Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trimming the Bush to Make the Tree Look Taller


Street Dreams in theaters June 12th (West Coast) & June 19th (East Coast) - movie for skateboarders by skateboarders

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Find more videos like this on Street Dreams Movie

Pharrell Williams Talks "Street Dreams" from nation on Vimeo.

Derrick Cabrera, like all skateboarders, dreams of being sponsored one day. He has all the talent in the world to make it happen but some major roadblocks to overcome before he can make the dream a reality. He is receiving pressure from all sides, his parents are stressing him because he is failing in school, his girlfriend thinks he is a loser, his best friend has become his rival because he is better than him. Things come to a head after Derrick gets arrested and a fight ensues with his father resulting in him running away from home. He does the only thing he knows how to do and opts to follow his dream to the Tampa Am contest, one of the only ways an unknown skater can get noticed.

Air Scratching anyone?

3D Computer Interface from Free Flow on Vimeo.

Free Flow is a next level 3D computer user interface. imagine a MIDI controller using X, Y and Z coordinates.


Roc Raida’s Gong DJ Battle 2009 in NYC Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009 marks the return of DJ Roc Raida’s Gong DJ Battle. Battle DJ’s and turntablists from all over will go head to head while doing their best to avoid the sound of the GONG.

DJ’s wishing to enter the battle must register at the venue, by 8pm on the day of the battle.

Lord Sear & DJ Fat Fingaz

DJ Rob Swift: Ill Insanity
DJ Esquire: 2007 Gong DJ Battle Champ
DJ Solo: 2008 Gong DJ Battle Champ

Gong DJ Battle
Thursday, May 28
Doors open at 8pm./Battle begins at 9pm.
All Ages/ 21+ to drink.
SOBs 204 Varick St., NYC
Admission: $12 advance/$15 day of show

Visit Gong DJ Battle on MySpace for more info.

DeLovely - Re-Program (QUIX '95 Remix) - EXCLUSIVE NEW MUSIC!!!!

My crewmate Quix just finished this remix of "Re-Program" by DeLovely, a pop group from Los Angeles, and its a BANGER!!! Download now and share it with your friends.

"Re-Program (QUIX '95 Remix)" DeLovely - Main Edit


"Re-Program (QUIX '95 Remix)" DeLovely - Extended Edit


visit DeLovely at
visit Quix at

North and South Korea soldiers battle it out at the border

Saturday, May 23, 2009

DMC 2009 USA DJ Battles Schedule | sponsored by TURNTABLISTNETWORK.COM

MAY 29: SAN ANTONIO TX - 2009 DMC SOUTHWEST HEAT Judges: DJ Donnie Dee, DJ Kico, DJ AK & Manila Ice! 8pm. All Ages. $10 cover. Blue Bubble Ballroom 9315 Broadway SATX 78217. + +

JUNE 13: NEW YORK CITY - 2009 DMC EAST COAST + DMC BATTLE FOR USA SUPREMACY 4pm - 11pm. House DJs: Rob Swift & DJ Spictakular. Host: DJ Fatfingaz. Judges: DJ IXL, Precision & Spictakular. All Ages. $10 in adv. at $15 day of. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St NYC 10013. A C E N Q R W J M Z or 6 to Canal.

JUNE 27: LOS ANGELES CA: 2009 DMC WEST COAST + 209 DMC USA TEAM BATTLE 6pm-? Judges: P-Trix, D-Styles, more tba. 18+. $15-$25. Sabor Lounge 847 S. Union Ave. LA CA 90017. +

JULY 10: DMC NEW ORLEANS 9pm - ? Showcases by Teeko and DJ I-Dee. Judges: I-Dee, Teeko, DJ Spin & Shortkut. Host: Truth Universal. Howlin Wolf 907 S Peters St NO LA 70130. $10 at &

AUGUST 1: 2009 DMC USA FINALS - NEW YORK CITY 4-11pm. Host: Kool DJ Red Alert. House DJ: Lord Finesse. All Ages. $15 adv. through $20 day of. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St. NYC A C E N Q R W J M Z or 6 to Canal.


