30.10.09

Romain Laurent

Ill.

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From Jump | Shauna Barbosa

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From Jump
is a collection of short stories about emotion. Tangible and intangible feelings concerning love, pain, sex, fear and trust. My favorite aspect of the writing is how controlled and vulnerable it is. The perspective is focused and it's written in a way where more than one interpretation is warranted. If you are a fan of words and interpretation, this is good read.

Download From Jump Here

Check out one of my favorite pieces below.

Again

I fell out of love with you years ago. As you exhaled and released me, I moved
away from your bare skin thankful for the night. There are many things I imagined my tears would bring. I thought they'd bring you home. I thought you'd see me, see us.
Wish I could write some things down, carry them everywhere. I am not in love with you. I do not enjoy sex with you. But it feels comfortable, you know the angle of my breasts, memorized the rhythm of my breath.

You know when I leave. I'll be back. We dance around pain, around questions we really want to ask. Angry with you for sharing your love. Going in circles, hoping things will change. Knowing if our feet allowed, we'd continue to dance around the things that stay the same.

Update...

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So....I'm still working on getting the mixtape done. Actually going to get some shots taken tomorrow for the cover. The artwork is gonna be nice when it all comes together. The majority of the music is finished, but I am still writing and composing music in the meantime. Speaking of music, for whatever reason, there has been a LOT of good music being leaked/released this week online. It's refreshing and inspiring to hear. To keep in that spirit, here's an oldie but goodie...

Omen - Spend Time

Chloe Early

"Clouded Apollo"

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These are some dope pieces...

Black Thought x Black Dante (Mos Def): 75 Bars

Mos Def spitting Black Thought's crazy verse from "75 Bars." This is dope to see in an age where everyone seems to be a critic and no longer a fan. I would love to see more artist actually celebrating each other.

Charlotta Jansen

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Bag of Bees

I'd rock it.

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East Village Sidewalk Art

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Allison Cortson

The constrast is great.

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Color of Life Photography | Andre Wright Jr.

POLAROIDS... from Andre' Wright Jr on Vimeo.

Japanese Converse

Nice.

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21.10.09

Swoon on GestaltenTV


20.10.09

Clear

When will I ever be, all that I say?
When will I ever see, all that I claim?

When will I ever show, all that I know?
Tell me Lord, will I grow?

Tell me Lord, will I know?

Omen

18.10.09

Franklin Francis

Great.

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Simply the best...

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I almost miss Harold's as much as I miss my family back in Chicago. There's just something about the entire experience you get when you go to Harold's. Yes, the chicken is amazing but, the rudeness, complete ignorance of good customer service and overall 'who cares' attitude is refreshing. Chicago, I hope to see you soon...

Ridiculous Book Titles

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Opening Ceremony x Timberland Collection

I haven't been a huge fan of Timberlands for awhile now, but this new design is dope.

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Nneka

Nneka will be making her first trip to the US this fall. She will be performing at Joe's Pub in NY on 11/9 and she has two more dates with The Roots at Highline Ballroom. To check out all her US dates, visit www.nnekaworld.com

NH Livemitschnitt - Nneka from GOLDKANAL on Vimeo.

Mike Stillkey

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Tanishq Aarka

Regal.

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LabMassiv/Short Sleev

Fresh.

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Wings and Horns

These are ill...

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Hilarious Scenes from "All About The Benjamins"

This movie is underrated, Mike Epps has some hilarious moments.

10 DEEP

Yet another sick design from one of my favorite brands.

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Mike Dring

Smokey...

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Andrew James

I used to LOVE this ride when the carnivals came to Chicago...memories...

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Throwback

R.I.P. ODB...

Uhh...

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3.10.09

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

"The Ruins of Detroit"

A picture is worth...

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AfriPop interviews K'Naan

This is a fairly old interview I found that magazine AfriPop did with hiphop artist, K'Naan. Great questions, Great answers.

Stimulating content.

AfriPOP 3 from In RealTime Media Group on Vimeo.

More from Jerm IX

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"i have been affected by violence as both a victim and a perpetrator and therefore it has been a topic i speak on regularly in my street art. for example, when polish immigrant robert dziekanski was tasered to death by police at vancouver airport a few years back, i put a handful of stickers around the city that read 'i hope you don't get tasered', when the 'lower mainland' was inundated with gang murders i put up a 'lower gangland' sticker, and so on. now that my work has evolved to poetry scrolls i have merged my songwriting and street art, which has allowed me to work in my favorite format, my obsession, rhyme patterns.
the dexter piece speaks for itself, we are fascinated by the things that appall us.
we vilify the monsters and killers and criminals before we give oscars to the actors that portray their stereotypes.
the '...america's gun is drawn' piece is a peaceful protest, an anti-war slogan.
the eight year anniversary of 9/11 has just past and still america is at war.
my country, canada, where the piece was put up, is at war in afghanistan, outside our traditional and respectable peace-keeping role. it's shameful, you'd think being attacked on north american soil would teach us something about violence.
violence is not the answer.

stay smiling,

jerm IX"

Poetry Circle: Joni Mitchell - Help Me

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My stepfather used to play this song all throughout my childhood. Great lyrics.

HELP ME
Joni Mitchell













Help me
I think I'm falling
In love again
When I get that crazy feeling, I know
I'm in trouble again
I'm in trouble
'Cause you're a rambler and a gambler
And a sweet-taIking-ladies man
And you love your lovin'
But not like you love your freedom
Help me
I think I'm falling
In love too fast
It's got me hoping for the future
And worrying about the past
'Cause I've seen some hot hot blazes
Come down to smoke and ash
We love our lovin'
But not like we love our freedom
Didn't it feel good
We were sitting there talking
Or lying there not talking
Didn't it feel good
You dance with the lady
With the hole in her stocking
Didn't it feel good
Didn't it feel good
Help me
I think I'm falling
In love with you
Are you going to let me go there by myself
That's such a lonely thing to do
Both of us flirting around
Flirting and flirting
Hurting too
We love our lovin'
But not like we love our freedom

Bogota Stencil Art

What's realer than this?

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Women Are Heroes by JR

JR does incredible work with photography and art by broadcasting the pictures on various buildings, villages and this time, on a train. Definitely, worth a watch.

"Thinking back upon my life, I never trust a soul/Don't get me wrong I trusted some, but never trust em' whole/And so its parts of me this world has never seen unfold/But those that never trust a soul, don't even trust they own"
- excerpt from 'Outta Space' | Omen - Afraid of Heights coming soon...

Visvim FBT Elston

I haven't been as big a fan of Visvim as most people, but I'm digging these...nice leather.

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Julie Rrap

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Marsha Ambrosius Live @ Ella NYC

Performing a new untitled joint from the "Hennessey Artistry Series"

I really hope her album comes out soon, she's incredible.

Marsha Ambrosius Live @ Ella NYC from Mikey Fresh on Vimeo.

Vanessa Maltese

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