Sunday, February 28, 2010


And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

Jean Michel Basquiat

Friday, February 26, 2010


by geoff hall
Why wld anyone miss ROCKERS! NEXT ONE MAR. 24TH

Introducing the Unf*ckwittables

The Illest collection of artists in Philly right now celebrate GameFACE's birthday... Call it spoken word... hiphop... live performance... call it what you want... but you won't call it boring

Wednesday, February 24, 2010




Tuesday, February 23, 2010

julien pacaud
dope artist

100-mile-long Sac Actun cave

The 100-mile-long Sac Actun cave is one of the last unexplored places in Yucatan’s vast network of under­water caves, which they enter through portals called cenotes—sinkholes in the limestone that forms the peninsula south of Cancun. Mexico

Gavin Newman, photographer

Little Dragon

Music video for Little Dragon. Also acts as a pilot for upcoming short film "Dreams from the Woods". A shadow puppet theater. Little dragon is coming to philly. live at johnny brendas march 23. yes!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Alexander Sterzel

Alexander Sterzel ~ Zwischenwelten, 2009
scary 2 day horoscopes..

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lauryn Hill - So Much Things to Say

wow i had a weird/cool dream.. i was doing a 3 day self meditation and i spent the first day in silence. somehow it was needed.. maybe its a message telling me to be more mindful when speaking.. anyhew i cld shut up more so im going to try this day of silence real soon.. i will keep yall posted.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Murray Town Camp

From his series Faith in Chaos

I have been capturing the lifes of Sierra Leonean youngsters whilst they are creating chances for themselves in a land where opportunities are very rare.

Most amputees were found by patrolling Nigerian peacekeepers, who took them to capital Freetown in the backs of their trucks. Two thousand ended up living in Murray Town Camp. Twenty two boys got themselves together and trained eachother into the Amputees Soccer Team, now a sportive force the nation has to reckon with. Through soccer, the boys have regained their pride and self-confidence. They learned that with their abused bodies they can be even stronger than before. I want to document how far their stamina will get them in life.

Pep Bonet, photographer

Mary River Turtle

Mary River Turtle, Elusor macrurus, is an endangered short-necked turtle that inhabits the Mary River in South-East Queensland, Australia

Chris Van Wyk, photographer

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fresh Pair Of Panties

and one more.. hahahaha snoop dogg..

COS Cell or Crab Nebula

COS Cell or Crab Nebula? COS cells like this one are engineered to make human forms of two proteins thought to regulate the structure of heart cells. “Staining the proteins with fluorescent antibodies allows us to see their location in the cell, and also produces images resembling something one would see from a space telescope, much less a microscope.” Joseph Dwyer, King’s College London

Photograph: British Heart Foundation

Looking Through the Heart

Looking Through the Heart. When fatty plaques are deposited in our arteries, white blood cells move from the blood into the vessel wall, and the wall becomes inflamed. The cells in this image are producing actin (red) and collagen (green). The cells’ nuclei are coloured blue. “Both actin and collagen play a key role in recruiting white blood cells when tissue becomes inflamed. A better understanding of how white blood cells interact with different components of the vessel wall will help us identify new ways to treat the inflammatory conditions that underlie cardiovascular disease.” Dr Mathieu-Benoit Voisin & Miss Doris Proebstl, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London

Photograph: Imaris/British Heart Foundation

Heart Foundation

The Tree of Life: “The muscle cells of the heart intertwine like the branches of a great banyan tree. This intricate structure is essential for generating force to pump blood around the body.” The image shows the orientation of cells deep within the heart, visualised with 'multiphoton fluorescence microscopy'. Dr Patrizia Camelliti, University of Oxford

Photograph: British Heart Foundation

Heart Strings

Heart Strings. This image was generated from an MRI scan of a heart using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging. The scan tracks the movement of water molecules, revealing how the muscle cells are aligned. The streamlines represent the orientation of muscle fibres in the heart’s left ventricle. 'A future application of our research would be to determine how the structure of the heart is damaged during a heart attack, and the mechanisms by which it repairs itself' Dr Patrick Hales, University of Oxford

Photograph: British Heart Foundation

Monday, February 15, 2010

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You may not realize this, but that unsettled domestic situation that’s required your undivided attention recently undergoes a tremendous healing this week, and it’s completely and utterly connected to your creativity level, which you’re about to realize in no uncertain terms. Chiron and Neptune come together at the bottom of your chart, producing an inner realignment of the highest order and liberating you from worries and fears that have been holding you back for the longest time. Like everything else, what we see in the mirror of our relationships is truly our own reflection, and once the personal corrections have been made everything tends to fall into place. Venus and Jupiter merge in your creative sector and at least one project you’re nurturing takes on new life. You’ve been waiting a long time for this.

