On Saturday me and Drew went to this year’s AMF2015, it’s sixth edition. I previewed all the bands a week before going and none caught my attention. I felt basically the same way throughout the fest though I was really trying to enjoy everything. So I did what everyone does at a festival like this and took some drugs. Instead of loosing me up and making myself have a good time, I locked my brain in a shell and all I could think of was work. The only thing that was in my mind was talking shit about the show. But in reality, there can be no complains. The people of Tj just ask for way too much and the fest got overhyped. Yes, many bands were subpar and the sound did a lot of mistakes. But for the price of admission and every thing that was done, there can be no shit talking. I sent an article about it to the San Diego Reader already and I have low expectations about it, but still hoping it will get published.
– Me and Drew at AMF 2015
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It was just a normal Thursday, which we were halfway thru the week as we couldn’t wait for the weekend. Angello and I were banging out sets as usual on Bedford when we heard the sad news. Queen on the Scene ran up on us in a frantic pace telling us that Michael Jackson was dead.
First off, if you don’t know, who Queen on the Scene is? She is a homeless woman who is a personal amateur bodyguard for celebrities as they go to the doctor’s office. She offers her services to protect the celebrity from annoying poporazzi then she gets a donation, if she doesn’t get a donation, she doesn’t hesitates to shit on the celebrity for being a tightwad. Most of the when she came up to us talking about celebrity news we normally thought she was crazy but this time she was on point. Apparently, Mr. Jackson was carted off in an ambulance in the morning for health complications but he wasn’t dead yet. I tell Queen to calm down because he wasn’t dead yet but we still had to investigate it for ourselves.
I made a couple of calls finding out that MJ was heading to UCLA Medical center. But before we head over there, I spotted Flavor Flav walking the down the street which you couldn’t miss him with his big clock necklace. We all run down the street to get Flavor as we all start taking photos and video of him. He was loving the attention, showing off his famous grille having a blast with us until Queen showed up to do her act telling Flavor the horrible news that MJ was possibly dead. Flav stopped in his tracks hugging Queen asking us if it was true or not. We tell him the story that he got rushed to the hospital but he wasn’t dead yet. But it was evident that the news really affected him like it did Queen, so we decided to go the medical center to see what was going on, taking Queen with us.
When we get there it was already a madhouse as the bad news has already spread around town that MJ was dead as all the news services showed up to UCLA to cover this event. But not also did the press caught wind of MJ’s death, his fans showed up in droves, crowding the entrance of the medical building. A lot of them holding pictures of Michael, some of them with their signs showing their love for the King of Pop. Angello and I started to take pictures and film the pain and chaos surrounding the medical center. Then head of PR of the hospital held a press conference to tell us the bad news.
“Michael Jackson has been pronounced dead on June 25, 2009, at 2:26 pm PT.”
The shit just hit the fan. People were crying and holding each other, hearing the awful news. As Angello and I, tried to get out of the press conference, pushing out way of the crowd so we could upload our photos, I noticed a large contingency of the media filming this little girl holding a Michael Jackson picture in her arms, crying after hearing the bad news. I looked around noticing that this little girl wasn’t the only one that was affected by Jackson’s passing because we all grew up on his music. It was like hearing a good friend of yours just died. It finally hit me that MJ was actually dead and I was in shock like the rest of the masses at UCLA but I still had a job to do, so we find the nearest Starbucks to upload our shit.
That Starbucks was packed with reporters trying to do the same shit we were trying to do but they had the same problem we did trying to send the most important story of the year.
The fucking internet stopped working. Like it literally stopped because of all the traffic of the Michael Jackson news. I tired to check on the latest news on MJ but my phone couldn’t pull up anything. I couldn’t even text or email anyone. The Michael news was so big that it affected the ebb of flow of the net. This was the first time I’ve ever seen that happened before but I guess I should have expected it when someone that had a lot of positive affect on billions of people around the world, would have that kind of power. People wanted to share their thoughts about the man who brought countless of joy in their lives.
We gather our things deciding we should just leave this sad scene, taking Queen back to Bedford. As we past the medical building, we could see the huge crowd of Michael’s fans huddled up together, lighting up candles for the late great Michael Jackson, holding hands as they singing his songs, as once again MJ brings us all together with his music.
Rest in Peace Michael Joseph Jackson
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Summer is here and fashion is in full bloom from the hottest trends to having your best summer looks all season long.
Bikinis are big this summer but there’s another trend its everyday wearable bikini bra top that is nude see through mesh and where the nip is its cover by flowers, hearts or stars. They come in every color and they sell out as soon and they get them in stock.
Miley Cyrus made this look hip by wear nipple covers but this bikini bra keeps you more cover and in the right places. Wear it to the beach or with a pair of cutoffs and flats you will have them staring all summer long. Best place to find is in boutiques or websites like shopplanetblue.com.
Jungle print isn’t just for safaris its back and bigger than ever from camouflage greens, rust, whites and Browns anything camo goes this season. From jumpsuits with palm leaves and graphic African prints theses looks are stunning and simple. With a very busy outfit, always think less is best let the dress, jumpsuit be the main focal point if the outfit is more on the solid side then you can go a little more extreme with the accessories also think bold chunky pieces to really make the look pop. A good place to shop to find this look is top shop and if you don’t live near one always go to there website because usually the pieces are well priced and tends to follow the trends since a lot of celebrity clients shop there.
