Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hurricane Harvey destroys 100 year old building in Elgin, Texas.

Hurricane Harvey destroyed the roof a 100 year old building located at 217 Central Avenue in Elgin, Texas and has destroyed the interior structure of the building. As of now, the roof is completely missing. The roof has collapsed from destruction of wind currents during Hurricane Harvey. The building is a former shell of what it once was before Hurricane Harvey weather hit the small town of Elgin, Texas.

The building that was destroyed what was once a Thai food restaurant. From 2010 to 2017 is when  Katie's Catering Thai Cuisine operated at the corner of Avenue B & Central Avenue in Elgin, Texas.

POLLEN ARCHITECTURE is planning to turn this 100 year old building into a new vision. As of two months ago, the first day of restoration and cleanup began. The removal and stabilization alone is estimated to be a total cost of $6,000. Possibly $8,000 including fees. However more work needs to be done to get completed. Margo Sawyer wanted to thank everyone who has already so generously donated! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

This building is zoned in C-2 Commercial District with Zone 2 Overlay which allows more than 50% residential on the ground floor. This building is also located in the Elgin Local Historic District and Elgin National Register Historic Commercial District. The parcel number is R12232.
The building is located at 217 Central Avenue, Elgin, Texas, US 78621.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to revitalize the building that was once a Thai food restaurant. You can help by sending donations here to this link.:

Updated history of Pleasant Valley School in Austin, Texas.

Pleasant Valley School was a school in Austin, Texas that operated from 1864 to 1968. The school building was located where modern day intersection FM 2222 & Loop 360 is now located. Pleasant Valley School first served as an elementary school serving grades 1 through 5. Later Pleasant Valley School became a 1-11 school serving grades 1 through 11.

Pleasant Valley School served as school for students living in the neighborhoods of Northwest Hills, Allandale, West Austin, Courtyard, Spicewood, Pleasant Valley, Spicewood Mesa, and Twin Mesa neighborhoods. Even students from the Eanes School District attended Pleasant Valley School despite living in Westlake at one point in the latter half of the 19th century.

Thomas Hughell Walden donated land to Travis County Appraisal District for a school in 1864 located on land which owned called Old Walden Place where the modern day intersection FM 2222 & Loop 360 is now located. Pleasant Valley School opened up as a schoolhouse where school was held inside a log cabin built in 1864. Classes would be held for this school inside of the log cabin from 1864 to 1867.

Hughell Walden, Ewan Williams, and Fendrick Smith were the first school trustees. Miss Jennie Parrish, Mrs. Munn, and Mr. Stringer were the teachers. Ewan Williams gave 1½ acres of land to the school. Pleasant Valley School was also known as Bull Creek School on several topographical maps from the 1880’s to the 1910’s as the school was located near Bull Creek.

The old school building was outmoded and outdated by 1866. So a new log cabin was built in 1867. School was held in this log cabin from 1867 until 1919. The first school year for this school building was the 1867-1868 school year. Funding was tight as money was scarce during the Reconstruction era after the American Civil War. Grades 1 through 5 only were taught at this school. Students wanting to continue towards 6th grades and onwards went to Oak Grove School on Spicewood Springs Road.

The 1867 Pleasant Valley School log cabin building burned down to the ground in 1885. This led to a dispute in land titles over who owned the land where Pleasant Valley School was located. The school itself was located on a flat. Although Pleasant Valley School was on land owned by Thomas Hughell Walden, the school building moved several times. Eventually the school itself was rebuilt in 1885.

Classes continued in the school year of 1885-1886. Grades 6 through 11 were added in 1886. One side of Pleasant Valley School served grades 1 through 5 and the other side served grades 6 through 11. The side that served grades 1 through 5 switched to serve grades 1 through 6.

In 1918, the Travis County Schools superintendent deemed the school building to be outdated and overcrowded. This led to a demand for aa new school building to be built. However that area of town suffered from extreme poverty at that time and receiving a new school building would be a difficult task.

