Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!


Happy New Years!
That's YearS...ok?

2009 is Skanking Time!!

your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Monday, December 22, 2008

Skasummit : For people who love ska music

Ska might be the only style of music left that hasn't been over played, exploited and synthesized into pop culture. So before that happens it might be a good idea to understand what ska is to people. As one of the founding members of www.ska4u.com I feel that ska is best represented by the fans and the musicians. 
 There are a few simple ways to define the meaning of ska.

These are some that I came up with:

1- Ska originated in Jamaica after the British colonial rule ended.( Great reason to party!)
2-Ska is dance music.
3-Ska is about unity, regardless of backround.
4-Ska is a rebellious attitude towards things that make life suck.
5-Ska is an unselfish community of people who love ska.

And so I will have to re emphasize #5 
and refer you to skasummit.com...
As soon as you hit the link, you will
be one dropped directly into a 
world of ska.


And don't forget as we say goodbye to 8 years of life that sucked
we must look forward to a way of enjoying each others company
without too much unnecessary amounts of dialogue.
It's time to dance!
Ska is one of many ways to do this...

your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai
















Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry xmas Bob Marley


As I am one member of an 8 piece ska band, I remember to stop and give thanks to those who made it possible for me to play ska.
I always tell people who ask me about ska
to read the Bob Marley story.
This is one conversation I had:

Dem-So...what IS ska anyway, like...ya know?
Me-Ya ever read the Bob Marley story?
Dem-The WHOLE story, I mean...
Me-READ it!!
Dem- Well, I dunno if I have the time to...
Me-Just ...fuckin' read it and stop askin' me! Plus if you go to his site you can listen to his songs
while you read!
Dem- Well...I dunno if...
Me- (Silent scream inside my head)
... then I start to beat them unmercifully with invisible mind bullets, kicking them in their thoughts with my brain foot...and walk away.

It's no use to tell people about ska anymore. It's an in crowd thing anyway. If you don't know by now, then I guess....whatever. But the Bob Marley story is a crucial part of SKA history.
He made the fork in the road with the music. What Bob Marley kept, he called reggae. Which is what you can sing with a Jamaican accent.
What he left in his historic wake for anyone to sing was the roots of reggae music.

The Ska.
So thanks Bob...for the Ska and Reggae music.


your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Note: I'm not crediting the entire ska/reggae music to the honorable Bob Marley,
just thanking him for his part...which is immense, I might add...
K bye



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Water crisis?


The way is the path, right? The path is the way. Correct?
How does one go about finding the right path, or way? Is there a secret? The secrets are usually oriental, celtic, hebrew, indigenous, ye old way, etc... and then sometimes they are not, right?
Well...then how come every time I hear some American try to tell me about this stuff...it just sounds like a bunch of hippy crap?

I begin to wonder how much I missed just trying to run away from the patchoulie!
Save the trees, the polar bears, the rivers, the salmon, the smelt, the bees...yeah, yeah, yeah.
Whatever. Right? You know what I mean? When you're walkin' down the street, mindin' yer own business, and somebody with a clip board tries to get you to stop and sign something for the environment. And now everybody has agreed to save the banks.
The BANKS?
Hold on a sweet, hot minute, there.
How in the hell did the banks just cut in line like that?
Are we supposed to multi task this one?!
(We probably are and I'm going to be embarrassed later)

Let's get a jump on the water crisis before it becomes one.

My advice on the water shortage :
1-Get the banks to pay for the following steps.
2-Gather the stoners together en masse.The way to gather the stoners is to simply say,
" uh...no more water, no more weed...what are we gonna do?"
3-Select the thick eye glass toting, pony tail wearing, trench coat and Isotoner glove sporting
hackers out of the large group of concerned citizens to come up with a plan or two!
4-Wait for it...it's gonna take them at least 3 to 4 days to wait for insperatu. Then...
5-Rebuild the water ducts to these new specs.
6-Have a Peace Pipe Line day. (Maybe instead of thanksgiving.)

Then come up with a way to do that in the middle east, Africa, Australia, etc...
Because their life seems to already look like a water crisis.
(sigh)
Just thinkin' on line, here...
your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai


Monday, December 15, 2008

2009 is Skankin' Time!!

The mighty two tone trumpet has blasted it's reunion call from across the pond!


See ya on the dance hall floor...


your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Friday, December 12, 2008

Someone Like Me



Song written by- Musashi Lethridge
Vocals- Musashi Lethridge
Guitars- Musashi Lethridge
Bass- Musashi Lethridge
Drums- Musashi Lethridge
Engineer- Jon Robin
recorded in 2003


your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai (Musashi Lethridge)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Zen moment...

At the request of the internet emperor, Google-san, I have been instructed to perform the music of my heritage(s)
and put out a video, which is being hosted by the generous youtube-daimo broadcasting prefecture:

Domo Arigato







your friendly cyberhood

Uncle Ssamurai

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2008 song/video of the year

Thumbs up, or thumbs down or no thumb at all...
Hands up or down, one hand in my pocket...Whatever! I don't care who voted this year!
The song/video of the year goes to Lonely Island out of Berkeley California (beeyotches!!)
This is the kind of genius that makes me wanna..





your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Merry Christ Moose

The economy sucks right now.
People are losing their minds trying to figure it out. 





