Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Legion of Extraordinary Dancers....dope!



my sister put me up on this and I pretty much like everything about this.
this is excellence.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Benny Lava?



interesting

NEW SITE

this site will make it easier to direct people to downloads, ituns, twitter, blog, and other information.


www.turbotdouble.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In response to a comment.

The first thing I would like to say is thanks to all of those who have left positive comments.
The next thing I would like to say is 'good job' to the person who copy and pasted Osho Teachings.

Assuming that when we all use the word 'ambition' we are talking about determination, initiative, motivation, enthusiasm, hunger, commitment, and basic resolve, I would have to disagree with the passage that you have pasted not necessarily due to whatever one may believe is the root of this human attribute, but specifically with the statement that one should stop being 'so ambitious.'

For the sake of providing an illustration with this counter argument, I would like to ask for you to imagine a person locked in underground confinement. This person views escaping this confinement as a way to obtain the freedom to express and perhaps provide insight into the power and art of determination amongst other things. During and following this process, perhaps the once confined person can, in addition to entertain, influence and encourage another person who may also be dealing with their own confinement issues.

Please note that this confinement in which I speak of coincides with the "inferiority" mentioned in what you copy and pasted. This confinement can represent anything from an imagination deficit, attention deficiency, financial debt, starvation, and/or many other circumstances.
Countless examples can be made using these different situations and one thing that may prove to be a very difficult task is to effectively influence a confined person to stop being ambitious, especially when that person as well as other people have a mutual feeling that there's a slight chance that the rare key to be used to escape this particular confinement is within close proximity.

Let's briefly apply this 'stop being ambitious' to two examples of confinement:

A mother who cannot afford to feed her children.

Should she stop being so ambitious and give up on finding a job?

How about a student who needs to pass an exam in order to be accepted into a certain institution that could help him become financially and mentally stable so that he can eventually have the opportunity to support both himself and a family?

Should he stop being so ambitious and give up on studying?

Please, wise copy and paster, explain in your 'own' words why ambition is such a terrible trait?
Is there anything positive about ambition?

In your comment when you said "stay with me here for a second" and then proceeded to paste other people's ideas, you are pretty much being what they call 'deceptive' unless, of course, you were to use those handy dandy quotation marks and cite the fact that you are pulling your whole argument from an outside source.

Though I am not 100% sure concerning your intentions of posting such a comment, I would like to offer some advice concerning a more believable approach when posting. Make sure that the whole comment is coherent. The inconsistency in your word choice has a stark contrast to the rest of what was typed. You can't say "we gotta prove these hatas wrong" in one sentence and then speak about "self awakening and consciousness" and "fundamental revolution in the world" in another sentence and expect a conscious reader to believe that your comment is authentic. you fail. plagiarism win.

Monday, December 21, 2009

JBAR - P's and Q's



he continues to introduce himself to the girl he is walking with.
this song is somewhat addicting.

performance fail.

i had a performance last night. 2 people rolled with me. camera on deck. none of my crew was there, though.
so, the reason why i even came to this bar place to perform is because the promoter dude personally called me on my cell and was like " yo, Turbo, we were feeling your last performance and a couple of people here were just wondering if you could come here again and who knows, we do this event regularly so you can use it as a place to practice or whatever you know?"

I was with it. like an idiot, I was with it.
So I was like "really? that's wussup, i'll see what I can do..."

the next night ( last night ) I went out there with the 2 homies and camera and what not...we were understandably under the impression that I was going to perform. I had a cd with instrumentals on it and everything.
I get there, dude is all like Hey wussup, glad that you could make it. We are doing like a little advertising thing for the event and I need you to record like a little promotion thing and hold up this sign and tell people where they can check you out at" ...etc. etc.

I was with it. like an iiiiidiot, I was with it.
I go outside where there's this bright light and the camera man (he had a pretty nice camera though) and the promoter. Excuse me if my grammar and what not is horrible when I'm typing stuff like this because I know that I won't be getting graded on this. If there are other english majors out there or even anyone who has the pet peeve of horrible grammar and stuff....forgive me.
ok, back to the story.

