Friday, November 30, 2007

Genius Juice- Send it on, D'Angelo

D'Angelo is a genius.
My Voodoo cd is scratched all to hell and must be replaced. Stat.

Enjoy live footage of Mr. Archer performing 'Send it on'.

PZ's Prediction: In about two-three years the music scene is going to become very good again. I don't know why or who will be aiding the acoustic mass healing, but I can feel it. Give it a little more time. Music is coming back.

Indiefied- Terri Walker

There's so much more in the global village than we're aware of.
Terri Walker illustrates this point.
Some of you may know her for her collaboration with Mos Def awhile back, but might not have done any further investigating (unfortunately with the state of the mainstream industry seeking out good music becomes necessary).

Visit her realm

Latasha Norman's Body Has Been Found

We are sorry to report that Latasha Norman's body has been found dead. Our deepest condolences for the Norman Family. Police discovered Latasha's body in a wooded area in North Jackson. Her ex-boyfriend, Stanley Cole, has been arrested and charged with the murder.
The break in the disappearance of the 20-year-old accounting major on November 13 came when police took Cole into custody Thursday morning.


Saul Speaks on Niggy Tardust

OkayPlayer interviews Niggy Tardust

If you haven't copped it, we assure you it's an experience in the purposeful intensity of rage channeled into words, sound and the question of beingness.
Peep the earlier entry for acquisition details


Thursday, November 29, 2007

OkayPlayer 2007 Music Awards

Cast your vote.

Turning the TV on, indeed...

If you've followed Van Hunt's 'Turn my TV on' video contest, you've probably seen the contestants vids. Only a few brave souls submitted by the time of the deadline (I punked out...), but we're glad they did. We especially dig the collage of Van Hunt clips the following submission cleverly edited into one smooooth viewing experience.

Peep it below:


Very much looking forward to the January release.

I Stand Corrected

I've said yes to Rosebud Salve.
Seriously, I thought it was all hype, and wasn't digging the idea that it contained petroleum.

...I guess I'm still less than hyped that it contains petroleum, but the product is a phenomenal multi-purpose keeper nonetheless.

Pardon the girly moment, but there are a good number of males in the population who take care of their skin too, and may secretly, or... not so secretly be pleased to know about Rosebud Salve if they don't already.

Recommended Rosebud Salve Source

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Digital Splendor- Get your Marvel Comics Digitally

You can now download marvel digital issues direct from the source.

I miss Supernegro.

Genius Juice- Jimi

A genius was born today.
Interestingly, the number 27 is esoterically associated with creative mastery in the Chaldean interpretation as presented by Cheiro.

Rest in peace Merman.

art: Mati Klarwein - 1970

Provoking a fight and blaming it on race hate?

No. If you throw eggs at someone, you can not turn around and blame the beatdown they give you on race hate. Click the source link below for details on this ridiculous attempt at playing the victim.


The Grassroute- Fair Trade

Does your grocery store carry Fair Trade goods?
Apparently the ones in my area don't either...
I placed a call to them to ask if they carried alternative chocolate products...
They hadn't even heard of Fair Trade goods.

It's time to send a letter requesting they stock goods that compensate the workers and discourage modern day slavery. Fair trade goods make it possible for "developing" countries to make a profit and earn their own money. It's crucial that we support them.

If you don't want to compose your own letter to the local grocers keep an eye out. I plan on posting a letter template very soon that you can use to send to your local grocer. An additional action will be to start purchasing your sugar, coffee and etc online from fair trade retailers until the local grocers get their heads together and get right...

More on this sooner than later.

Fight the (corrupt) power.
It makes a difference.

Dope Quote- Saul Williams

'My culture will never die.
It lives in the wind.'

-Saul Williams
The Dead Emcee Scrolls

Call For Submissions- Osixnine FM

Osixnine is inviting submissions for their OSIXNINE FM podcast.

Dance, Upbeat, Hip Hop, Electro, Rock, Dancehall, New and Unsigned- All embraceable.

