Thursday, December 17, 2009

naked hotties cookin' crack... thanks raekwon!

p.s.a.: crack is wack y'all!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"primum non nocere"

december 16th, 2009
countdown w/keith olbermann
special comment
'nuff said

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

sen. franken (d. mn): "we're not entitled to our own facts!"

go! senator franken! go!

hat tip to TPM for the vid

dog gamn!!! my political aspirations @ the local/state level may be dashed!

of course good ol' texas had to be one of the 6!

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games & theory: "acrylic vs. glass" @ emo's austin, september 22nd, 2004

'cause you ain't too cool for gettin' school'd:

brought to you by the revolution will be commodified:
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icelanta: prince klassen v dj orión @ scoot inn, december 12th 2009

icelanta came.
icelanta went.
icelanta got cooler than a polar bear's toenails!!!
knuckle rumbler does it again w/the mash-up parties @ scoot inn.
once again the clash of titans that is orión & prince klassen churned out some hawt jams for 'em austin booty shakers!
check out the revelry:

check out orión's video:

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

mad classy @ barcelona + the DJ melee @ red 7, december 6th 2009

finally caught up!
dreary weather did not keep the true believers from gettin' their sauce on this evening.
dropped in to say hi to my homies ryan & eric @ barcelona & caught a load of madclassy dub-step to my dome. hmmmmm... tasty!
the dj melee is back! this time around friends @ red 7 hosted the throw-down.
dj manny, dj bigface & orión rock'd the dex + dubb sicks MC'd + austen ross on percussion = a sick set!
see y'all out this weekend! find out what's going on @ the peen scene.

jon pettis memorial fund benefit @ hole in the wall, december 6th 2009

our friend is gone, but he will forever live in our hearts & minds.
the versatile syndicate, east cameron collective & the rest of the hole in the wall family got together to support the jon pettis memorial fund.
i arrived pretty late & missed a big chunk of the bands that performed, but still caught the lovelies of follow that bird, the bearded the bread, the incredibly tall midgetmen & the kickassery champs bridge farmers.
smoke 'em if you got 'em!

recession proof: richard henry + dj orión @ creekside lounge, december 4th 2009 approved first fridays @ creekside lounge.
local homies richard henry + dj orión had to move the party inside, where patrons got a lil' more closer than usual.
get a lil' closer to your screen & check these out:

fair food austin benefit @ music gym, december 4th 2009

the austin music gym is not only about after-parties.
it's also about pre-parties!
& partying while doing some good.
for instance, a benefit for fair food austin.
fair food austin aims to "educate consumers about the human rights crisis farmworkers face and to promote the campaign for fair food. the campaign requires large food corporations -- from taco bell to whole woods -- to demand more humane labor standards from their florida tomato suppliers, to pay a premium price for more fairly produced tomatoes, and to buy only from growers who meet those higher standards."
thanks to frank smith & dj hoodie allen for the fine bouquet of entertainment.

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nerd crush!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

a lil' preview of dj orión's set for "locally thrown" benefiting ian of riverboat gamblers @ mohawk, december 10th 2009

{aka: the most fuckin' hyperlinks in any post E.V.E.R.!!!}
my homie orión sent us some goodies for tomorrow night's set @ mohawk:

Dissdissdisskisskisskiss (Orión Edit) - The Riverboat Gamblers Feat. Todd Congelliere
I'm Broke (Orión Edit) - Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Machine (Orión Edit) - The Lions
Made For Two (Orión Edit) - White Ghost Shivers (Lot’s of space for me to rap over Thursday)
Nina (Orión Edit) - Lemurs
Raised In Books (Orión Edit) - The Black And White Years vs. Noro Morales
The Flock (Orión Edit) - The Story Of
The Wind (Orión Edit) - Brothers And Sisters
Truck (Orión Edit) - The Octopus Project

from the facebook event page:
"Red Bull Locally Thrown brings six local DJ's (DJ Manny, DJ Orión, PREPMODE, DJ BigFace, Richard Gear & DJ JE) to the table to spin their party mixes of Austin's best local live music.

