Sunday, June 27, 2010

Am I Not Human: The Making of Girl Child Soldiers

The systematic dehumanization the world over has targeted its efforts heavily on females, including child females, who have been subjected to rape, forced witness of the murders of their loved ones, and forced service in para-military operations, often funded by Western interests who benefit from the creation of in-fighting in lands with resources desired. Liberia being just one of them.

I offer the following video in the spirit of humanity, as well in caution. Without unity, and the building of better systems for 'the common people', this could take place anywhere in the world. Our 'leaders' have proven repeatedly that there is no true care in Western governments for its people, the natural world, or anything outside of profit and their profit-sharing corporate friends. It is beyond time to wake up as global people, and especially those amongst us with means to make a differnce and raise awareness. We can not turn away from what is happening to our children, our sisters, or our brothers the world over in redeveloping countries, anymore than we can ignore what is happening on the soil we currently reside on. We *are* one, regardless of the illusions that would suggest we're somehow 'safe'.

The destruction of senseless wars has struck peoples in the redeveloping world, in the middle of the night oftentimes, when the people are most vulnerable, without warning, leaving children parentless, and without protection or resources; reducing them to prey for soulless predators who would make soldiers of them.

'Sometimes we had no food, so we'd look for potato leaves in the bush.'
- Mamie, a girl child forced to aid soldiers and endure repeated rape.

Vid Source

If you haven't added your signature to the Child Soldier Prevention Act (S. 1175), please do so now:

Thankyou for your consideration.

On behalf of our siblings who have been robbed of their innocence, and all that matters most. I ask:


Roots-Of-Humanity's 'Am I Not Human' 6/27 posts

Girl Soldiers Suffering while Taylor's War Crimes Defense Begins

Notes from the URBALT Fest Launch

images herein: Dazjae Zoem a.k.a PurpleZoe

Unfortunately, the current period has suffered at the hands of unrelenting glitches, and I've learned our video clips from the launch are spotty, and skip (on a digital camera no less...). The imagery captured, from the same camera, is less than stellar. Mind you, we *just* bought the camera at the end of Spring.

Distress, not.

The URBAltian high commander had footage taken, that I am quite sure will make its way to the ning den, in coming days.
You have my sincerest apologies.
Dearling Physique, MiLO, and Muthawit were amazins. 'Twas beauty to behold.

Here are a few live 'tweets' from the Fest Launch, and follow-up texts I was able to transmit amidst, you guessed it, glitches with the G1 *_^ :

Sd cardless @ UA 2010 :( Prevents live imagery, but capturing some stills and vid for later posts.

#Muthawit emerges from non-when, stirring the ethers of evernow, time agents evaded, ancestral moan in visceral fist uprising. #URBALT

Lola,statuesque LadyLore of TransutopicEchoes&melancholic quests 4 silvr seams in heartchambr.Notes spiritdancng Sonicist Mikaels keys #MiLO

#DearlingPhysique says, 'be bigger' with smoldering eye lock and abrupt dismissal. #Gargantuan #URBALT 2010 in progress :d #SwoonEther

Much Later:

*Home doesn't feel like home after leaving the presence of the etheric strongholds & geniuses powering them. #URBALT-ian

Note to Timenots and Other partakers of URB ALTian ether:

If you've been vacationing under your rock again, and haven't taken in the newest treasure on the bandcampian shelf dubbed: URB ALT Sampler Tres, click here at once!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

#URBALT ethering continues w/OMG 6/24 & Leila Adu 6/25

A rare opportunity presents itself @ Galapagos Artspace tonight. If you haven't already acquired your pass online via (online discount code: DISCUA), get there early enough to gain entrance at the door for an opportunity to see the high priestess of kittehs and kangols, OMG, the Twin Shadow, the URBALT orchestra, and guests.

Day 4 of URBALT 2010's festival brings the much-awaited Leila Adu's fierce ivory-tickled, ether-stirring, a viewing of UA cinematic debuts Phlo, and Matty's Rocket, and an opportunity to see the Muthawit Orchestra for those unable to com out for the launch (coverage forthcoming w/ video *_^). Tickets available via

Launch note:

If you missed the UA launch's live-'tweets' via the @PurpleZoe account, despair not. They'll be included in the writeup with audiovisuals in tow, soon-like. On 6/18, Muthawit breached the spacetime-continuum to share several of his spirit-elevating etherlixirs, MiLO inspired a glazing of the eye and several extraconscious swoons over otherworldly ethers, and Dearling Physique's magnani-beinged, wake-infusing dissonance shared vibrations never before felt in a society direly in need of reconnection w/ its nerve-endings. It was amazing, and worth every Subway glitch overcome to get there.
Visit the URBALTian den and peep the magnificence Ed Marshall caught on film.

