Tuesday, December 29, 2009

HBD

'preciate all the work you've put in, and all that you've made possible.

i'm feel lucky to have grown up in an era with Denzel Washington movies.

my man

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dear Patrick

It's me, your alter-ego. I know you've always wanted those Space Jam XIs, and I know you had a pretty good semester. I think you should treat yourself to a pair.

Sincerely, Alter-Ego




Dear Alter-Ego,

You're right, maybe I'll cop two purr.

Sincerely, Patrick.

p.s. #burr

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

Right now, I wanna say Thank You.

*You're far too kind*

Honestly, the mixtape has broken 350 750 downloads, which is way more rotation that I ever thought it would get. I'm healthy, I have spoken to members of the opposite sex in the last few weeks, and all my homies and brothers are doing their ish to the fullest. I am a 21 year old black man in higher education playing a college level sport (although it is a D2 club team). Tonight, I plan to get thoroughly drunk after first recording, going to my high school's alumni basketball game, and doing the aforementioned "studio session". I couldn't be in a better place right now. Yeah I could be in better shape, have more money, and be getting a blowjob right now... but I am thankful for much more than I feel I am missing out on. I even get to see the infamous PMac later, and we haven't kicked it in a minute because we're so busy.

*Hold your applause, this is your song not mine*

So... all that was to say realize that you are also blessed and that it's like I always say.

"You can't appreciate the good if you never see bad."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Zanada Presents: The Last of the Flowhicans



This is what you've all been waiting for. Probably not, but I'm really excited cause it's 11/11 and The Last of the Flowhicans is finally ready for you to put in your speaker systems.

A special thanks to Zanada for sponsoring the mixtape, and a special thanks to you for downloading it. There's more where this came from though so don't trip.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The North Pole


Bernie Madoff is Santa Claus... if you're talking about yayo. I was reading the news today and the top story is about how Madoff's offices were fueled by cocaine in the 70s. He's turning out to be more of a gangster every day, and his friends in jail are actual gangsters. Go Figure.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Awesome Augustine


...Coming Soon to a speaker system near you.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

School


Basically, I got the school blues already. In class I write rhymes. ^Likethatdude^

*wipes off glasses*

*Turns up Reasonable Doubt*

Saturday, October 10, 2009

NBA Season Is Here



He didn't win MVP last year

Friday, October 9, 2009

:)

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Sundays


On Sundays, me and my homies watch tv. I don't like tv that much, but on Sunday I find myself doing errands and taking care of all the important stuff and unwinding from the Week(end) before Monday rolls around. I do this by checking out Curb Your Enthusiasm, some South Park, maybe The Simpsons, and Entourage. Entourage has been, in my opinion, getting increasingly better as the episodes progress, and last night was the season finale. If you haven't seen it yet, I'm not gonna spoil anything, but I will say these few things:

- Ari is a beast
- Lloyd is also a beast, but in a different way
- Drama is a beast
- Eric is NOT an idiot


I wrote all of this so that I can post this picture and profess my love for Emmanuelle Chriqui. Emmanuelle, if you're reading this, I have no money, a whack car, and my hair is brown rather than red. If you're still trying to holler, I'm surprised but very excited. Send me an email and I will make sure I respond. K love you talk to you later.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The MC


Hugh Augustine. If put into words, most would simply call him "beast" as he flows effortlessly over beats, submitting each one in less than one round. He has been referred to by many names, most of which strike fear into the hearts of lesser men, however one thing remains constant, that he always stays true to himself.

Listen to his new tracks on his Myspace

*biggie voice*
If you're not aware, now you're aware

Monday, September 21, 2009

SMH


"I started to feel him, and I started to feel myself. I just felt the energy, and I got up and started walking to the stage."
-LIl Mama

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

And We Gon' Party LIke ...

It's Your Birthday

---

So my pops bday is this Friday. I was walking through campus thinking about what I could get him. I'm flying home Thursday night, which is probably enough of a present anyways, but I want to get him something good.

Then I got to thinking about what my Dad's birthday really means to me or what it has meant in the past. Usually it was a day to go out to dinner, buy some generic gift that he'd use, and move on. My birthday, which is less than a month after his was always much more important to me and to him (or so it seems). My mom's born day is in May, and since she passed in January I didn't pay any special importance to what turned out to be her last birthday because I didn't see death as imminent at the time. This time around, for my Dad's birthday, I feel an added importance. I have a greater appreciation for the sacrifices my parents made for me to be where I am today. It's my goal this Friday to make my Dad's birthday as important as mine is.

I wrote all of that to encourage all that read this to put a little more effort into showing your parents the appreciation you have for them.

Speaking On Ye

I don't even want to touch this topic, but I feel the need to.