Mmmm eggs chesapeake, brunch at clyde's

I'm a fan of eggs benedict, but never had it with crab cakes before. Delicious.
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Should I get a NISSAN CUBE?

The Nissan Cube looks pretty slick. They should make more cars like this.

Charles Hamilton got punched by a girl

fast forward to 2:33 to see the knockout punch. haha, ain't nothin' like a brooklyn girl.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Sets = WOW


The LEGO Group and Brickstructures, Inc. to produce and distribute Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® LEGO® Architecture Building Sets

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that The LEGO Group is now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® LEGO Architecture sets.

The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc. officially introduced the LEGO Architecture line in 2008. The line currently consists of six buildings – now including two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous and recognizable buildings, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater.”

With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO Architecture works to inspire future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world with the LEGO brick as a medium. Builders of all ages can now collect and construct their favorite worldwide architectural sites through these artistic replicas.

Both exclusive Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Architecture sets contain booklets that feature traditional building instructions along with exclusive archival historical material and photographs of each iconic building.

The LEGO Group will release the first of the LEGO Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® sets at the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit: From Within Outward at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on May 15, 2009.

Doug Volker of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation:
According to Director of Licensing and Product Development, Doug Volker, “The LEGO product was one that the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation had considered pursuing for several years. It was the vision, passion and creative desire of Adam Reed Tucker to capture the essence of Mr. Wright’s most famous buildings using the medium of the LEGO brick that brought this partnership into being.”

Another exciting aspect of the Architecture Series is the capability to use them for education, team building, or other formats that make the LEGO Architecture series more than just a toy.

“The LEGO Group is known for its creative approach to brick models and now, with its Architecture Series, it will reach even further, to individuals of all ages,” Volker concluded.

Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures and the LEGO Group:
“Mr. Wright’s buildings are a treasure trove of possibilities,” says Adam Reed Tucker, innovator of the Architecture Series for The LEGO Group. “I wanted to create these marvelous buildings for years, so I’m thrilled to be working with the Foundation in order to include Mr. Wright’s timeless buildings in this series, which conceptualizes the very essence of each building in LEGO bricks.”

As is well known to PrairieMod readers, I have a great love of LEGOs, so merging both Wright and LEGO together is a dream come true. So, what do you think of the new sets? What future buildings would you like to see? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Images copyright LEGO, Brickstructures and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

source:, peter benedicto

Boxed Water is Better

First off, why 'Boxed Water'?

We feel that sustainability and giving back is important. We wanted to start a new water company that has sustainable packaging, gives back to foundations that we feel are important, and has a lower carbon footprint than today's tradiontal bottled water.

When is Boxed Water going to be available in my area?

Thanks for your interest! We're currently working on US and international distribution that will allow us to be in a number of both small and large retailers in all areas. Please stay tuned to our Where to Find Us section.

How long has Boxed Water been around?

Boxed Water was publicly launched on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at our favorite place to grab lunch, the Grand Central Market in downtown Grand Rapids. The idea of Boxed Water was born in April of 2008.

What type of water is Boxed Water?

Boxed Water is carbon-filtered, purified water from Minnesota and it tastes like...water - simple and refreshing.

Where is Boxed Water from?

Boxed Water Is Better, LLC is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based company (we love it here).

I see that you're part philanthropic project, where does the money go to?

We're still figuring out which foundations we'll be donating to, but we've committed 10% of the profits will be going to water foundations, and another 10% of our profits will be going to forestation foundations. Please stay tuned to our site as we'll be updating where our donations will be landing after we reach profitablity.

Did you know tap water is better for the earth when compared to your packaged water?

Yes. Our goal has two parts: First, create a product for a growing market (bottled water) that lessens the environmental impact and gives back a bit - which simply makes us 'better' as we say, and a step in the right direction. Second, Boxed Water Is Better is an ever growing and adapting project. R&D is core to everything we do and we've committed to constantly exploring new technology to lessen the impact of the portable water market while always giving back.


Another awesome USB Flash Drive...this time its RAVAGE from the Transformers


you can purchase this from for $42.99


Kara DioGuardi and Bikini Girl were the highlight of American Idol last night. Anybody care who won?

