Anais Nin: You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.

9.28.2008

The Ticketed Experience...Santogold, Low VS Diamond, DJ ATRAK

THIS CONCERT WAS FUCKING EXHILARATING....

I could barely take pics and vids i was so hype!!!

First, Low V.S. Diamond came out. I liked them. They had a great sound and there were pretty cute band members. The lead singer had a nice voice. They played well.
At least the sound people didn't fuck their music up by trying to adjust the sound WHILE the concert was going on just because they weren't the main act..It's happened before...but anywho..


The video you're about to see I think is "Heart Attack".. i'm sorry if it isn't..
(the above link will lead you to another blog where you can download the song.)


video I will gladly purchase their music.

I didn't know what to think of Plastic Little.
They were too.....i dont know...jumpy..? I was'nt feeling them at all.


But I stupidly recorded two videos of them instead of one so i'd have enough memory on my phone for Santi.

DAMN

Here's the vid of Plastic Little...you decide if you can hear the song....trust..im going to buy a digital camera so I wont have to sacrifice quality over the...um experience while taking pics and videos from my camera phone.


video

DJ A-Trak was nice....I think this was the first time i've seen a prof. DJ spin and scratch....it was sweet and i hear he was The Louis Vouitton Don's DJ...hmmm


video


Last, and NEVER least was Santogold...
She was amazzzzzzzzzinnnnnnnnnnnng and I sang every single one of her songs...
but low and behold,
scream and the avalanche will come...
Homegirl had a mixtape before her self-titled came out WTF!!!
So i'm copping this shi' SONNN....

But girlfriend did the damned thing and I was sore when I got back and the voice i'm supposed to be using for my voice class on Friday is hoarse as hell.

BY THE WAY...You can obsess here ~~~~ V~~~~~~


Here is what I DID collect from her performance

I think you can figure out what song she's singing ;-)


video

9.11.2008

Masquerade

So I've been looking for fabulous halloween parties to attend in the downtown area and luckily, I stumbled on this...



Since my favorite word and my favorite party theme is a masquerade... I am definitely going...But what am I supposed to wear? 

Little do you know, I have a secret power:

I can find virtually ANYTHING on the 
internet. How?

Google of course. I can Google my ass off!!!! 

Anywho, I typed in the word [masquerade] and I read a lot of things about the history of, various locations in the world  that have been throwing these fancy celebrations for centuries, and pics. 

Here's a smidget of what I found:

A Masquerade, a company based in Bellvue, WA that sells and rents costumes and accessories. 
What was most interesting, and helpful about thier online store was the fact that their costumes were arranged, for your convenience, by era. Their costumes ranged from "classical antiquity"
 ( anything like fake egyptian wear, roman soldier gear, caveman wear, aztec maiden dresses, greek goddess dresses, and spartan gear so you can bring out or reenact your favorite "300" movie scenes) to '1980's" 
 apparel ( famous Madonna music video outfits, Prince's notorious purple outfit, and some not-so 80's outfits)

I might consider renting from this place for the masquerade, but not before I take a thorough search through all of my internet resources.

 I went back to Google.

Then, Wikipedia read my mind. 


A masquerade ball (or bal masqué) is an event which the participants attend in costume wearing a mask. (A masque is a formal written and sung court pageant.)Such gatherings, festivities of Carnival, were paralleled from the fifteenth century by increasingly elaborate allegorical Entries, pageants and triumphal processions celebrating marriages and other dynastic events of late medieval court life. Masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in Italy during the 16th century Renaissance (Italian, maschera). They were generally elaborate dances held for members of the upper classes, and were particularly popular in Venice. They have been associated with the tradition of the Venetian Carnival. With the fall of the Venetian Republic at the end of the 18th century, the use and tradition of masks gradually began to decline, until they disappeared altogether.In 1979, a group of young Venetians interested in theatre and culture had the idea of reviving the Carnival in Venice. Now the visitors that crowd Venice in the last week before the beginning of the Lent reach the figure of more than 500.000 and the traditional spirit of the Carnival pervades again the city. Identities again become confused. The division between reality and illusion, between past and present, never very clearly defined in Venice at any time, indistinguishably merge...

I think this is exactly why I want to go to Italy (other than to stare at random fine ass Italian men).  I really want to go to the masquerade dressed in a big costume and a really nice mask so i can meet some mysterious guy and live like Cinderella for the rest of my life, but this is AMERICA so that aint' gon' happen.

However, I think I did find a couple of masks I wouldn't mind wearing...

The real 
question is if I'm really going to buy these or go to the nearest party store...hmm...

9.10.2008

Jill Scott "The Sky Ain't a Ceiling"





A masterpiece by none other than Queen Jill Scott...

9.07.2008

Public And Private; Mirroring the Mass media

Photography Assignment

A Value System:

I agree with...






















I don't agree with..















'Size zero' advert shocks catwalk
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A shocking image of a naked anorexic woman has gone on display to help force the fashion industry into ending a "dangerous" reliance on size zero models.
Emaciated Isabello Caro, who has been anorexic since the age of 13, has been shown on billboards across Milan as the Italian city celebrates its fasion week.
The slogan above her body, used to advertise fashion group Flash&Partners's clothing brand Nolita, are the words: "No Anorexia".

A person...

... that you herald or honor...

































Dr. Huey P. Newton (1942-1989)
Minister of Defense and Co-Founder for Black Panther Party


...a person that you would want to avoid...



















Someone with a bad aura. Since I have a good intuition, I can usually tell who is, and who isn't a good person. 


Someone of the same gender 

you identify with....


































Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama

She met Barack Obama when they were the only two African Americans at their law firm and she was assigned to mentor him while he was a summer associate.] Their relationship started with a business lunch and then a community organization meeting where he first impressed her. The couple's first date was to the Spike Lee movie Do the Right Thing. The couple married in October 1992, and they have two daughters, Malia Ann (born 1998) and Natasha (known as Sasha) (born 2001). Throughout her husband's 2008 campaign for President of the United States, she has made a "commitment to be away overnight only once a week — to campaign only two days a week and be home by the end of the second day" for their two children.


...you do not identify with...





























Christine Beatty, Former Chief of Staff for Former Mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick


A personal Characteristic that you are proud of 

... that is represented in someone else...

































...that you would like to disown that is represented in someone else...


















I find it hard to respect people who are insensitive to other people's lifestyles'. That is the main reason why I am a democrat, and why I participate in The Day of Silence, and other various protests.