HAPPY FATHER’S DAY FELLAS..

stannisTo all you daddies .. goddaddies , cat daddies,  ..  grown men that women call their daddy’s , pimps, playas, hustlers, grandpappy’s, stepdaddies, adoptive daddies, and two dad home daddies…. DON’T BE A DICK LIKE THIS GUY … hell most of the Game of Throne dads SUCK… SO .. JUST YEAH.. don’t be this guy .. no Baratheon daddies round hyeah .. O.K.. Enjoy your day fellas.. you are appreciated… Here are a few songs about DADDIES.. ( well i don’t know if Father is a daddy but the fools name is FATHER SO..LOL ) BE THEY GOOD , BAD OR INDIFFERENT…    PEACE!!!

AND YES DAMMIT I WENT HERE ..

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Birkenstocks .. sans the tree to HUG!!!

BIRKENSTOCKS ARE BACK… omg.. and they aren’t your composting , high school biology teacher’s kicks ANYMORE…

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Yes , the shoe once  reserved for tree huggers and those of the granola and patchouli  ILK have risen from the Acapulco Gold formed ashes like a phoenix and came through to represent … BIRKENSTOCKS ,the most controversial shoe on the planet.. Families and friendships have been divided for decades,  upon debating their ugliness or efficiency as a shoe..

 A few years back I had an awesome pair of Michael Kors metallic pink joints that I wore until they DIED … there was no repairing them .. so I played taps and moved on ( sniff , sniff) .. I still have them though .. JUST TO SAY .. 10 YRS AGO i rocked Birkenstocks BITCHES ( i was in the 2nd or 3rd wave of the return) … IN METALLIC PINK.. observe this.. ok… but I digress.. birkenstocks the loop These cork bottomed arguably attractive beauties have been around since the 60’s.. I promise you that your mom or grandma, (depending on your age) . was pissing in the fields at Woodstock rocking some friggin BIRKIES dude….    and now you can get them everywhere..in any , shape , design, color or fabric….THERE ARE JELLY BIRKENSTOCKS… Sit with that for a quick cute second..

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birkenstocks-eva-chen-lead-pic the gloss dot comIn LA, they sell pyramid studded Birkenstocks at THE SLAUSON SWAP MEET .. no really .. THEY HAVE HIT THE HOOD with a fierce fleeky intensity so, whether you are ‘FUCKIN UP SOME COMMAS’ or in the “Age of Aquarius”  the Birkenstock revival is upon us and YES THEY ARE ACTUALLY CUTE … and comfy as shit ..  I can’t front.. I never thought I would see my sistas from around the way slidin out of the mani/pedi situation donning a pair of cork bottomed hippie sandals .. NEVER THOUGHT.. but the day has arrived…    As cute as some of these are there is no WAY you could be apprehensive, so run out and in the VINTAGE WORDS OF BIG SEAN ” go in and get ya some” …..

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I noticed the low key ,subtle resurgence of this shoe last summer. I saw that they were casually being rocked by quite a few laid back , yoga induced, hipsters but not in an obivous way.. ya know but instead more of , like, on the way to Ashtanga Yoga or your V-Steam appointment or some shit like that … I noticed this spring though that people were rocking these things in places other than Whole Foods or Farmer’s Market.   I was noticing Birkenstocks in prints, floral, outstanding colorways, HIGH end.. Low End…

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I MEAN .. they are back…   Everyone from Birkenstock ( THE OG’S) to Givenchy is serving up some type of Birkenstock or “inspired by” sandal… ranging from 15 to several hundred dollars.. for comfort and of course FASHION DAHLIN!!!!… .. OH and it’s also popular to really get throwed and toss on some comfy socks to compliment your joints. I am not sure how long we will have with this trend.. I mean are they here forever LIKE THE REVIVAL OF THE LEGGING, ( throws hands to heavens a la Ruby Dee in Jungle Fever) … or will it be a trend like so many others and fade away after SUMMER OF 2015, as for me… this here is FINALLY .. a fashion trend i can get with I mean how can we not enjoy .  “GO TO THE GROCERY STORE CHIC”… or .. “Mother Stoner Couture” .. LOL… that’s right up my alley …  I am always down to represent for the White Rabbit around this bitch … ( lights joint)       … 😉

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Fruit Shot Glasses.. ER MAH GAWD…

watermelonstrawcantNothing better in the summertime than cool drinks with fruit.. This is a SIMPLE yet perfect combination for the hot and sweaty days in the backyard or out on the patio. Today the girls over at Delish.com offered up some sunny day inspiration with these little natural shot glasses..  .. Fill these cute little scooped out fruit bits with your favorite Vodka or Tequila and Enjoy ..Hey it’s the healthy way to get drunk.. HAHAHH.. Make these for BBQ’s, Poolside functions ,Baby Showers or just old-fashioned kick backs and Turn Ups… Grab ya fruit , Grab ya bottle and LET’S GO. YUMMMMMM…

Slice off the very tip of the strawberry (be careful not to do too much), then slice off the tops and hollow out the center. Fill with shot.

