(2000 - 2015)
With tremendous sadness and a heavy heart, I regretfully announce the passing of one of the greatest dogs that I’ve ever known; the one and only Scoob (aka Senior Scooberto). He lived an awesome, adventure filled life and was always surrounded by love and affection. As he gracefully aged from a young pup into an old, wise man, he became more and more of a loyal companion, and stayed by our sides, even in the worst of times. He was loved by many, and undoubtedly left a warm spot in the hearts of anybody that ever met him. Amongst his animal peers, he was the cool, yet cranky old man that they followed around and often slept and cuddled with. On Sunday, he went out for his morning stroll in the backyard and feel in the pool and never made it out. We found him several minutes later and despite performing CPR , we were not able to save him. It was beyond heartbreaking. He, like our cats, wasn’t just a pet; he was part of our family, and we have indeed suffered a great loss with his passing. We love you, little buddy!
The Money Shot
Pushing Buttons on a Burning Bridge
Gnome in the Barrio
Crime Factory (Arthur Diddle Style)
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A few weeks ago, I came home from the grocery store and immediately noticed that the umbrella was missing from the patio table. I looked around the backyard for several minutes, but it was nowhere to be found. As I was walking back into the house, I couldn't help but to notice an orange umbrella perched upon my roof. It's kinda strange because the weather wasn't stormy or blustery that day, but somehow, the umbrella was unanchored from the base and pulled up to the roof without the slightest bit of damage to the table. I'm guessing that it was either a gust of wind or just another glitch in the matrix. Nonetheless, I wrestled the ladder from the garage, made my way up to the roof, and lowered the rogue umbrella to safety.
At the start of 1995, I was still living in Toronto, Canada and despite having a child on the way, I was still very much into the rave/party scene and would stop at nothing to hear mutilated and chopped Amen breaks over sinuous bass lines. I've said it before, but when it comes to jungle of this caliber, you either loved it or you hated; there was no in between. When I got back to South Florida several months later, finding any 12-inch singles or even mixtapes with this classic sound were pretty difficult, if not impossible, to come by. One afternoon while digging at the infamous and presently defunct DJ Store in Ft. Lauderdale, I accidentally bumped into one of the employees while he was putting away records. This employee was none other than DJ Herbie James, and after a few back and forth apologies, he asked what I was looking for. I explained the sound that I was trying to find, and after a minute or two, he handed me several of the records that he happened to be putting away and told me to check them out. They were pricey UK imports with cover art that could best be described as cheesy, so my initial reaction was less than stellar. I took my short stack of records to the listening station and curiously cued up the first track of Breakneck Beats and waited patiently for nearly two minutes as the lush pads and percussion built itself into a monster of rolling breakbeats and syncopation. Each track I sampled drew me deeper and deeper into the style and despite the exorbitant price tags, I copped each of the records he suggested, and just in case you're wondering, I picked up Hardcore Junglistic Fever Volumes 1 & 2, Jungle Soundclash Volumes 1 & 2. and Breakneck Beats One:
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J & J - Physix (Exclusive Remix)
The Dominion - Fusion (Dub Plate)
Universal Love - Together (Dub Plate)
DJ Scoobie - Wait For The Bass (A Sides Remix)
Soundclash - Armed And Dangerous (Exclusive Mix)
J & J - 100 Tons Of Bass (Mark Ryder Remix)
The Dominion - In The Mood (Dub Plate)
Rough Edge - The Drop (Dub Plate Exclusive)
Uncle 22 - Bass Power (Dub Plate)
Lion Heart - Lion Theme (Exclusive Mix)
A-Sides - My Mind (Mike James Remix)
Mark Ryder Project - Love Talk (Dub Plate Exclusive)
No Artist - Strictly Info
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Vincent T. Bugliosi
(August 18, 1934 - June 6, 2015)
As a prosecutor, he was tenacious, cunning, methodical, and by most standards, nothing short of legendary. From another perspective, without Vince Bugliosi, there would be no Charles Manson, and Helter Skelter would be just another song in The Beatles catalog. After successfully prosecuting Manson and penning the epic Helter Skelter, "Bugs" went on to publish several other books including Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, and The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Rest in peace.
Pounce will be a plenty!
Gato vs. Lagarto
Although an incredibly pampered inside cat, Dahli-Bell (aka Sweet Dhee) can still hunt down and drop a lizard in the blink of an eye. Today, luck was on the side of the lizard as he escaped the situation (minus his tail) and lived to see another day. For those keeping track, the lizard here is a brown anole and they can be found all throughout Florida.
Although I can't find anything that confirms this, I believe that it was Luke Skyywalker who began the trend of releasing clean versions of typically explicit albums to appease the under 18 crowd. In reality, there isn't much difference between the clean and the dirty versions of this album with the exception of the omission of a several tracks, a few edits, and a different introduction. For those keeping track, the version of Do Wah Diddy which appears here, as well as on the dirty version of Move Somethin', was built on a solid TR-808 beat whereas the version which came out on the 12 inch single (the version which got played heavily on South Florida radio) was done on the Emu SP-1200 with the Tommy Roe Sweet Pea drum loop. The difference is night and day, but for my ghetto bass dollar, I prefer the nasty-ass, trunk rattling sound of the 808 version.
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Drop The Bomb
Ghetto Bass II
With Your Bad Self
Do Wah Diddy
Feel Alright Y'all
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