Naturally Cool

 Saw the top pic in a photo set on Kanye’s new blog and I was intrigued. So i did some investigating and found out more about the people. They are the Surma people, a tribe from East Africa that has maintained their natural way of life for thousands of years. They are the same people who  you see with the plates on their lower lips. I wiki’ed them but didn’t find out much.

caer = to fall

classic Beatles…
nuff said, good night

More Mercedes Sosa…

Solo le pido a Dios

Solo le pido a Dios
Que el dolor no me sea indiferente
Que la reseca muerte no me encuentre
Vacio y solo sin haber echo lo suficiente

Solo le pido a Dios
Que lo injusto no me sea indiferente
Que no me abofeteen la otra mejia
Despues que una garra me arane esta frente

Solo le pido a Dios
Que la guerra no me sea indiferente
Es un monstro grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente
Es un monstro grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente

Solo le pido a Dios
Que el engano no me sea indiferente
Si un traidor puede mas que unos quantos
Que esos quantos no lo olviden facilmente

Solo le pido a Dios
Que el futuro no me sea indiferente
Deshauciado esta el que tiene que marchar
A vivir una cultura diferente

Yup… Im asking God for the same things
if you dont get it, google translate it

just cause

before I go to bed…

Before i hit the sack, I wanted to post a great song. Jimmy Fallon put me on, The band is Neon Indian and this killer song is called Terminally Chill. It has that light Toro y Moi fell. I dig it and I hope you do too.

this is good nite for realz


Now this is what I call love at first sight

buenas, got a big test in the morning


How to make it….

Last night I had a chance to catch the first episode of How to make it in America, it premiers this weekend, but HBO put the entire first episode on youtube [good look]. I think this is the start of something pretty dope. Its like an NY version of entourage with more ethnic people lol. So here is the link to the first episode and the mixtape, both are equally great.

1st episode:


back to the books

5 hot things: SNOWED IN EDITION

Its the freaking snow storm of the century in DC. We’ve had three major snows in the past three weeks. The last record breaker, we had over 20 inches, we weren’t even dug out from that and now this, this BLIZZARD that has been pounding DC since last night. Well, needless to say, Im snowed in and dreaming of warmer days and better times. This is my 5 hot things for the coldest, snowesiest times of the recent history.

Band of Outsiders spring 2010 collection. The photo shoot features Dave Franco and Donald Glover and Leslie Mann.  I love Band of Outsiders their youthful retro/refined feel is executed perfectly. One thing i know for sure is that once I’m making some change, im gonna invest in one of their suits.

I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands this week. So i’ve done alot of song searching. I remembered a song from a 90’s movie that we all know. Selena, lol, i know im opening the door for mexican jokes but whatever, Como la flor  is pop goodness and pretty catchy. disculpa!

as i said, I’ve had a lot of free time. So i watched some old movies on demand, like three lol.

Movie #1: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, I don’t know how I have NEVER seen this classic, but i went 25 years. The movie is great. The style of the movie is something that stuck out so much. Every body rants and raves about Audrey Hepburn in that movie, she was good and always looked good. But Paul/Fred was holding his own the whole movie, skinny ties, great suits, dude was always pretty slick.

Movie #2: Love Field, a 1992 movie staring Michelle Pheiffer and Dennis Haysbert. Its a small movie that covered alot of issues. It was set in the days surround JFKs funeral. Pheiffers character is a simple, genuine and well meaning dallas native who idolized the kennedys and  sneaks away from her small town existence to attend the funeral. She meets Haysberts character and his daughter on the bus, hes making the trip up on a more personal business. He was in dallas to save his daughter from a very unsavory situation. The story ensues and they make the road trip running from police and facing the perils of the day that any black man and white woman would face traveling together in the 1960s.

Movie # 3: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,
I saw the original that featured Kathrine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier. I’ll just say that it is MUCH better than the remake. The dialog was great, I just found the language funny. The way they approach the touchy topics was interesting, they way they danced around race and the “color problem”.

I saw a documentary on HBO called This is My Africa, its a British documentary with 20 londoners who are african or friends of the continent. They talk about Africa and culture and music and books and their experiences and just give a great multi national view of the continent. I have to go to Africa some time soon.
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Staying warm… It is so damn cold outside and the wind and snow are not letting up any time soon.
So yeah, staying warm and cozy and bundled up is the hottest trend I know [pun intended]

peace & love

whats the world coming to?

Lady GaGa dollars? lol
It is pretty creative, so on that point I can’t hate lol


love this