 Well,
 I mean...what are you gonna do?
Have a merry christmas? 
 Times are rough and well, HELL YEAH I'm gonna have a god damn merry christmas. It might have to  include some of the last 8 years of politics. One x mas stocking I might  NOT open at all might be the one that's full of tax regulations and increases from, like, say 5 years ago. I might leave one present unwrapped because it contains files of "weapons of mass destruction" and it might not even have my name on the tag. One box might have white tube sox. Who knows?
But...
I will have a few presents to look forward to:
-Obama as president
-New i phone and laptop
-Obama as president
-An X box

stay tuned for more
from a merry christmoose

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Story Of Meredith- pt 1

James - Meredith? 
Meredith- Yes, honey? 

J- I'm afraid that I have some bad news to tell you...would you mind sitting down for a minute? 
 M- Yeah...sure, What is it? 
J - Well...it's about us. I...just can't be the person you want me to be anymore. I have tried, very hard to talk the way you like; walk the way you like; even drink the way you want me to drink, and it just doesn't feel....RIGHT any more...
M- Right!? WHAT doesn't feel right?! What do you mean it doesn't feel right , James? I thought...
J -See?! That's just it. Right there. Everything you say starts with " I " thought, or " I " would like, or " I " hate it when, or...or....I just can't see this going anywhere for ME?! Not like this...
M -  That's ridiculous, James. You can't say that after all that I've fuckin' done for you! You still owe me over twenty five thousand dollars. Besides....this house is ours and...the time we spent putting the business together...and the fucking dog, James...what about Rufus? Huh? 
J - You can keep Rufus... Or find him a home or somethin'...I don't care anymore. I've thought about this for a long time, now and I'm just gonna go through with it. I'm leaving you and I'm moving to Poland.
M- Poland?!! What the fuck are you talking about?! Poland?! Where the fuck did Po...
J - MY BROTHER lives in Poland and...that's where the fuck I'm going...so...I figure I should at least tell you before I go.
M - Wait a sec...no, no, no... What the fuck did you just say to me? I can't believe what I just heard you say! Did you just say that you're moving to Poland?!! James...if you don't start making sense this instance...I swear I'm gonna...
J - MEREDITH!!
M - (gasp)
J - Goodbye...
M - But...
(door slams...foot steps walking away...car starts and drives into the distance)




Saturday, December 6, 2008

30 Rock, Bush, China and GM


On January 20th we will have America's first two toned president.
Meaning black and white, much like the two toned theme that ska music has been portraying
for the last 30 years. Ethnic unity between all races represented by a simple black and white icon. The checkerboard. And people really got that concept at first glance.(Hey this aint no Nascar race!) So the ska world had to wait for Obama. And until he is actually the president, may I introduce to you a new icon. This is Buster. Buster the Ska doggie.
He is a ska doggie. A misunderstood breed who just wants people to understand the meaning of ska. Unity through music. We used to have the rainbow as an icon of diversity. The Homosexual world has claimed that particular icon for the time being. So Buster feels like his work has doubled. Because ska includes EVERYONE. Check out all ska and see for yourself. You can start with one of these wonderful and informative sites:

www.uptones.com
or
www.ska4u.com

2009 is skankin' time!

If you are wondering what 30 rock,Bush, China and GM have to do with this article/blog, then you may have to google answers on your own.
All I know is that those are the top Blog post titles on earth now.
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your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Three in the morning



Prez elect Obama is already working as the prez. Good for him.
Maybe we are playing Bush's game like a soccer match...you know...regulation time is over, but we still have to play out the penalty minutes. Who knows? Either way, I'm rooting for the guy with the brains and the constitutional law teaching credentials. I'm also proud to have Obama as our prez because he is prepared for war. I mean who couldn't be by now?! Also Obama has a great back story.Good karma from the past. Like that story about the lady who was standing in line at the airport to move to Ireland. She was going there to meet her husband; to live. At the counter she came up a hundred and sixty dollars short of airfair. Stressed and uncertain and aware of the line behind her, she probably started to panic like we all do when the "card" doesn't work for some strange reason. Anyway, some man tapped her on the shoulder and told her that he would cover her. It took a few minutes but she ended up letting him. She promised to pay him back as soon as she got to Ireland. And she did. I'm sure she was embarrased the whole flight, but relieved as well. The man gave her a card so that she could contact him and repay her debt. The card read: Barrack Obama.
This was years ago. Before he was a senator, even. He was just some random light skinned dude in line behind her at the air port. But that's the kind of man Obama is. Naturally. I'm sure he was just as broke as anybody back then, too. But he took the kindness option. Isn't that a touching story? I think so, because it's the god honest truth.
So...this same man is now looking at the entire country (with a constitutional law teaching degree) and is about to do something about the economic crisis that rich people have have caused us. It takes money to make money, right? So it wasn't poor people who screwed up. It was them. I look at rich people now the way that Chuang Tzu looks at monkeys that need to be fed. Have you ever heard of the story Three in the morning?
A wise man once said, "To wear out one’s intellect in an obstinate adherence to the individuality of things, not recognizing the fact that all things are a unity—this is called Three in the Morning."

