I’ve been meaning to post about this since my friend forced me to watch it on Netflix a few weeks ago. Watch the trailer below, then go watch the full documentary.
My music of choice has always been hip hop and r&b. That’s the stuff I grew up with but I can’t really stand any of the junk on the radio these days. I really do appreciate artists whose work focuses on topics that matter. Check out Bono and K’naan’s interview on CNN:
And I never knew the following videos were out there until I came upon director Nabil Elderkin. His videos feature many of my favorite musical artists like K’naan. Great songs with great visuals. If you’ve sat in my car, you’ve probably heard these songs.
Here’s the song from the 2010 Fifa World Cup:
I think I’ve been watching more videos about photography lately than actually taking pictures. They’re a bit long, but if you have the time, they’re worth a look-see.
Six photographers test their right to shoot in London
Photographers were assigned different areas of the City to photograph. Some used tripods, some went hand held, one set up a 5 x 4.
All were instructed to keep to public land and photograph the area as they would on a normal day. The event aimed to test the policing of public and private space by private security firms and their reaction to photographers.
All six photographers were stopped on at least one occasion. Three encounters led to police action.
I’m always approached by store owners and security guards, but I’ve never had the cops called on me. Not yet, at least. :)
Mini-documentary about urban exploration
Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is about exploring abandoned structures and normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities. I’ve done a little bit myself, but nothin’ like these guys with masks, head lamps and gas meters. You can also check out the Urbex group on flickr. I’d be interested in watching episode II.
Just a random awesome video for the weekend cuz I’m not feeling so well.
China friends! Go dance with the “Where the Hell is Matt” guy in Shanghai and Beijing! I want to see you in his videos. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch his old videos here.
According to a tip on the Shanghaiist:
In Beijing, he’ll be dancing in the Sanlitun area at the San Li Tun Fountain, near the northwest corner of the fountain. The time and date: 3pm, Saturday, February 19.
And in Shanghai, he’ll be at the Science and Technology Museum in Pudong (on Line 2) near the sculpture at the entrance. The time and date: 3pm, Sunday, February 20.
Here are some things keeping me entertained this week:
Thanks to Steph for sending this one:
By the way, everyone should watch Secretariat. I saw it last week. It’s a fun, family movie. It reminded me of all my childhood days spent at the track with my uncle. I love John Malkovich but my favorite parts were all seeing all those film cameras (I’m going to bust out my Dad’s FT now) and Diane Lane’s wardrobe.
Not sure why one of my former students sent this to me. She said she thought of me when she saw it. So random.
Pretty cool. I immediately recognized those shots here in SF. If he hadn’t turned left, you would have seen this intersection.
Thanks to Hsin for the link.
For those who know me, I’m a huge fan of Saturday Night Live (SNL). One of my dreams, along with sitting in the Black Hole at a Raider game, is to watch a taping of SNL, but I’ve never been able to get tickets. I guess wearing my SNL hat will have to do until then.
Zach Galifianakis hosted the show this past weekend. His monologue was pretty funny.
I didn’t catch that he actually shaved off his beard before the last skit. Check out the “behind the scenes”:
Yay, another one from Norwegian Recycling called Viva La Viral.
I feel so special… I’m such a Star Wars geek.