The land was considered to be very poor by county and city officials as the Northwest Hills neighborhood and Allandale was sparsely settled due to the mountainous hills alongside the rocky limestone formations. Lands were used for farming and ranch. Most of the citizens living in the Northwest Hills neighborhood and in Allandale were very poor back then. The flat yet somewhat mountainous hills alongside the rocky limestone formations alongside Northwest Hills was a perfect ideal location for a school to be built on.

1919 was the year Pleasant Valley School District was formed. Although Pleasant Valley had its own school district by 1919, Travis County Public Schools (Travis County Common School District) operated and oversaw the school. The Travis County Schools superintendent was responsible for helping allocate funding to several rural schools and school district in Travis County.

 The Pleasant Valley School District had a 50¢ cent school tax which produced only $91.83 per year, which in turn was only $4.84 per student of free-school age. The Travis County Schools superintendent was responsible for helping allocate funding to Pleasant Valley School.

During the summer of 1919, people from the Allandale and Northwest Hills neighborhoods voted bonds within an amount of $2,000 dollars build a new modern two-room schoolhouse. The vote was unanimous due to their desires for a better school. It was a cry for help. A cry for better educational facilities. Thomas Hughell Walden was the man instrumental in getting Austin Public Schools (Austin ISD) to establish the new Pleasant Valley School building. He and several other petitioned city officials and county officials to build a new schoolhouse in the Pleasant Valley/Northwest Hills community.

When the bonds reached the Attorney General's office for inspection, they could not be approved.  The bonds to build a new school were rejected. Only $500 dollars in bonds could be legally issued for construction of Pleasant Valley School. The tax base of the district was simply too small. The new schoolhouse was not built. Instead an old was provided with a new roof and a new floor along with 2 extra windows.

Pleasant Valley School later opened up as a schoolhouse for Austin ISD (then known as Austin Public Schools) and Travis County Public Schools (Travis County Common School District) in 1919 as a one story two-room wooden-framed schoolhouse that would be later on converted into a three-room wooden-framed schoolhouse in what was considered then as rural Travis County. Years of operation for this school were from 1919 to 1968.

Unfortunately the one story school would face another tragedy. The school burned down again in the year of 1931. The school burned down to the ground. Everything was destroyed by the fire. Books, desks, educational material, sports equipment, and several other items were never recovered. It was a total loss for Pleasant Valley School District. Students were sent to Oak Gove School in the Oak Grove School District (School District No. 5) temporarily until a new school building could be built.

Fortunately however, the school was able to be rebuilt in 1932 after being burned down to a flat surface. 1932 was also the same time where the school became accredited receiving accreditation from the State of Texas. Later Pleasant Valley School became a 1-11 school. The State of Texas accredited Pleasant Valley School with high acclaim for their educational standards.

On the 1932 Topographic and Road Map of Travis Count, the school appears as Pleasant Valley School. Pleasant Valley School was no longer referred to as Bull Creek School any maps from the 1930s onwards.

The school would not live on forever. It too would be moved as the city of Austin grew around it.
Pleasant Valley School District was closed in 1968 when the school property reverted by sale to Mrs. C.C. Champion as provided in the original deed, Pleasant Valley School District was closed and consolidated into Summitt School District and later Austin ISD. Austin ISD sending the remaining students to continue their education in nearby schools in the Austin school district.

The other reasons why the Pleasant Valley School and Pleasant Valley School District closed was due to declining enrollment and imminent domain. Shortly after sale to Mrs. C.C. Champion as provided in the original deed, Pleasant Valley School sat abandoned for 2 years until 1970.

In 1970, Pleasant Valley School was relocated and made into a private residence on the Champion family land. This was done in order to prevent demolition. The Champion family donated land to TXDot for Loop 360 and have donated huge portions of their land to real estate development during the latter half of the 20th century.

Imminent domain would make right of way for a new Loop 360 and the Pleasant Valley School building was in its route (right of way). That Loop 360 route that would eventually become a highway to serve West Austin neighborhoods such as Courtyard, Allandale, Spicewood, Pleasant Valley, and Northwest Hills. City of Austin used imminent domain to construct Loop 360 where Pleasant Valley School was at.

