Wednesday, December 20, 2006


New Years is coming up. My priorities have changed so much in the past year. And I want to be even better.

My New Years resolution. (I never actually had one before).
Be more punctual.

If I can get that under control--it would greatly improve my life. For New Years, I am leaving New York and going to New Orleans. But if i was staying in New York I would be at one of these...
New Years Parties


New Years Dream : New Years Eve

The Pleasure Corporation with the support of TheDanger and
a half dozen artist organizations is building the New
Years Eve event you dream of.

New Years Dream : December 31st through January 1st

Dozens of artists and performers are transforming two
spaces into the most decadent and intimate celebration of
new beginnings that this city has seen.  Featuring music
by Rich Medina, Adam Matta, Akim Funk Buddha, the Maracatu
Drum Core, and the Ruel String Band. Experience the beauty
& burlesque of Ooh La Luz, daring do from Poofy the Clown,
two thousand seven acts of indulgence by Boring Incorporated,
massive art and much much more.

Proceeds from this event benefit the rebuilding of the 9th
Ward of New Orleans.  The immense need continues and we
are doing all we can to support our sister city.

Save the date, full details will be revealed next week.
Two thousand seven will be the best year of your life.


Mad Suspect New Years

Sunday December 31st
BANG IT OUT New Years Eve Party 07
w/ The Captain + Shark
Drop The Lime
Egg Foo Young
after the 4 - The Bangers

$60 -ALL YOU CAN DRINK - 10 - 4

$50 pre sale tickets available at Savalas

285 Bedford St. bet. S. 1st + Grand St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn


The Rub New Years Eve Party

Sunday, December 31, 2005
The Rub New Years Eve Party
DJ Ayres, Cosmo Baker & DJ Eleven
with guest DJs Catchdubs, Caps & Jones
Rahnon's Birthday!
Free Champagne Toast at Midnight
Free food 9PM - 10PM
Party 10PM – 4AM
$50 tickets
Tickets available at
125 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Also it would be ridiculous not to recap on the ridiculously beautiful street art show this past weekend. The line was 6 blocks long to get in to this free show. It took hours for us to get in--luckily we could take took turns holding the place in line. But it was absolutely worth it. The vibe was awesome. Some people were buying soda and giving it away.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Ponies are the new hotness

I see ponies. Here are just a couple of instances.

The New Young Pony Club's video for Ice cream.

Madonna's most recent tour Confessions on a dance floor was one of the best and sexiest live performances I have ever seen in my life. It was also very horse influence. In the background you cannot see but there are several straight minutes of vintage footage of horses and riders falling. Probably very hard to find and it was edited and color managed beautifully to produce an organic silvery feel. No YouTube video does the experience of being there justice. And I had no idea she was gonna come out of the disco ball because it was up there for an hour before the show started.

Of course the pony sneakers.

And the infamous International Pony.

Then the return of the Polo "Big Pony" shirt.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

I am Somebody

Who wouldn't love this video by DJ Medhi. He is on the Ed Banger Records list as you can see by the tell-tale 70s-ish handwritten type that brands this frenchie record label.

I recently saw an advertisement for the New York International Independant Film and Video Festival that reminded me of the Ed Banger brand look.

Also of the Ed Banger Label:

Uffie - Ready to Uff

Uffie - Hot Chick

Uffie - Pop the Glock

DJ Mehdi - Lucky Boy feat. Fafi

Justice - Waters Of Nazareth

Justice - Let There Be Light

Justice - Carpates

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Friday, November 17, 2006

For all you lonely boys

One of the ex-DJ founders of the infamous band the Sneaker Pimps (a name coined from an article about the Beastie Boys' dealings with a rare sneaker dealer) is doing quite well on his new project, IAMX. This new band also carries the same haunting harmonies that the Pimps were known for. But IAMX also conjures up strong themes of drug use, bisexuality, sado-massichism, and politics. In interviews Chris claims that this new band is a sort of "act" that destroys the seriousness of creating music. Watch the Video for President.

IAMX's new album has a more aggressive, unhinged, dark-wave influence and they might be worth watching.

