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Der Lauf Der Dinge by Peter Fischli and David Weiss

» 08 November 2012 » In Art, Style, Travel » 1 Comment

Der Lauf Der Dinge by Peter Fischli and David Weiss

This is a super dope movie I saw recently in Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

It kind of explains my life.

I first noticed it because there was a fly dark haired, blue eyed, Quebec French girl sitting by herself watching it in a side room of the Museum. I decided to join her and when it was over, said “Bon jour”.

The Way Things Go from Jay on Vimeo.

And for those short on time, here is a speeded-up version:

I dig the William Tell Overture. I sometimes throw on that track when I am day swooping fly girls.

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The Del Mar Race Track Summertime Guide

» 18 July 2012 » In Art, Dope, Game, Girls, Guide, Luxury, Nightlife, Style, Travel » 4 Comments

The Del Mar Race Track Summertime Guide

In a few hours, The Del Mar Race Track begins and marks the start of the best six weeks of the year in Southern California. Well, at least it is for International Playboys.

It is no secret that I have had a long and passionate love affair with The Del Mar Race Track for years culminating in the Top Spot.

Sadly, I will not make it this year. Like Rocky Marciano, I have relinquished my crown.

(Side note: Don’t shed a tear for me. I might be having the best summer of my life.)

Being that I am probably the most prolific writer on The Race Track Lifestyle since Damon Runyon, I have put together a definitive guide for The Del Mar Race Track for any up and comers that want to take the title.

Who knows though? Maybe I will pull one last “job”. So no slacking, or I may just come and peel your girls like Alpha-Hydroxy.

Surf and Turf: The Race Track

The Del Mar Racetrack Part II

The Del Mar Racetrack: Swooping The Top Tier Girls

The Dress Policy of The Del Mar Turf Club

Opening Day at The Del Mar Racetrack

How to Win at The Kentucky Derby

Summertime Update

Opening Day The Del Mar Racetrack Style Then and Now

The Del Mar Race Track: How to Dress for the Horse Races

The Del Mar Racetrack Checklist

The Del Mar Race Track: Dope Style, Wack Style

Opening Day Del Mar Race Track Pictures

Del Mar Race Track Considers Shortening Season

Del Mar Racetrack Art Mural

2009 Del Mar Racetrack Guide

The Del Mar Racetrack: 3 O’ CLOCK FRIDAYS this Year

Joe Harper’s Blog: President and CEO Del Mar Racetrack

Del Mar: Parents complain of drugs at Ziggy Marley concert

The Del Mar Race Track 4 O’ Clock Fridays

Good luck.

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AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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Andrew Lindy: Travel Bum Show New York Pick Up Failures

» 11 April 2012 » In Art, Game, Girls, Guide, People, Style, Travel » 15 Comments

Andrew Lindy: Travel Bum Show New York Pick Up Failures

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey (Irish-American Heavyweight Champion of the World)

Anyone who reads The G Manifesto knows that I have an illustrious history of dissing things that are wack non-stop ie Bottle Service, Ed Hardy, Hipsters, Douchebags (never really been my language to use that term) etc etc etc. I don’t pull my punches. I get rotation on my punches and extend them.

And, I do prop things out when they are dope. Bottom line, I am not afraid to go out on a limb and call it as I see it.

That all being said, I have to give props to Andrew Lindy the creator of The Travel Bum Show. I have posted on it before on the Travel Bum Show: The Cuba Prostitution Documentary.

The cat has taken some heat on the Internet for his work and has plenty of doubters and haters (not unlike your humble author).

This guy has mad talent and is meeting a monstrous need in today’s media landscape . And when I say “meeting a monstrous need”, I mean like a coke dealer meets a monstrous need of a Hollywood Hills Mansion after party with 20 fly girls and 4 guys in attendance at 2:30 am.

His work is basically a flame that burns within the soul of The Modern Day International Playboy: its a complex overture that delves into the psyche of the male mind; part dazzling fantasy, part demonic nightmare, part vibrant dream, part jagged reality and he mixes it and puts it in a pot like Gumbo.

