mis·tral

noun /ˈmistrəl/  /miˈsträl/ 
mistrals, plural

A strong, cold northwesterly wind that blows through the Rhône valley and southern France into the Mediterranean, mainly in winter

I can’t help that I dig old crazy specific words like this. I think it’s based on the slight tension that I may eventually get the chance to use it if I just remember long enough.

thedailywhat:

Dunk Of The Year of the Day: Blake Griffin punctuated the Clippers’ smiting of the Oklahoma City Thunder with a slam dunk so powerful, Kendrick Perkins’ progeny are now legally bound by the bannerman code to serve the military whims of House Griffin.

[nba.]

Someone’s gonna have to give me an analysis or provide a link of why this is the dunk of the year. I keep seeing people posting “OMG HIS CHILDREN WILL WALK BOW-LEGGED FROM HERE ON OUT” but that’s not exactly helpful. It looks like the defender jumped a little too late; doesn’t mean he was “dominated…” I mean Griffin still made it in despite over-extending, but is that it? It’s one-handed too, does that contribute? I’m not trying to be a dick, I just like learning about topics!

Red Dead Redemption trailer

I know it’s two years old now, but I find myself holding my breath while playing this game. I just get so wrapped up that I stop breathing. That’s a good sign, because unlike the contemporary cities of Grand Theft Auto, the Wild West was built on tension.

iamdonald:

Zebra Katz – Ima Read (ft.Njena Reddd Foxxx)

You can’t simply lump together haunting imagery and the most basic of contrasts between educational language and hip-hop posturing without saying something. I don’t like this because there’s barely a song here; just a SUPER IN YOUR FACE COMPARISON and little else. No expanding on the concept, just repetition.

I’m bothered because people read this as provocative, and I don’t usually delve into the things I don’t like on Wampoholic but in another world this could have been a very cool video.

Lana Del Rey? Have link?

To some of her songs? Here’s my fave, “Born to Die,” but I’m not a huge fan of the video (it’s a little soulless, just images that look appealing but no sense of motion throughout the whole piece.) Another good one is “Video Games.” I’m intrigued by her because her country voice is supported by lush and frequently dark pop production. Her lyrics leave something to be desired though, they’re sentimental and, well, trite sometimes. Born To Die (the album) is out tomorrow, and I’ve listened to like 25% of it today.

I’m surprised you haven’t heard of her, she’s an incredibly divisive figure in pop music right now, especially if you value the nebulous idea of “authenticity” in what you listen to.

You listen to Mac Miller? He’s pretty decent. I thought he was a novelty rapper.

I still don’t have Blue Slide Park yet. I have the mixtape with “Donald Trump,” I think it’s called Best Day Ever? Yeah, totally enjoyable. Nothing that makes you scratch your head or be like “ahhh, the future of hip-hop!” but fun and witty enough!
I’ll probably grab that mixtape you just posted about; gotta get through Lana Del Rey first though.