Further delights:

Enjoy also, downloadable digital-elevations of the UA variation, via the 3rd volume of URBALTian splendor featuring Gonjasufi, Milo, Dearling Physique, Leila Adu & Jneiro Janel to name a high-sparkling few.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

#Dreamvision 621- In retrospect

This dreamvision event's led me to deeper consideration of evolution, communal and unconsciously perhaps; personal. I began to think of victim/need complexes and the tendency of the abused or oppressed to unconsciously seek or allow others of predatory dispositions to siphon their energy.

Breaking the patterns that cause our denial of liberation and full-being are, I think, a huge piece of the WorldPeace equation. Self loathe produces two kinds of mutations: Victim and Abuser, or vice-versa. Both undo self and other.
Our dreamvision should always include willingness to experience the good at the root of our experiences.

For the 621-dreamvision I focused my intentional dreaming on a world full of evolved glowing crowns successfully calling upon their corruption-vanquishing innerspatial might.

Remembering we're works in progress relaxes the 'perfectionist' perspective that fuels the illusion of defeat.

More intel to come on the next Dreamvision date collaborators decide upon.
Also check the link Golden Em dropped in the comments for more vibration-raising efforts to participate-in/collaborate with.

Shine on <3 style="font-weight: bold;">Related:

Dreamvision 6/21

Friday, June 18, 2010

No Surrender's 'Medicine Babies' Is Coming. You read that right. Are you sitting?

image: No Surrender

Received a bit of heart swelling intel (pardon the posting delay, for please) * _ *

Word on the street is:

Surrender to Release Medicine Babies

(ZerOKilled Music, Fall 2010)


Can I say I've been waiting on a NoSurrender etherdisc for several years now?

It's a sign, I know it, of further joys to come. This is one of those moments where we can thank the mainstream for the underground-angst conjuring regurge they stay spinning. It's making the Indie art natives restless. Gems are and will be born of it.

If you're in Brooklyn you can preview the album tracks @ Cameo on the 24th <3>

The disc is being described as:

“…a groping, grimy jam sticky with parking-lot feedback, Rick James-esque yelps, and fuzzy synths…It's gonna be dope.” RCRD LBL

It's all real. Pinch yourself. This dream's in the manifestation que now, we just have to wait a bit longer. Be strong.

* _ *

A word from their press team:

'No stranger to the New York underground scene, No Surrender is gearing up to release their intricate sophomore effort Medicine Babies (ZerOKilled Music, Fall 2010). Blending hip-hop, electro, soul, synth-pop, and indie-rock, No Surrender’s spanning sound is genre-bending. Enlisting European production team Radioclit, TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, New York fixture DJ Monica Sharp, and former Tricky muse Costanza, their guests are equally as diverse, and equally as interesting.

No Surrender’s members, Seraphim, Steeples, and Gnomad, banded together during the 90s, co-hosting the famous Revenge of The Muse parties at venues such as Brownies, CBGB’s Gallery, and Baby Jupiter, before Guiliani’s New York took its stronghold. Sharing the stage with Mike Ladd, Antipop Consortium, Stiffed (Santigold’s former band), and Apollo Heights, they proved to be a New York staple.

After self-releasing their critically lauded debut, White Power Black Magic, No Surrender was put on hold when Eddie Steeples became a permanent cast member on NBC’s My Name Is Earl, playing Darnell/Crabman. Putting unfinished tracks on the back burner, Seraphim participated in different projects (including guesting on tracks for Evil Nine and Infesticons) until Steeples finished filming. Picking up right where they left off, but adding years of experience and influences, No Surrender took on producer Costanza Francavilla to finish Medicine Babies in the ZerOKilled studio in Brooklyn.'

* loves you and extends preview splendor:

* _ *

A door to these geniuses' dimension is located here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pre-fest #URBAltian splendor feat. GonjaSufi, Dearling Physique, Jneiro Janel, and a many-shining moor

Tis true. Fast on the heels of Part Dos which has
returned to the mysterious ethers from which it
emerged, UA Sampler Tres has arrived in full splendor,
for the tantalizing of ears and eyes awaiting the glories
of the fest, commencing tomorrow on 6/18 featuring the


Jniero Janel

Dearling Physique

and Milo.

