Wednesday, December 12, 2012

History and stuff

Hey everybody, just want to inform you that today is indeed 12/12/12. And while you may be tired of hearing all of those cheeky little date announcements, remember that today is likely the last time we will see all the numbers match up in this century, and consequently, our lifetime.

So while it may not be 'your cup of tea' to commemorate these dates, enjoy today and remember it, so that if you're ever asked, you might have something interesting to say or at least an old smile for that day way back when, that random Wednesday 12/12/12.  Hope all is well folks, and thanks for the headsup Dad, B EZ.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December to Remember

Most Bostonians are already well aware of this, but to the rest, this cover is pretty great. Let this guy lighten the mood for you a little bit as Mother Nature struggles to decide what season it is, and finals bear down on many of us. Enjoy and B EZ kids..


Friday, October 19, 2012

Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge does a masterful job covering Bowie in "The Life Aquatic", here is one of his covers of "Rebel, Rebel". I miss the smooth, easy cadence of Portuguese. Seu Jorge is buttery in this rendition. Great song, cool language, solid cover. Enjoy beezys.


Monday, September 24, 2012

checking in fall 2012

I'm probably going to have to rebuild this guy from the ground up after we were all doing so well. Just want to let you know that even though there was a shortage of posts, there was never a shortage of love. As Gemini's cover of Drake's "Crew Love" says, there's a whole lot of love. Keep doing you.

Dreary days can't stop futbol fever in the streets of Havana, Cuba. Kade Krichko, June 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

My dad is truly a sage when he wants to be. He has an amazing ability to take a step back and put things in perspective for me. Sometimes I wish I could do the same for myself. While I feel that I am one of the more self-aware people  out there, I still have moments of weakness. And I digress...

Here is a great article about the way we approach our lives. Beautifully written and composed, it is worth a once-over (I read it thrice). Check it out and tell me what you think!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Loyal brethren, I'll never forget thee, remember that. Here's to not forgetting who you are and where you came from. Some more beats for your cerebrals. As far as my location these days, after graduation I went to Cuba for a month to photograph and live and let me tell you it changed me for the better in so many ways, hope to share more on that soon. Right now I am in San Clemente, CA working an internship with POWDER magazine, the top free skiing mag in the world in my opinion. 4 years ago it was my goal to end up here after school and low and behold, I'm here. Granted I'm licking stamps and stapling memos, but my time will come, I'm quietly confident. Anywho back to the beats. This song is dopamine.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


So they made a graduation compilation for Northeastern and me and my roomie Lange (see yellowish green shirt) stole the show. Check it out! It's been a crazy ride, and I like to think we took nothing for granted and ripped up Bostonia the best we could. Oh yeah, and we learned a bunch too. Good looks!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Letter From the Editor

I was at an awards dinner tonight as I prepare for graduation (11 day countdown?!) and we had the privilege of hearing an excellent speaker. His message was to a group of aspiring journalists, all geared up to face the 'grave' new world of journalism, the field that is supposed to implode at any moment, sending us all into uncertainty, or so we have been told. But his message was not one of caution, instead, it was one of hope. I would like to share some of his eloquent words with you all. "Some of my colleagues aimed for the highest peaks, looking at the New York Times and the Washington Post as their goals. But me, I aimed for a place that would make me happy, and I'm still happy in journalism. Do what makes you happy."

This affirms my decision to become a journalist. It's tough knowing that I may never make as much money or be as comfortable as the people beside me. Believe me it's tough knowing that in my heart of hearts, I think could do their jobs just as well as them and make just as much as them, maybe that's just the competitor in me. But I have chosen my path. It may not be the final path choice I make, but for now it's a path that I intend to pursue. I have chosen a life that may not have the large payout in dollar signs, but maybe it'll pay out in another way. For me, that something else is worth the risk. I'm on the real life pursuit of happiness. I'm not you nor will I pretend to be, but I urge all of you to follow your own if you get the chance, whatever it may be.

That's it for now. Thanks so much all, you don't need me to tell you this, but you're the greatest. Do you.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Ok it's Tuesday, but I'm slowly going to work my way back into things, so give me a break yea? Got a kinda cool cover for you, a little dubstyley for ya as La Nina vacates and the warm weather slides into the Northeast. Going to ski for the last time this season (not calling my last run, no worries!) up in Maine with the fam, should be a good time. As for this week's cover it's a rendition of Rihanna's "Man Down" by Walk off the Earth. It's weird how all the band members look alike, how do you think they managed that?! Crazy world we live in...enjoy ninas y ninos..

Friday, March 16, 2012


DAHHH this is what the world has been missing out on for the past few....days, months, years? Santigold how we've missed you! Here's her new track "Disparate Youth" with an album slated for late May release. Pretty excited to hear it. This beat is just on another level, hope this brings some light to your day.

On the topic of light, we've finally emerged from the Back Bay Boston Blackout 2012, unscathed and all the tougher for the wear (a series of fires knocked out a couple transformers and Boston Fire Department shut down a huge grid, leaving us in the dark for a couple). Can't believe how tough two days of power in the city was, the rugged side of me is incredibly embarrassed, but it was tough! Anywho, this song is fire, enjoy beezys.

