I'm real glad to see '06 go and very happy to see the new year. a lot happened in 2006 but i think its even more important to focus on what might be ahead in "07. I look around and all i see are changes. some for the good but mostly bad. one of the biggest changes is this runaway freight train called real estate condo development around the city. ya can't throw a rock in any direction without hitting a new building site for new condos. and i mean really fuckin expensive joints....i'm thinkin who are these mah-fuckas buyin this shit? not heads that were born and raised in this city i'll tell you that much. i can't be mad at a kid for makin paper....that shit is a given. but when you dead a landmark like 11 spring street, the wall of fame, for some lame ass multi-million dollar condo building.....that shit just ain't right. thats not development.....thats destruction. is the new game to just kill off all cultural forms of production in the name of mass produced bullshit? do you actually think mp3's are better than vinyl? is it really cool and creatively original to run down to a bathing ape or nike for that matter and shell out mad loot for a pair of ice creams or aj's that the clown next to you is wearing?how many of those fuckin so-called collectable plastic figurines from kidbot can you pile up on you desk, is that original? what the fuck has happened to creative expression yo? i actually remember when it was a fuckin nightmare to roll up in a spot and some other head had your shit on....now its a fuckin uniform! so all i can hope for is that there is an underground...one that can recognize that not all change is for the better and hold on to the idea that things become classic for reason. we lost some heavy weights in '06 (R.I.P. JB) i'm all for new if its interesting or makes something better but lets not drop the classics...cause if we do all we're gonna be left with is a really expensive pile of dry wall and metal studs. Happy New Year '07. nuff said.