Sankofa (check obeseamerica.com)

best albums
- Edan's "Beauty And The Beat"

albums I listened to
- lots of Clutch
- some Slayer
- Edan
- Nine's "Cloud Nine"

best producers
- Muggs as RZA

biggest surprise
- I found a beautiful tornado

biggest disappointment
- that my album didn't go platinum its first week out

books I read
- the Michael Connelly catalog
- Lincoln Child’s "Utopia"

movies I saw
- Intacto
- Hellboy
- Miranda
- 4 Days In September
- Proof
- Flatliners
- Highwaymen (avoid)
- So Called Disaster
- The Clearing
- Silver City
- United States of Leand
- I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (letdown)
- Code46 (Morton’s dope)
- The Station Agent
- Equilibrium (Keter was right)
- Stander,
- Garden State
- Sideways
- Jacob’s Ladder
- Speakeasy
- The Hi-Lo Country
- Closer (great)
- Kill Bill Vol. II
- My Architect
- Master and Commander
- Employee of the Month
- Dogtown
- Z-Boys
- Maria Full of Grace (solid, but not worth all the acclaim)
- The Company
- Vera Drake
- AVP (couldn’t resist)
- Bourne Supremacy (bonsai)
- Around the Bend
- The Rundown
- Thief
- Cube Zero
- Kinsey
- Ray (good as advertised)
- Shadow of Fear (wick wick with a whack)
- Vanity Fair
- White Noise (poor Keaton)
- Romeo is Bleeding (thumbs up)
- We Don’t Live Here Anymore
- Wonderland
- Control
- The Machinist (notable mostly for the freakish weight loss)
- Batman Begins (bonsai)
- The Woodsman (excellent and uncomfortable)
- The Saddest Music in the World (ehhh)
- Chronicles of Riddick
- Ladder 49
- I Robot
- Saw
- The Fog
- Manchurian Candidate (remake and original, latter being better by bounds)
- After the Sunset
- Wicker Park
- Shallow Grave (considerably enjoyed)
- Blind Horizon
- Suspect Zero (cue the “wicks”)
- When Will I Be Loved (good but short)
- The Door in the Floor (Jeff Bridges still rules)
- Gothika, Resident Evil (great bad movie)
- Blade: Trinity
- Kissing Jessica Stein
- Quicksand
- Assault on Precinct 13
- Hostage
- the Perfect Score
- The Terminal (amazingly done)
- The Day After Tomorrow
- The Locusts
- Stalag 17
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- The Assassination of Richard Nixon (well done but dry as hell)
- Layer Cake (more style points than anything)
- No Good Deed
- Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
- Mod Squad
- Stage Beauty
- Darkness
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse
- The Secret Lives of Dentists (very good)
- The Jacket
- Second Sight
- The Forgotten (and for good reason)
- Big Fish
- The Aristocrats…

websites I visited
- www.imageyention.com
- www.ohword.com
- www.chud.com
- www.philaflava.com
- www.fortwaynemusic.com
- www.fortwaynehiphop.com
- www.espn.go.com
- www.niketalk.com

foods I ate
- Powers hamburgers with heaps of onions
- strawberry milkshakes
- Pizza Hut lunch buffets with Cherry Pepsi cause they lack Doctor "the god" Pepper
- tons of rice

things that made me smile
- a beautiful tornado
- getting my album out there
- having "99 Goggles" selected for a rock station's compilation
- getting to contribute a song to ESOPUS 5 (thanks Tod)
- rocking shows every other week

things that made me go 'hmmm'
- Freedom Williams and the failure of gastric bypass procedures

things that made me go cringe
- sending out a beelion promo copies for SMS and not hearing much of anything

best moment of 2005
- the extended aftermath of a show I rocked down in Indy with Tony2Tone & PremiseONE
- Nearest "mfing" Nova and Tusk1

worst moment of 2005
- hearing Michael Stipe on a poolhall jukebox

what I'd like to see in 2006
- more of the same, this year has been good to me

what I don't want to see in 2006
- caterwauling

hip hop in 2006 will be
- another year older and complete with the designated annual Sankofa album, this go around entited "The Tortoise Hustle"

my new years resolutions
- no such thing

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