IAMX - Missile - (From Kiss and Swallow)

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Last night I went to a Direct Drive Party (Drum 'n' Bass) at Sol on West 29th. I hadn't been to the spot in a long time. The Line Up included:

DJ Dara: Did well early but I was really sad he didn't spin anything really old off his future perfect album. Or maybe he did while I was chillin with the bathroom lady from Senegal. Would have given anything to hear his remix of Kosheen's Slip'n'Slide. Last time I saw him was about 4 years ago. I was his drink bitch at a club I worked at as a performance dancer in Savannah, GA called, "The Zoo".

DJ Odi: Standard D'n'B

DJ Marky: One of the best people there brought his funky Brazilian style out and got the floor moving. Extremely accurate mixing. And a "cool-as-a-pickle" vibe.

Burner Brothers: These guys were a tag team of energy. It was almost scary. Too bad the DJ booth was 20 ft above the dance floor and not lit properly because that magic didn't carry down.

TC Izlam. Ok he is a good MC. Knew how to work the hell out of a crowd. Was up in the DJ booth hanging off the edge. And when he wasn't performing he was slappin hands and workin the floor. He can be a loose cannon at times though. Plus he bigged himself up more than Mike Jones.

MC DYER: TC Izlam's wife and a really cute petite girl from the UK. You wouldn't think all that hollerin' and party control could come out of something so small.

Overall I would give the party a 6.5. The venue was really big but had inferior temperature control. It cost an insulting $20 to get in, a ridiculous $10 a drink, there was an aggressive bathroom attendant, and an appalling $5 for f-ing water. The Dj booth was so high up and not even lit well that there was no connection between audience and musicians. I have to admit since I was friends with some of the performers I did hang out there in the booth for a while and it did feel like a god-like VIP-room in there. But that is not what it should be about! Also, I don't remember the last time my purse was searched so thoroughly at the door. The party lasted till 6--I got bored and left at 3. Most interesting moment: A short girl got hit in the face really hard while watching this breaker do windmills. She was rushed out by security.

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Tonight I may go out tonight for one or both of these 2 parties. Dirty Down at Lit or Pistol Whipped at Fontana's.

Both party throwers are actually friends and associates and I am used to going to their joint events. The one at Fontana is $10 to get in (my new entry max) but Drop the Lime brings mad energy and vibes to the situation so it makes it seem worth it. Also, he is a really good DJ who exhibits a whole lot of personal style in his production work. I could definitely tell if a track was his just by listening.

But at Dirty Down, Captain (great selection--terrible beatmatching) and Shark will be (sober) and krunk as hell at this Lit party. Look like there are also gonna be some special guests coming through.

Captain - Live Extended Club Mix from Kobra Kai Party at Superman Plaza

Thursday, November 16, 2006


So this week I tried to branch out and try out some new spots that I don't really go to.

Fontanas - most likely only ok if you are going to a specific party that is held in the downstairs area. The people upstairs were boring and super-wasted.

Happy Ending - I don't know if I can stress how cute the door-guy was. For that reason alone I would go back. I checked out their downstairs area which was really cool. I took a peek in one of their vacant red-lit VIP rooms that look like the kind of place that inmates would shower and some stupid guys rudely stopped me because they had it reserved. Okay collared shit man, you weren't even using it and I was just looking. That is why no girls are talking to you up-tight egotistical pricks. The only consolation was seeing the cute door guy on my way out. Hmmph.

Le Souk - Always jumping and I hadn't been there in so long. They had an OK dance/house DJ but also two great conga/djimbe drummers who were keeping the vibe live. Also good to see the old familliar faces of the Stuy-Town veterans which haunt that block.

Drop the Lime - Firetruk (by the Infants) remix

Trentemoller - We Share Our Mothers Health (by the Knife) remix

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

I'm Back..

Haven't posted in a while. I have been really busy living. So busy I accidentally missed The Knife.