I do the thing like "yo what up this turbo t. double here at the blu monkey lounge - be sure you come out to support this event called "i got bars' - it's really cool, a good opportunity. i was here last time and it was cool and blah blah blah ' - just saying good stuff...like an idiot. mind you, the whole time, this photographer was taking pictures during the interview... i don't know if ya'll know how I feel about pictures but....yeah. I DON'T exactly like them that much... this is the start of the rapid downwards spiral.


after that...i go back inside the club with my two boys...chilled for a bit..twittered "at the performance place"....and then I thought...'hey, don't they need my instrumentals if the performances are gonna start here pretty soon"

I then go up to the dude...and that's when he is like " man to keep it 100 with you, i got alotta cats coming out here for the first time and it wouldn't be fair if they dont get to perform so to keep it 100 with you, you might not perform tonight and if you do, it's gonna be laaaaate in the night".....


ok.
how would that make you feel? what would you have done?
Does this dude know that I have 2 ppl taking time out of their life to come see me perform? That gas money was used because we don't stay up the street from Hollywood Blvd?

I attempted to get the promotion footage that was recorded - deleted... that didn't work, that's wussup.
then i was like, autobots, let's roll out.
and we bounced.
and wen't to the Saddle Ranch in Hollywood.
Met some dudes from Australia who wanted to buy BB guns....and wanted to know where Inglewood was at and if they would be ok with what they were wearing. ( color wise) They said that it was illegal for them to own paintball guns over there and that they don't have a football team. Then we talked about guitar amps and about Vegas since they were going there for the New Years. They were funny and pretty cool. I gave one of them a Youtube/Scrambletv card.
then we drove around the rich houses in beverly hills and bel-air.
that's it.



but the main point of this blog entry is just to say that I have an invisible LIST. A list in which I think everyone has. I believe Jay-Z said on his song "So Ambitious" concerning his uncle or someone who wasn't feeling his music that That person was "on the list".

that promoter, the camera man, the photographer, and even the rappers that were there, are on my list. an invisible potential 'i told you so' list. Along with everyone who has called me a 'nobody' and everyone who has doubted anything in which I have set out to do. I really want to be able to go where people appreciate my music.
I wan't to go to different states and countries. It's just very frustrating... especially when SIGNED artist know about you and your situation, when promoters are scandalous, and when you lack the appropriate 'networking' skills within, I guess, the 'hip hop community'.

Most, if not all, of my connects are in the Movie industry, the Gaming industry, and the Education industry...and as of right now this whole dream of Hip Hop in the PHYSICAL REALM is not looking very logical. It's alot to think about but seriously, I think it is the fact that you, the reader, are down with the [insert another word for 'movement'...I don't wanna say movement] that makes me continue to make 'something out of nothing' [Ozone video]

Dropping music completely and focusing all energy on my film career could result in being more productive - however - I know that that would be impossible because of my major passion in music and having to live with the fact that all of the nay-sayers were right and that I am indeed a sucker and a quitter.
Can't go out like that.
times like this, I guess, are tests or something? idk. But this is [insert a phrase that says 'more than music' or something like that, i don't wanna say 'more than music' ] and I do it for the hood?
and for Dz, Saylen, Armor, Slash MF Merritt, friends, family, honest hearted connects, superb supporters, the 20 iTunes purchasers, positive Youtube commenters, fellow talented rappers, and Busta and Long Long...and etc. etc.



there will most likely be more vents. it helps.

all in all, like a broken record, Scramble UP.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Avatar review.

just came back from watching Avatar at the IMAX theatre in 3D.

That movie was just impossible. It's 3am and I'm not even tired. Visually the greatest movie I have ever seen. Solid story. WIn Win Win.
That mess made every big budget movie look like very low quality YouTube footage from a 1993 tape handycam camera with a dying lens.

I highly recommend that you check it out in 3D in a IMAX theatre if you can. Either way you watch it, whether it's in IMAX or as a standard movie, you will see the epic-ness.

Here is the trailer:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Teleported video.



After getting the ok from Saylen Strayer himself and after hearing the "Yoga Flame" song by Lupe Fiasco, I figured that I should go ahead and release the full version of the song "Teleported" which appeared on ElectroRock v4 which dropped a year and 13 days ago.
Yes indeed.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

sheesh

I finally have a moment to actually type something on here. Usually I just update the twitter but twitter only allows you to type a certain amount of words before you run out of space and are essentially required to post another message.
Because I have a few minutes, allow me to provide a brief update.

Shows.
Ok so after that horrible Ozone performance, which, mind you, I certainly learned from and certainly appreciate supportive comments regarding the situation, I have yet to find another place to perform.
You see, with work being so hectic right about now and having to basically provide for needs and balance money and blah blah blah, I haven't had much time to find another performance location.
Armor told me about his friend who always does shows. Two differences between myself and that friend, however, is that I am employed and I don't live with parents or guardians or anything like that....which means that there's many more life threatening responsibilities that I am required to attend to.

