Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Leave It All Behind.

So this is probably the FIRST ever post in such a long time and well, quite frankly, I've just been lazy and not feeling it lately with myself...Haven't gotten motivated or inspired lately to write ANYTHING that meant something to me, share stuff, whatever. I hope, though, that somewhere along the road I'll start to get something started in my head to write something. Not taking the time to write at least something blog worthy. Lately, I've just been so out of it lately. Here and with myself. And no, not really depressed or anything, don't worry. I've just have a lot of things in my head and in me that it's overwhelming and can't really explain very well. I guess I'm a littlew disorganized and disheveled. But all in all...I'm okay, really. Anyways, I digress...

I guess I'll make it up with this post, however. Reason being is that I've been listening to tons and tons of music and new music lately and I'm not talking about just LISTENING to it for my own pleasure and entertainment, like all you others (respectively speaking). I mean, when I say I listen...I listen to music more than just for pleasure or entertainment, but as for a passion, a significance, and meaning to what the song or maybe a beat, rhythm, solo, riff, or melody maybe telling me. And it's those songs and, well, music in general does to me. Anyways, here's what I mean. A song off The Foreign Exchange titled "Leave It All Behind." This song is my favorite out of the album because this song just brings you back to you being just a kid and what life is in general. When I first heard this song when I grabbed the album when it dropped in 2008, it just blew me away by the lyrics and the rhythm. As soon as it was over, I knew that it was this very song that I would love to play or maybe sing to when I have a son...or maybe a daughter or two. It's this and any kind of song that just makes you stop, think, and listen to your inner-self and reflect on life...


Thursday, February 4, 2010


It's been 4 years...

It's been 5 days so far; all month, son...


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Othello - Active Balanced

Othello & DJ Vajra's "The Required Taste" drops Spring '10. The following video is a sneek peek of the track "Active Balanced" ft. Now On & Mayer Hawthorne. The official video is coming this Spring. I'm already liking this video...can't wait for the real thang. This cat is dope. Check out his other LP's if you haven't heard of him. Don't sleep...

Sneak Peek, Active Balanced Music Video from Lain Lee 3 on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Conversations With Her

This EP is really soulful and chill. Favorite track...? "She Was Fly" ft. Eric Roberson. EP is out digitally on iTunes now!


I just watched G4tv's Attack of The Show and I saw this--the Eigenharp by Eigenlabs. Cost...? About $5,600. Yup. I so would wanna freak with this...Maybe buy it myself. Heck, I think it's worth it...

Hardware Specification:

133 keys in all.
120 keys on the main keyboard.
12 percussion keys on the lower part of the instrument.
Plus one mute key.

Key Properties:
Sampled at 2000 samples/second, per key.
11 bit (2048 values) resolution.
Sensitive to direct pressure and to lateral pressure in both directions.

Breath pipe:
Sampled at 2000 samples/second.
12 bit (4096 value) resolution.
Bidirectional, sensitive to blown and drawn breath.
Removable, interchangeable mouthpiece for hygiene.

2 Strip Controllers:
One on each side of the instrument, 480mm long.
Sampled at 2000 samples/second per strip.
11 bit (2048 values) resolution.

Headphone output:
48kHz sampling rate, 24-bit DAC Sigma-Delta.
Software programmable volume.
Mute, soft ramp and zero cross detection for volume adjustment.
SNR = 95dB.
THD <>

Microphone input/preamp: Balanced input on an industry standard 4 pin LEMO locking connector. 24 bit at 96khz A/D converter. Low noise programmable gain from 10 to 55db in 1db steps. Software switchable 48V phantom power. 8.2V Electret polarisation power available, requires specific cable. Noise: EIN= (A-weighted) -120dBu with 150 Ohm source 20Hz to 20kHz, 50 dB gain. EIN Un-wtd= -125dBu with same conditions as A-weighted. 26dB software switchable input pad. Recommended uni-directional (cardioid or supercardioid patterns) microphones: Sony ECM66BC, Audio Technica AT898C and AT831C, Sure WL184, DPA 4080 and DPA 4022. Note: Custom wiring for each microphone is required Base Station: 2 inputs for continuous control expression pedals: Suitable for use with Boss FV50 and FV500 volume pedals. Suitable for use with Yamaha FC3 continuous control sprung sustain pedals. USB 2 interface to host computer. 2 inputs for foot switches.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Lights Dim; Soul Will Never Be The Same.

