Answers for questions Vol. 18

As always, keep these questions coming. EIther ask them in the comments below or email me them to:

If blogging/tweeting/shitting were a competition, individually or as some triathalon type shit, where do you think you’d rank?

I’ve gotten a lot of “shit” for the amount of bathroom related tweets I’ve done. I really don’t know what to say about it. No matter how old I get, bathroom tweets ate still funny to me. Go with what you know , right? I mean, if you think about it, tweets are usually born out of experience. If I tweet about something I saw on the street, it’s cause I just saw something on the street. Same can be said for taking a dump. You’d be amazed how many I don’t write simply cause I don’t want to overwhelm my followers with tweets about my shitting habits. Last night I was really close to tweeting “I just courtesy flushed for myself” but I opted against it.
But , to answer your question, I am certainly one of the leaders in toilet tweets , especially amongst musicians.

how does it feel as a musician and artist to be apart of the 900 bats community? Some of those new artists have to feel good getting the chance to tag along with the likes of you and jeremy fish.

It’s pretty cool. I mean, it’s not like we’re all behind the same computer working on stuff for the site , so I can’t say it feels like a close knit community but I respect all the artists on there and have been lucky enough to chill with most of them.

I’m really interested in a post by you about ‘reasoning with dumb violent people’.

I don’t know if there’s a whole post worth in here but I can give some pointers of how I go about it.
1) Make them think they’re not in the wrong
Because they’re dumb and reasoning is not an option, the idea is to appeal to their frightened side and make them think they have a point. Like, “Yes, I understand he stepped on your shoe. That certainly is a murder worthy offense. But you don’t wanna go to jail, right?”

2)Assure them that “everything is ok” and “it’s over”
I suppose this is kinda just some jedi mind trick but by telling them these things they might believe you. I most cases, they are a drunk person looking for a reason to fight someone. This also means their attention could be flipped on you at any second. Just play the calming role and hopefully it will soothe their savage brain.

3)Remove them from the area where the problem is occurring
Much like angry dogs, dumb violent people won’t rest until the thing they’ve set their sights on has been either removed from their line of vision or killed. So, either get that person out of there or get the dumb violent person out of there. Once the coast is clear, they will very likely calm down a bit. buying them a shot (or whatever) seems to go over well as that is like the dumb violent persons mating call as well.

4)If this violence is aimed at you, appeal to their ego
Nothing wrong with being a pussy if some lunatic wants to kick your ass for no reason. Take the L, emotionally. If he wants you to say you’re a pussy in front of his friends, say it. He’s a dickhead, and so are his friends. Losing their respect is far more worth it than getting your ass stomped by a bunch of drunk mongoloids.

Yo Block, you ever read the youtube comments to your own music? For most artists that shit must be the worst but yours are like the least offensive ones on the planet, it’s uncanny.

I actually have. I have been pretty lucky. Aside from the occasional “This izn’t MUzic!” posts, it’s mostly positive. I think this is due to a few reasons
1)I’m a little under the radar for people to hate on me for no reason
2)The kind of music I make isn’t “offensive” to most people. If you rap, it opens up all sorts of doors for people to hate you. Because a lot of my shit has no lyrics, it’s kinda safe from all this awful arguments that eventually end up with some guy calling all black people monkeys while another guy is hating over whether or not the song is “hip Hop” or “rap”. But, know this: If you are a white rappers on youtube, regardless of what you sound like, Eminem will be bought into the equation eventually.
3)I’ve noticed a lot of my fans work under that “Look at this super secret music I discovered!” mind set. So many of the posts are people shitting on mainstream music and holding me up in high regard like I’m bucking the system or something. Those are always pretty lame to me to but I suppose it’s better then being hated.

so what’s up now that myspace is dead? is there any alternative going on like bandcamp or soundcloud really killing it?
what’s the next level between music and internet? what do you think is gonna happen… also, it seems like everybody is
buying records (specially vinyl) but i didn’t see any of my friends buying a new album in 5 years, so probably we are just dreaming…

I’m pretty bummed about myspace’s passing cause it was awesome while it lasted. I haven’t signed up for either soundcloud or bandcamp but they seem to be pretty cool and a decent outlet to fill the void. But, the best thing about myspace was that it was a music site right in the middle of a social network. So, people were on their regardless. The traffic you could get was awesome. But, of course, spammers and mixtape rappers had to come along and ruin it for everyone. If they had only figured out a way to maintain all that shit, I bet it would still be popping off. Nowadays, Myspace is a graveyard of spambots spamming other spambots.
As for music and the internet, I think people will continue to illegally download music until there’s no more money to be made making music. Good job! I don’t blame people though. It’s hard to not easily download a free album when it’s right there in front of you.

Do you try and keep the stuff you have sampled to yourself and not reveal where the sample is from?

Most of the time, I don’t remember what I’ve sampled. It’s written down somewhere but I don’t know it off hand. I wouldn’t say I am a nazi about keeping my sources private but I do prefer to keep them out of public discourse cause the less chance I’ll get sued, the better.

What the heck is up with the Knicks?  Seems like they’re getting progressively worse since acquiring Melo.

I said it from the jump of this trade. Without any defense , they aren’t winning shit. That, coupled with the fact that no Dantoni team will ever win a championship pretty much says it all. They need a defensive center to come in and shut down the lane for them. They also need a PG who isn’t old as shit. I like BIllups but watching him get destroyed by the third tier PG’s in the league is just depressing.

And now some more quick fire types questions:

I’m thinking of hitting up Vegas soon, Have you ever been?  Any cool spots you’d recommend?

I haven’t been there in about 10 years. All I did was gamble and lose money.
I’m not into clubs or strip clubs either so Vegas is pretty much a wash for me. Good luck!

Do you watch the Show “Community?” If so, who’d you want to bang more, Brita or Annie?

I’ve seen it a few times. It’s one of those shows I wish I watched more but I keep missing. As for the girls, Annie but a landslide. titties>>>>>>

What are your thoughts on HD Projectors?

My thoughts are that’s some shit I don’t own and don’t need. I understand that HD is the shit. It’s cool watching sports on it but I don’t REALLY give a fuck about it. None of my tv’s are HD and it’s fine with me. The shows are still the same. For the type of shit I watch, HD isn’t very necessary.

If you woke up to a fire raging in your apt. and had to evacuate, what would you grab first?

My laptop. That’s it. Pretty much my entire livelihood is on there so , if I lose that, I’m fucked. Oh, and some clothes.

On a scale of 1-10 how appropriate is it for a dude to eat a banana in public?

Depends how he eats it. A real G, break the pieces off into bites and then puts it in his mouth. At the same time, if watching another man eat a banana actually bothers you, I’d say it speaks of greater issues. It’s just food, bro.

9 thoughts on “Answers for questions Vol. 18

  1. I do prefer to keep them out of public discourse cause the less chance I’ll get sued, the better —— Good point man….

  2. I knew you’d say that.ha
    It’ reminds me of a Mitch hedberg joke.

    “I was at a casino. I was standing by the door, and a security guard came over and said, ‘You gotta move — you’re blocking the fire exit,’ as though if there was a fire, I wasn’t gonna run. ”

    “If your flammable and have legs , your never blocking a fire exit!”

  3. Would you be excited if you found out that Nardwuar the Human Serviette would want to interview you? His interviews are some of the most entertaining i have ever seen and his research game is unmatched. The gawd Nardwuar

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