Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Worst song of the year- Naked Hustle by Bizzle

worst song i"ve heard this year- naked hustle I'll leave you with the lyrics, they speak for themself:

she said
ima stripper and this my life
i got kids im a wife
with bills to pay
so i twist and shake
until my body ache
i twist and shake
all day
so pray that you make it rain
aye aye aye
make it rain
aye aye aye
make it rain
aye aye aye
make it rain

i cant help but ta look look up ass falling from sky
queen of the pole full control with sexy asz thighs
ima let tha one's fly
ima let the song ride
ima throw every last dolla
i mean every last dime
i be poppin(i be poppin)
i be rollin(i be rollin)
i be smokin(i be smokin)
never chokin(never chokin)
always holdin(always holdin)
full controlin(full controlin)
i support the naked hustle

she said
ima stripper and this my life
i got kids im a wife
with bills to pay
so i twist and shake
until my body ache
i twist and shake
all day
so pray that you make it rain
aye aye aye
make it rain
aye aye aye
make it rain
aye aye aye
make it rain

i find the video so objectionable that rather than post it i'll just provide the link btw be warned it has some mature & graphic imagery:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYwtUva0zCc

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

the month of the mash up

so I've decided that December is the month of the mashups.... ENJOY the playlist Big Kiddies! (its about an hour's worth of premium sounds)

ArtBasel - The weekend the Art world comes to Miami




Art Basel Miami Beach takes place December 4 - 7, 2008.

Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States, a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. As the sister event of Switzerland's Art Basel, the most prestigious art show worldwide for the past 39 years, Art Basel Miami Beach combines an international selection of top galleries with an exciting program of special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design.

An exclusive selection of more than 250 leading art galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will exhibit 20th and 21st century artworks by over 2,000 artists. The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers.

click here for the official website.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Does the key to the cure lie within genetics? pretty interesting bbc article

Bone marrow 'cures HIV patient'


Doctors in Germany say a patient appears to have been cured of HIV by a bone marrow transplant from a donor who had a genetic resistance to the virus.

The researchers in Berlin said the man, who suffered from leukaemia and HIV, had shown no sign of either disease since the transplant two years ago.

But they stressed it was an unusual case which needed further investigation.

Experts said the result may boost interest in gene therapy for HIV.

Berlin's Charite clinic said the 42-year-old patient was an American living in Berlin, but the man has not been identified.

Genetic mutation

He had been infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, that causes Aids, for more than a decade and also had leukaemia.

The clinic said since the transplant was carried out 20 months ago, tests on the patient's bone marrow, blood and other organ tissues have all been clear.

In a statement, Professor Rodolf Tauber from the Charite clinic said: "This is an interesting case for research.

"But to promise to millions of people infected with HIV that there is hope of a cure would not be right."

Roughly one in 1,000 Europeans and Americans have an inherited genetic mutation, which prevents HIV from attaching itself to cells.

Two million people die of Aids every year and HIV is estimated to have infected 33 million people worldwide.

Option 'for a few'

Professor Andrew Sewell, from the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Immunology at the University of Cardiff said in theory a bone marrow transplant such as this one "should work" and it was surprising that no one had tried it before.

"The problem is most people with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa and this is hugely expensive, you have to find a matched donor, and it's a pretty severe and painful operation.

"So it's going to be an option for very few people."

He added that gene therapy to knock out the mutation of the key CCR5 receptor was a possibility for future treatment.

Professor Philip Goulder, an immunologist at the University of Oxford said: "It's a really interesting case which looks at a treatment which really hasn't been thought about before.

"But without having that much information about the specific case you would want to be very cautious about getting too excited and you wouldn't be able to replicate that treatment for a lot of people with HIV."

Paul Ward, deputy chief executive at the Terrence Higgins Trust said: "This case gives us something to explore in future studies but it's certainly not a quick fix as gene therapy is complex and expensive.