10 bands being mixed are: The Octopus Project, Riverboat Gamblers, LIONS, The Black And White Years, White Ghost Shivers, Nelo, The Lemurs, Brothers And Sisters, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears and The Story Of.

7-8pm complimentary Lone Star Beer & Dripping Springs Vodka!

$5 suggested donation at the door >> Proceeds will go to Riverboat Gamblers, whose guitarist Ian MacDougall was seriously injured recently after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

Read Ian's story."

Monday, December 7, 2009

smirnoff: be there @ pine street studios, december 5th 2009

really... cool... party courtesy of smirnoff.
they really decked the shit outta this joint!
really cool installations! great food [thanks for hookin' up the veggie options smirnoff]! great drinks! FREE DRINKS = bonus!!!
foot patrol got its freak on for the foot fetish freaks on the canvas dance floor!
the tranny host was totes funny!
bonus junk & prince klassen warmed it up for stones throw records founder dj peanut butter wolf!
aside from the bone chillin' weather [i'm from the tropics. don't give me shit!], this was a GREAT party!

check out the peen scene too!

squidbucket + bloody knives @ plush, november 30th 2009

a lil' taste of night life music in the live music "capital" of the world... music!
thanks to the other james taylor for inviting me out & settin' up the show.
take a gander @ squidbucket & bloody knives on the intertoobs.
ciao <3rs!

table manners crew @ plush + orión @ barcelona + night of the living ravers @ travis county expo center, november 28th 2009

slow night in the live music "capital" of the world.
thanks to nasty n8, CristienAwesome & a/mistri for poppin' my rave cherry. don't know if i'd call that a rave, but close enough. quite an adventure.
follow these birds:
kid slyce
table manners
raw word records
plush divebar/djmecca
& last, but [not] least:
your mom!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

peligrosa all stars @ the parish, november 27th 2009

the peeps came out to work out that tofurkey w/some juicy tunes from the peligrosa all stars a.k.a.: hobo d! manolo black! dj orión! dj pagame! + special guests john speice & c.jackson.
thanks to the parish & all the lovely señorita/os who came out to look so good & shake it even betta'!

orión @ creekside lounge, november 20th 2009

seems like i never get caught up!
another night of hi-jinks & dancin' & antics & good times despite nasty weather.
the weekly party by residente dj orión got moved to the dark hole that is creekside live, but we still kept it bumpin' nice & smoof.
then there's greg "dialek" dalton showin' off his loney holder!
1 <3

art over congress ed. 3 @ lanai, november 18th 2009

b.e. strange of strange tribe invited me to an event he put together @ lanai to show off some of the fotos i've taken over the past year. this was a few weeks back, but wanted to let y'all see the stuff i showed.
i kinda waited 'til the last possible moment to work on the pictures, but thanks to some good advice from my holmes robnice, the prints/frames came out pretty cool.
here's a slideshow of the 18 shots i considered for the event, the 1st 8 made the cut.
hope y'all like!
[maybe silly, but if anyone is interested in a framed print, please holla'!]

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

air raid alarm: the crooked a - a live mixtape @ creekside lounge + totally michael @ booty bar, november 6th 2009

this is a pre-ffffest show that i attended after an assignment i had @ the mohawk.
my holmes dj orión & yadira brown hosted "air raid alarm: the crooked a - a live mixtape" @ creekside lounge w/help from stormshadow, steph salvo, dubb sicks, lady legacy, cee monsta & the FBC.
i hopped over to booty bar & was surprised to catch the last lil' bit of totally michael.
check it out:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

king khan & bbq show: i'll be loving you [in the red]

one of my favorite acts of 2009 [though i'm sure he's been around for longer] is king khan.
this is one of his [many?] side projects w/bbq show.
i was super bummed that their set got rained out of ffffest, but i'm sure to see 'em again soon.
thanks to @rossomeATX for the link! [see! twitter does work]

Monday, November 23, 2009

unwed fathers: "sometimes the hurricanes don't stop"

sometimes friends create something beautiful.
unwed fathers @ thunderbird east.
sometimes we just need to listen.