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I have been feeling really proactive recently and have been making leaps and bounds with my graphic design. My nerdiness has paid off and now I am also really fast at execution and my time-mangement. What I really want to do is start something of my own. I'm feeling empowered while listening to Dr. Israel

Dr. Israel - Black Rose Liberation
and just for fun
Dr. Israel - Sensi Man

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And if you have nothing planned for Sunday there is a free show at Plan B and TC Izlam is gonna be there.

One of the most famous DnB/Jungle MCs around. Did alot of great work in the 90s with Carlos Soul Slinger and Liquid Sky records (Who by the way is trying to get started up again and is soon releasing a Classics LP). And TC is the son of Afrika Bambaataa.

Below is a video clip with him freestylin in his Seattle home. He can sometimes walk that thin line between brilliant and annoying and sadly I think his friend here, Merciful is a little bit wack. Fortunately he wont be there but TC Izlam usually brings a lot of B-Boys out the woodwork so needless-to-say it should be an interesting evening.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Weather is Getting COLDER but its Still Getting HOTTER

So it turns out Homer Thanuka and his brother have their own blog. They are some of my very favorite illustrators because they have the illest drawings and they have some of the best digital coloring I have ever seen—hands down.

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Ratatat - Missy Elliot's Hot (Remix)

Alas, I have waited long but The Danger is going to throw another party on Saturday September 23rd at the 3rd Ward artists studio. $10 cover, cheap drink, performers, party all night and into the next day. I have already mentioned William Etundi before and his life changing events. The party is called, "Future: Perfect" which is strangely also the name of a DJ Dara album. It would thrill me to no end if someone actually spun one of his tracks which I haven't heard in public in the past 5 years.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Riding the waves

Career wise things are on the up. I am now working with one of my dream companies, Love Brigade. My boss-lady is really cool. In fact I saw her out at the bars in Williamsburg the other night.

I also got to give a shout out to one of the best restaurants in Manhattan. Ivo and Lulu. They are good friends of mine and it is BYOB no corking fee gourmet organic French-Caribbean cuisine that aint that expensive. Eat there.

Do you know what else is good? DJBNX of the Zimpala group. Another good friend but also a seasoned DJ and he throws the best wine tastings. He did an awesome set at nublu that incorporated everything from jazz, salsa, rap, and some of the rarest records he could get his frenchie fingers on. You can book him for your next event when he returns to America in December. He will also be doing a couple of swinging wine-tastings that I will be keeping you updated on. I reccomend track 5, 10, 11.

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Nicole Willis - Feeling Free) Track 1

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Nephews of Phela - Mulah) Track 2

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Spirit Catcher - Rise and Shine) Track 3

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Peven Everett - Stuck - Phil Asher) Track 4

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Rockysopp - What Else is there? - Trentemoller) Track 5

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Innocent Sorcerers - One dollar race) Track 6

DJ BNX - Live Mix (VoomVoom - Sao Verought) Track 7

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Laurentius - Karate Samba - Science Fiction) Track 8

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Azymuth - Roda Piao - Spiritual Youth) Track 9

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Zero dB -Bongos Bleeps and Basslines) Track 10

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Makossa & Megablast - Kunuaka) Track 11

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Dj Gregory - S2) Track 12

DJ BNX - Live Mix (Russ GHabriel feat.Corrina Joseph - Patience) Track 13

DJ BNX - Live Mix (A taste of honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie) Track 14

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Gnarls Barkley "Smilin Face" video remake

I was doing some Poppin' & lockin' research and I came across this. You may see me trying to be this guy at Savalas on Saturday night.

Monday, September 04, 2006

RE:Think RE:Design RE:Construct

This is apparently a "chin-strap". A new non invasive way to treat malocclusion caused by TMJ in Guinea pigs. It provides support to the jaw, encourages normal wear of the teeth, and helps build muscle.

DangerDoom - Sofa King

I got this excellent new book. RE:THINK RE:DESIGN RE:CONSTRUCT—How top designers create bold new york by RE:INTERPRETING original designs It presents an collection of real executed designs that are given to several other designers to re-interpret. In addition to a collected look at what some top new york designers are putting together this book also has a lively "Q&A" for each work and a contributors contact list in the back. Booy-a-ka.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

I listen to music 20 hours a day.

