Kaws has a way of taking things of simplicity and making them pretty great. If only his work was more affordable to the average mid-20-something with no real income (i.e. me). Regardless, something about this new set of Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket really do it for me.
Man, was this really 11 years ago when this was released? Time is flying, and I swear I have to skate Love Park before I leave Philly, and send a photo to Squiggly when it’s all said and done. Stevie Williams from The Reason. Know’msayin?
Growing up loving the NBA in the late 80’s and early 90’s, there was a plethora of fun Caucasian basketballers that I admired. From the assist wizard (John Stockton), to the gutsy veteran (Mike Gminski), to the sharpshooter (Mark Price). Basketball was more entertaining to me back then, and sure, I might have been 11 years old and limited knowledge about the game, but it seemed to have more flow and more heart, despite questionably inferior athleticism (Do you think John Stockton could contend with Deron Williams one-on-one? Speak on it.)
I’m hoping to take Thursdays With Thunder (in honor of one of my favorites, Dan Majerle) to highlight a random player for a while, spew a few stats or trivia bits and of course post a few fantastic photos. Kicking it off is Jeff Hornacek, a Midwest native who graduated from Iowa State University (boo) and is known as the guy who touched his face when he shot free throws as a weird way of saying hi to his kids every game. My dad was always a huge Hornacek fan because of his Iowa/Midwest roots and also because he played for the Phoenix Suns (his favorite team) back when he still cared about basketball. We even had a binder of Jeff Hornacek cards. We salute you, Horny.
Before Community, Donald Glover was making people laugh at spelling bees with Derrick Comedy, and now courtesy of JoelPants, I’ve found out he has bolstered his resume by adding recording artist to the mix. Rhyming under the guise of Childish Gambino, he has a couple mixtapes under his belt and another one, Culdesac, in the pipeline set to drop July 2nd. I’ve never heard someone rap over so many hipster bands (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Sleigh Bells, etc.) but he pulls it off and has some definitely memorable lines. His vocals take a little getting used to and the production is a little rough but I am way impressed.
Ron Ron. Listen, we all knew they were going to give it to Kobe and outside of Game 7, Artest was all intangibles and no stat line, which won’t translate to MVP, but his Game 7 performance alone deserved the trophy. Last summer Artest recorded this track and he dropped it, and also shouted it out during his amazingly entertaining post-championship game interview, and it is…..really good. Champions.
He saw a guy get stabbed in the heart with a table leg during a pick-up game in Queens!
Not only is Bobby McFerrin coming out with a new album, but he is an award winning recording artist. Who knew?