Song of the day 11/18/11


Listen to the drums By Isaac Redd Holt Unlimited
http://limelinx.com/files/1eacef3ccec93b0e9e39a9bd54c4a664

I haven’t put a soul/funk song up here in a long ass time. Mainly cause I haven’t been hearing much new (but old) stuff lately. Is the internet out of jewels? I hope not. If you got a good blog/website with dope rare old soul/funk/reggae lemme know. I need some new (old) music to listen to.

Anyway, this song is the joint. Enjoy.

The making of The Party Fun Action Committee Part 1


A while back I wrote a piece about the making of “Labor Days“. Pretty much the most known album I’ve ever been a part of. Continuing with that idea, let’s take a look at the least known project I’ve ever been a part of. Of course, I’m speaking of the album “Let’s get serious” By The Party Fun Action Committee. For those who don’t know, that is a comedy/parody album that Definitive Jux records released in late 2003.
Because this album is long out of print , I have no problems hitting you with a link to download it for free:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NTX6WQSD
Besides, assuming most of you have no clue what I’m talking about (in reference to this album), this will be a great help.

This album was the making of Jeremy Gibson AKA Jer AKA Sir Jarlsberg and myself. It was basically a collection of songs making fun of people and/or genre’s that were popular in that era. It may seem dated now, but it was pretty on point when we initially made it. So, let’s get serious and look into the making of “Let’s get serious”.

The group name

Before making humorous music together, Jer and I we part of an ensemble cast on a public access show on MNN (manhattan neighborhood networks). The shows was basically all my friends fucking around, making skits and doing voice overs of other tv shows. It was childish and offensive but it also was awesome. It’s a shame/gift that the internet wasn’t around back then like it is now, cause there are no clips of any of that shit online.
Anyway, In one of the skits, we played a break dancing team. At the time, one of the characters was wearing a Phat Farm shirt that read “PFAC”. Not 100% sure what that actually stood for (Probably some shit like “Phat Farm activity clothing”) but we came up with “Party Fun Action COmmittee” as our break dancing crews name in this movie based on those letters. About 5 years later, we were stuck trying to figure out what to name our group and that name jumped out at us. It made perfect sense.

The early years

Initially, Jer and I just made these funny songs for our own enjoyment. In fact, the majority of that album was recorded long before it was ever released. The song “Back n Da Dayz” was originally recorded around 95. That was the first song we made. Around that time, we made another song called “The dunz” featuring Aesop. It never came out cause , by the time we were releasing the album, the “dun” era of rap had already been over for like 5 years. However, recently, someone got it and posted it up on youtube. So ,here’s that:

That shit is maaaaaaad dated so forgive us but, at the time, we thought it was pretty funny. Pardon the quality as it was recorded on cassette 4-track in my moms house.
Anyway, those were our first two songs and we eventually started throwing some more together. Most of those earlier songs were not featured on the album cause they were too offensive or didn’t fit the concept. I’ll get to those later.

How we got signed to Def Jux

We never made these songs thinking anyone but our friends would hear them. It was just some shit we did for fun. Around 2002, we had about 6 or 7 completed songs. By that time, Aesop was blowing up and I was pretty familiar with the Jux dudes. I believe one day , El-P was at my crib and I played him a few of the songs just for fun. I’m not 100% if he said it there on the spot but he was like “Yo, I’ll put this shit out.”
We were pretty shocked at that offer and jumped all over it. Granted not a single penny was made from this album (by us or Jux) but it was totally worth it just to get this released at all. In a strange way, I’ve always felt partially responsible for the eventual Def Jux Backlash. PFAC was the first album they put out that, not only got panned by fans and critics alike, but that strayed from the Jux aesthetic that had made them so popular. Soon after our album dropped, I noticed more angry Jux fans. Especially people wondering why the fuck they put out a comedy record. but you know what? fuck those people.

