Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Well I travel at the speed of a reborn man // I've got a lot of love to give // from the mirrors of my hand // I sent a message of love // don't you run away look at your heart, baby // come on along with me today // well I am what I am, thank god // some people just don't understand // well help them god // find yourself first // don't you be no fool // here comes a woman // wrapped up in chains // messin' with that fool baby // your life is pain // if you wanna be free // come on along with me // don't mess with the man // he'll never understand // I said find yourself first // and then your talent // work hard in your mind // so you can come alive // you better prove to the man // you're as strong as him // cause in the eyes of god // you're both children to him //
everybody come alive
everybody live alive
everybody love alive
everybody hear my message
†Miklós Orszáczky - Bass, Vocals * * †Zsolt Baronits - Winds * * László Pataki - Organ * Mihály Ráduly - Winds * * †András Veszelinov - Percussion *
Monday, October 26, 2009
The Rise of the Earth Spirit, GEA, avatar of Re:Generation
GEA launches <3thunderbolt> to release magic power to heal and awaken earthlings
earthlings realize the need to protect COSMIC ARK ::
feel the vibration ::: we open gates :::
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Also, for a week you can listen to a special 3 hrs Dam-Funk set on one of UK's top BBC radio hosts & DJs, the homie Benji B here. Shout out to Benji who actually put me on Dam Funk over a year ago. If you want to stay up on fresh music, tune into Benji's program on BBC here.
Dam-Funk's debut album Toeachizown (2/CD) is here and will be released worldwide on Tues, October 20th. The double-disc CD contains over 2 hours of music.
The vinyl will be released as 5LP box set. Note: the 5LP box is delayed due to manufacturing issues – we hope to have it in late Dec. 2009-Jan. 2010, and will announce as soon as a release date is secured.
In anticipation of the 5LP set Stonesthrow have released the five distinct parts digitally:
Toeachizown Vol. 1: LAtrik $6.93 // Toeachizown Vol. 2: Fly $5.94 // Toeachizown Vol. 3: Life $5.99// Toeachizown Vol. 4: Hood $5.49 //Toeachizown Vol. 5: Sky $5.99
Saturday, October 24, 2009
SEPTEMBER 25 - NOVEMBER 8
“For me, taking the front door photos was magic. It was like touching someone’s soul. We were sharing a moment in time together, in a very intimate and deep way. I always felt a union, a deep connection and respect for my subjects. We were one. We were exploring our inner selves to each other. I was saving a presence, a spirit, the image of a person from the moment, the here and now, for the future. All of us were the Lower East Side.”
Friday, October 23, 2009
London fam, Kevin (also editor of the upcoming site thewhorington.com), Craig and Mike of STREET TALK UK came through my studio last month for an interview for their new New York City interview project sponsored by UK streetwear brand, BOXFRESH (their community site will be hot!). These guys are some of the coolest cats I know! They also got to interview the gorgeous songstress N'neka and Chelsea gallery owner, Jonathan Levine among others. I just got the behind the scenes teaser trailer for their project.
Site is coming soon www.streettalktv.co.uk. Follow StreetTalkUK on twitter here
You can listen to the show on RiseUp Radio HERE (we come in on the second half of the show.)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Rock Man lays it out... -clip from Harry Nilsson's The Point - 1971. Thanks to Doze Green for putting me on this..lol! To find out Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?), visit here.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Last week the exciting news surfaced that Bilal is joining Plug Research for his highly anticipated next project. Now, Plug Research and VTech are announcing a celebratory event in New York City during CMJ week to commemorate the occasion with an amazing line up.
Bilal will headline with a six piece band, Shafiq Husayn of the mighty Sa-Ra collective will be perform material off Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka with musical collaborators from the album Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Exile will be showcasing his wizadry on the MPC with a guest spot by Blu, one of the best new MC's around. DJ sets will be provided by Blu Jemz, the legendary Large Professor and mind-blowing combination of Spinna and J Rocc. The nights festivities will be hosted by the one and only Pharoahe Monch and you never know who might also stop by...
Friday, October 16, 2009
The crew. I totally missed this shot...Check out more pics on the Younity blog.