Hell, he is bringing to fruition an idea I have had for many years in grand royal style that I lacked the aptitude for. My version would be a little more Drug ridden, Crime Ridden, Cigarette smoked out, Boozed out, more Street and with the machine gun sound of the speed bag and clicking of the money counter as the soundscape, but that is neither E-tab dreams nor triple beams.

(Sometimes I really do wish I was born with talent for the camera or video camera instead of talent for Smoking, Drinking, Swooping fly girls, and separating people from their money. But then again, you can’t have it all.)

He has a new video called New York Episode 1.5 – Fails, extras & pick-up tips, peep it below.

First off, anything that can hold my attention for 10 minutes is in and of itself, astonishing. But more than that, it is really entertaining. And I think young cats getting into “The Life” can learn a lot from it. Furthermore, he plays up the “player on a budget” angle, which we all know has mass appeal like Guru of Gangstarr (RIP) said.

This video is all about Pick Up Failures. Watching this reminds me of myself as a young prototype G on the rise on the beaches of Southern California.

I have said it before and I will say it again, no one, and I mean no one has gotten rejected by girls more than me.

In this video Andrew Lindy breaks down rejection. He has fun with it. Bottom line, you have to love rejection.

To the young cats reading this, it really does make you stronger. Hell, I get rejected still all the time, and guess what? It is the funniest thing to me. Especially since I know that any girl that rejects me is making the biggest mistake of her life.

Straight up, if you take yourself too seriously, and you can’t have fun when you are swooping fly girls, then The International Playboy Lifestyle is not for you.

Go look for another line of work.

There is plenty of room at the bottom.

New York Episode 1.5 – Fails, extras & pick-up tips from Travel Bum on Vimeo.

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Always remember:

Every clean right you land is a result of a few jabs that you missed or were blocked.

And every “No” gets you one step closer to “Yes”.

The Cuba Prostitution Documentary

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
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AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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http://www.thegmanifesto.com

“What Would I Do If I Could Feel?” – Nipsey Russel

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Si Esto Es Un Crimen

» 05 October 2011 » In Art, Guide, Travel » No Comments

Si Esto Es Un Crimen

A little Spanish Street Art for you dome piece.

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“My old man wrote me a letter from prison once. It said, ‘if you don’t want to end up like me, stay away from Crime, Women and Drugs‘. Problem is, it don’t leave you much else to do, does it?”The Business – a Nick Love movie

“It’s better to be someone for a day, than no one for a lifetime”.

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AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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Belfast Sectarian Political Murals

» 28 June 2011 » In Art, Travel » 3 Comments

Belfast Sectarian Political Murals

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Urban Artists and Urban Street Art.

And there is no Street Art that stirs more deep rooted emotion in me than The Belfast Sectarian Political Murals.

Since I happen to be in Belfast, rolling up The Falls Road, rolling down The Shankill, rolling East Belfast and visiting family, Peep some:

Ulster Freedom Fighters, Sandy Row

IRA, The Falls Road

Ulster Volunteer Force, East Belfast, Newtonards (Where the most recent Riots were).

IRA, Solidarity Wall, West Belfast (Che, ETA- Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, other murals)

Ulster Defense Association, The Shankill Road, West Belfast

IRA, Bobby Sands, The Falls Road, on the side of The Sinn Féin building

My Favorite Mural of all: The Peace Mural

“Payback is a Motherf*cker”

I think James Brown said that.

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

I think Albert Einstein said that.

(Remember, he was a tobacco smoker)

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BELFAST NORTHERN IRELAND WALL MURALS UVF IRA INLA REPUBLICAN LOYALIST

Belfast Murals.

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The History of American Graffiti by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon

» 21 May 2011 » In Art, People, Style » 2 Comments

The History of American Graffiti by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon

There is a dope new book out called The History of American Graffiti by Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon

Peep this instant classic.