Slice off the very tip of the strawberry (be careful not to do too much), then slice off the tops and hollow out the center. Fill with shot.

Halve watermelon, then cut thick blocks off the rind. Slice into 2

Halve cantaloupe and scoop out seeds and stringy flesh, then cut into 1″ pieces. Use a melon baller to scoop out a hole big enough for a shot. Fill with shot.

Halve watermelon, then cut thick blocks off the rind. Slice into 2

Halve watermelon, then cut thick blocks off the rind. Slice into 2″ pieces and use a melon baller to scoop out a hole big enough for a shot. Fill with shot

Heyyy Popsicles are for GROWN UPS…

It’s hot.. summer is upon us.. and there is nothing better than getting turned up ..while turning your OWN TEMPERATURE.. WAAAYYY DOWN..  We present to you  VODKA FRUIT POPSICLES.. yummers…   This comes from the awesome people over at Tipsy Bartender ….. you should follow their blog.. they have all kinds of spirits over there to keep you ON for the summer LOL….

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vodka, grapefruit, basil variation

DAIQUIRI PARADISE POPS

Red Layer:
1 cup Frozen Raspberries
1/2 cup Guava Rum
1/4 cup Simple Syrup

Orange Layer:
1 Sliced Mango
1/2 cup Passion Fruit Rum
1/4 cup Passion Fruit Mix

Yellow Layer:
1 cup Frozen Pineapples
1 1/2 cup Pineapple Rum
1/4 Simple Syrup

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Tipsy Bartender is also on Instagram, where they hold a monthly contest! Post your original recipe and photo on Instagram using ‪#‎TipsyBartender‬ and they will repost the best ones. Each month, the pics with most likes wins $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place: $100.

Happy Birthday Pac

No need for a long post… THE WORLD CELEBRATES YOU TODAY PAC.. and over here we we celebrate you all the time….

Past Pac Posts!!  ( yup that’s where some of your favorite joints are ) … Holla if ya hear me, Gotta Get Mine, Hit em Up,  etc..      

Tupac Amaru Shakur       6/16/71-9/13/96

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Tupac Shakur The Source Awards. The Paramount Theatre, N.Y.C. April 25, 1994.

NOOO.. THEY KILLED JON SNOW…. YOU BASTARDSSSSS…

*Blank stare* …. so now you motherfuckers want to follow the books….

“i hope you get fucked up in these Westeros Streets HOE”.. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

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WELL we are still devastated … there really are no words . Superbbness is inconsolable .. smh… and now I am rooting for The White Walkers…. EAT EVERYBODY … DAMNIT..

HERE IS The Season 5 Finale RECAP FROM THE NEGUS…. I don’t even have any fucking jokes… 😦

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My hopes for the new season .. Davos, kill The Red Bitch … Arya get your sight back boo, Drogon is lazy as fuck.. and i hope there is a Dothraki as fine as Khal Drogo amongst the legions of fools surrounding The Mother of Dragons…  Cersei .. i almost felt sorry for you as you were smothered with shit , piss, smegma and village jizz hahah..but then i remembered I hate you .. and you should be dead not JON .. (tears) ..  I do know this Season 6 will probably consist of her boiling the High Sparrow .. ALL OF THEM in pots HAHAHAH.. she is mad… I MEAN REALLY PISSED..

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WE WILL MISS YOU JON SNOW… WE WILL NEVER GET OVER IT !!!!

and remember “pussy smoke monsters have a short life expectancy ” hahahahah.. The Negus are HILARIOUS LOL…..

George R.R. Martin you fucker…. ( sigh)

…and now our watch HAS ENDED………

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Things to stare at while high….Yeah man..

Smoke one or two .. and enjoy the juxtaposition of what’s real and what’s not… negative space vs. everything else… Are you high.. because in reality this shit ain’t moving ..LOL..

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more illusions to the naked eye…..

