Thursday, July 22, 2010

String Figures and Lillian Ridley

One of my Mom's good friends, Lillian used to give me yarn when we visited her house. Lillian crocheted so she always had the yarn handy and that was one of the many highlights of my visits to her house. The yarn would keep me busy long into our car ride back home.
I thought about Lillian when I found the pics above. She was one of the first people to introduce me to string figures. She was also a great story-teller. She used to tell stories about her then boyfriend "Snake" and the way he would play his version of "Ike" to her "Tina". I loved the way she spoke, laughed and coughed. Because the laughter would almost always lead to prolonged bouts of coughing, or the coughing lead to prolonged bouts of could never tell with Lillian. When she knew I had heard something my young ears should not have heard, she would look at me and wink the most exagerratedly long wink I have ever seen. To this day I have never seen anyone control their wink the way Lillian did. LOL
My Mom called me last year and told me that Lillian died. I didn't really think about the impact she had on me until I saw those pictures of the Laguardia students making string figures.

Thank you Lillian! I know you are doing that wink back at me!

Viva Los Treps!!!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sept 4th @ Rock Yard in Brooklyn = Bun B X Curren$y X Big K.R.I.T.

Dickies and Jelly Present Saturdays! at Rock Yard.

This brand new outdoor space will be home to Six FREE shows brought to you by Dickies, Jelly, Veoba, Six Point, Lagunitas, Less Artists More Condos, The Meat Hook, Newtown Radio, and Band of Bicycles.

All shows will be 2-8PM, all ages, and hold 800 people.

The first show is this Saturday, July 17th. Skip taking the train to Coney Island and come over to 354 Wythe Ave instead. Thanks.


Viva Los Treps

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rick Ross ft. Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa – Super High Remix (Video)

I'm sorry...all that "Officer Ricky" talk yall can keep! This guy is puttin out the best music right now! Plus Ricky Rozay adds two of the hottest young stoners out in Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa...hardbody karate!!!

Viva Los Treps!!!