What is Three in the Morning?

A keeper of monkeys said that each monkey was to have three chestnuts in the morning and four at night. But the monkeys were very angry at this; so the keeper said they might have four in the morning and three at night, with which arrangement they were all well pleased. The actual number of the chestnuts remained the same, but there was an adjustment to meet to the likes and dislikes of those concerned. Such is the principle of putting oneself into subjective relation with externals.

This is so like Obama, or anyone with the credentials and a heart as big.


your friendly cyberhood

Uncle Samurai


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Jimi

James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

SKA 4U (#1) - Skallipygians

What makes a bunch of people get up and shake that laptop out of our pants?
What brings people together in a state of blissful melodies and upbeat attitudes?
What is gonna allow us to feel the new change that we all just voted for?
Well...money CAN be the answer, or even getting together with that special someone that you've been thinking about for so long. Or a brand new Prius. But, I'm not talking about money or economically rendered vehicles at the moment.
 I'm talking about SKA music.

Yes, SKA. 
 One of the only musical genres left that hasn't been exploited by the success of itself. The kind of music that was created from the release of colonial oppression. 
Yes, SKA music.
 Back in Jamaica after the British went home, leaving the Jamaican community with a bunch of Rum, weed, freedom and a reason to celebrate, SKA music was invented with a sole purpose. Something fun to do while forgetting about the trials and tribulations that had just been happening for years and years. 
 And now that America has had its 8 years of ridiculous political strife to look back upon, we need something new and festive to celebrate with. I mean I could take the time and go back to school for a degree, or something. But that doesn't sound like fun to me. Then I thought to myself...self?.....yes?....What about SKA music?
Perfect. Because people come to ska shows to dance and reshape their chair dented buttocks into more of a rounder and fuller heart shaped box. You could say that we are SKAllipygians.
Either way, I must say that skallipygians are, indeed, the antithesis of secretary spread.And that is always a good thing.
Here are a few quotes from people who have danced the ska:
" Wow! That was hella fun..."- stoned college girl at the Bottom of the hill.

" I didn't know that I could do that with my butt!! Are you guys playing again soon? "- (Same girl)

" We had soooo much fun! "- Joe P.

" I think I don't need to go to Yoga class in the morning...THAT was a sweat session! "- Drunk college girl at the Rickshaw Stop.

" Check that girl out, dude! Wow...her skirt is SAYING something..." - Drunk dude at the Ashkenaz.

Just a few quotes from a few shows. So, if you are curious about ska, I have a place you can go for some answers.
      SKA4U 
(Not just some fancy headline for a blog.)
A colleague of mine and I decided that this website should be published for the benefit of all who like to dance, drink, smile and look at really attractive people in suedo fancy clothing, while listening to some really good tunes. 
2009 is SKANKIN' TIME!!!


your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Monday, November 24, 2008

Obama gifts #2 - English as a first language

Hello. How are you?
Today we will practice complete sentences. Ready?
Begin.
See Obama. See Obama speak. Speak Obama speak.
Yay! Wasn't that fun?
What did we learn from this? I think we have just learned how to take our time adjusting to the way English was meant to be comprehended. It may take a few of us longer.
Do realize that we have been quite used to this version :
(Top 10 G W Bush quotes I found on line)

1. We need an energy bill that is going to encourage consumption.
2.  When Iraq is liberated, you will be treated, tried, and persecuted as a war criminal.
3. Sometimes, Washington is one of these towns where the person( pause )...people who think    they've got the sharp elbow is the most effective person.
4. I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here.
5.  I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe - I believe what I believe is right.
6.  For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it.
7. It's very important for folks to understand that when there's more trade, there's more commerce.
8.  You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
9.  Redefining the role of the United States from enablers to keep the peace to enablers to keep      the peace from peacekeepers is going to be an assignment.
10. Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that      we can find in our neighborhoods.

So get out your i phones and spell checks and take some notes when you can; don't feel frustrated when you use a semi colon in the wrong place. Practice deep breathing to deal with the people who prefer the way GW speaks to us.


And now... some Louis C. K. for your face...










Your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama gifts#1 - i phone technology horizon

(sigh)
Now that we have a leader elected, it's time to geek out on some high tech shit. Right? No more lookin' over your shoulder anymore. No more extra worry time spent on what the hell the prez is gonna say or do. In fact I could say that ALL you people who have gone to college, or are still enrolled, you can relax and let a "teacher" do his job, finally. 

Ya see... 