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http://rogergastman.com/

Update:

Writer and former graffiti tagger Roger Gastman has turned his love of the spray arts into a lifelong career. At 19, he sold graffiti supplies, later founded a boutique media agency that specializes in street culture, and as a 33-year-old, co-authored “The History of American Graffiti” with graffiti artist Caleb Neelon. The book chronicles the history of graffiti in more than 25 cities. Most recently, Gastman co-curated an exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) entitled “Art in the Streets.” It’s the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Speakeasy spoke with Gastman about graffiti as art and his book.

The Wall Street Journal: I understand you have first-hand experience with graffiti. Where did you paint?

Roger Gastman: I ran around Washington D.C. area in the early 90s to the mid-2000s, which is how I met many of the people featured in the book. I did traditional letter-based graffiti, painting freight trains, subways and various spots around the city. Then I would travel a lot to meet other writers and paint in their spots. Go to see a concert in Milwaukee for a long weekend and paint some graffiti while I was there.

When you say “writers,” that’s what you call other graffiti artists, right?

Yeah, local graffiti artists.

How did you get your start as a “writer?”

I grew up listening to hardcore punk rock music. Everybody I met had a tag, and I thought, well, I guess I need to also. So I started writing graffiti. It was all related to the music and straight edge [subculture of hardcore punk that advocates abstinence from drugs and alcohol]. Little did I know it’s part of a much larger world. Lot of my friends got into trouble and got into something else. For whatever reason, I stuck with it.

Your co-author mentions loving the adrenaline rush. How much of graffiti is done for the thrill of it?

There’s all kinds of different adrenaline rushes attached to it. From doing a really sketchy spot and getting away from it to seeing the underpass where you did a piece of graffiti or getting a photo three months after you painted something on the side of a freight train from across the country, in the mail from a friend.

Have you ever worked in the “heavens?” I know taggers in Los Angeles will lower themselves from freeway overpasses so they can scrawl their names on freeway signs.

No, but the bigger the city, the more daredevil tactics and crazier people have to do to get noticed. Everybody is doing it for a different reason and they all have different skill sets. Some people are just taggers and not artists. Just scrawling their names across something is maybe their way to feel validated.

What’s the difference between taggers and street artists?

The name taggers is a derogatory word for graffiti writer. A tagger is typically a much younger and inexperienced person who doesn’t fully understand the entire culture and just wants to scribble their name.

So, tagging is basically how new street artists cut their teeth?

Absolutely, like A ball in baseball.

Your book is divided by city. Can you see the regional differences in the work?

The work is definitely different city by city. Especially up to the late 90s. Then, city styles become much more diluted due to magazines, digital photography and definitely due to the Internet.

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Mo Money Mo Problems Lyrics Translation for The Non Hip Hop Heads

» 06 December 2010 » In Art, Dope, hip hop, Music, People » 6 Comments

Mo Money Mo Problems Lyrics Translation for The Non Hip Hop Heads

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This is pretty funny:

Since I have been back in The States, I have been putting a bunch of international biz deals together. The downside of this is I have to hang out with a bunch of corporate heads as I am trying to tap into some of that corporate long money with distance.

So, earlier, I am rolling with this corporate cat and this track comes on the radio:

Corporate cat then say to me, “You know, I have always loved that song, but I have no idea what the rappers are saying. Especially that last guy rapping”. (The Notorious B.I.G.)

I respond, “You are kidding right.”

“No, am I being serious. What are they talking about?” says Corporate cat.

This completely blew my mind. I never knew people like this existed but I guess they do.

I started to explain a little of it to him, but I couldn’t stop laughing as I explained each part.

So for the others out there in this same predicament as that corporate cat, here is the translation below (my translation for corporate heads in bold).

Uhh, uhhh
B.I.G., P-O, P-P-A
No info, for the, D-E-A
Federal agents mad cause I’m flagrant
Tap my cell, and the phone in the basement

Translation:

Here he is introducing himself to the listener by name and what he is all about.
For instance, he is letting you know that if the Drug Enforcement Agency contacts him, he is not going to give them any information about his potential involvement in illegal drug sales.
Which is a distinct possibility since he regularly breaks the law, and does it with style, so the Feds have already have made him a target and knows who he is.
The Feds have even gone as far as putting him under surveillance.