Friday, November 13, 2009

fun fun fun fest 2009 @ waterloo park, november 7 + 8 2009

this is really OUR festival!
got to hang out w/tons of friends, met tons of new friends, saw tons of great bands, said goodbye [for now?] to an amazing band of friends, got totally muddy, totally drunk, totally wet & most of all... totally fun/fun/fun!
thanks to austinist for getting me hooked up w/a media wristband, some tasty coffee & breakfast tacos. thanks to the peligrosa all stars for hooking up the backstage access to their set for some great pictures!
i had the pleasure of meeting & shootin' the shit w/chris cubas of the altercation punk comedy group, also shook hands w/king khan right after he played guitar, backing up gza the genius. the blue stage manager told me NOT to take pics of a certain well endowed young sister's heiny ;). i totally mcgyver'd a plastic bag cover for my camera during sunday's downpour. gza the genius gave me some of his miller lite [?] & totes drunkenly hit on my homegirl Y. got called out by todd barry for using my flash during his set, even though i asked him before-hand whether i could.
more tidbits will be added as i remember them [did i mention i got pretty drunk that weekend?]



Thursday, November 5, 2009

MSTRKRFT + orión + king louie @ republic douche, october 30th 2009

one of my favorite dj acts came to town, but probs the worst nightclub.
i don't know how much the republic douche owner/promoter paid toronto, canada's MSTRKRFT, but it must've been a pretty shiny motherfuckin' nickel!
the crowd was thick w/douchebaggery, shitty über gel'd hair, tight ed hardy t-shirts & the female version of that.
the red river/7th street scene was rep'd proper by my boys orión & king louie. they definitely got the crowd bumpin' before our northern visitors dropped in & bounced off w/their bottle of crown.
the peen scene was all up on it w/some great shots to the dome! ;) fuckin' kids need to know better than to mess w/mike & jenn scene!
i nearly got my ass kicked by a gang of 6 mexican fresas/wannabe tuffs. conveniently brave when bow'n up to a skinny geek w/out his homies. had to twice talk 'em out of beating on me 'cause i wasn't the one who whooped on their holmes. jeesh!
i'm really glad to hear that some of my peeps got their $ back.

enough bullshit! aside from the drama kids, the music is all that mattered:

check out the peen scene view.

ez action: the madness @ booty bar, october 27th 2009

my homies from the madness got their 1st gig [w/the new line-up] @ austin's fave hipster mecca booty bar! though they hadn't played/practiced in at least a month, they still managed to pull it off soundly. it was a great time, i'm looking forward to more shows.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

peligrosa all stars @ the parish, october 24th 2009

my homies set off their 2nd night @ the parish w/BANGS galore!
good times & sexxxy people shakin' it oh so well.
let's make this monthly party the place to be! still not as packed as the creekside days, but peeps are def coming more & more.
thanks to pagame, manolo black, hobo d & orión for droppin' the heat!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

superfreakin' awesome! steven levitt on his new book superfreakonomics: global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life

steven levitt exploded onto the scene in 2005 w/the original freakonomics tome. levitt & co-author stephen j. dubner had some incredibly interesting theories on crime & it's relation to roe v. wade, cheating, crack dealing, etc.. i read that book in like 2 hours flat! it was so refreshing to see economic theory applied to everyday issues. i cannot wait to pick up the superfreakonomics: global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life.
BONUS: check out the freakonomics blog for up to date nerd alerts!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

listener = this'll cure it all

i saw this dude rhyme @ birds barbershop's manfest last year.
totes blew me away. great lyrics. great delivery. LISTENER!!!

i took these here pics:

