Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Can you feel the incredibly powerful energies building

Can you feel the incredibly powerful energies building, as though something very important is about to happen and we know it but we just can’t say exactly what it is? The Libra Moon is in the via combusta all day long, which will add an element of intensity and excitement to an already highly stimulated day. Our work is most definitely to stay centered and find the still space, where all the drama of the world can’t get close enough to disturb us. The drama is plentiful, no one would argue that. Icons are leaving, Glorified criminals are paying the price for their acts of greed. The old order is crumbling. The new order is being created as we go, if only we will remember that and stay focused on the Love.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Kanye West - Street Lights

I like this song. its nice and easy.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

A creative project you’ve been working on gets a second chance this week, but unlike the last time you tried this, you’re finding that your own needs are far more evident and important to you than they were before. A significant other figures greatly in this process, and it is time to face the truth about how much input you want to have in this project. Coming to terms with your feelings may be difficult for you, but fortunately sharing those feelings is no longer causing you problems. Mercury makes beautiful aspects to the Aquarian planets overseeing your latest efforts, and the Messenger moves into Cancer and opposes Pluto by the weekend, offering the chance to speak up and generate a huge transformation that brings great satisfaction all around. Whatever you do, refuse to mince your words or hold back the way you feel.

Focus Art Show! Photo By Geoff Hall

The show was great! there will be more shows to come. Big love to all that came. I hope you come again. hahahha ok. um yeah.... ill do a top 5 moments of the show.
Photo by Geoff Hall. peep the her artwork on the wall. show will be up for a month chk it out@ the flying saucer 26& Brown
1.playing with Faye's Lil sisters
2.Lauren starting the party off with 2 six packs(and her after party saved my life)
3.jam session(all players involved..amazing)
4.my 35 min straight freestyle
5.MJ dance party

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Quote of the day

The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe
-deepak chopra

Friday, June 26, 2009

RIP MICHEAL JACKSON


Thank you.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mos Def NEW ALBUM- The Ecstatic

i love it. i love it. i love. Chk out these two joints. The whole cd is FRESH!


Top 5 BAngin Shit Week #19

Top 5 dope Things I got coming up!
1.No work next week I'm free snitches
2.Focus art show on sat. Monday night will be there in full jamming on the one mode.
3.Dancing in the streets on Friday
4.The rad photos s.green took on Tues for the superdefstar solo joint.
5.My beautiful best friend(Purple) is coming to visit me next week.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dancin’ in the Streets

For 3 years, Dancin’ in the Streets celebrated HIV awareness each year. We would celebrate by having dj’s spin ( Rich Medina, Mike Nyce, Illvibe Collective ) with live music performance and dance performances ( Lady Alma, Ursula Rucker, Montazh, Capoeira groups ) all while educating the public on HIV and to also get tested! After taking a hiatus, this year we’re back. An evening that celebrates anonymous testing in a fun, social atmosphere with dj’s, live performances, vendors, live artists and so much more.

This year on the main stage at the new amazing Artists Piazza, outdoors at 2nd & Girard, will have Dj's Rich Medina & Mike Nyce spinning afrobeat, classics & soulful house music - along with dance performances from Philly’s flyest dance crews. Surrounding the space will be various artistic vendors as well as Philly’s greatest artists painting live. Across the space, there will be a truck for HIV testing and awareness information. Free gifts for the first 25 people to get tested!!! The event will be hosted by Philly MC, Ethel Cee & local well know friend, Oronde.

The space that we have chosen is really special. In it’s grand opening months, we will be one of the firsts to showcase such a great event at Northern Liberties new 60,000 sq ft gorgeous Outdoor Artists’ Piazza. A main stage, a huge HD movie screen, tons of space - this setting is something Philly has yet to experience!


friday june 26
join us in an evening of community, awareness & of course, good times
for national hiv testing day!

flygirrl + mazzoni present
DANCIN' IN THE STREETS!
for one night a year, under the stars, we come together to celebrate life and awareness on national hiv testing day.

dj's rich medina + mike nyce spin afrobeat, funk, classics & soul for your soul.

hosted by ethel cee + oronde

videos shown on the big screen - red hot & riot, fela & more!

live art & exhibit by
tatyana fazlalizadeh . sagamoor . joshua mays . eric jordan . hamilton glass . bonnie mccuen . flygirrl

vendors selling artistic items

**ON-SITE HIV TESTING!!! mazzoni will be on site with their awesome testing truck where you can go inside and get a free hiv test!!! **GIFTS FOR THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE TO GET TESTED!**

6pm-11pm
FREE / ALL AGES
@ the amazing outdoor artists piazza @ 2nd and girard!!!

chewing gum sculpture

I like this.

