Hello, McFly.

June 30, 2009

Inverse – “So Far” (Video)

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , , , , , , — marimcfly @ 6:01 pm

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my big brothers of Inverse are finally getting a little bit of well-deserved shine.  Check out their beautiful video, in HD for your viewing pleasure.

If you liked it, go [HERE] and vote for them on MTVu’s Freshmen contest!  You can vote as many times as you want.. I’ll give you one hug for every 10 votes you give them.  Unless you’re creepy. 🙂

June 29, 2009

Good music on MTV?

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , , , , — marimcfly @ 9:22 pm

Hoorayyy, Inverse is finally getting a sliver of the credit and attention they deserve!  Their video for “So Far” dropped on MTVU today.

Click HERE to vote for them as your favorite freshmen!

Click HERE for video stills!

Voting is open until 2:00 pm EST on Friday.  DOOOOO it, many many times!

June 26, 2009

Peace.

Filed under: Life, Music — Tags: , — marimcfly @ 3:57 pm

A good majority of the musicians I enjoy today exist because of Michael Jackson.  He was the musical revolution in human form.. and living proof that entertaining the public often means sacrificing your privacy, your childhood, and even your sanity.  I’m glad he’s finally free of the entertainment world on this Earth, and I’m so grateful for every mind he sparked along his journey.

My favorite memory:

[Parts 2 through 7 here]

Peace, MJ.  You’ll be missed.

June 24, 2009

Another Pomona grad, doing big things!

Filed under: Life — Tags: , , — marimcfly @ 8:56 pm

This video was totally swiped from SeeTee‘s blog.. so I might as well just copy/paste her text intro too.  Congrats, Laura!

Laura Kaneko, a friend and classmate from Pomona ‘07, got to do the intro for Michelle Obama at the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco yesterday! So awesome! Congrats Laura! I’m sure Michelle Obama was great as well…haha.

June 22, 2009

QN5 Megashow ’09!

If you’re in New York in early August.. then you need to be here.  Every year, the my big brothers over at the QN5 family get together to put on an epic show.. all of the artists come together at a single venue and rock the laces right out of each fan’s shoes.  AND they bring special guests!

From the QN5 website:

The QN5 MEGASHOW is an annual destination event thrown exclusively by NYC’s independent hip hop label, QN5 Music, for the their fans. It is the only time the entire label’s roster converges on the same stage on the same night. QN5 fans (ie. Blue Schoolers) from all over the world make their pilgrimage to this event to celebrate all things baby blue and see one of the most energetic and entertaining shows in Hip Hop. This event has already torn down legendary spots such as CBGBs, BB Kings, The Roxy (LA) and now makes it’s NYC return at Highline Ballroom.

This year, CunninLynguists will be performing their 2006 classic, A Piece of Strange, in its ENTIRETY with Kentucky-based backing band, Club Dub – along with many more surprises you’ll just have to be there to see for yourself. With 2009 being QN5’s biggest year of releases to date, this is NOT to be missed. Get your tickets before it’s too late!

Tickets and more information [HERE]

J. Lately’s mixtape is here!

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , , , — marimcfly @ 9:26 pm

..actually, it was here about three days ago.  I suck.

Anyway.. Most of you probably haven’t heard of him, but I’ve known him for a bit now.  He’s another one of Claremont‘s finest (P-Towwwwn), doing it big in the hip hop world.  And he’s a good guy.  And if you’re still not convinced, the mixtape is 2dopeboyz-approved and features people like Tunji, Co$$, and Bambu.  AND it’s free!

Download the mixtape [HERE]

June 21, 2009

Kintoki season..

Filed under: Artistic Expression, Drool, Reunion — Tags: , , , , , , , — marimcfly @ 11:30 pm

Summer is here.. I’m sure of it, because the Japanese festivals/carnivals/obons/matsuri are starting.  And apparently I wasn’t full from Andrew’s ShrimpFest ’09 (see previous post), so I headed over to the VJCC Carnival.  Again, I’ll let the pics speak for themselves.  And again, I only took pictures of food and art.

The crowd.

The crowd.

Udon.

Udon.

Kintoki.

Kintoki.

Ikebana.

Ikebana.

Sumie.

Sumie.

Shodo & Bonsai.

Shodo & Bonsai.

Taiko.

Odori.

I love this time of year.. these festivals always provide a chance to reunite with the community, support system, and family with which I grew up.. to reconnect with old friends.. and to be reminded of how beautiful and important our culture, history, and traditions are.  Let’s keep it alive!

Shrimpin’ ain’t easy.

Filed under: Drool — Tags: , , — marimcfly @ 11:20 pm

Yesterday afternoon, a bunch of us got together to celebrate Andrew’s birthday.. with a lot of spicy shrimp from The Boiling Crab.  Being me, I took lots of pictures of food, and only one picture of the birthday boy.  I was focused, mayne.

The setup.

The setup.

The lineup.

The lineup.

The shrimp.

The shrimp.

Up close and personal.

Up close and personal.

The veggies.

The veggies.

The first helping.

The first helping.

The wish.

The wish.

The pictures speak for themselves.  Saturday afternoon was delicious.

June 20, 2009

Wale’s mixtape = McFly-approved.

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , , , , , — marimcfly @ 9:06 am

Yesss.. I was just starting to crave some new music too.  Wale and 9th hit the blogs today with their latest mixtape.. Great Scott!

Images and link scooped from 2dopeboyz.  Thanks, fellas!

Download it [HERE].

June 18, 2009

Save the date – TNC’s 10th Year Anniversary!

Filed under: Life, Music — Tags: , , , — marimcfly @ 6:22 pm

Saturday July 18, 2009
5:00-11:00 pm
JACC Plaza

For the last 10 years, TN KAT/the Tuesday Night Project has presented free public art spaces — with performance art, music, poetry, visual art, short film, live webcasts from cities around the globe, and an eclectic array of Los Angeles performers and community members in Little Tokyo, Downtown L.A., and partnering spaces through the “1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe”, Spring through Fall.

On July 18th, 2009, TN KAT is holding THE PARTY @ JACCC Plaza from 5PM to 11PM. It will be the largest Tuesday Night Project event ever, with a variety of DJ’s spinning, performers at the top of every hour, a silent art auction, live painters, and a plaza full of dancing, connecting, and community gathering. Everyone is welcome, from long-time supporters of Tuesday Night Café to past performers to people who are completely new to TNP. Tickets are $15 presale/students/seniors and $20 general admission at the door. For volunteer and community-table information please email contacttnkat@gmail.com.

Presale tickets and more info HERE.

Seriously, family.. this is a must.  Support local artists and the community workers that make it possible to create a space for beautiful, creative, free-flowing expression.

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