Thursday, December 30, 2010

weekly scorpio

What if that intense ‘broken’ feeling you’ve endured these past couple of weeks were really a way to get you back on track in a deeper more meaningful way? What if for the first time in a long time you could see yourself for the beautiful lover you are and soften your defensive attitudes toward those you perceive to be threatening your comfort and joy? What if instead of ‘fixing it’ or ‘getting a new one’ you decided to turn back toward yourself and remember that you’ve always been whole and perfect? Wouldn’t the mirror then reflect only that wholeness and perfection back at you? This might be a good moment to remember that you’re traveling through a limitless field of possibilities and that this, or anything else, is perfectly possible.

What do you want? Can you open enough to let yourself have it?

Monday, December 20, 2010

El-P - Deep Space 9mm

exxxtra raw hip hop!

Calypso Frelimo

Lost in Transition

From his series Lost in Transition. “We have images, literature, explicit theories regarding the space that surround us and define us. To listen to these voices, the condition of space in our day, especially urban space is steadly worsening… His photos, devoid of human beings, show us the precise condition of an urban present between ruin and redefinition, between the unpredetermined and the construction site”. M Glasmeier

Peter Bialobrzeski, photographer
via : mexico

Lake Katwe, Uganda

From his series Salt of the Earth. Lake Katwe, Uganda

Andrew McConnell, photographer

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

If you can turn around and realize how valuable your own gifts and talents are you won’t be so inclined to measure your progress against anyone else’s. What others are saying to you has very little to do with where you are and what you can do with the very trying circumstances you find yourself in. As suddenly as you got here is as suddenly as you can be released, if only you will put your focus squarely on you and stand tall in your empowered freedom. It’s so simple the meaning gets lost, over and over again. You’re alone with yourself right now so you can be alone with yourself. Take the opportunity instead of grappling with the feeling of emotional loss, and you’ll find all the treasure you’ll ever need.

Then you can share to your heart’s content with your loved ones.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

After 9/11

After 9/11 - Sonia Sanchez from Robert Creeley Foundation on Vimeo.

Sonia Sanchez performed this piece on March 23, 2009 at the RJ Grey Jr High School in Acton, Massachusetts at the annual Robert Creeley Poetry Reading.

Sonia Sanchez is the 2009 winner of the Robert Creeley Award.

Femi Kuti - Africa for Africa

Femi Kuti | Africa for Africa |A Take Away Show #115 from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.


From the series Witch Village.

In many rural areas of Africa, West-Africa in particular, witchcraft is still a firm belief. When someone dies (most commonly a child) the blame is often put on an aunt, neighbour or grandmother who is believed to be a witch. Once they are accused of witchry, they are often sentence to death. Some manage to flee. If they are lucky, they make their way to the witches camp. Here they can live in peace, but they will spend the rest of their life alone and inhard labour. This village in Ghana has been a refuge for accused witches for over 200 years.

Paul Patrick, photographer

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

dope mag covers

Oh My! I want..

i have been rocking my pearls but if i had these i wld rock them crazy.

People of Siberia

From the series People of Siberia, which is beautiful I must say.

Members of the 34,000-strong Nenets ethnic group lead a nomadic life on the Yamal Peninsula. They speak a Samoyedic language, have shamanist traditions, and live in tents called chum, which dismantle and transport easily. It takes 64 reindeer hides to make a chum, which becomes home to an extended family. The Nenets’ life revolves around raising reindeer. Each year the children go away to boarding school, where they stay for eight months. Despite the modern comforts they find there, most children choose to come back to the traditional way of life after school.

Claudine Doury, photographer

Arctic Ocean

Ten-foot-long (three-meter-long) sea nettle found by a remotely operated vehicle in the Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean.

Emory Kristof pioneered the use of robot cameras and remotely operated vehicles in shallow-water photography to the deep.

New Georgia Ann Muldrow

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

With a completely unparalleled triple conjunction involving your ruler, Pluto, Mercury and Mars on Monday night in your communication sector, new levels of understanding and connection are about to become possible for you. Invariably, everything we experience in our world is the result of the words we speak. Words are the material our 3D reality is made of … Words and the beliefs that generate them… While Mercury retrogrades (until December 30th), it’s probably wise for you to pay careful attention to your own words, the ones you speak and the ones you whisper to yourself when no one is listening. With Pluto in the house, it is possible to generate the kind of transformation you’ve been yearning for, and so much more easily than you’d ever expect. It all begins with the words you speak.

