era era era
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I had two friends from my past (roommates from Brooklyn) stop by my area today. I hadn't seen either in 5 years and I hope that doesn't happen again. It was crazy to see them as parents, as they met each other during my time in NYC. Nikki from Texas (visiting myself and Kwizno in NY) and Ro (NYU Student from New Jersey and Party Rockin' DJ) Good people, very good people. I wish them the best and I know they are blessed with an awesome kid in Rainer.
I had a short, but great, political conversation with Ro and unfortunately it saddened me, a lot. He paralleled my thoughts so drastic that it scared me. It made me realize how much this Presidential Race should not be as close as it is. Misinformation is rampant and people don't take the time to look into any of the issues on their own. I think that is the main problem.
I read a few days ago about early voters being turned away in Broward County, FL. Then today I heard about 5,000 newly registered voters being pulled out and may be voided. I can not handle much more of the corruption and pray that Florida isn't stolen, again.
I am pretty depressed right now, you can say down in the dumps.
I miss my wife. I miss my family. I miss my friends.
I will be filling out my California ballot later tonight, casting my vote and mailing it out tomorrow or early next week. Hopefully that will make me feel better, but I don't think I'll feel any better until I see Monique.
peace and all that.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Obama/Biden vs. McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around? Think about it…
Would the country's collective point of view be different? Could racism be the culprit?
Ponder the following:
What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, including
a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once and Obama was a divorcee?
What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe
disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while
he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain
killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five?
(The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption
in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings
and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s)
What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included
discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many
occasions, a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama's family had made their money from beer distribution?
What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?
You could easily add to this list.
If these questions reflected reality,
do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does.
It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.
Columbia University - B.A.Political Science with a Specialization in
International Relations.Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Magna Cum Laude
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in journalism
Education isn't everything, but this is about the two highest offices in
the land as well as our standing in the world.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The polls now make it clear that McCain lost the first debate, and has lost ground during the entire gambit of suspending his campaign, going off the trail, going to Washington, and working on the bailout. He was tied, or 1 to 2 percent behind when he made the suspension announcement, and he is now 5 to 6 percent behind.
Check out the link from conservative news group, news max, and see the map showing crucial states and how Sen. Barack Obama has a big lead on Sen. John McCain.
Have a good day.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I am voting for Barack Obama to be our President, please do the same.
register to vote, if you are not already registered, at www.rockthevote.com
have a good evening.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
11:50AM - Even if...
According to the Delegate Calculator on CNN.com, even if Hillary Rodham Clinton were to win both Montana and South Dakota by a huge 85% to 15% over Barack Obama and also take 85% of the remaining super delegates, she would still be short of the magic number of 2,118. Those above mentioned wins would only give her 2,106 and Barack Obama would have exactly 2,118. That is with him losing all the remaining contests considerably.
Check it out here...
Thursday, May 29, 2008
12:56AM - Los Espurs
As much as it hurts, the Spurs did not deserve to win that game. They played horrible and were fortunate to even have a chance to win at the end.
Was it a foul? Yes. Should it have been called? Maybe. But once again, the Spurs had opportunities all night and never took advantage.
I previously wrote on the Prhymemates message board that the real season and discussion would not begin until June, well, I hope they wake up and make it happen.
Another good game by Duncan was squandered and a Brent Barry career playoff high in points wasted. Ugh.
But, we always have www.playbackradio.com
12:51AM - Cause it's love vs. hate
You know, I almost cried last night. Almost.
I can't take this roller coaster ride.
It's a love-hate relationship and right now... I digress.
I don't want to say what I am thinking. It may be too harsh.
The Spurs are breaking my heart.
How are you handling it? I don't want to think about it, but I just can't stop. It's bad. I might need therapy after this. ah.
It sucks being out here in Laker land. All my students keep bringing it up. I did have one student come into class with a Manu Ginobili jersey. She got an automatic A for the day. haha.
