I woke up this morning feeling a little blue and thought about one of my favorite books growing up, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Poor Alexander, "went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz this classic makes waking up on the wrong side of the bed a little easier for everyone. happy friday!!
Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky lit a fire under the film industry when he released The Holy Mountain at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival. The followup to his debut film El Topo, The Holy Mountain is based on the French surrealist Rene Daumal's classic Mount Analogue and explores the psychedelic crevices of the Jadorowsky's mind. Also of note, The Holy Mountain was produced by Beatles manager Allen Klein (thanks wikipedia!). Once again, Jodorowsky plays the allegorically named lead, “The Alchemist,” who assembles a group of people from all walks of life and renames them for the planets in the solar system. Putting his recruits through strange mystical rites and divesting them of their worldly baggage, he leads them on a trip to Lotus Island to ascend the Holy Mountain and displace the immortal gods who secretly rule the universe. Check the original trailer below and buy tickets to see the film on the big screen!!
Tonite, the weekly Giant Step/Spinna party, Journey, will host a special benefit for Kon of Kon & Amir fame with DJ's Spinna, Rich Medina, Eli Escobar, Cosmo, Scratch and Amir. 100% of the $10 donation goes towards Kon's medical bills and expenses! Let's support our community. This is an especially important moment of reflection as Congress gears up for session and President Obama starts to push through his plans for public option for health care.
DJ, producer, record fiend and 1/2 of the widely acclaimed duo Kon & Amir, Kon has recently fallen ill. While his condition is dire, we're hopeful that in time he'll make a full recovery.
Kon and Amir are two of the most extraordinary but underrated beat diggers in the game. --Lord Finesse
Kon and Amir are legends in the beat digging game. Their compilations and mixtapes are classics and represent a style of Djing that's true to the essence of Hip-Hop. --A-Trak
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Today is the day! After years of hard work, world touring and heart breaking, the BLK JKS debut album, After Robots, is out today! Come celebrate tonite with their album release/US Tour Kick-off at SOBs in NYC. You can stream the full album over at Jambase. Hear what the Johannesburg Mail & Guardian pegs as, "probably the most important South African album to have appeared in the past 20 years." For serious.