Spend some time contemplating this, then start talking.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hair Stylist Peter Gray

Paths of Hate

Paths of Hate, animated film, long trailer, Platige Image

Director: Damian Nenow

Bubble-smith Sterling Johnson on Stinson Beach


Friday, December 10, 2010

Nina Simone - Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter

funky Queen

and the pusher (You know I see a lot of people walking around here with tombstones in their eyes)

1963 Nina Simone Mississippi Goddam

The name of this tune is Mississippi Goddam
And I mean every word of it

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

Can't you see it
Can't you feel it
It's all in the air
I can't stand the pressure much longer
Somebody say a prayer

Alabama's gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

This is a show tune
But the show hasn't been written for it, yet

Hound dogs on my trail
School children sitting in jail
Black cat cross my path
I think every day's gonna be my last

Lord have mercy on this land of mine
We all gonna get it in due time
I don't belong here
I don't belong there
I've even stopped believing in prayer

Don't tell me
I tell you
Me and my people just about due
I've been there so I know
They keep on saying "Go slow!"

But that's just the trouble
"do it slow"
Washing the windows
"do it slow"
Picking the cotton
"do it slow"
You're just plain rotten
"do it slow"
You're too damn lazy
"do it slow"
The thinking's crazy
"do it slow"
Where am I going
What am I doing
I don't know
I don't know

Just try to do your very best
Stand up be counted with all the rest
For everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

I made you thought I was kiddin' didn't we

Picket lines
School boycotts
They try to say it's a communist plot
All I want is equality
for my sister my brother my people and me

Yes you lied to me all these years
You told me to wash and clean my ears
And talk real fine just like a lady
And you'd stop calling me Sister Sadie

Oh but this whole country is full of lies
You're all gonna die and die like flies
I don't trust you any more
You keep on saying "Go slow!"
"Go slow!"

But that's just the trouble
"do it slow"
"do it slow"
Mass participation
"do it slow"
"do it slow"
Do things gradually
"do it slow"
But bring more tragedy
"do it slow"
Why don't you see it
Why don't you feel it
I don't know
I don't know

You don't have to live next to me
Just give me my equality
Everybody knows about Mississippi
Everybody knows about Alabama
Everybody knows about Mississippi Goddam

That's it for now! see ya' later

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Meshell Ndegeocello performs "Mass Transit live"

wow and wow again.

a note to my darkness

i was me before me and after me i was me so naturally i be two. blue black beings beaming at the same time."

now, now every children - giants

new song!

Ani DiFranco "Bodily"

You broke me bodily, the heart ain’t half of it and i’ll never learn to laugh at it in my good natured way. In fact I’m laughing less in general, but I learned a lot at my own funeral. And I knew you’d be the death of me, so I guess that’s the price I pay"

stone temple pilots lady picture show

she doesn't know her name

Dyke and the blazers - Let a woman be a woman, Let A Man Be A Man

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mexico 1926

Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), Mercado, Oaxaca, Mexico 1926

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Deh-e-Kuchay, Afghanistan

This is taken from the memory card that was in Joao Silva’s camera on Oct. 23, minutes before he stepped on an antipersonnel mine at Checkpoint 16, near the village of Deh-e-Kuchay, Afghanistan. Mr. Silva, a contract photographer for The New York Times, lost both his legs in the explosion and suffered internal injuries. He is recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

NYT: ‘It’s the Photographer’

Fund for Silva and family at PDN.

Faces of Immigration

This picture, Watching the Developed World is part of the Immigration National Institute series Faces of Immigration.

This weekend I went to the MUAC and saw this inSite project that consists on documented interventions to the borderland between Tijuana and San Diego. Being Francis Alÿs and Carlos Amorales my favorites, there were also works by Kim Adams, Terry Allen, Gustavo Artigas, Andrea Fraser, Silvia Gruner, Javier Téllez, Judi Werthien y Yukinori Yanagi among others.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have free speech areas where the big wall has been built? Like Terry Allen said, where lovers can whisper sweet sayings, or read poems or just long and wave?

Chiapas, Mexico

Lacandons Indians, Hach Winick or « real men » who live in the Chiapas forest, south of Mexico. In the Naha village, Miquel Dewever-Plana is the witness of change suffered by this microcosm under the pressure of lackland peasants, farmer settlers, tourists and Christian evangelists.

Lacandones are rare to have survived so long. Traditionally they lived in perfect harmony with the environment but now deforestation and the Western way of life are ever encroaching, and by the end of our lifetimes these people in their authentic state will most likely be gone.

The Lacandon Forest is in the Montes Azules biosphere reserve. Chiapas, Mexico

Swat Valley, Pakistan

Swat Valley, Pakistan

Edwin Koo, photographer

Scorpio Weekly Horoscope

What appears to be about another person is totally meant to show you back to yourself, and so it’s to your advantage to move past any old residue that’s keeping you holding on to what once was. Do your best to keep your focus on your own thoughts and feelings and act only in accordance with what matters to you. If you do this, without worrying about how your behavior affects anyone else, you’ll begin to understand in very short order why everything that’s happening is perfectly meant to be. Venus, moving through your own sign and making her way back over the territory she’s been covering for nearly 2 months, is making a very creative and productive aspect to your ruler, Pluto, who in turn is working with the Retrograde Mercury to help you transform your thinking.

Go without hesitation into this process.