One of my friends is emigrating – not secondmentering, or visiting, or 'let's see how it goes' ing, but moving to London this week. She's moving there for at least 5 years.
I'm so sad she's leaving. We started organising our ancestral visas together, and had I not got my cool job, I'd totally be going with her.
Anyway, I'm jealous and I'm also going to miss her so much.
She had a little farewell drinkie-poo thing at Gypsy Lounge [kiff spot, BTW. Been there twice now, and barring the no toilets vibe, it's rather nice].
Also met an awesome new person, and what with going through the whole Uranus In My Venus/Quarter Life Crisis/Who The Fuck Am I vibe, it was nice to chat to a stranger so easily. What a pleasure!
And although I never speak about hip hop here [because I'm a white girl. I mean, come on], and a helluva lot of Monster Hits, it was still grand to talk to someone who knew a thing or two about G Unit and Dr Dre.
Jesus. It's been an age. The last time I talked rapster gangster motherfuckers, was in the States.
Anyway, my quote of the evening was, and I absolutely loved this:
“Monster Hits, you listen to Monster Hits?”
I don't only listen, I own.
[I explain a little about how seminal Mr Vain and The Urban Cookie Collective is, especially the heightened euphoria one feels on such music when absolutely and completely blotto.
But also how after Monster Hits 4, it was never the same because they put Scatman's World on the album, and us purists didn't appreciate this new commercial vibe.]
And I know my Monster Hits shit OK.
Don't fuck with it.
“So you're like the Burger King Girl.”
“Like, So Burger King has changed it's almighty and amazing 600g fries special to only 450 grams. And to you Burger King purists, you believe the brand is at risk, despite it's aforementioned fried conglomerate being one of the most popular foods of our time.
Burger King has changed, and you're not just happy about it. Back in the day, the 600g fries were what Burger King was about”
I absolutely loved that. He hit the nail on the button/head/whatever.
How frigging classic? Good on him wherever he is. Fucking hilarious.