Saturday, October 24, 2009

the unrealistic dream of "bipartisan" health insurance reform

i really don't get it!
the white house wants the almighty olympia snowe to vote for their watered down version of the public plan in order to achieve the holy grail of a "bipartisan" bill. they hope that she will attract d.i.n.o's [democrats in name only] to vote along w/her. does the white house not realize that their critics will still call foul, they will still call this "socialist" legislature, they will say the white house "rammed" the bill through, etc., etc.? it doesn't matter how "bipartisan" the bill is president obama, your critics will still call you hitler, anti-christ, mao tse-tung, et al.
why not just get the best bill passed, get a robust public option that covers a majority of united states citizens? remember your campaign promise of health care for all?!
have you seen the polls that show that less americans now consider themselves republicans than EVER?! if the white house gets a real health insurance overhaul bill passed through, if it truly helps citizen's access to health care, the democratic party [which you are a part of] will be compensated w/votes. if you pass REAL health insurance reform, the democratic party will reign for a loooooong time.
i understand the health insurance insurance industry is in the pockets of some of the administration [maybe not now, but surely in the past], but this is a cross roads, the obama white house will go down in history for not only having the 1st black president, but for passing legislature that changed this country in a deeply & positively profound way.
STOP this "bipartisan" wet dream! it's not realistic & it really will not be effective in providing us w/the help we need.
i am nearly $20,000 in the hole w/the health care industry because i happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. a [most likely] drunk driver ran a red light & i was struck while riding my bicycle at about 25 mph. my story is nothing compared to the woman who was shot by a suicidal killer & now is in debt for all the care she received, or the baby who was too "obese" to receive health insurance, or my friend's roommate who was struck by a car while [also] riding his bicycle & spent weeks in intensive care, or the riverboat gamblers' guitarist who was also in a bicycle vs. auto wreck & is still in intensive care along w/a quickly growing pile of bills next to him [help here]. these stories are just a handful of the millions out there.
help us, help your country!
UPDATE: if you agree, we're not alone! go HERE to add your name to the list.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

notorious funk: brown vs biggie @ scoot inn + afterparty @ music gym, october 17th 2009

the knuckle rumbler + do512 sponsored another bangin' prince klassen vs orión party. this time james brown went head to head w/the notorious b.i.g..
thanks to the scoot inn for providing the great digs!

here is what happened afterwards @ the music gym:

holy ghost! @ barcelona, october 16th 2009

the learning secrets crew brought along another great act to barcelona, holy ghost! from new york's death from above records.
the house was packed & the peeps came out to party:

UPDATE: check out the peen scene version.

Monday, October 19, 2009

house night @ plush + dj pagame @ creekside lounge, october 15th 2009

thursday night. hangin' out w/the homies.
john-e-glock & co. @ plush.
dj pagame of peligrosa all stars @ creekside lounge.

added bonus: check out the 1st couple of pictures in the set. #10 was driving his stoned buddies around. we think he was like 14. his jersey was apropos.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

new tune from lcd soundsystem! bye bye bayou

fuck yeah!
lcd soundsystem has a new single out!!!!
"an alan vega (suicide) cover"

lcd soundsystem: bye bye bayou

thanks to okinart/audioblog for the links!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

michael steele is a dumb fat cow!

thanks @dailykos!
funny stuff!

Monday, October 12, 2009

unwed fathers + mrs. glass @ thunderbird coffe east, october 6th 2009

my homie dave of unwed fathers fame has a monthly gig @ thunderbird coffee e. [formerly clementine coffee bar]. this 1st tuesday he brought along mrs. glass to shell out some kick ass blues!
good times! good friends!

"there will be no hurt......there will be no pain.......when we're gone." dko

wewerealwaysgreat@funerals by unwed fathers

from their latest opus: does anyone remember lily white?
seems fitting in these times of loss:

does anyone remember lily white?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

bike prom @ booty bar, october 9th 2009

oooohhhhhhh shit! prom pics are in! prom pics are in! hope you have time to go through all of these! there's a lot of fotos. thanks the to the great folks @ fastfolks, booty bar, dj french roast & pagame [way to come thru last minute jaimito!] & everyone else who made this night happen. thanks to all the party people for gettin' gussi'd up for the show! it was a BLAST!
'nuff yapperin'...

