The last in the series of KCRW’s “Who Shot Rock n Roll” concerts featured Raphael Saadiq and Band of Skulls celebrating songs from “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan”. Although it was a short performance by one of my favorite artist, I was able to snap a few pictures and get some footage of the evenings adventure with Raphael and his band. We didn’t stay for Band of Skulls but it was still a great evening. The people were all in sync with one another, the weather was perfect, and the location was appropriately thought-out…Enjoy.
If you get a chance, make sure to check out the actual exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography…
Tried to upload a few videos for you to see the dance battle between Saadiq and his band members as well as Charles taking us to CHURCH…I have to UP grade to do that, so until then hope you enjoyed the pictures.
There is NO way you can tell this isn’t the most creative Presidential campaign strategy…
Here are a couple of places I’ve been in Paris, “The City of Lights”. This amazing city is filled with so much flavor but most importantly, so much history!!!! Buildings here are 100 of years, no CENTURIES older than our COUNTRY!!! Just standing in these buildings have a way of transporting you to the past. Those who know me, know that I studied Architecture for a while, so don’t be surprised by the selection of snaps I’ve taken of the sexy detailed buildings.
I am truly being a tourist, exploring all the touristy places and seeing EVERYTHING a foreigner would see. There is absolutely no shame in my game in busting out my camera in front of the Effiel Tower or being la queue (standing on line) in Versallies to get into King Louis XIV, XV, and XVI Palace. I say, grab it by the cajones and go for it. You only live once and if done right who cares!!! I hope you enjoy looking at Paris through my kaleidoscopic view.
This will definitely open your mind, that is if you’re open to growth and change. Mos Def couldn’t have found a more impacting time to change his name.
When I saw this I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears. You all know how big of a Hip-Hop head I am… Who would I be, NOT to post this video? True Hip-Hop heads will fully understand what I am talking about when you see it.
Now, hit play and hold on to your wigs…
Just imagine when he starts using words that we understand… SMH
On my daily visits, I found First Weekend Club’s Pick of The Week.
First, @AVADVA (Ava DuVernay) hit us with the critically acclaimed hip-hop documentary, This is The Life: How The West Was One (’08). For those of us who were part of the budding hip-hop scene in Los Angeles during the early ’90’s, will agree with me when I say, this docu gave props to some of hip-hop’s GREATEST lyricists and portrayed the LA movement with much respect. Then she moved to the small screen with 2 network music docus. Continuously showing hip-hop love, DuVernay turned her lens to focus on the females in the male dominated genre with “My Mic Sounds Nice” and then she gave viewers an inside look at one of America’s largest Black music festivals; “The Essence Music Festival”. Now, Ava is bringing us her second film (first screenplay), I Will Follow. This triple threat talent wrote, produced, and directed the flick. Filled to the gills with stellar talent (Beverly Todd, Blaire Underwood, Omari Hardwick, Michole White), the story follows a grieving woman, Maye (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) and the twelve people who assist her through her lost. It is scheduled for release this month (3/11/2011). The film has already been making noise at some of the film festivals.
OK, now that my sharing is caring moment is out of the way. I wanted to vent for a second. Remember when I wrote about my family being competitive when it comes to seeing films first…well, if you forgot here it is. Anyway, just to show you how bad it is, my father knew about a private screening of this movie and didn’t tell anyone because HE couldn’t go!!! WAWAWACKKK, right?! That’s cool, I’ll catch it on the 11th of this month with everyone else! Showing support for indie films and filmmakers.
I just received this from Henri Bendel. If you are a designer or know of a designer check out this opportunity to have your designs seen in the hopes of being discovered and landing a great gig. This “casting call” has been going on for the past 40 years and has launched a handful of designers like Anna Sui, Todd Oldham, and Collette Malouf just to name a few.
SHARING IS CARING…