Now you know you’ve been waiting for your Self.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


photo by meredith edlow..
rockers@ tritone.. next ROCKERS! Feb. 24 Open jam, Live bands

rare blue Iceberg

Chinstrap Penguins rest on a rare blue Iceberg while Antarctic Prion flies over. Antarctica

Bryan and Cherry Alexander, photographer

Eight hundred miles south of the North Pole

Eight hundred miles south of the North Pole, a cavern of stalactite-like stratus clouds—churned by 90-mile-an-hour winds—and the light of a bruised dawn paint an apocalyptic portrait over Inglefield Bay. Greenland

Bryan and Cherry Alexander, photographers

Retour en force des Amazones!

In the early 60s, this group played ‘unplugged’: mandolin, violins, double-bass, bongos and congas were the tools of their trade… that is, when they weren’t carrying rifles, pistols and machine guns. Because ‘Les Amazones de Guinee’ were originally ‘l’Orchestre feminin de la Gendarmerie de Guinee’ and as such were all serving officers and soldiers of the Guinean militia. They still are.

By the late 60s they had added electric guitars, kit drums and a horn section and, now officially known as ‘Les Amazones de Guinée’, were touring all over Africa bringing their particular brand of joy to the cause of African women’s emancipation. They triumphed at the legendary ‘Festac’ of 1977 held in Lagos and, five years later, recorded their 2nd album (1st as ‘Les Amazones’), ‘Au cœur de Paris’.

Between that and ‘Wamato’ is a cool 25 years but things move slowly in Guinea and, as is the way of these things, there have been retirements and deaths, notably of original saxophonist Fatou Soumah and ‘La Reine des Amazones’, guitarist Nyepou Haba. But ‘Les Amazones’ are nothing if not tenacious and bolstered by new blood and under the direction of bass-player, Commandant Salematou Diallo, the surviving members took the long mini-bus trek from Conakry in Guinea to Bamako in Mali, there to lay down their guns and record in the same studio as Ali Farka Toure, Damon Albarn, Oumou Sangare and many more.

The flowing, loping rhythms so particular to Guinea; the harmonic cycles that mesmerise and seduce; the vocals, sometimes sweet, sometimes strident but always full of conviction; is there any other band like ‘Les Amazones’? As the cry at the beginning of this album attests - ‘Retour en force des Amazones!’ (The Amazones - back with a vengeance!) – these women demand to be heard.


Erykah Badu

The official video for Erykah Badu's "Jump Up In The Air (Stay There)" featuring Lil Wayne & Bilal. This track is a web only version, which will not be featured on her upcoming album New Amerykah Pt. II (Return Of The Ankh) due out March 30th, 2010.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Proud Mary

Love love love this...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Walk Through Fort Greene

A Walk Through Fort Greene - TRAILER from Diane Paragas on Vimeo.

The upcoming full-length documentary A Walk Through Fort Greene discusses the massive Black arts movement that began back in the mid 1980s all the way through the 1990s. The story is narrated by director Nelson George as he takes a look into the catalyst for the movement as well as its development and unfolding. Some influential entertainers make appearances including Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Rosie Perez, Vernon Reid, Carl Hancock Rux, Saul Williams, Lorna Simpson, Alva Rogers, Kevin Powell, and Bill Stephany among others

Eddie Kendricks - Intimate Friends

Quote of the day

Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”

(and one more bc im hooked)

The breeze
at dawn
has secrets
to tell you.
Don’t go back
to sleep.


Monday, February 8, 2010

darling nikki


Indian children work nearby to their parents at a construction project in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on January 30, 2010 in New Delhi, India. The children accompany their parents to the work site, where if they are prepared to work, they will receive money for bread and milk and be provided with dinner by the contractor.

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

You’re coming home this week in so many ways, it’s important for you to get yourself grounded so that you’ll be able to experience all that’s in store for you. Venus connected with the Master Healer Chiron as last week ended, bringing healing and realignment to some very important connections. Now that this process is complete, Venus will make her way over all the planets in your domestic sector all week, allowing you, in effect, to bring that healing home. This will obviously have a very positive effect on your significant relationships, but even more importantly, it is going to take your inner integration to a whole unprecedented level. Once you realize the progress you’ve made along the lines of self-realization, you’ll be able to get creative about your objectives in a brand new way.

