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GAS Project Update

January 29th, 2010 Endswell View Comments

I want to take a minute to sincerely thank all that donated to this month’s coffer. As a result, this month’s GAS Project came to $968.86 which isn’t huge, but it’s definitely 3-4 times larger than the normal GAS Project donations, so that’s awesome.

In related news, Matt H. from St. Louis is the randomly selected winner for the Texts From Last Night book that Gotham Books has been so kind to provide.

Thanks again.  Next month’s GAS Project Charity will go up next week.

January’s GAS Project Charity: Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund

January 13th, 2010 Endswell View Comments

I had a hard time coming up with this month’s charity, but after the devastating news in Haiti due to yesterday’s quake, this month’s charity became pretty fucking obvious.

If you don’t know, Haiti was hit with the worst earthquake in over 200 years yesterday.  The 7.0 quake was followed by multiple aftershocks that were each over 5.0 on the Richter Scale.  Millions have been displaced and thousands are feared dead or still trapped  by the rubble.

Wyclef Jean started the Yele Haiti Foundation in 2005 to provide scholarships to thousands of kids after Hurricane Jeanne.  He is directing the foundation’s entire efforts towards aid and recovery of the shattered nation. The picture above is from Boston’s Big Picture, which is doing a continually updated photo essay on the quake.

I’m upping my monthly contribution of $50 to all my ad revenue from the site this month. I really want to give as much as this site can muster to this cause, so if just being a part of High Definite’s contribution isn’t enough, me and the good people over at Texts From Last Night and Gotham Books are also giving away a copy of the new Texts From Last Night book coming out January 26th to a randomly selected donator this month.

To be part of The High Definite’s GAS Project Donation click here.

If you don’t trust me, you can also donate by texting “Yele” to 501501. $5 will be charged to your phone bill and given to relief projects through the organization.

Also, more ways to help can be found here.

Thanks for your help.

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Some Site Issues

January 11th, 2010 Endswell View Comments

Site had some issues today.  It’s mostly back up and running but I lost all my posts from Wednesday through today since last Wednesday is the last time my hosting company backed up my site.  I’ll post the more significant lost posts as reposts on the Facebook group, but I’ve already been working on this for like 6 hours today so I wouldn’t expect much more of an effort.  Hopefully it’s back to bidness tomorrow.  Thanks for your patience.  I give you this photo with no explanation in return.

Update: Thanks goes to Lauren for the traffic spike.

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2009 Endswell View Comments

I hope you have this much fun tonight.

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Back To Cali

December 30th, 2009 Endswell View Comments

Flying back to San Diego = no more posts today.  Back to normal tomorrow.  I leave you with a little leftover Christmas cheer.

Via

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Merry Christmas

December 24th, 2009 Endswell View Comments

I wouldn’t expect a whole lot out of this site again until Saturday.

Via

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GAS Charity Project Update

December 21st, 2009 Endswell View Comments

The Give A Shit Charity Project was started in June of this year in an effort to use this blog to contribute something useful to the world.  The premise was a lot of people making small donations could add up to a sizable donation, allowing people that can’t write four to six figure checks to support an important cause.

Since its inception, hundreds of you have donated anywhere from 25 cents to 50 dollars to support the various charities each month. The total amount of donations this year (including the current total in this month’s coffer) is $1198.91.  Although this isn’t a huge number, it’s a lot larger than I thought it would be in the first year.

I wanted to take a minute to thank each and every one of you that gave your time and money to support this project.  This will be the last time I panhandle for donations this year, and my donation to this month’s charity, the My Stuff Bags Foundation, will go out on Christmas eve.  If you feel so inclined to help these kids out throw some loot into the coffer.  Happy Holidays and thanks again.

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The High Definite & Mikey Beats Present: The One Year Anniversary Mixtape

December 8th, 2009 Endswell View Comments

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Once again, I’m proud to present the newest installment of Cubicle Party mixtapes.  These mixtapes are comprised of all the Cubicle Party selections made throughout a 3-month period (this one is from July-September 2009, as well as some songs from the beginning of this blog’s life that never made it onto a mixtape).

I was once again fortunate enough to work with Mikey Beats of the one and only Sleeping Giants Music crew.  Much thanks to my buddy Claudia for throwing the album art together and dealing with my vague-ass, indecisive “I want’s” and “make it look like’s”.

Thanks to all of you that have been reading and have helped this thing grow to the level it’s at today.  In return, you get an hour of head-nod music celebrating a golden era of hip-hop music.

Enjoy.

Tracklist and Audio after the jump:

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December’s GAS Project Charity: My Stuff Bags Foundation

December 7th, 2009 Endswell View Comments

Thanks to everyone that donated last month.  Even though its the same 50-60 of you each month, I’m extremely grateful for your generosity and support of the one positive thing this blog pumps out each month.  This month’s charity is the My Stuff Bags Foundation, supporting the kids that get shoved off into foster homes with nothing but the clothes on their back.  Although it’s a relatively new charity (founded in 1998), its cause is still a very noble one and deserves our support.

Over 300,000 abused, abandoned, and neglected children across America are removed from dangerous home environments each year. They often arrive at crisis centers and foster homes with few, if any, personal belongings. The My Stuff Bags Foundation seeks to give these children comfort and hope by providing them with a My Stuff Bag full of things they need to help them settle in their new environments, such as clothes, toys, toiletries, stuffed animals, and a security blanket.

My Stuff Bags has provided bags to more than 320,000 children in 49 states since it began in 1998. There goal is to have a bag for every child removed from his or her home.

Donate here to contribute to the GAS Project coffer for these kids, or go to the site and donate directly.   Thanks again.

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26 Years Of Survival

December 3rd, 2009 Endswell View Comments

Tomorrow marks my 26th year of life, and as a result, I have emptied the coffer for the GAS Project, made the $186.70 donation collected this month for the Women For Afghan Women charity, and will be using all donations made in the next 24 hours for my weekend debauchery.  The donations will most likely be used for:

  • drugs and/or alcohol
  • ladies of the night
  • explosives of some sort
  • bail money (worst case scenario)

If you want to be an enabler or just buy me a beer please make all donations through the GAS Project.

The new GAS Project charity will be announced next Monday.  Thanks to all of you that opened your hearts and wallets for last month’s cause.

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