WOW, i am officially a fan of Kara.

btw, Kris won. big upset over Adam. definitely the dark horse prevailed. i predicted Adam and Danny to go to the finals. didn't expect Kris to win.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunday May 24th | MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PARTY @ Temple Lounge | Arlington VA w/ DJ Geometrix | FREE CD Giveaways

SUNDAY | May 24, 2009

Host-DC Presents...
PERFECT 10...the Best You Ever Had

Temple Lounge

4001 N. Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203

Music by DJ GEOMETRIX (Top 40 Hip-Hop | House | Mashups)
1st 50 People get a FREE copy of DJ Geometrix's latest CD, MY BITTER

Doors open 10pm-2am
Dress to Impress
FREE before 11pm w/ RSVP
$10 after 11 w/ RSVP

For guestlist, email

For table service and info, contact or call



May 23rd Saturday | DJ Geometrix LIVE @ PASHA LOUNGE DC | Free CD Giveaways | 1 Hour Open Bar 10-11pm

Saturday May 23rd

DC Impulse & Nightlife Agency presents
MY BITTER SWEET 16 CD Release Party

Pasha Lounge
2147 P Street NW
Washington, DC

featuring DJ Geometrix (Top 40 Hip-Hop | House | Mashups)
FREE CD Giveaway to First 50 People on the Guestlist

Doors Open 10pm-3am
18+ Ladies
21+ Gents

1 Hour Open Bar 10pm-11pm

Bottle Service: 571.274.6034

For more info, or



Y-3 Fall/Winter 2009 Hayworth Mid II | THESE SNEAKERS ARE SICK

I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE! i seriously need some new sneakers.


Forget the YEEZYs, I'd rather get the Terry Kennedys.

when do these drop?!?!?! its part of supra's fall 09 lineup. hopefully soon 'cause i need some new sneakers


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My New Favorite Rapper = DIZ GIBRAN

<a href="">(Intro) Soon You'll Understand by Diz Gibran</a>

imagine you put Lord Finesse and Ghostface Killah together and you get Diz Gibran. last time i was really impressed the first time hearing a new MC was Eminem back in 1998. when i first heard Diz, i had the same feeling. this MC from Los Angeles with production from Moonshine from Queens, NYC is the truth. he's got a middle school mid 90s era type flow with a modern twist. i'm really excited where this guy will go from here. show your support for real hip-hop, blog about DIZ GIBRAN, tweet about DIZ GIBRAN, download DIZ GIBRAN, tell everyone you know about DIZ GIBRAN. let's start a movement and share DIZ GIBRAN's Crooks & Castles Presents: Soon You'll Understand.

Monday, May 18, 2009

DJ I-Dee - I-Dee Fighter II Turbo (Episode 1)

VIRGINIA! Shouts to Isaac and Dirty

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Can't wait to get our back deck built this summer

So I can give a proper home for my grill instead of grilling on the driveway in the front yard
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Mmmmm thai food

Having lunch with linh and my sister michelle. Roasted duck here we come.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May 16 Saturday | DJ GEOMETRIX LIVE @ Velocity 5 | Falls Church VA | Official VIRGINIA CD Release Party

SATURDAY | May 16, 2009

DJ Geometrix LIVE @ VELOCITY 5
Official Virginia CD Release Party for his latest CD
FREE CD Giveaways

presented by NOVAPARTY & Face Concepts Management Group

Velocity 5
8111 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

featuring DJ Geometrix (Top 40/House/Mashups/Hip-Hop)
1st 50 people on DJ Geometrix's guestlist will receive a FREE copy of
his new CD

VIP Table Service Available
For guestlist or table reservation, email

For more info,

DJ QBert introduces the Qbert Scratch University (QSU)

The long awaited Skratch University opens its doors today to the enthusiasm of Skratch DJs worldwide. QSU offers DJs a unique place to hang out, cut & build with each other. Qbert has posted his entire video curriculum online, from the most basic skratching techniques to advanced battle tactics.

