Category Archives: History

Janet Jackson At The BET Awards Talks About Michael

(I wish I had a chance to see it…)

(luckily BET ALWAYS repeats awards shows 50-leven times)


Turns Out Molestation Case Against Micheal Was False (or is it?)

R.I.P.

MJ

With the passing of Micheal Jackson, it would seem allot of stuff is aready coming out of the woodwork when it comes to him and the way he lived life. Here is just one of the many I have read so far while trying to do a tribute page for him.

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Micheal Jackson and the Jackson 5 GET DOWN! Jackson 5 Variety Hour

(memories)

(history)


A Sad Day and A Very Sad Week – Remembering Micheal

(what a sad day)


Micheal Jackson Passes Away At 50 Of A Heart Attack

Rest in peace Micheal.

Live video feed whee news conference is being held is here. This is unbelievable…

ABC and NBC will do a tribute on it tonights. NYTimees has a small timeline of events.


Cell Phone Version of Russion Doll

Russian Doll Cell Phone Evolution

(a nice addition for the eclectic set)


The HighLine Park and Public Space

(I love it!!!)

Background Info Videos

You see this? This is why I like Architecture so much. This is why I am planning my return into the field (either that or getting into transportation and real estate… or maybe all 3, who can stop me? lol) I see the loss of these spaces all around the city. Stuff that can make NYC even more unique than it already is. I sometime morn the loss of some parts of our above ground elevated tracks that could have been something special. I think about the strip of unused elevated track owned by the LIRR/MTA that has now become a row of trees that cuts through queens and ask myself, “will they tear that down one day?”

Oh and you should see some of the buildings they have up already, and what is planned. Its just wonderful.

The High Line, ladies and gentlemen! Please remember to head over there when its finished AND take a look at the Friends Of The Highline website and don’t forget to look at the slide show.


A Jose Parla Interview On Walrus TV

(is it art? Is it junk? is it crime?)

I am a entrepreneur. I take the good and bad from that. The good is the creative, the bad is the time it takes to bring your creation to life. With that said, I like what this guy is doing. He is turning nothing into something. He is turning what some would consider a crime into artwork (and maybe sales later down the road).

And yes, as an artist myself (all those years in Architecture school, doing multimedia designs and photography effected me) I just LOVE how he walks around with that black frame to show us what he sees.

Make no mistake, graffiti is literally a crime due the fact that you are helping to destroy someone elses property, but there is some art and history to it and the idea that this guy took what happened and turns it into a higher form of art is amazing to me. I want all the kiddies (and adults too) to understand one thing about all of this: inspiration is all around you. While your down and out and in the process of picking yourself back up, make sure to look around. Maybe you will find a new idea too.

Originally seen on HighSob


Real Hip Hop Classics – Kwame, Eric B & Rakim, 2Pac, Scarface and More

(awwwwwwe SNAP!!!!)

(somewhat NOT SAFE FOR WORK)

Video was done by Rap0nlyCompton. You can find more videos on the YouTube account. Its pretty good and I am sure that people who grew up listening to Hip Hop from the 80’s and 90’s will appreciate it.


Another Future Review: Blaxpotation Movies

Coffy

(watching Coffy on iTunes)

Who is going to be first as one of a series of reviews on blaxpotation movies? Coffy. That is what’s first. I have no idea how many are out there, nor do I know if all of them are on iTunes (or will be put on itunes) or not, but I will be watching them.

Hopefully I will get some help out with this from friends and maybe some of them will write the reviews, but for now, its me myself and I.

I am going to also try to have some polls on what I should look at next and what do you think of my review. Plus who knows, maybe I ill have a commenter write a guest post reviewing the very same movie as a retort.