(Click the cover to acquire your copy. Click the nomenclature to visit tomorrow's fest launch details <3

Friday, June 11, 2010

HighEther: Methuzulah- Kemetic Aha

Sometimes you open your inbox and its filled with so much light, you gently lower yourself onto the nearest chair, and smile stupidly at your good fortune.

My friends, we have been overexposed to the mainstream's mimicry of HipHop's true suns, who would have changed the world long ago, were it not for the lack of control the average person exercises over their attention span (which unfortunately influences their dollar extending hands).

Do not lament.

The geniuses are still with us.

Methuzulah's Aha moments (there are more than one... so much that I'd call it the Aha level of consciousness) have been and are setting the underground alight in tandem with track master sensei DJ Premier, and guest ether-lacers Kam Moye, Dinco D of Leaders Of The New School, Adrift the belle, Akil of the Jurassic 5, Boog Brown, Ekundayo, and a serious many moors of glowing domes.

And even with that being enough, the Kemetic Aha is presently complimentary.

Acquire this blessing for your grey matter @ Bandcamp, while it's still available with your economic condition in mind.

Extreme props to @Methuzulah
This ether stays on repeat.
Thankyou for it.


The Yum Faciliation Guide

Too often when herbivores are first starting out, they have little to no idea what to do with their dishes and find themselves falling into the same starch-based patterns they courted when they also reached for a side of something animal-based on their plates. The results are low energy, and likely the same lack of kitchen inspiration as before, filled with premade products, an abundance of soy-based faux foods, and little to no green or grain, despite the amazing things that can be done with beans, rice, and other slept-on joys from Mama Nature.
Not everyone's sleeping on the gems in Earthen fields in favor of a quickfix, however. One green sister has stepped up to the call for more accessible information in the preparation of green foods that are rich enough in taste and chi to truly be called green soul food. To this end she's prepared a concise, information-packed work, filled with recipes that can be customized with staples the readers of her soy-free cookbook can get to know and learn the importance of adding to their diets.
A herbivore for many years, she's been through the over-tofu'ed phase. She knows firsthand (through trial, error, and glowing successes) the value of greens and grains, and instructs her readers how to fashion Soyless milk, Fabulous raw cakebites, Vegan Patties, Tomato Gravy, and an abundant more culinary fashionings that new and old (soy-addicted) herbivores can refer to for much needed reconsideration of their diets.

This elemental of Green&Grain, Janine 'Inspired Sis' Jackson, also a Nappturality Guru, and Imagist, extending materials for freeing the om through diet, glorying in the natural resplendence of the crown follicle, and the pulse of Earth in a world that direly needs to remember its natural roots in the planet, a practice celebrated through her Plantfolk blog, granted us audience on how she came to create the Yum Facilitation Guide (click the cover image to get your copy), her perspectives on current Vegan society, and resources she recommends for the herbivorously inclined.

Enjoy the lightbeams she extended below:

What inspired you to write the Yum Facilitation guide? Has it been a longstanding project during your years on this path, or did you see the necessity that vegans have an alternative to the often soy over-celebrative focus in current vegan-ry?

The guide was constructed to assist those who desire to incorporate more (soy-free) plant-based foods into their eating routines. It was also designed to illustrate that plant-based eating is a practical possibility for those who believe that eating in this way is tasteless, expensive and boring. Personally, I think variety is great and that it should extend to your plate. That is yet another reason why this guide exists. I wish that this guide existed years ago when I initially considered eating in this way. I used to go to the local Asian markets and buy tofu by the case! lol. I simply wasn't aware that there were other ways to enjoy my meatless meals. So, this guide is also for those who realize that they're consuming excessive amounts of soy via their faux foods, but don't know what else to do based upon their lack of awareness or creative inclinations.

What are you loving about the current state of vegan society, and where do you hope to see serious improvements? Do you think non-vegans are getting the message on how damaging the animal-based food industry is to the soul, body, and unsurprisingly, the planet itself?

I am pleased to see more folks who are genuinely interested in enjoying this way of healing/living/being and having the opportunity to do so. Seeing more health conscious folks invest in their well-being and transforming their personal worlds is a wonderful experience to witness.

Improvements? I would say an improvement in attitude or mindset amongst some vegans would be great. There is a certain way of being that some exhibit that has a tendency to deter those are interested in living on the plant-based side of life.

I definitely think non-vegans are considering the connections between their fork and their world. The significant changes in the way the earth shows itself currently, along with the mainstream mouthpieces that promote veglife have helped in making those connections.

What are some resources, in addition to the thorough approach extended in your Yum Facilitation guide, that you would advise new vegans to seek on their journey back to the plant-eating wisdom our ancestors celebrated?

