Posts Tagged ‘rap’


October 8th, 2014

The other evening while waiting for a train, I decided to write an intentionally terrible rap song about a relationship gone sour due to irreconcilable differences. Here it is in all its glory:

You ride Muni and I ride BART
That’s why we’ll always be apart
I like the Giants, you don’t like baseball
There’s no chance we’ll get along at all
You smoke pot, and I, crack
The differences between us are a fact

I say “SF” but you say “Frisco”
The only word that rhymes here is “disco”
At first I liked you, you made me feel at ease
Until I found out you still like Thee Oh Sees
Our differences are tall as Sutro Tower
I give you zero stars like Michael Bauer

I live in the Mission but you’re in West Portal
My love for you will never be immortal
Your startup is funded, I’m at the loan shark
We’re as unnatural as Golden Gate Park
Sorry baby but we have to disband
I’m flat broke, I’m moving to Oakland


I’m looking forward to my Grammy nomination.

Run DMC on Reading Rainbow

May 18th, 2010

While we’re on the subject of hip hop and filling our blog with embedded YouTube videos, did you know Run DMC was once on Reading Rainbow?

But you don’t have to take my word for it.



My only complaint is that Jordi LeVar Burton didn’t rap along with them. It could have been something like this:

Yo I like books
I like to read

Read a lot
If you want to succeed

Reading is smart
It makes you wiser
It’s hard to see
Without my VISOR

(Clearly I should quit my day job and become a rap lyricist.)

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew

December 13th, 2009

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew is a pirate rap group. Yeah that’s right: PIRATE RAP. Need I say more?

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew — Yo Ho Ho

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew — All About the Booty (live)

Captain Dan & the Scurvy Crew — A Pirate Christmas

These gentlemen o’ fortune can be found on their MySpace page.