Anyway, I hope all is well and I'm sure that it is.
oh, and by the way, Roy from Reset Video fame has a possible upcoming campaign that he will unleash if the Spurs do not make it out of this hole. All I will say is, Be Warned Timmy, Be Warned.
Monday, May 26, 2008
I am selling a Digi 001 with Pro Tools on ebay. If anyone is interested. Buy It Now price of only $199. Check the link...
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Paint By Numbers, my group, is the first song playing. http://www.myspace.com/pbn
Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Friday, January 18, 2008
peep the article.
Carlos Guerra: Mitchell Lake's restoration should include reclaiming its Tejano name
Web Posted: 01/14/2008 11:15 PM CST
San Antonio Express-News
When Erasmo Cisneros was growing up in Villa Coronado, a small community outside Loop 410 and Roosevelt, it was a collection of tiny one- and two-room houses — that, ironically, had outdoor privies.
And next to the colonia, he recalled as he pointed to a wooded area, ran a virtual river of sewage that eventually flowed into what is now Mitchell Lake.
He met his wife of 37 years, María — another Villa Coronado native — while the two were working at different War on Poverty agencies with offices in the same building.
"Of course, it was a little hard trying to be romantic with all that stench," said Erasmo, triggering snickers from María, who finished his thought, saying, "especially when it was hot, in July and August."
Touring the area as the couple pointed out childhood haunts, we ended up stopping on the access road of Loop 410 to marvel at several species of shore birds and other waterfowl that were frolicking in the reeds of a now-recuperating Mitchell Lake.
"This is no ordinary lake, it is a dignified lake," Erasmo said before pausing. "But it deserves to be called 'Laguna de los Patos' because it has a history behind it; this lake was part of the mission system."
The lake and surrounding wetlands are probably rich archaeological sites, he continued, pointing to its depiction on a Spanish map dated 1764.
But since it is a natural lake, Native Americans were almost surely feasting on its bounty by the time the Spaniards stumbled onto it in the early 1700s and called it "Laguna de los Patos."
It served both as a way station and as a watering source for large herds of cattle.
But as time passed, San Antonio grew to the north. And given the law of gravity, water — and whatever it might contain — kept flowing downhill.
In 1901, the city bought the Southside lake and dammed it to create the area's first centralized sewage facilities, and the decline of these wetlands began.
The degradation — and in Cisneros' way of thinking, its desecration — continued through the 1930s, when the Rilling Road Wastewater Treatment Plant was built upstream. The plant was supposed to improve the quality of the treated effluent, but its flow into the lake continued, and the land around it continued to be where sewage solids were dumped.
In the early 1970s, Erasmo became involved in a lawsuit seeking to stop the dumping of sewage in his neighborhood, so he started collecting evidence.
"One time I was chased out of that place because they didn't want any people snooping over there," he said, pointing to the site from which the sewage flowed. "But I still took pictures of the sludge and everything.
"Man, jediondo (putrid-smelling) like you couldn't imagine," he said, and then grimaced as he recalled barefoot children playing in it. When the case finally went to court, he spent a day and a half on the witness stand, he said, "and by then, I had a headache, but I had to testify because I was the one who had taken the pictures."
In 1973, city officials started efforts to reclaim the area and turn the lake into a refuge for waterfowl. But it wasn't until 1987 that the worst discharges into the lake stopped. And even today, re-use water is used to maintain water at acceptable levels.
The wildlife restoration has been impressive. So many birds have returned — including large numbers from a Gulf Coast that is 120 miles away — that it is a favored birding site.
But the lake's full recovery will likely take decades. And wildlife isn't all that needs to be restored, say the Cisneroses.
Gesticulating to the fence next to Loop 410, Erasmo said: "I envision a big sign there saying, 'Laguna de los Patos, National Historic Site,' because every time I pass by here and I see the ducks (patos) in there, I think, 'Man, that is the story of my people; that's Tejano history."
To contact Carlos Guerra, call (210) 250-3545 or e-mail email@example.com. His column appears on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I haven't posted on here in nearly a year... just here to post our new album cover... what do ya'll think? comments please....