Making the album

After we knew someone was gonna put it out, Jer and I focused and started making the rest of the album. Instead of just making random songs about whatever, we started targeting things. R-Kelly’s pissing scandal had just happened , as well as our basic take on the rap of the era. We wanted to spread the hate as widely as possible. Not just dissing the mainstream but the underground as well. Once we had all the songs recorded (I’ll get to a rundown of those in a future post) we had to tie it all together. So, we came up with the idea of being two dipshits from a record label that were going through demo tapes. These two characters were pretty much created on the spot and every word of us talking on the record was improvised. Granted, we certainly edited a lot out but all the skits were off the dome.
We basically went with the “a mountain climber who plays an electric guitar” model that Gza spoke about. From there, it was a free for all.

The beats

A common misconception about this record is that I made all the beats. I did do some of them but mostly the short skit beats. Any long song (aside from “beer” and “back in the dayz”) was done by Jer. He was a master at mimicking genre’s. In fact, he nailed the “Rap-rock” one so hard it’s pretty much impossible to listen too. That shit is Amazing/awful…but that was entirely the point.
In my eyes, Jer’s production on that album was the secret star.

Recording/mixing the album

The album was recorded on a digital 8 track. Some were done at my crib and few at Jer’s dads crib. The songs were recorded over such a long period of time, I honestly don’t remember what happened where, for the most part.
The album was mixed by our boy Baby Dayliner, in his kitchen. This may have been the longest process of mixing I’ve ever been through. Not cause anyone was lagging but because we really went into great detail on these songs. I can easily say I’ve never worked more intensely on anything musical than I did this album. An instrumental album is a walk in the park by comparison.

Jer: The slowest man alive
Speaking of lagging…
Jer is one of my oldest friends and , as long as I’ve known him, he’s always been one of those “Always late” guys. As I am an “always early” guy, this proved to be pretty fucking infuriating when trying to mix this album (and otherwise). He would show up HOURS late some days while Baby Dayliner and I were just waiting there like assholes. It got to the point where we’d tell him we’d be starting at 1 pm, but actually plan to meet at 2. in some 6th sense asshole way, he still managed to be late every time, strolling in casually eating a bagel like he did nothing wrong.

Not everything can go on the album…

When the album was done, we handed it in to the label. There were three songs that were going to be an issue. The first was the song “gertrude”. We understood this one being cut as it was the most offensive song ever made. The second, however, bummed us out. It was “Cream dreams”. Sure, this song was us being over the top gay and rapping about gay stuff gayly but it was clearly tongue in cheek and , in our eyes, not a hateful song. A few heads at the label (and on the publicity side) disagreed so we cut it off the album at the last second. They were expecting picket lines and anger…when, in reality, no one ever really heard the album enough to get offended by it. Obviously, I understand their reservations. It was their label and , especially at that time, something like that could have caused problems. It’s too bad cause we had already shot the album cover by the time it was removed and my “fat freddie Mercury” guy in the lower left corner pretty much went to waste.

The last song that got cut was a parody of the Jurassic 5 called “The mesozoic 7”. Basically, there were worries that they wouldn’t be down with the joke and people down with the label were cool with them so, it seemed unnecessary to put it on. I understood that and kept it moving.

The art work and photo shoot

Both Jer and I were pretty clueless as to how records got made and the stages involved. We had to make cover art and we had come up with the idea of a brady bunch like set up where different characters from the album would appear in the boxes. This meant we got to dress up and become these people. We had a costume girl, a make up girl and photographer. This was, in our eyes, some big time shit. We shot the pics in some Williamsburg hovel.
Both Jer and I had a major crush on the costume girl, who turned out to be David Cross’s girlfriend at the time. She was even featured at the passed out girl between the two frat brothers in one of the pics from the inside cover. She was a hot ginger and really funny.
This whole process was actually lots of fun. It was, perhaps, the last time I had fun doing anything remotely close to that cause press photo’s are typically the fucking worst.
Another bright side to all this was that Jer boned the Make up girl a bunch of times. Score one for the team.

