Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vai, vai, vai, vai, amar



O amor só é bom se doer
Pergunte pro seu Orixá
O amor só é bom se doer
Vai, vai, vai, vai, amar
Vai, vai, vai, sofrer
Vai, vai, vai, vai, chorar
Vai, vai, vai, dizer
Que eu não sou ninguém de ir
Em conversa de esquecer
A tristeza de um amor que passou
Não, eu só vou se for pra ver
Uma estrela aparecer
Na manhã de um novo amor

Monday, April 26, 2010

Born Free- M.I.A. 's New Video


When Erykah Badu took her historic walk to the grassy knoll buck naked, much of America agreed that it was an act of obscenity. Though her method might have been shocking to some, it is undeniable  that she comes with intent and purpose. Her message: Individualism is not rewarded. It is assasinated. With her new video looping continuously on her website, like Badu's "Window Seat," M.I.A. shows us the arbitrary nature of discrimination using graphic imagery and now finds herself caught in the crosshairs. She tapped Romain Gavras to direct, son of filmmaker Costa Gavras. Not a lightweight choice by any measure.

Is this video shocking? Yes. It is violent? Yes. Will she sell more records because of it? Maybe. Does it make her message any less poignant? I think not.
What do you think?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Changing My Molecular Structure

I'm on Day 6 of a 40 day Longevity Kyira meditation cycle. If done for 40 days, it is said to change the molecular structure of the body. It can heal impurities and get rid of harmful substances in the blood, body, and mind. I've never been into self-portraits, but I felt like this might be a good time to start. This is me at home, in my natural state.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Roda

into the long time sun


















Dredging the river and finding treasures I tossed out long ago.
Click pic for the blowup.

Monday, April 12, 2010

me and the room

reclaiming my creativity from the depths of housework.
click image for the blowup.

Friday, April 9, 2010

RIP West Virginia Coal Miner's


portraits from haiti

 
these are portraits by my friend, Josue Rojas, inspired by his trip to Haiti in March.
See more on fb.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

four years later...

io and her cousin, liliana. born 10 days apart.