SomePeopleThink I Broke too Much Stuff

I broke a lot of stuff.

I feel pretty bad about it, and pretty weird that my immediate response to this loss was to destroy a lot of stuff. Like A LOT of stuff. I dont know what to say, maybe I’m just passionate to a fault. That’s certainly a reasonable assessment of the facts. My roommates were pretty pissed at me, that was also and is pretty reasonable. I really fucked a lot of shit up. Nothing irreplaceable, but definitely enough to get noticed by anyone in the area. I probably broke my hand again too. I didn’t used to do this. I swear I used to just sit in my room quietly and torture myself by watching postgame coverage, but I didn’t this time. I had to throw my freaking remote through the wall. I really spend a good half hour destroying stuff. My roommates let me just tire myself out, which was probably the best move. I was just too angry and unreasonable for rational, people to talk to. I’m probably loosing some money on my security deposit when I look at it as a partial observer. I mean there is no way I should get away with this. My apartment is on my second floor, and my neighbor were peering at me while I was hucking beer bottles and chairs into their back yard. I’ll probably be on youtube under something like: “insane Pats fan crazy after team loses” by the end of the day. They deserve to be pretty angry at me right now, this isn’t how adults generally act. I like say that when I’m out at 3PM getting drunk and partying on a Saturday, but I mean it then as a positive. Now I just feel sorry for myself. I woke up at 4:30 this morning and just couldn’t go back to sleep. I laid in my bed, ice grilling the ceiling for like 3 hours, thinking about how I am going to fix the sheetrock. I accidentally put my hand through that. I really don’t want to talk about the game. Frankly I don’t remember enough about it to have a lucid conversation about it. By the third quarter I was so nervous, I was taking shots just about ever possession. My roommates really took it in stride, I really have to thank them for that. That said I’m not sure if my neighbors will however. I think one might have a kid. I’d be scared if I was that kid. I mean there were tables, chairs, and cinderblocks flying off my porch, what logical person wouldn’t be scared? And I’m not even hungover either, thats the weird part. I’m totally burt out for the game, and I’m furious and in straight depress-mode from the loss, but I’m not even hungover. I was drinking a lot, and if you know me you know I’m the most miserable person on Satudays and Sundays. It’s just crazy that I went this wild. I think it all stems from how spoiled as a sports fan I am. From Syracuse to the Bruins last year, I’ve just had an incredibly successful sports career. I’m just terrified that it’s not going to continue. The other worst part is that I made this stupid fucking bet with my Giants fan friend that the loser has to go see Ghost Rider 2: The Spirit of Vengeance by themselves. What a dumb fucking bet. Like what kind of cocky asshole would agree to a fucking bet like that, hu? And I need to write a review of it too, thats the other part. I need to write a 500 word review of that fucking movie. What a freaking moran I am. Like seeing Ghost Rider 2: The Spirit of Vengeance alone ever got anyone laid. Fuck me (but actually dont because I’m seeing Ghost Rider 2: The Spirit of Vengeance by myself on opening night). My head hurts also. No idea what happened there. I woke up this morning and stepped on huge piece of destroyed remote control, that really made it real for me. Then I noticed the empty bottle of Knob Creek in my recycling, I dont remember finishing that. Ya, thats right I recycle. Anyway I don’t want to get too sorry for myself because frankly I’m doing much better than I was in 2007. No hangover, no papers to write, no living in a New York city, no potential perfect season shattered. Those three right there make my life about 80% easier. That said I should probably go deal with my destruction, I have a table, gatorade jug, 15 bottles, 6 bags of trash, a remote, pieces of a broom, a cinderblock, 3 chairs and about 50 cigarette butts to pick up.

-pif

 

SomePeopleThink There is a Right Way to Watch the Super Bowl

I don’t know if you know me, but I can get pretty hectic when watching the Patriots. I like watching the games a certain way and with that said, recently I learned that I would be having quite a bit of company at my apartment for the game. I figured the best way to ensure harmonious viewing is to create what I’ve call: The Super Bowl Booklet of Rules, Tips and FAQs for Proper Viewing Procedure to Ensure Harmonious Enjoyment of the Game. This booklet outlines how you should act when watching the Super Bowl in general; letting you know things you should or shouldn’t do during game-time.  If you print this booklet out on the day of the Super Bowl and leave it next to nachos, and I guarantee harmony and unity between all of you guests.

