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Up There [Wooster Collective]

In Artsy Fartsy, History, Movies on May 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm

and finally my last installment in my day of coincidences/ LA&NY street theme. yes, believe it or not the billboard these guys are working on is actually in an episode of How to Make It In America. fuuuuunny funny. not to mention that I had to put it up as just a great example of a really well-made, relatable, endearing film.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

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Peppers World: LA Graffiti & Street Art by Saber [Wooster Collective]

In Artsy Fartsy, History, Movies on May 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm

The Mystery of Skewville Flying Kicks [Wooster Collective]

In Artsy Fartsy on May 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm

and since we’re going w a NY/LA street theme…

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HBO’s new series ‘How To Make It In America’

In Fashion, Miscellaneous on May 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

its not bad. yoni and i decided it not as great as it could be. it’s kinda predictable, but watching it reminds me of some of my friends from LA and it could become something interesting. don’t forget to stop the video at 40 seconds 😉

-peace.pace.selam.

ESPN 30 for 30: Straight Outta LA

In History, Movies, Music, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace, Throwback Thursdays on May 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm

sometimes, ESPN is reeealllyy coo.

check parts 2-6 after the jump.

-peace.pace.selam.

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No Mas Presents: Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No by James Blagden [Fader]

In Artsy Fartsy, History, Movies on May 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm

SO as usual I was on the fader one day a few back and, as usual, one link led to another and before I knew it I came upon some awesome goodness. So their post led me to this video, as well as the video in my next post, which I happened to just watch today, just before watching every episode of the first season of the new HBO series “how to make it in america” which, if you pay close attention to my next post and stop the video of my third post at 40 seconds you’ll see a funny coincidence. even funnier is that in watching the 7th (maybe 6th?) episode of how to make it in america, i saw the billboard that is the subject of todays last post (a short called “up there”) anyway all this is to say all things are connected andd….blah blah blah.

enjoy the LA/NY street theme ap4p has seemed to take on today.

-peace.pace.selam.

…The Show…

In History, Movies, Music on May 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm

made in 1995, the Show is theeeee real, behind the scenes, backstage hip hop documentary. with performance footage and raw kick-it convo with everyone from BIG, run DMC, naughty by nature, snoop, wu-tang arguing on their tour bus, slick rick in jail,  suge knight, dr. dre, and of course russell simmons being a jerk and the man all at the same time, this ones kind of a much see. check for the full documentary, parts 2-9 (though i think it should be 10 parts), after the jump.

enjoy!

-peace.pace.selam.

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Mike Rapaport on Directing the New A Tribe Called Quest Documentary via The Hundreds

In Movies, Music on May 26, 2010 at 12:55 pm

thanks for the heads up eden!

FADER TV: Interview with Erykah Badu

In Music on May 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm

A Guided Tour Through Roger Steffens’ Reggae Archives courtesy of the Fader

In History, Music, Music Monday, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace on May 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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Roger Steffens had a substantial hand in popularizing reggae in the United States as an early fan and Los Angeles radio DJ, and he’s got the goods to prove it—his six-room library is jammed with live cassettes, 42 years’ worth of Rolling Stone (he bought the first-ever issue en route to Vietnam), rare vinyl and literally 3000 buttons of Bob Marley’s face. As an archivist and a friend, Steffens traveled to Africa with Marley as well, and peppers this deeply awesome guided tour with several choice anecdotes about the experience—echoes of his hailed “Life of Bob Marley” shows across the country.
Click here to read more about Steffen’s archive.

Check out the Fader Magazine online.

Woodstock: A Moment of Muddy Grace [NY Times]

In Americas (North), History, Music, Music Monday, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace, World News on May 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm

BABY boomers won’t let go of the Woodstock Festival. Why should we? It’s one of the few defining events of the late 1960s that had a clear happy ending.

On Aug. 15 to 17, 1969, hundreds of thousands of people, me among them, gathered in a lovely natural amphitheater in Bethel (not Woodstock), N.Y. We listened to some of the best rock musicians of the era, enjoyed other legal and illegal pleasures, endured rain and mud and exhaustion and hunger pangs, felt like a giant community and dispersed, all without catastrophe.

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Fab 5 Freddie Curates YouTube [Wooser Collective]

In Artsy Fartsy, Music Monday on May 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Fab Five Freddie talks a little history and shares some goodness. Listen not-so-closely and you may hear some foreshadowing of future posts (excitement!).

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

If you like Kurt Cobain and find yourself in the Seattle area…

In Artsy Fartsy, Music, Music Monday on May 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm

The Seattle Art Musuem (SAM) is running an exhibit called Kurt about the late great Nirvana lead from May 13th – September 6th. check for SAM’s slightly-more-relevant-to-the-exhibition video after the jump. thought this video of their’s was a little more interesting. im sure there’ll be more on Kurt on ap4p in the future though.

enjoy!

-peace.pace.selam.

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“Sun Boxes” courtesy of the fader

In Music, Music Monday on May 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm

solar powered speakers independently play guitar rifts in loops throughout the day so that at any given time at any given place amongst the speakers, one can hear them come together to play a different song…or something like that. either way its pretty interesante, no? these are in a place callleeeddd Rhyolite in Nevada.

click here for slightly more info.

enjoy!

-peace.pace.selam.

Ghanaian Drum Master Yacub Addy meets the Great Wynton Marsalis at “Congo Square” in New Orleans

In Africa, Americas (North), Music, Music Monday, World News on May 25, 2010 at 3:35 pm

On April 23, 2006 a historic new composition was premiered in New Orleans – “Congo Square”, co-written by Ghanaian drum master Yacub Addy and Wynton Marsalis. Presented in historic Congo Square for a wildly enthusiastic crowd, it was intended by it’s creators as spiritual support for the Crescent City’s recovery from the ravages of Katrina. The ground-breaking work, which combines Ghanaian percussion and vocals with jazz forms, was performed by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Yacub Addy and Odadaa!. Part of the opening selection is currently being used by HBO in it’s promo for the new series “Treme”.

The historic Congo Square is the only place in America where African slaves were allowed to perform their own music and dance in the 1700s-1800s. It established the roots of American music by providing a means for African music to enter and mingle with American forms.

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