Once upon a time not long ago, I moved to Mississippi and signed up for a shitload of classes.
Yes, I made it out here and it’s about as slow and humid as watching Gone with the Wind in a sauna. The people here are very courteous though. Almost everyone you walk past wishes you a blessed day. And even though this region is one of the poorest I’ve ever lived in, everyone has a smile on their face. The general energy I feel in Mississippi is a genuinely content one. An energy that I predict will be contageous.
I know that my stay here will be a life-changing experience for me. Coming from one of the most modern and socially advanced states in the US, to the slowest and possibly most behind. This could be seen as a torturous setback but I feel that I have so much to offer out here that it’s hard for me to look at it like that. I truly can’t wait to bring everything that I have learned in CA out here to MS.
I signed up for classes this morning, a process that I have gone through many times before. The difference between this and every other time I have signed up for school is the feeling I have going into this. Every other time I signed up for school there was no real feeling of excitement or even nervousness. It was just another year signing up. This time around I have a feeling. I described it best to my doog friend D. Scott earlier via aim: I have that feeling I would imagine one would have as they were staring at a 12 story tidle wave about to sweep them away that frightened but too much in awe of the monstrous beauty that stand before you kind of feeling.
A little dramatic?
Here’s my tidal wave of classes:
1) English Comp.
2) Biology I
5) Music Fundamentals
6) Band Class
I came all this way to be band geek….I’m cool with that.
I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m nervous as fuck but equally as excited to be swept away in this new experience. I’m going to do my best to journal all of this for those back home who care enough to read. I’ll still be posting other shit too that might be a little more exciting to read about.
Here’s to the journey.
P.s. - This picture isn’t for an added cheesey halmark touch. This is a picture of the road that I will be taking to school everyday. Yeah…it’s like that.
MED - Can’t Hold on (Live)
This is one of my favorite MED songs and one of my absolute favorite Madlib beats. I play it atleast once a day…for real.
Bobby Caldwell original here.
(This doesn’t mean I like Kobe)
This is (very poorly shot) video from Jay-Z’s performance last night at the Palms in Las Vegas. The verse he spits is supposedly the opening to his upcoming album Blueprint 3. Name drops everywhere!
P.s. - Why is it so hard for fools to handle a camera correctly? Especially during such crucial moments! Hella irritating.
Disney x Dali: “Destino”
A collaboration between these two titans, which began in 1946, was completed in 1999, some 50 years later, by Disney’s nephew Roy Edward Disney, using the original storyboards as well as notes taken from the journals kept by Dali’s widow.
Disney and Dali’s original work — a mere 18 seconds of test footage — can be seen starting around 5:17.
As evinced by the copyright notice at the start of the short, this incredible slice of history may not be with us for much longer, so dawdle at your own risk.
This shit is ridiculously beautiful.
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