Mail your MP3's to the darling Saerze (See the Fall issue of Purple Mag if your new to her magnificence):

Include your artists links/bios/info

Visit the podcast page here:

Monday, November 26, 2007

Global Village- Stateless Freedom

This is extremely digable.
The idea of a stateless free world is extremely appealing.
We've tolerated enough division for the benefit of the few.
Let's seriously start investigating solid and practical ways of coming together.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Digital Splendor- Gavin Degraw, We Belong Together

I'm doing a bit of rushing as time isn't allowing any extensive entries this weekend (will respond to comments when it's possible to sit in front of a pc for longer than five minutes ^_^), so until next week, Ultraviolet Underground leaves you with the subtle soul mastery of Gavin Degraw.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Crystalheads- Gratitude Day

Light a candle for the Ancestors and Give thanks.

As mentioned earlier, we celebrate Gratitude day in our neck of the woods, by observing activities that surround appreciation for those who have come before us and paved the way, expressing appreciation for the Source and Earth that sustains you, and by not eating meat on any day that is designated Gratitude Day.

If you're interested in practicing Gratitude Day, the tradition is only a year old, but was brought forth to give alternatives to holidays with corrupt roots. Gratitude Day is a way to enjoy life and focus on activities that sustain it and respect the life around us, hence the complete lack of meat intake. The tradition began last year on the 23, 24, and 27th of the month but it is a floating holiday and can be celebrated anytime of year in place of any holiday you choose, so you can still celebrate the things that matter without feeling forced to embrace practices that have been glossed over.

As Thanksgiving is a holiday based on the genocide of Native Americans, in particular 700 Native Americans that were burned (women and children included), I can't pay the tradition homage. The roots of things are very important.

Feel free to share your Gratitude Day stories and experiences with us, and Purple Magazine as well (there's a piece on Gratitude Day and creating your own traditions in general in 'The Last Word' department of the Fall Issue (2007).

Namaste Light Beings, Namaste

Suggested Activities:

*Light a Candle to Give thanks to the Source and The Ancestors who pave the way

*Create a Family Gratitude Book and add something to it at each celebration

*Have each family member/friend write a small anonymous bit about what they appreciate about another family member

*Give water and nourishment to a friend in the plant kingdom, and/or plant seeds if the time of year permits.

*Come together with family and friends for Group meditation to uplift the vibrations in the Global Village

*Donate time and energy to those in need.

Crystalheads- More Good Vibrations

Little Wing, courtesy of Jimi.

Remember the inner child

1983 a Merman I should be...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Call For Solidarity- The Search For Latasha Norman

Latasha Norman, last seen on November 13 has been missing for over one week, and it's been expressed by the Police Chief Malcolm McMillin, who is Caucasian, that the lack of attention to her case is likely due the color of her skin. Latasha is a student at Jackson State University. Her car remained on campus but she did not return to her dorm room.
Police say they have no suspects, though Luther Samuel, a campus detective, says investigators have searched the campus and state thoroughly with no sightings as of yet. It is reported that police questioned her ex-boyfriend who was charged with hitting her last month.
They have also questioned her current boyfriend.

Keep the faith and lend an eye.

More information

Box Breakers Stick Together

Erykah Badu speaks on Lauryn Hill in answer to Fans on OkayPlayer message boards:

ill give you guys some inside news.

Mrs. Lauren [spelling, LOL!] hill is an intelligent woman
brilliant artist, still.
that doesnt leave you.
just had her 5th child.
theres not a damn thing wrong with the queen’s mind.

ya’ll believed what they told you about
health care
the planet
your own black asses

wake up guys … really

ms . hill is a powerful force.
one of the bravest BEINGS to ever walk this earth.
you will see in due time.
i know.

It's beautiful to see support rather than the tearing down urge of psychic vampirism so many choose as a route when another seems to have found themselves in a trying time on their journey.
There is plenty more in the thread through the link above for your enlightenment. Badu gets serious respect for remaining true to her heart. Period. She is also extremely on point in regards to the pure nonsense the masses will eat simply because it's been served to them on their favorite channel... It's been time for people to do their own thinking.

Crystalheads- Remember the Flow

Right now as we speak there is only good ready to flow into your energy circuit called the self.
Are you choking off the flow of good due to doubt, lack of belief in your worth or a preoccupation with anger you may be harboring? If you don't break your box, you may forget to flow.

