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This Isn’t Goodbye, Just Ta-Ta For Now…

In Artsy Fartsy, Movies, Music on June 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm

as a parting gift til my return from the motherland, i give you what may be my favorite video on all of youtube.

as usual, enjoy.

i know i will.

-peace.pace.selam.

“In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film using the original interview recording as the soundtrack. A spellbinding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit and timeless message, I Met the Walrus was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short and won the 2009 Emmy for ‘New Approaches’ (making it the first film to win an Emmy on behalf of the internet).”

Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia: Gnarls Barkley

In Music, Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia on June 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm

so underrated, they are one of the greatest groups of our time.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

Top 3 Reasons I Heart the FADER (in no particular order of affection)

In from peacepaceselam, Miscellaneous, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace on June 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm

1. how can you not love a magazine blog that posts this picture every time they mention Outkast?

or inexplicably creates collages like this

(miriams favorite)

2. they regularly, rather exclusively, post greatness like this:

The Rub’s History of Hip Hop: The Year 2000

complete with a link for the download

3. they always know bout all that new new, be it style, music, art, events, all that. they’re on it, the best of it, and uasually before it even officially happens.

and 4 (yeah i know i said 3 reasons). in the 4+ years ive been a reader, i’ve learned a lot from the FADER. mucho gusto suckaaaassss.

Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia: Stephen Marley feat. Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley

In Music, Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia on June 11, 2010 at 4:57 pm

love damian, hate the hat. sorry gidds.

-peace.pace.selam.

Throwback Thursdays: Only the Strong

In Movies, Throwback Thursdays on June 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

does ANYONE AT ALL remember this movie??? i remember seeing it with all of my cousins as a kid, and thinking it was sooooo cool. its the reason i ever knew what capoeria is. talk about throooooowback.

Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia: Fool’s Gold

In Music, Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia on June 11, 2010 at 4:49 pm

first heard about this group when i saw them play at a small venue on UCR’s campus called the Barn. went to the show on the fly w some friends and until i went to go see wynton marsalis and the jazz at lincoln center orchestra play a year later, theirs had been the best live show i’d seen to date. turns out one of the many talented members is a homie of a homie which landed the group, who has to run from paparazzi in france, at the humble venue in riverside. talk about electrifying. i’ve been looking for their album since i heard them play,and have finally scored it. even tried to get them to come play at Cal but that was a no go. at least i can take them with me wherever i go now! how do i describe fool’s gold? if the whole world came together to play music, it would sound like fool’s gold.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

Shakira for FIFA

In Music, World News on June 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

What happened to K’naan’s Wavin Flag as the Official Fifa World Cup 2010 song? Whatever, i love shakira too. sidenote: gotta love the background dancer wearing the print dress with the chanel C’s.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia: Asher Roth

In Music, Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia on June 11, 2010 at 4:19 pm

just got his mixtape.  must say,  he is quite “impressive” .as is the video.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam

MEND: Who Made Your Bag?

In Artsy Fartsy, Miscellaneous, World News on June 11, 2010 at 4:14 pm

what if these kinds of products became the status quo?

-peace.pace.selam.

B is for Books x Books to Read on a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

In B is for Books, History on June 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm

if i had to chose just one, i would have to say that this is my favorite book. there are few books im okay with reading more than once but invisible man, i feel, is one i will read many times over during my lifetime. ellison is pure genius. every page from the introduction to the prologue to the complex and unconventional ending is a must read. an excellent character study it’s one of the most important pieces written about the black experience, ever. no light treading with this one.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia: Erykah Badu

In Music, Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia on June 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm

late though i may be, i have recently discovered the absolute genius that is erykah badu. i chanced upon a bunch of her albums that i’d had and never really listened to before. timing. she’s been speaking directly to me, telepathically through her music. jealous? well don’t be, open your ears and you’ll hear a whole lot more than you thought could be relayed in a single song, at least by today’s standards.

listen.

and enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

Trailer: Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop

In Artsy Fartsy, Movies on June 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

i’m a huuuge banksy fan (promise there is an awesome banksy post coming soon), but until then here’s the trailer for the recently released film about banksy…and the man who made the film about him. haven’t seen it yet but i can’t wait.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia: Sia

In Music, Playlist for a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia on June 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm

first learned about Sia in the 10th grade from a little friend named Mia and a little thing called a Mia Mix. i learn a lot from those mixes and from that mia. anyway, a couple of years Sia resurfaced with some more, less emo, goodness. the song on the mix was called “Breathe Me” but unfortunately i couldn’t post the official video for it nor for “buttons.” i did however find a link for “Soon We’ll Be Found” so i give you that and my encouragement to check out the officiall(y awesome) videos for “buttons” and “breathe me” asap.

enjoy.

-peace.pace.selam.

B is for Books x Books to Read on a 15 Hour Flight to Ethiopia: The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans

In B is for Books, History on June 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm

forget all the craziness you’ve heard about Marcus Garvey, or even what you may have heard and agree with. another great steal from my friend stef, this book is straight Garvey in his own words with the space and freedom to clarify his opinions. in a word, this book is thought-provoking (well thats a compound word but, still), and definitely a most prescient read during these so called post-racial times. if your anything like me you’ll have to stop yourself from taking enough notes to write a book of your own.

-peace.pace.selam.


Commercial of the Week: IBM in Stockholm

In Commercial of the Week, Europa, World News on June 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm

as much as i rant about the iniquities of consumerism…i love a good commercial and appreciate the genius of a great ad campaign. of course TED.com being as smart and wonderful as it is, the very few times they do choose to show commercials, better believe they’ll be smart ones like this.

…wonder if this concept could work in LA…??

-peace.pace.selam.