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Went to the Mos Def show last night. You might recognize him from movies like Hitchhikers Guide and 16 Blocks. Decent actor with a real cool laid back vibe and he's one of the very few that are doing anything interesting in hip-hop today.

I didn't think I would get in because tickets were sold out but on a whim, I walked all the way across town to the Highline Ballroom in Chelsea by myself to try my luck. The effort of walking all that way gave me good karma and I got in.

He sang Poison by Bel Biv Davoe and Time After Time as well as some Stevie Wonder. Q-tip from Tribe Called Quest went up and did Bonita Applebum on the spot. The band was pretty tight with their horn section that Mos conducted whenever he felt inspired. For the encore, Talib Kweli came out to do some Blackstar stuff. Interesting progressive hip hop for the intellectual rather than party hip-hoppers.

Today I went with my friend Dan upstate to check out the Dia Museum in Beacon, about an hour and a half up the Metro North. The building was an old cardboard printing factory that has been converted into this awesome space. It is very reminiscant of Beijing's 798 DaShanZi.

Sorry no pictures of the space because I could only get pictures where the cctv's couldn't see me. I'm too old to get kicked out of places now.

I think I liked the space more than most of  the art. There were some cool drawings by Sol LeWitt  who was I.M. Pei's draftsman. Only a dfatsman could make those drawing. The Richard Serra sculptures were nice. They may be trite and simplistic to some but I think they are pretty cool. They feel nice and are fun.

I thought this was the coolest thing I saw and it was naturally made. A shadow on the scuplture made a nice synergy of the space and the piece.

My camera has a really good marco lens. You might be able to see me in dan's eye.

| 昨晚去看了Mos Def 的Show,你應該在電影《銀河系漫游指南》和《勇闖16 街區》看過他的表演。這個正派的演員帶來很酷很輕鬆的氣氛,他也是如今Hip-hop界真正在做有趣事情的少數人之一。

起初沒想到能看到表演,票早就賣光了。我於是在城裡去切爾西Highline Ballroom的路上試運氣,功夫不負有心人,終於買到票了。

他 演唱了Bel Biv Davoe的‘Poison’和‘Time After Time’,還有一些Stevie Wonder的歌曲。Tribe Called Quest的Q-tip也上台來唱了‘Bonita Applebum’。樂隊演出很出色,令Mos十分投入。Talib Kweli在安可時出現,唱了Blackstar的歌曲。有趣向上的Hip-hop給我們帶來的遠勝於Party上的說唱者。

今天我和朋友Dan去了倫敦北部Beacon的Dia博物館,大約1個半小時的路程。這裡曾經是紙板印刷工廠,現如今被改造成了如此棒的建築。很像北京的大山子798(藝術沙龍)。

對不起,沒有整個建築的照片,因為我只能在監控攝像頭拍不到的地方拍照。我已經不年輕了,不能被趕出來。

我想我喜歡整個空間更甚於任何藝術作品。那兒有I.M. Pei繪圖者Sol LeWitt的一些很酷的作品,Richard Serra的雕刻很棒。有些人會覺得這些很老舊、單調,但我認為很酷,他們讓我感覺很好很有趣。

這是我看過自然產生的最酷的景象。陰影投射在雕刻上產生了很美的空間和物體的融合。

我的照相機有很好的微距鏡頭。在Dan的眼睛裏你可以看到我。

| 昨晚去看了Mos Def 的Show,你应该在电影《 银河系漫游指南》和《勇闯16 街区》看过他的表演。这个正派的演员带来很酷很轻松的气氛,他也是如今Hip-hop界真正在做有趣事情的少数人之一。

起初没想到能看到表演,票早就卖光了。我于是在城里去切尔西Highline Ballroom的路上试运气,功夫不负有心人,终于买到票了。

他 演唱了Bel Biv Davoe的‘Poison’和‘Time After Time’,还有一些Stevie Wonder的歌曲。Tribe Called Quest的Q-tip也上台来唱了‘Bonita Applebum’。乐队演出很出色,令Mos十分投入。Talib Kweli在安可时出现,唱了Blackstar的歌曲。有趣向上的Hip-hop给我们带来的远胜于Party上的说唱者。

今天我和朋友Dan去了伦敦北部Beacon的Dia博物馆,大约1个半小时的路程。这里曾经是纸板印刷工厂,现如今被改造成了如此棒的建筑。很像北京的大山子798(艺术沙龙)。