Go Pats,

-Piff

 

(Also: if you have an extra ticket to Coachella, tweet at me, I know its a long shot)

SomePeopleThink I’m The World’s Worst Blogger

Don't worry Max, I'm sure Piff will blog again soon

Yep, that about says it. I’m like a neglectful father, I start realizing I haven’t been around in a while and that causes me to stay away even more. It’s awful, I know. I’m an absentee blogger, and I’m sorry for that. And I don’t promise I’ll get any better either. I’ll just end up breaking your heart again like Max in Liar Liar. So enjoy me while I’m here, faithful SPT readers.

At any rate I realized recently that somehow I went from listening to almost exclusively hip hop, to mostly electronic music. I don’t know how it started, but having Sirius radio in my new car definitely perpetuated it (especially BPM, get on BPM if you have Sirius). Its bad news for my downstairs neighbors, but good news for anyone who wants some more techno. Below are my most recent and most played songs of the last few weeks. As always I’ve mixed a few old in there as well to keep the balance. Hope you enjoy:

 

Pressure (Alesso Remix) – Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji

Feel It – Ferry Corsten

Call My Name (Spencer Hill Remix) – Sultan Ned & Shepard feat. Nadia Ali

Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

Penguin + ID – Avicci

Forever Is Over (Vibekidz Remix) – Basslovers United 

Starry Eyed (Russ Chimes Radio Edit) – Ellie Goulding

Happy Summer

-Piff

SomePeopleThink Maybach Music is a Good Look for Wale

"That BoA shit we get paper, death over dishonor" -Wale from Pandemonium

Self Made, Vol. 1 dropped today, and I love Wale on Maybach Music. It allows a great (dare I say underground? No, I don’t think so) young rapper the opportunity to get on tracks with one of the biggest and most popular rappers out there (Rozay!). It will do wonders to expand his fanbase. I dig were this is going as long as he continues building on his creative side, i.e. his mixtape with 9th Wonder, Back to the Feature, and More About Nothing. The problem is, getting caught up in pop rap is way too easy; there is too much fame and money at stake. Thats why on the other hand I am cautiously critical of the move because I fear Wale will end up like Drake (I’m going to get crucified for this, I know); over-saturated and lacking creativity. While I understand that Drake is just about biggest thing in music right now, I also know that I don’t like hip-hop when it’s made just for the charts, I’d rather see collaborative and conceptual mixtapes or albums that try to create new and different music. As you can tell, I’m pretty torn here. With that said, I blew through Self Made, Vol. 1 and am really digging it. Especially Tupac Back, Rise, Pandemonium, Play Your Part, Running Rebels and Big Bank. Take a listen and let me know what you think, the download is below but support hip-hop and buy it from iTunes.

1. SELF MADE (PRODUCED BY JUST BLAZE) (download)
2. TUPAC BACK (FEAT. RICK ROSS)(PRODUCED BY MILL WILL/EARDRUMMER) (download)
3. 600 BENZ (FEAT. RICK ROSS & JADAKISS) (PRODUCED BY CARDIAK) (download)
4. PACMAN (FEAT. RICK ROSS)(PRODUCED BY YUNG SHUN) (download)
5. BY ANY MEANS (PRODUCED BY LIL LODY) (download)
6. FITTED CAP (FEAT. J COLE)(PRODUCED BY BEAT BILLIONAIRE) (download)
7. RISE (FEAT. PRINCE CYHI & CURREN$Y)(PRODUCED BY CARDIAK)(download)
8. THAT WAY (FEAT. JEREMIH & RICK ROSS)(PRODUCED BY LEX LUGER)(download)
9. IMA BOSS (FEAT. RICK ROSS)(PRODUCED BY JAHLIL BEATS) (download)
10. DON’T LET ME GO (FEAT. GUNPLAY)(PRODUCED BYTHE INKREDIBLES) (download)
11. PANDEMONIUM (FEAT. WALE & RICK ROSS)(PRODUCED BY THE INKREDIBLES) (download)
12. PLAY YOUR PART (FEAT. MEEK MILL, RICK ROSS & D.A. OF CHESTER FRENCH)(PRODUCED BY THE INKREDIBLES)(download)
13. RIDIN’ ON DAT POLE (PRODUCED BY BEAT BILLIONAIRE)(download)
14. BIG BANK (FEAT. FRENCH MONTANA)(PRODUCED BY YUNG SHUN) (download)
15. RUNNING REBELS (FEAT. MEEK MILL & TEEDRA MOSES)(PRODUCED BY TONE P) (download)

Mayyyyybach Musiiic!
-piff

Download the full album here if you’re too cheap to buy it.

