If the BEES go… WE go…

ACCORDING TO ALBERT EINSTEIN, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” It’s called Colony Collapse Disorder, when the hive’s inhabitants suddenly disappear, and all that’s left are … Continue reading

Good Song, Great Video

“Guys Eyes” by Animal Collective Great summer song enhanced by an artsy music video that makes you nostalgic for the beach, surf, and grunge skate era…

Fotos de Mexico

Some photos from –Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Chacala and Tapalpa… \

“the most Colombian of Colombian artists”

Fernando Botero The self titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists,” born in 1932, focuses the bulk of his work on still-lifes and landscapes.  His sculptures as well as paintings, usually in oil and watercolor, focus on Colombian themes, especially the violence and suffering that has swept the country.  Botero is unique in his use … Continue reading

A Song for the Neon Heart

UK artist CHAD VALLEY Chad Valley makes basement electro-pop that sounds like it’s been bathed in soft neon light with pleasant vocals and catchy but subtle electro vibes

G8/20 Rioters Take Toronto

Toronto was a scene of chaos on Saturday, June 26, as an estimated 10,000 protestors against the G20 summit meeting marched through the streets.  While it started peacefully, riot police were deployed after some rioters began breaking windows, burning cars and vandalizing property.   The police used tear gas for the first time in the … Continue reading

Cigarettes… The New Pacifiers?

This video, released on YouTube in March, has spread quickly due to its disturbing content.  Yet a two year old smoking 40 cigarettes, while shocking, is actually not as uncommon as we would like to think.  Alarming data from the Central Statistics Agency showed 25% of Indonesian children aged 3 to 15 have tried cigarettes, … Continue reading

Bajka

Bajka is a talented poet/singer/songwriter/producer/spoken word artist born in India but raised in South Africa and Portugal.  She has a great voice, fun vocal collaborations with Radio Citizen and Bonobo, and her own new release called Bajka in Wonderland.

Emancipator

Great electric music with tribal instruments, jazzy horns and soothing vocals.  Perfect for studying or just lounging around…

Daily Beat Box

New section: Song of the Day {hint: if you like what you hear, copy the YouTube link into this nifty video to MP3 converter and download for free.  The converter site is: http://www.video2mp3.net/index.php} Canadian indie rock band with a great female vocalist.  Their sound is plastic synth rock meets indie meets brit pop meets electro.  That’s … Continue reading