The Official Blog of FRIED MAN aka Jess Friedman

Famous rap lyrics translated by google 20 times in 20 different languages
July 8, 2011, 6:58 PM
Filed under: Thoughts

So I found this website ( reddit that lets you enter a word or phrase in english, then it uses google translate to translate the phrase 20 times in different languages and then back to english….the rap lyrics get quite lost in translation.  Since it’s 20 random languages, the translation is different every time.  Here are some of the best results for some famous rap lyrics

Also check out my racist google blog post for more google/internet fun-ness :

“Got my vans on but they look like sneakers”

20 x back to english results:

-He is a truck, but it looks like a shoe
-Put in place as a means of
-Cars for Sony, it looks like shoes
-But shoes
-We have a car, but it shows the same shoes

“I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one”

20x back to english results:

-I’m 99, but bad for health
-I do not have women’s problems within 99
-I have 99 problems but a bitch is not one
-I’m 99, but the problem is insane
-I have 99 problems, but you do not need one

“Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nuthin’ to fuck with”

20x back to english results:

– Nothing, but the Wu – Tang Clan” The Devil – III
-Wu Tang – “Sun of the association and sex
-Wu – Tang Association of love and Nuthe
-Wu-Tang Clan Hell Nuthin ‘no
-Wu-Tang Clan “is not nuthin wrong

maybe some more later . . .


March 1, 2011, 1:51 AM
Filed under: Thoughts

After working a semi-stressful day, I went out to dinner with a friend to stay blow off some steam after work. So I get home at 8 tonight and start recording music cause I am feeling inspired and positive.

…So now it’s midnight and I want to keep recording! I’m totally inspired to work hard on music and get oh so closer to success so I can quit my day job and get paid to do what I love….

And here comes the dilemma . . . .

I may get alot of useful material tonight, or I may not, it’s still really fun for me to stay up late and record and work on music. I’ve always worked better when: 1) I’m staying up late
2) Putting off more important things like: HW, Work, Cleaning, Eating, Sleeping!

So is feeling like utter shit tomorrow at work worth the risk of maybe getting some great material? If I stay up late tonight, it’ll wipe me out the next night. I will be too tired to work, plus I will have a miserable day which will just make me depressed, not inspired.

I can’t motivate myself to produce music or even work on trying to gain success or change my situation when I feel depressed. And so I gotsa get some rest and try to produce work on weekends and evenings . . . .The risk ain’t worth the sacrifice of feeling like shit the next day. Or is it..?

Because when I am feeling it, I am FEELING IT! I have to jump on any opportunity of inspiration right AWAY and capture all my feelings and ideas before they go missing in my brain . . .

*(I say missing because some people believes every experience a human has, the brain may remember it forever, or some part of it at least.)

It’s very hard for me to be creative on command like on the weekends, which are free for me. I work Mon thru Fri 8am-5pm. I’m usually so tired from the work week, that I end up being pretty unproductive on the weekends. But that is party because I am taking the risk of staying up late to produce some great material.

I can only be so creative when I make it a job, or a routine, when I do it on a schedule. For me, it is pretty random when inspiration strikes. It sucks too because I have alot of good ideas on muni while riding to work. I wish I could record right on the spot. I think I am going to take this inspiration that strikes me on my morning commute and use photography to express my ideas instead.

I do however know that enhancing my life experiences can enhance my creativity. Doing things such as traveling, meeting new people, always learning new things . . .

But ultimately I need a better source of income that allows me to be create music more randomly, when ever I FEEL LIKE IT!

Fire Hoop on “GLEE”
February 1, 2011, 8:33 PM
Filed under: Thoughts

So during the new “GLEE” episode, they do a number to Katy Perry’s “California Girls” song and during the sequence, there are some cheerleaders with fire hoops.


-Fried Man

Look, I’m being productive . . .
January 23, 2011, 12:23 AM
Filed under: Music, NORCOB, Pictures, Thoughts

Here is some new blog content to show the world I am not dead. . . .

Downtown Oakland

I took this pic at my friends house "Jersey" in downtown Oakland. He is the dude in the picture. I found something visually pleasing about this scene. Kinda comforting ina sense. Found in San Francisco Jan 2011.

Found on Bart Jan 2011

Spotted on BART Jan 2011. Fuckin' American Flag Vans ! ! ! AMMMURRKUHHH I want a pair!

Shovelface over my mic stand

Shovelface over my mic stand for inspiration. The mic in the picture is actually my friend Michael's mic. It's a Shure mic, the same one used to record the album Thriller by MJ

recording with michael

Recording with my friend Michael on a saturday night in the norcobe. He is a rapper from the East Bay. We met at a "We All We Got" show in SF last year. We are working on a hip hop tune set to the beat of "Herbacide."

Here is a picture of the construction of the new Transbay Terminal in Downtown San Francisco. This is literally right across the street from my work. For some reason, this scene makes me think of DUBSTEP. Like some transformer or skynet robots are going to step over the bridge rubble and start shooting n shit.....all set to some Datsik song . . .


Here is an M&M at a store somewhere in Colma or Daly City or SSF

Here is a picture of my friend Elias doing something to the M&M. Fuck you Elias! Get out of my shot!

"No! Fuck You Fried Man!" - Elias

WTF is wrong with this M&M?

Blue seaglass I found at Ocean Beach San Francisco, Fort Funston & Pacifica.

RedBull turns into RedCat
January 20, 2011, 2:18 PM
Filed under: Pictures, Thoughts | Tags:
RedBull tab

Check out the tab on the Red Bull cans. Looks like a Bull, right?


Looks like a Cat, huh . . .


Yeh, all I did was break off one lil piece. I’ve been doing this for a while, thought the interweb would like to know.

-Fried Man

I walked 4 miles today
January 14, 2011, 12:45 AM
Filed under: Thoughts

…Cuz I didn’t feel like paying MUNI . . .

FYI, Don’t cry ‘n drive!
January 7, 2011, 11:16 PM
Filed under: Info, Pictures, Thoughts