Friday, August 31, 2012


Whoa what have we here? A martial arts movie with a blockbuster cast and presented by my man, Quentin Tarantino. Starring the RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan (rap group) with Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. My oh my! Now I stumbled across this while checking to see when Quentin's next movie (Django Unchained) is coming out (soon, very soon), Now if you've listened to many Tarantino and Tony Jaa dvd commentaries you know that the RZA is a big martial arts fan. I'm glad to see he finally decided to make this movie. Anyway, here's the trailer for this fine piece of cinema that SAXOMAN will definitely be checking out!

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Now way, way back in the day the place to be on a Sunday afternoon was Brookside Park in Pasadena, CA. Situated right next to the world famous Rose Bowl this was a weekly ritual and the place to be. There were some that actually preferred Farnsworth Park in Altadena but that wasn't really where it was at. Now actually no one ever hung out inside the park but the actual spot for everyone was the outside parking lot. Here guys and girls would strut their stuff while the guys would show off their rides. I would see people early in the days washing and waxing their cars while girls and guys (what?) would have their hair in curlers getting ready for the day. Now because this was in the "Superfly era" you would see a lot of big pimpin' cars such as Cadillacs, El Dorado's (my fave) and Lincoln Continentals. You would also see various low riders (typically Chevy Impalas), the New Breed car club with their lowridin' Volkswagons and occasionally the Chosen Few ( a motorcycle gang). You would also see a variety of sports cars such as MG's, Fiat's and Triumphs where brothers would proudly cruise proclaiming "look at me, I'm not a tack head". What? HAHA (sorry but this is probably more of a local joke). You know who you are! A quick trip to Ike and Sam's Liquor Store in Altadena would get you hooked up with "The Bull" (Schlitz Malt Liquor). Anyway, SAXOMAN spent many a Sunday afternoon hangin' out, leanin' against the "ride" and trying to look hard! HAHA!

Friday, August 24, 2012


Now I must admit that there are a lot of fads that come and go. Many of these fads have me scratching my head wondering what in the world people are thinking. Now one fad I've noticed lately but realize it's been around a while is sandals with black socks. What? Yep, I kid you not. Now typically these sandals are a Nike or Adidas slip on sandal similar to the one shown in the photo. I must say that because it is Summertime I am seeing this more and more. Now I can see wearing this if you are 75 years old and playing bochi ball but for a youngster? I just don't get it. Now the more I think about this I'm wondering why or when you would ever wear sandals with socks. I dunno.....maybe I'm the odd one but this is one of many fads I just don't get.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Now I'm not sure if you've noticed or not but neon is back. What? Yep, I kid you not! Now I have recently spotted neon colored shoes, sunglasses, shorts, tops, etc. among many of the items carrying the bright neon colors. Now I happen to recall when neon was first in and I believe it was about 1991 or somewhere around there. Anyway, I must admit I bought into the fad back then and had the neon shorts, the neon (Burger King) sunglasses HAHA! and the neon Nike's What? OK, let me explain. The Nike's weren't all Neon like the photo here or like you saw people wearing in the Olympics. No, these just simply had some neon trim. Well guess what? The neon fad quickly faded and I was stuck with some severely out of style shoes. So as I watch the latest neon craze I'm saying no way that I'm buying into this again. I mean a pair of Nikes will last me for years. The neon fad? I say it's over by the summer HAHA!

Sunday, August 12, 2012


OK now, enough is enough! This is getting ridiculous! It has been scorching hot now for an entire week! I've seen temperatures as hot as 105 degrees! What? Yep, I kid you not. It has been unbearably hot and I've had enough. Now yesterday I escaped to the beach and it was a "mild" 85 degrees so that was a little bit of relief and the cool ocean water was a welcome relief. Today I saw the weather forecast and it's going to be hot all week long! I only hope that my plants, and grass can survive this heat and that my air conditioner continues to help keep me cool.  Enough already please.......

Friday, August 10, 2012


WHOOHOO! That's all I can say! After many months of trade rumors my beloved Purple and Gold (L.A. Lakers) have signed Dwight Howard! Now this is a really big day for Laker sport fans. Dwight is without a doubt the best center in the NBA. Now I must say when first I heard the proposed trade yesterday I was a little bit skeptical because the rumours were that the Lakers would be giving up Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard. I didn't think this was a good deal at all and hoped that it didn't go through. I must say that I figured this was just one of the many Dwight trade rumours I had heard about and really didn't pay it much mind. Later that night I went to put gas in the wife's car and the radio made it sound like this was a done deal but without giving up Gasol! What? Could this be true? Could Superman be going to L.A.? Joining my beloved Lakers? This can't be true can it? I waited until today to make sure the deal was final since I remember the last time I got excited about a Laker trade only to have Commissioner Stern squash it. Anyway, all I can say is Welcome to L.A. Superman! I look forward to the start of the season and watching many, many hours of basketball! Whoohooo..........

Sunday, August 5, 2012


This weeks long overdue Reggae CD Pick of the Week is Horace Andy with his cd titled Skylarking. This is an early Horace recording and shows why he went on to become one of Jamaica's top Reggae singers and is still going strong today. Now this cd is not to be confused with another of Horace's cd with the same title (what?) Anyway, I have had this cd in the car since I bought it a while back at Amoeba. Now I don't know why I see copies of this on Amazon going for $45 because I think i paid about $7 for my copy. Oh well.......Anyway, not hip to Horace Andy? Come on know and widen your listening horizons and check out Horace Andy.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


There other night I was laying in bed flipping through the channels. Now I typically never browse the cartoon channels but because there was absolutely nothing on I decided to see what i could find. To my surprise i saw something called Black Dynamite. Now being a fan of the movie and yes I own the DVD too, I decided to check it out. To my surprise this was a cartoon version of the Black Dynamite character. Now the episode I was watching was hilarious in that Michael Jackson was an alien and his large Afro wig and big nose were just a disguise to make him look somewhat human. What? HAHA! Anyway, I am looking forward to some more of these episodes as they were really funny but made for adults. Check out the trailer here!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


OK, now I must say I was quite surprised when I read yesterday that rapper Snoop Dogg has now changed his name to Snoop Lion. What? Yes, it's true. During a recent trip to Jamaica "Snoop" had an awakening and now feels that he is Bob Marley reincarnated! What? Yep, I kid you not. Anyway, gone for now are the gangster raps of Snoop Dogg which will be replaced by some smooth reggae beats. Anyway, I look forward to how this all plays out. My thoughts? I think Snoop was smoking' way too much ganja while in Jamaica. HAHA!