BB King has died at 89


BB King has died. He was 89. Born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 near Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S. Died May 14, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

After the cancellation of the remaining eight shows of his 2014 tour due to health problems, King announced on October 8, 2014 he was back at home to recuperate. On May 1, 2015, after two hospitalizations caused by complications from high blood pressure and diabetes, King announced on his website that he was in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died there on May 14 at 9:40 P.M. PDT.

I am very sad today. BB King’s music has been a big part of life and my musical upbringing. His music will live on. I also have my memories. Visiting Memphis, TN with my Brother and Dad and going to the BB King Blues Club. My Dad talking to some buskers and asking if me and my brother could sit in with them. My brother played the drums and I played guitar on Beale Street for two songs. I will never forget that. I will also never forget going to see BB King with my Dad a few years later in Reno, NV and sharing a beer, I was only 19 I think. His simplicity in his playing is something I strive for. Less is more. That was the major lesson I learned from listening to him play.

Peace & love to him and his family.


MY THIRD EYE – The Black Penguins

“MY THIRD EYE” by The Black Penguins

Take a journey into the consciousness of it’s creator eric “eroctech” toledo the mastermind behind ‪The Black Penguins‬. Each song is linked to a time, place, or emotion in his life.

MY THIRD EYE is a psychedelic, experimental electronic album with some guitars, laced with flash backs from ‪The Dude‬.

*Lots of goodies included for those who download the whole album!


eric “eroctech” toledo
guitars, keys, programing, recording, and mixing using ableton live & pro tools

“Nopales (Mix 2)”
remix of the single “Nopales”

“Animal (Ghosts of San Francisco)”
remix from “Mark it Zero
al carter – drums
david emmert – bass

“Whales & Salt”
live stereo demo recording
sf anonymous – drums

canlelo – paws on wood floor

CC BY 3.0 – some rights reserved


Out of all the shadowy outfits prowling in the fast flickering eye of the electronic storm and psychedelic lo-fi manifesting across CA, some are as obscure and as overlooked as [ The Black Penguins ]. The confounding maker Eric Toledo, has released several titles to essentially few basic recognition or critical acclaim in the last half decade. A sad event so to say, for “MY THIRD EYE” the most recent in a chain of release, is so solid and so different in comparison to [ The Black Penguins ] previous titles that it’s almost impossible to believe they all emerged from the mind of one shrouded outfit. But make no mistake as every album since the first, “Mark it Zero” when [ The Black Penguins ] had a drummer & bass player, Eric’s music were built mainly with the use of electronic beats and keys while flirting around various elements to create electronic pieces. And while majority of Eric’s albums are shape around electronic output [ The Black Penguins ] also swift outside its comfort zone integrating few guitar based songs with electronic drums. The album “Moods” has no guitars at all while all the “Mixtape” albums are heavy on the electronic side. “MY THIRD EYE” on the other end is the culmination of [ The Black Penguins ] electronic work. It’s probably one of the most cohesive results to date.

by The Siren Sound

MY THIRD EYE - Back Cover - The Black Penguins

eric eroctech toledo



Eric’s Fried Chicken Sandwich 


This is my Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe, which is a copy of Bakesale Betty’s famous Fried Chicken Sandwich in Oakland, CA. I’ve actually never had one but saw her make one on the Food Network and just tried it out myself.

This is just a simple fried chicken sandwich but what makes it is the slightly spicy coleslaw. I serve it on round bolillo rolls (regular ones will do also), some mayo, the coleslaw and that is it. But feel free to adapt and experiment to your taste.


Eric’s Coleslaw

Shredded cabbage (1bag)
Jalapeños (2-3)
Cilantro (1bunch)
Red Onion (1)
Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Dijon mustard (1 large tablespoon)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Olive Oil

  1. Cut Red Onion into medium strips and put in a small bowl and cover with Apple Cider Vinegar. Let sit for at least 10-15 min. Usually by the time everything is ready should be enough.
  2. Put all the shredded cabbage in a large bowl.
  3. Chop 2 jalapeños with seeds into small pieces. Add them to the cabbage.
  4. Take two handfuls of cilantro and chop finely. Add to cabbage and jalapeños.
  5. Now add a generous amount of sea salt to cabbage, jalapeños, cilantro. Add just a bit of black pepper. Now mix cabbage, jalapeños, and cilantro together. Let sit.
  6. Now I would start frying your chicken. At this point it’s good to let the coleslaw set and the red onions marinate the better, but like 10-15min max.
  7. Once your ready or the onions have marinated for 10 minutes let’s make the dressing.
  8. Take one heaping tablespoon of Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Add a small amount of olive oil. Maybe 4-5 tablespoons. Mix together.
  9. Now drain your red onions saving just a little of the vinegar and add them to the cabbage mix.
  10. Add dressing to cabbage mix and mix throughly.
  11. It’s best to let the coleslaw sit for a few minutes but not long. It’s best served fresh, otherwise things start to wilt and it looses it’s crunchiness.


Eric’s Fried Chicken

Thinly sliced chicken breast (I found some at Trader Joe’s ready to use)
Sea Salt
Black Pepper

  1. In a cast iron pan or any frying pan add some oil. About 1/2 inch deep and start to heat.
  2. In a pyrex dish, or anything that’s about 1 1/2 tall, pour some buttermilk in. Enough to cover two pieces of chicken at a time. I fry two pieces at a time.
  3. On a plate put some flour, enough for all your chicken, add sea salt, black pepper, and any other spice you may want to add. Sometimes I add some Pico De Gallo’s Seasonings it’s a spicy mix. Mix flour mixture thoroughly.
  4. Now take one thinly sliced chicken breast and pound it with a meat tenderizer on both sides. Do the same for another piece.
  5. Put both pieces of pounded chicken into the buttermilk and make sure it is fully covered. Let sit for 2 min or so.
  6. Now lift a piece of chicken out of the buttermilk and let it drip a little then place it into the flour mixture and coat all sides.
  7. Place the coated chicken into the now hot oil and repeat step 6 for the other piece of chicken.
  8. Do not flip the chicken or mess with it just let it cook on one side until the sides are golden brown. Times vary but it’s fairly quick since the chicken is so thin.
  9. Once the first side is golden brown flip the chicken and let the other side cook. A total cook time will be about 9 min total for two pieces of chicken. But check it for firmness. You can also use a meat thermometer. It should have an internal temp of about 165 degrees.
  10. Once finished place chicken in a dish with some paper towels to soak up some of the oil.
  11. Repeat steps until you have cooked all your chicken.



Leonard Simon Nimoy


Leonard Simon Nimoy

‪‎Spock‬ was a good ‪Vulcan‬, and a good man. He was…he was one of us. He was a man who loved logic, and space, and as a Star Fleet member he explored the Alpha and Beta Quadrants from Earth to Kronos, and up to Romulus.

He died.. he died as so many young men of his generation before his time, and in your wisdom, Lord, you took him. Just as you took so many bright, flowering young men at Setlik III, and Bajor, and Wolf 359. These young men gave their lives, and so did Spock. Spock who loved space. And so, Leonard Simon Nimoy.. in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been….we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the final frontier , which you loved so well.

Goodnight, sweet prince. LLAP.


*Taken from a fellow members post on the ‪‎Dudeism‬ Facebook fan page.

Leonard Nimoy’s final words via Twitter: