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Logbook » Only the strong survive

written by owen, Sun, 02nd Jul

There are some who would rather be loved, needed and depended on to give a love they cannot give. Than for them to be lonely. I just want‎ my days to go by easily. The world is filled with too much stress. There is no sense in creating mini struggles within ourselves. Though some might find it entertaining but I would rather watch the wind blow the leaves around than be a leaf blowing in the wind. Chaos is only fun while you have the strength to fight it.

I bought some CDs from a man selling used stuff by the side of the road - Music CDs. When buying anything used in Jamaica you have to wonder if they were stolen from someone with awful taste in music. They were cheap so I bought a couple that had the least scratches that could find. Old music CDs are like finding old pants that still fit; you know you shouldn't be wearing them but they will never let you down.

I bought a really expensive appliance recently because I became passionate about getting something good (watching online videos, doing research) as opposed to getting something affordable and common. I become annoyingly passionate about stuff at times but I get through most time, sometimes not. I have to pump my brakes because I fear that my passions are a ship made only to crash upon the rocks of disappointment. But I push through because when it comes down to it without fear, experience, drive and passion there is nothing. Bueaty and Nonsense.

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Video Blog » Dancehall and the era of the Summer Song

written by owen, Fri, 23rd Jun at 9:18 am

The first time I remember such a thing as a summer song was back in 2009 when Ding Dong dropped "Holiday". Many have been released since then but as far as I remember it all started with that first summer song. Enjoy my list and you suggest any that you remember that I might have forgotten in the comments.

Ding Dong Holiday - 2009

Vybz Kartel - Summertime - 2011

I-Octane - "Happy Time" - 2013

Vybz Kartel - Summer 16 - 2016

Beenie Man - Lets Go - 2011

Vybz Kartel - Party - 2015

VYBZ KARTEL - Miami Vice [Episode] - 2015


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Logbook » Dead Disco

written by owen, Wed, 21st Jun at 11:19 am

I am churning through the year - words have become hard. 2 months so far and I am not even sure the year has even started. Well make that 4 months and another circle around the sun. Time makes you bolder for sure but I smarter? I do not know.

"I will love till the end of time" is probably all that I can promise nowadays as I walk through metal detectors. The words I said could be silver. I am still getting called weird alot and I am not sure about it or anything at all. Am I still loving in the wrong way? How can a man love like that? Tina Turner.

Most times I just want to go home and sleep away my troubles or do what I like. If you insert yourself into the struggle you might be setting up yourself for a war. I thought the point was for your days to go easy. What is anything worth, time, space, bueaty, monkeys, salvation, freedom and what are you willing to pay for it? What are you willing to give up. As I always say; if it makes you happy.

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Video Blog » Cuba says hello

written by owen, Mon, 29th May at 7:41 am

With as much spanish as I have been exposed to in the past year, you would think that I would know more than 4 words of spanish. Bano. Even with my week long vacation trip to Cuba and watching spanish language lessons on youtube. Que passa? A entire spanish novelas on Netflix? But alas, no. I am doomed to only contain one language in my brain at a time. But this fact has not stopped me from enjoying a good reggaeton de Cuba Mix. A couple of these videos are shot along the Malecón waterfront in Havana.

EL MICHA “Oye Tu Si Suena”


CHACAL “Pa' La Camara”

WILDEY “Palomita”

DIVAN “Hablale Claro”

ALEX DUVALL & EL MICHA “Yo Se Que Te Molesta”

WILDEY “La Puntika”

PETER NIETO “Se Desespera”

JAYBY & DIVAN “Delete”

QVA LIBRE “Por Estar Contigo”

WILDEY “Tengo Money”


CARPE DIEM “Cupido Me Engaño”

ALEX DUVALL “Porque No Le Dices”


DIVAN Feat. QVA LIBRE “Estoy Para Fiesta Contigo”

DIVAN “Sentimentalmente Disponible”

The full 1 hour long uninteruted mix can be watched here.

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Finding the best solution and not just any solution (programming)

written by owen, Sun, 21st May at 5:22 pm read 9 times.