Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sin Nombre

This is a BEAUTIFUL movie. Everything from the story to the characters to the cinematography in this film is just beautiful. I almost never cry at movies but this movie was one of the few to get me close. Do yourself a favor and see this movie. Rock on from Krypton

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Ghosts Appear And Fade Away...

This is an old note I posted on facebook like a year ago that I was rereading today and thought I'd post it on the good ole blog. Tell me what you guys thing.

As humans we are very contradictory creatures. Especially when emotions are involved. We smile to mask pain, We attack to cover up insecurity, We’d rather get caught in a lie a million times rather than face the overwhelming power of the truth once. In matters of the heart things only continue to get more complicated. So many rules, mindsets, preferences, borders, etc just to be happy. To ascend to the infamous Cloud 9. But once we obtain that happiness our humanity kicks in and we find away to sabotage the good. We frantically search for the bad because we’re so used to it that we find some sick security in the fact that it exists. Because let’s face it we wouldn’t be humans without “the bad”. So we’ll push away the light just to run back into the darkness only to repeat the process again and again. And of course we believe that what we’re doing is right, why? Because it’s all we know. We’ve been surrounded by examples and experiences filled with negativity so of course we’re gonna follow that path. Heh…sadly though, once we realize just what it is that we’ve been doing…it’s already too damn late. Once we suddenly have that ill-timed epiphany we start on a never-ending journey to recapture that light that we cast aside for the familiarity of darkness. It’s sad that when we decide to take risks it’s always much later than we should’ve.

Is true love really letting go of something and hoping it falls into the right hands later? Or is true love a much more selfish feeling? Maybe TRUE love is chasing after that one thing even for an eternity until it’s in your hands again. Maybe that love is true because you know in you’re heart that there’s no one on the planet that would do the things you do for that person…

…but then again maybe true love is just letting go…

Who am I to decide? I’m just a joker on the stage singing the blues.

"I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know I'll be alright
Perhaps it's just imagination

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away

Alone between the sheets
Only brings exasperation
It's time to walk the streets
Smell the desperation

At least there's pretty lights
And though there's little variation
It nullifies the night from overkill

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Come back another day

I can't get to sleep
I think about the implications
Of diving in too deep
And possibly the complications

Especially at night
I worry over situations
I know I'll be alright
It's just overkill

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Ghosts appear and fade away
Ghosts appear and fade away"

Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Memories Made In The Coldest Winter...

KANYE WEST "Coldest Winter" Directed by: NABIL "ITUNES link below" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

"Goodbye my friend, I won't ever love again..."

So first let me start of by saying that this is one of my favorite Kanye West songs of all time and in my view one of his most relateable songs. Whether male or female we've all lost a love whether it's a lover or family member at least once so I think we can all feel where he's coming from on this song. When I heard they were making a video for this since I knew it was dedicated to his mother I thought it'd be a video of him standing in front of his mothers grave during a blizzard and him kind of singing to her spirit. But the video I saw was completely different then that but that's definitely not a bad thing. This video like almost all of Kanye's videos (especially recently) isn't so much of a music video as it is an experience. He tweaked the song a little bit to add a more epic feel to it to match dark theme of the video and presented us with visually stunning yet minimalistic video. He's not present in the video at all but you can feel his presence in the video. I won't give away what happens in the video but it's definitely a beautiful one. With this being the last video (i think) of the 808s & Heartbreak era, It's only fitting that he put out a video for his most personal and the last song on the album. As we close one era in his life I can only imagine what kind of song and video will start off the next one. That's the beauty of Kanye's music, you never quite know what to expect. Till next time, Rock on from Krypton