 I felt for the last 8 years that I just didn't have the correct mindset to enjoy the wonderful toys we have created, so far. New cel phones, cars that drive under water, new computers IN the phones. This photo was taken with my cheap ZTE Metro Pcs phone. An i phone would be awesome! But not in the last 8 years, man. I Couldn't take my worried eyes off the horizon. Not with what's-his-name at the helm of American reality. 

 But now that my mind, heart and spirit are a little more relaxed, I can get my shit together and go buy an i phone, eventually. Then I can download the " common sense " apps that I have not been able to find during the last 8 years of the republican administration. Have you ever tried to put together a model plane? What if you had no glue? I'm saying that the country had no common sense to hold us together.
 It's all new to me, but it's also familiar. Listening to Obama speak reminds me of the people I grew up with. That's why I believe this change. It was how I was trying to live my life all along. And all I had to do was make a line with a bic pen. What a difference, now! It's so much better than translating the mangled english language speeches that what's-his-name was famous for. I mean, what was I getting used to? How much thinking time did I spend trying to make sense of garbled verbatim? Every time he spoke , I cringed.  How many families are still walking around with food on their heads?!
(again sigh)
 Hey...how many women are smiling because they simply understand the words that are coming out of Obama's mouth? Well...we have about 4 years to count these precious smiles.

listen to this song again, I have posted it before, but it has a newer fresh ring to it now

your friendly neighborhood
Uncle Samurai


Monday, November 17, 2008

The way of the fist

I just snatched the pebble from your hand...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Caribbean All Stars

What's up yo? How is the first week of Obama treatin' ya? I mean as the prez-elect? It's amazing eh? Well...history is amazing. 
 For instance...this man in the pic holding the coffee cup is part of an amazing history. That's Michael George! I took that pic today with my new phone!  He is the founding member of a reggae band called The Caribbean All Stars. Back when reggae in the U.S.A. was only a Bob Marley song or two, this group was already in babylon touring.  And I don't mean the kind of touring where you have to keep an eye on the GPS screen. I don't mean the kind of touring where you have to tell your band mates to share the x box on the bus, or shush cel phone users while you're trying to get some hangover sleep.
I mean the kind of touring where you had to rely on people for information. If your bus broke down, you were depending on the mechanic skills of the driver to get you to your next gig. Even if the band has to hitch hike into town without the bus and equipment. Reliability is the essence of the crew you hire when your bus and equipment arrive on time, with the driver covered in grease while he loads the gear out and onto the stage. Michael George was the kind of man to hire such a driver. Whatever they did, it was back in the day when you had to use rotary phones, pay phones and there was no internet. It wasn't that long ago either. Technology has aged our world faster than we think. Because no matter what high tech gadgets are available, it's usually the reggae music that is always going to contest the rat race. Michael George did all of this with charisma, grace, talent and the ability to make the right and wrong sacrifices so that...the music could be heard...the sweet reggae music that is. 

 That's him holding the bass down there on the far left in the yellow hat.

Have a great day.

 

U
your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Monday, November 10, 2008

For those of you who rock #1

I salute anybody that rocks. Yes, I listen to AC DC and yes they rock, but I'm not talking about them specifically, today...
Nope.
It's time for cheesy blog shout outs.
Yup. I just sit here on my lazy Black and Japanese ass and find shit on line. Or even better...I wait for someone to send me new stuff. I'm not a REAL journalist or anything close. They should get the credit for leaving the house to find stories, not me. I am a musician. I write and play music.At home. THEN I leave the house and go on stage, jump around like a monkey man and turn girls on as they grow into women. Which makes women confused when they start to like me. Which makes me confused because my work is self centered and they are so pretty and soft. And I'm....off track. Pardon me. Where was I? Oh yeah, modern living and stuff, journalists that go find stories...and the bloggers. Lazy lazy bloggers.
(sigh)
But we are in a brand new era of rely-on-my-computer-chip-instead-of-my-body-or-brains type of world... when in Rome...

BUT...

This dude left the house for three years.
Lived in Africa to collect Records. He is simply a DJ.
RESPECT! Lordamersayyy...
check his site out.
http://voodoofunk.blogspot.com

your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I saw the legendary Bill Cosby last night...

I went and saw Bill Cosby last night at the Lincoln theatre in Napa. Tickets were a treat by a woman/friend/lover. I was honored to be there...we laughed so hard I think there was dribble...

The first thing that Mr. Cosby talked about was the fact that people in the illustrious, wealthy Napa Wine Valley should remember that water shortage in California should not be a mystery. In fact Mr. Cosby reminded us all that...

Well...here is my version of his comedy
in a blog...