In the 90s I was obsessed with Drum and Bass Music.

Dara featuring Kosheen - Suicide

Now I am just really starting to get into grime, so if anyone knows any really good artists please educate me.
Right now I am listening to a few artisits under the TigerBeats umbrella.


I had a crazy week. And everywhere I went I put on my sunglasses and danced like they had never seen before. I went out with my newly formed female entourage and partied A-list style. But I got sick of it and last night I was itching to go out by myself. I know alot of people think it is dangerous, but it is my own personal adventure. I put on head to toe black and my sneakers (nothing sexy) and I went to Brooklyn. I rocked "Trouble and Bass" party at Boogaloo till about 5 am. These Trouble and Bass guys grime sound was no joke.

They also had a whole lot of energy and they had the whole crowd sweating like slaves. The set-up at Boogaloo is also very intimate. The DJs are on pretty much the same level as you. and then I went around the corner and danced salsa merengue until 8 am. I didn't spend a dollar and I love the way my body feels weak after dancing so hard. This is definitely a party I will hit next month. I hope to also hit it solo so I don't have to talk for the whole night.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Frickin 50s

I just got this awesome new book called Fun Fabrics of the 50s

I also love this International Pony Video but I hate 50s style interlude—I just wanna hear the song I showed up for. Their Mit Dir Album looks Ok but the older "I love Music" album is straight awesome all the way through. Thanks for putting me on them, Jen. Real friends are friends who show you good music.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

If I only had a brain!

Yo, yo, YO!
Do you be a graphic designer or close to it?
Well do this Tinspiration contest with Fossil. You could win $1000 (in ahem Fossil merchandise), get your tin put into production, and have an all expense paid trip for two to see the Fossil design studio. Due September 12!

I went to DTUT this afternoon trying really hard to come up with some killer design concepts and I think I know what direction I am gonna go in. But I still have alot of work to do. And I'm really tired cause I went to a pretty good party at Bed last night. And I took the train both ways and I didn't spend a dollar. They were playing some pretty righteous hip hop. How do I have time to do it all? I dont watch TV or sleep.

I just wanna dance!

When I go out at night (especially when I'm wearing my Chuck Taylors instead of heels) I pretty much just want to sweat all the stresses of my week away. I wanna dance hard because I wanna feel something. I want to party...with purpose!

Do you know who has the best events with a purpose in all of NYC for the past many years? Will Etundi. Most recently I unknowingly went to one of his "I heart Danger Parties" in the huge 3rd Ward building off the Montrose Stop and it was amazing. I didn't know whose party it was until I saw the flyer when I got there and it looked familliar so I did more research. Before he started this group he had another group called Complacent Nation and my sisters went to the final complacent nation party called One Night of Fire which started in the middle of the Brooklyn Bridge where a tug of war would decide if the party continued to Manahattan or Brooklyn (they had no permits) and moved on the F train to Coney Island. I kicked myself in the ass hard for not showing up to this one. This guy also did the Money Project where he dumped Two-Thousand in $1 bills on shoppers in Herald Square. Also does anyone remember the Cabaret Law thing that happened a few years back? I was in Georgia at the time but I remembered how stupid it was when my friends and family told me on the phone. Well, Complacent Nation had an outdoor party outside Mayor Bloombergs home! He is one of my personal heroes because he is a man of momentum.

Nelly Furtado - Live Cover of Gnarl's Barkley "Crazy"

Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stonger

Monday, August 28, 2006

Praise to A!

Another person who has a really cool blog taught me how to post MP3s today. In honor of him I will post these jammin sounds.

Dont Stop - The Brazilian Girls

Naked Drunk and Horny - Yellow Note Featuring Pukka

Bizzy Box - Danger/Doom featuring Cee Lo


If I could freelance design for just three companies they would definitely be the following.

Chandelier Creative
The Love Brigade
The Happy Corp

Of all the companies that I have met come across these three have the best most innovative design and the coolest staff and work envioronment.

