Sunday, July 25, 2010


©ron atkins [portfolio
this brother is crazy dope! im happy to say i know him. chk out his tumblr.


i was gone. but had to come back to post this.

slow dancing.

i post this song all crazy! and here is another version...

lyrics.. hahah sing along.

there are times, when you'll need someone
I will be by your side
I'll take my chances before they pass, pass me by
oh darlin, there is a light that shines, special for you and me
you need to look at the other side
you'll agree

Toni Stone

Toni Stone is one hell of a woman. She’s also one of the best baseball players you’ve never heard of. Since women’s leagues refused her eligibility due to the color of her skin, Stone ended up playing alongside men in the Negro League. She became the first woman to play professionally in the league against big-shots like Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Buck O’Neil, and Satchel Paige. Today she’s often referred to as ‘the female Jackie Robinson’.

~via Bust

Muhsinah - Construction

im late i know but.. me likey.

Muhsinah - Construction
Taken from the LP "Oscillations"


These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume.




Friday, July 23, 2010

Me'Shell NdegéOcello - Virgo

Yo te he nombrado reina.
Hay más altas que tú, más altas.
Hay más puras que tú, más puras.
Hay más bellas que tú, hay más bellas.
Pero tú eres la reina.

Cuando vas por las calles
nadie te reconoce.
Nadie ve tu corona de cristal, nadie mira
la alfombra de oro rojo
que pisas donde pasas,
la alfombra que no existe.

Y cuando asomas
suenan todos los ríos
en mi cuerpo, sacuden
el cielo las campanas,
y un himno llena el mundo

over and over again...

Me'shell NdegeOcello - evolution

Thursday, July 22, 2010

PORTISHEAD It could be sweet

I don't want to hurt you
For no reason have I but fear
And I ain't guilty of the crimes you accuse me of
But I'm guilty of fear

lets go down by the lake


Togo is a narrow country sandwiched between the West African nations of Ghana and Benin. It was afflicted by the slave trade. The population fled inland. Today, some of their descendents sell fish beside the shore of a vast lake while making their homes on an island where their forebears hide from slavers.

Art Wolfe, photographer


Portrait of the White whale

Marina Kochetova, photographer

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jacques Majorelle 1886-1962

Jacques Majorelle 1886-1962

Moroccan Telouet Dancers

oil on canvas

Anton Chekhov

in your books I have drunk fragrant wine, I have sung songs, I have hunted stags and wild boars in the forests, have loved women … Beauties as ethereal as clouds, created by the magic of your poets and geniuses, have visited me at night, and have whispered in my ears wonderful tales that have set my brain in a whirl. In your books I have climbed to the peaks of Elburz and Mont Blanc, and from there I have seen the sun rise and have watched it at evening flood the sky, the ocean, and the mountain-tops with gold and crimson. I have watched from there the lightning flashing over my head and cleaving the storm-clouds. I have seen green forests, fields, rivers, lakes, towns. I have heard the singing of the sirens, and the strains of the shepherds’ pipes; I have touched the wings of comely devils who flew down to converse with me of God … In your books I have flung myself into the bottomless pit, performed miracles, slain, burned towns, preached new religions, conquered whole kingdoms…” — Anton Chekhov, The Bet

Margaret Bowland

Margaret Bowland, Gray J, 2010, oil paint on linen,

Friday, July 16, 2010

Syl Johnson - Is it because i'm black?

this song is everything i need right now.

Al Green People Get Ready

Annie Lennox - No More I Love You's

i used to have demons in my room at night
Desire,despair,desire,so many monsters
Oh but now...

Moldy Peaches - Nothing Came Out

psst. don't forget to take everything

Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend

Laverne & Shirley Show

thanks Mars


Silence. crystals. cornbread
and greens laughter. brocades.
The sea. Beethoven. Coltrane.
Spring and winter. blue rivers.
Dreadlocks. blues. a waterfall.
Empty mountains. bamboo. bodegas.
Ancient generals. dreams. lamps.
Sarah Vaughn. Her voice exploding
in the universe, returning to earth
in prayer. Plum blossoms.
Silk and steel. Cante jondo
Wine. hills. flesh. perfume.
A breath inhaled and held.

Haiku by Sonia Sanchez

scorpio weekly

You may hear something this week that has you reacting all over the place and ready to give someone a piece of your mind. Yet if you can step outside of the situation and find an objective glance while practicing some detachment and discrimination, you will find that all is not what you heard or feared. There is a way through and a far better way to the other side. It may also be that something is changing and it first appears to be a sudden misfortune. If that is the case, know that it is only making room for a giant breakthrough. Remove any potential blinders and then prepare to receive some invaluable direction.

It will prove to be a better week than you think


The Koroway (Korowai), from Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua, who until the ’70s were unaware of the existence of any people besides themselves, have become the first tribe to be officially recognized as tree-dwellers. Their wooden homes are often as high as 164ft and are built at different heights depending on how well they get on with their fellow tribe members


Keri Wilk, photographer

The Yamal Peninsula

The Yamal Peninsula is one of the world’s largest wildernesses where the indigenous Nenets people have migrated across for the past 1000 years. It is here that traditional large-scale nomadic reindeer husbandry is preserved. The Yamal Peninsula also holds Russia’s biggest natural gas reserves. The Nenets have a shamanistic and animistic belief system which foments respect for the land and its resources. Nenet families live on the tundra in reindeer-skin tents.

