“What you are now is the result of what you were. What you will be tomorrow will be the result of what you are now. The consequences of an evil mind will follow you like the cart follows the ox that pulls it. The consequences of a purified mind will follow you like your own shadow. No one can do more for you than your own purified mind – no parent, no relative, no friend, no one. A well-disciplined mind brings happiness.”

-The Dhammapada

truth in soul

"Recall the kind of feeling you have when someone praises you, when you are approved, accepted, applauded. And contrast that with the kind of feeling that arises within you when you look at the sunset or a sunrise, or Nature in general or when you read a book or watch a movie that you thoroughly enjoy. Get a taste of this feeling and contrast it with the first, namely, the one that was generated within you when you were praised.
Understand that the first type of feeling comes from self-glorification, self-promotion. It is a worldly feeling. The second comes from self-fulfillment. It is a soul feeling. Here is another contrast: Recall the kind of feeling you have when you succeed, when you have made it, when you get to the top, when you win a game or bet or argument. And contrast it with the kind of feeling you get when you really enjoy the job you are doing, you are absorbed in, the action you are currently engaged in. And once again notice the qualitative difference between the worldly feeling and the soul feeling.
Yet another contrast: Remember what you felt like when you had power, you were the boss, people looked up to you, took orders from you; or when you were popular. And contrast that worldly feeling with the feeling of intimacy, companionship - the times you thoroughly enjoyed yourself in the company of a friend or with a group in which there was fun and laughter. Having done this, attempt to understand the true nature of worldly feelings, namely, the feelings of self-promotion, self-glorification. They are not natural, they were invented by your society to make you productive and to make you controllable. These feelings do not produce the nourishment and happiness that is produced when one contemplates Nature or enjoys the company of one's friends or one's work. They were meant to produce thrills, excitement and emptiness.
Then observe yourself over the course of a day or a week and think how many actions of yours are performed, how many activities engaged in that are uncontaminated by the desires for these thrills, these excitements that only produce emptiness, the desire for attention, approval, fame, popularity, success or power. And take a look at the people around you. Is there a single one of them who has not become addicted to these worldly feelings? A single one who is not controlled by them, hungers for them, spends every minute of his/her waking life consciously or unconsciously seeking them? When you see this you will understand how people attempt to gain the world and, in the process, lose their soul.

-Anthony DeMello



headphones are the new thing.


iPods are great...

thats not my pic. but its nice so i used it.
loaded the sucker up right when i got it
and i went OCD with the names/titles on the songs. boy was that fun.


dinosaurs are the awesome

click and read. hahahahaha



finally, winter break is here. 2 weeks of freedom!!!

on a darker note, i hope so.cal. Edison dies. close to 48 hours without energy.. and damage to a lot of appliances and things.. candlelight eating isn't as great as you think.

and here's something that i really found great. something i believe in and a great design and concept
"juxtaposed:religion" - bringing the most influential religious texts together.



peace to darfur,

visit the darfur wall


this weeks postsec's are good.

the sequence seems to tell a story


random artist

cool piece i found on my current addiction... http://supertalk.superfuture.com/


new music

Mims - This is why i'm hot

Nujabes ft. Substantial - Aint no happy endings

"I make sense make dollars
Make a skinny girl holla
Make a fat girl hungry
Make the ugly girls want me
Put the pretty girls on me
Make the shy girls horny
Make the fly girls corny"

oh my goodness. this has to be the best rhyme of the year..

Jay-Z 44 4's

Rocafella forever, Hov for life
Debut's a classic, first album, 4 mics
Should have got a 5, but niggas lack foresight
But I don't give a fuck, I ain't do it for the hype
I do it for the hustlers, for the ghetto, for the plight
For the struggle, for those who bubble white
For fly 4 by 4s, roofless cars, flawless ice
For the pain, for y'all to know what it's like
For every time it rain, 40 days and 40 nights
For every promise made that never saw the light
I get my own 40 acres, give me 4 nights
4 O's, a glock 40 for the jackers and I'm right
Or the 4-4 will suffice
A 14 year old to look out for the vice
And you can sit back and just wait for the flight
Your boy'll take off like I been stripping all my life
That's the type of metaphors I write
To let niggas know I was real before the mic
Four front rows had the fur at the fight
No PETA on my peter let some room for the divas
In the suite we'll meet up if you're wild for the night
On a rampage, champagne pours on the floor
For all those who ain't make it here and lost they life
Wouldn't forget y'all for any price
Not for no hoes, not for no ice
Not for no fame, nor for bright lights
So I'ma end this here, real mean, but it's right
44 fours, motherfucker, I'm nice

i found these funny



Quoting Iggy...

