Elliott turned 27 last weekend. Around 1AM, while our livers worked courageously on detoxifying our bloodstreams, came that point in the night where we wondered if we could see the Sears Tower from our rooftop. We scrambled up a haphazard opening in a stairwell and found our way onto the roof and sure enough, we could see the skyline of Chicago from our house. Rooftop access is one of the things I miss the most of when I used to live in NYC, and for a second, I forgot where we were. I took these shitty, blurry photos as an afterthought - I was beginning to wonder how we’d get down.

KRAZY KIDS RADIO : 02.17.15 : H-TOWN mix

Swangin! We got $IR-TIPP (@sirtipp) balling in the mix on the 1s and 2s and hooking us up with an H-TOWN mix. It’s a mix of jams from some of the mainstays of Houston Rap & Hip-Hop. So get your Barre ready, ya purp out, and put ya grillz on cuz we 3rd coastin on this episode of Krazy Kids Radio!

25 Lighters (Instrumental) - DJ DMD
Still Tippin (feat. Slim Thug & Paul Wall) - Mike Jones
Pourin Up (feat. Mike Jones & Bun B) - Pimp C
It Go Bang (feat. Killa Kyleon) - Doughbeezy
Front, Back & Side To Side - UGK
Wanna Choose (feat. Pimp C & Slim Thug) - Le$
Swang (feat. Hawk & Fat Pat) - Trae The Truth
Top Drop - Slim Thug
3rd Coastin (feat. Killa Kyleon & Paul Wall) - Le$
Pushin - Bun B
Knockin Doorz Down (feat. P.O.P. & Lil Keke) - Pimp C
Sill Pimpin Pens (Screwed) - DJ Screw (Lil Keke)
Sittin Sidewayz - Paul Wall
The Game Belongs To Me - UGK
Mothership (feat. Bun B) - Le$
Sippin On Some Syrup (feat. Project Pat & UGK) - Three 6 Mafia
Working The Wheel - Pimp C
H Town (feat. Trae The Truth) - Boogz Boogetz
2MPH (feat. Bun B & Paul Wall) - Chamillionaire
Lacville ‘79 - Devin The Dude
Track 7 (Instrumental) - DJ Screw
June 27th Freestyle (Instrumental) - DJ Screw


Krazy Kids Radio 2015.

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Got Audio? Enter the Third Coast International Audio Festival

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Entries now being accepted for the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s 13th annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition!

The TCIAF invites producers around the globe to submit their finest radio/audio stories in the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Directors’ Choice, Honorable Mentions), Best New Artist, Radio Impact and Best News Feature.

The TCIAF accepts stories that document people, places, times, events, phenomena and issues. These include but are not limited to: investigative reports, narrative stories, personal essays, profiles and audio portraits. Podcasts and documentaries that redefine the documentary form are also welcome.

Winners receive cash awards - $4,000 for the gold prize - to support their future creative endeavors. They also receive national recognition in Best of the Best: The 2013 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, airing on public radio stations across the country this fall.

Deadline: June 19.

Contest Site: TCIAF.

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Art School ( a g a i n )


For the past three days  our school has had all of the major art schools in the country come and look at our portfolios and interview us. All of the colleges I talked to gave me really good constructive criticism and some even told me I wouldn’t even need to submit a portfolio to their board of admissions. So I go to my top choice (KCAI) and I’m pretty excited to hear what this college rep will say about my work.

This review was silent except for a couple “cools” or “ I like this." 

"Keep up the good work.” and then yeah..


I know I’m only a junior , but from what the other colleges said this makes me worry.


“This hour: the work of Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions. Dan and Elizabeth specialize in stories that follow people over days, weeks, and even years.

Movin’ Out the Bricks
by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister (Chicago Public Radio, 2003)
In the fall of 2002, Catherine Means was living on the 10th floor of what she describes as "hell”: Chicago’s Stateway Gardens high-rise housing project. That September, Catherine (a.k.a. “Coco”) finally left Stateway and moved into her first apartment. Long Haul followed her for over a year as she transitioned to her new home and life.

Lord God Bird
by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister (All Things Considered, 2005)
The Ivory Billed Woodpecker was thought to be extinct until 2004, when it was rediscovered near the small town of Brinkley, Arkansas. The sightings were big news in a community depressed by recession and population loss. This story is one of Dan and Elizabeth's song stories, interweaving interviews with Brinkley locals and an original song written and performed by Sufjan Stevens.

Poet Laureate
by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister (Day to Day, 2006)
Three Oaks, Michigan is one of the smallest towns in America to have a poet laureate. Like many rural towns, Three Oaks’ economy was badly hurt by farm consolidation and factory shutdowns, but an influx of artists and creative types has given it new life. Dan and Elizabeth recently relocated to Three Oaks and documented the selection of the new poet laureate.“


Today I worked for 12 hours after pulling an all-nighter. Before work I listened to “Unchain Me” by Lil’ B four or five times to pump myself up for the day. Every time I listen to that track, it reminds me of Christmas time with my mom and that makes me feel good about myself, so I try to listen to it before I start every day, even if I haven’t slept.

I was working the Third Coast Filmless Radio Festival today. It was one of the coolest events I have ever experienced in my life. There were a large selection of radio dramas and documentary pieces written, produced and preformed by some of the leading radio pioneers of the last few years. I was lucky enough to be able to sit in on some of the showings of the works and a few of them completely knocked me off my feet. I have never heard such beautiful stories told so eloquently and so powerfully full of emotion. One of the best stories I heard all day was one called “Moon Graffiti”, which asked the question, “What if Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong had crashed on the moon, and Apollo 11 failed to bring them home?” It is an extraordinarily strong piece if you have 15 minutes to turn off all the lights, close your eyes and just listen to it. You can check it out here if you’d like.

And just to top it off, as an early birthday present from my aunt, she’s giving me her car, so my father and I don’t have to share our only family vehicle any longer. I feel so blessed right now.

After work because I had stayed up for almost 36 hours consecutive at this point, I took a quick nap.

Everyday is a celebration.