Will you stop eating MsX’s caramel slice!
““If I were to be totally sincere, I would say that I do not know why I live and why I do not stop living. The answer probably lies in the irrational character of life which maintains itself without reason.””
– Emil Cioran, On the Heights of Despair
I hope all you Bay Area PTO readers will stop into Wingtip on Wednesday. We’ll have a couple hundred handmade pocket squares for sale at crazy prices, plus Wingtip will be kicking off their annual sale. Should be a lot of fun, and a great place to spend that Christmas check from grandma. And it’s just a couple blocks from Montgomery BART, in the shade of the Transamerica Pyramid. No guarantee that 80s Willie Brown will be there, but we’d love it if he showed.
If you’re in the Bay Area for the holidays, stop by Wingtip the day after Christmas, say hi to me and my mom (yes, my mom is helping) and pick up a little holiday gift for yourself at our special sale. We’ll be offering hand-made squares at significant discounts, and Wingtip will be kicking off their annual “Risk/Reward” sale. No guarantee that Willie Mays will show up to play stickball, but we’ll see what we can do…
For any of you Basel bound this week stop by The Freehand on Saturday afternoon for a little poolside BBQ and a viewing of the latest collection with Sonic Editions. Whiskey will be provided to ease the previous night’s festivities.
Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop’s forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation’s rise from the ashes of the 60′s into the new millennium. Here is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.
Many good books have been written about the history of hip-hop music and the generation that nurtured it. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop ranks among the best. Jeff Chang covers the music–from its Jamaican roots in the late 1960s to its birth in the Bronx; its eventual explosion from underground to the American mainstream–with style, including DJs, MCs, b-boys, graffiti art, Black Nationalism, groundbreaking singles and albums, and the street parties that gave rise to a genuine movement. But the book is about more than beats and rhymes. What distinguishes his book from the pack is Chang’s examination of how hip-hop has shaped not only pop music, but American history and culture over the past 30 years. He shows how events such as urban flight, race riots, neighborhood reclamation projects, gang warfare in the Bronx and Los Angeles, and grassroots movements that influenced political agendas are as integral a part of the hip-hop story as the music itself. He also charts the concurrent rise of hip-hop activism and the commodification of the music and the ideological clashes that developed as a result.
Based on hundreds of interviews and over a decade of work as a respected music journalist, Chang offers colorful profiles of the lives and influences of “the trinity of hip-hop music”–Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, and DJ Kool Herc–along with many other artists, label executives, DJs, writers, filmmakers, and promoters. Impressive in its scope, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop is a lively and sharply written exploration of the power of hip-hop to unite people across generational, racial, and economic lines. –Shawn Carkonen
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please stop pretending like you’re a professional photographer or something, i mean, your photos are okay at best, pretty good sometimes, but you’re just so full of yourself and take yourself so seriously and that’s what pisses me, and i suspect most of your other followers, off. Just try a little modesty, it goes a long way.
Okay, well… let’s try this. I haven’t ever liked calling myself a photographer, so I don’t really. My images have always been something I do for myself, when I started it was not because I wanted to become a ‘professional photographer’. I mean, I personally think my work is okay. That’s because I know I’m still learning. I try and shoot everyday, not because I think every photo I take is groundbreaking, but because I need practice. Having never taken photo classes I need as much as I can get.
With all that said, my photo taking is now a large part of the work I do professionally to support myself. So while I can admit freely, and do often, that I’m still learning and still need years and years of work, I’ve also learned to not sell myself short. If I don’t take my own work serious how can I expect anyone else to?
kings of new york lyrics – Brendon Urie – Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey cover) – Angels & Kings, NYC – 8/10/09
Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco covering Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” at Angels & Kings in New York City on August 10, 2009.
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