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An Interview with Tyson Titus
Welcome back to The Tonight Show I'm your host Chung Lao.

Tyson Titus aka Ty Nitty aka Nitty.  Hails from the city o' lights, New York, New York.  Laid back, focused, athletically inclined, brother of Tobin, intelligent and voraciously loyal, dead man walking (he's getting married), has an incredible DVD collection, and is the Stunnaz Co-Cap....Enjoy.

Posted on May 15, 2006


Chung Lao:  Ty Nitty, what’s up man?   

Tyson:  What a time to catch me C – so many things going on – work, school, planning a wedding, going on a much needed vaca to the beautiful Cabo San Lucas, practicing  for couple of tourney’s this year, and the list goes on – sometimes a little overwhelming, but just trying to maintain by God’s grace. 

Chung Lao:  Where did you grow up? 

Tyson:  Elmhurst, Queens NY 

Chung Lao:  Pick one word that describes you. 

Tyson:  Eclectic. 

Chung Lao:  What do you think of IndaPhatFarm.com? 

Tyson:  Am I being audited? Does Russell Simmons know about this site? Even though I don’t get much time to check up on it anymore, it’s a great outlet for everyone to keep in touch, voice opinions, get story headlines,  and of course it’s the home of the BSC – the only spot to get the inside scoop. Keep doing what you doing C (along with the rest of the indaphatfarm team)!! 

Chung Lao:  How long have you been playing guitar, and what got you interested?

Tyson:  I’ve been playing the guitar for about 10 years on and off - what got me started in the biz was, check this- this sickest lineup of musicians we’ve ever had: Carland Jr(Bass),  Michael Mark/Anbu(Piano), Joseph Kurian(Guitar), Paul (Drums)…wow……..just realized most of them were from DC…interesting…yes, you can smile now Chris…had to throw my cousin in there, because he really is the one that put me on.  What keeps me interested now are artists like John Mayer, Maroon 5, Nickelback, Switchfoot..ha 

Chung Lao:  What are the proper elements of a good song service? 

Tyson:  Minus Sister…uhh…..yea….we’ll leave that one alone....lol…First of all, be on KEY….singers must recognize when to start a verse, chorus, pause during a song so the musicians can get their groove on, and vice versa, communication, etc.-so elementary, yet so fundamental.  Along with God’s presence, the singers and musicians must possess and use their talent to lead the worship service. 

Chung Lao:  George W is wrapping up his Presidency.  Give us your overall thoughts on him and what he’ll be remembered for. 

Tyson:  Well, I honestly do like his morals and beliefs and in that regard I support him – BUT I still cant figure out a word to describe what he did in Iraq and now with the Palestinian government, giving them an opportunity for diplomacy and it backfiring-I guess we’ll figure that out as the years progress.  G Dub will def b remembered for what happened on 9/11, crazy gas prices, and of course, Iraq, Iraq…our kids will definitely be reading about him in their social studies class. 

Chung Lao:  I’ve been hearing strong things about those skills in the kitchen.  Break it down for us. 

Tyson:  O boy - I do get a little busy in the kitchen when the mood is right. Special sauces, special spices, a pinch of this, a dab of that, and yea…then I’ll order out  

Chung Lao:  Kobe Bryant recently scored 81pts in a single game.  He is widely considered to be arrogant by many in the media/fans.  What is your take on him?  Is his arrogance justified? 

Tyson:  I am not too fond of Kobe Bryant, BUT without Kobe the NBA/Lakers would just not be the same.  His arrogance is definitely justified by his tremendous basketball capabilities.  Even though this current Laker squad is no longer a dynasty, you can’t help but watch him play in hopes of seeing an amazing final shot at the buzzer, or scoring that 81.  Love him or hate him, he will be amongst the greatest NBA players of all time. 

Chung Lao:  Have you ever been accosted or approached by a crazy man on the Long Island Rail Road? 