My two pieces are part of a series making references to the seven stages of the alchemical process
Nature Spirit dismembered & choked by machines and factories ::: Nature Spirit pregnant with lifeforce
vision of war ::: vision of love
watchers ::: lovers
Wednesday, October 14th
( Shana Louallen at gallery come visit! )
Friday, October 16th
( Toofly at Gallery Come visit! )
Saturday, October 17th
( Toofly, Yvette Devito, and Stephanie Land at gallery come visit! )
Wednesday, October 21st
( Shana Louallen at gallery Come visit! )
Friday, October 23rd
( AM at gallery last chance to view! 4:30-6pm )
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Above Allen // 190 Allen Street between Stanton & Houston
featuring Cubic Zirconia, one of Taste's West Coast favorites, Free The Robots, the multi-talented Melo-X and the Soundcloud king Stimulus will be providing tunes for the night.
7pm - Midnight // __$Free // by RSVP only.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Aromadozeski Theraphy - Rubicon Sun mixtape by zenith01
[cover art:: Doze Green x Fefe : Omega Bridge ]
For Bruce Lee art was an expression of one's inner truth and he believed that "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the "old" you derive security; from the "new", you gain the flow." Traditional methods and established forms give a structure to expression but by nature they are limiting, true artists use them as guiding disciplines but find freedom in self-expression beyond styles, allowing the soul to be like free-flowing water, the vehicle for one's creative energy. Much like Lee, for whom true self-expression is the manifestation of one's flow, Doze have created a unique vision that simultaneously references and transcends its roots in esoteric lore, apocalyptic prophecies, and hip-hop (a movement he was shaping as an original member of the Rock Steady Crew). As he described in an interview about his freestyle approach "I believe that graff, b.boying and djing are kinetic language that in turn are related with each other. Motion, style and expression (or intent) are relayed information to the viewer participant audience. It’s a sonic and visual form of hieroglyphics stemming from 21st century living and technosymbolic sigils created by sentinels and a sort of unique and personal magic is released. This is called ka. The creative force of the universe. This is why it appeals to so many people. This only comes naturally when you release your graff purist letter formats and regulations or when you toss out strict b.boy power moves for a more diverse portfolio."
These painting-silkscreen collage pieces were part of his solo show last October at the Jonathan Levine Gallery entitled, N.O.O.N. (No One Observes Nibiru). The show's title referenced the planet X prophecy of a cataclysmic cosmic shift occurring in the year 2012, causing dramatic effects to life on earth. Also a prominent year in the Mayan and Hopi calendars, 2012 marks the end of our current solar cycle, signifying transition into a new age. Inspired by these theories, there is a transitional quality to the artwork. Movement, migration and transformation of form combine to form enigmatically kinetic narratives. Portals and beams of energy, layered over collaged media clippings, surround Green’s figures which echo social diaspora of the past, yet also seem to be preparing for a futuristic voyage of sorts—a survivalist evacuation plan for the great escape from doomsday.
UPPER PLAYGROUND presents :: DOZE GREEN :: Talking to one's self
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
One of my favorite Japanese photographers Eikoh Hosoe's photos of the late writer Yukio Mishima. Visit link to read Eikoh Hosoe's tribute talk to Mishima where he recalls his experience working with the writer.
ENJOY THE SUN
DOWNLOAD it here
Also if you're in NYC during CMJ or in UK at the end of October, don't miss his live performance.
Jaylib – Raw Addict [Stones Throw] /// Quasimoto – MHB’s (Instrumental) [Stones Throw] /// Blu – Local Legends (Prod. Flying Lotus) [White] /// Hezekiah – Looking Up Ft. Bilal (Prod. Theo Bark) [Soulspazm/Rawkus] /// 88 Keys & Bilal – M.I.L.F [White] /// Flyherro – You Know What [White] /// Hudson Mohawke – Polkadot Blues [White]
Flying Lotus – LTWX REMIX [White] /// Tay Zonday – Chocolate Rain (FS Green remix) [White] /// James the Red Engine – Brain [White] /// FS Green – Happy Holly [White] /// Jay-z – Ignorant Shit Ft. Beanie Sigel (Prod. Just Blaze) [Def Jam] /// Pharoahe Monch – Desire Ft. Showtime (Prod. Alchemist) [Universal Motown] /// Talib Kweli – More or Less Ft. Dion (Prod. Hi-Tek) [Blacksmith/WBR] /// Up Hygh – Love Dat [Jugglin’] /// ZO! – Time Table [White]
Little Brother – When Everything Is New (Prod. ZO!) [ABB] /// Rapper Big Pooh – Live Life Ft. Spectac & O-dash (Prod. Khrysis) [6 Hole] /// Median – Powershift (Prod. Nicolay) [Halftooth] /// Louis Bordeaux – 1st session [Appletree]
Thursday, October 8, 2009
JOHNNY VOLTIK LIVE! bringing you some supersonic alphalove frequencies...not to be missed!
