Successfully Lost (The Gilles Project) Has Arrived.

Successfully Lost has (finally) arrived. I honestly haven't heard it yet. Figured I'd post this here so that you won't have to wait forever to get it. I'm gonna assume, from the sounds and look of his first video, that his project will be of pretty good quality. At any rate, click the photo above and download the project. You can get it for free... but you can also donate if you so desire. (I encourage the donation. Preview it. If you like it, support it.)

Update: He has added new tracks to the project, re-released it on iTunes and DatPiff AND has a new music video which can be viewed here.

Random Thoughts In My Head

You know what?  Today I just want to ask questions and post random thoughts. Is it ok to do that? Feel free to respond to any of them if you have some down time.

1. If you ain't talked, text to or seen somebody in over 6 months to a year, they live in the same city as you do, and you both work regular 9-5 jobs, are you still friends?  I thought "friend" meant a little more than that? Hmm...  So...  If I don't respond, wouldn't it just be like my number has changed and you ain't get the new one?

2. While we're mentioning changing phone numbers... Shawty... I applaud you for having the courage to change your phone number after you got hitched.  More women and men should do this to avoid exes calling and asking you "are you happy?" and planting those seeds that offer a way of escape when you really need to be fighting to make sure your marriage works in a world that is FULL of reasons to throw in the towel before they even get a chance to put their "wedding day" panties on. PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM FOOLISHNESS BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!!

3. Speaking of protection... A shotgun will suffice to protect my home... That being said: Gun laws (less than) Mental health. Why?  A crazy person can still build a home made bomb and cause a lot of damage.

4. A lot of people are damaged. Some are too damaged.  And they've been damaged so long that they don't even recognized that they are a malfunctioning unit; they've gotten use to operating at half capacity. I read a book called The Prayer of Love and in it the author, Dr. Mark Hanby, says "Hate is not the opposite of love; Fear is." Assuming that's true, how do you intend on being in a loving relationship "ordained by God" if you have so many walls up that your heart looks like it sits at the center of a rubix cube that nobody can solve cause it doesn't even have the colors labeled correctly for people to match? I'll wait... on second thought, I won't wait. I need a break.

5. Can I take a break from superbowl parties this year?  My team ain't going and I don't feel like spending extra money to feed people 3 types fried chicken, deviled eggs, Ro Tel dip, hot dogs, etc. I do have the right to change my mind for something held at my house right? Don't I?!

6. If we're just talking and I call and/or text and you don't respond within a weeks time, is it fair for me to assume that you aren't interested? Am I supposed to call again? I don't get rules to this game anymore. I quit.

7. More people should quit... Quit being a clone and dare to be an original.  The world could use a little more diversity. Don't be the "second coming" of something, be the first coming of YOU!

8. Making that connection without making it... People should value sex more.

9. Wonder if people accept Ray Lewis when he wins the Superbowl this year or if he will have his moment tainted by people continuously bringing up those murder charges... They definitely shouldn't be forgotten but you can't move forward if you don't learn how to forgive... even if the person shows no remorse.

10. This girl unfollowed me on instagram the other day.  She mad.  I'm trying to figure out how I keep breaking up with people I ain't with. ?!? Guess girls don't like that friendzone BS either...

11. Truth be told... The friendzone is only bad when you really want that one specific person and they don't wanna do right. But ain't that some control freak stuff?! "You won't do what I want you to do when I want you to do it so I'm mad."  Here's some advice: The more you try to control somebody and attempt to transform them into what YOU want them to be, the more you'll push them to rebel.  That control stuff only works on people with low self esteem. Let people be who they are, and if they don't measure up to your standards based on what you NEED in your life, put them in the FRIENDZONE cause it ain't gone work. A disrespectful, cheating, alcoholic ain't gone just wake up one day and start being a completely different person because "you're so sexy." You were sexy on day one! It takes more than talks, sex, and good looks to permanently change a heart... I'll go as far to say that it takes God. But if you got faith for that, why not have faith for Him to bring you somebody who actually likes you? Things that make you say "Hmmm"....

12. Hey.  Randomly call your friend and ask them to do lunch on Saturday. Trust me they'll appreciate it. Sending them messages on Facebook and twitter and thinking that that is enough to facilitate a REAL relationship/friendship is not enough. Our friendship can't feel like a horrible long distance relationship; connect with your friends face to face to form a permanent bond.

13. Epic like James Bond... That's what that track is that I made for Gilles.  The project is supposed the drop in a few days... Thank God... It's been a long time waiting on it.

14. Speaking of waiting... Why do people start liking you after you've completely given up in them? Do you want what you can't have or do you just not know what you're missing until it's completely gone?

15. You're only as great as your vision.  If you have no vision, you can't be great. Pray. Write down your specific goals.  Go after them.

Ok. I'm done.


If you think about this, this is kind of heavy. I don't like how many seconds he says are in a lifetime... (I plan on living forever) but, that aside, this video has a powerful message.  It's very important to understand that every moment that you are alive is an opportunity for greatness to occur. Take advantage. Watch the video and enjoy. 

Dream it, then wake up and do it!

You know what I like about this?  This guy had a dream.  Not only did he have a dream, he pursued that dream.  Not only did he pursue that dream, he ACHEIVED that dream!  This fella has created his own car. A car that is finally done right, in his eyes.  No handicaps.  Nothing holding it back.  The car is a beast.  His beast. A beast that he envisioned, created and is now shipping away.  It's inspiring.  It says to me "figure out what you need to be doing and do it; only you can stop you!" and I'm listening... Watch the video.

Welcome to "The Flip Side"

You know what?! I really don't know what to say about this.... I mean... I don't really go out as often as I use to and, while I recognize that sometimes we cross the line, are we really that bad?!

Who am I kidding... I've seen some of us guys be just as disrespectful or worse... the sadder thing is that they get away with it... over and over again.  At any rate, check out the video for a quick laugh.

Nike HTM Flyknit

While looking around online I came across the video below talking about the best shoe to come out in 2012:


They talk like this shoe is the new classic and was the best shoe that came out in 2012.  I love how passionate they are about a shoe. I had actually not heard about this shoe so, I did some research. They seem to have some dope colors.