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Crazy 8's

8 Shows I love to watch:

. Scrubs

. Family Guy

. So You Think You Can Dance

. Heroes

. Supernatural

. Smallville

. White Collar

. Entourage

8 Favorite places to eat and drink


. Silver Diner

. Fridays

. Chipotle

. Applebees

. Starbucks

. McDonalds

. Olive Garden

8 things I look forward to

. Becoming a successful Actor/Director

. Traveling the world

. My friends being successful as well and celebrating with them

. Finding the right one

. Great movies coming out this year

. Great music coming this year

. My first movie premiere

. Settling down

8 things that happened yesterday

. Woke up

. brushed my teeth

. played Bayonetta

. hung out with Jazzy, listened to Korean music and watched stupid videos on youtube

. Ate cookies

. watched TV

. showered

. went to sleep

Things I love about winter

. How peaceful it is outside the morning after it's snowed all night and the snow's still fresh

. Dope winter fashion

. Winter sales

. the occassional snowball war

. Winter break

. The movies that come out during the winter season

. sleeping next to the heater

. ummm...that's about it

8 things on my wishlist

. A new job

. a new camera

. a tattoo

. an audition

. leather jacket

. ummmmm

. uhhhhh

. can't think of anything else right now

8 things i'm passionate about

. Film

. Music

. Dance

. Friends and Family

. My personal beliefs

. Reaching my dreams

. Being different and unique

. Respect

8 words/phrases I use often

. Whatever

. Nigga and all different pronunciations of the word lol

. Dope

. Nothin much

. Wass good

. Dork

. riiiiiiight

. does it look like i give a fuck?

8 things I have learned from the past

. Love isn't blind it's just very fickle

. Happiness more dangerous than any of the other emotions

. Popularity lasts for a moment but real friends stay there forever

. Girls never truly know what they want until they're much older

. Girls love fast, guys love hard

. If you don't believe in something, you'll fall for anything

. Everything in this world can't be explained by logic

. If you're fine with who you are then whatever anyone else says or thinks about you won't mean anything.

8 places I would love to see/visit

. South Korea

. UK

. Italy

. France

. California

. New York

. Japan again

. Hawaii

8 things I currently want/need

. A new job

. more paitience

. a tattoo

. a role in a production even if it's a really small one

. a girl that i can click with on a non friend level

. more maturity

. some sour patch kids lol

. peace with a certain issue

Rock on from Krypton

Dueces Up!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Imma Be Rockin That Body

So here is yet another video (or double video should i say) from The E.N.D. era of the Black Eyed Peas. Now even though I think the album is pretty solid and damn fun to listen to, I have you to really be blown away by any of the videos yet. While visually they've been eye catching (but the Black Eyed Peas have always had visually dope videos), To me they've all just kinda been random with lackluster dancing. Nonetheless i had high hopes for this video because it was a combo of two of my fave tracks off the album. The Imma Be video was a big let down in my view, there was nothing really spectacular about it to me and if it were a standalone video it would've been whack but since it led into the Rock Your Body video it served it's purpose. The Rock Your Body video started at about the 5 minute mark and that's when the video picked up. I liked the concept of the Peas going around blasting everyone with shockwaves from these speaker guns they had and it was really cool to see some people from past seasons of So You Think You Can Dance amongst the dancers. But once again there was just a lot going on on the screen and no real balance. I would've much rather seen them do a group choreo rather than having a bunch of random dancing going on. While I'm sure it was fun as hell on the set it just didn't translate well on to the screen to me. Also the giant robot battle at the end just looked bad to me, you can tell that they had two actual dancers battle each other in motion capture suits but in their robot forms the dancing just looked stuff and awkward. While this isn't a bad video (it's the best one that they've made off their new album to me) it's just nothing amazing once again. I'd like to hear what you guys think of it and if you agree or disagree with me. Till next time ladies n gents, Rock on from Krypton.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day *evil grin*

oh and btw under you is a dope new video from up and coming rapper Chiddy Bang for his song Opposite of Adults. It's a dope video and a dope song (samples Kids by MGMT) but what really made me excited about the video is my dude Xeo is in it bustin some quick moves (look out for him, he's the one in the purple flannel shirt). BIG PROPS BRO! Hope you enjoy the video. Rock on from Krypto

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Paris Nights x New York Mornings

Have I ever said that I love her? Cuz i definitely do. I can't wait till her album drops cuz it'll be on heavy repeat. Rock on from Krypton

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Music Keeps Me Sane

So I live in Maryland and as most of you know the whole East Coast got blasted recently by Snowtorious B.I.G. (or Snowmageddon if you like) and Maryland was one of the states to get hit the hardest. Because of this I can't really go outside to do anything but shovel so my day's have been spent inside practically rooting and resisting cabin fever. Only thing that are keeping me sane are movies and music and I thought I'd post a few songs that I've had on repeat during this time.