Elephants painting

This is super cool! Elephants painting that is beautiful.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pigeon poop Nike Dunks

These are kinda fresh. Pigeon poop!

ROCKERS!


YO COME CHILL with Focus and I at the tritone wed night.
ROCKERS! FUCK YEAH! ITS GOING DOWN AT THE TRITONE JUNE 24TH THAT IS 2MARROW FOLKS. AND IT SHALL BE AS IT WAS. LADY MOSH PITS, CHEAP ASS DRINKS LIKE $3 CHEAP,OPEN JAMMIN OUTSIDE AND INSIDE. SPECIAL GUESTS ANTI EMZ, TONS OF TRASH TALKING AND LIGHT FLIRTING. LIVE BAND HORSEMAN AND HOSTED BY THE GREAT SKRIBBLY ST CROIX WHO IS A MASTER OF THOUGHTS AND BODY LANGUAGE

Freedocha Paints and Does Other Stuff

Freedocha aka Focus aka Faye Runaway is so fucking talented I don't know what to say about her first, but I will say this: She will be showing a few of her paintings at the Flying Saucer on June 27th 5pm-7pm @ 26th and Brown St. And I hear she will be revealing another one of her many talents. So come and pick up a some art that will brighten up your life.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sarah Vaughan Vs Ella Fitzgerald- I got a Crush on You

The showdown of all showdowns Sarah verses Ella. you tell me which one do you like.
My money is on Sarah V.



New Alice In Wonderland Movie

Directed by Tim Burton.

Starring: Johnny Depp & Anne Hathaway

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

New relationships or new chapters beginning in older relationships are the key to everything now. Sunday’s Venus Mars conjunction occurred in your partnership sector, making at least one significant other a vital player in your own inner reunification process. Whether this connection is brand new or being reworked, giving yourself over to the all important communication that goes on between the two of you promises to move the mountains that wouldn’t budge before. The New Moon on Monday opposes Pluto, your ruler, who is currently in your house of communication. If you speak honestly and openly you will be afforded a new level of understanding about how the Truth can set you free. This is only the beginning of a month long transition period that ultimately changes everything about the way you view yourself in the mirror of relationship. Think only with your heart.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

We Have Band- You Came Out

Big up to MARS 5 for putting me on to this. Yo everybody watch this I guarantee that you will enjoy it. It is SUPER fucking dope, you can watch it without sound.

We Have Band - You Came Out (Official Music Video) from We Have Band on Vimeo.

Celebrate "Go Skateboarding Day" June 21st...


Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk on Friday took a brief ride at the White House as part of a Father's Day Celebration. Hawk, 41, skated in the grand foyer and the nearby Old Executive Office Building, with the permission of White House officials.

Celebrate "Go Skateboarding Day" June 21st...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

voltron camera

this is super cute!

Common Go

I really like this video. It is directed by Mr. West.

Common "Go" from kwest on Vimeo.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sacred Geometry tonight @ Sanctuary

This is the place to be tonight. I will be co hosting. so come see me say a bunch of stuff.

Sacred Geometry tonight @ Sanctuary 2737 Cambridge. 7 pm. Fashion show, performances and treats donated by A Taste of Bliss Bakery. With Charly Brownskin, St. Skribbly LaCroix, Ghetto Songbird, Lillie Ruth Bussey, Alpha Stormz, Misty Sol & Lowe Harrison.

Top 5 BAngin Shit Week #18

RECAP TOP 5 MOMENTS FROM THIS WEEK

1. JAMMING ON THE ONE w/ MONDAY NIGHT
2. DANCING MEETING NEW PEOPLE IN FRONT OF BILLY KELLY CAMERA@ Jupiter's ACORN DINNER PARTY
3. THE BANGIN ASS BROWNIES LEX WHIPPED UP FOR MONDAY NIGHT
4. HANGIN AT TATTOO MOMS WITH MY HOMEGIRLS SHANTNEW ROXY AND S. GREEN
5. CHILLIN WITH THE BOYS AT THE BAR KYLE, ALABLASTER AND D.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Janet Jackson If

So I'm here dancing my lil heart away with focus in our living room. We love this and we challenge anyone to a dance off to this song.