R.I.P. 1950-2010

?uestlove And Ringo - DRUM OFF!

This was after the credits...DOPE!

Haiti Earthquake

Thoughts, prayers, hope, peace, and blessings go out to all the brothers and sisters out in the country of Haiti after a devastating earthquake that shook down the country.

Donate to The Red Cross:

Wyclef speaks out (via Okayplayer):

Ringo Starr

His brand new album just came out yesterday. I grabbed it...and it's on my iPod. Love the album! Last night Ringo was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a FULL HOUR as his guest with Ben Harper and Relentless 7 performing 3 songs +1, a classic from The Beatles. I have to say it's one of my favorite episodes of Late Night and it was quite an experience. Well, sure, it was on TV...and not me being there LIVE in the audience would have been much more of an experience versus me chillin' in my bedroom with the TV on and watching it there. But nonetheless, it was quite a trip just watching him and Fallon interviewing Ringo. It was like a piece of history made again; HE HAD A BEATLE ON HIS SHOW! I was stoked. Cop the album NOW!


P.S. For your viewing pleasure, here was last night's episode:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pooh And Black Milk And...Prince...?

Download FREE. Click album cover...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Jay Elec!

All I'm gonna say is...THIS IS SOME REAL ISH. Oh, and no tracklist required...

(click album cover for FREE DOWNLOAD) [LONG PLAY MIX VERSION HERE...]


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cousin - Kevi-Kev Arnedo

This is my cousin, Kevin, from the Philippines. He's also a drummer, just like I am. He's told me that he has been playing for several years. He's pretty much like I how drum...but I guess he's better than me. We pretty much have drum styles in common, but different in a way. Keep it up, Kev! Hope we can play with each other...Gotta teach me some stuff and I'll teach you some stuff...Much love...


So This Is Christmas...

Christmas '09 with the fam...and extended fam...with the future of our fam...Gyeah. Oh, "no skinny jeans; Strictly prohibited." (I wasn't even close to wearing skinny jeans...)


Friday, January 8, 2010

Yeah, That White Stuff, Ya' Know...?

...We got dumped on; Perfect conditions for any snow activities. Shot taken by me outside the driveway--shoveled snow, by the way...


Monday, January 4, 2010

History--Black Star, Where You At...?

To keep at it with the Dilla theme for this post--ya'll should know by now, if you feel me--thought I'd hit you up with something new. Remember Dilla's Ruff Draft EP? Remember that joint off that EP called "Take Notice" with Guilty spittin' some rhymes? Well, check out The Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra just take over and destroy that joint...LIVE. Once Karriem gets on it on the's over. Peep the vid here, plus a special announcement following the video. I also snagged the track, too for download here.

The Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra - Take Notice

Burj Khalifa

Dubai names tallest building after bailout patron
AP (Associated Press)

By ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press Writer Adam Schreck, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 27 mins ago

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai opened the world's tallest skyscraper Monday, and in a surprise move renamed the gleaming glass-and-metal tower Burj Khalifa in a nod to the leader of neighboring Abu Dhabi — the oil-rich sheikdom which came to its rescue during the financial meltdown.

A lavish presentation witnessed by Dubai's ruler and thousands of onlookers at the base of the tower said the building was 828 meters, or 2717 feet, tall.

Dubai is opening the tower in the midst of a deep financial crisis. Its oil rich neighbor Abu Dhabi has pumped billions of dollars in bailout funds into the emirate as it struggles to pay its debts.