The first is called "What U Want" by Lupe Fiasco and it's a recently leaked song off of Lasers (Sorry Lupe!). The moment the beat hits you can immediately tell that this will be a very mellow song and it is in fact one of Lupe's most chill songs. Lupe puts on his best Cudi impression and kind of sing-raps his way through the song telling the story of a conflicted young woman living in the nightlife. Now according to Lupe the song is a unfinished version but nonetheless it's a dope song that along with Shining Down and I'm Beamin will continue to tie me over till Lasers drops.

The second song is called "Burial" from one of my new favorite bands Miike Snow. The band premiered on the scene in 2009 and is made up of Bloodshy & Avant (the producers behind Britney Spears smash "Toxic") and the lead singer Andrew Wyatt. The band is under the genre of Indie-pop but they definitely have some Electronic influence in there as well. Burial is my favorite of all of their songs and has been on constant repeat on my ipod.

And last but not least is "Flashback" by Calvin Harris aka the King of Electro-Pop. Calvin Harris is another one of my new favorite artists and his album Ready For The Weekend is one of the most fun and danceable albums that I've heard in a while. I decided to put the video up because I thought it was a dope video and can really give you a good visual to go with the song's story. I definitely have to see this guy live one day.

Well that's all I have for now, don't be surprised if another post like this pops up if this snow doesn't clear up soon -_-. Hope you guys enjoy the tunes, till next time Rock on from Krypton

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Symphonies (Remix) Dan Black Feat. Kid Cudi - Symphonies Remix from DP on Vimeo.

Kid Cudi is everywhere lately from guest apperances in songs and videos (none of them being rap artists which is just a testament to his versatility) to his new show How To Make It In America, which is definitely something that I'll be watching because the first episode is great. This is one of the few videos that got release with Kid Cudi featured in it in the last couple of days. It's a remix of "Symphonies" which is a song by electro-pop artist Dan Black. The two have great chemistry on the song and Kid Cudi's sing-songy style of rap really fits in here. The video itself is really dope and I love the concept of them jumping through various movie themes throughout the video. I definitely wouldn't mind hearing another song between the two in the future. If you guys are interested in checking out How To Make It In America, the full first episode if available on youtube so give it a look. Till next time people, Rock on from Krypton.

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They Reminisce Over Ye'

They Reminisce Over Ye from jeff on Vimeo.

Thank you to the guys from The Real for making this video because it is LONG OVERDUE. Though it's hilarious I think it's also awesome because for once someone's actually stickin up for Kanye. My favorite line from the song was "You made it a hot moment/he made it your career" cuz on the real nothing against Ms. Swift but if that hadn't happened at the VMAs then she would definitely not being winning Album of the Year at the Grammy's that's for sure. It's sad that that moment of stupidity caused people to crucify the poor guy. I'm glad he's taking some time off to get his shit together but hip-hop definitely ain't the same without him her. I know his next album is gonna be a banger! Definitely hope he sees this video cuz i think he'd definitely get a kick out of it. Rock on from Krypton

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P.S. To my new followers, welcome to the blog hope you like it and i'll try not to disappoint u lol.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dope Youtube Jam Session

This is one of the dopest thing's I've ever seen in music and just goes to show you that hip-hop is so much more then material glorification and beef. If you're a fan of hip-hop or music in general check this out and show it to your friends and family. Pure positivity on display here. Check out more videos on Dumbfounded and Wax's youtubes if your interested ( and ( Rock on from Krypton

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