My team supreme, stay clean
Triple beam lyrical dream, I be that
Cat you see at all events bent
Gats in holsters girls on shoulders

Translation:

However, thus far, his co-workers have not been apprehended. The reason they have not been apprehended is they are the best in their chosen line of work.
Regardless, he is the epitome of a poet that is also a top notch character in the drug game
You might have even seen him before, if you are invited to big social events and he was probably the guy at the party who was inebriated on Marijuana and/or alcohol
He is ready for action at all times, and has no problem with the opposite sex.

Playboy, I told ya, bein mice to me
Bruise too much, I lose, too much
Step on stage the girls boo too much
I guess it’s cause you run with lame dudes too much

Translation:

Now he is talking about someone else who is not as cool as him and who’s co-workers and friends are not as smooth as him and his associates.

Me lose my touch, never that
If I did, ain’t no problem to get the gat
Where the true players at?
Throw your rollys in the sky
Wave em side to side and keep their hands high
While I give your girl the eye, player please

Translation:

Here he is saying he could never be like that other guy who is not as cool as him.
But if he ever fell off his lofty perch, he would have no problem fighting his way back on top. Even using violence if necessary.
He is asking other successful people to celebrate the fact that they are sinister and successful by displaying material wealth, in this case, waving their Rolex watches in the air and from left to right.
He is also saying that he could take your girlfriend from you if he so desired.

Lyrically, niggaz see, B.I.G.
be flossin jig on the cover of Fortune
Five double oh, get the phone number
your name, I got to know, I got to go
Got the flow down pizat, platinum plus
Like thizat, dangerous
on trizack, leave your ass blizzack

Translation:

Here he is saying that he is living a life of luxury and it’s easy for other people to notice.
His lifestyle and wealth are akin to a corporate CEO that is on the annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks the top 500 U.S. closely held and public corporations
Now he is saying again that he gets girls phone numbers but he is busy (presumably with other girls) so he can’t stick around and chit-chat
He finishes up by saying that he is an expert in poetry, selling multiple millions of copies of his records, displays his skill on every song he puts out and he will also shoot you if he has to.

Make sense?

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AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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Of course, the sample from Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out

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Terry Richardson: The Making of the 2010 Pirelli Calendar

» 22 November 2010 » In Art, People, Style » 1 Comment

Terry Richardson: The Making of the 2010 Pirelli Calendar

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“As Willie Sutton the bank robber said when asked why he robbed banks, ‘because that’s where the money is’.”

The Making of the 2010 Pirelli Calendar by Terry Richardson from Rafael Rubira fashion4fun.com.br on Vimeo.

I really should have became a photographer instead of an International Playboy.

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DJ Greyboy on Music, Samples and Vinyl

» 31 August 2010 » In Art, hip hop, Music, People, Style » 1 Comment

DJ Greyboy on Music and Vinyl

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DJ Greyboy breaks down his thoughts on Music, Samples and Vinyl. Fast forward to 1:59 if you don’t want to hear about BMX. The young DJ’s out there need to listen to this:

DJ GREYBOY w Ramsey Lewis Trio

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Michael Porfirio Mason
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AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
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Dope Movie: Johnny Mad Dog

» 15 August 2010 » In Art, Dope » 3 Comments

Dope Movie: Johnny Mad Dog

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If you are anything like me, you have a tough time watching crap American movies. I can’t even remember the last one I sat down and watched.

Recently, I saw Johnny Mad Dog. Its pretty dope and it’s filmed in that manner that makes it look like a documentary although it isn’t. Without ruining it, it is about Child Soldiers in Liberia. These kids are heavy and make the droogs in A Clockwork Orange look like a bunch of accountants on a work retreat.

Johnny Mad Dog is the leader of a crew that terrorizes, plunders and pillages towns all the while doing drugs, drinking booze and dressing in crazy gear (which I am guessing is the height of fashion for the Child Soldier set).

Peep it. It is the best movie I have seen all year.

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The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Johnny Mad Dog Trailer

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