"I don't know Johnny Rotten but I'm sure... I'm sure he puts as much blood and sweat into what he does as Sigmund Freud did. You see, what sounds to you like a big load of trashy old noise is in fact the brilliant music of a genius, myself . And that music is so powerful that it's quite beyond my control and ah... when I'm in the grips of it I don't feel pleasure and I don't feel pain, either physically or emotionally. Do you understand what I'm talking about? Have you ever felt like that? When you just couldn't feel anything and you didn't want to either. You know? Like that? Do you understand what I'm saying sir? "




old Time cover

we should post these all around Cerritos. who's with me?


Quoting Futura..

"ALWAYS resist being one-dimensional and look for other means of creative outlet.
The dilemma seems to be that once you've established yourself you're locked into creating the work that people are familiar with.
References to your own past by duplication.
Eventually, that's insane"


If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

--Rudyard Kipling


Diamonds n music!

sweet track here Kanye West ft. Termanology - Everything I Got (Life As Diddy)


Lupe Fiasco - 15 Conflict Diamonds

Nas - Black Diamonds

whats this i hear about Jay Z and Beyonce gettin married in the Caribbean?...


xkcd, youll be seeing more of these

good music

Hi-Tek ft. Talib Kweli and Ayak - Can we go back
listen here

Nujababies ft. Funky DL - If I had a day to live
listen here

cool pictures..

cool pictures, Rust In Peace:

always wanted to do something with that Einstein portrait.. well now im too late! its already been done! and a damn nice job it was..



lonely rock, korea

broom dance

the things i find...


the dejavu music revolucion!!!

this is great. i can post any good music i come by on my blog for everyone to enjoy now! so ill be posting a lot of music that i find now. wahoo. enjoy these.

Ben Lee - Catch My Disease

powered by ODEO

The Killers - Mr. Brightside (Thin White Duke Remix)

powered by ODEO

Jay-Z vs. The Kinks

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Marvin Gaye vs. Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

powered by ODEO


4D is next,

So the Carnegie Mellon kids made this insane program that makes 2d images into 3d. whats next?

this is insane.


tell me when to go! trackademicks remix

tell me when to go reeeeeeeeeeeemix! this is on fire!
trackademicks.. hopefully he comes out with more stuff like this.


picture preview.

heres my favorite pic i took with the rebel, superman action figure!


make way for the SOV!

lady sovereign - love me or hate me


LA Banksy pics!

some of Banksy's stuff in LA, props to my sister.

and some other streetart,


product (red)!

So i was watching oprah the other day and..
Bono was on, and we all know about what hes doing in Africa,
but this is the coolest thing yet, PRODUCT (RED)
GOOD looking products for the best cause from a great man.
whats crazy is Bono got a bunch of huge companies like Apple, Gap, Armani, Motorola, and Converse. Along with some of the biggest names out there.. Speilberg, Kanye, you name it.

check out this ipod. FRESH in red.





part 2...!

just kidding, so there never really was a part 2, but its okay you can check my banksy barely legal pics here.

and the pachiderm video

anyways, cool stuff around lets check it out:

Lupe Fiasco ft. Jill Scott - Daydreamin'
the groovy song that was sampled: I Monster - Daydream in Blue



BANKSY hits LA with his public gallery BARELY LEGAL. this was his first public event, and he did it big time in LA!

what's cooler?

I WENT! .. and it was one of the coolest things i've ever seen. surrounded by my favorite artist's work. the gallery was in a warehouse in LA, and it was pretty hard to figure out where it was because there was no real address given, and the location was revealed on the day of the opening.

This was all that we got.

And here was the plan, thanks to Google Maps.

It was the best, pictures will be coming soon so stay tuned, i took LOADS.
thanks to the sister for taking me!

and for anyone who is not familiar with banksy, or his art, you really need to check it out at his site, and trust me you will not be disappointed. He is brilliant.


prabhu deva!

Michael Jackson has an Indian father! MAD PROPS to sagad for coming by this sucka.. brings back memories! Prabhu Deva can DANCE!,
forget MJ.


mos def? not anymore.

Mos Def apparently made an "illegal" performance in front of the VMAs when he rolled up in his truck and performed on the street without a license to do so. He was singing "Katrina Clap", his song about Katrina and Bush's reaction to it. So this is what happened .. the police took him off the stage and arrested him.