"With no cure in sight, prevention should be our number one priority."

taken from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7726118.stm

Monday, November 17, 2008

One man's solution to handling his overdue account - really funny

From: Jane Gilles
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.19pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Overdue account

Dear David,
Our records indicate that your account is overdue by the amount of $233.95. If you have already made this payment please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no longer outstanding.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles



From: David Thorne
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.37pm
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,
I do not have any money so am sending you this drawing I did of a spider instead. I value the drawing at $233.95 so trust that this settles the matter.

Regards, David

From: Jane Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10.07am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Overdue account

Dear David,
Thankyou for contacting us. Unfortunately we are unable to accept drawings as payment and your account remains in arrears of $233.95. Please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no longer outstanding.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles



From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10.32am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,
Can I have my drawing of a spider back then please.

Regards, David.
From: Jane Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11.42am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Overdue account

Dear David,
You emailed the drawing to me. Do you want me to email it back to you?

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles



From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11.56am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,

Yes please.

Regards, David.
From: Jane Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 12.14pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account

Attached

From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 09.22am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Whose spider is that?

Dear Jane,
Are you sure this drawing of a spider is the one I sent you? This spider only has seven legs and I do not feel I would have made such an elementary mistake when I drew it.

Regards, David.
From: Jane Gilles
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.03am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Whose spider is that?

Dear David,
Yes it is the same drawing. I copied and pasted it from the email you sent me on the 8th. David your account is still overdue by the amount of $233.95. Please make this payment as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles



From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.05am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Automated Out of Office Response

Thankyou for contacting me. I am currently away on leave, traveling through time and will be returning last week.

Regards, David.



From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.08am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

Hello, I am back and have read through your emails and accept that despite missing a leg, that drawing of a spider may indeed be the one I sent you. I realise with hindsight that it is possible you rejected the drawing of a spider due to this obvious limb ommission but did not point it out in an effort to avoid hurting my feelings. As such, I am sending you a revised drawing with the correct number of legs as full payment for any amount outstanding. I trust this will bring the matter to a conclusion.

Regards, David.



From: Jane Gilles
Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 2.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

Dear David,
As I have stated, we do not accept drawings in lei of money for accounts outstanding. We accept cheque, bank cheque, money order or cash. Please make a payment this week to avoid incurring any additional fees.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles



From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 3.17pm
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

I understand and will definately make a payment this week if I remember. As you have not accepted my second drawing as payment, please return the drawing to me as soon as possible. It was silly of me to assume I could provide you with something of completely no value whatsoever, waste your time and then attach such a large amount to it.

Regards, David.
From: Jane Gilles
Date: Tuesday 14 Oct 2008 11.18am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

Attached





click here for the original site that featured this.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Current state of affairs in the US for the average citizen

video

While this is pretty funny it is also somewhat profound, take a look.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

RocknRolla


Guy Ritchie's newest movie... saw it last night... This one is FIRE, you definitely gotta check it out.
you will definitely love it!

Check out the official website for trailers and other info.

Monday, November 3, 2008

i caught a pic on the south florida New Times magazine

here's the pic from the exhibition, click to see the one b4 and the one after.. to see a few of my friends that attended:

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/slideshow/view/166245/27

it's from the show at the Bear & Bird Gallery

Friday, October 31, 2008

George Hustus - a dope miami artist

artist statement: This body of work is influenced by the concept of preserving communication through modern forms of urban hieroglyphics (street art). The idea of extending human memory is communicated by imprinting stylistic characters and marks onto the surface of the canvasses in an energetic and impulsive manner.

you can see more of his art at: http://eyesorecampaign.com/
















Monday, October 27, 2008

Dissizit! does it proper!

Dissizit! does the right thing with one of their latest T-shirt offerings!
Dissizit! Everlast & Martyr Inc. combine forces to bring you the Hear No Evil Tee made from 100% cotton and features a print of a middle eastern girl rockin a LV headdress and listening to Everlast's new album on her ipod on the chest, and a Dissizit! logo label on the hem.

Now thats sexy!!!

don't forget to VOTE!!!!

http://swampstyle.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-all-about-race.html

the REEEEAALLL hip hop!

qtip & the cool kids will b coming to south fla soon!
here's the info to check them out.