Love and abundance expand every time you say yes.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

When the rains come, this waste will be washed to the sea.

A man crosses a severely polluted river in Agbogbloshi. When the rains come, this waste will be washed to the sea.

The suburb of Agbogbloshi in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has in recent years become a dumping ground for computers and electronic waste from Europe and the US. Hundreds of tons of e-waste end up here every month as Western countries attempt to unload their ever increasing stockpiles of toxic junk. Of the 20 to 50 million tons of electronics discarded each year, 70% will end up in poor nations in West Africa like Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Traders bypass international laws by labeling the equipment as second-hand goods or charity donations, but in reality, as much as 80% of the computers sent to Ghana are broken or obsolete. Their final resting place is Agbogbloshie dump where they are broken apart, mostly by children, to salvage the copper, hard drives, and other components that can be sold. The disposal of electronic goods in the West is a costly affair and must be done in an environmentally responsible manner, but places like Ghana have no such regulations and toxic metals like lead, beryllium, cadmium and mercury are continuously being released, causing untold damage to human health and the environment.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


show push back due to snow. boo

Big Wooly Monkey Head

Allison Schulnik
Big Wooly Monkey Head


LANGSTON HUGHES, poet, b.Feb. 1, 1902 - d.1967
(Photo of Langston on a Harlem street, 1958 - by Rob W. Kelley, LIFE)


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Nuba Dancers of Cau

Leni Riefenstahl, Nuba Dancers of Cau, 1975. The Nuba inhabit the Nuba Mountains in Kordofan province, Sudan. Between 1962 and 1969 the filmmaker Riefenstahl lived intermittently among the Nuba in remote valleys of Central Sudan, “studying them at close quarters, taking unique and fascinating photographs, which now constitute a lasting record of what was once their way of life … ” (via Tribal Portraits: Vintage & Contemporary Photographs from the African Continent | Science | )

Portrait Head

Figure and Lake
oil on linen
56 x 50 inches/142.2 x 127 cm

Portrait Head
oil on linen
32.5 x 26 inches/82.5 x 66 cm


Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Chicago

Pygmy seahorses

Pygmy seahorses dance across a sea-fan. Sulawesi, Indonesia

Alexander Mustard, photographer


Whitney had the holy ghost this night.. by and by

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Pixies : Gigantic (1988)

i wanna learn this on bass!

Ice Cold

Harbor seals are found along the Pacific coast of North America, from the Pribilof Islands to Baja California, Mexico. Harbor seals generate a greater amount of body heat than comparable land mammals due to their higher metabolic rate. Their thick layer of blubber prevents heat loss, and can be drawn upon for energy as well. LeConte Glacier, Alaska

Tom and Pat Leeson, photographers

Patterns in ice

Cinthya Walpole, photographer

Armin Rush - Canadian Sunset

this is some laid back ish.. when you want to space out.


Ten-year-old Nahid grabs a thread while she weaves carpet in her home in Kabul, Afghanistan on Jan. 9, 2010.

Afghanistan, January, 2010 - The Big Picture -

Arabia’s Empty Quarter

I became captivated by Arabia’s Empty Quarter as a young man when I read Wilfred Thesiger’s Arabian Sands. The Empty Quarter is larger than France without a single permanent point of water or human habitation. It’s both the world’s largest sand sea and one of the hottest places on earth, and has only been traversed a handful of times.

George Steinmetz, photographer

Relampago del Catatumbo

There’s something strange in the air where the Catatumbo River flows into Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela…

For 140 to 160 nights out of the year, for 10 hours at a time, the sky above the river is pierced by almost constant lightning, producing as many as 280 strikes per hour. Known as the “Relampago del Catatumbo,” this lightning storm has been raging, on and off, for as long a people can remember.

Jay Electronica performed Exhibit C with Mos Def live

Jay Electronica performed Exhibit C with Mos Def live last night at The Roots’ Pre-Grammy Jam Session, and OKP was there to capture this footage, live at West Hollywood’s The Key Club.

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

The inexorable universal forces have conspired to put you through your paces lately so that you can finally come from a most secure and stable inner core that will take you unwaveringly to your most sacred mission. It’s been your quest for so long, and whether you know it or not, you are already there. The countdown to blast off has begun, and if you are willing to get still enough this week you will hear it happening on the inner planes of your being. Saturn and Pluto have morphed you into shape and Mars prepares to take you where you’ve never been before. Mercury starts a new chapter that brings the news you’ve been waiting for in no uncertain terms. All you have to do now is say yes.

Let the old fall away and the new will appear as if by magic.