I just want to say that it annoys the hell out of me to see everybody talking about Kanye of Facebook or Twitter or whatever blog.

For real, the VMAs are an award show. It's entertainment. Not real life.

For the record, I LOL'd, then got back to thinking about more important stuff. You should do the same.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This week

I'm building a bike.



Like this.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ease Up

I feel like I told you about my friend Rico once before. Here's some of his music. Enjoy the vibe.

<a href="http://easeup.bandcamp.com/album/the-ease-up-ep">Broken Pieces by Ease Up</a>

Friday, September 4, 2009

Some Anti-American Shiznit

This is an interesting clip. Disturbing, but interesting.

"Wait"



*dead*

LOL

If you haven't heard, President Obama is planning to give an address to kids in school all across the country to urge them to stay in school and work hard. I was reading an article about it and I came across this quote.

In Florida, GOP chairman Jim Greer released a statement that he was "absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology."


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Music Thursday


Me too, P. Me too...

Dom Kennedy - Best After Bobby


Link

Oh, you were looking for this weren't you.

Hey

I'm still alive.

19 units, 25+ hours of work a week, starting a student org on campus.

... and this _ Ham is still on vacation

Oh, but here's a picture of Blake Griffin.



With the best Center Fielder in all of baseball.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Orleans

I need a hot girl.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm In Texas

and I can't even hate.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Do Not Know


I have no idea what the movie is about, or what's going on in the trailer, but it's so sick visually that I had to share it with you. Movies today are getting insane with how well technology changes what we believe to be possible, and what we can create in our heads is almost always feasible when portraying your story on the big screen. Enjoy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hostage Situation


So I know this really pretty girl who writes well and is really cool but I haven't seen in a while because she is working in New York this summer at hostage magazine. If you happen to be a female reader, I would say you should check out her writing here. Happy Friday everybody!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Grow up.

All of these looks are coming directly from GQ. The article is about how to dress for job interviews, but honestly guys, all of these are just good looks overall. You need to be well dressed in whatever you do, but when you need to dress it up I'm sure you don't wanna come like a bum. So take it from me; ties, sweaters, slacks, and some really good dress shoes are all things you deserve in your arsenal. If you can't shell out majorly, I would say that these are the things you should splurge on:

Belt - You can't beat a good belt. Period. Oh, make sure it matches your shoes... tackyness is the easiest way to ruin a good outfit.
Shoes - They might run you a pretty penny, but they will pay off in the long run. You don't want your dogs barkin', yo.
Tie(s) - Details, details, details.
Blazer - Dress it up, dress it down, hit the town.






Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Girls Finally Gettin Down

Tell me what you think about Dom's new video. I'm not sold.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sneaking Peeks


Z A N A D A : Collective Respect

Spring '10

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Phil x IV

Saturday, August 8, 2009

We're gonna do what tonight?






Black x Black x Black

(props to the life files for the photos)

Sports


The best diversion.

To the 67-43 Dodgers, thanks for shining some light on this year for me. I'm right there with you Jermaine.

Wow pt. 2

For all you dudes who need motion to beat off.

*dead*

Wow


This is Ridiculous. I'm in love. Like, talking on the phone love(I hate talking on the phone)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Gambling

Today I went to San Manuel casino. It's an Indian(Native American?) gaming casino. Completely different experience than I was expecting. It was like a Vegas casino without the Vegas. Kinda weak, kinda fun. I dunno how soon I wanna go back though, my lungs can only take so much cigarette smoke.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

I was thinking



I realize that most of my day is spent listening to music, and seeking out new music. I fuck with the concept of this mixtape, so I figured you guys would like to hear what L.A.U.S.D. actually says about it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

In Nervous Anticipation


I'm waiting for Hugh's new album, cause I heard he was recording. Did you get Thesis of Elevation? Oh, you didn't? You should.

*Bites Fingernails*

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Another Good Day

Today



Wake up.

Go to bank.

Play basketball (yes, I like basketball).

Watch movies.

Sleep.

Review new music with Hugh.

Find out what the homies are up to.

*Looks back on a good day*

that's mars btw

Monday, August 3, 2009

I figured you would want to...

...see this. I laughed a lot.

Friday, July 31, 2009

LOL



Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sacramento


Sadly, my camera lens is broken(if anybody has a spare or wants to buy me one that would be dope), so I have to describe the past two days in words.

Yesterday I woke up early, drove to Canoga Park to pick up records that had just been pressed for George Thoroughgood and the Destroyers, because my uncle is his tour manager and they needed us(my aunt and I) to deliver them to Lodi, CA yesterday before their show in the evening.

Then we got on the 5 and headed up to Sacramento's general area. I called my friend and room mate Gino, who is from Sacramento, to see what he was doing. He informed me that downtown Sacramento has a music festival in a park every week and he would be attending it. I asked him to pick me up and he did.

