Music Review – Kanser – Future Retro Legacy

Kanser - Future Retro LegacySo I don’t see myself as a music critic by any means, but occasionally I come across a movie or album that I just can’t get enough of. For the last week and a half I’ve been completely obsessed with Kanser‘s Future Retro Legacy (Interlock Records).

I’m by no means a hip-hop enthusiast, in fact most people would probably say I have the craziest taste in music they had ever seen. Never the less, I know when I like something. This album takes a retro-blues feel and meshes it with hip-hop. It’s flawlessly gritty.

It reminds me a cruising around, summer time, windows down, sunroof open, cigarette in hand.

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Love, Actually.

I fall in love everyday.

Hell I live in Uptown, I fall in love close to every hour. It’s summer, people are out. People are showing skin. It makes me melt.

I don’t think it’s wrong to fall in love everyday, do you? Love is an emotion. It’s a feeling. It’s what you make of love that matters in the end. I know this much, love is not a booty-call or a sideways lingering glance. It’s the give and take. It’s doing the dishes. It’s washing their socks.

I love my friends. I’ve got some amazing ones. I love the sun, and I’m so happy it’s back. I love my iPhone and the actual people I work with.

What it boils down to is, I love my life today, let’s not question it.

It’s been a good month, and I only suspect it will get better.

merry christmas baby.

The elements did not want me making the trek to Nebraska for the holidays… first an ice storm, then a blizzard in Iowa, then a blizzard in Minnesota, what are the odds?

I’m making banana bread at the moment. It smells so very nice.

I’m also making a Christmas Playlist, Brighten has definitely made the grade this year with their Christmas song. They also made a video… it’s pretty nifty. Hope the holidays treated you well, mine was ok, I’ll take it.  

African Millipedes

PhotobucketWhen I was in high school I went to a science focus program, lovingly called Zoo School because it was held at the zoo. It was amazing. The teachers went by their first names, they trusted you, they pushed you, and they offered you the chance to do things most other high school students didn’t get to do. One of those things was an event called Bug Bash.

Bug Bash was a week-long event where fourth graders from around the city came to the zoo for a day to learn about bugs. The Zoo School students would train for a week and then teach all these fourth graders, who loved listening to a high school student rather then their “boring” teachers (as one little girl said).

I worked this event for 2 years, both years I was put at the hissing cockroaches and african millipede booth, something about no one else wanted them. I fell in love with the millipede, they are an amazing creature. When they crawl on your arm or skin it feels like the sensation you get when a limb is waking back up, the needles, it’s crazy.

A few nights ago my friend Ross and I were talking about his tarantula that is the class pet at the school he teaches at. It got me thinking about the african millipede again, I think I would like one as a pet. Now, I’m not sure this desire will come to fruition but the seed has been planted in my head and we shall see where that goes.

Juno is the cheese to my macaroni.

I saw one of the most well-done movies I have seen in a long time last night, JUNO.

Seriously, this movie is written by a Minnesota writer, takes place in Minnesota, and has so many great lines you wont know how to process all the goodness. In addition the soundtrack was so good I had to stop at CheapO on the way home to get it.

Moral of this whole thing is that you need to go to the Uptown Theater, sit in the balcony and see this movie, it will be well worth it.

JUNO