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Posted August 23rd, 2009 at 05:11pm
Last night, I went to the De La Soul concert!
However, I was in the very front of the stage and...GOT MY ALBUM COVER (3 Feet High and Rising) SIGNED by all 2 members!
1) Posdnuos - as Trugoy went and cursed (out loud) at the sound crew, Pos walked up to the front of the stage. Since there was a delay/pause in the show I help up my album and he reacted "what the"? Signed my album, shook my hand, asked my name and introduced me to the crowd as "Mixmaster Mike...a real hip hop soldier".
The sad part of this is that he then asked "Mike I want you to tell me...what is your favorite day?" (in reference to the song "Saturday"...Now I heard wrong...I thought he asked for me "favorite jam"...so I answered "Ring,Ring,Ring"...TWICE! ohhh...f'n sound crew is to blame there! I could barely make out what he was asking :(
2) Trugoy - In the middle of the song "Oooh" (normally done with Redman), I held up the record again. He handed me his mic to hold, while he signed the record. While he was signing it, my friend and I used the mic to help sing the song's hook :) He shook my hand in acknowledgement that I'm a true fan.
What's funny is that later on, he came up to the front again, to shake other fans hands (fans behind me) and almost stepped on the record! I pulled it away JUST on time!
3) MACEO - Although he raps too, he also doubles as the DJ....therefore, it wasn't often that he walked up to the front. So, during another sound issue, I lifted up the record again...Posdnuos spotted me, came back for the record and gave it over to Maceo to sign "MACEO- PEACE OUT 2009 PEACE 2009". Awesome guys, they are...very respectful of their fans. VERY CLASSY.
Maceo later came up to my friend and I to shake our hands in person.
It was a great night for me!
The playlist, however, could have been better. This group has so many hits and did not perform many key ones (including SAY NO GO).
Posted August 22nd, 2009 at 03:50am
Ladies and gents, I'm about to go on a little mission to rebell against the forces of evil...corporate aszwipes.
No, this has NOTHING to do with my upcomming radio show, nor does it have to do with my usual music-related blogging. I'm about to butt heads with one of my assistant-managers.
Company policies indicate that each employee gets 6 (six) PAID sick days per year. No medical note necessary. Only absences that occur after the initial 6 sick days require a note. So, pretty much, whether I'm on my death bed or my butt is itchy, I can call in sick 6 times, with no note.
And LAST I CHECKED, I still work for this company.
I have 2 assistant managers...1) an Italian who is super-nice, human, and professional and 2) a fat Indian guy with complete power-trip, beleives that he owns the company, and likes to poke fun at people.
Today, I called in sick. The reason that I gave was that I've had the flu for the past week, and held it off until today, but it was just time to get some rest for my sore throat.
At 9:15am, while I was still in bad, assistant manger #2 calls me up and says "Hi Mike. I'm going to ask you for a Doctor's note. ...I hope you get better". I just said "OK" so that I could go back to sleep.
FYI, I've only been sick ONCE since the beginning of the year, therefore, I had 5 sick days left before today.
Basically, this guy assumes that I'm stupid just because I'm quiet at work and he probably beleives that the Asian guy's gonna do what he says. I know my rights and I do not have to provide ANY DR's note.
In fact, I even tried...I called up my family Doctor...he's out of town til Monday. And the 2 clinics nearby my house were booked solid...I'd have to wait 4 hours for a 5 minute session...not worth it. I'd be better off resting at home...especially if I'm within my rights. Even if he suspects me of "faking it" so that I can get a 3-day weekend, I am STILL within my rights. 6 sick days is 6 sick days.
SO... this guy is a power-trip Aszhole. He's ok, if you don't have to deal with him. But the second that you do, he's a prick.
What am I gonna do?
I currently own a spy-pen. With the push of a button (on the top of the head), I have a spy-video camera with great sound. That, plus I will also tote my micro-cassette recorder. This IS LEGAL, where I am from. Canada's laws on recording conversations requires "one-party consent". Translation : you can record, as long as you are part of the conversation (wihtout the other person knowing).
When he calls me over to give him the Doctor's note, I will activate both devices and approach him. I will tell him "No, I do not have a Doctor's note. First of all, I did try to get one, despite the fact that I wasn't feeling well to drive. But my family doctor is out of town and the 2 clinics nearby were boioked solid....Second, I don't see the point of you even asking me for one, since I've only been sick once before Friday"...This would mean that I had 5 sick-days left to use."
I realize that managers like to make life hell for their workers, whenever their workers stand up for their rights"...however, I will have any and all his possible rebuttals on audio AND visual. If he so much threatens me with "I can so anything I want to you" , I'm demoting you", or even "I'm writing you up", I will have all this recorded.
As the matter of fact, if he writes me up, I'll ask "You're gonna write me up for something that I'm entitled to do?"...I'm expecting him to say "yeah" or some other stupidness. He might even try something later on, such as demote me, however I will use the same cam-cord approach and get the reason as to why I'd be getting demoted.
As soon as HR, central HR, and the Labour Standards commission see his Hollywood performance, he gets a permanent vacation!
Of course, I will upload all this footage to my gmail account and keep a copy in multiple places, in case anything "funny" happens and they confiscate my footage.
The reason why we have such stupid, corrupt, and power-tripping bosses is because nobody can provide any evidence that will stick and get them fired. And when you complain to the HR rep., they are usually in cahoots WITH those bosses.
Not this time! I am gonna have this slimeball by his nuts...youtube, anybody?
Wish me luck!
p.s. ... Don't mess with Asians!