Heal Thyself for Health and Longevity -- Queen Afua
Sacred Woman -- Queen Afua
Becoming Vegan -- Brenda Davis
African Holistic Health -- Dr. Afrika
Sistah Vegan -- A. Breeze Harper *check out that cover art! ;) is also a wonderful resource for all things health related.

Any words of advice you'd like to impart, shout outs, or something you'd like to share that we haven't covered?

Listen to your body and keep it simple.

If you're having issues with the cover link.
Try the direct link to acquire a copy here:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

6/21 Dreamvision


On 6/21 Sisters @VMay, @YearOfEmpress @PurpleZoe are participating in group Dreamvision. Officially, the date is WorldPeace and Prayer day. Sister @VMay suggested the date, and also provided some gems for folks (see the links below) not familiar with conscious meditation aimed towards a higher purpose.

If you're joining us, drop a note in the comments or @ us and I'll add your name to the list. The hope is to come together as a group of non-anonymous committed dreamvision-ers who will use our glowing domes regularly on some togetherness towards higher purpose. I've participated in anonymous/semi-anonymous Mass Meditations in the past, but without a commitment, not much movement took place. As a committed group of sister-brother lightbeamers, there's sincere belief we can rethink this world into a higher state.
Negative thinking has gotten us here. Affirmative thinking towards the positive will get us out. Keep your eyes open for updates. We're considering holding a kind of Mass IM that day as well, or a Mass text-in (via twitter most likely until a better company for nanoblogging arises) so participators can share random observations, results, and the like.

Links for increasing awareness of your perception power
provided by Sister @ VMay:

Shine on

Reviewed: Muthawit's 'Men & Women (or La Revenge De Uncle Baldy)

Lit&Image: Dazjae Zoem a.k.a PurpleZoe

Glancing at the anti-matter nontime piece, the Maestro of extralinear symphonies presses forward and backward, and sideward; a flask of pineapple tea at the ready, tin of cinnamons in surplus, a headstrong 7-string that goes by the name of Brandy slung over his shoulder.
His O.rbital D.issonance E.nhancement lens is hidden cleverly, somewhere in plain sight we're sure.

Ancestral beams flicker in his aura, I think. ...maybe I've got something in my eye again. Nothing makes sense here. I followed the riddle pieces. But, I'm... wait, was I supposed to climb the cloud steps to the left or...

No matter. Non-time is antimatter (#Muthawit-ticism).
Not something to forget in this world.

Yes, the Maestro... I was saying, or I meant to say: exploring x and y sacralities, commanding his exploring, plucking the flowering roots in many faceted mood halls of if, actual, and when (extending wisefruit-brews of ether), all in question/answer of awakened grey matter, Muthawit mixes passion, lament, and retrospection in his timetravel (even going as far as returning to the tree of life).

'Time means nothing. Time means everything.'
He says.

'Love in retrospect is love too late,' he shares, somewhat gently, somewhat not.

#Mutha-witticisms. So many of them.
Dizzying and mind expanding bits of Moonish wit.

Are we ready?

I didn't forget you left-brain dominant members of the readership. The best I can do for you, is describe the experience as sequentially as possible in such extra-chronautic space.

The disk? I put it in the Spinner, but I had to look away. The effect of O.D.E can be alot on the eyes.

I sit. I listen. The room moves. I tighten the skycycle buckle.

The etherscursion commences with a duet of sorts: 'Men&Women', perhaps a memory, translated observation from the Maestro's travels, or an anticipated meeting of amoured domes depth-roaming in cerebralicious intimacy, issued through the O.D.E lense.
It rises from impassioned flames now, stepping through involuntary transmutation perhaps, for the wings of the second track 'Waiting' have grown anticipatory: making an anthem for the boys in the train stations, audition halls, and lovers be they anima or animus glaring at silent phones.
It preludes, perhaps track 3's cry 'Give it to me', in which that same audition hall or awaiting of heart sentiment takes on the punctuation of a demand.

'Give it to me ...the last time I ask for it. ...The next time I take it,' saith the disgruntled war cry of the inheritor of deprived reparations, who would have the record set straight about the skill-roots of falsely proclaimed Kings, who shined with stolen crowns?

...or Observations of the jilted lover, key in hand, in buffalo stance by a vehicle in her non-requiter's parking lot.


Maybe the underground genius then, promising the growth of noncomformist consciousness into giant?

Perhaps all of these, are at its root.