Allow the lovelight to come in.
Just decide that your are open to good vibrations today, and tomorrow will be what it is meant to be. With this decision you will stop choking off the flow of good with the habitual box of fear-anticipation based tension.

Isaiah Washington's School Opens In Sierra Leone

On November 15 Isaiah Washington opened his school, Chief Foday Golia Memorial School in Sierra Leone's village Njala Kendema. This opening shared the inauguration day of Sierra Leone's President H.E. Earnest Koroma.

Washington named the school that can seat 150 students at present and should be able to accommodate more in the future. There are at least 115 children in the village of primary school age.

He had this to say about the endeavor:

“I was told that Chief Golia prayed that a school be built for his children in his village of Njala Kendema on his death bed. I am just trying to fulfill that prayer." advises:

70 percent of Sierra Leone’s population lives below the poverty line and 26 percent are unable to meet the basic food requirements. For many families, education is the only hope of their children finding work outside of the country to support their family in the future.

For more information:

Thanks for the heads up.

Personal File- Paper Hearts and Assorted Chocolates

Warning: Potential but Tasteful T.M.I

What is romance?
Is it a gesture of admiration communicated through the passing of flowers from the suitor to the object of affection, or is it the lover that has the houseband at a favorite restaurant play the favorite song of the women he's extended his heart to, for no special occasion but just because?

For me, romance is not a hollow, traditional-cookie-cutter-symbol-ridden series of actions that guarantees the woo factor is set in place. It's sweet to have someone bring you flowers, but I guess I've never really been the traditional kind of chic.
I'd be more impressed if the romance was a heartfelt gesture from within the framework of a relationship that is already established, rather than coming from someone who is looking to get 'in' or establish a connection.

I suppose I have these questions in mind because I've been decidely abstinent for what will be 3 years next month, and while I think I am ready to step back into the world (the questions I was hoping to illumine weren't answered through abstinence necessarily...), and connect with someone, I am admittedly unusual in what I find attractive, and very liberated in my ability to be honest with myself about my own physical/spiritual needs. This is not always embraced by the man with the patriarchal mindset (many aren't aware that they have bought into that unequal system between genders hook,line, and sinker but so many have...).

So what to do when I have an Aquarian mindset for the most part and seek the truth in things, not the comfort? I'd rather have a connection to someone who can wake up and say...

"Hey, are you still feeling the same because things have been off for me"

than the person who would bottle it up, act passive-agressively or act as if I am a monster for making the above statement and seeking real communication.

I'm not of the school that believes relationships should be merely tolerated or endured. I believe relationships should fly on the wings of their own passion equivalent with two partners who have the ability to communicate with one another. If someone can't be straight up with you, they're angling you in my book... and angling is nothing more than the softer side of manipulation. In the end it causes the same pain, when preferably, a quick cut heals the fastest.

Communication is good, but how many people are individual enough to embrace it? How many have the courage to be themselves despite the possibility that they won't be well-received?

Saul Williams talks on the necessity of accepting our vulnerability. In a society that went out of its way to take away the glory of the purer more innocent and ephemeral truths at the exquisite heart of our vulnerability, by attacking the image of femininity on down to nature itself, many are hardpressed to reach for the truth of the now, over the ego-gratification of wearing a shield and having weaponry prepared early on. This causes an unfortunate rift, and unnecessary burden on those who do strive to walk purely and without the false gratification of war mentality that seems to provide a sense of security to a large percentage of the population.

I don't want to be a part of the population that walks around with a shield erected on a regular basis.

How can we ever get to know anyone if we are constantly waiting for them to strike unfairly or in some way disappoint us?

I am probably way too picky in some areas, but I am sure it is not something that will ever change. Without overanalyzing the life out of something, it is important to me that I be able to define whatever I'm faced with.

I suppose it's because I don't think men are imbeciles by nature as some seem to believe they wholeheartedly are. I think men are vulnerable and at their root, honorable creatures who in large part are disconnected from their fathers and a healthy archetype of what manhood is. They too have been scapegoated into conforming to an image. It's an image that deprives them (if they adhere to the mold) of an emotional experience that is vital to maintaining sanity.

At the same time, a Valentines card and some cookies will never top a real conversation in my book, nor will they top a passionate connection that is honest for its duration (however long that may be). It's cute but it's not real. It's a gesture. Beyond the gesture where is the real intention? It's not to say gestures are useless, but unimaginative gestures are too easy to fabricate and pass off as an effort at connecting when they are not.

