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Mr. Garth-Culti-Vader - "Windows Tinted Grey" [28 Jun 2011|06:02pm]

0klman


The video, "Windows Tinted Grey" by hip hop/rap master Mr. Garth-Culti-Vader jumps off with a very nice beat and the chant "Windows Tinted Grey/Rollig down the highway/." It's a smoking testimony to getting your high on in motion. The track is absolutely one that will make anyone hit the dance floor and party hard, and this groove will give you a high all by itself. The SUV/minivan that Mr. Garth-Culti-Vader is driving as he slams down very tight lyrics reminds you of the front of an airplane, but with the way this song and video take off, it's all good. This artist takes the art of making nice beats with cool lyrics to a new level, and the result is funk-tastic!

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Singer Tony Adamo On SoundTraxx With Mark Stanley [27 Apr 2011|03:49pm]

0klman

Dig singer-songwriter Tony Adamo's song “Rhythm of Your Love" from his CD, WHAT IS HIP. Adamo's smooth cut has made the playlist on the popular syndicated radio show, SoundTraxx with Mark Stanley.
Join veteran broadcaster Mark Stanley on a unique cookin' soul groove journey into Smooth Jazz, adding the ideal mix of Jazz ingredients, including R&B, Chill, House, and Soul...
www.soundtraxxwithmarkstanley.com/
http://www.strokeland.com/StrokelandJazz/TonyAdamo/WhatIsHip/WhatIsHip.htm

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Backstory: How NY's Sugar Bar Gave Birth To MarilynMusic's "IMA B A Celebrity" [12 Apr 2011|09:42am]

0klman

MusicDish's Eric de Fontenay sat down with MarilynMusic founders Michael Gaines and Casey Conrad to discuss the story behind their latest song "IMA B A Celebrity." Taking a page from the expression coined by the Black Eyed Peas, they describe as poignant, satirical, and fun, but also a really great pop tune featuring vocalist Wallace Gary.
Casey & Michael met Wallace at the Sugar Bar, a venue owned by the legendary singer/songwriter team Ashford & Simpson one Thursday night while searching to replace a singer for the song. Casey notes "we needed someone with more chops and more power." Wallace, who has sung backup for Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, and others, was performing that night... the rest was musical history.
"IMA B A CELEBRITY" is available for purchase at iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ima-b-a-celebrity-feat-wallace/id429255018 and at Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Ima-Celebrity-feat-Wallace-Gary/dp/B004UCMAJS/ The video can be viewed on the MusicDishTV YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqLL9O4PRYk
http://www.marilynmusic.net


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Portraits of West Java Heritage [06 Mar 2011|08:02am]

hadingrh
Anybody had visited to West Java, Indonesia? Let's learn a bit their cultures and traditions. You can also learn more at Bandung tourism

Tradition and Culture


Wayang GolekPrincipally an oral tradition, the people of West Java developed more than 180 forms of artistic expression within 19 clusters, the oldest of these is supposed to be poetry. Traditional epic poems tell of the history and heroes of the people from time immemorial through the Galuh and Pajajaran kingdoms, and continue today. Haji Hasan Mustapa (1852 - 1930) is a giant in the tradition having produced some 10,000 works.

Today the languages of West Java bear an imprint of the oral tradition and remain popular for daily use. They are complex languages attesting to social roles and caste. Puppet plays were often used to transmit both legend and current events and continue to play a role in ceremonial and festive events. West Java is rich also in batik traditions from Tasikmalaya, Garut, Indramayu, and Cirebon.

Traditions handed down the generations mixed with beliefs (nature based and animistic) and religions (Hindu and Islam) formed the culture of the people. Marriages are the joining of families, and socially, most relationships are family-based. Still today a commercial company will refer to itself as a "big family" and seek quasi-familial relationships in day-to-day operations.



Nature and Plantation

With all its active volcanoes, West Java life has always been influenced by the forces of nature, bringing both momentary catastrophe and enduring fertility to the soil. Coastal peoples depend on the richness of the seas and the rhythms of nature form the core identity and very prosperity of West Java.

Colonial power organized the inherent riches with formal cultivation and institutions, providing great wealth for Europe. Plantations crops include tea, coffee, quinine, rubber, copra, sugar, cocoa, and coconut.

Village and City

Traditionally, geography and land use precluded large concentrations of people in the mountainous areas of West Java, but ports on the coasts bustled with trade and business. Villages remain today the most numerous settlements, but cities have burgeoned with population and economic shifts.

Village structures are made with materials at hand: bamboo, rattan, wood, grass, and rock and bonded together through the centuries as stylized and elegant constructions, and organization. Surrounding these villages are the rice paddies and vegetable farms that dictate the local economy.