Fancy mastering

After the album was complete, we were treated to get it mastered at the world famous Hit factory. Prior to this, I didn’t even really understand what mastering meant. I assumed it involved wires for some reason. Like it was the final wiring of the albums fibers or something.
We went into this huge studio with a billion gold records hanging on the walls and mastered an album that was subsequently a 50 minute long gay joke. It was pretty insane. The elevator was like a huge boat. Everything was wooden.
The dude who did the mastering a weirdo named “tippy”. Tippy was a nice enough dude but he was really angry and prone to tangents. on more than one occasion, we’d be sitting there trying to listen to a song to master it and he’d stop and rant about something or another. I particularly recall him going off on how to make vinyl and why so and so presses shitty vinyl. Jer, baby Dayliner and myself could not have cared less, did nothing to continue this conversation but he kept at it. I dunno what was up with that. Perhaps he was molested by a crate of records as a child or something. Regardless of all that, I gotta wonder what he must have been thinking when he mastered that record.
I do have a fond memory of him playing us the freshly mastered S.A. Smash record before it had dropped. We listened to that shit almost more than out own record that night.

This went on way too long so I’mma split it up into two parts.
The next installment will be the stories behind the actual songs. Hopefully I’ll get Jer to add something to this all.

The porn Star Questionnaire: Asa Akira


Welcome to another addition of the Porn Star Questionnaire. The last one , with Kristina Rose was pretty much one of the most read posts I ever did so here’s another one for you. Coincidentally, this is my girlfriend LEAST favorite article.
Just to remind you, this is just a bunch of random questions I put together to ask porn stars. While it may seem like a Maxim article at times, I stressed to them to be honest and not give me the penthouse forum answers.
Today’s installment features the lovely Asa Akira. Not only is she awesome in general but she’s also a New yorker , which is kinda rare for girls in porn. Let’s see what Asa has to say

Name?
– Asa Akira
 
Age?
– 26

Height?
-5’1 
 
 
Where you from?
-My nationality is Japanese, i was born and raised in NYC : )

ABOUT YOU

Do you read much?(I’d ask what books but I don’t read shit so I don’t really care)
-I do! every night to go to sleep. my favorite is Chuck Palahniuk (In case anyone else cares.)

Do you watch a shit load of TV? If so, what shows?
-Hell yah! I love it all. I love the good shows, like on showtime and HBO, but i like the really shitty stuff too, like on bravo.

Do you watch porn on your own time? 
-Yup. I watch all of my own porn. Aside from that, i go through phases.. Right now i like to watch anal porn a lot.

What kind of music do you listen to mostly?
-I’ve been listening to pretty much all of the same music since highschool. A lot of underground hip hop. But a lot of Britney too.

How often do you exercise?
 
– Every single day. My biggest fear is to get fat. (Don’t judge me.)

Can you do 10 man style push ups?
Easily. 
 
– PERSONAL TASTE

What’s your type? (IE: Skater, rock dude, MMA fighter, Nerd, Questionably straight)
-Funny!!!!!!! Everything else is secondary.

What’s good height for a dude?
-I dont care. Taller than me. Which is everyone.

You down with fat guys?
-I’m always down for anything that makes me feel skinnier.

What race is your favorite? (it’s ok, no one will think you’re racist)
-I honestly dont have one. I swear. Except I’m done with Puerto Ricans. I have bad luck with them.

How important is a male’s body hair situation?
-I like body hair. If you have it, dont shave it.

Girls always talk about how important a guys hands are. That’s bullshit, right?
-Huh?

(having a hard time forgiving the Kobe jersey but I’ll let it go)
PENIS SIZE:
This is a hot topic for men. Pretty much, no matter what they say, every dude alive wants to know these answers cause we’re all obsessed with our own penis. Is it childish?  fuck yeah. But trust me, this will be the most closely read part of this entire interview. PLEASE be honest.

