4.16.2007

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Chief Eazy-E

Welcome to my new column Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. It would be called What the Fuck, but I heard a talking head on 700 WLW use this alternative on air, in between some Red's innings Saturday afternoon, and deemed it a worthy title for something new. This will simply be a dump for anything that doesn't fit anywhere else on this here blog.

The Eazy-E arrowhead? A strange relic from my childhood found while cleaning out my former closet at my parent's house. Where did this come from? I'm figuring it was made around 5th or 6th grade, around the time Tim Grunkemeyer and I stole both Straight Outta Compton and Eazy Duz It from the Salem Mall in Dayton. Along with 2 Live Crew's As Nasty As They Wanna Be we (my gang of nerds) would secretly memorize every word of this trio of tapes during our time together in GATE (gifted and talented education). That's where I'm assuming this leather arrowhead was made, as we would take time out to do native crafts or learn knots and small electronics, ya' know, basic public school stuff. I was enamored with every aspect of hip-hop culture, and would integrate it into any kind of school project or book report (I once rapped about Ohio history over the "Humpty Hump" instrumental in social studies). Notice though the Indian Swastikas, my color detail, the extra rococo designs. Don't ask me what I planned on doing with such a bauble, I probably wore it once, these days though it would be priceless to a hipster in Williamsburg. Maybe I should sell it on Ebay?....nah. Maybe it unlocks a portal to Eazy's Malt Liquor Cathouse in the heavens? Wishing now I could find the Hip-Hop Trivia board game I developed around the same era.

So...if there's anything you would like to add to my museum of oddities(must be related to music), please send it along.

1 comment:

Matt said...

This is an amazing thing. You should be wearing it as a necklace every day. Not doing so would be a huge mistake.