1. RIP Japanese hip hop producerJun Seba (aka Nujabes) passed away in late February. I posted a vid with music by Nujabes on my Nov. "3 Things I'm Into". I stumbled upon his music and was moved and inspired. The vid, which I have reposted here, left me in a calm peaceful state. I called it "poetry in motion". The words are positive and uplifting. Below is an excerpt of an open post.    
"We deeply regret the loss of a unique talent and a close friend. Through his soulful music, Nujabes has touched so many people around the world, even beyond his dreams. He was a mysterious character to most as he avoided the public limelight, rarely conducted interviews, so only a few got to know the man behind the signature production. Yet it continued to amaze me how young listeners of all backgrounds learned of his enigmatic name, and expressed support for his music" - Shing02 (to read in full go HERE)

2. MUSIC by Sleeping At Last: Storyboards. I found this group by navigating through itunes about a year ago. I don't call this christian music, it's better, it's music by two guys  from Chicago who are christians. This allows for lyrics that are more honest. The christian music industry has to produce to make money and often times the product is forced - caned formulated lyrics with not much art. We need more art that is a true honest expression of the soul;  the expression of a heart that belongs  to an original God. 

The songs are hauntingly beautiful, deeply honest, and moving. The melodies reach round and hold you long after the ipod is off. The songs describe much of mans deprived condition - making the joy of God's gift of salvation ever so sweet  (itunes link Here). Watch their artsy little vid below...

3. ART by Chinese based artist, Liu Bolin. The Beijing based artist has exhibited his work around the world (China, Paris, United States and elsewhere). Mr Bolin is a perfectionist who can take up to ten hours to ready himself for photographs of his performances. He generally uses assistants who help to paint him in place. In an article The UK's Telegraph noted that "... people walking by while he is carrying out his performance often have no idea he is nearby until he moves away. Liu said he wanted to show how city surroundings affected people living in them and how He said the inspiration behind his work was a sense of not fitting in to modern society and as a silent protest against the Government's persecution of artists".

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Anonymous said...

REPOST - Lisa Harmon: I thoroughly liked Sleeping at Last. I also liked the diversity.

Anonymous said...

REPOST - Katie Davidson: i loved sleeping at last everthing about it i want to check out their other stuff

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