New Band:Explode into Colors Chk them out!


Explode into Colors is not the apocalypse of glee their name might imply. Instead, they're an eerie sort of dance band, cowbell-y instrumentals and long pony jams dug deep in '70s Ethiopiques, spooky dubwise echoes and low-end guitar stabbing. (It's a stabbing motion, though, not actual stabbing, this music will not kill you, it will make you stronger.) They release a lot of stuff on cassette, but their forthcoming project is a run of three simultaneously dropped, collectible 7-inch records on Kill Rock Stars, Milady and Just for the Hell of It records.

The Holga 120-3D Stereo camera


The Holga 120-3D Stereo camera takes the Holga Color Flash design and giving it the ability to create 3D images.

With a standard tripod mount (1/4-20), single mask, bulb setting, built-in threaded shutter release button and built-in color flash with rotating color filter wheel, this Holga Stereo uses 120mm slide film to take 2 photos at once - creating magical slides for viewing with our 3D Stereo Slide Viewer. You can also develop photos with the film: each print will have the same image twice, side-by-side. Batteries required if you intend to use the built-in flash. Imported. Wipe clean.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The lotus flower


The lotus flower appeared in legends originating from ancient Egypt. It played an important part in ancient Egyptian religion. The pure white lotus flower, the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously, emerges from the depths of the muddy swamp. Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite Lotus flower rises above the water and is usually white or pink with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center.

short journey through yourself

(so this is...... more streams of cons from 2004. I hope you enjoy)

Where have you been?
On such a short journey through yourself
Where have you been?
In the delusion of your insecurities
Everyone recognizes pain
that's how we relate.
My tears stain the insides of my being
well not actually
but I predict in the future they will
I guess because people are allowed their evils
the stars say I'm wrong
and I say the stars are wrong
Must have been an explosion of orbits
trying to deliver the truth
but, got caught up in the beauty of themselves
just like humans lurking for a slice
of fulfillment pie, heavy on lies
and light on truth

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wow I love this! Thank you Heather for sending me this

Scorpio - The cosmic lovers, Mars and Venus, unite in your 7th House of relationships on the Summer Solstice next Sunday, making this an extremely promising summer for connecting with soul mates and attractive opposites. You can manifest one or more of your dream relationships this summer, so use this powerful weekend to set your intention for what your soul really needs in this area of your life. Next Monday's New Moon in your 9th House of the higher mind opposes Pluto in your 3rd House of thoughts and communication. This energy urges you to dig deep and get in touch with the core beliefs that convince you that thinking or speaking negatively about yourself or other people continues to have some evolutionary value to you. You'll see a direct link this summer between what you say about your life and what manifests in return -- there's probably no better motivation for getting serious about working with your thoughts and beliefs.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Consider what your perception of home and family was a year ago and compare it to the way you feel now. The concept of family has a whole new meaning hasn’t it? Expanding your definition of domestic bliss has brought dimension you never expected to find, and now, as Jupiter becomes the third of three 4th house planets to go retrograde inside of a week, you begin an inward journey that allows you make a reality out of your new definition for a happy home life. It doesn’t hurt that Venus and Mars come together on Sunday in your house of significant relationship. Your concept of family may have grown to encompass humanity itself, but your partner definitely has a big role to play. Talking with your significant other about your observations this week will bring you much closer together. Don’t leave anything out.

Me'Shell NdegéOcello 2 Songs

Me'Shell Ndgéocello "The Sloganeer: Paradise" off of her 8th CD, "The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams" I just fucking love that title. I mean she is just amazing.
The second video is Love Song #1 I prob. posted it before but I just love it that much. Enjoy



Sunday, June 14, 2009

Nightmares.

Bless. Its Me being poetry face again. Kholi and I are steady on that workshop shit via FB. Today's theme is Nightmares. Can yall peep my style yet. Can you tell which part is mine. Holla Black let me know. Enjoy.