The next big fashion trend is floral flowers everywhere from 2 piece top and skirt to a short romper big bold summery prints are here to stay. Dress them up or wear them to a ball game wearing flowers you cant go wrong and don’t be afraid to experiment with different floral patterns. Best place to find this look would be at a department store like Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s these stores offer a variety of looks. We’ve talked about some outfits so now let’s talk about some accessories shoes are an important part of a outfit.
Usually the first thing people look at is your shoes and this summer gladiator shoes or one of 2015 must haves. From Flats to high heels gladiator winding crisscross shoes can either wind up your legs are just come to the calf from black to snakeskin find the right length for your legs. Let’s your feet do the talking find at dept store or at Top Shop.
Last but not least the final must have for summer is a hat. The sun can cause serious problems for our skin and to protect your face and to make your outfit looked pulled together from head to toe a hat is the way to go choose the right shape for your face and larger brim for the day when your in the sun and a smaller brim like a fedora at night to pull your look together. Linen straw or felt hats can take your look from the ordinary to extraordinary.
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Just give it up bro.
your second heart attack
making the doctors
like you were an old Mercedes
with a faded car battery.
I wanted you to stop,
end your suffering
to your next adventure.
But it wasn’t in you to quit.
It wasn’t in your nature
to give up.
Growing up I never seen you
take a days off
always being a steady workhorse.
You were a fighter all the way
to the end.
You fought in hundreds of battles
fighting off your demons.
But we couldn’t see you
We had to throw in the towel.
You wouldn’t go down
for your own good
because you wanted to die
on your shield.
You were a warrior,
You were my father.
But you look foreign to me
laying in your death-bed
a shell of your former
strong lively self.
You just lay there waiting
for the boatman to ferry you across
to the next world
staring past your family
at the foot of your bed
looking at that whack ass art print
in your room of a tiny sailboat
heading towards a lighthouse.
The meaning was simple
but I wonder if it was meant to be there
making your transition easier.
In any case,
this was your last voyage,
saying our goodbyes.
We will all miss you.
O Captain! My Captain!
Take to the rough seas
one last time
head towards the light
onto your next adventure.
The U.S. Women’s National Team is looking to win its third World Cup title this summer in Canada after finishing as the runner-up to Japan in 2011. The United States enters the competition on the heels of a first-place finish in March’s Algarve Cup, which featured several of the teams that will be competing in Canada.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris* (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher* (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo*** (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (8): Lori Chalupny** (Chicago Red Stars), Whitney Engen* (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston* (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg* (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger** (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara** (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone***** (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn** (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx**** (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian* (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath** (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday** (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd*** (Houston Dash), Heather O’Reilly*** (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe** (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux* (Western NY Flash), Alex Morgan** (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press* (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez** (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach**** (unattached)
|*||First Women’s World Cup|
|**||Second Women’s World Cup|
|***||Third Women’s World Cup|
|****||Fourth Women’s World Cup|
|*****||Fifth Women’s World Cup|
The U.S. just won their group and will advance into the elimination round, where they’ll face another group’s third-place team on Monday, followed by a possible matchup against Cameroon or China later next week.
Credit: US Youth Soccer
A man walking in a national forest in central Florida has captured a rare image of a raccoon appearing to ride on the back of an alligator.
Richard Jones was walking with his family in the Ocala National Forest when they spotted the alligator.
He believes his son startled the raccoon while trying to take a picture of the reptile.
The image has become an internet sensation since the photo was taken on Sunday morning.
Mr Jones told local television station WFTV that he “snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and before the raccoon jumped off and scurried away”.
“Without the context you’d think the raccoon was hitching a ride across the river,” he told the television station.
My first story about Kanye involves my brother and my very early days as a paparazzo. It was probably my second week in Los Angeles in the summer of 2007 when I accompanied my brother to LAX because Kanye was on the list. My brother have heard that Kanye was a dick and that it was better just to not be seen. We were waiting at the bottom of Terminal 5 at LAX (Delta flights), when my brother spotted Kanye. He made me turn around so I could hide the camera, so I never took a look at Kanye. My brother said he was accompanied by two super slutty girls and they were going to baggage (with no assistants or help).
Then I saw Chance frolicking around LAX. This is 2007 and my college roommates loved shitty reality TV (I’m looking at you Daven). I am referring to fucking Chance from the fucking reality show “I Love New York,” the spin-off of VH1’s “Flavor of Love.” For no reason I yelled, “What about Chance?!” and he responded “WHADDUP WHITE BOYYYYYYYY!”
My brother was all nervous trying to be super sneaky to take pictures of Kanye when I finally look at who he was taking pictures of. It was none other than Chance’s brother, Real. MY FUCKING BROTHER CONFUSE KANYE WEST WITH REAL! This is not the first time my brother confused celebrities, he once thought Jason Schwartzman was Justin Long and interviewed him about his Mac commercials….
Some quick research informed me that Real died earlier this year. I never got pictures of him and I am sure my brother deleted the ones he got when he thought it was Kanye.
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