think I should just give it all up, move way down Mexico way, and start up a taco stand. There really isn't much in the world I enjoy more than a good taco (you know, besides getting massages while listening to Gang Starr, and a bunch of other stuff I won't mention due to a lack of decency).
I think Mexico could really benefit from having me around. I like sombreros, I like being a lazy son-of-a-bitch in the sun, and I bet if I tried hard enough, I could learn to like the contaminated Mexican water.
It would take a bit of work, but I could probably even think up a pretty clever name. Something that starts with 'Taco'.
Maybe, just maybe, this could work afterall.

~sarah p.

wicka wicka

New Kid Koala cd came out last tues. If you haven't heard his mixtape then I really suggest you go buy it.