As of December 2017, the Pleasant Valley School building is now a private residence on land owned by the Champion family. The school building has been repainted a white color which was the original color for this school building.

However the land is being rezoned by the Champion family for a hotel and is slated for demolition. The Champion family isn't keen on getting historical status or a Texas Historic Landmark marker for the school building as they want to proceed with building the hotel. No, the Champion family has not gotten the City of Austin to initiate historic zoning to keep the building in tact. So far nothing has been done yet. Only time will tell certainly.

Pleasant Valley School was located at the intersection of Loop 360 & FM 2222, Austin, Texas, US.

Hudson Bend School history long forgotten revisited.

The Hudson Bend School in Bee Cave, Texas and its history have been long forgotten with time. Many people do not know of the history of this school or are aware of existence. Hudson Bend School is one of the many early schools of the Lake Travis community, Travis County, Austin, and Bee Cave of course.

Wiley Hudson and his family settled in Hudson Bend near the Colorado River (now Lake Travis) in 1830. In 1860, men from the community built a one-room schoolhouse. Lumber was donated from nearby. Albert Kendrick Stewart was responsible for building the Hudson Bend School. A man named Mr. Watson was hired to be the teacher by the school.

By 1890, Hudson Bend community boasted 2 schools called Hudson Bend School and Hurst Creek School aka Hirsh Creek School. What was once a one-room schoolhouse was later rebuilt into a two-room schoolhouse. Hudson Bend School expanded to having two rooms and gradually grew to three rooms by the end of the 19th century.

Hudson Bend School was never a district school nor did the Hudson Bend community have its own school district as several other communities around had their own school districts at that time. (Hudson Bend never had its own school district.)

In 1901, both Hudson Bend School, Lone Ives School, and Hurst Creek School were consolidated into Teck School via Teck Common School District in 1901. Hudson Bend School Hudson and Hurst Creek School consolidated into each other with Lone Ives School consolidating in 1902. Although Bend School still operated however. Hudson Bend School would continue to operate from 1901 to 1911.

Hudson Bend School stopped operating in 1911. The building was sold off to a private homeowner in the same year. Hurst Creek School was demolished. Both schools no longer exist.Hudson Bend School, Lone Ives School, and Hurst Creek School were consolidated into Teck Common School District.

In 1985, a new middle school was opened by Lake Travis ISD. Lake Travis ISD officials decided to name the new middle school Hudson Bend Middle School after the former Hudson Bend School in an effort to remember their 19th century historic roots. After all, the name “Hudson Bend Middle School” originated from “Hudson Bend School”. The first school term Hudson Bend Middle School operated on was the 1985-1986 school year.

Today the legacy and name of Hudson Bend School live on at Hudson Bend Middle School at the location of 15600 Lariat Trail, Austin, Texas, US 78734. This middle school proudly boasts a high school graduation rate of 96.5% (96 ½ percent).

History about the Highland School in Pflugerville, Texas way long forgotten revisited.

Highland School in Pflugerville, Texas is one of the many Austin/Travis County institutions that have been long forgotten which has faded away with time and history. Most local citizens have forgotten about  Highland School in Pflugerville, Texas. In fact, most have never knew about this school’s existence.

For those who didn’t remember and for those who did not know, Highland School was a public school that operated from 1873 to 1942. Highland School was located near the intersection of Vision Drive & Foothill Farms near I 35 (IH 35) out on the rural countryside.

In early 1873, Highland School was built as a one room school building. At one point Highland School was built as a log cabin before becoming a modern one room school building. 1880 was the year Highland School was rebuilt and modernized into a one room school building. Overall Highland School was a rural school that grades 1st through 10th. 11th grade was later added.

Year of 1882 is when the Highland School District aka Highland School District No. 56 (School District No. 56) was established. Highland School had its own school district (as many rural schools in Travis County/Austin did during that time. Highland School District operated as a school district from 1882 to 1936 for Pflugerville and Austin before consolidating into Pflugerville ISD in 1936.