... a long time ago, somewhere in Spain there were a few Europeans who were in search of herbs and spices. They decided to go to India. The queen sent them off to find India. They did not find it. No. They were pretty far off, actually. Where they ended up was...here. Can you imagine being here when they got here? A bunch of lost sea travelers in search of some place. Calling the people Indians because they thought they were in India. They were just lost European Spaniards, is all. In search of herbs and spices. Well..a few things got sorted...a few things did not. And now here we are today. Quite a few Europeans have come over since 1492. Moving into places all over the continent; subsequently named America to avoid any further embarrassment. The natives, who were once falsely named Indians, had been here for so long that they new where to live and where not to, according to the climate and the change of the seasons. Did the Europeans listen to the natives? No. The natives in California told them not to move into the canyons. Did the Europeans listen? No. They moved right on in and the first thing they did, actually, was move...right into the fire ridden ,windy, lightening rod inhabited canyons. Before the Europeans lived here, you have to imagine a place where the balance was suitable for the amount of people who were already here. The natives didn't really tax the environment that much ya know.Back then there was enough water to go around...for the people...

Bill Cosby always redeems himself in my eyes no matter what the media tries to say about him. He is like the Lao Tzu of African American comedy to me.
He ended the night with the legendary dentist skit.



Saturday, November 8, 2008

Upgrade and applications?



So...
I've been thinking about this new presidential thing for a few days now. You know what it reminds me of? Do you remember the commodore 64? It was the first real computer I had as a kid. It was really slow and it required the basic computer skills needed to operate.
Well, that's kind of how I see us now.
We just upgraded. And instead of going with the usual aesthetics and looks, it's kind of like the new i phone or something, right? Now most i phones I see out there have this certain design. Sleek, black and really user friendly. The only real set back for me is...well...I haven't opened up the new applications yet.
Here is what I mean:

1-Old computer( or Administration ) - Takes a long time to download information.
New Upgrade - Easy to comprehend right away if you have the new application file in your head.

2-O.C. - Have to protest in order to make a point about basic stuff; like human
rights;work;happiness;marriage...
N.U. - We haven't opened up the apps for this yet. We may just simply need to 'ask' for stuff.

3-O.C. - Redundant eggshell white design. Boring and dull.
N.U. - New light skinned hybrid template that is actually both original AND new. Get this App!

4-O.C. - Faulty voice application that requires extra download time and unnecessary thinking
and compensating.
N.U. - Familiar sounding to just about anybody with or without new apps.

5-O.C. - Doesn't really know too much about the laws of our constitution.
N.U. - Taught Constitutional law. Really expensive application, but once you have it, it's
pretty awesome.

6-O.C. - Represents a vision of one sidedness, slow downloads and a messy cache.
N.U. - Has been multi tasking for years AS a hybrid model. Which means having a trained perspective that is current with America's multi based variety.
i.e Republicans AND Democrats, Blacks and Whites, Mexican AND Chinese, Gays AND Straights,etc....

7-O.C. - Creates a limited world of links for the user.
N.U. - Has opened up just about ALL the links in the world. You can travel to some of
your favorite places again WITHOUT using a CANADIEN wallet to hide your U.S. pass port!


Now...that is just what I came up with so far.
Like I said, I haven't even opened up ALL the apps yet for this new Upgrade.
But as a person who is also a hybrid like the new Upgrade, I am beginning to understand how it's going to be. Just ask someone like...I dunno... Tiger Woods. He and I understand what kind of perspective the New Upgraded Administration is going to have.
Go ahead...ask us some questions...it's a brand new era.

your friendly cyberhood and upgraded
Uncle Samurai

Friday, November 7, 2008

And it's 1,2,3 what did we just vote for?


Day 1-The flag has been waved. The race is over. Obama won, yet the celebratory factor is Unity. Slavery is a chapter in the history books that we feel is finally closed.  I walk down the street now and everyone is smiling. At me. Like they never have. Everyone is smiling at everyone in a state of enchanted disbelief. I'm gonna take the whole day and feel like this.

Day 2-I had to ask my friend of he new of any teachers that taught happiness. I just don't know how much of a rookie I am at it, ya know? I have hugged SO MANY beautiful women. I don't remember if I even knew them before November 5th. But I know them now as they walk by and say hello with a smile. That is all I ever wanted in the general public. I'd like to get used to it.

Day 3-So it's the 3rd day and I'm starting to feel the extra happinesss dissolve into general happiness. Which is being tested by the protests of prop 8 passing in California, where I live.
It's true that I voted AGAINST prop 8. It's true that I believed it was gonna get revoked. I walked by the gay people with signs on the morning of the election saying out loud," I think it's in the bag, y'all...get ready to party tomorrow! " Then on the next day I hear on the news that they are in the streets protesting. My gay friend said that she was SO SADDENED by the results that she didn't feel like celebrating. Plus, 7 out of 10 black people voted for prop 8 in California. So I'm wondering if she hates me now, even though I voted against prop 8. The happiness is slowly turning to normal mood level. Because now I wonder how many folks out there who were just SO ELATED about OUR victory are looking at me like I was the sole reason prop 8 didn't get kicked to the curb like it was SUPPOSED to. And if gays are angry with black people now, I wonder if that's a reason for right wing conservatives to celebrate. As if they just added a new group to be upset with black people. Oh man...I was really hoping for 3 days of bliss. Luckily....Bill Cosby is playing tomorrow night! I should go see him. He will know what to say to all of this I'm thinking...

