Monday, August 30, 2004

There has been a significant uproar about the Mens USA Basketball team and it's on going struggles vs. international competition, as well as it's Bronze Medal finish.

Most of the arguments advanced haven't been adequate or really addressed why it is we're really getting beat. Some of the sports writers have become clairvoyant and explained that the US lacked effort or have attached millionaires or hip hop to their analysis to recklessly "code word" our downfall (black folks).

Then there's the argument more centered around society, which probably holds some truth, although it would be hard to quantify.

Lastly, we have the purest's perspective which deals with...surprise...basketball, and the US's deterioration of fundamentals and team play. Now if you were taught to play the game the "right" way and have played basketball at the gym lately you'll see that these problems are pervalent across the board, not just the NBA. This article breaks down why I think And1 mixtapes are bad for the game, why the US lost to less athletic teams, and why a team of 5 decent players with fundamentals, team defense, and ball movement can defeat a team of say, two dominant and gifted athletes, and a total roster of four future hall-of-famers.
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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Loyal and disloyal Aye Train Readers,
I have activated the comments feature,
which means you can shower me with praise, spite, and advice.

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The Haters Can't Handle The Truth

Documenting Prejudice: The Valarie Kaur Story

Weapons of Mass Mobilization
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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Cut off shorts and phrases...

There was a huge uproar by the "right" about Michael Moore "distorting" facts/events etc in Farenheiht 9/11, in response (when given a chance to) Moore made attempts of validating his research via email newsletters/and interviews citing research, Now let's see how Bush's campaign manager tries to explain himself with this ear hustle on MSNBC. (via Promethus 6)

Since we're on the topic let's see how the money is being used to free and democratize Iraq.

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Monday, August 23, 2004

Played Kabaddi for about 15 minutes amongst some fellow Punjab's resulting in:

One shirt getting ripped:

One eye jammie:


Bob doing this:

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Thursday, August 19, 2004

A Migrane the Golden State of Mind Conceived

Some actual factuals on the Bay today:

When a Bridge Becomes a Lifeline

Oakland in midst of soul food renaissance

and some how this says the Warriors are moving in the right direction?

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Short documentary (in real player) on making of Nas's "Illmatic." (via royal magazine)

Marriage and it's Discontents

Ye Ole Adage to Borrow Some Brains

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Monday, August 16, 2004

For fans of the Black Eyed Peas, Trucker Hats, and 8 Track Tapes...Costco is trying to save you some money.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Latest Social Mash Up...

White Women With Ass vs. Down-Low Sex Myths


Please Don't Steam Your Veggies In This...

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Thursday, August 05, 2004

New Melatone MP3's posted...

Put your oven mittens on...this is a hot one by the Feenom Circle entitled "Hardhats" which is available on the Paraphan release, Electric Halo - Sunday School Compilation.

The Feenom Circle - Hardhats (right click and save)

now bundle up...because this is stone cold...

we have a Rawj solo song entitled "Essence Dynamite," from the forthcoming "Middleground" lp.

Rawj - Essence Dynamite (demo) - [right click and save]

and lastly...

a song from..The Yay..our new Melatone addition, the song is called "Came From Nothing."

The Yay - Came From Nothing [right click and save]

hit us with some feedback...

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Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Article on Documentaries; the history, usage as a political tool for progressives, and Michael Moore.

The spread of racial profiling since 9-11...Civil Rights Rollback

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Monday, August 02, 2004

Sikh student detained by Secret Service...BC leader says beard, turban triggered stop
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