November 27, 2008

B. to the L. I.

in response to e.t.'s last post: andy samberg is the only reason why i was glad to get my uc santa cruz diploma in the mail this week..okay, maybe huey p. newton and bell hooks too. slug life! -tadillac

November 26, 2008

Bring the Pain!

If you haven't seen this yet, prepare to have your mind blown..
One of the most amazing videos I've seen in a while. Shout outs to ReVision for putting me on to it.. -ET

Jesus Christ & GMA 2gether like Green Eggs & Jufran

While googling some statistics on the poverty levels in the Philippines, I stumbled upon some of these paintings by an artist of the name, Joey Velasco. Although I'm not too religious, I think these pieces are kind of interesting considering the impact Catholicism has had on the Philippines (the northern part at least). I've been a bad Filipino Catholic as of late but I'm sure that will change during the time I'm home for the holidays (thanks Mommy). This one is one of my favorites. It's entitled: "I will make you a Fisher of men." Another reason why I think these are kinda interesting is that most of these pictures illustrate the Filipino youth helping out Jesus instead of the other way around. Hmm... On a more reality-based, in your face, socio-political-economic-USimperialist-Philippines puppet regime (I really needed to take this break from writing this paper) note: I betcha that what's she actually looks like too when she and her cronies count the money. -Chris G.

November 25, 2008

Babies born out of procrastination

dang, after tad's last post, i wasted hours upon hours today watching Rik Cordero videos. much props to the brotha, very inspiring.. but after searching long and hard, i finally found a video not directed by Rik Cordero..
camerawork by kristia castrillo

Songs of the Day

there's such an overflow of good hip-hop coming out right now it's almost too much! i swear, every other video i've taken the time to look at is directed by rik cordero. right now, the brotha is king! he even has his own mixtape out, download it here. the truth - jake one feat. freeway and brother ali: i slept on blu for a while but now i can't get enough of the dude. the times - keelay & zaire feat. blu, fortilive and nino moschella: -tadillac

November 24, 2008

One Man Serato Band

Is this the Serato Scratch Video that came out awhile ago? Ouch Charlie.... -Chris G.

OUST GMA! Reeeeeeeemiiiiix!

here's a remix of the video we projected in front of the Sheraton LAX during our rally against Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's scheduled visit to Los Angeles on November 21, 2008.. featuring "Let's Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)" by Peter, Bjorn & John. download here! -ET

November 20, 2008

Jay-Z's Library of a Legend

Photobucket for all you jay fans. if you haven't already, you should download this 11 disc "library of a legend" compilation. it's a ridiculous amount of songs, remixes, and exclusives...almost too much. but out of 11 discs it's not too hard to make at least one playlist you can bump in your tadillac. this is currently my jigga song of the week... "Come And Get Me" by Jay-Z DOWNLOAD -tadillac

November 18, 2008

And so it begins...

Obama GMA President-elect Obama returned the congratulatory call of Philippine President Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo yesterday, assuring her of "good relations and cooperation" between the Philippines and United States. And so begins the REALITY CHECK and confirmation of the fact that the United States' imperialist foreign policies in the Philippines will sadly NOT CHANGE, no matter who holds the position of president. GMA Bush Here's a further reality check written by Carol P. Araullo, the chairperson of Bayan (the nationwide alliance of progressive people's organizations in the Philippines), entitled "Beyond Euphoria". Now more than ever, we need to keep the President-elect on check and call him out on his contradictory policies. It seems we can voice our concerns and let Obama know what the people really need at Holla at em! -ET

November 17, 2008

Hell A

as if things weren't bad enough... Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket all photos taken from the l.a. times. -tadillac

November 14, 2008

Send "DJ:LA" to Slamdance

Photobucket for the last couple of years it seems like almost everyone's been talking about DJ:LA a short film that was produced as part of vc's "armed with a camera" fellowship.  even though it toured the asian american film fest. circuit the same time as pilgrimage i was never able to catch a screening.  now having finally watched it online i'm really pissed that i didn't get to see it on a big screen with a good sound system! directed by jerry chan and produced by mitchel dumlao, DJ:LA is now in the running to screen at slamdance.  you can peep the film here and then vote for it there. the film reminded me of the chemical brothers video for "star guitar" directed by michel gondry, on of my favorite music videos of all time. *spark one to this! seeing this on youtube just doesn't to it justice, invest in this dvd and i guarantee you won't be dissapointed! -tadillac

November 13, 2008

Back To The Future Now

I just recently started coming to the realization that everything I saw in those sci-fi movies as a little kid are coming true. And it's coming at an even more faster pace that I imagined. You can even customize the boarder of your youtube videos now. Just click on the little starburst icon to the right of the "embedded" code. Lakers! -Chris G.