Beginning in 1900, Highland School added 11th grade classes to their school. Highland School then taught grades 1st through 11th. 10th grade and 11th grade classes were held in a separate room. The Highland School expanded from being a one-room school with one teacher into a three-room school with three teachers in 1901.

1902 is when some children from Merrilltown School in the Merrilltown School District were transferred to Highland School. Students were transferred from Merrilltown School (also known as Merrilltown Elementary School) and Merrilltown High School as an effort to relive overcrowding in rural schools of Round Rock, Travis County, Austin, and Pflugerville.

In 1908 is when Richland School consolidated into Highland School as was later consolidated by Plfugerville ISD shortly after.  During the 1908-1909 school year is when Pflugerville ISD began having Highland School admitting students from Richland School as the Pflugerville School District consolidated Richland School in 1908. Despite Richland School being consolidated into Pflugerville ISD, Richland School continued to operate until 1938.

Highland School never went past 11th grade until the 1934-1935 school year. 1935 is when Highland School began accepting 12th grade students from schools in the Pflugerville School District and neighboring school districts. This practice continued through 1940 until the school closed for good.

Prior to 1935, Pflugerville ISD did not have buses as a method of transportation for students. Most students, including those who lived in town, walked to school. Some students walked more than 2 miles to school everyday. Highland School was no exception. By the 1935-1936 school year, Pflugerville ISD had their own transportation with buses now provided. However Pflugerville ISD only operated on bus route. Despite this improved method of transportation, everyone had their own transportation.

In 1936, Pflugerville ISD was about to lose state certification and accreditation because the school district did not have a sufficient amount of students for their tax base. Travis County Schools Superintendent Irvin W. Popham held many meetings and the solution was to consolidate the surrounding schools and its school districts into Pflugerville ISD. Consolidation saved Pflugerville ISD.

Highland School met its fate as most rural school across the United States did. The school was consolidated into a larger school district. Highland School and its school district were consolidated into Pflugerville ISD (Pflugerville Independent School District) in 1936.

Pflugerville ISD continued to let Highland School operate until 1942 due to lack of state funding as funds were going to soldiers fighting in World War II. So Highland School closed down in 1942. Its students were moved to the Pflugerville School.

The building was moved onto to the site of where Timmerman Elementary School is now located in 1943. The building was destroyed by a tornado that hit Pflugerville in 1957. Highland School is no longer extant today as the building has been demolished.

The location of Highland School was Vision Drive, Pflugerville, Texas, US 78660.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,403

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I am going to review Lil Brian & The Zydeco Travelers - Funky Nation (2000).

Funky Nation is the most innovative Zydeco music album from the year 2000. This album marks the first album to be released on Buckwheat Zydeco's own Tomorrow Recordings label. The album itself is truly incredible. Fans of Zydeco music will appreciate this album for years to come. Funky Nation is Z-Funk (Creole zydeco) with an irresistible twist provided by vocals that are harmonic and rich in nature. Also the ballads are sultry. This Z-Funk album has an organic feel. Harmonic and organic are two words that best describe this album. Think Zydeco with an H-Town sound. Z-Funk is truly organic.

The title track pays homage and tribute to Zydeco music with a combination of Z-Funk. Some H-Town sound has been incorporated into the title track where we can hear Lil Brian plays a mean accordion. Lil Brian represents Barrett Station, Texas to the fullest on this song. Homage has been paid to funk. Funk is truly compelling.

Zydeco music meets dancehall here and on the song Get Up On That Zydeco. It's a dance song. Funk meets dance and Zydeco right here. Get Up On That Zydeco is provided by vocals that are harmonic and rich in nature. Get Up On That Zydeco has an organic feel. The Hammond B3 organ helps give off a funky vibe.