QSU students watch the lessons & can send Qbert a video assignment for him & his crew to critique. Students will receive either a written or video response with notes on technique and style.

With these unique “Master Classes” accessible to all QSU students, the entire skratch community benefits from having access to a True Master. The QSU is the first of its kind AND the first university where cutting is required.


Lonely Island Project killed it on the Jimmy Fallon Show last night

funny to see black thought doing t-pain's part. hilarious

It would be my honor to be your new stepfather

LOL....and while I'm in your mother, I'll never use a rubber, HEY

Big Baby Davis knocking a kid over after the game winning shot on Game 4 of the series

totally hilarious. check out 3:13 into the video. we were cracking up over this on sunday at neran's crib.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

First look on the DJ HERO Game Turntable Controller | DJ Version of Guitar Hero

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 7, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is set to once again revolutionize how consumers interact with music by releasing three new titles this fall - DJ Hero(TM), Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM) - that will redefine the company's popular music gaming platform. The slate will transform the way consumers enjoy and engage with music by offering the largest variety of music genres, innovative technologies and new social entertainment experiences for existing fans and millions of new consumers who previously have not joined Guitar Hero's global community of fans.

— The company's groundbreaking DJ Hero expands Guitar Hero's
signature social gaming to all-new consumers with the addition of
diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and
dance. Introducing an all-new innovative turntable controller, DJ Hero
transforms players into DJs who rule the club scene by creating original
mixes of popular songs and music from the world's most exciting
artists and DJs.

— Letting fans continue to fulfill their rock fantasies, Guitar Hero 5
features the hottest rock and roll artists today as well as classic rock
bands and gives players an unprecedented level of control over the way
they play the game with the ability to drop in and out of songs and
change band members, instruments and difficulty levels on the fly.

— The franchises' first E10+ rated console game, Band Hero delivers
an exciting music collection featuring top-40 hits designed to expand
the appeal to a broad family audience who can play together on the
guitar, drums, bass and microphone and experience a new genre of music.
The game builds upon Guitar Hero's easy-to-play,
difficult-to-master signature gameplay and allows novice players and
expert fans to join together on their favorite songs.

"Guitar Hero has made music social again and has become one of the most popular ways to experience music," said Dan Rosensweig, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Guitar Hero franchise. "Today's fans enjoy a variety of music and are looking for more ways to engage with their favorite songs, artists and fellow fans. These games will let them listen, participate and socialize with music in ways they have never been able to before."


USB Flash Drives that looks like the MPC2000 or the SP-1200 | I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!

these are the best looking USB flash drives I've ever seen. I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!

Introducing the worlds first USB flash memory drive shaped like the Akai MPC 2000XL, one of Hip Hop’s most classic drum machines / samplers. This is the long time favorite Sampler of producers such as Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, Lil Jon and more! Akai’s powerhouse drum machine has been immortalized as a 4 GB USB flash memory drive. Every nuance of the Akai MPC 2000XL has been captured in extreme detail! These unique devices are perfect for Hip-Hop beat makers, producers, and enthusiast on the go. This is the only portable data storage solution that screams “Hip Hop”.

Introducing the worlds first USB flash memory drive shaped like the E-Mu SP-1200. Its Hip Hop’s grittiest 12-Bit drum machine / sampler. This is the long time favorite sampler of producers such as Ayatollah, The RZA, Large Professor and more! The SP-1200 drum machine has been immortalized as a 4 GB USB flash memory drive. Every nuance of the E-Mu Classic has been captured in extreme detail! These unique devices are perfect for Hip-Hop beat makers, producers, and enthusiast on the go. This is the only portable data storage solution that screams “Hip Hop”.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Peter's knocked out, haha

Too much kettle chips in the system.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm on top of the space needle in seattle

Its cold, but awesome sight
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fish n poutine chips at the old vic in victoria canada

Mmmmmm mmmmmm good
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Mmmmmm san francisco clam chowder

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Back in San Francisco - The Ship Went Under the Golden Gate Bridge





finally saw it during the daytime. pretty cool experience. especially with the fog and all. the ship is about 13 feet away from the bridge at its highest point. talk about cutting it close. anyways, back in san francisco. gonna check out fisherman's wharf today.
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Sunday, May 3, 2009

GO CELTICS! Thank god that series is finally over. WE WANT ORLANDO!