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SHOTTTTTTTTTTTSS… for the Realm

Okay guys , it’s almost time.. let us a form a prayer circle around Jon Snow.. AND TURN UP .. HAHAHAHA….. Come back to us later for our recap with The Negus …after the finale…

This two drinks are very simple and  you still have time to rush out for the ingredients… See  ya in Westeros…

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Ingredients :

-100 ml tonic
-30 ml gin
– 1 table spoon lemon juice
For Decoration :
-Fine Sugar
-Lemon Juice

Take sugar in a shallow dish smear edge of the glass with a little lemon juice. Turn the glass into the dish till the sugar sticks to edges. Leave to dry.
Meanwhile take tonic pour into a plastic container & put in the freezer. When the tonic is completely frozen crush it with a spoon and put it in a chilled martini glass – add lemon juice and gin.

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HOUSE OF TARGARYEN  FIRE AND BLOOD

– Drop of Grenadine
-50 ml of clear strong rum
– A bit of spirit

Pour into a glass alcohol and swirl it carefully so that the alcohol covers the walls, pour away remaining alcohol. At bottom  of glass pour a drop of Grenadine, complement Rum. Kindle the glass for effects, blow and drink.

 THERE ARE A MYRIAD OF SPIRITS for the Old Gods and The New… .. over here …. OMG.. now go drink like Tyrion ….

Take your FOOD into THE POOL.. HURRAY!!!!!

pizzapoolWhile Winter has finally come in Westeros, Summer is only days away HERE  in our part of world… . When invoking the name of the four seasons; Summer is probably the most beloved and celebrated.. Yes, It’s a time for Sunshine, BBQ’s , bikinis, board shorts and swimming Pools!!

No worries about Whitewalkers right now while the sun is” beatin down on my basebal hat”, my concern is staying chill because it will get hot as 3 dragons breathing fire in some places.  You can always cool down in the pool or FIND SOME FUCKING SHADE. Ha! Then again if you can get to the pool, beach or a body of water to your liking then may I suggest the newest CRAVE of a WAVE……FOOD FLOATIES!!!!!

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There’s all sorts of snacks and treats you can float on. They didn’t have this stuff when I was a kid. So I’m totally fascinated by all of it. It’s all very cute. I’ve already imagined myself floating on a slice of pizza or perhaps a watermelon.  I hope a pineapple food floatie is made omg, I’d be ecstatic as i LOOOVEEE PINEAPPLE lol but until then I’ll float on anyone of these. They have many varieties ranging from the inexpensive kiddie toy , to the more advanced , pricey adult pool accoutrement ,like the remote control drink and snack caddy, to an inflatable, floatable BEER PONG STATION along with floating bars and islands that are larger than living rooms, ALL, for your pool.. … .  You can find most of these pool pieces at your local department or home specialty based store like , Wal-Greens, Wal-Mart, Target and/or Home Depot.  You may also find a large range of inexpensive fun pool accessories at Rite Aid, Lowes or Bartell’s. If you are really a poolside G.. you can order yourself a pool Donut while posted up in YOUR POOL, floating on a slice of pizza, smoking a joint and drinking a Mimosa delivered via pool caddy .. HA!!! ..  Check out Amazon or Ebay for some ONLINE good deals if you prefer to kick back and shop ..

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That 3 Girl Classic Situation PART 1.. MADAME X *FLASHBACK FRIDAY*

Original Post date .. Feb/ 2012

This post is an ode to the 3 girl groups of my choice.. SO.. let’s serve up a little VINTAGE..  Madame X..  AND LATER..  some Vanity 6.. (I am an OG .. I DON’T FUCK WITH APPOLONIA 6) well i did like A MILLION MILES but that was the BRENDA OF IT ALL ..LOL..anyway class today’s lesson is.. about :MADAME X

.Madame X released “Just That Type of Girl“, their first single from the self titled album Madame X on Atlantic Records in the late 80s. “Just That Type of Girl”, quickly climbed the dance and R&B Charts to #4 Billboard. The group’s producer, Bernadette Cooper from the Solar/MCA group Klymaxx, organized the group as she and the Madame X members envisioned the group’s concept. The Klymaxx sound heard on such hits as “The Men All Pause” and “Meeting In The Ladies Room” was blended with Madame X’s music and fashion personas to create a brand new sound. Group members, Iris Parker, Valerie Victoria and Alisa Randolph brought with them artful inspiration and vintage sass, similiar to what you may have though of Labelle in their eclectic hey day.. , their bold fashion and mysticism. Another essential element in the group’s sound and style is their shared love for the music of artists like Prince, Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and Grace Jones. Passing up their opportunity to sign to Solar Records, Madame X was snapped up by Sylvia Rhone, who headed the Atlantic Records’ R&B division. When Madame X debuted their imagery was ground-breaking and they influenced the artistic standards in the R&B and Hip-Hop scene. Following up the release of Just That Type of Girl, they released the singles, “I Wonder” and “I Want Your Body” as well as the title tracks for motion pictures such as “Action Jackson” starring Sharon Stone and Vanity. Madame X’s songs continue to be played and sampled, most famously on Michael Jackson’s hit song “Keep It In The Closet”. Original CDs are cult-collected(TRANSLATION: hard to fucking find)