SomePeopleThink This is How You Cook

This girl is freaking hilarious. After 30 seconds of watching this video I knew I was gonna post it. It combines 3 of my favorite things: drinking, breakfast, and smashcuts. I can’t decide if she’s actually getting drunk or if she’s just a good actor, but either way I’m digging it. Some of her one liners absolutely killed me, especially: :46, 1:39, 1:42, 2:42, 3:10.

Enjoy!

Stay hungry my friends.

-piff

Thank to Ileza and Ross for passing this one along.

SomePeopleThink They Like My Taste in Music

Listen, I legitimately think I have the best taste of music in the world. I guess everyone thinks that about themselves, but who else can bang out to some Calvin Harris and then, with equal enthusiasm sing along to Jason Aldean or Keith Anderson? I challenge you to find someone else who would do that. At any rate I’m sure everyone will disagree and call me a loser and what not, but that is just my unbiased opinion. With that said, today is Friday and I am PUMPED to get out of work today. I’m really not doing much here besides listening to some jams and I figured I’d share that with you all while I have a minute.

Below are 9 songs I’ve been rocking out to for the last few weeks. The first three are electro dance, second three are some new(ish) hip hop and final three are some chilled out songs I can’t stop playing on repeat. Not all these songs are new (most aren’t), just some shit I’ve been playing a lot recently, hope you enjoy.

Electronic/Dance

Avicii – Id (Original vocal mix)

Calvin Harris – You Used to Hold Me

Nadia Ali – Rapture (Avicii New Generation Mix)

Hip-Hippopotamus

Maybach Music Group – Pandemonium (Rick Ross, Meek Mill & Wale)

Curren$y & Alchemist – Full Metal

Big K.R.I.T. – Country Shit (Remix ft. Ludacris & Bun B)

Chilled out heady shit. 

Theophilus London – Humdrum Town

Air France – Collapsing At Your Doorstep

The Knife – Heartbeats

Happy weekend

-piff

SomePeopleThink The Red Sox Yankees Rivalry is the Best in Sports

I will tread lightly while posting this because I know how sensitive an issue this can be for all parties involved and I don’t want this to end up like it did in October of 2003. This has nothing to do with the Sox sweep of the Yankees over the weekend; the good guys have nothing to gloat about while being in third place in the AL East and reaching .500 for the first time of the year in mid-May. Anyway I saw these awesome New Era commercials over the weekend and thought they were pretty freaking hilarious. John Krasinski from the Office and Alec Baldwin of Mercury Rising play “themselves” in a satirical example of what the Sox-Yanks rivalry can mean between friends. They couldn’t have picked two better guys for this commercial, both are at the top of their game as they dominate two of the best shows on tv.  Baldwin grew up in Long Island, while Krasinski grew up in Newton, MA a suburb right outside of Boston (not as close as Brookline, or as cool) so they actually picked two real fans. My favorite part of these ads is how well I relate to them; Shmekie (a fan of the evil empire) and I have a reoccurring joke on opening day that we’ll be friends again in November after baseball is over. Be on the look out for more of these, I hope this is just the tip of the iceberg. Well done New Era.

Go Sox

-piff

SomePeopleThink This Is the Drink of May

As we get closer to warmer, summery-er weather here in the east cost, I’m getting more and more excited to drink sweet, relaxing beverages that go down easy. For some reason in the winter I love throwing back bourbon and scotch, but in the summer I just can’t do it. There were a few good candidates for this month’s drink but I figured since royal weddings happen only once every few decades, I should piggy back off all that (now lost) enthusiasm and pick something inherently British.

For your enjoyment, please welcome the SomePeopleThink drink of May:

Pimm’s Cup


Pimm’s is an old British liquor (25% ABV) originally produced in 1823 as a spiced and flavored “fruit cup” based on gin.  The type now most popular, No.1, is only one of a half dozen different mixtures based on rum, vodka, whiskey, brandy etc., most of which are now deader than Bin Laden.  The Pimm’s cup is an extremely light, refreshing summer drink which is very easy to throw back on a hot afternoon. Its not overly sweet, and when done right, it has a good combination of lemon, spice and cucumber flavors. Much like sangria, the recipe for a Pimm’s cup is very malleable; they can be as complex as the one I am about to show you, or as simple as just lemonade and Pimm’s No. 1. Many people use lemonade, lemon juice, ginger beer, ginger ale, or champagne for the fillers, I’ve tried them all out and personally feel lemonade works the best. You might think differently. In honor of the royal wedding (of which, I watched none), I went pretty overdose to create this absurd looking forest-of-a-drink. You really don’t need all the ridiculous garnishes that I added (you can’t even see them all in this picture, no joke), but I highly suggest keeping the rosemary. It actually adds a very noticeable element to the drink. The version I made is an adaptation of a recipe I found on BonAppetit.com (believe it or not, there were more garnishes), I didn’t really change too much.