If you had to pick, 5 inches and thick or 10 inches and thin?
-5 inches and thick. 10 inches is too long for every day usage.

On a scale of one to ten, how much does size really matter to you?
-i would say 10. But as long as it’s not too big or too little, it’s all good : )

Name a porn guy who’s dick is too big (if there is such a thing)
-There is such a thing. I think they are all nice, to have from time to time. But to fuck everyday… Manuel, Nacho, Everhard… a lot of them are too big.
 
Crooked dicks: A problem or something you can work with?
-I’ve never seen one so crooked it affected sex.

The BUSINESS

Do you feel like you constantly wanna smack the shit out of most of the other actresses in the business or do you find you get along with most of them?

-I get along w/ most of them. I have a high tolerance for people, i think it helps. 

Has what has gone down in scene ever led to a fist fight with another girl who you had just done that scene with?
-No, haha!

Who is your favorite male performer to work with?
– I love all the European guys, they are great lovers.. Toni Ribas, Mick Blue, Manuel Ferrara, Nacho Vidal, Keiran Lee… I also love me some Erik Everhard, Mr Pete, James Deen… Mr Marcus is really fucking good… Lex is so sexy… I also just worked w/ Ryan Driller for the first time the other day, and i think he might be the most handsome person i’ve ever seen in real life. Along w/ Charles Dera. 
 

How often to people fart during scenes? And how do you stop laughing when that happens?

-Haha i’ve never seen that happen!! 

How long were you working before you felt comfortable in front of the camera?

-My first scene felt so natural and comfortable already. I feel like i was born to do this. It sounds corny as hell but I’m serious!!

What’s the best place to film? indoors? outdoors? on a bed? On a kitchen table?  on top of a freshly killed Elk (I’ve seen this video…it exists)?

-Honestly, indoors on a bed is my favorite. Or on the floor on a soft carpet. It makes it like a free-for-all, you can just do whatever u want, you’re not limited due to furniture, weather, heat, sun, etc.

Is a DP scene ever worth it? And do you secretly thing the two dudes doing it are kind of gay?
 
-I fucking love DP. I always say i feel bad for boys cause they dont have a vagina, and therefor will never know the sensation of DP. I dont think it’s gay at all. The men are in a woman. What’s gay about that?

GETTIN’ FUCKED UP!
We all like to get our buzz on. Well, not all of us but most of us. 

What’s your drug of choice?

-I dont do drugs anymore. In highschool i did a lot. Of everything. Special K was my favorite.
 
You a drinker? If so, like a party time drinker or one of those motherfuckers that likes wine?

-I’ve been drunk maybe 5 times in my life. I hate it, always have.

PERSONAL SEX LIFE
Cant’ stress the honesty point enough…

You gotta man?
-No 

Has fucking on camera made off camera sex better or worse for you?
-Better. I get it less, so i appreciate it more. It’s a totally different experience. Much more intimate, obviously.

Do you actually enjoy anal? Do you do it in your normal sex life? If so, how long did it take get to the point where you liked it?

-I LOVE anal sex. Getting used to it was like losing my virginity all over again… It took about 20 times to really start liking it. It hurt at first, but i just kept thinking “soon it’s gonna be so fucking good.”

Favorite position? 
-Missionary. It’s the most intimate… I like to look at my partners face. Also, it’s a good position for getting choked.

Scale of 1-10 how much do you like just laying in bed with a dude you like and making out for hours?

-Depends on the guy. If im into him… 10!!!!

As for cumming, do you find you get off better from clitoral stimulation, getting fucked with a penis, a mixture of both or you’re not someone who cums much (or at all)? 
– I am definitelly someone who cums a lot, and fairly easily. When i masturbate, i cum from clitoral stimulation. But i cum much harder from actual penetration.

Do you do the gagging on a dick thing in your normal sex life?
-No. Unless it’s requested.