I relax into the ethers. ...take a breath of the silvery waves rising up. There's always a calm in the middle of a storm on terra or innerverse, and in this ethering-series of cryptic vignettes 'Wind' is that eye, writing the words into the moistened Earth: 'Is this love, I will never know...'

Bittersweet, discontent, writhing, becoming.
It's frustrated melancholy, strangely soothing, recognizably tragic, and celebratory, enough to bypass sorrow, and inspire... reignition.

The sonic frenzy of
'Wasted' now, raises the winds, infusing electricity into ether; the first authorized leak from the trove of Men&Women or La Revenge De Uncle Baldy (coming to a timestation near you) reapproaches the storm in a feverish symphony of drumstick gloried, trumpet-heralded, whirl of guitar-moaning psychedelia, like the sung 'dancing-on-the-work-table' lament in a trifle factory that can't oppress the soul another day with its pregnant-with-distraction conveyor belts of stolen treasures manufactured by tired hands. Like one writhing in the vat of futility rippling-full with burning nectar from forced fruits plucked off deserted fields.
Perhaps one tired puzzle assembler turned to the other (or a partner-of-name passing or fixed), transfiguring the angst into the picking of fruits hidden in grey matter, on the waves of a subtly ferocious post flame guitar-strum ember flickering: 'Are you Satisfied?', where rhythms (v.) a laid-back and equally hard-hitting thump in the Maestro's paradoxical tradition, naturally, of bass-and-drum heartbeats sonically blooming.

'PMS Junkie' now ascends from guitar strum to big band curtain drops and scattered aquatic wahs whirling 'round sax-bloom rifts, that rise with the vocals like a consciousness that's reclaimed its power of self, or passion its unsure of, asking 'How are we feeling?' with at sometime maniacal curiosity, at others Mutha gentle.
It delivers to us a riddled bloom at its end, with petals, may petals of even more shapes and forms; 'Martha Squatter', a supreme frenzy of drum and bass fit to soundtrack a hunt, leading me to question again, is this part of a lovestory, or a series of them?
A love that is also a war with a lover consulted repeatedly on how they are feeling, because the partner-in-amour essentially reduces the heart of the other to a temporary space in which to pile cryptic treasures?
Is my overthink acting up again? In this instance, only the Maestro, would know.
Perhaps such riddles will not decode.

Perhaps Martha the Squatter was simply a squatter he met traveling the good red road, and 'Tree of Life' isn't a reissuing of X&Y riddling, but an o.d.e to the harmony of form and flow, swirling in water-ripple wahs and Island bass sway-conjure, inspired by a fresh apple in a grove somewhere he stopped to eat before moving on.
Perhaps Men& Women is simply code for: life.

In this vein of sentiment, the timetrodder's code would naturally follow: 'Who needs time?', in its almost eerie, guitar string alt-grit, touching on funereal rhythms, delivering old form to its recycling ground, where its once-spirit can be wept for in nostalgia and congratulations of higher destination.

I tap a broken clock in salute.

It preludes the track that perhaps leads it all to Higher Power, seemingly referred to here at the etheric journey's end as a 'Two-fisted God' following the heartchamber-stir 'When it's time' in its soulful, majestically gentle, sol-soothing monologue, or perhaps, prayer (issued in that period of assessing, reflecting on the steps pressed into the Earth that have led one to the present point, where its time to look to God, and whisper 'Two Fisted God I want some more.'

Men&Women is a puzzle, a looking glass into the rotation of psycogs in a genius machina, a fiery parched-heart hydrating etherlixir, fresh-squeezed, from the tree of an everything and nothing life. Because Men and Women are vessels. Men and women need Men&Women.

Because Men and Women are lost and sometimes found, and lost again, and...

Consider this not The End but pause to savor.

Further details for the hemisphere-of-left& the sol-flow on the right:
This series of the Maestro's travels will be available after its release in UA 2010, commencing on 6/18, and stretching it's other-graced hands to 6/26.



The review is now posted in the den of URBAltians

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

#URBALT Dearling Physique's Brooklyn Dark @ Varisity Theatre

Found in the URB ALT dimension
See them @ UA '10 on 6/18 <3 style="font-weight: bold;">Related:

Sci Splendor @ UA '10
via Purple Mag's Huemind Fantastic satellite


Flickage from the 6/5 BRC event

Ed Marshall's posted imaging @ UA from the Black Rock Coalition event
That took place this past Saturday, for the lights who couldn't be in attendance.

Visit Sir Marshall's space @ URB ALT

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Remember. Keeping the children safe= Demanding Justice.

Click the image for more information about @Dingane's and @Majeeda' petition if you haven't already signed.