Those that know me know I used to play the trumpet a longggggggggg time ago. Lately I’ve been picking it up at house jam sessions – but I don’t have anything on Maite Hontele. Phew! Thanks to Vince + the guys at Generation Bass for this interview with her + they even offer a free … Read More
soooo…i came across bastardilla in 2007 while i was at my previous employer, nacional records. she had done the cover art of the prolific colombian band, aterciopelados’ album “rio.” it was my favorite album art i’d seen, and while complicated to produce, it came out BEAUTIFUL (PS – the album won a Latin Grammy). fast … Read More
Check out the photos on LARemezcla of the ‘Quilombo: Arte en Resistencia’ event which took place this past Saturday @ Sunset Junction’s ‘Mi Alma Gallery’. Shout out to everyone involved with the event: DJ Ethos, Ops, Boca, Cambio, etc! While co-producing the show, I came across some people asking, “well what exactly are you ‘resisting’ … Read More
“After I was 70, I realized that, okay, I would like to have another 50 years, and I probably could. But part of me is saying, maybe I’m not going to have that much time. It was a very strange feeling, so some of the songs are very eternal and some of the songs are … Read More
Show amor, for Eagle Rock’s very own cultural space + bookstore, IMIX Bookstore – they need help. Find the store on Facebook and check out the store’s FUNDRAISER on 2/19/10.
This Saturday, Mexico City’s Bocafloja returns to Los Angeles (Mi Alma Gallery in Silverlake) w/ some local LA talent, Cambio + (the KRS-ONE approved) DJ Ethos. Also super talented artists Timoi and Jeyd will be painting live. There will also be vendors selling all sorts of hand-made treats. All the event info is here. LARemezcla … Read More
she’s nneka and she’s her own, but i can’t help but think manu chao + africa + erykah + lauryn + bob + fela + 2010 + hiphop when i listen to her music. power. she’s pure heart. get the mixtape she did w/ j.period for free. listen to her on kpfa. watch her on … Read More
The Nuyorican Resovoir Dogs. The tight shot on the PR honey in the Yankees jersey. The role call in all-white. Tony Toca. Angie! Dave Meyers directed? The money! The flute. I love this song and I find it funny to watch the video now – it feels oh so 1997. “”Off The Books” is brilliant, … Read More
I think it’s important that NYT’s Nick Kristof is shedding light on Congo’s forgotten war and the atrocities that continue to plague the country. Check out this Op-Ed piece from over the weekend, ‘Orphaned, Raped and Ignored’. When will this become a ‘sexy’ enough issue for the world to address? 5.4 million people…disappeared from this … Read More
Al Gore on Bill Gates’ comments regarding ‘innovation over insulation’. Pandora, I see you.