Chandelier Creative has no work samples on their website. But they are made up of the staff of the late Suede Magazine. They are a small advertising design boutique located in an ll white interior right above Taj on 21st street. Their style is organic and artful and they have the best looking media kit I have ever seen. A black 2 ft high document box with their whimsical logo screened in white on the front. The whole thing is tied closed with a white silk ribbon and when you open this somber box it is lined with a hot pink damask print paper. An there work is slickly presented in a simple 2 ft high staple stitched book on matt stock. I have talked to them a few times and although they seemed to like me a union has never come to fruition.

The Love Brigade is a hot clothing line with an online boutique as well as a store in Williamsburg. Time out New York says, "They are medieval meets rock and roll". They are still a young company but they have a solidly established look and branding and they are making moves to sponsor a lot of bands. They are heavily music influenced and the hard working and dexterious principals are doing there best to make this company a future force to be reckoned with. I have been talking with them recently trying to get them to take me on for print collateral and designs to be screen printed on apparell.

The Happy Corp is awesome. These guys do anything and everything as long as it is fun. I dont know how they pay the rent on their 2 floor studio off of spring street. The look is kind of like college bachelor pad meets kool-aid acid test. The ominous glass door has a full cover decal in hot pink with just a smiley face on it. They light the place with chandelliers spraypainted in flourescent hues. The mood is nuts but they actually really hard and they represent some pretty cool clients. They are heavy into web development. I wanted to work with them on a project that promoting public breast-feeding but I think they went with someone else.


Last night I went out with this guy I met last week. He was one of the most attractive men I have ever met but unfortunately certifiably nuts. Although he initially came off to me polished and smoothe he had a terrible sordid past that haunted his present. His heroin addict mother abanded him at 4 at which point he bounced around with abusive foster parents and soon turned to crack dealing and gun-slinging. He was in Rikers by 13. Not to mention he was a complete zealot who argued that he didn't believe that the sun would ever turn into a supernova that would destroy the earth and that evolution was a farce. I tried to tell him that evolution didn't stop and that people are actually taller than they were 300 years ago. He said that the only way to prove that would be to have measured each and every person so I tried to explain that you just needed a census of height to find the mean and compare that with an appropriate mean of todays records—and people actually kept pretty good records 300 years ago. But he was too crazy to hear it. Not too mention he was a complete megalomaniac (probably to deal with his feelings of abondonment and inadequecy). Over dinner he also told me about a recent bout with chlymidia. At the end of the night he told me he wanted to have sex. O hell no. Dating sucks.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Boldish moves

Nublu Music Festival.

First and foremost I would really like to say that this event on labor day weekend should be pretty nice. Jesse from the Brazilian girls is performing. That guy from wax poetic and a bunch of other stuff.


The second thing I am thinking about is how I am in love with this guy that I don't even know. I meet guys all the time and I don't really feel anything. The first second I saw this guy at a bar I wanted to get to know him better and I really liked his smile. Not to mention he was tall, tan and tattooed. We had an amazing, sensual, SEXLESS night that I can't get out of my head. This was over two weeks ago.


Tomer Hanuka is this really ill illustrator in Brooklyn. His digital coloring is some of the best that I have ever seen. He makes great use of limited palettes and his sense of color is sharp and vibrant. Not to mention he can draw like its going out of style.


Saturday, August 26, 2006

Free Street Meat

Last night I actually talked the street meat vendor into giving me a free one. I had just come from the trés chic guest list only spt. The Pink Elephant . For being one of those stuck-up spots it was actually pretty fun. They played some pretty bumpin house music and at the pinnacles of key songs thay had a big horn they blared which surged your adrenaline and sounded vaguely like an elephant. I was also amazed at the number of bus boys and sweepers running around. So the club always appeared clean and tidy. This is the kind of place where it is ok to dance with someone elses girl and stand on the expensive furniture. Oh and they have a snow machine! And it comes down about once an hour but the snaow is so fine it is like snow molecules.


