Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year Starlings <3 (...and apologies for computer glitch-related delays as of late)


May it bring you all the light you require to manifest your earth-gracing goals <3

- of The Candy Anomalists in PurpleMag's Otherbox re: The year of the Metal Dragon (2010)



P.S.

The pc had some issues at the end of last week.
The temporary solution I'm utilizing comes with a time limit sadly:(
Posting will resume in higher frequency when the pc at home is restored to it's usual disposition <3 style="font-weight: bold;">Am I Not Human? on the 27th that will post as soon as I can type it into the pc. It was not forgotten. I was unable to digitize it.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Due to computer meltdown, PurpleZoe is unable to post ,the Am I not Human ? campaign on the 27th.
She apologizes for the delay of this month post and looks forward to reading your posts when she regains internet access.

Thank you very much.
PurpleZoe 's Mum

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Another Gem from California King <3


Another Gem from California King <3  With an uncomfortable wait ahead before their Summer 2010 release, this recent merciful gem of majestic ether extended by the sonic dreamweavers; Glad Tidings, acts as just the right agent to assuage our hunger pains. You can enjoy the digital boon of new CaliforniaKing music after downloading here.  Props to Sir Mills for the intel <3

With an uncomfortable wait ahead before their Summer 2010 release, this recent merciful gem of majestic ether extended by the sonic dreamweavers; Glad Tidings, acts as just the right agent to assuage our hunger pains.

You can enjoy the digital boon of new CaliforniaKing music via the download located here.


Props to Sir Mills for the intel <3


Reposted from Otherbox



'Wonderdark ARV's are served <3,' says a HighMinder in a recent interview.


Dazjae Zoem’s Wonderdark: The Awakening of Zuza releases in ARV-edition for advance reviewers the last week of December. We’re telling you first, dear readers, which means you get initial dibs on either a digital or print review copy. By requesting to sign on as a beta-reader, you pledge to provide an honest review of your experience reading Wonderdark.  The story: Zuza isn’t exactly an adventurous kind of girl. Her idea of a wild night involves a sketch pad, or loaner book from Loomcity’s library. She rarely peeks her head out from under the comfort of her rock, even at the pleading of her closest friend Jaivyn, but there’s more to life than sketches and books, and dangerous though the near future may be for her, it will introduce her to a light she didn’t know she possessed, and teach her how to trust others gifted in similarly extra-sensory ways… An excellent YA-read celebrating underrepresented indie culture, plant-eater ethos, and the brilliance of intentional dreaming. Genre: Fantasy with Faery/Steampunk elements  How to request your review copy: Drop us a note: http://otherbox.tumblr.com/submit including either the email address you wish to have the digital review copy sent to, or the physical mailing address/po box the print copy should be mailed to. If you’re selected as a reviewer, your copy will be sent out the last week of December, and should arrive before the New Year if you’re located in the US.

Dec 24, 2006— Loomcity, Zambarau

‘In a city where underrepresented subcultures like veganism, indie art, steam ethos, and afropunk reign supreme, an even more unlikely underground—or more appropriately, overground— exists that Zuza Ilanga doesn’t trust, but eventually has no choice but to if she’s to find out what she really is and protect her family from the stuff of ‘Make-believe’—including fairytale characters’ spying on their readers—and the ‘makers’ harboring independent designs.

Can a bookish introvert with an aversion to 'nonsense' take the blinders off long enough to accept aspects of herself she’d rather deny, and make the necessary connection with her inner heru (hero) that the dangers surrounding her call out for?’

So reads the small bit of information being released from the Loomcity archive. As it’s crawling with bookeaters presently, there are bits we could not extend that are still lost to their digestive tracts. Experts are waiting to recover them.

We’re advised you can contact the Highmind council to extend requests for your file-copy of the Wonderdark account of Zuza’s awakening, as it has been guarded thoroughly, and remains well intact. The council’s exact wherabouts cannot be disclosed openly, but you can submit your request, and/or comments to: http://Otherbox.tumblr.com/submit and we’re told they will be forwarded to our secure location.

If you are a Minder in need of assistance, do your best to submit a message from whatever part of the Aether you’ve found yourself stuck in, and remember to stay positive. Reimagine.Reframe.Remake.

Via Contact: Amar Ajeet

Related intel


Reposted from Candy Anomaly's Otherbox.

Tags: Modern Myth Wonderdark VioletFete HueMindFantastic Lit Steampunk



note:
This blog auto-posts to the PurpleZoe friendfeed and other text/mibl feeds connected to it <3

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The gorgeous return of Corinne Bailey Rae- I'd do it all again



Despite an impossibly difficult loss, Corinne Bailey Rae has returned (answering many a wish), with a gem laced in the glow of her majestic dreaming heartlight, in a manner of delight and lovely otherness that only Corinne can deliver.

