Balance

Volume 5 is majorly here, did you ever think To Dylan, Love Stoney would become so…so meaningful? Maybe, I did. It’s a pretty cosmic Thing like Guardians of the Galaxy.

I’ve been thinking about balance a Tugboat load lately, and I’m not even talking Typhoon.

Natural disasters come and go…just live on…mannnnn. I came across the flick “In Search of Balance” on Netflix, I am a documentary fiend, and was moved a certain way. Not in the way that Dylan is moved when I “accidently” touch his hand. We need more awareness on how the earth can truly feed all of us if we take care of it in return. Check out the trailer, ay!

Now to the mixtape of the century!

“Time to Wake Up” – Mike Love

I just had to go back to the Audiotree well for this awakening! Just listen and focus. To your body. To your mind. To your heart. Wake up those feelings you have and go about your day realizing those feelings and living with them instead of against them. Be brave!

“I’m Gonna Live, I’m Gonna Love” – Jimmy Cliff

How could you not balancing out your day without living and loving? We can all get so caught up in and consumed in “hating” that we forget to love. Show love. Feel love. Dude Love.

“Black is GOLD” – Wale

Celebrate yourself and who you are. Balance is a community thing as much as a personal thing, men and women and their roles need balance more than anything. What is a females typical role and what is a males typical role? There should be no line.

“Foldin Clothes” – J. Cole

…roles! No line. No ceilings. And if you haven’t listened to the best album of 2016 in “4 Your Eyez Only” by Cole…than I just don’t know what you are doing! Relationships need balance as well, so why not fold clothes fellas?

Hey thanks for listening, reading and rolling with me. Enjoy the full complement of songs on the Spotify playlist as well, except “Black is Gold”…Spotify needs to step up their mixtape game!

Grow into the music and submit to the cosmic calf crushing To Dylan Love Stoney.

Love,

Stoney

Ps. Watch “In Search of Balance” on Netflix during your Iron Fist binge…or whatever.

 

 

 

Be You

Sometimes the toughest thing in life is being you. Sure being you and who you truly are may cause people to cringe…just as long as it’s not harming anyone or acting like The Miz….cool. Just follow your own path while still being mindful of others.

I enjoy songs that remind me of certain behaviors we are all prone to Xzibit….Stoney is here to pimp your playlist.

Wale – “The White Shoes”

How can I not start off with a sleek ass beat by Pro Reese, banter by Jerry Seinfeld and the poetic genius in Wale? Just have to. A co-worker, recently, the kind of the Ginger variety said that only old people watch Seinfeld? IS THAT TRUE?

Forget that. The White Shoes was picked because people will hate. It’s in their blood…I learned that from Jermaine Dupri. Their hate shouldn’t form who you are? Think about that. Their negative energy is creating you? Impacting your life, your decisions, your everything.

Follow your own path…not the buzzards.

Big K.R.I.T. – “The Vent”

HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!

What a song right? What a stunning visual presentation huh? Big K.R.I.T. is the Sami Zayn of the hip hop scene. Consistently delivers, does it genuinely with all his heart and is madly underappreciated by everyone at the upper levels.

But I hear you dude…therefore a BONUS VIDEO of one of my favorite songs ever…and it’s not on Spotify!

I know you’ve been down so long
So I’ll be stronger for you
I know you’ve been down so long
Cause I’ve been down too
Yes I understand
What you’re going through
Yes I understand
Cause I’m going through it too

Rebelution – “Courage To Grow”

What a jam. A soul searching kind of song just to get you to think about your life. Is it what you want?

“But I hope you take the road less traveled,
And I hope you find the courage to grow”

This surely won’t be the last the you’ll hear of Rebelution on To Dylan, Love Stoney…such an uplifting group.

Raging Fyah – “Barriers”

Who loves Barriers more than me? Maybe Roman Reigns? He seems like a good dude so I’m cool with us both trying to remove barriers in our special ways.

I am so happy AudioTree Live showcased Raging Fyah and thus introducing me to a band that’s in constant rotation. Check out their AudioTree Live version of “Barriers” on the Spotify Playlist!

That’s it for the sweet, sweet nectar of To Dylan, Love Stoney Volume 4…submit to being you!

Love,

Stoney

 

 

TRKB Ep 3: Fastlane, Comics & Power Rangers

It’s funny how opportunity presents itself sometimes. Like who knows when you will have to wrestle in a dress? Or when you’ll be sitting on a couch? Or interviewing Becky G. and RJ Cyler from the upcoming Power Rangers flick?

I’ll let you guess which 2 we accomplished on the 3rd ever fantastical voyage that is The Rolling Knee Bar…or you can just sit back, put a little in the air and enjoy….

 

Brussel Up

Much like Rusev, I am also a brute…and handsome. Or so I’ve been told by Dylan’s eyes. The main difference is I’m not married to Lana nor am I Bulgarian…but I am indeed a Brussel Brute.

I adore the cruciferous Brussel Sprouts not only for their flavor, but also because of the extreme health benefits. They whack you in the head with Potassium, Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium, Fiber and loads more vitamins according to The World’s Healthiest Foods.

Brussel’s are wicked easy to prepare and cook up. Way to easy for you not to incorporate into your weekly eating plans. Here are a few of my favorite recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers from around the internet.

