was @ my friend’s 30th bDAY party yesterday nite. his father happens to be Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, a very successful international fashion designer out of France. one of the things he made big headlines for was when he was asked to dress 5,000 priests, 500 bishops and the Pope for their visit in Paris. aside from fashion, he designs furniture and even does visual art (he was telling us that he just sold a few pieces to Kanye West).
anyway, the point is, I got a chance to kick it with this cat for a while @ the party. dude is RAGING! he’s a man of 60 years, but he was so youthful and exuberant- alive. He literally rocked the party off his ipod, stooped very seriously over the stereo. He was playing all the new artists, new electronic shT* I had never heard of. But he also played the sexy shT*– Gainsbourg, Sebastian Tellier. Vibes! But not only that, he kept cranking the music up to levels to where even I thought, “wait a minute– this is getting loud”. he was off the CHAIN.
needless to say, I was VERY impressed. the thing that killed me is that he was up on all the latest trends in music and youth culture. i kept thinking, “What manner of man is this”??? 60 years old, rocking, sexy, and STILL on the cutting edge. so…i’ve seen the living example, now I at least know it’s a life possibility.
@ one point during the evening, I heard Cody ChesnuTT blasting from the stereo. i ran over to him and was like, “What do you know about Cody ChesnuTT???” He stood up, looked deep into my eyes, and with his French accent and a genuine passion he replied, “Zees album ……changed… our life”.
the Marquis de Castelbajac
Here’s one of the many dope pieces of music he turned me onto:
Kanye’s Blog link to de Castelbajac’s art-——->@@@@ @
On the morning of April the 6th, Professor Niels Harrit of Copenhagen University in Denmark, who is an expert in nano-chemistry, was interviewed for an entire 10 minutes during a news program on the topic of the nano-thermite found in the dust from the World Trade Centre, (WTC).
The Charleston is a dance named for the city of Charleston, South Carolina. The rhythm was popularized in mainstream dance music in the United States by a 1923 tune called The Charleston by composer/pianist James P. Johnson which originated in the Broadway show Runnin’ Wild
House dance has been debatingly broken down in 3 styles: Footwork, Jacking, and Lofting. It includes a variety of techniques and sub-styles that include skating, stomping, and shuffling. It also incorporates movements from many other sources such as whacking, voguing, Capoeira, tap, and Latin dances such as salsa. A wide variety of the movements came from jazz and bebop styles and even from African and Latin descent.
last nite, went with Aleim to my first opera. got stressed out ‘cos I didn’t have a suit jacket.
it was an amazing production with set design that was very surreal and futuristic. The swords of the warriors were fluorescent light-sticks that looked like light-sabers. finally saw the great placido domingo, so I can scratch that off my list.
the ONLY drawbacks to the event was there were NO shorties, and it was four hours and fifty minutes long with 2 intermissions. upon coming back from the 1st intermission, i brought a brownie (a violation) and a drink back with me. this redheaded woman 2 rows behind us, pokes and loudly reprimanded me, “You better not eat during this act!You made noise during the 1st act“ —aleim, totally made noise unwrapping a HALLS lozenge— I couldn’t believe the audacity of this woman.
I promptly turned around and cut into her with a bitter tirade, “What???! What gives you the RIGHT?? Are you INSANE” ?!!! It was quite a scene, although, no one seemed to notice, which I found rather odd.
*I am a natural-born, independent, free-man who, at the time of My birth, entered this world under the care of My natural parents and in full possession of all the rights, faculties, freedoms, and power I would ever possess for the term of My natural life.
I do not believe that I am a U.S. citizen, a citizen of the United States, a statutory resident, a statutory person, a taxpayer, or any other creature, fiction, subject, or definition found in statutes, codes, ordinances, or anywhere else that does not recognize a natural, free-born man. This statement shall serve as My Declaration of Expatriation from the corporate government of the United States. I furthermore seek no benefit, exercise no privilege, pledge no allegiance, lend no support, swear not to defend, nor otherwise submit Myself to any authority or jurisdiction of the corporate government of the United States.
NO court, or body of men, can define My rights; define MY understanding of what is reasonable; define My understanding of privacy; or otherwise make any determination, define standards, or bind Me to any other opinion not of My own.
*excerpt from philosopher Mark McCoy’s public declaration of independence, filed in the state of Illinois on January 02, 2008.
read the amazing, full document here———————-> @@@ #@
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norwegian: Svalbard globale frøhvelv) is a secure seedbank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago. The facility was established to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds from locations worldwide in an underground cavern. The Seed Vault holds duplicate samples, of seeds held in genebanks worldwide. The Seed Vault will provide insurance against the loss of seeds in genebanks, as well as a refuge for seeds in the case of large scale regional or global crises. The island of Spitsbergen is about 1,120 kilometres (700 mi) from the North Pole.
I finally was able to break 12, 000 today. I lucked up and got the GUN on the “U” level. I had like 8 men left and things just went my way.I read that Obama’s top score is somewhere around 15,000, so it feels good to at least be on par with el presidenTe.My fellow brickbreaker players… read it and weep. 15, 335/ Level 29—- If you have more points than that, then congratulations—you have no life.
Since Mr. Castellucci, founded his theater company (the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio), in 1981, he has steadily won acclaim — and generated debate — for provocative, hallucinatory imagery and often apocalyptic themes.