Tyson:  Well, the LIRR is the Cadillac of the MTA, so there aren’t many loonies…BUT, the subway is a different story….the most recent incident was a man introducing his brown paper bag as his best friend to everyone on the train, then having a full length conversation to the “best friend” about politics, women, food, etc…….go figure. 

Chung Lao:  Name someone you admire, and why. 

Tyson:  Jason Kidd:  humble, unselfish, athletic, beautiful wife, makes a dollar out of 15 cents, and his favorite number is 5. 

Chung Lao:  How many days will Coach Tom Coughlin have on his contract, after the NY football giants get swept by the Washington Redskins in 2006? 

Tyson:  NONE……Coach V would have to take over immediately.               

Chung Lao:  What is the most important thing in life? 

Tyson:  Real cliché, but…..FAMILY

Chung Lao:  Would you recommend moving to NY?  Why / Why not? 

Tyson:  YESSSIRRR!!....NY is the capitol of the world!!!.....the city that never sleeps, and most importantly, where Ty NiTTy resides…….come check me.

Chung Lao:  List your favorites: 

A.  Car(s):   ’06 Ferrari F430 Spider,

     

      ’07 Escalade,

       ’06 Mercedes CLS,

        ‘06 Infiniti M45

 

B.  Food(s):  Italian, Thai. 

C.  Sports Team:  None really-I just follow J. Kidd. 

D.  Sibling: only got one, so I guess its Young Tobah. 

E.  Bible Passage(s):  Psalms 37:4 –Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 

F.  Countries to Visit/Re-visit:  Tahiti, Paris.

G.  Pickle: Garlic Pickle. 

H.  Restaurant(s) in NY:  The View Restaurant – the restaurant actually rotates giving you a panoramic view of NYC. 

Chung Lao:  Using Microsoft Paint, please draw us a picture.

Tyson: 

                                  Flight Plan. Should have went to art school. 

Chung Lao:  As a NYer, you have a choice to make, Guiliani or Hillary in 08? 

Tyson:  Guiliani is the Man. 

Chung Lao:  We’re in Iraq now, this is true.  But were we justified in going there in the first place?  Why / why not? 

Tyson:  No.  There was no solid evidence of WMD.  It was all about the Oil Take Over, finishing what his father had started. 

Chung Lao:  It’s come to my attention that your grandmother had a fascination with chocolate.  Please explain. 

Tyson:  How are you finding all this information out?!....Chris has his contacts I see, but on a real note, ill nanny granny passed away May 29th , 2000 and she honestly did love chocolate.. she had a hidden stash that had been collected like a savings account.  She even had a “chocolate dance”.  Kit Kat’s were her favorite. 

Chung Lao:  What is something you cannot stand in a person? 

Tyson:  People that talk about others behind their back. 

Chung Lao:  Why hasn’t Larry Brown been able to revive the Knicks as of yet? 

Tyson:  Knickerbockers have a curse – let me run the team and I’ll show u a championship caliber squad: spend money on an all star point guard and center…get a good shooting guard and solid defenders at the forward spots, get a bench that could make a push or sustain a run from the opposing team, clearing up some salary space too…I don’t see how this Steph n Francis situation is going to work out b/c they’re undersized at the 2-guard position and both need major touches……we got a good rookie class, but …...ehh…..i can go on for days about this one…… 

Chung Lao:  Do you believe in signing long term contracts, such as Ballys or Marriage? 

Tyson:  This guy....hahaha….yes…believe in both…but I must say, it’s much more difficult to ink the deal on the marriage contract. 

Chung Lao:  Are we living in the End Times? 

Tyson:  Yes, without a doubt – the signs are showing all over the world (hurricanes destroying New Orleans, Cancun, Miami, Key West – a coincidence?-I think not).  

Chung Lao:  Describe the ideal wife. 

Tyson:  The best kept secret. 

Chung Lao:  Describe the ideal husband. 

Tyson:  We need to redirect this question to young tobah b/c he’s looking. 

Chung Lao:  Describe the ideal nail clipper. 