Cities developed with industrialization and the western imprint is clear. West Java's strategic location and comparatively more comfortable climate made it a target of leisure and academic activities under colonial rule. The capitol, Bandung, was planned to become the capitol of the colony, and bears witness to its 1930's heyday in elegant streetscapes and outstanding architecture.
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Contigo me Voy [04 Mar 2011|03:34pm]

0klman

"With Contigo me Voy, Ricky Rick & DJ Kane have taken a fusion of catchy notes and club-ready beats to its full extent. The Kumbia feel gives the song an appealing tone to go along with the sleek and polished additions of hip-hop, dancehall reggae, and contemporary pop sounds. With spring and summer fast approaching, Ricky Rick & DJ Kane seem all but poised to create the club soundtrack of the year."

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Ark Restaurants And Urban Latino Radio Present Comedy @ El Rio Grande, Hosted By Kenny Ortega [03 Mar 2011|10:26am]

0klman

Tex-Mex restaurant El Rio Grande is proud to present their new Comedy Nights, a showcase of some of New York City's funniest comedians. Hosted by Kenny Ortega of Urban Latino Radio, Comedy @ El Rio Grande brings together three stand-up comics for an evening of great laughs, along with delicious Mexican food and drinks. The Comedy Nights, which were previously presented at sister restaurant Gonzalez y Gonzalez, will be on the last Mondays of March and April.
There is NO COVER for the show and there will also be drink specials and free giveaways from Avion Tequila throughout the evening. Happy Hour begins at 5PM; the show starts at 7PM.
http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=192597194104819
EL RIO GRANDE
160 East 38th St On 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10016
http://facebook.com/elriony

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TQ's Brand New Official Website TQOfficialSite.com Online Now [30 Jan 2011|11:39pm]

0klman

The new TQOfficialSite.com is open for business!
Get all the New Music, Video, Merchandise, and Concert Tickets from this talented artist 24/7!!!!
Click "The Shop" and get TQ's Latest Album "Kind of Blue" in a signed Limited Edition with new songs made strictly for his most die hard fans. Leave a message in the "Guest Book" or strike up a conversation in "The Forum". TQ ALWAYS HITS HIS FANS BACK...
http://TQOfficialSite.com
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/electronic-the-maxi-single/id354650754

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Comedy @ Gonzalez On Tuesday, January 25th; Hosted By UrbanLatinoRadio's Kenny Ortega [21 Jan 2011|03:43pm]

0klman

Comedy @ Gonzalez is a monthly showcase that feaures some of New York City's funniest stand-up comics for an evening of great laughs, along with delicious Mexican food and drinks.
The January 25th show will be the last comedy event ever at Gonzalez y Gonzalez. The legendary Mexican restaurant, bar & salsa club will be closing on January 31st, after 22 years at it's NoHo, NY location.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25
Room opens at 6pm
Show starts at 7:30pm
AfterParty 'til 12am
Featuring:
CISKO ALDORANDO (SiTv)
OMAR THOMPSON (HBO)
OSEI CALEB (Comic View)
KENNY ORTEGA of Urban Latino Radio
ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION
http://gonzaleznyc.com

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JOMO - What I Want [12 Jan 2011|05:50am]

0klman

JOMO’s hip hop track “What I Want” isn’t your average hip hop song. Featuring clever lyrics that are backed up by a strong beat and a nice hook, including horns that come in and really put the funk in it, “What I Want” packs a lyrical punch and is actually reminiscent of 2Pac’s sound.
http://www.Myspace.com/JomoKeys

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[25 Dec 2006|11:21pm]
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Here's my contribution [27 Nov 2006|07:52pm]

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New York

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summer night out in Lisbon, Portugal [23 Aug 2006|02:28pm]

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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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San Francisco [20 Aug 2006|02:13pm]

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Tomsk,Siberia,Russia [13 Jul 2006|11:15pm]

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cemetery in paris [12 May 2006|08:46pm]

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doggies playing in paris [12 May 2006|11:39am]

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[12 Apr 2006|12:43pm]

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Behold, I have created a new community! It’s called alittleawkward As you can imagine it’s for people who are just slightly awkward. Come share in the misery and hilarity of social awkwardness with others just like you.
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las vegas, nevada, usa [23 Mar 2006|01:05pm]

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las vegas [23 Mar 2006|12:51pm]

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[05 Mar 2006|10:44pm]
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Ford Field, 3:15 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6


Heinz Field, 10:15 a.m., Monday, Feb. 6
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