Lil Brian brings out the inner demons that haunt everyday on Question. He gets into deep dark thought in Question. People spend all lives searching for a ray of hope for a peace of mind. The song gets very real on the middle near the chorus verse. Lil Brian gets intuitive by getting into deep thought. There is a question deep inside your heart that puts your mind in thought.

Take the first verse for instance.:
You've been searching all your life to find
A ray of hope
Some kind of peace of mind
Something that would truly make you feel
Like your life is really, really real

Along with the chorus.:
There's a question
Deep inside your heart
There's a question

I rate this album, Funky Nation, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,402

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Vallejo - Vallejo.

Vallejo - Vallejo (Shining Sun) is the self-titled debut album by Vallejo that was released on the Chicago, Illinois record label IMI Records and TVT Records in 1997. Shining Sun sold 5,000 copies upon its release in just a few weeks! TVT Records took notice and singed Vallejo to their label the same year. Their debut album was repackaged and re-released as the Shining Sun album on TVT Records.

Just Another Day was an instant hit which caught fire on local radio station KLBJ in Texas and eventually the US. Texas fell in love with the song Just Another Day. Just Another Day is similar to the raw raunchy Latin rock sound of Santana. Just Another Day was the single that became an instant hit. Their first single Just Another Day reached #30 on the Billboard Alternative Rock charts.

Boogie Man is a hard rock song with all hard rock energy. You can feel the intensity and energy in style with this hard rock song. Boogie Man does get startling at times. Honestly Boogie Man should have became an instant hit for the Vallejo band.

House (Casa De Amor) is a Vallejo love song with a Latin rock infusion. There is a Spanish touch to House (Casa De Amor) however.

The album cover was changed from the Sacred Heart artwork to the sun and thorns because of religious controversy. Vallejo caught flack with he Catholic Church and various religious organizations (as well as TVT Records) back in the 1990s. So TVT Records revamped, repackaged, and re-released their self-titled debut album with a whole new completely different look visually in 1997.

Now the album cover with the burning heart (Sacred Heart artwork) is the album that was originally released on IMI Records in 1997. If you have the IMI1969 edition of the self-titled debut album, then you have the original version of the self-titled Vallejo album. Artwork for both versions differ. Photography was done by Todd V. Wolfson.

Shining Sun is the self-titled debut album by Vallejo. None of the songs were changed either on the original version or the re-release. TVT Records was the one responsible for releasing new album cover now known by Vallejo fans as the "Shining Sun" album. The Shining Sun album you see in the retail market is the self-titled album which is the re-release version. Bobby Francovillo was responsible for launching the career of Vallejo.

Their (Vallejo) original contract with IMI allowed them to sign a joint deal between IMI and TVT. However despite that, the contract between TVT and IMI led the label to effectively shelve the album. Vallejo managed to sell over 50,000 copies of their debut.

I rate this album, Vallejo (IMI Edition), 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,401

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review the Handsome JET - ¬(゜~゜)Г.

Jet Boogie is a Handsome Jet melody of all the songs on the ¬(゜~゜)Г album all onto one track. Think of this song as a mega melody. A loud heavy hard rock mega melody is what it sounds like. Hard rock meets heavy metal mega in this mega melody song. The volume is set quite loud! Handsome JET does his usual chanting, singing, and yelling through the enchanted power of music. Handsome JET himself takes the lead in this song as a vocalist.

Duck [アヒル] is a perfect song to play at night during the peaceful nighttime. Dusk has that peaceful nighttime vibe to it and also that quiet lonely day vibe. Handsome JET himself takes the lead in this song as a vocalist. Take notice of the harmonics used on Duck. Handsome JET is the one playing the harmonica. The song Duck has a rather happy upbeat vibe yet sad vibe at the same time.

self-haunting is a duo cut with longtime Handsome JET Project members Toshio Sakurai and Handsome Jet. self-haunting is a dark song.

Basically¬ (゜ ~ ゜) Г  is a non-facial person. It is supposed that the face is not understood. Meanig that the face of the person who wrote this album is not to be understood and remain unknown to the audience regardless.  [¬ (゜ ~ ゜) Г is a notation used to represent an emoticon.]

