Sunday, June 24, 2007

My Old School CD

Artist - Name
2 Live Crew - Me So Horny
2pac - California Love
2pac, JoJo & K-Ci - How Do U Want It
A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?
Afrika Bambaataa - Don't Stop...Planet Rock (Original Vocal Version)
AKANYELE - Put in In Your Mouth
Another Bad Creation - Iesha
Another Bad Creation - Playground
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Beatnuts - Watch Out Now
Bel Bev Devoe - Poison
Bell Biv DeVoe - Do Me!
Big Pun feat Joe - Still Not a Player
Big Punisher - I'm Not a Player
Big Punisher featuring Fat Joe - Twinz (Deep Cover 98)
Black Eyed Peas - Joints and Jam
Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)
Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
Bobby Brown - Every Little Step
Boyz II Men - Motownphilly
Color Me Badd - I Wanna Sex You Up
Color Me Badd - All 4 Love
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime
DJ Quik - Tonite
DMX - Party Up (Up in Here)
DMX - Get at Me Dog (Radio Edit)
DMX - Ruff Ryders' Anthem
Dr. Dre - Wit Dre Day
Dr. Dre - Let Me Ride
Dr. Dre - Nuthin But a G Thang
EPMD - Crossover
Eric B. & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
Father MC - Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Father MC - I'll Do 4 U
Gang Starr - Full Clip
Gang Starr - Take It Personal
Gang Starr - Dwyck
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez
Gang Starr - The Militia
Gucci Crew II - Sally, That Girl
Heavy D & The Boyz - Now That We Found Love
Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Remix)
Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin'
Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day
J.J. Fad - Supersonic
Jeru The Damaja - Ya Playin' Yaself
Junior M.A.F.I.A. - Player's Anthem
Juvenile - Back That Thang Up
Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg & Warren G - Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)
Lil' Kim - Crush On You (Explicit Version)
LL Cool J - Around the Way Girl
LL Cool J - Going Back to Cali
LL Cool J - Rock the Bells
Lords of the Underground - Funky Child
Method Man - Bring the Pain
Method Man - All I Need
Method Man - M.E.T.H.O.D. Man (remix)
Method Man & Redman - How High (Remix)
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Pt. 2
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
Mr. Grimm - Indo Smoke
Musiq - Just Friends
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix)
N2Deep - Back to the Hotel
Nappy Roots - Po folks
Nas - If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
Naughty By Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
Nice & Smooth - Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
The Notorious B.I.G. - Mo Money Mo Problems
The Notorious B.I.G - Going Back To Cali
OutKast - ATLiens
OutKast - Wheelz of Steel
OutKast - Elevators
P. Diddy Featuring The Notorious B.I.G., The Lox, Lil' Kim - All About the Benjamins
P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (Radio Edit)
The Pharcyde - Runnin'
The Pharcyde - Passing Me By
Pharoah Monch - Simon Says
PM Dawn - Die Without You
Q-Tip - Vivrant Thing
Rakim - Guess Who's Back
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
Shai - Comforter
Sisqo feat. Foxy Brown - Thong Song Remix (Vinyl Rip)
Slick Rick - Children's Story
Smilez And Southstar - Tell Me
Snoop Dogg - Who Am I (What's My Name)?
Snow - Informer
Spooks - Things I've Seen
Technotronic - Pump Up the Jam
Tone-Loc - Wild Thing
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
Various Artists - Too Legit to Quit
Warren G - Regulate
Warren G - Do You See
Warren G - This D.J.
Wreckx-N-Effect - Rump Shaker (Radio Mix)
Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck (Bloody Version)
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing ta F' Wit
Young MC - Bust a Move

Thursday, June 21, 2007


I've been totally slacking on tnext this week. Between needing to hit my numbers for the month and my new baby, it's been tiring. I need to devote some time this week to bringing gadgets and useless gizmos to the masses! So in the meantime, check out a few of my recent recommendations.

I'm Not an Alcoholic

All the things you need to throw a rager baby...yeah baby...yeah!

See more of my I'm Not an Alcoholic list at ThisNext.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Having a baby is tiring...

especially when it's a 10 week old yorkie! I'm still working on a name, but here are just a few that have been thrown in as options:

- chewy
- spike
- bear
- sam
- drake
- frank
- howie
- mandoo

I don't know. I'm not good with names.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Wilshire Boulevard

I like to call certain streets "The Tour of LA" route and Wilshire Boulevard is one them. From Downtown LA to the beach, you get to capture a little bit of everything that makes LA what it is. In this video, the artist snaps a picture every 10ft. as he takes a walk down Wilshire blvd.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Dear Dad,

Happy Father's Day. I've been thinking about what I've wanted to write to you for the last fe days. I've probably done it in bits and pieces on a blog here or in my mind as I've spent countless hours in the car. And maybe a huge public forum like my blog (read by 6 people) isn't the place to do it either, but for now, this is the place that it's going to start.

