Ma jiggas. Whats what ladies? Had a busy couple of weeks ruling. Went abroad for the weekend, did some binazz, had a few laughs, stopped off to visit my grieving extended family for 8 hrs (death in the family) and then flew back to work my ass off the next day. The subcontinent is still a hole. Re-route all further plans to go there to Bali or Tibet. The Dalai Lama is definately my homie and we're quite tight. I shave his head every 6 months. He's all about it.
Anyhoot, enough with the horseradish. I'm going to talk about the greatest show to enter all my cortexes since my birth. Which also ruled.
I am talking about the almighty, Sopranos. What a show. I usually cannot sit through an hour of seethingly hot sex (even though the ladies are always ready to get down) much less some ass tv drama which usually ends up being inconclusive and a waste of sperm. But this show has it all, sex, drugs, rock n roll, mobsters, gumas, power struggles and most of all balls. I love shows with balls. Dudes with no fear that do what needs to be done and deliver bad ass one liners at exactly the right time while holding their ginormous Italian guts, with pride. Legend. If you have watched the show, at some points it may seem as though there is no real continuity to it. I have figured out there is not really meant to be a consistenty to the whole thing, except for Tony's sessions with Dr. Melfi. You can put together the important aspects of the show through paying attention to what is said in that room between Tony and his shrink. Those are the dots to connect, so to speak. I love the cinematography in this show also, it is almost addictive. It is warm, yet serious. The lighting director really got his shit down cause the atmospheres are so well put together and truly act as a seperate tangible character in the show.
Tony Soprano naturally is my role model. I wan't a sensai like him. He would make an excellent ninja. All he needs is an extra large ninja suit, a pair of nunchukos and a desert eagle. Hes the strong silent type, doesn't take shit from nobody.
The guy is really an aspiration of mine because he has so much shit to deal with. He has a crew to run, he has family politics, has the feds on his ass and usually has to make some fucked up decisions to keep both his families working as a cohesive unit. Look at the picture of Tony above. Imagine him right in your face, eyes locked on yours, breathing heavily and pissed off beyond belief and gruffly saying "I'm the motherfucking fucking one who calls the shots." Not too loud, not too soft, just right. He says that to Richie Aprile at a mall when he gets out of hand and Richie finds out whats up. The guy is literally the man.
In the end I am a sucker for that overriding theme of honour within these mob flicks/books/shows where if people squeal or dont pay up, no matter who they are, they will get theirs. There are no exceptions to certain fundamental rules and everyone has to live by the fucking sword. Ninja styles baby. That shit is epic, seriously. You have an intelligent, fast paced and riveting plot with an explosive sub-plot of mafia ethics that eventually become a staple throughout the show. And as sleazy, dirty or grotesque as the characters get, there is always that sense of honour that binds their family together in that there is a set stable hierarchy, loyalty to superiors, a certain pride in your vocation and most of all incentive to do what needs to be done. I wish I had staff/colleagues like that. Incompetence is a shrine that all these jockstraps bow down to every morning. They cant do anything right. But in the Sopranos you have to do it right as there is very little room for error when doing business outside the law.
One can learn a lot from taking some business know how out of these shows, especially if you are running a company that involves lots of staff and therefore, politics. Laying down the law and knowing what to do and when to do it is Tony's speciality and he commands respect. It is a surefire way to get shit done, which is really what the fuck we are doing on this Earth. To get done what needs to be done, done. That is the simple beauty that keeps me watching this sic, sic show. I hope season 6 is still in the works!