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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN’?: Bob Marley Documentary

20 Feb

There’s been a lot a talk for a while now, about the Bob Marley documentary, Marley,  Finally this spring on April 20th (fitting), the project by Academy Award-winning director, Kevin Macdonald, who did Last King of Scotland, comes out.  Macdonald is known for his documentary work, so I’m excited to see what sort story/angle he’ll portray of the reggae legend. From the trailer, the project seems pretty engaging, and the  beautiful shots of my homeland, Jamaica doesn’t hurt at all; it appears 4/20 is planned.

WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN’?: Steam Cafe Art Show

7 Feb

I’m going to be in an art show tomorrow, with work…ok, one piece, for sale!
If you are in the NYC area, venture across the river to Jersey City (its literally no more than 15 minutes on the PATH train) for Steam Cafe’s, Opening Art Show Reception for their celebration of Black History Month.

Steam Cafe is a new Artists Cafe/Coffee Shop in Jersey City; this is their 3rd art show.

Come out and support!

Oh and that’s not my piece above, mine is a little more risque, and not on the internet…if you come you will see why!

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012
Steam Cafe
6pm – 9pm
wine and treats

276 Newark Ave
New Jersey, NJ

invite details:

WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: The World According to Monsanto

31 Jan

Through the beauty of facebook, I stumbled upon the documentary The World According to Monsanto, it is by far one of the most disturbing things I’ve watched in awhile.   In short it’s about the company Monsanto, and it’s successful quest (full of lies and manipulation) to contanimpate and control the world.  What we are ingesting is being compromised for the mighty dollar, and I doubt we’ll fully understand is effects on the earth and human life for a long time.  Monsanto’s power a sad state of affairs for human kind, but hey, it creating huge money stacks for its thounds of investors, that’s all that matters right?

I’m not sure if going organic, will even save us at this point, but i know, I will not being eating seedless grapes or anything else I knowingly know is a Gentically Manuplated Organism.

I truly encourage everyone to watch this.

WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: inspirational souls

25 Dec

Somewhere between my quick business trip to Barbados with Dj Dummy and returning to the cold of NYC, I got a bit of my mojo back!

As my return to NYC tweet last night stated, I’m back on my grind:

…oddly enough in the process of looking for some info and reading the January 2012 issue of Self magazine, I ran into this video featuring A-trak, Curtis Kulig, Carlos Quirarte.  The video is a piece on people grinding in NYC that went with HBO’s now cancelled show, How to Make it in America (I’m sad about the cancellation, but they needed better writers, and needed to stop showing the obvious and develop the not understood). 

As i digress, this is a great piece to get motivated if you lost a little bit of your mojo.


4 Dec

I’m addicted to The mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl!

It’s a web series that I was told about in the late Summer by my coworker homie, who actually knows creator, Issa Rae. He told me he thought I’d like it (probably because of my own awkwardness), and that I should check it out. At the time, Episode 2 was on his screen, I watched maybe a minute, didn’t understand what was going on, and just forgot about the show.  Another month later he told me about it again, but I still didn’t check it out.  It wasn’t until over the last couple weeks, I started seeing the web series’ name continuously popping up in my Facebook news feed, and being mentioned by quite the many females that I think are pretty darn cool.  Finally I was swayed, I was having some technical difficulties during an all nighter, so what the hell, I had time.

Within the 1st 10 seconds of episode 1…

“Am I the only one who pretends I’m in a music video when I’m by myself?”

I was hooked. There are only 11 episodes, the 11th which just came out December 1st, so that night I sat and watched all of them back to back.  Sadly, I have to admit, I did the same thing the next night; watched the whoooole series…and half the episodes again, the day after that… I said I was addicted.

No one has really ever attempted to entertain my demographic, and although rapping isn’t my way to deal with stress, there were so many things throughout the episodes that were relatable! Both the story and character(s) are ACTUALLY relatable to me and my life, currently or in the past. Plus I was continuously laughing because the writing is darn good, better than half these sitcoms on TV.

Anyway, I can go on and on, but check out the series here.  I took the liberty of posting Episode 1 below.

See what others have been talking about…it really is that good.

WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN?: inspirational souls

16 Nov

The best thing I heard all day.

I love Keith Olbermann, this is the 2nd time he’s been posted under my inspirational souls (here’s the 1st).  Listen to Olbermann go seriously in on Mayor Bloomberg, and his efforts to eradicate Occupy Wall Street.  As someone who was stuck in my car for almost 2 hours in traffic on Saturday, I’m pissed at the “God Damn Batman Movie!”


27 Oct

On Tuesday, Duck Sauce (A-trak and Armand Van Helden) debuted their new video Big Bad Wolf.  As some know, not only am i a big fan of A-trak as a DJ, he’s sort of my weird entertainer crush, so of course I was delighted to check out the video!

I’ve watch Big Bad Wolf  2 or 3 times, and i’m not sure how i feel about it.   It’s amazingly innovative, captivating, funny, perfect for Halloween; it’s disturbingly good.  It’s just something about A-trak representing gentalia, or just being that close to another man’s crotch that weirds me out.  Fortunately i know those or camera tricks, so i’m more entertained than disturbed.  I do wonder though, how it was on set, because I’m pretty sure the guys, and girls for that matter, had to bare it all, so that they could super-impose the genitalia heads.   The outtakes are probably the most disturbing footage, hahaha.