Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Doing Business.

Finally did the finishing touches to my business card. Plan to get them printed very soon. What do ya think?


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Lockin

As you all know I love the dance. My boys Itchy and Mikey have taken me to a place I thought I'd never know. They've shown me the way and I don't think I'll ever turn back. They're pretty damn good and I always find myself pulling out moves I've never done when I'm on the floor with them. Then Itchy showed me Hilty and Bosch, the Japanese masters of Locking. Then the original Lockers. I'm a changed man. I'll keep practicing, then we'll take it from the hipster realm to the real deal hip hop clubs and start battling. Watch out Shakalock!

Mentors.




The creators of Lockin

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Latcho Drom

Beautiful and rare film that I have yet to get my hands on because it hasnt been released in the US. Latcho Drom, meaning "Safe Journey" in the Romani gypsy tongue. Director Tony Gatlif films the travels, singing and dancing of Romany groups from Rajahstan India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain. There are no actors, dialogue or narration. Just vagabonds doing what they do. Absolutely beautiful film that makes me think more and more everyday that my heart is from a different time and place.







The old man playing Violin is Nicolae Neac┼ču "Culai", of romani gypsy band Taraf de Haidouks. Culai died in 2002, R.I.P. I highly recommend Taraf to any gypsy soul. Taraf de haidouks