Photos From You Know What Really Grinds My Gears

Leon of hosting You Know What Really Grinds My Gears

"You know what really grinds my gears? Growth spurts. I was supposed to get one. I've been the same height since 7th grade. Went from playing power forward to point guard in one summer since everyone passed me."

Once again, You Know What Really Grinds My Gears was a hilarious success. Many thanks to DJ Roz of Champion Sounds and the staff of 1920DC for providing the awesome music and drinks. Also, I need to thank my friend Antoine Walters for coming through with his camera and documenting the event for me. I’m just going to put some of his photos below along with descriptions of the action as opposed to being too long-winded today. I hosted that event for 5 hours, which was fun but exhausting. Therefore, I have earned the right to use someone else’s photographs as a lazy-person crutch.

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears DC Jelani

Jelani of This Is News To Me came through and gave a fatherhood rant that would make Bill Cosby proud. Glad we could get him out the house to inform us of how incredibly difficult it is to get a baby to go to sleep after a cookout!

This woman was...different, to say the least.

This woman was…different, to say the least. She was having fun though, so I let her give a going-away speech as she left. I think she just wandered in and started partying. Either way, I’m not mad at her!

"Take it to the head! Yeah-yeah. Don't talk about it, be about it! Don't be scared to take it to the head! Now we 'gon get f*cked up. NO EXCUSES, NO APOLOGIES!!!" - Woman with Stella bottle.

You can tell that no one was aware of this photo was being taken. A part of me wishes that the brothers on their cell phones were texting each other, like “You have unlimited text? I have unlimited text too! This is like the next best thing to mental telepathy!”

Jon had the camouflage backpack and phone case. He came ready to rant!

Budoo always comes through to support my events and I greatly appreciate it. He had a list of awesome rants and helped set the tone early on.

JC Rademas of the Inside The Wire podcast came through and brought the house down. He is a very funny guy who recently returned from Afghanistan. DJ Roz is doing his thing in the background of this one as well.

To see more of the pictures from You Know What Really Grinds My Gears, check out Antoine’s aptly-named Facebook page, Antoine Walters Is Cool.

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5 Responses to “Photos From You Know What Really Grinds My Gears”

  1. Sasha 27. Jul, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    That take it to the head picture and comments have me dying!

    • ListenToLeon 01. Aug, 2012 at 11:18 am #

      Whomever that woman is, she’s probably going to slap me for that caption

  2. Brian Tabb 31. Jul, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    It looks like that one lady didn’t want to give up the mic!

    • ListenToLeon 01. Aug, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      She didn’t. I damn near had to push her out the door to get her to leave!

  3. Michele 17. Aug, 2012 at 1:16 pm #


    You know what grinds my gears – Waiting all the way until August 30 to Rant about what Grinds My Gears! GEESH!

    See ya’ll soon!


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