Monday, February 20, 2012


Hey sorry guys, no song for you this Monday. Don't you fret though, I did make a video edit of a recent trip to Jay Peak Resort with some friends. It was our buddy Lange's birthday and he wanted everyone to celebrate in the great white North. While most chickened out, 9 adventurous souls made the 4.5 hour trek and it was well worth it. Snow has been elusive this season across the nation, but Mother Nature dropped a sneaky 5 inches in the woods for our shredding pleasure. Check out what we did with it...ENJOY!

Monday, February 13, 2012


el Derr coming up huge. Here's a monday cover that has me feelin right, this is good stuff! The Knocks teamed up with Mandy Lee to cover arguably the hottest song of late 2011. Here's their saucy rendition of M83's "Midnight City". Ok folks, let's have another good week eh? Yours truly, caskade..

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The 2011 photo review

The 2010 photo review was so much fun I decided to bring it back for 2011. I had hoped heading into the 1-1 that I would have an eventful year and, welp, it didn't disappoint! I've never traveled so much in my entire life and just feel really lucky to have experienced what I did. I didn't take a moment for granted, but tried to capture as many of them as I could! As always I met some great people along the way and it wouldn't have been possible without them. Without further's my 2011, a gift from me to you, enjoy.

My new roommates in Park City, UT: Chimay and Cosita

First Sundance in Park City

Just another day at work with USSA, Canyons Resort

View from my PC bedroom at midnight

PC fire in the sky

Three amigos in UT's Wasatch Range...up in the sky

Open Range headin to Jackson, WY..somewhere in WY

Highway to Heaven, Wasatch backcountry

When you get lost in the desert, you get good pictures..

Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon, southern UT 4/20

The desert: a place for sinners, poets and madmen

Desert Night

Good morning Goblin Valley

Shoobie in Goblin Valley

Me and shred partner Nick poaching Deer Valley May 1

ZAP!! Back to Boston

Hemenway 114 Apartment 3 in a nutshell...

Brasil! With some cool kids after a long hike, lencois

Minha familia brasileira!

Brasil, te amo

Identity Fest with some cool kids

Bringing Brasil to Boston? Fashion-forward...

Leaving 114, the greatest art experiment that ever lived

Later shoe wall

Chillin in Burlington, VT

Lake Champlain

Believe it

Boston Grind

Motley Thanksgiving crew

Just chasin pigeons, all day errday

Jesus makes a Christmas appearance

Famjam 1


Famjam 2

Good to be back, Mt. Bachelor, OR

Top of Pilot's Butte, downtown Bend, OR

SMith Rock, OR

Home of the Portland Timbers

At the end of the rainbow, a blessed 2011 for sure


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My 2012 (Chinese) New Year Resolution

This comes your way a month late, but here we go (Chinese New Year was last week, so I'm in the clear right?). 2012, the year that will end all years, and maybe the last time I get to do this....

New Years Resolutions, most of us break them, but we all make them. Last year's resolution of 'No Pigeons' nearly worked out, but this year I really intend on keeping my resolution. This year's Kade Krichko Resolution is to: Do Me.

This may seem like a strange resolution, but check the rationale. I'm in my last year of college and all things said, 2012 may be the biggest transition year of my life. Between finishing school, potentially enjoying my last times with some people, looking for work and looking to the future, I think I have a lot on my plate, and stress tends to add up. When stress adds up, sometimes we forget who we are, where we came from, and where our priorities lie. THIS is what I am trying to avoid in 2012.

I think that through the help of my family and friends, as well as the few life experiences I have had, I've turned out OK. That being said, I'd like to continue along my path because I like who I am and the direction I am heading (wherever that may be!). In the next few months however, my resolve will be tested by outside pressures as well as internal doubts. My goal for this year is to try and weather all of this and stay true to the course. If I am able to do that when I write my 2013 resolution from who-knows-where (narnia?) I hope to say I was successful.

If for some reason you see me becoming too serious and bogged down by the little stresses that so often stunt our enjoyment of the world around us, for pete's sake....SLAP ME! I promise after the initial shock subsides, I'll thank you.

So yeah, there you have it, my 2012 resolution. While it may list as 'short and simple' this year will be far from it. I'm excited for the challenges it has in store and the experiences that await. In the words of Young Jeezy "You just do you...and Imma do me".

And the other resolution that really goes without saying at this point: Find Tupac.

Eyo Bostonia...Eazy Duz It Like Sunday Morning (see what i did there?)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just wanted to let you guys know that ya'll are the best, and that I will have some ACTUAL written posts coming your way, imagine that!?! Boa noite meus amigos (good night my friends)..

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ernest Gonzales - In The End

This is a chill tune by Ernest Gonzales, definitely check it out. Let me know what you think!

Ernest Gonzales - In The End

Monday, January 16, 2012

chickity check it

So just when I feel myself moving away from Monday Covers, they say "hey you can't just toss us aside like yesterday's trash, take this..." SHIZAM! That Gotye song that I posted last week just happens to have one of the coolest covers ever. Check this ish and tell me it isn't cool, do won't.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

So Hot Right Now...

