1993 ! Stylin all the while. In the Mexican jungle…deep in the Yucatan .. there are more than a 1000 pyramids mostly covered with jungle and many appear to be mountains. we drove around the entire Yucatan loop for 8 days thru Chiapas ,Aqua azul,palenque,tulum,chichinitza,and my favorites…the ones with no names…just a little wooden sign with a chalk marking of a pyramid shape . a guard with a smile and no tourists in sight . that was the mystery to me . there were many . many stories there . a carnival fully in swing at 2 am blasting techno - the teenagers clearly on the prowl in their sunday finest …..suits and big puffy 1st communion dresses under the ferris wheel….at the car rental they told me not to drive at night because “banditos”…is this jungle rave what they feared I’d really see ? it was odd hearing techno in 1994 anywhere let alone in a remote mexican jungle
i just wanna hear a good beat…throwback thursdayzzz…the director showed up to the shoot on acid and I was trying to tell him that he had to light black people differently ……! he said…”dont worry lil’ girl” and patted me on the head !!
Black history month….is every month in the age of information….we can break off the noses …and try to burry the truth…but the eye of the universe is winking at us to let us know we can not deny the truths of where we ALL came from. Mother Africa….it’s in our DNA..what else were they trying to say when moving large stones that mirrored the sky ..?… I ponder . what’s burried under the left paw of the great sphinx….I ponder …what power is the vibration of genuine love as opposed to fear ? Lady Miss Kier …severe
Mac..yes..The Mac…. and me..1990…he released an orange lipstick named “De-Groovy” or something like that. travelback tuesday
trying to train a dog….it’s not easy…but she got there…..the poodle trainer….thanks billy… http://billybeyond.com
THE POODLE TRAINER: https://vimeo.com/59588972
One thing I learned about Venezulea , whatever the USA media says about it’s politics…it is probably the rightwing corporate propaganda’s point of view and I must search wider for the truth. Why ? because the former president , Chavez snatched the privately owned oil companies and made them property of the state 12 years ago because they failed to pay taxes. This was such a bold move against the 1% that the privileged staged a coup and kidnapped Chavez but the guards eventually let the protestors in the palace and the people got their leader back. Under Chavez’ leadership, life improved for the masses and finally gave them a voice. When he died last year , the new president Maduro plans on using the same humanitarian policies bringing up the people…….less kids eating out of the trash, securing shacks built on top of shacks up a mountain so they won’t topple from erosion, etc… The news is polar opposite of US papers I’ve read. This is the reason I decided to go there myself …so when asked to deeejay …I jumped at the chance 4 years ago. The conservative privledged people complained that Chavez wanted a 25 year term….and that sounds fascist…but once I saw the level of poverty , i realized it would take 25 years atleast to bring Caracas out of these dreadful living conditions that the corporate greed and corruption from before the Chavez era had caused. Everywhere I went I saw support of Chavez except in the exclusive wealthy nite club where I played…who by the way..told me at the end….since you are a Chavista…we will let you live in poverty where you belong and refused to pay me !!! On another note……..when the promotor asks for a FUNK SET they really mean hardcore minimal TECHNO ! ha ha ! These privledged kids I met where afraid to take me to the “ghetto” but I managed to go there and see for myself what they chose to shut out of their lives. ….anyway….when I hear about any social unrest in Venezuela…. i turn to the U.K.’s Guardian to get a balanced picture about what’s going on there today…..and from what I gather it seems the country’s majority voted for the new leader, Maduro and his Chavezta policies ( for ALL the people) but when he won there was a protest against him by the privileged class. The votes were recounted and it became clear that Maduro did in fact win. A large demonstration of support was held for Maduro (in the picture above)…..however approx 1000 people , some say it’s only the rich people , disagreed and prefer to oust him . The small group of protestors, much like the oil industry backed coup which temporarily ousted Chavez years ago , are apparently using violence and seem to prefer a fascist leader over Maduro. The majority of people and surrounding countries want Maduro. As I am living in NY…there is little chance to know the full story…but from reading the Guardian…and my own experience… let the majority of voters decide and keep Maduro in office. this is my 2 cents. Don’t believe everything you read…including this…I’m not studying political science or history ..… but keep questioning reality , search to find the facts and make your own opinion before you decide what you’ll do. I’m going to the art museum before the Gaultier exhibit closes today. - lady miss Kier
I like when Winter behaves like Winter…… snowy and beautiful.
brooklyn skating rink is now open !
banging pots in Venezuela…..! power to the people of the struggle…although it’s not easy to know which side these people are on…one is wearing the flag……hmmm…..must look further
Sylvester…was once a member of the Cockettes…black history IS U.S .history…………….
Grayson Perry by Jonathan Yeo b. 1970 ! I went to his pottery exhibit while living in london ….like the fabric in his dress….as you looked closer at these seemingly everyday objects…there was a deeper conscious message that showed me he is a concerned member of the human race , courageous to call out bad behavior, and respectful of warm nurturing feminine power. Viva la Grayson Perry.
Celebrate the good grace of Harriet Tubman…She broke the chains of her own slavery & followed the north star to pennsylvania. She returned 19 times over ten years to rescue more than 300 enslaved people with the force of a train…a train on the underground railroad. She lead their way thru the woods from safe house to safe house until they crossed the mason dixon line into freedom . She once overheard some white men discussing her wanted poster . No matter what ….she kept going . With her bravery , courage and big heart , she became known as “Moses” . She also helped recruit men for John Brown’s Harpers ferry , struggled for women’s right to vote after the war , and set up a retirement home . U.S. history is black history . Every month is black history month
painting by : Ginette Callaway
listen at this!! Estelle : https://soundcloud.com/estelleofficial/estelle-make-her-say-beat-it