I think I've been irritated by the shallow experience society seems to favor for as long as I've been in touch with my identity. This applies to relationships of all kinds, and rather than feel I may be an oddball as I undoubtedly on an intangible and emotional level, I am thinking rather that it is odd for anyone not to be uncomfortable with the lack of reality in what people call reality.

I think I've been outspoken in many ways but have hidden for years on some level as well and I don't want to do that anymore. I like who I am, and I think we all have the potential to. I would just like to run into someone who likes who they are enough to hold onto who they are and who is willing to let loose the crutch of convention handed down to them long enough to be intimate in a connection sans unintentional manipulation or posturing.
If we don't challenge the prevailing and publicly ineffective philosophies society airs for us (which these days is primarily a sex/lust campaign to a brazen and tasteless degree that amazes me...) these boxes will kill us or drive us insane to the point of near complete identity loss when we are obviously created to be individuals with painstaking precision.

I think this may conclude my ramblings for the moment.
This Personal File is becoming an unintended and surprising catharsis, and while I don't think the entries will be frequent regarding personal subject matter, they may continue to happen every now and again.

Enjoy your week and be your beautiful shining self throughout it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Call For Solidarity- See Darfur Now.

Please get out and see Darfur Now if it's in your area.
Spreading the word via your blog can also help to keep this film circulating which can inspire a difference.

Seeing as the letter drive to HBO only won a completely impersonal letter several months later expressing its plastic thanks for applauding? their programming, after I sent a letter out questioning their programming decisions (they should know I've concluded that they have imbeciles in their customer relations department now...), regarding the halt on the film Sand and Sorrow, we can be assured the only way a film exposing the genocide in Darfur will be made available to the masses is through sincere people such as Don Cheadle, George Clooney and other activists who are serious and refuse to stand down, forget, or be silenced.

Thankyou Don.

I hope the horrors taking place in the Congo will be exposed soon as well. There are plenty of us with voices, wit, creativity, and audiences. We can all do our part. It really does make a difference. The status quo can only remain what it is, if its upheld by the same thoughts and actions that support its setting.

We cannot allow our status quo to be satisfied with a world that allows genocide, systematic rape, torture, or any other deep rooted parasitic evils.

A squeaky wheel gets oiled: Make noise and stand for Peace and security against injustice.


Darfur Teleconference

If you have a moment you may also be interested in checking out a conference held by Jeffrey Buchanan that takes a deeper look into the Darfur Crisis.

Click the link for audio

Dope: Little Brother w/ Darrien Brockington

Big Pooh, Phonte and 9th Wonder on the spin.
Lovely Performance.
Darrien Brockington's voice inspires awe.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Tutu Speaks Out Against Homophobia in the Church

I love me some Desmond Tutu, and applaud him for speaking out against the homophobia of the church. It's one of the reasons (including the editing of and plagiarizing of spiritual books openly admitted to by the Vatican... Why edit the word of God?) I don't deal with organized religion, and seek instead to connect with God through the heart, as suggested by a great many messengers in one way or another.

God is love. Why then so much focus on hate, fear, the judgment of others, restriction and the like?

Truth is simple.

More reality, less propaganda. Let's heal the world.
Less talk, more spiritual action for the real issues.

Desmond Rebukes religious conservatives:

“Our world is facing problems - poverty, HIV and Aids - a devastating pandemic, and conflict,” said Archbishop Tutu, 76. “God must be weeping looking at some of the atrocities that we commit against one another. “In the face of all of that, our Church, especially the Anglican Church, at this time is almost obsessed with questions of human sexuality.”

“It is a perversion if you say to me that a person chooses to be homosexual. “You must be crazy to choose a way of life that exposes you to a kind of hatred. “It’s like saying you choose to be black in a race-infected society.”

Read more at Clutch

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Vintage- Hav Plenty

As the winter season rolls around I'm reminded of an all time favorite flick of mine, Hav Plenty.
This is not so much because of the holidays, as I celebrate Gratitude day (more on that later) in place of disagreeable and misrepresented holidays imposed upon the masses (Thanksgiving is founded on the celebration of Native American Genocide---you can look that up--- and I can't bring myself to participate...), but because of the season it is written in.