I know...a song 
I'll listen to this song.

Your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A brand new world...


Ok...now that the whole world is different, I'd like to start fresh by saying that ALL those anti republican statements that I made in the last year or so are now irrelevant. And that I was really impressed by McCains speech.

And I look forward to some better Oakland Raiders football...
:)
USA!

your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What if things were turned around?



My friend Big Jim, an Alaskan, sent me this e mail.
I credit this whole post to him.
God bless his heart.(AND America, too. Yah betcha)

What if the presidential candidates were in each others shoes for a moment?

Like that movie where the mother and daughter switch places for a day?
Remember that movie? If you do then you are old enough to vote and should be voting soon...
Let's begin:

What if John McCain were a former president of the Harvard
Law Review?


What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of
his graduating
class?


What if McCain had only married once and Obama was a
divorcee?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a
long affair while
he was still married?


What if McCain were still married to the first woman he
said 'I do' to?
What if Obama were the candidate who left his first wife
after she no
longer measured up to his standards?


What if Michelle Obama were a wife who not only became
addicted to pain
killers, but acquired them illegally through her charitable
organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?


What if Obama were a member of the Keating-5?
(Five US senators accused of corruption in 1989 igniting a major political scandal as
part of the savings and loan scandal in the late 1980's and early 1990's)



What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?
What if McCain were a charismatic,eloquent speaker?


What if Obama was the one who had military experience
that included
discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to publicly
display a serious
anger management problem?
What if Michele Obama's family had made their money
from beer
distribution?


What if things were switched around?
Would the country's collective point of view be
different?


What if the Obama had paraded five children across the
stage following the
debate including a 3 month old infant and an unwed, pregnant
teenage
daughter?


Could racism be the culprit??? [This most certainly must
be a rhetorical
question!]

If these questions reflected reality, do you really
believe the election
numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and
minimizes
positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative
qualities in
another when there is a color difference.


You are The Boss... which team would you hire?


With America facing historic debt, two wars, stumbling
health care, a
weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, mortgage
crises, bank
foreclosures, etc.


Educational Background:


Obama:
Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a
Specialization in
International Relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude


Biden:
University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in
Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)


vs.


McCain:
United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899


Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism


Education isn't everything, but this is about the two
highest offices in
the land as well as our standing in the world.


Now, which team are you going to hire?

Thanks Jim...if any of you have any answers to any of these questions...by all means...leave them in the comment section of this blog!

This message forwarded to you by
your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Po' tree

Letting old ghosts float away into the nuance that creates our future; captured by robots.
Sifting through the ashes of grief and turmoil; cleaning the bong water.

Memories that bring sweet nostalgia to the tip of my tongue; blueberries.
Folded again in the piles of laundry; oral traditions from dirty minds.






U.s

Sunday, October 12, 2008

In case you didn't realize #1

A message to the suicide bomber/terrorist folks who are being lured into this false sense of theological security by their so called leaders.
(We have some similar issues here in the States)
I have been hearing for years that some of these boys, who should be in college, are promised 72 virgins in the after life forever...
Ok...I hate to break it to you now...and I can't for the life of me figure out why NO ONE has bothered to inform you, but, uh....IN CASE YOU DIDN'T REALIZE...after having sex with the 72nd virgin...you will be surrounded by 72 clingy, emotionally attached , never able to stop talking, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY, NON-virgin women...FOREVER in what was SUPPOSED to be heaven...

But if you actually go to college and act your age, you will be surrounded by at least 72 virgins a day.
AND
You can also just move to Utah and become a Mormon. And have 7 or 2 virgins....

I think it's a better alternative to what these college kids are doing now.
C' mon...they're COLLEGE AGED boys...they could go through 72 virgins in the time it takes to complete one year of study...

This message brought to you by the United Negro/Japanese Coalition for
Better and Improved Sexual Relations with the Opposite Sex.

U.N.J.C.B.I.S.R.O.S. is also todays word jumble. How many words can you come up with?

Have a nice day and night...
your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Friday, October 10, 2008