UPDATE: this is what happened afterwards...

stormshadow + wargasm + phranchyze 1 @ triple crown, october 3rd, 2009

danger crew found itself avoiding the throngs of tourists in austin on ACL weekend by gettin' our drink on in san marcos. i've actually never partied there before, gotta say that its downtown is quite pleasant. showdown was a great/cheap spot to kick it w/the peeps. our über cute bartender peep'd us to a hip hop show right around the corner, i was pleasantly surprised to catch stormshadow [of fresh boy crew] & to discover phranchyze 1. check 'em!

unwed fathers + jesse moore folkcore + bridge farmers @ red7 & 80's night @ plush, october 1, 2009

this was the last time i took pictures of jon pettis...
it's crazy to think that night was the last time some of us saw him.
please come out on wednesday, 10/14/2009, for a memorial service @ hole in the wall.

this was a great night of revelry & dancin'! thanks to red7 & plush for enabling & grommit + supafly + john-e-glock for cuttin' it up.

Friday, October 9, 2009

jon "baggage" pettis of bankrupt & the borrowers died early this morning


greatest country in the world? really?!

when a local non-profit in colorado offered free surgery, "more than 100 people lined up to be screened on Sept. 19 for outpatient surgery, with some sleeping in the parking lot of the Pueblo Surgery Center."
full article here.

president barack hussein obama wins 2009 nobel peace prize


president obama's remarks:

nicholas d. kristof has a great suggestion for our fearful leaders...

new york times op-ed columnist nicholas kristof has a great suggestion:

"Let me offer a modest proposal: If Congress fails to pass comprehensive health reform this year, its members should surrender health insurance in proportion with the American population that is uninsured."

let's see how these windbags fare w/out health insurance!

remember to donate to the national association of free clinics! please! please! PLEASE!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

william kamkwamba built a windmill out of found items in african village! AMAZING!

this is incredible!
i really hope this kid furthers his education & becomes a leader for his people.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

olbermann special comment on health care reform

keith olbermann devotes an entire show to a special comment on the health care/insurance reform issue.
at the end he makes the case for donating to the national association of free clinics so they can hold free clinics at the state capitals of the 5 6 senators holding out on the public option.
i'm donating as much as i can. if you can't donate, at least spread the word.
please do something!

UPDATE! olbermann had national association of free clinics executive director nicole lamoureux to talk about holding a huge free clinic in one of the states where a senator is holding out on the public option. olbermann said he'd match $50,000 for these free clinics.
again! please do what you can. spread the word! national association of free clinics

Friday, October 2, 2009

annie mac @ barcelona, september 26th 2009

ian north of learning secrets fame brought us annie mac straight from the uk & bbc radio 1 to barcelona.
i am totally in love with this girl! oh, and she can dj like a bad ass!!!

UPDATE: check out the PEEN SCENE version of events... touch me

que bajo?! + peligrosa all stars @ the parish, september 26th 2009

new friends uproot andy & geko jones from NYC stopped thru austin to spread the techno cumbia gospel of que bajo?!
our very own peligrosa all stars, dj pagame + hobo d + manolo black + orión, held it down w/their own booty shakin' goodness.
adding to the party stew was vj c.jackson keeping our peepers happy.
thanks to the very beautiful people for keepin' the parish sexxxy!

here goes some bonus footage of the previous night's/morning's debauchery:

dj swamp @ barcelona + table manners crew w/king louie @ plush + orión @ creekside, september 19th 2009

3 bars + 5 dj's + 1 horny immigrant = a dirty good time.
dj swamp is one crazy motherfucker! but he's a mad genius on the decks. got to see the beginning of his set @ barcelona & i'm so glad to have made it. last time i saw 'im @ red eyed fly, it was kind of a let down. this time, in the coziness of austin's only dirty/basement/dj/electronic-music bar, he killed!

next up my homeboy king louie joined forces w/dj digg + kid slyce of table manners crew to rippin' good times @ plush. gooch!

i stopped by creekside lounge right before closing time to say hi to my homeboy orión & got some choice snaps of the kids doing naughty/dirty things:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

table manners crew: dj crown & digg @ barcelona, september 18th 2009

apparently the cuts were so thick of juicy goodness, one young woman could NOT control her bowels @ barcelona!
damn! these table manners kids! doctor digglesworth & dj crownova' keepin' it funky for all the ladies!

