Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I'm getting pretty addicted to Pinterest. I still keep my offline "eye candy" folder, but it's nice having an online go-to spot for inspiration. Check out my boards: pinterest.com/thejcurt

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spam mail

Spam is like Cupid. The annoying, intrusive, "stop bothering me" version of Cupid. Spam disguises itself as one of your contacts, and then shoots out its deceiving arrows at the bullseye, your inbox. You may delete the email, but there's bound to be times that you send out that "hey, I think your account is hacked" message. "Try changing your password." 9 times out of 10, the response to your email will be apologetic, at first, but quickly change to a long time, no see type of message.

Who knows how the email chain will expand from there. Nonetheless, Spam has done its job, and can now ride off into the sunset, to plot on its next victims.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tim Duncan+

Tim Duncan might be one of the most hated players in the NBA. Not because he's a jerk on or off the court, but because "he's so boring." Even though as a kid I collected a bunch of his basketball cards, and I owned 2 of his Champion home jerseys, he isn't exciting to watch. It's mostly because he's not flashy, and he's just 7 feet of fundamentals. I'm sure Tim Duncan doesn't lose sleep over people's perspective of him, especially when he's accompanied by 4 championship rings at night.

In my beat making class, I learned about the fundamental beat structure of hip hop beats: kick, snare, kick snare, kick snare, kick kick snare. If there's only basic kicks and snares the beat is going to be pretty boring. So high hats, keys, horns, sound effects, fades, etc need to be added to make the beat interesting and enjoyable to a listener.

Get down the basics, then add the sauce. The sauce helps the taste of the dish. Just don't add too much though..