Palintology#5

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

OMG

I'm watching Fast Times at Ridgemont High. On HBO2. ' Member? The Movie?
Jeff Spicoli? You 'Member?
I'd vote for Spicoli before I'd even consider Palin as anything but a podium cleaner.
Isn't that amazing? I would have better faith in Jeff Spicoli as our VP for a bunch of reasons. The main reason would be that Palin would not be there to receive spiritual advice from Witch doctors on TV. Or...(whoah...I TOTALLY forgot that Forest Whittaker was in this movie.As the football player older brother dude #33 Charles Griffin. Great Trivia.) Oh and another good reason to have Spicoli instead of Palin...the pizza, man...the pizza. And of course Pheobe Cates in a bikini...a cool breeze...a nice bud...and a perfect wave. Thank God we have Obama and Biden.
Oh my god...that would be sooo cool.
Oh yeah...I almost forgot about a moment of enlightenment I had today. Did you know that every time you say " Oh My God " that you should be experiencing a moment of enlightenment? Think about it. It's practically a spiritual moment. Next time you hear some one say " Oh my god! " Think about it in this new way: First it's got the word god in it. Second, it always sounds like a moment of pure enlightenment. Third...listen to how it changes the context. "Oh my god...these shoes are, like, sooooo cool. Now here's the same context without the "oh my god."
Ready? OK. These shoes are, like , so cool. The "oh my god" tends to lift the context up a little higher and it adds a couple of O's to the word so, in this example. Another cool thing about this new philosophy... you don't have to go out and brain wash people into saying it. People already do. In fact people have been saying it for years. So next time you are hanging out with a bunch of sorority girls...listen. They may be more enlightened than you suspect. Have fun with your new enlightenment!
Ok...it's the Phoebe Cates bikini fantasy scene...gotta go...

U.s

Monday, October 6, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gettin ready for the debate!


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Before you think TOO hard about voting...

Lemme make it easy for ya...


Friday, September 26, 2008

Love Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

">Sarah Silverman

God bless American(s)

Hey...flip through this photo gallery...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sarah Palin Vlogs

I want to buy this lady dinner forever...someone tell me who she is

-play-

Rosa Brooks is saying...


She writes for the L.A. times. A newspaper that is NOT small, nor unpopular.

With McCain still strying to put the numb side of his swollen face into the American pie, some of us are shutting off the ovens. The smell of yesteryears bullshit does not equate to nostalgic bliss. We remember the Keating 5.
Keating 5? Yes.
Keating 5? Yes.
Keating 5? Yes.
Keating 5? Yes.
Keating 5? Yes, still...


And when you come back from that article I have something pleasant to share with you...














Have a nice day...

Your friendly cyberhood
Uncle Samurai

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Idiocracy in effect...


"Without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic and a distressing scenario would unfold...Ultimately our country could experience a long and painful recession. We must not let this happen."
-President G. W. Bush

And this is what some of the ladies are saying to that already...

So...what I'm assuming is that this human being we've been calling the president for the last 8 years... has spent all our money. And now he is warning us that it's gonna be our problem. 
Did he learn this from David Blain? Is this some sort of dumbed down 3rd grade magic trick we are supposed to be impressed with? A slight of brain trick, maybe?

That's like if I were to go down to some suburban neighborhood, take candy from all 12 year olds and then tell ALL the 4 year olds that there has been an increase in candy snatching...resulting in a decreasing surplus of candy. Knowing that the 4 year olds won't be able to do anything about it until they are 18 or working. Whichever comes first. And HEY there's a brand new candy store opening up at my house! It's just a coincidence. But all positions are filled, so don't apply.
BUT we are serving  HOLY candy. It has been blessed by the sacred hershee scriptures and you will be rewarded with the forever-ever-candy-land-pass that will insure you permanent tooth decay protection....so eat sweet, be fat and cavity free in candy heaven, with your big fat ass.
(sigh)
Yeah it's ridiculous. It was once funny, too. But the average I.Q. of America is being recorded and processed by the average I.Q.
Resulting in a dumbing down effect. Which makes a perfect audience for people like GW.

 And just a mental note: These people BREED like rabbits...and will out number us all soon.
 So I suggest the rest of you smart people start fuckin'. 
Here is some proof of what I mean.

Peace in your grill...
Your friendly cyberhood 
Uncle Samurai




Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Down the Rabbit hole...

Hello.
Here is a nice link...

Here is an awful link...

...it's your choice
 Have a nice day!



U.s

Monday, September 22, 2008

Vote early against Palin-face

Do  it here...and have a nice day voting against her.







Your Friendly Neighborhood Uncle Samurai

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The rhythm of a young minded heart

I was born a poor Black and Japanese child
in world that I knew would be crazy and wild
it was the 70's and mornings were discreet
we made powdered milk and watched sesame street

Rotary phones were quite appalling
you had to say hello to find out who was calling
my tonka truck was metal and built to last
I could ride it through the house to make time pass

All my friends had hotwheels too
lincoln logs and tinker toys and we knew what to do
cities were built and then demolished
and all of these toys would soon lose their polish

Afternoons you'd find us in the middle of the road
configuring plays and new scrimmage line codes
jacked up on sugar and safeway soda
I'd score a touchdown by the blue Toyota

Girls played hopscotch in the sun
I'd steal the ball and jacks and run forest run!
they'd chase me up the old ladies tree
and I'd climb so high I couldn't hear them scream

Then there was the time I yanked a tooth
with a string on the door of an old phone booth
my friend's mouth bloody in the sun
laughing all the while just because we were young

I couldn't keep my mouth shut in class
or my eyes off Celeste any time she would pass
I didn't know if these thoughts were crass
8 years old and I was thinking 'bout ass

lunch time was like a circus ring
in the game of structure tag I was king
calloused hands would move me like the breeze
acrobatic moves with the greatest of ease

Swinging through the air like chimp
walking back to class with a nonchalant limp
drawing sharks instead of doing math
playing pencil after school on the wood-chip path

And soon it was the music that found me
now I notice hardly anyone's around me
until I grab the microphone and my guitar
and my inner child shines like the brightest star

I don't ever want to grow up in this world
If the world is your oyster be a pearl
all the people who refuse to let this be
watch children in a state of jealousy

The music never lies about a thing
it doesn't care about diamond wedding rings
it will laugh at the merging of the banks
and shed a tear about the wars we create

it will sigh about the love that we share
and the sex that we have without a care
the melodies of life will always start
with the rhythm of a young minded heart








Thursday, September 18, 2008

Women...

