u.s. vs canada

watching the game for the gold medal in men’s hockey. this song is in my head.

it would be great if they played this song in the stadium during the match.

on one hand, the guess who (canadians) are the victors because the song endures, but on the other hand the american woman they’re singing about has already kicked their ass. i’m not sure who comes out on top.

we shall see.


hell vs infierno

I always thought Hell sounded like a way more terrible place than el Infierno.

In fact, looking up the definition of infierno, it sounds pretty terrible too:


  1. m. rel. Lugar destinado al eterno castigo de los condenados:
    la monja dijo que por ser malas iríamos al infierno.
  2. Tormento y castigo de los condenados:
    el infierno de los pecadores.
  3. mit. Lugar al que iban las almas de los difuntos.
  4. Lugar en donde hay mucho alboroto y discordia:
    esta oficina se ha convertido en un infierno por los continuos rumores.

To English ears, though, Infierno just sounds like an oven or a furnace. We hear the word “fire” in it. An earthly, physical pain; Hell is supposed to be unimaginable torment, right? I actually read Dante’s Inferno in 10th grade, and I guess it sounded pretty bad, but it didn’t seem as bleak as I reckon Hell to be. Because I have imagined the profoundness of Hell more in English, for one, complete with its existential despair (thanks, Sam Beckett!), and for two because the word just sounds bad.

Turns out Hell comes from Hel, the Norse goddess of the underworld by the same name. Why are the Scandinavians responsible for this? Figures, anyway.

When I was in Stockholm briefly a few years ago with Chris Baronavski, I noticed how severe the statues around the city seemed. I surmised it was a reflection of the craggly, dramatic, and very beautiful landscape, and the fact that Scandinavians are historically really badass.

I do not claim credit for these photos. I nabbed them off flickr.

brown micheladas

normally i tend to internalize information like this, but i started this blog in order to be more aware of it, so here goes.

brown micheladas. they are beer plus several ingredients. ordinary (as opposed to brown) micheladas simply lack the brown ingredients. you can use any beer except stout, but obviously mexican beer is better.

  • tall glass
  • rim it with chili salt if desired. or just salt. or none.
  • juice half a lime into the glass
  • a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce (more if it has one of those caps that produces droplets, less if it doesn’t)
  • a dash of soy sauce
  • splash of tomato or clamato juice if desired
  • chili flakes if desired
  • salt if desired
  • a bottle or can of beer– i prefer either modelo, negra modelo, or pacifico. victoria is also good, and i could roll with indio. i would settle for corona or tecate. maybe even sól.

micheladas have really made me think long and hard about worcestershire sauce. it’s freaking great and i can’t quite place why. i tastes really english anyway. i just now added it to my dinner of lentils and rice.

book it — líbroelo

today i saw a dude walking down the street with a book it t-shirt on. i wanted to stop him and ask him if he agreed how genius it is to associate pizza and literature in the minds of children.

okay, so this isn’t a photo “of” d.f…. i was too slow to stop him and ask if he would mind if i took a picture. i don’t think he would have minded, either– he was wearing mirrored aviators.

p.s. this is another example of mexicans awesomely sporting u.s. shit out of context. i have also seen a dog wearing an FBI t-shirt, a middle-aged bus attendant wearing the classic rainbow phish t-shirt, and an old lady with a baby phat purse. also people in FUBU who probably really are not at all acquainted with “us” … though to be fair book it dude very well could have lived in the states and participated in it as a youngster.

boncker has a blog

me encantan las mezclas de ese güey boncker. discubrí esta noche que escribe un blog alojado por el sello y promocionador noiselab, basado aquí en el df.

aquí tenemos una mezcla por rené van munster que boncker puso en el blog. boncker, aka alan lópez, dice que he’s been following René’s work for over a year because he likes his textures and groovin cadences. checa su puesto original para sus propios palabras y para el tracklist.