Where have we been? What’s up on the posts all last week, you ask?
Were we sick?
Death in the fam?
Real world problems?
Nope. None of the above.
Well the truth is, I have finally succumbed. I have been incorporated into the collective.
I finally got a big mega giga-byte Mp3 player. I’ve still got a few rebel stripes though: I got a Zune instead of an iPod.
It was inevitable. I had already made one concession to the matrix a few months ago, when I—GASP!—discovered a favorite drink at Starbucks. I used to snicker at all those zombies rattling off directions for the perfect double-dipped triple-flavored slow-roasted latte they craved like brains. But one day I was in line and asked the guy to suggest something that wasn’t coffee. Three words: vanilla bean frappachino. I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s basically a vanilla milkshake, but oh I love them so. One day I noticed chunks of ice were impairing my enjoyment of my frappachino. From that day forth MY FRAP MUST BE DOUBLE BLENDED. I even watch to make sure they push the button twice (I’ve heard rumor of a special doubled-blending button that means they only have to push once, but that might be just a cover-up from the time I saw a guy just push the button once. I mean, when I ask for double-blended THAT’S what I mean… I mean really, this is a-MUR-ICA. I HAVE A RIGHT TO… sorry. The story got away from me for a minute.).
Anyway, back to the whole point of the post, Mrs. Hip-Hop and I have a road trip coming up. We’ve known for a while that we can’t keep hauling around hundreds of CDs every time we hit the road, especially when said CDs get jacked in the so-called City of Brotherly Love circa 2002. I still get DJ phantom pain. That’s when you’re searching for a beat and realize some West Philly punk is bouncing your import. Take it from me, it breaks your heart.
So I have been prepping for the upcoming trip with an incredible upload schedule for the Zune. All the PE albums, all the RUN DMC albums, the wife has all the Outkast albums, plus her punk tunes. So rather than posting like I SHOULD be doing I’ve been getting my upload on.
But fear not: I’ve finally hit the wall and gotten most of my favorites in the pocket, so we can finally get back to y’all.
Did you miss us?