Can’t believe this is the last Thursday Track of 2022. What a time it’s been. I wanted to close out this year on a funky dance track to compliment this photo. I was searching through my hard drive and this was one of the first iPhone shots I took at the start of 2022. The perfect beverage to celebrate the start and end of the year. The track I selected is titled “1000 Years From Today (Todd Edwards’ Dub Mix)” by The Beloved. The beat on this one always gets me moving. Definitely a great one to have on in the background or to celebrate. So for this final Thursday of 2022 make it special. Turn up your speakers, move the furniture and pop a nice beverage. Call up your friends or have a little solo dance celebration. You deserve it. Thank you to everyone who gives these tracks a listen each week. Got some new music content coming next month. See you all next week. Salute and Happy New Year!
BEVERAGE OF THE WEEK: Chandon Brut Champagne
TRACK: “1000 Years From Today (Todd Edwards’ Dub Mix) BY: The Beloved
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We are finally back for another Thursday Track. Pardon the absence last week due to the holiday. For this week’s track I wanted to share a jazzy tune I discovered recently. This song has been in constant rotation ever since. The track is titled “24/7” by Paul Brown off the album Up Front. Felt this was a perfect track to kick off the last month of 2022. Shot this image a while back before going to a local happy hour. The beverage featured in the shot is Soju. I got put onto Good Day Soju by my close friend Randy aka Rudeboy a couple years ago. I suggest you do the same. You can find it at any Korean market. Be a little adventurous this last month and try a new beverage. Step out your drinking comfort zone. You can thank me later. Anyways, we made it. It’s finally the last day before we can get back into the weekend. Set your mood lights, crack open a cold beverage and enjoy this week’s track. Salute!
This picture is a straight mood for me this week. At the entrance to Golden Gate Park there is a skate spot to the left called Waller Street. This day was a special session for me because we had a rare crew together for this trip. Nothing better than those moments. I snagged this shot right before we continued the afternoon around the city. A quick power nap was needed for some of the guys. If you have ever spent time in Golden Gate before you know how peaceful it is. You really can’t beat the cool breeze and the sound of all the trees. I wish I could of spent the day there today. Especially after yesterday’s festivities.
Here is the second part of my Droste Series. These are my additional favorites. I enjoyed playing around with these images. Switching it up with this effect was definitely a learning experience. I will be sharing more series soon. Enjoy Part 2.
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For the first series I wanted to share a style of editing I have been messing with. Recently I have been interested in the Droste effect. Aka a picture within a picture. For years I have always been into mixed media involving photography but never really dabbled with this effect. After experimenting with several different images in my hard drive, I was able to narrow down a few of my favorites. When the image does work, I really enjoy how some of the lines naturally blend together. Enjoy part 1 of the series.
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It’s that time of year again when the days get shorter and the nights are longer. I wanted to dedicate this week’s Thursday Track to anyone who is having trouble adjusting or just feels like the day goes on forever. The track I selected is called “I need a break” by Suff Daddy. This European producer has been a favorite of mine for many years. If you enjoy beats and instrumentals I highly recommend checking his albums out. This has always been a go to track for me when I need to kick off a moment to myself. Gets you in the mood to either hit the couch or a happy hour. This photo was taken at one of my local neighborhood spots. Sometimes that little break is the prefect reset. So cheers to anyone on the constant grind. Kick your feet up with a cold beverage and take a damn break. This ones for you. Salute!
When was the last time you ever stopped and took some time to just look up? Like truly stop and just stare for a second. I have always been a fan of the different perspectives you get. Most of the time it’s the same old thing or building you pass by daily. When I was younger, I was always told you can pick out a tourist if you see someone constantly starring up. I always thought how dumb that statement was because why miss taking in the new surroundings. Now a days everyone just stares down to their phones, so what’s worse? This image was taken on a recent skate trip to Santa Cruz. I have been on several trips there but this was my first time stopping at the pier. Never know what you will see these days. (Peep the fake person in the yellow sky glider.) So do yourself a favor and look around once in awhile.
This week’s Thursday Track is a farewell to the warmer months as the weather cools down. For the limited few that know about the Cabana, you know how much love I have for that place. The track I paired with this image is called Não Tem Nada Não by Marcos Valle. Whenever I see this photo I instantly think of this song. It really captures the vibe you get from being at the cabana. Nothing but good food, friends and sunshine every time. I have plenty more photos to share from this place. For now pour yourself a nice drink, sit back and relax! Salute!
Something special about linking up with the crew in SF. The energy, sights and sounds of that city is like no other. The amount of ground you can cover in an afternoon is pretty insane. I could low key write a book full of stories from living in that city, but that’s for another time. This day was a favorite because I got to show some of my LA friends the “wiggle” route to Dolores Park. Literally a zig-zag for blocks from the Panhandle to Church St. & 18th St.. A definite go to for any sunny afternoon in SF. Do yourself a favor if you’re ever in the city and make a pit stop at Dolo. Shout out to my SF family for always making trips to the city the best! Much love.
Since it’s almost the weekend I wanted to start a series I will be doing each week. Every Thursday I will be sharing an album or a track of the day I am listening to with a beverage.
To kick off the first Thursday Track I wanted to share one of my favorite albums from my collection. I have been listening to Blu & Exile’s “Below the Heavens” since 2008. If you haven’t listened to their music, I highly recommend doing so. The album recently turned 15 this year to top it off. So kick back with a cold beverage and enjoy one of my favorite tracks off the album.
Side Note: Doesn’t this photo look like its out of Payday 2: Crimewave Edition from PlayStation? Am I right? If you don’t know what I mean, hit up Siri and ask. This image of Rudeboy (@i.n.c.rudeboy) was taken almost 1 year after the first Covid pandemic lockdown. His mask and fit are on point. A time when things were just beginning to open up and taking a vacation was still a big toss up. I love how this shot reminds me of those crazy months. A Moscow Mule and a nap will do the body wonders.
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