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Live Music: Notes, Cerebral Vortex, Era
When: Wednesday Mar 15, 2006
at 9:00 PM
Where: Patsy's Ice House
2602 N. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78210
Good Hip Hop at a Great Price... Free! Come have a good humpday and listen to some boom bap Hip Hop reminiscent of Humpty Hump Humphrey III. It's easy on the pocket book, hard on the sound. Low on price, high on quality.
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Thursday, December 29, 2005
3:59PM - Connect The Dots
I just put the final touches on my new mix cd... entitled... Some Music I Like and I Think You Will Too Pt. 2.
Here is the tracklisting...
01. Alongwaytogo - Gangstarr
02. Welcome - Era
03. Don't Understand - Masta Ace
04. Acknowledge - Masta Ace
05. Moment of Truth - Gangstarr
06. 18 with a Bullet - Murs
07. Obligatory Posse Cut - Extended Fam
08. Get Up, Get Out - Outkast
09. PTA - King Tee ft. J Ro
10. The Shape - Dilated Peoples ft. Aceyalone
11. Lift Your Fist - The Roots ft. Guru
12. A Page in Hip Hop's Diary - Benefit
13. Ghost Writer - Mad Skillz
14. Flash Back - Arsonists
15. The 18th Letter - Rakim
16. Solid - Paint By Numbers ft. Notes
17. Passing Me By (Remix) - The Pharcyde
18. I Used To Love H.E.R. - Common Sense
19. Wrong Side of Da Tracks - Artifacts
20. Manhattan Project (wrong side era remix) - Qwel
21. Luchini (This Is It) - Camp Lo
22. Make You Feel That Way - Blackalicious
23. Mic Check (Boom Bap Remix) - Aceyalone
24. Off The Books/Just To Get A Rep (MF Doom Remix) - Beatnuts/Guru
25. Where I'm From (Remix) - Digable Planets
26. Open Letter To NYC (era Beatnuts Remix) - Beastie Boys
27. Farwell From Host
28. Rock Coke Flow - De La Soul ft. MF Doom
29. Fuddy Duddy - Gucci Crew II
Thursday, December 8, 2005
Winter 2005 San Antonio Events Schedule
After a busy, fun fall concert season in San Antonio that featured the likes of Digable Planets, Crown City Rockers, Qwel, Mestizo, Astronautalis, etc... we have some more heat comin atcha for the winter of 2005...details are below...please tell some friends & come enjoy some unique live musical stylings...
Friday, Dec. 9th, 2005 @ the White Rabbit (St. Marys St. @ Ashby)
.MR. DIBBS (of Atmosphere / 1200 Hobos...Cincinnati, OH)
..Ground Opening Crew (Dallas, TX)
...DJ Kico (05 US DMC Champ)
....DJ Donnie D (05 US DMC 2nd Runner Up)
All Ages, Doors @ 10pm, $7 / $10
more info @ www.mrdibbs.com & www.prhymemates.com
Mr. Fucking Dibbs' Myspace page
"Tripas...No guts no glory..."
Art installation with 3 of SA's illest artists...
Music with DJ Donnie D, DJ Scuba & Paint By Numbers
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 2005 @ Sams Burger Joint (Broadway Ave @ Grayson)
.BLOWFLY (the original nasty rapper...Miami, FL)
..DJ Scuba Gooding & DJ Donnie D
...PONG! (Austin, TX)
Ages 18 , Doors @ 8pm, $ TBA
Blowfly's Myspace page
Hopefully we'll see you out @ these upcoming events! Cheers!
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Okay, so it's been a good minute since I've updated this thing and even longer if you don't count the updates on upcoming shows. Well, at the moment I am at work. I am a substitute teacher at a local charter high school and have been teaching all the history, government and geography classes. I have to be real honest, those were probably my worst subjects academically in school. Well, class begins in about 15 minutes or so.
here is a link to an article covering one of Texas' most underrated emcees. Notes (formerly known as Grapefrhoot) also appears on the Paint By Numbers CD entitled "Certified Quality"... track seven, Solid.
have a nice day and keep keeping on.
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