I am angry and scared today. I prayed for the families of the victims of this horrible tragedy during the meditation at teacher training and felt a little bit less awful. Meditation has been helping me see things more clearly. I have been getting powerful messages in my dream-life which I am trying hard to heed. The more time I spend moving my body and looking at nature the calmer I am. I find myself reacting with violence less and becoming less negative - less defensive. I have been using the mantra of - "non aggressive - non defensive" when preparing for difficult interactions and it has served me well.
I want a phone case I saw at the best graffiti store in Brooklyn (Low Brow) so I went on their website and saw they collaborated with Run the Jewels on the video for "Early." RTJ is one of the most political groups out and this song might be the most racially charged of the bunch and is particularly fitting for this week in America.
I have been following Pictureplane career for a number of years and was really excited to see this video out last month. Dude definitely has his own style, sound, movement. He was throwing warehouse parties in Colorado for a while and now does Brooklyn stuff mostly. He also has a clothing line called Alien Body which I reference a lot because I feel like everybody is ripping off the black and white with alien insignia look right now (listen up Brillz!)
The video is great - magic the gathering and really captures the feeling of being an outsider. The song also - pretty stripped down but nice sounds and v emotional.
This is a link to a previous post where I review his show in Bed Stuy at the Passion Lounge http://www.danceunderthebar.com/2013/08/pictureplane-and-teen-girl-fantasy-at.html
Here are some pictures I've taken in the past to demonstrate what a big fan I am:
This one is V Rare - I'm standing on the "stage" behind where he's playing and shooting the "crowd" in this little apartment where the "afterparty" for the show at glasslands was the first time I saw dude. Peep the couple making out dead center. Also this pic would have a big "5:00-7:00AM" stamp on it if it was on snapchat.
His dancers were awesome and dude definitely gets loose. He also has great fans. This is from the performance at Passion Lounge.
Here's a still from the video - so real. Just so real.