Tag: sarmad

sarmad, sharon, and baby marcus are in town so the gang got together… rolled around la jolla and windandsea beach, his old haunts…

sharon turned in early so we headed west so sarmad can see the sun set into the ocean

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i’m gonna lose some of my street cred, but here we go

for a change, i started listening to some “lazy rock”

don’t get me wrong… i’m still all about the kanye…

it’s essentially indie-rock or indie-folk, but it pretty much all sounds the same… i’m digging pomplamoose, she and him, the bird and the bee

once you listen to these bands, you’ll see why i affectionately call it lazy rock… normally it’s a female singer who doesn’t try to belt out the lyrics… it’s more melodic and subtle

pomplamoose has some pretty cool youtube videos that show how they record their songs… not sure if it’s really their process… seems easier to play a full on drum set instead of each piece separately… but that’s just me. oh and it should be stated that nataly’s facial expressions get me every time…

Pomplamoose – Expiration Date

she and him is zooey deschanel’s band… and yes… she’s hot — so this helps me like their music a bit… i swear tho, she has something in her movie contracts that she has to sing in them (i think there’s like one or two that she doesn’t sing in)

She & Him – Sentimental Heart

she deserves a second video shout out!

i found out about bird and the bee from their hall & oates covers… whoa whoa whoa… hall and oates?! yes… if you think me liking hall & oates isn’t cool, then you think sarmad isn’t cool… so there…

The Bird and the Bee – Kiss is on my List

so there was MUCH buzz during the wedding week about “the fpsa show” — the podcast that sarmad and i ran… we used to have it posted on odeo, itunes, and our own personal blogs…

oddly enough, there was no trace of it out on the interwebz…

the fpsa show is back online!
the fpsa show is back online!

luckily (for you), we kept backups of every recording… even the outtakes — and there are some good ones

so without further ado, here is the fpsa show podcast featuring sarmad and joey (with guest appearances by dave, saman, and fernando vargas)


a track from fairly new brit hip hop act, mr. hudson

you might’ve heard him on jay-z’s album — “young forever”


he also reminds me of a stylish “silas” from the da vinci code:

mr. hudson
heard this song first on sarmad’s vegas mega mix earlier this year (tho this isn’t the album version…)

mr. hudson feat. kanye west – anyone but him

i know i’m not the “music” dood in our clique, but i ran across this and thought it was a pretty good song…

tho, i BET that sarmad or dave will chime in and say, “OLD! i knew about these guys 2 years ago”

it’s chiddy bang – “opposite of adults”… uses that mgmt “kids” track (best new artists apparently)

anyway, here ya go… it’s a pretty sick video too


so this is my crappy audition to be a writer for the thoracic fax machine site, captained by sarmad

it FINALLY feels like “winter” in san diego… the weather is awesome and the air is crisp

so i totally found* these guys: rodrigo y gabriela

their music is like world/acoustic/percussion… crazy strong and aggressive and then melodic

i was listening to their “live in japan” cd and heard a cover of one of my favorite songs… dave brubeck’s “take five

this song is such a great cold weather song…


rodrigo y gabriela – take five

dave brubeck – take five

*found is an inside joke that most of you wouldn’t get… sarmad seems to find EVERYTHING in our circle, such as shepard fairey and barack obama

**i understand if sarmad doesn’t wanna give me an author account to his site :(

this is what happens when sarmad’s site goes out of commission for a long time — i post about music… hip hop no less

it’s a sick remix by kid cudi of lady gaga’s song “pokerface” (featuring kanyeezee and common) — it’s called poke her face… clever

the unremixed song is annoying as [email protected]… but this is hot fire (like chappelle):


enjoy the beat

"kissed by a bee"
honey? really?

store: ?
type: american amber/red lager
abv: 4.50%

as sarmad said, this beer was “kissed by a honeybee” — apparently there was supposed to be a hint of honey flavor to this beer, but for the life of me, i couldn’t spot it

it had a mild malty flavor that i actually enjoyed — it’s a good starter (of the night) beer because its “middle-of-the-road” flavor

ba wasn’t really fans of it tho, giving it a C+… i’m still gonna give it a B — i can see myself drinkin’ this again (maybe…)

beeradvocate: C+
me: B

belgium does it again
belgium does it again

store: bevmo
type: dubbel
abv: 7.00%
suggested by: sarmad

if you go to bevmo for beer… just hit up the belgium section… seriously

so i picked this up on sarmad’s suggestion way back when (tho i got the red label, not the blue). it was a great beer to sip on while pokering (err.. i should say, “playing poker” right?) — i shoulda gotten the 750mL bottle cuz the regular bottle wasn’t enough

it’s tasty… those trappists really know what they’re doing — i gotta try the blue and white labels now

odd thing about the bottle i got — once i opened it, the beer just wanted to escape — it was flowin’ out (and no, i didn’t shake — jerks)… it was alive or something… oh well, even with that mishap, i’ll still give this an A

beeradvocate: A-
me: A