Cum: Is it at all gross to you?
-No way!

Are you actually bi-sexual in the sense that you would date another woman?
-Emotionally, no. Sexually, yes. So the answer to your question is no. Haha.

Does it bug you out when you meet a fan and you just know he’s masturbated to you? or is that somehow a turn on?
-It’s actually my favorite thing about porn. It’s why i do it. I love thinking about guys jerking off to me. When a fan says to me “I just jerked it to you last night…” it’s even better than the actual sex. Im weird, i know.

CELEBRITY

Assuming you’re on twitter, do many celebrities ever try and fuck you via DM on Twitter?
-A few have contacted me. I’ve never met up w/ anyone though.

In real life, have you ever been hit on by anyone super famous? Name names?
-Not that i can think of. sorry!

If you could fuck one famous person, who would it be?
-Jack nicholson 30 years ago

If you could kill one famous person (and get away with it) who would it be?
-The girl from “little miss sunshine.” She is so irritating! I think she is easily the most annoying child actor of all time. Abby something…

If you had to fuck one dude from Jersey shore, who would it be?
-I am a total TV whore, but i dont watch Jersey Shore!!! 

(How is that possible!??!!?!)
 
Without naming names, have multiple famous married men offered you money for sex?
-No. You’re making me sound so lame right now. Don’t make me end it like this! Haha.

For more on Asa Peep www.AsaAkira.com.
If you a real fan and would like to have sex with her but can’t because you’re not a male porn star, go cop her fleshlight (Here NSFW)
Also, check out her latest big movie “Asa Akira is Insatiable Part 2” from Elegant Angel.
Photo’s by Van Styles http://vanstyles.com/blog/

Answers for questions vol. 59

Hello everyone. Welcome to another addition of blah blah blah. I’ve been on the road the last 5 days (and I still am on the road) so, my apologies if some of these answers are not as detailed as you may like. Or perhaps you’re thrilled I’m not just blabbering on about totally pointless topics? Really, this could go either way.
Please send more question for me to answer! leave them in the comments below or email me them at: phatfriendblog@gmail.com
also, feel free to send me any “Ask Dr. Tony” questions as well.
Okay, let’s go…

What is your opinion of the current state of hip pop these days? I personally stick to most of the pre drake stuff myself.

This is one of baiting questions. 3 years ago, I woulda been all over it , complaining about how hip hop is all but dead and that I only listen to old shit. But, you know what? There’s a ton of good new music being made right now. Sure, there’s also a ton of terrible music as well but there’s been a upswing in talent the last few years. Yes, drake is menopause to beats but he’s not even rapping at this point. He’s a pop artist.
As far as era’s of hip hop, what’s going on now is actually one of the better times in the music over the last decade. In hip hop years that’s like 2 decades. So, I’m actually okay with where hip hop is right now. Granted, it could all go to shit at any moment but, at this moment, it’s doing fine.

Here’s another. Does any of your family know you have this blog? Would you care if they are reading your most personal stories about drugs, sex, shitting all day, past hookups, your love of porn etc.?? Would you give a shit knowing that your mom, sis/bro, grandparents read this?

A few people in my family know and a few of those who know actually read it. My mom knows it exists but she doesn’t use the internet well enough to find it. Besides, there’s no way she’s gonna figure out that I spelled fat “Phat”. The people that do perhaps read it are my nieces and nephews , who are all between the ages of 18-32. So, in reality, they’re kinda my target demographic. I’m sure they don’t love reading detailed descriptions of me getting head (not that I’ve done that but, you know, I’m fairly open on here) but they should be old enough to read what I write without having an issue with it. After all, I’m sure they’ve all gotten/given head at this point so it’s not exactly like I’m uncovering huge secrets over here.
As for my sisters and brothers, I really don’t know. I don’t tell them about it and they’re not really tuned into the internet like that so, I’d guess they’ve missed it as well…which is fine with me cause they’re a little bit older and might not appreciate some of the things I’ve written. But, then again, they know me so none of this would be that shocking to them.
My grandparents have all been dead for 30 plus years so I like to think they read my blog in heaven and wonder “What is an internet?”and “Am I a dry guy?”.

for another AfQ:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_Fun_Action_Committee
how accurate is the “Analysis and Targets” section? where the hell did that guy get all of this information?