unwed fathers CD release w/melissa sligthly distracted @ clementine coffee bar, september 1st 2009

the unwed pappies came back from tour to do a CD release show for their weekly @ clementine coffee bar [now thunderbird coffee] w/our great friend melissa holt a.k.a melissa slightly distracted...
good times & cheap beers all around!

p.s.: check out my homie's flyer for the show! el licenciado always delivers the goods!

doctor digglesworth & kiiiiiiiiid slycen' it up @ plush, august 29th 2009

gracias a plush, dj digg & kid slyce [de el table manners crew] por el degenere!
esto es lo que pasa con mucho guaro y muchos bumps:

partyends summer extrav-o-ganza IV w/peligrosa + harlem @ lake travis & l.a.x. @ emo's, august 27th 2009

hobo d & orión of peligrosa all stars kept the partyends' party barge bumpin' during this crazy weather thursday [we got hot ass swimming weather then a crazy storm at the end of the party]. harlem were oh sooooo sweeeet! can't wait to catch these kids again.

somehow managed to get cleaned/dressed up & downtown to catch my homegirls [& boys] of l.a.x. do their thing @ emo's:

shitty carwash + bankrupt & the borrowers @ red7, august 26th 2009

my friends play instruments.
my friends play instruments loudly.
my friends play instruments badassly.
my friends play instruments @ red7.
my friends are red7.
my friends are shitty carwash.
my friends are bankrupt & the borrowers.

to vitter or not to vitter... what's the question again?!

Monday, September 28, 2009

reversa! sonido boombox happy hour @ sazon ft. peligrosa all stars & kanko, august 26th 2009

buddies: manolo black + hobo d + orión = peligrosa all stars + p. saucido + kanko + sazón = some fotitos of some buenos tiempitos:

kirk cameron gets pwnd! bill oh really?! is a fluffer

if intelligence is sexy, kirk cameron & bill o'reilly are walkin' libido killers.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

chief complaint: AUTO VS BIKE

just wanted to let everyone know, with a little more detail, how my accident went down last week.
my best friend aisha & i left my condo around 10:45pm. our first stop of the night was shangri-la, where we had a couple of drinks thanks to our buddy kenji. we hung out & shot the shit for about an hour.
a few minutes before midnight we got on our way to malverde. we started out riding west on 6th st., had a green light as we approached the north-bound access road of i35. i crossed the 1st light w/aisha trailing me by about 2 bike's lengths. the 2 outer lanes [of 3] on the south-bound access road had cars waiting for their light to turn green. about 5-10 feet from the intersection, from my peripherals, i saw a car coming on the middle lane. it seemed like it was going 40-50 miles an hour, never even slowing down for the red light or after it hit me. it was so fast, i barely had time to think "OH SHIT!!!". my inability to stop had NOTHING to do with the type of bike i ride, a fixed gear. there was just no way anyone could've stopped that fast, w/that short a distance.
i hit the side, towards the rear end of the car. from what aisha tells me, i went airborne & may have even done a flip! i landed on my back, got a big scratch directly above my tail-bone, my right hip is swollen, my left hand has some nice scratches, broke the 5th metacarpal on my left hand, and some bumps/scratches on my face/head.
i was taken to brackenridge hospital, where they performed a ct scan of my head & neck & x-ray of my hand. unfortunately i don't currently have health insurance, so i took a trip to mcallen, texas [where my parents currently live] so i can see a hand surgeon that my dad knows & is willing to give me a discount on his services. my 3 hour stay @ seton industries has cost me $3,000+.
i wanna thank everyone at the scene who was kind enough to help & provide information to the authorities. i'm hoping that the austin police department is able to find the driver so i can sick reposa on him/her!

UPDATE! received the bill from brackenridge hospital = $15,553.25
dept. of labor's 2009 poverty guideline for a 1 person household = $10,830.00
minimum wage $7.25 x 40 hrs. x 52 wks. = $15,080.00 [before taxes]