Due to budgetary concerns, Handsome JET played with a single acoustic guitar. Toshio Sakurai sang on most of the dark songs such as Dusk and self-haunting. YUEI had nothing to do with this album. Despite being associated with Handsome JET in the Bemani Games, Yuei-san had nothing to do with the recording or engineering of this album.

Songs from Bemani games such as GuitarFreaks and Drummania were not included due to copyright reasons. Even the original songs he wrote for Bemani games GuitarFreaks and Drummania are not on this album.

Only around 10,000 copies of ¬ (゜ ~ ゜) Г were pressed on CD and sold via Amazon, by Handsome JET directly himself, sold at GITADORA LIVE concerts, or were sold at those Handsome JET Live concerts hosted by Bemani with help of Konami. Most copies of ¬ (゜ ~ ゜) Г were pressed sold on

Sadly however, ¬(゜~゜)Г and Honto (the CD-r that Handsome JET only gave out at concerts) was the only album from Handsome JET that was ever released. Lead singer Handsome JET of Handsome JET Project died in May 2008 in a traffic accident while riding a motorcycle with his friend in Japan. The friend survived while Handsome JET did not. Handsome JET sang a multitude of songs from Konami originals and licensed covers alike. His real name has never been revealed and is not known. Handsome JET Project and Handsome JET himself would have taken off to become a national success in Japan if the lead singer hadn't died.

*Handsome Jet is the name of the lead singer of the coincidental band Handsome JET Project consisting of Handsome Jet, YUEI (Yuei Uematsu), Kozo Nakamura, Brad Holmes, Asaki, Thomas Howard Lichtenstein, and Toshio Sakurai.
*He is credited as Handsome JET or Jetto-san (ジェットさん) as he was in the Bemani games GuitarFreaks and Drummania.

I rate this album, ¬(゜~゜)Г , 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,400

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review C-Stud Vill - Payback.

Payback is an EP/single that legendary rapper C-Stud Vill dropped on cassette in 1993 on Mystic Records that sold over 33,000 units in its first year. The Payback EP was a demo C-Stud Vill recorded in 1990. C-Stud Vill, Papa C, Anthony Jasper Sr., and Anthony Jasper Jr. were responsible for promoting and producing this EP. Legendary songs C-Stud Vill Trick-uh-Treat (radio version and street version) and Payback are included on this EP. Songs included are Trick-uh-Treat (radio version and street version), Payback, and 1 to 10.

The hit single Trick-uh-Treat exploded producing sales of over 30,000 copies alone. The single had sold over 33,000 units later that year. This and his success gained the attention of an independent record label called Mystic Records operated by Papa C, Anthony Jasper Sr., and Anthony Jasper Jr.

Due to his lack of knowledge of the music business, C-Stud Vill was left with an unlicensed and non copyrighted cassette master to the demo EP and lost contact with Papa C. After searching for 3 years, Papa C was found and released those full masters to the 4 song EP. Soon after the EP was licensed and copyrighted, Mystic Records released the 4 song EP.

Due to inexperience of the music business, C-Stud signed a 2 year contract with Mystic Records without a legal review of the contract which entailed the release of all his music rights to Mystic Records. Due to financial strains within the record label, C-Stud Vill was released out of his contract and given back all his music rights.

The Payback EP/single has those eerie G-Funk sines and heavy bass over banging hard hitting beats for those whom are fans of rap music overall. Fans of San Antonio rap will truly appreciate the sound coming from this single.

The hit single Trick-uh-Treat exploded producing sales of over 30,000 copies alone in 1993. The single had sold over 33,000 units later that year. Trick-uh-Treat has an eerie gangsta rap sound over grimey beats. Real eerie sounds similar to PKO, K-Sam, Natas, and Esham.

Payback has a deep dark eerie underground sound with reduced treble and highly reduced bass. C Stud Vill claimed to be the craziest motherfucker out of the SA streets in the 90s with his finger on the trigger looking for fools to slip. What C Stud Vill gave people in the 90s is the payback.