4 overtime games, 7 extra periods, 4 game winning shots, 1 missed game tying free throw, 1 game winning blocked shot, many technical & flagrant fouls, and many blood & stitches later, the Celtics came out victorious in this grueling, but historic & exciting 1st round playoff series. Once again, my Celtics pulled through on a game 7 situation. Remember, they went to game 7 on 3 series last year. I'm sure experience came thru for the battle tested Celtics. We got Orlando next and I'm actually really worried that Dwight Howard is gonna have a monster series considering we still don't have KG to anchor the defense. Kendrick Perkins is gonna have to step up his game, plus Mikki Moore need to start doing something. Having no KG and even Leon Powe hasn't helped out in defending the paint. I just hope Dwight breaks his leg in game 1. GO CELTICS!

Manny Pacquiao = The Greatest Pound-For-Pound Fighter of All Time

i'm very proud to be Filipino. so excited that the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time (yea i said it) is Filipino. Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao totally destroyed Ricky Hatton last night with a 2nd round KO and destroyed all critics. check out the stats:

Landed 73 18
Thrown 127 78
Pct 57.4 23.1

Of course the better percentage is Pacman's. Hatton only got 18 shots on Pacquiao matched Oscar De La Hoya's record of winning titles in six weight divisions and by adding Hatton's lineal junior welterweight championship, Pacquiao became the first fighter to have 4 lineal boxing titles in boxing history. He's been The Man in four divisions, the clear champion at flyweight, featherweight, junior lightweight and now junior welterweight. Toss in belts at junior featherweight and lightweight and wins against elite opponents, and you have the greatest fighter of all time.

Proud to be Filipino. PINOY PRIDE IN DA BUILDING!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

I left my heart in san francisco

Ok, leaving san francisco. Today was cold and rainy. Ugly day. Went back to sleep after going thru immigration in the morning and woke up late around 3pm. Only went out to buy a northface jacket at macys, got some tea and did the internet thing at starbucks, and ate at the chinatown restaurant for some dinner dim sum. On our way back to LA, then just one more week left on the cruise. Really getting homesick now and kinda getting sick of this place. Thinking this will be the last time I'll DJ a cruise.
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Be An Instant DJ

Art Vinyl frames are very very cool | I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE

Art Vinyl is the original way to display your favourite music and vinyl record art. Something new for music enthusiasts and an original interior design concept.

Create an original display with vinyl records you already own and buy. Experience more pleasure from your favorite music and artists with the Play & Display Flip frame.

It's easy to change your Art Vinyl display. The Play & Display Flip Frame has a unique quick release system, allowing you to instantly change your Art Vinyl record display as often as you like, available in both a neutral black and stunning white.


I want to try out the new Hennessy Black

got this from Neran's blog. i've tried out Hennessy White before and that was great. Best Hennessy cognac I've ever tasted. Hennessy Black looks like it uses black grapes, so it'll be an interesting flavor.

“Hennessy is hoping to attract a younger crowd with its new Hennessy Black Cognac, which is the company’s first new product since the launch of Hennessy V.S. in 1961. Obviously this isn’t Hennessy your pipe smoking grandfather sipped in his heyday, the drink features floral characteristics with notes of honey, grapes, and citrus”


Hello san francisco

So our mexican destinations on this cruise got cancelled due to the swine flu scare. They decided to take us to san francisco as a last minute port of call before we go back to LA. Looks like we're visiting san fran again plus portland and victoria canada next week instead of our original mexican destinations. Wish I brought a jacket 'cause its cold here in san fran right now. It'll probably be cold all next week since we'll be up north the whole time. Need to buy a jacket while I'm out here.

Oh btw, we went under the golden gate bridge this morning. I stayed up until 5am this morning to go up on the top deck to see the bridge. The ship cleared the bridge by 13 feet. It was a pretty cool experience to see underneath the bridge and to really see it up close.
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