对不起,没有整个建筑的照片,因为我只能在监控摄像头拍不到的地方拍照。我已经不年轻了,不能被赶出来。

我想我喜欢整个空间更甚于任何艺术作品。那儿有I.M. Pei绘图者Sol LeWitt的一些很酷的作品,Richard Serra的雕刻很棒。有些人会觉得这些很老旧、单调,但我认为很酷,他们让我感觉很好很有趣。

这是我看过自然产生的最酷的景象。阴影投射在雕刻上产生了很美的空间和物体的融合。

我的照相机有很好的微距镜头。在Dan的眼睛里你可以看到我。

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Sofa ! In NY time, It's time to sleep,right? Good night.
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Busting out the BBD! sounds like a great show!
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I love Stevie Wonder, and I like Mos Def too, cos his outspoken critic in social and political issues. Art gallery alway gives you a piece of mind to wonder, there is no right or wrong, only wonder.....
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Mos Def is dope. The window pic is cool too, vaguely reminded me of Rene Magritte (or was it your mind's eye picture or both).
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How far did you actually walk?! The pictures somehow give a calming feeling.. And you make me look real hard into yr fren's eye! haha! But if you focus out.. its rather scary to be staring at one quatz of e face... So which digicam model r u holding now? Claudia
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i like the picture ,^_^interesting ~ and thanks for sharing what you have seen. it's wonderful ,to benefit from your log,
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The pics are cool, especially the ones with the shadow on the blocks of canvas/ semi-cylindrical shaped timber. Lol, can't see you in Dan's eye, unless I'm completely blind.
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I think I see windows in Dan's eyes.
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=)
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I dig the part where you went 'Interesting progressive hip hop for the intellectual rather than party hip-hoppers.' I had a discussion with my mates 'bt 'musick' these days. We came to a conclusion that it's getting rather senseless. Where woman are called 'shorties' and I'm like 'Who you're calling shortie??'...and I'm to call my bf, 'my boo'. Boo-wooh.... And, it's Ghetto this...and Ghetto that....
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Really envying you can have such performance that the opportunity sees them.Certainly, the museum is the heaven of[with] art.Very happy the ability sees these from you of the camera. ^_^ I was careful to see once finally there is indeed as expected misty in eyes of that person of you.
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i think u have a good weekend right?haha~ i want to see the pic about the drawing~haha~ i can't see u in Dan's eye~ ooo~~~~~
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Mos Def in the Dave Chapelle concert movie was seriously awesome... That shadow photo looks like it needs some Keebler elves to pop out...
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know little about hip-hop ,but I like dream pop like the cranberries .but anyhow the pictures are funny but I 'm sorry to tell that I didn't really see you in dan's eyes
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it's so good!^_^
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I am trying to find you in Dan's eye~~HaHa..so cute.
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me too,I can see your subtile form in Dan's eyes,,grate
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I can't see you,you like a child
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I want to see u~Daniel
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hahaha you mature man i really can not see you from his beautiful blue eye................ hehe ~
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Noticed your blogs photos always dun contain you, maybe u should post some photos of yourself au naturale
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Nice..what kind of camera do you use?
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never trust a big butt and a smile!
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I understand the window shadows but what are those sculptures? A round sort of block? I sound so inartistic it's bad.. Nahh I really can't see you in your mate's eye. Maybe he should take a picture of your eye, then I'll see if I can see your mate Dan in your eye :p
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太奇妙了,竟然这样的小房子。看起来好舒服的感觉。 眼睛会反光,只看见了眼睛。
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Looks like you're having fun out there. I met up with Glenn yesterday and we were talking about you going to NYC. Keep tearing it up!
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OK, so you got us all to put our noses to our screens to try to make you out in Dan's hazel eye. And he does have such beautiful hazel eye(s). Do tell him so.
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gosh, lost my old username and password. don't know if it's the problem of Dan's eye or my eyes. Still can't see you, Daniel ^@^
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hello daniel !! i dont see you in your friends eye.. but i do see an eyelash in his eye.. i remember mos def as one of the guys in the Italian Job
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Hehe~~ I found you have a very interesting time in NY. It is the most important . Wish you ! And I couldn't find you in Dan's eye.Where are you ??? I expect I could watch your next movie sooner.
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They do give out a calming, serene sort of feeling. Simplistic is sometimes the best way to go.