Sadly Alisa Marie Randolph succumbed to breast cancer in 05.. they say she remained beautiful til the bitter end.. 😦

Classic joints from these ladies….  Cherries in the Snow, I Wonder, Just that Type of Girl, Madame X, Marry Me, shoot ,  me and my teenage homegirls used to LOVE THEM

So If you remember.. take this trip back in time with us .. when female performers  were actually DOPE.. and not ALLL ABOUT ASS..  and if you don’t remember.. that’s what Auntie Beejay is here for.. “See you gon’ learn today” …

Madame X on Soul Train: ” I Wonder”

Just That Type of Girl 

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Sound Bites: The Goodies… The Parliaments x Parliament

The Journey of a beat:

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The Parliaments..”All Your Goodies Are Gone”.. . in 1967  George said.. “Let me give it to ya’ll like this here”

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Parliament …In 1974,  after many more joints and trips… George STILL REFUSED the loser’s seat., ya’ll gone get this work.. REWORKED IT….!!!.     “All Your Goodies are Gone”. off the Up for the Down Stroke LP.. ( that’s real 70’s .. read it in a Frankie Crocker voice..”off the elllll peeeee ) HAHAHAAH … . the more gangsta , funk face version…

and then in the 80s Herby Luv Bug sped it up .. and VOILA.. Salt N Pepa

Everybody Get Up !!!!

shut up …..  you know ya’ll used to fuck with this… hahahah ..

 

Kick it up , Kick it up AGAIN.. *Flashback Friday Post*

Actual post date … May of 2009 YOU MISSED IT KID.. hahah LISTEN..THERE IS LIVE FISHBONE IN THIS BITCH FROM 87… GET IN HERE !!!

This is an actual excerpt from 1964’s This is Ska.  Observe the swagger of the dance.  This was the beginning of the first wave of the ska movement.  Started in Jamaica in the early 50’s, ska was the seed of what begat Reggae, Roots, and PUnk respectively.  I personally rocked with the 1st and 2nd wave of ska.. and of course Fishbone during all the waves lol.. This was a movement that spread to the US and had us all pushing Vespas, dressing two tone, and rocking monkey boots, creepers, and bitch boots.  But it’s not too late.. go cop you some Specials, English Beat, or Madness today.

Desmond Dekker R*I*P came thru with joints like “Rude Boy Train” and “The Israelites”
Ya’ll ain’t fuckin with Mr. Dekker’s jumpsuit.. He got the Maurice White tightness while representin that 2tone all day doggy lol..observe that Rude boy 2 tone motif… A little Prince Buster mixed with Johnny Taylor.. I ain’t mad.. (shakes head and lights joint.) I AM NOT MAD..

The Wailers started out as a ska band in the early 60’s … You can tell on such joints as “Concrete JUngle” and “Stir it up”.  A bit slower but this was you know when the “pick it up” turned into “cool it down”

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nods are also given to Prince Buster and Lee scratch Perry.. during this period.

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Sound Bites: Wu-Tang Edition

Quick journey of a beat !!!!

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First there was:

The Charmels: As Long as I Got You

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and then RZA went here it with it  C.R.E.A.M

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and these dope dudes felt this way about it .. El Michels Affair ….C.R.E.A.M

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( okay so obviously fools know this came from from 2009’s El Michels Affair’s “Enter the 37th Chamber Wu tribute album)  but lame ass Youtube wouldn’t let me share that one so here it is, from The Chef soundtrack lol..  but lowkey that  Chef soundtrack is good as hell .. so there’s that .. PEACE!!

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Dispensary Review: Bud to go!!!! HerbPlease.Com

herbpleaseEvery week Superbbness and I will be giving you the goods on the local herb shops between good ole LOS ANGELES and the NORTHWEST region ( where the shit is completely LEGAL BABY ..AYEEEEE!!)  I just recently really got into bud delivery services here in LA  .  In the past I have actually been against this because last year i tried a service which shall remain nameless , and the herb was cool but I only had TWO choices.. the hell… I shop for bud like fruits and veggies.. I am like E-40 widit .. I NEED “CHOICES” DAMMIT .. anyway..  i went online to Herbplease.com and chose my flowers from a wonderful list of trees .They have Indicas, Sativas, and Hybrids.. So there I sat in my pajamas and bonnet, mouse in hand . ONLINE.. like it was crazy. just point and click like I was on Amazon buying books or some shit . I am just gleefully filling my cart . I was a bit nervous though because clearly a picture of some herb is one thing but the texture, smell and feel AND GOODNESS is a hole nug of another color.. I would have held a fool hostage up in here if he had got here and the shit looked like oregano .. HAHA .. it would be some smoke in the city and I ain’t talkin about KUSH SMOKE lol..just kidding.. I would have kindly sent him on his way without my coin BUT LUCKILY FOR ME that was not the case. The initial time they visit , they take a pic of your Doctor’s Rec and ID and after that no need until you of course renew  your recommendation.  They also have all sorts of deals and specials which is awesome. They do offer incentives with recycled bottles and Yelp Reviews which is always dope along with friendly and knowledgable honest delivery dudes.

