You are beautiful
You are everything
You are important
Heard this on an old episode of Walking Dead (season 4 ep 4 “Indifference”) and was moved by the music and lyrics.
Bouncing a track back and forth. Came up with this so far….
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a documentary about the Stones Throw label from California. The label features Madlib, Mayor Hawthorne, JDilla, Dam-Funk and many other underground greats. Label head Peanut Butter Wolf tells the origins of the label and how sticking to it’s DIY-credo was essential to surviving when indie labels and record stores where being shut down in a music industry downturn.
Peanut Butter Wolf’s 12hr 12/12/12/
I discovered two songs that took my down the rabbit hole of music discovery and exploration. I just started watching Black Mirror. Episode 2 features a song called “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is” by Irma Thomas.
The end credits of Aziz Ansari Live At Madison Square Garden features “Hippie Hippie Hourrah” by Jacques Dutronic. He was married to Francoise Hardy. I added him to my short list of French pop music ( which only includes Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot).
Irma Thomas- “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is”
Francoise Hardy – Comment te dire adieu
X-Ray machines are obtrusive in size, sound and in what they reveal. Used mostly in medical and security environments, they provide a glimpse into what is normally covered by human and non-human exoskeleton. Nick Veasay’s photo book, X-Ray is packed full of photographs of objects scanned under these large, dangerous mechanisms. Seeing the complex structure of plants, lightbulbs and other ordinary objects makes the viewer aware of what details can be observed by security scanners and x-ray machines.
Ishmael Butler leads the group Shabazz Palaces. In the 90’s he was leader of Digable Planets, a group that brought freshness to airwaves and night clubs.
Listen to NPR speak to Ishmael about the album Lese Majesty.
Slow Roll is a bike movement that shows you sides of the city you may have driven right past.
Apple is featuring Slow Roll creator, Jason Hall on its website.
The Place Beyond The Pines features Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendez, Ray Liotta, and Bradley Cooper. Gosling is a fast riding motorcyclist that goes to extremes to prove to his girlfriend that he can provide for her. The movie is multi-layered and weaves its story across generations. I am a big Gosling fan and he plays his role similar to the one he did in Driver.
Urban Bean is run by Josh Greenwood, a long time supporter of all things Detroit. His coffeehouse sits on the corner of Griswold and Grand River. The view looking out onto the city streets is awesome. Movement Fest hosts, Paxahau have been doing webcasts on Thursday nights at the caffeine-filled venue. Get some!
I enjoy a good challenge at work, but the Monday grind can be numbing.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” –Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986
Sunshine, Friday, potentially warmer weather? This is gonna be good.
Recycling 1 CRT monitor, 1 Pentium 2, 2 Pentium 3’s.
10,000 hours- it woulds take me 11 years of studying 2 hrs a day for 7 days to master 3 subjects of interest.
Deals off- hustle harder.
Tons of new music promos in my inbox!
Oh damn, #Prometheus just got crazy!
zay zays 1st bday party!
a clean desk is a clear mind.
created mind map to organize my life self-induced with business, i mean busy-ness
Kitchen is CLEAN!
It takes more than a penny to make a penny. #potus #fireside
Lets, try this again- I want to start working out tomorrow.
Mouse down, tablet up, Android VM, meh!
Paid ticket to local court- blaah!
If you can walk, you can dance.
If you can talk, you can sing.
The boys killed the guests by 30+ points in fast-paced homecoming game.
Crossing items off the to-do list left & right.