Yuri Kozyrev, photographer

Monday, July 12, 2010

CRAMPS at Napa Mental Hospital

CRAMPS at Napa Mental Hospital; CRIME at San Quentin Prison

scorpio weekly

There is an area of your life that you have poured your whole Soul into and because of the value and attention you have given it, you have worried about whether or not it would be sustained, or if one day all would change or even vanish. You are worrying more than usual about it this week and this is because you are now so keenly aware of its ultimate meaning in your life. The New Moon Eclipse in fellow water sign Cancer on Sunday, July 11 inspires you more than ever giving you the vision of where this is all headed. Venus, the planet of blessings makes a secure angle to your ruler Pluto which feeds the needed validation you were seeking. Avoid obsessing about the details of the past and focus now on the desired vision for your future. Your thoughts can move you forward or hold you back as Mercury connects with precision to Jupiter and Uranus.

Make it work for you. The sky is sincerely on your side.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Funkadelic - Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad

Dilo Demille posted this on his fb page... i love this song.

rocket magazine

big bang boom

BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

this is so fucking ill.

love poems

this is the first draft cover for the set of love poems i did a long time ago. by mars 5. soon to be released asap!

Favela on Blast

On July 20th the film will be available digitally and on DVD through Mad Decent. Fans will get an early chance to preview the film when it airs on Pitchfork TV's 'One Week Only' starting July 9th.

Favela on Blast, the directorial film debut from Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, Diplo, and his partner Leandro HBL, documents a vibrant and innovative musical subculture that has emerged in Brazil's impoverished slums, known as favelas. Well beneath the radar of mainstream society for the last 20 years, they have their own language, style and heroes. Their music and culture have gone mostly unnoticed outside of South America until now. Favela on Blast captures the rarely seen stories of MC's, DJ's, dancers, and cultural producers through the eyes of Diplo and Brazilian filmmaker Leandro HBL, with memorable appearances from funk superstars Deize, Tigrona, Mr. Catra, and Duda Do Borell.

Favela on Blast documents the culture surrounding "Funk Carioca," a musical rhythm that mixes the American electronic funk of the 1980's with the most diverse influences of Brazilian music. It is one of the most interesting musical movements in the world and it comes from one of the most violent and poorest places too: the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Bombastic rhythms coming from the Miami Bass and loops and samples are united to powerful rap vocals using Brazilian slang. This music is designed to be listened to as loud as possible and with high bass pumping through the tropical nights of Rio. The heroes are the creators- the musicians. Their pace is set between colossal street parties; propped with rudimentary sound-systems, warring drug factions, and an eerily tense city where the Police and societies elite have the upper hand until it comes to their musical culture, always Brazil's heart and nation's identity.

ONE WEEK ONLY Favela on Blast Funk Culture

Shaolin kung fu

Shaolin Monkey style kung fu

Shaolin snake style kung fu

Alice Coltrane - Turiya & Ramakrishna

love this

Alice Coltrane and friends in concert in Bombay. Spiritual music in the Coltrane tradition. Also an interview with Swamini Turiya Sangitananda

Pharoah Sanders - Love Is Everywhere

All these words are just a front.
What I would really like to do
is chain you to my body,
then sing for days & days & days
— Hafiz

kevin earl taylor
this guy is really dope!

David Griggs

George condo

Kanye West’s new album art for POWER, by George Condo.

Buddy Nestor

Think of something

Think of something, Drawing on paper, 2008. The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Grant Exhibition, Den Frie, Copenhagen


Saturday, July 10, 2010


Luo Fahui, Woman. Apple , 2007, 200 x 200 cm, oil on canvas

Pink Lady by Mahlon Blaine

special place

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women."
Madeleine K. Albright

Amy Winehouse

this song has been on repeat all day

Billy Preston

Thursday, July 8, 2010

El Toro’s solo show

This Saturday, July 10th, head to Abakus Takeout for El Toro’s solo show Summertime. El Toro has been prolific in leaving his stickers of his namesake character all across Philly and beyond. El Toro and Abakus have teamed up to release a limited edition tee shirt featuring the above image of El Toro reclining in a baby pool enjoying a beverage (or 6). The two last collaborated on a tee 2 years ago and the shirt sold out that day. El Toro sticker packs, brand new and only released that day, will be available and every purchase made, including 20% of all apparel, gets you a free Krink Marker. El Toro will also be releasing his first vinyl toy! Only 5 will be available and all will have custom paint jobs. The show runs from 4 – 8, with Abakus being in the heart of Chinatown at 227 North 10th Street. DJ Wreckless and DJ Art will be providing music and there will be drinks for those 21+.

Abakus Presents Summertime
A solo show featuring new work from El Toro
Saturday, July 10th
4 – 8 PM
227 North 10th Street

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

picture this mag

south african mag.

relaod mag

Cee Lo Green - Noone's Gonna Love You

The official video for Cee Lo Green's "Noone's Gonna Love You" - a Band Of Horses cover, from his upcoming Cee-Lo Green Is The Lady Killer album dropping later this year

Monday, July 5, 2010


thanks ryan.

chanel iman

i love this mag cover

scorpio weekly

There’s no telling where a 9th house total solar eclipse will take you, so take a closer look at where you’ve been heading this past week and realize you’re inside a passage that’s designed to get you where you most want to go. Even if it doesn’t look like anyplace you were thinking about, you have to trust that the powers that be (aka your higher Self) are moving you to the most suitable position you can possibly be in. Uranus goes retrograde on Monday and your work situation can take a turn. You may be wondering how that can be so, since that whole area of your life is brand new. Shifts happen to help you get on track, and this is a course correction, brought on by the part of you that knows your heart’s desires.

Go where you dream takes you.