Okay so getting to the herbals… TeslaOGMy favorite connoisseur strain is “Tesla OG”. this is a STRONG indica dominant HYBRID.. these types are my favorite strains.  I rarely smoke straight Indica and when I do i mix it with just a little TOP SHELF sativa.  I love Indica so i do need that to be dominant BUT .I like that little Sativa head high that slides through with the Indica’s body high . Ok so The Tesla OG is outstanding  you do get exactly a gram though when you buy 1 GRAM lol.. I am just keepin it 100 but the price is cool when you get 1/8ths and upwards . I would suggest getting more than a gram to get more bang for your buck, they have a 4 gram lil power pack that i always get and it’s beneficial to the pocket 😉     The other strains are great as well .. The tried and true Platinum Bubba Kush, an Indica hybrid of Platinum OG X Bubba Kush. She offers the earthy , hearty like warm taste with a real stoney head and body high asoociated with an Indica dominant/ Sativa strain..Superb… Vanderbilt OG is another special strain and it is  PART OG , PART PURPLE Hybrid and is slightly sweeter to the taste than the Tesla.,the feeling is very floaty and after I smoked it I cleaned the kitchen and organized the fridge IJS.. I always get the Jack Herrer when i order here because he truly is the King of Sativa strains.  Jack is my favorite daytime herb, I get so much done during the day when i smoke a little Mr. Herrer, It is usually my Wake and Bake strain.  Classic Jack YOU KNOW!!!!!   Edibles and everything you may need like papers, tips, blunts etc can be delivered with your meds, if you are in need. The concentrates are impressive,  right now i am working with a Blue Dream Crumble which i sprinkle generously through my Tesla/Jack joints.  They have a good selection of waxes, crumbles, melts and bubbles, all reasonably priced.HERBPLEASEPACKAGE  Don’t pass up the edibles section. They have Kiva Bars , Gummy Bears , HOney, Cheeba Chews and ey’thang in between.  I would suggest you really be BUYING some shit when you hit them up .. don’t be a jackass and try to get a hot DUB DELIVERED LOL.. don’t be that GUY .. Donate generously .. I really do enjoy this spot the packages are discreet and the drivers , again ,are always accommodating.  You order online , they call to confirm and you are on deck in about 30 minutes.  *sidenote: Don’t be trying to get no herb DELIVERED in your dusty ass , dangerous neighborhood* …you already know . ain’t nobody fucking with Western ,not really Crenshaw,  Normandie,  anything past Olympic traveling South  lol.. Pico .. USC AREA fa sho but any other part of Vermont not around Ktown you can FAGETTIT  . if it’s treacherous .. HELL NO ..LOOKS like dat ass will be in line at the spizzle .. AND THAT’S OK.. ( now my area is not all that great but i am ME ..so there’s that lol.. favors in the Kush community and that lot haahah )

