Twas So Hot Today

Twas so hot today…


[free Summer’s End mix by NiroWho; just click the Download arrow on the right]

TWAS SO HOT TODAY…that I had to rush home from Hollywood, scoop up the family [yes, even El B] and roll all the way to PCH and Diamond down in Laguna Beach.

[If you’ve been reading this site, you already know .]

About 10 minutes from the house, some guy who lost custody of his kid went to his ex-wife’s job and shot up the whole salon. Eight people died, which was the biggest homicide in Orange County history. This all reminds me of Do The Right Thing, and you might understand what I mean.

We saw all the media trucks and cop cars on the way home this evening, but more importantly El B had stopped screaming at the top of his lungs and gone to sleep again. Anytime I slowed down enough to lower the engine hum, he threatened to do it all over again. But thankfully, he’s a really nice guy, especially for a three-week-old. The only reason we’d initially left home was to avoid him overheating. The heat was obviously ruining his cool.

All summer we’ve been laughing at Texas and the whole South because we don’t have to deal with the heat anymore. But now I remember how duper hot it gets for a few days at the very last minute in Southern California. This time of year is already packed with birthdays and anniversaries, but now with the birth of El B it has a whole new significance.

el b

And if it’s anywhere near as hot tomorrow as it was today, then we’re gonna have to find somewhere to hang out. Again. Carson Mall, anyone?!

Kool The Gang – Summer Madness
J Dilla – Gobstopper
Lee Fields & The Expressions – Ladies
The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Rae & Christian Remix) ft. Mark 1 & Funky Fresh Few (Instrumental)
The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
Shafiq Husayn – The U.N. Plan
Metal Fingers (M.F. Doom) – Vinca Rosea
The Brand New Heavies – Shelter (Dobie’s The Way It Should Be Mix)
Dam-Funk – Fonky Island Life
The Turtles – I’m Chief Kamanawanalea (We’re The Royal Macadamia Nuts)
A Tribe Called Quest – Luck Of Lucien (Instrumental)
Bob James – Nautilus [flipout edit] ft. Nas
The Sound Defects – Faded Soul
Placebo – Humpty Dumpty
El Michels Affair – Uzi (Pinky Ring)
The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
Aloe Blacc – Whole World
Kraak & Smaak – No Sun In The Sky
Breakbot – Baby I’m Yours ft. Irfane
David Rubato – Circuit (Siriusmo remix)
Carmen – Time To Move
The Toys – Deserted
Curtis Mayfield – Pusherman

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