<3
*insert heartswell*


Corinne Bailey Rae- I'd do it all again

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Forthcoming: Wonderdark



Limited ARV copies available to reviewers.
Visit Candy Anomaly for details.


Inflowential- Sheriff



For those fighting and raising awareness to ensure regulations and severe penalties
against power abuses.



More in Inflowential's online dimension.

Props to MzReport for the intel.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

ConsciousInk: Jake Ekiss, Joe Quesada, and Ben Passmore

Enjoy the good word on a few underrepresented Modern Mythic gem-extenders, courtesy of Ghettomanga and Kaos Blac (click the images to visit).





Jake Ekiss of Spacegun studios speaks with
Ghettomanga's Samax Amen about his new
black Sci-fi series Solomon Azua.





Joe Quesada's all-hispanic team of superheroes,
The Santerians, can be found in a new museum exhibit.








Kaos Blac takes a moment to kick it
with artist Ben Passmore about his
politically themed transmissions.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Day of Blogging for Justice: Ban Taser Torture


(See Updates below)


Over 50 taser murders have been documented this year. 21 of them were African-American men (despite being only 6% of the population, as Villager points out). Some may not see the power that a blog entry, or even a number of blog entries dedicated to raising awareness on behalf of public safety, may have in the end, but many of us know we would not enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted today had belief in change not been championed by those who came before us. Even something as informal as a blog can turn the light on where it's needed most; the collective mind. With enough voices blogging, vlogging and the like, word can spread, and in that sharing, the needed momentum can spark.

What is it that causes an officer who has taken an oath to uphold the law, to murder an innocent in cold blood? Is it the mismanagement of frustration that ends in anger-displacement? Is it the result of a long standing psychological issue such an officer has battled in secret, or most unacceptably, well in the awareness of their superiors?
Most importantly, how can we as citizens continue to allow psychologically unstable public servants to walk our streets wielding deadly weapons for use, in what seems to be many cases, in satiating a plainly-visible desire for power (possibly based in their own experiences as victims that were never properly healed within themselves)?

Can we afford the luxury of apathy, when we direly need to rise in a flood of voices demanding exact controls against this kind of injustice?
Can we really pretend away the terrorism taking place on our own streets within our own legal system, or will we perservere in demanding and successfully seeing the discontinuance of the use of tasers: lethal torture devices that have been used on pregnant women, elderly women, hearing impaired individuals, and individuals with epilepsy-wearing-their-medical-bracelets to name only a few very real horrific cases?

Sooner or later we have to face the facts regarding the abuses of our basic rights at the hands of those we're supposed to be able to trust, and in facing this fact we have to act to ensure they do not continue.

Please join the growing amount of voices calling for Congressional hearings on Taser Abuse.


Update:


From the Comments (share your thoughts. We don't have to agree. Dialogue is progress).


Blogger
Blogger Gunfighter said...

Last I heard, we make up approx. 13percent of the population... that changes the demographics a bit.

Truthfully, I have to object to your use of the term "Murder" to describe the unbintended deaths that sometimes happen when someone is TASED.


Last I heard, we make up approx. 13percent of the population... that changes the demographics a bit.

Truthfully, I have to object to your use of the term "Murder" to describe the unbintended deaths that sometimes happen when someone is TASED.

December 13, 2009 5:48 AM

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Blogger PurpleZoe said...

Peace Gunfighter

I respect your right to object, brother. Freespeech is one of the most beautiful birthrights we have when it's not suppressed. I've personally witnessed power abuses by renegade officers however (one of them directed at a hispanic child under ten--- the officer tried to intimidate me when I spoke up against it).
I'm not being colorful with my writing when I say it's murder. In some (few) cases it may be an accident. I don't discount that it's not an easy job to protect and serve (with frustrations I can't even fathom), but the use of 'Force Continuum' is a regulation that hasn't been followed, on too many occasions.
I mean come on. Tasing elderly women, pregnant women, disabled men that obviously serve no threat? Cuff 'em and take them in. Why tase them? Why murder them? These are all true stories that I won't ignore or file under 'oops', except when there is indisputable proof an accident or tool malfunction has taken place.

Tasers need to be banned period and murder charges need to be filed when renegade officers abuse citizens they've been put in place to serve. Do all officers behave that way? Of course not. But let's not protect the ones that do. That's what I'm saying.
Let's not protect power-abusers that murder innocents and say oops.
Eventually we'll get to a place of true justice, but only when there's no special treatment for people placed in 'higher positions' when it comes to punishment, in my humble opinion.

Shine on and thx again for stopping through
-PZ

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Audiovisual Splendor- Souls of Mischief, Shafiq Husayn, The Outabodies, Res

Enjoy a few especially shiny meta gems extended for your audiovisual pleasure.