I miss you. I miss the fact that you aren't here to see my grow up. You and mom invested so much of your lives in me. I want you to know that you'd be proud of me. I'm thankful everyday of the sacrifices you made so that I would have the opportunities I have today.

I miss being able to talk to you about things, to have you around to bounce ideas off of. I miss our random lunches where we go to Victory Restaurant for Cornish Hen, or those random bowls of Pho.

I still remember our trips to the park when I was a kid and learning how to ride my bike without training wheels. You'd be there chasing behind me trying to make sure I didn't fall on my ass (even though I did). I remember all of our trips to the LA Zoo and Disneyland. I will never forget all the great food you used to cook. Maybe that's the reason why I love food as much as I do today.

So on the one hand, I'm sad that you aren't here, but on the other hand, I have a huge abundance (I mean huge, you know how much crap I can store in my brain) of memories of you.

So thanks dad. Thanks for everything you've taught me. Thanks for being a great father. Without you, I don't know where I would be today. You'll always be a part of my life.

Monday, June 11, 2007


"cupcake" recommendations at ThisNext

There seems to be a cupcake epidemic on the 1nt3rw3b. Cupcakes...everywhere. Whether it be a cufflink, on a ring, or on your shirt...I'd rather have a cupcake in my tummy and even that is available too. Madness I tell you...madness.

Father's Day!

Who's Your Daddy?

It's father's day and you have 4 days to get your act together. What are you going to get? Come to thisnext and check out some of quick (and not so quick) gifts to get your dad.

See more of my Who's Your Daddy? list at ThisNext.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Kaenon Sunglasses

Kaenon Polarized - Variant Series Sunglasses


Kaenon Polarized - Basis Sunglasses

or these... (via Uncrate)

which one would you choose???

To Buy or Not to Buy...

BMW 335i Coupe

I am seriously considering trading in the X5 for the 335i. I just can't decide what to do though.

Maybe the car is too small for me, but it's definitely not TOO fast!

I now have 13 days for someone to talk me out of this little guilty pleasure

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Three great articles from the NY Times today

Quantifying the Role of School Ties in Investing

From the school of Freaknomics, looks into the role people's alma maters play in how fund managers invest. I'm sure some of the peeps from Williams are tied to this one way or another. When you spend 4 years studying and living in the middle of nowhere, you spend a lot of time scheming.

Cocaine: Hidden in Plain Sight

Takes a look at the rise and acceptance of cocaine. I still remember the War on Drugs (for better or worse), but coke usage is definitely on the rise. I just never realized its prevalence until recently (stupid me)

As Women Rise, Corporate Korea Corks the BottleLooks at the rise of women in South Korea's corporate world and how it's changing the bonding culture of the workforce. Funny thing is that most of the korean women I know in the states could drink me under the table...easily.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

A State of Trance 300 Video

Europe knows how to throw it down...and they appreciate electronica much more than we do in the states.

Here's a little bit of WTF!!!

This is wrong on every level...every F**KING LEVEL

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Quicky Review: Blackberry Curve

BlackBerry 8300 Curve

I've had the opportunity to play with the Blackberry 8300 (Curve) for the last 72 hours and I have to say, this one is an absolute winner. RIM has done an incredible job of designing a phone that looks good, works well, and FITS well in your life.

Although the 8800 may be the "benchmark" blackberry out right now, I envision the 8300 will become the top seller. The keyboard's tactile touch has improved tremendously, partly from them moving the keys apart. The 8300's tapered corners makes it easier to hold. Putting the three newest BB's next to each other, the 8300 is just 1/3" wider than the Pearl and 1/4" thinner than the 8800. Overall, it just feels NICER to hold up to your ear than the 8800 did.

While the 8300 doesn't sport an embedded GPS, it does have an absolutely fantastic 2MP camera that works rather well. This being RIM's prosumer play, they've also jam packed this thing with multimedia icons (to buy themes, ringtones, etc. etc.)

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the 8300 and I see it replacing my Pearl as a personal device. I'll still be using the Samsung Blackjack for work, but with the 8300 as a constant reminder, that may change as well. (via Engadget Mobile)

I like to get my food in the mail...

These are just some of the items featured in this LA Times article on Airport foods that you can purchase or you can have shipped to you. They are representative of the regional tastes of each airport.

What are your recommendations? Leave me a comment and I'll add it onto my list of "Airport Foods," the regional good stuff that you can't always find, but you can always mail order.

Airport Food

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Why Wall Decals?

"wall decals" recommendations at ThisNext

Can someone explain to me why these are so popular right now? I like my walls to be simple. A contrast color, maybe; a piece of artwork, definitely; but wall decals?? Check out the ridiculous number of wall decals available right now...