The Ingredients (Yields 2 drinks):

  • 3/4th – 1 cup of Pimm’s No. 1
  • 3 tbs. Lemon Juice
  • 1 can San Pellegrino Limonata (or another sparkling lemon drink)
  • Ice. Always use lots
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 strawberries, halved
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 inches sliced cucumber plus 2 spears for garnish
  • 2 rhubarb stalks (extremely  unnecessary)
The Recipe:
  • Place the sliced cucumber and 2 halves of strawberry into a shaker
  • Muddle the shit out of them with a muddle or the back of a wooden mixing spoon (don’t worry, it’ll get strained before you pour it into your drink)
  • Add ice, lemon juice, sugar, Pimm’s
  • In the words of Too $hort, shake that monkey. Give it 20 solid shakes
  • Fill two highball glasses with ice, planting the rosemary, rhubarb (again, not really needed) and cucumber spears in the center
  • Strain the contents of the shaker, splitting it between the two glasses
  • Fill the remaining emptiness of the glass with San Pellegrino Limonata (should be about 3 oz)
  • Stir with the forest of garnishes in the drink, and complete the garnish Christmas tree (if you dare) with a full slice of lemon and a halved strawberry on each drink
  • Enjoy, repeat
Obviously this drink can be simplified, but by far the best part of this recipe is the muddling/shaking of the cucumbers. It brings out the often subtle taste of the cucumber in a way I haven’t been able to replicate as of yet. You better believe I’m doing that for my next Hendricks and tonic. I encourage everyone to try it with ginger beer, and champagne. Perfect your own recipe by building off others in the same way you would with sangria or margaritas.
Text responsibly.
-Piff

SomePeopleThink This Is Almost Too Saxy To Watch At Work

Pure comic genius. Guess who knows what to be for halloween this year!

 

Up next, yazz flute!

-piff

SomePeopleThink This Is The Drink of April

People are always telling me I should quit my job and pursue a degree in getting people permanently shitfaced. Personally I’m up for it, I love spending all my money on keeping my bar well stocked and am such a nerd when it comes to spirits. Last year I grew mint specifically for mojitos, and this year I think I’m going to try adding cucumbers and basil to the “garden” (odd ingredients I know; we’ll get there). While my knowledge on the subject is not complete (as it really never can be) I would like to start a new segment of this blog where I introduce a new drink per month based on the season.

It’s Spring, and while I understand that a 60 degree day in ‘zona or L.A. means less than nothing to their spoiled inhabitants, for us on the East Cost it’s starting to feel safe to come out of hibernation.  It was a tough winter in in the great city of Boston, and for the first time since September, the 10 day forecast shows more 60+ degree days than not. For those soft winter having, cherry-blossom cities I understand this may have happened a while back for you. Good for you softies. For me it’s about damn time I start drinking like it’s Spring. So without any further distractions I bring you SomePeopleThink’s Drink of April:

The Orange Moscow Mule

The Ingredients:

  • Orange Vodka (preferably Stoli, but im poor so Sky Blood Orange works just fine)
  • Ginger Beer (not ginger ale, ideally Goslings; its important that it’s a good quality, spicy drink)
  • Angostura bitters
  • Simple syrup
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Ice

The Recipe:

  • Squeeze the juice of a slice of orange and lime into the bottom of your highball
  • Add a squirt of simple syrup
  • Add two dashes of bitters
  • Fill glass with ice and add 1-2 shots of Stoli Orange
  • Shake
  • Top with Goslings ginger beer
  • Stir
  • Garnish with an orange slice

Two weeks ago I realize how depressed the winter had started to make me. I was at a bar watching a hockey game with my buddy and really wanted to start drinking a couple dark and stormies, but my friend refused to let me have one before summer actually kicked in. We’re weird about our drinks up here. Anyway the bartender overheard us talking and suggested this drink saying, “I put back 8 of these last weekend and woke up naked in my hallway.” Two please. And wow was that the best bartender advice? The drink was amazing, but but dangerous. I swear you could mix gasoline into ginger beer and it would still taste amazing. You can really catch a buzz off these things if you don’t pay attention (selling point). That said, this is an amazing spring drink. Very fresh, spicy and has a soft kick. I hate orange vodka generally, but this might make me have to rethink my stance.

Stay thirsty my friends.

-piff

Note: officially this drink is to be made in a copper mug, but like the silver mint julep cup, its not a deal breaker. Since no one owns these mugs (and they are wildly out of my price range), just forget about that little detail and use a regular highball.

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