Souls of Mishief- Proper AIM








Shafiq Husayn feat. Fatima- Lil Girl






Outabodies- Orbital EP





Download



Res- Black girls Rock EP

"This is seriously the indie-artist anthem. I feel this track to the heart, 'specially with the frustration of the constant cog-stravaganza the machine stays cranking out. Tii'ed of it.
We need more artists like Res, Brig Feltus, Tamar Kali... the list goes on and on. Plenty of choices available to the thinking public <3>



Download




Friday, November 27, 2009

Know Thyself Video game- Become Heru 'Life is about choices'




Incredibly fly. Props all day.
Looking for purchase info. Will update <3

Update:
Available on mediabreeze.com



Deep thanks to Sir Edward Uzzle for the intel.

Am I Not Human: Conflict Minerals




While some of us are aware of Western culture's hand in stripping the Congo's coltan for use in our wireless devices, a large host of others have no clue that the majority of resources Western culture depends upon have been stolen, and/or barely paid any of their worth as they're taken from the dark continent. So it lights my heart to see the mainstream attention 60 minutes is giving the issue of conflict minerals this Sunday.
The more we become aware of how we come by our luxuries, the sooner we can take action to ensure their is no theft and horror attached to them at the root of acquisition, moving forward. While many are celebrating a holiday that was founded on the genocide of Indigenous Americans (in our home, as a matter of conscience, we had to flip it, make it vegan, and global-culture celebrating for a week rather than focus on the designated day or it's rituals), the majority of the world is paying in blood for yet more frivolity by the privileged few who even in uncomfortable financial times are truly more privileged than imagined.

Be thankful for the information age, and the lightning fast speed of the truth. It will set us all free, eventually.



View the bill seeking to improve transparency and reduce the trade of conflict minerals H.R.4128

Click to read the information page Enough project has put together.


On behalf of our human siblings in the Congo who have been robbed, made to engage in life-threatening labor, and suffer Western-culture orchestrated internal-war horrors I ask:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Audiovisual Splendor- Dave I.D, FlyGypsy, N.A.S.A, KRS & Buckshot

Dave I.D- I like the sound of
them without me







Props to Sir Blac for the intel.


Flygypsy- You






N.A.S.A.- Spacious Thoughts
feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith








KRS & Buckshot- Survival Skills





Honorable Mention:

Ski Taxi video snippet (couldn't find a
non-vimeo version. Vimeo embeds don't \
display correctly in the UU browser)

Wyclef Jean- Born a Shotta


Danny! update:


Clueless fans leaked the album...

More Copper Angels/Afrikan Steampunk to come in Purple Mag issues

Click to enlarge the Issue 8 Bonus page (appears in the Magcloud version-forthcoming).

Download Issue 8 gratis or purchase print for the Copper Angels Flash Novelette 'The Creaking Hand'.

note:
There are some quality issues with the print version of issue 8 (we chose too small an issue size and later learned we could have chosen the regular size. I know... So long of a wait, and now this? Our print karma has been quite the bummer. Digital's been easeful to deliver because we don't have to depend on anyone else. Takes time to find the right fit, I guess.
It will take some time and cash to repair (there's a re-listing fee with one of the printers we're using), but the Magcloud issue forthcoming should be in better shape (this should truly be available by 12/1). Check the purplemag.com page for links around that time).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blacksheep returns with ' From the Pool of Black Genius'



Native Tongues veteran, Dres of Blacksheep has graciously announced the release of 'From The Pool Of Black Genius'.
Realizing the pain a wait for the Spring 2010 release will cause, he's decided to grace us with a 5 song EP titled 'The Pool of Black Genius; The Prelude', set to drop on December 1.

Still golden-era caliber, Dres shares '"I once heard a poet say that 'hip hop backward is 'pih poh (people)'- the way I see it, many artists are a lot more hip-hop than they ever realized. I would dare to say that any artist over time, regardless of genre, that makes music for the 'pih poh'... is hip-hop."
He adds, ' "'Black Pool' doesn’t refer to black people. It refers to the color black's unique ability to absorb light. This deep, vast pool of soul, of artistic insight; although it's not always understood, the light it reflects back to the 'pih-poh' is necessary."

Word.

No news yet ,on whether or not Mr. Lawnge lends his magik to this effort. Either way, it's good to have Dres stepping to the front line again. The force has been weak without him.

Enjoy the new album teaser vid:





Visit them on digital terra
Here

Props to Michelle for the intel.


Related Intel:

<3 Georgia

Friday, November 13, 2009

The latest Grungecake is served <3




Props to Her Grungeness Sistah YAMSalicious for the new Push issue of Grungecake Mag. Haven't been online much this week, and must offer gracious thanks to Kaos Blac for the intel. Apologies for delays with the infobytes (I'm preparing more goodies for y'all *_^) <3

Of-age readers invest by clicking the image for more info.