We need more movies of Hav Plenty quality.
It is intelligent, good-feeling generating, and not so chic flickish that the men can't appreciate it.

Christopher Scott Cherot is fine as well, which does not hurt---It is also hoped he'll keep doing his filmmaking thing... He easily tops the fools out there wasting film.

Another Cherot source

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Call For Solidarity- Demand Repairs for the Homes of Katrina Victims

I've seen this problem mentioned by another organization and had to post because we in all seriousness need to take a stand for this. The gentrification of New Orleans is an insulting prospect to say the least. I consider it criminal in light of what Katrina victims have endured.

Please take a few seconds to sign the petition, and spread the word. We can make a huge difference to Katrina victims in need of housing at home.

Color of Change advises:

Public housing residents have been blocked from returning home for almost two years. HR 1227, which would help them come home by repairing and opening thousands of minimally damaged public housing units, has passed in the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, the senators from Louisiana are dragging their feet on this bill, and without their leadership it will die in the Senate.

Sign the petition here:

Call For Solidarity- Stand for Holistic Rights By Remaining Aware And Spreading The Word

It's a damn shame when your right to attend to your child's needs is interfered with. It is criminal when a parent who has actually found a holistic cure for her child's disease is assaulted by the government because it might interfere with their stronghold in medicine, if word that natural cures really work spread to the masses.

We must wakeup in mass amounts people.
We must and we will, but I hope it will be sooner than later.

Open the link for more information on this case, spread the word and take action wherever possible

Related and of possible interest:

A Romanian Doctor claims Candida Fungus is the cause of Cancer and councils that Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) can cure it... Investigate before judging it.

There's a separate info source onf this through each daisy.




Indiefied- Arrested Development

They've come to rescue us.

ATLANTA - Their breakthrough album was called “3 Years, 5 Months and Two Days in the Life Of ...,” a nod to the
long struggle fledgling rappers Arrested Development faced between the day they formed and the day they signed
a record deal.

Now, it’s been 13 years since their last U.S. release. And the Atlanta group that topped charts and earned a pair of
Grammys with their upbeat, socially conscious brand of rap in the early ’90s is back — hoping to again find a place
on a drastically changed musical landscape.

“Since the Last Time,” released Tuesday on the group’s independent Vagabond Records, carries the same funky,
Southern-fried vibe of ’90s hits like “Tennessee,” and “Mr. Wendal.”

The question now becomes whether an independent rap album that tackles spirituality and inner-city gentrification
can find an audience in an industry in which party anthems and sexually suggestive rhymes dominate the airwaves
and sales charts.

“I believe in miracles,” said Speech, the group’s lead rapper, quoting “Miracles,” the album’s first single, which
addresses the group’s comeback effort.

“People have been saying they’re tired of this one-dimensional viewpoint of our community, of what our values
are,” he said. “Now, it’s an opportunity to put their money where their mouth is and support music that’s not about

After “3 Years, 5 Months and Two Days ...,” which sold over 4 million copies and earned the group the Best New
Artist Grammy and a Best Rap Performance award for “Tennessee,” Arrested Development released 1994’s
“Zingalamaduni,” which received some critical acclaim but couldn’t match the popular appeal of their first effort.
The group — which predated the emergence of the Atlanta-based “Dirty South” rap movement by nearly a decade
— split soon after, amid internal dissension and a shift in the kind of rap artists that the mainstream music
industry would promote.

A battle within hip-hop Bill Adler is a hip-hop historian who helped write and produce “And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop,” a five- part documentary series for VH1. He said Arrested Development was among the “last gasp” of a wave of socially
conscious rappers who also were able to achieve widespread commercial and critical success.

“At that point, conscious hip-hop and so-called gangster rap were kind of at war with each other,” he said. “I think
the so-called gangster rappers emerged on top and they’ve really defined hip-hop pretty exclusively ever since.”

The group pursued solo projects until 2000, when Speech reassembled most of the original members to tour and
record — almost exclusively in Europe and Asia.

“We stayed away from the United States because the atmosphere here was so anti-message,” he said. “We stayed away from the U.S. for 12 years and released music everywhere but here.” Now, he said, the group sees a possible opening closer to home.

