"You keep talking all that crap but...I ain't trippin'" - Too $hort, I ain't trippin' (Life is..Too $hort)
Right now you want to know about the students of Clone High
Human cloning. Banned by the world's most respected governments. Even Canada. But sixteen years ago, an underground group of scientists secretly extracted the DNA of the world's most celebrated personalities, and had them cloned. These clones, now 16 years old, walk the corridors of our most venerable and sacred institution: High School. One particular high school, in fact, deviously concealed under the name: Clone High.
I laughed at the premiere episode. It's the absolute right kind of obnoxiousness and irreverence that tickles my fancy. And lord knows I need my fancy tickled. Not everyone agrees with me...
Chief Minister of Haryana state, Om Prakash Chautala, led the protest in New Delhi. He says the MTV show and the magazine cartoon have hurt millions of Indians, who refer to Mr. Gandhi as the "Mahatma" or "great soul." "We strongly condemn all such activity," he said. "It is an attack on our national honor."... Politicians are not the only ones angry about the MTV show. The Gandhi Peace Foundation promotes Mr. Gandhi's principles and ideal. Its spokesman, Rajiv Vora, said only a "consumerist and licentious" Western society would mock the image of one of the world's great leaders. "In American society moral limits are undefined," he said, "undefined in the sense that you can violate any limit on the altar of reason and on the altar of materialism. They have no sense of inviolability of certain principles of life, certain ethics of life."- Voice of America
I don't know. I did download the screensaver, though.
In the Feb/March issue of oneworld, the spanish fly issue, there's tons of good stuff including interviews with John Leguizamo, Omahrya Mota Garcia, and The one Graffiti Artist you must know. Respect the Technique...
When you have these feelings, that you have no control, that are very intense, when you're down and out, it brings out a certain flavor that you can't get any other time in your life. And I kind of like it. I'm kind of in maybe a secret love affair with it. I've created some of my best work when I was really alone. Well, I'm always alone. I always feel that when I'm creating I'm totally alone. But when I start to get...when the piece starts to take shape and form and matter, I start to lighten up and start my own audience within myself. So I'm almost like mimicking what people are going to feel when they see it in a gallery or wherever they're going to see it. Whether it's on the other side of a train, or a wall, or on a gallery wall.
Yeah, that's Lee Quinones answering a question from interviewer Annabella Sciorra. She mentions Peter Panto off-handedly in some questions thrown back at her. Peter Panto?
Peter Panto (1911-1939), a rank-and-file longshoreman and union activist who worked on the Red Hook docks on Columbia Street, Brooklyn. Panto led a rank-and-file revolt against the crooked leadership of International Longshoremen's Union (ILA) in the guise of union president Joseph P. Ryan (known by dockworkers as “King Joe”) and crime boss Albert Anastasia.
After a series of confrontations, the 28-year-old Panto was lured from his home on July 14, 1939 to be kidnapped and strangled on Anastasia’s orders. His body was not found until the following year.
Anyway, oneworld and elemental magazine both feature former members of the digable planets this month. King Britt is DJ/Producer/Artist Extraodinaire and Mecca aka Ladybug are both about to drop solo joints in the coming months. First for Mecca as a solo artist and the first from Britt that focuses on hip-hop. Should be hot sauce.
Meanwhile, I'm marvelling at the number of phat farm ads in the mag (always forgetting that Mr. Simmons owns the joint) and noticing how cute these baby phat kids clothes really are and coming upon the Phat Farm reparations ad/shoe campaign. Went searching for articles or opinions on the marketing/politics practice (isn't honda or somebody doing something similar in black lifestyle mags?) and couldn't find anything. Surprised me...I just assumed that somebody would've taken notice in the mainstream media but not in my quick perusal of google.