1 To 10 was a short (55 seconds) less than a minute freestyle rap with gangsta rap lyrics. Honestly 1 To 10 was too short of a track should have been extended even longer. Gangsta rap meets freestyle rap on 1 To 10

I rate this EP/single, Payback, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,399

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Mean Gene - All Night Thing/Yes Yes Ya'll.

DJ Clay did most of the production, Carlito-D (C-LO D) wrote most of the single, Mean Gene was the incredible visionary of this single. This cassette single was released in 1995 on Boomin' Records in Flint, Michigan. The front cover are the colors of the Green Bay Packers football team colors with the mascot hornet. This whole single is rock. Rockin' hard! Some Mean Gene fans refer to this as an album. Rock meets rap and hip hop on this single.

The front cover are the colors of the Green Bay Packers football team colors with the mascot hornet. You would have thought Mean Gene was from Wisconsin. For those who don't know, Mean Gene is from Flint and not Lansing, Michigan or Wisconsin as many people thought he was. Mean Gene is a real cool big dude.

(Acknowledgements go to Chris Miller, Carlito810, and Jersey Catalin for sending me the information regarding music about Mean Gene!)

It's an All Night Thing when Mean Gene is on a late night creep. Chasing skirt and licking booty. It only involves all the women that Mean Gene meets. This track remind me of a precursor to Freak Nasty - Da Dip. Maybe it's just my imagination. Anyway this song is mainly about late night sex. You can feel that Freak Nasty vibe to it. The remix is even better! DJ Clay is on the wheels of steel! He does a superb job as usual. The bass is super heavy but not too hyphy.

You will love the incorporated Yes Yes Ya'll sample from Beastie Boys - Slow and Low used on Yes Yes Ya'll. It has that East Coast feel to it. The timbre, beats, and production are on point! You can feel Mean Gene rockin' it during one of his live concerts on this one right here! I love how the Tom drums are used mixed in with the beats. You can tell Mean Gene put his heart and soul into it. Mean Gene is good at what he does.

DJ Clay did a superb job on Wheels of Steel. The samples are on point.Anything you know that DJ Clay does is the shit!! It hits hard. DJ Clay definitely goes hard on the wheels of steel wether it be live in concert or in the recording studio.

Now onto the Live Concert version of Yes Yes Ya'll!! Mean Gene put his heart and soul into performing live at his concerts on stage! For the  Live Concert version of Yes Yes Ya'll that is! Mean Gene is good at what he does. You can feel Mean Gene rockin' it during one of his live concerts on this one right here! He knows how to put on a good show. The crowd at the end went wild!! The Live Concert version of Yes Yes Ya'll was not included on his 1995 Back To The Old School album.

I rate this single, All Night Thing/Yes Yes Ya'll, 5/5*****!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Georgia teacher on administrative leave after threatening student now fired.

A Georgia teacher is on paid administrative leave after threatening a student verbally. On November 8, 2017, April Carr sent a video to FOX 5 in Atlanta, Georgia which shows that a teacher threatening her 11th grade son. April Carr has admitted her son’s behavior in the classroom at Rockdale Career Academy sparked the incident which had ultimately led to the threat.

The teacher was later identified as Paul Hagen by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office identified the teacher as Paul Hagen. FOX 5 News reported the incident live on the 5 o’clock news the following night.

Teacher Paul Hagen stated in his threat: “I’m serious, dude.” “If you screw with me, you’re going to get in big [expletive] trouble.” “Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot. I got a bet. I bet by the time you’re 21 somebody is going to put a bullet in your head. OK? And it might be me, the one who does it.”

April Carr believes that is enough punishment for the teacher. She wants the teacher to be fired from his job. April Carr has since posted the video on Facebook.

A school spokesperson has reported that incident remains under investigation. A criminal investigation has been launched. Teacher Paul Hagen has been fired from his position as science teacher at Rockdale Career Academy. He is now currently unemployed.