All day yesterday, I thought about what we lost and he still hasn’t fully hit me yet. The music was inspiring, and mood changing. The poetry coming from Tupac could be a total attitude adjustment.

Your music still motivates others...the test of a true legend

A true artist/poet has been gone for 14 years yesterday and his music still inspires others to create good music and tell the stories of the streets that need to be heard by others.  It’s been a long time and that void has not and really will not be filled by others.  That is what makes the loss still so painful.  We need good music, and all we are getting is bubblegum rap for the most part.  We need Biggie, we need Tupac.

They were like turned into a modern day Cain and Abel possibly

When I hear Dear Mama, I think of my own mother, who passed away over twenty years ago. That song as the ability to make me both happy and sad at the same time. It never fails to pull on th heartstrings.

Me and My Girlfriend always gets me to think about how Jay-Z stole my mans shit, and how clever he was with the word play to talk about the criminality and the love of firearms.

I get around brings back memories of college parties and going out to the club chasing the box. That was an immediate party song that would get people up and shaking.

While I have down down the spectrum to agnostic about religion, Hail Mary brings back time in the church as a little boy. Ronin and I used to be ushers in church and sing in the choir.  We needed forgiveness for the things that we did as kids.

I don’t know if we will have a poet in the same way as Tupac ever again. It really was disheartening to be watching TV in Hawaii this weekend and seeing the VH1 top 100 performers and to see Tupac in the low 60’s. Rap may not be your particular cup of tea, but to disrespect him and have Rage against the Machine, Cheap Trick and others ahead of him is ludicrous. But, rap music wasn’t even on this list the last time they did it, so it is baby steps…but Beyonce is ahead of him? child please…

We will never know what really happened that night in LV, but, I miss you and mourn would could have been.


Tupac...we still miss you. the game is weaker in your absence.

what more could be said?  Ronin commented on the role that Tupac played in Juice.  We really won’t have another role like that in my lifetime I truly fear.  The feeling of power, the helplessness, the feeling of losing control were all captured in that movie.  Thinking about that caused me to think about another Tupac role that documents that feeling of helplessness that many people out there feel.  This video always stuck me as dark, while at the same time somewhat uplifting.  Tupac comes off as the quintessential gangster rapper, but with a soft side.  He raps it as he sees it.  In this case, it’s Brenda and she has a baby.

Erik has decided that the song of the day is too stressful and requires too much work to get out.  His life right now is completely complicated with Dante’s Inferno and rocking out to the stylistic musing of Guitar Hero and/or Rock Band.

YES! We have two sets of drums as well as two hammers, I mean axes, or guitars over at the Too Old house. I die a little bit each day that I come downstairs and still see that they are there...

Rocking out on the mic and playing the fake guitar takes some time and energy to get it done, so forgive him and his lapses of posting to the board.   He is working on beating this kid, Chris Chike, so cut him some slack

This is the proper way to “Rock Out” (hopefully without his privates out, but hey, I am at work…) to the game

also make sure that you have hair to whip around, even if that means donning a wig. I hear that the women go crazy for this move...

(Shh…!  He doesn’t know he has been replaced)  But, we care about the listeners and the musical selections, so we got ya backs.

This is Juice (Know the Ledge) the lead hit from the movie Juice with Tupac.

I hate a lot of the new technology.  That may bring me closer to my parents when I was a kid, but some technology is so stupid, that it defies explanations.

Lucky in Life, unlucky in love is a mantra that Jennifer Aniston knows all too well.  Even with her best intentions, her man gets swooped on, or does something to cause the end of the relationship.  Some people aren’t meant to be caged in a relationship and she seems to be one in that group.

Visual way to understand Twittering and Tweet...

Visual way to understand Twittering and Tweet...

Back to technology…it stinks.  So many people around me have either joined the Facebook revolution or are fighting a losing battle to be connected with millions of other losers who want to know how people are feeling (like our boy on the Eagles) or wanting to leave a message on their wall.

Now maybe as a kid, I might have found twitter useful if I could do what this mother wants

Call me cynical, but I really don’t care about that. (Especially since I am grown and can do whatever I damn well please.)   If I need to know how someone is doing, then I pick up the phone and call them.  Calling is the thing that gets a lot of men in trouble.  We think that calling is something that we do when we want to talk.  Not talk about random things, but usually something specific.  Women, on occasion, want to talk about some irrelevant, inane things that drive us crazy.  Men, to keep your relationship going, just fall on the sword.  Listen to them and actually respond to what they are saying.  Don’t do this (or maybe do do this… depends on your situation…nothing here can be constituted as legal advice.  Anything that you do you your relationship is your fault, and yours alone…)

John Mayer should have listened to this advice.  His fascination with Twitter cost him his relationship with Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston dumped on/off boyfriend John Mayer over his obsession with the micro-blogging site Twitter, according to reports.

