October 31st, 2002


You Be Illin'

Jam Master Jay, Part of Run DMC, Killed in Shooting

I love Run DMC. They fought *against* gang violence. They had inventive lyrics and a great style of presentation. They are rap of a happier time, not what rap/hip-hop has turned into today. A quote from the above article sums it up aptly:

"Initially when I heard the news I was devastated, but not as shocked as I expected I'd be," Angela Young, A&R coordinator at J Records, told Fox News.

"My response was a strong indication that hip-hop culture has been desensitized to senseless death," she said.

Thanks to my new favorite news site, Google News, you can read lots of articles about this.

  • Current Music
    "Walk This Way (Run DMC)" (in my head)

Monthly Motorcycle Ride


I just barely made my monthly ride for October. I was going to go riding a few weeks ago, but my battery was dead and I couldn't find my charger. I found my charger yesterday at lunch and charged the battery. I ran the bike a little bit last night before going to bed. So today, I got up and started her up. I think she might need to be looked at by a qualified motorcycle mechanic.

Anyway, I rode into work. Maybe I'll go for a lunchtime ride. Today is the most pitiful instance of meeting my goal of riding my motorcycle at least once a month. But it counts. Just November and December are left. If the weather's nice on Saturday and I'm not at work, I think I'm going to try to go to the Blue Ridge Parkway and look at the leaves again. They looked great last weekend and might still have another weekend in them before they all fall.
  • Current Music

Hayseed Dixie

OK, I called to get more Hayseed Dixie information. They're playing at Triangle Patio Bar & Club tomorrow night. D'oh. I forgot to ask what time, but I imagine it's late-ish. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You can call Triangle Patio Bar & Club at 336-885-5229 for more information.

(Contact information courtesy of Pollstar.)