Because of this little dilemma, does this mean that I will cease to search for opportunity in the city of angels. Hardly.
This is exactly what "Scrambling" is. Making a way out of no way. Maneuvering through pits and falls without trips and falls...or at least, with limited stumbling.
If anyone who reads this blog knows of any legit performance events, just email me at Turbo2k5@yahoo.com. Of course you don't have to, but, it would be appreciated. It's like a baby asking for one of those see through plastic squishy toy things because of the desire to follow through the inevitable teething process. Sure that analogy could be taken out of context in the perverted mind but come on now....you know what I mean.


Lyrics.
Every so often when I am logged into Aim, I browse through different away messages and find the lyrics to some of my songs. Whenever I do this, though, there are usually minor mistakes in spelling. Not that I am very agnist speling evrything correctly, but here's the thing.

In the song "Metal Double", there is a line that says "This is a Bloodsport, and I'll be Van Damned if I let a - - come and blind my plans". I put the "- - " because this is the misunderstood part.

It isn't Chun-Li .... It is Chong Lee.
Specifically the following scene. Now, if you scan to around the 3:05 mark, that is exactly what I do NOT want to happen in this 'game of life'.



I say all this to say that I was thinking about the whole posting lyrics/proofreading idea and it seems like a good one. Since I finally have the domain for www.turboTdouble.com, I was also considering making a different website where it would be easier for people to figure out how to download music and all of that stuff. Hopefully when I get around to doing this, there will be a lyrics section and that is where various lyrics can be posted so that the music can make more sense. This blog could be linked on the actual site. Because of my impending need to follow the self reliance theme as thoroughly illustrated by Emerson, I will probably end up doing the site by myself and because of this, the site may appear very plain and "empty inside, just like me." I got that last line from Dexter season 1 episode 1. I'm getting off track but I will talk about Dexter later in this post. Watch.

Another one that was recently brought to my attention was a line in "itGoesDown".
Someone had to audacity to ask if I was inspired by the "J.Cole line in "A Star is Born" on Jay-Z's Blueprint 3"...

Man my song was recorded a long time ago.

*turns on A Star is Born*
The line in Blueprint 3 goes like this "the flow cold as the shoulders of gold diggin hoes when a broke nigga approaches"

The Line in ElectroRock4 goes like this "with a motor way colder than the shoulder of a girl who disses you cause of your curl that use clear ice on".

My line wasn't entirely aimed at gold digging, however, at superficiality. Just because of a hair style, she gives you the cold shoulder. Clear Ice is....


Film School.
Orientation was dope. The man in charge of the audio training department told me: "I was recently working on the movie Avatar and trust me, this movie is something that you have NEVER seen before".
It was kind of scary the way he said it. He had like a really big beard and was just very cool. I forgot his name for now but shall be reminded once school actually starts in the next couple of months.
Another man told me that the opening scene of Forrest Gump was very difficult to get jusssssst right because of the crazy camera angles that they had to figure out in order to get the shot of the feather falling down. He also said that the actual feather was digital all the way up until it hits the ground where Tom Hanks picks it up. Impressive.
....anyways though I have to get off the cpu.

Real quick though - Dexter season finale is on Sunday at 9pm pacific time I think and in the Los Angeles and in New York City areas, there will be Showtime hosted private screenings where they will serve Dexter themed drinks and give out prizes.
I am certainly going to try to go.
I don't know why I like this show so much. I think it's because I was off of school and work for a few days and literally watched the first two seasons all day after buying both on iTunes.
It's not for everyone though...

Here is the opening sequence:



Video.
I am going to finish up this music video in the next couple of hours. It's nothing like WHOA THAT WAS EPIC but it's still a cool video in my opinion and hopefully you agree.
Dang...that was alot of continuous typing.

english...major.

I see the comments in the side bar. the one offering me money to write your paper...if you would have asked me a few years of ago I would have did it. This is kind of snitching on myself but in college....I straight ...welll... I proofread papers for extra cash. Scramblin!!

oh yeah -
P.Real from the "I SNATCH EVERYTHING" line agreed to record another freestyle cypher. He said that this time his bars have gone to a new level of killa flow. I am going to try to make that possible for ya'll...

I may be taking down other videos on ScrambleTv because when I give certain people my business card, I don't exactly want them to watch my videos and find me talking about how I need a "facebook ho". I mean...like...I want Bird's Eye View and Ozone and stuff like that to be viewed. Makes sense, right?
haha.
anyways....ttyl!


most likely on that young twitter.

Twitter.com/TurboTDouble


don't be dumb about it!!!