Maple-Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts by Love & Lemons

Crispy Brussel Sprouts w/ Sriracha Aioli by The Minimalist Baker

Easy Brussel Sprout Stew by Holy Cow Vegan

Now go ahead and cut up some Brussels and turn up some Mike Love

Forward

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Always forward, moving ahead. My memory isn’t hateful, I’m just too focused on right now and moving forward.

I do remember the important moments though, like wrestling….unlike Goldberg who absolutely forgot how to wrestle.

With that being said…let’s get to some jams that express just being of the mindset to push through and ride on out in life…like you are actually LIVING.

Bob Marley – “Keep On Moving”

Maybe it’s 2 volumes too many to NOT have some Marley. Push through the negative energies and get to your life the way you want to live it.

Kendrick Lamar – “Ab-Soul’s Outro” ft Ab-Soul & Terrace Martin

Section.80 by Kendrick Lamar may just very well be my favorite EP of all time. No lie. Most of it will find it’s way onto the new Spotify playlist…in due time.

Ab-Soul absolutely waxes his life illuminating poetics on the outro – duh, thus the name of the song. Anybody else miss Big V’s poems? I know i do.

Just really listen to the song and what is being said is what I’m trying to say. It’s beautiful with bars like this:

“What’s your life about, enlighten me, is you gonna live on your knees or die on your feet? Take out that student loan and pay off your college degree, and do exactly what you see on TV.”

 Fortunate Youth – “Long One”

 In life and wrestling sometimes you just have to suck it up knowing that it will be a long, strange trip to get to where you want to be. Live that journey knowing you aren’t alone.

Unlike Baron Corbin.

Wale – “The Power”

The closer of volumes…Wale. “The Power” puts the power back inside you with a verbal slam. Or TJ Duckett in his prime. How you doin?

Reminder to follow the Spotify playlist to get the complete To Dylan, Love Stoney experience!

Be good, live good, do good.

Love,

Stoney

TRKB Ep 2: Build Up To Fastlane & Beef

Oh, it’s true…it’s DAMN true…this is the 2nd ever episode of the world renowned pop wrestling show…The Rolling Knee Bar with Dylan & Stoney.

In this week’s episode we debut “Comics in the Corner” and “Superstar of the Week”…yes, they are villainous! Also find out who Stoney is inadvertently or sincerely beefing with.

 

Motivation

What’s motivation to you Dylan? Or you out there randomly googling rolling knee bars?

Music to Dylan and I plays a pretty major role in our lives. We are…fiends, of the musical variety. I’m a big fan of motivational songs, because…well it can only increase positive thoughts and thus positive behaviors. What you love is motivation, and motivation is music, family, friends…whatever you find solace in.

Music = Love

And with that short rambling I present Volume 2 of the most Johnny Laurinaitis power to the people-esque mixtape in the history of goblins…

Pepper – “The Invite”

Mellow as anything with a resounding message:

Take action, make it happen,
what are you waiting for?
Too much talking, too much knocking,
Just kick down the door

T.I. – “Motivation”

I mean…it’s a shoe in from the self proclaimed “King”. Matter of fact if the crown fits, rock it…why not think yourself to success? It’s a 10 like Tye Dillinger.

King Los – “God Money War”

Man, going from “King of the South” to one of the most underrated but skilled rappers in the game…King Los. One line in this song has been on replay in mind and motivated me to make Big Show heavy changes to my life…

Climb the mountain top and wake your dreams up…

Go Baltimore

Wale – “The Motivation (Be Right)”

Did you really think I’d forget my Oath to include Wale on every mixtape? Gloomy days are going to come, no doubt…just keep pushing back because…well…life keeps moving and you have no choice not to. Live your life.

I wonder if Eric Young feels the same way…

Until next week…work that knee bar magic…

Love,

Stoney

Quick Counts: Turmeric Ginger Lemon Law

Turmeric is the Questlove to Ginger’s Black Thought in this version of the real Roots.

Go ahead throw this on while prepping this super infused elixir.

Turmeric breaks you off with plenty of health benefits including anti-inflammatory and potentially even anti-cancer properties.

Ginger, not about that Jack Gallagher life, is a staple in my diet. Being a king member of the roots kingdom, along with Turmeric, Ginger helps to clothesline heel cholesterol, pummel PMS and help out with digestion.

Let’s call the action on this health powerbomb elexir…laying down the Turmeric Ginger Lemon Law.

Ingredients:
1 inch fresh Turmeric root or 1 hefty tsp of organic ground Turmeric
2 inch fresh Ginger root
1 half lemon, halfed…you know 2 quarters
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp hemp oil or olive oil

  1. 4-5 Cups of water in the pan
  2. Shave the skin off the Turmeric and Ginger and slice rather thinly for better absorption…toss into water
  3. Squeeze lemon into water and throw in the lemons themselves
  4. Add and stir in black pepper and oil
  5. Bring to boil, lower to medium-low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, strain into mason jars
  7. Enjoy hot or cold, maybe add a little honey or agave syrup!

Super simple recipe to super start your day. Tweak the recipe as you see fit, add cinnamon, more water…whatever you think would taste well!