Monday, April 27, 2009

Ambivalence

I decided a short while ago that I definitely have to bounce from LA at some point in the next few years. We've done all we can for one another and now we're just going through the motions. But this clip below? It's the intersection of LA and ground-level Blackness that makes me love both entities and reminds me that when they're at the top of their games, they're untouchable... Dig the back-flip.

Coming Soon

Sorry, sorry, sorry for the lack of real updates. As many of you know, the last several years have been brutal for folks in the world of media. Freelancers (such as myself) have been especially hard hit. (Many of my writer friends -- and almost all my freelancer pals -- have moved on to new careers altogether.) The last year or so has been very "feast or famine" for me and after a scarily long stretch of famine I am... well, not feasting but mercifully and happily juggling a full plate. I just last week turned in liner notes for a new Wu Tang Clan compilation, am working on a short overview of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, just interviewed Cheryl Dunye again (this time for a profile in the LA Weekly; a few months ago it was for Flaunt,)and am prepping for speaking gigs next month at DePaul, Princeton and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Gonna try to update the blog... soon.

Peace

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Give This Man His Emmy, Now...


Apologies for not updating sooner. I completely spaced on the fact that back in November 2008 I postponed jury duty until mid-April 2009. I had to hit the ground running when I returned to LA from the east coast, but I completed my civic duties today (04-14-09) and will definitely post a long update in the next day or two. In the meantime, check out the innuendo-laden bitch-slap of conservative "teabaggers" that I've embedded above. No, it's not the much blogged about Rachel Maddow clip; this one is even better.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Pirates



And read this

Back in LA...

I'm back from the journey to the other coast. Had a GREAT time (the folks at Brown were beyond fantastic hosts), but I had to hit the ground running when I arrived back in LA. Plus I'm doing battle with a minor travel-acquired health issue. But I will update the blog at some point this weekend.

Be well,
E