It’s Officially Kanye Season

I don’t mean to post twice in the same hour, but can we talk about how amped I am about Kanye’s next album? Kanye is the only artist who comes close to my obsession with Mimi, and for good reason.

I love Kanye Season: the period of time when Kanye comes back and graces us with some new tracks. The time between his first single leaking and the album dropping (leaking) is usually my favorite time of year. I think Kanye might be the only artist I get excited about hearing new stuff from, every time. Mimi is so hot/cold and Beyonce will force me to like her new stuff even if I don’t initially.

Kanye Season is also the time I tend to forgive Yeezy for his egotistical transgressions (Taylor Swift, et al) and just let him be great inside my iTunes. I can’t wait for Good Ass Job to drop!

Kanye West featuring Dwele – Power by Hypetrak

Oh yeah, that's right. I'm doing me.

Sooo. I’ve been in LA since like, November. I guess I wasn’t kidding when I said I was thinking about hiding from winter on the east coast. I guess I also wasn’t kidding when I said I wanted to live bi-coastally.

Strange how things I halfway joke about come to pass, effortlessly. Like, Moving to NYC last year? I just happened to mention to someone that I was thinking about it and next thing I know, I’m being flown to NYC to check out an apartment. Somebody flew me out to NYC to look at an apartment. And voila. I’ve got an apartment in The City.

I need to will some super awesome stuff into the atmosphere, on purpose, and see what happens.

Moving right along.

It’s my last week in LA for quite some time. I’ve been here since November, save ten days in January when I went back to pick up my mail, see a Broadway play with my aceboon, and say hello to my roommate and my doormen. I’ll be going to SXSW this weekend (more on that later), and then after that I will be making my way back to NYC. I hope the weather is nice when I get back because I don’t wanna see any Snowpacalypses or Snowmageddons (or however you spell them).

Since I’m leaving this week, I’m scrambling to see all my LA friends and clients because once the weather gets nice in NY, I won’t want to leave. I’m amazed by how freaking awesome NYC is when the weather is nice, and how much you miss it when the weather isn’t so nice. I am looking forward to seeing all my NYC friends again, and my line sister will be interning in NYC for the summer. I am also cooking up some personal and professional milestones this season. It will be fun times all around.

Can I tell you how much I love my sorors? I was at a meetup last week and happened to meet a young lady and she turned out to be my soror (and my sands) and now I have a new BFF in LA. Well, okay, BFF is strong, but she’s definitely really cool, a kindred spirit, and I love her and I told her to come visit me in NYC ANYTIME. /end random cheesiness.

There was a time in my life where writing a blog post a day was a bare minimum. These days, not so much. This was just a checkin post because I said I would blog more. I’ve pretty much been working, enjoying LA, and being me. Client work has been flowing, and I am trying to fix up all my websites so I can feel more organized. I do so much work for my clients, and rarely do I do the same things for myself and my own projects. Hopefully I will have some cool updates on this shortly.

We Interrupt This Impromptu Blog Hiatus to Bring You: Dear Lil Wayne

Dear Lil Wayne,

Tha Carter III is everything I wished it would be. Your flow is genius. Your words are incredible.

Seriously.

That being said, you need better websites (who did you leave in charge of CSS? Your content is all spilling all over the place!).

And your SEO game is severely lacking (how you gonna let Wikipedia play you like that on Google?).

I know someone who can hook you up (me!). We can’t let the best rapper alive roll like this on the Internets, now can we?

Call me.

Liz

Kanye Brain Break

I’m still busy trying to graduate, and my social media life is deteriorating. I have no idea what’s going on in webgeekland. I have a million feeds to go through. My FriendFeed is barely hanging on.

I’ll get over it.

While I was able to spend five minutes surfing the Internets, I found the video below of Kanye West, posted to his Vimeo account. Kanye and Jonah Hill are playing a (hilarious) game of Connect 4:

Connect 4 – Jonah Hill vs. Kanye from kwest on Vimeo.

Four Quick Thoughts:

  • I love seeing Kanye on Vimeo. Not only do they have better quality video but it’s slightly more nerd chic than YouTube.
  • I wish he had video of the time Beyonce beat him 9 times in a row.
  • I like that this was an edited video of a somewhat spontaneous event. Better than live video that drags on and overly produced/scripted video. Fun.
  • I need that Yeezy Lollipop Remix in my life, like yesterday.