Props to Mos for this, but he was rightfully arrested because he didn't have a permit. BUT THE REAL STORY about this song is..

"Like where the fuck is Sir Bono and his famous friends now,
Don’t get it twisted man I dig U2,
But if you aint about the ghetto, Then Fuck You Too"

This line about Bono and U2 is the stupidest line i've ever heard. i lost all respect for Mos Def, and really this little stunt he pulled means nothing if he's giving that kind of message.

Bono has done more than he ever will.
Mos Def is not Mos Def anymore.



no one is more genius than Banksy. seriously how much better can this get. Banksy took Paris Hilton albums, totally redid them, new tracks, new covers.. Paris Hilton got PUNKED! this is genius. check it out..


wake up

""You can't fight city hall." "Death and taxes." "Don't talk about politics or religion." This is all the equivalent of enemy propaganda, rolling across the picket line. "Lay down, GI! Lay down, GI!". We saw it all through the 20th Century. And now on the 21st Century, it's time to stand up and realize, that we should NOT allow ourselves to be crammed into this rat maze. We should not SUBMIT to dehumanization. I don't know about you, but I'm concerned with what's happening in this world. I'm concerned with the structure. I'm concerned with the systems of control. Those that control my life, and those that seek to control it EVEN MORE! I want FREEDOM! That's what I want, and that's what YOU should want! It's up to each and every one of us to turn loose of just some of the greed, the hatred, the envy, and yes, the insecurities, because that is the central mode of control, make us feel pathetic, small, so we'll willingly give up our sovereignty, our liberty, our destiny. We have GOT to realize we're being conditioned on a mass scale. Start challenging this corporate slave state! The 21st Century's gonna be a new century! Not the century of slavery, not the century of lies and issues of no significance, of classism and statism, and all the rest of the modes of control... it's gonna be the age of humankind, standing up for something PURE and something RIGHT! What a bunch of garbage, liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican, it's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated! The TRUTH is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of LIES! I'm SICK of it, and I'M NOT GONNA TAKE A BITE OUT OF IT! DO YA GOT ME? Resistance is NOT futile, we're gonna win this thing, humankind is too good, WE'RE NOT A BUNCH OF UNDERACHIEVERS, WE'RE GONNA STAND UP, AND WE'RE GONNA BE HUMAN BEINGS! WE'RE GONNA GET FIRED UP ABOUT THE REAL THINGS, THE THINGS THAT MATTER - CREATIVITY, AND THE *DYNAMIC* *HUMAN* *SPIRIT* THAT REFUSES TO *SUBMIT*! WELL THAT'S IT, that's all I've got to say. It's in your court now." - Alex Jones of the waking life.

all is vanity


must have albums

the two great hip hop albums of the summer have to be Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor and The Roots - Game Theory. This isn't the mainstream crap you hear on your radios, this is real hip hop music.
The Roots really did something different with this one, and speaking of, ?uestlove of The Roots runs some great hiphop forums over at Okayplayer.com.

Lupe Fiasco is different from anything you'll ever hear no doubt. and the album cover is interesting.


honeyee blogs

some of the coolest stuff from japan and beyond at the honeyee blogs.

and i forgot to post this sucka before.. its the fake steve jobs. funniest stuff right there.



HAHA this is the funniest street art ever..


old record/aesthetic goal

scan from an old indian record. hahaha high fashion.

my aesthetic goal in 10-15 years.

top 10 most beautiful cellphones

wow, i cant wait till these phones make it here.. too bad they're all overseas or havent yet been made, check it out here.


kasabian - empire

very cool video from the new kasabian album, empire. get the album and watch this movie-like music video. great visuals.


watercolor fashion

great colors, great watercolor art from stina persson.


sony bravia

70,000 litres of paint
358 single bottle bombs
33 sextuple air cluster bombs
22 Triple hung cluster bombs
268 mortars
33 Triple Mortars
22 Double mortars
358 meters of weld
330 meters of steel pipe
57 km of copper wire

this is probably the coolest advertizment ever. bravo for bravia.


time machine

yes, time machines are now available. this is really cool, and it comes with instructions.. i still dont understand it though, check it out.



cool stuff i found.. i thought this one was pretty cool since it was an everyday [[expensive]] brand dripped by Zevs? i think. check it..


new banksy

new banksy::






in the meantime,

i made these shoes, my own to wear finally, check em out.

one day..

im going to make shoes like these.