Friday, April 29, 2011

my gf

you know how it is... she pretty much puts me up on most of the "new" stuff i hear about/see online or in the media. so today i wanted to just share 2 of the most recent things she's shown me. first is a short web series about the neighborhood we live in. it's called bushwick but since williamsburg has become the hipster epicenter realtors have renamed it east willyburg. gentrification is a mutha.

the other is something you need a bad ass internet connection for. basically someone had the genius idea of posting a bunch of downsized youtube videos on the same page... why is this genius? in all the videos people are playing defferent instruments inbflat.
ya dig? so you start hitting play on a couple at a time and they all start groovin. pretty tight.

yeah, that's all for now kiddies. much love to my shorty! much love to my clica! much love and prayers for the people in the south starting the rebuilding process.

p.s. road trip... chi-town then nyc... DO IT.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Had Diarrhea Since Easters!

My never ending quest to eat everything in the world has caused me to temporarily neglect the one true thing that really matters: Tacos El Grullense Jal.!!! But never again, cuz Gilas got that true Mexican comida on lock! Peep the Easter dinner feast...

La Banda keeps it fresh. New iiiilll track coming soon.

Das on yo bank account.

Lesbian smoke signals.

Ale transformed his paisa house shoes into springtime sexi Giants pride chanklas!

2fast with them Castro rim accents!

Of Nazareth, Dose One, Jel at the Elbo Room on May 9th. You're there!

Cyphie4skin got a album release party comin up at the end of next month too. Look out for the lineup soon, possibly some rappin by yours truly?? Ohh snap! Also Influenza (aka Wally Guerrero) bout to put on a show on May 21st in Gilas, more info comin soon. Shao!!!

Aye cheah! Late!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

deliver the word

there is nothing better than when someone does an original justice. this one right here epitomizes a sample freaked proper. man.... R.I.P. GURU, much love to D.j. Premiere and Scarface..

deliver the word


p.s. this is the 4th post this month? daaaaamn yall..




F O C H O S O N !

Monday, April 18, 2011

i don't like this suv.

i love the headlights on this van.

the train car off to the right should give a idea of height.
dee took me to this store the first time i came out to ny. today i went diggin here and found a couple of gems.

oh yeah, and i seen this building.
also seen this video. my opinion... ? cali will forever be fresher, but nyc will always be harder.

spring is here. i should have taken a pic of the blossoms. it's a great feeling. i'm pretty sure spring is my favorite season.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


last night was AMAZING. i really can't put it any other way. Dee invited me to do a workshop with her teens at the center in queens. about 10 of them total. i just gave them a quick run down about sampling (which they didn't really need) and then got right to the fun. so obviously there's no way i could really teach anyone how to freak a buddy in 3 hours... but 3 hours is plenty of time to gett'em sampling and recording sequences... after my quick intro to freakin' cuts i let 'em loose. they totally crushed it. the one record a student did bring in was herold melvin and the blue notes.


it was good. i've been an mpc fan ever since L n I copped that first one back then. but lately i've been seeing a bunch of other ma(S)chines jump on the scene and am stoked that there is going to be an mpc style drum machine (midi controller) that you can freak on a computer monitor. but what i don't understand is why doesn't buddy do this? my mpc has a usb already... why can't it transmit anything more than files that i can't use on my computer? don't get me wrong, i've seen a bunch of freeware that claims you can make programs and edit samples... but i'm pretty sure they all suck. my beef with the one piece i did see was that ALL it had was a usb plug and a midi in & out. if it's a stand alone piece (like the mpc) you should be able to sample from more than a computer. when i first moved to san diego (for the second time) all i brought was clothes, my bmx, a pocket digital pocket 4track, a $!0 mic, and my mpc 1000 with a bag of cables. i was sampling cd's, a BUNCH of movies, and a lot of the new people in my life. eventually i got the 4track in the mix and threw down Audio Scribble Vol.1. that was it. basically, i'm just just sayin i like having options, and i don't know why they would limit a machine.. is it to sustain the market? or maybe to keep production costs down and profits up? did they just want a cleaner, more chic look? either way... i guess i may never get to have my cake and eat it to..

here i am rambling when all you came to see is what i do to fried pig feet. (i think i already posted this one but it's still worth staring at for a few.

i went down to the skatepark by the water after work on greek independence day and seen these kids. braaaaaaaapp!
i seen this and thought of you. i hope you're doing aight these days.

the weather out here is so crazy. this pic was back in march around 1:30 in the morning... yes, photo by dee. still, tryin' to get an interview with dj elofader.

last month i was pretty much a mess.. well not really, i was just trying to get the rest of this album together. the is how the floor of mu udio was looking the day i got around to cleaning my room. cutting the same stencil 3 times sucks. but i jus really wanted to make it hot.. since i'ma be tryin' ta move these lil baby block units. so yeah, stickers are next..
guess that's all for now. my goal was to have the live show package together by the end of april and i'm well on my way. thanks again to everyone who has gave me feedback and helped nurture my artistic growth. i gots nothing but love for ya. -Frankie