There's this loud crashing
Running
Time I conjure.
Swift-footed and
Faded
I tumble again and again.
I rise.
With each standing swamp-thick
Tall fear grabs
Me.
There are murderers
Behind each gilded mirror.
I wonder
if i will ever get over this moment.
My carcass shipped in the wind
Pieces of my heart bleeding in mouths
staining faces
I knew
they wanted to devour me
they twisted their thoughts into my locks
celebrated their hands across my body
and I liked it.
Enjoyed every reason.
Suffered it against my solar plexus.
Decorated each breathe
like young soldiers returning home
to dead mothers lacking health care.
A steady diet
of dieing in front of TV sets.
A sacrifice full of stimulus.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Biggest known Diamond in the Universe


Confirming what the Beatles always knew, astronomers have actually found a diamond in the sky - directly above Australia. It is the biggest known diamond in the universe, in fact.
According to American astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, a white dwarf star in the constellation of Centaurus, next to the Southern Cross, has been found to have a 3000-kilometre-wide core of crystallised carbon, or diamond.

It weighs 2.27 thousand trillion trillion tonnes - that's 10 billion trillion trillion carats, or a 1 followed by 34 zeroes. The biggest earthly jewel is one of the British crown jewels, the 530-carat Star of Africa.

However, this cosmic jewel is hidden beneath a layer of hydrogen and helium gases, with the diamond core making up between 50 and 90 per cent of its mass. "It's the mother of all diamonds," said astronomer Travis Metcalfe, who led the team of researchers that studied the star.

"Some people refer to it as Lucy, in a tribute to the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."

Known officially as BPM 37093, the star confirms a theory, first raised in the early 1960s, that cool white dwarfs should have a diamond core.

A white dwarf is what small stars, those up to about the size of the sun, turn into when they run out of nuclear fuel and die.

The intense pressures at the heart of such dead stars compress the carbon into diamond.

But confirming this theory has only been possible recently.

Lucy "pulsates", which means its light fluctuates at regular intervals. "By measuring these pulsations, we were able to study the hidden interior of the white dwarf, just like seismograph measurements of earthquakes allow geologists to study the interior of the Earth," Dr Metcalfe said.

"We figured that the carbon interior of this white dwarf has solidified to form the galaxy's largest diamond."

This means that other white dwarfs must also have diamond cores. Our own sun will become a white dwarf when it dies in 5 billion years. Two billion years after that, its ember core will crystallise as well, leaving a giant diamond in the centre of our solar system.

Vince Ford, a research officer at Mount Stromlo Observatory near Canberra, said astronomers, including Australians, had observed the star for more than eight years.

The star is about 50 light years away (500 trillion kilometres) - a fair distance as far as stars go. This means it is about 400 times too faint to see with the naked eye.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Althea & Donna - Upton Top Ranking

Here another one. This one goes out to rocksteady Heather in NO. She put me on to this HOT FIRE! Check out the horns they are so fucking funky. So yeah dance to this one when your alone and spazz the fuck out.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Madonna- Like a Virgin

Ah. I remember my first time christmas eve. Me on santa's lap. Good times...

Stream of Silences 2004

So I was reading one of my old Poetry books from 2004 and it is filled with a bunch of really good stream of cons. joints. I ran across this one. Its interesting because it makes me think like "who the fuck was I thinking about back in 04. Who knows. Enjoy.



Stream of Silences

Wait.
Don't.
I can't. Ok just a little.
Ok whoa. Wait.
What happened?
Damn.
shit.
Time flew
Who flew?
What. Come on
you.
oh my.
stop
ok. no wait
why? Ok
I. I. Ok whoa
Wait what happened?
I like.
do you?
good time.
Again?
Sure
wait.
Waiting.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stargaze from a distance

I've been doing a bit a writing with my friend Kholi via fb. This is the second joint we did. The first one is posted on her blog. If I had to pick I like that one better so check it out. Anyhue we will be doing these all week maybe longer so make sure you tell me which ones you like. So this is half Super half Kholi enjoy.

For as long as i can remember
I've had worms.
Deep inside my intestines.
Gutting out my insides.
Its only a matter of time now.
before sweet hymns and
Grand mama's cries
make me
the Mos Def
in the room.
Bigger and Deffer
than ever
More clever than you
and
or I ever imagined.
Growing out of myself
is this
excellence that eats.
Future gilded with fear and longing.
An inability to be appeased unless pleasing.

I like the power.

I can

For as long as i can remember.