(sigh)

Assumptions- #1

Take a breath...let it out....take a breath....let it out...repeat....

but you probably know how to do this by now...

Have a nice day

U.s

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We LOVE Pamela Anderson for this...


Being scared of "McCan't" is a natural and instinctual human reaction...

If you look close, you can still see the lipstick on her snout...

Palin -face and McCan't are really scary pig dogs. That is just a personal opinion of which I am glad I have right now. I would really dislike myself if I was some Botox-ridden, apathetic, conservative, republican yuppie with no opinion, whatsoever. All I hear from folks that I know is how scary these two pig dogs are, and how SCARED people are.

GOOD. That's the first step in realizing something as important as this. Now that we are all scared about the same thing, we can start dealing with the second step. 
ANGER. Hello and welcome to my world of rants and raves. Yeah, I have always been the good listener. Ask anyone at the coffee shop who decides to sit down and dump a bunch of their morning frustrations on me, tell me they enjoy my guitar playing...and then bounce off to work.
Don't get me wrong, these are my friends I'm talking about. I just never say anything back and usually just walk home and turn all of this into song material. Like Rumpelstiltskin spinning straw into gold, I guess. But with the latest concoction of the republican candidates, I find it difficult to "Bob Dylan" my way through this particular sequence of political mayhem and rhetorical feces. It would probably be nicer for my next door neighbors if I didn't monologue this stuff first...but...you know, it would also be nicer if Obama was already our president. 

SO...here is a link that I got from my  friend Rachel about McCan't. It has some quotes directly from the horses mouth. His opinion on nuking Iraq to teach them a lesson...um...his thoughts on more Nuclear bombs that should've been dropped on Japan...his opinion of American women....it's more than disgusting, vile and crass. It gives us a clear definition of the minds of the people who want someone like this in charge of our ENTIRE stock of Nuclear weapons. 

I know that blogging will achieve very little...but it sure feels GOOD!

Ok...


Uncle Samurai

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Billy Connolly


Virtual civil wars on Youtube

This is one idiot in a field of millions.

Ok...richrwb...lemme guess, rich republican white boy. Took three whole game show seconds to figure that one out.
Anyway, I was listening to Obama on you tube and had to walk in to this dude.
If we were on the street face to face it would be a fist fight, believe me.
These guys are the problems that women face in America. It's guys like this that make women so screwed up in the head. Dating is difficult enough. Without biggots like this running free..(sigh)

Have fun reading...

richrwb (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
Let me solve this black/white issue with OBAMA.....

His dad was recognized by the Kenyan govt. as 85% Arabic, 15% African, and his mother was a white liberal hippie.....

that would make Barry; 50% white hippy, 43% Arabic-American (to be PC), and only 7% black!!! Sorry to rain on your parade, but I wonder how far he would have made it if he ran as the first Arab-American for president?

Still got HOPE for Change?
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He's still black haha
richrwb (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
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If you look at it that way, so was Clinton, so congratulations on the laziest president in history!
unclesamurai (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
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LAZY? You are saying that slave owners were not?
richrwb (2 weeks ago) Show Hide
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No, I call having 3 opportunities to kill Obama (pre 911) and not giving the okay to shoot, lazy.
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Then you are sort of a 'terrorist' to Americans?
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Actually, 'Obama supporter,' do you know where Obama's first fundraiser for his presidential run was held?....I'll inform you. At Bill Ayers house!!! In case you're too stupid to know who Bill Ayers is, he was convicted of bombing the Capital, bombing the NYPD headquarter, bombing the pentagon...etc. etc...and the morning of 9-1-1, he said he should have done more bombings. The libs at CNN pass him off as a Professor at the U of Illinois.... How am I a terrorist...idiot.
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Umm, gee i dunno, maybe because you just said you wanted to murder someone?
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lol
...thanks Kain5th. I didn't know if the point was obvious or not.
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I meant Osama...same thing though...Obama '08, Osama '09 right?
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No, I was just trying to ask you a question. We seem to both be Americans on line here. I mean, if we both had to go to war, we'd be on the same side. America. I just found some of your arguments quite hostile, is all. Nothing personal. But, then I forget that we can do that here on youtubes comment box. I gotta get back to work, richrwb...have a good one. I'm gonna go smile at my American flag again.
Peace

unclesamurai

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