#DateNight Done Right

Yes, I made menus for a restaurant I called “La Parrilla de Noche Loca” aka “The Date Night Grill”. Yes, the roses on the table were for her. I made Sticky Glazed Chicken Thighs with Butter Lettuce Wraps. I also grilled asparagus and corn. We both had a glass of Orphan Barrel Distillery Barterhouse Bourbon, which is phenomenal. This is #DateNight Some say she was lucky but I’d argue that I was lucky one. Dear Men, we are supposed to do stuff like this!


I am already planning the next date where I do something like this but better. I will be making Mac and Cheese Stuffed Ravioli with Chicken, all from scratch with a side Caesar salad. i may consider making a gelato or Tiramisu for dessert. I am not sure if I want to do this for a date or invited her mother to dinner too and make this. I will making another menu but of a different kind as well.


I love music. I love getting new music. I love supporting music by going to shows, promoting using social media, and purchasing music sometimes even pre-ordering music. All that being said though, I haven’t particularly been excited about the release of any music for the most part this year……until now. Flying Lotus is one of the favorite musicians in the world. I own digital copies of all of music, vinyl of some, and CDs of many. Over the last few months he has been teasing a new album, “You’re Dead,” which releases October 7. Last week, he released an audiovisual teaser of the 19 song album which has been me so excited that I have preordered the CD and Vinyl from Amazon and grabbed the digital copy on iTunes.

01 Theme
02 Tesla [ft. Herbie Hancock]
03 Cold Dead
04 Fkn Dead
05 Never Catch Me [ft. Kendrick Lamar]
06 Dead Man’s Tetris [ft. Snoop Dogg and Captain Murphy]
07 Turkey Dog Coma
08 Stirring
09 Coronus, the Terminator
10 Siren Song [ft. Angel Deradoorian]
11 Turtles
12 Ready Err Not
13 Eyes Above
14 Moment of Hesitation [ft. Herbie Hancock]
15 Descent Into Madness [ft. Thundercat]
16 The Boys Who Died in Their Sleep [ft. Captain Murphy]
17 Obligatory Cadence
18 Your Potential / The Beyond [ft. Niki Randa]
19 The Protest

I am particularly excited for Never Catch Me, Descent Into Madness, and The Boys Who Died in Their Sleep. Thundercat & Kendrick Lamar are also personal favorites. Also not often does an artist feature their alter ego on a track. Things should be incredibly interesting.

Lupe Fiasco Birthday Gift

I am a huge Lupe Fiasco fan. I own all of his music, digital and physical. He’s an artist that I will buy an extra copy of his CD and give it away because I feel like his music deserves to be heard by many. I also like how he thinks differently than other artists. Now he has the idea (shown above) of doing personal verses for only $500. I think this could be an out of the box gift for a fan or whatever else. Maybe a could buy one as a gift to the young lady that I am talking to you for her upcoming birthday.