“Power” Season 2 premiere hits Starz record with 1.43 Million Viewers

Photography By Myles Aronowitz

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Oh yes!    Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson talks enough shit but thankfully he can back it up . He waged war against urban powerhouse “EMPIRE” and I will be damned if he didn’t set a new standard at his own network;  letting the Empire team knows that Power would not be denied and is still a top contender as a television heavyweight ..The asshole that we hate to love is back along with the rest of the exceptional cast for Season 2 of the gritty street drama , “POWER”.  The record-breaking debut has set a new viewership high bar , knocking original Starz series Spartacus :Vengeance (1.39 million)  out of their dominant spot for an opening season premiere for the network .There has been an 32% increase in viewers since the Season 1 finale in August of 2014 . Power has also experienced a 209% viewership boost from last season’s initial episode and  some are attributing this extra spike in Power fans to residual left over  “Empire” interest.  The success of the Fox Networks ghetto baby has sparked America’s interest in the urban experience, but that is just the word on the street or should I say the marketing round table.   50 is probably not going to agree with that little nugget , I am sure he will accredit the attention to the great writing, action and twisted story of loyalty , betrayal, sex, juggin’ murder  and drama . powerseason2 I have no idea as i appreciate each show for its individual nuances,  but I do know that Power is an exciting, raw show and we at Bamboobanga have been watching since the first season .  We know the ladies are tuning in for those sexy love scenes with gorgeous brother Omari Hardwick, bring on more chop down scenes please  and thank you ..!!!!! Listen the ladies agree , Ghost is the man with his cheatin ass ….  HE LOOKS GOOD and those love scenes are extra spicy…. Curtis seems to be donning his hats as executive producer and cast member like a champ .  He gets more screen time this season as  “Kanan” ( Jackson) has been released from prison and is now plotting Ghost’s( Hardwick) expedient  demise.TOMMYKANN  He is trying to wipe our guy off the map with his shit eating grin LOL.. Tasha, Ghost’s main woman and wife ( Naturi Naughton) is still plotting and scheming to keep her man in these streets and Tommy (Joseph Sikora) is still representing as a street soldier demanding Ghost keep his focus on the dope game.   Ghost is still fucking with ( figuratively and literally) the Feds.  He can’t seem to shake Angela ( Lela Loren) who is his old love but also unbeknownst to her and HIM , trying to put her boo thang (Ghost) in prison for life. She works for the D.A. and his case is the one she is trying to crack in the realest of ways. HA! .OMARI.   Of course there is more infidelity , jealousy , thirst, sex and confusion but that is all the stuff that ratings dreams are made of . The supporting cast rocks as well . The soundtrack deserves some serious recognition as Saturday’s debut  ep offered joints by Drake, Pusha T, and Chase and Status.   This thing is loaded with hood goodness but has the slickness of a well produced network drama.  Congrats POWER team, it looks like the second season is starting off successfully …and  .. the riveting series has just been renewed for A THIRD SEASON .  So kudos again ..We look forward to the rest of the season .. . Check below for more of what’s to come in Season 2 of the Starz original POWER.

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THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT !!! PART ONE….

so we are cinephiles here at Bamboobanga …. we are totally obsessed with FILM, Art,Kush and Television ,  respectively .. Superbbness and I both come from film and television backgrounds so we always are watching something AWESOME WHILE SMOKING  SOMETHING…

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Growing up ..i was obsessed with being a teen and taking shit over… I mean i was all things emo and angsty .. I am also deep into NOSTALGIA.. right now . i am going to share with you some of my favorite GET HIGH FLICKS.. where the fucking kids were NOT ALRIGHT  …

let’s start with 1979’s Over the Edge.. now if you saw the recent Kurt Cobain documentary “Montage of Heck” .. you would see that Cobain found inspiration in this little flick as well.. It was also one of the first films for Matt Dillon and Vincent Spano.. aww they were babies.. overtheedge2

The gist is that essentially this new little desert town , New Grenada . thinks that the local rec center THAT CLOSES AT 6PM.. is enough to provide entertainment and containment for their young people.. The adults basically ignore them until one of the kids gets a hold of a pistol and starts foolin around,  and accidentally (err) shoots and kills a local police officer .. UH OH .. the next night the old folk gather to decide what to do … and during that time .. ALL HELL BREAKS LOSE.. and the kids are in charge like Charles HAHAHAHAH… it’s cheesy and awesome… This movie also has a damn awesome soundtrack ( good luck finding it though)  , Jimi, Cheap Trick , (lots of Cheap Trick) , Van Halen, and The Ramones to name a few..   Director : Johnathan Kaplan …….Starring: Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano , Pamela Ludwig

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My next favorite is 1983’s Suburbia .. now i have put this joint on here so many times.. but hell.. that was years ago so HERE IT IS AGAIN LOL.. .. So it starts off .with a teenage runaway chick hitch hiking, she is picked up by a lady with a baby .. the car gets a flat, (this was before cell phones ) .. the lady gets out to use the payphone on the side of the freeway and her baby  is mauled and killed by a rabid stray dog (off camera of course BUT STILL LOL) .. ..  GOT YOUR ATTENTION. yeah that’s how i felt as a preteen LIKE OMG, WHAT THE FUCK , hahaha ..surburbia