Pac Div- Whiplash






Props to Bueller for the intel.


Related Intel from Candy Anomaly Tumblr:


Ghettomanga posted Strange Fruit's 'Crash'

Miss Muldrow's Runaway

The Roots' Bringing tears
to the eye again and again
in this one (bears reposting all-late)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Souls of Mischief returns



After 9 long years (and much payola radio infecting the common mind with a mind-boggling surplus of nothingness), Souls of Mischief has returned with the degree of sonic art we've craved and only received in bits and pieces (mostly through our own searching off-radio). They're making their reemergence on a new album titled Montezuma's Revenge, produced by the beloved Native Tongue Prince Paul, slated for release December 1st.
Never broken up, they've participated in a number of album collaborations and shows since the release of 93 til infinity *insert heartswell* over a decade ago, and they're still glowing with the timeless laid-back Cali feel we celebrated when we were first hipped to them.

Digital Visitor Keys:
You can check the latest track, Proper Aim, via Audible treats.
Tour dates are available here.
The Heiroglyphics web dimension: http://www.hieroglyphics.com

Extreme Props to Audible Treats.



Related & Unrelated intel:


Land-mine detecting rats (The Grassroute)

Amp Live's Gary is a Robot (cutesy indy-pop)

BNP-head fears having Blacks and Asians in the audience?
(The Grassroute)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Audiovisual Splendor- Bilal and Jay Elec

Bilal- Levels (Singing this song for nothing)







Jay Elec- Creative MC



(Missed this one. Props to
Sir Trujillo for the intel)





Related Intel:



Depressing news, Reports advise Millsted is breaking up.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kam Moye- Let's Be Honest




' I don't mind if my life's told in the short story. I believe it's all about the lives that you touch by the time that you leave here. [Just] being honest.'


Word. I'm all about it. Enjoy this gem again and again. Props to Audible Treats for the intel.




Friday, November 6, 2009

Blue Scholars- HI808







Posting this mad late, but didn't come across it in the Summer.
I know I've seen this guy (with the half-sleeve) at the Bluebird's house (the microblog/mass text service that shall not be named),
just can't think of his name at the moment.
<3 Gailsfknawesome for the intel

Visit them at www.bluescholars.com

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shabazz Palaces- Belhaven Meridian


img: LineOut

Mindblowingly dope to see Butterfly
in this meta-gem of a vid.
Love the subtle message that we look at
ourselves from a different perspective.
Props to Liberator for the intel.

warning: Some colorful language in the vid,
watch at your discretion with kids in earshot.




Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a
Shabazz Palaces Myspace (or equivalent)
for further exposure to their magik.

Please pardon delays w/ the print ver. of Issue 8


Update 11/17:
The print listing for issue#8 is up.
Click the link on the purplemag.com front page to visit.





Wanted to send out a notice about our new distributor *_^ They've been having site difficulties since the beginning of the month but I've been assured they're working on it and we'll be notified as soon as they recover and the listing is available. I'm just as itchy to have it made available to you, and am heeding your messages expressing desire for the print version. We try to have print available in tandem or at least relatively soon after the digital offering releases. We'll get the rhythm right once we secure the right printer options <3 href="http://purplezoe.blogspot.com/2009/10/superself-making-101-issue-8-has.html">Issue 8 listing. If you're not on the mailing list and wish to be, let me know and I'll take care of it (usually within 24-48 hrs): purplemag at gmail.com

note: If Indyplanet doesn't resolve the difficulties by early next week there's another printer distributor I can list the magazine with who is a bit more expensive but affordable where the end price is concerned. I truly apologize for the inconvenience. For some reason, we've had a time landing the ideal printing experience. Hopefully this is a passing glitch.
We may be offering several print options for each issue of varying prices due to pod printer base rates
. One we have in mind can guarantee to issue-order availablity the same day as digital releases, but they are about double the price of Indyplanet. It will be a good option for those who don't want to wait for the less expensive listing.
We contacted Comixpress to see if future issues containing graphic-novellas will be eligible for their online listings (they have a 'zine' listing in their store but after writing to receive clarification I discovered they print anything for direct purchase but to be in the store pubs have to be graphic-lit related- I did let the women I was corresponding with in their customer service department know that 'Zines' are usually considered to be multi-topic related in DIY culture, to help them avoid further confusion for potential customers who will probably assume any zine is acceptable for listing seeing their 'zine' category. I have yet to hear back regarding our questions about listings after that for some reason. They have great prices but communication has left a bit to be desired. We'll see how it all flows in the future.).


Shine on Stars
-PZ