During the actress’s trip to Europe earlier this month to promote her new film Marley & Me, she was apparently infuriated when the musician claimed he was too busy to return her calls, but found time to update his Twitter page.

This is where I would say that Jennifer doesn’t know guys.  We dont like to be on the phone, and we like to talk sports. Chances are, she was not going to be dealing with the tournament or how her bracket is doing…Maybe she forgot, but this is March Madness.

The couple split last week after a rocky 11-month romance, with John writing on his Twitter page just days later ‘this heart didn’t come with instructions’.

Following the split, Jennifer has thrown herself back into work after relocating to New York to start on her new comedy film The Baster.

The actress was spotted looking stony-faced as she left her Manhattan hotel clutching a script on Monday.

That is good that you are throwing yourself back into your work, but if you are taking suggestions, could you make a watchable movie that doesn’t have my stomach in knots over how the hell I got dragged into another sucky movie? I hear Marley and Me is okay, but I have been burned before and I am very hesitant to jump back into the water…

Singer John, 31, is one of the most high-profile Twitter users and updates his page on a daily basis.

A friend of the 40-year-old actress said she was unimpressed he found time to write random ramblings on the site, but not to contact her.

A pal claimed in America’s Star magazine: ‘John suddenly stopped calling her or returning her e-mails and when she would finally catch up with him, he’d say, “I’ve been so busy with work. I’m sorry I haven’t had time to call you back.”

‘Jen was fuming. There he was, telling her he didn’t have time for her and yet his page was filled with Twitter updates.

‘Every few hours, sometimes minutes, he’d update with some stupid line. And in her mind, she was like, “He has time for all this Twittering but he can’t send me a text, an email, make a call?”‘

Simple answer… YES!  But, the real problem is that you kept him on the phone for too long.  A short conversation is always the best.  You can ask him how is is, what sights has he seen, did you see the Lakers?, bring me something back, and peace!  That is how you make a conversation for a guy on the phone…

The couple decided to end their romance just days after Jennifer returned to the U.S.

During her trip to London, Jennifer hinted at possible romantic problems as she told the Mail On Sunday’s You magazine it was naive for people to believe a relationship can last forever.

When questioned about the perfect relationship, she said: ‘I don’t have one and I don’t think it exists. We are just fooling ourselves if we think it does. Whoever said that every relationship has to last for ever?

‘That’s hoping for too much. I think every relationship is a world unto itself.’

The split marks the second time they have called time on their relationship since they first started dating last April.

They originally parted ways in August with John holding an impromptu press conference outside his New York gym, informing the press it was he who had ended the relationship.

He said: ‘There’s no lying, there’s no cheating, there’s no nothing.

‘People are different, people have different chemistry. I ended a relationship to be alone, because I don’t want to waste somebody’s time if something’s not right.’

When the couple later reconciled, Jennifer said John immediately regretted his behaviour.

She told Vogue magazine: ‘He had to put that out there that he broke up with me… Trust me, you’ll never see that happen again from that man.’

Sorry Jen, but it did just happen.  I am shocked that he didnt have a tweet on his twitter about the ending of the relationship.  He might have done that, but I would not know, since I dont use it.

At last month’s Oscars, the couple appeared inseparable as they arrived at the Vanity Fair after-party together.

The event marked the first time Jennifer had come face-to-face with her ex-husband Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie.

Jennifer and Brad split in January 2005 after four of marriage and the actor has since gone on to become the father of six children with his Mr & Mrs Smith co-star.

John is just the latest failed romance for the unlucky-in-love actress, who dated her The Break Up co-star Vince Vaughan for over a year and had a brief fling with English model Paul Schulfor, who is now dating Cameron Diaz.

Ouch…why does the media have to continue to harp on the fact that she gets around like my man Tupac…

She will rebound, because that is what she does.  No one can question the looks, but similar to Halle Berry (circa 95-02) we thought that she was the dime piece that was crazy.  She will get it together and figure out that she needs some non-Hollywood type, who has not be jaded by all the attention and glitz.  Maybe someone like a blog writer…nah, I would big time her too, just to fit into the crowd…