Celebrity High Football

i hate on celebrity news and i hate on private schools especially religious ones BUT this story really caught my eye. maybe its because i don't have a problem with the superstars in the piece or maybe i can just relate to a kid sparking a name for himself while in his father's shadow...or maybe its just high school football! the sons of the fresh prince, gretzky, and montana all playing ball at the same school! nuts! -tadillac

November 11, 2008

Watch Out For The Obama Stalker!

chi sky Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo arrives in Chicago today. Makes you wonder what she's up to. The Philippine press is running wild with stories of how Arroyo has tried to call Obama twice since his victory last Tuesday, but she has yet to receive a return call. However, Obama has found the time to accept congratulatory calls from 9 presidents and prime ministers of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and Great Britain. GMA throw guns up Arroyo is being called an Obama stalker, desperately running after him to offer her congratulations. But of course, her main objective to make sure that the U.S. piggy bank is still freely flowing to support her corrupt and oppressive regime and to provide weapons and training for the Philippine military. It seems Obama is wary to associate himself with Arroyo and the 933 political killings and 199 enforced disappearances she has overseen in her 7 years of office. Or at least, that's what it seems like at this early stage in the game. He wouldn't want to contradict his message of hope and change by meeting with one of the world's staunchest Bush supporters. But will he eventually resume business as usual and continue the colonial relationship with the Philippines? It's hard to tell, but we all have to make the effort to keep President Obama accountable to his promises of change and progress. We've made it past the threat of McCain. But the struggle for genuine change and accountability has only just begun. It's up to all of us to put in work and make sure progress happens. Don't let Obama let us down.. -ET

November 10, 2008

Repeal Prop. 8!

Photobucket cali's streets have been hot since the passing of prop. 8 which revoked the right of same sex couples to marry. last saturday cindy and i went to the protest against the passing of this fucked-up initiative in hipsterlake where over 20,000 showed up. i learned that some of the small things that can be done to repeal prop 8 is to boycott el pollo loco and the ahmanson theater because both kms restaurant corp and the ahmanson family were huge contributors to the yes on 8 campaign. also, please sign this online petition to get arnold to reopen prop. 8! Photobucket the media has been instigating conflict between those against prop. 8 and california voters of color, specifically the african american community. cindy sent me this posting on racialicious with some real interesting points on this issue. -tadillac

November 7, 2008

More News From Santa Cruz... for real though, andy samberg is a true uc santa cruz sluggo. you think he's exaggerating? Photobucket alternative! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket ???? Photobucket * Photobucket call it hollywood if you want but i'd take my superficial smog over self-righteous appropriation any day. ever been to a place where the level of privilege is so high it's considered oppressive? welcome to the cruz! *the bud is good though. -tadillac

Santa Cruz Parties Like It's 1999

Here's some "amateur video" (If Tadillac and E.T. were up here filming it, it would've instead been labeled "SOME PROFESSIONAL ASS SHIT!") of Downtown Santa Cruz on election night. Unfortunately my boring ass wasn't there cause I was instead watching it while doing some homework on campus. :( Hell, we should try and get up on CNN iReporter. -Chris G.

November 5, 2008

My President Is Black

been listening to this song all day.. -ET

November 4, 2008


We just BaROCKED the vote, haha! Props to the homie Jacob for letting me cop this picture off his profile. It sounds like New Years outside! -Chris G.

Piglet Says...

Photobucket "thanks for voting for uncle barry, now i don't have to egg your fuckin house!" -the loy


-Chris G.

"If there's gonna be a revolution, music's gonna be a part of it"

Just a little something I stumbled upon on this historic day.. Just Blaze & 9th Wonder, two of my favorite hip-hop producers, speaking on the role of artists and music in a mass movement. (starts at around 1:54) Make Beats! Go Vote!! -ET

November 3, 2008

Whooo! Terry Tate's Back Baby!

russ notified me that terry tate has returned to help obama win tomorrow's election. reebok originally produced six episodes/commercials of "terry tate: office linebacker" as an ad campaign back in '02. if you have a meat-head sense humor like me, you might find these pretty entertaining. DON"T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW! if you think you've seen this clip of palin before, just keep on watching till the end: here's the original episode: -tadillac