So many of you followed me through my adventure/internship out in Utah last winter, but I recently compiled a video for school explaining exactly what I was doing for them for the "Coolest Co-op" contest at my school. Hoping its received well, I'm pretty happy with the end product.

Take a gander and leave a comment if you had time, thanks!

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 has Mondays too!

Ah I'm a lost soul on Mondays! Do I continue covers or do I stop focusing too narrowly? Should I just make it good music Monday? Too broad? Shouldn't it be good music everyday?!

Alas, the problems I face these days... the last as a college student, presuming I graduate as expected in May. Well here's a song I can't get out of my head about a weird feeling in an all-too-common situation that so often goes untouched. See what you think, I can't get it out of my head (in a good way). I'm not being a downer, it just rings incredibly true. And the what it's all about...right?

BEZ Bostonia..

Saturday, January 7, 2012

LAST BRASIL POST!! (Just took me 4 months to post it, isn't suspense beautiful?)

You can only go to the beach so many times. FALSE. Being able to walk to the beach after class was a luxury that I could definitely could have gotten used to, and I don't think I ever would have gotten sick of it.

All that aside, I was happy to change up the pace a bit on our last excursion to the interior Lencois. A group of 14 Northeastern adventurers made the six hour trek west late on our last Brasilian Tuesday. After battling sleep and stiff bus seats for what seemed like an eternity, I finally gave up and settled for the sunrise (not my last one) as we rolled into Lencois. Because it had been dark our entire trip we hadn't seen any of the landscape changes, so it almost felt as if we'd been dropped in this other world. Busy roads, buildings and sand were replaced with quiet cobblestone alleys, stucco and rocky hillside.
Still groggy, our pack climbed the hill to our pousada and immediately prepped for our upcoming jaunts into Mother Nature's playground. And even though I'm just fooling around with the words, Lencois and the surrounding area really is an outdoors playground. Our first day we hiked up a river valley over and under boulders until we made it to a 60m waterfall and pool for swimming. Our guides Puma and (Thomas) Edison dove off high rocks into the dark pool under the waterfall and were quickly followed by half of our group. We even got a chance to jump from a 15m (~45ft) cliff and there were enough cameras there to prove it!

On our hike down, our guides brought us to a natural slide aka water flowing down some slippery rocks. In all honesty it looked less than enticing and pretty rough, but I figured foi agora ou nunca (it was now or never) and I went for it. Despite the next day's bunda bruise, it was pretty wild to slide down the rock into the pool at the bottom carrying some solid speed. Definitely a good end to a long day of hiking.

The next day was a bit more expensive, as it included four destinations wrapped into one whirlwind trip. I thought about it for a second, but glad I took that leap of faith. We traveled a bit further out from Lencois and got a much broader perspective of the surrounding landscape. Mesas, plateaus, semi-arid desert, rift valleys, rivers, waterfalls, caves, it was like a 4th grade geography lesson in the flesh. Finally seeing what previously you only read about is an amazing feeling. The landscape was very similar to that of southern Utah, but much greener, unbelievable that we were only six hours from our beachy Salvador. After another waterfall and cliff jumping excursion we went to Lapa Doce, the largest cave in South America. It's so big in fact that half of it has yet to be explored! It's been a while since I've felt that small, but yeah, it was pretty intense. After the cave we hit up a tourist trap area called Pratinha. It boasted a beautiful lake/lagoon, but after all of the excitement of the past two days, it really didn't hold a candle. That and the fact that everything cost money (nothing's free in Brazil). I came as close to being a pirate as I may ever be when I started away on 'free' paddleboats across the lagoon just to learn from the boat's owner that I owed him 10 reals for 15 minutes. Nao obrigado amigo, woops.

The real highlight was our final stop: the sunset atop one of the morros (hills, more like mesas, but hey). The view from the top was UNREAL. I could not believe we were in Brasil. I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for sunsets, but this one was just a perfect end to an eventful day. You could feel the contentment of the entire group, it was a really peaceful snapshot with some good people, que legal.

That night we were able to enjoy the fruits of being in a backpacking town, eating at this AMAZING Brasilian kitchen on a tip from a fellow nature junkie. The best part about the backpacking culture is that it forms this very complex web of communication that is dedicated to helping travelers find the next cool (and usually affordable) spot. In our case we lucked out, as we had an old angel cook enough food to feed 10 of us for a mere 7 reals each! Arroz, feijao, ensalada, frango, carne, peixe, pimenta, you name it, she cooked it. A satisfying end to a great day.

Lencois rounded out our whole Brasilian experience, adding a different element to the whole trip. We were able to satiate our craving for adventure on a backpacker's budget and also see a new side to the ever-active Brasil. i understood the active beach culture, but had no idea it extended to the interior. Lencois sponsors a rich backpacking tradition with hikers, travelers and thrill-seekers alike gathering to enjoy nature's bounty. In conclusion, it seems I've unintentionally created an ending catchphrase through the rest of my posts, so here it goes: It was truly an experience I'll never forget.

But really, I won't.

Ate mais tarde Brasil..