Stargaze from a distance.
See myself
through you.
Smell your anticipation thick like
love.
Heavy as my own
guilt knowing or oft
feeling the more I owe.

Scream my name lover.
I've been long preparing for this screw.
I'm coming-
Pouring my dreams as offering
unto your feet-
leaking long after the vessel is empty.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

NOFX-Corazon De Oro

This cd is the truth. All my Punk rock heads know whats up. If you have ever been in the focus truck you prob. heard this song.
I'm just trying to find a place that i can call my own

Kundalini Yoga


Chakra meditation is a type of concentrative meditation which is a fundamental of Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini is the Divine Cosmic Energy in the body. It is symbolized as a sleeping serpent, coiled-up at the base of the spine. This energy lies dormant until awakened, then flows up the spine to the brain through the Sushumna Nadi, a channel through which nervous energy passes, energizing the various chakras along the way. Chakras (there are seven main ones) are subtle energy centers going from the base of the spine upward to the crown of the head, and are like fly-wheels corresponding to different areas of the nervous system in the body.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Top 5 BAngin Shit Week #18

What we listen to in the focus truck. me and focus. If you don't know bout these joints chk them out. Bless

1.Now,Now My Children
2.Nofx/Rancid split
3.National Rifle
4.Lillie Ruth Bussey
5.Sleater Kinney

3 Dollar insights

Ok so I'm really into writing streams of cons. Alabaster im'd me on facebook like yo lets get a beer at moms. I was like. you buying he said yeah lets do it. So we get there and he's like yo I been feeling your facebook updates lets talk. So we talked about love and life. An hour went by and I'm like yo lets write a stream. So we did and here it is.(Its not about anyone its about everything all at once) We call it 3 dollar insight. I hope you enjoy it. bless your hearts.


In the Dark. Under the night moon. I see myself clear. As If I'm the One. I stand before a reflection of myself with no mirrors to change light patterns. This story of us is plague with zombie hearts offering forever blooming flowers. Compiling history in a purple cloth folded and placed beneath my lapel. So some small echo of a thought creeps upon me. Like rats on my bed. A nexus of interruptions. Take what you can from past lives. Look to the forward. Amaze yourself everyday. I look for an exit. A way out of it all. Maybe then I'll get what I want. Loud and cursed. Become the eye of the storm and all will stay centered. Despite the chaos and cosmos around you. I still dream. every night and its always the same hue. Glowing all the colors of spring. Don't worry. My actions are locked away. Dangerous company to hold down. If you continue to love the now. The your future will hold limitless beauty. Just as the story begins to unfold. the Retrograde starts.

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

Both Venus and Mars have entered your relationship sector, and both are trining your ruler, Pluto in your 3rd house of communication. This should go a long way to offer you a good look at yourself in the mirror. When you interact with your partner this week, or anyone you feel an important connection with, know that you are gazing upon yourself. There’s no one there. It’s all your own perception of your own projection. Every one of us is connected and taken collectively we are the One Living God. Are you starting to understand this? This is the Truth that inner integration brings us to. You have the bird’s eye view, with the opportunity to get it first and then do what you do best: transform others with your perception. Focus on you this week, and next week will take care of itself.<

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I Love This! My Funny Valentine

I love this song. Sarah Vaughan what more can I ask for.

The O'jays-Loving You

For Mars

The Full Moon Stream

Today Focus and I are brunchin it up at Cochon. And I'm like yo lets write a stream of cons(we write line for line without reading and without edit.)The piece came out fuckin sweet so I wanted to share it with you. I really like it cause Its hard to tell when I come in or when Focus comes in. This is a look at the random stuff we think about. Its funny cause idk what we are talking about but somehow it works. So here it is.. we call it The Full Moon Stream.

I want it. by the lake. under the pale moon. I want it now more than ever. Catch the excitement in your teeth crackle pop. I'm smiling in the bevy of anticipation, holding hands and harping love songs. I am downwind, clocking your scent. Ahh what it means to be inside the reasons. the understandings that hail from above. And ceilings were sad, but hopeful in convincing us that they were impostors, only the sky can cover and enclose the bodies, The shelter was redefined as a house, Since then, the dirt began to forget us. In the early days. We would wish the to hold the sun. Black our faces and blind our eyes. We would wish for everything and cross our hearts with our innocence. It was a cornered soul who created action-forms like manipulation and deceit. The clever and self-rite minds called this survival what bad men do. In the zone. My heart finally finds itself.