Next, we went to the festival which was pretty fun, and followed that with dinner. we went to a place called My Barbecue Spot, and the tri tip sandwich there was delicious. We decided that we would like to go out to the bars in Downtown, so we went to Streets of London. I really liked the place, but there weren't very many girls there, much less ones I thought were very cute. We hung out there for a while and then went to the next bar. It was called The Distillery. There were probably 5 people there. Apparently it is packed there on Thursday nights, but last night was Friday so we had a beer and left. We went to another place called De Vere's(I think that's the correct spelling), and it was kind of the same thing as Streets of London, but the place was bigger so there were more people. None of the places we had been to had dancing, and that had been pretty much all I wanted to do last night.

We decided to go to the club that Gino's dad is part owner of, Ortega West. This is when the fun started. They play traditional Mexican drinking music and there is a dancefloor so I got my wish. I had never tried dancing like that and I took this as an opportunity to expand my horizons. I'm usually a person who will try anything once just for the experience, but I ended up having a whole lot of fun. I guess I was a pretty good dancer as well because Gino's sister called me "a natural". After we left, we visited the taco truck outside the club and ate again. Then I went to sleep.

This morning, we(my aunt and I) drove back to LA and I am safely in my room as I write this. Overall, I had a great time and I was happy for the hospitality that Gino's family showed me, as well as glad I could share in some new experiences and local culture.

Note: I am always hesitant to post something right after P talks about some real ish, but I figured that if i didn't put it down right now i would forget some stuff, and I would hate to leave anything out of the story.

It's Just My Thoughts Vol. 3

Volume's 1 and 2 are from back in '07. (yeah, we been doin' this sh#t for a minute)

Two things happened to me yesterday that I think have enhanced my perspective on a lot of things.

First, I went to Chipotle before work (I got a burrito bowl, if you cared) and while I was in the 'assembly line' the man in front of me held things up for a few minutes because he was dissatisfied with the amount of chicken in his tacos. He told the lady he wanted more chicken, and she told him it would cost more money. He then went on a mini-rant about how he gets less and less chicken every time. Now, if you know Chipotle like you should (in fact, if you don't eat Chipotle then just log off your computer) then you know that the size tortillas that they use for the soft tacos isn't exactly a wide canvas for the burrito designers to ladle on extra lbs of chicken. Anyways, the thing I gathered from that is that you must really be on some sh&t to complain about the amount of chicken on your Chipotle tacos. One of the things that I have been trying to teach myself is that we all have a finite amount of energy before we can go chill with Pam and Mike Jackson. That said, why waste energy on that?

Just a thought.

The second thing that happened was during my work shift. We keep packages for our residents in the back of our office, and a resident had left 17 packages back there. Not exactly sure why, but she just never came to pick them all up. My manager asked me to help carry some boxes to the girl's car in front of our office, so I did. As I set down the last two boxes the girl looked at me and said, "Well, that's all 17, ughhh, I'm gonna kill my mom."

I just walked back in and kept on with my shift. Mom references make me think, they make me miss, they sometimes bring tears to me, but they happen multiple times a day and I'm glad they do. Every single one of us is ungrateful at times, especially to the people who got us to where we are.

Next time you feel like complaining, or feel like you're going to say something ungrateful, pick something you can do to add positivity to your life. Wear a pink shirt and tell whoever you see to raise their breast cancer awareness, read about someone legendary and understand their story, or just call Mom (or Grandma & Auntie) and tell them they're beautiful and you love 'em. Stop wasting your energy for things that don't benefit you and the world we all live in. Like I said earlier, we have a finite amount of energy, but the affect that we could have on people can be infinite, that affect is mostly determined by how we use that energy

Cliff Notes: Negativity FTL

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Recording


So, I've been in the lab lately. This is an announcement to all the fans out there. Yes, all 7 of you. I'm here to let you know that my new mixtape, TWO, will be coming out in August-ine.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Make Her SAY

If you haven't seen it yet. I dunno how much i like it, but that's for you to decide.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This weekend

I will not be blogging. I may be tweeting. I will be drinking.

I'm the motherf*****' birthday MAN, with the world in the palm of my hand.

Hit me up if you will be in VEGAS.

^^^easter eggs in there, somewhere.^^^

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wow

I need one.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

NEWs.


Z A N A D A : CR

This brand is about to blow up. You heard it here first.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hey I'm Patrick

...and I like to blog a lot. Hamilton, yeah he's a blogger too, but I blog more. Blase blase, here's a picture of Blake Griffin.