at the LITTLEFIELD
Friday, October 9, 2009
622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
If anyone wants to get a feel for what Brooklyn is about, they should make sure to check Jamel's site and books...he has done to capture the spirit and the peoples of Brooklyn in photography what Spike Lee has done in film. Jamel is also a mentor and a community activist who has dedicated much of his life to help and educate the youth of Brooklyn and beyond. You can imagine how honored I was to receive this birthday message from him last month.
[it looks like while adidas lost a lot of its street presence, tights pants are back:)]
JAMEL SHABAZZ's work on display in NYC
Posing Beauty Photography Exhibition
Media are invited to the closing reception and book signing on October 8, 2009 from 6-8 p.m.
The Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has announced its first fall show will be Posing Beauty, an exhibition of approximately 80 works-including black and white, color, and digitized photographs; video installations; and web-based projects-drawn from public and private collections. The exhibition explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts in a diverse range of media. Read more about the exhibit here.
Last summer I was part of Dope Swan's project A GREAT DAY IN BROOKLYN. We worked with Jamel Shabazz who documented through a series of photographs some of the makers of the Brooklyn Renaissance. You can read my post about it here. A year later, the photos can be finally viewed!
“Brooklyn Influence” commemorates the one year anniversary of “A Great Day in Brooklyn” and “Another Great Day in Brooklyn”, organized in June 2008 by Brooklyn-based community arts organization DOPE SWAN. Featuring the work of renowned documentarian Jamel Shabazz and visual storyteller Lafotographeuse, the exhibition doubles as a visual blueprint and photographic memoir of Brooklyn residents who eloquently merge the worlds of art, activism and entrepreneurship.
Proceeds benefit Brooklyn youth organization The Stoop
334 Grand Ave, Brooklyn NY
Monday, October 5, 2009
You can preorder or buy one-of-a-kind G4 belt on Cocolah.com.
1. Imani Waddy & AFTA-1 – Light & Vibration
2. Robert Glasper ft. Bilal – All Matter
3. Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark (King Britt remix)
4. Boom Clap Bachelors – Combineur
5. Little Dragon – Thunder Love
6. AFTA-1 ft. Nikko Gray – ESP (A Four Page Suite)
7. Herbie Hancock – Butterfly
8. Alpha – Reprise
9. Mos Def – Boogie Man Song
10. AFTA-1 & Cazeaux O.S.L.O. – M.M.J.S. (A Sweaterless Suite)
11. A Race Of Angels – Present Love
12. Cazeaux O.S.L.O – Wortha’s Greens
13. Deadbeat – Port Au Prince
14. Muhsinah – Lose My Fuse (Prod. By Flying Lotus)
15. Murcof – Mapa
16. Dam Funk – Angel Reflections (excerpt)
17. LAL Forrest – Pale
18. AFTA-1 – Fortune Remix
19. Alice Coltrane – Prema (excerpt)
20. AFTA-1 – 7th Sun (first Draft)
DOWNLOAD IT HERE!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
It will be on display at the FRESHER show, along with part 2, representing BLOSSOM (Coagulatio), Earth Spirit in a state of bloom & radiance. For more info about the show check my earlier post or the YOUNITY site. Big shout out to my beautiful artistas TOOFLY, Alice Mizrahi & the Younity crew for putting this together! Some of the hottest female artists' work are on display, including some brand new murals we painted at the Clemente Soto Cultural Center. I'll only post mine for now, I don't want to spoil the surprise for others.
Opening Reception: 7pm – 10pm October 3, 2009 – October 24, 2009
107 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10002!. ...NYC don't miss out!
my NEW MURAL at the Clemente Soto Cultural Center
::: PREGNANT WITH VISION :::