Q-Tip x The Cool Kids - Revolution Live - November 26, 2008. Purchase tickets via www.JoinTheRevolution.Net

Thursday, October 23, 2008

interesting email i got today


Ponder the following

What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stag e, including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?

What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review? What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?

What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?

What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?

What if Obama had me t his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?

What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to painkillers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?

What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five?(The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruptionin 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the 20 larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)

What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?

What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing four planes?

What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?

What if Michelle Obama's family had made th eir money from beer distribution?

What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?

Educational Background:

Barack Obama: Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

Joseph Biden: University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science. Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

John McCain: United States Naval Academy -Class rank: 894 of 899

Sarah Palin: Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semesterNorth Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism

Education isn't everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land - as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Only 14 days away

make sure you get out there and do the do.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Road trippin

The Longest 48hrs in over. With in this time frame:
-I woke up at 5am on friday oct 17th, went to work,
-at 5pm drove to orlando,
-at 8pm had my 2nd meal of the day,
-at 10pm scoped out locations for the photoshoot we were having the following morning,
- at 11:30 met up with one of the models & hung out in downtown orlando till 2:30am,
-@ 3am get to sleep,
-woke up at 5am, met Kyle (one of the models at 6am),
-7 - 12 we did the shoot,
-12:30 lunch,
-1:30-3:15 editing the photos.
-3:16pm drove back to Ft. lauderdale
-6:30 get to my house & shower & change for my art opening
-8pm- 10:30pm at the opening
-11:30-2:30am went to the hard rock to celebrate the opening with a few friends from the show (thank god 4 red bull)
- 3:30am back at home & i knock out from fatigue
anyway here is one of the pics from the shoot for our line... we r currently redesigning the webpage It's called Blackheart Couture: (b sure to check it out)


(btw... I wanna thank Jenny & Kyle 4 being tha best, I also want to thank all of those that came to the art show to give support, u all r great)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm Showing At the Bird & Bear Gallery on Oct. 18th 7- 10pm


This Saturday coming, one of my pieces will be at the opening of the Viva la Propaganda art show at the Bear & Bird gallery in Tate's. Swing through to say hello and check out some dope art.

Tate's is located at: 4566 North university drive, Lauderhill, FL

the theme of the show is Political art/ propaganda and features some of South Florida's hottest emerging artist. The work will be on display from Oct. 18th - Nov. 22nd if you can't make the opening.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Love Lockdown video

Kanye West premiere's the video for the love lockdown on Ellen, in her words, "Brilliant"

Monday, October 6, 2008

Funkshion Miami Fashion Week


Funkshion - Fashion Week Miami Beach celebrated its 11th season with the most impressive line-ups in their history. The state of the art fashion tents where built INSIDE the Botanical Garden in Miami Beach. The venue featured three unique venues with a large court yard for sponsor activations in the center of it all. FUNKSHION: Fashion Week Miami Beach opened on October 1st at both the Botanical Gardens HARPERS BAZAAR show (8pm) and with BEJEWELED BY SUSAN FIXEL at Setai Hotel.

The shows I had a chance to attend were the Argyle Culture runway show by Russell Simmons, The Keva show by Keva J, and the Cookie runway show by Cookie magazine. All three shows were good with a notable appearance by Keva J who made an exceptionally strong showing, especially for a new comer. She is an up and comer originally from South Florida who is making a name for herself designing woman's wear.

Argyle collection features a classic yet timeless American styled line updated with a bright and contemporary color palette. As expected there were many famous faces in attendance such as: Gabrielle Union, Kevin Lyles, Mr. Simmons (himself), Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, & Ryan Seacrest of American Idol fame, even rapper turn DJ; D Nice.

Here r a few pics from the Argyle show & afterparty:

Gabrielle Union with Navarrow Wright (ceo of globalgrind.com)

Gabrielle Union with Russell Simmons



Navarrow Wright (ceo of globalgrind.com)

Miami Nate with Designer Keva J






Ryan Seacrest & Randy Jackson (w some fans)


Rapper/ DJ D Nice

Info about Keva: http://www.itskaotic.com/
info on Argyle culture: http://www.phatfarm.com/argyle.php
info on cookie: http://www.cookiemag.com/