I was lucky enough to come across this Director while I was still in secondary school ,I have been following his somewhat plagued career ever since. Below is a link to a recent interview that indicates a new interest in those old films of his that I loved. Hardware and Dust Devil, the first being a post apocolyptic killer robot movie done on the cheap and the second a South African demon that collects the souls of the lost in the desert of Namibia..also done on the cheap. Also he has done work with the band The Fields of the Nephilim..an o...Read more
I was trying to link the Judgement day video from Method Man's Tical record but for some reason it didnt take.. I have been shocked that I have developed an interest in Hip Hop in general after hearing a couple of songs that really stuck with me. As a young lad I shied away from Rap since the subject matter was a little outside my area of expirience and of course I was more interested in being depressed than angry :) . Naturaly my judgement was very superficial as my exposure was confined to a few minutes of Yo MTV raps once in a blue moon ,many yea...Read more
The main purpose of the Global Youth Summit was to bring children from very different parts of the world together in an effort to promote understanding and respect for each others culture. There were kids from the Ivory Coast, Iran ,Mexico and Nigeria and also some disadvantaged locals. I was there to try and help document the goings on so my interaction with the attendees was regrettably limited.
There were Daily activities such as a ropes course, Capoeira Angola , Drum Circles, Swimming.In the evenings round ...Read more
Just an interesting note,
Turns out that this venerable and deadly martial art was disguised as a cultural activity during periods of occupation in the Philipines, so this phenomenum is not restricted to the aphro diasporic martial arts like Capoeira etc I wonder what other styles went through this process in the past? I guess the main difference is that Capoeira retained it's dance format far after it was legalized in part because of the value placed on it for the tourist trade in Brazil.
Its been a strange couple of years for my Capoeira group, what with fluctuating membership and not having a Mestre in residence. Currently all of us older students took over teaching duties (all two of us currently) which is not unheard of when the situation calls for it and besides I wouldnt be able to train if I didn't or at least there wouldn't be a group to train with.
Post injury I have been working on getting back into shape and working out all the kinks in my game that come with a lengthy period of slackertude and...Read more
Video: http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSb-nV8l2QY Don Hertzfeld at his best
Video: http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfMEFj5PHAg I have heard this called ladjia or lajya. this is from Martinique but its connection to Capoeira is pretty obvious. there is something similiar in Cuba thats called Mani but I havent seen any footage yet.
Savage sinew lashed to bone,
fur spiked stiff against the cold,
eyes bright O'er a ribbon of scarlet
through wood,river and over stone
out of myths from the days of old
the Moon rises with a bloody tint
Le loupe garou comes forth to roam
Video: http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5PjxEgYjms I really like this sport. The aesthetics are wonderfull, unfortunatly there is only one Savate school in Texas and its in Laredo
Video: http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZwMs2fLoVE Ok so I have never gotten tired of listening to this band
''There is no good or evil, only spirit and matter. Only movement toward the light - and away from it.''