“With the Don Imus situation, with the Jena 6, with all the recent sort of awakening that’s happening, where people are at least starting to talk, maybe it’s time for us to start releasing music here again,” said Speech, 38.

He’s reassembled four of the group’s original six members (there are eight band members in all now). He said singer Aerle Taree has had voice problems that caused her to lose most of her vocal range.

Speech said only group co-founder Headliner, who the rapper said was once his closest friend, turned down the reunion after what Speech called bad blood over “business differences” when the group achieved international success.

“From that point on, we had some very bitter disagreements,” he said. “The good news has been, over the time that’s passed, we’ve become cordial again to where, when we see each other, we’re happy to see each other. “We know what buttons not to push and we don’t push those buttons.”

Reality show appearance
In 2005, the group got a mild boost — albeit in the tenuous world of reality television — when they won on an
episode of NBC’s short-lived “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” in which once-popular groups competed for crowd
votes performing their own hits and covering versions of current ones.

The band’s reworking of “Heaven,” by fellow Grammy winners Los Lonely Boys, appears on “Since The Last Time”
and was first performed on that show.

“A lot of the members had become spiritual over the years and that song made a lot more sense to us than some
of the other songs we were offered,” said Speech, who in addition to solo performing has preached sermons at
churches in Atlanta and New York. “The response to it was so overwhelming we decided to include it on the

Adler, who briefly did publicity work for Arrested Development in the ’90s, said it’s unclear how much of a splash
the album will be able to make in the current rap market.
“It’s not like the need for conscious hip-hop has ever gone away — it’s just that it’s very, very rare for a self- described conscious rapper to break through and make a pop hit,” Adler said. “I’m not so sure why that is. You can say the culture at large has become less conscious and more materialistic; it’s not like the rappers have a monopoly on low consciousness and materialism.”

While hoping for his miracle, Speech seems to embrace whatever comes on “Stand,” a track on the new record. “It’s better to write for ourselves and have no public,” he raps, “than write for the public and have no self.”

Thanks to Supernegro for the heads up.

Indiefied- Stephanie Mckay

Miss Mckay's music has a funky and deliciously gritty old-time feel with contemplative presence. Her music has a peculiar and original soul interpretation to it that tugs you back for another listen, and then another, and then...
'Tell it like it is' for instance, is a scrumptious track, that refuses to tiptoe about social issues relevant to current times. Beyond this, she continues to come hard with tracks like 'Money' that confronts the reality of the ills, a system of need plagues the masses with.
Stephanie Mckay empowers with golden chords, funk, and well incorporated soul elements.

Supported by Portishead Geoff Barrow and given the stamp of approval by Talib, Mos and other conscious geniuses, her path is rightly sparkling.

Enjoy the vids below, peep her realm beyond the Black daisy field and acquire the recently released EP ~~~~~~~~~~~~*

WTF? - If you weren't already boycotting this "pimp" now is the time...

Seriously, I'm speechless.
Because we cannot see the face of the person from the picture, I can only assume that the person he is slapping, who is rocking a very high ponytail is female. Are folks really going to continue to support the mysogyny that is blatantly bringing destruction to the community?

You see no one is rushing to the aid of the victim, but I suppose there's no honor in a world where money rules...

Spread the word.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Call For Solidarity- Skip A Meal and Stand With The Hungry on November 15

We've got nothing but love for Oxfam.
Join the Hungry on November 15 and Skip a Meal.

Click the above link to announce your commitment.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Indiefied- Handmade Storybooks

I love it when parents go the extra mile.
Very slick display of multicultural creativity at Handmade Storybooks.

Condolences to The West Family

UltravioletUnderground extends condolences to the West family. Donda West's passing was sudden and unfortunate.
Instead of sending flowers, the West Family is asking that donations be made in Donda West's name to the foundations Donda West has been a part of championing.
Donda West was a retired professor from Chicago State University who spent much of her time doing serious work in socially uplifting programs.