Maze feat. Frankie Beverly- Southern Girl

This one goes out to my amazing friend Heather down in New Orleans. Make sure you dance to this under the full moon tonight.

Full Moon Today. Hold Yourself Tight

The Gemini/Sagittarius axis is a mental one. Gemini moves about freely and quickly gathering and spreading information, while Sagittarius explores and attempts to make sense of the data flow. The two weeks since the New Moon in Gemini have been more slow, plodding and contemplative than the usual Gemini way, because its ruler Mercury has been in earth-bound Taurus and retrograde for half of the time. Our minds have been working differently. We have been picking up and passing around information that’s practical and useful, a lot of it involving relationships, finances and how we earn our money.

Watch what builds and mounts as the Full Moon in Sagittarius approaches. You’ll soon feel compelled to act on it – in alignment with your mind, heart and soul.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Fast Times at the Park

Ok so I'm hanging out in the park today with Sheena, Focus and Myracle having a blast. The beautiful and talented Myracle sung a few songs for us and it inspired and blessed my heart. I wanted to blog the first song she sung which was Certainly by Erykah Badu but i couldn't find the video on youtube. So if you have that song play it fucking loud cause its soo good. so instead ill post the next song she decided to sing for us. Its beautiful!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Top 5 BAngin Shit Week #17

Ok so for about a month. I have been stuck in La la land. Don't worry it was both stimulating and confusing. But in comes yesterday I wake up and for the first time in a minute my mind is clear. YES!! I am back. Somehow I have ripped the illusion out of my heart. Thank goodness. So yeah I'm open for business holler black at ya girl.

The Moon remains in Scorpio

The Moon remains in Scorpio all day today, giving Pluto another opportunity for domain over our atmosphere. Yesterday was huge, (always a great word for any experience involving Pluto), courtesy of the Mars Pluto trine that occurred very early Thursday morning and continued to pour its energies over the entire planet uninterrupted all day long. In fact, there won’t be another major aspect till after 3pm EDT today, and what an intensely productive aspect this Mars Pluto trine has been! This aspect has made it possible to make the kind of headway we have only been able to think about longingly for the past four months. We held memories of this kind of enthusiastic power to turn imagination into tangible reality, but we have been unable to achieve anything close to manifestation like what we are experiencing now for a very long time.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Afro-Punk Festival July 3-8 in Brooklyn

I saw Pure Hell in Philly. I hung out with the bass player. Good Times.


The 5th annual Afro-Punk Festival, taking place July 3-8 in Brooklyn, NY, has just announced its line-up for this year's event. Plenty of bands will perform, and films will also be shown each night of the festival.

Here's a list of the performers:

July 4:
Pure Hell
Whole Wheat Bread
American Fangs
Game Rebellion
The Objex
Joya Bravo
& more

July 5:
Living Colour
Earl Grey Hound
Tamar Kali
The London Souls
Apollo Heights
Sabatta
& more

July 6:
Saul Williams
Janelle Monae
The Dallas Austin Experience
Elevator Fight
Chewing Pic's
Peekaboo Theory
Blackie
& more

There will also be a skate park open three days of the festival, in the GGMC parking lot adjacent to BAM at Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place. Also, the second annual Afro-Punk Block Party will be held on June 12th. There'll be live music, DJs, DIY fashion, food and craft vendors. What more could you want?

KANYE WEST "PARANOID"

KANYE WEST "PARANOID" feat: RIHANNA Dir: NABIL from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

US Pole Dance Championship

I won this last year!