Some random dude wrote that I guess. He does a decent enough job. Reading that makes me wanna write a “Making of PFAC” post that really goes into detail about how each song was made and what we were thinking during the process. I think I’mma do that…stay tuned.

How do you feel about rapper’s that talk about pussy and having sex so much? I liked Danny Brown’s “XXX” a lot, but there’s almost two sides to him: the dope lyricist talking random stuff and the other side where he just seems like a dude who’s trying to overcompensate to prove that he isn’t gay or something(like “I Will”). Do you think a rapper that insist upon penning something about sex and actually putting it to a song is just trying too hard?

I think that, when done well, it can be awesome…or at least funny.Sex rhymes don’t have THAT much replay value but there is certainly a place for them. Danny Brown is a funny dude so it doesn’t bother me. Guy like him and Necro are kinda zoned in on sex rhymes, where as another rapper might just sound lame trying it. No one needs to hear a dude like Prodigy tell us about his sexual conquests.
Oh and If you’re wondering, this is the best/funniest rap sex song ever (even if he doesn’t realize it)

Do you still go to shows? Hiphop or otherwise?

Not unless I know the person performing. I’ve never been a big show guy. I’m impatient and hate standing for that long. To be honest, I feel like most of the music I like is better in earphones. I’d much rather go to a stand up comedy performance or just a movie.

ok first, are you going to be anything this halloween? secondly, did you watch last nights Beavis and Butthead premier? It was fantastic

LATE PASS. This is more my fault but I answer these questions in the order I receive them (unless they’re particularly shitty/boring and I skip over those as long as possible).
I went to a wedding for halloween and was a different rendition of my “creep” costume I showed off here. Instead, this time, I added tons of jewelry, a better more eastern euro moustache and a nicer suit. It went over very well. I’d post a picture but, for some fucking reason, it’s the only wedding even in the history of weddings that hasn’t had a million pictures posted on facebook yet. Oh well.

As for Beavis and Butthead, I did indeed watch it and other new episodes. I’m very happy they’re back. It’s weird to say but there’s a certain depth to Beavis’s character nowadays that I fucking love. He’s not just Butthead’s follower. He’s his own man. It’s excellent.

I know you’re looking for non-music questions but I gotta ask. On “Only Sequences Change” that uilleann pipes sample at the 2:40 mark is tight. Are you a big fan of the uilleann pipes/trad music or was that just a bizarre sample? Also, whose playing was that?

I’m not a fan of uilleann pipes in the sense that I listen to it on my own time but I’m a fan of sampling weird sounds that aren’t typical. To be honest, the majority of the music I’ve sampled over the years is shit I wouldn’t actually listen to on my own time. It’s just cool to blend these kind of outlier instruments with more traditional hip hop stuff like bass, guitars and keys.
I have no clue where I sampled that from though. I’m guessing a dollar bin record of irish music.

Song of the day 11/11/11


The Rhythm By Kwame
http://limelinx.com/files/4ed3b6eb32369aa5bd9f951679d9e03e
At one point, Kwame become a living punchline for most rappers. Understandably so , as he was the man who attempted to popularize polka dots in hip hop. While his later work was pretty garbage, people often overlook his debut album “The Boy Genius” which is actually pretty good. He was like a second rate Special Ed in that he was young and charismatic beyond his years (though Ed was light years better at rapping).
This song is one of those smooth , upbeat joints that no one in their right mind would dream of making nowadays. Kinda Kwame’s forte on this album, actually. Remember when rappers were kinda happy? Fucking weird, right?