We then see young Evan with his bitter drunk ass mama going through it .. He goes to see TSOL .. somebody slips him a mickey and he meets up with blonde coiffed punk  Jack who offers him a place to stay … Evan is like fuck it ..”my life is shit anyways” .. and on their way to the raggedy ass squat house.  (T.R House, which is a raggedy squat house in an unincorporated part of land off the 605) .. they  pick up another wayward kid.. Joe Schmo who is salty because his dad is gay … soooo anyways a bunch of shit goes down .. the house is full of young punks, ONE OF THEM a very young FLEA FROM THE CHILI PEPPERS ha he plays a dude with a rat named RAZZLE. AAAH  Flea!!!!!!!!!!
fleaandratThe young squad becomes THE REJECTED.. erego the moniker,T.R.  These kids loot to live, get drunk , and revolt against “THE MAN” ..   yadda yadda .they become the neighborhood menaces .. . it all ends in a culmination of FUCK .. this is one of my favorite flicks… it’s cheesy too .. but as a young PUNK (in my mind).. this told my story hahahahah..   A cautionary tale of Mohawks and rebellion .. most of the actors were not actors but real local punks and i have always thought that was really rad.. never mind that it was not going to be in line for any Academy Awards hahahaha…   Penelope Spheeris of “The Destruction of Western Civilization” documentaries did a cool job with this low budget nugget.. so roll up .. lay back and enjoy.. also get up and dance around when “Washed Away” comes on.. that’s the jam .. AYEEEEEEE  Director and Writer : Penelope Spheeris  Starring: Chris Pederson , Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay and FLEA .. Suburbia-Dress-10

moving on to 1983’s. The Outsiders” LET’S DO IT FOR JOHNNY” ..

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So this little gem is probably the most POPULAR .. amongst  you reading this..I mean  who doesn’t say “Stay Gold” ..or “Let’s Do it for Johnny” .. on the regular hahahah ..Now this group of teens were not neccessarily trying to TAKE OVER per se’ but they still struggled with every young person’s relatable need tosurvive,  fit in and rule in their region.. . I remember crying when Karate Kid ( Johnny Cade played eloquently by the forever young Ralph Macchio)  died .. HE WAS JUST TRYIN TO SAVE THE BABIES YA’LL…….( tears) ….johnny There is not really a huge breakdown for this classic as the story is quite cut and dry ..  .. S.E. Hinton’s novel inspired this celluloid treasure , it is the age old battle between the Have’s and the Have nots ensues.. with much carnage and fervor…. as a young-un i am sure i had a crush on the ENTIRE gorgeous cast LOL… Basically a rumble between the poor Greasers and the ballin Socs ends with a death and then it’s really ON.. This is one of my faves and the cast is BANANAS ..Director: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze ,Emilio Estevez, Leif Garrett, C.Thomas Howell  *fun fact: author of novel S.E. Hinton is featured as a nurse in the hospital where Johnny dies*)

1983’s  RumbleFish …

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Here is another classic that we have featured here on Bamboobanga BEFORE, (in case you missed our last Rumblefish piece.. here ya go )  but no worries, allow me to REITERATE the greatness of this joint here.  Rumblefish was boasts almost the same cast as The Outsiders and is inspired by and based on Hinton’s novel “Rumblefish” . The screenplay was written on the weekends when Coppola and Hinton weren’t filming The Outsiders, talking about WORK ETHIC …MAN.. ANYWAY .. this movie is literally a cornucopia of young eighties actors on the come up .. Matt Dillon is a long way from Shady Pines as young teenage hard head, Rusty James; he and his crew roam the HARD streets of Oklahoma City looking for some trouble and gang activity .. if he is not with his squad , ( Laurence Fishburne, Nicolas Cage,Christopher Penn , and Vincent Spano AGAIN.. ) then he is boo’d up with his lovely girlfriend .. Patty (Diane Lane) .dianelane rumble

Rusty’s mom bounced awhile back and left him and his brother Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Roarke)  with their drunk, welfare recipient dad ( Dennis Hopper) . Motorcycle Boy has just turned 21 and is the local OG in the neighborhood , MB leaves the city and in his absence Rusty tries to follow in his footsteps ,wreaking havoc and rumbling in the streets until his older brother returns and tells him to straighten up.  Rusty and his crew will have none of that ; it is still all about the turn up for them as they participate in extreme teenage mischief and illicit behavior  that will undoubtedly lead to their young demise . Motorcycle Boy appears to everyone to be losing his mind when in fact he just wants to keep it cool and just get to the shoreline LOL.( no really he has an obsession with seeing the water). This is not only great film, but the soundtrack is awesome too. Stewart Copeland ( Police) used experimental methods to score the film, getting assistance from Wall of Voodoo’s Stan Ridgway  for the popular title track “Don’t Box Me In”. Copeland also used the new (at the time) composing and tempo software,  Musync, an editing program allowing him to mix ambient sound from Tulsa’s streets within the actual soundtrack of the film.