RIP KOKO TAYLOR

Respect Blues singer died today.
Over the course of her almost 50-year career, Taylor has received just about every award the blues world has to offer and then some. She’s received Grammy nominations for seven of her last eight Alligator albums, and she won a Grammy in 1984 for the live multi-artist album Blues Explosion on Atlantic Records. In 2004 she was presented with the coveted National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment For The Arts. She holds 25 Blues Music Awards (more than any other blues artist, male or female). A major feather in her cap came on March 3, 1993, when Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley honored Taylor with a Legend Of The Year Award, and declared “Koko Taylor Day” throughout Chicago. In 1998, Chicago Magazine named her “Chicagoan Of The Year,” and in 1999, Taylor was inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Hall Of Fame. “There are many kings of the blues,” said The Boston Globe, “but only one queen. Koko’s voice is still capable of pinning a listener to the back wall.”
“I come from a poor family,” recalls Koko. “A very poor family. I was raised up on what they call a sharecropper’s farm.” Born Cora Walton (an early love of chocolate earned her the lifelong nickname Koko) in 1928 just outside of Memphis in Bartlett, Tennessee, Koko was an orphan by age 11. Along with her five brothers and sisters, Koko developed a love for music from a mixture of gospel she heard in church and blues she heard on radio stations beaming in from Memphis. Even though her father encouraged her to sing only gospel music, Koko and her siblings would sneak out back with their homemade instruments and play the blues. With one brother accompany-ing on a guitar strung wth baling wire and another brother on a fife made out of a corncob

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

sarahgreenphoto.blogspot.com

So the very talented Sarah Green blessed my heart today with these beautiful photographs of Me. She blessed me with 15 amazing photos. I am very sure you will see the rest of them. These two speak to me at the moment. Smiling is an art of kindness. When we smile we lighten the burdens we place on our hearts. So here I am smiling my little heart away. I hope its contagious.

sarahgreenphoto.blogspot.com #2

So this me half gangsta half victim of my circumstances. I really like the angles in this pic. This pic reminds me of playing a role like acting. I love how people want you to play roles. How people want you to satisfy their craving of the moment. What about how easy it is to fall into certain roles without realizing. Mmmmm makes me think but maybe I'm being too deep about. well anyhew enjoy. and once again Thank you Sarah Green

Can you and I talk about it?

Ok so we are at the park and Faye Runaway says Hey Cam and Alabaster I want yall to write a conversation, to say before a song I wrote. I said ok lets do it now and fast and so we had a conversation and she wrote (well tried to) down every word we said. So we went home jammed it on the one and its beautiful. Come to a show and you'll hear it for sure. This is the conversation which is fluid and subject to change(also is totally a freestyle and not about anyone.)Alabaster will be A and I will be C. The song is called you and I.

C: Can you and I talk about it?
A: Lets talk.
C: My heart has exploded, with no place for the remains. What should I do?
A: Maybe you should keep it in a box, put it on a shelf. Only take it down when you're ready.
C: But I'm ready now. What if the person I want to give it to isn't ready?
A: Be patient
C: But I'm very patient
A: Love is patient. The mind only confuses things. It has to be a state of mind.
C: But where do I put my desires? They haunt me! They haunt me!
A: You have to free yourself from your desires. Anything you desire will ultimately bring you pain.
C: I am not afraid.
a: I wasn't warning you.
C: you were just telling me whats evident. but my heart is bruised.
a: When does the healing begin?
c: When does the healing begin?
a: When you stop reopening wounds.
c: I just sewed myself up yesterday. It took me all afternoon.
a: But today you spent the whole day picking at it.
c: I know, I know.

the feminine act of opening

Hopefully we all decided to contemplate very seriously the feminine act of opening up yesterday, because Venus is extremely active today and to reiterate one more time, she is not at her finest when it comes to her emotional state. She wants to get home already (think about where it is in your life that you’re feeling out of sorts, wishing you could take a break, or just yearneing for things to be different already). That’s it right there. Take a deep breath and relax into your situation… Kiss it good bye because it’s about to end.

Marvin Gaye - Flying High in the Friendly Sky 1971

This is the song of my life. I'm sure there will be more. Play this song at my funeral like 7 times.

Ani Difranco Untouchable Face

you look like a photograph of yourself takin from far far away and i wouldn't know what to do and i wouldn't know what to say except fuck you.(I come back to this song all the time. It helps me center myself whenever I'm feelin crazy.)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

With both your rulers connecting harmoniously this week, you’ll probably feel better about the fact that great change is upon you once again. Change is not your favorite experience, though you’re good at generating it in the lives of others. Resist the urge to understand everything that happens with your mind, and resolve to let your heart do the thinking instead. In this way you’ll come to realize that change is the only constant there is, and with this revelation you can find your Self and be liberated. Your fixed nature resists movement, but what else is there in the universe? You yourself are one of the greatest forces of transformation there is. It is time to step up and into your true nature to begin your life’s mission. Sunday’s full Moon offers the rare chance to shift your values completely. Let it be.