Just kidding guys, but hit me on my twitter if you wanna hear what I have to say on a minute to minute basis. Tempting... I know.




    follow me on Twitter


    Thursday, July 9, 2009

    Feelin'

    Like this, right about now



    Top of the world, Ma

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009

    L - L - L

    ESPNRise recently named Loyola High School as the 4th best athletic program in the country.

    They'll be No. 1 soon.

    If I Say ...

    what first came to mind when I saw this, it would most likely be considered inappropriate.


    But she's famous because everybody saw her have sex with Brandy's little brother.

    But there are so many people that I would've picked before her, but I guess that's why I'm in marketing class right now.

    highlighting FTW

    Summer


    Tucson Sunset from my patio.

    BG

    young Blake Griffin, bout to play through all the bullsh#t


    Here's what Blake Griffin has going for him.
    - He's the No. 1 pick in the draft. Recent memory suggests he could be the next LeBron James, Dwight Howard or Yao Ming. Or at least have that kind of impact on his franchise.

    - He's going to the second largest media market in the league. Even though the Clippers are known for being terrible, they're still in LA, and they still play at Staples Center. If he can build the Clippers into a perennial playoff team, he becomes one of the more recognizable NBA players in the country.

    - He's an absolute beast, but more importantly has a work ethic that is off the charts and similar levels of confidence and poise. In his sophomore year at Oklahoma, Griffin took cheap shot after cheap shot and never retaliated.

    For the Clippers, Griffin gives them everything they need. It is the job of the organization to develop him (along with SG Eric Gordon) into the face of the franchise. For an organization that can never seem to get it right, the Clippers have a golden opportunity to start over. A couple of months ago they were a longshot for the first overall pick, with a roster that didn't look promising at all, and no cap space in sight. Now, they have Blake Griffin, and the challenge of helping him have the same impact as Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Tim Duncan. I for one, think it could happen. If it doesn't, I don't know what I'm gonna do.

    Monday, July 6, 2009

    Tits


    OH and Drake is somewhere in there too.

    Summer.


    My weekend > Yours

    Legit



    Much respect to Roger Federer. Most Grand Slam titles ever, and even more class.

    Corny cliches FTW

    Saturday, July 4, 2009

    <>

    Friday, July 3, 2009

    Kobe v. Artest



    LOL.

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    Happy July

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    Is it bad...



    ...that I really wanna see this if it's a real movie?

    There's Nothing Better

    Than a good .gif


    So to all the kids who will grow up not knowing life before .gifs, Enjoy!





    Monday, June 29, 2009

    Ham, come back!

    That's what someone said to me the other day. I got something real nice for you guys tonight. Mixtape "TWO" comes out in August-ine.

    Same Show





    I mean, the sh#t sells, he's relevant, and the song is somewhat entertaining.

    But.

    Really?

    Seriously?

    Ahh f*ck it, he's getting $, apparently that's all that matters.

    Friday, June 19, 2009

    Ready B?

    Let's go get em.

    (I apologize for using that line horribly out of context)

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Brrrrack

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    If You Get Down With Drake

    (sarcasm)



    Jamie Foxx - Digital Girl (Remix) (Feat. Drake)

    Jamie's performance is absolutely hilarious. Almost looks like he was joking. Drizzy kills it, and I'm pretty sure that's a new verse.

    There, my contribution to Drakemania and Drakeapalooza. This sh#t gettin' outta hand.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009

    If You Get Down With Reggae

    You guys should check out my homies rocking out. That's Rico singing, we went to school together.

    Monday, June 8, 2009

    Hiatus


    Someone approached me this weekend and asked me why I haven't been posting a lot lately. It's not because I'm not thinking about you guys. There are things I read and see every day that I might want to share with you. Something interesting, funny, or poignant happens to me every day. On Saturday, I had a conversation with my cousin on what the police can and cannot do to you. Today, I caught about 10 minutes of The Governator's movie, 6th day (a movie no one should ever watch) and it made me pee my pants somewhat. However, my days lately have been pretty busy, and as I am in the middle of writing a final paper, I thought I would check in. Honestly, I update my Twitter pretty much every day, sometimes multiple times a day, you might want to follow me there if you're into that kind of thing.

    I'm excited for summer. My internship should be pretty interesting, and I hope to learn a lot and be able to share what I've learned with you guys later. I haven't forgotten about you, and you can look forward to hearing from me sooner rather than later.

    Today, I've been listening to a lot of neo-soul. It helps me study because it's mellow and the beats are good ambiance. I forget how good this music is sometimes, when I'm listening to the new jams, but it's good to reacquaint yourself, like catching up with old friends. These songs are no "chop suey", but they'll do.

    I don't know if you've noticed, but I put a bunch of links in that post, I think I'm going to start doing that from now on, when at all possible. Let me know how you guys like it.

    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    C. Ronaldo

    LULz