Tyson:  Double Platinum laced with Swarovski crystals and a mini mp3 microchip that plays a “clip” of a song every time you “clip” – I should patent that.               

Chung Lao:  The Strong Island Stunnaz are on a 2 year losing streak, having finished 1-4 the past 2 seasons, after being in the 2002 BSC Final.  Will Coach V be retained?  (Vinod would like me to add that the # of minutes you play this year will depend on your answer). 

Tyson:  Honestly, Coach V is a true warrior… Nothing but respect to him… you can never question his heart, unlike some on our team (oOHH..draMA iN the NYC). He has a wonderful wife, a silky smoothe son, and an ugly dog entrusted to him, but yet he always finds time to make the Stunnaz a priority and keep them in check, so he’s not going anywhere fast (was that a good answer, V?).  I will take much of the responsibility for our record…..I feel we had a great chance last year, but unfortunately due to injuries suffered in game 2, and the team’s psyche being burned….the rest was history and we’d like to keep it that way-in the past….so stay tuned for this year’s 2006 BSC World Champs 

Chung Lao:  What will it take to get your team back to the promised land, and what is your prediction for the 2006 BSC? 

Tyson:  To get back to the Finals, we need to be what our team name is – STUNNAZ. We are the sleepers this year, so we can do our stunt 101.  We need to define roles on our team….we have a lot of young budding talent…but misrepresented humility, along with the lack of mental toughness is hindering our progress.  That will come with experience and hopefully this year, we will come out of that. 

Predictions:  Philly will come back with a vengeance, Chicago will be a force to be reckoned with, Houston will definitely show up if they are healthy, look for Brooklyn to do some damage, DC will hold it down but Strong Island gets the crown.  ONE 

Chung Lao:  Speaking of tourney’s, I would like to challenge the Stunnaz to a football tourney.  One game vs DCz Finest.  Winner takes all. 

Tyson:  Losers must shave their heads…oh wait….most of you lost your hair already….beware JusNice! 

Chung Lao:  Describe the ideal church, even if it’s not realistic. 

Tyson:  After reading your cousin’s response to this question, it would be unjust for me answer any other way.   So I’m going to just quote what she said… 

 “A place where fellowship and love doesn’t stop at the exit door of the church, but it goes beyond to homes and the streets where people don’t experience it.  Where there are no laws and regulations that hinder people, but a place where you come solely to worship and feel God.  Where the word of God remains true and is not inundated with human wisdom.  Now that’s an ideal church.” 

Well said. 

Chung Lao:  Alright, the date is March 3rd, 2007.  You just boarded a flight from JFK airport, which is bound for Miami, FL.  You’ve been working for 2 years straight, and you’ve finally decided to take that much awaited vacation and hang out with some friends.  As the airplane reaches it’s cruising altitude of 30,000 ft, you lean back in your first class reclining seat and prepare for a long nap. 

As your eyelids are about to close, you are INSTANTLY awoken by the sounds of shouting near the door to the airline cockpit.  5  middle eastern looking men, armed with knives, are attacking the pilot and co-pilot.  It all happens so fast, you are frozen in shock.  How could these men have brought these weapons on board in the post 9/11 world?  

After removing the dead bodies of the pilot/co-pilot, 3 of the men brandishing their now blood stained knives order you and the rest of the first class passengers into the rear of the airplane with about 50 or so other passengers. 

One of the terrorists claims he has a bomb strapped to his person and that if any of the passengers try anything, he will blow the plane up.  The plane is now banking sharply to the right as it’s course and heading are being changed.  Could they be planning to crash into a building?  The White House perhaps?  Cell phones are inoperative.  What do you do? 

Tyson:  Pray – cuz I sure don’t know how to fly a plane. 

Chung Lao:  Lastly, leave us with a parting thought. 

Tyson:  In the words of a MasterCard expression….Life is short, make fun of it.

Chung Lao:  Thanks Ty Nitty.  Next up on The Tonight Show is Roy John.  You don't want to miss that one.  Much Love.


 

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