Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Permanent Vacation

Yeah, it's been a nice long month since my last post. See, life gets the best of us sometimes, be it family, friends, emotions...there are several distractions to our daily lives that can change a lot of things. People change, places transform and technology evolves all within the blink of an eye.

That being said I'm here to kill over 3 years of my blog as I have evolved within the blog community to a better place...tumblr! This blog will remain open for archival purposes, however, for all future blog posts please head to www.alexsins.tumblr.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Archival Thursdays: The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (1984)

Every once and a while I go through another one of my Smiths phases and right now I'm smack-dab in the middle of one. There is something about the moping of Morrissey that I tend to crave from time to time, but whatever it is I always find sanctuary when listening to The Smiths. 'Hatful of Hollow' is always the first release I grab out of my collection whenever I'm in that mental state and it always satisfies, especially since it's a compilation album featuring their best compositions. I can listen to "Handsome Devil" probably everyday of my life as it's my favorite Smiths track ever along with "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" which is another standard single from these boys...too bad they can't get along anymore!

I found this LP several years ago at Kim's video in NYC.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

420 Ride

Can't think of anything to do in honor of the great pothead tradition that is 420? Well don't fret, Christian and the SoFlo crew are bringing us the 420 ride. Tonight, let's meet up for a chill ride through the Grove, Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami ending up at BAR. Sounds like a guaranteed good time and yes, I'm totally diggin' the flyer!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fuck It Fridays: Monster Magnet - Bummer

It's been a long minute since I've done a 'Fuck It Friday' and since the weekend is finally here it's only proper that I finally deliver! Here we have the definition of sex, drugs and rock n' roll, the great Monster Magnet. These boys from Jersey know how to bring on the good times with their smoked out sounds and catchy riffs, perfect for the long summer days ahead. "Bummer" is an excellent blend of spaced out rock and hard hitting sludge metal with vocalist Dave Wyndorf providing the cherry on top. I can listen to this track over & over and it just gets better with each listen, definitely one of my favorite MM tracks of all time.

Beer Snob 3

We all love beer don't we? There is always a time and place to have a nice cold one and let the fluids of the natural hop induce our hearts and minds. For this purpose, Rydel and The Miami Bike Scene are bringing together the third annual Beer Snob bike ride on Saturday May 7, 2011. If you've never been on one of these rides it's pretty much a Critical Mass with the beer and loads of fun, plus a great way to meet chicks...err, I mean people. The pub crawl will consist of the same spots we went to on the previous last 2 Beer Snob rides and we will be meeting at the usual location at 3:30pm to start things off with a group ride to the first dive. For more information plus a full list of bars we will be attending, click here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Archival Thursdays: Limp Bizkit - Three Dollar Bill Yall$ (1997)

I don't care what anyone says about Limp Bizkit, when they first started they we're on top of their game and their first release 'Three Dollar Bill Yall$' was a total banger filled with all the right recipes. This was before the money and fame, when they were still doing local shows throughout their hometown in Jacksonville, FL. I first heard of this album after watching the video for their smash hit "Counterfeit" on MTV. But my true favorite track on this bad boy is definitely "Sour" with it's slow rhythmic flow, lagging guitars and cuts provided by the one & only DJ Lethal. A true timeless classic debut!

I purchased this LP online through Gemm since it's availability has always been scarce.


It's going down @ 10pm on the Travel Channel!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Archival Thursdays: Diplo - Florida (2004)

'Florida' is the first full length for Philly based DJ Diplo. Originally from the south, he came up with the title due to his interest in the local culture, and was highly praised by the electronic/dubstep crowd with the release of this album. If there's any way to break through to the mainstream, it's done proper on this debut. My favorite Diplo song "Summer's gonna hurt you", is beyond amazing and highly addictive, while the title track "Florida" sounds like a fusion between the lost tapes of Led Zeppelin and DJ Shadow. Released on UK based Big Dada records, which is part of the legendary Ninja Tune label, this is a timeless release.

I purchased this back in 2004 when it dropped at Sweat Records here in Miami. Now that I think of it, I haven't stepped foot in that store for over 3 years...time to pay them a visit!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Triple Rush: Extended Trailer

With all the hype surrounding the premiere of the Travel Channel's new series 'Triple Rush', I figured I'd post this new extended trailer which is slightly over 2 minutes. I just can't wait for this any longer!