News You Can Use.

So if you were wondering how our boy Big Doves made out in Miami, look no further. You can check out a few flicks of the event here.

The New York Times has been beefing up their Hip Hop coverage with good articles on Big Daddy Kane here and an article on Tuff City Tattoo Artist Pack here.

I forgot who sent this blog to me, I think it was home fry Tommy Rebs, but its all you would want to know about Andre The Giant.  I havent’ read the whole thing, but you can peep it here.

Think I saw this in depth article on writer RD, over at what you write. The guy makes some valid points..

This link about people who trade skills for medical bills comes from Reals Tck.

Been having interuptions in your wi-fi service at Starbucks? There’s an explination here.  Daddy Warbucks..er Starbucks is basically trying to prevent you from parking your ass on their furniture as you nurse that tall frappacino and rice krispies treat for 8 hours, as you work on that screenplay that you hope to pitch to Mark Walberg. Can you blame them?

MCF = Money Comes First.

Peace and Happy Birthday to my DJ partner Chris Maestro Tck.

Advertisements

2009-News You Can Use.

Happy New Years folks!

I’ve sobered up, put down the wine and now I’m back on the grind!

To set things off, here’s some news you can use:

The new Benicio Del Toro film on Che Guevera took 8 years to make.  Click here for the NY Post write up on “Che”. I will be seeing it very soon as well.

Are you in the habit of challenging parking tickets? No? Well, you’ve been missing out and wasting money paying the full amount by mail.  Click here for the NY Times Article on how to save scrilla on parking tickets.

So it seems like drug companies are going to stop giving doctors toys, pens, sports tickets and other trinkets while trying to solicit them to carry their drugs. Peep it here.

Sticking with the cash theme, cash still rules in 2009. Which is why our government is printing a whole lot more.

Big Doves TCK Gallery Show.

Come on out and spend an evening with The Classic Kids.

The spotlight will be on the talented and multifaceted Doves The Don. His passion for his art and multitude of inspirations will take us on a journey throughout his imagination and soul.

His professionalism, plus attention to style and detail, allow his work to be respected by his peers, clients, family and fans.

Within seconds of seeing his artwork, be it on a wall, t-shirt, g-string, poster or computer, his work transcends each medium with accurate and deliberate precision.

The TCK Dj’s will be providing the sonic backdrop for this visual feast.

News you can use.

I have little faith in the vote of the people aka the popular vote. I keep my eyes on the people who really choose the president aka the electorial college.

The race for the 270 electorial votes can be kept track of here. See where your state stands.

If you aren’t registered and would like to register click here for info.

You a natty dreadlocks and catching flack at your workplace? They wanna turn you into a crazy baldhead? Follow this story and work on your discrimination suit.

Brooklyn Children’s Museum is back in effect. If you have a lil one who would like some culture check out this link. They even have a mini L n B Spumoni Gardens.

Speaking of Brooklyn, peep this entertaining back and forth with Nov York (author/writer), and some website editor. I’m looking forward to the new book. Going to try to get a copy before I go on vacation.

Wish my boy Smirk would give me back my copy of Nov York. He’s had it for over 4 years I think. His past due fees are off the chart like the economy.

Bloomberg bought Brooklyn Votes.

Wonder what’s his reason for revealing this right now? Sure he’s up to his usual trickery.

BY FRANK LOMBARDI and ERIN EINHORN
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU
Thursday, September 25th 2008, 12:09 AM

Mayor Bloomberg used a secret fund to reward City Council allies with $20 million for their districts – some of it going to questionable organizations, he revealed Wednesday.
The mayor first acknowledged his slush fund last spring in the wake of a Council scandal over taxpayer dollars flowing to fictitious groups and nonprofits controlled by Council members’ relatives.

Bloomberg released new details yesterday showing what he doled out to Council members and pols to distribute among their favorite nonprofits and pet projects since 2002.
“People have taken tough stands and helped us make politically unpopular decisions, sometimes at their own peril,” mayoral spokesman Stu Loeser said.

The two members who got the most were Simcha Felder, raking in $5.7 million, and Domenic Recchia, who got $2.2 million.
Both are Brooklyn Democrats who crossed party lines to endorse Bloomberg when he ran for reelection as a Republican in 2005.
Felder did not return calls for comment. Recchia denied the money was a payback.

“The mayor expressed support for things happening in my district,” he said. “These projects were worthwhile.”
Others, like Councilman Bill DeBlasio (D-Brooklyn), who got $351,000, earned the wrath of then-Council Speaker Gifford Miller in 2005 by siding with Bloomberg on a plan to put a garbage transfer station in Miller’s Manhattan district.

“I didn’t need a weatherman to tell me that there would not be a lot of support [from Miller] for my community,” DeBlasio said. “I appealed to the mayor to help on these items.”

Also getting money from the mayor’s fund was Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who began collecting in 2005 after crossing party lines to endorse Bloomberg. He sent much of the $2.6 million to a nonprofit called Best of Brooklyn, Inc. which he controls.

Some of the mayor’s cash ended up with nonprofits later linked to the scandal.

Among them were the North Brooklyn Community Council, run by the wife of Councilman Erik Martin Dilan. Dilan gave $30,000 from the mayor to that group in 2005.