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stephen - CHAPPELLE BLOCK PARTY!!! lots of celeb in tht documentry! yet i still love the skid of chapelle with wayne brady. it was the best EVER!!! beside mos def, i think snoop dogg and pharrell do great job in hip hop too! i think all 3 of them are the same laid back type with unique music genre!!! esp pharrell!!! and i love snoop old school rap!!! no one can beat his distinctive voice!!! *dreamy*
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I only can see shadow of you.... Why you didn't upload your own photo??? Hope you enjo your life at there...
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Your life is very abundant, it make the person envy,I want to walk everyday the very far on the road learn, because of is from examinee, always feel university of living monotonous, tasteless.However, everybody has an own agony, you also yes, hope you can be happy everyday, health!
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Those sculptures look great! I've been staring at the shadows on them for about 5 minutes now trying to figure out whether they're real shadows or some kind of great stenciling. I've sort of convinced myself that it's the latter but either way, the final aesthetics of the sculpture with the shadow is great. Makes me want to run around it. mm..
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是谁这么好,翻译成中文,太感谢了!说实话彦祖的博客全是英文让我看着非常吃力,是不是从此以后都可以翻译成中文哦?
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haha~ what's brand of your camera???
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both simple and traditional chinese, cool.... i know that is a good camara, but i can not find you in the eye. where r u???
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Richard Serra sculptures so coo~Sol LeWitt drawing so colorful~
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~~~ 没看出什么门道来~~~你生活好丰富啊,每天都去不同的地方. 等我拥有了一个相机的时候,我也要把自己喜欢的东西拍下来.有照片就可以和朋友一起共享,但记忆里的照片只有自己记得.很容易遗忘~
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Daniel终于将BLOG译成中文了,以前都有翻译,后来就没有了,都不知为什么?现在好了,可以更全面的了解你了。加油! 永远支持你!!
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啦啦啦~今天刚刚加入这里~~继续搜刮你的情报去料。 祝你门门A+ 越来越帅~电力十足。
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每天都可以这样享受生活真的很美妙!看到中文的感觉真好!我会努力学习英文的~加油哦!
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Awesome pix! Love the Dan-in-Dan pic, too.
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i hated him in 16 blocks, i just wanted to beat him up inside the head just to shut him up. ahahaha
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JRS, do you know what you just said? *laff* Dan-in-Dan pic.. erotic. ahahaha
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象素好高~~~!!
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how about your age ?27?^_^ will you give our the chinese translation durative? ^_0~~~
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Daniel's Girl: Get yo mind outta da gutter, girlfriend! hahahaha!
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If you want us to see you in your friends' eyes, I think you could take photoes clearly . Because I really find nothing . And I also feel it is a very good idea to see you with this way. =)
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don't know mos so well but know Hitchhikers, one of the best random films~~XD why are you getting like 5 years younger? (27?!!!!!) no good no good.....
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Wow, he sang Poison! Old School! =)
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hi,Daniel~~^^ you had been to 798 at beijing ...ummm, i was there working as an editor for an art magazine last summer ^^ i like places like 798, the air in that area is full of the sense of free , and some fragrance of art ^^ maybe next time when you have enough time, you can come to 798 again when the 798 art festival starts in the coming up summer, but, you are Daniel ... that 's alittle bit .... too ... smart ~~~^^ kaka
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Oh, I loved Mos Def in The Italian Job! He was sooo cool! Haha. Time After Time. Memories.
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His eyes have a little uncanny
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太爱你了,.终于可以看到中文的了.
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很久没有来过! 天天快乐!
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How the heck did you get into the sold out concert?! I am SO jealous. There's something about Mos Def that I think makes him really adorable. Like another commenter mentioned, that concert from Dave Chappelle's Block Party looked really fun. I'd like to attend a concert like that.
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看了你的博客,心情好象轻松了许多,我是个即将毕业的学生.家长已安排我去做海员.可我的梦想是做服装设计师.没办法,大家还哦说我不知足.不过知道你很忙根本没工夫看这些留言.不过能说出来也不错.谢谢你的文章啦!
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谢谢你的中文,我想很多的粉丝都会很感谢你的!
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言论自由
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y i cannot c u in Dan's eye?
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I'm a little confused. The Dia Museum in Beacon shouldn't be in London as the Chinese translation says. I assume it's in upstate NY. I'll definitely take a trip there someday. If you like 798 in Beijing, you should also try Red Gate next time.
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Ha ha, see you, just your a personal shadow just ha ha, see from an angle only, can also see is a quite good building, why have already shot to be like a head??????
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da eye s kinda of scary wor...><
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