Tonight my friend, Ed is having his 31st birthday party at KEYBAR 13th between 1st and A. They are really good friends of mine and winners of City Search's Best Signature Drink 2005 . This is a bar everyone should check out because they have 2 for 1 drinks every day from 6 - 10.

Also tonight: Launch of the new SweetSpot party at the Millionaires Club - 83 Worth Street between Broadway and Church.
-House, Mixed, Hip Hop, Reggae, 80's Music, Pop, International

Best part about this is that rumor has it there will be a musical performance by the only NYC legend you can see every night of the week, Jean Claude the Funky Pirate . I am a pretty good aquaintance of his and I have never seen him without at least a tri-corned hat.


Friday, August 11, 2006

Look ma! I'm bloggin!

So I guess I am making a blog. I wanted one but I really wasn't too sure what to do with it. So here, I will copy a recent MySpace survey I did until I can figure out what I am gonna do here.


Get down with a survey because you have nothing better to do
Body: 1. First thing you did this morning?
Went to the फ्रीज I got food!

2. Last thing you ate?
Salami Slivers

3. Is your cell phone a piece of crap?
My cell phone is the bomb. It blows up everytime that I drop it.

4. What's something you look forward to in the next 7 days?
Im gonna be unproductive with my sister on Sunday. We are gonna eat and drink like Bacchus.

5. What's annoying you right now?
Where I live. I want to move.

6. What's the last movie you saw in theatre?
Pirates of the Caribbean.

7. Do you believe in long distance relationships?
I have one friend who lives in LA and is seeing this guy in New york State. I दोन't know how she does it.

8. Is there someone on your mind right now?
I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind,.

9. Where is the last place you went?
Went to 89th Street to get my eyebows threaded.

10. Who is the last person you called?
Peter Kuper in Mexico.

11. Do you look more like your mom or dad?
My father. O the shame.

12. Do you have any siblings?
I have enough!

13. Do you smile often?
I smile all day .

14. Do you think that someone is thinking about you right now?

15. Choose one to have (love, beauty, creativity)?
I'm gonna से the drive to get that creativity done, even when you are running on Empty.

16. Do you wish on stars?
O No.

17. Do you untie your shoes every time you take them off?
No. I think all my shoes have been tied once.

18. What is the most disgusting food you've ever eaten?
Steamed baby doo drizzled over mucus pilaf.

19. Would you kill someone?
Maybe if they hurt my cat।

20. When did you last cry?
नो आईडिया.

21. Do you like your handwriting?
It is the best handwriting, ever. A fine blend of "declaration of indepence" and "penitentary pen-pal request"

22. Are you a friendly person?
नोट रेअल्ली.

24. Whose bed did you sleep in last night?
माय ओवन.

25. What color shirt are you wearing?
नो shirt.

26. Do you have any pets?
I'd like to think of them as friends without back-talk.

27. What is the color of your bed sheet?

28. I can't wait till?
This survey is over.

29. When is the last time you saw your mom?
Almost a month.

30. Is tom on your friends list?
Yeah, but he aint on the top 8

31. Have u ever been in love?
So foolish.

32. Ever cried yourself to sleep?
Not really. I might be too afraid to get my hair wet.

33. Ever cried on your friends shoulder?
Uh huh.

34. Is there a song that makes you cry?
Yo. Whoever wrote this survey has some issues. All they care about is who else is crying. You need to move on girl-friend. If I had ever wrote a survey it would include some good questions like these.

Which friend is the "best dancer"
What flavor of capri-sun is the tastiest?
When was the last time you took a shower?
Fantasy weekend run-away in driving distance?
Last performer you paid to go see?

35. Are you a normally happy person?
Blah blah blah. Im a happy.

36. Is your self-esteem extremely low?
Im the mother-freakin shit.

37. What color are your eyes?
पूपिए colored.

38. Is your hair long or short?
Long enough to make my neck sweat in the basement of a mexican night club.

39. Are you looking for a relationship now?
Lets say "arrangement". Yes, I am looking for an "arrangement".

40. Are you ticklish?
Who told you, that. Lies, I say.