You can make donations here:

Monday, November 12, 2007

Indiefied- Antonique Smith

I found Antonique Smith's Space through several profiles connected to the original page I'd visited in Danny Swain's space, and was initially struck by the warm, yet reserved confidence she possesses. Folks often talk about the effect some singers have on them, which makes them feel as if they are sitting like babes at the artist's feet being lulled into a zone of blissful comfort that soothes ills from the heart.
Miss Smith is this kind of soul singer.
The power of her voice resonates with a purity that isn't tainted by over-played runs or sensational ploys. She can keep her garments modest and we'll still swoon as we listen. She needs nothing but a mic. Even the background music is a complement.

Effortlessly Antonique will draw you to the beating of her heart, and with a sigh you will come at her beckoning, for she is a warm, beautiful spirit, who is regal and unquestionably, the real thing.

Visit her realm ~~~~~~~~~~*

Call for Solidarity- KRS revives Stop The Violence Movement

With a host of Nu Skool emcees KRS is reviving the Stop the Violence movement which will include airing PSA's that focus on stepping away from weaponry. There are also plans to release a soundtrack to a forthcoming similarly themed documentary.
KRS shared:

[Hip-Hop] can make a difference. We influence every inner-city in the's like all of us paying attention to a wind that seems to be blowing, a certain attitude about life that we are all kind of feeling. I think everybody wants to see Hip-Hop just balance itself out and grow a little more. It's good for everybody.


Saturday, November 10, 2007


African cinema gets a nod.
I haven't seen the film in its entirety, but I'm interested in learning more about what's going on in the cinematic culture of the Motherland. Hopefully they won't be riddled with sabotaged symbolism as we've seen people of color subjected to in the states. Unfortunately the word Tsotsi means 'Thug' so the same attempts to minimize the higher archetypal consciousness of African peoples in being done in the homeland as it has been here. Here's to hoping this film transcends the corruption.


The Grassroute- The Writer's Strike

When I first heard about the strike I wasn't particularly moved.
Then I saw this video:

Me thinks the networks need to stop playin and give up the percentages.
Greedmongers are ridiculous.

Digital Splendor- Erykah Badu's Honey and a Sample from Tweet's nest

The underground is very hyped about the return of Miss Badu.
Word has it 'Honey' is the first track to release from her upcoming offering.

Partake of the vibes here ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

The harmony lacing songbird is also re-emerging.
We've missed the hell out of Tweet.

Download the Sampler and preview her forthcoming effort ~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

Crystalheads- Repost: The Butterfly Effect

Kudos to Vanessa Unplugged for the heads up on this spiritual action that will take place on November 11. If you can't do it for an hour, anytime you can give will help the state of our mass consciousness.


United together in Song, Prayer and Meditation

The Butterfly Effect

The flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil can set off a storm in Texas. Isn't that an amazing statement? Physicists call this theory "The Butterfly Effect" to explain how the breeze produced by a butterfly's wings could set off a series of reverberations that over time have a tremendous affect on weather patterns thousands of miles away. Now imagine the impact of millions of butterflies...

Currently on earth there is a “quickening” where more and more people are realizing there is much more to reality than meets the eye and are beginning to explore their consciousness. As we open up to the higher consciousness, we allow in a powerful energetic force which guides our individual evolutionary journey if we allow it to.

~ Wave 11:11 ~

When it is 11:11 am in your own time zone (no converter clocks) on November 11th, 2007, we are going to unite together in Song, Prayer and Meditation for one complete hour, creating a wave as each time zone prays one after the other. Search your heart and you will intuitively know the intentions in your role in healing the planet.

Straddling the equator and bordering the International Date Line to the east, the people of the Republic of Kiribati will start ~ Wave 11:11~ and it will be passed around the planet until the final destination of the Republic of Marshall Islands, and the full day of wave energy flow will be completed.

To all who yearn for peace, love & healing on our planet.

Spread the word about Nov. 11 @ 11:11am. We will continue the Energy Wave that Shelley Yates and the Light Beings had us start w/ Fire the Grid.

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Common Folks Cinema-JetSet becomes EpicFu

Our darling Jetset has changed its name to Epic Fu.

Peep the latest episode below and check their Youtube channel for those to come.

Fly is looking for a few solid Flygirls...

Peep The Flygirl of the week contest, and enter yourself if you're looking to have your flyness officially announced to Miss Pippins audience.

Sorry Flyguys. Maybe next time...