Sunday, December 03, 2006

Random Thoughts: December 3rd, 2006

Grant Park (vertical)
Disraeli Sunset
Keepin' Watch

Top: My favorite parking lot.
Middle: The Disraeli Bridge, which I've become quite familiar with.
Bottom: Mark Saunders' statue keeps watch over a wintery Portage Ave.

  • So, I've just put one week behind me at my new workplace. Everyone's been really cool so far, and I've been teamed up with a fine mentor, who's been showing me the rather complicated ropes. In a month or two, I should be working the evening shift I was hired for. Until then, it's all about waking up at 5 (occasionally 5:30) to get there for 7:30.
  • I'm SO stoked to be down with the first print version of I Want Your Skull. When Ryan (August, the creator of this skull-based art thang) has a full list of contributors, I'll post it here.
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  • Yeah, I was amped for Lupe and The Roots' albums, but when I found out a couple of months ago that Tom Waits was dropping a 3 CD set, I nearly swallowed my tongue. Now that I have a new job and Christmas is comin', the possibility of getting those joints in my hands is far greater.
  • Speaking of albums...the new Clipse? HAWT! Normally, I hate on all that drug-dealing shit (no matter who's doin' it), but good music is good music. Admittedly, when "Grindin'" was hot, I was a very outspoken critic of that song. I thought the chorus was dumb as the dumbest thing imaginable, and it was about the drug hustle. But like most things The Neptunes have touched, it got under my skin. I remember hearing "Young Boy" at a Hunnicutt and Co-op jam, and from there, I was down to hear anything that the Neptunes put their name on. "Wamp Wamp" will get me on the floor. I don't give a fuck who's playing it.
  • Gotta get ready for bed. Peace, y'all.


Eric Dyck said...

Middle: The Disraeli Bridge, which I've become quite familiar with.

Please don't jump off the bridge, Al. Just remember...every time the beat drops, an angel gets its wings.

Allan L. said...

Oh, don't be silly. :D
I neglected to mention that my workplace is nearby it.

Jeope said...

Evening shift? What'll your new hours be?

Allan L. said...

I believe I'll be starting at 3:45 PM and goin' on until 11:30-11:45 PM. 1 PM to 6:15 on Fridays. Not a bad deal, really.

Anonymous said...

i'm glad you appreciate the bridge as much as i do Al. you are awesome, the pics are hot and so are your designs:) love you're blog and good luck in the new job!
~ teena

Allan L. said...

Thanks, Teena! You rule. :D