Rumblefish is a poignant coming of age piece that allows for us to see the struggle between becoming a man and trying to find one’s place in an uninspiring environment . Two brothers are on opposite paths , yet both seem to lead to the inevitable destruction of the very fabric of who they are and who they are TRYING TO BECOME . (*Author S. E. Hinton makes a quick appearance as a local prostitute in this one*) 

Director: Francis Ford Coppola Writers: S.E. Hinton and Coppola Starring: Mickey Roarke, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Penn, Sofia Coppola, Vincent Spano, Dennis Hopper  ( More teen fuckery after the break) YO..THERE IS A SECOND PAGE YOU TWEAKER!!!!!!!!  Continue reading

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SO… we have been gone .. about a year .. but you know how we do… let’s jump right in .. yes we will get to the Kushington, and drink recipes and fashion and ALL A DAT..but first… WE DO IT FOR THE REALM !!!   these guys THE NEGUS have this awesome recap situation on Youtube LOL….. “DEM THRONES”… now if you didn’t see the devastation from last night…..  Get into these two lol.. they are hilarious with their Southern Charm and nuances hahahaha…. we love .. WELCOME BACK.. AND ENJOY!!!!!

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ya better be ready ..  AYEEEE!!! what’s happening I know , I know.. we have been out of commission for a few months but that’s what happens WHEN YOU FOOLS DON’T COMMENT OR NOTHIN hahah we start to feel unloved in the blogosphere .. hahahah.. anyhoo.. we are semi back .. we will attempt to hit you up with the new strains, situations and gossip.. BUT RIGHT NAH.. we are going to leave you with a Spring Gift if  you will .. My brotha from another mutha C-Minus of the Fantastic Four AND the fabulous Lenny Ducano  have slid thru with “SOMETHING FOR THE BLUNTED VOL. 1“: a gang of  Cypress Hill and more.. no sticks, no seeds rolled up especially for all of us stoners.. lol..

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C-meezy and I go all the way back to our humble beginnings here in LA on Power 106 .. He thinks he is grown now.. hahaha.. he shares the obsession for all things green, metal, and  Prince related …. (i.e The Prince cover on the CypressHill mix lol..well that’s my fault .. )  anyway .. Check out the boy on BrealTV.. he spins on The Best Bud Show and The Dr. GreenThumb Show respectively .. you can also catch him allll over spinning good classic hiphop, metal,alternative,  funk, supporting Deftones, Birds of Satan, QOTSA and everythang else.. Full interview with this cat forthcoming.. Enjoy!!!

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Cinnamon Tequila… Ayeeee!!!

cuervocinnamonwell one thing is for sure.. now that I am nestled all comfy like in Seattle , I see that it is rather chilly round these parts. liquor and spirits can certainly knock the chill off.. and what better spice to do it with than good ole CINNAMON.. . i had never laid my eyes upon A CINNAMON INFUSED TEQUILA. prior to coming down to the Northwest. . but dangit.. look at what I found mulling about the grocery store.. JOSE CUERVO .. Cinnamon Especial..

This special edition Tequila doesn’t seem to be available everywhere nationally , but here is a place you can order it online..  I haven’t tasted it yet but I WILL darn sure let you know when I do .. I did find daring drink recipe that could  call for this new cinnamon delight.. Check it out.. and let us now how right this cinnamon Jose Cuervo  .. got YOU.. LOL..

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Jose Cuervo Cinge is a blend of Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila and an infusion of the finest cinnamon & other natural flavors. Perfect for a spicy and fiery shot of cinnamon and citrusy blanco tequila.http://lukasliquorstl.com/2013/09/19/jose-cuervo-cinge-cinnamon-infused-tequila/

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: Under 5 mins | Makes: 1 drink

 Here is a recipe for the Rosa Mexicano… it requires cinnamon syrup .. so I feel like if you bring in this Jose Cuervo Cinnamon you may be able to skip a step.. LOL..

Rosa Mexicano’s perfectly balanced La Pinela cocktail is made with pineapple juice, cinnamon syrup, lime juice, and tequila.

What to buy: Licor 43 Cuarenta y Tres is a Spanish liqueur with great spiced notes and a vanilla flavor that’s often served on the rocks. It can be found at high-end liquor stores and online.  also.. YOU CAN BUY THE JOSE CUERVO CINNAMON.. 

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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Lime wedge, for rimming the glass
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver (blanco), 100 percent agave tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces naturally sweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce Licor 43
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce Cinnamon Syrup
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Rim a glass with the lime wedge, then coat the outside rim of the glass with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Fill the glass with ice.
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add the remaining ingredients, and shake until the shaker is frosty, about 20 to 30 seconds. Strain into the glass.

recipe courtesy of http://www.chow.com/recipes/11040-la-pinela